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TDEC: Water quality complaints could be an 'act of terrorism'
Examiner.com ^ | June 21, 2013 | David Garrett Jr.

Posted on 06/22/2013 6:16:01 AM PDT by thatdewd

Most people do not believe that complaining about water quality is an act of terrorism, but Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Deputy Director Sherwin Smith isn't most people. Smith told a group of Maury County residents, on May 29, that baseless complaints about water quality could be considered an "act of terrorism," The Tennessean reported on Thursday.

In an audio recording, Smith told the crowd: "We take water quality very seriously. Very, very seriously. But you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there's no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism."

The Tennessean reporter Brian Haas wrote, "Residents there have complained to the state for months, saying some children had become ill drinking the water.".....(snip)...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: complaint; consumerterrorists; tdec; terror; terrorism; water; watercomplaints
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1 posted on 06/22/2013 6:16:01 AM PDT by thatdewd
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To: thatdewd
"you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there's no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism."

Terrorists: those who cling to God and to guns, those who attend church on Sundays (but not those who attend a Mosque of Fridays), prior military, those who prepare for emergencies, conservatives, those who oppose Obama on anything, and now those who are concerned about municipal water quality. If I didn't know better, I'd wonder whether our Dear Leader was trying to dilute the meaning of the word "terrorism", but that can't be true. Obama doesn't even use that word for workplace violence, such as the mass murder of American soldiers at Fort Hood.

2 posted on 06/22/2013 6:20:51 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: thatdewd

so in other words sit down and shut up? That SOB. Parents have better things to do than make untrue assertions to dim witted water directors. I thought he was going to say terrorists could attack the water supply by poisoning it which under the Geneva-Hague Conventions (now rendered almost irrelevant by the monsters we are dealing with who belong to no government army)is considered a war crime.

I hope he gets boils. I hope his complaints earn him the name of “griper” who won’t sit down and shut up, see how he likes it.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 6:23:30 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: thatdewd

I’ll see your ! and raise you ?!


4 posted on 06/22/2013 6:24:15 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: thatdewd

So another words, if your pipes are old and the water seems strange, but there isn’t really a problem, you’ll be hog tied and dragged away as a terrorist, and the Fort Hood shooter was only a perp of work place violence.

Okay, I’m beginning to understand...


5 posted on 06/22/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: thatdewd

This idiot doesn’t want his paying customers making his job more difficult.

“If you complain that I’m not cleaning up your water, I’m going to report you for terrorism!”


6 posted on 06/22/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: thatdewd
Under Obama every dissenting voice to the government will become an act of terrorism.

As socialists have changed their lexicon and are now so-called progressives, the old communist term of counterrevolutionary has been changed to terrorist.

This is Obamas transformed America.

7 posted on 06/22/2013 6:27:24 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: thatdewd

So if 3 foreign biochemistry students are caught out
on a freezing cold night mysteriously near quabbin reservoir,
they are IMMEDIATELY let go, BUT if a citizen
complains of water quality he/she will be incarcerated,
if not exterminated and audited.

America is soooooooooooo screwed.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 6:32:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: thatdewd
In today's America, everyone is guilty of breaking some law. There is no "if you don't do anything wrong you have nothing to fear". You have done something wrong; you just didn't know it.
9 posted on 06/22/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The Eurozone policy might best be described as "Laurel and Hardy Carry a Piano Upstairs.")
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To: thatdewd

Narsisists believe that diagreeing with them is an act of agression toward them. It is quite simply THAT simple. We have allowed very, very sick people to control our lives, by way of the US government.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 6:36:17 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: thatdewd

Demonrats commit acts of terrorism with every breath of air they steal, especially when they support the genocidal murder-by-abortion enabler, Traitorobama.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 6:37:35 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: BfloGuy

“You have done something wrong; you just didn’t know it.”

If you are alive and didn’t vote for Hussein, you are guilty of being alive and not voting for Hussein - that is a death sentence.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:07:36 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: thatdewd

The Plan:

DOJ + NSA + IRS = KGB

Now shut up and be a good comrade, or we might discover that you are a terrorist!

