"Read all about it"

Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland tennessee’

Why is DHS heavily fortifying our local police with military equipment?

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Why is DHS heavily fortifying our local police with military equipment?

9/21/14
0927 am

“If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.”

“The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”

“Militarizing police and SWAT teams. The DHS routinely hands out six-figure grants to enable local municipalities to purchase military-style vehicles, as well as a veritable war chest of weaponry, ranging from tactical vests, bomb-disarming robots, assault weapons and combat uniforms.”

“This rise in military equipment purchases funded by the DHS has, according to analysts Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, “paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams.” The end result? An explosive growth in the use of SWAT teams for otherwise routine police matters, an increased tendency on the part of police to shoot first and ask questions later, and an overall mindset within police forces that they are at war—and the citizenry are the enemy combatants….”

Something is awry in the United States and sadly I believe we will find out why we are having this military build up against it’s citizens. What happened to police and their ability to protect and serve? 

Images of sharply dressed policemen  patrolling the streets used to be the norm. Now, the “military” is patrolling our communities. Why? This is the million dollar question. 

Does the police force/DHS know something we don’t? The current administration in DC planning something? Martial law and forced quarantine for something like Ebola? A suspected coup? A citizen uprising against the government? Protection against Civil War? Regardless of the reason and speculation, something is going down and it will require billions of rounds of hollow point ammo and various heavy duty military equipment to enforce whatever they are planning to stand against with a mighty hand. Think about it! What does the federal government and local police fear this much and why are they putting this army into place, so quickly?

I can hear the critics now. Why are you and others attacking the police? This is not an attack on police. It’s a forewarning of a military style takeover of our
local police departments by DHS. I have talked with some within law
enforcement. Some admittedly say they don’t know why but they are definitely seeing a militarization of our local police departments and it worries them some too. This will set new rules of engagement and it may require them turning a weapon on it’s
citizenry, perhaps on family and friends as commanded by higher
powers.

I doubt most of our local police would ever turn military style weapons on citizens. They are great guys, but I know a few or enough that would and thus the concern. We appreciate their duty and service. I just wander if they understand their role inside a
standing army run by the federal government via DHS?

We will not remain a  free country if our local police become a militarized  standing army. We remain free when the people assert freedom and are willing to stand against foreign aggressors to protect our homeland, not the other way around. 

Below is a local, state and national breakdown of the fortification of our local police departments that are turning into “platoons” or “companies” within a National standing army called the Department of Homeland Security, or a national police force.

Bradley County: Each:

1-MRAP or similar combat vehicle
105-.45 Cal. Auto pistols
36-5.56 Automatic rifles
6-7.63 mm rifle
1- Utility truck
1- Utility truck

Just in case you were wandering

Hamilton County:

4- Night vision goggles
4-5.56 mm automatic rifles 
17- 7.62 mm rifles
2- Utility trucks

Bledsoe:

5- 5.56 mm automatic rifles

Polk:

4- 7.62 rifles

Rhea:

3- 5.56 rifles
2- 7.62 rifles

All of TN

168 pages of equipment delivered to include Tanks, assorted rifles, boats,motor cycles, generators, underwear, vests, grenade launchers, ammo, foose and ping pong tables, assorted utility vehicles, ambulances, medical equipment, radios, radar jammers, motor cycles, Combat boots, Kevlar helmets,.38, .40, .45 and .50 cal weapons, sniper rifles, MRAPS, etc. 

By glancing over the county by county supply lists it appears each county and state has a specific duty or function that will come together pretty much army battalions come together in war time. Each having their specific duty and specialty. Each having a specific “sector or district” to protect or annihilate.

All United States:

4,794 pages of assorted equipment delivered. Browse around, it will blow you away. (See link below)

http://www.shtfplan.com/militarization-by-county-via-the-law-enforcement-support-office?appSession=460123513190979

I dont know what you are thinking at this point, but do you see a standing army being created by the Department of Homeland Security within the United States, presumably  to be used on none other than We the People, the citizens of the United States. Question? Have you ever heard of DHS fighting overseas? Of course not! This is for use within the United States.

A standing army outside our military is highly unconstitutional and needs an explanation.
 
Data below reflects State, County,Item Name, Quantity, UI,Value, Ship Date of Items shipped
to Bradley County TN police by DHS. Other Counties and states follow.

COMBAT/ASSAULT/TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLES 1 Each $150,000.00  6/28/2007

With the stated price tag, I am assuming this is an MRAP or similar  light or heavy duty military vehicle. Why a “street sweeper” and “snipers” for a local, rural police department? Why port holes for rifles with the ability to kill large amounts of people?
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/government-gone-wild/latest-homeland-security-vehicle-street-sweeper/

Detailed Inventory of supplied military equipment to Cleveland Tn, Bradley County over the last few years. I left the complete list intact for maximal impact so you can see the huge build up. (List courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security)

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71  4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

Page 2:

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each
$58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

Page 3:

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

TN BRADLEY PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 1 Each $58.71 4/2/2011

Total .45 Cal. Automatic pistols= 105

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each
$499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 8/7/2006

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER 1 Each $499.00 10/3/2008

Total 5.56 Automatic rifles = 36

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

TN BRADLEY RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 1 Each $138.00 10/3/2008

7.62 mm rifle= 6

TN BRADLEY TRUCK,UTILITY  
1 Each $25,000.00 3/12/2013
 
Page 4:

TN BRADLEY TRUCK,UTILITY1 Unknown $39,158.00 12/13/2013

Utility truck different varieties= 2

Folks we must ask questions. Call your local police departments and ask them to explain the huge military build up. Any feedback to this site would be appreciated.

Other interesting articles:

DHS orders 1,000s of NATO personal defense weapon, ie, 5.56 mm assault rifles and billions of rounds of ammo.
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2012/06/dhs-agencies-to-buy-up-to-7000-new-5-56x45mm-nato-personal-defense-weapons-2252261.html

Source of info:

http://m.yourhoustonnews.com/friendswood/opinion/whitehead-has-the-dept-of-homeland-security-become-america-s/article_81acf508-4660-5e0a-87fc-fee9c447f61f.html?mode=jqm

http://www.shtfplan.com/militarization-by-county-via-the-law-enforcement-support-office?appSession=390119045294779

Advertisements

UN’s International Building Codes, necessary tool for Agenda 21 implementation

In Agenda 21 on September 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM

UN’s International Building Codes, necessary tool for Agenda 21 implementation

9/16/14
0744 am

Here is an excerpt from the preamble of the document Agenda 21

“Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. 

Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes… 

Public control of land use is therefore indispensable to its protection as an asset and the achievement of the long-term objectives of human settlement policies and strategies.”

By Henry Lamb, post humously, I certainly do miss his mentoring abd advice.

“Anyone who reads Chapter 7 of Agenda 21, and then reads their local comprehensive land use plan will immediately recognize that most of the provisions of the local land use plan come directly from Agenda 21. 

More often than not, the elected officials who adopt these plans have never read Agenda 21, and many have never even heard of the U.N. document, signed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992.

The facilitators and professional planners have heard about Agenda 21, but frequently claim that the plan they are working on has nothing to do with the U.N. or Agenda 21. Don’t believe it for one minute.

Gary Lawrence, former Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at the University of Washington, and Chief Planner for the City of Seattle, told an audience in London that:

” In the case of the U.S., our local authorities are engaged in planning processes consistent with LA21 [Local Agenda 21] but there is little interest in using the LA21 brand…. So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”

In community after community, the same scenario is repeated. The federal government, through the EPA or the Department of Commerce or the Department of Interior, offers special grants to communities for the purpose of developing a vision for a greener future, and a plan to convert the vision into reality.

Typically, the local government will find a private consultant to “facilitate” the process. The facilitator will identify a local “steering committee,” carefully chosen from people who represent various segments of the community, all of whom are known in advance to be sympathetic to the goals of Agenda 21.

Typically, the advisory group will meet in private to lay out the framework for the process and the goals for the finished product. When this is achieved, public meetings are scheduled to give the appearance of public input and ownership. Rarely are these meetings ever publicized adequately to attract the private property owners who are most directly affected. Care is taken to see that members of local environmental organizations and social justice organizations constitute the majority of attendees.

These public meetings are said to be “the visioning process.” The procedures vary slightly from community to community, depending upon the facilitator. Remarkably, however, the “vision” in every community contains essentially the same elements: restricted auto traffic; bike trails; walkable neighborhoods; integrated housing; high density urban boundary zones; conservation areas; green belts; and much more — directly from Agenda 21.

Once the vision document is complete, the next step is to convert it into a Comprehensive land use plan, adopted by local elected officials in the form of an ordinance that is enforceable with fines and other penalties. The plans are necessarily so long and complex that few people ever read them, other than the professional planners and enforcement officials. Many, if not most, of these comprehensive plans incorporate many, if not most, of the codes developed by the International Codes Council. Here are some of the codes:

International Building Code

International Residential Code

International Fire Code

International Energy Conservation Code

International Private Sewage Disposal Code

International Mechanical Code

International Fuel Gas Code

International Wildland-Urban Interface Code

ICC Performance Code

International Existing Building Code

International Property Maintenance Code

International Zoning Code

International Green Construction Code

Here’s a sample of what to expect. From Chapter 2 of the International Green Construction Code:

CONSERVATION AREA. Land designated by the jurisdiction or by state or federal government, as a result of a community planning process, as appropriate for conservation from development because of the land possessing natural values important to the community including, but not limited to wildlife habitat, forest or other significant vegetation, steep slopes, ground water recharge area, riparian corridor or wetland.

DAYLIGHT SATURATION. The percentage of daytime hours throughout the year when not less than 28 foot-candles (300 lux) of natural light is provided at a height of 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor.

DEMAND RESPONSE, AUTOMATED (AUTO-DR). Fully Automated Demand Response initiated by a signal from a utility or other appropriate entity, providing fully-automated connectivity to customer energy end-use control strategies.

This is a tiny sample of the rules and regulations buried deep within the innocent-sounding comprehensive land use plans adopted by unaware local officials to achieve the politically-correct label of “sustainable community.”

These plans should be rejected, not simply because they arise from the United Nations, but because they infringe personal freedom and private property rights. The implementation of these comprehensive land use plans effectively transfers to government the right to dictate to individuals what kind of materials must be used in constructing their privately owned homes. The Auto-DR provision defined above actually gives government the right to dictate the temperature in your home, and the ability to enforce it.

This is madness! This is sustainable development! This is Agenda 21!

Local Tea Parties, 9.12 groups, and property rights organizations must learn about Agenda21, and exactly what their local visioning statements and local comprehensive land use plans contain. Many groups are forming study committees to analyze their local plans by section, and then report back to the entire group. This way, not every individual has to read the entire plan.

If this rush to oblivion is going to be stopped, it is up to private citizens to get informed, get involved, and help get into office only those people who truly respect the Constitution and the individual freedom it is supposed to guarantee.”

2005 © Henry Lamb

BCN Note:

Authur Lee, an American patriot and colonist in 1775 said, “The right of property is the guardian of every other right, and to deprive people of this, is in fact to deprive them of their liberty.”

Dan Peterson, Executive Director for the Coalition for Property Rights (CPR) said this and I close,  

“Is Agenda 21 the greatest threat to private property ownership, property rights, and liberty today?It could be. For years it has flown under the radar, and now urgently needs critical investigation, public exposure, and evaluation. One thing is certain; it has cost billions over the years and brought our nation under an enormous burden of regulation and restriction.”

The Bradley County Commission voting to implement International Building Codes is a scary game to play and sets the stage for a regional growth plan.

Not only are we conforming to
the United Nations Agenda 21 plan we are giving away our property rights as well as our sovereignty.

Complete text of Chapter 7 of Agenda 21,

http://habitat.igc.org/agenda21/ch-07.html

http://www.un-documents.net/a21-07.htm

Bradley County School Board says “NO” to Common Core

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Bradley County School Board says “NO” to Common Core

2/17/14
0909 am

The Bradley County Board of Education in Cleveland Tennessee, has passed a  resolution that says no to Common Core, with all  7 board members voting unanimously in favor.

The measure was drafted by board member Charlie Rose, a long time board member with the ability to influence decision making in our county on school issues. Select members of the board to include Chris Turner, contributed time and facts to the compilation of this resolution.

The resolution addresses and cites  many concerns about Common Core implementation in Bradley County  to include cost, lack of teacher, student and parent involvement, inadequate testing components, teacher licensure and data collection of students.

Common Core has been labeled the nationalization of our schools by many critics with unique ties to socialism and a system of John Dewey and pedagogical theory. 

Many have said it is another step toward Socialism by indoctrination of our children.

The realization of a top down globalization of our schools and how the federal government plans to control every aspect of your child’s education is a big motivator for stopping Common Core in it’s tracks and our school board has taken a definite step in the right direction by signing this resolution.

