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Fred On Everything… “The Urinals at Joe Theisman’s”

April 8, 2014 1 comment

The Urinals at Joe Theisman‘s

A Column, Barely, Slightly Hung-over, Unslept, and Cranky

April 8, 2014

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Back in Mexico after a frantic week in the Yankee capital, these days a cross between asylum for the chronically paranoid, besieged city, and kindergarten run by a totalitarian Mommy. Cops everywhere, metal detectors everywhere else, concrete stop’em-bombs on sidewalks, pop-up metal barriers on streets on Capitol Hill. Bin Laden won, big time.

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Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee’s last

March 8, 2014 1 comment

Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee‘s last

Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tony Casey

Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2014 7:16:33 AM by don-o

When Tennesseans spring ahead this weekend, it could be the last time they change clocks.

That is, if a bill sponsored by state Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, goes through. Todd’s bill calls for the state to stay on daylight saving time all year round. As usual, people are advised to set their clocks ahead one hour as the time change goes into affect at 2 a.m. Sunday. If the bill is written into law, it would be the last time adjustments would be made and no more clock changes would occur.

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by Cliff Kincaid: New York City’s Marxist Power Couple The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a key co……

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New York City’s Marxist Power Couple
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam.

 

 

 

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GUNNY G: MY ANSWER TO THE DO-GOODERS OF TAXATION, WELFARE, ENTITLEMENTS, WELFARE, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, ETC. Re “NOT YOURS TO GIVE” …-CONGRESSMAN DAVID CROCKETT”

October 14, 2013 2 comments

GUNNY G: MY ANSWER TO THE DO-GOODERS OF TAXATION, WELFARE, ENTITLEMENTS, WELFARE, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, ETC. Re “NOT YOURS TO GIVE” …-CONGRESSMAN DAVID CROCKETT”

 

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A message from National Security Agency File Number 70900….. ““If you let them do this to me and get away with it, then you’re giving them the eternal right to do the same damn thing to any one of you!” -Buford PusserTo a lie, truth is toxic. “

July 9, 2013 2 comments

By Doug Hagmann Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“If you let them do this to me and get away with it, then you’re giving them the eternal right to do the same damn thing to any one of you!” -Buford PusserTo a lie, truth is toxic.

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To the purveyors of lies, truth-tellers are a poisonous threat. To the corrupt men and women of government, exposure of corruption is a serious threat that cannot be permitted to see the light of day

.Those seeking to expose the lies, deceit and corruption by our elected officials or those holding the reins of power are the targets of marginalization, vilification, or worse. I write these words not only under my own name, but with contempt and disgust as an American citizen known to the National Security Agency as FOIA File Number 70900.
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More precisely, it is the number assigned to my case by the NSA, stemming from my efforts to expose criminal government overreach against every American citizen. I will wear that number as I “walk tall” in my continuous quest for the truth.Allow me to briefly take you back 40 years, as I believe you will see certain parallels that are perhaps more relevant today than they were then. And those parallels are applicable not just to my situation, but to everyone reading this.

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The original film “Walking Tall” was a 1973 movie based on the real life of Buford Pusser, former sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee from 1964-1970. Anyone old enough to remember seeing the movie in theaters will likely recall the plot as well. At 6’6” tall,

Pusser was a one-time professional wrestler, although was convinced by his wife Pauline to leave the theater of professional wrestling to return home to McNairy County, Tennessee, a backwoods area located along the northern border of Mississippi to start a business with his father in the lumber industry.Following his return home, Pusser and a friend visited a well known gambling house known as the Lucky Spot.

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Heath and Debs: America’s awakening to socialism began with Edward Bellamy

March 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Heath and Debs: America’s awakening to socialism began with Edward Bellamy

 

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Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:21:19 AM by ProgressingAmerica

 

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The Social Democratic Party, the precursor to the SPA, the Socialist Party of America, had several important figures in it. This old illustration from 1900 places the point very well:

 

Two of those 5, Frederic Heath and Eugene Debs, wrote something very interesting. In Heath’s “Social Democracy Red Book”, Page 41-42, Heath writes the following:

 

Laurence Gronlund has said that in 1880 he could count the native born American Socialists on the fingers of one hand. Had the foreign born residents suddenly left the country they would have practically taken Socialism with them. In 1880 Judge Thomas Hughes, the Christian Socialist, founded a profit-sharing, semi-communistic colony at New Rugby, in the Cumberland mountains of Tennessee, and delivered several lectures in the larger cities. A year later this colony had nearly 300 members and enjoyed a short-lived prosperity.

