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February 28, 2013

Vision 2 Vampires Back – This time in the Owasso City Council Race

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 3:14 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Remember the proposed Vision 2 tax increase (wait, Vision 2025 tax extension) that went down in defeat in Tulsa last fall, much to the surprise and dismay of the political insiders who proposed the dang thing?

Well, Vision 2 vampires are back at it, this time offering their brand of support for a “buddy” in the city council race in Owasso, OK.

Michael Bates has written a summary of what is going on in the Owasso race.  Hopefully, common sense will prevail and the residents of Owasso will realize it’s time to take a break from Bonebrake and the Vision 2 crowd.

Source: http://www.batesline.com/archives/2013/02/non-resident-vision2-supporters.html

Non-resident Vision2 supporters endorse incumbent Owasso mayor

By Michael Bates on February 27, 2013 11:29 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

Incumbent Owasso Mayor Doug Bonebrake is being challenged for his City Council Ward 5 seat by J. B. Alexander, the outgoing Tulsa County Republican Party chairman and a leader of the Owasso Taxpayers Alliance, which has successfully elected two members to the five-member council. The non-partisan election will be held next Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Because only two candidates filed for the seat, the race will be decided on Tuesday.

In October 2011, the Owasso Taxpayers Alliance (OTA) led the record turnout that inflicted a landslide defeat of three Owasso bond issue propositions. Two of the propositions failed to get 20% of the vote; the proposition for roads fared little better with only 22.5%.

The latest edition of the Owasso Reporter has a color ad in which five county officials, a state senator, and a state representative have endorsed Bonebrake. Five of the officials are Republicans, two are Democrats, but none of them live in the City of Owasso. The ad also attacks Alexander.

Six of the seven endorsers live in the City of Tulsa and the other lives in Broken Arrow. Sheriff Stanley Glanz lives in east Tulsa, County Commissioner Karen Keith, State Rep. Eric Proctor, and State Sen. Brian Crain live in midtown Tulsa, County Treasurer Dennis Semler lives in far southeast Tulsa, County Commissioner Fred Perry lives in Broken Arrow, and County Commissioner John Smaligo lives in Tulsa’s Brady Heights neighborhood, a short walk from downtown Tulsa.

Another thing most of them have in common with each other and with Bonebrake: They endorsed Vision2. Bonebrake endorsed corporate welfare proposition 1, but did not declare a position on pork barrel proposition 2. Smaligo, Keith, Perry, Semler, and Crain endorsed the entire package. Glanz was reported to have appeared in uniform in a pro-Vision2 ad with Karen Keith. (I am unable to find a record of Proctor taking a stand one way or another on the issue.)

Rest of Batesline blog here.

February 26, 2013

County GOP Conventions this Saturday, March 2, 2012: Seminole, Kay, Wash.+ More

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 10:01 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – 2/26/13   There are several GOP county conventions taking place this coming Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Several of these counties will be conducting their precinct meetings at the beginning of the meeting.  This is when you need to be elected as a delegate; this election process is what allows you to be seated as a delegate with voting rights at the upcoming state convention, set for April 19-20, 2013 in OKC, OK.

The list below may not be a complete list of all the conventions scheduled for this weekend.  [Unfortunately, it is still a reality in OK that some county GOP chairmen are not very forthcoming when it comes to meeting information.  If your county’s GOP has not already held their convention, and your county is not noted below, we suggest that you call your county chairman and verify when and where the county convention is to take place. County GOP contact sheet here.]

Make sure your voter registration information is current and up to date! Sign all documents (i.e. sign-in sheets, delegate sheets, etc.) with your name as it appears on your voter registration card.  This helps to assure that you will be “credentialed” at the conventions.  Precinct officers – make sure you keep a copy of the precinct paperwork.

Make sure your county chairman, or whoever is in charge of collecting the precinct packets, follows the rules for submitting delegate information to the state GOP headquarters.

