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  • Award-winning archaeologist gives detailed instructions on how to pull down Confederate obelisks as protesters topple racist statues in Birmingham and Nashville

    06/01/2020 11:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A leading archeologist tweeted instructions on how to safely topple an obelisk as George Floyd protestors in her town toppled a Confederate statue during a demonstration that escalated into unrest. University of Alabama at Birmingham archeologist Sarah Parcak took to Twitter Sunday evening offering details on how to bring an obelisk down as demonstrators in the city's Linn Park defaced a Confederate monument and tore down a statue of Confederate Naval captain Charles Linn Sunday night. A day earlier, protestors in Nashville, Tennessee, toppled a statue of Edward Carmac, a former politician and newspaper publisher who wrote editorials expressing racist...
  • Memphis Suburbs Bracing for Possible Violence From Antifa

    05/31/2020 6:14:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    KWAM ^ | May 31, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    There are reports that police are bracing for possible violence tonight in the affluent Memphis suburbs. Memphis and Germantown police tell KWAM there are fears ANTIFA thugs and other leftist groups might be targeting suburban areas. Crews were busy over the weekend boarding up the front of the Apple store in the Shops of Saddle Creek. A security officer told a KWAM staffer that anyone not shopping had to leave the premises. At least four Germantown police cruisers were also seen patrolling the streets around the upscale shopping district and another police car was stationed in the parking lot.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 Are You Distracted Yet? The Uniparty Police State?

    05/30/2020 9:38:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend the Dictatorship of Covid-19 continues the "New Normal" emerging that isn't "True Normal". I got an N95 mask this week to use at work in both my jobs which helps me to perform better on the jobs. No headache or shortness of breath side effects I have experienced with other masks... Images have the power to outrage or enrage and in 1963 the race issue was propelled to the forefront in the United States when this was seen on television.... Well is this all about race? I think there's something deeper here the dehumanization of other...
  • Federal complaint details potential “bloodbath” at jail if escape plot had occurred

    05/27/2020 3:42:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    WSMV ^ | 5/26/20 | Jeremy Finley
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The U.S. Attorney of Middle Tennessee called it a “bloodbath” of a plan. The Sheriff of Davidson County simply called it evil. The latest development in the case against 50-year-old Alex Friedmann includes details of what federal prosecutors said was a well-orchestrated plan to help inmates escape the Davidson County Jail. The plan included weapons and handcuff keys hidden behind concrete walls and a 37-mm launcher to fire flares and gas stashed among an arsenal of weapons, according to the complaint. Friedmann also faces state charges of attempted burglary and vandalism after being accused of dressing...
  • Athens police: Woman with AR-15 pistols in both hands shoots at car with 2 adults, toddler inside...

    05/25/2020 8:02:30 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 51 replies
    WAAY TV ^ | May 18, 2020 | Josh Rayburn
    The Athens Police Department has arrested and charged a woman it says fired weapons at an occupied vehicle and at homes – including her own - on Friday night Kaila King, 22, was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle when she was arrested Saturday afternoon. She was also charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit/debit card related to an earlier crime. King was booked at Athens Police Department then placed in the Limestone County Jail.
  • Tennessee to reopen amusement parks, water parks, theaters next week

    05/16/2020 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 5/16/20 | Kaelan Deese
    Tennessee announced Friday it would lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and shops as it moves to focus on reopening larger attractions such as amusement parks, water parks and theaters starting next week. Tennessee's Economic Recovery Group said 89 out of 95 counties in the state could lift capacity restrictions on businesses, adding that the next reopening phase begins May 22 for reopening larger noncontact attractions, according to Nashville, Tenn., NBC affiliate WSMV. Included in the next phase of reopening are race tracks and auditoriums as well as recreational parks and large museums, although restrictions on gatherings of more than 10...
  • Tennessee appeals judges say it's OK to make creepy videos of women without their consent