 

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Today’s Toons 3/1/13

March 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Today’s Toons 3/1/13

The Right Reasons ^ | 3/1/13 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 6:10:46 AM by pookie18

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Exposing Washington’s TREACHERY while Making the Case for the Restoration of the Confederate Republic that was Never Surrendered…- VIDEO! – gunnyg@gmail.com – Gmail

February 25, 2013 220 comments

Exposing Washington‘s TREACHERY while Making the Case for the Restoration of the Confederate Republic that was Never Surrendered…- VIDEO!

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THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?] | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

February 21, 2013 263 comments
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[Snip]…There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble.

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Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athens, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The marker recalls the “Battle of Athens,” which occurred on August 2, 1946, when local officials locked themselves in the old jail (formerly off-camera to the right), allegedly to fix election results. An armed group of World War II veterans and supporters assembled on the hill to the left and exchanged fire with the authorities in the jail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville.

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That fight became known as the Battle of Athens…..

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Kelleigh Nelson — Internet Sales Tax Coming…

February 20, 2013 5 comments

“All the world should be taxed” —Caesar Augustus

 

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. —Mark Twain

 

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The power to tax is the power to destroy. —John Marshall – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

 

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican from Tennessee, joined fellow lawmakers in reintroducing a bill that would allow all states to require online retailers to collect sales tax just like their “Main Street” rivals.

 

The idea isn’t a new one. However, a 1992 Supreme Court decision stated that a business must have a physical presence within the state in order for the state to collect sales tax when someone purchases from that business.

 

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Senator Long calls for a constitutional convention… (GyG: Re Coup d’etat?)

February 15, 2013 1 comment

Senator Long calls for a constitutional convention

 

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Northeast Indiana Public Radio ^ | 2-14-2013 | Brandon Smith

 

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:23:57 PM by digger48

 

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Senate President Pro Tem David Long said Indiana needs to take the lead in assembling a constitutional convention of the states in an effort to rein in the federal government’s power. Long’s effort aims to produce an amendment to the Untied States Constitution.

 

To amend the Constitution in a state-initiated way, two-thirds of state legislatures must agree to convene a constitutional convention, at which the amendment is drafted. Three-fourths of the states must then approve the amendment for it to be ratified.

 

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The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946… (Gunny G: Most Americans Have Never Heard of This One!)

December 31, 2012 1 comment

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946

 

YouTube ^ | 12/31/2012 | History

 

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 9:36:54 AM by Bloody Sam Roberts

 

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The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.

 

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Prison Planet.com » Vote Fraud Expert: Romney Votes Not Counted in Key States

November 9, 2012 1 comment

…..“I watched them call Tennessee eleven minutes after the polls closed without a single vote counted and with no exit poll,” Harris told the Alex Jones Show, joking that the people counting the ballots must have been “clairvotant”.

 

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“Nobody knows anything about elections nowadays, what we are doing is watching the TV networks announce to us who the winner is based on a single private organization called NEP,” said Harris.

 

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(Pavlovian Training To Obey) ~ The Department of Homeland Security Is Terrorizing American Citizens! by Gary D. Barnett

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

(Pavlovian Training To Obey) ~ The Department of Homeland Security Is Terrorizing American Citizens! by Gary D. Barnett

The DHS had the audacity to call this assault “Operation Shield.” This sounds more like a name of a war operation in the Middle East than a raid on the elderly. This was done under the guise of a surprise drill with a mission to detect the “presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.” None of these existed of course, but why should that matter to the DHS, the most abominable agency of the federal government. The real mission of the DHS is to intimidate and terrorize innocent people so as to habituate and control them. It will be necessary to break down the resistance of the citizenry, so that the people will not take aggressive action against the state when civil unrest becomes the norm, and Martial Law is implemented. Obviously the government plan is working.

