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Sweet Meteor of Death campaign rolling on empty promises

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The Sweet Meteor of Death is not going to upstage this election season. That’s according to the NASA Near Earth Object Program that tracks roughly 15,000 asteroids, comets and gigantic pieces of space rock that pose any kind of threat to the Earth. That may be bad news for 13 percent of American registered voters, who told Public Policy Polling last month that given a choice of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or “A giant meteor hitting the Earth,” they’ll take the space rock. In what might…

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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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The case against Bob Hackworth’s campaign against Susan Latvala

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I would like to outline some of the pros and cons, from a purely political standpoint, of why Bob Hackworth should have run for the District 45 seat of the Florida House of Representatives rather than the seat currently held by Susan Latvala on the Pinellas County Commission.  This is the text of a memorandum I wrote to him (albeit unsolicited) when I learned he was considering a run. Perhaps the best way to sum up the difference between the two possible…

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The case against Bob Hackworth’s campaign against Susan Latvala

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I would like to outline some of the pros and cons, from a purely political standpoint, of why Bob Hackworth should have run for the District 45 seat of the Florida House of Representatives rather than the seat currently held by Susan Latvala on the Pinellas County Commission.  This is the text of a memorandum I wrote to him (albeit unsolicited) when I learned he was considering a run. Perhaps the best way to sum up the difference between the two possible…

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Of blogs gone by…

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Everyone knows this has not been an especially kind year to newspapers and the traditional media. And while the so-called “new media” continue to displace traditional media’s dominance of the marketplace of ideas, it’s not always easy for the new kids on the block. Sure, launching a blog can be done with only a few clicks, but maintaining and growing a blog is a different matter entirely. According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for…

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Bob Graham’s blog lies dormant

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Few new blogs received as much attention as former Senator Bob Graham’s foray into the new media. Jokingly hailed as the father of Twitter because of his obsessive notetaking, Senator Graham should have taken to the blogosphere like a duck to water. Unfortunately, it looks as if Graham is just one of millions of people who launch a blog, only to let it lie dormant not soon after its launch. Graham’s blog, Spiral Notebook, has not been updated since its inception…

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