Common Core is heavily centered on teaching to a test without real learning of the basic tenets of education, like the three R’s. Teachers need to have the ability to teach without constant interruptions from the federal government.

This resolution has pushed the debate beyond talk, sent a strong message to elected and appointed leaders that teachers, parents and now board members do not want Common Core in our County.

Common Cores empty promises and unproven results with Socialist overtones has forced the Bradley County Board to act. 

Local control of our schools must be established and this resolution sends that message. 

Our school system as it exists in Bradley County already has higher grade standards and results than Common Core promises to achieve. Why change to a system that will at best dumb our children down to the national standard?

It doesn’t make sense and our local school board has pointed out this truth. Is “improving” our system worth a loss to our children? 

The Bradley County School Board has responded positively to
parent and teacher concerns despite the continued efforts of Johnny McDaniel and Martin Ringstaff of their undying support of Common Core!  

The likes of Bill Haslam, Kevin Huffman, Michelle Rhee and our elected reps have made good money off this venture and stand to gain even more  if Common Core is allowed to advance.

Some detractors claim this resolution has no teeth and carries no real weight. I also heard this with the Agenda 21 resolution coming out of our TN State house early last session. Don’t dismiss this as “just a resolution.” 

Bold statements such as this carry alot of clout in this town. Many pushing for radical education change wouldn’t dare raise their heads and oppose a board that says no, political suicide comes to mind. 

With RTTT/Common Core money already spent, our reality is now we have a burdensome, costly program lingering in our midst that smells of nationalization of our public schools with still no means to pay for it. 

The Common Core debate has now been shifted from a conversation of heresay and rumors to one of confirmation with no doubt about the boards intent.

I emailed my first District school board member Chris Turner and asked for a statement from him regarding this resolution and how it was formed, 

“The board was asked by the county commission to quantify the impact of common core implementation on our students and teachers.”

Mr. Rose was tasked with authoring the resolution and I gladly offered conclusions from my research.”

 “Major points I thought should be quantified include the fact that costs for implementing PARCC have not been finalized or communicated to local school systems and the tax payers of Bradley County.”

“Also, impact on teacher evaluation of the global conversation to PARCC has no formal remedy.”

“The biggest issue to me has been the recent pro-common core message claiming improvements in test schools, such as NAEP,  as the sole result of radical reforms made by our Commisioner of Education.” 

“The real impact to these results has been the meaningful changes in state standards made in 2009 implemented by our teachers.”

” Common Core is no silver bullet, Turner continued.”

“There are no quick fixes. Ask any classroom teacher and they’ll tell you that results take hard work and time.” 

“The results we’re getting are the return on investment from the hard work of our students, parents, and our teachers,” he concluded.

These words by my representative are wise and was constructed from much thought, research, teacher input and parents concerns. These statements and the resolution were not made on a whim. It was well thought out and deliberate.

The message to all sent by this board is our kids are not for sale, our teachers are not puppets,the parents and this board are not idiots.

I believe it is important to review The main points inside this resolution and I have compiled it below. 

These main points are from the Bradley County School Board resolution, shortened somewhat but content remains, a link is provided for exact details.

The Bradley County School Board Resolution on Common Core.
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/1e0c464fe9590a0fbf1227edf/files/Bradley_County_Board_Of_Education_CC.pdf

1) The implementation of the Common Core Standards could be highly disruptive to student growth.

2) The CCS, Common Core Standards, with current TN Standards dilutes the effectiveness of teacher lesson planning.

3) The Board recommends that the use of PARCC assessment results not be used as part of TVAAS for the purpose of teacher evaluation, licensure, renewal or removal.

4) The Board rejects the collection of personal student data without consent.

5) Rejects the sharing of Personally Identifiable Information, PII, without consent.

6) The implementation resources of Common Core Standards for the teachers of Bradley County TN schools have been variable and dependent upon the source of training and professional development.

7) The variation above has created the opportunity for inconsistency of the implementation of Common Core standards.

8) Bradley County will be tasked with implementing Common Core Standards regardless of the fact that teacher evaluation and student achievement gains will be measured with EOC/TCAP assessments based solely on current TN standards.

9) It does not have a PARCC assessment plan that assures that every student in Bradley County will have equivalent instructional time to cover and reinforce standards prior to administration of PARCC assessments. 

10) Will distort student growth data thence teacher evaluation as measured by the TVAAS system.

11) Has no money set aside for per student test adminstration for the current EOC/ TCAP test.

We the people have created this change. Concerned teachers, angry parents, tax payers and voters have spoken. The politicial puppets that beat the steady drum of Common Core regardless of the consequences on our children must now hear from you.

Let it be forever etched in every citizens mind that this week the Bradley County School Board in Cleveland Tennessee stood side by side many in the fight against Common Core. 

The result is our children and their loved ones were considered. The elected body that represents them sent a resounding message and are willing to stand up against the grain and the lure of an almighty dollar.

I hope the news of this bold stance spreads across our state and nation and more school boards do the same.

Bradley School Board member Chris Turner sums it up best when he said, 

“It (the resolution) expresses the facts and wipes away the opinions and rumors.” 

“Above our lowly school board as elected officials, time and action will tell the story.”

Links of interest concerning this subject:

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/2/7/269147/Bradley-School-Board-Told-It-Has-Solid.aspx

Directors of Schools hang on to Common Core despite huge opposition.

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/23929237/article-Directors-assess-Common-Core–McDaniel–Ringstaff-point-to-misconceptions

BCN Note- There are many that have been involved in this and many issues and my hat is off to you. Extended credit goes out to those warriors that stand and fight in local and state issues. I believe information’s the key. Keep supporting this venue. We are taking our state back one community at a time.

BCC 2035 Growth plan gets thumbs up, suggest bypassing County Commission for approval and changes

In Uncategorized on February 13, 2014 at 4:13 PM

BCC 2035 Growth plan gets thumbs up, suggest bypassing County Commission for approval and changes

Bradley County planning meeting:
February 11, 2014
Tuesday, 6 pm
Bradley County Courthouse

2/12/14
0917

Tuesday evening the Bradley County Planning Commission voted to move forward with the BCC 2035 Growth Plan with one NO vote coming from member Mike Graves.

The wildly unpopular plan that has met much County disapproval over the last 2 years was approved regardless of the people’s voice.

In fact, approximately one year ago at a 3 day Charette the plan per community survey was knocked down with a 73 percent unfavorable ruling. 