These DHS “checkpoints” are becoming far too common. What began just recently in Tennessee as a test has now spread to many other parts of this country. This was expected by those of us who understand the nature of the federal government’s aggression against freedom, but the speed at which it is progressing is dangerous. These checkpoints will continue to increase in number, and will continue to expand in area. A pattern is already obvious, and allowing this invasion of our rights to go unanswered is a fool’s game…..

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Controversial Billboard Message Now On Bumper Stickers

September 13, 2012 1 comment

 

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billboard that garnered national attention for its election message, is expanding from the side of local highway, to highways across the

 

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nation. It’s moved off the board to bumper stickers, and even t-shirts, after reports about the ad spread across the internet.

 

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DHS Source: “It’s going hot” (“Readers of this website and listeners to my radio program are familiar with this DHS insider from previous leaks detailing alleged plans by members of the Obama administration to…”)

August 28, 2012 4 comments

 

“It’s going hot.” Those were the ominous opening and closing words from my source inside the Department of Homeland Securityin two separate contacts we had within the last 72 hours. Readers to this website and listeners to my radio program know this source as “Rosebud,” a source with access to high levels within the DHS administration.

 

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Prison Planet.com » Do these government records tell of Obama’s false flag event?

August 7, 2012 1 comment

 

Recently, Tennessee state Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) sent out an email from his state email account to his constituents with a concern that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning events leading to “martial law”.

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Movie theaters review gun policies after Colorado shootings (“The men didn’t think they had done anything wrong: Each was one of the state’s 344,000 handgun carry permit holders. They were told to put their guns in their vehicles, in accordance with theater policy, and then the movie resumed.”)

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A screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Cookeville., Tenn., was halted on Thursday

 

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after a theater worker reported seeing a moviegoer with a gun.

 

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A short, incomplete history of media tying the Tea Party to tragedies

July 21, 2012 Leave a comment

 

A short, incomplete history of media tying the Tea Party to tragedies

Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 9:12:30 AM by markomalley

ABC News’ Brian Ross speculated this morning that the alleged shooter who attacked a Batman premier in Colorado might be a member of the Tea Party. His suggestion — since retracted by ABC — continues a trend of media figures wrongly tying such tragedies to the Tea Party since 2010………

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Gunny G: What’s Left of The REAL “American People” and THEIR Opinion?: The Majority of This Present Bunch Could Care Less About This BS!…

July 11, 2012 1 comment

GyG: So, ya really think the average “American” of today gives a big rat’s @$$ about principles like this ????

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David Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give

Crockett To Bono: “It’s NOT Yours To Give”

By Mary Starrett
August 12, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett73.htm

The Republican National Committee has signed on to endorse a proposal by Irish rocker Bono to commit American taxpayers to spending $30 million to “eliminate global poverty.”

As if any amount of tax payer funds would actually accomplish that goal. What usually happens is the money extracted from us to fund these wealth transfers first fills the pockets of foreign fat cat dictators while barely a trickle ends up lining empty food bowls.

History has shown us socialism does not work. Countries laboring under the delusion that Utopia can be achieved by making sure all have ‘what they need’ necessitates that relatively few must labor to provide for all. Bono’s ill-advised scheme is socialism. The Republican Party has agreed to consign Americans to the same fate as other socialist countries with its recent endorsement of Bono’s global goody bag.

Bono, the mouthpiece for environmentalism, global wealth transfer and socialist policy in general owns several opulent mansions throughout the world and travels by jet. The four engine behemoth he flies (while admonishing you to drive a hybrid) gets about 3 miles per gallon. (So much for the imperiled ozone, the Kyoto treaty and greenhouse gasses.)

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Athens crimes stopped by armed residents(GA)

July 2, 2012 1 comment

Athens crimes stopped by armed residents(GA)

augusta.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | AP

Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012 10:32:53 AM by marktwain

ATHENS, Ga. — Three people in Athens have recently used firearms to interrupt crimes, leading police to say it’s preferable to call 911 if possible.

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Democrat Party says Obama doesn’t HAVE to be eligible to serve as President

June 23, 2012 6 comments

Weary of defending in court the Constitutional eligibility of their boy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Democrat Party has finally admitted Barack Obama is not qualified to be president of the United States– and that it doesn’t matter.

