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November 26, 2012

Reminder! Open Meeting and Open Records Acts Seminars – Hosted by OK A.G.’s office

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OK-SAFE, Inc. – REMINDER! Three More Open Meetings and Records Seminars left  – November 29th,  December 6th and 13th. Details about the times and locations are below.

Want to become better informed and make government more transparent?

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office is hosting 6 3 more seminars on Oklahoma’s Open Meeting and Open Records Acts, from September 27, 2012 November 29 through December 13, 2012.  This is a great opportunity for grassroots groups to expand their knowledge of how these two acts work, how to successfully make open records requests, and gain access to those all-important source documents.

More information is on the Oklahoma Press Association website.

Press Release from the A.G.’s office.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Diane Clay, Communications Director for Attorney General Scott Pruitt, (405) 522-0166, (405) 250-8792 cell, Diane.Clay@oag.ok.gov

Karee Pyeatt, Public Information Officer, (405) 522-4400, Karee.Pyeatt@oag.ok.gov

Attorney General offers Open Meeting and Open Records Seminars

Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office will host six regional seminars on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts. The regional seminars are being held across the state in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.

This year’s meetings will feature Rob Hudson, First Assistant Attorney General and former Payne County District Attorney, and the attorney general’s Communications Director Diane Clay, who has 20 years of experience working in media and government.

“Oklahoma’s open meeting and open records laws provide the framework for public access to government,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.  “The seminars are an excellent opportunity for community residents and public officers to learn more about transparency in government.”

The seminars are designed to answer questions concerning the state’s open meeting and records laws and inform elected or appointed officials about their responsibility under the acts. Hudson and Clay will also discuss requirements on access to public records and the conduct of public meetings.

There is no cost or registration required to attend. Attorneys can receive three continuing legal education credit hours from the Oklahoma Bar Association for attending the seminar. School board members and superintendents can get three continuing education credit hours from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and technology center board members can earn three continuing education credit hours from the state Department of Career and Technology Education.

The seminars will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the public. The remaining three meetings will be held at these locations across Oklahoma:

  • November 29, McAlester – Kiamichi Technology  Center, 301 Kiamichi Drive, McAlester, OK 74501
  • Dec. 6, Tulsa – Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus, 801 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74132
  • Dec. 13, Enid – Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow Rd., Enid, OK 73703

For more information, call (888) 815-2672 or go online to http://www.okpress.com/seminars.

November 21, 2012

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

OK-SAFE, Inc. – November 22, 2012 is Thanksgiving Day in this country.

The bible defines thanksgiving as gratitude. Accordingly, we have much to be grateful for – God’s blessing are numerous, as evidenced in nature, in our lives and surroundings.

May we daily recognize the blessings bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our most important blessing is the saving grace of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Through Him we have redemption, and a life and liberty that no government can take from us, try as they might.

 

1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Issued by President George Washington

PROCLAMATION by the President of the United States of America:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be – That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation – for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war -for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed – for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions – to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually – to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed – to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord – To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us – and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
GO. WASHINGTON.
[Source: The Papers of George Washington]

This country used to be governed by men of character and faith, as George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation indicates.  May his sentiments continue to be an example for us today.

September 19, 2012

A.G.’s Office to Host Seminars on OK Open Meeting and Open Records Acts

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OK-SAFE, Inc. – Want to become better informed and make government more transparent?

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office is hosting 6 seminars on Oklahoma’s Open Meeting and Open Records Acts, from September 27, 2012 through December 13, 2012.  This is a great opportunity for grassroots groups to expand their knowledge of how these two acts work, how to successfully make open records requests, and gain access to those all-important source documents.

More information is on the Oklahoma Press Association website.

Press Release from the A.G.’s office.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Diane Clay, Communications Director for Attorney General Scott Pruitt, (405) 522-0166, (405) 250-8792 cell, Diane.Clay@oag.ok.gov

Karee Pyeatt, Public Information Officer, (405) 522-4400, Karee.Pyeatt@oag.ok.gov

Attorney General offers Open Meeting and Open Records Seminars

Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office will host six regional seminars on the Oklahoma Open Meeting and Open Records Acts. The regional seminars are being held across the state in partnership with the Oklahoma Press Association and Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation.

This year’s meetings will feature Rob Hudson, First Assistant Attorney General and former Payne County District Attorney, and the attorney general’s Communications Director Diane Clay, who has 20 years of experience working in media and government.

“Oklahoma’s open meeting and open records laws provide the framework for public access to government,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.  “The seminars are an excellent opportunity for community residents and public officers to learn more about transparency in government.”

The seminars are designed to answer questions concerning the state’s open meeting and records laws and inform elected or appointed officials about their responsibility under the acts. Hudson and Clay will also discuss requirements on access to public records and the conduct of public meetings.

