Sunday, November 24, 2013

Religion should not or ever be an issue

wow...I just read some rants on the other blog which don't make sense. people being called racist, and some other unflattering remarks. Can someone fill me in on what she is talking about?
Religion should not or ever be an issue. Each person has the right to practice their religion as they see fit. Bringing it up to make it an issue is just wrong.
Are there racists in the village? Of course there are, but there is no place for it anymore. Get over it and move on.
The Inquisition was 500+ years ago.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Five Common Forms of Condo Fraud

thanks Habitat.

New Word - Phubbing

There is phone answering rudeness and then there is playing with a smart phone in company, Augh!
Phubbing stands for “phone snubbing,” and it’s increasingly common practice. With smartphones offering a whole world of time-wasting possibilities it’s all too easy to be tempted to do something other than talk to someone in the real world.

Survey in Britain: 27 percent said they would answer their phone in the middle of a face-to-face conversation. A third confessed that they would answer the phone in a restaurant and 19 per cent said they would while being served in a shop. I think USA is more.

Friday, November 22, 2013

11/22/1963 JFK Memories

11/22 JFK "The problems of the world cannot be solved by sceptics and cynics"
Nor of a village.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Embezzlement 101: A Question of When

The more trust you place in someone, the more you leave the door open for fraud. "They were like a member of my own family" is the phrase you hear from many business owners after the crime is uncovered.
There has been embezzlement in our village in past few years - Camden, Sussex, and Dover Associations.
Prevention: Watch that there are at least two signatures on checks, but money transfers are also vulnerable,
See this example of a shell game with accounts:
Agents of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit arrested 60-year-old Bruce David Sonnenberg after the issuance of an arrest warrant for Money Laundering, Scheming to Defraud, Grand Theft and five counts of Unemployment Compensation Fraud.
Initiated when information was received from the President of the Marsh Harbor Homeowner’s Association, who suspected that the Treasurer, Bruce Sonnenberg, had been mishandling the HOA account and possibly stealing funds.
The ensuing investigation determined Sonnenberg had been stealing funds ($22,000) from the Marsh Harbor HOA account. Sonnenberg moved the stolen money through several different accounts, involving different banking institutions in an attempt to conceal the unlawful activity. The money was traced through Sonnenberg’s personal checking accounts and companies that he owned, including Start Car Company, Son Coast Car Wash and Son Coast Hospitality.

This type of case is exactly what our newly created Economic Crimes Unit was designed for. Our team works daily to make sure that anyone who targets our citizens with fraud or theft goes straight to jail with every charge possible,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

$3 Poinsettias

Dress up CV.  $3 poinsettias at Walmart, what a deal, excellent condition. Bigger ones for $3.76 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Creating a New Chocolate Culture Worldwide

If Palm Beach Cty 'has the best of everything' why don't we have a Max Brenner Chocolate Bar -
My son sez 'Chocoholic dream like a cheesecake factory with chocolate instead of cheese. Womens' favorite.'

The German chocolate at Aldi's is very fine.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Aldi v Publix

Aldi's store claims big savings so I ran a test with Publix this week. Aldi does not have bakery, deli, much choice of sizes, or much staff, I rounded up all the 9c.


Red grapes 2 lbs

Cauliflower lg

Broccoli crowns

Pineapple whole

Acorn Squash 2 lb

Frozen strawberries 1 lb

Frozen berry/rasp 12 oz

Smoked sausage 13 oz

Condensed Milk

Half & half 1 qt

Shrimp Ring 1 lb


So you can save if you do not need a zillion choices and can be flexible. I do not like processed boxed foods at either place, there is too much HFCS, MSG, salt, sugar, etc.  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Second Annual Fall Muster at Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park

(I went to one of these in town of Okeechobee excellent.)
Bring the family for a day of living history. There will be artillery and musket demonstrations provided by Seminole War re-enactors. A children’s interactive booth will provide activities throughout the day.
Learn about the second Seminole Wars from the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Preservationists and listen to stories about the Florida Crackers given by Judge Nelson Bailey. Guided battlefield tours will take place throughout the day.
The event is Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is located adjacent to Riverbend Park, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter.  FREE EVENT.

For more information please contact Naturalist John Welch at 561-741-1359. Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park and other leisure opportunities available through Palm Beach County, visit

Comedian Bill Hicks Rediscovered

Please proceed with caution. Visitors with no sense of humor are advised to turn back now. Management is not responsible for damage to feelings.

After Bill's death in 1994 it was hard to find accounts and Youtubes of his work online, but now there are many newly polished pieces. Just Google - William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician.
Quotable "Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas. A bloodless revolution. And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it." 
On the news "Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather."

Within that little gem he had connected with us, taken us on a ride there, using words economically to help us imagine a picture in our heads. It lasts a lifetime; each pocket of one consciousness he opens. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Thanks to Matt Kuisle, Florida Client Services who purchased the cartoon

Latest info FPL for Landlords, Tenants, Residents on the Move

FPL has more/improved remote service for connecting, disconnecting electricity Nov 2013

Starting and Stopping your Electric Service, Residents and Tenants

FPL Automatic Connect for Landlords and Property Managers

Participating means you will be automatically connected when resident calls to cancel service, you do not have to call each time.

and of course, the basic FPL website has more info than you can imagine.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

OXFAM America

OXFAM America - top rated charity, check it out.
Typhoon Haiyan devastates Philippines
Thousands are feared dead. There is urgent need of food, clean water, medicine and shelter.
You can help save lives in the wake of this disaster.


Inspiration From The World's Most Inspired Thinkers

Would you believe some people have not heard of TED talks or watched them on utube.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of 18 minute talks, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, and many Nobel prize winners.
Recently there were 1,500  talks offered for free viewing online. On November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide, reflecting a still growing global audience.
New Ted talks each week with topic choices, like jaw-dropping ..