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Prison Planet.com » Alex Jones’ Attack on Memphis Pyramid ‘Slanderous’ Claims News Station

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IS IT A DEATH SENTENCE? | SUDDENLY SENIOR

June 5, 2012 1 comment
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Not long ago I got one of those “Send to everyone on your email list” messages that predicted that those of us in the fourth quarter of our first century were being handed a “death sentence” under the provisions of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act more commonly called Obamacare.

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An Open Letter to the “Senior Staff” at Breitbart.com

May 23, 2012 1 comment

Let’s get a few things straight here. As much as we all loved Andrew Breitbart’s moxie, he, like virtually every other national Conservative who was or is a part of the “establishment” (read, those who have established themselves financially, and been acknowledged by their peers) had avoided the issue of the Constitutional eligibility of the president of the United States.

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(“Have Any Faith in Government To Do the Right Thing? If so, you must be living on the Planet Zucchini. Article by Simon Black.”) Can You Have Any Pudding if You Don’t Eat Your Meat? by Simon Black

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

I had the privilege of seeing Roger Waters perform “The Wall” to a live crowd of over 40,000 fans at the LA Coliseum on Saturday night – the second time I’ve seen the show on this tour.

It was an amazing production – I wholeheartedly recommend the experience as it’s something that no DVD or album recording could possibly reproduce.

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THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

May 14, 2012 3 comments

THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athe...

Tennessee Historical Commission marker in Athens, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The marker recalls the “Battle of Athens,” which occurred on August 2, 1946, when local officials locked themselves in the old jail (formerly off-camera to the right), allegedly to fix election results. An armed group of World War II veterans and supporters assembled on the hill to the left and exchanged fire with the authorities in the jail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 12:31:43 PM by QT3.14

[Snip]…There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble. This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville. That fight became known as the Battle of Athens…..

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Portrait of a widow’s grief: Wife of fallen U.S. soldier weeps as she clings to his coffin

May 5, 2012 1 comment

It is the heartbreaking image of the undocumented victims of war. Here, Ashley Edens collapses on the coffin of her 22-year-old husband, Army Spc. Jason K. Edens, as his body arrives in Nashville, Tennessee from service in Afghanistan. More than 100 friends, relatives and Patriot Guards gathered at Smyrna Airport to welcome the fallen soldier home on Thursday after his death on…………………….

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The Battle of Athens (Tennesee)

May 5, 2012 1 comment

The Battle of Athens (Tennesee)

The Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2012 8:21:11 PM by MrsPatriot

As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in awe of my home state’s distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the “Volunteer State” have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage.

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Prison Planet.com » Tennessee man Arrested And Imprisoned For Using Cash

May 2, 2012 16 comments

Tennessee man Arrested And Imprisoned For Using Cash

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A Tennessee man was charged and jailed by police Friday after he used an old $50 bill to pay for goods at a at Quik Mart store.

“A clerk at Quik Mart, South Cannon Boulevard, notified police after the marker used to detect counterfeit bills didn’t check as real.” reports David Melson of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.

“The front side of the bill was off center and it didn’t feel like a normal bill, it did look to be counterfeit,” officer Brock Horner said in his report.

The man, Lorenzo Gaspar was taken to jail by the officer, but was released after a sergeant noted that old bill are still legitimate legal tender but do not “check” with modern cash markers.

Two separate banks declared the bill to be real after studying it. Mr Gaspar was released from jail with an apology and told to change the note for a newer traceable one……………………

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Banned from prom over Confederate-flag dress

April 26, 2012 Leave a comment

(NBC NEWS) — A high school senior from West Tennessee says she was banned from attending her prom because her dress resembled a Confederate battle flag, WMC-TV in Memphis reported.“It wasn’t done to offend anybody,”

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The "Confederate Flag", a rectangular variant of the Battle Flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Texanna Edwards, 18, told the NBC station. “It was done just for the sole fact that I just wanted a rebel flag dress because I thought it was cool.”Read the full story ›

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Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)

April 25, 2012 4 comments

The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive.

