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FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J Headquarters
Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 04/15/13 | Carly Harrington

Posted on 04/15/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl

KNOXVILLE — The FBI has Pilot Flying headquarters on lockdown Monday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: easttennessee; fbi; governor; haslam; knoxville; pilot
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Breaking news. FBI turns away media so we don't have much info, yet. Gov. Haslam's family owns Pilot/Flying J. His brother, Jimmy, owns the Cleveland Brown's. Linky: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/15/fbi-locks-down-pilot-headquarters/
1 posted on 04/15/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl

Isn’t Pilot the company with the turnpike gas stations that are installing the natural gas pumps?


2 posted on 04/15/2013 1:14:15 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: TennesseeGirl

They probably didn’t endorse gay marriage.


3 posted on 04/15/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: LRoggy

Not sure about turnpike locations.....but they are the largest truck/travel stop chain in the US...with some locations in Canada. They bought Flying J a few yrs ago after J went bankrupt


4 posted on 04/15/2013 1:25:20 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TennesseeGirl
The same day the finish line of the Boston marathon gets blown up?

WTF?

5 posted on 04/15/2013 1:26:39 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Celtic Conservative
The same day the finish line of the Boston marathon gets blown up?

Yep. And it also snowed in Wyoming today. These things are obviously connected.

6 posted on 04/15/2013 1:38:51 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: TennesseeGirl

A major nationwide trucking support company locked down by the FBI. What could be wrong? Probably didn’t give enough money to the Democrats.


7 posted on 04/15/2013 1:49:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: TennesseeGirl

I believe the Haslams are muslims.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 1:50:27 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: newheart
Yep. And it also snowed in Wyoming today. These things are obviously connected.

Oh yes, you are correct. A terror attack and an outfit that finds flying jobs for pilots. Nothing to see here.

9 posted on 04/15/2013 1:50:42 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Nachum, Nachum, Nachum, my FRiend. You do know that the Flying J is a chain of truck stops, right? (I’m guessing that you do, but we can keep that to ourselves. ;-)


10 posted on 04/15/2013 2:00:52 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: newheart

Really? I stand corrected! Ha. Well, I guess my children are right. I am NOT perfect. -They probably call me a bunch of other stuff, just not to my face.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 2:02:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: newheart; Nachum
You do know that the Flying J is a chain of truck stops, right?

Oh, come on... if it was truck stops it’d be the Stop Truckin’ J.
;)

12 posted on 04/15/2013 2:08:06 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nachum

I used to have a kid (not any more), and you wouldn’t believe the stuff he said about me behind my back....


13 posted on 04/15/2013 2:10:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: OneWingedShark
Oh, come on... if it was truck stops it’d be the Stop Truckin’ J.

Nah, it'd be the Keep on Truckin' J. (But don't worry. No matter what they may think, we are still smarter than our kids.)

14 posted on 04/15/2013 2:12:11 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Oh, come on... if it was truck stops it’d be the Stop Truckin’ J. ;)

Oh, I want to fully embrace the tin foil hat section of my brain. It makes life much more pleasant ~

15 posted on 04/15/2013 2:28:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: LRoggy

Yes..... in joint venture with T Boone Pickens on major interstates to service big rigs


16 posted on 04/15/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: TennesseeGirl
Paint me a Tin Foiler but kinda odd to say the least the timing in relation to Governor Haslam {Haslam’s own Pilot} not signing on to the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.
17 posted on 04/15/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Nachum
Oh, I want to fully embrace the tin foil hat section of my brain. It makes life much more pleasant ~

Heck, with the 'interesting times' we're in the "tin-foil hat" seems pretty dang rational -- I mean what would you have said to the idea that the government would traffic firearms to people engaging in terrorist-style tactics in what likely was an effort against our own citizen's liberties? Or that it would consistently refuse all inquiries into the legitimacy of the President? Or that it would declare that one must purchase a particular item? Or that Habeus Corpus would be 'repealed'? Or that there would be serious talk of full firearm registration at the federal level?

The world makes far more sense from under the hat of tin-foil, or through the glasses of cynicism.

