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Mountain National Bank closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


As stated on Mountain National Banks’ website, “On Friday, June 7, 2013, Mountain National Bank, Sevierville, TN was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Subsequently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.”

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The Mountain National Bank site goes on to say “All deposit accounts, excluding certain brokered deposits, have been transferred to First Tennessee Bank, National Association (N.A.), Memphis, TN. For more information on First Tennessee Bank, N.A., visit us at”

First Tennessee Bank has created a page for information and frequently asked questions for customers of Mountain National Bank.

For more information please follow the various links provided above.

Also, the FDIC has posted information here: FDIC Bank Closing Information for Mountain National Bank

This should not come as a complete surprise as The Daily Times ran this article on April 12th of last year, “Mountain National Bank seeks capital to maintain operations“.

For more information, the FDIC has issued a press release (PR-050-2013) about the institution’s closure.

Hoping for a smooth transition and happy to read that the former Mountain National Bank staff will still be performing their duties at the former Mountain National Bank locations which will reopen as branches of First Tennessee Bank.

Col. L. Fletcher Prouty Explains the Bay of Pigs & Vietnam

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Published on Nov 28, 2012 by

The Final Analysis – Part One and Two
That Whole Bay Of Pigs Thing
Col. Fletcher Prouty explains the Bay of Pigs failure, and Vietnam

Final Fight for Afghanistan Begins; Purpose: Unclear



By Spencer Ackerman

Final Fight for Afghanistan Begins; Purpose: Unclear

U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew L. Hefner fires a .50 caliber machine gun in the eastern province of Kunar, 2010. Photo: ISAF

What might be the final major U.S. offensive of the Afghanistan war has begun, according to the war’s day-to-day commander. Its purpose is a bit harder to grasp.

Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the outgoing operational commander in Afghanistan, said that US and Afghan troops recently began a push in the eastern province of Ghazni to reduce the potency of the insurgency in an area neglected by the 2010 troop surge.

“In some areas there in the east, south of Kabul, we needed to insert greater combat power, and we’ve needed to do that for quite some time,” Scaparotti told Pentagon reporters via videoconference, contradicting remarks made by the general in charge of east Afghanistan last year. Led by an additional brigade from the 82nd Airborne, the offensive will last through “the current fighting season,” he said — even as about 20,000 US forces withdraw by October, weeks before the fighting season ends.

Scaparrotti declined to provide details on how many forces make up what he described as “greater combat power”; where it goes beyond or outside of Ghazni; and said he preferred not discuss even the “intent” of the operations publicly. He also said not to think of it as the “last” major US offensive of the Afghanistan war. But it follows a recent pattern as NATO nears its 2014 deadline for turning Afghan security to its Afghan proteges: US and Afghan troops will clear areas in the east that the Afghans will be tasked with holding.

All Scaparrotti offered was that US forces were ”now undertaking operations to secure areas in Ghazni and areas surrounding Ghazni that we’ve needed to do for some time, and we’re also working very hard with our Afghan partners to then gain in strength and to hold those areas once these operations are done.”


Fast and Furious: The Hidden History of the Drug War



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As US troops deploy to the Mexican border to deal with the fallout of Fast and Furious, details continue to emerge about this flagrantly illegal operation to arm Mexican drug lords in a supposed sting operation. But as veteran investigative journalist Bill Conroy points out, operations like this were going on years prior to Fast and Furious and this latest scandal is just another example of a drug war that is not what it is believed to be. This is the GRTV Feature interview with your host James Corbett and our special guest, Bill Conroy.

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If you want honest reporting I would highly recommend The Corbett Report!

FBI Latest Government Agency to Target Social Media

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Uploaded by on Feb 18, 2012

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a Request for Information last month calling on IT companies to demonstrate their ability to design software for monitoring, mapping and analyzing social media.

Find out more about the history of government spying and propaganda through social media on this week’s edition of Behind the Headlines.


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