DeSantis doesn’t act like he rules for the people of Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis recently told the press that he rules for the people of Florida. From what I’ve seen so far, their takeover of what schools can teach, their interference in local governments if they don’t like their actions, their takeover of redistribution in favor of your party, and of course, with Mickey Mouse their fight. Disney is one of the largest employers in this state.
Really! If it is truly for the people of Florida, as it claims, what plans are in place to help people with limited incomes find affordable housing? How about a medical plan for those in need who can’t afford the high cost? And of course, there are insurance costs in our state.
It seems to me that DeSantis is running Florida like a dictator, “Do it my way or else.”
I am glad that I was able to raise my daughters with the idea that everyone should be respected. We are not all the same and each person is unique. My religious beliefs have taught me that whether you are gay, straight, black, white, male, female, poor, rich, you should be treated with dignity. I do not question the religious beliefs of the Governor, I only say that he should rule our state with respect to all. Stop these petty fights, and start ruling like I thought. what a disappointment.
Jen Gilson, Jensen Beach
Gas prices have been high in the past, adjusted for inflation
As reported by USA Today in March, the average price for a gallon of regular gas according to AAA was $4.17, breaking the record for the highest gas prices in the past – $4.11 on July 17, 2008. But it was not adjusted for inflation. , The adjusted figure would be $5.25. So the recent highs and the current falling prices are not the highest in history.
Republican President George W. Bush was in office in 2008 and I don’t remember him being blamed for the highest prices to date. So, why aren’t USA Today, this paper, and all the other media reporting these facts in big, bold print headlines? The answer is one word – sensational.
However, this sensational misinformation simply encourages drivers of gas-guzzling pickups and SUVs to point the finger at Biden and the Democrats, forgetting the other four fingers and pointing back at them. In the meantime, I’ll beat them to zero-60, passing every pump in my EV.
Richard C. Silvestri, Fort Pierce
From Vietnam to Florida: Agent White and herbicide poisoning in mangroves
On June 6, 2021, you published an excellent paper by Paul De Gregorio of Stuart, Florida, entitled, “Mangroves are an essential part of our ecosystem – let’s protect them.” Incidentally, a national cable news channel is currently running a story with the banner, “Mangroves provide natural reduction of carbon in the air.”
In the mid-1970s, the late Professor Howard J. Tees, University of Miami and the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Gulf Breeze, Florida, conducted a research study, which was funded under EPA Grant No. R. 801178, titled, “Herbicide Poisoning in Mangroves.” The study involved experiments with Agent White, a military defoliant proven to be toxic to mangroves in South Vietnam.
As noted in EPA report 600/3-76-004 (March 1976), “A mature mangrove in southern Florida to predict the effects of herbicide drift and to follow herbicide effects on mangroves.” Aerial spray applications were made in the forest, data not received in Vietnam. ”
Nine experimental spray plots were placed in an area with well-developed red, black and white mangroves in Collier County, near Marco Island. The mangroves ranged in height from 24 to 40 feet, and were sprayed by helicopter about 10 feet above the forest canopy.
In addition, laboratory experiments were performed with Agent White, with radioactive carbon-labeled piclorum, and with radioactive chloride as part of an investigation on the basic mechanism of auxin-type herbicide poisoning for red mangroves.
Millions of gallons of Agent White were sprayed in Vietnam between 1965 and 1971. However, use of the chemical was discontinued after Army scientists warned of the great potential for long-term permanent ecological damage and noted that Agent White was “once a potentially harmful herbicide”. It enters surface and groundwater systems.”
Cecil Scofield, Palm City
Joe Biden’s ‘Iploding’ Presidency
His presidency continues to erupt on a daily basis, as President Biden wields his self-styled body.
In an effort to remove its dismal public approval ratings, the White House continues to boast about how tough it has been on Vladimir Putin during Ukraine’s incursions, such as imposing sanctions that have proven ineffective, and cost him $3.5 billion. Dollar weapon. Country.
However, nothing is said about the $85 billion in military equipment that was “donated” to a terrorist regime when the United States recklessly pulled out of Afghanistan, which may be used by us and our allies in the future. will be done against.
Needless to say, the administration should take all appropriate steps to avoid a possible third world war. That said, let’s keep in mind the devastation caused by Adolf Hitler’s appeasement by Neville Chamberlain and other European Quislings.
Herb Brennan, Fort Pierce