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January 30, 2013

Reminder! Meeting on the Health Dangers of Smart Meters; AxXiom for Liberty Sounding the Alarm

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 8:54 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Just a reminder about the upcoming meeting in Owassso Thursday night (1/31/13) at 7:00 pm on The Health Dangers of Smart Meters.  Location: Owasso Community Center, 301 S. Cedar Ave., Owasso, OK

On Friday (2/1/13) tune in to listen to AxXiom for Liberty’s radio show “Sounding the Alarm about Smart Meters Smart Grid with Curtis Bennett and David Chalk”

Link to information on the meeting in Owasso, OK:

Link to AxXiom for Liberty Live! radio:

There is growing evidence of the serious negative effects that “smart meters” have on health.  PSO is busy spreading the installation of these controversial meters in Oklahoma.

The OK Corporation Commission has a (limited) FAQ page entitled SMART Grid and SMART Meters Information and Resources.

 

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January 27, 2013

OK Meeting Thursday on The Health Dangers of Smart Meters

Filed under: Events, Smart Meters, Surveillance Society — Tags: , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 4:11 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – The following flyer provides details on a meeting to discuss and review The Health Dangers of Smart Meters.  Please make plans to attend.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Owasso, OK.  Directions below.

THE HEALTH DANGERS OF SMART METERS

Presented by

STOP SMART METERS IN OKLAHOMA

CITIZENS GROUP

Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:00 pm

Owasso Community Center 301 S. Cedar Owasso, OK

Join us for the First Public Oklahoma Informational Meeting and hear what YOUR SMART METER is doing to YOU!

  • Jerry Flynnʼs YouTube presentation (a Retired Canadian Armed ForcesCaptain (CFRI), spent 22 years of his 26 year military career in SIGINT, Radio Warfare & Electronic Warfare, presents revealing, unparalleled knowledge in the area of electromagnetic frequencies).
  • Don Powers (attorney) will be presenting Oklahomaʼs prospective concerning Smart Meters.
  • Joe Esposito What you can do to protect you and your familyʼs Health and ” Safety

Directions: 301 S. Cedar (Old Fire Station) Exit off Hwy. 169 at 76th St. North, then go West on 76th St. North pass two red lights, turn Left (South) on Cedar St. Go about half a block and the Community Center will be on the Left (East).

 

The Precinct: The Most Powerful Office

Filed under: Network — Tags: , , , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 2:30 am

OK-SAFE, Inc. – By request we are re-posting an item from early in 2011.   The dates have been updated for 2013.

The precinct is still the most powerful office in the party – will you be there this year?

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 is the date set for the upcoming Republican party precinct elections, aka “caucuses”.  [Note: If you live in Tulsa County, precinct meetings can be scheduled for Feb. 7th, 8th, or 9th.]

These meetings, by state party rules, are to take place in the precinct on the date designated by the state Republican party chairman.

Tulsa County GOP information: http://www.tulsagop.org/gop-files. For more State of Oklahoma GOP County List information click here.  Registered Democrats need to check here for that party’s information.

Precinct Defined

The precinct, for those who may not know, is the geographical area assigned to vote at a particular voting location;  “a subdivision of a county, town, city, or ward for election purposes.”  Each precinct is to have a committee, made up of citizens elected by other members of that precinct, to conduct the administrative affairs of the party to which they belong (Republican or Democrat, unless and until a third party gets moving in OK.)

The precinct committee is the supreme authority within the political parties.  From the OKRPRules Amended Aug. 2011, pp 4-5:

“Rule 5- Precinct Committees

(a)   Composition and Election: There shall be a Precinct Committee in each election precinct of the state. The Precinct Committee shall consist of a Precinct Chairman and a Precinct Vice Chairman, not of the same gender, a Precinct Secretary, and a Precinct Treasurer, who may be the same person, and who shall have equal right to vote at Precinct Meetings. They shall be elected at the regular biennial Precinct Meeting of the qualified Republican voters of each precinct called by the County Chairman, or as provided in these rules. The same procedure shall be followed at a regular or special meeting, in the event new precincts are created anywhere in any county of the state.