'scuse me I have to go watch "How to reverse climate change'

Magic World of India

Magic World of India
Wed, Nov 13, 4:00 pm at Okeechobee library
Enjoy India's astounding diversity of religion, languages, tourism, unique cultures, and food.  
Preregister Phone Number: (561) 233-1880

Monday, November 11, 2013


Twerking Sloths from Libby Daker on Vimeo.
Dave Israel

Getting Rid of Internet Ads

A friend of mine gets too many ads on her Internet pages, so here is what I use to avoid ads.

Simple Adblock - Google it or go to
Internet simply without ads!
For FREE you will get rid of:
- Youtube pre-videos ads
- in-site ads
- pop-up ads
- text-ads
- background ads
- whole-site ads
Because I use Chrome as my browser I also use Chrome Page Eraser (find it on Chrome Web store) Page Eraser is a Chrome extension that lets you erase elements on a page. Use it to remove sidebars, distracting content and even Flash banner ads, all while maintaining the layout of the page.

I assume you would also have Popups turned off. 
If Chrome, then Classic Popup Blocker is available in Chrome Web Store.

Channel 63 Lately

A variety of new efforts are appearing
When you watch you will also see invitations to participate.
and Clubs show everyday at 4pm

this is just a photo not a link, but you can watch live at the top of Blog Part 1

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Fund Raiser Nov. 10, 2013


Northern Stars Are Back

    Hello all,   hope you can make it to Northern Stars this Monday night Nov 11.  It will be in the party room at the clubhouse, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm [ish].   Will be nice to sing, dance, snack, drink, visit with friends, and have fun.
Some dates for Northern Stars:
Nov 11    Sing some songs for  Veterans Day, lets wear red, white and blue.
Nov 25    Lets be looking for songs for Thanksgiving  and Hanukkah   etc. etc...
Please all bring snacks and your own drinks and if you want to bring some to share that is great. But most of all bring your big smile
Membership still $5.


Friday, November 8, 2013

CV Clubhouse

New paint and new plantings - The darker shades are Military Green, and Light Khaki.
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WPB Veterans Day Parade

Honoring all who served
WPB Veterans Day Parade and Lifestyle Festival   
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 Lake Pavilion and Great Lawn

Parade begins at 1400 hours on Clematis Street.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ho Bear!

Bloody dangerous place Canada... the bears are huge and very curious...see what happens when a huge brown bear decides to take a closer look at a film shoot for a washing machine... 
   CLICK HERE  or  
I thought dumb and dumber was only in USA.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I'm asking this for my elderly neighbor Nell:

According to the bus schedule in the Nov. Reporter, the No. 2 bus is supposed to stop in front of Sheffield N, where there's a bench, at 8:23 a.m. and hourly at 23 past thereafter, skipping only the 12:30 stop, until 4:23 p.m. This morning Nell waited at 8:23 and again at 11:23 (allowing time before and after), and no bus came by. This has happened before, and it happened still again at 1:23 this afternoon. This last time she watched from her window. Nell ends up sitting out on the bench waiting for a half hour in the heat, where there is no shade, and today she did this twice--an elderly woman dependent on our buses! She told me about it, and I drove her to Publix, where we bought groceries. Nell suspects that because there often is no passenger waiting at our bus stop, the driver may omit the part of the run onto Elgin Street and looping around, and go directly down Glencoe to Hastings. Unless we are misreading the schedule or it's been changed, shouldn't the driver be following the prescribed route?  If he or she is skipping our stop out of sheer laziness or pressure to meet the schedule, it irritates me. And if the driver should say, "I look up the street and see nobody at the stop; that's why I go straight down Glencoe," I would protest. The driver is on the left side of the bus looking far to the right if he does this; AND, sitting on the bench, one often cannot see the bus on Glencoe, so how could the reverse be true and the driver be assured of being able to see someone on, behind or approaching the bench? 

Things To Do

Feel like fresh air - more information  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

50 Years in America

You thought this was Election Day, or Guy Fawkes Day, no it is my anniversary of 50 years in USA. We came, we saw, we populated. And to celebrate here is photo of some of my gorgeous great grandchildren.

Car Insurance Satisfaction Study

Auto insurance companies are friendly until it comes time to pay a claim. Over 11,500 car owners who made claims in the last six months rated their car insurance company on how satisfied they were with the claims process. Interesting that some big names you see advertised on TV ranked below average.  The really annoying ads seem to be worst - I shall have to rethink one of my insurers.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013


Love, peace, music, and food yesterday at Hippocrates (just down the road). Might make good costume event for one of our clubs. How many Boomers have a Woodstock shirt tucked away in their condo?
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Did You Remember

To set your clocks back:
Daylight Saving Time in the United States
begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and 
ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November

OUR VILLAGE in West Palm Beach - Part Two: WHY????

OUR VILLAGE in West Palm Beach - Part Two: WHY???


Why hasn't the Faux-Treasurer resigned? She clearly does not meet the residency requirements clearly stated in the UCO by-laws.
Why is  a small group of her friends trying to influence the rest of UCO to completely ingnore the FACT that a non-resident is in control of a seven million dollar budget.
BOB RIVERA'S BLOG  may give you some insight.
Every resident in the village should be concerned and insulted at her outright defiance.
Her backers are trying to tear this village apart. They seem to have only one thing in common; their hatred of the hardest working President UCO has ever produced.
They want to change the by-laws to allow non-residents to run for office.  Turning over control of UCO will only lead to "investors" taking over and turning Century Village into time-shares, hotels, or who knows what.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Xtreme Gardening

Hi Lanny, welcome back I guess this will have to be the Fluff Blog, my suggestions for Snowbird Blog and Candidates Blog have not produced.