"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."


Sunday, May 25, 2014

NRC Performance Assessment of TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant on May 21, 2014 - Public Comments and Questions

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held the 2013 Safety Performance and  Regulatory Performance Public Meeting regarding TVA's  Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Calhoun Community College near Decatur, Alabama, approximately 10 miles from the Browns Ferry nuclear plant. There are 3 defective GE Mark 1 nuclear reactors operating at Browns Ferry. The same model of reactor which exploded and melted down at Fukushima Daiichi Japan.

VALVE ISSUES DANCE - My question - "Have the valve problems been fixed as identified in the 2010 INPO Browns Ferry Report and the 95003 Red finding?" NRC- "...that is impossible to answer...we can't tell you if the valve problems in the INPO report have been fixed...we are required to review the report...we will get back to you...no safety issues were brought to the NRC by INPO...we had already reviewed the issues..."

Video Presentations of the Meeting

Decatur, Al., Calhoun College, May 21, 2014 Browns Ferry 2013 Annual Performance Assessment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Part 1

Decatur, Al., Calhoun College, May 21, 2014 - Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Browns Ferry 2013 Annual Performance Assessment - TVA 's reply, Part 2 - Regulatory Performance Public Meeting

Citizen Presentations and Questions
May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 3 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments-Questions, presentation by Mr. Henry Jones

May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 4 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments- Questions, presentation by Ms. Gretel Johnston.

May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 5 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments-Questions, presentation by Mr. Garry Morgan. The NRC could not say that the multi unit valve failure safety issues and problems identified in the INPO report have been resolved. Although it is required that when INPO identifies safety issues they are required to notify the NRC, the NRC officials present stated they have not seen the INPO 2010 Browns Ferry Report. Reference: Blog article on the INPO report:  http://arklite.blogspot.com/2014/04/browns-ferry-disclosures-shhh-secrets.html

May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 6 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments- Questions, presentations by Ms. Nancy Muse; Mr. Don Safer-telephone; Ms. Jackie Posey.

Browns Ferry Performance Assessment report by Al.Com's Brian Lawson
"Members of the public who attended the meeting urged the NRC to remain vigilant in scrutinizing TVA operations. Those who spoke questioned Browns Ferry's wind rating and vulnerability to tornado conditions, whether the identification of individual problems at the plant are seen by regulators as unique events or signs of increased overall risk, how TVA's aging analog components are compatible with new digital systems and why the plant continues to suffer from power source problems...One of the last people to speak told McCree that Browns Ferry employees should be given a realistic description of what happened to the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011 and the effect the disaster had on the people and economy of the region. Much of the plant melted down after an earthquake and tsunami."

"McCree said he spoke to Polson before the meeting and Polson agreed to show Browns Ferry workers a recently produced NRC film about a visit to Fukushima."


"It can happen" - Nuclear Melt Downs! Not one person from the NRC in the video could say what actually happened - 3 nuclear reactors melted down. "Don't allow this to happen...this happened...something happened...unanticipated events, the accident" say the regulatory officials. Don't allow what to happen, what accident? Is the NRC afraid to say 3 nuclear melt downs occurred in 3 GE Mark 1 Nuclear Reactors where engineers said this could not happen.  Browns Ferry contains 3 defective GE Mark 1 Reactors; is the NRC as our regulator in denial that a nuclear reactor can meltdown in the United States of America?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Censorship via Defamation and Creation of a Threat Environment - Al.com and Advance Digital Support Extremist "Agent Provocateurs"

Advance Digital, via its outlet al.com, supports political extremist "Agent Provocateurs" and internet censorship.  Al.com has a long history of censorship and creation of hostile, threatening environments on its forums. Purpose is to discredit citizen journalistic endeavors and support of specific political party and corporate goals. Individual expression concerning political corruption and bad management of  local government is not tolerated, and when a citizen writes about the censorship and dysfunctional culture, this is what happens as depicted in the video below - threats, intimidation, slander.

The evidence, seven years of defamation.

Al.com has banned me from the Scottsboro forum, canceled my account. Below is my letter to Advance Digital Community Managers. Political extremists, "Agent Provocateurs," who waged a defamation campaign pointed at me for 7 years by name, that included terrorist threats and threats of murder on al.com's Scottsboro Forum. Al.com and Advanced Digital have supported their actions and appear to have actively participated in the defamation via allowing posters or their media staff to have multiple names to defame and threaten.

This is the second "Cease & Desist Letter" to al.com. There have been numerous requests for al.com to stop defamation and threats on their forums.

May 23, 2014
Dear Community Manager,

Reference the Scottsboro Forum - Since your staff disabled the inappropriate posting feature it was impossible to remove offensive postings, I had no other choice but to defend myself, which I have a right to do.
Censorship by defamation and corporate action is supported by Advance Digital - your actions demonstrate that to have occurred. Your failure to control your forum by allowing extremists to make terrorist threats and continue a threat atmosphere is also evident by your failing to follow your own rules.

