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Gideon_Planish said...

Of when the Tennessee General Assembly is not in session, Rep. Matthew Hill most likely passes through Bluff City twice a day when traveling from his residence in Jonesborough to his daddy's radio station studios in Bristol...

1,662 ticketed by Bluff City traffic cameras, netting city $150K in fees [Piney Flats

After a heated battle involving Bristol, Tenn., Johnson City and Sullivan County, Bluff City in 2000 annexed a 3.8-mile stretch of U.S. 11E that runs from the South Fork of the Holston River to the Piney Flats crossroads.

“Over the past few years, there’s been too many accidents there and far too many at high speed,” Chief Nelson said, explaining the purpose behind the speed cameras in Piney Flats.

Wanting to reduce the number of crashes, Nelson made a strong push in December 2008 to install speed cameras in front of Pardner’s, where the speed limit drops from 55 mph to 45 mph at the start of a commercial zone.

As part of this push, Nelson repeatedly cited Mount Carmel’s success with the speed cameras and used a traffic study from Bristol, Tenn., Traffic Engineer David Metzger conducted at the highway’s 45 mph zone between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16, 2009.

Metzger’s study found that 9 percent of the 114,991 cars and trucks that drove through the 45 mph zone that week were doing at least 55 mph, 143 of them were traveling at least 65 mph and 12 were doing at least 75 mph.

On April 10, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-1 to allow the city to install the speed cameras on U.S. 11E. They also signed up with ATS to operate the speed cameras in exchange for $40 of every $90 the system generates.

“The intent [behind these cameras] is not revenue,” Mayor Todd Malone said then, countering concerns by city residents that the purpose behind the cameras was to generate new money.

“The intent is to change driving habits on U.S. 11E,” he said.

During a warning period from Dec. 2 to Jan. 1, the cameras issued nearly 2,300 warning citations to speeders.

But 1,493 real citations went to speeders in January and another 169 were issued during the first nine days of February.

In November, there were six vehicle accidents in the 45 mph zone of the section of 11E now monitored by Bluff City’s speed cameras, Nelson said.

There wasn’t a single accident on that strip of highway in December and only two accidents there in January, he added.][1]

May 27, 2011 at 10:46 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Jesus was a Jew.

Jesus followed Jewish Law.

The Apostles were Jews.

The Apostles followed Jewish Law.

The rabbinical interpretation is (most often) that human embryos do not have souls.

Soul: Judaism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul The Hebrew terms ruach (literally "wind"), and neshama (literally "breath") are used to describe the soul or spirit. The soul is believed to be given by God to a person by his/her first breath, as mentioned in Genesis, "And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7). From this statement, the rabbinical interpretation is often that human embryos do not have souls, though the orthodox often oppose abortion as a form of birth control...

Birth and the First Month of Life http://www.jewfaq.org/birth.htm "In Jewish law, although the human soul exists before birth, human life begins at birth, that is, at the time when the child is more than halfway emerged from the mother's body." - Judasim 101:

Bible in Basic English: Genesis 2:7 http://bible.cc/genesis/2-7.htm "And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul."

Neither the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or the New Testament explicitly prohibits abortion.

God never explicitly prohibited abortion.

Moses never explicitly prohibited abortion.

Jesus never explicitly prohibited abortion.

The Apostles never explicitly prohibited abortion.

April 19, 2011 at 12:10 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Looks like our new Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is embracing socialism by his offering the so-called "Bredesen Bunker" at the Governor's Mansion for a fundraiser to benefit the Tennessee Republican Party --- why doesn't Commade Haslam merely tell all those red diaper babies in the Tennessee Republican Party to venture out into the competitive market and rent a privately-owned and for-profit convention hall - I'll tell you why:

"Socialist!" by Roy Zimmerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLgEnDGkG4

BTW, Governor Haslam is violating Tennessee state law by not making these same public and state owned facilities available to the Tennessee Democratic Party, the Tennessee Green Party, etc.:

Tennessee Code Annotated 2-19-206. Use of state-owned property for campaign advertising or activities. —

(a) It is unlawful for any elected or appointed official of the state, or any employee of the state or any department, division or agency thereof, to display campaign literature, banners, placards, streamers, stickers, signs or other items of campaign or political advertising on behalf of any party, committee or agency or candidate for political office, on the premises of any building or land owned by the state, or to use any of the facilities of the state, including equipment and vehicles, for such purposes.

