Emmy Winner “Froggy” Arrested for Soliciting Child Over Chat

Agustin Gonzalez arrest photo from PBSO

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested Agustin “Froggy” Gonzalez of Albatross Road in Delray Beach (off Dixie near The Wick) for solicitation of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and at least one other charge. Gonzalez is a “two time Emmy Award winning Director of Photography.” It appears he won Emmys in 2018 for “News Promo – Image” and another for Lighting, both for KMGH-TV in Denver.

Detective Malory Wildove was online undercover as part of a task force. She began a conversation with someone identified as “Froggy”, told him she was only 15 years old, and the conversation continued over the course of a month with sexually explicit details including offers of cash for sexual acts, culminating in a meeting in West Palm Beach where Gonzalez was arrested.

Gonzalez’ professional website is: dpFroggy.com and he is on Facebook as well where comments related to his arrest are starting to appear.

Partial screenshot from the dpfroggy website

Detectives believe there could be additional victims.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or you can remain ANONYMOUS by downloading our new app “PBSO” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com.

Crazy Fire in Brazilian Shooting Range

Brazilian military police faced a sudden raging inferno during routine shotgun shooting practice on November 23rd. Two videos recently appeared on YouTube (below) showing the moments before and during the fire ignited in the floor in front of one of the officers.

First is a camera angle from the left side of the range:

The fire appears to start on the floor in front of the shooter on the far left. It seems a spark from one of his rounds dropped into a crack in the material on the floor, causing something to start burning. In just two seconds the fire expands to fill the room, then retracts momentarily, and expands further.

This is another angle from the back of the room. The timing is not synced and in this video the fire starts at 1:25.

At 1:31 in that video the fire seems to have moved from the flooring to the walls.

The agency involved is unclear but the word RONDAC appears clearly on the back of one uniform, which is military police in Brazil. One of the videos indicates this is from the city of Belém, which is the capital of the state of Pará in northern Brazil.

Image and map data from Google Maps.

Both sources indicate that no one was injured in this incident, but we have not been able to find any reliable source to verify the full details of the incident.

Since we have a lot of Brazilians living in West Boca Raton, Florida, we thought this story might be of interest to our readers.

Chicago Cubs & South Florida Native Hosts Cancer Fundraiser

Sep 19, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) looks on while on deck to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

CHICAGO CUBS FIRST BASEMAN AND SOUTH FLORIDA NATIVE ANTHONY RIZZO TO HOST SEVENTH ANNUAL WALK-OFF FOR CANCER FUNDRAISER SUNDAY

Anthonty Rizzo Family Foundation raises record amount for pediatric cancer research and support in south florida

Chicago Cubs first baseman and cancer survivor Anthony Rizzo will host the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Seventh Annual Walk-Off for Cancer fundraiser presented by Gallagher Sunday, December 2, at 8:30 a.m. EST at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida. The event consists of a 5K walk, entertainment and refreshments and special guest appearances from local dignitaries and celebrities.

This year’s Walk is on track to raise a record $1 million that will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and direct grants to families battling cancer. For more information, please visit http://rizzo44.com/.

WHAT:            Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Seventh Annual Walk-Off for Cancer fundraiser

WHEN:            Sunday, December 2, media availability at 8 a.m. with Anthony Rizzo. Walk to start at 9 a.m. EST

WHERE:          Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, Parkland, Florida

About the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation:

The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo. Anthony realized during his own battle with cancer that no matter how difficult fighting cancer was for him, it was even more difficult for his family. Anthony believes that an individual does not battle cancer alone, but that the whole family battles it together. The Mission of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation is to raise money for cancer research and to provide support to children and their families battling the disease. The Foundation is run entirely by Anthony’s family, his close friends and his management team with Anthony providing oversight and leadership. All of us at the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation believe that every family deserves a fighting chance.

 

 

 

 

 

Santa, Menorahs, and Moon Lanterns

Friday, November 30th

Boca Center’s Holiday Celebration, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Free with a new unwrapped toy to benefit Spirit of Giving. Holiday performances, Letters to Santa, Cannoli decorating, photos with Santa.

Comedian Vic DiBitetto, 8 p.m. at the Boca Black Box. 22 million views on You Tube. Tickets online at bocablackbox@showare.com

Breadcrumbs, 8 p.m. at The Sol Theatre. Call 866-811-4111 for tickets ($30). Performances on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. also.

Saturday, December 1st

A Dickens Tale presented by Bright Star Theatre, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. at The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Call (561) 347-3948 for tickets.

Kids can Design a Card, 10 a.m. at the West Boca Library branch. Use colorful paper, markers, crayons and pencils and stickers. Free.

Saturday Morning Art: A New Kind of Cubism, 10:00 -11:00 a.m. at the Boca Museum of Art. Free with admission. Artistic family fun.

