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Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4078

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Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors

Spending money on science and math degrees can help Floridians find work and provide a return on taxpayers' investments, Gov. Rick Scott said today in an interview on "The Marc Bernier Show" on WNDB-AM in Daytona Beach.

Scott said Florida doesn't need "a lot more anthropologists in this state."

"It's a great degree if people want to get it. But we don't need them here," Scott said.

"I want to spend our money getting people science, technology, engineering and math degrees. That's what our kids need to focus all of their time and attention on: Those type of degrees that when they get out of school, they can get a job."

Scott also mentioned toll roads as a good investment of state dollars.

Scott's transportation secretary, Ananth Prasad, rolled out a plan in August that would speed up road-building projects, including the Veterans Expressway in Hillsborough County, and create new tolls to pay for it.

On the radio today, Scott pointed to tolled express lanes on Interstate 95 in Broward County. The lanes are for registered car pools, hybrids, motorcycles and anyone else who wants to pay a toll.

"It took the rush hour traffic for the non-tolled lanes from 25 mph to 45," Scott said. "For people not paying the toll, it was a big benefit.

"So we're going to start doing that across the state."

(Scott will be talking transportation along with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Rep. John Mica and others at the "Intelligent Transport Systems" conference in Orlando next week.)

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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4082

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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4088

Could it be that treasure hunters may have a friend in the form of the Florida Governor? The Governor could earn the state millions by just pulling in the reins on the Florida DHR and their anti-treasure hunter mentality. A good place to start is by cutting the budget and cutting loose all the anti-treasure hunting staff that have been costing the state possibly hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

Open up shipwreck hunting along the Florida coast to responsible treasure hunters again. The 20% that the state would garner from their share of the booty could be significant, and definitely spell some relief to the state coffers.

I would bet willing to bet that there are more than just a few treasure divers out there that know the exact location of several good treasure wrecks. The treasure hunters that I am aware of are more than ready, willing and able to excavate and recover these wrecks in accordance with the established rules of engagement already on the State of Florida books.

Every shipwreck salvor in Florida is aware of the attitude of the Florida DHR, and no salvor worth his weight in sea salt is going to take the location of a treasure wreck before the folks at DHR at this stage of the game. The salvors are going to do one of two things in this current environment.

One, the salvors will just sit on the information betting on the come that the State of Florida will one day see the error of their ways and become treasure hunter friendly once again.

The second and less palatable alternative is that some may just take a screw the state and their ivory tower archaeologist attitude, and just go work the wreck sites clandestinely. The risk is high for these modern day pirates, but so is the reward.

The question still remains as to whether or not the treasure hunting community may have a friend or just a sympathetic ear in the Florida Governor. But to me its seems like this could be the opportunity to at least bring the subject to his attention and see if he is willing to consider helping out Treasure Hunters to help out the state during these tough economic times.

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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4089

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WOW, just WOW!!

:woohoo: :blink: :ohmy:

ouch that pinch hurt, nope I'm awake!!!
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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4090

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and they're now fighting mad...

www.tampabay.com/google/search.php?hidden01=&hidden02=&hidden03=&hidden04=&hidden05=&hidden06=&hidden07=&hidden08=&hidden09=&hidden10=&hidden11=&hidden12=&hidden13=&hidden14=&cx=005271800417660358352%3Adubhaachbpe&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=anthropologists&choices=site#912

and Gov Scott defends...

""I got accused of not liking anthropology in the paper the other day. But let’s think about it," Scott continued. "How many more jobs you think there is for anthropology in this state? You want to use your tax dollars to educate more people that can’t get jobs in anthropology? I don’t."
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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4091

I say strike while the iron is hot!

Florida Treasure Hunters Unite!

Write a letter to the Governor and to your state representative, let them know that we treasure hunters stand ready to help the state of Florida solve some of the economic problems.

Act Today!
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Re: Florida doesn't need more anthropology majors 7 years 10 months ago #4092

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Looks like we need to get this sort of information to Gov Scott...

From: Taffi Fisher Abt, President
Mel Fisher Center, Inc.
RE: “Oceans Act of 2000”

“Economically speaking, there is a domino effect that touches many industries not usually associated with salvage such as cultural tourism (including airlines, hotels, museums, rental car agencies, advertising, etc.) and the literary and film production fields and in turn many smaller industries are also affected. In the last decade, in the Sebastian, Florida area alone, my company has engaged employment for at least 1,500 people in fieldwork, systematically excavating the wrecks more than 8,000 days, recovering in excess of 38,500 artifacts with a monetary value in excess of $12,000,000 .00. From these artifacts, we donated more than 1,500 (most of the best) to the "People of the State of Florida" for their museums and collections valued in excess of $2,500,000. Tallahassee has a wonderful exhibit and the State sends exhibits all over the nation. We also have a traveling exhibition. Tens of thousands of school children and youth groups attend our exhibitions. We have also had hundreds documentaries, books, periodical articles, and even school texts written with this venture as their main subject. This in turn has generated substantial income to the industries of writers, news crews, TV and movie production companies, advertising agencies, moving companies, exhibit designers, etc. Copies of these books and videos such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, A&E, etc. then get sold in bookstores, video stores, spreading not only economic gain but also knowledge and education of the general public.

In the last 8 years, we have enjoyed an attendance in excess of 105,000 visitors to our Sebastian museum alone (which showed demographically as an unsuccessful area for tourism) since opening in Dec. of 1992. More than $500,000.00 in attendance was generated back into commerce for expenses, employing another 80 people. Our museum/gift store has generated sales in excess of $2,600,000 over the last decade, and again, that money went back into the general mainstream of commerce. On this expedition alone in the past 8 years, our corporation has spent more than $2,600,000.00 in expenses at dive shops, marinas, fuel docks and grocery stores, welders, diesel engine mechanics, etc….again money that went back into the general mainstream of commerce.
Remember, ALL of the above facts are solely related to eleven shipwrecks in one small 60 square mile patch of earth.

Many major industries, in addition to the general economics industries mentioned above, may feel strong adverse economic impacts because, "In other words, dock builders, recreational divers and fisherman, charter boat operators, commercial fisherman, sub
marine cable layers, pipeline layers, Oil exploration corporations, Mineral Exploration corporations, etc.. will have to be educated, trained, and billions of dollars spent on changes, prevention techniques and measures.”


Sure looks like private sector salvage creates jobs and enhances Gov. Scott's jobs plan.
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