How you can REALLY change things loca...

How you can REALLY change things locally!!!

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“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#1 Nov 23, 2012
If you think there should be more media investigation and coverage of issues you feel are important, such as political and law enforcement corruption, East-West county competition issues, school board issues, fire departments, budget, Tea Party, etc., etc., please contact me personally. I think I am now in a position to really help you.

I have been offered a newspaper column about Hickman County news and issues and would like to hear from any of you posters here (on both sides of the issues) who actually have some facts and/or who have opinions and would consent for your names to be published.

If you have evidence but don't want your name used, I will honor that. Years ago, in a neighboring county, I spent 3 months in jail because I refused to name my sources, so you can believe I will handle your concerns with confidence.

It is important for people who know the FACTS and have evidence to help spotlight and solve some of these issues. I won't use names without permission, but I need to be able to prove to the editor that you do in fact exist. I have been an award-winning investigative reporter, editor and/or publisher since 1964.

My real name is well-known (and some of you already know who I really am) but in the past that has sometimes resulted in death threats, shootings and imprisonment. I'm willing to stand up for Hickman County residents, but I can't do it alone. If you really want to help change things for the better, contact me. If all you want to do is spread baseless rumors and smear others, then don't. I deal in EVIDENCE, not gossip!!!

I may be reached by mail c/o Topix Editor, POB 792, Lyles, TN 37098. Please include a phone number and/or email address where I can reach you.

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#2 Nov 23, 2012
P.S. You can also send me a private message at the MESSAGES link at the top of the page or to modems84375@ at mypacks.net (if Topix allows this address to be posted.

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#3 Nov 23, 2012
That is modems84375 at mypacks.net . I spelled out the @ symbol to prevent spam. This is a private and confidential address.

I also receive an email notification of any posts made to this topic, even though I will still not know your true identity unless you let me know.

NOTE: DO NOT post your real name here unless you want other readers of Topix to know it.
How to contact the editor

United States

#4 Nov 23, 2012
First, you have to click on the editor's profile just to the left of his post, THEN send a message.
Stephanie

Herndon, VA

#5 Nov 23, 2012
How wonderful!!! Please be mindful of the rumor spreading dimwits on these topix, some are complete idiots. I started a thread about Lyles/Bon Aqua police force and have recieved little response. I would really like this issue addressed for the good of the county. The response time in East Hickman is horrible! Steps need to be taken NOW! As the population and crime rate grow the law enforcement stays the same.

“Hickman County Journalist”

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#6 Nov 24, 2012
Stephanie, I read your post about a Lyles/Bon Aqua police force. It's true, as posted, that Lyles/Bon Aqua would both have to be incorporated cities before they could have their own police force.

That would mean new taxes, more crooked politics and possibly even more crooked cops. I've heard a lot of horror stories about drunk cops and deputies, some of whom stop young girls for little or no reason and threaten them with arrest unless they provide sex.(People have named names here on Topix.com .) There are also cops/deputies involved in the sale of drugs they steal from people they stop.

A lot of people would agree with you on the need for better police coverage, but don't want or can't afford the new city taxes that would have to be levied because they would lose their current share of county taxes.

However, I'm aware a lot of people are sop disgusted with "West Hickman" that there IS support for incorporation. If you could afford and get HONEST cops, it would be better than what we've got. But that's the challenge.

Have you joined any East Hickman community organizations seeking better East Hickman conditions or gone to their meetings?

Have you talked to your county commissioners (you may have to write them since few of them will return your calls)?

Have you talked to your constable? Do you have Community Watch programs?

You can have 100 people who would agree to something, but if they're all sitting there by themselves and don't know about the others who feel the same way, nothing gets done. People have to ORGANIZE and TAKE GROUP ACTION.

The Tea Party did, whether you agree with them or not, and they HAVE made a difference!

How many people do you personally know who feel the same as you? Talk to them.

Also, unless you contact me personally and privately, I can't do much except what I write here. I can't - and won't - try to do it alone. I have my own crime prevention and it's called the Second Amendment because (a) a past sheriff, not Randall Ward, told me couldn't do anything without eyewitnesses, and (b) it also takes a long time for the law to get here to my neck of the woods, and (c) he said to get the guy alone on a dark country road and put him down. That was actually his answer!!!!

