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Greg Johnson: Raid on Pilot Flying J strikes familiar chord
knoxnews.com ^ | April 17, 2013 at 4 a.m. | Greg Johnson

Posted on 04/17/2013 1:53:28 AM PDT by cva66snipe

Police officers at the Pilot store at the corner of Park Road and the Parkway in Sevierville were intensely engaged with an employee Tuesday afternoon.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: haslam; pilotflyingj

1 posted on 04/17/2013 1:53:28 AM PDT by cva66snipe
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To: cva66snipe

Read the article. It will jog some memories and shed some light possibly.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 1:54:30 AM 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

“Something bad must be going on there if both the FBI and the IRS showed up” was a common reaction. The show of force by the Department of Justice seemed to indicate such.

But the show of force elicited another response.

“This is the kind of stuff that goes on in Russia,” a conservative friend said, labeling the shutdown politically motivated.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 1:55:43 AM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: cva66snipe

Its 1939 again.

Socialists don’t change their tactics.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 1:57:02 AM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: NoLibZone
A couple of years ago another Tennessee business was raided over a rather odd reason. Remember the Gibson Company raids as in the guitar maker?
5 posted on 04/17/2013 1:59:20 AM 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

Pilot is one of the biggest sellers of fuel in America.....and I wonder which one of their rivals bribed the Obama Admin to go after them?

If Pilot is forced to shut down or downsize .....the price of everything goes up. They keep fuel prices as low as possible


6 posted on 04/17/2013 2:15:00 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The Republican governor of Tennessee’s family owns Pilot Oil. It’s a private owned company. He recently turned down expansion of Obamacare in the state through expansion of Medicaid. I think that happened last week.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 2:19:25 AM 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

PA II

No one can talk about the case.

How’s that Bill of Rights?


8 posted on 04/17/2013 2:20:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cva66snipe

Could this be related to Tennessee Governor Haslam NOT embracing Obamacare?


9 posted on 04/17/2013 2:21:42 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Vendome
The CEO Jimmy Haslam {governors brother} said yesterday the investigation seem to be about rebates offered to truckers. That would seem odd even questionable till you consider that Gibson got raided over an imported wood other guitar makers in the U.S. were also using. Here's some other threads on the raid on Pilot Oil.

FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J Headquarters

Browns owner: (Haslam)Family company under criminal probe

10 posted on 04/17/2013 2:29:22 AM 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: meyer
Could this be related to Tennessee Governor Haslam NOT embracing Obamacare?

Timing was rather odd wasn't it? And which party did Gibson donate too? Which party did Gibson's competition donate too? Tennessee GOP has both state house with a huge majority plus the governors office. DEM's up till recently had controlled the state legislature for decades.

11 posted on 04/17/2013 2:33:04 AM 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

Gibson finally admitted guilt, though...


12 posted on 04/17/2013 4:13:59 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: cva66snipe

I have seen too much fraud in the business world to be surprised of whatever comes of this.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 4:40:03 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: cva66snipe

So where are Tennessee’s two intrepid GOP Senators in all of this?


14 posted on 04/17/2013 5:03:15 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: ltc8k6
Gibson finally admitted guilt, though.

Actually they paid a $300,000 "penalty" to avoid criminal charges. Just your typical Leftist shakedown of a producer. It was cheaper to pay the fine than fight the charges. And as an added bonus Uncle Sugar got to keep all the exotic wood they seized. I wonder who ended up with that???
15 posted on 04/17/2013 5:08:00 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: NoLibZone

Where was the Sheriff?

It’s his duty to protect the people of his county.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 5:09:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Arm_Bears
So where are Tennessee’s two intrepid GOP Senators in all of this?

Probably either at a White House dinner with Obama, or meeting with Democrat senators planning further 2nd amendment restrictions.

17 posted on 04/17/2013 5:37:30 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: ltc8k6; 762X51
It was a shakedown.

Gibson did not contribute to 0bama's election fund so a message was delivered that you better donate or else.

It is the Chicagoland way.

18 posted on 04/17/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: meyer

I’ve heard Haslam’s name floated out there as a possible Presidential candidate..


19 posted on 04/17/2013 5:44:36 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I was going to say “hiding under their desks,” but what you suggested works, too.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 5:53:10 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: TYVets

When you settle and agree to pay, you look guilty.

Saying it would cost too much to defend yourself begins to sound odd. What are your rights and reputation worth?

Sorta’ like Michael Jackson settling with parents.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 6:47:38 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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