They guess the Adult Bear Population Now 4350?

 Not one single bear was hunted or killed in the part of Florida


crying about our bears.

Ever wonder why?

Very few bears to find, let along kill!

However, the area with the most killings was

in our forest, a place where “sane people”,

love animals and live well with them!

If you do not like our animals,

go back to wherever you came from!


Is it possible to hire (Crocodile Dundee)

to lead a large group of hunter, hunting animal lovers,

to hunt anyone involved with signing papers to allow bear hunting?




Then the group can be allowed to hunt the hunters if the hunters hunt our bears!

Florida Black Bear Is Conservation Success Story, Adult Bear Population Now 4350

27 May, 2016 Auteur: Christian Jacquard

Seminole County has been called “the epicenter” of bear-human conflicts after thousands of residents since 2008 have called state wildlife agency to report bears wandering across backyards, ripping through screened porches and attacking small pets.

Seminole County commissioners today unanimously agreed to oppose another bear hunt in the state of Florida this year, despite objections from a state wildlife official.

FWC officials have said that last October’s statewide bear hunt was a tool to reduce a fast-growing bear population.

The hunt in October was the state’s first in two decades.

Florida considers to hold another black bear hunt

Gianmario Frangione

May 27, 2016

The state agency estimates Florida has 4,350 adult bears, with 1,230 in its Central bear management region, which includes all or parts of Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter and Volusia counties.

In the ad, images of Florida black bears are shown as soft music plays in the background.

Local governments like in Seminole and Volusia counties have approved resolutions opposing another hunt.

Florida Fish and Wildlife, which is conducting a series of webinars on a possible 2016 hunt, is led by seven appointed commissioners.

The commission will meet June 22 and June 23 in Apalachicola and is expected to discuss the possibility of holding another hunt. The first webinar took place on Thursday afternoon, and the other two webinars are scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, and June 2. From 1974 to 2012, the Florida black bear was a state-designated threatened species, however, in 2012, the bears were removed from the list and in 2015 FWC authorized a limited hunt of black bears across the state, with hunters killing 298 bears. The region’s estimated bear population has grown almost 20 percent since 2002. The ad showing pictures of black bears found in the state have increased in number on cable systems in Central Florida.

But commissioner said incidents involving bears have noticeably declined since an ordinance was enacted in December that set rules for trash containers and leaving food outdoors.

Animal advocates target Rick Scott, bear hunt with new attack ad

Posted By Monivette Cordeiro on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 3:52 PM

An ad urging viewers to call Gov. Rick Scott and tell him to “stop killing our bears” is making its way around the web hours before wildlife officials are set to hear the public’s opinion on another black bear hunt.

Lee Day says his group, “It’s Rick Scott’s Hunt,” is made up of environmental and animal advocates trying a new tactic to stop the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from approving the return of Florida’s controversial black bear hunt this year —reaching out to Floridians through their screens.

“We’re trying to fight the battle at the FWC meetings, but by not reaching the general public, we’re losing this fight,” he says.

The FWC is considering the hunt at its June 22 meeting in Eastpoint. Last October, hunters killed 304 bears of the estimated statewide population of 3,000 in the first two days of a week-long hunt, causing wildlife officials to end it abruptly. Scott, who appoints people to the FWC and had the power to stop the October hunt, decided not to intervene. The FWC now estimates the number of bears before the hunt occurred was about 4,350 adults.

The ad coincides with public webinars the FWC is holding to discuss bear management. The webinars will be held May 26, May 31 and June 2 at 6 p.m., and you can sign up to participate here.

Speak Up Wekiva director and black bear activist Chuck O’Neal says he saw friends posting the ad on Facebook and called it “powerful.”

“I think it’s appropriately pointing the finger at Rick Scott,” he says. “He could have stopped it with the stroke of a pen.”

Day says he also paid $4,000 to Bright House Networks to air the ad on News 13, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News starting May 25 and ending May 31. Orlando Weekly reached out to Bright House Networks to confirm, but we have not received a response. Day says if the group secures enough funding, they plan to run ads in Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and throughout the state until the proposed hunt starts.

“Our main goal is to get people to call Rick Scott,” he says. “We want to jam his phone lines from here until he stops the hunt.”

Tags: rick scott, florida bear hunt, it’s rick scott’s hunt, Image

Activist group releases ad opposing Florida bear hunt

Updated: May 26, 2016 – 6:07 PM


Anticipating another statewide bear hunt, local activists hit the airwaves with an ad calling on Gov. Rick Scott to halt the bear hunt.

The ad, produced for about $400 by local activist Lee Day, is already airing on cable systems in Central Florida.  In the ad, images of Florida black bears are shown as soft music plays in the background.  The music stops amid the sound of a gunshot, then Day plays a recording of a dying bear.  Day says he recorded the audio during the state’s 2015 hunt.  A voiceover in the ad then directs people to call Scott and put an end to the hunt.

“It is still possible to stop this hunt through Rick Scott,” says Day. “The only way to stop the hunt is to have Rick Scott use his executive power to stop the hunt.”