The results were so bad that an Independent team using video cameras had to compile the results for public consumption because Mr Dale did not want to publish the terrible results. 

Greg Dale of McBride Dale and Clarion, at the Charette, was quoted as saying in all his years he has never seen one community come together and voice this much opposition over a growth plan.

The evening meeting at the Bradley County Courthouse was a relatively short one lasting nearly an hour. Interestingly enough, upon entering the room, before the meeting, I overheard one unknown person say from the front of the room “aaah, get prepared for a long night!” 

I interpreted that statement to mean a local unelected board is going to have to listen to the people that have to pay the bills and maybe answer a few questions and they will not like it. These responses evoked upon entering the room are small victories and confirm my saying “that where the flak is heaviest, the target is confirmed.” It reinforces the reason we do what we do. I wiped the grin off my face in anticipation of what was to come and listened closely.

Indeed, the night was short as the usual drain of business was gotten out of the way, the commission proceeded toward approval.

A few rezoning questions were answered and a few projects approved. The meeting went off without a hitch and we heard from a few residents from the Hopewell/Georgetown area.

The newly appointed County Planner Bentley Thomas  was conducting the meeting and moving right along until……a statement was made that caused many jaws to drop in the room.

Mr Thomas suggested and I’m
paraphrasing (I didn’t bring my recorder) that it be considered in the future, that this body, the Planning Commission become the ultimate decision maker when it comes to implementation and changes made to the BCC Growth Plan, simply bypassing the County Commissioners all together and leave the decision making up to planning commission. You know, bypass the voting body that represents the people of Bradley County and do what you want. 

A lead balloon would have bounced better than that suggestion did. Discussion and the opinions of audience participants after the meeting suggested this man had probably been prompted by “higher powers” to test the waters and see how this approach would fly. Well it didn’t sit well particularly with the citizens in the room.

I quickly texted a few friends in the room to confirm what I just heard was right and indeed I heard correctly. I fully expect to see the local media leave this very important issue out of any future articles, how be it that the circumvention of the citizens and their elected representatives be reported in a liberal media outlet.

What a revelation? What an epic power grab by elitist? An attempt to bypass the people and the duly elected to turn  all the power over to a dictatorial and perhaps unconstitutional order of procedure. Will be interesting to see how the County Commission reacts to this  one.

Planning member Mike Graves answered Commissioner Tom Cryes request for comments from the commission about objections to the plan. Mr Graves voiced that in it’s current form he could not provide a yes vote to move forward and would vote NO. There was little discussion about the specifics of the  issues and he didn’t go into great detail.

Prior to the final vote, small talk took over the tone of the meeting and a general feeling in the air was that very few, if any, had even read the “new and revised ” plan they were getting ready to approve. It was a Nancy Pelosi type moment, “Let’s read it after we approve it, to see what is in it.” 

A few of the Commissioners were approached after the meeting and told BCN that they had looked over it and read the summary of the document. None questioned could provide detail or specifics of the plan. Also, no copy of the plans were available but Mr Thomas offered to email me a link to the plan.

Local activist, County Commissioner Candidate and Tea Party of SETN Dan Rawls approached the bench and asked a few questions before the approval vote was cast.

“Is this plan tied into the 16 County Regional plan” was the first question lobbied toward Mr Thomas and the Commission. 

Mr Thomas replied and said the BCC 2035 plan was tied to the 16 County  Regional Plan but couldnt specify how or in what capacity. He went on to say it was mentioned but could not recall on what page or exactly what it said. Concerns over duplicating our efforts was expressed and why duplicate and spend money we don’t have. 

Mr Rawls also encouraged the Commission to read both plans and familiarize themselves with it before they went much further into the approval process.

Despite objections and the assumed non reading of the plan, the vote was then cast with one NO vote and the approval to move forward on the plan was approved.

Sinister City Phnom Penh faces Civil war on heels of Chuk Tema ouster

In Agenda 21, Uncategorized on January 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Sinister City Phnom Penh faces Civil war on heels of Chuk Tema ouster

1/24/14
0900

Thousands of miles from it’s “sister city,”  Phnom Penh, Cleveland Tennessee is seeing it’s appointed leaders being used as pawns to civil unrest in Phnom Penh.

The city with it’s willingness to exchange favors with a leftover regime of the Khmer Rouge has left our sister city on the brink of civil war.

It appears our selection of this city as our sister city was a thwarted attempt for a ruthless regime to retain power using American influence and select corporatism as its wedge.

Last year our elected leaders decided to join hands with a ruthless regime of dictators with connections to the Khmer Rouge, left over from the Vietnam War that killed 10s of thousands at the barrel end of a gun and a sword. 

This same regime with blood on their hands performing unspeakable atrocities on it’s people found their way into our beautiful community at the request of our local spiritual, business and political leaders. 

As they were paraded around in town as the next savior of our City on the back of its business model shared with the Chamber, we were entranced and blinded to the filth that was left in their wake. It is still amazing to me that money, greed and cronyism can blind many seeking to gain from this forced venture, but it is what it is.

This welcomed regime graced our city and brought with them a swath of destruction and remnants of evil that rivals many ruthless dictatorial leaders throughout history. These same folks that allegedly sprayed three hundred innocent souls with water then electrocuted them, allowed and participated in child pornography, child slave labor, child and adult prostitution rings, child sex rings, outright murder, displacement of it’s citizens from valued property in the center of town pulled from their homes and dumped in rice fields miles away, held deeds to valuable property, ruination of property rights for personal gain, citizens arrested for speaking up, threats upon the lives of protestors, cooperation with international bodies such as the UN, sympathizers of the UNs Agenda 21…….etc were allowed to parade around our city unchecked and unquestioned by it’s leaders.

The Governor of Phnom Penh was on the ropes and dancing when he visited Cleveland Tennessee.

Our elected officials were pulled into the Governors web of deciet in an attempt to save his much coveted position in Phnom Penh government of which was floundering and in steep decline and had been since 2008.

The Governor and his court used our religious and political good will to attempt to retain his governors seat by extending good will and false promises while in Cleveland.

In 2008, the PM leaked a statement to the locals that if Kep Chuk Tema could not unite his country and somehow “fix” their problems the axe would fall. 

During this time the UN placed sanctions on this government and took away any foreign aid to build the country using the Agenda 21 model for atrocities committed against it’s people in the 10s of thousands. 

The UN via their councils stated that if Kep Chuk Tema could regain his pride and establish his country as moving forward the money would return and sanctions lifted.