The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government.Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick.“There is over 300 pages, like I said, contained in this document. I can best describe this as zoning rules on steroids.”But Chattanooga Democrat Andy Berke says the resolution implies that simple environmental planning is a conspiracy to remove Americans’ property rights.“It seems to me that planning and forethought and trying to preserve our Tennessee way of life is exactly what we should be doing.”

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Prison Planet.com » Climate Alarmist Calls For Burning Down Skeptics’ Homes

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“Let’s start keeping track of them…let’s make them pay”

Writing for Forbes Magazine, climate change alarmist Steve Zwick calls for skeptics of man-made global warming to be tracked, hunted down and have their homes burned to the ground, yet another shocking illustration of how eco-fascism is rife within the environmentalist lobby.

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Tennessee Sheriffs Cracks Down On Obama Federal Agents Gone WIld: NDAA Nullified And Kidnapping Charges Against Feds.. « Political Vel Craft

April 17, 2012 2 comments

State and local resistance to the detention provisions contained in the National Defense Authorization Act continues to grow, rapidly emerging as a nationwide movement.

The Tennessee legislature will consider HB1629 and SB2669 in the 2012 session. The legislation would effectively nullify the detention provisions in the NDAA and would also require federal agents making an arrest in the Volunteer State for any reason to first obtain written permission from the county sheriff.This bill declares that any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state and is declared to be invalid in this state.

This bill further declares that any federal law purporting to give federal agents or employees, including any members of the United States military, the authority of any state or local law enforcement agency of this state, without the express permission of this state, is beyond the authority granted to the federal government pursuant to the United States Constitution, is not recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and is declared to be invalid in this state.

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(“The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.”) The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Video)

March 17, 2012 2 comments

The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law (Video)

Made-For-TV-Studio ^ | 3/15/2012 | Staff Writers

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:01:28 AM by IbJensen

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The Battle of Athens was an armed rebellion led by WWII veterans and citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the tyrannical local government in August 1946.

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Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: Did John Wilkes Booth survive?

March 16, 2012 1 comment
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Monday, February 19, 2007

Did John Wilkes Booth survive?

Theory is that Lincoln’s killer had escaped to Tennessee

By Dick Cook Staff Writer

SEWANEE, Tenn. — A signature in the Franklin County Courthouse and a mummy last seen in 1975 convinced two Tennessee men that John Wilkes Booth, the killer of Abraham Lincoln, escaped capture, traveled South and lived into the 20th century.

Now one of those men is hoping to use DNA evidence to prove it.

The other man, Arthur Ben Chitty, a historiographer at the University of the South who died in 2002, spent 40 years amassing anecdotal evidence that Mr. Booth married a Sewanee woman and lived there for a time, said his daughter Em Turner Chitty.

And there was one piece of physical evidence: the signature of “Jno. W. Booth” and his bride, Louisa J. Payne, recorded Feb. 24, 1872, in the marriage license records office of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Republican Party Origins – Art Thompson

February 22, 2012 1 comment
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Prison Planet.com » TSA Trains Super Bowl Hot Dog Sellers To Spot Terrorists

February 3, 2012 1 comment

Despite acknowledging there are “no credible or specific threats” to the safety of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Sunday, the TSA is training thousands of fast food sellers to spot terrorists under the “First Observer” program.

“TSA said over 8,000 stadium vendors, parking lot attendants, shuttle bus drivers, and other transportation professionals received the agency’s First Observer training for detecting and assessing indicators and planning tactics of potential terrorist activities,” reports Government Security News.

As we have previously reported, many of the behaviors characterized as potential signs of terrorism by the TSA in its training procedures are mundane activities performed by a majority of people, including using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application.

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Prison Planet.com » Congress To Fund Massive Expansion Of TSA Checkpoints

December 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Fears over burgeoning police state increase after passage of NDAA

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Congress is set to give the green light on funding for a massive expansion of TSA checkpoints, with the federal agency already responsible for over 9,000 such checkpoints in the last year amidst increased fears America is turning into a police state following the passage of the ‘indefinite detention’ bill.

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The increase in funding has nothing to do with the TSA’s role in airports – this is about creating 12 more VIPR teams to add the federal agency’s 25 units that are already scattered across the country and responsible for manning checkpoints on highways, in bus and train terminals, at sports events and even high school prom nights.

