The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “no refusal” enforcement campaign this Labor Day weekend.
It goes into effect at Midnight Friday, Aug. 29 and concludes at Midnight Monday, Sept. 1.
The “no refusal” campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test. It allows law enforcement to seek search warrants for blood samples if they suspect someone is driving while impaired.
“Law enforcement officials have another tool to utilize to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways by conducting ‘no refusal’ enforcements,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.
Troopers will conduct “no refusal” enforcement in the following counties: Union, Hamilton, Marion, Montgomery, Shelby, Hawkins, Smith, Maury and Hardin.
Officials said there will also be driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, as well as saturation patrols and bar and tavern checks.
“Our district captains have created enforcement plans specific to their regions. So, there will be a variety of specialized enforcement during Labor Day, including distracted driving, commercial vehicle safety, and Move Over enforcement, for example. However, the priority is always on impaired driving and seatbelt enforcement,” Trott said.
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.”—Henry David Thoreau
“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“Please know that there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings but it will always heal even if you don’t want it to, it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It’s up to you to find them.”—Chuck Palahniuk
Do you know what I think of when someone asks for solidarity? I think of cops. Nobody shows more solidarity than cops. You could have a cop on video beating the crap out of someone, with a dozen of his fellow cops standing there watching, and not a one will cross that blue line to do what is right . . .
Solidarity is about group cohesion, which means you have to see value in group belonging. And I don’t. I’ve never wanted to belong to a group. All too often, group belonging means conformity. It’s why the Amish all dress the same. It’s why every kid in middle school has to run out and buy the same pair of jeans as their friends . . .
If you want me to do something or support something, do not appeal to me on the basis of group identity. Appeal to me on principle. Appeal to a real human relationship that we have. If I think your cause is just, I’ll be there . . .
If you just want solidarity, join the mob or the white nationalists or the police force.
“The understanding, like the eye, whilst it makes us see and perceive all other things, takes no notice of itself; and it requires an art and pains to set it at a distance and make it its own object.”—John Locke, born on this day in 1632, on knowledge and the folly of our borrowed opinions
i just read an article stating that 73% of the donations are not used for ALS research. Is this true? what are your thoughts?
You know I read that somewhere as well so I had to turn to Snopes.com to see what they said, and they reported this as a falsehood. Which they updated this information 4 hours ago according to their website.
Also go to CharityNavigator.org to check out charity sites to see how much is actually going to the people in need
to quote Snopes: The claim made in the email above, that 73 percent of donations fund executive salaries and overhead, is demonstrably false. In their 2014 disclosures, The ALS Association reports a breakdown of their expenditures — only seven percent of their total fund intake goes to administration and salaries. Of the remaining 93 percent of funds, 32 percent is allocated to professional and public education, 28 percent goes directly to research, 19 percent is marked for patient and commmunity services, and 14 percent is allocated to fundraising.
John Walker, a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.
Walker, 77, passed away Thursday at a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. The agency’s website indicated Walker was scheduled to be released on parole within the year.
Authorities said the elder Walker stole, then sold, codes to help unlock encrypted Navy messages, which allowed the Soviets to monitor American military assets. The spying went on from 1968 to 1985, when he was arrested by the FBI. He later pleaded guilty.
The UK’s terror threat level has been raised from “substantial” to “severe” in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
The new alert level rates the risk of an attack on the UK “highly likely”, although Mrs May said there was no evidence to suggest one was “imminent”.
It is the second highest of five possible UK threat levels.
David Cameron promised new legislation would make it easier to take passports from those travelling abroad to fight.