Contact me if you're serious. Follow the directions above.
Insight

Columbia, TN

#7 Nov 26, 2012
I have Proof of what you are asking for btw about the PVFD. I can scan what I have and send it to you. But at the same time I am leary on Who I am sending this information to as well.
Good Reason

Summerville, SC

#8 Nov 26, 2012
I would be Leary, too. Always be Leary of anyone who prefers to go nameless.
Biskit

Bon Aqua, TN

#9 Nov 27, 2012
How about a police sub-station in east Hickman?
omegareport wrote:
Stephanie, I read your post about a Lyles/Bon Aqua police force. It's true, as posted, that Lyles/Bon Aqua would both have to be incorporated cities before they could have their own police force.
That would mean new taxes, more crooked politics and possibly even more crooked cops. I've heard a lot of horror stories about drunk cops and deputies, some of whom stop young girls for little or no reason and threaten them with arrest unless they provide sex.(People have named names here on Topix.com .) There are also cops/deputies involved in the sale of drugs they steal from people they stop.
A lot of people would agree with you on the need for better police coverage, but don't want or can't afford the new city taxes that would have to be levied because they would lose their current share of county taxes.
However, I'm aware a lot of people are sop disgusted with "West Hickman" that there IS support for incorporation. If you could afford and get HONEST cops, it would be better than what we've got. But that's the challenge.
Have you joined any East Hickman community organizations seeking better East Hickman conditions or gone to their meetings?
Have you talked to your county commissioners (you may have to write them since few of them will return your calls)?
Have you talked to your constable? Do you have Community Watch programs?
You can have 100 people who would agree to something, but if they're all sitting there by themselves and don't know about the others who feel the same way, nothing gets done. People have to ORGANIZE and TAKE GROUP ACTION.
The Tea Party did, whether you agree with them or not, and they HAVE made a difference!
How many people do you personally know who feel the same as you? Talk to them.
Also, unless you contact me personally and privately, I can't do much except what I write here. I can't - and won't - try to do it alone. I have my own crime prevention and it's called the Second Amendment because (a) a past sheriff, not Randall Ward, told me couldn't do anything without eyewitnesses, and (b) it also takes a long time for the law to get here to my neck of the woods, and (c) he said to get the guy alone on a dark country road and put him down. That was actually his answer!!!!
Contact me if you're serious. Follow the directions above.

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#10 Nov 30, 2012
Insight wrote:
I have Proof of what you are asking for btw about the PVFD. I can scan what I have and send it to you. But at the same time I am leary on Who I am sending this information to as well.
If you would contact me as I have outlined here, I can send you my private contact information, which I don't want posted here to attract spammers and telemarketers by the thousands. I can give you my phone #, and we can then talk and you can decide for yourself.

And to the poster below who says he would be leary too of anyone not posting their real name - where is YOUR real name. Very, very few visitors here post their real name. Get real!

“Hickman County Journalist”

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#11 Nov 30, 2012
INSIGHT -------BTW, if you contact me here I still do not know your real name until you choose to give it to me after we connect.

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#12 Nov 30, 2012
In another week or two, if you read the Hickman County Times, you will know my name anyway ... if the arrangements work out for the weekly column. I'm trying to get 3-5 columns pre-written to make up for any weeks when I fall short.

“Hickman County Journalist”

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#13 Nov 30, 2012
INSIGHT - Try this if you wish and mail me at Omega Report, c/o The Phoenix Foundation, PO Box 792, Lyles, TN.

“Hickman County Journalist”

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#14 Nov 30, 2012
Biskit wrote:
How about a police sub-station in east Hickman?
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This could be a good idea but (1) it would have to be county sheriff dept., not police and (2) the corruption in the sheriff's department should be cleaned up first or East Hickman will just have more headaches, not fewer.

I could name one deputy who has already threatened me and another who probably will be very soon. I may have some breaking news on this by Dec. 7-8, when a formal complaint will be filed, but I want my own evidence on the record to minimize any chance of getting myself shot by "friendly fire" if you know what I mean. He already knows where I live and has been to my front door arrogantly telling me how he "know all there is to know about the law" and he'd be happy to throw me in jail where I'd end up "under the jail". I'm walking a tightrope here now.

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#15 Dec 3, 2012
OK, I think it's official now. You can write to me c/o "Out Back" at the Hickman County Times if you have something confidential to share. My column should begin either next week or the week after and will be every two weeks. I invite you to read it.

We won't be mentioning Topix.com because Topix allows anonymous postings, which is considered the worst form of journalism. Why? Because anyone can accuse anyone else of false crap and hide behind an anonymous name. I am in agreement with the Times editor on that.

Send confidential stuff to:
"Out Back"
c/o The Hickman Times
104 Central Avenue (or P.O. Box 100)
Centerville, TN 37033

Your identity won't be published without your permission, but your information won't be published unless I can verify it. Everything I write for the Times is subject to the editor's approval. That's why he gets the big bucks (shame on me, I know better!)

Fair 'nuf?
Eagle

Nashville, TN

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Good to see in the paper a change locally where the Vision 21 and the industrial board is finally woking together and talking with a German company trying to get them in the county. The industrial board has finally got a site back up on the internet even one for the Germans. Its at www.idbhickman.org/German.htm .

“Hickman County Journalist”

Since: Sep 10

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#17 Mar 4, 2013
Actually, there is no Industrial Board website. Phil Wenneker has simply pointed the domain name to a private site owned by - guess who?- Daryl Phillips, according to WhoIs.com .
see http://www.who.is/domain-history/idbhickman.o...
All Hickman County inquiries are directed to Daryl, who now works for Cheatham County, not Hickman. Guess where these inquiring businesses will be urged to locate?

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