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US: Georgia (News/Activism)

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  • One Of Georgia’s Safest Cities REQUIRES Its Citizens To Own A Gun, But CNN Questions Low Crime

    03/11/2018 8:47:54 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | SCOTT MOREFIELD
    When it comes to America’s response to gun crime, one Georgia town has been thinking outside the box since 1982, when its leaders passed a law requiring it citizens to own a firearm. The Kennesaw, Georgia, law states that “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm,” according to CNN, and was reportedly passed as a deterrent to crime. “It was meant to be kind of a crime deterrent,” Kennesaw Police Lt. Craig Graydon, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, told CNN. “It was also more or less a political statement because the city...
  • CAIR attempts to shut down valuable police training in Georgia

    03/11/2018 1:25:13 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 11 March 18 | Christopher Holton
    The Muslim Brotherhood’s Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is up to its usual tricks. This time, in the state of Georgia, CAIR is waging a disinformation campaign to end valuable counterjihad training that has been conducted by a military and law enforcement professional across the southeastern United States for years. The thorough and authoritative training is led by a man named David Bores. Bores is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam combat veteran who, upon retiring from the Army embarked upon a successful law enforcement career, rising to the rank of Major in one of Georgia’s sheriff’s...
  • Athens’ Avid Bookshop shuts down book fair . . . after being told to hide gay-themed book

    03/10/2018 11:49:40 AM PST · by madprof98 · 34 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | 3/9/18 | Lee Shearer
    Avid Bookshop shut down its annual book fair at Athens Academy on Wednesday after one of the Oconee County private school’s administrators told bookstore staffers to remove a book with gay characters, “The Best Man” by award-winning writer Richard Peck. The Athens bookstore put up a lengthy post about the episode on Facebook headlined “Avid Bookshop faces discrimination, censorship, and homophobia at the Athens Academy spring book fair.” “After the book was removed, we were told that it had to be completely hidden from view and placed back in a box so no child could accidentally discover it,” according to...
  • The #LoveWins Jackboot

    03/09/2018 4:53:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    A reader took this photo of a flyer in the halls of Grady High School in Atlanta. What symbolism! A public school in Atlanta is now propagandizing students to believe that people who dissent from the multiculti Narrative are haters who deserve to be symbolically stomped by a jackboot.
  • Georgia Gov. Deal signs tax bill sans Delta cuts

    03/03/2018 9:47:49 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | 3/2/2018 | staff
    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new tax bill into law Friday that fellow Republicans changed to punish Atlanta-based company Delta Airlines for dropping a special deal they offered to members of the National Rifle Association. The bill, which focused on allowing tax breaks for corporations bringing the state in line with the new federal tax code, would have allowed a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. However, following the shooting a high school in Parkland, Florida which claimed 17 lives, Delta decided to drop ties with the organization which led to an angry backlash from prominent Georgia...
  • Only 13 Passengers Used NRA Discount To Buy Delta Tickets (Virtue Signal: $40MM in lost tax break)

    03/03/2018 6:28:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies ^ | Amber Randall
    It appears that Delta Airlines gave up a $40 million tax break over a mere thirteen passengers, according to a Friday report. A spokesperson for the Atlanta based company revealed that only 13 passengers had used their National Rifle Association membership to purchase tickets with Delta Airlines, reports USA Today The airline company confirmed that number to The Daily Caller News Foundation Friday afternoon. Georgia Republican lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that removed a tax break on jet fuel that would have heavily benefited Delta in response to the cancellation.
  • Delta says NRA discount was only used for 13 tickets

    03/02/2018 3:42:51 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 104 replies ^ | 03/02/2018 | By Avery Anapol
    Delta Airlines said Friday that they only sold 13 tickets under their group travel discount for the National Rifle Association. The airline cut ties with the NRA last week in the wake of the Florida school shooting, prompting major outcry from gun owners and Georgia lawmakers, where Delta is based. A Delta spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the discount, which gave a price cut to members flying to their annual convention, was only used on 13 tickets.
  • GOP spin to Amazon: NRA dustup shows

    03/02/2018 9:08:25 AM PST · by spintreebob · 15 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 3-2-18 | Greg Bluestein
    A common theme is emerging from Georgia GOP leaders asked about how the state’s feud with Delta Air Lines could impact the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters: The Seattle-based tech giant might appreciate some red-state conservatism. Gov. Nathan Deal conceded that the Legislature’s decision to punish Delta after it cut ties with the National Rifle Association doesn’t help the state’s pitch for Amazon’s 50,000 jobs. But he said the fracas could show off another side of the Peach State. “If you’re looking for a state with diversity, welcome to the state of Georgia. We are a very diverse state. Diversity...
  • Georgia lawmakers yank tax break for Delta after airline cuts ties with NRA

    03/01/2018 2:40:42 PM PST · by tkocur · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 March 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Georgia lawmakers voted to nix a tax benefit for Atlanta-based Delta as part of a broader tax package approved Thursday, following the airline's decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association. The bill -- which includes a sweeping income tax cut -- cleared the state House on an overwhelming 135-24 vote, after being approved in the state Senate on a 44-10 vote. It now heads to the governor's desk. The final version dropped an earlier amendment that would have renewed a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million that was taken off the books in 2015. “Businesses have every...
  • Teacher barricades himself in class, fires gun; no one hurt