County Conventions Scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013

As of 3:00 pm today, the following 7 counties will be having their county conventions on Saturday, 3/2/13, and have submitted their county information on the state GOP website, viewable at www.okgop.com/events. Cotton Co. and Custer County are having their county conventions on Thursday, 2/28/13 in the evening.  Details for these events and others is here.

The OK GOP County contact spreadsheet is available on here.

  • 8:30am    Logan County GOP County Convention
    • When:  Sat, March 2, 8:30am – 11:30am
    • Where:  American Legion, 123 N. 1st St., Guthrie, OK (map)
    • Description Contact: Polly Hawkes
    • Phone: 405-216-0558; 405-528-3501
    • Registration starts at 8:30 am!
  • 9:00am    Muskogee County Convention
    • When:  Sat, March 2, 9am – 12pm
    • Where:  Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston Ave, Muskogee, OK (map)
    • Description Contact: Melanie Grayson, Vice Chairman
    • Phone: 918-683-0313
  • 9:00am    SEMINOLE COUNTY CONVENTION
  • 10:00am Rogers County Convention
    • When:  Sat, March 2, 10am – 12pm
    • Where: Rogers County Bldg, 416 S. Brady, Claremore (map)
    • Description Contact: Linda Lepak
    • Phone: 918-906-1969
    • Email: lindalepak@gmail.com
  • 12:00pm Washington County Convention
    • When: Sat, March 2, 12pm – 3pm
    • Where: Arvest Bank Bartlesville (map)
    • Description: Registration starts at noon and convention at 1 pm.
    • Contact Grace Farmer
    • Phone: 918-440-4405, 918-337-3269
    • Email: gfarmer@arvest.com
  • 1:00pm Kay County Convention
    • When:  Sat, March 2, 1pm – 3pm
    • Where:  Providence Baptist Church, 1301 E. Bradley, Ponca City, OK (map)
    • Description: Kay County Convention – Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 pm.  Location is Providence Baptist Church, 1301 E. Bradley in Ponca City, OK
    • Contact: Charlotte Smith – KCRP Chair KayCtyOKGOP@yahoo.com
    • Website:  www.KayCountyGOP.com
    • Phone: 580-716-0959 Cell 580-765-8934 Home
    • Twitter: @KayCtyGOP
    • We’re on FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/KCRPPatriots/
  • 1:30pm     Carter County Precinct Meetings and Convention
    • When: Sat, March 2, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Where: Ardmore Public Library, 320 E NW, Ardmore, OK (map)
    • Description: The Carter County Republican Party will have their precinct meetings on Saturday, March 2nd, Ardmore Public Library, 320 E NW, Ardmore at 1:30 pm with the county convention convening at 2:30 pm.  The main order of business will be the election of local county GOP officials. Precinct chairs and vice chairs will be elected in the precinct meetings. All registered Republicans in the county are encouraged to attend.
    • Contact: Marjorie Brown jmb1125@cableone.net
    • Phone: 580-504-3306
    • Email: jmb1125@cableone.net

Other county conventions are scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Details for those meetings, and others, is available on the state GOP website at http://www.okgop.com/events/

The ones who show up are the ones who will make a difference.  One difference that could be made?  Among other things, rejecting Rule 12 adopted by the RNC at the last national GOP convention.

Read the OK-SAFE blog post entitled The Precinct – The Most Powerful Office for an explanation of why the precinct is so important.

February 21, 2013

Total Domain Awareness – NYPD and Microsoft Build Hi-Tech “Crime Dashboard”

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Perhaps you thought Person of Interest was only a TV show – that the pervasive use of CCTV cameras and IT systems for round-the-clock surveillance of unsuspecting citizens was something in the future and not really being done.

In New York City it is reality.   The NY Police Department partnered with Microsoft (uh, oh… wait for the crash!) to develop what they are calling a hi-tech “dashboard” of crime and events in the city.

Total Info Awareness Seal

Referring to the system as “Domain Awareness” (as in “Total Domain Awareness” or “Total Information Awareness“), the woman in the video points to an electronic interactive “dashboard” that indicates an incident somewhere in the city, i.e, a 911 call about a “suspicious package”.  Next to this pops up an electronic map showing the location of the incident and identifying nearby surveillance cameras, of which New York City has thousands.  All connected to this system.