Shortly afterwards and a well timed visit to Bradley County he forms a bond with  local religious organizations to show him favor and hopefully to retain his power. 

It is my opinion only, but I am afraid our local religious organizations may somehow have joined hands with the UN, the Phnom Penh government, developers and our local government to further develop the country on the backs of those willing to participate with monetary gain as it’s facilitator. The money trail may be a revealing factor as soon as those numbers are reported.

Monetary gain or not, this venture was not based on a relationship formed solely on mutual trust. 

Agenda 21 is bad policy and runs over anyone that dares stop or attempt to halt it’s implementation. The progressive plan to upbuild our inner cities, displacing citizens from their private property with the assistance of the United Nations in any city whether it be Cleveland Tennessee or Phnom Penh is bad policy. 

Selective corporatism is a death nail to private small business, deciding who is successful and who is not solely based on who you know or who you pay off royally is not a good way to build a country or a city. In Bradley County we do this deed extremely well.

Eventually, the citizens begin to
see the deception and realize that cronyism or you scratch mine I’ll scratch yours inside a good ole boy network is not the best for our community.

Shortly after Kep Chuk Tema and his delegation slid back to Phnom
Penh the City of Cleveland, in Chuk Tema fashion began it’s onslaught of similar tactics that Chuk Tema is now answering to. 

As the Cleveland regime, fresh off the Phnom Penh delegation visit began to leak and announce that South Cleveland was going to succumb to displacement of it’s citizens and the planned private property invasion by a greedy government was underway, in search of private property for placement of a self named Civic Center where homes used to be. Coincidence? Planned? Orchestrated with advice from Chuk Tema? We will never know but shortly after his departure our city began to see the same transformation as in Phnom Penh. 

Shortly after returning to Phnom Penh, Chuk Tema and many of his cabinet was dismantled and replaced by Governor Pa Soceatvong. He is a similar minded dictator with a harder line but has been asked to display a softer line to squelch a tenuous people from envoking a civil war, an uprising to suppress a tyrannical government. 

Sam Rainsy, the personable character that preferred to bow than shake hands with yours truly has been reduced to rubble since his return. 

He was recently photographed by reporters on the ground begging, crawling around asking for forgiveness for his bad policy. 

In the aftermath and return home it was reported that Chuk Tema offered H.E. Hun Sen 300,000 dollars in blood money to keep his position but he “sacked” him anyway! 

Wait a minute where did he get that money? He did just return from Cleveland Tn? Nah that’s really conspiracy at this time but who knows those rabbit hole chases have faired me well with exposing the truth. Hmmm? 

After all Governor Bill Haslam intended to use his NASCAR influence to treat them to a hot dog and a race at Bristol! 

I can make this stuff up guys! Follow the money is my old adage.

The bottom line is this. My Phnom Penh contacts on the ground are expressing a desire to overthrow this government of whom we call our sister, and stop the onslaught of radical, single handed, top down bad land abuse policy. 

Ladies and gentlemen, also in this country, the citizens of this country are speaking up and out, rallying around a  plan, formulating a takeover against the UN and Agenda 21. The tangled webs we weave often get exposed when the story is exposed and a microscope is applied. 

Sadly, as in Cleveland, these people are the recipients of this behavior and this scheme to level their homes and transform their country and we continue to assist their government because it makes us feel good and we get a mattress factory exported further exposing more children and adults to slave labor and encampment. 

Is turning out mattresses for a like-minded regime because a dictator was afraid he was gonna lose his position and power in our best interest. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

Why are our leaders given a pass when it comes to this type behavior. Why does State Representative Kevin Brooks and Mayor Rowland who literally kissed the ring of a
ruthless dictator using religious connections to promote crony selective corporatism with an assist of the Chamber of Commerce while in step with the United Nations to implement Agenda 21? 

Remember last summer when our own local government turned on the citizens of Cleveland and Bradley County TN because they were notifying the residents in the area of  a plan to do exactly what Phnom
penh was doing that is causing a civil
war? 

An investigation was launched to lynch any one found stepping over that line? And the citizens of Bradley County had to hire attorneys to get a tyrannical Mayor off their backs and restore the US Constitution that had just been shredded.

How soon we forget! Do you see the stark similarities? Do you see why we call them sister? 

Sinister City would be the most appropriate name applied to this partnership. The devil definitely has a hand in this and the throngs of “do gooders” do not have to answer to men on Earth, their judgement will be from a much higher power!

The Cambodian delegations expenses were paid for by People for Care and Learning, the Phnom Penh government, and private donations. The paper trail begins here. Sadly, in my opinion,we have been reduced to a game of chess where the people of both cities are the pawns and big government and big corporatism are using greed as our motivator.

A recent email from Phnom Penh had this to say about the governor that visited our city ” Kep Chuk Tema of Phnom Penh city is about bribery, corruption, human vultures, unsanitary condition, traffic congestions, air polution. He was also responsible for the death of some 300 revellers on one New Year Day”…..” I can’t wait for the American Delegate to visit Phnom Penh and the nearby surrounding areas and offer their impression.”

The people of Phnom Penh see the game the American Delegation is
playing with their lives, only wish Clevelanders would do the same and expect the same change.

Kep Chuk Tema replaced as Governor! 
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/779069.shtml#.Uqm1tSd5mc0

Kep Chuk Tema has been on Cambodian chopping block since 2008
http://ki-media.blogspot.com/2008/11/rumours-of-sacking-governor-kep-chutema.html?m=1

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archive/phnom-penh-governor-tells-cnrp-to-stop-petition-44768/

http://khmerization.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-king-appointed-pa-socheatvong-as.html?m=1

http://www.opendevelopmentcambodia.net/tag/phnom-penh-municipal-governor-pa-socheatvong/

Beong Kak Lake
http://ki-media.blogspot.com/2008/01/pa-socheatvong-to-vann-molyvann-dont.html?m=1

New leader admonishes Sam Rainsy!
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/phnom-penh-governor-expresses-disapproval-of-cnrp-rally-41439/

http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/19869110/article-Cambodian-delegation-arrives-from-sister-city

Sam Rainsy begging to keep his job!
http://www.asianewsnet.net/news-53593.html

Pictures of the delegation!
http://www.phnompenh.gov.kh/news-phnom-penh-delegates-arrived-in-cleveland-tn-3360.html

Asking Hun Sen to step down. CNRP opposing CPP, the government we support. Backlash on our people and those supporting CPP HUN SEN!
 http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/international/Cambodia_opposition_rallies_in_capital,_urges_PM_to_step_down.html?cid=37545534

Bradley County School board seeks liquor money from the “city with spirit”

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Bradley County School board seeks liquor money from the “city with spirit”

1/22/14
0837 am

The City of Cleveland is disputing that the Bradley County School board has a right to revenue raised from liquor sales in Bradley County Tennessee.

