Volume 7 Issue 28_Sun Bay Paper

Professional and recreational crabbers will head out for one last week in search of one of Florida's most in-demand seafood as the Sunshine State's 2021-2022 stone crab harvest season comes to a close May first. According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension, Florida provides 99 percent of all stone crab traps in the U.S., making it one of the state's most valuable commercial fisheries. All I can say is YUM! While state harvest data for the season that closes soon is incomplete, estimated catches in what would be called a “normal” year, come in at about 2 to 3 million pounds, That’s a lot of Claws! Like everything else the cost of getting Stone Crabs to the table has gone up but personally I still enjoy my stone crabs and it seems like I’m not alone…. “I don’t care they have gone up, stone crab claws are as much a part of my trip to Florida as people darting out in front of my car on Estero Blvd anywhere they want to” joked Monica Klawitter, who had just finished a meal at Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant “It’s not something I order every time we go out, but they’re here, we love them and season is almost over, so today we treated ourselves.” From Island to Bay, News on the Level Volume 7 Issue 28 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 Right... All Along Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com Cont pg 11 The Fort Myers Beach 26th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place on Sunday May 1, 2022. traditionally signifying the culmination of “tourist season.” “Traffic is so bad going to the beach, we just wait till after Easter to start enjoying the beach again” Frank Storos of Fort Myers told me.... This event welcoms in the “locals season,” when we locals, start to emerge again from snowbird season hibernation, to enjoy our surroundings again, without the intense crowds as traffic gets a little lighter, it’s a party celebrating the start of “summer season” This event is usually well attended and you can expect lots of people to be there to enjoy the festivities. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include restaurants, The Florida House on Thursday passed a measure that would strip Walt Disney Company of its self-governing status in the state. The House voted to amend a state statute creating a special district for Disney's property near Orlando that allowed the company to act as a self-governing authority like a county government. The measure would terminate all special governing districts created before the Florida Constitution was ratified in 1968. The Senate voted 23-16 to approve the measure on Wednesday. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who said he supports the proposed legislation. The 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act established the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which created an independent governing entity controlled by the Walt Disney Company. As a result, “Disney is in control of everything from construction zoning, building codes and fire department services to controlling its own electricity, roads and water,” a Forbes analysis explains. Disney’s special governing status came into question after it publicly opposed the Parental Rights in Education law, which bans Florida schools and teachers from discussing "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" with students in kindergarten through third grade classes. Numerous media outlets and opponents of the law claim it’s “antigay,” or uses the phrase, “Don’t say gay,” arguing it’s anti-LGBTQ. A review of the seven-page bill by The Center Square revealed no such language exists, including no mention of the word “gay.” Disney issued a statement supporting the LGBTQ community, adding its “goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that." At a news conference March 31, DeSantis said repealing the 1967 law wouldn’t be in retaliation to Disney’s opposition to the parental rights law, ClickOrlando.com reported. “I would not say that that’d be retaliatory," DeSantis said. "I mean, the way I view it is, you know, there are certain entities that have exerted a lot of influence through corporate means to generate special privileges in the law. I don’t think we should have special privileges in the law at all.” Disney has not commented on the proposed legislation. Dan McCaleb The Center Square Here Today But Gone Tomorrow.... Till Next Year! Taste Of The Beach Cont. pg 5 Walt Disney Striped of its Self-Governing Status Congratulations Austin & Brandy La Vigne for the birth of your Twins Aspen Robert La Vigne & Briar Sue La Vigne On April 20, 2022

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 It doesn’t matter if your reusable water bottle is made from glass, metal or plastic: You need to wash it every day. Reusable bottles are an excellent way to cut back on singleuse plastic while staying hydrated, but the moist environment of the bottle can turn into a breeding ground for illness-causing germs and bacteria. Get in the habit of adding your bottle to the dishwasher, where the high temperatures can eradicate germs. And never leave a bottle in a hot car or dirty environment (like a gym bag) where the growth of germs is expedited. Have leftover red or white wine? Why not pour the extra in ice cube trays so you have small cubes of wine to add to stock, sauces or even to blender drinks in the future? Or use white wine as a kitchen countertop disinfectant (but not on granite). The natural disinfecting properties of wine and the residual alcohol do a great job in cleaning, and it doesn’t stain, either. You can also use it to clean up grease stains on the floor, kitchen cabinets or appliances. The combination of alcohol and acidity is a powerful way to break up grease stains so they’re a cinch to wipe up. One of the biggest home expenses during the summer months is the cooling cost for your whole house. You can help save energy and stay cool by being smart about your central cooling system. Close the vents in little-used rooms like spare bedrooms or the dining room. By restricting the flow of cool air into unused rooms, you'll keep your heavily used rooms much more comfortable. And the cooler those rooms get, the more you can raise the thermostat and save money. On hot summer days, it’s better to use your car’s air conditioner instead of opening the windows when driving. The reason is two-fold: Air conditioners today are incredibly efficient, and keeping your windows closed helps reduce drag, which maximizes your car’s fuel efficiency. But in the first few minutes of driving, do open your