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TN State House Committee votes 5-3 to amend US Constitution, to Calendar and Rules

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2016 at 7:38 AM

TN State House Committee votes 5-3 to amend US Constitution, to Calendar and Rules

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The Tennessee State Government Committee voted yesterday on SJR67, Convention of States resolution.

I am sad to inform you the motion passed 5-3.

It will move on to the Calendar and Rules Committee for another vote possibly next week before going to a full House vote.

Representative Sheila Butt and Mark Meckler both spoke in support of the bill.

At approximately the 17:50 mark of the video, Meckler began spewing forth as many lies as possible that could be placed inside a short time frame. In my opinion, he could have been charged with perjury.

(An analysis and rebuke of the Meckler diatribe is needed. Hopefully a faithful expert reader could provide this information to share.)

Great questions were asked by the Representatives on the committee. Raising questions about a runaway convention, the 2nd Amendment, vetting of the delegates, restraining the delegates, itinerary of a Convention were very appropriate but allowing Meckler and Butt to field the questions and provide one sided answers was a total disservice to the people of Tennessee.

All Representatives speaking voiced that they had received many emails, calls and office visits from both sides of this issue. Thanks to many of my readers and advocates for this service.

It’s sad to report that the voice of the people did not get fully represented here. Although acknowledging much dissent and non support for this bill, the Reps approved the resolution which will now move on to another committee.

Let’s get citizen representatives to the next hearing.

Personal side bar:

During the hearing, not a single voice of opposition was offered. I believe this committee was asking the right questions but a dissenting voice in the room may have meant the difference and swayed the vote to a NO.

We need an Article V expert to stand in the gap and represent the people at the next Calendar and Rules Hearing. Please step forward if this is your calling.

Question for legal experts:

At the 57 to 58 minute mark, after a call for a vote was made, the committee took a small break to discuss a legal issue. In the break, you can see Mark Meckler leave his seat walk to the left of the screen, say something to Representative Butt then Representative Butt nodding her head approaches the committee and speaking with several of the committee members as if to lobby them about an issue they made have had during the hearing.

I was under the assumption that once a vote was called you could not speak to the committee members or offer influence to them. Am I wrong on this issue, please feel free to offer comment on the BCN Comment section below.

The COS hearing video:

http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=278&clip_id=11392

TN Legislature set to vote on changing US Constitution, opposition strong

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2016 at 11:23 AM

TN Legislature set to vote on changing US Constitution, opposition strong

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Next week, January 26, 2016 at noon, our TN State Legislature, via the TN State House Government Committee will be voting on the Senates version of SJR67, the Convention of States legislation to change and or amend our US Constitution. The Senate version led by Senator Mike Bell passed last year.

While I agree this move may be Constitutiinal I do not feel the timing of such a move by our legislators is a safe one.

We have way too many wolves in sheeps clothing ready to trounce on the Constitution once inside chambers to do so creating a potential devastating result.

The risk of a runaway jury is very real. Once inside the deliberation room anything could happen. The process of amending and changing the US constitution could fall into greedy hands not capable or interested in protecting our sacred document which holds our Bill of Rights and the protections on freedom we all enjoy.

Below is a sample letter, please feel to personalize it, to send out to the committee that will be considering placing it up for a vote. We must not let this pass it’s too risky!

Dear Representative,

Please consider saying NO to Tennessee’s SJR67 (COS) being heard on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Noon in the TN House State Government Committee. I feel this could be very harmful to the integrity of our US Constitution and put our sovereignty at risk. Thank you for this consideration.

Sincerely,

Email blast list of SJR67 Committee Members:
rep.darren.jernigan@capitol.tn.gov,rep.jason.powell@capitol.tn.gov,rep.johnny.shaw@capitol.tn.gov,rep.jeremy.durham@capitol.tn.gov,rep.bud.hulsey@capitol.tn.gov,rep.william.lamberth@capitol.tn.gov,rep.mary.littleton@capitol.tn.gov,rep.bob.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov,rep.bill.sanderson@capitol.tn.gov,rep.curry.todd@capitol.tn.gov

Please share vigorously as our country and its fate may depend upon it!