Mayor Tom Rowland and the City of Cleveland are clearly living up to their cities new nickname. 

The nickname was recently submitted by it’s citizens and selected by a panel of bureaucrats. 

The aptly named  “City with Spirit” definitely has the spirits (money) and is living up to it’s moniker with no signs of letting her go.

Approximately 720,000 dollars is sitting in the coffers of Cleveland City from the sale of liquor and Bradley County wants half!

According to the Title 57 statute, the two entities should split the revenue 50/50.

Title 57 states that the revenue collected from the liquor by the drink tax in each municipality (county, city, town, etc) must be split 50/50 between the general fund for that local government and the schools that lie within that municipality. Sounds pretty cut and dry to me.

The City of Cleveland, the “city with the spirits” has implied to the County that this money is not theirs and that if you want it you are gonna have to sue to get it.

So this leads to several conclusions with a set of undesirable outcomes. This will undoubtedly cost the taxpayer dearly depending on the duration and depth of litigation, will diminish expected funding of our schools, and one committee after another will be formed to fix the problem with many hours spent resolving this issue instead of focusing on our more serious issues.

Can’t we all just get along? Cant the “City with the spirit money” let go of the spirits just long enough to help the kids? Huh? 

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/1/21/267888/Bradley-Commission-Tables-Resolution.aspx

Haslam and Huffman sweep into a public school, select taxpaying citizens ousted with police escort.

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Haslam and Huffman sweep into a public school, select taxpaying citizens ousted with police escort.

Breaking News:  11/8/13

Governor Bill Haslam and TN Secretary of Education Kevin Huffman whisk into town, the general public is not allowed in their vicinity.

It could be called “Gestapo” like as taxpaying citizens were profiled then escorted out of a public school library where Huffman and Haslam were within minutes of speaking.

The site, the Cleveland Middle School in Cleveland Tennessee, the provocateur principal Mike Collier.

A couple of concerned parents, who happen to be Veterans who fought in foreign wars, taxpayers and coincidentally independent reporters  were attempting to attend a public meeting of which they wanted to attend, to gather information. 

Mike and I have covered events across the nation and have even ventured where most men dare trod to get you the truth. 

We were immediately given access to the building then denied the right to stay and listen to the Governor and his Secretary of Education because many labeled us a disruptive or combative although our records are clean of that charge.

A sunny afternoon it was and the mood in the main office area jovial with many suits and a strong police presence felt in room. 

When entering the room my escort and myself were met with many friendly faces and were asked if we were with the press, we signed in, were given our pass, our sticker which we quickly attached to our lapels of our shirts.

Police quickly shuffled us in as the guest speakers were soon to be arriving. 

The ease of entry was surprising which left  me and Mike at ease because after all, a publicly announced meeting inside a taxpayer funded school should be this easy. Concerned, law abiding citizens should be able to gain entrance into a public school where they plan to distribute info that may directly affect my children.

Our soul intent was to attend the meeting, gather, video and assimilate information out to a very hungry public. 

After all, if it’s coming from the Governor and the Secretary of Education why should it be kept secret and why should it be a private meeting. Why should we not be allowed to attend?

As we are setting up our cameras for the big media event, a lady enters the room and says I’m so sorry we must ask everyone for their press credentials and she turns to me and Mike Mallard with Tin Ship Productions (a nationally known documentary team) and myself, a staff writer of BCN with near 150,000 readers in 164 countries to display our credentials.

Mike and I were quickly encircled with Principal Mike Collier, the lady, and two policemen at our sides. It was obvious by the lack of activity outside this rather small group that we were the only ones being asked for credentials and quite frankly the only ones that needed them. So we searched our pockets, our wallets no credentials found and no one else in the room were being asked. So we knew the mood was fixing to change a very public lynching was to ensue.

We were approached by very aggressive principal that started making demands for us to leave as it was obvious the conservative “right wing”, independent reporters were not welcome and clearly had no say so in this debate. He must have read the latest DHS memo on Christians and right wing terrorists destroying the country.

After asking several pointed questions of which no defining answers followed we were told this is not open to the public and that we were not welcome.

At the crescendo and the principal obviously tiring at having his “authori-ty” questioned he lunged toward me and said “we do not allow combative people like you into these meetings!!!” I chuckled as evidently I asked one to many questions and replied “Sir, I’m not yelling at you so I do not expect you to yell at me!” “I’m just trying to find out how I can attend this meeting!” 

I changed the tempo a bit and slid around to his left, leaving his forehead and his hands shaky for some reason. I said “at this point I would like to be considered a concerned parent and a taxpaying citizen and would like to stay and not video but take notes of the planned speech by our duly elected Governor and his appointee” at which time he flashed his hands in a sweeping motion and said forcefully like a child exiting his office “GET THEM OUTTA HERE!!!”

As we exit the heavily guarded entrenchment with police escort, the library at our backs and into the main office I hear a familiar female voice squeaking condescendingly “That sure didn’t take you long! Is it over?” The laughter around her clearly displayed that the intent of her comment was relayed to me and Mike that we were not welcome in this very public building.

The walk to the exit to the end of the awning was very pleasant and as our escort turned verbal we met a very nice and friendly officer, last name Mason. He was very accommodating and apologetic stating he was not trying to squelch our rights. But our rights were violated! His willingness to honor someone eliminating my ability to peaceably gather and redress my government, to have freedom of the press stripped and to somehow impede the balancing of the powers of our federal government and their representatives, yes their was an assist here!

Yes, unknowingly perhaps but being the escort that gives these self appointed elite the ability to rewrite the Constitution and enforce their assumed power, yes, yes, you did participate in that classless action by providing a means for them to weld their unchecked tyrannical behavior.

Mike and I and several others soon resign to the partitioned “grassy knoll” to watch as the Governor, the Secretary of Education and their lap dogs arrived like rock stars and enter unscathed, unquestioned and uninhibited through the halls and the path we, who just moments ago exited under police duress. From this public domain they will now spew their well timed rhetoric to a liberal press that will filter till the info is unrecognizable and is palatable enough for all the sheep to lap up and digest!  