windows. Turning on your car’s air conditioner immediately can cause premature engine failure. So let the breeze cool down the car for a few minutes, then roll up the windows and feel the chill of the AC. Cool A/C Do you know what time and day of the week is the cheapest for stocking up on organic fruits and vegetables at the supermarket? It’s Wednesday night! Supermarket managers take inventory of perishables at night and mark down items that are overstocked. Supermarket circulars advertising sales that begin on Wednesday are circulated on Tuesdays. Combine the weekly sale with the markdowns, and you have a chance to score organic bargains every Wednesday night. Best $$ for Produce When it comes to wines, it turns out the process of growing grapes and turning them into a fine glass of vino has a low carbon footprint. Grapes in general need very little pesticides to thrive, and the methods used to make wine are still rooted in the traditions of the past. So when does a bottle of wine become an eco problem? When you sip wine grown and made halfway around the world. The carbon footprint to import wine is extraordinary for two reasons: Cases of wine are heavy, and the distance they are transported is far. So, to sip green, try to go organic and look for domestic varietals. Local Wines Yum Ever wonder why it’s important to rest your dog’s food and water dishes on top of a floor mat? The mat does more than protect your floors; it also can protect your dog’s health. Dogs are messy eaters, and when you have a mat, food that falls out of the bowl goes onto the mat and not onto the floor, which may be covered in harsh floorcleaning product residue. The presence of the mat prevents your dog from licking the floor and eating potentially contaminated food. Always remember to wash the mat to keep it clean, too. Dogs Floor Mat Really White Wine? H2O Bottle Germs Keeping Cool

The thing that you MUST understand and stop denying is this; Joe Biden, through no fault of his own, has no idea what he is doing, absolutely none…he is NOT running this country…he is ruining this country by following Obama’s lead, my opinion! He had no input in that Democrat Senate Bill /Exec Order on Digital money. Biden doesn’t understand a thing about Cryptocurrency or Bitcoins nor anything else, my opinion! BUT…Obama does… it’s about control…control of you! First he tried to control your health, which failed miserably, now, he is trying to control you through your money! If YOU don’t stop him, he will succeed! READ THIS, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, THEN JUST ASK JOE TO EXPLAIN WHY HE WANTS TO SWITCH TO CRYPTOCURRENCY! Let me know when you will, so I can have a good laugh…we really need one!! Do it in a press conference, Where he can’t stumble away! Do not give him the written question and answers like Donna Brazile did for Hillary.... Go Ahead... I Double Dog Dare Any Of You Sorry Ars Re[prters To Do that... Would love to see him answer WITH NO… NOTES…OR CHEAT SHEETS! Here are some of MY reasons to REJECT, WITH ALL OUR MIGHT, a change to Cryptocurrency/Bitcoin are simple; First, it gives one banking institution, the Fed and one person, the Chairman of the Fed, complete “control over ALL your money, including…how you spend it”! That is what they want to do. ANYONE who says, “Not True”, ask, “What insures the funds…like FDIC does”!! Remember the bill Hussein /Obiden proposed to give the IRS more power, 60K more Agents, more money and access to your bank accounts if you dared to spend more than $600, all at one time? Why do you think they want that? Still think I’m crazy”? Read the 4th Amendment! Second, what backs up the digital “currency”? The Fed…NO?! FDIC…NO?! The US Government…NO?! Any Government… NO! NOTHING…YES! Third, today, your currency is guaranteed by both the FDIC and the full faith and power of the United States! Fourth, digital money, is very unstable, changes drastically…up and DOWN! It’s unstable because it’s backed by nothing, like stocks. It is very susceptible to Fraud! It is an asset, and not a currency! Are you really dumb enough to allow such an insane act with your money? When was the last time, you heard that your bank records were attacked and your savings account, or checking or CD was “victimized” by hackers, your money is gone… not insured by the FDIC…sorry… we can’t help you?! OR get an email, “We devalued the dollar and your $100,000 is reduced to $50,000!? Did that EVER happen to you or anyone you know? I doubt that happened! Has the stock market ever done any of the above! Ask your Grandpa about 1929! The FDIC was started in 1933! So why jump into a boiling pot of Fraud and Uncertainty? Just finish reading this and then Google Cryptocurrency Fraud …then take your pick! The US Dollar has been the world’s currency for almost 150 years because it is backed by the US! It’s the most stable economy in the world. That’s why Obama wants to destroy it and bankrupt America…because he cannot control the US dollar. Read Piven and Cloward! Right now, today, the guarantees are; US Dollars…FDIC and United States of America; CRYPTOCURRENCY…NOTHING! So let’s switch! You should view Bitcoins as an investment, asset, but NOT tradeable currency…just like a Stock, or a Bond, nothing else. What guarantee do you receive when you buy a stock? That’s the same as Bitcoin! More on Secure “Digital transactions”, that are already in place, and the best reason of all, to just say, “NO”, to CRYPTOCURRENCY; All real-estate closings today are accomplished by secure, “Digital’, (there’s that word again), computer programs and some States are dumb enough to execute closings to buyers and sellers WITHOUT REQUIRING ORIGINALS, WITH BLUE INK SIGNATURES… PAPER COPIES! New York doesn’t require paper originals unless you ask, but Florida does require, paper originals to both parties! Ever hear this at a closing, “Don’t worry, it’s all “Digital”, on file at the County seat... or the Clerk’s office, safe and secure”. Ever hear that? Just say, “GOOD but, I still want an original Deed, Title Search, Survey and Title Insurance”. Answer me this …why was there NEVER any such thing as, Title Theft, before “Digital”? It just didn’t exist! I would have known if there were, because Title Theft/Fraud are Wire Fraud and/or Mail Fraud and are the FBI’s Jurisdiction! After almost 3 decades as an Agent and having worked many Mail and Wire Fraud Cases, I NEVER even heard the phrase, Title Theft!! In my humble opinion, “Digital” Closings CREATED, TITLE FRAUD! Today, because of “Digital” Secure Closings, to protect against “Title Theft”, we need to buy “Title Theft Insurance”, and I don’t mean Title Insurance for the Deed/Search either, that doesn’t cover Title Fraud! Here’s the irony of Digital Closings and Digital money versus paper …in the Digital world, to protect your Bitcoin currency (Money) and Real Estate, you will need to BUY insurance that YOU pay for, and keep “paper copies”…to prove what’s yours…and oh, almost forgot… and you will love this…turn over control of your assets to your brand new Socialist government, that you allowed/voted for, which is Ruled by an unelected Hussein Obama. Remember… this is all…to Overthrow your Republic and make America a Socialist Nation…that’s the real goal and Digital Currency is a big part of Obama’s plan! Today, your cash, in your pocket is protected by you, your gun, our laws and Law Enforcement IF the Police are allowed to enforce those laws.