Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ten Things I Learned About The Sea

Ten things I have learned about the sea from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo.

An astoundingly fine 10 minute video from film director Lorenzo Fonda on his 17 day sea voyage aboard a container ship. Watch it full screen in HD if you can.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watching The Yachts...

Most of greatly enjoy being around water and boats. On those days when you're away from the water, how about looking at where the other guys are having fun.

This map provided the location of larger vessels and recreational boats and yachts having been equipped with an AIS transponder that send a VHF radio signal out to ground bases radio receivers. The ground receivers then transmit the data for display on computers or mobile devices.

The map can be moved to any area and customized with what can be viewed, including marinas and wind speeds and other items as well.

Southwest Florida Online is sponsor participant with the MarineTraffic website, receiving vessel's radio signals allowing mapping of vessels on the move or moored along the waterways.  Southwest Florida Online provides it's service to the area along the Caloosahatchee River surrounding Port LaBelle, Florida to show vessels traveling along that popular waterway.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Don't Buy Gas Here? Prices 20-30 Cents Higher

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.12/gallon.

But in Hendry and Glades county, Florida prices are still 20 to 30 cent higher than Florida average prices. Although prices are falling, they historically don't fall as much as surrounding counties including Lee where prices are always much lower and in line with the rest of Florida. Motorists can drive out of the county and save several dollars on a fillup.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 117.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 42.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 48.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 118.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Why You Are Liberal Or Conservative - Surprising Reasons Says Book

Take A Test To See What Your Beliefs Really Are

LABELLE, FL. -- A new book, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion" says people's morality values vary across cultures and political parties and suggests there are certain "moral foundations" to which all people adhere to a lessor or greater extent.

By taking a questionnaire developed by social psychologists from the University of Virginia, one can see how his or her sense of conservative or liberal values compares to others.

A book by University of Virginia Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Heidt says political liberals subscribe to a great sense of fairness and caring the same as political conservatives, but conservatives also care much more about loyalty to the group, and deference to authority with respect for traditions.

Heidt has found a number of "moral foundations" believed to be innate and universal across all people that guide individual and group behaviors and opinions.

Heidt and other social and cultural psychologists, trying to understand why morality varies so much across cultures, created what they call a Moral Foundations Theory from their studies. What they found, helps explain why moral values vary so tremendously in people around the world, and between political parties, yet exhibit so many similarities.

Heidt says, "The current American culture war, we have found, can be seen as arising from the fact that liberals try to create a morality relying primarily on the Care/harm foundation, with additional support from the Fairness/cheating and Liberty/oppression foundations. Conservatives, especially religious conservatives, use all six foundations, including Loyatly/betrayal, Authority/subversion, and Sanctity/degradation."

You can test your own "moral foundations" profiles, and compare them to liberal and conservative views by taking a Morality questionnaire for Southwest Florida Online readers at

(After filling out the brief questions to register, scroll down the questionnaire page to do the "Moral Foundations" questionnaire first, it's the second quiz on the list. Feel free to try many of the other questionnaires as well. )

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Are You One Of Three Not Getting Enough Sleep?

LABELLE, FL. -- One in three don't get enough sleep and new research shows how damaging this may be for our health and safety.

This 90 minute video from National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Maggie Simpson 3-D Cartoon

The Longest Daycare is a 2012 American traditionally-animated 3D short film starring Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons, which was shown prior to screenings of the 3-D version of Ice Age: Continental Drift, on July 13, 2012 at movie theaters in the United States. The film is the second Simpsons theatrical release. Reception from critics and the public has been positive, praising the storytelling and graphics.

Use the controls from the gear icon to choose which method to view in either 3D or 2D, using 3D glasses or not in the "free" viewing method of parallel or cross-eyed viewing. See my 3-D page for more three dimensional viewing adventures.

Award Winning 3-D Music Video - All Is Not Lost

Try this cool 3-D video. Use the player controls to watch in different formats either with 3-D glasses or without any glasses at all using the "free" viewing methods of parallel or cross-eyed viewing. See my 3-D page for more 3-D adventures.