13 posted on 06/22/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: thatdewd
Do I get at least a half dozen virgins if I am shot for complaining about too much iron and lime in my water?
14 posted on 06/22/2013 7:24:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: thatdewd

Wouldn’t it be easier for DHS to just accuse every US citizen of being a terrorist, then retract the accusation for the VERY FEW they don’t consider terrorists?

Oh... too late. That’s their mindset right now.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 7:27:41 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Pollster1

> “you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there’s no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism.”

Translation: Don’t bother me and try to get me to do my job, I’m out golfing / cheating on my wife / or other leisurely avtivity paid for by your tax dollars. If you keep bugging me I’m going to call the EPA and tell them that you are poisoning our water and call you a terrorist so they can ruin your life. Now run along, sonny...


16 posted on 06/22/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: thatdewd
Something bad happened to Tennessee and the state is still suffering.

I think the state was infected when it got Gored by a failed political dynasty and never fully healed.

That lingering infection festers to this day and may yet kill Tennessee, just as it has many, many others.

17 posted on 06/22/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: BfloGuy
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged
18 posted on 06/22/2013 8:48:23 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: jsanders2001

The guy is a jerk! However,,,,,,,, We do get some off-the-wall complaints.

Years ago, we started doing tests for lead and copper. House directly across the street from the jerk, way below actionable limits. The jerk’s house, the same. Three years or so later, house across the street, way below actionable limits. The jerk’s? Over the moon! He complained to the EPA and the PUCO.
I went to investigate. He had remodeled the house. Did the plumbing himself, starting right at the meter. I asked to see the solder he used. Ancient roll, probably inherited from his grandfather. Not lead free! I explained to him that he had caused the problem, and there was nothing I could do about it.
He complained again to the EPA and PUCO. They came out to his house to meet. I was there. The guy brought out a new roll of lead-free solder!
The EPA and PUCO believed me, as all twenty other test sites were well within compliance. The guy is a jerk, just like the water guy in Tennessee!


19 posted on 06/22/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: thatdewd
In my opinion, this country is getting very close to the point where people like the jack**s in the article are going to start acting on their rhetoric.
In fact, it is already happening to some extent with the IRS, NSA, and soon under Obamacare.
That awkward time, as noted by Clair Wolfe, I fear is coming to an end. Our government is not listening, and most likely has their propaganda machine queued up to exploit the first person who reacts--not some whacko like Jerod Loughner or James Holmes, but an average person who has "had enough".
And a word of advice to whatever government stooge is reading this: At that point, the critical mass of people who quietly sympathize with said average person won't care how much information you have in your Utah vault, or how much your media lapdogs villainize. That critical mass, I suspect, is going to want to eliminate the source of their oppression and whomever supports it.

I am not looking forward to it. Because it is going to be bloody, and a lot of innocent people are going to get hurt.

20 posted on 06/22/2013 9:22:15 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: thatdewd

I hope this jackass has another job lined up.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 9:39:29 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: Tench_Coxe

” but an average person who has “had enough”

Google up Carl Drega.


22 posted on 06/22/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Roccus
when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them

A lot of FReepers don't like how Ayn Rand arrived at her conclusions, but, dang, she was right. And she wrote at a time we would look back on as laissez-faire heaven.

23 posted on 06/22/2013 2:18:05 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The Eurozone policy might best be described as "Laurel and Hardy Carry a Piano Upstairs.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The guy is a jerk, just like the water guy in Tennessee!

Um, no. One is a nuisance, the other is a government official threating law abiding citizens for exercising their constitutional rights.

Can you not tell the difference?

24 posted on 06/23/2013 1:39:36 PM PDT by Ken H
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Of course I can. Just pointing out that customers can also be jerks. I got hassled around by the epa for a month because of that jerk. And I made it quite clear that Sherwin is a complete govt. jerk.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 2:06:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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