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Miami New Times Reporter Tim Elfrink has penned an article any writer would be proud of. It’s a must read even if you don’t like soccer. It has all the elements to it of a thrilling short story.

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Monday afternoon was littered for me with discussion of the lawsuit my former employer the North American Soccer League (NASL) has filed against our governing body US Soccer which it accuses of being in collusion with Major League Soccer (MLS). So an important event slipped by me. Congressman Patrick Murphy, the front-runner for the Democratic […]

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This weekend was the tenth anniversary of hurricane Katrina, and I couldn’t have been more relieved that Tropical Storm Erika petered-out in the Caribbean. When NOAA models showed the storm coming up through Florida I thought dammit, we’re finally getting back on our feet from the foreclosure crisis. The last empty house on our street just sold a week […]

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Key West, Fla. (July 10, 2005) Ð Hurricane Dennis batters palm trees and floods parts of Naval Air Station (NAS) Key WestÕs Truman Annex. The storm passed within 125 miles of the base, clocking winds in excess of 90 miles an hour and dumping more than seven inches of rain before moving north through the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Navy ships have been sortied out of Naval Station Pascagoula, with evacuation ordered for all but essential personnel from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., ordered Friday, July 8. A day after the storm passed, power was back to more than three-quarters of the 428,000 Key West homes and businesses who had outages when Dennis' eye passed 125 miles to the west of the island a day earlier. Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30. U.S. Navy photo by Jim Books (RELEASED)

I was ridiculed on Twitter for much of the week for claiming tropical system Erika had a better than even chance of not making it to Florida. I based this on years of experience viewing weak Tropical Storms or Tropical Depressions in Caribbean and previously myself being alarmed by the threat to Florida such storms […]

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This month, twenty years ago the Treasure and Space Coasts were threatened by a storm out in the Atlantic.  Erin represented the first post-Andrew panic on Florida’s East Coast and then hit the Panhandle just months before the much more powerful and destructive Opal. I had come down to Jupiter for the Florida Young Democrats […]

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CNBC has a very good feature on why Miami is far more vulnerable than New Orleans to a monster storm. 

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Jeb Bush is sinking in national opinion polls and has even fallen behind Donald Trump here in his home state of Florida. Following Bush’s race-baiting on Monday his standing continues to slip. Years of arrogance, entitlement and being disconnected from the realities of grassroots activists in his party have taken a toll on Jeb! On […]

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