Nov 17 2017
06:40 am

It is becoming more apparent that people who frequently carry guns do not know any more about gun safety than people who have never touched a gun. Come on people, wake up, practice gun safety.

At a Tellico Plains, TN, church, a group had gathered for an early Thanksgiving luncheon. After the luncheon they started discussing guns in churches. A man proceeded to pull out his gun, telling the attendees he carries his gun everywhere.

According to the man, "With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded." The man then negligently shot himself and his wife.

The man is lucky he only shot people in his own family. However, the bullet entered "the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side." If my husband negligently shot me I'd be whopping mad.

My advice, if someone starts showing his/her gun in a public setting, leave.


Tune it to DTV on Friday evening at 7:30 PM and get the facts on how to enroll in the Affordable Care Act individual insurance market from ACA Enrollment experts Dr. Mary Headrick and Rich Hehighan.

Host John Stewart leads a 'how to' session on signing up for the ACA individual health insurance market that provides guidance on how to find the marketplace, how to read the information and more importantly how to get assistance from the ACA Navigators who really know the ins and outs of the enrollment.

Remember that enrollment ends early this year onDec 15 and also the individual mandate remains in effect for 2018.

You can watch the show on the CTV Knoxville web site (here)

or on the following cable channels:

Comcast Channel 12
Charter Channel 193
Wow! Channel 6
ATT U-verse Channel 99


"I used to get Uber drivers on game days, and they’re coming in from Atlanta or Chattanooga just to reap our money," said Cunningham, 20, a junior majoring in supply chain management. "So I wanted to create more of a local economy on campus as well as a better atmosphere for students to feel safer."

University of Tennessee student launches new ride share run by students


Researchers at the Commonwealth Fund interviewed nearly 23,000 people 65 and older in 11 countries to see what kind of medical care they get.

In most other rich countries with universal health care, people over 65 don’t have to pay at all to see a doctor. Not so in the U.S.

“We recommend that individuals budget around $400 a month for medical expenses in retirement,” said Doctor’s Choice founder Dr. John Luo.

Medicare’s great by U.S. standards. Compared to others, not so much

Nov 15 2017
12:15 pm

Politico: "Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told reporters that five Democrats have signed on to his resolution to introduce five articles of impeachment against the president.

The Democrats charge that Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey; that he has violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by continuing to frequent and profit from his businesses; and that he has undermined the federal judiciary and freedom of the press."

"We’re calling upon the House to begin impeachment hearings," Cohen said. "It’s not a call for a vote. It’s a call for hearings."

Six Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings

More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet


Someone's backpack containing a camera with a lithium ion battery exploded and started smoking. Not knowing what caused the noise, some thinking it was a gunshot, people fled from the terminal

A security officer Ricado Perez — a 20-year army veteran, ran towards the bag, picked it up and placed it in a location away from people.

"When I picked up that bag, I did think, 'Yep, this is it," Perez told WESH 2. "And so I did what I had to do. It could've happened, but it didn't. So I live to do it again."

Lithium ion batteries are in cameras, cellphones, hoverboards, and more. How safe are they? Should they be allowed on planes? What would we do if they were not allowed? OMG!



What a mess

One of the largest private prison companies in the nation operates facilities in Tennessee that are grossly understaffed and haphazardly run — issues that may fuel inmate violence, according to a state audit released on Tuesday.

Tennessee Audit Finds Rampant Understaffing, Other Issues at Prisons


They just can't move on.

But ending the mandate would only save money because the CBO projects 13 million fewer people would have health insurance by 2027, meaning the government would spend less money subsidizing coverage through private insurance or Medicaid.

Premiums on the individual insurance market would also go up 10 percent as a result.

GOP Plans to Repeal Obamacare Mandate for Health Coverage

Nov 14 2017
09:07 am

Fans of Fox News host Sean Hannity were angry because coffee maker company Keurig stopped advertising on his show after he seemed to defend Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore against allegations that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

So these patriotic, conservative Hannity groupies were standing up for an accused child molester by destroying an expensive coffee maker they bought with their own money, a coffee maker that, it’s worth noting, many liberals don’t like because it uses small plastic pods that are bad for the environment.

Huh. What a country.

Nov 12 2017
12:41 pm
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Staff has been informed. Brady Hoke named interim coach for final two regular season games. Reports of team meeting at 1PM. Press conference at 5PM.


Nov 11 2017
05:58 am

"On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Veterans Day Proclimation, 1954


Brett J. Talley, President Trump’s nominee to be a federal judge in Alabama, has never tried a case, was unanimously rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Assn.’s judicial rating committee, has practiced law for only three years and, as a blogger last year, displayed a degree of partisanship unusual for a judicial nominee, denouncing “Hillary Rotten Clinton” and pledging support for the National Rifle Assn.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a party-line vote, approved him for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench.

Talley is 36 years old. In his exceedingly brief legal career, he’s never tried a case or argued a motion. During his confirmation hearing, Talley conceded that he participated in a court hearing only once – as part of a team. He did, however, run a pro-NRA blog.

Senate GOP keeps endorsing Trump’s unqualified judicial nominees


Economic development groups in Perry County recently conducted a study and discovered that the former coal miners' skills in areas like hydraulics, mechanics and electrical engineering -- would be well-suited for other industries.

"Their skills can easily be transferred to aerospace and other manufacturing, for instance," said Kathy Walker, director of the HAAS eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville, Kentucky. "We're potentially sitting on a labor gold mine here."

Last year, more than a third of Kentucky's total exports were aerospace products and parts, like civilian aircraft, engines and aircraft landing and braking systems.

How this Kentucky coal town is trying to bring its economy back to life


Tune-in for a dynamic show on Domestic Violence Awareness on Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30pm. DTV host, LaKenya Middlebook, speaks with Sara Baker, Association for Progressive Communications, and Assistant District Attorney, Willie Lane, about domestic violence and more broadly violence against women, and how these impact the greater community, their ties with gun violence, technology threats, and potential solutions.

DTV streams live on the Community TV web site (here)

or on cable/satellite at:
Comcast Channel 12
Charter Channel 193
Wow! Channel 6
ATT U-verse Channel 99

Nov 9 2017
04:00 pm

My understanding was the "Olli" was supposed to debut in downtown Knoxville in September during an "Innovation" Week sort of event. But I never saw or heard anything that week.

Can't find anything on their site.

Any info on what happened?

Meet Olli

Nov 9 2017
02:02 pm

He's succeding at what he set out to do, which is destroy the federal government. Isn't that what his supporters wanted?

Nov 9 2017
10:28 am

HI, All: And after Monday's kick off event here locally for our Super, qualified Democratic Candidate, Dr. Joshua Williams, who is running to TAKE BACK the seat in Congress from the "Duncan Dynasty", I am thrilled to let all you Nay-Sayers, critics and rumor mongers know that our REAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY is BACK!

This is also a sure thing because of the REAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY wins ACROSS this country engineered by young people, and WOMEN ! And locally and State-wide, we have a slate of wonderful candidates who are on their way to take over our Tennessee House seats and one Senate year.

As a hard worker in our Renewed local KCDP,(since 2009) I have met, and supported many good Democrats who ran for office, who represented the BEST Tennessee had to offer...who were defeated by right wing scare tactics, disrespect of women and our Rights, and outside dirty money.
But TODAY is a new Day!




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