    05/12/2020 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 41 replies
    USA Today / MSN ^ | 5-12,20 | Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel
    Three judges–all men–wrote three separate but nearly identical opinions concluding it's not a crime in Tennessee to film fully clothed women without their consent if they're in public. The issue arose in the case of an admitted sexual deviant who was convicted of unlawful photography and admitted he stalked women in retail stores and filmed their "private areas" for sexual gratification. Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judges D. Kelly Thomas Jr., James Curwood Witt Jr. and Thomas T. Woodall collectively and separately tossed out unlawful photography convictions against the Sullivan County man, who has a history of public indecency charges....
  • DESPITE SKYROCKETING UNEMPLOYMENT, TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY PLANS TO OUTSOURCE HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL JOBS TO OVERSEAS COMPANIES

    05/08/2020 9:44:06 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 05/05/2020 | Rachel Cohen
    AS DONALD TRUMP vows to save the economy amid the global pandemic, while the number of Americans filing for unemployment has skyrocketed to 30 million, the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, the nation’s largest government-owned power provider, has announced plans to outsource 20 percent of its highly-skilled technology workforce to Capgemini, CGI, and Accenture — companies based in France, Canada, and Ireland respectively. At least 120 workers have already learned they will be losing their jobs later this summer, and the TVA has informed the engineers’ union that another 100 jobs are likely on the chopping block. Affected workers were...
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • As Citizens Try To Scrape By During Pandemic, Dem Mayor Tries 32% Property Tax Hike

    05/05/2020 1:19:30 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 35 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | April 30, 2020 | Carmine Sabia
    Democrats never miss an opportunity to stick it to the American people with taxes — no matter the situation. And that is precisely what the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, proposed doing while many of his constituents are out of work. Mayor John Cooper pushed for a 31.7 percent property tax increase and major cuts because, he said, the city is faced with “the greatest financial challenge” it has had in a lifetime, the Tennessean reported. “This is a crisis budget,” he said as he gave a frightening outlook for the financial future of the city. And he is correct: This...
  • On Virginia-Tennessee Border, One Side Is Open for Business While the Other Is Still on Lockdown

    05/05/2020 9:58:39 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 5, 2020 | Salena Zito
    BRISTOL, Tenn./Virginia State Line -- Joe Deel is behind the chrome-trimmed turquoise counter of his legendary diner, the Burger Bar in Virginia, working with his wife, Kayla; daughter Emily; and sous chef, Corey Young. They can see people going to lunch at the State Line Bar and Grill in Tennessee, just across the street and less than 50 yards away. But their round, black-topped stools remain as empty as they were nearly two months ago when the coronavirus first shut down the country...A lot of cities and towns in our country border neighboring states, but few are quite like this...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/1/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/01/2020 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Russian pipe laying vessel Academic Cherskiy has reached Danish waters on a journey that began on the other side of the world earlier this year. Russia sent the vessel in a bid to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring natural gas directly from Russia into Germany and onto other European countries. Its a move that's been opposed by the United States, which wants to sell liquefied natural gas made in the USA to Europe. To make the point the US imposed sanctions on any companies helping to build the pipeline with President Trump signing the legislation..... Canadian...
  • Who Do They Think They Are? Knox County, Tenn., Bans Communion, Hymnals—and Even Bibles—at Church

    04/30/2020 7:06:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/30/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    One of the things we’re beginning to see as states move toward “reopening” is elected officials and health directors mandating even more stringent precautions than had existed in prior orders. In Ohio, for example, Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week a plan to reopen the state, even while ordering restaurants, stores, and their customers to wear masks — something that wasn’t required under his previous shutdown order. It’s even worse in Knox County, Tenn., where the health department just announced that while churches may reopen on May 1, the Lord’s Supper is forbidden. The order was announced by Knox County...
  • DA Stephen Crump Will Not Prosecute Violations Of Governor's COVID-19 Executive Orders

