Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Mohandas Gandhi

"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."
"An eye for an eye makes us all blind."

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. "

"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it."

"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people."

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. "

"Peace is its own reward."

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."

"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

"We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?"

"What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea."

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Monday, July 9, 2007

This from Pam Lopez, City Clerk re Boards Eliminated

Please be advised that on June 25, 2007, the City Commission agreed to sunset the Ad Hoc, CIC, AHTF, and SAC boards. Therefore, the Ad Hoc and CIC will cease to exist on August 1, 2007; the AHTF has already sunset effective June 30, 2007; and SAC sunset effective June 26, 2007

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Blog Stats: Numbers of Views and Unique Visitors

Since starting with the tracking software late in February of this year, these two graphs represent use statistics related to this blog. The one above indicates individual page views per month. That means the actual number of individual entries that are looked at while logged into the Blog. The graph below corresponds to the number of individual "unique" visitors to the site over the same amount of time. Obviously, each visit usually involves multiple views of individual posts. This counts just the unique visitors - not their number of visits. Of the almost 350 unique visitors to the site, most return every one to three days. They are not counted more than once during the month regardless of how many times they visit here.

Also note the "spike" in March due to the election. We are rapidly reaching that same level of use again.

Please realize that I do not have access to individual I.P.s and have no way of identifying who is visiting the site, unless someone leaves a comment at the end of one the posts and identifies themselves. However, I can tell when someone does a Google Search and comes to this site by that means. For example, up to this time today, three people "Googled" Wes Blackman and found the site that way. Many other referrers come from people who do a search for Lake Worth, or any other topic covered here. But I have no way of telling who those people are.

As always, thank you for dropping by and for all of the positive input!

Location of A-1A??

The following was posted on the Lake Worth Talk.com discussion board. This is part of the Commissioner Jennings treatise on building placement away from the Ocean. Look at the following vintage pictures and there is no road east of the road next to the Casino Building. Where and what is this poster talking about? These pictures probably date from the 1920s and 30s.

It's this type of erroneous information that we have to avoid spreading. And, yes I have been in the ocean at our beach many times and encountered the same thing. Could it be debris from a storm in the 40s? A more likely explanation.

it is interesting to me that nobody in the city wants to talk about moving the beach building to the lower level parking lot behind the dune. why? because it seems pretty obvious that a lot of erosion can take place in a short amount of time when you consider that you can take a walk on the old A1A if you just wade out into the surf at Lake Worth Beach about 15 feet. The rocks that line the coast there are the remnants of the old A1A which were overcome by a hurricane in the 1940s. While I hardly think anyone who advocates the GB plan actually uses the beach, I would suggest that they wade out and stand on the nice flat old road and think very hard about whether you should build anything at all so near to the ocean....