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Chattanooga bomb squad disables two explosive devices in Red Bank

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga police bomb squad disabled two devices in a Red Bank apartment after a barricaded man was taken into custody early this morning, authorities said.

Chandler Wynn Mauldin, 24, of 4223 Tacoma Ave., is in the Hamilton County Jail on $140,000 bond, Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said in a news release. Mauldin is charged with two counts of assault and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Christol said authorities were called to Mauldin's apartment about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on a report that he had an explosive device. Mauldin refused to open the door and told police he had a bomb and several weapons, Christol said.

Several nearby families were evacuated or told to stay indoors. Red Bank and Hamilton County Sheriff S.W.A.T. teams, the Chattanooga Police Department bomb squad, emergency services and the Red Bank Fire Department staged at a nearby parking lot.


Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/28/emergency-responders-alert-red-bank/?breakingnews



copy cat?

Eta looks like a troubled kid. Arrested at 18
http://www.bustedmugshots.com/tennessee/chattanooga/chandler-wynn-mauldin/86201301

and 21
http://www.bustedmugshots.com/tennessee/chattanooga/chandler-wynn-mauldin/87559431

and 23
http://arrestfiles.org/publicinfo/chandler-wynn-mauldin

scouting for all vs. astro turf

all of a sudden I am seeing ads on the internet for new web sites concerning Boy Scouts of America and gay membership.

I followed a link and they look pretty slick.

Compare the scouting for all website, obviously low budget an home made by former scout volunteers with their names listed in the about us, that has been chugging along for years:

http://www.scoutingforall.org/data/home.html

or the inclusive scouting network:
http://www.inclusivescouting.net/

with
http://www.onmyhonor.net/

That describes itself on the about page as "the official coalition of concerned parents, scout leaders, etc." but lists no names. I got in an ad on facebook. It is paid for by the "National Christian Foundation," which describes itself as "the largest Christian grant making foundation in the world."

http://www.nationalchristian.com/


or
http://standwithscoutssunday.org/
from the "Family Research Council"listed by SPLC as a hate group). It has a web cast on Sunday that they are trying to get churchs to host.

Why I don't understand is, who pays for these web sites opposing lifting the membership ban? That has got to cost some money. What is in it for them?



edited to fix a link and to add:
I think these are astroturf facebook pages-
https://www.facebook.com/saveourscouts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moms-of-Boy-Scouts/562408540450774

https://www.facebook.com/BsaStandStrong

be advised we have four robots working on him right now

from police scanner.

They are saying that the guy on the ground is in his 60s. The tv news seems to be acting like it is suspect 2, but that doesn't match the scanners.

"we have a few objects inside the house, we have five out (PEOPLE?) but still objects in the house
we're all set for now, cheif we just haven't gotten inside the house yet

They gave a very American name and dl #, I am not going to write it because I don't know what is for.

they are at 30 Adams in the basement.

Is "figures" actually a word?

Not like "action figures" or "charts and figures" but like "he figures."

Is it really a word?

Read this "news story"

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/21974771/north-ga-child-finds-skull-in-yard-possibly-human

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"Them little eyes, they don't miss nothing," Jeff Stevens said.

An experienced hunter, Jeff Stevens didn't figure this skull could belong to any animal.

"About this big and about 3/8 thick on the skull part. I've killed a little bit of everything there is and there ain't no skull I've ever seen that looked like that except a human just in seeing pictures and stuff," he said.

He said their dog, Annie, is always dragging stuff up into the yard from the woods and figures that's how it ended up just feet away from their home.

The April thing

I'm so sick of the 3rd week of April terrorism - its like copy cats.

Branch Davidians, Oklahoma city, Columbine, Virginia Tech.

The time is associated with the first shots of revolutionary war (April 19th) and Hitler's birthday (April 20).

yeah. and it can get kind of crunchy and nice

I just like taking it off though, can't defend it.

'Don't say gay' takes on a new meaning

I think this article is pretty biased, but I thought it might give insights to people from other places about the local attitudes here. I originally posted it in LBN but was asked to post it here instead because it is an analysis not news - the story is here:



Spurred by Hollywood depictions, flip-flopping among national politicians and a persistent homosexual-rights offensive, popular sentiment about gay marriage has shifted dramatically and swiftly. In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57 percent to 35 percent margin. This year, polling shows a reversal. Forty-nine percent of the country say they are for legalizing gay marriage and 44 percent remain opposed, according to the Pew Research Center.

