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Problems with the KEY WYKE TV?

In Spectrum Outage, Swyke Key TV, WYKE KEY TV on kp25 at 311914
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I use Spectrum in the county to watch local TV via their streaming package and while most of it is acceptable and watchable I cannot watch the KEY TV CHANNEL! Well I have to take that back, it can be watched, but the audio goes in and out all the time, needless to say have given up trying to watch it. When I called the station to let them know I was told they can see it fine right there at the station (no kidding right?) and then proceeded to say it was Spectrum’s fault and suggested I should watch it on live streaming which I told her I did and she wanted to thank me for my support and said goodbye!! Oh well, there is a poll below please let us know, whether or not, mine is an isolated case or are the folks at the station mistaken? Or is Spectrum at fault? Whose problem is it?

PATRIOTS ALERT-Storm Area 51?

In My Patriot Supply, storm area 51 on kp37 at 311931

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Over a Million Alien Seekers Vow to ‘Storm Area 51’ Sept. 20

It started off as a joke. An innocent, yet amusing joke. But the United States Air Force is not laughing.

An unidentified individual posted an anonymous meme to Facebook a while back. It encouraged people to storm Area 51 on September 20, 2019.

It was coined as “Storm Area 51 – They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The purpose of the event would be to “see them aliens.”

The meme’s creator said it was satirical and meant as a joke. But it became a major buzz. So far, more than 1.7 million people have responded to it. And over 1.3 million say they are interested in attending this event

USAF ‘Ready to Protect America’

Now, it’s one thing to click on an event to indicate you’re interested in attending it. It’s another to actually travel somewhere for it.

But if even a portion of those who have expressed interest decide to try to storm Area 51, things could get rather dicey.

Here’s how Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews responded to the idea.

“(Area 51) is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force. We would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.

“The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”

Acquired in 1955, Acknowledged in 2013

Area 51 is located in Lincoln County, Nevada. And is about 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas.

Officially, this highly classified Air Force facility is called Homey Airport or Groom Lake. It forms part of Nellis Air Force Complex. The Air Force acquired the area in 1955 for the purpose of flight testing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft.

The CIA did not publicly acknowledge the existence of this base until 2013. Research done within Area 51 is considered “Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information.”

Due to the intense secrecy attached to this base, many conspiracy theories have developed around it. Several of them are associated with UFOs.

Conspiracy Theories Abound

Among those conspiracy theories regarding what is really going on at Area 51 are the following:

  • The storage and examination of crashed alien spacecraft. Including materials found at Roswell, New Mexico, the site of alleged UFO activity in 1947.
  • The study of aliens found at Roswell and perhaps elsewhere. And the manufacture of aircraft based on alien technology.
  • Meetings with extraterrestrials.
  • The development of weapons for the Strategic Defense Initiative program.
  • The development of teleportation and time travel technology.

How Will It Go Down?

The logical response is to assume this is all in good fun. And that very few people if any will actually show up to try to storm the area.

But what if a significant number of people do arrive in the Nevada desert on September 20? How will the Air Force handle it?

Here’s something that may have added a little fuel to the fire. The Pentagon recently announced a program involving the military’s obligation to report encounters with UFOs.

The program also includes government-funded investigations into unidentified aircraft.

Deadly Force Authorized

The more attention the “Storm Area 51” event gets, the more reactions are coming from the Air Force.

A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Air Force is aware of the Facebook event encouraging people to storm Area 51.

“The Nevada Test and Training Range provides flexible, realistic and multidimensional battle space to test and develop tactics. As well as conduct advanced training in support of U.S. national interests.

“Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged.”

Signage around the perimeter of the base advises that deadly force is authorized against trespassers.

Little A’Le’Inn Is Booked

People who live and work outside Area 51 are wondering what kind of turnout there might be.

Connie West is the co-owner of a small inn about 26 miles from the site. It’s the closest lodging site to Area 51 and has an interesting name. It’s “Little A’Le’Inn” (pronounced “Little Alien”).

She said, “Yes, (the event) sounds like a joke. But there apparently are some people who want to see the joke.”

West’s 10-room inn is fully booked for the day of the event. She said another 60 people have committed to pitching a tent on her 30-acre campground.

One of the roads that visitors will take to get near the site has officially been named “Extraterrestrial Highway” by the state of Nevada.

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FOOD PANTRY CITRUS COUNTY FLORIDA

In EYEONCITRUS.COM, Food Pantry Citrus County Florida on kp34 at 311929

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Food Pantries in Citrus County Florida

— Daystar Life Center — 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 6751 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. 352-795-8668. Food for dogs and cats may also be available. Other assistance available. A community service resource.

— First Baptist Church of Homosassa Life Care Center — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays for bread distribution at 10540 W. Yulee Drive, Homosassa. Homosassa residents may receive a bag of canned and dry goods once a month. Call 352-628-3858.

— A food pantry is provided by St. Timothy Lutheran Church and Life Tree Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at Life Tree Church on U.S. 19 in Crystal River.

— For those in need, the food pantry and Beyond the Bread ministries at North Oak Baptist Church are open from 5 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly and from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday monthly. The food pantry provides vegetables, meats, prepared foods and more. Beyond the Bread provides nonfood items such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, some cleaning supplies, personal items and more. Folks are asked to visit only one of those times, once a month, to enable the ministries to serve more people. NOBC is at 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd. in Citrus Springs. For more information, call 352-489-1688.

— St. Anne’s Episcopal Church — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the administration building, 9870 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. Call 352-795-2176.

— Citrus United Basket (CUB) — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1201 Parkside Ave., Inverness, to assist Citrus County residents facing temporary hardship. Call 352-344-2242 or go online to citrusunitedbasket.org.

— First Baptist Church of Crystal River — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 700 N. Citrus Ave. Call 352-795-3367.

— Our Lady of Fatima — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 604 U.S. 41 S., open to needy residents of Floral City, Hernando and Inverness. Call 352-726-1707.

— The Citrus County Veterans Coalition’s food pantry, for veterans and their families, operates from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and the first and third Thursdays (excluding holidays) on the DAV lot at 1039 N. Paul Drive in Inverness, just west of U.S. 41, on Independence Highway. The pantry offers a variety of dry, canned and frozen goods (cereals, rice, canned vegetables, soups and meats) for veterans in need. For food assistance, call Linda Enlow at 352-220-6754, see a member at one of CCVC’s flea markets, or ask a volunteer during food pantry hours.

— Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church — 9 to 10 a.m. the third Tuesday monthly, 6 Roosevelt Blvd. Call 352-746-2144.

— St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church — 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 352-726-3153.

— First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River — 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly, 1501 SE U.S. 19. Call 352-795-2259.

— Suncoast Baptist Church — food pantry open for bread distribution from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, and the second Wednesday monthly is distribution of bagged canned goods, dry goods and meat from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at 5310 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa Springs. Open to Homosassa residents only.

— Homosassa First United Methodist Church Bread of Life Pantry — 8 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in fellowship hall. Bag of groceries with bread, meat and produce available for Homosassa residents once a month. Call 352-628-4083.

— Serving our Savior (SOS) — 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando. Call 352-513-5857 or sosfoodpantry@gmail.com.

— Calvary Church — 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 2728 E. Harley St., Inverness. Photo ID and proof of Citrus County residency are required. Visitors can receive food once per month. Calvary Church is an equal opportunity provider.

— Calvary Chapel of Inverness — Free bagged groceries available from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at 960 S. U.S. 41. 352-726-1480. Calvary Church is an equal opportunity provider.

— Floral City First Baptist Church — 1 to 3 p.m. the third Thursday monthly. Proof of residency required.

FREE MEALS

— Peace Lutheran Church offers a free community meal from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the third Monday monthly. This is not a fundraiser and there is no charge. Come be our guest(s). We care and you are important to us. All ages are welcome. The Aug. 19 meal will be spaghetti and Bolognese meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. For more information, call 352-489-5881. Peace Lutheran Church (“The Church on the Hill”) is at 7201 U.S. 41 South in Dunnellon.

— Free hot meals are available Monday through Friday for clients ages 60-plus at the following community centers. Call to reserve your first meal as a visitor: Central Citrus Community Center at 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court in Lecanto (352-527-5993); West Citrus Community Center at 8940 W. Veterans Drive in Homosassa (352-795-3831); East Citrus Community Center at 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness (352-344-9666); and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Inverness Community Center at 1082 N. Paul Drive in Inverness (352-726-1009).

— Inverness First United Methodist Church — Provides a free hot meal to everyone from 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness. Call 352-726-2522.

— Floral City United Methodist Church — 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays in Hilton Hall, 8478 E. Marvin St. Call 352-344-1771.

— St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Feed My Sheep outreach — 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 352-726-3153.

— Our Father’s Table — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second, third, fourth and fifth Saturdays monthly at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, one mile west of the Plantation Inn on West Fort Island Trail. Call 352-795-2176.

GIVEAWAYS

— El-Shaddai food ministries “brown bag of food” distribution is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 W. 12th Ave. Although food is distributed once a week, families are only eligible for food once a month. Call 352-628-9087 or 352-302-9925.

— Hernando Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, provides food distribution for needy families from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly. Call 352-212-5159.

— Christ Christian Bible Ministry distributes food at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 619 NE Second St., Crystal River. Preparations are being made to provide a hot meal once a week. Call 352-513-8065.

California against the sea

In EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp20 at 311909

By Rosanna Xia

The California coast grew and prospered during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.

A California Beach not very enticing??

But the mighty Pacific, unbeknownst to all, was nearing its final years of a calm but unusual cycle that had lulled dreaming settlers into a false sense of endless summer.

Elsewhere, Miami has been drowning, Louisiana shrinking, North Carolina’s beaches disappearing like a time lapse with no ending. While other regions grappled with destructive waves and rising seas, the West Coast for decades was spared by a rare confluence of favorable winds and cooler water. This “sea level rise suppression,” as scientists call it, went largely undetected. Blinded from the consequences of a warming planet, Californians kept building right to the water’s edge.

But lines in the sand are meant to shift. In the last 100 years, the sea rose less than 9 inches in California. By the end of this century, the surge could be greater than 9 feet.

Wildfire and drought dominate the climate change debates in the state. Yet this less-talked-about reality has California cornered. The coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better — Pacific Coast Highway, multimillion-dollar homes in Malibu, the rail line to San Diego — is fixed in place with nowhere to go.

But the world is getting hotter, the great ice sheets still melting, the rising ocean a slow-moving disaster that has already swept past California’s front door. Seaside cliffs are crumbling in Pacifica, bringing down entire buildings. Balboa Island, barely above sea level, is spending $1.8 million to raise the wall that separates it from the ocean.

Winter storms pummeled a Capistrano Beach boardwalk, turning the idyllic shoreline into a construction zone as bulldozers rushed to stack boulders into a barricade. From San Diego to Humboldt counties, homeowners scramble to fend off increasing erosion and storm surges, pleading with officials for bigger seawalls that can hold back the even bigger ocean. Rest of story here

Exclusive: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks – Iranian officials

In Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks - Iranian officials on kp03 at 301921
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019.

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent.

“In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues … he gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,” one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The second official said: “We made it clear that the leader is against any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him to make a decision … However, we told the Omani official that any attack against Iran will have regional and international consequences.”

Homosassa Man Dies Parking Lot Race Track Sunday

In EYEONCITRUS.COM on kp46 at 301911

A Homosassa man died Sunday evening in a hospital after being injured earlier that morning when a truck rear-ended his bicycle in the parking lot of a RaceTrac gas station.

Following the 8:43 a.m. collision at the RaceTrac on the corner of U.S. 19 and West Homosassa Trail, medics transported Jeromy Landon Bresler to Ocala Regional Medical Center with serious injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) crash report.

Bresler later died at 6:07 p.m. He was 36.

According to FHP’s report, Bresler rode into the gas station’s parking lot ahead of a southbound Chevrolet pickup driven by 32-year-old Weeki Wachee resident Jamie Jo Fox-Brady, who didn’t see Bresler and collided with the back of his bicycle.

FHP reported that alcohol was not involved. Charges are pending.

Gas prices shot up yesterday

In Gas prices shot up yesterday, Seven Eleven, Shell Gas on kp24 at 301904
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We went shopping at Publix in Shoppes of Sugarmill going by the Shell gas station on corner of 19 and Cardinal Street the price for regular was $2.44 per gal on the return trip the price had gone up 14 cents to $2.58 per gal could this crazy price increase be the result of laying out of fencing for the new Seven Eleven

that’s to be on the opposite corner on Cardinal? Isn’t competition suppose to reduce prices or are the stations going to try and make a killing before the new stations are finished?

Florida governors have been around the world in search of jobs but have sometimes found criticism instead

In Florida Governors look around world for jobs, Gov. Ron DeSantis on kp04 at 301901

By Skyler Swisher | South Florida Sun Sentinel | May 31, 2019 | 6:06 PM

Florida governors have been around the world in search of jobs but have sometimes found criticism instead
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis led the Florida delegation to the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday May 30, 2019. (Photo provided by governor’s office) (Courtesy)

Florida governors have crisscrossed the globe from Tokyo to Paris in hopes of returning with high-paying jobs and foreign investment.

Sometimes, they found controversy instead.

Gov. Ron DeSantis finished his first international trade mission Friday, a four-day business development trip to Israel. A delegation of more than 100 people, including lobbyists, business leaders, academics and elected officials, joined him.

The governor helped broker research agreements, rubbed elbows with the Israeli business community and stirred up some controversy of his own.

His decision to hold a Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem 6,000 miles away from Florida’s Capitol led to a lawsuit from open government advocates and criticism that he was giving more access to lobbyists in his trade delegation than the public who couldn’t attend. The administration responded by saying the meeting was only ceremonial.

