Florida Driver’s Licenses Are Getting A New Look

Florida Driver’s Licenses

Are Getting A New Look
Fraud Protection

The new credential design incorporates nearly double the fraud protection measures
compared to the previous design,
including redundant data, ultraviolet
(UV) ink and optically variable features.

I say that,
“This would be a really great time
to also place a photo on the rearview mirror placard
to put an end to the massive (Fraud),
being committed against the states handicapped by phony placard users”!

After all one cannot fake a face like this one

Florida Driver’s Licenses Are Getting A New Look
July 25, 2017 11:35 AM By Giovanna Maselli

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) will begin issuing a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID cards, beginning in August.
The new ID’s are said to be the most secure over-the-counter credentials on the market today, according to FLHSMV.
The new look
Unique to Florida, the new card will have a light blue rendering of the Florida state seal and the letters “FL” in a large, bold font over a white base. On the back, the ID will have a light blue image of the state of Florida that is overlain with blue waves. The year 1845 is displayed on the back representing the year Florida became the 27th state in the union.
Headshot images will now be printed with a transparent background and appear in four locations on the ID’s.

Human Waste Dumped Near Florida Springs

In the news once again (Monday July 24th 2017)
Have you ever really listen to the reporter

each time something drastic happened

in your state or country?
No matter what is it, it is not ‘harmful to humans’!

How our government in Florida is

systematically polluting

our drinking, swimming and fishing water

in exchange for money in their pockets!
I have been writing about

a common sense solution

to this


other polluting problems

since my first computer

back in 1983!
This is just two of them.

Alternatives zero waste.
One plant fits all

Silver Springs Florida polluted with human waste
Human Waste Dumped Near Florida Springs
By Erin Elizabeth –
April 27, 2017
There are 83 sites,


the Department of Environmental Protection

has allowed landowners to dump “Class B” waste,
(Rated due to how much bacteria and heavy metals it contains after treatment).
Throughout the state, 98,000 tons of it were dumped, over 82,503 acres

in 2013 alone.
We don’t have updated number for 2014-present.
Of the active sites,
Eight are in an Outstanding Florida Waters basin
(The state supposedly prohibits liquid wastewater discharges),
24 are in the Springs Protection Area,

where rainwater quickly flows underground

to recharge the aquifer system

and drinking water supply,
44 are in a basin that drains directly into a stream, canal or lake. Still, others are a mixture of the three.

This is insanity.

Florida Government/Free Country is an oxymoron

People Squawk but Money Talks
For years, this state (Florida),

overrides the decisions of the voting citizens wishes
(For Money in their Pocketbooks)

Now it is happening ever more often on anything or everything!

We, in this state

are building on our Wetlands,

almost every day


polluting our waters.


No one in our government

cares about

our children/Grandchildren’s future!
Only money in their pockets!
Florida Government/Free Country is an oxymoron

Florida: House member want legislature to have power to override “activist” court decisions by 2/3rds vote; several other states considered similar moves
A plan to allow the Florida legislature to override any state court decisions that strike a “legislative act” as unconstitutional has been prefiled for the 2017 session.
HJR 121 provides
Any law, resolution, or other legislative act declared void by the supreme court, district court of appeal, circuit court, or county court of this state may be deemed active and operational, notwithstanding the court’s ruling, if agreed to by the legislature pursuant to a resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of each house within five years after the date that the ruling becomes final. Such resolution is exempt from section 8 of this article and shall take effect immediately upon passage.
Section 8 refers to the governor’s power to sign or veto bills, thus the governor would have no role in the legislative override process.
The proponent has posted on own website that the rationale for the proposal, and a similar one urging Congress to enact a federal 2/3rds override plan, is to “curtail the tendency of activist judges to manipulate the law to suit their political views and agendas.”
This isn’t the first such proposal introduced in recent years, but it broader than most which usually only target only the state’s supreme court such as Montana SB 334 of 2009, New Jersey ACR 118 and the companion SCR 63 both of 2008, and Wyoming’s HJR 7 of 2016.
Florida: Senate now has its own constitutional amendment to allow legislature to override “activist judges” by 2/3rds voteFebruary 23, 2017In “Jurisdiction”
Florida Amendment 5 & New Hampshire CACR 26: Giving legislatures more power over judicial rulemaking August 30, 2012In “Election 2012”
Watchdogs decry Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed rules
Michael Moline
May 15, 2017, 2:13
Proposed rules for the Constitution Revision Commission could let members deliberate in secret, limit public participation, bottle up ideas in committee, or bog down debating proposals with little support, government watchdog groups warned Monday.
Sixteen organizations, including the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Florida Consumer Action Network, and unions, including Florida AFL-CIO, critiqued the proposed rules in a letter to the commission’s rules committee.
If you lie to the government it is a Felony.
It the government lies to you it is politics.
If #45 lies—-it is for the pocket (His)!

