Mar 272015
FKAA Reverses Position on Deep Injection Well

by JD Adler… In a press release dated March 25th, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) announced their decision to request funding from the Monroe County Commission to build a deep injection well at the Cudjoe regional wastewater treatment plant. Their decision was based on a preliminary report from Dr. Briceno of Florida International University who was conducting tests on the shallow wells for FKAA. According to the report, “a connection between injection depth and surface waters may exist at the injection site” (more detail below). [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 4:00 am * Featured Story *, Issue #107, JD Adler, Water World 6 Responses »
Mar 272015
Ground Zero

by Alexander Symington… I went to the movies the other night and saw a preview for a documentary called, “Merchants of Doubt”. I was curious about it, so I did a little interweb sleuthing and discovered that the documentary exposes professional science deniers as a group; well funded by special interests that have found a niche career casting doubt on overwhelming scientific evidence that is deemed a threat to the corporate status quo. This particular hatchet job is currently being focused on climate change science, [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Leave Them Alone

By Ray Jason, The Gypsy Philospher… It was a lovely sight in a glorious setting. In one direction the primal jungle spilled down the hillsides to the sea. And in the opposite direction it swept up the mountainsides until it was replaced by evergreen forest as it neared the slumbering volcano. In the foreground a small armada of cayucos was departing the tiny village as the Indio children paddled home from school. Their joyous chatter and laughter as they propelled themselves effortlessly across the water [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Penn State

by Jerome Grapel… With the NCAA basketball tournament — “March Madness” — in full swing, this essay becomes timely. Using the abuse of young boys by an iconic football coach at Penn State University, Jerry Sandusky, as a vehicle, it gives voice to my outrage at the “Big Lie” the collegiate sports industry is. As I write on November 12, 2011, the minimalist quality of this essay’s title is more than enough to convey its subject matter. If you are not aware of the recent [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:45 am Essays from Post Consumer Man, Issue #107 19 Responses »
Mar 272015

By Richard (Tuna) Rohe… Rear End The Chrysler Jeep has a huge risk of (REAR IMPACT) on all the gas tanks near  the rear bumper  A collision hitting the rear gas tank could cause suffering ,physical injury disability or Death. Recently a pregnant woman was killed in her Jeep when a rear impact collision was set on fire.  

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Mar 272015
A Gringo's Peek Into a Cubano Rodeo

by Bill Klipp… After paying 10 Cuban pesos (about 35 cents USD) no one seemed to notice us 3 Gringos as we passed under the arched entryway to Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairgrounds. It’s was a blazing hot sunny day in mid-March and time for the week long FIAGROP 2015 18th International Agricultural Fair and Rodeo. Our goal was to see firsthand and photograph an authentic Cuban rodeo. Armed with lots of memory cards our good friend Eduardo Garcia an internationally recognized Cuban street photographer led [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Portraits of Cigar Workers in Havana Cuba

by Perry Frantzman… Forty years ago, Perry was drawn into photography using his 35 mm SLR. He started out with black and white processing his own photos in his parents basement dark room. What started out as a hobby has developed into a passion for learning more and more about the art of photography, digital shooting and processing techniques while searching out photographic shooting opportunities. Courses and Workshops abound all over the country, so Perry honed in on what he felt were the best suited [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer featuring Gallery on Greene

Good Morning Florida Keys host Jenna Stauffer interviews the artists currently displaying work at the Gallery on Greene. Gallery on Greene celebrates life at sea level:  ‘Tropical Elevation’     When you live – and paint — at sea level, the view is always changing. From hazy skies, heavy with afternoon humidity, to soothing seascapes surrounding the islands, Gallery on Greene will celebrate that “Tropical Elevation” and the views it produces, with an exhibit of four artists who celebrate life in these lower latitudes. “Tropical Elevation,” featuring works by [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Cooking Channel's Chef Emeril Comes to Islamorada

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to present this week’s episode of Emeril’s Florida airing Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. EST on the Cooking Channel. In Sunday’s episode, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse travels throughout South Florida visiting a few of his favorite restaurants in the region. “South Florida has become a culinary epicenter because of the rich melting pot of cultures, an array of local ingredients and fresh seafood,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
Bahama Village History Tour Saturday

Celebrate our biking community this weekend with a Bahama Village History Tour, led by City Commissioner Clayton Lopez with Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright and Bruce Neff, whose efforts are bringing a series of historical markers to Key West. Just meet the group Saturday, March 28th at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Frederick Douglas Gym on Olivia Street. From there, you’ll enjoy an entertaining 2-hour tour of historic sites throughout Bahama Village. In addition to learning about the historic churches, the lighthouse, [continue reading…]

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Mar 272015
This Week in Key West Arts

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, March 26th thru Wednesday, April 1st  Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS FRIDAY Christine Black, Featured Artist Show and Reception, 5 PM Key West Art Center, 301 Front St. 305-294-1241. WEDNESDAY Tell it to My Face Closing Reception, 6 PM FKCC Library Gallery, 5901 College Rd. 305-809-3501. CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS SATURDAY Women, Money & Power: Design & Finance A Life You Love – Workshop, 1 PM Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 [continue reading…]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by at 3:10 am Art, Issue #107, Music, Special Events, Theater No Responses »