(b) It is unlawful to use public buildings or facilities for meetings or preparation of campaign activity in support of any particular candidate, party or measure unless reasonably equal opportunity is provided for presentation of all sides or views, or reasonably equal access to the buildings or facilities is provided all sides...

March 23, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

BigRidgePatriot said... I have to admit I have not seen the news connecting Ramsey to advocating MTR. Does anyone have any good sources?

You must have really been in a deep coma during the entire years of 2009 and 2010:

Google: "Ron Ramsey" coal http://tinyurl.com/6ckzytm

March 10, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

"Big Coal" being the Ukrainian industrial giant Metinvest which in 2009 purchased United Coal Company --- from former King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CEO John Gregory and others --- and located the Metinvest United Coal Company World Sales Office within one mile or so of Lt. Governor Ramsey's Blountville real estate and auction company...the United Coal Company World Sales Office is located even closer to Ramsey's Blountville residence.

Ramsey is pushing the destruction of Tennessee mountain tops so that his deep pockets at Big Coal can more easily extract these domestic U.S. reserves and later export these same fuels overseas.

March 10, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Dishonoring "The Father of the American Revolution": Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Rep. Gerald McCormick bury SJR0014 Action on 2009 SJR0014 Honoring Thomas Paine deferred by GOPers; not revived in 2010

The 2009 SJR0014 (Senate Joint Resolution) sponsored by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey that would have provided for naming and designating January 29 as "Thomas Paine Day" seemingly in honor of Thomas Paine "Father of the American Revolution" was adopted by the Tennessee Senate on March 5, 2009 - without the vote of Senate sponsor Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey - only to meet an "action deferred" outcome from Republicans controlling the TNGA House State Government Subcommittee of State and Local Government.

Bill Information for SJR0014 http://wapp.legislature.state.tn.us/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0014

June 26, 2010 at 12:10 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Dishonoring "The Father of the American Revolution": Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Rep. Gerald McCormick bury SJR0014 Action on 2009 SJR0014 Honoring Thomas Paine deferred by GOPers; not revived in 2010

The 2009 SJR0014 (Senate Joint Resolution) sponsored by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey that would have provided for naming and designating January 29 as "Thomas Paine Day" seemingly in honor of Thomas Paine "Father of the American Revolution" was adopted by the Tennessee Senate on March 5, 2009 - without the vote of Senate sponsor Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey - only to meet an "action deferred" outcome from Republicans controlling the TNGA House State Government Subcommittee of State and Local Government.

Bill Information for SJR0014 http://wapp.legislature.state.tn.us/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0014

June 26, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

Perhaps Tennesseans should be looking back toward our experience with showering GM/Saturn when tax breaks and taxpayer financed incentives when too many of the then "new Saturn jobs" in Tennessee were assigned to pre-existing GM/Saturn employees who transferred into Tennessee from other states...the numbers look good on paper (or on newsprint, in this case), but how many VW jobs will actually be creayed for the Tennesseans whose tax-dollars will be subsidizing VW manufacturing in Chattanooga?

The Chattanooga Times Free Press should be inquiring with both VW and the State of Tennessee as to the actual number of new jobs will be available to non-VW associated Tennessee workers vs. VW jobs at the new Tennessee VW that will be filed with existing VW employees from other states and countries.

June 17, 2010 at 9:18 a.m.
Gideon_Planish said...

The proposed TWRA Elizabethton cold-water trout hatchery will be constructed on reclaimed, inspected, and approved brownfield land within Carter County:

Conservation http://teamronramsey.com/conservation

"As the owner of a lifetime sportsman license, I am very concerned that we preserve Tennessee’s beautiful wildlife areas for future hunters and fishermen. Conservation of the land is necessary so it can be enjoyed by the next generation of those who love the outdoors.

We must be good stewards of the land. That is why I sponsored Tennessee’s first brownfields law to promote redevelopment and reuse of contaminated industrial and commercial facilities. The redevelopment of these sites has become of major importance to Tennessee cities because it raises the property value of brownfield sites and surrounding properties, creating an incentive to invest in areas which were formerly avoided." - Ron Ramsey.

May 28, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.
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