(b ) Authority and Duties: The Precinct Committee is the supreme Republican Party authority of each precinct, subject to these rules, and the direction and control of official precinct meetings. The Precinct Committee of each precinct is charged with the duty of promoting the welfare and directing the affairs of the Republican Party in its precinct. The Precinct Chairman shall be the executive officer of the precinct delegates to any county convention. The Precinct Chairman is not disqualified to be elected or appointed as a delegate pursuant to these rules. Only the Precinct Committee has the authority to remove any duly elected qualified delegate to the county convention.”

Being the most powerful committee within the political parties, the precinct is the starting place for the election of party officials, delegates to party conventions, both county and state, and the committee that will ultimately decide who the delegates are to the National Convention where the participants vote for President. (Presidential election -every four years; party elections – every two years.)

It all starts by being involved in your local precinct election/meeting on February 7, 2013. [Known exception:Tulsa County GOP precinct meetings may be held on 2/7 , 2/8/ or 2/9, per the discretion of the precinct officers.]

Some of the articles below may help in understanding the power of the precinct and why you should participate.

  1. The Most Powerful Office in the World is NOT the President of the United States Eagle Forum article: http://www.eagleforum.org/misc/brochures/precinct-committman.shtml
  2. Other sources: http://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/

Excerpt below from The Precinct Project blog – a good place to start:

“Do You Know Who Elects The Party Leaders? Did You Elect Them?
Who elects the leadership of the parties? Do you know? Are you a registered Republican? Guess what? As a “mere” registered Republican voter, without more, you DID NOT have a vote in the election of the present leadership of the Republican Party. Sorry, but those are the facts.
ONLY elected precinct committeemen get to vote for the leadership of the Party. Do I yet have your attention? Ponder the fact that ONLY elected precinct committeemen get to elect the Party leadership. Don’t you want to have a vote in those elections?
About 3,141 counties exist in the United States. Each has a county party organization. And, those county organizations almost always endorse candidates in the party primaries. And, usually, those party-endorsed candidates win. Tired of the kind of Repubican In Name Only Republicans who are winning the primaries? Then DO SOMETHING REAL and become a Republican Party precinct committeeman! Guess what? About half of the Republican Party precinct committeeman slots, nationwide, are unfilled!
Do I yet have your attention? Has the light bulb above your head clicked on yet? In some counties, like the one where I reside, Maricopa County, Arizona, within which Phoenix sits, TWO-THIRDS of the precinct committeeman slots in the Republican Party sat unfilled on Election Day, 2008. Well, it’s now January, 2010, and we’re now at 53 per cent strength instead of where we were a year ago, 31 per cent.
Spend a few moments and picture this in your mind’s eye: thousands of conservatives flock to the Republican Party and join it as precinct committeemen. And, in the next internal party elections, these conservatives (you, me and others) elect NEW, CONSERVATIVE leadership. (Or, instead, these same conservatives (me, excepted) sit behind their computer screens and put first on their priority list, instead of second, writing that next, great blog post that is going to, somehow, save the republic.)”

January 24, 2013

A Smart Meter Fairy Tale from Owasso, OK

Filed under: Smart Meters, Surveillance Society — oksafeinc @ 11:10 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – The following fairy tale is from a gentleman named Joe from Owasso, OK.  Owasso was one of the first places in Oklahoma to install the digital/spy/surveillance/meters known as Smart Meters.

Oh, if only the story would end the way Joe has written it.

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A FAIRY TALE STORY OF 2011

by Joe Esposito, a Villager

THE DAY SMART METERS CAME TO OUR LITTLE VILLAGE OF OWASSO

Once up on a time there was a little village named Owasso filled with happy villagers going about their daily lives. One pretty sunny day the BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY came to town with their NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS to measure the power usage on all the little village homes. THEY only told the villagers that the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS would be a new way to measure their homesʼ power consumption and that would help all the village homes save money and be more efficient making every home owner very, very happy for ever after, such JOY.

The BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY and the WISE LOCAL TOWN ELDERS joined together and said the little village would be the pilot study for all the other villages and the whole countryside far and wide. At first, most villagers were happy to have their NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS. However some villagers did not want the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS, but they got them anyway. Because the BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY and the WISE LOCAL TOWN ELDERS KNEW BEST FOR ALL THE VILLAGERS, they where SO, SO, WISE.

The BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY said their NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS where SO, SO SMART they did not need a meter reader going from home to home to read those OLD NASTY ANALOG METERS that lasted all those long, long years and were so faithful to the villagers.

As time passed in the little village some very s-t-r-a-n-g-e things started happening. The villagers began losing their ZEST FOR LIFE and could not understand what had changed in their little village. Could it be the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS installed by the BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY??? But werenʼt the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS to help us save money???

Then the villagers discovered what the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS really were, two separate PULSING MICROWAVE RADIATION TRANSMITTERS. The little villagers were never TOLD by the WISE LOCAL TOWN ELDERS or THE BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY about the DAMAGING EFFECTS to All Biological Life caused by PULSED MICROWAVE RADIATION –Oh what HORRORS!!!.

The puzzled villagers began to ask themselves three very important questions: Did the BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY and the WISE LOCAL TOWN ELDERS know of these terrible effects from the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS???
Could the myriads of PULSING MICROWAVE RADIATION TRANSMITTERS installed all across the village cause sickness to the villagers, the plants and even the cute and furry little animals??? After all, arenʼt microwaves for cooking things???

Sure enough, one villager began having unexplained health problems after the installation of the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS came to the village. After much searching, the villager discovered how to protect himself from the VERY DAMAGING EFFECTS OF PULSING MICROWAVE RADIATION TRANSMITTERS and the villager got all better and his ZEST FOR LIFE returned.

Then the villager announced to the whole little village what needed to be done to restore their ZEST OF LIFE HOORAY!!!

ALL the little villagers told the BIG LOCAL POWER COMPANY and the WISE LOCAL TOWN ELDERS — NO MORE — of the NEW AND IMPROVED SMART METERS and to replace them with the Old, Old, Faithful Analog meters on the little village homes. And the Old, Old, Faithful Analog meter with their meter readers were restored to the little village.

Then the little villagers’ ZEST FOR LIFE returned again and all the little villagers lived happily ever after.

THE END

If you are interested in fighting Smart Meters in Oklahoma, please contact Joe Esposito at 918-639-3421.

January 23, 2013

Bridenstine – No Budget, No Pay, No Good – UPDATE on 1/23/13 Vote

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 2:36 am

1/24/13 UPDATE:  Thank you to all those folks who called their Congressman on the No Budget, No Pay bill.  Unfortunately, H.R. 325 passed yesterday, 285 to 144.

These details were supplied by our friends at OKforTea:

“Here are the results of the votes on HR325. It did unfortunately pass with 285 votes for and 144 votes against.

We have to give a BIG THANK YOU to Rep. Jim Bridenstine and Rep. Markwayne Mullin for taking a stand against Kicking The Can Down The Road and voting NO on HR325.  It is great to see Congressmen who have kept their word and do the right things.

It is however unfortunate that Rep. Frank Lucas, Rep. Tom Cole and Rep. James Lankford who decided, for whatever reason, to vote YES on HR325 and turn their backs on conservative values that they say they are for.”

Original Post:

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Congress is facing budget decisions that will effect all of us.  All five members of the Oklahoma delegation  are Republicans who say they are “conservative”.

As time goes by, however, it is becoming more and more apparent that instead of five conservatives, we in Oklahoma have one real conservative representing us in Washington –  the 1st District’s Jim Bridenstine.

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Congressman Bridenstine was the only member of the OK delegation to vote NO to re-elect the weak John Boehner as Speaker.  He voted against incurring more debt to pay for “Superstorm” Sandy damage.  Now it looks like Bridenstine will be the only member of the Oklahoma delegation to vote NO on the House’s so-called “No Budget, No Pay” debt ceiling deal.  (H.R. 310 [Correction!  It is H.Res. 39/ H.R. 325 that is being considered 1/23/13.  H.R. 310 will be considered at a later date.]

Congressman Bridenstine has provided the following statement, detailing his reasons for voting NO on “No Budget, No Pay” deal.

January 22, 2013

From U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Oklahoma 1st District

House Republicans have created a plan bold in name, but weak in substance.  It’s called “No Budget, No Pay”.  Here is the plan:

  1. Suspend the debt limit until May 19th.
  2. Make zero cuts to spending in the deal.
  3. Violate the 27th Amendment of the Constitution by “varying” congressional compensation.
  4. Let military sequestration take effect, cutting $500 billion from the Department of Defense.
  5. Pass a Continuing Resolution codifying federal spending at post-sequester levels.
  6. Wait to fight for spending cuts until we hit the debt ceiling again in May 2013.