Self defense from false statements - The offending posters bragged continuously about how they could now post anything they wanted, which they did - including false postings about me by name.  I have a right to defend myself from false statements made about me. 

Since my posting is no longer possible, I have no way to defend myself on your forums. I'm demanding that you Cease and Desist from allowing forum  postings utilizing my name in derogatory, slanderous terms, forms or fashions on your forums.

In addition, since I may no longer post on your forums due to your actions, I request that you remove all postings utilizing my name on your forums since the users contract regarding my postings is no longer valid.

It is my observations that the defamation and personal attacks against me, utilizing your forums, were from extremist political groups supporting racism, censorship and the control of all communications outlets, such as your forums. Further, your action has supported the actions of those who have made terrorist threats and continue defamation.

The same posters reentered the forum for seven years, utilizing over 50 forum names for the purpose of terrorist threats, threats of murder, racist statements, defamation and personal attacks. That would seem to support an inside job at al.com or the offending poster has resources certainly greater than an average citizen.

The sole purpose of the attacks for seven years was that of control of the forum. All I ever asked for is responsible discussion of issues. You as managers of al.com's Scottsboro Forum have not allowed that to happen. By allowing threats, defamation and harassment al.com has worked against responsible discussion. You have permitted censorship of political discussion by encouraging continuous defamation and a threat environment on your Scottsboro Forum.

Because of my complaints to you, you cancelled my account. By your action we no longer have a contract. I ask that you remove all postings utilizing my name.

Al.com forums will be monitored for the purpose of inspection to insure my name is not being utilized in any form or fashion on your web based forums. You allowed defamation by name for 7 years by the same people which you allowed to enter and reenter the forum and defame me. Because of the frequency of attacks, and the ease in which the threatening parties changed forum names, but kept up the same threatening and defamatory attacks, it appears they may be employees of al.com or Advance Internet. After numerous attempts to resolve this problem with you, the defamation and harassment continues and is followed up with a broad censoring action on your part.

Cease and Desist from allowing slander/defamation utilizing my name and the use of my name on your forums.


"How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations"
"...two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.
Both tactics have been seen on al.com's Scottsboro Forum.

Agent Provocateurs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Scottsboro City Council May 19, 2014

Monday evenings City Council Meeting, dual Work Session and Regular Session. Sidewalks, flooding, change to alcohol sales licensing, Water-Sewer Grant and rezoning request were discussed.

                                                AGENDA for the Work Session
AGENDA for the Regular Session

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

City/County Report Jackson County Commission and Scottsboro City Council Regular Session May 12, 2014

Jackson County Commission


Scottsboro City Council


Friday, May 9, 2014

TVA Quarterly Board Meeting, Memphis, Tn.

Tennessee Valley authority area of operations and facilities. (click on image for an expanded view)
TVA News Release: News release
TVA Slide Presentation: Presentation

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Citizen Journalism - Seven Years of Defamation & Threats

Scottsboro, Alabama - May 8, 2014 Citizen Journalism - Seven Years of Defamation & Threats - (Warning - Some of the language used in the video's defamation examples are not suitable for children.) Personal attacks in the form of defamation and threats pointed toward a citizen journalist with the intent to harm and discredit.

After numerous requests to Al.Com and Advance Internet to Cease and Desist, it serves to no avail. 
The local newspaper in 2011, The Daily Sentinel, also participated in untruthful accusations, defamation pointed specifically at me by name.

October 2013, I was contracted to write for the Daily Sentinel. I produced a weekly column until I spoke about problems with Scottsboro's Personnel Management System and our current Mayors responsibility. Without notice or explanation my weekly columns were stopped by the Daily Sentinel's publisher claiming I had questioned the Mayor's integrity. Such is the story of local news reporting and supporting of politicians instead of the citizenry and accountable government practices.

City - County Government Reports; Scottsboro City Council and Jackson County Commission, May 5, 2014

Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)
There were no agenda items for Monday's City Council meeting.

Jackson County Courthouse, South Side (photo by G. Morgan)
Jackson County Commission Agenda, May 5, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Jackson County Alabama Election Interview videos from the Clarion's Heather Garner.

Please click each candidate's name to view their video interview.
AL State Senate
District 8
AL House of Rep.
District 22
AL House of Rep.
District 23
  Jackson Co. Revenue
  Jackson Co.
Board of Education
District 3
Jackson Co.
Board of Education
District 4
U.S. House of Rep.
District 5
Horace Clemmons (D) Wayne Johnson (R) Jim Green (D) Jeff Arnold (D) Chad Gorham (D) Tony Baker (D)Mark Bray (I)
Todd Greeson (R) Dennis Stephens (D) James Hanes (R) Kermit Cornelison (R) Dana Moore (D) Charles West (R) Mo Brooks (R)
Steve Livingston (R) Ritchie Whorton (R) John Robinson (D) Shadrack McGill (R)

Jerry Hill (R)
Randy Money (D)

Kathy Thompson (R)

Reggie Hill (I)