October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 1 In the still heart of Fort Myers Beach, there is a new energy swirling around… as one local told me, ‘It’s been a tough year, but the defibrillators are about to be applied to the local economy now! Margaritaville is finally ready to open its doors!’ Bringing much-needed jobs and new entities to the beach, and soon, when Margaritaville opens…the skies will light up with fireworks too! It has been a long road…. some nine years in the making, but come this December… one day after Christmas…. the doors will be open to Visitors and Locals …! Margaritaville aims to bring life to the sand and streets. And for the locals, it offers discounts on everything! That sounds good to me! We were also very happy to hear that after arrival, hotel guests will find FREE beach chairs with a sturdy umbrella and no resort fees! They’re taking a break too. why? Well, the ‘Beach Club’ isn’t slated to open until mid-January, soo…. Free stuff till then! For Fort Myers Beachgoers, there will be six bars and restaurants, with lots of action and live tunes, or maybe… You’ll want to get away to the St. Somewhere Spa. As we used to say at Digital Version Local Veteran’s Century Celebration Eighty years ago, the war called Robert Fodor far from his father’s printing shop in Detroit, and he found himself in the Pacific Theater, rough and unforgiving, amidst the hills far north of Manila, where enemies lurked in caves. The boy turned into a man under the brutality of combat. “We bombed the Japs out,” Fodor recalls with a clarity that time has not eroded. Made a sergeant for his deeds, Fodor was later attached to Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military newspaper because of his experience in print production. Once major combat operations had ceased, Japan was his base of operations. Sun, Sand, and Spirits Opioid Alternatives Pose Risks as Dangerous Drug Cocktails Emerge In a concerning development, illicit drug dealers are turning to a group of opioid alternatives that were developed more than six decades ago, mixing them with potent substances like fentanyl and heroin. This dangerous concoction not only poses significant risks to unsuspecting users but also presents a grave challenge to public health officials. The substances in question, known as nitazenes or benzimidazole-subclass opioids, were first created in the late 1950s by the Swiss chemical company CIBA Aktiengesellschaft as alternatives to morphine due to their potent analgesic effects. However, clinical development was abandoned due to their increased risk of negative side effects. Despite their initial intended use, these compounds have resurfaced as drugs of abuse, as reported by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. A 2022 World Health Organization report revealed that one of these substances, protonitazene, is slightly more potent than fentanyl, which itself is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the DEA. Recent findings from a 2023 study published in “Pain and Therapy” indicate that protonitazene has been detected in forensic analyses between 2019 and 2021 in cases across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The emergence of nitazenes in the illicit drug supply chain in the United States October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 Volume 9 Issue 2 From Island to Bay, News on the Level Right... All Along Cont. pg 3 photo : Dave Skoog A flash back to happy days of yesteryear! The beach will never again be what we remember but lets move forward together, one success story at a time! Cont on pg 3 Cont on pg 2

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 2 Local Veteran Celebrates his ‘Century’ as Candles Blaze Bright at Parade in His Honor Cont. from pg. 1 “I traveled 6,000 miles in a brand-new Jeep out of Yokohama. I took pictures for the service.” His camera captured the silent aftermath of war’s ravage. Sitting in front of his home under a shaded canopy, he watches a parade go by his home. It’s in his honor — a salute to a hundred years lived hard and well. Arranged by Community Cooperative, the color guard from the Cypress Lake High School JROTC led a procession of vehicles from the local fire company, Lee County Sheriff Marceno’s office, Mission BBQ, and a throng of Robert’s neighbors and friends. Fodor was presented with numerous commendations. “I was glad to put in my three years,” Fodor’s voice, gruff yet proud, emanated the resilience of a generation. Fodor’s life has been a testament to strength and community support. Meals on Wheels and the Community Cooperative have played a vital role in his life, allowing him to live independently and with dignity. Living History Fodor asks for a folder to be brought out to him his house. Inside it are dozens of his pictures taken from around the world. In addition to his time in the service, he has traveled the world four times over. “I was in Hiroshima,” he says, holding one of his still photographs on his lap. The image drips with the aftermath. After he left the service in October 1946, he returned to Michigan, where he had previously earned a business administration diploma. He spent a career running the printing operations for Chrysler and started a family. “I have a son who is seventy years old,” he boasts. His true passion has always been traveling. Robert is of Hungarian descent and speaks Hungarian and French, skills that served him well in his lifetime as a global tourist. “After Chrysler, I converted a Greyhound bus, and I drove it around.” He saw the vastness of the Americas. He also did the same wandering throughout the Old World. “In Europe, I really enjoy Spain and Portugal. And in Africa, I like down south by the Cape,” he says. Community and Friends Sitting next to volunteer Janelle Olson, Robert has truly bonded with his friends from Community Cooperative. Fodor says seeing them is the highlight of his day. “I’m just enjoying being with a bunch of nice people,” he says, smiling. He is one of the four hundred homebound seniors in southwest Florida touched by Meals on Wheel and Community Cooperative, its local distributor. Florida Representative Jenna Persons-Mulicka was on hand with her son Hunter to present a personal, handwritten commendation to Fodor. She described Fodor’s life and service as “amazing.” “I’m very pleased Robert is having a good time on his special day,” says Olson. And happy the smiling veteran is. Eyes twinkling, Fodor declared, “Next year, we’ll do this again.” Richard Luthmann I was in Hiroshima,” he says, holding one of his still photographs on his lap 10/31/2023

