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  • Man Accidentally Carries Loaded Gun on Flight, No One Notices

    11/27/2015 3:00:50 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | November 17, 2015 | Joe Cortez
    A retired truck driver flying through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is warning American flyers their experience may not be secure, after he was able to pass a loaded handgun through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mail, the flyer says while packing his gun was purely accidental, he feels the TSA should have caught it prior to departure. The incident happened on November 5, as 67-year-old Blake Alford was preparing to fly from ATL to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). In his bag was a Ruger .38 pistol, loaded with a full magazine of seven hollow-point bullets....
  • Rapper Killer Mike, Sanders dine in Atlanta

    11/23/2015 6:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and rapper Killer Mike dined together before the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate's rally in Atlanta on Monday. The hip-hop star will introduce Sanders at the rally. "Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL," Killer Mike tweeted, with a photo of Sanders reading a menu.
  • 8 Days After Paris Bloodbath, Anonymous Says ISIS Plans to Hit New Targets This Sunday

    11/21/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 42 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21,2015 | Justin charters
    It’s only been eight days since ISIS terrorists murdered 129 people in Paris, including American college student Nohemi Gonzales. Following the massacre, ISIS produced propaganda videos threatening both New York City and Washington, D.C., with suicide bombers. And now, Anonymous, a rogue organization of skilled hackers, says that the Islamic State is planning to strike Europe and the U.S. as soon as Sunday. According to NBC News: The FBI said Saturday that it’s aware of a terror threat made against a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday — but with no “credible information,” organizers want the show to go on....
  • Anonymous Says ISIS Plans Attacks Against 'Paris And The World' Sunday

    11/21/2015 1:34:14 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    International business times ^ | November 21 2015 8:32 AM EST | By David Gilbert @daithaigilbert
    UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. EST -- The FBI Saturday said in a statement it is aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State group to stage an attack on a WWE event scheduled for Atlanta Sunday evening. However, FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson of the Atlanta office said the bureau did not have "specific or credible information of an attack." The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia, venue and event. ... We have ... made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector...
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Atlanta sits on 6,000 confiscated guns — and won’t sell them

    11/08/2015 1:55:24 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Somewhere in Atlanta, in a room controlled by the city’s police force, is a cache of 6,000 or so guns that have been plucked off the streets over the last three years. Yes, that’s “6,” followed by three zeros. Or 2,000 a year, which works out to just under six every day. In years past, the city would have turned most of this hardware into scrap metal.Gun stock image pistol illustration icon trigger shoot Source: Veer But in 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law S.B. 350, which required local governments to make an effort to return firearms to “innocent...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 47 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Atlanta officials in court: Christian city employees not allowed to express their beliefs

    10/15/2015 6:30:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    " . . . when you're a city employee, and those thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city's, you have to check them at the door." Just in case youve forgotten, gay rights and gay marriage wont affect you in any way. Remember that promise? Dont like gay marriage? Dont enter into one. Thats all you have to do and youre square, bro. But that was always a lie, and as weve discussed in this space many times, the gay marriage and gay rights movements were never really about what they claimed to be about at all. They...
  • Final-stretch talks on huge TPP trade deal open in Atlanta (U.S. Sovereignty Forfeit Alert)

    10/05/2015 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/30/15 | Paul Handley
    Trade ministers from the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries opened final-stretch negotiations Wednesday trying to seal a deal on the world's largest free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ministers are under pressure to bridge differences over a handful of key issues which prevented an agreement during top-level talks in Hawaii in July. The stakes were high for many, with farm and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists from various countries and civil society activists gathered at the same Atlanta hotel to defend their interests. And as the ministers began meeting Wednesday, a handful of protestors marched through the lobby of...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    ATLANTA An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • Atlanta home invasion: Please dont shoot, I have a little baby

    08/19/2015 6:43:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldnt feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects.
  • Atlanta home invasion: Please dont shoot, I have a little baby

    08/18/2015 10:44:56 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 18, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldnt feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects. The Lash family had just returned to their Sumter Street home from...
  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther Kings church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s church, but it wasnt clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadnt determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBIs joint terrorism task force was on the scene to better determine if any specific threats were received and to...
  • Atlanta NAACP chapter calls for removal of massive Confederate sculpture in public park

    07/14/2015 3:24:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015
    A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain. "Those guys need to go, chapter leader Richard Rose told WSB-TV, referring to Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, and the...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For Anti-Gay Views Absolutely Wants His Job Back

    07/06/2015 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    After being fired for writing whats been described as an anti-gay book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he absolutely wants his job back. In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your job and living out your faith, Cochran told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. And thats the position the city of Atlanta actually has takenthat I have to have a choice to live out my faith or to keep my job. Cochran was fired in January 2015 for publishing a mens devotional book for a Baptist church group. In...
  • A Video Featuring Snoop Dogg Has Caused Uproar Among a Religious Group in India

