Thursday, May 4th 6:30 PM
The Voice of the Martyrs
1815 SE Bison Rd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Thursday, May 4th 6:30 PM
The Voice of the Martyrs
1815 SE Bison Rd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
For your prayerful consideration because a friend told me (and I agree) that it is worse than you think. First the current school board has not done a good job of setting priorities, second there is a faulty growth assumption built into their numbers, and third we all need to learn to live within our means! Vote No on August 23rd and let’s save our community from bonded indebtedness that we cannot afford.
This is the 7th “weekly” 30-second CableOne Ad for my [Joel Rabin’s] Ward 4 City Council candidacy (in HD) entitled, “The Truth Shall Set You Free . . . The School Board, School Bond & City Council”. It comes directly from my Public Comment to the Bartlesville City Council on Monday, August 1st. It starts August 15th, and will be shown through August 23rd (the day of the School Bond vote), on seven key CableOne TV channels . . . A&E, Discovery, ESPN, HGTV, TBS, Fox News, and the Food Channel.
My redirection to an all-out “VOTE NO” campaign against the August 23rd School Bond vote came on the heels of our local media’s reporting . . . and the School Board’s admitting . . . that the half of the School District’s bus fleet is “Outdated and Unsafe”. That did it for me personally, in terms of the School Board “going over the top”.
See the rest of Joel Rabin’s comments here:
We are going to have our Washington County Grassroots Prayer Team monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month for the next few meetings, so plan ahead!
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc]
PSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial opt-out list exists. I say unofficial because the opt-out program is not legal until the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) gives its approval, which they could do any day.
Lack of space forbids a full discussion of why a smart meter might not be such a good idea, but in summary smart meters are undesirable because they are a health hazard due to increased radiation exposure; they significantly increase the risk of cyber-security breaches of the electric grid; they provide further tools for an invasive government to perform warrantless monitoring of your home; they provide valuable data about your personal habits which power companies desire to be able to market; and due to their fragile, high-tech construction smart meters are prone to failure, often resulting in fires in consumer’s homes.
Although I am pleased that PSO is offering an opt-out, PSO has asked for exorbitant opt-out fees: a one-time fee of $183 if you opt-out before 12/31/2016 and $261 after 12/31/2016; and a monthly charge of $28.
In a hearing at the OCC Wednesday of this week the Oklahoma Attorney General, representing PSO’s customers, stated that the fees proposed by PSO were not fair, just and reasonable. The Attorney General provided several means by which the estimated costs of the opt-out program could be reduced; offered evidence of opt-out fees from a number of states, all of which were significantly lower than those proposed by PSO (the average monthly fee in the other states was $11); and argued that it was inappropriate for PSO to charge monthly opt-out fees at this time because the cost of reading existing meters is already imbedded in the electric rates customers are currently paying. In addition the Attorney General noted that in a recent filing OG&E has requested approval of an opt-out program and their one-time fee is 38% lower than PSO’s and OG&E’s monthly fee is 50% lower than PSO’s.
An additional problem with PSO’s opt-out program is that it does not include any consideration for those people who are extremely sensitive to micorwave radiation nor for low income households. Both the medically sensitive and low income households will suffer the most when a smart meter is installed on their homes, and it is unconscionable that the opt-out fees have been set so high.
If you, like me, do not desire to have a smart meter, then I suggest the following:
1) Call PSO customer service at 1-888-216-3523 and ask to be put on the opt-out list for smart meters. You will receive a call from the Bartlesville customer service representative. She will tell you that no official list exists yet, and will try to convince you to change your mind. Be polite – she is just doing her job. The decision to charge unreasonable opt-out fees – to even install smart meters in the first place – was made way up the PSO food chain. After making this call tape a note to your existing analog meter stating that you do not want a smart meter and that you have asked to be put on the opt-out list. Although PSO initially agreed to honor this unofficial opt-out list, they have not been uniform in their response when they (actually their contractors) come to your house to slap the new meter on (that is literally how it happens);
2) Call the three OCC Commissioners (Dana Murphy @405-521-2267; Todd Hiett @ 405-521-2264; and Bob Anthony @ 405-521-2261) and tell them you support, in fact demand, an opt-out program, but the fees proposed by PSO are not fair, just and reasonable. In addition tell them you want to keep your analog meter, not some partially disabled smart meter. Under the opt-out program PSO plans on giving you a digital meter with the communication chip disabled. There are very good safety reasons why you should want to keep your analog meter. Call soon, they could vote any day;
3) Call the Attorney General’s office and thank him for representing “we the people” in the PSO opt-out case and encourage him to continue to aggressively represent the people of Oklahoma against big business and big government; and finally
4) Attend an information meeting about the hazards of microwave radiation exposure (cell phones, smart meters, portable phones, baby monitors, etc.) to be held on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 P.M. at the Bartlesville Public Library.
P.S. Feel free to forward this email liberally. The thing PSO fears most is a tremendous outcry against their outrageously high fees for customers simply wanting to keep their old analog meters rather than exposing their family’s to unnecessary radiation.