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 New Opioid Cocktail Poses Danger has come to the forefront with a Department of Justice crackdown, resulting in indictments against eight China-based companies and their employees for drug-related crimes. One of these cases involves Jiangsu Bangdeya New Material Technology Co., Ltd., a company based in Jiangsu, China, which openly advertised protonitazene and metonitazene for sale in online advertisements. As a consequence, the company has faced U.S. sanctions from the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. This company’s connection to illicit drug trafficking in the United States was brought to light after its involvement with a southern Florida drug trafficker, referred to only as co-conspirator 2 in the indictment. Co-conspirator 2, based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, was found to be selling fentanyl in significant quantities to other drug traffickers in South Florida. Starting late in 2021, the dealer began working with Jiangsu Bangdeya New Material Technology, which, in the past 18 months, shipped six kilograms of metonitazene and nine kilograms of protonitazene to the dealer and undercover agents in Florida. Interestingly, the dealer conducted these transactions using bitcoin, a cryptocurrency. The motive behind this collaboration was clear: the dealer sought chemicals to augment his supply of opioids and enhance their effects on consumers. He regularly ordered 300 to 500 grams of protonitazene or metonitazene from Bangdeya each month. However, this illicit operation was disrupted when law enforcement intercepted one of the Bangdeya packages on June 15. Upon the dealer’s arrest, agents discovered a staggering 8.7 kilograms of mixed opioids. The resulting mixture was a potent and perilous combination of protonitazene, metonitazene, fentanyl, fluorofentanyl, and heroin. Such opioid cocktails can lead to overdoses among unsuspecting users who often believe they are purchasing prescription opioids like oxycodone. This disturbing trend creates additional challenges for medical professionals and public health officials. A recent paper published in JAMA Network Open highlights the urgency of this issue. Researchers warn that synthetic opioids, including fentanyl analogs and nitazenes, are among the fastest-growing types of opioids detected in patients experiencing illicit opioid overdose in emergency departments. Clinicians are urged to be aware of these opioids in the drug supply to be adequately prepared to treat patients and anticipate the need for multiple doses of naloxone, a medication used to reverse opioid overdoses. In a study involving 537 overdose patients in the U.S. between 2020 and 2022, researchers discovered that nine individuals tested positive for nitazenes such as brorphine, isotonitazene, metonitazene, or N-piperidinyl etonitazene, accounting for approximately 1.7% of the total. In contrast, 2% of the patients tested positive only for fentanyl. These findings are deeply concerning, especially in light of the alarming statistics reported by U.S. officials. Between August 2021 and August 2022, there were 107,735 overdose deaths attributed to drug poisonings, with approximately 66% involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl, as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The proliferation of these dangerous drug cocktails serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for enhanced vigilance, regulation, and education to combat the opioid crisis and protect vulnerable individuals from falling victim to these deadly combinations. Public health authorities and law enforcement agencies must work together to curb the flow of these dangerous substances and save lives. Al DiPasquale Cont. from pg. 1 Armando’s …. Come for an hour …. a few hours…. or the whole day…. to the perfect Island getaway! Well… unfortunately… you can’t come to us anymore, so you might as well give them a shot! “It’s been quite the journey,” muses Dee Anne Osborne of TPI Hospitality… who’s TPI? Well, if you’ve had your head in the sand or are completely new to the area… they are the company behind the Margaritaville names in Fort Myers Beach and Naples. Their reputation? Built on eight decades of trust and service. Oh, Margaritaville, … where to begin?…. If you’ve ever been to one… the essence is all about the energy. The bars, the eateries - they’re all about the laidback and chill-out Jimmy Buffet style attitude... the Margaritaville spirit, but this Margaritaville is also about boosting the town of FM Beach. With over 250 rooms and about twice that many quests, they hope to bring in a much-needed lifeline to the local economy. TPI thinks highly of our Fort Myers Beach talent too. Over a hundred hospitality positions are already filled, with over 300 positions in total. Plus, they are looking for performers. “Talent that resonates with the Margaritaville spirit,” Osborne said. They’re casting the net wide: from solos to duos, across genres, acoustic performers, acapella, and those that play by request. For anyone who is interested, check out Margaritaville aims to be every “Parrothead’s” haven while offering something distinct to visitors and locals alike. Many locals have voiced concerns about potential traffic …. to ease those concerns, there’ll be a turnaround at the resort’s entrance on Estero Boulevard. Personally, I think you may see a little on checkin day, but because of their great location, once the guests are here, they will probably be taking advantage of the parking, which is ample. And they’re keen on keeping cars at bay. Dolphin Transit is on board to transport guests, and you can opt for a golf cart too. Fins Up Beach Club, as previously mentioned… is a little behind schedule. But come the day after Santa shows up…. there’ll be places to dine: La Di Da, JWB Grill, and License to Chill. And for that early brew? They’ve joined hands with Chocolattés for the Coconut Telegraph Coffee Shop. Another bonus is access to the grand hall, the Compass Ballroom, a much-needed space for banquets and any other large event. It stands proud at five thousand square feet of entertainment possibilities. I look forward to attending many great events to be held there! Margaritaville isn’t aiming to be merely a destination but a journey where every corner, every grain of sand, echoes the tale of the rebirth of our Island Paradise…. It is a tale not just of a resort but of Fort Myers Beach, a different beach than before but one that is moving forward. For more info: or call 239-899-4001. Bobby Mimmo & Richard Luthmann Christmas Week Opening! Cont. from pg. 1 JWB Bar Lobby Front Desk