…what is in the bank, is covered by the FDIC and your Constitutional Republic, the US Government, and your property, is covered by your paper Deeds and financial statements! I don’t see any way to protect your Bitcoins!!! Worry not! They will give you a secure password, that they will share…with you… and the Fed! Good luck with that! Think I’m wrong, well read on…? The “Democrat Senate” just passed Senate Bill 3571…you have to read it! From Senate Bill 3571… paragraph (a)… “In the absence of sufficient oversight and standards, firms providing digital asset services may provide inadequate protections for sensitive financial data, custodial and other arrangements relating to customer assets and funds, or disclosures of risks associated with investment. Cybersecurity and market failures at major digital asset exchanges and trading platforms have resulted in billions of dollars in losses…” so let’s dive in and Obama/Obiden want you to trust them to control those “bad boys”, and will protect your life savings!? THEYWON’T ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS, WILL NOT HONOR THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE AND WILL NOT PROTECT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER FROM CRIMINALS, ENEMIES, DRUG DEALERS, SMUGGLERS, DRUG CARTELS …?! OMG, how could anyone believe anything these scoundrels have to say, when they AREN’T even honest about who is running the Whitehouse and who is running the country??!!! They must be saying, “If they were dumb enough to vote for Biden…anything, even Bitcoin, is possible”! That’s all the more reason to just say, “NO”, or for certain you will be very, very, sorry!!!! Do you really believe that Hussein Obama, the person who wants “to fundamentally change America,” into a Socialist Nation, the same guy who admits he had to lie to us about such things as “keeping your own doctors” and “prices will come down saving the average family $2500 per year”, and one lie after another, to pass a failed Obama Care?! He fooled you then, didn’t he…but we can trust him now… why… as he Rules America, as he said he would, with a FAUX President, with and ear plug, from his basement down the street…through a FAUX President to fool you again!? Wake up stupid! An unelected and now wannabe President For Life, wants you to trust HIM to take all your Currency and turn it into Digital money…Obama is saying, “I used to work for the Government and I’m here to help you”? therightsidejgarydilaura.com J.Gary DiLaura FBI RED Retired Extremely Dangerous The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 The Right Side SHOULD AMERICA SWITCH TO CRYPTOCURRENCY?! JUST SAY NO…!

gift and promotional vendors, a beer garden, the famous server competition and live music. Live music from the main stage will include a steel drum band: Sounds of Steel. The event will run from 11a.m.-4:00 p.m. Local restaurants and food trucks will serve samples of their best signature dishes available for purchase. They will be competing for Taste of the Beach awards including; Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Chicken Entrée, Best Surf Entree, Best Turf Entree, Best Vegetarian/Vegan, Best Decorated Booth and the People’s Choice award. A panel of celebrity judges will judge the food competitors. Winners will be announced on the main stage at 4 p.m. Along with tasty treats from the competing restaurants and food trucks, the always spirited Server Competition, will return, pitting server teams from local Fort Myers Beach restaurants against each other, vying for the coveted Best Server Team award. The Taste of the Beach has come a long way since its inception in a muddy field on San Carlos Island 25 years ago. Since then, Fort Myers Beach 'Tastes' have been held at various locations on San Carlos and Estero Islands. This year, it will be on San Carlos Island and held at the Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill at Salty Sam’s Marina, 2200 Main Street, FMB, FL, 33931. Attendees are encouraged to bring lounge chairs to enjoy the live music, and the event is Dog Friendly!!! No Coolers please! The festival gates will open at 11 a.m. and food will be served through 4 p.m. Advance tickets and discount ticket packages will be available on the Chamber’s website (www.fortmyersbeach.org). Tickets will also be available on-site, at the front entrance, the day of the event. Food tickets are $1 each, with the average plate costing around $5. Admission fee is $5, benefitting the Chamber. Ed. Note: get there early, popular, tasty food items will sell out during the course of the afternoon, and remember to Vote for your favorite!” A dozen reggae, rock, pop, blues and funk bands play two stages at this third-annual fundraiser for Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches. The nonprofit wants to build a replica of the 16-foot-high stone arch that once greeted visitors to Fort Myers Beach. The lineup includes Faded Roots, Electric Lipstick, Unforgiven Country Band, Siren, Forged in Fire and Section 8. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 23. and is a FREE event. It will be held at the Lani Kai Island Resort, 1400 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach. This group was created to restore the Fort Myers Beach Arches. They are over 1400 members strong. They succeeded in getting the town of Fort Myers Beach and Lee County to approve a Commemorative Arch in Bowditch Point Regional Park using some of the original Arches Materials. They are in fundraiser mode, they have funded planning, and engineering. Now they are working on construction funding. Any donations are appreciated. They are working with local Government to see a local dream come true. A New Fort Myers Beach Arch! for more info: bit.ly/3NtAtfx or http://restorethearches.com/ The Sun Bay Paper Page 5 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 Cont to pg 11 Cont. from pg 1 Taste of Fort Myers Beach Rock the Arches Server doing a backflip Science Shows That Women Sleep Better Next to Dogs It’s a no-brainer that sleep is vital for one’s health. That is why so many researchers study the best way to get good quality shut-eye. However, forget chamomile tea and meditating before bed. According to new research, women sleep better next to dogs. That’s right; Canisius College in New York State conducted a study that found that canines make better sleeping partners than humans or cats. “We found that women commonly rate dogs as better bed partners than cats and human partners and report that their dogs enhance their sleep quality,” Christy Hoffman, Ph.D., animal behaviorist and lead researcher of the study. Hoffman surveyed almost one thousand women living in the United States to come to these findings. The results showed that 55% of the participants shared their bed with at least one dog, and 31% with at least one cat. Also, 57% of these women shared a bed with a human partner while the rest did not. Hoffman also discovered why dogs seemed to make the best bed companions. The first reason is that dogs’ sleeping patterns, as opposed to cats, more closely resemble those of humans. “The difference between dogs and cats is not surprising because dogs’ major sleep periods tend to coincide more closely with humans’ than do cats,’” said Hoffman. However, while there may be benefits of these similar sleeping patterns, more research is needed to know for certain. But Hoffman has some ideas of how this could work. “In comparison to human bed partners, dogs may be better at accommodating

The Keystone XL Pipeline Project: One of the heaviest blows to the delivery of more Canadian crude oil supply to the United States concerned the Keystone XL Pipeline Project. This project included a proposed 875-mile pipeline from Morgan, Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. It would have allowed delivery of up to 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil from western Canada and the Bakken Shale Formation in the United States to Steele City for onward delivery to refineries in the Gulf Coast area. The Keystone XL project, by itself, would have supplied more oil than was until recently imported from Russia. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, the sponsor, applied for a Presidential Permit for the pipeline to cross the Canada-United States border in September 2008. A final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in August 2011. Due to changes in the pipeline route required because of local environmental concerns and landowner issues, an updated EIS was filed in May 2012. Throughout the 12 years that the Keystone XL project was under review, various environmental groups launched well-funded campaigns to oppose the project, mainly because it would aid in transporting crude oil produced in the oil sands area to market. The final EIS, in its market analysis, found that: “The approval or denial of any one crude oil transport project, including the proposed Project, is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States based on expected oil prices, oil-sands supply costs, transport costs, and supply-demand scenarios.” The EIS also noted that the Keystone XL project would support approximately 42,100 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced) in the United States during the construction stage. The process of issuing a Presidential Permit became a game of political ping-pong. On November 3, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a determination that the project was not in the public interest. Kerry found that there was a “perception” among foreigners that the project would increase greenhouse-gas emissions and that, whether or not this perception was accurate, the decision would, therefore, “undercut the credibility and influence of the United States” in climate-change-related negotiations. On November 6, 2015, the Obama Administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project, citing economic and environmental concerns. On January 24, 2017, in his first week in office, President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum to revive the Keystone XL pipeline. Following a series of court challenges, he issued a new and revised permit in March 2019. On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the pipeline on his first day in office. On June 9, 2021, the Keystone XL project was abandoned by its developer. The loss of the Keystone XL pipeline was due to the refusal of the Obama and Biden Administrations to confront the opposition to the pipeline from climate activist groups and their powerful allies in the US Democratic Party. At this stage, renewal of the project is possible but very unlikely given the threat of repeated court challenges and withdrawals of the Presidential Permit by a future Administration. In the current political and policy environments, the same uncertainties would confront any other new proposal for increased pipeline transport of crude oil from western Canada to US markets. The Climate Policy Context: Stopping the construction of the Keystone XL project has had virtually no impact on the level of greenhouse gas emissions in North America and certainly not in the world. The public debate over climate policy and the constraints it should place on hydrocarbons production, consumption, and trade often takes place within the confines of repeated but erroneous claims that “the science is settled.” This demonstrably false proposition ignores the related question of whether, even if the science were settled, the governments of the world could credibly be expected to reduce GHG emissions. The history of international climate diplomacy since 1992 can be described as elaborate in-process and meager in results. The period from 1992 to 2015 was spent in repeated but failed efforts to impose collective and enforceable emissions reduction requirements. With very few exceptions, no country ever met the targets set. After 19 conferences of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the countries of the world gave up on collective target-setting and switched to efforts to promote country-specific measures aimed at the nebulous and arbitrary goal of restraining global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius by 2100. The agreement reached at the 2015 Paris Conference required countries only to submit voluntary emission reduction plans every five years. Neither China nor India, the two fastestgrowing sources of GHG emissions, committed to making reductions by 2030. This