A real Christian is always a real Christian.


my friends


all of our elected officials,

along with many, many,

(Christian preachers on radio and television),

is a true follower of Jesus Christ!
Notice I did not say


Tim Tebow’s game-winning homer Thursday

against the Daytona Tortugas

was his third since getting called up to the advanced Single-A St. Lucie Mets

at the beginning of the month.
[Zach Dean / Gatehouse Media]
By Zach Dean
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at 4:15 PM

‘TebowMania’ stronger than ever as baseball journey continues
Tim Tebow’s game-winning homer Thursday against the Daytona Tortugas was his third since getting called up to the advanced Single-A St. Lucie Mets at the beginning of the month.
As the rain splashed on the tarp at First Data Field, the home of the Advanced Single-A St. Lucie Mets, it was clear that Wednesday evening’s game vs. the Daytona Tortugas would be postponed.
Not a single player from either team was in sight.
But that didn’t matter to the nearly 600 fans who crowded around the home dugout. When it comes to “TebowMania,” waiting out a thunderstorm just to get a glimpse of, and maybe an autograph from, the former Heisman winner/NFL quarterback/ESPN broadcaster/baseball player, is worth the risk.
“Ask him, he’s the (Tim) Tebow fan,” laughs Matt Courts, pointing at his friend as they both stand in the pouring rain. “I told him, (Tebow) was gone hours ago. He’s already home. I’m ready to roll, but he wants to wait it out.”
Like so many of the fans nowadays at First Data Field, Courts and co-worker Drew White are not locals. They came from Memphis, Tennessee, and were in the state for business, working about 90 minutes south of Port St. Lucie.
When they heard Tebow would be in town they decided to make the drive, even with a 5 a.m. flight awaiting them in the morning.
“Would we do it if he wasn’t here? Zero percent chance,” Courts said.
The Tebow effect
Courts and White are just a small sampling of the chaotic nightly scene in Port St. Lucie ever since Tebow, 29, was called up on June 26. In fact, ever since the Mets signed Tebow to a minor league contract last September after the long-time quarterback announced his desire to return to baseball, it’s been Tebow-time, all the time.
A family of four from Virginia walks around all dressed in St. Lucie Mets No. 15 “Tebow” shirts. A couple all the way from Ormond Beach are decked out in Florida Gators gear from head to toe, all the way down to the socks.
A father-son duo from Palm Bay, both sporting Gators hats, are in town for their second game in as many weeks.
“We bought tickets that night,” son Art Dwyer said of Tebow’s June call-up. “It’s not too bad of a drive, and we wanted to see Tebow!”
So do a lot of people.
On July 4, only Tebow’s fourth home game, the Mets drew a crowd of 6,974 — the second largest in St. Lucie history. In 11 home games since his arrival, the Mets have drawn over 36,000 fans to the stadium, good for an average of nearly 3,300 per night. That’s more than twice the average attendance of 1,501 for the 12 Florida State League teams.
“A perfect example is Wednesday night,” said assistant general manager Traer Van Allen. “We had 600 fans at a game where it rained pretty much all over the city that day. Just the fact that we had that many was a true testament to his appeal and drawing-power. Fourth of July was like a Mets-Red Sox, Mets-Yankees spring training game. It was unbelievable.”
“TebowMania” hasn’t just had an impact in Port St. Lucie, the spring training home of the New York Mets, either.
During the weekend series against the Fort Myers Miracle July 1-3, 19,808 fans came out to the park, including 9,478 in Monday’s series finale — a Fort Myers record. During a weekend series at Jupiter, nearly 6,500 people attended the Friday and Saturday games. The last time the Mets visited Jupiter for a weekend series, in early May, the two-day attendance total was less than 2,000.
Still, the hype on the road — the Florida Firefrogs, who play in Kissimmee, have created special ticket packages and extended box office hours ahead of this weekend’s series — doesn’t compare to the frenzy in Port St. Lucie.
Because of the increased exposure, credential requests and security efforts have been stepped up as well. When news of Tebow’s promotion first hit, Mets media relations director Adam MacDonald said he fielded close to 50 credential requests for the introductory press conference and opening game.
“I’ve been with the Mets a long time now, and we’ve had a number of major league players come here,” Van Allen said. “What Tim and his fans and the people that want to see him are doing is unlike anything I’ve ever seen here before.”
As a result, the team has increased security around the stadium, Van Allen said. How tight are things right now? Any Tebow-related questions must be run through the St. Lucie Mets’ front office. Stadium employees, including ushers, security guards, and those who work in the pro shop, are not permitted to speak with the media.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in our souvenir sales numbers,” said General Manager Paul Taglieri, who refused to provide any specific numbers. “We’ve put a couple of (additional) orders in already. I think our initial order was extremely conservative. Stuff flew off the shelves pretty quick so we’ve put in one, possibly two reorders on the shirts and novelty items.”
Taglieri, with the Mets since 1999, added that, even though the team has seen guys like Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, superstar catcher Mike Piazza, and current star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes come through on rehab assignments, this situation is on a different level.
