From the current issue of Florida Trend magazine comes all kinds of exciting news about the Sunshine State’s future. Here are just a few of the snippets from the ten page article:
By the end of 2013, Florida had passed New York as the third most populous state. By the middle of 2014, according to the U.S. Census, Florida’s population reached 19.9 million. Florida is gaining about 781 people a day—the equivalent of adding a city bigger than Orlando every year.
Any given day, according to Visit Florida , the state is home-away-from-home for 1.8 million people – more than the population of 12 states. In 2014, the state hosted 98.9 million visitors. The Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research projects we’ll have 107.4 million visitors next year, rising to 157.8 million by 2025. That friends, is conservatively, 325 million flushes a day.
In another article concerning the state’s water supply it is stated that by 2030 Florida would need another 1.3 billion gallons of freshwater per day. “The state’s traditional water source – groundwater – won’t meet that demand.”
You know, obviously I’m no scientist. I would venture a guess, that it could rain like it has this summer for two years in a row and the Aquifer probably wouldn’t have a net rise of a quarter inch. Do you have any idea of the cost and decimation to natural resources, from reclaimed water, brackish water (available along our coasts as it displaces depleted fresh water wells), surface water (our lakes, rivers and swamps), and last, but certainly not least, desalinated sea water. You think electric bills are outrageous?
Very soon now, as carrying capacity reaches the tipping point, thousands of folks, many of them seniors in particular, will be displaced and run out of the Sunshine State by the shear magnitude of economic discrimination. With its myriad side effects the worst part of this scenario is that those who can afford to live here will totally overwhelm those who have lived here and have some perspective about the natural resources that we are flushing down the crapper today. There is no canary in this coal mine. The bell has already tolled and no one with the ability to stop the coming collapse (I’m talking lawmakers) can see the consequences of their greed, over that stack of development influence money.
Fruit Bats 1, Town of Inglis Zero
I am saddened to report that the fallacious claim that Inglis municipal water was to blame for rust stains in a citizen’s swimming pool was swallowed, hook, line and sinker by the town commission last Tuesday. The vote was 4 to 1 in favor of paying. With the help of Commissioner White the prospect of litigation was mentioned and elaborated on. The “claimant” produced a form with numbers on it that supposedly represented iron elements in his pool. The water was tested at the meter by the town’s water supervisor, and the amount of iron present was considerably less than the amount of iron present in the pool water. None of the several companies that supposedly tested the pool water said anything about the municipal water supply being the source of rust stains. In fact they said nothing -- Because the stains have to be originating within the pool structure? So far, no one but the owner has “certified” that the town’s water supply is staining this pool. From the claim presented several different companies were called out to test the pool and as is obvious none of them were willing to take a position in writing that the problem was the town’s responsibility. I would think that a certified pool contractor or even the several chemists could determine a simple matter like this based on the results. Wouldn’t you? The trouble is, the results don’t support the wished for conclusion. In effect, the town is paying for the tests that uphold the fact that it’s not our water causing the stains.
My position on this matter, as the Budget and Finance commissioner, is that I won’t sign a check for this claim of approximately $330 without a bona-fide certification from a professional contractor, or a water testing lab that states unequivocally that the municipal water supply is the source of stains in this worn out pool. Period.
Finally, It was also stated by the claimant that he was defamed by my blog when this matter became public two weeks ago. In fact the pool owner was not named in that satirical description of Fruit Bats doing what Fruit Bats do. However during the first twenty four hours after the blog was published this person showed up in his own email at the end of that blog. Thus, he outed himself as the Fruit Bat in question. It looks like he defamed himself . . . and did a damn good job of it. This is a regular occurrence where good judgment and often the inability to mind one’s own business is lost in the consumption of too much alcohol. Most of the time these e:mail observations are just a ramble of vulgar gibberish. Consequently, I have a “nice” collection of brain farts.
Is this Trump addressing the United Nations? Or was it the 5th grade at Kirby Smith Elementary? No, it was the dedication of the Gloria Steinem Memorial.
Go Swiftly and Softly to the Front
Been watching Dr. Ben Carson lately. Cooler heads and smarter attitudes will choose this smart, educated, and objective candidate for the presidency over knee jerk, scurrilous, insults to the world at large. We should all hope. After all is said and done, the Great Republic is not going to settle for a fringe looney tune at this point in history. We should all hope.
Ben Carson's campaign continues to rise.
The latest sign came Thursday when a national Monmouth University poll showing the retired neurosurgeon and tea party darling in second place nationally with 18 percent support, behind only Donald Trump, who won 30 percent among Republican primary voters. While both candidates got a bump in the findings, Carson is the one whose standing spiked: his numbers jumped 13 percentage points, compared to Trump who gained 4 points.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/poll-ben-carson-surge-2016-213306#ixzz3krOEIcov
Caution Re: Non Ethanol Fuel
Two readers have asked me to re-run this YouTube link for the Non-ethanol fuel test. One has found ethanol fuel twice at two different stations in the Keys and the other has found ethanol in a marina and at two stations in the Charleston area. This is so simple it doesn’t make sense not to check what you are paying a premium for. Plus, ethanol fuel is a magnet for water. I had that problem continuously here in Florida before non-ethanol became easier to get.
Ethanol fuel burns hotter but produces less energy than non-ethanol (REC90) so it is not good for any two-cycle engine. And it sucks moisture out of the air in a vented fuel system like your boat. YouTube has a good demonstration of that with two jars of gas and a fan blowing across them. The jar with ethanol absorbed water from the air.
This is a fuel test for ethanol on Rec90 gasoline. As the food color remains together it suggests that there is no ethanol in the fuel. Follow the link.
Testing fuel for ethanol
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