…Party Unity for Thee, but Not for Me
When I first received the letter below from Suzanne Callihan on behalf of Grace Farmer, I was stunned at the many levels of poor protocol and bad behavior for unity of the party embedded. So I called Randy Brogdon our recently elected State Republican Party Chair to see if he had even been invited to the event. The answer was no he had not. So I proceeded to write a note to Grace and see if she would correct the problems. Here is a copy of my note sent on July 16th:Grace,In reviewing the press release, I find myself mystified at the breach of protocol in excluding our new Republican Party State Chair as one of your special guest speakers. When I first read it I hoped that Randy had been invited but declined. Unfortunately, when I called him today, he reported that he was not invited..I would not like to think that Randy was purposefully excluded but it might very well be difficult for many people involved with the party to avoid drawing that conclusion, based on history. Considering that Party leadership should set an example and avoid all appearance of impropriety or personal conflicts of interest, it would seem that the obvious thing to do would be secure an appearance or attendance by Randy and send out an updated, corrected version of the release..I do hope to hear from you within a day or two about corrective action on this so that I don’t find myself in an awkward position when I update my network about upcoming events and can send the corrected version. I would also hope that the revised version would be sent to everyone that the original was sent to as well..
cc: Suzanne CallihanNo apology note or corrected email has gone out so far to my knowledge. I understand that now Randy Brodgon has had a phone call or message from Grace inviting him to or letting him know about the event. Time will tell if he will be given the respect due the office or even if he will be able to attend the event due to this late notice.Meanwhile I am asking all my Washington County friends to make sure that whatever they are giving the local party for the event below, please take time to be a Minuteman for the State Party. It is easy and you can donate monthly or annually here >>> or click on pic below.
For Life and Liberty,Sandra CrosnoePCT Chair Washington CountyAlt National Delegate 2012
Begin forwarded message:From: Suzanne Callihan <email@example.com>Subject: Washington County Republican Party Fundraiser 8/1 at Dewey FairgroundsDate: July 13, 2015 at 10:05:32 PM CDTReply-To: Suzanne Callihan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Washington County Republican Party Holding a Fundraiser on August 1FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJULY 13, 2015The Washington County Republican Party will be holding a fundraiser on August 1, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey. The casual BBQ dinner is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of the event. Guest speakers include Bartlesville native and Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello and Oklahoma Republican Party State vice Chair, Estella Hernandez. Special guest, Jim Bridenstine who represents Oklahoma’s First District will also be in attendance.Mark Costello, a fourth generation Oklahoman was born in Bartlesville and was first elected as Labor Commissioner in 2010. Before being elected to office, Mark founded several companies, creating hundreds of jobs within Oklahoma. Since being elected, he has fought in finding efficiencies within the Labor Commissioners office, saving taxpayers well over a half a million dollars.Estela Hernandez has been married for 14 years and is the mother of 3 kids. Together, she and her husband own and operate a local construction company. She was elected Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party on April 11, 2015. She is Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee for Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women. She helped develop a successful community engagement program for OKC Republican Women’s Club and Oklahoma County GOP. By attending monthly naturalization ceremonies, she is registering new citizens to vote and sharing with them the importance of civic engagement.The mission of the Washington County Republican Party is to continue growth of the GOP at the grassroots level within Washington County through voter registration; education and helping Republican candidates get elected to offices.The Fundraiser is from 4pm to 6pm on August 1. Tickets are $30 and sponsorships are available. A live auction will be hosted by State National Committeeman Steve Fair. All proceeds help support the Washington County GOP activities including local candidate’s elections. Tickets can be purchase online by going to https://washingtoncountygop.eventbrite.com or by searching Washington County at Eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Grace Farmer at 918- 440-4405.
Video raw link: https://vimeo.com/132444782
Rod MacIlvaine as part of ‘Ten Questions’ Series
Grace Community Church in Bartlesville Oklahoma
How Should Christians Feel About Same-Sex Marriage?
June 28, 2015
The President had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. This is outrageous—a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored. God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent. One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world. But one day God is going to judge sin—all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment. That righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one. So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?
Source Post on Finding Gems & Sharing Them
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
He whom the son of Man sets free is free indeed.
Freedom from sin and death — that is real Liberty.
Sandra Crosnoe said: “The state cannot make something right or wrong — that is a function of the Creator. The state can however make your life miserable for not doing what it wants you to do in certain blocks of time. That is the function of power. How long does the state’s power last? Well now we are back to the Creator’s determination. When He says ‘game over’ that will be the end of that. Who is really in control? That would be the Creator. Seek Him while you may…”
May 28th – Bartlesville Public Library 6-8PM
May 28/29th – Hastings Entertainment & Book Store
R3publicans in conjunction with Oklahoma Grassroots is pleased to have author, Richard Engle coming to Bartlesville to discuss his new book. It is fiction, but could become reality — only time will tell. He weaves history in with current events and his personal knowledge of the political arena to unfold the story.
Rachel Tapp said, “I read it and loved it. Not many books make me laugh and bawl, but ‘The Last American President’ did.” The book was labeled a “must read” recently by the Tulsa Beacon.
Richard Engle will speak on the topic of “Can the American Empire Survive?” at the Bartlesville Public Library (600 S Johnstone Ave —second floor room) on May 28th 6-8p. There will be Q&A and books available. He will also be at the Hastings Entertainment & Book Store (3005 E Frank Phillips Blvd) with book signing opportunities there as well on May 28th 2-4p & May 29th 10-12noon). All events are free and open to public.
R3publicans is a grassroots network of activists working together to restore the Republic. The group is based in Oklahoma and networked around the country. The group’s focus is limited government, Constitutional principles and free market ideas. R3publican’s most recent project on precinct organization was done with multiple organizations and their representatives via Oklahoma Grassroots Network.