Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Preserve at Oak Ridge Reviews Clinch River

I noticed that huge wild parties were occuring in the "Wellness Center". Beer cans, wine boxes, etc. Residents said it had been going on for years. I posted a youtube video of the aftermath & sent it to Rialto Capital's Attorney & CEO who owns the building. They installed 2 cheesy security cameras & oddly only monitor the building when it is closed. Since the building is not monitored, it is now overrun with middle school/teens entering the building w/o parents during the day. Boys/Girls lock themselves in the bathrooms together & do who knows what! If you have children, I would definitely not recommend here! The tennis courts are abandoned & filled w/ weeds. It's often a free for all, parents give their access cards to the kids & let them do as they please. If you look at the ceiling in the lobby of the Wellness center, which incidentally is way too small to support this huge development, you will see water stains. Only four treadmills & two are broke! The gym periodically has huge water stains in the carpet from where the ceiling and/or foundation leaks. I measured the humidity of the gym at a dangerous 80% which makes for miserable workouts. They fired the janitorial staff after I posted a video of horrid conditions. They still do not appear to sanitize the sauna properly. The gym equipment is also not properly maintained or sanitized when it breaks, it breaks & it squeaks like crazy. High HOA fees, & the lawn care is a joke. Irrigation systems are broken, leak & shoot water up like fountains on the sidewalk. Yards are full of weeds & clover. There were no handicapped spaces at the pool or gym. I reported that, & they were also forced into re-striping the lot & adding handicapped spaces!  As a result of my complaints, The Preserve at Oak Ridge violated my privacy & posted on their facebook group that my landlord was non renewing my lease (which landlord claims is false) & said I had a negative attitude. Soon after, they also trespassed me from gym/pool after this review w/o explanation. Last time I checked, wanting handicapped people to have a place to park & taking drunk drivers off the street is a good thing. Before you buy here drive around on side streets like Boxberry Road. There are hundreds of acres of vacant land, some of which has not even been cleared & much of it is owned by people that bought during the bankruptcy sales or Rialto Capital. If you are impressed by the pool, remember it's not even opened the majority of the year & not owned by the HOA. It's also plagued by trespassers as well as more sweat bees than I've ever seen. Residents posted that someone pooped in the pool this week so it's closed to sanitize! I've been yelled at & cussed at in the Wellness center. Supposedly they hired a pool monitor, but I've yet to see him. A neighbor did see him & said he was in the pool making out with his girlfriend instead of watching for trespassers or people with glass beer and liquor bottles in the pool area. Several written complaints from owners here about the trespassing. They need to start giving criminal trespass warnings, but instead it's a free for all. It's 4.25 per person to get into the Oak Ridge City pool & free for trespassers here!

The Oak Ridge high school is a 38 minute drive round trip by car, further by bus! Not good for people with kids.

Lastly a commercial public marina is proposed at the current dock.TVA told me that it will be for public & private use!  If you think that is a good idea, that would be like making the outdoor pool public & charging admission like the Oak Ridge City pool! It's good for the person that owns the marina though!

The power goes off here more than anywhere I've ever lived! Very frequent internet outages. The USPS mail carrier is contracted out and is by far the worst mail carrier I've ever had. Radioactive material was found in the sewage treatment here in 2015!

They are hostile towards renters & threatened to remove amenities for renters.

My personal opinion is when you look really closely, this place is a joke & the fees don't line up with the amenities.

Video below tells the story!

Hundreds of acres of vacant land

Friday, December 23, 2016

How I Lowered Cholesterol Naturally without Statin Drugs

I'm going to tell you how I lowered my LDL almost 70 points in one year! Keep in mind, I am not a doctor, nor should this be a substitute for doctor's advice, but you may want to print this off and ask your doctor about doing what I did! On 12/16/2015, my annual physical labs revealed that my LDL cholesterol aka bad cholesterol was a whopping 170! As many of you know from my previous blogs, I was already exercising and working out, so I got the same lecture about eating a lower fat diet, less red meats etc. It was definitely too early to need to go on statin drugs like Lipitor according to my doctor and it was something that needed monitored as I got older. A few months later one of my friends tore his bicep muscle and the surgeon attributed it to his taking statins to lower his cholesterol and he had only been on them one year! According the to the doctor these muscle related tears happen frequently with people on statin cholesterol medicine. 12/23/2016 I got my lab results and the doctor was amazed my LDL cholesterol aka bad cholesterol had dropped almost 70 points in 12 months! So you ask how did I do it? I did not change my diet, I kept eating red meat, bacon etc. I did keep walking, exercising and working out and I do eat a reasonable diet and avoid fast food places, other than Chic Fil A and some burger places like Five Guys. I started taking youtheory Tumeric after seeing on TV that Tumeric has numerous health benefits including lowering cholesterol naturally! I take it in the morning and at night and sometimes at lunch when I remember. I put them in a 7 day pill holder so I don't forget. I also drink Optiber from Costco and mix it with 4oz of grapefruit juice once a day. You can also try Citrucel from Amazon That's it! I know it's not scientific, but it worked for me, and I hope it works for you too! I am super excited and I hope this works for other people as well.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Joe Kenda Young Photos- Homicide Hunter Actors

