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Florida Sinkhole: Massive Hole Between Two Homes Is Plugged




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” Two homeowners in the Villages, a sprawling retirement community in Florida’s Sumter, Lake, and Marion counties, are now breathing a sigh of relief.

  A massive 50-foot wide by 60-foot deep sinkhole had opened up between two homes. The hole extended under one driveway and had gobbled up a chunk of the front yard.

  One of the homeowners had hired Helicon Property Restorations to stabilize and fill a smaller sinkhole two weeks ago, and the crew had almost completed the work. But it rained Friday night and a much larger sinkhole appeared overnight and continued to expand.

  Workers spent Saturday dumping 15 truckloads of grout into the hole and “hadn’t put a dent in it,” Battalion Chief Pete Carpenter of The Villages Fire Rescue told the Sun Sentinel.

” It’s just continuing to grow,” he said.

  But by Sunday, workers had successfully filled the hole with 40 truckloads of sand and cement and were expected to finish the landscaping work on Monday.”










Tenther News 03-17-13: The Nullification Movement Goes Local


” Last week in Southwest Utah, the Iron County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in passing an Iron County 2nd Amendment Protection Resolution. This is the second Resolution passed in the county, the first being the Cedar City 2nd Amendment Resolution passed by the City Council in February.

The Resolution makes it clear that the county does not recognize any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, executive orders, or regulations that violate the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. It also requires the sheriff to take a stand to protect the right to keep and bear arms. It reads, in part:

“it shall be the duty of the Sheriff of Iron County to take all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower is fully on board with the resolution. He said, “I will not allow anyone to come into this county and violate the Constitutions of the United States or Utah. If I have to stand in the street and stop that from happening I would do it.” He further said, “I have refused to sign any agreements or contracts with Homeland Security or any other federal department and no one can come in and preempt the local control of our law enforcement. The US Constitution will not be violated on my watch.”

In Maine, the town of Millinocket also passed a 2nd Amendment resolution last week. Town Councilors Jimmy Busque and Michelle Anderson both explained the importance of this Resolution to those present. Busque explained the importance of the resolution and why its passage was required, followed by Anderson discussing the history of nullification. The resolution passed by a vote of 5-2.

A similar resolution is being considered on Monday night in Upper Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania. It would 1) Condemn federal overreach and infringement upon the Right of the Individual to Keep and Bear Arms; 2) Express support for, and urge immediate passage of PA House Bill 357 and 3) Reserve the right of the Township to take measures necessary to prevent enforcement of federal acts regarding the Right of the Individual to Keep and Bear Arms.

Also in Maine, the town of Brooksville held a public referendum in support of a Food Freedom Ordinance, which nullifies unconstitutional overreach from the FDA. The ordinance exempts “producers and processors” of local foods in town from state and federal licensure and inspection, so long as they leave the middleman out and sell their produce, baked goods, dairy and meat directly to customers. It passed by a vote of 112-64.”

READ THE REST HERE:http://news.tenthamendmentcenter.com/…




Steve McLaughlin


 ” A few important updates: Please attend these meetings if at all possible and bring some friends. Stand up for your rights and let these legislators know how you feel.
It looks like Dutchess, Schuyler, and Chemung vote on Monday.
Tuesday is Monroe and Seneca. IMPORTANT: It looks like Monroe legislators (where the Lt. Gov is from) have changed their mind about passing a resolution to oppose the NY SAFE Act. Instead, their vote will be based upon sending a letter to Cuomo that states their disagreement in the act. If you live in Monroe County, please get to the meeting and speak up about this.

The town board of Bethlehem tried to sneak a letter of support for the unSAFE act through without public input but stopped after the loud objections of those in attendance. This Wednesday they meet again and will be bringing forth a resolution supporting the unSAFE Act. All sportsmen and 2nd amendment supporters should attend. This board is stacked with Cuomo supporters.

Tompkins County – Petitioners from each side of the gun debate plan to attend the county’s Public Safety Committee meeting, 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Old Jail, 125 E. Court St.