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 Letters to The Editor Editorial To the Editor, Welcome back! Good to see you on the streets again!! We Love your paper but not just for the conservative coverage, where are all the other things you use to have in your paper? I liked the jokes and comics! Will you be bringing back the sunset page? Larry Cooper Exec. Ed. Note: it’s been a tough year for all of us in Lee /Collier County. We needed to get our first issue on the streets and it didn’t have everything we wanted in it... we will continue to improve! thanks for your feedback. And readers are welcome to submit photos! Copyright © SBP Media LLC and Sun Bay Paper All rights reserved. This newspaper or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. I am wondering how we will emerge from the stalemate that this war between Russia and Ukraine is in. In fact, the “powers that be” sooner or later have to invent something decisive. If they want an escalation of the conflict in the short term, they must create a media event that horrifies, angers or scares the Middle Western people, in order to justify a global intervention against Russia. (all events are media events... or they are not events!) They have to invent news and events that are sensational. This was done on the occasion of the Twin Towers, in Iraq and in several other wars (Gaddafi also paid the price at the time, also a victim of the “export of democracy”). In practice, a situation must be created - a casus belli / accidents of war / red flag which the armed intervention is not only justified, but desired and supported by public opinion. The favor of public opinion is fundamental from a magical point of view: they cannot “do things alone” and they know it well, which is why they seek consensus. Then all hell can be unleashed. The explosion of a nuclear power plant, for example...the consequences of which would affect European citizens, would unleash a wave of hatred in European public opinion towards those responsible... who obviously will not be the Russians... but everyone will believe that they are, including a small slice of Russian citizens themselves, some of whom also allow themselves to be manipulated by Western media. As it is… Europe suffered the most damage from the sanctions against Russia, and it will be Europe that suffers the damage from the escalation of the war. In practice. What amazes me is that most of our politicians wait until they are forced to do something – and they only do it because they would suffer serious consequences. They display the attitude of someone who is eager to obey, because they have been convinced that siding with Ukraine is in fact the best thing to do! In other words, these politicians are almost never decisive on their own, they knowingly work for the deep state... but they act because they are doing what they’re told and mostly really stupid, . The “career politician” is the perfect psychological portrait for the politician in the pocket of the deep state powers. Beyond the projects of the barons of world finance, that we wrote about in our last issue - which govern the world - wars are energetic phenomena that are permitted by a population of sleeping sheep....a sleep of conscience. This sleep means that we - understood as the mass of people - cannot escape cosmic laws that are bigger than us and which periodically force us to massacre those similar to us….. this is WAR! Everyone witnesses an economic crisis from war, but not everyone suffers from it, on the contrary, in times of crisis or in times of war “they” increase their earnings. We cannot therefore prevent war, but we can wake up and pay attention, recognizing the manipulations and corruption associated with it. And Remember...... It’s up to and me.... to get involved and do something! See the quote from Albert Einsein to the left... Bobby Mimmo Executive Editor Note: This week we see the never ending conflicts between Isreal and Hamas/Iran rekindled... Another escalation of war in the world! Makes to ponder further.... Why? What are the benefits from this new distraction? ​ Quote of the Week “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein To the Editor, I remember reading an editorial in your paper years ago about Trump running for Congress so he could end up speaker of the house! I agreed with you then and now I am reading that one does NOT need to be a congressmen to be Speaker and some rumors circling around about him doing it that way now, I am intrigued by that possibility even more. He would immediately have a lot of power and not have to wait for another year... As you have written ... he could be speaker for a long time and have quite an influence and with the witch hunting and possible more election fraud (after all they are starting another covid scare which should be in full swing by this time next year).... I’m afraid he may not win another bid for the presidency. What do you think? One more thing .... a heart felt, welcome back! .... I was happy to find your digital link online again. Clayton Seabury Exec. Ed. Note: This is a hot topic right now, the editor and I were discussing this posssibility prior to receiving your letter, and while Trump himself has said he wasn’t interested in taking this path in the past, he may see it in a different light now... it would put him in a position of power immediately, without the worry of possibility of a fraudulent vote! The Sun Bay Paper PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL (Correspondence & General Inquiries): 16970 San Carlos Blvd., Ste 160, Fort Myers, Fl 33908 MAIL (Billing & Payments): PO Box 471, Sanborn, NY 14132 E-MAIL: WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: The information contained in this publication is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical, financial or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner, financial or legal expert.