18 posted on 04/15/2013 2:43:49 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JouleZ
They may be, but I really doubt it. Thisis a picture of Gov. & his wife.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 2:44:41 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Nachum

It seems to be IRS related. There was a recent shuffle of higher ups and a new CEO brought in from outside the family.


20 posted on 04/15/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JouleZ
I believe the Haslams are muslims.

They're Christians. The father at least is associated with the Episcopal Church. One son is the Republican governor of Tennessee, and the other is CEO of Pilot Flying J and last year became owner of the Cleveland Browns.

21 posted on 04/15/2013 2:58:01 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Nachum

California doesn’t have Flying J’s? No Pilots? There are 6 Flying J’s and 12 Pilots in California. They all dispense fuel for cars and trucks. And btw these guy’s are not Muzzies. It pays to read the article before posting, FRiend. California has way too many low information voters, don’t you be one. :)


22 posted on 04/15/2013 3:16:00 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: JouleZ

The family name may sound it but all the first names do not, nor do they look any bit Arabic.


23 posted on 04/15/2013 3:21:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TennesseeGirl

save


24 posted on 04/15/2013 3:34:00 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

Noticed gas prices went down dramatically last week here in East Tennessee. Funny how prices went down as an investigation kicked up.
Probably related to price fixing.


25 posted on 04/15/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: bgill
"It seems to be IRS related. There was a recent shuffle of higher ups and a new CEO brought in from outside the family."

That new CEO was John Compton, formerly of Pepsico. He lasted 5 months! Jimmy Haslam came running back so fast it would make your head swim. Definitely something rotten in Denmark as the old saying goes. You can bet Mr. Compton is really glad he got out of that mess FAST.

26 posted on 04/15/2013 3:49:23 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: tennmountainman

http://www.pilotflyingj.com/fuel-prices


27 posted on 04/15/2013 4:17:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: TennesseeGirl
East Tennessee gas and diesel fuel wise is served by the regional HUB {Tank Farm} on Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville. Of the six or seven terminals I think Pilot owns one. Price fixing under those circumstances would be difficult because a lot of Independents operate in East Tennessee as well as several major names.

Don't get me wrong I am not a Haslam fan nor a customer of Pilot gasoline. I buy at fuel Weigel's if I possibly can. :>} I refuse to put Pilot Brand fuel in my vehicles. It's not for political reasons but the darn stuff ends up causing me problems. Or rather just by chance when I buy gas there my vehicle acts up.

That said I am skeptical about the raid due to timing of Haslam's turning down the expansion of Medicaid {one of the few things I agree he's done right}. Tennesseegirl wasn't Pepsico connected to the Obama campaign? I have no dogs in this fight. I voted for Two Feathers Whittaker for governor. How this unfolds will be interesting to say the least.

28 posted on 04/15/2013 4:17:52 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Intersting Political Times Ping LOL


29 posted on 04/15/2013 4:28:23 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; katana; Robert DeLong

If he isn’t muslim he likes them a lot...and this woman he appointed wants sharia law.

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“ It is time that the citizens of Tennessee cast a wary eye on Governor Haslam, who harbors aspirations for higher office in this land, and raise questions about his current appointments with questionable international Islamist connections.”

http://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm/blog_id/42403


30 posted on 04/15/2013 4:31:19 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: katana

They’re Christians.

*****

That’s what BO claims, too. Look deeper.


31 posted on 04/15/2013 4:46:52 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: newheart

“Nachum, Nachum, Nachum, my FRiend. You do know that the Flying J is a chain of truck stops, right? “

It’s also a ranch and a pizza joint.


32 posted on 04/15/2013 5:00:37 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: JouleZ

Lol


33 posted on 04/15/2013 5:02:35 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: TennesseeGirl; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping!

FBI locks down headquarters of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's company,
Pilot Flying J.


34 posted on 04/15/2013 5:06:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: JouleZ
You might want to look deeper. Pilot Oil was started by the governor's dad Jim Haslam in 1958 when he purchased a small gas station on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. Haslam Sr came to Knoxville in the late 1940's from Detroit where he was born to go to UT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Haslam The name Haslam is English in origin not M.E. nor Arabic.