Here are the reasons I am voting “no” on “No Budget, No Pay.”

The first part of the “No Budget, No Pay” strategy is to suspend the debt limit through May 19, 2013 with no spending cuts.  It seems Republicans have decided not to leverage the debt limit to achieve real reforms.  In lieu of cuts, the bill will contain language stating that the Senate must pass a budget or not be paid.  This sounds strong, but there will be no clause stating that the Senate budget must place us on a path to fiscal responsibility.  Nor will there be a clause stating that the Senate budget must be reconciled with the House budget.  This is seemingly just a ploy.

American voters do not want the debt ceiling to be raised without spending cuts.  A CBS News / New York Times poll, conducted January 11-15, found 60% of all Americans want to see the debt ceiling raised with spending cuts.  Only 17% want the ceiling raised without cuts.  A Fox News poll reported 69% who say Congress should only raise the debt limit after agreeing on major cuts in spending.

A suspension of the debt ceiling is more alarming than an increase.  The bill as presented leaves no statutory limit on federal debt.  It assumes that the Treasury will not reverse its extraordinary measures, replacing the funds “borrowed” from other accounts by issuing billions of additional debt in the three month interval.  That is an assumption that has not been acceptable in the past and is not acceptable today.

I campaigned saying I would raise the debt ceiling only if substantial spending cuts or a balanced budget amendment was included.  Raising the ceiling without negotiating spending cuts will disappoint voters, putting a lot of pressure on everyone who campaigned on fiscal conservatism or responsibility.

Since the Democratic Senate will not go for a 3-month debt limit suspension that ties their pay to a budget, this plan will be spun as gimmicky and not serious.  Republicans will not win the public relations effort, but they will be on record voting to allow the debt to increase with no spending cuts.  This will alienate the Republican base.

The second part of the “No Budget, No Pay” strategy is to let sequestration take effect in March, cutting $500 billion from the Department of Defense.  This is intended to put pressure on the Democrats to reform entitlements.  Using threats to curtail military funding to create a crisis for the purpose of political advantage is an inappropriate policy.  This bad policy also enables the President to continue compromising our national security for a social welfare agenda that restricts economic freedom, punishes achievement, cripples our economy, and makes us less competitive in the world.

It should be noted that there are no new savings when we allow the Sequester to take place.  These savings were a result of the August 2011 debt ceiling increase negotiation.  It should also be noted that using a debt limit increase to control spending has been successful in the past and it will be successful in February 2013 if Republicans are willing to forgo the “No Budget, No Pay” debt limit suspension for a real negotiation.

The third part of the “No Budget, No Pay” strategy is to codify the Sequester with a continuing resolution at post-sequester spending levels.  Again, there are no new savings here.  These savings were a result of the 2011 debt limit increase negotiations.  We need new savings (cuts, reforms, etc.)

The fourth part of the “No Budget, No Pay” strategy is to have a “real” fight over the debt limit in May.  The reality is that if a vote to raise the debt limit ‘clean’ (without spending cuts) comes to the floor, 30 Republicans will join 200 Democrats and there will be no savings realized.

My final concern is the most difficult to ignore.  “Varying” congressional compensation appears unconstitutional by both letter and original intent.  The text of the 27th Amendment was submitted by the Framers as part of the original Bill of Rights in 1789.  It was ratified in 1992, 202 years later.  If the Framers of the 27th Amendment had simply meant that compensation of Senators and Representatives not be “increased nor diminished” then they would have used that exact phrase as it stands in the Constitution referring to the compensation of the President in Article II, Section 1.  Instead, the Amendment is written , “No law, varying the compensation.”  Varying the timing of payment is varying the payment.  Your banker will testify.

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We are asking that folks call the other members of the OK Congressman and ask them to vote NO as well.

District

Name

Phone

1 Bridenstine, Jim 202-225-2211
2 Mullin, Markwayne 202-225-2701
3 Lucas, Frank 202-225-5565
4 Cole, Tom 202-225-6165
5 Lankford, James 202-225-2132

January 20, 2013

Why Health Entitlements are “Broke” – G. Keith Smith, MD

OK-SAFE, Inc. – This blog post by Dr. Keith Smith is so good we are re-posting it here.  Dr. Smith is one the co-founders of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, located in Oklahoma City.  This physician-owned facility is an example of the free market medicine –  see more about them here.