A lot of people seem to be searching for information about Homicide Hunter actors, and young Joe Kenda photos. If you happen to have any to add, just comment in the comments below with a link to the photo. Below is a photo I tweeted with an old mullet photo that I thought was cool. Here are some Homicide Hunter Actors you can follow including myself on Twitter @ActorMikeBiddle Kendra Maples @KendraMaples Carl Marino @CarlMarino Joe Kenda @Joe Kenda

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

What happened to Ivy Calvin's eye face Storage Wars A&E

Have you ever wondered what happened to Ivy Calvin's eye on Storage Wars A&E? I finally saw an episode this year's in 2016 that gave the answer! Don't take my word for it, just watch the video below! It seems that it had nothing to do with MMA fighting and was all an accident that happened fishing after he got hit by a rogue wave and hit the coral! Click the video below and Ivy explains what happened to his eye!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Is RED a Christian Band?

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I wrote a long lengthy blog on the topic about is RED a Christian band, but I decided pull the plug on it. One of my concerns was after I saw an Instagram post from Red Light Management employee Ted Beidler who is a band manager at Red Light. He screenshotted a text message between himself and one of the Red band members, and it had profanity in it. Seriously? Nobody is perfect, but my agent doesn't send me text messages with profanity because they know I don't talk like that. I guess this is a downfall of having your "Christian" band managed by a secular company and a big city slicker in New York like big Ted. If you are going to post that online, what's going on behind the scenes?
Does RED's music say HOLY S%!;?

Here's what Jesus says about knowing if someone is a Christian. In Matthew 7:16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

What do you think after seeing them at Winter Jam and the text message exchange? Post below in the comments.

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Is Red a Christian Band Michael Barnes

Mike Barnes Lead Singer Red from Winter Jam 2016

Monday, August 4, 2014

Knoxville Website Design

For those reading my blog that are not aware, I've been designing websites since the 1990's and own a Knoxville website design company! We're located in Knoxville, TN however I have worked with clients across the globe so if you are not local, that isn't a problem. Visit or for more information.

My experience in this field has also been a huge asset to my acting career. If you, or your business need help increasing sales or exposure or leveraging social media, I can help! It's not often you find a web developer with over 180,000 followers on instagram, and as I always say, proof is in the pudding! If a web developer cannot promote themselves or their own business, how can they help you promote yours?

If people cannot find you, it doesn't matter how great your website looks. Too many people are focused on the look of the site, and they totally forget that the promotion of the site is the most important aspect. After all, what good is the best looking web site ever made if nobody can find it? Search engine optimization or SEO is one of my areas of expertise, don't take my word for it, check out my Linkedin account with over 80 endorsements for SEO!The bottom line is simple. Your web designer is one of the most important aspects of your business. Hire the wrong person, and you could be leaving money on the table, or worse, sending your business into a downward spiral. Call me today and let me help take your business to the next level! 865-377-WEBS (9327) or


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Removing ad pop-ups and other malware & adware

I wanted to put together a quick and easy Microsoft Windows guide that you can use to remove malware/adware from your computer. If you find this article useful, plus like/share and Google +1 to help others find it!

You may have noticed a lot of extra ads popping up on your computer recently. Some of them are really clever and actually embed themselves on web sites that make it appear as if the ad is part of the site you are visiting when it is actually adware installed on your computer that is adding the ads to the web site you are visiting. You may not even realize you have adware. It's really easy to remove most adware!

First download and install the scanning software here We will use adwcleaner make sure you click the link that is blue that says Download Now from @BleepingComputer . After the software is installed you must run it from safe mode for it to work effectively! See below.

