"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."


Friday, May 29, 2015

The Failure of Government, Corporate Media and Values in Alabama - A Video Expose - War Against the Poor, Building the Fascist State

When government, corporations and their thugs fail in values and continuously misbehave, it is time for the people to wake up and say, "enough is enough."

War Against the Poor, Building the Fascist State
Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting;  picture and story link http://www.nationofchange.org/war-against-poor-1320675842 
photo used in article linked was found at https://diattaart.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/artist-of-the-moment-photographer-dorothea-lange/  The photo is attributed to Dorothea Lange,  However, Ms. Lange passed away in 1965 of cancer. The vehicle pictured is a 1969 or later Chevelle, Buick Skylark or other GM body style. If you will notice in the photo at the above link attribution, there appears to be torn areas in the dash board area. This photo was made after Ms. Lange passed away.

During Memorial Day I visited Uniontown, Alabama to discover and record reports of government failure, racial discrimination and corruption on a massive scale due to corporate, state and federal failures. Here is part 1 of what will be a 4 part series.

Alabama Rural Poverty and the Basic Human Right to Water and Sanitation is Subject of United Nations Inquiry: http://www.eji.org/node/510  UN Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/WaterAndSanitation/SRWater/Pages/SRWaterIndex.aspx

UPDATE June 4, 2015 - Article by Ashley Cleek - AlJeezera:  "Quote from the article: "The engineer, John Stevens, who heads Sentell Engineering, said he could not speak about the new spray field “because of ongoing litigation,” but that Sentell had fixed the overflow problem at the lagoon." The above video demonstrates that the sewage lagoon has not been fixed.  Article link http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/3/filthy-water-and-poor-sewers-plague-poor-black-belt-counties.html?utm_campaign=wklynewsletter060415&utm_medium=email&utm_source=editorialnewsletter

Scottsboro Corporate Government Punishes/Penalizes citizen residents which includes babies and small children instead of holding accountable a slum landlord's failures and illegal activity. It is my position that the Scottsboro Water Sewer and Gas Board violated the Civil Rights of the poor citizens living there. This type of inappropriate action by a corporate governmental authority must not occur again.

Local harassment, slander and documentation of criminal threats pointed at me because of my citizen journalism. Note the postings below this video regarding the harassment which has began again on al.com. The Advance Publications Corporation allows log ins utilizing Face Book Google and other social media forms. Previously, I used my name to log in, corporate management removed my account because of me utilizing my name and attempting to protect myself from the criminal defamation and threats by corporate-political-media thugs. My positions and thoughts on this misconduct and at times, criminal activity, are explained in the video below.

My reply to slander, threats, intimidation and the insanity of local corporate media in the attempt to censor my postings and limit constitutional rights by thugs. (Also, this information article is posted on my Face Book Page.) This is my way of dealing with the exhibited fascist actions of psychotics - including political parties, corporations. and individuals utilizing the corporations for criminal activity and misbehavior.

Al.com-Scottsboro Forum:
"9326. All Morgan, all day, every day.
by rcsheffield, 05/28/15 1:36 PM The sense of self-importance is staggering in it's size."
Another poster - "9326.1.1. morgan is a cowardly, lying POS by inkpin4, 05/28/15 7:55 PM Re: All Morgan, all day, every day. by rcsheffield, 05/28/15 7:55 PM hope this helps."

My reply - 9326.2. When people slander and harass other people using hundreds of different names, by garry_morgan, 05/29/15 9:48 AM
When people slander and harass other people using hundreds of different names,the misbehavior leads people to believe that the corporate entity allowing such slander has a vested interest in the harassment and slander. When psychotic people and a psychotic corporation fail in their values, the people perpetuating such actions, the corporation and their associations, become a blight on local society and a scourge on media outlets such as this (meaning al.com).

The individuals perpetuating this misconduct are perpetuating the abolishment of freedom, justice and our system of law. This is political-corporate harassment and this is the face of the Alabama Republican Party's extremist, racist right wing. It is also the face of Alabama corporate-political society today.

What kind of example is being demonstrated to children and citizens where this type of conduct is permitted, even encouraged by the corporate media outlet.

UPDATE: June 4, 2015 Facilitating intimidation - murder:
by itsoktobehappy, 06/02/15 10:48 AM
Re: Has anyone else received an offer for free Windows 10? by Wardcleaver10, 06/02/15 10:48 AM
At all afraid of who I am just don't want to spend the rest of my life behind bars for murder

9333. do you say such a thing as murder, please explain.
by garry_morgan, 06/02/15 8:15 PM
Re: Has anyone else received an offer for free Windows 10? by Wardcleaver10, 06/02/15 8:15 PM

by itsoktobehappy, 06/03/15 10:31 AM
Re: Has anyone else received an offer for free Windows 10? by Wardcleaver10, 06/03/15 10:31 AM
you were an educated person??????????? this post you just made was uncalled for because if I had any more to say I would have said it.

Criminal activity and defamation-libel supported by psychotics is a threat to freedom within and in our nation. Supporting anonymous threats and defamation is indicative of an insane culture within the corporation. There have been articles wrote about psychotic corporations and the individuals managing them.  (  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201103/why-corporations-are-psychotic  )
Threats and slander have been occurring for more than 7 years because I use my name, what are the corporate-political entities afraid of, the truth?