Flint Michigan: 100,000 residents dead from lead poisoning and may not know it

In environment on January 22, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Flint Michigan: 100,000 residents dead from lead poisoning and may not know it

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The near 100,000 residents of Flint Michigan are being poisoned by water purchased by them for consumption.

They are deathly sick and may not know it yet. Lead poisoning is a very serious condition and the state of emergency has not yet been realized.

Leads effect on your body is insidious at first, but the gradual decline and the devastating toll on your body is not often realized for years.

Flints population is comprised mostly of blacks at 57 percent, 37 percent white and 6 percent other. 42 percent live below the poverty line.

The city is facing bankruptcy and poor policy decisions by its officials have compromised their safety.

Perhaps one could reduce that because they are poor and less diverse than other cities, the lead problem could easily be swept under a rug and the hope being this would just go away.

The lead source was identified as a pipe corrosion problem from switching a water source that was more corrosive to the lining of water pipes supplying water to this community.

The Washington Post reported that in “April 2014, Flint stopped getting water from Detroit and began using water from the Flint River. The change was announced in a news release that acknowledged “lingering uncertainty about the quality of the water” and also sought to “dispel myths and promote the truth about the Flint River and its viability as a residential water resource,” assuring the public that the the water would be tested.”

“Residents quickly began complaining of water that smelled or was discolored. Flint began getting water from Detroit again in October, but by that time some residents had been drinking the water for 19 months.”

The integrity of the lead pipe wall has been eroded causing lead to leech freely into the water supply of almost every home in Flint Michigan. This chemical reaction has essentially poisoned every resident of Flint Michigan and created a health crisis not seen on a community since Chernobyl.

Many in local and state government thought this move would assist the city in overcoming mounting debt by saving money. Not a wise move in hindsight.

Lead poisoning by human absorption can be absorbed by inhalation of leaded fumes, think Leaded gas, lead paint in homes and through food and water. The devastating cumulative effect on children is our greatest loss.

According to WHO, the World Health Organization, “Lead is a metal with no known biological benefit to humans. Too much lead can damage various systems of the body including the nervous and reproductive systems and the kidneys, and it can cause high blood pressure and anemia. Lead accumulates in the bones and lead poisoning may be diagnosed from a blue line around the gums. Lead is especially harmful to the developing brains of fetuses and young children and to pregnant women. Lead interferes with the metabolism of calcium and Vitamin D. High blood lead levels in children can cause consequences which may be irreversible including learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and mental retardation. At very high levels, lead can cause convulsions, coma and death.”

An EPA Regional Manager Susan Hedman had stepped down over the lead problem. It has been alleged that the EPA knew of this problem for years and failed to act responsibly to keep residents from harm.

Simply acknowledging that there is a problem does not make the water quality better. Michigan Governor Snyder has offered 38 million to “fix” the problem but I’m afraid the cost will exceed billions.

The protective barrier inside the pipes are corroded and compromised. This must be fixed before anyone can expect lead levels to fall. Currently according to local activist residents the lead tainted water continues to flow at high levels.

Meanwhile, Flint resident will continue to consume, bathe and cook with contaminated water and the devastating effect on their bodies will intensify.

19 plus months of lead consumption will be devastating to this community.

Because there are not dead bodies laying around everywhere this tragedy somehow seems benign and rationally explained away. It looks good in the media. Truth be known 100,000 plus residents of Flint may already be dead and their fate not yet fully realized. The darker tragedy lies just under the surface where social uproar acceptance levels are comfortable.

There has been a cover up in this scenario somewhere and those responsible need not “step down” but held accountable for their actions. The layers will soon be pulled back and the major players will be exposed. The political football has been passed and more and more are becoming aware of this huge health issue.

We may not see the full effect of this incident today, but tomorrow may be devastating.

This community is in grave danger!

Create awareness and alarm, this will spur action.

Sources of information: Please read these publications frequently. Support these sources!

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases/lead/en/

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/closer-demographics-flint-michigan-36430744

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/01/21/michigan-authorities-debated-responsibility-for-flint-water-crisis-emails-show/

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