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This will cost the town approximately $5000.00 to defend its decision to vacate Helen’s seat. It was not a smart idea in the first place but it is even dumber now.

I got bets to make if anyone wants to bet.

  1. The Florida League of Cities will take a pass on defending the town from this stupid action by the town council
  2. According to the definition –  A writ of certiorari orders a lower court to deliver its record in a case so that the higher court may review it. – the Town, the court in Helen’s trial, will be required to produce the transcript of the Hearing, all three hundred pages of it. Another $1500.00 out of the town’s pocket.

Willie and Tonja are truly idiots. They are spending OUR Dollars, your and my tax dollars like it was water but will not reduce your sewer bills or fund a Children’s Summer Program. Instead Willie and Tonja want to find Helen guilty no matter what the costs. Screw them I say. Can’t wait for Willie to run for re-election, assuming he is man enough, a very doubtful assumption, to run. I’ll beat him over the head with all of this money he has wasted.

Since the town doesn’t have an attorney it might cost even more than $5,000 plus paperwork. I have a final bet for anyone. $10.00 per bet.

I bet that we, as a town, can’t get anyone to be our town attorney. Although I despised Fred Koberlein for what he did to me, at least he always had “protection” of his client at heart, NO MATTER HOW MANY LAWS HE HAD TO BREAK. We’ll never get an attorney with as much guts to “fight off the bad guys” as Fred.








Definition: Certiorari, Petition for Writ of Certiorari. Certiorari. Certiorari is a Latin word meaning “to be informed of, or to be made certain in regard to”. It is also the name given to certain appellate proceedings for re-examination of actions of a trial court, or inferior appeals court.

A type of writ, meant for rare use, by which an appellate court decides to review a case at its discretion. The word certiorari comes from Law Latin and means “to be more fully informed.” A writ of certiorari orders a lower court to deliver its record in a case so that the higher court may review it


Six Boys and 13 Hands – Well worth the read


year I am hired to go to Washington , DC ,
with the eighth grade class from Clinton ,
WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I
greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some
special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially

the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima
memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and
depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six
brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on
the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II

one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed
towards the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the
statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys

told him that we were from Wisconsin . ‘Hey,
I’m a cheese head, too! Come gather around, Cheese heads, and I will
tell you a story.’

was James Bradley who just happened to be in
Washington , DC , to speak at
the memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good
night to his dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when
he saw the buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and
received his permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is
one thing to tour the incredible monuments filled with history in
Washington , DC , but it is
quite another to get the kind of insight we received that

all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. (Here are his
words that night.)

name is James Bradley and I’m from Antigo,
Wisconsin My dad is on that statue, and I
wrote a book called ‘Flags of Our Fathers’. It is the story of the six
boys you see behind me.

boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is
Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in
the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team.. They
were off to play another type of game. A game called ‘War.’ But it
didn’t turn out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his
intestines in his hands. I don’t say that to gross you out, I say that
because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk
about the glory of war. You guys need to know that most of the boys in
Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old – and it was so hard that the
ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about

pointed to the statue) ‘You see this next guy? That’s Rene Gagnon
If you took Rene’s helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and
looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph…a
photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection
because he was scared. He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the
battle of Iwo Jima . Boys. Not old

next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank.
Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the
‘old man’ because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would
motivate his boys in training camp, he didn’t say, ‘Let’s go kill some
Japanese’ or ‘Let’s die for our country’ He knew he was talking to
little boys.. Instead he would say, ‘You do what I say, and I’ll get you
home to your mothers.’ 

last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from
Arizona . Ira Hayes was one of them who
lived to walk off Iwo Jima . He went into the White House
with my dad. President Truman told him, ‘You’re a hero’ He told
reporters, ‘How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the
island with me and only 27 of us walked off

you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together
having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the
beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira
Hayes. He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain
home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a
very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was

next guy, going around the statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop,
Kentucky . A fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy. His
best friend, who is now 70, told me, ‘Yeah, you know, we took two cows
up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across
the stairs so the cows couldn’t get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts.
Those cows crapped all night.’ Yes, he was a fun-lovin’ hillbilly boy.
Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19.
When the telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to
the Hilltop General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his
mother’s farm. The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into
the morning. Those neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.

