Terry Honeycutt Did Nothing Wrong - And Response

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I have followed Terry Honeycutt's trial and the whole story behind the Polar Pure incident at the Brainerd Army Navy Store. Unless there were specific details that have been kept from the public, I don't see how Terry was convicted of anything.  He noticed a craze surrounding the product and notified authorities, even going so far as to compile a notebook of purchasers in case the authorities wanted to see it. He is repaid with a lengthy trial and a conviction. He wasn't getting any kickback from the sale of it; he was salary.

My favorite quote from a previous new story states that an undercover agent was freely able to obtain a bottle of Polar Pure. Duh.  It was a legal product, sold in stores and unregulated. Just like when I bought my first bottle of Polar Pure from Brainerd Army Navy back when I was in Boy Scouts.

It was the most efficient water purifying system out there. I had tried the purifying pumps and the purification tablets. The pumps are large and cumbersome, the tablets leave an iodine taste. Polar Pure uses crystals to create a solution, of which you add a capful to your water bottle and wait an hour. It is undetectable and all you have to do is to top the bottle back off so that it is ready for next time. I used from the time I was about 11 or 12 until I was out of Scouts. Just to double check, I went to the basement and found my bottle in my camping supplies.  

I don't understand how Terry Honeycutt can be convicted of selling an innocent product without proof that he was doing malicious dealings. Perhaps his brother was and that is why Tony pleaded guilty. Perhaps they took two different defenses in order to keep the business open by staggering the time they were litigating. But it brings about some other questions, most specifically, can you be liable for selling a product, if someone intends to misuse it? Is Wal-mart going to get in trouble for selling household chemicals if someone buys them to make meth with? Are we going to go after Boy Scouts for possessing Polar Pure, since it is "pretty much meth?"

Go to Polar Pure's Website and see for yourself. You will find out that Polar Pure is no longer available and that when Terry Honeycutt was selling the product, he was doing so legally.  

It's a real shame what has occurred

Tim Giordano

Legal Polar Pure Owner 

* * *

Tim Giordano is 100 percent correct. I sat in on most of the court proceedings and it was a total travesty of justice. 

Joey Blevins


Education From A Businessman's Point Of View

Our school board should be viewed as a board of directors that works for us, the stockholders of an education system in which the entire community is invested. With a $400 million budget, it is important that we elect individuals with business experience not only to manage how funds are allocated, but also to seriously evaluate human resources to enlist the best management team ... (click for more)

VW Investment Questions

Clearly, our city and county government are going to award an additional $52 million in local tax payer resources to VW assuming a return of 2,000 jobs direct, and indirect return. To weigh the rate of return to the community, someone had to assume how long the 2,000 direct jobs would exist. Does anyone know how long our government assumed 2,000 job would continue or sustain for ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Stone Leaves South Pitt For Coaching Positions At Boyd-Buchanan

The possibility of a career move was definitely in Wes Stone’s future. The one he took wasn’t necessarily on his radar screen just a few weeks ago. Stone, assistant football and head baseball coach at South Pittsburg, has left the Pirates for teaching/coaching positions at Boyd-Buchanan. The 38-year-old Stone, who already is working with the Bucs’ football team as a defensive ... (click for more)

Soddy-Daisy's Wright Commits To MTSU Baseball

Soddy-Daisy’s Andy Wright, a rising senior and dual-threat player, has made a non-binding verbal commitment to play baseball at Middle Tennessee State University. Wright, a pitcher/third baseman, chose the Conference USA Blue Raiders over Belmont, Air Force, Navy, UT-Martin and Carson-Newman. “I’m glad to get this (decision) off my back so I can enjoy my senior year,” Wright ... (click for more)