    04/29/2020 4:47:01 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Tenth Judicial District District Attorney Stephen Crump announced Wednesday that his office will no longer enforce a criminal sanction or penalty against a citizen for a violation of one of the COID-19 executive orders of Governor Bill Lee. DA Crump said, "While I have great respect for Governor Lee, I cannot in good conscience, and with fidelity to my oath, allow what I believe to be unconstitutional criminal proceedings to take place.
  • Nashville Mayor Proposes 32% property tax increase

    04/28/2020 5:42:38 PM PDT · by Bommer · 98 replies
    Reaking 911 ^ | 04/28/2020 | N/A
    Nashville Mayor Cooper today filed the city’s recommended operating budget for fiscal year 2021 with the Metro Council. Metro Finance estimates that the city will experience a $470 million revenue decline over a 16-month time frame due to the impact of COVID-19 and the March tornado. The decline in revenue during Q4 of fiscal year 2020 required Metro to cut expenditures and spend down remaining fund balances, leaving Metro with only $12 million of fund balances at the end of FY20.
  • Tennessee, Mississippi, Montana reopen some businesses following other states easing coronavirus restrictions

    04/27/2020 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/20 | Stephen Sorace
    Tennessee, Mississippi, and Montana allowed some businesses to reopen Monday under new health guidelines as several states begin to relax coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to get America’s workers safely back to work. The moves to reopen follow in the steps of Georgia, Oklahoma, and Alaska, which on Friday began loosening lockdown restrictions on businesses despite health officials warning the gradual return to daily life might be happening too soon. Tennessee has seen the average daily infection rate remain stable for two weeks following a ramp-up in testing, and let restaurants reopen Monday at 50 percent capacity in 89...
  • USC Study Finds Coronavirus Far More Spread In L.A. County Than Reported

    04/21/2020 8:23:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    A new study unveiled Monday from the University of Southern California (USC) with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health discovered infections of the novel Wuhan coronavirus to be far more widespread with a lower fatality rate than initially thought. The California researchers conducted rapid antibody testing of a representative sample of adults and found that approximately 2.8 to 5.6 percent of L.A. County’s adult population already had coronavirus antibodies present, translating to 221,000 to 442,000 past-infected people. The new estimate dwarfs the nearly 8,000 cases that had been reported at the time the study took place April 10-11....
  • TN governor announces safer-at-home order to expire April 30

    04/20/2020 1:54:43 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 65 replies
    wate.com ^ | Apr 20, 2020 | Caleb Wethington
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Monday, Governor Bill Lee announced the order for Tennesseans to remain at home will expire April 30, with the majority of businesses in 89 counties allowed to re-open May 1. The commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health says there are now more recovered COVID-19 cases than active cases, plus additional (new) testing sites are coming soon. “Our Economic Recovery Group is working with industry leaders around the clock so that some businesses can open as soon as Monday, April 27. These businesses will open according to specific guidance that we will provide in accordance with...
  • Judge hands abortion rights supporters a win in Tennessee

    04/20/2020 12:30:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    A federal judge handed abortion rights supporters a win in Tennessee Friday by blocking a statewide order banning surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman, a President Reagan appointee, said in an opinion released Friday evening that abortion is a time-sensitive procedure, CNN reported. The ruling will allow procedural abortions to continue during the pandemic for now. "Delaying a woman's access to abortion even by a matter of days can result in her having to undergo a lengthier and more complex procedure that involves progressively greater health risks, or can result in her losing the right...
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee Faces Lawsuit After Banning Drive-In Church Services

    04/17/2020 2:09:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Chattanooga church filed suit in federal court Thursday to challenge the city’s ban on drive-in church services. Originally, the city and its mayor, Andrew Berke, tailored its COVID-19 restrictions to a statewide order that allows for drive-in church services but abruptly reversed course to specifically to prohibit them. On April 9, Berke posted a message aimed at churches on the city website and on his official Facebook page regarding the order, stating that “drive-in services…even in their cars with the windows rolled up, for any length of time, will be considered a violation of...