12 Songs About Florida That Will Have You Humming


These 12 Songs About Florida Will Strike So Many Different Emotions

Posted on 26 May, 2015 | In Florida

Everyone should have a few songs about their state in their repertoire, so here’s a few we found that will (mostly) pump up some Sunshine State pride.

  1. Old Folks at Home (Suwannee River) by Stephen Foster

Florida’s controversial State Song. Interestingly Foster never visited Florida or the Suwannee River, he just liked the sound of it.

  1. Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky) by Jan Hilton

Florida’s State Anthem. Yes, we have a State Song and a State Anthem, this was a compromise made when we attempted to find a new State Song in 2008, but couldn’t agree on whether or not to replace it.

  1. Floridays by Jimmy Buffett

I don’t think you’ll find more Jimmy Buffett fans anywhere in the world than you will here. His popular song Margaritaville was partly written in Key West, but he started it in Austin, Texas.

  1. The Florida Song by Ricky Sylvia

This literal love letter to Florida was actually sung at the Governor’s own wedding!

  1. Mainline Florida by Eric Clapton

This classic premiered as the final track on the 1974 album, “461 Ocean Boulevard“.

  1. Florida by Modest Mouse

A catchy, though somewhat gloomy, song by indie stars Modest Mouse.

  1. State of Florida by Less Than Jake

A less than positive view of Florida by a native punk band.

  1. Key Largo by Bertie Higgins

Bertie Higgins was born in Tarpon Springs, and he often mentioned Florida in his albums, but Key Largo is probably the most famous example.

  1. Florida Blues by Ricky Skaggs

It’s called Florida Blues, but to me it seems super peppy and fun!

  1. Florida by Patty Griffin

A soulful folk ballad about two girls in Florida.

  1. Florida Rain by Matt Bauer

Matt Bauer writes moody folk songs with lots of banjo and thoughtful lyrics.

  1. Florida by Blue Rodeo

Lovelorn country song from 1989 about heartbreak in Florida.

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Victoria Winkler

Victoria is a native Floridian writer, painter, picker and rebel without a cause. She humbly serves as the OIYS writer for Florida.

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FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic | Wausau News


FDA FINALLY ADMITS CHICKEN MEAT CONTAINS CANCER-CAUSING ARSENIC

(NaturalNews) After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed on purpose!

Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlin…)

Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairytale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim… it’s just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves (http://www.grist.org/food-safety/2011-06-08-…). And what’s the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.” (http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/foo…)

Arsenic? Eat more!

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.

The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.

What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” (http://www.naturalnews.com/032631_elderberry…) Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. Plus, it’s waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

Eat more poison, in other words, but don’t consume any healing foods. That’s the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.

Oh, by the way, here’s another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn’t know about hamburgers and conventional beef: Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations. So the arsenic that’s pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger to be consumed by the clueless masses who don’t even know they’re eating second-hand chicken sh*t. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027414_chicken_di…)

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsenic_chicken.html#ixzz2pOnanJbE

We’re the POLICE | Wausau News


NO CHARGES FILED AGAINST COP WHO SHOT 72-YEAR-OLD ON HIS OWN DRIVEWAY

An all-too-common sight in America, especially when it comes to unnecessary police shootings.

How the &*%^@! are they training these zombies?

Officer arrived at wrong address and shot homeowner seven times because he “felt threatened”
Kit Daniels
Infowars.com
January 30, 2014
Yesterday a grand jury declined to charge a Ft. Worth, Texas police officer who killed a 72-year-old man on his own driveway after arriving at the wrong address to investigate a burglary alarm.

The jury’s decision not to indict R.A. “Alex” Hoepper for the May 28 shooting death of Jerry Waller came after prosecutors presented 25 hours of testimony over four days, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
Waller died after Hoepper shot him seven times as the officer and his partner arrived at Waller’s house, mistakenly thinking that the burglary alarm going off across the street came from his residence.

Waller had been walking down his driveway with his gun to investigate the alarm he heard from his neighbor’s house.
“The 72-year-old man didn’t even make it to the house across the street before he was shot,” CBS Fort Worth reported. “He died on his own property.”
Hoepper later said that he shot Waller because he “felt threatened.”
Ft. Worth police chief Jeff Halstead believed the jury made the “right decision” not to indict Hoepper, even though the officers did not realize they were at the wrong address until a detective showed up later at the scene.
“I think it was proven through the autopsy and evidence that a gun was pointed directly at Officer Hoeppner and he was forced to make his decision,” he said.
But Waller’s family pointed out that since the shooting, the department had been “feeding misinformation” to the local news and to the public.
“We were disturbed by suggestions that police may have felt threatened by a man in his own garage faced with unknown trespassers wielding flashlights,” the family said in a released statement.


One of Waller’s neighbors, former Ft. Worth council member Becky Haskin, also added that Hoeppner, a rookie, is a “victim of his own inexperience.”
“I think he panicked,” Haskin said. “He just unloaded his gun in rapid fire. That’s what I heard; it woke me up. I thought it was in my back yard – just rapid fire, one right after the other, in succession.”
“There wasn’t any hesitation.”
She added that although nothing is going to bring Waller back, someone from the police department should apologize to the family.
“It’s an accidental death at the hands of an untrained police officer.”

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