diplomatic activity has completely failed to alter the growth in global carbon dioxide emissions. They rose from 22.45 billion tonnes per year in 1990 to 35.8 billion tonnes in 2016, an increase of 59%. They continued to rise until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at enormous cost, have reduced their emissions, those of the non-OECD countries have risen by almost five billion tonnes per year and, in 2019, constituted 65% of global emissions. The United States Energy Information Administration, in its 2019 International Energy Outlook report, projected the trends in global energy supply, demand, and emissions to 2050. Overall, the 2019 EIA Outlook projected world energy consumption to rise nearly 50% between 2018 and 2050, due almost entirely to strong economic growth, increased access to marketed energy, and rapid population growth in nonOECD countries. World energy-related CO2 emissions are projected to grow at an average rate of 0.6% per year between 2018 and 2050, with the rate of growth in the non-OECD countries at about 1% per year. In other words, the EIA projects global CO2 emissions to grow from about 34 billion tonnes in 2018 to 43 billion tonnes in 2050. US total emissions in 2021 were about 13.5% of the world’s total, at a time when the share of global emissions arising from Asia dwarf those from any western country. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated that the fixation of European countries on reducing GHG emissions has left them dangerously dependent on insecure and unreliable energy sources from a country with unpalatable geopolitical ambitions. It will take Europe decades, not years, to restore a necessary level of energy security, assuming the Green-party dominated governments in several countries will allow them to try. One can only wonder whether the lessons of the Russian aggression in Ukraine will be learned by the American and Canadian political elites and by their public. When the light bulb finally goes on, a great opportunity for renewed energy partnership awaits in North America. Robert Lyman America Out Loud Canadian and American Energy Security Gone Wrong Environmental Page 6 At the Heart of the Problem: Money Among older people who have been hospitalized for a heart attack, severe financial strain -- having too little money each month to make ends meet -- is associated with a 60% higher risk of dying within six months after hospital discharge, according to a Yale University study. "We found that severe financial strain was associated with increased risk of mortality. It's a call to the clinical world that we need to pay attention to patients' financial status," said study author Alexandra Hajduk. Of the patients in the study who reported having more than enough money to pay the bills, 7.2% died within six months of leaving the hospital. Of those who reported having "just enough" money to make ends meet, 9% died within six months. Of those who reported having too little money, 16.8% died within six months. Food for thought Brominated vegetable oil is a food additive sometimes used to keep citrus flavoring from separating out in sodas and other beverages. It's banned in some countries, but not the U.S. Health concerns about BVO revolve around one its ingredients, bromine, which can irritate the skin and mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, lungs and stomach. Long-term exposure may cause neurological symptoms like headaches and memory loss. Bromine is also used in insecticides, dyes, agricultural chemicals and flame retardants. Scott LaFee

LipoMelt Lipomelt is a safe, pain free alternative to liposuction. The LipoMelt treatment is 100% non-invasive and does not cause any bruising or scarring. Clients will see a reduction of inches after their very first session; best results are achieved with multiple sessions over a few weeks time. How does LipoMelt work? You lay down and two distinct frequencies of unique light emitted from LED’s cause the fat to emulcify (melt) in the cell membranes, temporarily altering the permeability of the cell wall. This brief change allows some of the melted fat contents to seep out to where it can then be processed by the body. What happens to the fat? After being released, the fat is broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol and enter the blood stream via the Lymphatic system. Once in the blood stream, the fatty acids can be quickly eliminated by the body. What areas of the body can be treated? The LipoMelt treatment can be effectively used on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. This includes the waist, hips, upper legs, thighs and upper arms...even the neck.. Does LipoMelt help with cellulite and loose skin? Clients undergoing LipoMelt have noticed an improvement with cellulite as well as skin tone and texture. Do I have to follow a diet? No diet changes are required, but you can expect better results if you reduce your caloric intake even just a little and increase your water consumption to 6- 8 glasses a day. Meanwhile, reducing alcohol consumption will reduce calories and help the liver. One Less Bite! The key to weightloss is making a change in your diet that is maintainable. A nutritionalist once told me if you eat 2,000 calories of food a day and burn off 2,000 calories of food a day, at the end of the month, or at the end of the year you won’t gain or lose any weight, but if you add the extra calories of one bowl of soup per week to that balance ... at the end of one year you will gain 5 lbs! Soooooo if you only remove the calories of one bowl of soup per week to your intake you lose 5 lbs in a year.... Moral of that story is make small changes that are maintainable! Like not eating another bite once you are full, you can eat the rest later as a snack, (eating often, small portions is better for our metabloism) I love my burgers and still eat them but usually take almost half of it home. (Who needs a 8 or 10 oz. burger, we used to think a quarter pounder was a big burger and that is only 4 ounces!!! and YES ... on a bun... it’s not a burger if it’s not on a bun!) Oh... I also still eat fries... it’s true! but only eat a hand full, I usually ask for half as much as they normally send out and don’t end up eating all of those either! (and no, I won’t take them home... I don’t enjoy cold or reheated mushy fries) Do I have to exercise? Each of your sessions includes 20 minutes on the “shaker” machine to stimulate circulation and helps your body remove the fat that has been released. The best part of this system is seeing results! Fitting into a smaller size motivates you to have one less bite, or walk more, improving