Have You Been To Florida Lately

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by loosewire, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. loosewire

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    We need your dollars,It won't be long before I will have to stop
    people on the street and ask them where they from.Maybe you
    will meet Loosewire Toast Mastering.
     
  2. Zazoo

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    I lived in Coral Springs for a couple of years back in the early 90's. Haven't been to Florida since 2007 (Melbourne).
     
  3. HarveyH42

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    What do we need more money for, the federal government just blessed us with millions to build the SunRail commuter train... Too bad that was a done deal, before the new governor could stop it, like the High speed rail project. What's with the trains anyway? We still have the happiest place on earth, well it would be, if the keep the child molesters out of the park. Only about half of the NASA staff got the pink slip, so there is still the space program, although the focus now, seems to be inner space, and the effects of climate change.

    Having just started the hobby of metal detecting a few months ago, I've learned that Florida has the largest collection of sunken cargo ships in the world, just off shore. I think people will flock to the beaches, since they'll soon be destroyed, when the offshore oil drilling become necessary. We are too dependent on Middle East oil, which is going to be quite expensive, and delivery unpredictable, once the pre-election troop draw down begins next year. The region is far from stable, and is going to explode into violence, as the cleanse themselves of American contamination.

    We still have it pretty good here, and our new governor isn't very popular, so he must be doing the right things. His latest move, was to start drug testing welfare applicants, which has gotten lots of people upset. If they can afford drugs, they don't need welfare, just better priorities.
     
  4. maxpower097

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    Don't come it sucks. Housing prices are a joke. You can buy a house in the hood in Tampa for $12,000. You can buy one in S. Tampa where the nice rich people live for around $40,000. These are prices we haven't seen since the late 80's early 90's. There are NO JOBS at all! Our corrupt gov. sold our environment to real estate developers and removed all our environmental protections.For instance last year if you wanted to build a mega casino hotel on the beach you had to prove and/or offset the damage done by your hotel to the environment. Now its up to the DEP or EPA to prove the Casino/Hotel is doing damage after its built. They also passes a law making girls wanting an abortion get a sonigram then after they pay for the sonigram, they can take that and go get an abortion. Funny thing is most can't afford the abortion much less a sonigram. Then you have the pill problem. FL has turned to an epicenter of pill mills. Our own governer owns 35 pill mills in Miamil. We have shady pharmacies and doctors on every corner. Its bad down here guys stay away.
     
  5. DerStrom8

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    I was actually just down there a couple of years ago, to visit my grandmother in Fort Myers (Shellpoint Retirement Village). Very nice place. I'm glad I was there in February though. I once was there in July and the humidity was off the charts. Not sure if I could stand it for very long (must be my inner-Vermonter :D:p). I'm used to long winters and short summers :p I love the views, though. I wouldn't mind living down there if it weren't for the heat ;):D
    Der Strom
     
  6. steveb

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    If you are considering a career in tourism or advertising, don't quit your day job just yet. :eek: :p
     
  7. loosewire

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    @SteveB,Google Fla waters and the Keys even where 097 lives,you can't hurt
    the beauiful shore line if you wanted too.Too much water and inlet and Islands
    large and small.Look at Biscayne Bay even Miami can't hurt that Its too big.
    Some members know and visit Everglades City in the middle of the Everglades.
    I have had more members say they have been here,just didn't see the post.
    One member has a reward for me.Oh I forgot Joey,a self made man in Coral Springs.
     
  8. maxpower097

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    Actaully most of the protected mangrove estuaries from when I was a kid have been turned into condo's. What used to be miles of shore line is now parking lots and marina's. The Gulf and FL itself is very vulnerable, for instance we don't eat fish inside Tampa Bay, only out in the intercoastal. But since the oil spill and oil residue showing up in almost all types of sealife even down here in Tampa most locals don't touch FL seafood anymore.
     
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