Written by A. Barrett, Lehigh Acres Gazette Staff Writer
With the violent crime rate in this nation climbing to an all-time high, I thought it would be wise to look at the cold hard facts of who is doing these crimes. Now this article going to show the reader the simple fact, as given to us by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Now as you read this you may come to believe that this article is racist, but the numbers and facts do not lie. Yet if it makes you feel better go ahead and call this article racist, it is your right but facts are facts.
It is a simple fact of life that nonwhites commit at least 90 percent of all violent crimes in the United States even though nonwhites make up only 57 percent of the population, and the least white cities are the most dangerous, an analysis of one of the latest Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) crime statistics has revealed.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In 1950, when Communist armies from the North stormed across the 38th parallel, brave American men and women though weary of combat in the wake of World War II stepped forward to defend their brothers and sisters on the Korean Peninsula. Over the course of 3 years, through unforgiving weather and severe danger, nearly 1.8 million Americans joined in the fight and faced down Communism pushing the invading armies back and protecting a people on the other side of the world. As we mark the 63rd anniversary of the Military Armistice Agreement that brought an end to this war, we pause to honor the strength and resilience of our Korean War veterans, whose spirits and stories serve as an inspiration to continue advancing freedom’s cause.
Rising from occupation and ruin, the Republic of Korea today shines as a thriving, modern country, whose people can take comfort in knowing that the commitment of the United States to their stability and security will never waver. Fifty million South Koreans now live in freedom, reaching for their dreams and pursuing opportunities in a vibrant democracy and dynamic economy always realizing they have a partner who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in defense of peace and prosperity. Our lasting friendship and unbreakable alliance are sustained by the beliefs we hold in common and the values we cherish.
Written by DONNETTE VESSELIZA
I live here in the Presbyterian homes here in Lehigh Acres fl. I’m disabled on one salary a month and limited expenses. We are the people here are not home owners we rent how in the world can we get hit with assessment fee for fire department. They want to raise our rents which isn’t right at all. I have bills to pay need medication i pay for copayments need to eat. There are residents here living together has a care giver or they are on section 8. But a single person who doesn’t get none above mentioned is really a burden on us. if they raise our rents how do we get by and how do we suppose to make it to the following month. Money is evil source on this earth. People are too greedy. You are volunteers in the fire department. People who are disabled that has health insurance the fire department and ambulance service is being paid for thru our health insurance. This a double whammy on us. What if your mother father brother or sister lived here at Presbyterian homes how would you feel about this assessment fee Like I mentioned we are only renters not home owners and we should not be getting hit paying for assessment fee nor pay rent increase. Stop preying on the poor disable and handicap people. Think if it was one of your own family member how would you like it. Also just look at this point of view if you didn’t come with an ambulance or fire truck in an emergency look at the law suit you would have on your hands. It’s time to do your job. If you can’t do your job without hitting assessment fee you are in the wrong field. Do your job!!!
CNN is reporting that The Department of Justice is suing four major health insurance companies in an attempt to block two proposed mergers.
The antitrust lawsuits were announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in response to Anthem’s $54 billion proposal to acquire Cigna and Aetna’s $37 billion takeover of Humana.
If the two mergers proceed, Anthem would insure 53 million members and Aetna would cover 33 million.
That would drop the number of health insurance providers from five major players to three — United Health is the other major provider.
United Health care acquired Catamaran, a prescription provider and pharmacy-benefits manager, for $12.8 billion in 2015.
Lynch said that if the “big five became the big three,” then Americans and their bank accounts would suffer.
Here’s an experience two paddleboarders won’t soon forget.
Everyone is suddenly catching Pokémon fever again. Here’s what’s going on.
You may have heard stories of people hunting down Pokémon on their office desks, in hospital rooms, and even in bathrooms. One teenage girl even found a dead body while looking for Pokémon. And police in Missouri claimed that four suspected robbers lured in victims with the possibility of Pokémon.
What the hell is going on?
Well, after a few years lying relatively low, Pokémon is making a bit of a comeback. The Nintendo-owned franchise, which exploded in popularity in the late 1990s, is again taking America by storm — this time through Pokémon Go, its biggest entry into the mobile space, now available for a free download on Android and iOS. It’s so popular that it’s on the verge of overtaking Twitter in terms of daily active users on Android.