From the UK Telegraph, 2/20/13:

NYPD and Microsoft build hi-tech crime fighting dashboard:

Created by Microsoft and the New York Police Department, the Domain Awareness System, known as “the dashboard,” is state-of-the-art crime fighting technology.

 

“The dashboard,” instantaneously mines data from the NYPD’s vast collection of arrest records, emergency 911 calls, more than 3,000 security cameras, license plate readers and portable radiation detectors and aggregates it into a user-friendly, readable form in the control room.

Eventually, that data will be able to be seen in real time by officers on laptops in their squad cars and on mobile devices as they walk their beat.

The article goes on to say:

New York could make millions of dollars under a deal that allows Microsoft to market the software to other law enforcement agencies and civilian companies around the world in exchange for 30 per cent of the revenue.

NYPD + Microsoft:  A perfect example of a public-private partnership (aka government sanctioned monopoly); where a corporation has authority it would not have without the coercive power of the government.

Rest of UK Telegraph article here.

February 20, 2013

Excessive Force: Guthrie Cops used to force Smart Meter Installation – UPDATE

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , — oksafeinc @ 8:18 pm

2/20/13 UPDATE: Red Dirt Report has just posted an update on this incident and fills in some blanks, including comments by OG&E spokesperson Karen Kurtz, who confirmed the incident, while claiming bringing the 3 officers was not a “show of force”.  So, showing up with men with guns and handcuffing homeowners in their front yard is not a show of force? Huh?

“Guthrie man still “smarting” after police detainment after refusing new “smart meter”.

Original post:

OK-SAFE, Inc. – 2/20/13 – In a developing story it looks like 3 local police officers were used as a show of force when they accompanied an OG&E technician in the installation of a smart meter on the home of a Guthrie man, against the man’s wishes.

Armed Officer

The Guthrie man, who is keeping his name quiet at the moment, has been fighting the installation of the spy-meter for a while now, and was surprised by today’s show of force by OG&E.

The man, who is still shaken up over the incident, wrote in an email to AxXiom for Liberty:

“They wouldn’t let me even put my hands in my pockets once they unhandcuffed me and frisked me, and OG&E didn’t leave any paperwork. They wouldn’t let me inside to get my phone or my camera.”

According to local Guthrie officials, OG&E is responsible for the smart meter installation in Guthrie; it is not known at this time if OG&E contracted out the installation to a third party.

We will post more details as they become available.

February 18, 2013

Calls Needed! Vote NO on SB 36 – Nanny State “Smoking” Bill – UPDATE-SB36 Failed!

UPDATE:  Common sense prevailed in the Senate General Government Committee. SB 36 by Simpson failed in committee today by a vote of 6/2! 

OK-SAFE, Inc. – 2/18/13.    Even if you are not a smoker and don’t like smelling the stuff you can see what’ wrong given local “governmental subdivisions” the authority to ban smoking.

SB 36 by Frank Simpson is going to heard this morning in the Senate General Committee meeting.  SB 36 seeks to amend Section 1-1527 of Title 63,  and reads:

The State Legislature by adopting this act intends the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act does
not intend to preempt any other regulation promulgated to control smoking in public places and intends to 
standardize laws that permit governmental subdivisions may to adopt local ordinances to further control smoking.  
Cities and towns may enact and enforce laws prohibiting and penalizing conduct under provisions of this act, but
the provisions of such laws shall be the same as provided in this act and the enforcement provisions under such 
laws shall not be more less stringent than those of this act the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act.

This is growing government, not limiting government, and what gets banned gives access to more of your personal information.

Please email the following General Gov’t committee members this morning and ask for a NO vote on SB 36:

Treat@oksenate.gov; ballenger@oksenate.gov; aldridge@oksenate.gov; Dahm@oksenate.gov; ellis@oksenate.gov; johnsonr@oksenate.gov ; loveless@oksenate.gov; marlatt@oksenate.gov

Kaye Beach of AxXiom for Liberty, has written a great overview of what is wrong with SB 36.  See below and link:

nanny-state

Oklahoma Action Alert! Big Momma Gov. Wants ‘Local’ Control – SB 36

Kaye Beach

Feb. 17, 2013

SB36 by Sen. Simpson would allow cities to regulate smoking in in public places in excess of what state law allows.