results even more! Armando’s Day Spa has been in the same location and family owned for over 21 years, they are well known for their massage and body treatments. Located at 2101 Estero Blvd on Fort Myers Beach. You can reach them at: 239-463-1200, go to: armandosdayspa.com License # 20205 239-463-1200 ASK THE DOCTORS Dear Doctor: My wife wants me to quit eating black licorice because she heard it’s bad for you. I think it’s just that she can’t stand the taste of it herself. I told her I was writing this email, and she said I have to include that I’m 42 and on blood pressure meds. Dear Reader: Your wife is remembering a warning about black licorice issued by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017, just a few weeks before Halloween. Considering that Americans now spend upward of $2.7 billion (yes, with a B; and yes, we’re kind of shocked) per year on Halloween candy, the FDA’s timing seems spot on. According to the warning, “If you’re 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.” To understand why, we need to talk about Glycyrrhiza glabra, the plant used to give licorice candy its distinctive flavor. Commonly referred to as licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra is a member of the pea and bean family, and is native to certain areas of Europe, the Middle East and western Asia. Its fleshy roots contain a compound called glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Licorice root has medicinal properties, and it is a centuries-old treatment for a variety of ailments, including heartburn, stomach upset, ulcers, sore throat and bronchitis. However, one of the side effects of consuming glycyrrhizin is a potentially dangerous drop in the levels of potassium in the body. This means eating too much licorice can lead to a range of symptoms including high blood pressure, leg swelling, exhaustion, lethargy, cramping, abnormal heart rhythms and even congestive heart failure. Research shows that when you stop eating black licorice, potassium levels will usually return to normal on their own. If you’re wondering why your wife wanted you to share your age and health status in your email, it’s because according to the FDA, people over the age of 40 who also have a history of hypertension or heart disease should be particularly careful not to eat too much licorice. Eating as little as 2 ounces -- that’s four small pieces -- of licorice every day for two weeks is enough to land someone in the hospital. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, who take an even dimmer view of the candy, state that even 1 ounce of licorice per day consumed over the course of several weeks may be “potentially unsafe.” To avoid problems, black licorice lovers of any age should never eat large amounts of the candy at one time. It’s also important to note that glycyrrhizin, the flavoring compound in licorice root, has the potential to interact with some medications, herbs and dietary supplements. For instance, the NIH warns that black licorice blunts the effects of the blood thinner warfarin, and it interferes with certain blood pressure drugs, steroid drugs and diuretics. If black licorice is a constant in your diet and you regularly take any medications or supplements, it would be wise to check with your doctor or pharmacist for any potentially adverse interactions. Getting Slimmer With LED Light Black Licorice Should Be Consumed Only in Moderation Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, and Elizabeth Ko, M.D. Sun Bay Paper Available Do you like this News Paper? Interested in having your own Franchise in your hometown or in taking over this one? 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Did you know that the federal judge who vacated the federal mask mandate for airline and public transit passengers on Monday is only 35? The New York Times thought that detail was important, and so did Slate legal writer Mark Joseph Stern. The fact that critics of U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle's 59-page decision focused on her age rather than her reasoning reflects the confusion of people who tend to assume that any COVID-19 control measure they view as sensible must also be legal. These are two distinct questions, and conflating them amounts to rejecting the rule of law. Mizelle was responding to a lawsuit challenging an "order" that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Federal Register on Feb. 3, 2021. She concluded that the rule, which applied to taxis and ride-sharing services as well as airplanes, airports and public transportation systems, exceeded the CDC's authority and violated the Administrative Procedure Act. The CDC issued its mask mandate under a provision of the 1944 Public Health Service Act that authorizes regulations to prevent the interstate spread of communicable diseases. The law mentions "inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination" and "destruction" of infected or contaminated "animals or articles" as well as "other measures" deemed "necessary." When the CDC cited the same provision to justify its nationwide eviction moratorium, it argued that the phrase "other measures" authorizes any disease control measure it considers appropriate. The Supreme Court rejected that "breathtaking" power grab, saying the list of specific examples "informs the grant of authority by illustrating the kinds of measures that could be necessary." In light of that principle, Mizelle said, the relevant question is whether the CDC's mask mandate qualifies as a "sanitation" measure, as the agency contended, or something similar. She cited five reasons for rejecting that reading: "the context of the nearby words," contemporaneous usage, the sweeping implications of the government's argument, the history of the provision's application and the fact that it seems to be "limited to property." Mizelle also concluded that the CDC had "improperly invoked" the "good cause" exception to the APA's "notice and comment" requirement for new rules. And she said the mask mandate was "arbitrary and capricious" because the CDC "failed to adequately explain its reasoning." Mizelle backed up all three of those conclusions with extensive discussion and cogent reasons. But instead of explaining why she was wrong, Stern complained that "a single unelected, life-tenured, 35year-old judge just abolished the air travel mask mandate for the entire country." In Stern's view, that was intolerably undemocratic. He asked, "Who should decide whether air passengers must wear masks: A federal agency staffed with experts accountable to the president, who is accountable to the people? Or a 35year-old