Multi Platinum Award-winning Songwriter and Recording Artist, David Pomeranz, 8 p.m. at the Boca Black Box.

Holiday Happenings at Delray Marketplace, 5 to 7 p.m. Tree lighting, carolers, crafts and more. Free.

At Home, a World Premiere play by Dan Clancy, at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 561-558-2520 for tickets starting at $30.

Sunday, December 2nd

Chanukarama, Fun Family Winter Carnival at Congregation Bnai Israel. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. 2200 Yamato Road.

Family Carnival sponsored by Chabad Israeli Center at Heritage Park, NW corner of Palmetto Park Rd and Judge Winikoff. 2 to 5 p.m. Rock climbing, bounce houses, face painting, DJ.

December Make and Take: Moon Lanterns, 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Science Explorium in Sugar Sand Park. $5 per project.

Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female version), 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Boca Black Box. Call 561-483-9036 for tickets. Tickets $35.

 

Ted Deutch’s “Climate” Handout to Farmers

Congressman Ted Deutch, a resident of West Boca Raton, is in the news today thanks to his bill that he claims will address climate change. What the mainstream media is not covering is how this bill would affect people and who benefits. A review of the bill text shows it’s designed to redistribute wealth and the biggest beneficiaries are farmers.

Deutch calls the bill “The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018”. The general idea is to have a tax on greenhouse gas emissions (aka a carbon tax or fee) imposed “upstream” so the tax is not visible to consumers when they pay for things that are affected. Some of the money would be rebated to people – the so-called carbon dividend.

As always the devil is in the details and there’s a lot in this bill. The tax would start at $15 per metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions. A gallon of gas accounts for 0.009 metric tons. A 15-gallon tank is associated with 0.133 metric tons. So a 15-gallon tank of gas would cost an extra $2 for the consumer.

That’s where it starts. Every year the tax goes up $10 per ton, or another $1.33 per 15-gallon tank. In 3 years that means the cost of a 15-gallon tank is up by $5, not just $2.

It’s not just gasoline. It’s other fuels including coal and natural gas. But it’s also “carbon-intensive products” including:

iron, steel, steel mill products (including pipe and tube), aluminum, cement, glass (including flat, container, and specialty glass and fiberglass), pulp, paper, chemicals, or industrial ceramics.

So anything you buy that has steel, aluminum, glass, cement, and more in it will see price increases.

The most remarkable thing is the handout to farmers. They’re exempt from the tax. Technically they buy whatever fuel they buy at the same increased price as the rest of us, but they get the money back directly from the government. There’s an extra provision protecting farmers even more:

The carbon fee shall not be levied upon non-fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions which occur on a farm.

Agriculture is responsible for roughly 8% of US greenhouse gas emissions. It’s unclear why, as a policy matter, farmers should get a break from a tax the rest of us all pay. As a political matter it’s just one more example of farmers having outsize influence on politicians like Deutch.

Then we get to what happens with the money. This breaks down into two separate categories. Some of the money is collected from imports in the Carbon Border Fee. That money “may be used to supplement appropriations”. In other words, it goes straight to the government. Despite Deutch’s sales pitch that the money goes back to the people, the border tax part of the bill goes to the government, not us.

For the tax imposed on items within the US, that money goes into the “Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.” Up to 8% of that money will go to administrative expenses. After expenses the money goes to people as follows:

A carbon dividend payment is one pro-rata share for each adult and half a pro-rata share for each child under 19 years old, with a limit of 2 children per household, of amounts available for the month in the Carbon Dividend Trust Fund.

To qualify you have to be a

natural living person who has a valid Social Security number or taxpayer identification number and is a citizen or lawful resident of the United States

There are 73 million people receiving Medicaid or other low-income government healthcare benefits. Each will receive a “pro-rata” (equal) share. The wealthy and the middle class emit more greenhouse gases and will pay a much higher share of the taxes but the money will be distributed equally so it’s a scheme to take from the rich and middle class and give to the poor.

Deutch and friends ignore the science that says “progressive income redistribution in the United States could result in an increase in household carbon dioxide emissions” because “poorer households spend a bigger proportion of their income on carbon-intensive products and services.”

But the biggest steal of all is the farmers. They’re eligible for the dividend even though they’re exempt from the tax.

Deutch’s one-page summary of the bill is below. It is full of unsupported claims about job creation and reduced pollution. The full pdf is below that. We reached out to Deutch on both Twitter and Facebook to ask about these issues. As usual he did not respond. Deutch only deals with journalists who do not ask him tough questions. That’s not personal to him, but rather is typical for incumbents of either party who are in safely gerrymandered districts. He’s still a nice guy and by all accounts a good neighbor.

The bill pdf is below.
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