next guy, as we continue to go around the statue, is my dad, John
Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin , where I
was raised. My dad lived until 1994, but he would never give interviews.
When Walter Cronkite’s producers or the New York Times would call, we
were trained as little kids to say ‘No, I’m sorry, sir, my dad’s not
here. He is in Canada fishing. No, there is
no phone there, sir. No, we don’t know when he is coming back.’ My dad
never fished or even went to Canada .
Usually, he was sitting there right at the table eating his
Campbell ‘s soup. But we had to tell the
press that he was out fishing. He didn’t want to talk to the

see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn’t see himself as a hero. Everyone
thinks these guys are heroes, ’cause they are in a photo and on a
monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from
Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On
Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died. And
when boys died on Iwo Jima , they writhed and screamed,
without any medication or help with the pain.

I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was a
hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said,
‘I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima
are the guys who did not come back. Did NOT come

that’s the story about six nice young boys.. Three died on Iwo
Jima , and three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000
boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history
of the Marine Corps. My voice is giving out, so I will end here. Thank
you for your time.’

the monument wasn’t just a big old piece of metal with a flag sticking
out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt words
of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not a hero
for the reasons most people would believe, but a hero

thing I learned while on tour with my 8th grade students in DC that is
not mentioned here is . . that if you look at the statue very closely
and count the number of ‘hands’ raising the flag, there are 13. When the
man who made the statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said the
13th hand was the hand of God.

story – worth your time – worth every American’s time. Please pass it on.

Love This



A  father wanted to read a magazine but was being  bothered
 by  his little girl.  She wanted to know what the United  States looked like.  Finally,  he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was  printed the map of the  country.

Tearing  it into small pieces, he gave it to her and said,  ‘Go into the other room and see if you can put  this together.

After  a few minutes, she returned and handed him the map,
correctly fitted and taped together.
 The  father was surprised 
and asked how she had finished  so quickly..
 ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘on the 
other  side of the paper is a picture  of Jesus.
 When I got all of Jesus 
back where  He belonged,
 Then  our country just came together.’



NOV 25, 2015 @ 03:29 PM 55,159 The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets

The Five Characteristics Of Fear-Based Leaders


Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

I don’t believe there’s a manager anywhere who would say “I manage my team through fear.”

They have no idea that they are fear-based managers — and no one around them will tell them the truth!

Nobody thinks they’re a fear-based leader, and yet there are fear-based managers everywhere.

People misunderstand what the term “fear-based manager” means. It’s true that these managers wield a big stick and use it to club their employees into submission. They use fear to control people instead of trusting their teammates and inspiring them to do great things.

Yet the term “fear-based manager” doesn’t only refer to the fact that these lousy managers threaten their employees and keep them on edge in order to keep them compliant and docile. The term “fear-based manager” refers to the manager’s own fears, as well.


The reason so many managers treat their employees as badly as they do and keep them in line with unnecessary rules, policies and punishments is that the managers themselves are in a state of fear. They don’t know who they are behind the business card.

Their professional identity is their only source of personal power, and they more than anyone else in their sphere know how fragile that power is.

They don’t feel whole and healthy. They don’t have the self-esteem to build anyone else up and make the people who work for them feel strong and capable.

My first-grade teacher was that way. She put us down. She regularly told me that I wasn’t smart or pretty or talented. Even as a six-year-old I thought it was strange for a grown-up to spend her energy trying to make a first-grader feel bad.

My spidey sense knew something was off. My teacher was a nun. Who  knows what her childhood had been like? She couldn’t have been more than twenty-two or twenty-three years old at the time I knew her.

People who feel bad often try to make the people around them feel even worse. A grade-school teacher has a lot of power and control over the kids in his or her classroom. Likewise, a manager or supervisor has a lot of power over the people in his or her department.

You can easily see how fearful people put into management positions would not only devote their lives to pleasing their ‘superiors’ by becoming almost machinelike in their devotion to the structure of business –  the rules and punishments and obsessive measurement – but also take pride and almost delight in treating their employees like dirt.

The false sense of bureaucratic power conferred on them by higher-level managers becomes a substitute for self-esteem. Healthy people grow their muscles throughout life, but unhealthy, fearful managers get their fake self-esteem by hitting the marks that other people tell them to hit.