    03/01/2018 6:22:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 28, 2018
    DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said. No Dalton High School students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite the chaotic lockdown and evacuation, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away. It wasn't immediately clear why the teacher, 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson, had the gun. Under questioning by detectives, he refused to discuss what led to the shooting. The...
  • Georgia teacher in custody after report of shots at school

    02/28/2018 10:37:05 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Police in Georgia say officers have responded to reports of shots fired at a high school and a teacher who may have been barricaded in a classroom is in custody. Police in Dalton tweeted that no children were hurt or were in danger. Police spokesman Bruce Frazier tells The Associated Press that the scene is secure. Police are not immediately saying what happened inside the school. Police say the school has been evacuated and students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Center. Police are advising parents to go there to pick them up. Dalton is about 90 miles (145...
  • Teacher in custody after 'shots fired' report at Dalton High School; no students in danger

    02/28/2018 10:00:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 146 replies
    WSBTV ^ | February 28, 2018
    . - Police say a teacher is in custody after reports of shots fired at Dalton High School. Dalton police said a teacher was barricaded inside of a classroom. No children were injured. We have a reporter and photographer on the way to the scene -- Stay with Channel 2 Action News for updates on this developing story. The area inside the school was evacuated and there were no students in danger. The school was placed on lock down. Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene. Students were taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center, police said. Parents should go...
  • Atlanta Police: Missing CDC Researcher was Upset He hadn’t Gotten Promotion

    02/27/2018 12:16:18 PM PST · by Cecily · 36 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Consitution ^ | February 27, 2018 | Alexis Stevens
    The CDC researcher now missing for two weeks was disappointed he was passed over for a promotion, Atlanta police said Tuesday afternoon. Timothy Cunningham, 35, told several co-workers he had expected to receive the promotion, Major Michael O’Connor said. Cunningham, a Morehouse College and Harvard University graduate, is an epidemiologist with the chronic disease department of the CDC. On Feb. 12, Cunningham reported to work, but left early, telling co-workers he did not feel well. When his parents couldn’t reach him, they drove from Maryland to his northwest Atlanta home. All of Cunningham’s personal belongings and his vehicle were found...
  • Georgia Senate Moves to Punish Delta

    02/27/2018 6:05:29 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 26, 2018 | Gabrielle Levy
    Lawmakers stripped the airline of a $50 million jet fuel tax break to punish it for severing its relationship with the NRA. THE GEORGIA SENATE ON Monday moved to strip a generous tax benefit from Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines after the carrier cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the weekend. Republicans who control the state Senate voted to remove a $50 million jet fuel tax sale exemption out of a larger tax package that has already passed the state legislature, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The move came after Delta faced criticism from conservatives statewide, including Lt. Gov....
  • Georgia's lieutenant gov blasts Delta for cutting ties with NRA; warns he will block legislation...

    02/26/2018 7:04:54 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 44 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/26/18 | Brooke Singman
    ft: Georgia's lieutenant gov blasts Delta for cutting ties with NRA; warns he will block legislation favoring airline Georgia’s lieutenant governor warned Delta Monday that he will block any tax legislation that would benefit the airline unless it reverses its decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association, warning that corporations cannot “attack conservatives” without consequences.
  • Georgia's Lt Gov Threatens To Retaliate Against Delta Unless It Reverses Its Decision On The NRA

    02/26/2018 12:59:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    BI ^ | 2-26-2018 | Bob Bryan
    Georgia's lieutenant governor on Monday attacked Delta Airlines for dropping a partnership with the National Rifle Association, pledging to block any legislation that includes tax benefits for the airline. Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, ended a discount program for NRA members on Saturday after public backlash following a recent high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know we will be ending its contract for discounted rates through our group travel program," Delta said in a statement. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from its...
  • Corporate Combat: Georgia Conservatives Aim to Derail Delta ... Subsidy After Airline Cuts NRA Ties

    02/26/2018 12:46:12 PM PST · by Haiku Guy · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/26/2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Georgia conservatives are attempting to derail a jet fuel tax break that the state government was set to hand out to Delta Airlines after the company cut ties with the NRA in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
  • C.D.C. Employee Is Missing Nearly Two Weeks After Leaving Work Sick

    02/25/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 160 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/25/2018 | Christina Caron
    The authorities in Atlanta announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case of a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who disappeared about two weeks ago. The employee, Timothy J. Cunningham, 35, was promoted to commander in the United States Public Health Service in July, his family said. According to the police, he was last seen on Feb. 12. “I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Commander Cunningham’s sister, Tiara Cunningham, said in a phone interview on Saturday. “I’m kind of lost without him, to be quite honest.”...
  • Florida survivors push back after GOP activist says they're 'hijacked by left-wing groups'

    Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy. “Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups who have an agenda,” former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, specifically naming billionaire and liberal activist George Soros. “Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?” the conservative activist continued. Incensed students went on the air following Kingston’s remarks to...
  • Georgia Woman Burns Down 20 Homes After Losing Her House In A Divorce

    02/21/2018 7:28:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 46 replies
    107.9 Radio ^ | 1/20/18 | Bill Gallucico
    A Georgia woman who had recently lost her home to her ex-husband in a bitter divorce battle decided that if she couldn't live there, nobody could. According to Fox News, Adrienne Satterly stacked up mattresses in her living room and set them ablaze. The fire quickly spread out of control, burning down her home, and damaging 19 others in her neighborhood. WSB-TV reports that Satterly set the fire and then left the house with her two cats. Authorities say she walked for over an hour to a local Walmart, where she called 911 to report the fire. Her home was...