Monday, January 16, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King Day


On the third Monday in January we celebrate the Martin Luther King Day. This day is in remembrance of the death of the major figure of the Civil Right movement.

Mr. King was a Baptist minister who fought for the civil rights of the Afro-Americans in the 60s with non-violent disobedience and on the base of Christain beliefs. One of the most remembered speeches of Mr. King was “I have a dream” which is tightly knot to his legacy.

His movement grew quickly and one of the icon members of this movement is the Congressman John Lewis who represents a district of Atlanta. During the hot time of the civil rights movement  Mr. Lewis marched side-by-side with Dr. Martin Luther King.

Mr. Lewis articulated his concerns about the legitimacy of President-elect Trump and Mr. Trump tweeted back in his well-known way. This discussion on the internet resulted in the boycott of representatives at the upcoming inauguration of the new president.

In South Florida the motorcyclists and dirt bike riders have their day of disobedience which is called "bike’s up, guns down”. This is already a tradition in Fort Lauderdale, but it is extremely dangerous for the traffic because the bike riders’ behavior is often unpredictable. This year we had a dead person for the first time. I think this behavior is not the right way to protest because there are too many people in danger to get hurt and that is not compatible with the beliefs of Mr. Martin Luther King.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

You are fired at the inauguration

Yes, that can happen. In the United States there are several service positions in which a person is chosen and appointed by the president. In this case I am not referring to the members of the government for example the Department of Defense or Department of Justice. These positions are nominated by the president and are interrogated by the Senate. When the Senate agrees with these president’s picks they are confirmed and they can start working in the government.

But there are other positions in lower ranks that are directly appointed by the president and these positions do not need the confirmation by anyone. According to this process these positions are limited in time to the end of the presidency of the president. That means these employees have to write their letter of resignation before the president-elect is sworn in. The president-elect decides whom he wants to keep and who has to leave.

When the president decides to let go such an appointee, this person has to work exactly until the new president comes into office and one minute later he or she is out of job. That sounds hard but every appointee knows that and for them their service is not only a job but an honor and a service for the community. That is a really interesting concept that is little known.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

FBI under Investigation

I do not know if you remember the last few days before the election when the FBI launched a new investigation into the email server of Mrs. Clinton. The reason for this investigation was triggered by email that were hacked by the Russians and leaked by WikiLeaks. The intention was to influence the US election by getting again attention to this issue which was already investigated and cleared in August 2016.

When the FBI came out with this investigation we were already in the hot phase of the election and even to the policies of this agency such a handling was not appropriate. But the damage was quickly done and today it does not matter because everyone knows the result of the election.

However, the proceedings are not in line with the regulations and therefore the FBI is now investigated by the Department of Justice. We will see what the finding will be but I think it is the right way to get this process checked out to prevent such a handling in the future. Democracy is too precious as that it should be harmed in such a way.

I like this handling because there are still many democracies in the world that do not have such high standards and their people are disappointed and frustrated. The United States tackle quickly a problem and do not try to sweep it under the rug.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Are you on your path to success for 2017?

The new year is nearly ten days old and that is still young. Did you make your new year’s resolutions for this year? Did you start your realization for your annual business goals? Or are you still in the planning period?

Maybe you are stuck in your mind box and do not know where to start. Maybe you need a little mentoring for your successful enterprise. We are here to listen to your ideas and can help you to get to your goal.

In case you intend to start an export business Fort Lauderdale will be the location to be successful. In Fort Lauderdale you will find excellent conditions for your shipments from the United States to Europe, the Caribbean Islands, Africa and South America because we have an international sea port and an international airport within one-mile radius.

The county is also very interested to attract businesses and stimulate the employment. We can offer you all necessary connections and have also business contacts to financial lenders that assist with all your financial business needs.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Shooting at the Airport in Fort Lauderdale


Sadly, my home town Fort Lauderdale is today in the breaking news because of a shooting at the international airport. I hoped never to read such news but such an event can never be prevented. There are always people that do not have respect for life. They do not care for anyone and even the strictest gun laws will prevent such events.

The tragic event happened in the arrival area where the travelers pick up their checked baggage. The shooter was based on the existing regulations allowed to transport a weapon in his checked baggage and when he arrived, he picked up his bags and loaded his gun in a bathroom. He shot five people dead and wounded several others who were transported to the hospital for treatment.

However, our Sherriff and his officers as well as the first responders did a great job to help the people and they caught the shooter quickly. As we later learnt the shooter is a mentally disturbed veteran from Alaska who lived in South Florida a few years ago.

Because of this incident the airport was shut down and the service is expected to resume on Saturday when all crime scene investigations are finished.

Nevertheless, the airport in my home town Fort Lauderdale is safe and I am not afraid to go everywhere because I know and trust the authorities and the law enforcement. I will make my next trip also from that airport and I invite you to Fort Lauderdale – the Venice of America – to enjoy our life style.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

When stopped - don't not leave your car

We already educate Florida visitors and tourists on our information portal www.florida-informations.com about the important custom and rules when travelling in the United States for years. However, some information needs to be stressed constantly to make sure that it is known and keeps you save.

In many countries it is common to leave your car when you are stopped by the police or the road troopers. Such a behavior can have bad consequences for you as the driver. As long as you stay in your car when stopped on the street or road you are in a save spot. As soon as you leave the car such movements are interpreted by the law enforcement officer as a threat and they are allowed to protect themselves with all necessary force.

Therefore, never leave your car unless the officer tells you to do so. Also do not show any aggressive movements or speech because nearly every officer has either a dash cam or even a body cam that records every move not only for your protection but also for the protection of the officer. Disrespectful behavior is recorded and can be use as evidence later.  

Stay save when travelling in the United States and Florida. The many officers on the roads are there for your safety and are often there to assist you. So be nice to them and respect them.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bald eagle chick born and healthy

That is a good start for the year 2017 and maybe it is also a sign for good fortune. Just at the brink to a new year we in Florida are lucky. A breeding eagle had a little eagle chick as the breeding camera showed.

One of the breeding and residential grounds is the state of Florida and this particular one was breeding in the Everglades in South Florida. It made us all happy to see this little fluffy bird because a few days ago a mature female eagle died because of her injuries and the trauma when she slid into a storm drain.

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States and you will find pictures on many federal governmental buildings and items like the federal seal or on the rug in the oval office in the White House.

Eagles are also strictly protected and it is illegal to obtain or to possess any part of these birds of prey – not a feather nor a claw. According to the beliefs of the Native Americans the bald eagle is a sacred bird and serves as a messenger between the gods and the humans. Feathers and claws of this majestic bird are used for rituals in the Native American religion. Therefore every feather that you find anywhere or even when you find a dead eagle you have to turn over to the authorities.

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