The traditional top-down business framework substitutes made-up and often arbitrary goals (and associated punishments and rewards) for authentic muscle-building that comes from inside, the personal growth that healthy people develop naturally by trying new things and learning from their experiences.

That’s why fearful managers can get pretty high up in organizations without having any self-esteem at all except the phony kind that other people bestow on them.

Here are five unmistakable signs that a manager is mired in fear and not someone who can grow your flame. Watch for these signs on a job interview and do not take a job working for someone who displays these characteristics.  You will regret it if you do!

They’ll Teach You, Whether You Like It or Not

Our client Bogdan narrowly avoided working for a painfully fear-based manager about six months ago. Bogdan realized after two interviews with his possible next boss, Alison, that every time they spoke or met in person it was very important for Alison to teach Bogdan about business and her own personal leadership philosophy.

“I couldn’t say a word when Alison was ranting on about her views,” said Bog. “I realized that she wanted to hire me only to teach me what she knew and beyond that, to teach me exactly her way! I finally got out of the interviewing pipeline and got an angry email message from Alison a day later.

“She huffed and puffed in her email about how I would never succeed in business or life after having the bad manners to refuse her generous offer to mentor me. I knew I dodged a bullet that day!”

Alison wasn’t looking for a new hire to help her department. She wanted a protege, and she thought Bogdan would make the perfect one. “It would have been hellish working for Alison,” he told us.

“It’s her way or the highway. She is not open to new ideas, least of all from a person who reports to her. She wanted to hire an empty vessel to fill up with her ideas. I found another job, but I would have stayed on unemployment rather than take a job working for somebody who’s afraid not to be in charge every single minute of the day!”

Everyone is a Friend or a Foe

Fear-based managers evaluate everyone they meet and quickly decide whether each person is predator, or prey. Anyone who looks like a predator — including a job-seeker who shows a little too much self-confidence — is shown the door at once.

Fearful managers are afraid of everyone they meet until they establish that they can cow and bully them. Fear and hostility are two sides of the same coin. They turn into pit vipers when their authority is questioned. It’s not worth it to you to pretend to be meek and pliable when you interview with a fearful manager.

They’ll sniff out your true nature and try their hardest to stamp out your flame at every opportunity. Fearful managers specialize in squashing other people’s self-esteem!

It’s All about the Trophies

Fearful managers don’t feel good about themselves. They amass trophies like job titles, budgets, big staffs and professional credentials to prop up their fragile egos. They will let you know within ten minutes of meeting you how lofty they are, just to make sure you don’t forget that they are more important in this world than you are. Run away from a manager like that!

They Don’t Step Outside Boxes

Fearful managers do not want to learn anything new. They already know everything they want to know and have no interest in exploring new ideas. If you want to learn whether a prospective new boss is fearful or confident, ask him or her what new and thought-provoking ideas he or she has heard lately.

A confident manager will tell you that they found a recent article or podcast very interesting and they want to learn more about the ideas shared in it. A fearful manager will tell you about a book they read twenty years ago and insist that you buy the same book and read it right away, if you want to work for them!

They’re Addicted to Yardsticks

Lastly, people in fear are addicted to measurements. They want to nail things down and feel in control, and nothing spells fake control like measurements do! They love KPIs and other weenie business tools even more than most managers do.

We met a young woman name Grace who had worked for a manager like that. “We measured everything at my old job,” she said. “I was an internal recruiter. We had a brainless metric called Time to Fill. They tracked the number of days it took me and the other recruiters to fill each job opening.

“That made no sense because you could obviously make a less-good hire more quickly than the perfect hire, and I always worked in close harmony with our hiring managers to make them happy with their new team members.

“I got sick of being measured on my Time to Fill metric and I started calling our recruiting pipeline partners like universities, community colleges and trade associations every week or two just to stay in close touch with them. One quarter my Time to Fill average was one day – one business day!

“To get my Time to Fill number so low, I was always meeting candidates whether we had job openings or not, and I was always honest with the job candidates about that.

“Our hiring managers did the same thing. Eventually we got to the point where we could say ‘The next time we have a job opening, we’re going to hire Sally Philips’ and we basically had Sally on speed dial.

“The quarterly numbers came out, and my manager called me in and threatened to fire me for gaming the system.

“I was only being proactive, the way we are always told to be!