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Prison Planet.com » Congress To Fund Massive Expansion Of TSA Checkpoints

December 23, 2011 5 comments

Fears over burgeoning police state increase after passage of NDAA

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Congress is set to give the green light on funding for a massive expansion of TSA checkpoints, with the federal agency already responsible for over 9,000 such checkpoints in the last year amidst increased fears America is turning into a police state following the passage of the ‘indefinite detention’ bill.

Congress To Fund Massive Expansion Of TSA Checkpoints tsa vipers

The increase in funding has nothing to do with the TSA’s role in airports – this is about creating 12 more VIPR teams to add the federal agency’s 25 units that are already scattered across the country and responsible for manning checkpoints on highways, in bus and train terminals, at sports events and even high school prom nights.

“The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year,” reports the L.A. Times.

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Prison Planet.com » TSA Responsible For Over 9,000 Unannounced Checkpoints In Last Year

December 23, 2011 6 comments

The TSA has been responsible for over 9,000 unannounced “security checkpoints” over the last year alone, as the federal agency’s VIPR program expands to become a literal occupying army in the name of safety.

“The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year,” reports the L.A. Times.

The figure is completely independent from the federal agency’s role inside the nation’s airports, which costs taxpayers $5 billion a year, with the department having spent an additional $110 million in fiscal year 2011 for “surface transportation security,” while requesting a further $24 million for next year.

The extra money is being demanded despite the fact that there is “no proof that the roving viper teams have foiled any terrorist plots or thwarted any major threat to public safety,” according to the report, which also highlights how the TSA’s sniffer dogs are used to single out people for questioning if the dog smells the scent of the owner’s pets on their clothing.

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Fed Interest in Food Storage Facility Connected to FEMA Executive Order 10999

December 9, 2011 3 comments

Fed Interest in Food Storage Facility Connected to FEMA Executive Order 10999 food+storage column+systemOn Thursday, Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers posted a bulletin on the organization’s blog reporting on federal agents demanding a food storage cannery in Tennessee turn over customer lists so they might discover who is purchasing bulk storable foods and storing it at the facility owned by Mormons.

As Rhodes notes, it is part of Mormon Church religious doctrine to store food for hard times and emergencies. Church doctrine states that each family store a year’s worth of basic dry goods along with three months worth of store-bought canned and boxed foods. “These Church canneries also often sell food storage items to non-church members, seeing it as both morally right and prudent to help their neighbors store food, whatever their faith,” Rhodes explains.

He then speculates as to why the feds would demand customer lists. “DHS/FEMA wants to know which Americans have food storage so the federal government can at some future point confiscate that food. Just as with lists of gun owners, compiling such lists is the first step toward future confiscation,” he writes.

In fact, the government codified the concept of food confiscation and redistribution when president Kennedy issued Executive Order 10999 on February 16, 1962.

10999 was one of several executive orders signed by Kennedy under the rubric of “national emergency” that extended extrajudicial power to FEMA, including the ability to control communications, energy, food, fuel, farms, transportation, highways, railroads, inland waterways and seaports, health, education and welfare. The EO also allows FEMA to organize citizen work brigades under government control and undertake the relocation of the population.

10999 also gives FEMA the authority to control all public storage facilities.

On June 3, 1994, president Clinton consolidated all previous FEMA executive orders into one all-encompassing order, #12919.

As many have noted, FEMA is not an emergency agency. It is a martial law agency. It is often referred to as the “secret government” of the United States.

“It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars,” writes Harry V. Martin. “This government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution.”

If we take the above into consideration, it makes sense that the feds would be interested in keeping track of facilities storing food supplies.

via Prison Planet.com » Fed Interest in Food Storage Facility Connected to FEMA Executive Order 10999.

 

FEDERAL AGENTS DEMAND CUSTOMER LISTS FROM MORMON FOOD STORAGE FACILITY

December 9, 2011 1 comment

FEDERAL AGENTS DEMAND CUSTOMER LISTS FROM MORMON FOOD STORAGE FACILITY

Liberty News Online ^ | 12/9/11 | OathKeepers.org

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 8:30:06 AM by Kartographer

Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons.