There is no cost or registration required to attend. Attorneys can receive three continuing legal education credit hours from the Oklahoma Bar Association for attending the seminar. School board members and superintendents can get three continuing education credit hours from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and technology center board members can earn three continuing education credit hours from the state Department of Career and Technology Education. The seminars will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the public. 

The meetings will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at six locations across Oklahoma:

  • Sept. 27, Lawton, Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W Lee Blvd;
  • Oct. 18, Weatherford, Stafford Air & Space Museum, 3000 Logan Road;
  • Oct. 25, Oklahoma City, Metro Technology Center, 1900 Springlake Dr.,
  • November 29, McAlester,Kiamichi Technology  Center, 301 Kiamichi Drive;
  • Dec. 6, Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center-Riverside Campus, 801 E. 91st Street;
  • Dec. 13, Enid, Autry Technology Center, 1201 W. Willow Rd.

For more information, call (888) 815-2672 or go online to http://www.okpress.com/seminars.

 

July 3, 2012

Rally at the Capitol for Health Care Independence – Oklahoma’s Response to ObamaCare

OK-SAFE, Inc. – Join Liberty Loving Oklahomans at the Oklahoma state Capitol on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 9 am to 11 am for a Rally for Healthcare Independence.

From the Rally Press Release:

“Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- On Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9-11 am, The Oklahoma 10th Amendment Center, in conjunction with numerous other like-minded activist groups and individuals, will gather for a Rally for Healthcare Independence on the south steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday that upheld the most onerous portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including the individual mandate – liberty-loving Oklahomans once again find themselves at the losing end of Washington, D.C.’s continued big government policies.  Now that the Federal Government has been given the power to force individuals to buy health care insurance, into what other actions will individuals be coerced under the guise of a tax?

…….

In 2010, Oklahomans overwhelmingly supported State Question 756– The Oklahoma Health Care Freedom Amendment – which, among other things, prohibits making a person participate in a health care system.  Our state has spoken on this issue.

Last spring, Oklahoma, along with the states of Louisiana, Florida, Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin refused to implement the Health Insurance Exchange plans inherent in the PPACA.  Again, our state has spoken on the issue.

Attendees of Saturday’s rally will have an opportunity to hear speakers who can educate them in some of the many ways Oklahoma citizens and legislators can band together to continue defending individual liberties.  All Oklahoma legislators are invited to attend in order to assist and address their concerned constituents.

Please join us for this important rally on the south side of the Capitol steps, Saturday, July 7th, from 9am to 11am, and find out what you can do to prevent Oklahoma from succumbing to ObamaCare – and other unconstitutional federal overreaches.”
End of press release.
Join us, won’t you?  And invite your legislator and ask them to commit to opposing  “Obamacare” in Oklahoma.

 

April 26, 2012

Agenda 21 and You? Conference in Norman, OK Saturday 4-28-12

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Sponsored by our friends at the Norman Tea Party in Norman, OK, the UN Agenda 21 and You?  conference promises to be very educational.

Guest speakers include:

  • Cathie Adams – Pres. Texas Eagle Forum. Cathie has attended several UN meetings and frequently speaks about Agenda 21.
  • Donna Wilson – A Texas researcher on the Council of Governments (COGS) – how they are involved in implementing Agenda 21 locally.
  • Robert Semands – Pres. GEL (Govern Edmond Locally). Robert will speak on Agenda 21, Smart Meters, and the vocabulary of Agenda 21.
  • Patrick Wood – Editor of the August Review and the August Forecast. Patrick will be addressing technocracy, Agenda 21 and sustainable development.

The conference will include small group time, networking opportunities and introductory materials which will be emailed to attendees in advance.

See invitation below, as sent out by special guest speaker Patrick Wood.

Dear Friend,

On Saturday, I will be addressing the Norman, OK Tea Party on the timely subject of Technocracy, Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. If you are in Oklahoma, north Texas or even Kansas, I encourage you to attend and get some great information. It will be from 10:00am-3:00pm and the details are below. Please RSVP if you want to attend so they can estimate the food requirements for lunch.

UN Agenda 21 Conference
APRIL 28, 2012, 10:00 AM – 3:00
First Assembly of God Church of Norman
2500 E. Lindsey
Norman, OK 73071
Cost $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couples
Email to teaparty@weblawman.com
Or call 405-360-1716

As always, please repost this invitation into Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. to let others know as well.

Yours for Liberty,

Patrick Wood, Editor
The August Forecast & Review

March 5, 2012

HR 1004 Discharge Petition Rally – Wednesday at the Capitol – Be There!

OK-SAFE, Inc. – OK-SAFE will be joining other Oklahoma grassroots activists at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the OK Capitol* to petition for Open Government in the Oklahoma Legislature.