“My manager didn’t like process improvement. It offended her. She said “Obviously you’re not working hard enough!”

“I gave notice and went to work for a competitor and never looked back. Six of my teammates from that company followed me. I will never work for a fearful manager like that again!”

The old ways of doing business are slowly giving way to a smarter and more humanistic approach, but if you’re not paying close attention you could end up working for a fearful manager like Grace’s boss and live to regret it.

Keep your spidey sense on high alert and remember that only the people who get you, deserve you!


Liz Ryan is CEO/founder of Human Workplace and author of Reinvention Roadmap. Follow her on Twitter and read Forbes columns. Liz’s book Reinvention Roadmap is here.


Whether it is drugs or child crimes, you can just hit your head against the wall in the 3rd judicial district

This happened in 1998 and things have not changed.

Agent Is Well-known For Pedophile Work

January 9, 1998|By Jim Leusner of The Sentinel Staff

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who earned a nationwide reputation for nabbing pedophiles on the Internet is resigning his job.

Doug Rehman, a 10-year veteran of the agency, submitted his notice Wednesday to supervisors in Orlando, effective April 30.

“There comes a point in time when you have to stop allowing yourself to be punched in the head and step out of the ring,” Rehman said Thursday. “It’s become real clear that nothing is going to change.”


FDLE is certainly in charge with crimes against children; but instead of investigating someone for such crimes, they want us to do all the leg work and that happens frequently especially in the 3rd Judicial Circuit.  It seems as though justice has become political when it comes to certain families.

At least in the case at hand, they should have spoken to our police chief and asked why the evidence was not sent to FDLE; yet, it probably would not have done any good because we know our Chief will not tell the truth because she is fearful to lose her job if she does.

That is what is happening at Town Hall these days.  The Town Manager and Mayor plus two other council members keep everyone in line including citizens by placing fear of retaliation.


Crimes Against Children

The Crimes Against Children Program (CACP) is located within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This program is charged with providing investigative, training and intelligence assistance to local law enforcement agencies. This program takes a proactive approach to investigating and preventing child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children.

Intelligence Assistance

The first step in this program is the identification of local, state and federal law enforcement professionals working these cases. The networking and sharing of intelligence and investigative data enhances the existing communications network of the Florida Investigative Support Center (FISC) within FDLE. This database enables FDLE personnel to identify patterns and movements of specific criminal activities. In addition, it provides local law enforcement investigators with a statewide medium through which they share criminal information.

Investigative Assistance

Special Agents of the CACP have received extensive training in the area of crimes against children. Consequently, members of this program are qualified to investigate multi-jurisdictional operations and organized crimes against children. In addition, investigative and technical assistance is provided to local law enforcement agencies.

The major concerns include:

  • Serial Child Homicides
  • Pedophiles
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Sexual Abuse

CACP also has the ability to utilize the services of FDLE Special Agents who have been specifically trained in psychological profiling.


If any additional information is desired about the Crimes Against Children Program, please contact:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Information Services
Crimes Against Children Program
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302

But it may not do any good and that is why some of us have written to the Governor’s office.


Karin for the blog

To the haters who do not live in White Springs proper

An individual at Fat Belly’s this morning decided to get real nasty to us because he is taking sides with his nephew at PCS who has not spoken a decent word about Dr. Miller..

The situation started with a “how’s it going?” and then he told us we should move in with the Millers.  He then slammed Helen Miller as we were leaving and stated she will get what she deserves.  He compared her with Hillary Clinton.  I did not stand for it, but it got loud so we left.  You can’t fight ignorant people.

When we had our difficulties with the law and the Town, he geared at Joe condemning him for lying, which Joe never did.   That was another time and place and although it hurt us a lot with everyone turning against us, what is happening today to Dr. Helen Miller is no different with the same people.

You may say we are negative, but how can one be positive about corruption and ignorance? The people running the town for the last 17 years(for Joe; 6 for me)  have never followed the law.  They complain about Joe’s language at times, but who wouldn’t get frustrated.  We know for a fact that the nephew turned against us as did Rhett the first time Joe and Rhett were running for office.  Rhett complained that I was bribing people with cookies and coffee for votes at a food giveaway and even made a complaint against Richard Marshall.  Shirley Heath mentioned that Rhett called her, but she took the blame so that Rhett would look good and not be noted to the ethics board.