Trump judge in Tampa?" The issue in this case was not whether it makes sense to require that travelers wear masks. It was who gets to decide that and under what legal authority -- a question that squarely resides with the judicial branch, not with the "experts" at an executive agency. Federal judges are unelected and have life tenure to insulate them from political pressures when they answer such questions. That is a feature, not a bug, because under our system of government, presidents do not get to do whatever they want, even if the majority demands it. Their policies must be consistent with the law. Neither Mizelle's age nor the fact that Donald Trump nominated her have anything to do with whether she did her job properly. When Stern calls her a "Trump judge," he is echoing Trump, who dismissed a ruling he did not like as the politically motivated work of "an Obama judge." Judicial independence is essential to upholding the rule of law. Partisans attack both when they suggest that judges have no business interfering with the policies of democratically elected politicians. That is precisely what they are supposed to do when the law requires it. Jacob Sullum The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 Letters To The Editor Guest Editorial To the Editor, Another pedestrian was hit recently at the corner of Lenel Road and Estero Blvd by a car on Fort Myers Beach. My wife was hit in the crosswalk and permanent disabled by a car at the same intersection. Another elderly gentleman was hit at the same place, went back North, and died less than two months later. Many others pedestrians have had car/pedestrian incidents at this intersection. The elected city/county officials, city/county staff, and city board members have all acknowledge that the Lenel Road and Estero Blvd intersection is the "most dangerous intersection" on the Beach. I was told back in 2014 that this intersection would be "studied and corrected" with the proposed Estero Blvd Project. The Estero Blvd Project is now completed and the only change was to add a third lane. (Of course this made the intersection even more dangerous.) I questioned one of the construction officials about a month ago about why there were no modifications made to this intersection and was told that they "really studied this intersection", but could not come up with any solution to the problem and so they left the signage and markings at the intersection the same except for addition of the third lane. This intersection has the north end entrance to Santini Plaza on the South East Corner, the CVS Pharmacy on the North East corner, and Seven Eleven on the South West side. The city/county acknowledges that this area {Len el Road, Island Pine Way, Estero Blvd) has the highest population density on the Island with all the Condos located on these three roads. The residents of these condos are walking to Seven Eleven for coffee and snack, back to CVS for other items, over to Santini Plaza to shop and/or eat, maybe to the beach, then back to their condo all having to pass thru this intersection. Beside the walking pedestrians this intersection also has many cars going over the speed limit north or south on Estero Blvd, and cars trying to turn right or left into the north or south bound lanes on Estero Blvd from Lenel Road and Seven Eleven. The same crosswalk markings and sign without flashing lights were put back at the Lenel/Estero intersection. The same crosswalk markings and sign with lights were put back in front of the Wyndham Garden Motel because they were there prior to construction. Before construction the crosswalk in front of the Wyndham Garden Motel was on the same level as their parking lot which made it very accessible. After construction the crosswalk is now 4+ feet above the parking lot and separated by 3 ft fence running from the south to the north entrance of the Wyndham Garden. The crosswalk is now used less because pedestrians from the Wyndham Garden are crossing Estero Blvd at the Wyndham Garden north or south driveway entrances (No crosswalks). It should also be noted that the condo residences from Island Pine Way cross at the north Wyndham Garden driveway entrance to get to and from the beach instead of walking down and crossing at the crosswalk with lighted sign. The Crosswalk sign with the light now needs evaluation. The FMB city council in their great wisdom decided to put a crossing guard at this intersection . .She quit.in less than two weeks after getting hit twice and she was never replaced. This indicates that Fort Myers Beach/Lee County officials are very aware of the problem with the intersection at Lenel Road and Estero Blvd but will not address the issue. This could open the city/county to a major law suit the next time someone gets hit because of their negligence to address a known dangerous situation. Pete Heyd Fort Myers Beach PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL: 16970 San Carlos Blvd. #160, Ft Myers, Fl 33908 E-MAIL: production@sunbaypaper.com WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: http://www.sunbaypaper.com The Sun Bay Paper To the Editor. The human race has been targeted for termination, and the depopulation globalists are prioritizing certain races and ethnic groups for rapid extermination. We now have an on-the-record statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra saying, “We know that vaccines are killing people of color… blacks, Latinos, indigenous people, at about two times the rate of white Americans.” to quote an article I read about it.....”He did not stutter.” Put another way, the experimental gene therapy injections called “vaccines” are depopulation weapons targeting all of humanity, but they disproportionately kill far more Blacks and Latinos on a per-capita basis. Sure call me a conspircy theorist... but they’ve been warning us about these vaccines since the very first cleared for Emergecy Use Authorizations, and now they admit they know it’s killing more of us than ‘non people of color’ Andrea Williams Ed. Note: We have printed many articles about concerns associated with Covid “vaccines.” There are a lot of things in these vaccines that cause concern, I asked my friend who is a doctor about their oppinion about these vaccines, they told me they would not get a Covid vaccine over ingredient concerns, to be fair, they also do not promote or get flu shots either. over similar concerns.. Personally, having alread had Covid back in November 2020, I believe in my body’s ability to protect itself, I will not vaccinate, nor would I even if I had not ... Quote of the Week “Aspire to Inspire before you Expire!” -Eugene Bell Jr.