    07/03/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | 5.008 AM ET | Time Staff
    Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Calcutta have filed a petition in a local high court against the music video for the song King by Amitis featuring Snoop Dogg, calling it blasphemous and disrespectful toward their faith, the Times of India reports. Zoroastrianism is a millennia-old faith with roots in ancient Persia and a flourishing community in India; its scripture emphasizes the sanctity of nature and the duality of existence. Amitis is an Iranian-born singer who now lives in Atlanta; King appears to be her entrance into the realm of Western pop. Snoop Dogg is Snoop Dogg in...
  • 'Mysterious fireball lights up Atlanta sky

    06/29/2015 3:18:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    According to the American Meteor Society fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus as seen in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation. A spokesperson for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the fireball which was seen over Walker County (Alabama) was a meteor as neither FAA nor local authorities have any confirmed information about a plane crash or any other accident,...
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 10490 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Flag desecration on Memorial Day - Where, and Who? Freeper input

    05/25/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by cyn · 140 replies
    May 25, 2015 | cyn
    VIA TWITTER: Where is this, and who is the woman?
  • Ga. man holds would-be carjacker at gunpoint until cops arrive: You woke up stupid this morning

    05/22/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Georgia man says he has no regrets after he turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived. Hashim Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into the passenger seat after Mr. Fannins doors automatically unlocked, a local ABC affiliate reported. He told me, You know what this is, Mr. Fannin recalled. Thats when he pulled out his gun on the suspect. I asked him to get out the car, probably not...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to build welcoming communities for millions of new Americans and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed who recently made headlines for terminating his citys fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Chicagos Rahm Emanuel and Nashvilles Karl Dean. Reeds message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. Reed became the nations fourth mayor to...
  • Boston University prof flunks 'white masculinity' in controversial tweets

    05/09/2015 6:55:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | May 09, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Those who follow campus politics say they are not shocked. "I'm not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African American Studies," David Horowitz, author of Reforming our Univerisities told "Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs which are generally indoctrination programs in left wing politics." Boston University stands by the professor, who will start working at the college in June. Professor Grundy is exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so, Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said. Grundy did not respond to a request for comment from,...
  • New names for Baltimore, Charleston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, etc.

    04/30/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 68 replies
    The News | 30 April 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Okay, some new names for cities affected by rioting or probably soon to be affected. Baltimore - Baltitroit Charleston - CharlesWatts Atlanta - Detrantla Birmingham - Birmingtroit Philadelphia - Philatroit Pittsburg - PittsWatts
  • A soldier and his dog were killed. Watch what baggage handlers do with their caskets.

    04/10/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    Shrug ^ | March 18, 2015
    ... The Delta Honor Guard is a group of employees and baggage handlers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. What they do for Fallen Soldiers is extremely touching ...
  • A Charming Visionary

    04/09/2015 3:54:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you walked through Midtown Atlanta today, you would see a burgeoning, bustling, vibrant community. A place where people live, play and work. For me, it's not just a matter of interest; it's a matter of family history. My father-in-law, Jim Cushman, developed the first mixed-use community in Midtown Atlanta, Colony Square. Designed to include offices, shops, residential and entertainment, it began in the late 1960s when there were abandoned and burned-out buildings in the area. The idea of gathering up large parcels of land and creating a "mixed-use" community was unheard of, especially in what was thought of at...
  • Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

    04/02/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/2/2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years. In one of the nation's largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. They include teachers, a principal and other administrators, who were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta public school system. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was...
  • Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs: Eleven educators face up to...

    04/01/2015 7:17:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | April 1, 2015 | Belinda Robinson For Mail Online and Associated Press Reporter
    Full title: Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs: Eleven educators face up to 20 years in prison for inflating their students' test scores to get bonus money for their schools . . . and for themselves The 11 teachers, testing coordinators and other administrators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering after a five-year investigation Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools across the Atlanta school system, with nearly 180 educators involved A racketeering charge could carry up to 20 years in prison and most of the defendants will be sentenced on April 8 The cheating came to...
  • Movement to Increase McDonalds Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonalds worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movements next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • Black Brunch Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: Youre Scaring the Children!