Steve McLaughlin On NY SAFE Act Resolutions

Hi everyone, Just a few updates, thoughts and some info:

1. Gov Cuomo….can you hear us now?

2. I am humbled, grateful and thankful for your encouragement and support. When I spoke on the floor I was doing my job debating a really bad bill and fighting what I knew was an attack on the 2nd amendment. I had no idea how many people were watching all over the nation that would get involved but you were and you did! Thank you for giving me the encouragement to carry on. I’m honored to be there fighting for our rights and giving you a voice.

3.Congratulations to Erie Co. and Wayne Co. for passing resolutions today. We add them to the map tomorrow! Impressive because the Governor was in Erie Co. today and they still passed it.

4. Please see below and visit and like the NY SAFE Act Resolutions page. Evan Hempel, a town council member in Clermont started the page and is trying to keep track of everything. We’re working together rather than duplicating our efforts and sharing as much information as we can to keep you up to date.

5. We don’t consider a resolution passed until it is voted on and passed by the full legislature. Often what’s being reported is that a resolution passed but it may have only passed a committee so we wait to color in the map until the entire legislature votes.

6. Below you’ll see info on how to start a resolution in your county (or town/village). Mattie Z who is on my page may see this and chime in but she did a fantastic job in Orleans Co. and everyone can learn from her. Follow the steps below. You have to do this. You have to get involved. I can’t make it happen alone but WE THE PEOPLE can and will! This is grass roots. Be unafraid. Elected officials work for you! You are our boss. Let them know what you would like to see happen. Be nice. Be respectful. Be firm in your resolve. We have the momentum on our side. Do not let up. These are OUR rights.

7. See #1 above for encouragement and start contacting everyone who supports the 2nd amendment to get them involved as well.***How to start a resolution in your county***First realize the power of one person taking action. Take a look at Mattie Zarpentine’s experience! [1]Contact your legislators [2]. Let them know you’ve been watching nearby counties pass resolutions and you want them to pass one too. Let them know that the majority of NY Counties oppose the act. Give them copies of resolutions you like[3] (this way you steer at least the initial draft).If they’re still not sure, then let them know that their action on this issue will determine if you back a primary against them next election cycle.[1] https://www.facebook.com/NYSafeResolutions/posts/121607538021031[2] Usually emails and phone numbers are on the County website[3] http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/2013/02/15/resolution-quick-list/

NY SAFE Act Resolutions

Town and County resolutions and news about the resolutions are compiled on http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/. A listing of the full text of resolutions can be found at: http://www.nysaferesolutions.com/2013/02/15/resolution-quick-list/ All resolutions opposing NY SAFE:http://www.nysaferesolution/… “


Courtesy Of Rep. Steve McLaughlin



NY Counties Oppose SAFE




” This is the map we have so far of the counties that have opposed or have resolutions pending opposed to the NY unSAFE Act. We can now add Ulster to the list of counties opposed as I have just received word that their resolution passed 14-8 a short time ago. Let me know if this map has any mistakes. We’ll be updating it often.”


Project ORCA



  ” The Democrats like to think that their “ground game” is the tie-breaker that will give them the edge in a tight election, but this year there is reason to believe that the Democrats’ efforts will be equaled, if not exceeded, by those of the Romney campaign. The Romney campaign is not only well-funded, but is run by one of the best organizers and managers of his generation, the candidate himself. Whom would you count on to organize anything, Mitt Romney or David Axelrod? Tonight the Romney campaign, for no obvious reason, sent out this description of Project Orca, which is just one weapon in its Election Day arsenal:

Project ORCA is a massive undertaking – the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election.

The project operates via a web-based app volunteers use to relay the most up-to-date poll information to a “national dashboard” at the Boston headquarters. From there, data will be interpreted and utilized to plan voter turnout tactics on Election Day.

Project ORCA enhances and magnifies the impact of the turnout operation. To date, we have more than 34,000 volunteers throughout the target states, and we will have more than 800 volunteers at headquarters in Boston, who will serve as a sort of “help desk,” making sure volunteers in the states have everything they need to get their job done.


  Project ORCA will also allow us to filter out Romney supporters who have already voted from all of our GOTV lists. So all volunteers, whether physically at a phone bank or calling online will no longer be calling several supporters who have already cast a vote. Instead, we’ll see an unprecedented efficiency among volunteer turnout efforts where virtually no phone calls or time is wasted calling those who have already voted.”




Remind us again , which is the tech-savvy , cool , forward party?