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 5 Keep in mind what Hussein Obama…is! All immigrants who wish to become Citizens of these United States of America must take this Oath and swear to it; in addition to other tests by US Immigration… such as background investigations including criminal checks… “Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, from US Immigration and Naturalization; “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”. (Author’s note; lexical definition of “abjure” is to disclaim formally or renounce upon oath). Okay…now, that being said, let’s a look at the First Amendment to the Constitution which they swore to defend; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. There is no doubt whatsoever that two facts are indisputable …First, the United States of America is founded upon the separation of Church and State and Islam is NOT! I have read the Quran… several times and it is very disturbing to know that Barack Hussein Obama, who was born a Muslim, lived as a Muslim and at age 21 sort of flipped a switch and became Christian and eventually ran for the Senate ! Does anybody recall hearing Hussein, denounce Islam, as is required by Islam, in front of witnesses?! He probably didn’t… because to “quit” Islam is punishable by death. Hussein Obama said,many times, “He never saw/heard anything more beautiful than the Muslim call to prayer”. WHAT? What happened to Jesus, Christianity…was he just a little disturbed seeing Christ on the cross? Hussein Obama has /is pulling the greatest FRAUD the world has ever seen, my opinion. He is no more Christian, than I am Muslim! Trust me …I am not a Muslim! Here’s the issue, he was President of the United States, who swore to “protect, defend, and preserve the Constitution of the United States of America”. How could he do that…as a Muslim? He did the exact opposite, in my opinion! The US Constitution separates Church and State in the first Amendment to the Constitution and Islam proclaims death to all infidels (Christians, Jews, non-believers) throughout the entire book of faith of Muslims…the Quran…the English interpretation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali tells it all! America is a Christian Nation (every denomination of our money states “In God We Trust”)! That’s why Obama wants to do away with the US dollar! Islam is an Ideology, founded by a Government (Islam) and controlled by that Government (Islam), ruled and led by an Islamic Ayatollah. That’s a Socialist Nation with beliefs that are rigidly enforced like Saudi Arabia, (Sharia Law). Islam dictates when to pray, how to pray, how many times to pray, where to pray what to believe, what to wear, and on and on! Suffice it to say Islam is a Dictatorship and not a religion but an ideology with death penalties if one disbelieves or defies such serious things… like women in public without a scarf…shot through the head, in public, I saw that…myself ! That’s one of their own…what would they do to your Christian wife or daughter? Numerous Nations follow the beliefs of Islam through the Quran and no “Constitution”, no separation of Church and State, complete control by the Ayatollah/ King to the point that disbelievers, in the teachings of their book of Faith, the Koran (Quran), face death, if they defy the teachings… ANY OF THEM! Examples ... (+/- 43 Nations are such nations; Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. We have seen proof of that severity with our own eyes from the brutal, barbaric executions of those whose defy “Allah”. We cannot forget the beheading of Iraqi Muslim citizens lined up, machined gunned to death then beheaded with their heads placed on their chests in a trench, then covered in dirt! That is not an act of war it is an act of a despicable, radical, ideology… Islam! If you do not believe that to defy the teachings of Islam, should be punished by death…here’s a quote from the Quran which is repeated many times and various ways throughout the Quran. Here’s just one of many quotes from the Quran that calls for death to unbelievers, Infidels (that’s you and me)… “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: you smite above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them”. SURAH 8-12 translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, pg108, (Authors note; to “smite” means to cut off) Anyone and everyone who comes to the United States knows or should know that we are a Christian Nation and they are running or walking away from something different, whatever that may be! Those who come here and are faced with the Oath of Citizenship to these United States must adhere to the oath they take to become a Citizen of these United States or don’t take it, remain an alien, and don’t even try to run for political office!! If they do not adhere to their Oath of Citizenship… their Citizenship can be revoked and should be revoked, my opinion. If they want to change America to be more like the place from which they come or their religious beliefs are enforced by Rule…then stay there, go back there but do not believe you can change America to be like the hell hole from which you came. If you don’t like the free food you are given then don’t take it and don’t throw it in the garbage…give it to someone who appreciates the free food, housing, clothing and go back to where the food is to your liking! The Right Side SHOULD MUSLIMS BE BARRED FROM HOLDING ANY PUBLIC OFFICE AND U.S. CITIZENSHIP? …YOU BE THE JUDGE! Cont. pg 6