In simple terms, Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game. (This combination of a game and the real world interacting is known as “augmented reality.” More on that later.)
My family recently left the house for the day, and my wife and I debated turning the air conditioning off or leaving it on while we were away.
We ended up leaving it on with the thought that the A/C wouldn’t have to work as hard to keep the house cool when we came home. From an energy-saving perspective, it would have been wisest to turn it off completely or, at least, raise the temperature while we were away.
“Air-conditioning systems run most efficiently when they are running at full speed,” Jennifer Thorne Amann, MES, buildings program director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), recently told Rodale’s Organic Life. Rather than charging your A/C unit with performing a number of short cool-downs during the day, Amann said one big cool-down upon returning home will ultimately save more energy and better dehumidify your home to boot.
Now, if you live in a super-hot climate (like Arizona or Florida) or have pets at home, turning off your air conditioning may not be the best or wisest choice.
Miss Orlando Courtney Sexton was named Miss Florida 2016 Saturday night during an event at the Lakeland Center’s Youkey Theatre.
Sexton, of Starke, beat out 47 other women and will now compete in the Miss America 2017 pageant in September. She won the “lifestyle, fitness and swimsuit” preliminary competition earlier in the week.
First runner up was Miss Daytona Beach Lindsay Bettis of St. Augustine with Miss Winter Park Victoria Humphrey of Palm Harbor, Miss Miami Beach Kayla Foriere of Jupiter and Miss Orange County Taylor Tyson of Jupiter rounding out the top 5.
Sexton, 23, is seeking a health administration masters at UCF. She competed as Miss Daytona Beach in the 2015 Miss Florida pageant and finished in the top 10. The former Alpha Delta Pi chapter president at UCF wins an $18,000 scholarship with the Miss Florida title. She will now take part in the Miss America pageant that will crown a new victor on Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her talent is dance.
In her questionnaire, she cited the death of sorority sister Kaleigh Ottis, who died in a car accident in 2013, as a defining moment in her life.
Southwest Florida has lots of options for you to watch fireworks displays the Fourth of July holiday.
Here’s the rundown:
Saturday, July 2
What: Miromar Outlets Independence Fireworks Show
When: 6-10 p.m.
What: Independence Fireworks
When: After the Miracle game
Monday, July 4
What: Sanibel-Captiva Independence Day Fireworks
Where: off Bailey Road, watch from the Causeway or bayside
When: 9 p.m.
Fort Myers Beach
What: Fort Myers Beach Fireworks & Festival
Where: off the FMB Pier, watch from Times Square
When: between 8:45-10 p.m.
What: Star Spangled Bonita
Where: Riverside Park, 10451 Old 41
When: Begins at 4 p.m. (parade at 9 a.m.)
What: Freedom Fest 2016
Where: The River District – along the Caloosahatchee River
When: 6-10 p.m.
What: Red, White & BOOM!
Where: base of the Cape Coral Bridge – over the Caloosahatchee
When: 5-10:30 p.m.
Final Night of Preliminary Competitions Bring Contestants One Step Closer to Finals
The third night of preliminary competitions in the 81st Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant has concluded with winners being named in the Talent Competition and the Lifestyle, Fitness and Swimsuit Competition. All Preliminary Competition winners receive a $300 scholarship.
The focus of the Pageant Competition now turns to the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant Finals, which will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Youkey Theater in the Lakeland Center. For the preliminary rounds the 48 contestants were broken into three groups, with each group competing in a different preliminary competition each evening. This evening Group A competed in Talent, Group B competed in the Lifestyle, Fitness and Swimsuit competition, and Group C competed in the Evening Gown and the On-Stage Question competition. The top 10 finalists from the preliminary rounds, along with an 11th “People’s Choice” competitor will, be announced at Saturday evening’s Miss Florida Pageant Finals. The Miss Florida 2017will be named from one of these 11 contestants.
This year marks the first time in the event’s history the Pageant will be held in Lakeland, the Pageant’s new home. The Miss Florida Pageant is a preliminary competition to the Miss America Pageant which is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of nation’s largest achievement programs. This year’s pageant title will be contested by 48 participants from throughout the state, with the winner representing Florida at the 2016 Miss America Pageant. The Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen program features young ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 competing for the honor of representing the Sunshine State at the 2017 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando.
Thursday, June 30 - Night Three Miss Florida Preliminary Competition Results: