Any one working out at Planet Fitness in Pembroke Pines, fl.
BUSCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY DONATION DRIVE
Items sought: Dawn dish soap, towels, toothbrushes, Pepto Bismol, pet carriers and latex gloves
Southern Eagle Distribution, 5300 Glades Cut Off Road, Fort Pierce, weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Sunrise City Sundays
Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Pierce, noon to 6 p.m. May 30
Treasure Coast Surfriders beach cleanups
May 29: Hobe Sound Public Beach, 9 a.m. to noon.
June 5: Normandy Beach north of Island Dunes, 9 a.m. to noon.
June 12: Santa Lucea, 55 MacArthur Blvd., 9 a.m. to noon.
June 20: Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, International Surf Day, 9 a.m. to noon.
June 26: Stuart Public Beach, Hands Across the Sand, 9 a.m. to noon.
July 10: Pepper Park on North Hutchinson Island, 8 to 11 a.m.
For information, visit www.surfrider.org/treasurecoast or e-mail .
Audubon of Florida beach cleaning recommendations
Use approved access points.
Stay below the tidal line.
Natural debris should be left in place as it often provides valuable nesting benefits to shorebirds and other wildlife.
Do not place debris in the dunes or above the high water line.
Don’t use equipment such as rakes, shovels or tractors.
Do not bring dogs onto the beach (dogs are a primary source beach bird disturbance and mortality).
MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
For more information on oil spill recovery volunteer opportunities, go tohttp://gulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm or www.volunteerflorida.org
YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT TO!
Swinging has been around Europe for a long time but probably nowhere longer than in the England. UK Swingers have something unique to their country that is known as “dogging”. This is a British euphemism for engaging in sexual acts outdoors while others are watching. Dogging has been around since the 70’s and has evolved very fast since the inception of the internet and text messaging. Nowadays it is much easier for doggers to coordinate when, where and who to meet with. It used to just be a random act of sex with strangers…now you can connect with people you have seen before hand so you know just what you’re getting into. Some dogging pros take it a little further by organizing gangbangs or whatever fetish they are into. Dogging became so popular in England that it is now spreading to other countries like the United States, Netherlands, Canada and Brazil just to name a few. For those people into exhibitionism and voyeurism there is no hotter sexual activity than dogging. Expect to see more and more about dogging in the coming years.
If you're an aficionado of ironic justice, try this morsel: On the day that BP's Gulf oil rig blew up, seven of the corporation's executive muckety-mucks happened to be on the platform, having gathered there for a ceremony to tout the project's safety record! They were injured, but survived.
Adding to the irony of a safety celebration literally exploding in the face of corporate big wigs is the fact that BP's bosses have been primary pushers of successful lobbying efforts in Washington to water down America's environmental and safety rules. So this epic oil catastrophe is not an accident. It's the inevitable result of industry-government collusion to put Big Oil's profits ahead of human life, ecological vitality, and the economic well-being of others.
Indeed, the Minerals Management Service (the agency that supposedly regulates offshore drilling) has blithely adopted nearly 100 loosey-goosey "rules" that were written by the industry's chief lobbying group. For example, the agency does not require these inherently-risky rigs to have a backup shutdown system, as required by other nations with offshore wells. Thus, BP, which soaks up billions of dollars in profits each year, chose not to install a remote-control shutoff valve on this disastrous well, simply because it didn't want to spend the $500,000 it would've cost. Now – because of such ridiculously-reckless laissez-faire laxity – BP, the people of the Gulf, and our nation face untold billions of dollars in economic losses, plus unfathomable environmental destruction.
BP's blowout in the Gulf along with Wall Street's unbridled rampage through our economy and Massey Energy's deadly disregard for mine safety, stands a monument to mindless anti-government ideology – and as a testament to the urgent need for good government.