I’m sure the lead in story on all newscasts will be about their strong support of the unproven common core federalized standards. The propaganda spin cycle is on and completely unfettered by a concerned public attempting to dispel the agenda of the federal machine. Spin the nightly news will you please?

As a vocal or better known outspoken American you will never know the feeling of loss as when you lose your rights at the barrel end of a gun and witness a government completely out of control, unbridled and ready to pull the trigger.

Ponder these thoughts and observe the happenings around you! We are losing our rights and many more don’t care or are simply uninformed.

I’m becoming very accustomed to this type behavior and all too familiar with my rights not being honored. I’m still thinking this is not such a good thing! Right?

To contact this Principal I would encourage you to call or email him. Please be civil, nice and I do not condone violence or any threats.

I think it would do a world of good to let him know there are many out there that feel that the Constitution is still intact and many are still willing to speak up for those rights and believe in full disclosure, especially if our kids are involved!

Principal Mike Collier:
Cleveland Middle School
Cleveland Tennessee.
423-479-9641 ext 8002
mcollier@clevelandschools.org

Tennessee deserves better than this bloated budget mess

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Tennessee deserves better than this bloated budget mess

The Tennessee budget has been passed. The pork, the busted caps and excess spending limits have left many Tennesseans with a very bad taste in their mouths.

In what has been touted as a fiscally responsible, constitutionally intact budget has been determined to be quite the opposite.

As many of our elected leaders criticize Washington DC for financial irresponsibility we in Tennessee are doing the same thing. We have somehow placed a pink bow on a pig and we call it beautiful.

Despite what you hear, the budget for Tennessee is anything but beautiful. Take off the bow and look at it’s content. 

Don’t get bedazzled by our legislators returning to their respective districts while blowing smoke right up your rear ends.

Having a budget that would make a liberal proud is not a good thing.

Please allow me to summarize what Mr Drew Johnson has so eloquently expressed in his opinion piece below about the Tennessee budget that was passed.

1) This is the largest, most bloated budget in Tennessees 217 year history.

2) Our legislators, en masse, voted to once again vote away the constitutional cap to allow our TN budget to become bloated.

3) At 32.8 billion, this is a full 2 billion more than last years budget.

4) The Constitutional Cap was lifted by 132.5 million.

5) This 132.5 million will be added to every budget from here to eternity costing taxpayers billions.

6)  Instead of a tax holiday or further reduction in our taxes, your legislators and Governor elected to waste it on pork projects, millions of dollars worth.

7) The legislators did provide some cuts in this budget of about 7.00 per person.  I’ll just take my seven dollars, buy a 12 pack of a choice beverage and my benefit will long be forgotten.

Opinion piece by Drew Johnson from the Chattanooga Times:

Tennessee deserved better from GOP budget-busters

Tennessee’s Republican state lawmakers must think we’re stupid.

Otherwise, they wouldn’t have bragged about passing a “balanced budget,” as state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman; state Rep. Kevin Brooks, of Cleveland; and a number of other GOP lawmakers did last week.

And they never would’ve implied that new state budget was “thoughtful and strategic” like Gov. Bill Haslam did last Friday. And they certainly would never have called the budget “fiscally responsible” as House Speaker Beth Harwell did with a straight face in a guest op-ed in The Tennessean.

Did these Republican leaders think Tennesseans would forget that the State Constitution requires a balanced budget?

Did these supposed “fiscal conservatives” believe that taxpayers wouldn’t realize that they just passed the biggest, most bloated budget in the 217-year history of the Volunteer State?

Did they hope that no one would notice their hypocrisy when they voted to bust the state’s cap on spending after they spent much of the legislative session championing ideas intended to strengthen the spending limit?

At $32.8 billion, the new state budget is the largest in Tennessee’s history. It’s a full $2 billion more than last year’s budget.

But that’s not the worst of it for taxpayers.

The state portion of the state budget — the chunk of the budget paid for by revenues from state taxes, such as the sales tax, franchise and excise tax, state gas tax, and the Hall income tax — is limited by the Tennessee Constitution. State spending is limited based on the personal income growth in the state over the previous year. That spending limit, known as the “Copeland Cap,” can only be overridden by a majority vote of both houses of the legislature.

With a Republican supermajority in the Tennessee General Assembly, taxpayers must have believed that GOP lawmakers wouldn’t dare vote to bust the cap and spend more than they were constitutionally allowed. But they did — by $132.5 million.

When the state coffers began filling with more money than expected, rather than returning the excess tax dollars to taxpayers by further reducing the sales tax on groceries or enacting several sales tax holidays, lawmakers decided to waste it.

Out of 132 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, only seven voted against busting the spending cap. Even state Rep. Courtney Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, who sponsored a constitutional amendment to make the cap much more difficult to bypass, voted to exceed the spending limit. So much for principles. So much for fiscal conservatism.

That $132.5 million isn’t just a one-year expenditure. Since each year’s spending cap is based on total state spending from the previous year, the $132.5 million will be added to every state budget from here to eternity. Republicans’ decision to bust the cap will ultimately cost state taxpayers billions upon billions of dollars.

So how did Republicans in the Tennessee legislature spend the extra money they collected from the pockets of Tennesseans? A number of questionable pork projects found their way into the budget at the last minute, including:

• $1 million for grants to private zoos and aquariums in the state.

• $1 million in handouts to refurbish the Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation.

• $475,000 to fund a State Museum Task Force to look at building a new State Museum.

• $400,000 in additional funding for the Jackson Theater in Jonesborough.

• $310,000 to build a storage shed at the West Tennessee Cemetery in Memphis.

• $125,000 to spread among Tennessee’s public television stations.

• $50,000 to the Alex Haley House and Museum.

• $20,000 in giveaways to National Coalition of 100 Black Women chapters in the state.

Did the budget do some good things? Sure, lawmakers passed a number of tax cuts. But, in total, those tax cuts amount to less than $7 per Tennessean, or approximately diddly-squat.

For years, Republicans in Tennessee promised that if they ran state government things would be different. The budget would be lean, spending would be responsible and the state spending cap would remain intact.

Well, now the GOP is in control, and what happened? They spent more than Democrats ever did.

After such a dramatic display of fiscal irresponsibility by GOP lawmakers, conservatives in Tennessee must be thinking, “With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?”

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/23/tennessee-deserved-better-from-gop-budget/?opinionfreepress

Ben Cunningham explains the Copeland Cap!

http://taxingtennessee.blogspot.com/2009/08/copeland-cap-is-toothless-tiger-for-tn.html?m=1

Common Core: P20 SLDS, a tracking system for your child

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Common Core-P20 SLDS, a tracking system for your child

SLDS means: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.