Then Rhett was after us in the background and lied about what happened at HCDA. He complained to Tracy Rodriquenz that we stopped the deal even though another said WS has no skin in the game.  We never said to HCDA that they should not help White Springs by providing a grant, but we wished a lower sewer rate; as such, Rhett riled everyone to the point that Joe and I were both considered criminals, so I have no respect for him. Yet, Joe saw the true Rhett early on and it took me longer to find the truth and then I realized how right Joe was.

As I told the group today, Dr. Helen Miller will win in circuit court because she is within the law.  We of all people could hold a grudge but we are not like that.  The truth of the matter is that with Joe and I, it has always been about the law and since Rhett became mayor the corruption has become far worse, including drugs on premises and situations with juveniles.

If you think you are going to judge Dr. Miller for whatever past actions happened, you are wrong.  Everything she did had council approval and we did not have a drug induced Town Manager.  Rhett won’t take the blame for anything and what he stated at the hearing was worse than anything I had ever heard.  Those who supported him, we find, are no longer supporting him. The councilors were judges but they decided before the hearing that Dr. Miller would be ousted.  And to celebrate with a party when they were the judge and jury and made certain it happened is ludicrous because they knew what they would do.  But wait when there is a real judge and then we will see if you feel like celebrating.

Before you think Dr. Miller is guilty, look at the charges made by the Town; they were ridiculous and even the newspaper reflected that as well as Dennis Price.  So get over yourselves.   The idiots on the council couldn’t even address their motions correctly for each of the charges and they don’t even know what Malfeasance is, even though Frederick Koberlein explained it fully.  Charging Dr. Miller for the acts of requesting is certainly beyond the pale and definitely not illegal which imputes malfeasance..

What is interesting is Frederick Koberlein, esq. refused to write the letter which must be signed and sent as a final notification to Dr. Miller.  Instead, Stacy’s attorney, Mr. Elkind had to write the letter.  The payments of these attorney fees for Stacy, should be construed as bonus money and given to her on a 1099 or W2 if taxes are taken out.  Stacy Tebo is getting benefit no one else has received and this is because Rhett Bullard is too afraid to look bad; yet, he did at the hearing, bless his heart.

Now, just because the nephew feels that Dr. Miller tried to fire him; well that was in the past and not knowing all  the details, perhaps she was right.  Now you readily provide money to the Town to assist a very corrupt base.  It was understood that more money was given to Lake City than ever to White Springs and yet, most of the damage once the phosphate was harvested happened to White Springs.  Don’t get us wrong; the people of White Springs were thankful for the jobs.

Joe and I are very much alike and we fight for what is right, so don’t expect an agreement on this issue or that you can cause us shame or ridicule.  Yes Joe has a southern slang with flavorful words which drives some people crazy but so does our POTUS and that is what I love about both of them.  They speak the truth and they stand up for what is right.  That is something rare with the staff and officials of White Springs.  Everyone worries about what other people may think of them and they may never be wrong so they lie, instead of facing the truth.

So get off your high horse.  You can attack Joe and I as much as you wish.  You can’t compare Dr. Miller to Hillary Clinton for these minor infractions which Dr. Miller was charged with by a group that had so much hate, it was unbelievable.  This is why we do not have a Town attorney and no bids.  The councilors do not listen and have not listened to Fred Koberlein for some time and what they have done will be determined by a real judge the next time; not by a bunch of haters.


Karin for the blog


Set/reset scheduling order deadlines: Discovery due by 3/1/2018, Dispositive motions due by 4/1/2018, Joint final Pretrial statement due by 7/13/2018, All other motions due by 7/27/2018, Final Pretrial Conference set for 8/9/2018 at 01:30 PM in Orlando Courtroom 5 A before Judge Gregory A. Presnell, Trial term begins 9/4/2018 at 09:15 AM in Orlando Courtroom 5 A before Judge Gregory A. Presnell., Conduct mediation hearing by 4/4/2018. Lead counsel to coördinate dates. (LMM)

Again, all cases must be adjudicated within two years of the filing of the suit which in Stacy’s Case was approximately 9-15-2016, That means she has placed her back against the wall. She has no room to ask for another (already had two) extension. Maybe her attorney doesn’t want to take this case to trial. With Tebo I wouldn’t put it past her attorney to let the case die on the vine.