Raw: Ad opposing Florida bear hunt

Florida Fish and Wildlife, which is conducting a series of webinars on a possible 2016 hunt, is led by seven appointed commissioners.  Of the seven commissioners on the FWC board, five were appointed by Scott.  In addition to Scott’s appointments to the FWC board, he also has the power as the governor of Florida to halt any planned bear hunt; although FWC has not formally announced any hunt for 2016.

FWC estimates there are 4,300 black bears in Florida.  From 1974 to 2012, the Florida black bear was a state-designated threatened species, however, in 2012, the bears were removed from the list and in 2015 FWC authorized a limited hunt of black bears across the state, with hunters killing 298 bears.

“What we see is FWC is letting some people’s fear of bears to facilitate this hunt,” says Day.

In an April 2015 draft rule, FWC laid out its reasons for the 2015 hunt,: “As bear numbers have grown over the past decade and human population has increased, we entered the next phase of management, which is conflict management. In recent years conflict has increased dramatically. Bear calls have increased 400% over the last decade.”

FWC’s board is next scheduled to meet in Eastpoint, FL from June 22-23.  The FWC agenda for the June meeting lists “bear management” as a staff report.

The Office of Governor Rick Scott released the following statement: “It is for FWC to decide what is best for Florida’s growing bear population. Governor Scott trusts them to make the right decision to keep families safe.”


Memorial Day for those who forget?


While it is sometimes good to have a day off,

if you are fortunate enough to have a job.

And it is always great to have a celebration with friends and family.

That is if,



“first, it is a day of remembrance.”

We must always remember the millions of people

around the world

and at home that

can never celebrate any day with anyone ever again,


because of wars to protect our rights to celebrate.

Memorial Day,

originally called Decoration Day,

is a day of remembrance for those who have died

in service of the United States of America.

Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.

While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day


by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966,

it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.

Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War

and a desire to honor our dead.


It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868

by General John Logan, national commander

of the Grand Army of the Republic,

in his General Order No. 11.

“The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers,

or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades

who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion,

and whose bodies now lie in almost

every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,”

he proclaimed.

The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because

it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.


Online Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Scott

on line hacker

Online Hacker Group Anonymous Targets Governor Rick Scott

“I love this group and would be proud to follow them!”


My new friends.


May 24, 2016

By Gary Nelson


on line hacker

The Hacktivist group We Are Anonymous


has set its sights on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

and has released a video calling for his impeachment and resignation.

The Anonymous group posted a video message on Facebook blaming Gov. Scott for not doing more to prevent

billions of gallons of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee to be discharged

into the Atlantic Ocean and killing marine life.

“As the rainy season is fast approaching, we direct the polluted waters be redirected into the state Capitol’s front doors and remove Rick Scott as the governor.

The residents of Florida and citizens of the world will no longer be the subject of his greed and weakness for his self-worth.”

The speaker in the video, using a computerized voice and wearing the signature Anonymous mask,

also accuses Scott of “collusion of corruption,” of making a “mockery of the judicial process” and protecting “corrupt politicians.”

Scott, appearing in Miami to sign a bill authorizing new treatment programs for those with mental illness and drug abuse problems,

did not reply to the Anonymous allegations of corruption, which were lacking in specifics.

Scott did respond to claims he hasn’t done enough to protect Florida’s water.

The governor said he has crafted and funded a program that will protect water statewide.

“With this money, we can make sure we protect the Everglades.

With the money up north, we can protect our springs.

So, we’re clearly heading in the right direction.

This state can be proud of what we’re doing,” Scott said.

The group also seems to think Florida’s small business and tourism sectors have suffered under Scott’s leadership.

“The residents of Florida and small business owners livelihood have been jeopardized by his leadership.

Tourists are seeking elsewhere to plan their vacations,” said the speaker.

The group also shines a negative light on the Florida Bar Association and Judicial Qualifications Commission.

“The appeals process is rigged with Attorney General Pam Bondi.”

The group ends the video with a warning, “We do not forgive and we do not forget.”

We Are Anonymous hackers have been credited with some notable accomplishments.

They have hacked and destroyed more than a thousand ISIS web and twitter sites.

They have lead law enforcement to purveyors and consumers of child pornography and have exposed abuses at a treatment program for troubled pediatric patients.

They have been criticized for publishing personal addresses and contact information for public officials,

including a Palm Beach County prosecutor who they believe bungled a case involving a fatal police shooting.

Thinking about Memorial Day this year?

I am shocked, pleased, thinking out loud

and wondering just what is wrong with this picture?

Florida is doing O.K. compared to the rest of the states

in the United States of America.

Knowing Florida, this is truly sad!

Bearing the Flag

Bearing the Flag

2016’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees

by John S Kiernan

Retirement is typically viewed as the end of the line — a time for rest, relaxation and the pursuit of interests long ago put on the back burner.

But the narrative is far different for many military retirees.