The rise in favor is sharpest among the millennial generation, those born since 1981. In 2003, only 51 percent of young Americans were in favor of legalizing gay marriage, now 70 percent are. Those unaffiliated with a religious group show support at similar levels. Only 38 percent of baby boomers are in favor, and only 24 percent of white evangelicals, an increase from 13 percent white evangelicals in 2001, Pew reports.

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Only the Deep South states, including Tennessee, remain opposed. In 2012, 59.4 percent of Georgia residents said they wouldn't be in favor of legalizing gay marriage, according to a Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll.

Yet even in Tennessee, where more people are opposed to gay marriage than any other state in the South -- 62 percent -- according to Middle Tennessee State University polling, many are reluctant to express their qualms with others.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/07/dont-say-gay-takes-on-a-new-meaning/

'Don't say gay' takes on a new meaning

Source: Chattanooga times free press



Spurred by Hollywood depictions, flip-flopping among national politicians and a persistent homosexual-rights offensive, popular sentiment about gay marriage has shifted dramatically and swiftly. In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57 percent to 35 percent margin. This year, polling shows a reversal. Forty-nine percent of the country say they are for legalizing gay marriage and 44 percent remain opposed, according to the Pew Research Center.

The rise in favor is sharpest among the millennial generation, those born since 1981. In 2003, only 51 percent of young Americans were in favor of legalizing gay marriage, now 70 percent are. Those unaffiliated with a religious group show support at similar levels. Only 38 percent of baby boomers are in favor, and only 24 percent of white evangelicals, an increase from 13 percent white evangelicals in 2001, Pew reports.

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Only the Deep South states, including Tennessee, remain opposed. In 2012, 59.4 percent of Georgia residents said they wouldn't be in favor of legalizing gay marriage, according to a Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll.

Yet even in Tennessee, where more people are opposed to gay marriage than any other state in the South -- 62 percent -- according to Middle Tennessee State University polling, many are reluctant to express their qualms with others.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/07/dont-say-gay-takes-on-a-new-meaning/



I think this article is pretty biased', but I thought it might give insights to people from other places about the local attitudes here.

Southeast Georgia man accused in attack on neighbor’s pig jailed

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/05/southeast-georgia-man-accused-attack-neighbors-pig/


SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — A southeast Georgia man is in jail after authorities say he unleashed his dogs on a neighbor’s pet pig and then stabbed the animal 15 to 20 times with a knife.

Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor says Benjamin Fullwood was charged Wednesday with felony cruelty to animals and obstruction of justice.

Ehsanipoor said the pig got out of its owner’s yard and wandered into a mobile home park. Residents were trying to get in touch with the owner.

Ehsanipoor says Fullwood unleashed his two pit bulls on the pig and then began stabbing the pig himself in front of a group of bystanders including children.

Fullwood was in jail and a bond hearing was set for today. The pig was in serious condition at a vet’s office.

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I don't have any comment.

Gov. Bill Haslam drops voucher plan

Source: Nashville Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam abruptly withdrew his proposal for school vouchers Wednesday after he and the bill’s sponsor in the state Senate failed to get guarantees from fellow Republicans that they would not try to expand the measure.

Haslam and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Memphis, asked the Senate Education Committee not to hear Senate Bill 196 at its final meeting Wednesday afternoon. The move came because committee members planned to pursue amendments to the bill. Haslam has said he would not entertain changes.

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Haslam proposed offering as many as 5,000 vouchers to low-income students in poorly performing schools next fall, ramping up to 20,000 by 2016. The governor has described his plan as a conservative approach that would help students in the worst schools.

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But some Republican lawmakers, led by Education Committee Chairwoman Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, and state Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, have favored a more expansive plan that would give as many as 10,000 vouchers next year to families statewide. Their proposal also would have raised income level so that a family of four could have made nearly $75,000 annually and qualified.

Read more: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130403/NEWS/304030178/Gov-Bill-Haslam-drops-voucher-plan



WOOOHOOO!!!!!

It is just a matter of time until the gerrymandered state gets this through, but at least we won't have to worry about money going to Muslim schools for the time being!!
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