Thursday, May 26, 2016

State plans black bear webinars

State plans black bear webinars
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:04 pm
State plans black bear webinars
Dinah Voyles Pulver Gatehouse Media | 0 comments

Floridians wanting to know more about black bear populations in the state and another possible

Officials in Seminole, Volusia and Miami-Dade counties all have passed resolutions asking the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

to leave them out of any future bear hunts.

The Eustis City Commission also recently approved a resolution asking the FWC to reinstate the ban on bear hunting.

The FWC in October held the state's first bear hunt in more than two decades.

The state commission is expected during a meeting June 22 and June 23 in Apalachicola

to discuss the possibility of holding another hunt.

The October hunt saw 298 bears killed in four areas of the state,

including 139 in the central area of Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter and Volusia counties.

Marion had the most kills with 55,

followed by Lake with 36.

Sumter had none.

The FWC plans webinars on Thursday, on May 31

and June 2.

Wildlife officials will discuss the state's new bear population estimates,

updated bear ranges, results of the 2015 black bear hunt and another possible hunt this year.

The calls will also include information from the state's program for helping communities be "bear wise."

“These webinars give the public an opportunity to have their questions answered in real time,”

stated David Telesco, bear management coordinator.

“They also add to the FWC channels already in place for gathering public feedback including email, social media, phone, ASK FWC,

bear stakeholder group meetings and commission meetings.”

Registration is required for the webinar

and may be done by visiting

Each webinar begins at 6 p.m.

Fill out their form here.

Bear cub spotted lounging in tree in College Park

This poor young Black Bear Cub
has no adult to show it
how to be a bear,
how to hunt for food
how to keep away from 'humans'!
Remember the, not so long ago,

Disgusting, (nauseating),
Pay as you go,


Black Bear Hunt?

 This bear cub is one of the many victims of the hand changing, money grabbing, government officials, phony bear hunt!

Updated: May 25, 2016 - 6:28 PM


A bear cub was spotted lounging in a tree in College Park Tuesday.

Even though the bear has not returned, residents remained leery about the possibility that it could still be in the area.

A bear was spotted in a tree Tuesday on the 1200 block of Country Club in College Park.

The bear spent some quality time hanging out in a tree in the back yard of a College Park home before it was scared off with a paintball gun Tuesday.

The Orlando Police Department first reported reports of a bear sighting in College Park at about 9 a.m.

The sightings took place in the 1000 blocks of Bryn Mawr and Smith streets, and the 900 block of New Hampshire Street.

"I was actually in the laundry room doing, folding laundry and I looked out the window and I saw a shadow, and I thought, 'That is a very large dog,'" resident Arden Magee said.

Magee said the bear caught her off-guard and her heart began racing.

The bear hung out in a tree for hours until officials shot a paintball gun near the bear, but not at it, in hopes to scare it off. The bear fled the area, according to officials.

Officials were waiting to see if the bear would leave the tree and move on without help. They didn't want to tranquilize or capture the bear because of safety risks to it and people.

At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, the bear was spotted again in a yard near Golfview Street and Orange Blossom Trial.

The bear then ran off and was nowhere in sight, officials said.

The bear appeared to be a juvenile traveling south through College Park, OPD said on its Twitter account.

“Please keep pets indoors and don’t approach (the bear),” the posting said.

Officials said they haven't received any additional calls about the bear. They also advised residents to keep trashcans and pet food inside.

© 2016 Cox Media Group.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

VA secretary just compared hospital to Disneyland

If you truly want the VA Hospitals to run smoothly,
hire a military grunt to be in charge!
Someone the likes of me comes to mind?
VA Secretary Bob McDonald, 85 to 95% of the visitors to the Disney theme parks
are families with young children on vacation and well 'capable' and 'use to' waiting
for an enjoyable ride or two during their vacation.
95% of the veterans, while not on a vacation or a picnic,
are waiting for you and your staff to do your jobs.

Jobs that you are well pay to do I might add,
and are old and or crippled one way or another
from wars that allowed you,
VA Secretary Bob McDonald,
the freedom to poke fun at,
your "Heroes!"
VA Secretary Bob McDonald
needs to find another job,

"Washing bedpans comes to mind!"

VA secretary just compared hospital wait times to Disneyland lines
by: Katie Link, Newsy Updated: May 23, 2016
McDonald took over as secretary for the department after a 2014 investigation revealed veterans were dying while waiting months to receive care at VA hospitals.

But more recent reports indicate wait times are still an issue.

In April,

the Government Accountability Office released a report indicating nearly half of surveyed veterans seeking medical care were forced to wait more than 30 days for treatment.

Disney Ride Wait Times Compared To VA Wait Times
May 24, 2016 by Benjamin Krause —10 Comments

VA Secretary Bob McDonald was idiotically caught with his shoe in his mouth when he conflated the VA wait times were veterans died to Disney’s ride wait times.

Most people would never think these two issues could ever be compared to each other in any manner, but Secretary Bob thinks the wait list should not be discussed just like wait times at Disney rides are not discussed in the press.


Here is what CNN cited concerning Bob’s idiotic statement:

“When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?

Or what’s important?”

McDonald told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington.

“What’s important is what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”

Somehow, nonsense like Disney amusement rides are now the standard by which American should be informed about veterans dying while waiting for health care – never talk about it.

I do not have a lot to say about this since it would be an insult to my intellect to burn time on the subject.

Disney ride wait times are not the same as wait times for sick and dying veterans to see a doctor.

Apparent Secretary Bob missed the memo… or he screwed up the math.

Veteran's affairs
Instead, Secretary Bob said that
“satisfaction with the experience”
is what is
Of course, how can they adequately measure the satisfaction of dead veterans who died waiting for health care?

Since when did we become such a country of ninnies, anyway?

Somehow if we feel good about being defiled that is sufficient to justify ignoring the violation?

If we do not turn this country around soon, I think it is time we all start to consider moving somewhere that takes the plight of its citizens more seriously than Mickey Mouse.