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 April 22, 2022 - May 5, 2022 And The Walls Came Tumbling Down! Barely over a year ago “the walls came tumbling down,” so to speak. With Joe Biden assuming occupancy in the White House, a visible and compellingly logical first step in border security came to a dramatic halt. Trump’s border wall construction was discontinued by Biden. The hustle and bustle along the border quieted as workmen scurried away from their unfinished project. And about $100 million of construction materials began rusting in piles on the ground. Trump built about 400 miles of wall, mostly replacing other, useless, or inadequate fencing. He had ordered over 300 miles more. The method Trump chose to accomplish border security is one of simple common sense – a barrier for slowing things down and sorting things out, enhanced by electronic surveillance. He chose a “stop and sort” method and Biden has chosen a “whoops, better chase” approach. And who’s in charge? The VicePresident, who has never visited the actual border, is assisted by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, who insists we are in control of the border. “Thus endeth” Trump’s most visible accomplishment, progress in controlling our porous southern border. The very real potential for controlling the border shifted, with a stroke of Biden’s pen, to immediate actual control by Mexican drug cartels. In addition to the abandoned construction materials already mentioned, Biden is spending $3 million per day to NOT build the border wall. Much of this is for contractors monitoring the rusting process, I guess. That daily rate is down from an initial $6 million. It’ll be a while before the remaining contracts can be cancelled. The rusting steel can then disappear back into nature. As of late 2021, approximately $2 billion had already been spent on ongoing expenses. Those numbers are from a 2021 investigative report initiated by republican members of the (now try to finish this sentence reading aloud in one breath) Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management (SHSAGACSOGOABM for short – whew, gasp). That report is now several months old so things may be worse. Too bad the democrat members didn’t want to know the details. Here's some information on the status of illegal immigration. During Trump’s last 2 years, illegal immigrant encounters were up and growth of illegals gaining access was down. During the fiscal year ending in 2021, covering much of Biden’s first year, thwarted illegal border crossings was third highest on record. Many were released into the U.S. and untold thousands more successfully entered the U.S without being caught, including known terrorists. We’ve been hearing a lot recently about Title 42. That was an order Trump initiated near the beginning of the pandemic. It granted authority for the CDC to deny admission of people who pose a risk of spreading communicable diseases. Whether you agree or disagree with that order, the problem now is that Biden’s announced he would suspend it in April. That will release a pent-up demand for border crossings, with a massive surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border. Officials expect releasing about 600,000 into the U.S. by September 2022 – a record. Understandably, there’s major bipartisan pressure for him not to terminate the order. Biden’s border policy has demonstrated a pattern. First, reverse anything Trump instituted. Most importantly, don’t build a barrier wall. Next, he seems to desire a nuanced set of procedures such as an exclusively technology-centered approach. He was unprepared to implement it. Last, his nuanced approach emphasizes solving the root problems that compel people to come to the U.S. i.e., solving problems in the home countries of illegal immigrants, an impossible task. There’s been little progress on any of these. Let’s finish the border wall. Border officials and patrol personnel want a barrier as an essential part of an entire system that includes technology. Only then will we achieve order and control. Before November, republicans and conservatives should work to achieve republican control of both congressional houses. Hopefully, with that accomplished we could scrape the rust off the piles of steel, and redeploy a workable, commonsense, border security and control process that the Biden administration at least temporarily squandered. And that’s the way it is, April 22, 2022. Hard to believe, isn’t it! myslantonthings.com Steve Bakke, Fort Myers The Fourth Time Around The first time around, I thanked God, my daughter and Twitter for managing to snag me one of the first appointments for a COVID19 vaccine. It was February of last year, and I felt like I'd won the lottery. I drove for an hour to East LA, stood in line for an hour with my son (there to drive me home in case I had a bad reaction) and thanked everyone in sight. When I got the confirmation for my second shot, I couldn't believe that the system set up by the city of Los Angeles actually worked. I went back to East LA, stood happily in line again and thanked everyone in sight -- again. For my booster last August, I made an appointment on the same day, attested to my rheumatoid arthritis, and thanked the very nice pharmacist at my local Rite Aid. The whole thing took 20 minutes. I felt very smart to be one of the first to get my booster. This time, I have no idea if I'm very smart or not. I have no idea of much of anything when it comes to COVID-19. I don't know if I've had it or not, for example: I had two positive at-home tests, one negative PCR and no symptoms after being exposed. I don't know why I wore a mask everywhere for two years and now don't wear a mask at all, why we campaigned against anti-maskers and now we're all anti-maskers. Were they right? Obviously, Too many of them got sick and died, so did maskers didn't they? So, what's changed? I'm lucky, I think, because I don't have any reactions to the Moderna vaccine other than being tired, which is not unusual. But, among other things, I don't know if that's a good thing -- a sign of a robust immune system -- or a bad thing -- a sign that the shot is not "working." You can find plenty of people, many of them experts, according to themselves, on both sides of these and almost every other question relating to COVID-19. One thing COVID-19 has made clear is that many of the selfproclaimed experts aren't, or they aren't to be believed. But figuring out who is to be believed is another matter. Every time someone says they are being guided solely by cience; I wonder where politics is lurking in their advice. (Fauci comes to mind) They protest too much. Taking politics out of the most important public health issue of our time is simply not possible. In the middle of an election, no less. The very nice Rite Aid pharmacist, who also gave me my third shot, reassures me that I'm doing the right thing. "Is it busy here?" I ask, the window just having opened for those over 50 to get our second booster. "Not like back in the beginning," she tells me, when she was giving shots every five minutes. The fourth time around, there is no line. There is no one in front of me and no one behind me. The Rite Aid is down the street, not an hour across town. It's all very frustrating in an entirely different way. Frustrating because she probably is right. I've just heard of a friend of a friend who died of COVID-19, three shots and all; Across the Pacific, an epidemic is raging; and here at home, it seems like it's over and done. If the pharmacist is right, and I think she is, where is everyone? Trying to figure it out, I fear. Trying to figure out who to believe. As I leave the pharmacy, whose shelves are strangely empty, I can't help but feel that sense of insecurity that pervades so much of life lately. And there is still one more question: where is Joe Biden? Why doesn't his voice ring through? Susan Estrich