Wednesday’s effort is being spearheaded by Kaye Beach of Axxiom for Liberty.  This citizen rally is meant to secure the remaining signatures necessary to cause HR 1004 to be discharged from committee and move directly to the House floor for debate and a vote.

HR 1004, by Rep. Charles Key, simply states that if a legislator requests that his bill get a hearing in the committee it has been assigned to, the chairman of that committee must hear the bill and allow a vote.  It’s that simple.  As it stands now, a committee chairman, under direction of the Speaker, can prevent a bill from ever being heard in committee, effectively exerting top-down control of the legislative process.

Below is an excellent post by Kaye Beach detailing the purpose of HR 1004 and instructions for Wednesday’s efforts.

HR 1004 Discharge Petition-Calling All Oklahoma Activists for Representative and Open Government!

By Kaye Beach, March 2, 2012.

Blog Post Excerpt:

One More Chance – The Discharge Petition

House rules allow for discharge petitions as a means to get a bill brought out of a committee for a vote on the House floor.  We need the signatures of 66 House members to get HR 1004 (read HR1004) discharged from committee and on the House floor for a vote.

Right now we have 45 signatures but we need a minimum of 66 signatures.  That means we need 21 more signatures in order to get HR 1004 to the floor for a vote.

Your help is needed!

On Wednesday March 7, 2012, grassroots activists from across Oklahoma interested in ensuring transparent and representative government throughout the entire legislative process will meet for a petition drive for HR 1004 at the Oklahoma State Capitol at 9 am. 

RSVP on Facebook!  Oklahoma Action Alert – HR 1004 Discharge Petition Drive

Read entire post here.

*Folks will initially meet in the first floor rotunda area for instructions, then head upstairs.  The media has been invited.

February 6, 2012

Speaker Kris Steele’s Bills for 2012

The following 12 bills have been introduced for the 2012 OK Session by House Speaker Kris Steele.  Typically, those bills authored by the speaker are agenda driven – usually reflective of the governor’s agenda.

Of particular note is HB 3053, which sounds like a bill right out of the reinvention of government agenda. (Where government adopts a business model, with the concentration of power at the top, dependent on technology.)

The subject line reads: State government; creating the State Government Administrative Process Consolidation and Reorganization Reform Act of 2012; consolidating certain agencies into the Office of Enterprise and Management Services.

The first day of the OK session is Monday, February 6th, 2012.  Governor Mary Fallin will deliver this year’s state of the state address, which will contain hints as to the legislative agenda – i.e. what she wants the legislature to get done.

It is likely that Speaker Steele’s bills will be right in-line with the Governor’s list of “get ‘er done” items.

Steele’s Bills for 2012:

HB3052 02/06/2012 Corrections; modifying eligibility requirements for earned credits; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3053 02/06/2012 State government; creating the State Government Administrative Process Consolidation and Reorganization Reform Act of 2012; consolidating certain agencies into the Office of Enterprise and Management Services. Steele(H)
HB3054 02/06/2012 Children; clarifying language; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3055 02/06/2012 Waters and water rights; creating the Water for 2060 Act. Steele(H)
HB3056 02/06/2012 State government; modifying plan year dates for state and education employee benefits; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3057 02/06/2012 Transportation funding; modifying amount of certain apportionments; effective date; emergency. Steele(H)
HB3058 02/06/2012 Public health and safety; creating the Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Act; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3059 02/06/2012 Safe communities; creating the Oklahoma Safe Communities Act of 2012; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3060 02/06/2012 Corrections; creating the Oklahoma Corrections Act of 2012; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3061 02/06/2012 Revenue and taxation; Tax Reform Act of 2012; effective date; emergency. Steele(H)
HB3062 02/06/2012 Department of Human Services; creating the DHS Restructuring Act of 2012; effective date. Steele(H)
HB3063 02/06/2012 Schools; creating the Education Reform Act of 2012; effective date. Steele(H)

December 7, 2011

Class on the U.S. Constitution – Make Reservations Now!

From our friend Kaye Beach at Axxiom for Liberty:

Key Opens Door to U.S. Constitution

Rep. Charles Key

 Oklahoma City, OK – On Saturday, January 14, 2012 Oklahoma’s own Champion of the Constitution, Representative Charles Key, will be hosting Constitutional Scholar Michael Badnarik at the Oklahoma State Capitol, featuring Badnarik’s acclaimed “Introduction to the Constitution” class.

Even if you consider yourself knowledgeable about our founding documents, this eight-hour class will be a life-changing experience.

The class runs from from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, with a one-hour break for lunch and occasional breaks throughout the day.

Each student will receive an autographed copy of Badnarick’s book Good to be King, used as the text for the class.

Valued at $250 or more, class students may attend for only $150, or 4 ounces of .999 fine silver. This is an incredible bargain for 8 hours of instruction, a $20 hardcover book, and several additional hours of personal interaction with the “Stepfather of the Constitution”.

