Does TVA go out of its way to get bad publicity? This is silly on TVA's part. Work something out here..
Yesterday I received a telemarketing call from someone who identified himself as being from "Democracy in Action." He was very rude and persistent in wanting me to donate $150 to help President Obama's health care program.Continued...
Their health has been wrecked, their property values have plummeted, and the absence of culpability by oversight agencies is staggering.
Only it's not oversight agencies that are the problem. It's that TVA claims it answers to no one...
There's more to this than just stealing elections. Let's just say...What if a State legislator had a voting machine company in his District that sold voting machines to lots of Counties in TN but did not currently have a system to read paper ballots? Would that Legislator do all in his power to stop the Voter Confidence Act form going through, thereby keeping most of TN from buying good machines (like the ones Roane County has been using) from another company?
I'm just sayin'...Continued...
From the press release:
Chair of House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment hears stories of coal ash spill from Kingston residentsContinued...
Gene Thurman, former Principal of Harriman High School, died this morning after a prolonged illness. Thurman was involved in educational affairs and community affairs for most of his life, and leaves a legacy of many, many HS graduates who knew and respected him. His legacy also includes a community better for his involvement. That's hard to beat.
No info in arrangements as of now.
I promise that I personally will look for "No guns" restaurants.
REGULAR MEETING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009 – 7:00 P.M.Continued...
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) will sponsor an informational program on the coal ash spill and its aftermath on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Univeralist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
One of my favorite local writers, Betty Bean, rides in the procession...
Sunday June 7th 4pm to 5:30pm
Kingston Community Center
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Things to note:
Marked with " New! "
…funny how the "Gain and loss" doesn't highlight the shallows at the mouth of the Emory, or at the "low dam" in the Clinch. Looks like summer's cool bottom waters from the Clinch will be flowing downstream, not up the Emory to KIF. Expect TVA to want to dredge right away.
Bart Gordon and Lincoln host meeting for Tornado PreparednessContinued...
Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) voted against the bill, which fell one vote short of passage.
Seven Democrats voted to allow more pollution in Tennessee's waters. They were: Armstrong, Curtiss, DeBerry L, Ferguson, Fraley, Litz, and Tidwell.
I was a rocker in a past life. Wished I was a blues guitar player but I just never was that good. The singer in my band in heaven, where all the licks are golden would be Koko Taylor. I guess she beat me to that stage.
Now we find it is due back on the 7th.
I talked with the operator of a municipal waste treatment plant on Monday at the legislature and told him I would have to beat him up on this one. There is simply no reason whatsoever that TDEC should not be able to inspect our waste treatment plants any time any day. Suppose we had to give restaurants this kind of notice before we inspected them? We would be eating bad food a lot more of the time.
“There is no quiet place in the white man's cities.
No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring,
Or the rustle of the insect's wings.
The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
And what is there to life,
If a man cannot hear the cry of the whippoorwill,
Or the arguments of the frogs around the pond at night?”
Excellent News - Coming to Kingston, Community Meeting:
Sunday, June 7, 2009
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kingston Community Center
Meeting Protocol will be posted soonContinued...
Ferguson's Nashville office number from tthe recording I got on his Roane County number: 1-800-449-8366 xt 17658 This is important. Dennis does not need to drive off the cliff with Ken Yager supporting special bills for coal companies.
(Here's the technical testimony...)Continued...
Apparently not the voters...
Testimony fron Dr. Dennis Lemly to the TN House Committee...
Misinterpretations of previous research bias EPA’s draft selenium criterion toward overestimating the safely tolerable tissue-based number. Technical analysis reveals that the proposed 7.9 ug/g value would allow up to 85% of fish and aquatic birds to be poisoned.
A more in depth report than what I gave you guys. That's why he's the big guy and I sit at the feet.
Many largemouth bass, bluegill and other sensitive fish species would be dead before a coal-related pollutant even reached the level that state lawmakers are poised to allow in the environment, a scientist told a legislative committee.
Bad day for Ken Yager, but he deserves it. He's getting called out by the Tennessean.
Congratulations to James Watts, Mayor elect of Rockwood, and Troy Beets, re-elected Mayor of Kingston.
Political boundaries don't often tell the true story in the greater world. Folks up in Cumberland County are divided over taking TVA waste to a Smith Mountain mine, but once you understand the location you might realize that Morgan County and Roane County citizens should be in on the process as well, since the site is right on the border of both counties and guess which way is "Downstream"? Harriman, You guys paying attention?
Socrates had something to say about that:
"When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser."
Subject: HB 1615 passes House
The major dangerous water bill of this legislative session passed the House yesterday after a helpful amendment offered by Rep. Mike McDonald of Sumner county was voted down on a fairly close vote.Continued...
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