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Old 26 August 2016, 01:40 PM
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The true Florida Man:

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites
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Old 28 December 2016, 04:28 PM
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Shifty Eyes Naked man dies after jumping on cars along Florida highway

A man found running naked along a busy highway in Tampa died after officers tried to subdue him, authorities say.

Officers were called to Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa early on Wednesday after reports that the man was seen jumping on cars and acting irrationally.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-n...orida-highway/
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Old 14 January 2017, 01:13 PM
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Florida Cops: Man had long-term sexual relationship with dog

A Florida man is accused of having sex with his dog -- abuse that may have been going on for years. Bradley Jean Hubbard was arrested after a family member called deputies to report sexual abuse of "Baby Girl," the family's pit bull.



http://www.fox5ny.com/news/229009233-story
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Old 31 January 2017, 07:38 PM
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Florida Florida man says he shot cat that pooped in his yard

An Ormond Beach man could face animal cruelty charges after deputies said he shot a cat that defecated on his yard last week.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/man...ed-in-his-yard
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Old 14 February 2017, 06:43 PM
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Alligator Assault with a deadly weapon

Florida Man charged with throwing live alligator into Wendys
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Old 14 February 2017, 09:32 PM
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Old 17 February 2017, 03:50 AM
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Flame Florida Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Target Stores to Tank Company’s Stock

A Florida man's alleged plot to set off homemade explosives in several East Coast Target stores — part of what investigators said was a bizarre attempt to tank the company's stock — was foiled after someone he asked for help turned him in, prosecutors said Thursday.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...pany-s-n722071
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Old 23 February 2017, 11:57 AM
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Baseball Florida man dies in meth-lab explosion after lighting farts on fire

https://thevalleyreport.com/2016/02/...farts-on-fire/

Florida man dies in meth-lab explosion after lighting farts on fire

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GAINESVILLE, FL – A 37-year-old man is dead after his trailer home was destroyed in a meth-lab explosion, caused by him lighting up ‘blue angels’ to amuse his wife.
I'm tossed about what to say. The dark humour aspect of my personality says "He's with the blue angels now" while the puerile aspect says "Now that he's dead, I can't wait until the Florida Man reboot occurs."
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Old 23 February 2017, 04:43 PM
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Suffice to say I have misgivings about the veracity of that particular story.
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Old 23 February 2017, 05:10 PM
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As well you should. From their disclaimer page:

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Old 23 February 2017, 08:20 PM
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I caught that just before I posted it.

That was why I felt I was good to throw in the humour. If people really had died, I would not have felt good about making light of their deaths.
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Old 05 March 2017, 11:22 PM
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Not so much about Florida Man but more about things the legislature of Florida People have decided to confer Officialdom status on: http://loweringthebar.net/2017/02/of...p-florida.html. I really thought that Official State Crap might actually refer to some official Floridian coprolite, but unfortunately not. And in a surprise to no one at all, politicians do not know the difference between porpoises and dolphins and so Florida's Official Saltwater Mammal is the porpoise, which is not native to Floridian waters.

Also, that horse conch photo is the stuff of nightmares.
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Old 11 March 2017, 08:21 PM
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Baseball Florida man accused of setting fire targeting Muslims

http://m.wtvm.com/wtvm/db_376055/con...tguid=3sXJp8ax

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WPTV/CNN) - A Florida man is in custody after police say he tried to burn a store he thought was Muslim-owned.
The biggest unfortunate circumstance to this is that the owners of the business were not Muslim, but from south Asia.
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Old 11 March 2017, 09:27 PM
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The biggest unfortunate circumstance to this is that the owners of the business were not Muslim, but from south Asia.
UEL, I presume you don't mean that you think it would have been fine to burn their place down if they had been Muslim.

But you might want to rephrase that sentence. I agree that the degree of ignorance that assumes everyone who looks as if they might be from the Middle East or Asia is Muslim all too often goes along with the degree of ignorance that assumes all Muslims are dangerous to the USA; but I think it's more unfortunate that Lloyd wanted to burn anybody's store down because of what other people entirely were doing than that he got his exact identification wrong.
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Old 11 March 2017, 10:31 PM
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There are a whole host of unfortunate circumstances:

- mental illness
- conditions whereby he thought it good to do this
- violence directed at someone based upon their ethnicity (which was wrong)
- several others

I definitely did not mean that it would have been OK if they had been Muslim. I can see how my wording could be taken that way.

What I was trying to say out of the whole situation is that these unfortunate Americans of south Asian descent were targeted wrongly because someone thought they were Muslim.

Definitely need to proofread a bit better.
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Old 12 March 2017, 09:05 PM
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A Miami defense lawyer has set his pants on fire while arguing an arson case: http://loweringthebar.net/2017/03/la...s-on-fire.html

I seriously wonder if this was intentional. Granted, deliberately setting one's pants on fire is astoundingly stupid, both for the possible contempt charge and because you are setting your clothes which you are wearing on fire! But this is Florida Lawyer we're talking about and the frayed batteries are not a good look for him.
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The biggest unfortunate circumstance to this is that the owners of the business were not Muslim, but from south Asia.
The two are not mutually exclusive - Bangladesh and Malaysia, for instance, are in south Asia. The article says they "are not Muslim, and are of Indian descent." Assuming by "Indian descent" they refer to the present-day country of India, Muslims make up about the same percentage of the population of Republic of India as Mainline Protestants do of the U.S. population. If they mean the entire Indian subcontinent, the percentage would be higher.
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Old 17 March 2017, 02:53 AM
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The two are not mutually exclusive
Absolutely. Another article described them as adherents to Hinduism.

Given that many consider Arab to be interchangeable with Muslim, and brown to mean dangerous, it is a sad situation all around.
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The two are not mutually exclusive - Bangladesh and Malaysia, for instance, are in south Asia. The article says they "are not Muslim, and are of Indian descent." Assuming by "Indian descent" they refer to the present-day country of India, Muslims make up about the same percentage of the population of Republic of India as Mainline Protestants do of the U.S. population. If they mean the entire Indian subcontinent, the percentage would be higher.
And the nation with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia, which is also in South Asia.
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Old 28 March 2017, 07:01 PM
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No Cops: Fla. Man hugs, fatally stabs roommate who was saying goodbye

A Florida man is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate when she stopped by his home on Saturday morning to say goodbye before moving back to Pennsylvania where she grew up, according to sheriff’s investigators.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-fla...aying-goodbye/
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