Oklahoma represents the critical first domino in “Operation Domino Effect”.  Other states are signing on to take the plunge, too!

Michael Badnarik Announces OPERATION DOMINO EFFECT

“On January 14, 2012 I will be teaching my Constitution class on the floor of the State House in Oklahoma City. I would like to teach my class in every state capitol in 2012! With your help we can have unconstitutional laws falling like dominoes.” Read More.

Michael Badnarik

Activists, candidates and elected officials are encouraged to come together to learn more about the meaning and value of our founding documents.

Oklahoma Event Flyer (to download and share)

Please join us!

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Oklahoma City Event Details

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 9AM – 6PM

Place: House Chamber of the Oklahoma State Capitol

Cost: $150.00 per student (or 4 oz of .999 fine silver)

For reservations contact:

“The Constitution has become an old piece of paper. Michael brings it back to life.”

 Read more about Michael Badnarik and how he is “Lighting the fires of Liberty, one heart at a time.” at http://www.constitutionpreservation.org

Hope to see you there!

November 16, 2011

Health Care Reform in Oklahoma – It’s 1992 All Over Again

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There is an old saying that goes something like “What’s old is new again!”, usually in the context of some fashion trend resurrecting something from the past.

The Oklahoma legislature is apparently in the resurrection business.  Health care reform, aka “ObamaCare”, health information/insurance exchanges, CO-OPs, coverage for all, etc. is the not-so-godly resurrection of the Clintons’ Universal Health Care proposal from the early 1990’s.

What’s different today is that the technological infrastructure to make Hillary/Bush/Obama Care work is further advanced, being put into place right here in Oklahoma, through legislative action, through the actions of the OHIET (Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust), and the OHCA (Oklahoma Health Care Authority).

Regardless of how the Supreme Court decides on the individual mandate, the state of Oklahoma is adopting all the requirements for universal health care. It is the Clinton’s universal health care plan, redux.

See Journal Record article here from 1992.

Universal health care proposal – 1992.

Note to Oklahoma Legislators – people didn’t want this in 1992 and they sure don’t want it in 2011, or 2012, or….

July 1, 2009

Lockheed Martin invests in Solar Power?

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , , — oksafeinc @ 7:04 pm

This one is interesting.

As I read this article about how predicted solar flares in 2012 could potentially disrupt the electric grid, and thus all our lives, I noticed the Lockheed Martin reference.

Coincidentally, or not, Lockheed is investing in solar power.

1) Tech Article:
http://www.smartertechnology.com/c/a/Global-Challenges/2012-New-Y2K-Dark-Ages-20-Global-Reboot-or-Mayans-Last-Laugh/?kc=EWKSTM06192009Y2K?kc=EWKSTM06122009Y2K

Excerpt: “Namely, a decade of major solar storms forecasted to peak in late 2012, which more and more non-kooky scientists—including NASA, NOAA and The National Academies of Science (part of the U.S. Congress)—say could wipe out the world’s electrical grids as well as all satellite, Internet, network and wireless communications for years.”
And:
“Is Anyone Not Wearing a Tin Foil Hat Worried?
What makes this matter now worthy of your time is this: Many of the newly concerned are not wearing crystals, feathers, patchouli or tin foil hats, but government ID badges, military uniforms, lab coats and suits. Dawning attention to the economic and political effects of solar storms comes from, among others, NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council (NRC). Also involved: major utilities and aerospace firms such as Lockheed Martin.”

You have to ignore the snarky attitude about information only being ‘legitimate’ if it comes from the government or someone with credentials. The author encourages the reader to study the National Research Center report for supporting information.

2) Lockheed Martin article on investing in solar power:
http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2009/06/29/an-unexpected-player-in-the-solar-market.aspx
An Unexpected Player in the Solar Market
By Jennifer Schonberger
June 29, 2009

“If you were looking for a reason to invest in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), here’s an unconventional one: solar power.

That’s right: The global security company has entered the solar power space — and it has big plans.

A widening market
As the government ramps up incentives and funding for solar power and other renewable energy sources, solar has shown the potential to be the next “megatrend.”

This year, the federal government will dedicate $170 million to solar power projects alone. Congress has renewed the solar power investment tax credit for eight years. Most importantly, the need to build solar-powered utilities comes as states have enacted aggressive renewable portfolio standards that require utilities in those states to progressively generate a certain percentage of power through renewable means.
Lockheed is prepared to take a bite out of this space.”

3) Given the scope of the massive energy bill (H.R. 2454) working its’ way through Congress right now (passed the House 219-212 6/26/09), and the mandates therein for alternative energy sources, electric vehicle infrastructure, etc., I smell a rat.

I have no idea if something is actually going to ‘happen’ in 2012 – that’s up to God. The scheming down here though, is strictly man-inspired – greed.

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