This morning’s Key West Citizen has two articles clearly evidencing the love the people of the Keys have for their offshore friends. Their friends being those that reside in the ocean waters.
The two mentioned today are Ranger and Leonardo. Ranger a dolphin, Leonardo a turtle.
Ranger is new to the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key. He will enjoy the rest of his life living there.
Ranger was discovered in Texas waters late in June. He was in trouble. A respiratory infection and dehydration. He was discovered near his dead mother.
The Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Research Center for Care rehabilitated Ranger. He was 2 years old when his health was finally restored.
There was a problem. Ranger was too young to forge and survive in the wild. The Dolphin Research Center was selected as the place for Ranger to spend the rest of his life.
Ranger was airplaned to the Dolphin Research Center. His permanent home to be.
At this point, Ranger requires training to survive in the Dolphin Center atmosphere. The Center advises Ranger is now eating like a “champ,” plays with his toys, and is making sounds.
Sounds are important. His beginning to make sounds is an introduction to living with other dolphins at the Center. He is beginning to communicate with the other dolphins.
While training, Ranger lives alone. At some point, Ranger will move in with the other dolphins.
There is the Marathon Turtle Hospital. Today Leonardo will be returned to his ocean home at 1 pm at Sombrero Beach.
Leonardo was rescued last June. He has had tumor removal surgeries, chemotherapy eye drops, antibiotics, fluid treatment, vitamins and a healthy diet of greens and mixed seafood.
Leonardo is ready to go home.
The Food and Drug Administration announced that certain people are now eligible for a second booster shot. People over 50 and those who are immune compromised.
The second booster shot will now be available 4 months following the first. Good for me! Three days ago, it was exactly 4 months since my first booster shot.
Go for it folks! Don’t wait! Don’t be “smart!” Living is better than dying.
Trump’s hole gets deeper and deeper. I suspect it has no ending. Probably runs all the way to China.
Recall Nixon taped all conversations in the Oval Office. No one but he knew. When the taping became evident, the Court ordered it be produced. Nixon complied. He produced all but 18 minutes of the tape. The missing 18 minutes turned out to be the most important part.
Trump has committed a similar act. For a much longer time! Seven hours 37 minutes! Trump known for not doing things in a small way.
The missing 7 hours occurred on January 6. During the time the insurrectionists were attacking the Capitol. During that time, Trump and some compatriots were seated in a room off the Oval Office.
Everyone making telephone calls, texting, etc.
Following what Nixon did re the 18 minutes, laws were passed to make sure all e-mails, texts, telephone calls, etc. were kept in some recorded form. The items became part of a President’s official diary. Included were the White House switchboard call logs,
The seven hours ran from 11:57 am – 6:54 pm.
Poor Donald! It appears he is finding it increasingly difficult to hide/destroy records and get away with it. Recall his complaints that the White House toilets had something wrong with them. They were not flushing properly. Turned out it was official documents Trump was destroying by ripping them up and flushing them down the toilet.
Mar-a-Lago presented a similar problem. Trump illegally had records transported to Mar-a-Lago just before January 20. He tried to destroy them by toilet flushing. The same result as flushing in the White House. Trump complained at the time the Palm Beach sewer system was not functioning properly either.
I do not recall agreeing with Joe Manchin with regard to anything he has done. The man is selfish and self serving.
Now arises an issue where I do agree with Manchin. Cannot believe it!
Biden has proposed an additional tax be imposed on billionaires.
Biden’s plan is for a minimum 20 percent tax rate on households worth $100 million or more. The thorn in the plan is the tax being imposed on the accrued value of unsold investments.
The present law does not tax such monies till the asset is sold. No waiting under Biden’s plan.
Manchin disagrees with Biden’s proposal. I do also and for the same reason as Manchin. Lord forgive me!
Manchin’s argument which I agree with is that the wealthiest would be taxed on “things you don’t have.” In other words, the asset acquired has not yet been sold. The taxpayer has received no profit.
What Manchin is saying and what I agree with is “you might have the profit on paper,” but not in cash.
Makes sense to me. Keep the present plan in place. If Biden wants to increase the tax on the wealthy, he should increase the capital gains tax.
Enjoy your day!