Do we want to give cities more power to infringe upon our rights?

What could possibly go wrong?

SB36

  • Violates rights of property owners
    • Violates consumers right to choose

AND
State standards already protect health of non smokers. (by requiring businesses to install what amounts to a BSL 3 area for smokers.  These are expensive, negative pressure, separate ventilation system rooms for smoking patrons!)

Here is the bottom line:

“Private property owners should be free to allow smoking or not. Those who wish to smoke can patronize places that cater to smokers. Those who don’t will have places that seek their business. That’s how the free market works.” (Hat tip to Rob Abeira from Oklahomans for Individual Rights https://www.facebook.com/OKRights )

Rest of post here.

February 14, 2013

Nowhere to Hide – HD Cameras in Drones

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 4:07 am

OK-SAFE, Inc. – The next generation of surveillance – Argus, unmanned aerial device (UAV).

Argus uses something called wide area persistent stare.  From an altitude of 17,500 ft, Argus can see everything and store everything it sees – up to a million terabytes of information a day.

Funded by DARPA – big surprise.

Link to Video:

Next Surveillance link:

http://www.wimp.com/nextsurveillance/

More information:

http://video.pbs.org/topic/technology/

And OK Governor Mary Fallin wants drone flying over the homeland – because it creates jobs.

February 13, 2013

Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Dist. 1

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , , , — oksafeinc @ 5:10 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc. – This is a media alert from 1st Dist. Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s office:

Congressman Jim Bridenstine To Hold A Series Of Town Halls February 18th, 19th, and 21st, 2013

What: Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will hold a series of town hall meetings next week in Owasso, Bixby and Dewey.

Who: Congressman Jim Bridenstine represents Oklahoma’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and lives with his wife Michelle and their three children Walker (6), Sarah (4), and Grant (1) in Tulsa, OK. Bridenstine graduated from Rice University with degrees in economics, business and psychology. After college, he joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying combat missions off the USS Abraham Lincoln in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. Later, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet fighter at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN, where he flew “Red Air” and was also an instructor.

Why: The focus of the town hall meetings will be to discuss the recent events in Washington D.C. with constituents of the First District and to address the questions and concerns of the attendees.

Who Should Attend: First District Constituents

When and Where: Monday, 2/18/13, 6:30pm at the Bailey Ranch Clubhouse, 10105 Larkin Bailey Blvd, Owasso, Oklahoma 74055; Tuesday, 2/19/13, 6:30pm at the Bixby Public Library, 20 E Breckenridge Ave, Bixby, OK 74008; Thursday, 2/21/13, 6:30pm at the Tyler Memorial Library, 821 N. Shawnee Ave, Dewey, OK 74029

Contact: 

Gabe Sherman, District Director

Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, OK-1

Phone: 202-578-5952

Email Address: gabe.sherman@mail.house.gov

Website: bridenstine.house.gov

 

 

February 8, 2013

Calls Needed on SB 219 Terminating the OHIET trust – Bill to be heard Monday, 2/11/13

Filed under: Exposing Health Care Reform, Lobbying — oksafeinc @ 8:53 pm

OK-SAFE, Inc.  – We just learned that SB 219 by Sen. Dahm, terminating the OHIET trust, is to be heard on Monday, 2/11/13, in the Senate Health and Human Services committee, right after session is over. (Session will be short).  Sen. Brian Crain of Tulsa is the Chair.

The OHIET (Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust) has been busy establishing the technology infrastructure, i.e. electronic health records (EHRs)and certifying HIOs (Health Information Organizations), that enable the intrastate and interstate transmission of EHRs.  This is part of the technological infrastructure that makes “ObamaCare” work.

Could you please call/email this committee and ask them to vote YES on SB 219?