SLDS is a citizen tracking program, and a grant program, that rewards states financially for participating.  It’s also called P-20, which stands for preschool through age 20 (workforce) tracking.  I see citizen tracking as creepy and Orwellian.  What do you see?

The federal website shows, here– 

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/slds/factsheet.html 

— that SLDS was presented as a financial prize to states, a grant, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  It sounded good, but in reality, its purpose –besides the uneven redistribution of taxpayers’ money– is to track citizens (students).

The assumption was that everyone everywhere would approve of citizen tracking and would want to be tracked.  A secondary assumption is that the government’s holding detailed, intimate information about its citizens would never be used against anybody wrongly, and that none of this has nothing to do with constitutional rights to privacy.  (For more on that, click here: 

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/rightofprivacy.html )

I highlighted the first element of data to be collected because it speaks about PII, personally identifiable information.  PII can be a name, a social security number, a blood sample, handwriting sample, a fingerprint, or almost anything else.  The fact that the government included “except as permitted by federal/state law” is VERY significant because the federal Department of Education did the dastardly deed of changing federal privacy law, known previously as the protective, family-empowering, FERPA law.  The Department of Education did this without Congressional approval and are now being sued by the Electronic Privacy Information Center for doing it.  But as it stands now, FERPA has been altered and won’t be put back to its formerly protective state.  So parental rights over children’s data, and parental consent rules, have been cast aside.  –All in the name of getting lots and lots and lots of data available, whether with malignant or benign intention, especially for federal use.

Here it is, pasted directly from the government site and available in English or Spanish:

en Español

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: $250 million

Grantees: States

Type of Grant: Competitive

Purpose:

The program provides grants to states to design, develop, and implement statewide P-20 longitudinal data systems to capture, analyze, and use student data from preschool to high school, college, and the workforce.

Program Requirements:

Since it started in fiscal year 2005, the program has awarded grants worth $265 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia. The Recovery Act competition requires that the data systems have the capacity to link preschool, K-12, and postsecondary education as well as workforce data. To receive State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, a state must provide an assurance that it will establish a longitudinal data system that includes the 12 elements described in the America COMPETES Act, and any data system developed with Statewide longitudinal data system funds must include at least these 12 elements. The elements are:

An unique identifier for every student that does not permit a student to be individually identified (except as permitted by federal and state law);
The school enrollment history, demographic characteristics, and program participation record of every student;
Information on when a student enrolls, transfers, drops out, or graduates from a school;
Students scores on tests required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
Information on students who are not tested, by grade and subject;
Students scores on tests measuring whether they’re ready for college;
A way to identify teachers and to match teachers to their students;
Information from students’ transcripts, specifically courses taken and grades earned;
Data on students’ success in college, including whether they enrolled in remedial courses;
Data on whether K-12 students are prepared to succeed in college;
A system of auditing data for quality, validity, and reliability; and
The ability to share data from preschool through postsecondary education data systems.

BCN Editorial and summation:

An excerpt from the web site below:

http://www.tn.gov/firsttothetop/programs-data.html

“Many conditions in addition to students’ academic experience influence learning and the Tennessee Department of Education will bolster the current longitudinal data system by adding information from other child serving agencies like the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to inform best practices and help reduce achievement gaps in the near- and long-term.”

This is a compilation of sensitive information, from different federal agencies, being placed in your child’s P 20 database, to follow him or her into adulthood, possibly contributing to an influence on their job hunt with eventual prospective employers. 

It used to be water under the bridge if your child was unfortunately molested, abused or had some behavioral type problem. It used to be hopeful that enough time would elapse between the event and adulthood and the issue would be long dealt with and forgotten. 

Today,with the assistance of the P20 database, this information will follow your child well  into adulthood and be in full display for every teacher and employer to view and make employment decisions based on this data.

The site further explains,
“Tennessee will build a longitudinal student data system that will push the frontier in collection and utilization of P20 data and promote improvements in program administration and educational outcomes. The initiative will significantly increase teacher, school, and district-level use of near-real time student data by employing sophisticated, as yet underutilized longitudinal data for predictive and retrospective identification of student achievement growth and academic risk factors.”

Perhaps the P20 will get as invasive as Common Core amasses large amounts of personal information about students. Michelle Malkin cites research by Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute, who discovered a report by the Department of Education revealing that Common Core’s data mining includes “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”

“Pushing the frontier”, “real time data”, “as yet underutilized data collection.” This tells me that many, yet not mentioned data points will be collected on your child. Perhaps, religious affiliation, blood type, DNA map, fingerprints or parents affiliations or political leanings. I don’t know but the “frontier” is wide open and once established the sky could be the limit.

Source of info:

http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/what-is-slds-and-why-should-i-care/

P20 database program:
http://www.tn.gov/firsttothetop/programs-data.html

http://m.christianpost.com/news/common-core-cirriculum-a-look-behind-the-curtain-of-hidden-language–92070/

I encourage you to visit this blog frequently. It is full of information on this subject.

While BCN interjected opinion into the article above the whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com blog is to receive full credit for their content. 

Thrive 2055- Dangers of Regionalism town hall meeting with Don Casey

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2013 at 4:18 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:   Citizens for Responsible Growth
Mark West,
423-240-8288
mark-west@comcast.net
Gregg Juster
254-744-9562
gregg@juster.com
 
“THRIVE 2055 – THE DANGERS OF REGIONALISM”
FOCUS OF TOWNHALL ON MARCH 16
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Mar. 12) – With Thrive 2055 beginning to gain momentum in the 16 County Area that includes SE Tennessee, NW Georgia, and NE Alabama, Citizens for Responsible Growth is hosting a Townhall to educate and inform affected citizens and elected officials of the Dangers of Regionalism.
Mr. Don Casey, an expert on the importance of property rights, will speak on how comprehensive plans can affect one’s rights to own and manage their private property.  Mr. Casey is a highly sought after property rights speaker, having recently returned from a presentation to the Australian Parliament.
Thrive 2055, with its stated objective of identifying regional values and goals, has hired consultants from outside the area to create a 40 year growth plan for sixteen counties in three states, including Hamilton County.  Mr. Casey will reveal just how the Thrive 2055 Plan will affect property rights as well as the future of the region.
There is no charge to attend the meeting and it will take place on Saturday, March 16 from 10am – 12pm at The Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37408. http://www.thechurchonmainstreet.com
Media are invited to cover this event.

%d bloggers like this: