Saturday, December 29, 2018

There are five species of venomous spiders in Florida


A special Thank-you to Megan Mann from the University of Florida.


The Southern Black Widow

the Northern Black Widow

the Red Widow
the Brown Widow, 
and 
the Brown Recluse.

In our area the Southern Black Widow is the most common venomous spider.

The most common spiders in Florida include 
Jumping spiders

Crab spiders

The golden orb weaver banana spiders, 
spin enormous webs that can span over three feet in length. 

Wolf spiders are ground dwellers and like to hide in dark places.

Spiders keep insect populations in check 
they also 
serve as part of a balanced diet for other, 
larger, less terrifying wildlife like birds and bats.

Scientists have also used spider venom to develop new treatments and medications

From the Extension:
Are Florida spiders more friend than foe?

Not only do spiders keep insect populations in check 
(you think our mosquito populations are out of control now?
Without spiders they would be a hundred times worse), 
they also serve as part of a balanced diet for other, larger, less terrifying wildlife like birds and bats. 
Spiders play a major role in managing agricultural pests as well. 
Without spiders farmers would lose far more crops to pests and rely more heavily on pesticides. 
Spiders also lend a helping hand (or eight) to human engineers who study their web design for clues on making man built structures more stable. 
Spider silk has a higher strength-to-density ratio than steel and may have future applications in the manufacture of bulletproof material. 
Scientists have also used spider venom to develop new treatments and medications. 
Turns out my spider eradication plan had some serious short comings. 
The most common spiders in Florida include jumping spiders, easily identified by their three rowed eye arrangement. 
These feisty little fellows don’t bother spinning webs and instead actively hunt their pray, pouncing on their victims instead of ensnaring them. 
Crab spiders, another common Florida arachnid, hold their legs out to the side similar to the way a crab does. Like their jumping cousins, crab spiders forgo web building and rely on ambush tactics instead. 
The golden orb weaver makes up in web design what the crab and jumping spiders lack. 
These large colorful arachnids, also known as banana spiders, spin enormous webs that can span over three feet in length. 
They are commonly found in the woods and will place their webs in clearings or along trails to catch flying insects. 
If we ever go on a trail ride together and I insist you ride in front, you now know why. 
Wolf spiders are ground dwellers and like to hide in dark places 
(like, say, a boot). 
These large spiders have excellent eyesight and are sensitive to vibrations.

There are five species of venomous spiders in Florida: 
the Southern Black Widow, the Northern Black Widow, the Red Widow, the Brown Widow, and the Brown Recluse. 
In our area the Southern Black Widow is the most common venomous spider. 
They have a glossy black appearance with a distinct hourglass marking on the underside of the abdomen. Black Widows prefer to hide outdoors and favor dark places such as the undersides of rocks, woodpiles, and boards. 
A bite from one of these spiders feels like a pin prick initially. 
This minor pain is rapidly replaced muscular cramps, typically in the shoulder, thigh, and back. 
If left untreated, blood pressure will rise and the victim may experience nausea, sweating, and difficulty breathing.

Megan Mann is interim director and a livestock agent at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. Email her athorsygrl@ufl.edu.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Mabel Norris Reese Mount Dora Topic Newspaper

Mabel Norris Reese Mount Dora Topic Newspaper
LAKE FRONT
February 20, 2004|By Lauren Ritchie, Sentinel Columnist

Confrontation With Ex-sheriff Is Tale Of A Hero
The first clue that this book 
comes from the heart of Lake County 
is on the dedication page:
 "For Mabel Norris Reese, my hero."
But even that probably is meaningless 
if you haven't lived here for 25 years or so.
Reese was the crusading editor at the Mount Dora Topic, 
a small paper that covered goings-on in that Lake County city and still does. 
Mostly Reese is remembered for taking on legendary Sheriff Willis McCall, 
a caricature of a white racist Southern sheriff.
lake county commissioner leslie campione
Remembering her husband Dr. Jack Cassell?
The doctor that forgot his 
(Doctor Hypocritical Oath)

 un-less you voted for the 
President of the United States of America, 
President Barrack Obama?