Committee Details:

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SUBJECT: FIRST MEETING
MEETING DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
MEETING TIME: After Session
LOCATION: ROOM 419-C, STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
AGENDA 1.         SB 219 By Dahm of the Senate and Moore of the House

Public health; providing that Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust will cease to be effective.  Effective date.

Health and Human Services Committee Members:

  • Senator Harry Coates              405-521-5547
  • Senator Kim David                   405-521-5590
  • Senator A J Griffin                    405-521-5628
  • Senator Constance Johnson    405-521-5531
  • Senator Dan Newberry             405-521-5600
  • Senator Jabar Shumate            405-521-5598

Group email:

crain@oksenate.gov, coates@oksenate.gov, standridge@oksenate.gov, david@oksenate.gov, griffin@oksenate.gov, johnsonc@oksenate.gov, newberry@oksenate.gov, shumate@oksenate.gov

Thank you!

February 7, 2013

Education and Party Unity – A Jumbo Shrimp Oximoron? ROPE Post.

Filed under: Education — oksafeinc @ 4:25 am

OK-SAFE, Inc. – ROPE (Restoring Oklahoma Public Education) raises some valid points about whether party affiliation should make a difference to voters in 2014 when current State Superintendent Janet Barresi, advocate of the Common Core Curriculum State Standards (Fed-Ed), and proven friend of corporate education interests, is up for re-election.

ROPE’s latest post:

Education and Party Unity – A Jumbo Shrimp Oximoron?

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Well guys, the challengers for Janet Barresi’s State Superintendent perch are already out of the gate!  In a very sad state of affairs, Oklahoma’s own OCPA at once cast a very hard line on the candidacy of newly-announced State Superintendent challenger Donna Anderson, calling her the “Status Quo” educator.  I can only assume this is in part because not only is she, well…uh… a ‘democrat’, but also because she is not an acolyte of the coveted Lindsey Nicole Henry scholarship.

It doesn’t seem obvious to me how we can find the best person for the job of producing education policy for all Oklahoma children by distilling that office down to a single-issue party-line, created and promoted in part, by the same folks that signed the Common Core State Standards into Oklahoma law without reading them.

Unfortunately, ROPE learned the hard way after supporting Janet Barresi in her bid as State Superintendent – EDUCATION IS NOT A PARTISAN MATTER!  We voted with our party registrations and got slapped hard enough on the face to make us cry – for four whole years!…..

I think I speak for the entire board, however, when I say that we wouldn’t hesitate to vote for a Democrat for State Superintendent if we thought he or she would actually put education first in their commission of this office in Oklahoma – and not the Foundation for Educational Excellence out of Florida.

Rest of ROPE post here.

February 2, 2013

Smart Meter Information List – Get Informed

OK-SAFE, Inc. – More than 50 people attended Thursday night’s meeting in Owasso, OK on the health dangers of Smart Meters.

One of the many helpful handouts that night was this list of sources of information on Smart Meters and the associated concerns.

Hazardʼs of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Reference Sheet

Smart Meters & EMR: The Health Crisis of Our Time-Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt (43:11 Sept. 27, 2012)

National Day of Action Against Smart Meters  – Jerry Flynn

Interview with Barrie Trower on Microwave Warfare 14:15

Dr. Hava’s Academic Website
This site provides a collection of Dr. Havas’s publications, technical reports, open letters, testimony as an expert witness at hearings, and invited presentations on chemical and electromagnetic contaminants.

SageAssociates (site under construction)

Sagereports on smart-meter-rf/
Assessment of Radiofrequency
Microwave Radiation Emissions from
Smart Meters

Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields —– Dr.David O.Carpenter

Cell Phone Dangers/Dr. Devra Davis @ National Institute of Environment (1:01:40 Apr. 25, 2012)

Safe Living Technologies Inc.

Citizens for Safe Technology
Electrical Pollution – Smart Meters
Stop Smart Meters/
Take Back your Power
Gigahertz-Solutions

Book
“Dirty Electricity” by Samuel Milham

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