Morningside Citizens Do Not Agree With Clearwater Planners -According to some citizens at Morningside Estates in Clearwater, they do not want to pay for reclaimed water services to be installed by the city and result in a monthly charge to homeowners. "Many of us do not want it (reclaimed water services), we have wells for sprinkling the lawn and do not want additional monthly bills to do the same thing."
However, Clearwater planners are moving forward with plans to add reclaimed water at Morningside Estates (located off Belcher Road.)
The way I see it, sounds like upcoming meetings to resolve this water issue should be interesting.
Not all the folks at Morningside Estates are in favor of this city project.
Same For Belleair Beach - Underground wires for all of Belleair Beach?
There is talk of a plan to place all electric wires in Belleair Beach underground.
Not a bad idea, most every city would like underground wires. The only problem is the price.
How much would this project cost and who would pay for it?
The taxpayers of Belleair Beach?
Hmmm, then it looks like there might be some interesting discussions regarding this topic at Belleair Beach in the near future.
Largo? - The previous city library has been knocked-down and the land at the City Park area has been leveled.
Yes, Largo has a new city library that sits near the site of the old city library.
Was all of this worth the cost to taxpayers?
Time will tell, but Largo has done a good job in clearing and developing Largo Central Park at Missouri and West Bay Drive into a most successful project.
Good Project - If you drive by Crest Lake Park in Clearwater you will notice a dog park. This dog park is a special area where dog owners can allow their dogs to run and play. It is a wonderful facility that is used by many Clearwater citizens
Yes, this does attract some homeless people that hang around the area and sleep on the benches, but, all in all, it is possibly the best user-friendly dog park in Pinellas County.
Well done, Clearwater.
Saw A Good One, "Should Grandma Divorce Grandpa?" - Seems as though some financial advisors would suggest Grandma divorce Grandpa in order to save some of the accumulated joint savings that could be eroded due to a serious illness ( Grandpa's.)
Divorce, they say, may be the best alternative for Grandma in a scenario where much, if not all, retirement savings might be spent on medical bills covering Grandpa.
It appears that our federal government will likely assist older people that show no assets. Thus, if you have savings (assets) you might not qualify for federal assistance programs. Divorce and net Grandpa as little as possible? That is the point of the financial planning article, "Should Grandma Divorce Grandpa?"
Imagine, the best financial solution for older couples confronted with mounting medical bills on one spouse is . . . divorce, after 45 years of marriage.
Amazing, isn't it?
U.S. Constitution Applies Or Not To Foreign Detainees? - In a major appeals court decision supporting the Bush administration and the Patriot Act. A Washington D.C. Appeals Court ruled 2-1 that Guantanamo Bay foreign detainees may not use the U.S. civil court system to fight U.S. military holding of foreign prisoners.
Hundreds of civil cases that had been filed by Guantanamo detainees in the U.S. civil court system will be soon dismissed, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
On the other hand, Democrat Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont stated he would immediately try to change U.S. law on this subject and allow the foreign detainees access to the U.S. civil court system. Thus, hundreds of Guantanamo prisoners/detainees would likely refile civil cases in the US fighting their detention.
Expense to U.S. taxpayers?
Millions and millions of dollars. This is just another example of where people like Sen. Pat Leahy would lead America to more liberalism.
Gang Activity - Do you send your children to public school?
In a shocking story about a certain east-coast Florida school, organized local gangs are influencing teenagers and putting fear into their everyday school life. Many students are simply afraid to attend school. The sale of drugs runs with these organized gangs.
Makes you wonder if any of these gangs operate in our PInellas County schools. If yes, then parents and the public should be made aware of this growing problem.
We intend to interview some local teenagers to find if this gang problem exists in Clearwater. The results may come as a surprise to many of our readers.
What do you think, are there organized gangs operating in the Clearwater area? If you have teenage children, ask them if they know about any such gang (and drug) activity at school.
$50 Million And Rising - Former President Bill Clinton has amassed over $50 million in speaking fees during the past six years, stated reports that follow Hillary Clinton financial disclosures (required by office holders.)
Multi-millionaires and now part of the rich and famous, the Clintons.
Strangely enough, the Clintons were $12 million in debt when Bill Clinton left office (Monica Lewinsky legal fees, etc.)
Major political donors to the Clintons have been an important part of this asset growth the past six years. Corporations typically pay Clinton a speaking fee of more than $250,000. In one day he earned over $650,000 in speaking engagement fees. Thus, Clinton made more income in one day than he earned in a year as President of the United States. Of course, he still receives his annual U.S. retirement benefit for presidents that also includes federal security guards, office and secretarial allowance, etc., etc. Every retired president receives these same benefits.
In about five years it is likely that the Clintons would have a net worth over $100 million.
Not too shabby
National Realtor Association Shares Statistics - Overseas buyers of real estate in the U.S. was $41 billion in 2005. Asian ownership of homes in the U.S. increased during the past ten years from 51 percent to 60 percent. Minority ownership of homes also increased during the past several years, stated the Realtors Association.
Who buys homes?
About 61 percent of home buyers are married couples while 22 percent are single working women. Single men only represent 9 percent of the home buying public.
Of the 51 percent adult women not married, about half of this group are home buyers. Thirty percent of all homes bought are minority owners, an increase over the past ten years of the survey.