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 6 The Right Side... Now…here’s the big question we, that’s ALL of us, MUST answer…How can anyone take an Oath to not allow their Government (Congress) to make any law, “respecting an establishment of religion” ( separation of Church and State) and at the same time swear to obey a book of Faith (Quran) which establishes and demands, obedience to a unification of Church and State and calls for punishment for disobedience by murder, execution…which violates everything we, Christians, live by… our Rule of Law? In my opinion, we should not allow any Faith, of any type, where punishments of disbelievers violates our laws…our Rule of Law… to even begin to be called, religious! An easy solution could be this “28th Amendment”, I wrote not long after Hussein became President; 1. No individual or group of two or more people, that claims to be a religion and preaches or practices violence of any type, where that violence is in direct conflict with the Constitution or violates the Laws of the United States, or the Laws of the States, may be considered a Religion, as set forth in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. 2. No individual or group, described in 1 above, shall be afforded any of the protections, either criminal or civil, afforded to Religions by the Constitution or the Laws of the United States or the Laws of the States and by this Amendment is defined as a Criminal Organization, and may be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by law enforcement agencies of the United States and the States in accordance with the laws of the United States and the States. 3. No investigation of any individual or group, as defined in 1 above, by any duly appointed and sworn Law Enforcement Agency, may be thwarted, infringed or hindered by anyone or any Agency or any Judicial Jurisdiction under the claim of religion, religious group or faith. 4. Gunfire, explosions, military training, the practice of assault techniques by any individual or group of 2 or more people who claim to be a religion, are all probable cause to believe that they are not a religion For example, would you allow those who believe in the sacrifice of their first born woman…if she must be placed in a canoe and sent over the Niagara Falls…would you allow the beheading of someone in your family who dishonors the family by adultery or marrying a disbeliever? All Sharia Law, Muslim Nations like, Saudi Arabia, Iran, allow the so called “honor killings” …go there and take “The Crew”, (Omar, Pressley, Tlaib) with you. They don’t belong in Congress, they don’t belong in “dreadful” America… they belong where their true colors of hatred towards Infidels, Jews, Christians, disbelievers, in general… can be shown without having to lie, my opinion! Omar should check with Saudi Arabia first…she might be immediately beheaded for dishonor, by marrying her brother, what a shame that would be. Now, what do you believe is going on…!? I’ll tell you…those tests on 10/4/23 were not tests, any more than those Nazi showers were showers. They are “practicing for the “take-over”…my opinion. None and I mean none of those idiotic moves Obiden is responsible for are his doing…he is following what Obama tells Obiden’s staff (which is Obama’s old staff) and they direct Obiden, my opinion. Obama is attempting and succeeding to “fundamentally change America” his words…into an Islamic, socialist nation so he can better hear the most beautiful sound in the world…the Muslim call to prayer…his words…you need to listen more and believe common sense and NOT Climate Change, open the Borders to help poor immigrants, cut off all fossil fuel because the Polar Bears are dying…and on and on all lies and BS! No real President of this Country, would ever, open the gates of hell (southern Border), close our resources of energy production then buy those same resources back from our enemies; give our enemies billions of US Dollars, high tech munitions and planes and equipment; give China the world’s biggest supply of lithium (Afghanistan); and then tell us he is doing away with the US Dollars and giving us BITCOINS…backed …by… nothing…nada…zilch…just ask Warren Buffett…then he will show you to the showers…and oh…your savings of $200,000 US dollars is now worth 200 Bitcoin! All Acts of Treason, Sedition, Espionage, under Title 18 USC! What to do? Congress…FORCE PAPER BALLOTS and defund any electronic, computerized voting machines…it is legal, still done by many States…accurate! That is a cheap price to pay, very doable, to save America…JUST DO IT NOW !!!!! J. Gary DiLaura Retired F.BI Cont. from pg 5

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 7 Navigating Rough Financial Waters: Is America Prepared? Tide Chart High Tide Low Tide Fri, Oct 13 Tide Set One 12:59 AM 2.53 ft 07:22 AM 0.75 ft Tide Set Two 01:37 PM 2.59 ft 07:29 PM 1.12 ft Sat, Oct 14 Tide Set One 01:07 AM 2.69 ft 07:55 AM 0.49 ft Tide Set Two 02:17 PM 2.49 ft 07:45 PM 1.35 ft Sun, Oct 15 Tide Set One 01:20 AM 2.89 ft 08:29 AM 0.26 ft Tide Set Two 02:58 PM 2.40 ft 08:00 PM 1.51 ft Mon, Oct 16 Tide Set One 01:38 AM 3.05 ft 09:05 AM 0.10 ft Tide Set Two 03:42 PM 2.23 ft 08:15 PM 1.64 ft Tue, Oct 17 Tide Set One 02:02 AM 3.22 ft 09:46 AM 0.00 ft Tide Set Two 04:34 PM 2.10 ft 08:29 PM 1.74 ft Wed, Oct 18 Tide Set One 02:32 AM 3.28 ft 10:35 AM -0.00 ft Tide Set Two 05:45 PM 1.94 ft 08:35 PM 1.80 ft Thu, Oct 19 Tide Set One 03:08 AM 3.31 ft 11:35 AM 0.03 ft Tide Set Two ----- --- ----- --- Charter Captains, Fising Guides and Bait Shops...Or? YOUR AD HERE Sponsor our Tide Chart and bring new customers to your door Sponsored By... There’s a deep unease spreading across America. It’s as if we’re on the cusp of something big, yet, in some ways, we’ve been lingering here for a long while. Solutions are fleeting. Instead, we’ve papered over cracks, borrowing from tomorrow to make today bearable. But every bill comes due. Everyone feels