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Today on Context Florida: Iran nuclear deal, energy diversification and patience

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Today on Context Florida:

Political opportunists and wannabes worldwide are working their mouths and typing fingers overtime this week, Daniel Tilson says, trying to turn American public opinion against the Iran nuclear deal in hopes Congress refuses to approve it this summer. And they’re not all seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination either — not yet anyway. In fact, the leader of the pack of peace-busters is a foreigner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Whether or not one agrees about the presence of climate change, or the cause of it, Bob Sparks believes there is some agreement in the area of energy diversification. For example, liberals and conservatives routinely join forces to promote the benefits of solar energy. Those living outside Florida are surprised to discover we do not come anywhere near our potential in harnessing the premier resource of the Sunshine State. Florida should be a solar haven for consumers and entrepreneurs, yet obstacles remain.

Who decided patience was a virtue? Why not action, determination, and grit? There’s not a problem in the world that doesn’t have a solution – sometimes we have to think, and act, outside the box to bring it about. That’s what happened to Catherine Durkin Robinson.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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