Ah Florida! Land of guns, drugs & money

Would someone explain to me why anyone would retire to Florida?


OK, then you’re free to read Carl Hiassen. Especially Skin Tight. Especially if you’re planning to visit FLA for cosmetic surgery.

From today’s 538 Significant Digits with my bolding:

36 to 71

The Florida House voted down by a vote of 36 to 71 a procedural move to allow the body to even consider banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines. They did this in front of survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. [ABC 10 News]

They did not even allow a debate to go forward. A debate. What fucking cowards.

10 percent

The supplement business in the United States is worth $30 billion, and the reality is that there’s zero evidence for most of the more than 90,000 vitamin and dietary supplements that they do much of anything. Still, 52 percent of Americans take a supplement of some kind, with 10 percent of Americans consuming four or more supplements. [Ars Technica]

You might try rubbing the supplements on your face. It’ll do wonders for age spots and wrinkles and is maybe cheaper than surgery.



The Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, which serves the state’s teachers, has a significant investment in American Outdoor Brands Co. — the very same company that manufactured the AR-15 assault rifle used in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week — to the tune of 41,129 shares, worth roughly half a million dollars. [Bloomberg]


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