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A- Go Hydrology! explains how the roots of a common swamp tree can provide hydrologic help.
B- Recent events have made South Florida cyclist's lives rather depressing, according to The Miami Bike Scene.
C- Belle Isle Blog describes the renovations planned by The Standard.
The parking structure would work like an automated garage that opened earlier this year at 1826 Collins Ave, billed as he first of its kind in South Florida. Built by Stellar Construction, the Collins garage looks like a retail space, with a wide entrance where cars drive in. Once inside, robotic platforms slide underneath, lift them up and put them in a parking spot.D- On Two Shores says that Cuban-American hardliners are guided by solely by political self-preservation when they consider Cuban travel policies.
Rubio, Diaz-Balart, Ileana and the rest of the hardline machine do not like the shift in attitudes inside the Cuban American community –and they want to blame it on the new arrivals. They see their influence and ability to get elected waning and, terrified of losing like David Rivera, they have decided to close the spigot.E- Bark Bark Woof Woof has yet another example of why the people who voted for Rick Scott need to seriously have their heads examined.
F- South Florida Theatre Scene preps us for the weekend theater happenings.
G- Eye on Miami demonstrates why, much like Rick Scott, Marco Rubio continues to reject the interests of his constituency in order to push an extremist ideology that mandates constant criticism of the President no matter what.
The facts are on the side of controlling the proliferation of semi automatic weapons, bullets, and strengthening help for the mentally ill in the United States. President Obama is right: ordinary citizens need to take the time out of their daily lives to push back against Congress and the entrenched forces that will exploit guns to butter their own toasts.
Tell Marco Rubio to stop the politicking and support the President.