This incident was confirmed, in person, by Oath Keepers Tennessee Chapter President, Rand Cardwell. Here is Rand’s report:

“A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.

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Muslims upset over Womick’s remarks

November 13, 2011 1 comment

Muslims upset over Womick’s remarks

Associated Press ^ | Nov.13, 2011

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:36:17 PM by Free ThinkerNY

Muslims are calling for action against a Tennessee state representative after he said Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.

Rep. Rick Womick made the comments Friday during a conference of conservative activists that focused on the threat of Islamic extremism in America.

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Davy Crockett’s Tennessee heirs now battle Islam

November 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Conference kicked from hotel amid threats goes on, scolds visiting media

Posted: November 12, 2011

4:46 am Eastern

By Art Moore

© 2011 WND

William J. Murray speaks at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn.

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee church that gave a platform earlier this year to the Dutch politician who was barred from the U.K. for his view of Islam found itself in crosshairs once again when a conference billing itself as America’s first on countering the rise of Shariah was forced to find a new venue after threats of violence from Muslims caused its host hotel to cancel.

Organizers of yesterday’s Preserving Freedom Conference at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn., say the decision by the management of the Hutton Hotel in Nashville just two weeks ago to cancel a binding contract because of intimidation by Muslims was a poignant illustration of the primary message of more than two dozen speakers.

“We are at the stage here of self-imposed Shariah law at the threat of violence,” conference Chairman William J. Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition told a gathering of about 500.

Cornerstone Church was the venue for a speech in May by the controversial Geert Wilders in which he warned Americans not to “make the mistake which Europe made.”

“Do not allow Islam to gain a foothold here,” Wilders said. “Islam is dangerous. Islam wants to establish a state on earth, ruled by Islamic Shariah law. Islam aims for the submission, whether by persuasion, intimidation or violence, of all non-Muslims, including Christians.”

After yesterday’s conference, Cornerstone Church Senior Pastor Maury Davis told WND that churches, of all places, shouldn’t be shy about telling the truth in the face of resistance.

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More States Accept TSA VIPR Teams at Transportation Hubs

November 8, 2011 4 comments

The effort by the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA to expand their operations from airports to state roads and beyond is being accepted by state and local governments around the country, according to AllGov.com, a website covering government activity.

More States Accept TSA VIPR Teams at Transportation Hubs 20091218 AIRPORT SECURITY TEST DEN~p1AllGov.com reports today that other “states are expected to follow and accept VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) at their transportation hubs” following recent operations in Tennessee.

The unconstitutional operations were not in response “to any particular threat,” but rather designed to act as “a visible deterrence and detection security presence across Tennessee.”

In other words, the operation was an effort to acclimate Tennesseans to militarized TSA units at checkpoints around the state.

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Taxpayers Fund Impractical Cracker Barrel EV Recharging Scheme

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment

If you were going to run a pilot project that deploys charging stations in a network to enhance the use of electric vehicles, what kind of establishments would you locate them at? Whose customers might be most interested in that amenity?

Certainly Starbucks comes to mind, as might sustainability-crazy Walmart – but how about Cracker Barrel?

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“Our hopes are homeschooling and the internet, says Fred Reed.” ~ A Culture in Regression by Fred Reed

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment

…Odd: In one sense the Internet is highly democratizing, giving any teenager in Tennessee resources greater than those of the Library of Congress. It does this equally for a Cambodian teenager in Battambang. A bright youngster can learn almost anything with a cheap computer and broadband: mathematics, literature, languages.

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Mission Creep: This Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSA

October 24, 2011 1 comment

Most air travelers now endure naked scans or genital pat-downs by gloved agents of the government without surprise or complaint. But before invasive security became normal, there was a backlash. And at its height, Transportation Security Administration boss John Pistole said something revealing.

“I see flying as a privilege that is a public safety issue. So the government has a role in providing for the public safety and we need to do everything we can in partnership with the traveling public, to inform them about what their options are,” he told reporters.

“I clearly believe that passengers have a number of options as they go through screening. But the bottom line is, if someone decides they don’t want to have screening, they don’t have the right to get on the plane.” What perturbed me wasn’t his defense of mandatory security screening. It was his assertion that air travel is a special “privilege” the feds grant citizens.