Dr. Smith objects to government involvement in health care, having a low opinion of so-called  “health care cartels”.  Also of note is the fact that his health care facility does not use those privacy-killing electronic health care records.

OK-SAFE applauds Dr. Smith for his stance and for working to expose the deceptive practices associated with so-called “health care reform”.

Jan. 18, 2013

Why Health Entitlements are “Broke” – by G. Keith Smith, MD

At the end of 2012, like the end of many prior years, physicians faced the draconian Medicare cuts, the threat of which has served to be one of the most effective fund raisers for politicians in history.  SGR.  Sustainable Growth Rate.  Calculation of what this cut might have been involves a complex series of factors, affecting some doctors more than others.  Some specialists were anticipating cuts of as much as 23% in pay.  Alas, the “Doctor Fix,” although temporary, arrived just in the nick of time, as sufficient contributions to the D.C. extortionists rolled in.

“Either we cut the doctor pay by up to 23% or the country might go broke!”  ”Cuts are inevitable.”  ”We will have to face this one of these days.” “There is simply no other way.”

Those of you who follow this blog know my thoughts on Medicare, indeed on any government involvement in health care at all.  However…..

Keep in mind several things.  Medicare pays the “not for profit” hospitals twice what is listed on our website for the same operations.  Hmmm.  How did this happen?  Medicare pays the local teaching hospital twice what it pays the physician-owned hospital for a joint replacement.   Hmmm.  Now my favorite.  Medicare pays hospitals for the services provided by their physician employees 40% more than for the same services provided by non-hospital employee doctors.  Hmmm.

I see not only a potential for savings, but a pattern.  This is without a doubt an assault on the private practice of medicine by the government, an attempt to drive physicians to be hospital employees, at once lining the pockets of the health cartel lobby and annihilating the remnant of doctors who take the patient-doctor relationship seriously, those doctors who are pushing back on further medical intrusion by Uncle Sam.  The buy-electronic-health-record-systems-or-else policy by Medicare is yet another move that has cut the net pay to physicians in private practice and a move that has brought many doctors to “throw in the towel.”

Click here for the rest of the post by Dr. Smith.

January 16, 2013

Obama’s “Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions” List – Jan. 16, 2013

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Using children as set pieces, President Obama today outlined a list of “Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions” dealing with expanding the ways by which government would have the means to limit people’s right to self-defense and their ability to resist a tyrannical government.

As always, the government’s solutions would involve the collection of more data about the American people, and the use of technology.

For instance, several of the administration’s recommendations dealt with removing the barriers to information sharing between the feds and state, or other entities, for the purpose of conducting background checks on purchasers/owners of guns (#1, 2, 3, 5, and 6).

Another recommendation was to use the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to study the causes of “this epidemic of violence” (#14), which of course will require access to more detailed personal data on people and their mental conditions.  Another one suggested amending HIPAA to allow government access the medical records for background checks to see if, well, whether folks 1) have a mental illness and 2) own a gun. (#2 and #16).  More information sharing.

[This brings us to an interesting point regarding those intrusive medical questionnaires:  NEVER admit to feeling “depressed” and NEVER answer questions about owning a gun. Your answers become a permanent part of your electronic health record and can later be used against you.  This recommendation was provided to us by a nurse who has been instructed to always ask her (post operative) patients if they felt sad or depressed.  The nurse recommended not answering the question, especially since feeling a bit “depressed” after surgery was normal and usually temporary; but by answering “yes” to that question becomes a permanent part of your health record and can later be construed as evidence of mental illness.  What a racket.]

Listed below is the list of Executive Actions sought, as posted by C-SPAN on January 16, 2013.

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

January 16, 2013

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions

Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:

  1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.
  2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
  3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.
  4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.
  5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.
  6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.
  7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.
  8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
  9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.
  10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.
  11. Nominate an ATF director.
  12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.
  13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.
  14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.
  15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.
  16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
  17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.
  18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.
  1. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.
  2. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.
  3. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.
  4. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.
  5. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

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