CTIMS of SOuthwest Florida

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Boat Slip Availability: Cape Coral Report

Thus area prides itself as a boater’s paradise. With the numerous canals based here, and some of them providing a direct navigation to the Caloosahatchee River and also Gulf of Mexico, this is undoubtedly a great wonderland. Boater;’s can incredibly enjoy a swift ride of about 30 minutes right from the elegant Cape Coral Yacht Club, or rather perhaps at the Redfish point down to the Sanibel Bridge including the gulf. It is worth noting the essential marks of the manatee speed zones along the way, which are enhanced periodically.

Luckily, the city’s residents are given the chance to purchase parking stickers for their boat trailers. It is even fascinating that residents can purchase unlimited boat trailer parking decals for only $50 per year, and it is valid for use at all the city’s public boat ramps. In cases where residents would like to include an additional towing vehicle under the same vessel, they are required to purchase an extra decal at a cost of $25 to add on the initial decal of $50. Similarly, for businesses at Cape Coral, decals are available for $100 only for commercial purposes. The validity of the decals is only one year right from the purchase date. Places where the decals can be found and bought include the Cape Coral’s City Hall (on the second floor, there is the Park’s and Recreations counter), also there is the Cape Coral Yacht Club and not forgetting the Godman Yacht Basin. They can be purchased here specifically on weekdays, every morning at 8 a.m through to 4 p.m. Residents should note that these decals are only valid and accepted at the five public boat ramp areas only in Cape Coral, and that decals of Lee County are not valid in Cape Coral.

However to those residents or neighboring community that are unable to purchase for annual decals can still find a place by using the daily boat trailer parking fee of $10. These transactions only require cash or credit with no exceptions. For purchase proof purposes, the ticket will be displayed right on the driver-side windshield and can simply be obtained from the machines situated at the various boat ramps areas.

One time special offer:
Regarding the fact that July is celebrated as the National Park and Recreation month, it is indeed splendid that the Cape Coral Parks and the Recreation Department is exclusively offering free boat trailer parking at all of its five public boat ramps, on these two days of Saturday, July 26, and also Sunday, July 27.

The Cape Coral’s website CapeParks.com can serve as a good source of additional information about its four salt water boat ramps. This include the Cape Coral Yacht Club, Horton Park, Rossen Park and the Burnt Store boat ramp. In cases where you would like to get more details of a specific ramp, you select the “Outdoor Recreation” tab on the website, and go further to “Boating”.

Consequently, the Parks Departments supervises some low-standard and dirt ramps all through the Cape which allow access to the imminent freshwater canals. As much as these ramps are not equipped with basic amenities and restrooms, their nature do not allow heavy boats to be used on them.

Finally, vessels of 20 up to 50 feet in length can obtain wet boat slip rentals from the Yacht Basin and Rose Park. This can be billed on either daily, monthly or annually basis. The Yacht Basin provides its tenants with extra benefits including WI-Fi connectivity, community pool, fishing pier and beach among others. Despite some of these missing at the Rosen Park Marina, the more economical and affordable slip rentals here makes it ideal for local residents.

Mind Reading Technology: It’s Here!

Progressive technology has allowed us to delve into great possibilities that are unattainable in the beginning. Now, it has provided us with ways to read minds. Yes, it is possible to read minds. With the help of brain scanners, it is now possible to detect and recreate the faces of people we are thinking of.

A study has proven that by using brain scans, images of the faces that were previously viewed can be recreated. An fMRI brain scanner can determine brain activity by measuring blood flow in different parts of the brain. Participants are given photos of different individuals. After that, they will be hooked to the fMRI brain scanner.

The 30 brain readings resulted to blurry yet fairly accurate images. Skin color was quite accurate and about 80% detected if the person in the viewed photo was smiling or not. 50% detected the correct hair color and two-thirds determined the gender.

Scientists have admitted that the technology needs more improvement. However, if the technology is perfected, then recording dreams, solving crimes, and understanding mental disorders will not be an issue anymore. The reconstructions are actually based on how the image is perceived by the brain of an individual. Therefore, an autistic person’s reading will be quite different from the perception of a normal person.

Currently, the fMRI brain scanner can only read active parts of the human brain. Scanning for memories are still unattainable since it is in the passive part of the brain. Memory scanning involves very fine details of the brain structure. It might take 2 decades before we can have the right technology to do that.

Southwest Florida Neighborhoods Squatting Problems

Due to the economic crisis, there are a lot of jobless and homeless people. In addition, there are also a great number of vacant homes in Southwest Florida. Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and other rural parts of Lee County are hot spots in Southwest Florida where squatters are proliferating. Due to the housing crash 2007, many homes were vacated and left untouched that extended for a couple of months or even years.

In 2009, various incidences were reported that squatters are sighted in some foreclosed properties. Homeless people took the opportunity to live in these foreclosed homes as long as they can. Some neighbors reported that they saw some inhabitants in vacant houses near the homes. However, many did not report such cases since these people are disguising themselves as pool or house cleaners. Police recover various objects and food remnants that indicate someone has been living the house they are checking.

Some squatters have even installed internet, electricity, and cable in homes they are currently occupying. These illegal tenants know that they cannot be evicted without going to court since they have proof of utility bills and even fake lease contracts. The latter is also connected to various rental scams in the area. Some are quite resourceful. Many of the data are being gleaned from real estate websites.

Police are quite powerless when these illegal tenants are showing such evidences. The only way to evict these squatters is to notify the owner and immediately start the process of eviction.

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