As I See It
Apparently, many residents of ‘The Villages’ in Florida are concerned about their community moving away from building single-family homes and going full-on commercial and multi-family instead.
Seems that increasingly apartments, medical facilities, assisted living homes, shops, stores and businesses are the new focus.
The original ‘Orange Blossom Gardens’ started out as gated, Mobile Home Subdivision within the Town Of Lady Lake, back in the 70’s.
But they soon changed, first to ‘hybrids’; Mobile Home Construction installed on a concrete slab, and then to larger conventional homes.
The main selling approach was to promise ‘Free Golf For Life’ with access to numerous other ‘amenities’, clubhouses, Town Squares, softball, tennis and much more, all for a nominal monthly fee.
At the time, ‘officials’ from the Town Of Lady Lake freely admitted that they were approving
tax-free bonds to the now-renamed “Villages”.
‘High Finance’ is way beyond my understanding, but it seems that the Founder, Harold Schwartz and his son Gary Morse’s team, would borrow the Bond Money to be used for land purchases, and construction improvements, water, sewer, streets, golf courses etc; Then that ‘infrastructure’ and those amenities would be sold to another company they owned/controlled, thereby making a multi-million dollar cash profit, without risking a dime of their own money. Continue reading
by A.J.(Tony) Powell
Questions Not Asked-Questions Not Answered!
Q-How many Villagers are infected with the COVID 19 virus?
-Some suggest that as many as 15,600 infectious residents are mixing with their neighbors, friends and family every day!
But, facts are few!
Q-From a reader, “I would like to see the ratio of positive tests to negative tests.”
-Local news sources report only 320 Covid infections in the 32162/32162 zip-code areas.
-But another said that there are 1,460 cases in and around The Villages.
(The total number of tests in The Villages is unknown)
The State of Florida shows:-
Total Number of Tests Administered – 3,200,000
Positive Tests about 380,000.
Deaths about 5,400.
Negatives are about 2,800,000. Continue reading
July 4th – 244 years! Now and Forever!
“Questions Not Asked & Questions Not Answered”.
Readers ask a lot of questions, but, often, I don’t have (informed) answers!
Q-Was the ‘Declaration of Independence’ signed by citizens of the United States of America?
AISI-The eight ‘signers’ were all Englishmen who were born in the ‘colonies’?
Q Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
AISI-Apparently many of the most meaningful lines in the Declaration of Independence were written by George Mason from Virginia. One example is “all men are born equally free and independent.” Continue reading
by A.J.(Tony) Powell
Math is not my thing!
It’s interesting/unfortunate to see how ‘selective’ we are when watching/reading the ‘news’!
Our newspapers, television channels, magazines, radio stations are slanted towards the right or the left- Republican or Democrat.
At the same time, we, their reader/viewers, choose to get our news from a medium which agrees with our own biased Point-Of-View. So ‘facts’ are difficult to find.
COVID 19- Where are we now? Where are we going?
Some sources report about 1.5 million infections in the United States alone since January of this year. But, of course we need to know “Is that the whole truth?”
Don’t we need to know “How many people have been tested?” Continue reading
On ‘Covid19’ – These (below) are “Quotes” from the press: Readers questions not answered!
Q-“Masks in a medical setting stop the wearer’s fluids from contaminating other patients”.
AISI-Why then should we not all wear a mask to protect those around us?
AISI-For the same reason, ask that people around us do the same?
Q-“Mask N95 was, at some point determined to be a safe for medical usage”.
AISI-N95, means only 95% protection. How many ‘Medic’ infections would have been avoided if N100 masks were used exclusively”.
Q-“Cost efficiency would also figure in as to why one was chosen over the other”. Continue reading
by A.J.(Tony) Powell
Just so you know: Corona Virus Disease = “CO VI D-19″ – Get it?
Q-Who is most at risk?
=Older people with severe/chronic medical conditions including heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.
=Also 80% of Covid deaths were over 65 years with many over 85.
=Overall, most infections were very mild or even no reported symptoms.
Q-Are you at risk?
=Scientists claim that the virus can last for three hours on any surface. Four hours on copper; Twenty-Four hours on cardboard and TWO or THREE DAYS on plastic or stainless steel (Like Your Fridge!). It is also detectable in the air for three hours. Continue reading
Who said “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”?
As I See It, anyone who doesn’t think that America, was, is and always will be ‘great’ qualifies for a one-way ticket to Havana, Beijing or Moscow, UNLESS they fear that the country is going broke!
Back in 1835, for the first and only time in history, President Andrew Jackson paid off the United States National Debt.
Where are we now?
Public debt now adds up to more than $22 trillion — the highest it has ever been.
This, despite the fact that we are in the largest economic expansion since World War II.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) anticipates that the U.S. will continue to rack up more debt faster than ever before.
Over the next 10 years, Congress will have to borrow another $1.2 trillion which is far higher than any time in the past 50 years.
The CBO said. “Other than immediately after World War II, the average deficit has never been so large over so many years,” Continue reading
by A.J.(Tony) Powell
Will Nancy Pelosi soon be the President of the United States of America ?
Will Mike Pence have to decline the Presidency?
Will President Trump “take the fifth?”
The Democrats are accusing Trump of obstructing Congress because he has refused to let his staff testify.
But the 5th Amendment to the Constitution of United States of America says, in part:- “No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”
Is it reasonable that President Trump has made that choice? Or, another way of asking is “Why would Trump ‘witness against himself’ whether it is him or someone speaking for him? Continue reading
By Tony Powell
One of our readers says that the word ‘trump’ means “exceed, out-flank, out-match, scoop, surmount, out-perform, out-strip, scoop, best, out-do and surpass“.
As I See It, if the Democrats multi-million dollar effort to depose the President of the United States fails, then ‘The Donald’ will have achieved most, if not all, of the above.
Another reader asked, “Why has there been no discussion in the mainstream media about ‘succession’?
Apparently, if Vice President Mike Pence declined, then, Believe-It-Or-Not, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D) would be President without a vote from anyone.
The US Constitution says that a President can be removed for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”. My understanding is that it started with President Donald Trumps phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Continue reading
BY A.J.(Tony) Powell
Did you know that the Constitution of the United States of America limits impeachment to “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.
Unfortunately the exact meaning of the phrase “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined.
The Democrats in Washington DC are determined to “IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT!”
My understanding is that President Donald Trump is alleged to have asked the President of The Ukraine to investigate allegations of bribery and corruption in their country. Continue reading