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Karl Dickey is a Florida entrepreneur and is into punk music, volunteering, contemporary art, antique books, vegan health, triathlons, and general aviation.

  • Florida Amendment 5: Extends “Save Our Homes” from two to three years’ portability

    Floridians’ property taxes are protected from rising over 3 percent in any year from the “Save Our Home” homesteading exemption. When one moves from one home to another, they have two years “portability” where they can keep that property tax protection and potentially keep their property taxes lower than their new neighbors. Under the proposed Florida Amendment 5, it would extend that portability time frame to three years instead of two.

  • Florida Amendment 4: Require Constitutional Amendments to be Passed Twice

    On November 3, 2020, Florida voters will not only be voting on who they would like to see be their next President of the United States, their next Congressperson, or their next State Senator or State House Rep, there are… Read More ›

  • Florida Amendment 3: A change to top-two open primaries

    If passed, Amendment 3 would give Florida voters, regardless of political affiliation, one ballot with all the candidates for each public race listed and the top-two candidates with the most votes would advance to the general election. If passed, the new process would start with the 2024 primaries.

  • Florida Amendment 1: Changing “Every citizen” to “Only a citizen”

    On November 3, 2020, Florida voters will not only be voting on who they would like to see be their next President of the United States, their next Congressperson, or their next State Senator or State House Rep, there are… Read More ›

  • Florida Amendment 2: Minimum wage on the ballot for Florida voters in 2020

    One constant that is proven is that the extra cost will be paid by customers. So, how many workers’ hours are reduced or how many become unemployed because of Amendment 2 passing is an unknown; however, additional costs will be transferred to customers at the retail level, eating at restaurants, etc.

  • Dave Kerner faces Jon Maples in District 3 Palm Beach County Commission race

    This November 3, 2020, voters living in District 3 for the Palm Beach County Commission will have to decide whether to keep Dave Kerner as their county commissioner or go with someone new with Jonathan Maples. There is also one qualified write-in candidate, Maria Garcia (her name will not appear on the ballot).

  • Surviving An Active Shooter Encounter Webinar Tomorrow Online

    Florida Carry is partnering with The Firearms Firm to put to host a free webinar to help you better understand how to survive an active shooter encounter. Nobody has more control over your survival than you do. This life saving event and discover what you can do when confronted with an “active shooter” situation.

  • Voting for Trump or Biden more similar than many believe, Jorgensen stands out

    There will be three candidates on the ballot in all 50 states, even though the mainstream media and polling organizations only promote two. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are seen in a vicious battle and are seen to have very different platforms. While they do not allow Jo Jorgensen to be seen at all. So, what happens when you break through the endless political commercials and strip things down to the reality of all three on the issues.

  • Jo Jorgensen officially added to Florida list of presidential candidates

    Today, August 21, 2020, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen was officially listed on the list of presidential candidates on the State of Florida’s Division of Elections website. The Libertarian Party of Florida submitted their list of electors for Jorgensen. She is the only presidential candidate on the Florida list who will be on the ballot in all 50 states alongside Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Other presidential candidates on the list available for voters are Write-In candidates and an independent candidate; however, they will not be on the ballot in all 50 states. The deadline for political parties to get their candidate on the general election ballot is on September 1, 2020, and must include a list of their electors.

  • Nude tourists bring billions of dollars to Florida

    During a time when apparently more people are getting nude during the novel Coronavirus, we thought we’d delve into the world of the nude lifestyle, or what many call family-friendly clothing optional recreation. There is the World Naked Gardening Day held each May and there are many naked bike ride and running events held around the United States each year. So Americans seem to be getting more comfortable sans clothing. We even watch popular national television shows such as Naked and Afraid and Dating Naked and Buying Naked.