He isn’t the only governor to hit bumps.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist answers questions in a news conference after an ethanol roundtable during a trade mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 5, 2007.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist answers questions in a news conference after an ethanol roundtable during a trade mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 5, 2007. (File / Sun Sentinel)

Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s 12-day trade mission to Europe racked up $430,000 in expenses in 2008 as the state’s economy faltered. Business executives paid for the governor’s part of the trip, but Crist faced political fallout when his $8,000 first-class airfare and $2,179-a-night suite near London’s Hyde Park were disclosed.

The tab even included $320 for his signature electric fans he used to keep himself cool when delivering speeches.Governor Crist and entourage traveled in style across Europe as businesses and taxpayers footed the bill »

Former Gov. Rick Scott became a punch line on Spanish television in 2012 when he acknowledged a literal elephant in the room at the time he met the country’s monarch — who was embroiled in a scandal involving an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana.

“I’ve ridden elephants. I’ve never tried to shoot one,” he quipped, bringing up a touchy subject for the king.

Invariably, the trips lead to questions over whether taxpayers are footing the bill for politicians to enjoy lavish, self-serving outings at their expense.

Trade mission highlights

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • More than 10 meetings and events were held with Israeli business leaders.
  • Roundtable discussions were held on school safety and the environment.
  • More than 20 research agreements and other partnerships were signed.
  • A Florida Cabinet meeting was held at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
  • The governor signed a bill that aims to stop anti-Semitism in the state’s public schools

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‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects

In Navy Pilots see many unindentified flying objects, What was that? on kp05 at 311930
“These things would be out there all day,” Lt. Ryan Graves said. “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”CreditCreditTony Luong for The New York Times

By Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean

WASHINGTON — The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.

“These things would be out there all day,” said Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years, and who reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress. “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”

In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near collision with one of the objects, and an official mishap report was filed. Some of the incidents were videotaped, including one taken by a plane’s camera in early 2015 that shows an object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots question what they are watching.

“Wow, what is that, man?” one exclaims. “Look at it fly!”

No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents. Lieutenant Graves and four other Navy pilots, who said in interviews with The New York Times that they saw the objects in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, make no assertions of their provenance.

But the objects have gotten the attention of the Navy, which earlier this year sent out new classified guidance for how to report what the military calls unexplained aerial phenomena, or unidentified flying objects.Video 1:08‘Look at That Thing’: Footage Shows Pilots Spotting Unknown ObjectVideos filmed by Navy pilots show two encounters with flying objects. One was captured by a plane’s camera off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 20, 2015. That footage, published previously but with little context, shows an object tilting like a spinning top moving against the wind. A pilot refers to a fleet of objects, but no imagery of a fleet was released. The second video was taken a few weeks later.CreditCreditU.S. Department of Defense

Joseph Gradisher, a Navy spokesman, said the new guidance was an update of instructions that went out to the fleet in 2015, after the Roosevelt incidents.

“There were a number of different reports,” he said. Some cases could have been commercial drones, he said, but in other cases “we don’t know who’s doing this, we don’t have enough data to track this. So the intent of the message to the fleet is to provide updated guidance on reporting procedures for suspected intrusions into our airspace.”

The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s shadowy, little-known Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which analyzed the radar data, video footage and accounts provided by senior officers from the Roosevelt. Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official who ran the program until he resigned in 2017, called the sightings “a striking series of incidents.”Navy pilots from the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” squadron aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in 2015. The squadron began noticing strange objects just after the Navy upgraded the radar systems on its F/A-18 fighter planes.CreditAdam Ferguson for The New York Times

Navy pilots from the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” squadron aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in 2015. The squadron began noticing strange objects just after the Navy upgraded the radar systems on its F/A-18 fighter planes.CreditAdam Ferguson for The New York Times

The program, which began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time, was officially shut down in 2012 when the money dried up, according to the Pentagon. But the Navy recently said it currently investigates military reports of U.F.O.s, and Mr. Elizondo and other participants say the program — parts of it remain classified — has continued in other forms. The program has also studied video that shows a whitish oval object described as a giant Tic Tac, about the size of a commercial plane, encountered by two Navy fighter jets off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

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Spectrum Services were Out get Credit on your bill information

In 855-889-9081, homosassa florida, Spectrum Outage on kp05 at 311929
Homosassa Florida Service Outage 5.29.2019

Spectrum services for areas in Homosassa, Florida (not sure if any other areas) on Wednesday May 29, 2019 were out for at least six hours! A fiber optic cable had been cut and all services phone, tv, and internet were out! Be sure to call customer service at 855-889-9081 to receive credit on your bill. They will not give you credit for this outage unless you request it.

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