Friday, December 21, 2018

Welcome to our visitor from Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to our visitor from Columbus, Ohio
To
Tribal sovereignty in the United States
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
After reading the above site you might have noticed 
tribal sovereignty is in the eye of the beholder?
In other words, what was given up just to be called
 'A Nation'?
Feed the few, starve the many!
'Government controlled Casino Indians'
pocket to a few 
and 
turn their back on the many!
I left the corruption of New England years ago, 
for instance,
The government of Connecticut told the casino Indians,


"We can always place police cars on each road going and coming from your (nation)"!
A few other sites.
(Paternalistic Powers)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
Native Blood? 
This can happen to you next!
07/17/2016

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Remember the amendments #4 passed by Floridians?

Remember the amendments #4 voted on and passed by Floridians?
Your Florida Congress does not know how to 
‘Restore the Amendment’ 
that they implemented years ago?
Amendment 4: Voting restoration amendment. 

Allows those who have completed their entire sentence to earn the right to vote back 
except for those convicted of murder or felony sex offenses. 
Voters Restoration, 
now Florida does not know how to restore the Voters Restoration act?
So
Why are they still being voted back into power and money on your tax dollar?
Because, most if not all are non-white voters!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Florida CDL Requirements

Lately Container 
Trucks are involved in accidents 
all over our roadway.

We are seeing trucks crashed most days however;
 ‘Trash Trucks’?
In all states including Florida, 6 to 18 wheels and/or the weight limit, you must pass a state/federal license to drive in this country, does Florida know this law?




If
my New England Unions were set up in Florida, 
every company using these trucks would be forced 
to buy their drivers the testing and their license 
or 
be fined by the state and/or federal government.

Container handler trash trucks
Florida's rich mix of tourism and nature sanctuary makes the U.S.' Sunshine State interesting to drive through, to say the least.
 With balmy weather and plenty of scenery to observe, more people live in Florida than New York State. 
The state is also the premier citrus grower and exporter in the United States, and has an infrastructure to match; meaning that getting your CDL in Florida is a solid job prospect.
In addition to citrus, Florida's well maintained network of highways transport visitors to the biggest attraction in the U.S. - Disney World.
The attraction's growing requirements for sourcing food, service and parts for its empire ensures that trucking in Florida is a viable career.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Red States Approve Obamacare

Florida under Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly blocked Medicaid expansion.
 More than two-thirds covered,
but not in Florida. (Eric)
Florida under Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly blocked Medicaid expansion.
And yet you voted for him?!?
Voters in 3 Red States Approve Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion,
 Bringing Total to 36
FlaglerLive | November 13, 2018
More than two-thirds covered,
but not in Florida. (Eric)
Voters in three red states
Idaho, Nebraska and Utah
bucked their own Republican legislatures last week
and
approved the expansion of Medicaid, extending medical benefits to tens of thousands of low-income residents.
Florida under Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly blocked Medicaid expansion.
Medicaid expansion was a key component of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which Congressional Republicans have unsuccessfully tried to repeal.
The fight over the ACA revealed how the law has gained popularity in the years since passage.
Medicaid, the health plan for the poor, is jointly financed by the federal and state governments. For new beneficiaries under Medicaid expansion, the federal match will be 93 percent in 2019 and 90 percent thereafter with the states responsible for the rest. For the regular Medicaid population, the federal match differs among states, but in no case is it less than 50 percent.
Studies have found that Medicaid expansion has produced jobs, particularly in the health care field, reduced the uninsured rate and increased economic security of low-income Americans.
–Michael Ollove, Stateline

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Two oxymoron’s in one statement and counting!




Two oxymoron’s in one statement and counting!

Floridians will never know if ballots just happened to fall off the truck as in the olden day's!

(1)

(A)-The biggest crook ‘bars none’, to set foot in Florida and mind you



Ma Barker’ 
was a small player in the game of
 'crooked people' 

coming into Florida, is calling an

 'honest person' (A Crook)?

And

(B)- 
Now a judge has ordered 
‘all of the Florida Ballots’ 
over to this '
crooked person'
 to do with as he pleases!

(C)
This person has spent
 the last two years 
as 
an official of the people, 
making ready 
'At Floridians expense',
 to step up to
(No Term-Limits)!

(D)- Floridians watch your wallets!

(2)

(A)- 
in my, going on 78 years running all over this plants, 
I have seen a few honest and a few crooked, politicians, 
a few actually went to jail 
and
 their state voted them back into office?

(B)- 

The few
 honest politicians' 

have been put through the

 ‘Grinding Wheel' 
called 
'opponent politicians’!
The biggest ‘Crooked Person', bar none, to ever set foot in Florida is calling the ‘Most Honest Politician’ that
 I have met in my 78 years on ‘Mother Earth’ 
a CROOK!