it. Yet, what exactly waits for us remains hazy. Consider these five economic areas. Urban Office Space - 2019’s office leases didn’t anticipate today’s landscape. Lockdowns redefined work, and now, most don’t want to return to old routines. Office spaces, once bustling, are ghost towns. As leases renew, the looming financial implications are massive. Could skyscrapers become the new derelict houses of 2008? Inflation - Numbers about inflation can bewilder, but everyday life reveals the truth. Prices aren’t returning to pre-2021 levels. Inflation’s toll: lost savings and dwindling incomes. With two-thirds of American households living paycheck to paycheck, the financial horizon looks bleak. Low Savings - True wealth is built on savings. Yet, as interest rates rise, neither individuals nor corporations are stashing away reserves. Instead, credit card debt surges, and companies operate with staggering liabilities. We’re mortgaging our future. Fiscal Time Bomb - The Federal Reserve’s efforts to counter inflation will inflate the cost of servicing the national debt. Half a trillion dollars, and rising. Taxes and inflation will pay this price. As deficits grow, anticipate aggressive tax collections. Big government’s hunger is insatiable, and it’ll dig deep into pockets to feed. Financial Markets - Stocks are faltering. With yields on 10year Treasuries reaching unexpected heights, capital seeks sanctuary. The comfort of steadily rising portfolios might be ending, creating a potential panic among a generation already struggling to get by. Add it all up, and the picture is clear. America is headed on a path of dwindling wealth and increasing poverty. Hard times don’t just strain wallets; they strain souls, drawing out our basest instincts. Prepare.... We’re in for rough seas. By Sun Bay Paper’s Economic Reporter

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 World Cup 2030: A Historic Tournament Spans Three Continents Six Nations, Centennial Celebration, and a Unique Hosting Experience The 2030 FIFA World Cup is gearing up to be a historic milestone in the world of football, marking the centennial anniversary of the prestigious tournament that began in 1930. This landmark event is not only about celebrating a century of football excellence but also rewriting the hosting rulebook. For the first time ever, three countries from two continents will come together to host the world’s most celebrated sporting event. Unprecedented Hosting: Spain, Portugal, and Morocco have united their passion for the beautiful game to jointly host the 24th FIFA World Cup. It all began in October 2020 when the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the Portuguese Football Federation announced their plans for a collaborative bid. The heads of state and government of both nations threw their support behind this ambitious endeavor. And as if this alliance wasn’t groundbreaking enough, the Ukrainian Association of Football joined in, despite the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Backed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Morocco, with its rich football history, also jumped on board in March 2023. A Look at the Hosts: Spain, a country that previously hosted the World Cup in 1982, Euro 1964, and co-hosted Euro 2020, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Portugal, the host of Euro 2004, has shown its capability to organize top-notch football events. Morocco, with hosting rights for AFCON 1988 and WAFCON 2022, has proven its dedication to the sport. Together, they are ready to make history. Stadium Spectacle: The excitement doesn’t stop there. Spain and Portugal have shortlisted fifteen potential venues across thirteen cities, aiming to finalize eleven venues for the tournament. The iconic Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid is poised to host the opening match and the grand final. Mrocco has also made significant preparations, selecting six venues for the bid. These include five existing venues and an impressive new 93,000-seat stadium. South American Surprise: While the Iberian and Moroccan bid had been making headlines, another surprise emerged during the selection announcement. Three South American nations - Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay - stepped into the limelight, revealing their own joint bid for the 2030 World Cup. This collaboration is particularly significant, as it commemorates the centennial of the first-ever World Cup hosted by Uruguay in 1930. Luis Suárez of Uruguay and Lionel Messi of Argentina, two of the world’s greatest footballers, took center stage, presenting commemorative shirts to promote their bid. The Paraguayan Football Federation also joined this partnership in October, while the Football Federation of Chile added its support in February 2019. Expanding the Horizons: Eighteen stadiums spread across thirteen host cities are under consideration for this South American bid. These include sixteen existing venues and a new stadium in Luque, Paraguay, where the headquarters of the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL) are located. Conclusion: The 2030 FIFA World Cup is set to be a tournament like no other, with the world’s top footballing nations coming together to celebrate a century of the beautiful game. The joint hosting by Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, along with the surprise entry of Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, promises to deliver an unforgettable footballing spectacle that spans three continents. As the countdown begins, football fans around the world eagerly await this historic event, which will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the sport’s illustrious history.

