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The reader comment policy at the Miami Herald was a free for all for many years. There were really some inappropriate comments posted because there was NO moderation (although I got a scarlet letter for writing "shit") of the anonymous comments. Every racist, ethnic slur was fair game, but not [...]
This came across my email yesterday:
Dear Friends and Family,
Do you know that most our tomatoes, papaya, potatoes, cowâ€™s milk, cotton, rice, wheat, corn, and soy are genetically modified?
In an almost surreal exposition of lies, deceit and malicious attacks against our freedom, Monsanto has postured itself [...]
These photos were shot from approximately the same location in Shanghai nearly forty years apart. i took the earlier photo. The date on the back is July 1976. Remember how Kodak stamped the date on the back of the photo? Never mind. I had just graduated and was on my [...]
The rumors are flying all over Homestead. It was reported by Homestead is Home blog that County Commissioner Lynda Bell's husband has picked up a packet to run for Mayor of Homestead. That means we now have two bad candidates: Steve Bateman or Mark Bell. I never thought I [...]
What a blessed year if you love Big Sugar. The Obama White House is pinned down by an IRS scandal involving heightened scrutiny of tea party entities -- funded by large corporate interests, mainly -- while Marco Rubio, US Senator and tea party favorite doles out the biggest subsidy / [...]
2011 it looked like foreclosures were going down, we had 16,672 that year. Maybe it was because the banks were having a tough time doing them because it looks like 2012 and 2013 will be at similar levels, reaching near 26,000. The good news, the levels are [...]
The numbers are from Miami Today:
$1.4 Billion public works and waste management areas (of that $429 million to repair bridges)
8.7 Million of water and sewer needs in addition to $12 billion in repair and replacement infrastructure.
That is $13.4 Billion folks THAT WE NEED TO [...]
Will Rebeca Sosa be Miami Dade County's Next Mayor?I wrote about the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) earlier this week. I was home sick and could not stomach watching a County Commission meeting on TV. I was doing enough up-chucking.
I asked a bunch of people who' [...]
Miami Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto: another example of voters' failure to hold accountable their elected representatives ... by gimleteyeEye On Miami attempts to shine light on multi-billion dollar public controversies, like the $1.5 billion settlement agreement opposed by environmentalists, between the county and EPA to comply with the needs of a wastewater system that is failing.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto was the lone "no" vote on [...]
Best news report of the year, Miami New Times: "Thomas Kramer's South Beach Story Ends With $200 Million Court Judgment" by Lera GavinYou haven't already, read this week's Miami New Times report by Lera Gavin, Pulitzer worthy, documenting the flaming burnout of the man who claimed to have transformed South Beach, Thomas Kramer.
Kramer arrived in Miami with a seeming (his) pot of gold and littered the landscape with coin [...]
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