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Written on It's The Law: Associations can tow cars:

Condo Nazis at work.

Written on Marco Island Marriott accepts 111-foot height limitation; defends 1,243 parking spaces:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

This place has been going down the toilet over the past 10 years. Thank you Mr. Trotter for being the voice of reason. So much for the 2001 PUD agreement.

The market goes up another 10% I'm out of here! Marco is has changing to the point of just being another city in Florida!

My blog name says it all... Paradiselost!

I'm afraid it started long before that! Think it was 98 when it was turned into a city by the condo nazis!

Written on Florida may ban minors under 16 from getting married:

I think there's enough problems to resolve in this country before trying to solve the rest of the world's.

Written on Wind turbines may kill hurricanes, researchers suggest:

"CorWatch" and others can't read. These will not be land based. They're offshore. Haven't seen any trees or houses offshore that I can remember!

Written on Marco named No. 1 island in the US by TripAdvisor:

If you read the article, they don't even know where Marco is! It states that the "white sand beaches with the Atlantic surf"

Written on Texting while driving ban among new Fla. laws:

Wow, 5 years late and a secondary offense! Is a weaker law possible?

Written on Contractor files lawsuit, seeks more than $1 million from Marco Island :

Dissolve this mess. Sell the assets and lets get a Naples address

Written on Letter to the Editor: Watch out for the ‘Lazies’:

Get the facts right! It started with Reagan to make sure people had access to a landline.

With 47% of the people in this country on some type of government assistance, how long can it go on?

When Stalin forced Communism on his people, 47% were on government assistance! Scary thought!

Written on Letter to the Editor: Obama refuses to accept responsibility:

Just read this. We cut $85B out and the "GOD" gives more away to a foreign country!

(Reuters) - The United States said on Sunday it would give Egypt $250 million in budget aid after Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi promised to take the painful economic reforms needed to secure an IMF loan.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the funding after meeting Mursi and acknowledged Egypt's "extreme needs" as the Islamist government struggles with a slide in currency reserves to worryingly low levels and a soaring budget deficit.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Obama refuses to accept responsibility:

I'd love to know where some of you got your crystal ball :)

Written on Letter to the Editor: Obama refuses to accept responsibility:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

As Chain smoking John Boehner said "He got 98% of what he wanted"

If you know what hits the fan... WE all know who to blame

"We all know who is to blame"

You sound like a democratic member of the Senate. If fact, after reading your rhetoric, I wonder if you've been a politician!

Written on Pelosi suggests top earners should pay even more in taxes - POLL:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Here is a list of the top 10 corporate deadbeats and slackers (thanks to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont):

1) Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

And just what do you think will happen if these companies pay the tax rate supported by the liberals? They'll move their headquarters out of the US and take the jobs with them!

Now where would that leave us?

Written on Code Compliance: Replacing more than three boards on a dock requires a permit :

How many members of the board own a dock? Any how many are condo nazies?

Written on FACT CHECK: Slips in vice president's debate :

Klaus, Klaus, Klaus,

A University of Colorado analysis of state-by-state factors leading to the Electoral College selection of every U.S. president since 1980 forecasts that the 2012 winner will be Mitt Romney.

The key is the economy, say political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver. Their prediction model stresses economic data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including both state and national unemployment figures as well as changes in real per capita income, among other factors.

“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” said Bickers, also director of the CU in DC Internship Program.

According to their analysis, President Barack Obama will win 213 votes in the Electoral College, short of the 270 he needs. And though they chiefly focus on the Electoral College, the political scientists predict Romney will win 52.9 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 47.1 percent, when considering only the two major political parties.

“For the last eight presidential elections, this model has correctly predicted the winner,” said Berry. “The economy has seen some improvement since President Obama took office. What remains to be seen is whether voters will consider the economy in relative or absolute terms. If it’s the former, the president may receive credit for the economy’s trajectory and win a second term. In the latter case, Romney should pick up a number of states Obama won in 2008.”

Their model correctly predicted all elections since 1980, including two years when independent candidates ran strongly, 1980 and 1992. It also correctly predicted the outcome in 2000, when Al Gore received the most popular vote but George W. Bush won the election.

The study will be published this month in PS: Political Science & Politics, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Political Science Association. It will be among about a dozen election prediction models, but one of only two to focus on the Electoral College.

While many forecast models are based on the popular vote, the Electoral College model developed by Bickers and Berry is the only one of its type to include more than one state-level measure of economic conditions.

In addition to state and national unemployment rates, the authors looked at per capita income, which indicates the extent to which people have more or less disposable income. Research shows that these two factors affect the major parties differently: Voters hold Democrats more responsible for unemployment rates while Republicans are held more responsible for per capita income.

Accordingly -- and depending largely on which party is in the White House at the time -- each factor can either help or hurt the major parties disproportionately.

Written on The big picture – Marco Island Budget Sub-Committee prepares report, proposes millage rate :

Dis-band the city, get rid of the keystone cops and fire department, and go back under Collier County! Wait, we can't have that. Then we'd have a Naples address!

Written on Letter to the Editor: The need for less speed:

Well I remember back before the Condo Nazis came and turned our rock into a "City" we never had a problem driving around the island at 40.

Written on Letter to the Editor: When to call the police:

It's called "Common Sense" But we can't have any of that!!!

Written on Residents at East Naples rally for Trayvon Martin: 'It could have been any of our kids' :

Sounds like a rush to judgement without all the facts! The "New Balck Party" has a bounty on his head. What does that tell you? His "Mother" has files patent rights. Hmmmmm, looking for the $$ out of this? The "Parents" are in DC with the "Left"

Let all the facts before you judge !!!!!!!!!!

Written on Letter to the Editor: Police have better things to do:

Let's go!!!! Where do we start?

Written on Letter to the Editor: Police have better things to do:

Get rid of the MIPD! It's a no-brainer. Bring back the CCSO, sell the building, fire the Keystone Cops, SAVE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written on PHOTOS: Ferraris, other exotic cars bring thousands to downtown Naples for annual Cars on Fifth:

They were missing a few, like my 98 TT, last air cooled produced. Question on your captions. Did you run out of words? I noticed that everyone had the sme sentence.

Written on ‘Most Beautiful’ title goes elsewhere:

Can't disagree. M.I. used to be before the condo nazi invasion and it became a city. Too bad they didn't come to Marco in the 90's when it WAS a beautiful place to live :)

Written on STAY TUNED: Craig Wolf plans to fight NBC-2 dismissal; first look at fall TV lineup:

He was terrible as an anchorman, and even a worse neighbor. Glad to see he's gone!

Written on Marco police officer accused of abusing authority after felony traffic stop:

Sort of reminds me of the time the cops went after Ken Venture, remember that?

Written on Marco police officer accused of abusing authority after felony traffic stop:

The MIPD is a joke. It's like watching reruns of the Keystone Cops. Fire them all and bring back the CCSD to oversee the island!

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