“When those guys were here, they were here for a day or two,” Taglieri said. “This is obviously a little different. This has definitely had a significant impact on our attendance. You can recognize that. The energy has been a little different because he’s here.”
Tebow Magic
That energy was on full display during Thursday’s doubleheader.
After Wednesday’s washout, fans lined up in a sea of orange and blue outside the First Data Field gate well before the 4 p.m. first pitch. When gates finally opened it was a race to the corner of the Mets’ first base dugout. That’s where the Tebow autograph line starts to form, and, before long, it ran all the way up the stairs.
Unfortunately, on this day, the former Florida Gator quarterback isn’t playing the field. Tebow is slated to hit sixth and serve as the team’s designated hitter in both games. Still, the section erupts in a Tebow chant shortly before players take the field, holding out hope for at least a glimpse of the man.
“I’ve always been a fan,” said Glenn Morin, who graduated from the University of Florida in 1963 and made the trip with his wife from Ormond Beach. “I think because he’s a strong Christian, he’s got a lot of following he wouldn’t have normally. We were following him when he was in South Carolina (with the Columbia Fireflies to start the season), but when we saw he was coming here we had to come to a game.”
The couple picked a good day to come watch. Later that night, with the Mets and Tortugas tied at 4 in the bottom of the seventh, Tebow crushed a walk-off home run (minor league doubleheaders are seven innings each) on the very first pitch he saw, just clearing the left field wall.
The blast was Tebow’s third since getting called up last month, and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The game-winner sent First Data Field and its nearly 2,700 fans into a frenzy, with chants of “Tebow” ringing throughout the stadium as he circled the bases. When Tebow touched home, he was greeted with a Gatorade shower.
“From the first time I saw him take swings at spring training all the way to now, he is light-years ahead,” Mets manager Chad Kreuter, a former major league catcher, said after the game. “He’s catapulted himself ahead a couple seasons almost. He was a newbie, and you look at where he was when he showed up to instructional league, and the numbers weren’t very good at all. Now, he’s battling during at-bats, not striking out a whole lot, and his swing path is phenomenal.”
Tebow admitted after the game it was the first time he’d belted a walk-off shot since high school.
“Junior year,” laughed Tebow, who attended Nease High School in Ponte Vedra. “That was the district championship, so that felt pretty good, but this one was special.”
While he struggled earlier this season with Columbia, the former quarterback has seemingly found his groove since joining St. Lucie. Tebow is hitting .327 and has 11 RBIs to go along with his three home runs in 16 games. He insists there’s no secret to his newfound success at the plate.
“Just working with the coaches and more time playing baseball,” Tebow said. “A lot of great teammates talking to me about pitches, you know, ‘This is what I just saw, this is what’s coming.’ Just seeing more pitches, have better timing, be through the zone longer. I’m just trying to work at the game.”
One of the guys Tebow pointed out was former Stetson catcher Patrick Mazeika. Tebow acknowledged that Mazeika, as a catcher, has played a role in his improvement at the plate. The former Hatter says his new teammate brings something completely different to the table.
“He has so many good experiences that he can share with us,” Mazeika said. “He takes so much time just to help others, and he just makes you want to be a better guy, better teammate, better friend, better son. It’s helped spark our energy a little bit with the fans, because they help get your adrenaline going a little bit. That walk-off home run was electric.”
Still, in typical Tebow fashion, he was quick to put the night in perspective after the game.
“It felt good, but so many of the guys on the team played so well in both games,” he said. “I just wanted to try and come through in the end and help win it for our team. I’m just thankful to get that opportunity. It was a lot of fun to celebrate with all the guys. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve really been improving as a team and coming together, so it feels good.”

Should governor’s be allowed to holder ‘Stock’ in Charter Schools??

Should any governor

be allowed

to holder



Charter Schools?

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law
Posted July 5, 2017 04:40 pm
Associated Press
Why Democrats Should Follow the NEA, NAACP and Black Lives Matter and Unite On A Charter School Moratorium
Another rallying point labor and civil rights agree on.
By Jeff Bryant / Education Opportunity Network
July 7, 2017, 2:32 PM GMT
‘Failing’ schools? Charter schools get F’s three times as often in Florida
Orlando Sentinel 6 days ago
For years,

Florida politicians have trashed public schools,

describing them as


Traditional public schools get it wrong,

they say.

Charter schools get it right,

they say.
Should our or any governor

of any state

be allowed to

be a stock holder


Charter Schools?

Just Asking

(once again)!

Gov. Rick Scott signs


education bill

Public school leaders see big losses;

charter owners to see gains
Florida school board will challenge new charter school law
Posted July 5, 2017 04:40 pm
Associated Press