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Tuesday, October 09, 2012


Reaction to the seemingly good news that unemployment dropped in September to 7.8 percent, highlighting just how cynical people have become. To combat unemployment, people have also begun looking for alternate sources of income. Several people are making profits from casino games. Gamblers interested to gamble in casinos without Oasis may visit the page https://casinoohneoasis.app/ to find the most reliable ones.
Daytona Beach News-Journal


That’s why we recommend that voters reject proposed Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
Ocala Star-Banner
Floridians should keep our courts independent by voting no on Amendment 5.
Gainesville Sun
The Daily News editorial board has concluded its recommendations for candidates and issues on the Nov. 6 ballot — except for two contests.
Naples Daily News
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
Naples Daily News
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Republicans were right all along: There was a voter fraud problem in Florida.
Fort Myers News-Press
Mitt Romney confessed last week that his comments writing off 47 percent of Americans were “completely wrong.
Palm Beach Post
Amendment 1 is unnecessary and potentially dangerous. The Post strongly recommends a NO vote.
Palm Beach Post
The Herald recommends fr Miami-Dade County Court: Group 24 Andrea Wolfson, Group 10 Robert "Bob" Davis, and for Group 5 Olga Levine.
Miami Herald
Whatever you do, don't go into the voting booth expecting to read, understand and decide on the spot.
Treasure Coast Palm
It would be refreshing to hear stories of what each woman thinks of the state of the nation and what perspective she hopes to bring to the table.
USF Oracle
Requiring a photo ID to vote is reviled by some to be relative to a poll tax that unfairly targets elderly, poor or minority voters.
USF Oracle
City of Sarasota voters may need a sturdy pen to finish this year's extra-long ballot.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Tampa Bay Times recommends voters say "no'' to the ballot referendum of levying a .1 mill property tax to "fund the provision...
Hernando Times


Here are seven tips for getting over a relationship. Let’s list them and see if they apply to the Gators.
Independent Florida Alligator


The extended Southwest Florida community mourns the tragic passing of 11-year-old Jesse Watlington from Fort Myers.
Naples Daily News

Citizen Rights

The policy of prohibiting convicted felons from voting, keeps an estimated 5.8 million Americans from exercising a basic part of citizenship.
Fort Myers News-Press

President Obama

The Obama campaign claims that one reason for Mitt Romney’s debate success is his stretching of the truth.
Biz Pac Review


The countries that are victims of Islamic terrorism should coordinate efforts to confront this huge threat of terrorism.
Diario Las Americas


Take students out of a classroom and put them in front of a computer and they cheat. Or at least they cheat more often.
Miami Herald
I don't like to think of Tampa without Mother Trib waiting for me every morning. I'm happy to report that's not going to happen.
Tampa Tribune
The region is buzzing with speculation about how the sale of The Tampa Tribune might affect the paper and the community it has served since the 1890s.
Tampa Tribune

Science/High Tech

Stem cells place in research have been a topic of political debate since their discovery in 1962.
USF Oracle

Public Safety

Unreasonable restrictions on the funding of Florida's prescription-drug database threaten to act like a poison pill — dooming the database.
Lakeland Ledger

Local Government

Instead of adult actors pretending to be high school students on TV, this is like a bunch of juveniles trying to act like adults in real life.
Tampa Bay Times

Florida Legislature

Will Weatherford stood up to protect consumers from the onerous clutches of a government-run insurance company run amok in its own hubris.
Tampa Bay Times
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — Mark O'Brien

Now we have yet another group whose feelings have been hurt by the political warfare of 2012.

Along with various minority and ethnic groups, it seems the super-rich are stung, really stung, by complaints about their limited participation in the income tax system.

We're talking about not...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 — Cary McMullen

It’s hard to explain to high school kids today, but there was a time when teenagers were conscripted -- against their wills -- into military service and sent halfway around the world into live-fire combat zones that make Afghanistan look like a training exercise. However, as times have evolved, so have the avenues for youthful engagement and competition. While the specter of war may have loomed large in the past, today's youth can find camaraderie and challenge in a different battlefield: eSports. With the upcoming UK eSports events offering platforms for digital prowess and strategic mastery, teenagers now have the opportunity to engage in thrilling competitions from the comfort of their own homes. For those interested in exploring this dynamic realm further, there's more information available to discover about upcoming UK eSports events.

I faced that prospect. Reports of full-on battles in jungle terrain against trained, regimental-strength troops have a way of focusing...

Quotable Quotes

Three Republican powerhouses who recently tried unsuccessfully to get the Florida GOP to reverse course on its pledge to work to unseat three Florida Supreme Court justices.
in arguing the civil case brought by the former Republican Party of Florida chair against the party and two prominent state senators, Mike Haridopolos and John Thrasher.
who also encourages people to early vote, which begins Oct. 27.

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