Now politically I don't care for Bill Haslam nor his ties to Liberals like the current mayor of Knoxville-D nor association with U.S. Senator Bob Corker-R-TN. Despite that he is no where near being the disaster our last Republican governor was. Haslam is held in check by a GOP super majority at the state Legislature level.

35 posted on 04/15/2013 5:15:59 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

What do you mean “not any more”? If you don’t mind my asking.


36 posted on 04/15/2013 5:24:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: TennesseeGirl; All; y'all; idiot; stupid; dummy; Ignoramus; fool; Yankee
Haslam is an English name...to do with a particular tree

The notion TN ...a very solid state ...would elect a Muzzie anywhere outside a Memphis ghetto is absurd

37 posted on 04/15/2013 5:24:44 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Back a few years ago Flyin’ J stops were clean. I’ve never been in a clean Pilot.


38 posted on 04/15/2013 5:28:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: TennesseeGirl


39 posted on 04/15/2013 5:28:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Long story. I hear he’s in the Navy somewhere....


40 posted on 04/15/2013 5:31:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: wardaddy
Wardaddy a lot of out of state posters don't understand some other events that took place recently. One was the governor's declining to expand Obamacare via Medicaid. Another thing is the fact the DEMs lost a very long standing rule of both Tennessee Houses. In other words they are not happy campers. The Press as in newpapers are chomping at the bit to take down the Tennessee GOP which for the most part is managing to run things in a conservative manner all things considered.

People may hate Haslam and Pilot Oil. But there may be more at stake here than media is willing to look into.

41 posted on 04/15/2013 5:34:40 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: wardaddy

We dine at the Flyin J every Saturday morning on the way to the firing range !

Awesome breakfasts !

Glad they piss off the jackass socialist democrats !

Voting with my dollars between elections !


42 posted on 04/15/2013 5:56:49 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I just wonder how many “kids” think you’re their parent talking about them. ha!


43 posted on 04/15/2013 6:00:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

More than a few, I am sure. And I very well could be, too. But there is just the one....


44 posted on 04/15/2013 6:02:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cva66snipe

John Brennan, new head of the CIA is a muslim so the name means nothing nor does the ethnicity.


45 posted on 04/15/2013 6:10:48 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ
True but I don't know of any Muzzies that live in Sequoya Hills an upper class neighborhood in Knoxville. If so they likely work for UT which is walking distance away. I do think if the man were a Muslim his chances of being governor in this state would have been ZERO. Now he possibly could have gotten a City Council seat or even a state senator or REP seat from Memphis with such credentials but not Knoxville. He would have not been mayor.

The then mayor and now our governor does have a tendency to appoint his opposition to seats in his administration. The current DEM mayor of Knoxville worked under Haslam when he was mayor. That is not the same thing as changing ones religion.

46 posted on 04/15/2013 7:16:50 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

The reason I mentioned my belief that he might be a muslim is because this country is slowly being taken over. I’m sure you’ve noticed. I am growing weary of people and elected officials who are PC.

As I said, I don’t know that he’s a muslim but if he isn’t...he sure does like them. BTW, I had the privilege of driving through Tennessee last fall and it is quite beautiful. I had no idea Nashville was so huge! My family came from there back in the day but then I guess most of our ancestors did. Thanks for your replies BTW.


47 posted on 04/15/2013 8:25:26 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ

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Rev. Wright & Opansy are Christians (now) -

Just ask them......

Valerie Jarrett was born in Fort Lauderdale -

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48 posted on 04/15/2013 8:50:18 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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To: devolve

Jarrett has ties to the MB....just ask her. Oh wait, you can’t. She’s off limits and the WH is closed. Nice home page, devolve. :)


49 posted on 04/15/2013 8:57:33 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: wardaddy

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The notion America would elect a Muzzie to be President is absurd

The notion America would have an Iranian born unelected top White House Advisor is absurd

- But there you are...... using your left hand to -

The notion America would re-elect a Muzzie to be President is absurd

- But there you are...... still with no toilet paper when the bombs go off in Boston

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50 posted on 04/15/2013 9:08:46 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- liberals secret fuel economy trick -- simply fill up your tires with propane --)
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