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, Black Brunch protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt white spaces by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail not even when a woman told them, Youre scaring the children! (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • Brunch patrons fight back against #BlackBrunch protesters in suburban Atlanta and Minneapolis

    03/23/2015 7:44:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Some sort of tipping point seems to have been reached, with Sunday morning brunch patrons no longer willing to sit passively as noisy protesters attempt to guilt-trip them about being white, or having the disposable income to go out for a nice brunch, or something (in my view, mostly anger about being such losers). Gateway Pundit reports on the pushback in Atlanta and Minneapolis eateries yesterday. In Atlanta: Black Brunch protesters invaded several Decatur, Georgia restaurants on Sunday. Protesters report two establishments called police, with managers from Sweet Melissas trying unsuccessfully to throw them out.
  • Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

    03/17/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 16, 2015 | ALAN BLINDER
    ATLANTA After more than five years of controversy and five months of testimony, a prosecutor used seven words on Monday to recap the accusations against the dozen Atlanta educators seated in a courtroom here. They cheated, the prosecutor, John E. Floyd, told the jurors in Fulton County Superior Court. They lied. And they stole. Mr. Floyds scornful summary came near the start of what will be days of closing arguments centered on whether significant increases in standardized test scores in Atlantas public schools came about because of endemic cheating and what prosecutors say was criminal misconduct that included racketeering....
  • Former Atlanta fire chief Cochran files federal lawsuit against city, mayor

    02/19/2015 8:49:47 PM PST · by barmag25 · 2 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 2/18/15 | Vanzetta Evans
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed. Cochran was reportedly fired after handing out a book he wrote to his employees. The book had what Reed called "disturbing sentiments about the LGBT community." At first, Reed suspended Cochran for 30 days and the chief was to undergo sensitivity training. The former chief believes he was fired because of his Christian faith and beliefs.
  • 7 people shot, 5 dead in Georgia shooting

    02/07/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A gunman shot seven people Saturday, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta, Georgia. [Snip] Daniel said five people were killed, including several children.
  • It Looks Like Someones Solargraphy Camera Just Got Blown Up by an Atlanta Bomb Squad

    02/03/2015 12:06:23 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/02/15 | Michael Zhang
    If youre looking to do a solargraphy project by leaving a pinhole camera in a place for months, a bridge above a busy freeway is not a smart location choice.
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Bomb threats reported on two flights landing at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta

    01/24/2015 1:57:46 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Bomb threats have been reported on two flights that recently landed at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. NORAD fighter jets were deployed to escort Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492 to the Atlanta, Georgia, airport, the FAA confirmed. The Delta flight came from Portland, the Southwest flight flew in from Milwaukee.
  • Was Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired Over His Faith?

    01/16/2015 7:37:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | BY JIM DALY
    By now you've likely heard that Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, was recently fired from his position for publishing a book in which he affirmed a biblically orthodox understanding of human sexuality. Who Told You That You Were Naked book coverThe 162-page book in question, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" is a Bible study designed for Christian men. According to press reports, Mr. Cochran gave a copy of the book to three individuals within his department, all of whom he knew to be Christian. So, what's the problem? The now former fire chief was initially suspended from his...
  • Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

    01/08/2015 2:29:30 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports. It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he? But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/08/2015 2:21:03 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter. My family was very, very poor, Cochran told me. We were living in a shotgun house in an alley three big brothers, two little sisters. One Sunday afternoon the Cochran children heard a fire truck stop across from their neighbors home. Miss Maddies house was one fire. Its a frightening day in the United States when a person cannot express their faith without fears of persecution following, White told me. Its persecution when a godly fire chief loses his job over expressing his Christian faith....
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/07/2015 1:27:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/7/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.... God granted Kelvin Cochran the desires of his heart. The little boy in the shotgun shack grew up to become the fire chief of Shreveport. He was named the Atlanta fire chief in 2008 a position he served until 2009 when was called to serve in the Obama Administration as a fire administrator. In 2010 he returned to Atlanta where he was unanimously confirmed to once again be the citys fire chief. But now Chief Cochrans storied career is up in smoke all because...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief fired over controversial statements

    01/07/2015 12:10:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    <p>TLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that he will 'separate' Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran from the department. The Chief was terminated just after noon, Reed said.</p> <p>The announcement came as Cochran scheduled to return to work following a one-month suspension.</p>
  • Mercedes Benz USA to move headquarters to Atlanta

    01/06/2015 10:42:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies ^ | Jeff Bennett
    Mercedes-Benz USA is expected to announce it will move its headquarters to the Atlanta area from New Jersey, ending a more than 40-year connection to the state where it employs about 1,000 people. The announcement could be made as soon as Tuesday, according to two people briefed on the matter. Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG DAI, +0.70% , has been based in Montvale, N.J., since 1972. Reports of a possible move first surfaced in December.
  • Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

    12/25/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent.</p>
  • Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersection ... (Atlanta)

    12/21/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Creative Loafing ^ | 12/20/2014 | Max Blau
    On the weekend before Christmas, last-minute shoppers descended upon Buckhead to pick up last-minute gifts for their friends and family. And protesters, who in recent weeks have taken to Atlanta's streets over the non-indictments of police officers responsible for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta's biggest shopping centers. Atlanta Police this afternoon arrested more than a dozen protesters who blocked traffic for more than 90 minutes at Peachtree and Lenox roads...
  • NLRB hits McDonalds as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
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