Florida’s $15 Minimum Wage: Lifeline or Job Killer?

  By E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet There are probably a lot of people in Florida, who think the battle for the minimum wage increasing to $15 an hour has been resolved by the recent election victory. Amendment 2 increases the State’s current $8.56 minimum wage to …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Woefully Understated

    By Scott Myers, Contributor The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported in a recent news release that the U.S. unemployment rate was 7.9% (12.6 million) for September, 2020.  The size of US workforce as of 9/2020 was 160.14 million. But there is more to the story if …

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Voter Turnout Initiatives Target Black, Jewish Communities

                By Jim Bleyer High-profile billionaires Tyler Perry and Michael Bloomberg  are bankrolling a final push in Florida to ensure two reliable Democratic constituencies cast their ballots Nov. 3. Their respective efforts are to motivate blacks and Jews to vote in what both …

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DeSantis Picks Vape Shops Over Kids’ Health

  by: E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet In a  Sept. 8 video message Governor Ron DeSantis called raising the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products in Florida superfluous since it’s already mandated by federal law. The  bill which DeSantis vetoed Senate Bill 810 would have largely …

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An Accurate Census? Don’t Count on It!

  By Jim Bleyer Every ten years the public is reminded, through news reports, commentary, and public service announcements just how important census-inspired statistics are to our economic well being and representative government. Political districts at the federal, state, and local levels are drawn based on population data. Without an …

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Sports Worship Costing Hillsborough Taxpayers Million$

    By Scott Myers, Contributor On July 15, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, by a vote of 6 to 1, approved a proposal from the Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) to spend $10.4 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to implement Corona Virus safety …

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Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November

    By Jim Bleyer If events leading up to 2020’s historic election tell Floridians anything, it is that voter suppression is highest on the agenda of powerful politicians, especially in presidential battleground states. Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, provides a rich, inviting target. From the ditching of sorting …

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If You Must Go…Here Are Some ER Strategies

      by E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet You’ve probably noticed a lot of ads on TV, in the newspaper and even in the mail about coming to the hospital emergency room. All the ads are quick to point out if you are experiencing a serious …

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Hillsborough Directs CARES $$ to Billionaires

    By Scott Myers, Contributor John Lewis, a true American hero, said “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up.” You have to say something; you have to do something.” So I’m doing my little bit about something very wrong. …

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Vinik Protegé DeMeulenaere Resurfaces Near Boston

    By Jim Bleyer   Molly Demeulenaere, who spent a rocky tenure as CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, is now in Massachusetts still promoting the arts. She is billed as a Development Consultant at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc., a ferry ride from Boston. …

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Stubborn Castor Perpetuates Tampa’s Racism Reputation

  By Jim Bleyer A three-dimensional black and white chess game continues to be played out in Tampa between city officials and the African-American community with no resolution in sight. As in the board game, the queen, Mayor Jane Castor, is going full throttle to protect the king, Police Chief …

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Recruiting Poll Workers Will Thwart Trump’s Fraud Claims

    By Steve Rosenfeld, Editor, Voting Booth In 2000, Ion Sancho had a front-row seat to the partisan mayhem and legal posturing surrounding Florida’s presidential recount. The Florida Supreme Court asked Sancho, then supervisor of elections in Florida’s capital, to be its technical adviser—second in charge—of overseeing the recount, …

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DeSantis Plays Defense as Presidential Hopes Fade

    By E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet It seemed so very perfect. The first-term governor, Navy SEAL, handsome, young, replete with beautiful wife and lovely family, political experience as a member of the US House of Representatives and a charming personality to go with all of …

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Tampa’s Castor: A Distrusted, Unrepentant Racist

    By Jim Bleyer Jane Castor wears the title of Tampa mayor but a more accurate representation to the city’s majority of African Americans would be Racist-in-Chief. Her actions as Tampa’s police chief from 2009-2015 undermined race relations and her inaction to repair them as mayor during her turbulent …

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Your Taxes Will Promote MPO-IOC Transit Propaganda Deluge

  By Jim Bleyer Twitter? Check. Facebook? Check. Special website? Check. Electronic media? Check. Graphics and imagery? Check. Any and all means of messaging to promote Tampa-centric transit plans including light rail? Check. The federally-funded Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization hatched such a comprehensive propaganda plan in anticipation of the …

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Clueless Trump Should Be Rooting For Sweden

    By Scott Myers, Guest Contributor Regarding “Donnie Bone Spurs,” here is the key consideration: Trump knows that when he is no longer POTUS, there is a very high probability that he will subsequently be going to prison.  Therefore, every move he makes is to keep his evil ass …

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