Friday, May 17, 2013

Don Charest wanted to join Tellico PD Reserve again--Request DENIED

Tellico Plains Chief of Police Jeb Brown revealed today that Monroe County resident Don Charest (former chief Isbell's buddy), recently tried to join the Volunteer Tellico Plains Police Dept. Reserve--The offer for his service was unequivocally denied. Chief Brown added that former chief Isbell's tenure will not be erased from the public's memory.

 Don Charest
UPDATE: Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury report--Cash, Guns, and Drugs missing --or unaccounted for, while Isbell was chief of police.
Whether or or not Coker Creek resident Don Charest ever officially served in the All-Volunteer Tellico Plains Police Dept. Reserve, or in what capacity, is unclear--former Tellico Plains Mayor Roger Powers claims that "he never put him on the reserve." Listen to former Mayor Powers for yourself--HERE

If it was legally required for the Mayor to approve admission into the Reserve Police Force, and the approval was never granted...then, whether Charest ever was a TPPD reserve member during the previous administration could be called into question.

Don Charest had become former chief of police Bill Isbell's right hand man. You can bet if the current Mayor and the board of aldermen suffered from amnesia, and Charest had been allowed to join the 2013 TPPD police reserve--it may have been as Yogi Berra once said ...it's like "Deja-Vu All over Again..."

Anyone who is an active member in a police dept. can get E-Plates on their personal vehicle(s)--in Tennessee Emergency plates have a white background and display EMERGENCY below the alpha-numeric tag... Come to think of it, having E-plates on a personal vehicle would have been terrific 'bling' for Charest, who is a partner in a Gun Store business in Madisonville TN..




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Firefighter Rip Esselstyn on Plant-Based Diet

While it may be difficult to imagine that a Firehouse would be a place to find an all-vegan group...think again! Ten years ago Austin, Texas--firefighter Rip Esselstyn convinced his buddies to switch to an all-plant based diet--he is now a best selling author and the creator of the Engine 2 Diet, which follows a vegan menu. Rip's latest book is titled "My Beef with Meat." 
The book aims to educate people so they can make an informed decision about their most important asset, which is their health.

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose Rip said his biggest beef with meat was "Well, several things."
He added that his biggest beef with meat was "the disconnect between what people think is healthy and what we actually know to be healthy."


Some facts you may not be aware of about eating meat

  • Chicken has the same amount of cholesterol as red meat
  • Fish has more cholesterol than red meat or chicken
  • One egg yolk has the same amount of cholesterol as two Burger-King Whoppers
  • It clogs arteries
  • Contributes to Obesity
  • It fuels cancer
  • Trashes the environment
  • One glass of whole-milk has the same amount of saturated fat as four slices of bacon, and two times the calories