I felt the same uneasy twinge when Janet Napolitano, who heads the Department of Homeland Security, told USA Today that “if people want to travel by other means, they have that right.” Because where does that attitude end? Is it a “privilege” to attend the Super Bowl, where TSA agents scan the crowd for suspicious behavior? Or to ride on a Metro system, an Amtrak train, or a boat — other forms of transportation that Napolitano has mused about targeting?

As Mark Browning wrote in 2010, using hyperbole and reduction ad absurdum to mock Napolitano, “The bus system could come next. Come to think of it, so could travel by automobile… Here, we find that not only are the crevices of our bodies searched, but so are the contents of our cars. If you don’t like it, don’t drive. Nowhere in that living document, the Constitution, are we assured of our right to move without hindrance from point to point by private automobile.”

Of course, that would never really happen… would it?

In the local news report above, which my colleague James Fallows notes here, a Tennessee TV news broadcast reports that TSA is already operating on highways in the state. The brilliant reasoning? “Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate,” said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. Perhaps he can be forgiven for this absurd quote. After all, his job is to keep Tennessee safe from terrorists. By definition he’s guarding against a remote threat. But it ought to make us all upset that the federal government assessed its counter-terrorism resources and decided that the best use of scarce funds would be random checks on vehicles on Tennessee highways.

Feel safer?

The TSA agents are urging all drivers to “say something” if they see something suspicious, which brings us to another great quote from the piece: “If somebody sees something somewhere, we want them to be responsible citizens,” says Paul Armes, TSA Federal Security Director. “Report that and let us work it through our processes to vet the concern they had when they saw something suspicious.” Granted, if I were driving (rather than traveling by train) to Chattanooga, and I saw an 18 wheeler with a “Death to America” bumper sticker and fertilizer spilling out the back, I’d call the cops; but if there were any actual terrorists on the highways of Tennessee, wouldn’t their explosive filled truck look, from the outside, like any other truck?

The last thing America needs is to let TSA and its absurd, security-theater loving bureaucrats out of the airport. Reports a local newspaper: “Larry Godwin, deputy commissioner of TDSHS, said the checks at the weigh stations were about showing the people of Tennessee the government is serious about transportation safety.” But quotes like that in fact show that they aren’t serious about transportation safety so much as the appearance of it.

I’d consent to beefing up airport security even more if it meant being able to keep TSA agents inside the terminal. The notion of random searches spreading everywhere in American life, whether you’re exercising the “privilege” of going to a sporting event or driving down the highway, amounts to an unconstitutional surrender to terrorism in places where we’ve never even been hit by it.

via Prison Planet.com » Mission Creep: This Tennessee Highway Is Now Patrolled by TSA.

Police State Fascism Is Now Rampant: Martial Law Is Next! by Gary D. Barnett

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Currently, the state of Tennessee is acting as a testing ground for the federal government’s assault on the citizen’s right to privacy. TSA goons dressed in state sanctioned garb, and heavily armed “law enforcement” cretins with drug sniffing dogs, are harassing the people of Tennessee on interstate highways and bus stations. They are doing this of course all in the name of stopping terrorism. It is interesting how these state simpletons can at the same time terrorize the general populace while protecting them from terrorism.

The object of this charade of course is not to stop terrorism, but to intimidate (terrorize) the people, and to habituate them, so that they will come to expect and accept this kind of treatment in order to be “safe.” This indoctrination training by the state is meant only to beat down the individual into submission, so that state thugs can gain more control. This is not a new concept, but in the U.S. today, police state abuses are not only greatly increasing in numbers, but also are becoming more invasive as every day passes.

The mainstream media claims that Tennessee is the first state to fight terrorism statewide, but illegal checkpoints are now being set up all across the country. The DHS now claims the right to stop and harass anyone, ask for their “papers,” and search them within 100 miles of any U.S. border. This invasive and illegitimate nonsense affects over 190 million citizens, or about two thirds of the entire population. The very abusive conduct by these agents of the state is not restricted to Tennessee, it is evident nationwide. Checkpoints are everywhere it seems, and the numbers are increasing.

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via Police State Fascism Is Now Rampant: Martial Law Is Next! by Gary D. Barnett.

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