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 9 Want to bring new customers to your door? That’s our job! Making sure they return is yours! To speak to an Ad Specialist call: 239-267-4000 or email us at: produc t i on@sunbaypaper. com In a show of determination to address the escalating border crisis, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, has pledged to deploy 275 National Guard troops to the southern border. This move by Governor Ivey aligns her with several other Republican governors who have taken similar measures to combat the surge of unauthorized border crossings. Governor Ivey underscored the gravity of the situation by declaring, “Every state has become a border state under the current policies.” The decision to send National Guard troops from Alabama is accompanied by a pointed critique of President Joe Biden’s policies, which many Republican leaders believe have exacerbated the illegal immigration crisis. Governor Ivey, along with 24 other governors, penned a letter to President Biden on September 19, laying blame on his administration’s policies for incentivizing illegal immigration. They noted a staggering increase in illegal border crossings, some areas experiencing an uptick of nearly 850%. These governors, facing the frontline challenges posed by the ongoing crisis, detailed the strain on resources, including overflowing shelters, depleted food pantries, overburdened law enforcement, and exhausted aid workers. They also highlighted the estimated annual cost of illegal immigration at federal, state, and local levels, which they assert exceeds $150.7 billion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data reveals the extent of the issue, with over 5.8 million illegal crossings since President Biden assumed office, along with an additional 1.6 million individuals who successfully evaded capture. September alone saw over 260,000 illegal border crossings, marking an all-time high for a single month. Republicans have consistently placed responsibility for the crisis on President Biden, asserting that his policies have dismantled the measures put in place by his predecessor, President Donald Trump. President Trump’s resolute commitment to building a border wall and implementing various measures aimed at reducing illegal immigration has been credited with maintaining lower levels of unauthorized border crossings. President Biden’s initial executive actions on immigration, including the cessation of border wall construction, met with criticism. However, his administration has since reversed this decision, resuming wall construction. The shift in policy underscores the challenges of addressing border security effectively. The White House has defended its immigration policies, asserting that Republicans have turned the border issue into a “political stunt.” Despite these disputes, the border crisis remains a pressing concern, with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, even declaring an “invasion” at the southern border due to the surge in illegal immigration. Governor Abbott ordered the deployment of the Texas National Guard and law enforcement to assist with the crisis, focusing on building a border wall and implementing security measures. Texas has also been transporting illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York and Chicago due to limited capacity. Notably, even Democratic governors like New York Governor Kathy Hochul have expressed frustration with the illegal immigration crisis. Governor Hochul has indicated that New York City is at a breaking point, lacking the resources and capacity to accommodate the influx of illegal immigrants. She has joined in deploying the National Guard to manage case operations aimed at providing work permits and alleviating overcrowded shelters. New York City officials are actively seeking modifications to laws that require shelter provision to anyone who requests it, describing these laws as ill-suited to the current circumstances. The financial burden on cities like New York has reached billions of dollars annually, with projections estimating a further increase in costs. As CBP records continued high numbers of illegal border crossings, it remains evident that the border crisis is a multifaceted challenge that continues to demand innovative and coordinated solutions from leaders across the political spectrum. On the banks of the Rio Grande Alabama Takes Action on Border Crisis

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 The Concerns and Challenges of Free Speech in a Changing Landscape In recent times, there has been growing concern among some individuals that we are entering a phase resembling a “police state,” where free speech is under scrutiny, and those expressing dissenting political views face repercussions. While these concerns are deeply felt by some, it’s essential to examine the evolving dynamics of free speech, government scrutiny, and the role of influential figures like Elon Musk. 1. Free Speech and Its Evolution Free speech is a cornerstone of democratic societies, allowing individuals to express their opinions, ideas, and critiques openly. In the digital age, social media platforms play a pivotal role in facilitating public discourse. However, the rules governing these platforms have evolved, often driven by concerns about misinformation, hate speech, and online harassment. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently purchased Twitter and expressed his intention to promote a more free speech-oriented platform. While this announcement has garnered attention, it’s essential to consider the broader context of social media’s role in public discourse. 2. Government Scrutiny and the Role of Elon Musk Government scrutiny of influential figures and companies is not new, and it is essential to acknowledge that regulatory bodies have a responsibility to ensure compliance with the law. The scrutiny that Elon Musk and Tesla are facing may be influenced by various factors, including concerns about business practices, financial reporting, and regulatory compliance. Elon Musk’s stated commitment to promoting free speech on Twitter is separate from any regulatory scrutiny Tesla may face. It’s important to distinguish between these two aspects, as they are distinct issues with their unique implications. 3. The Role of the “Hard Left” and Concerns about Censorship The reference to the “hard left” and concerns about censorship reflects broader debates about the balance between free speech and content moderation on social media platforms. Different perspectives exist on this issue, with some arguing that stricter content moderation is necessary to combat misinformation and hate speech, while others emphasize the importance of unrestricted free expression. It is crucial to engage in constructive dialogue about these matters, recognizing that individuals may hold diverse viewpoints on the role of social media in shaping public discourse. 4. Upholding Principles Amidst Challenges The challenges related to free speech and government scrutiny are complex and multifaceted. It is essential to emphasize the importance of upholding democratic principles, including freedom of expression, while also recognizing the need for responsible regulation and accountability. Ultimately, these evolving dynamics require thoughtful consideration and open discourse. Balancing the preservation of free speech with addressing concerns related to misinformation and online harm is a critical challenge that societies around the world are grappling with. Engaging in respectful dialogue and seeking common ground will be essential as we navigate these issues in an increasingly interconnected digital age. For most of us docking our boat at the Marina, Restaurant, or Gas dock is always a challenge. The wind direction. Speed and current make each docking different. So doing it safely should be Paramount in our minds. When you are docking have everyone seated (that you do not need to help you) and know where they are. Always practice your approach away from the dock to feel the current, wind, and feel of the controls. Practice out in the Bay turning, backing up, and shifting to better control your boat. Minimum speed should be used when docking. Try and dock into the wind for better control. Be aware of the direction of the current also. If a crew member is to help you, explain what you want him to do! Remind ALL to keep their hands and feet inside the boat and do not push off a piling. Many bones have been broken by this action. Do NOT jump off the boat, maneuver closer and step off with a line to keep the boat close and under control. If someone is at the dock and offers help, pass him a line to make your job easier! DIVER DOWN FLAG! As you boat in our area, keep your eyes open for a Diver Down Flag. There are 2 types to watch out for. The first is a Red flag with a White diagonal slash, the second is a White and Blue swallow tail (Alpha). They are 20 by 24 inches in size and must be flown from the highest point of the dive boat! When in the area, travel at no-wake speed and stay 100 feet away in close quarters and 300 feet in open water. This courtesy keeps ALL safe and able to enjoy the water! If you have anything or questions you would like to see covered in this column, E-Mail me at See you on the water!!!! Capt. Frank M. Ferraiuolo (U.S.C.G. Aux, Ret.) CAPTAIN FRANK’S BOATING COLUMN DOCKING YOUR BOAT!

