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Doctor Dons Ebola Protection Suit To Protest CDC

 

 

 

 

 

” Two days after a man in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola, a Missouri doctor Thursday morning showed up at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport dressed in full protection gear to protest what he called mismanagement of the crisis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Dr. Gil Mobley checked in and cleared airport security wearing a mask, goggles, gloves, boots and a hooded white jumpsuit emblazoned on the back with the words, “CDC is lying!”

“ If they’re not lying, they are grossly incompetent,” said Mobley, a microbiologist and emergency trauma physician from Springfield, Mo.

  Mobley said the CDC is “sugar-coating” the risk of the virus spreading in the United States.”

 

 

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SWAT Team Comes Up Empty After 5-Hour Standoff

 

June 9, 2014

 

 

 

” Atlanta police surrounded a home in southwest Atlanta for several hours early today, but when SWAT officers went into the house, the person whey were looking for was not there.

  The incident began around 1:30 a.m. with reports of a man pulling a gun on a woman at a home in the 2400 block of Baxter Road.

  Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the SWAT team was called in because of a “possible barricaded gunman.”

But just after 7 a.m., Jones said SWAT officer had left the scene, and, “the perpetrator was not located.” “

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boy’s Love Of Gospel Music May Have Saved His Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.

  But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.

  Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.”

 

 

Last week it was a pair of twins defeating a carjacker with a rubber snake and now we have this …

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Police: Waffle House Customer Shoots Would-Be Robber

 

 

Atlanta Waffle House Shooting

 

 

” Union City police said Pollard and other customers were eating inside the Waffle House off Jonesboro Road shortly before 2 a.m. when a man with a black bandana on his face and hood on his head stormed inside with a gun drawn.

” He was just pointing the gun back and forth,” Pollard said. 

  The robber wouldn’t know it until later, but Pollard and his childhood friend, Jonathan Sutton, who happens to be an Atlanta police officer, both had guns. 

  Sutton was off duty and didn’t fire, but Pollard did. 

” I felt that not only my life, but everyone’s life was in danger. So I had to do what I had to do,” Pollard said. “

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Atlanta Traffic Cameras Show Virtual Ghost Town

 

 

Published on Feb 12, 2014

” Footage of normally busy streets in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs on Wednesday morning depict a mostly barren landscape as icy rain and snow fell on most of Georgia.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Vicious Daycare Brawl

 

 

 

” A formal investigation was officially opened after a vicious brawl unfolded at an Atanta daycare center. Footage from the brawl shows a parent and at least two other workers stumbling around and swinging their fists at each other. The video shows that all participants fighting, come extremely close to frightened toddlers. A women is seen rushing to rescue one toddler and remove the child from harm’s way.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Lavish’ IRS Confab Cost $2.4M

 

 

 

 

” The IRS held a 2008 conference in Atlanta that included an open bar, elaborate hors d’oeuvres and a video of agency employees dressed as Olympic athletes with makeshift torches.

Two people who attended the three-day event put on by IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel described it as “very lavish” and “over the top.” The agency said Tuesday it cost taxpayers about $2.4 million.

The “grand finale” of the conference, held during President George W. Bush’s administration, was an awards dinner at the Georgia Aquarium catered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, according to an IRS document provided to The Hill.

“I had not been to anything like that, certainly not put on by the federal government,” said one of the sources. “It was first rate, all the way.”

The other source said, “It was very lavish … the training courses themselves were helpful and informative, but the culture of excess permeated this [conference], including the opening video, the opening-night cocktail and hors d’ouevres reception.” “

 

 

 

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Pro Gun Supporters Outnumber Anti Gunners 2-1 At Bloomberg Gun Event In Atlanta

 

 

” According to an article by Claude Werner, a firearms instructor and competitive shooter, the “event” held by anti gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Atlanta today was a bust.

Werner, who attended the event said that pro gun supporters from the grass roots pro gun organization GeorgiaCarry.org outnumbered the anti gun crowd at least 2-1. It also seems that many of those attending for the anti gun side of things were part of the Bloomberg bus tour.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS SENT $46 MILLION IN TAX REFUNDS TO 23,994 ‘UNAUTHORIZED’ ALIENS — ALL AT THE SAME ADDRESS IN ATLANTA

 

 

” The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

However, the Atlanta address that received millions of dollars in refunds was not the only address apparently housing thousands of “unauthorized” aliens. In fact, it wasn’t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation.

The TIGTA audit report, published last year at the request of members of Congress, revealed 10 addresses in the U.S. that were issued anywhere from 1,846 to 23,994 tax refunds each. Four of those 10 addresses were located in Atlanta.”

 

 

 

 

 

Armed Guard Disarmed Teen In Atlanta School Shooting

 

 

 

 

” Atlanta • A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown around 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.

Investigators believe the shooting was not random and that something occurred between the two students that may have led to it.”

 

 

 

 

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Teenaged Student Wounded In Atlanta School Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

” A 14-year-old student was wounded on Thursday in a shooting outside a middle school in Atlanta and police said another student was arrested in the latest outbreak of gun violence in a U.S. school.

The afternoon shooting occurred outside Price Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither the wounded student nor the suspected shooter were identified by authorities.

The school was placed on lockdown.

Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos said the gunshot victim was “alert, conscious and breathing” when he was taken to a local hospital.”

 

48 Hours of Snowy, Gritty, Grueling Rally Racing

 

 

 

 

” At first blush, rally racing—or, simply, rally—is a pretty innocuous pastime. You buy a car. You install a roll cage and safety equipment, including a fire suit and a helmet. You find a friend to ride shotgun and navigate. You drive off into the woods—and then things get exceptionally weird. Races start in the morning and last well into the night. They are staged in asphalt-melting heat or face-freezing cold. Lasting two or more days, they require driving flat-out on unfamiliar roads—many of them unpaved and rutted—guided only by your reflexes and the shouted instructions of a co-driver.

Wrecks are common and can be severe: Roadside hazards include 100-foot drop-offs, Airstream-size boulders, and stout hardwoods. The course, more than 100 miles long, is completed at highway-travel speeds. If you are slow, you lose. If you kill your car and don’t make it home, you lose. And if you don’t have fun, you miss the point. Now take all of this mayhem and stick it in a deep freeze in Atlanta, Mich., 25 miles northeast of nowhere. This is the location of the Sno*Drift Rally, held for two days almost every January since 1973. Entrants range from six-figure Subarus and Mitsubishis to $500 hoopties held together with duct tape and Bondo. “

 

 

Tea Party Shows Muscle in Tuesday Wins

 

“Politics-as-usual got stomped by an unusual coalition Tuesday in Georgia. In Atlanta, the tea party, the NAACP, and the Sierra Club found something in common — their dislike of an $8.4 billion tax increase to expand transportation in metro Atlanta.

And in Texas, the movement again demonstrated that it is strongly racially inclusive by boosting Cuban-American Ted Cruz to an upset victory that gave him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

In Georgia, the political establishment outspent the plan’s foes by perhaps 250-to-1. The establishment lost by a 63-to-37 percent margin.”

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