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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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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E-Scooters: A Tale of Two Cities

  E-scooters are ridden and parked in restricted areas of Tampa’s Riverwalk and Ybor City (above).   By Jim Bleyer For the under-30 zealots who enjoy the free-wheeling e-scooter culture in Tampa’s urban core, it is the best of times.  For seniors, the disabled, children, and strollers confined to the …

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TECO Coal Plan Would Add to Tampa Health Woes

      By Jim Bleyer   The Tampa Electric Company is playing a high-stakes shell game with the health and lives of the three million people who reside in the Tampa metropolitan area. Hillsborough County has the most polluted air in Florida, according to the recently released American Lung Association …

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All For Transportation is MIA on I-275 Expansion

By Sharon Calvert, from Eye on Tampa Bay All For Transportation (AFT) were the media darlings of transportation last year. Local media gave AFT spokespersons gobs of free exposure to shout out the message that we must spend more money on transportation in Hillsborough County. AFT spent $4 million telling …

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Hedge Funds Still a Money Launderer’s Dream

    By Jim Bleyer A combination of secrecy, weak regulation, and rapid proliferation have made hedge funds a very attractive vehicle for money launderers. And, although Congress was on the cusp of legislation making hedge funds culpable for abetting criminal activity, that opportunity evaporated following the 2018 midterm elections. …

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