I believe the local predominant media entities who publish feel good stories instead of actual news, then slander individual citizen journalists who report on actual local news perpetuate fascism and are disloyal to our nation and our system of laws. Al.com's Scottsboro forums may be viewed at http://www.al.com/forums/scottsboro/index.ssf?initial=true

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scottsboro City Council, May 26, 2015, Work Session & Regular Session - First Monday Trade Days Weekend

This weekend, May 30-31st and Monday June 1st is First Monday Trade Days Weekend in Scottsboro. Monday, June 1st, is Jefferson Davis's Birthday, the courthouse will be closed, the opportunity is present for a long weekend for vendors. (photos by G. Morgan)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jackson County Commission Regular Session May 26, 2015

South Side of the Jackson County Courthouse (photo by G. Morgan)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2014 Performance Report on TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant May 14, 2015

TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - Fair Use Rights for non-profit news reporting. Picture credits "wiki" and "NRC."

NRC conducted a Public Meeting May 14, 2015 to discuss NRC’s 2014 Assessment of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant. The annual assessment letter  for the Browns Ferry plant, as well as current performance information for Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 is available on the NRC website.

Assessment Letter -  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/LETTERS/bf_2014q4.pdf  

Unit 1  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF1/bf1_chart.html

Unit 2  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF2/bf2_chart.html

Unit 3  http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/BF3/bf3_chart.html

Press Report - Al.com: "...The NRC will continue to monitor [the] utility's ability to sustain quality performance and the inspection emphasis in the coming year will include a focus on what TVA is doing toward ensuring its long-term performance."

NRC Performance Report - TVA's Reply

Public Comment Part 1

Public Comment Part 2

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jackson County Commission, Regular Session May 12, 2015

(photo by G. Morgan)

It's that time again - The Catfish Festival - Saturday May 16, 2015 at the Jackson County Park.
(Fair Use for non-profit news reporting- Scottsboro Business Council)

Agenda of the Jackson County Commission
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Scottsboro City Council Regular Session May 11, 2015

(photo by G. Morgan)

Hot issue at the city council - Roseberry Creek Rescue Group requested financial support for spraying nuisance aquatic species, water weeds, in the City and County Park area, to include homeowner water frontage. A city budget amendment request was approved for $40,000. The money to be provided was approved contingent on $60K being raised by the Roseberry Rescue Group. The funds may not be utilized to pay down or pay off any current or future debt incurred by the Roseberry group.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 8, 2015 - Jackson County Legislative Delegation - 2015 Alabama Legislative Review

Jackson County Alabama District 8 Senator Steve Livingston (left) and 
District 23 Representative Tommy Hanes (right) discuss issues.

May 7, 2015 Scottsboro, Alabama - The Jackson County Legislative Delegation's 2015 Legislative Review at the Scottsboro Water Sewer & Gas Board's Operations Center.  TVA-in-lieu-of-tax discussion, funds to be returned to county commission, Discretionary Fund Committee to be cancelled. Management reform discussed for Medicaid, Mental Health, and Prisons. Governor Bentley's $541 million in tax increases not needed. "$350 million" is the amount Mr. Hanes indicated would cover the budget, not $541 million. Thoughts on ABC Store privatization.


Video on TVA-in-lieu-of-tax-issue

Friday, May 8, 2015

TVA Quarterly Meeting at Huntsville, Alabama - May 7, 2015 Widows Creek to Close This Year

TVA Widows Creek (photo by TVA - Fair Use for non-profit news reporting)

Top Story for Jackson County Alabama - TVA-in-lieu-of-taxes will be negatively impacted. Excerpt from the Chattanooga Times Free Press: "The Tennessee Valley Authority will shut down the last operating unit at its oldest coal plant in Alabama by the end of the year. TVA directors voted today to shutter the Widows Creek Fossil Plant near Stevenson, Ala., which TVA began building more than 60 years ago. TVA has previously idled all but one of the eight units at Widows Creek. The only remaining operating generator, Unit 7, is scheduled to be closed by the end of the year as part of TVA's efforts to meet stricter environmental rules,"  http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2015/may/07/tva-prepares-shut-down-widows-creek-coal-plant/302963/

Al.com article - "90 jobs to be lost - The Tennessee Valley Authority will by October close the last remaining unit at its Widows Creek coal plant in Jackson County.TVA officials said the closing, which will affect about 90 jobs, is in response to new federal regulations regarding the storage and monitoring of coal ash. Widows Creek has eight units. TVA shut down six units between May 2012 and July 2013 and it closed a seventh unit last October."

Environmental Group Presentations at TVA Board Meeting Listening Session

AGENDA for the meeting: Agenda


Jackson County Legislative Delegation - TVA-In-Lieu-of-Tax

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Scottsboro City Council Work Session May 4, 2014

Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)

There was one agenda item on Monday's city council meeting for discussion. Fireworks costs have risen - A request from Goosepond Colony Manager Lyle Sosby was presented for financial assistance in the amount of $5000 to be utilized for the 4th of July fireworks display. Mr. Sosby also provided information on golf events at the GPC facility. Nice Web Site - http://goosepond.org/

Garry Morgan also addressed the council about an inexpensive means to advertise First Monday and the City of Scottsboro by placing signage with the Scottsboro "Welcome Signs"on major roadways into Scottsboro City Limits. The signs would read, or something similar -

The idea is to direct travelers to the Scottsboro web site at http://www.cityofscottsboro.com so they may realize what we have to offer in Scottsboro, Alabama. Information on 1st Monday Trade Days at http://www.cityofscottsboro.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=118 

Video of Monday evenings council meeting.