The key to removing malware/adware and viruses is running the scan while you are in safe mode. If you are using Windows 7 or lower, you can boot into safe mode by turning off your computer. After you have shut down, turn your computer back on. Your black screen/bios will appear. Begin slowly intermittently pressing the F8 button on your keyboard and a screen will appear. Choose safe mode with networking. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 watch this video tutorial.

If you found something in your scans please comment below and let me know what your results were. Don't forget you can use this same technique to scan your computer using your anti virus software. A good free AV software is AVG. They try to upsell, so you have to read carefully to get the free version on this site.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

HGTV cancelled Flip it Forward show Benham brothers

Apparently HGTV didn't learn from the backlash  from millions of Christians last year when A&E network banned Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty from the show for his Christian biblically based views. Today HGTV cancelled Flip it Forward, planned for October, starring twins David and Jason Benham according to many citations online possibly because of their Christian views. Earlier today Mike Huckabee posted about the cancellation and now the HGTV Facebook page is getting blow up with angry people tired of the hypocrisy of people claiming to be tolerant, but are really tolerant of anything except Christian views and beliefs.

Anthony Carrino star of Cousin's Undercover on HGTV wasted no time putting in his two cents in support of this risky move on HGTV's part. I say it's risky because A&E network reversed the decision regarding Phil Robertson. Less than 48 hours after Cracker Barrel pulled Phil Robertson merchandise it was back on the shelves. Interesting Carrino also pulled the hate card as well in his tweet. I watched several speaking engagements from Phil Robertson online and never got the impression he hated anybody, but rather didn't agree with their lifestyle based upon his Biblical beliefs. Judging from the comments on the HGTV facebook page, if I were Carrino I'd be laying low instead of blabbing my mouth on social media about a controversial subject!
What do you think? Are you tired of the mainstream media being "tolerant" of everything but Christians? Does it seem hypocritical to you? Let me know in the comments below!

UPDATE site launched and already has thousands of signatures.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Smoky Mountains Hiking Abrams Falls

Finally hiked to Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with my girlfriend Kendra! It took us about 90 minutes to get to the Falls because we took photos, and enjoyed the trail. It is amazing that such beauty is here and preserved for our enjoyment. If you have never been to the Smoky Mountains, I highly recommend you visit. We were there May 3rd, and there were thousands of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying around all over the park. As you can see in the video, we stopped at the river to take a photo, and I spotted a group of them at the river bed. Pretty cool sight. I can remember as a boy that hundreds of these butterflies would gather at our house on a mimosa tree, but I've never seen those great numbers again except in the National Park.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Invest in People that Invest in you!

Have you ever noticed on Facebook when someone has a birthday, the page goes nuts? I actually hide my birthday to prevent this, because I think it's a joke. It's effortless to go on someone's page and write happy birthday on the page. You can actually send people gift cards on facebook now, I bet that was a big epic fail! There are people who use apps to automatically post happy birthday to the page, that's an even bigger farce! The reality is, it was free, convenient and effortless for someone to wish you a happy birthday and facebook prompted them to do so with a reminder. Try posting that you are moving and you need help this weekend on facebook, and all you hear is crickets, or sorry I'm going to be out of town, or my kid has a game that day. I had a men's group study yesterday for lunch. This wasn't a google hangout, or live chat, people actually drove somewhere and met in person! Before I arrived, I was already having a challenging morning. I'm not sure if it was obvious, or divine intervention, but right before we started class, the group leader stopped and came over and said I forgot to give you some love and gave me a hug. I'm not big on hugging. I think it's likely a product of my environment, etc. I did however realize I needed this hug and greatly appreciated it, and it helped get my day back on track. The problem is the world we live in. We were taught by our parents and teachers, and now we are teaching our kids that the world revolves around little junior or Sally and that everyone is a winner! Came in last place in the race? No problem, you still get an award! The reason you hear crickets and excuses when you need help moving is people are lazy, self centered, and no matter what type of show they put on, or how many times they like your photo on facebook, they don't care about anybody but themselves or their immediate family. Invest in people, and things, that invest in you! If you are doing something or invest your time in something, and people are just taking and not giving, move on to something else. Realize though, it's going to be very hard to find other people that are willing to sacrifice of themselves, because it's not our nature, and it's not what the world teaches. We are not meant to have dozens of friends according to scripture!

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24