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It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season So Please Remember To Not Leave Any Trash On The Beach Or A Brick Of Cocaine For That Matter.

Sun Sentinel- When Doug Phinney walked into a bar on A1A about 1 a.m. Tuesday with an open kilo of suspected cocaine in his hands, he wasn't looking to make a sale or even worried about being arrested. In fact, he was looking for a cop. "I finally flagged down an officer driving by," said Phinney, 52, from Wilton Manors. "And I showed him what I found." Phinney made his discovery on the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach during a routine nighttime patrol as a volunteer with the Sea Turtle Oversight Program, designed to protect the behemoth sea creatures during the summer nesting season. During his four-hour patrol he did spot 11 loggerhead turtles who swam ashore to lay eggs.But it was the drugs that made the night memorable. "I was doing what I always do," said Phinney, on summer break from teaching legal studies at the online Florida Virtual School. "It was raining, the surf was crashing, there was a ton of seaweed on the beach, and then I saw this package the size of a brick. As soon as I picked it up I knew what it was." Phinney said he used a knife to slice open the package and found a white sticky substance that a Fort Lauderdale police dog seemed to recognize as cocaine. When police received a call about found narcotics, Officer Giovanni Morales responded, according to records. Three officers were soon on the scene, and all seemed rather blasé about the find, Phinney said. But the patrons of a nearby bar just north of Las Olas Boulevard were excited, Phinney said. "They said, 'You found that right out there? Man, you should have given it to me,'" said Phinney. Police made a report, and took possession of the suspected cocaine, Phinney said. Richard WhiteCloud, founding director of the Sea Turtle Oversight Program, said a monitor found a bale of suspected marijuana while on patrol about two weeks ago. But coming upon contraband is rare, he said. Phinney said when he cut the package open and got some of the product on his fingers he was tempted to rub a bit on his gums, as he's seen done in the movies. But he refrained. "You did the right thing," Phinney said the police told him.

Sun Sentinel– When Doug Phinney walked into a bar on A1A about 1 a.m. Tuesday with an open kilo of suspected cocaine in his hands, he wasn’t looking to make a sale or even worried about being arrested.
In fact, he was looking for a cop.
“I finally flagged down an officer driving by,” said Phinney, 52, from Wilton Manors. “And I showed him what I found.”
Phinney made his discovery on the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach during a routine nighttime patrol as a volunteer with the Sea Turtle Oversight Program, designed to protect the behemoth sea creatures during the summer nesting season. During his four-hour patrol he did spot 11 loggerhead turtles who swam ashore to lay eggs.But it was the drugs that made the night memorable.
“I was doing what I always do,” said Phinney, on summer break from teaching legal studies at the online Florida Virtual School. “It was raining, the surf was crashing, there was a ton of seaweed on the beach, and then I saw this package the size of a brick. As soon as I picked it up I knew what it was.”
Phinney said he used a knife to slice open the package and found a white sticky substance that a Fort Lauderdale police dog seemed to recognize as cocaine.
When police received a call about found narcotics, Officer Giovanni Morales responded, according to records.
Three officers were soon on the scene, and all seemed rather blasé about the find, Phinney said.
But the patrons of a nearby bar just north of Las Olas Boulevard were excited, Phinney said. “They said, ‘You found that right out there? Man, you should have given it to me,'” said Phinney.
Police made a report, and took possession of the suspected cocaine, Phinney said.
Richard WhiteCloud, founding director of the Sea Turtle Oversight Program, said a monitor found a bale of suspected marijuana while on patrol about two weeks ago. But coming upon contraband is rare, he said.
Phinney said when he cut the package open and got some of the product on his fingers he was tempted to rub a bit on his gums, as he’s seen done in the movies. But he refrained.
“You did the right thing,” Phinney said the police told him.

My first thought was “these damn kids and drug mules these days.” Absolutely no respect for public property and nature. As well known and popular as Ft Laudy beach is, you will occasionally find scraps of junk washed up on shore. I remember our 6th grade end of the year beach field trip ended with a buddy getting sea lice on his balls, but also with me finding scraps of a junked car that floated ashore. And then I think I also left like 30 soda cans on the floor because for some reason i decided to crack them open and pour them down my face like Stone Cold Steve Austin. Kids just have no respect for nature just leaving their trash and distribution amount of drugs everywhere

But then now thinking about it and growing up to see how absurd the world can be, It would be kinda fun, and maybe possible, to have a scenario where drug lords are intercepting wild sea turtles on mating season and strapping bricks of cocaine on them and having them bury it while they lay their sea turtle eggs. You laugh at that idea now but I think the term “Drug Mule” has at least a little something to do with actual real life actual mule animals. Think about it now, operation takes place at night, sea turtles bury things in sand, you can’t arrest sea turtles. Not saying its a well established drug trafficking plan. Maybe this was a test embargo. Yea it didn’t go quite accordingly with this one drop but if all things played out perfectly, sea turtles can probably move a couple hundred kilos by the end of mating season. Its the perfect crime.

 

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What Better Way Is There To Wake Up Than To A Flaming Vehicle Jump

Fucking Alabama. Sometimes i wish South Florida wasn’t so civilized. I mean i like it here. Its not entirely hickville and we have more manners and dont fuck our relatives. But what they have in Bama-ville is a lawless society where they can do anything bad ass. Case and point- A Guy diving out of an airborne flaming SUV mid air crashing into lake like you’re playing GTA or something. Must’ve been a welcoming to the new season of Bama football. #RollTide

Am I Responsible For One Of The Biggest Stock Returns In The Past 9 Years?

The meteoric rise of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Netflix has been well documented. And if you were going to make a list of the best investments over the past decade, those would no doubt immediately come to mind. Energy Drinks Simon Desmarais/FlickrMonster is a stock market monster. See Also How Monster Energy Became The Military's Favorite Beverage The Unsavory Story Behind Odwalla's Rise To Supermarket Staple Why Acquire The Whole Company When You Can Acquire Just Part Of The Company? But when Dadaviz analyst Alis Pitchkhadze actually looked at the data of best stock market investments over the past nine years, she found something strange. There were two companies at the top you might not expect. The first is Priceline.com, a website that helps users find discount rates for things like airline flights and hotels. Pitchkhadze found that an investment of $10,000 nine years ago would now be worth a shocking $465,150.92. That's a return of over 4,500%. The other company that rose above Google, Apple, and Netflix was Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster energy drinks. The stock has ballooned to over 40 times its original value over the past nine years. And Monster is now actually the top-selling cold beverage in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Steve Jobs once allegedly lured former Apple CEO John Sculley away from Pepsi with the line: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Now it seems that over the past nine years, sugar water (with a bit of guarana) has beaten Apple's stock. Of course, that's not to say that Monster has changed the world in a more profound way than Apple. But it certainly has found a way to get investors insane returns.

Business Insider-  The meteoric rise of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Netflix has been well documented. And if you were going to make a list of the best investments over the past decade, those would no doubt immediately come to mind.
But when Dadaviz analyst Alis Pitchkhadze actually looked at the data of best stock market investments over the past nine years, she found something strange. There were two companies at the top you might not expect.
The first is Priceline.com, a website that helps users find discount rates for things like airline flights and hotels.
Pitchkhadze found that an investment of $10,000 nine years ago would now be worth a shocking $465,150.92. That’s a return of over 4,500%.
The other company that rose above Google, Apple, and Netflix was Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster energy drinks. The stock has ballooned to over 40 times its original value over the past nine years. And Monster is now actually the top-selling cold beverage in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.
Steve Jobs once allegedly lured former Apple CEO John Sculley away from Pepsi with the line: “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
Now it seems that over the past nine years, sugar water (with a bit of guarana) has beaten Apple’s stock. Of course, that’s not to say that Monster has changed the world in a more profound way than Apple. But it certainly has found a way to get investors insane returns.

Everyone who’s known me for awhile knows im just key and picking things that’ll go big. It all started in like 7th grade. 2002, 12 year old Ed Lee just trying to make his place in High School. Well being Asian and my penchant for not wanting to buy any form of entertainment, I was good at making bootleg copies of things. CDs, DVDs, If i could get my hands on it, id flip it for money. I was like Red from Shawshank Redemption, I just got people things in prison High school. Anyways, when I wasn’t selling high profile items like fake rolex’s and bb guns, my bread and butter was mix tapes for 5 bucks a pop. Well one day this kid Bryan asked me to make him a mix tape, gave me a list and when i get home i put it all together but i specifically remember i put a song called “Through The Wire”. Next day Bryan comes up to me and ask “Yo what song was that on track number 13” and i tell him “Thats Kanye West Through the Wire.” Like 2 weeks later Kanye was blowing up and like signed to Rockafella and decided to put together College Dropout. Now he’s the god damn asshole running for presidency in 2020 not making a sense about a god damn thing. Incredible

Basically my point of that story was I discovered kanye and introduced him to the world South Florida. Same thing with Monster. You think Monster Energy was the conglomerate they are back 9 years ago? definitely not. But in 2008 a year after officially changing to Monster Energy full time i picked up a Monster Energy, gave it a swig and said to myself that that shit was gonna be big. Well fast forward to 2015 after boasting one of the best Monster Can collection, they make Apple stock look like Kodak after digital cameras came out. And Seriously how about monster energy not sponsoring me when i got arguable one of the best Monster Can Collections in all the Americas.

Seriously I could’ve found a way to plug Monster into all of my blogs for you. “Fuck those drones, I wanna chug a Monster and punch a drone in its face” We coulda blown up together but they just never let me on on the fun. Just let it be known for all of you out there, Ed Lee’s seal of approval is worth like a billion dollars in 9 years probably. Monster Energy, Kanye West, I told my buddy Mike Posner was gonna blow up and he did kinda. I mean shit im pretty much single handedly keeping Blackberry afloat right now i think because im just that ride or die type of man with my companies. Brand loyalty beyond your wildest dreams.