Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 7, 2009 - 6:51am.

The new TNDP website allows registered Democrats to form groups around important issues. Here's one that some of at RoaneViews will find interesting.

Link...


Submitted by onetahiti on April 6, 2009 - 4:03pm.

The end of this post has a tragic tale of warning for the people of Roane County and points downwind. But first, someone had asked, "Why don't more people attend meetings?"

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 3:20pm.

How does this Bill affect TVA liability? Remember that NC won against TVA under public nuisance forcing them to clean up four of their coal fired plants.

House Civil Practice Subcommittee (HB 2154 by McCord. Nuisances- As introduced, declares that any activity that is conducted and any condition that exists subject to the terms and conditions of a permit issued by any agency, office, or department of the state shall not be found to be a nuisance.)


Submitted by reneehoyos on April 6, 2009 - 3:04pm.

Ok, I've attached the amendment and I'm talking to EPA about this bill while typing.

Here's the scoop:
This bill is now amended to go back to the 2004 EPA DRAFT criteria for selenium. The standard is based on the 2002 EPA criteria and is more stringent than the draft criteria.

In the land of policy, a draft guidance has no teeth.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 2:29pm.

This bill has to be pulled. Every section of it offends.

Link...

We were told that all it does is bring the TN standards for selenium into compliance with the EPA standards and that is simply not the case. EPA standards are for TOTAL selenium content. The Yager Bill only allows testing for one compound and no others. It has the potential to greatly understate the amount of this heavy metal we are being exposed to.

The rest of the bill is unacceptable as well.

Ask Ken to do what is right. Here's his contact information.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 1:48pm.
Displayed name:
TCWN
Site Address/URL:
http://tcwn.org/

Tennessee Clean Water Network

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 6, 2009 - 11:29am.

Sometimes it seems as if some TN legislators listen only to monied lobbyists. So...why don't we the people make our own PAC and donate like we did during Obama's campaign? Then the PAC could lobby on our behalf with those legislators who seem to favor that style of governance.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 9:28am.

In the Tennessee legislature we are seeing issues that the public is strongly in favor of fail in committee due to heavy lobbying pressure. There's a strong feeling that voters' expectation of being represented by their elected officials is being trumped by lobbyists with big campaign donations so that we wind up with a government that only serves a few people and corporations who can give big bucks to a campaign.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 7:57am.

Seems to address the concerns expressed at Lincoln's town meeting fairly well.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 7:51am.

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers, I hope you enjoyed the "April Fool's Special Announcement that I sent out. I never knew so many of you readers were born on Easter Sunday.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 7:50am.

Your people in Nashville continue the attack on effective government and healthy environment.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 6:57am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 6:45am.

There are some really good people with excellent and pertinent skills up for consideration. This is a far cry from the Bush appointees, whose main qualifications seem to be that they were "good" Republicans.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2009 - 6:19am.

At class change, teachers will likely use hand signals, Parker said.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 5, 2009 - 7:44pm.
15% of the clean up cost, $875 x .15 = $131 million
15% (6 votes)
Put it in the hands of a compensation committee to determine actual damages.
28% (11 votes)
Roane County has had the benefit of TVA for all these years so bleep you, Roane County! Make it ZERO!
13% (5 votes)
TVA has created this disaster and sickened people in 5 states with its environmental practices...Make it pay and pay and pay
41% (16 votes)
Sue me!
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 39

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 5, 2009 - 7:38pm.

The Long Range Recovery Committee has voted to ask TVA to "tithe" and contribute 15% of the actual cost of the TVA Catastrophe as compensation to Roane County for Schools, etc. as a gesture at making Roane County whole again.

Word is that TVA may offer $30 Million, roughly $101 million shy of what is predicted so far.

Should Roane County take the deal?

Poll on the way.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 5, 2009 - 8:33am.

In-house engineers noted that the dikes that held back the ash sludge were incorrectly built and not initially designed to rise as high as they did.

Scott Barker at KNS


Submitted by eaglelodge on April 5, 2009 - 7:42am.

Will be coming through Roane County on June 6th. If you ride a bike or know anyone with this condition please sign up or donate/sponser a rider. This is a great event there will also be festivities afterwards at the start/finish line at the H.T. Hackney plant. I plan on attempting the 100 mile course.
Link...

My personal sponser page:
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2009 - 7:28pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2009 - 8:06am.

A man walked into a bar holding an alligator.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2009 - 7:40am.

KNS has the video

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2009 - 7:38am.

Dr. Gregory Buttons...

A large agency such as TVA holds a lot of influence over lobbyists and the media, with individuals having less influence, he said.

"It is hard for the everyday person, county commission or city council to contest with an organization perceived to be at fault," he said.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 6:31pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 6:02pm.

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, killed aggressive brain cancer cells in 2 Spanish patients while leaving healthy cells undamaged.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 5:58pm.

Dissing Rush? Is this the beginning of the end of Zack Wamp's Governor's ambitions? Next thing you know, Zach will say something like, "Rush is full of....hot air" or something totally outrageous like that.

I mean, really...

Link...

(psst...You go, Zach!)


Submitted by onetahiti on April 2, 2009 - 8:00pm.

Don't get confused when folks come to your door collecting cash for "the Fire Department," "the EMTs," or "the EMS." I am told they are working for the Roane County Rescue Squad, a worthy group affiliated under the Roane County Fire Department umbrella.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 7:16pm.


It was a tough meeting for Ken and Dennis but we learned a lot.

They are both adamantly against any new reopening of the Midtown Landfill.

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Submitted by harrimanite on April 2, 2009 - 3:36pm.

TENNESSEE FIRM AWARDED $147 MILLION CONTRACT WITH VOLKSWAGEN
M-Tek, Inc. To Supply Interior Door Panels for New Midsize Sedan

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Submitted by reneehoyos on April 2, 2009 - 3:26pm.

All:
Here's another bill we just spotted. Link...

This bill would say that if a person or industry (they're people too) is in compliance with their permit, they cannot be sued for nuisance.

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 2, 2009 - 1:04pm.

Universal Single Payer Health Insurance is what the country really needs. This petition from Gov. Dr. Howard Dean via MoveOn.org doesn't go that far but it is a start:

I have an announcement. After four exciting years in Washington, I'm hitting the campaign trail again! Only this time, I'm campaigning to help President Obama win health care for all.

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