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March 29, 2015 
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Experimental Monkey Breeding Activity Increasing In Hendry

LABELLE, FL. -- An animal rights group is claiming a second macaque monkey breeding facility has been secretly given permission to raise non-human primates for eventual sale to biological experimenters in Hendry county.

Another facility in western Hendry is under fire by citizens suing Hendry County government for approving the facility under agricultural rules without public hearings. They claim that there is no designation in the Hendry county zoning code for non-human primate breeding and the county has slipped the business under the guise of an agricultural zoning.

TheirTurn.net this week published a story indicating "The newly-discovered facility has already been built and is owned by the Mauritius-based company Bioculture. Bioculture is leasing land from Primate Products, a company that breeds monkeys and manufactures equipment for use in monkey labs.

Biolculture reportedly lost a court case in Puerto Rico after attempts to operate a monkey breeding facility there. "In 2012, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled that Bioculture’s already-constucted monkey breeding facility in Puerto Rico could not be opened because it was illegally built on land that was zoned for other purposes," said the TheirTurn story.

Hendry county responded in a press release today saying "Recent press articles and media coverage regarding Hendry County and a second primate facility in the works near Immokalee are inaccurate.

"The facilities in question, Primate Products, Inc. and BioCulture, are located on lands owned by Panther Tracts, LLC. The Panther Tracts, LLC property has been used for primate breeding purposes dating back more than ten years. Additional buildings were approved to be added on the land already in use for related activities.

"Hendry County is formally requesting a retraction or correction of all stories regarding the above mentioned due to erroneous information."

In an additional statement Tuesday the county said,

"Panther Tracts, LLC has been in operation through the proper required permits since 2001 and is up to date with all required building permits with Hendry County.

"The leasing or operations on a property are the responsibility of the property owner as long as operations comply with the approved federal, state and local permits required to conduct business.

"During the 2012 approval of the site development plan, the review met the approval of the Fire Marshall, County Engineer and the Hendry County Health Department.

"Subsequent building permits were issued by Hendry County in compliance with the approved site development plan as recently as 2014.

"This project falls within the permitted uses in the Agriculture future land use category and the General Agriculture zoning district, therefore, no public hearing was required.

"Hendry County stands by the rights provided to our property owners contained within the language of our comprehensive plan and land development code."

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  • Cookie Duster
  • Commentary by T. W. Bill Neville

I never thought that I would be writing about one of the slang quips of my misspent youth. Back in the 1930's there was a sudden rash of "mustache" contests in conjunction with spending a night in a local jail for the "losers" of the, what me and my "gang" called "Cookie Dusters", not mustaches.

I believe the "mustache" craze came about as a reaction to a strutting homicidal, anti-Jew, pipsqueak marching around in jack boots in Germany, sporting an undernourished "cookie duster" under his flaring nostrils, topped off by a head of hair suitable for the end of a mop handle.

So why am I relating this ancient history of a world renowned mass murderer who, if he had been successful would have ruled the world. Last week I wrote two articles about a person with global mastery ambitions involving the government take overs of the internet and an individuals right to decide whether they wanted to vote or not to vote.

Now it has been announced that he has authorized his plans to "nationalize" all local and state police forces into Federal controlled militarized departments under the control of the Department of Justice, who are controlled by the U. S. Attorney General's office to be installed. This is the culmination of a Federal plan to, as they put it, overcome the inability of "local/state" police to rectify the biases consistent with their handling of race related issues and lack of confidence by local citizens that they can be trusted, and treated fairly.

Several million dollars have been appropriated, by individuals, outside the government, to take the installation of the "Federally" supervised programs, manned by "DOJ", trained installers in six major cities, starting shortly.

Now what has this to do with my "Cookie Duster" saga and the "World Conqueror?" History has recorded that the fall of several civilizations, began when local and state law enforcement was taken over by those in charge and representing the government, Even more "chilling",to me, is that I'm beginning to think that their is just the slightest hint of some follicle growth emerging where, our leader and all "cookie dusters" meet their "maker!"

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Look Back To 1999 Editions Of The Sunday Morning News

LABELLE, FL. --  Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.

The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages.   Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.

The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html   - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999 


Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast
 
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Millions visiting LaBelle, Florida via Live internet video broadcast

LABELLE, FL. --
Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region. 

Browne's web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.

A "featured producer" on Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online. Now, there have been over 3,000,000 views to the LaBelle, Florida channel.

LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain.  A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.
 
Watch any of hundreds of Don's previous shows from the last several years, available from the clips section on the video channel at http://justin.tv/kq4ym/all  

Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the recent 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
 
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USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne

Orlando,(Fl.) Sentinel YouTube Video About Don Browne and Florida's Live Video Bloggers

Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video

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