October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 11 Sunset Photo Contest Photos taken in the highest resolution will look sharper, so they will have a better chance of winning. If you are using your phone, use the highest resolution! We are receiving many GREAT pictures that we can not use due to low resolution! Winners will be awarded Bragging Rights, knowing they won amongst all the entries that week, if you didn’t win, you can submit your photo again or take another! Simple contest rules: 1) Photo must be taken in Florida 2) Photo can be landscape or protrait and should include: location where the photo was taken from. Include your full name & phone # in your email. 3) You can only submit photos you yourself have taken and have full rights to, it must be previously unpublished & by submitting any photo, you are giving Sun Bay Paper full rights to publish in print and on the internet. send to: Please send in your Photos.... This week’s photo is one, unused, we had save from last years file by : Mike DeAnna From the penthouse at Estero Beach & Tennis Club

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October 13, 2023 - October 19, 2023 The Sun Bay Paper Page 13 Careful with your insults! A rather awkward freshman finally got up the nerve to ask a pretty junior for a dance at the homecoming. She gave him the once-over and said, “Sorry, I won’t dance with a child.” “Please forgive me,” responded the underclassman. “I didn’t realize you were pregnant.” The Nun and the Cab ride She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won’t stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring. He replies: “I have a question to ask you but I don’t want to offend you.” She answers, “My son, you cannot offend me. When you’re as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I’m sure that there’s nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive.” “Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.” She responds, “Well, let’s see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic.” The cab driver is very excited and says, “Yes, I’m single and Catholic!” “OK” the nun says. “Pull in to the next alley.” The nun fulfills his fantasy, with a kiss that would make a hooker blush. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. “My dear child,” says the nun, “why are you crying?” “Forgive me but I’ve sinned. I lied and I must confess, I’m married and I’m Jewish.” The nun says, “That’s OK. My name is Kevin and I’m going to a Halloween party.” Homeless A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person. The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican’s pocket and gave the homeless person fifty dollars. Now you understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Great Boss When the wise company president learned that his employees were tanking upon no-trace vodka martinis during their lunch hours, he issued the following memo: To all employees; If you must drink during you lunch hours, please drink whiskey. It is better for our customers to know you’re drunk than to think you’re stupid. How do you milk sheep? With iPhone & Android accessories. cartoon art by J. D Burdge Beach People No Respect A boss was complaining in a staff meeting the other day that he wasn’t getting any respect. Later that morning he went to a local sign shop and bought a small sign that read, “I’m the Boss”. He then taped it to his office door. Later that day when he returned from lunch, he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said. “Your wife called, she wants her sign back!” Dog Days It had taken him several months, but the executive vice president had finally persuaded his new secretary to bend over the back of his leather couch and allow him to have sex with her that way. “And just where have you been until this hour?” demanded his wife, when the wayward husband finally arrived home. “Down at the office,” he replied, “working like a dog.” Out of the mouths of Babes A little girl went up to her mother one day while holding her stomach saying, “Mommy, my stomach hurts.” Her mother replied, “That’s because it’s empty. You have to put something into it!” She then prepared a bowl of soup. Later that day the pastor and his wife came over for dinner. The pastor began to feel bad. Holding his head he said, “I have such a terrible headache!” The little girl looked up at him, giving him the sweetest smile that any little child could give. Then she said: “That’s because it’s empty. You have to put something into it!” No Respect A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order Chicken Surprise. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down. “Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hadn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down. Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation. “Please sir,” says the waiter, “what you order?” The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.” “Ahh so sorry,” says the waiter, “I bring you Peeking Duck.”