New Jersey is USA’s 2nd worst state for military retirees

by Staff Report • May 23, 2016

Happy Military Appreciation Month!

All military personnel face tough challenges when readjusting to civilian life upon retirement, which, for the average officer, happens at age 47.

Recognizing their brave sacrifices, especially those of our fallen heroes this coming Memorial Day, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees.

To help ease the burden of retirement planning for former military personnel, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics — ranging from job opportunities for veterans to number of VA health facilities per number of veterans — that collectively speak to the economic environment, health care services and overall quality of life in each area.

Dump Truck Crashes


This I do consider myself a little bit of an expert.

Driver stated that he was cut off and lost control of the truck.

In Florida, this is more than possible, more like probable!

Young drivers are always in far too much of a hurry.

Many old drivers need to quit driving.

Drivers obeying the law are pushed, pressured and passed

down the road, no matter the speed limit.

P. S.

What is the speed limit in this country?


In my book,

the posted speed limit sign,

is the maximum speed allowed on that part of the road,

and then only according to the conditions of the road.


Not in Florida,

in Florida it seems to be a belief

that it is the least speed one should drive?

This I do consider myself a little bit of an expert.

I am not a judge although sometime I do voice an opinion.

I am not happy in any type of leadership role, although I do enjoy helping.

As for ‘Big Rigs,’

I did drive everything from a scooter to a hazardous waste 18-wheeler.

In addition, I did teach driving for our Teamsters Union for some time.

(Local 493)

I have never seen so many truck, from 6-wheelers to 18-wheelers, involved in accidents as seem in the media

since moving to Florida some years ago!

Unions were abolished in this country by a president back in the 1980’s

and now speed and poor equipment, rules the road!

Unions forced companies to hire only qualified drivers,

driving mechanically sound vehicles.


there are far too many crazy 4-wheelers in Florida going no place.

However, always going in a hurry, 24/7, seven days a week, every year.

However, if a truck with air brakes tips over or crashes,

no matter the reason,

it is because of poor judgment by the driver

and the state,


The faults of the driver, going too fast for the conditions of the road,


check the drivers manual.

Fault of the state for not enough enforcing

correct driving of heavy-duty trucks!

Florida State Officials,

“give me the money!”


Dump truck crushes car, person trapped inside, deputies say

Updated: May 23, 2016 – 6:45 AM


A person was reportedly trapped inside a car after an accident involving a dump truck,

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The accident happened at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of

Stone brook West Parkway


Winter Garden Vineland Road,

Deputies said.

The intersection was shut down as emergency personnel responded to the crash.

Details on the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

The United States is a Free Country

Well, this is what I’ve been told everyday for the six years that I was serving her?


Every year while in the school system, United States history books were telling me the same thing.

The state of Florida is still a state in the United States of America,

I’ve been told.

So, as a veteran of this country, living in Florida

I cannot solar our house and get off the grid,


unless we still pay my utility company their going rate.


“Florida’s Government will take the house!”

You are reading this correctly, in this free country, if I build a solar system for the house, it is against the law to dump Florida power companies.

What about all of those statements,

“you are fighting to keep America Free,”

were they just lies?

Or, is it free for any business

that pays their fair share

to the Government of Florida?

Please read?

Want solar panels?

You still have to pay Florida utilities

Florida court rules off-the-grid living is illegal

a code enforcement officer tried to evict this lady from her home for living without utilities.

The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system

and solar panels instead of the electric grid.




Scott is going on Vacation, AGAIN!

Florida Governor Rick Scott is going on Vacation, AGAIN!

Governor Rick Scott and hit ‘Hit Men’

are going on a Vacation once again


(You’re Florida Tax Money)

Under the guise of ‘Stealing jobs’

This time in the Proud State of Louisiana, with I am sure, the same results,

(Empty Handed)!


Gov. Scott going jobs hunting in Louisiana

Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida May 12, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott intends to wade into Louisiana, now that the Pelican State has a Democrat in the governor’s mansion,

As he expands his search for business, owners who want to relocate to Florida.

Fresh off a business-development mission to California,

Scott announced this week he would head to Louisiana sometime in the summer to go job hunting.

“(Louisiana) leaders don’t understand raising taxes hurts job creators (and) families. In (Florida), we have cut taxes 50 times & saved taxpayers $5.5 billion,” Scott wrote in a series of tweets announcing his “domestic trade mission” to Louisiana. “While we are fighting every day to grow jobs in Florida, Louisiana elected officials are clearly not focused on creating new opportunities.”

Edwards’ office quickly responded in an email, saying Scott omitted the larger part of the narrative.

Jindal’s efforts left the state facing a $1 billion deficit for the current year that,

without any corrections, would grow to $2 billion next year.

Scott, who last year undertook similar job-hunting trips


New York







“0” (Zero), RESULTS!


Recently went on his second business-poaching trip to the Golden State.

When Scott went to the states, Democratic governors headed them all.


a Republican now runs Kentucky.


All Democratic Governors



Of each state!