Hastings Standards Not Family Friendly Anymore – Bartians Beware!

Hastings XXX entertainment

Our local Hastings has dropped the ball. It is no longer a safe place to take your kids to look at books. Apparently they’ve decided to display nude posters in with all the others and witchcraft is on the end caps to give it prominence.

If you are a concerned citizen who cares about what is accessible to our youth please call and respectfully let them know this is NOT ok. Store number is 918.335.0831.

Special thanks to Joy Molina Collins for the heads up and photo.  If you get a response you would like to share with others, please do so in the comments here or in our Washington County Republican Grassroots Group on facebook here >>>

 

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.  

Proverbs 14:34

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A Grassroots Plan to Secure America — for your Review and Adaptation

A Grassroots Plan to Securing America

from Bryan on Ron Paul Forums

a draft to review & adapt to your situation

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Plan Forward: The objective of this plan is to provide information on how individuals and communities can enhance their safety and comfort in times of emergencies by being self-reliant. The sources of possible emergencies are seen with a study of history which shows the possibilities that one can face including natural disasters, financial calamities and political instability. While seemingly farfetched, horrific acts such as foreign invasion or a coup of ones government that eliminates self-rule are historical realities and are never outside the realm of possibilities. Despite all possible hazards, when a community has solid planning and fortitude it can manage whatever situation it is presented with and soon be on the road to normalcy. This has historically been the American way.

This draft of the plan is intended for individuals who already understand a need to take positive steps to secure America without waiting for anyone’s permission. It is not intended for people who do not understand the issues America faces and see no reason for action. This plan is sized to provide an overview of ideas for a course of action, it is not meant to be comprehensive. Individuals and communities must adapt plans for their situation and seek deeper knowledge in specific areas.

Do not allow the volume of effort to be a deterrent from making progress; set priorities and make a road-map of how to proceed. Some items might not be possible or necessary but all great journeys begin with a single step and with many people contributing a plan can quickly come to fruition.

Personal Action Plan

When you want to secure your family you need to start at home. Some things to consider:

Commit

Deciding that you want to make positives changes is the first step. Confirm you want to make changes and that you will stick with it.

Prepare Self and Family

Working towards being ready for possible failures in the current system is an important step. Areas to consider include:

  • Develop emergency action plans for your family and those closest to you.

  • Increase the supplies you maintain for your family, including:

  • Food and water.

  • Means to provide heat as needed and to cook food without utilities.

  • Means to provide light, including flash lights, batteries, hurricane lamps and lamp oil.

  • First aid, medicine stock and fire extinguishers.

  • Extra footwear and clothing.

  • Toiletries and cleaning supplies, including hand washing equipment.

  • Water purification and filtering.

  • Gasoline for vehicle.

  • Provide for home defense with weapons, necessary supplies, tools and training.

  • Diversify from the US dollars backed assets as possible. Maintain dollar availability for the payment of  debts.

  • Develop personal skills with using your supplies, defense and first aid with books and by consulting experts.

Recruit

Once you have a foundation of having your family ready, reaching out to others is the next step. One can start this while still preparing their family. Things to do:

  • Make your commitment public.

  • Educate others, both inside and outside of your community, on why action is needed and inspire them to make a similar commitment.

  • Find and work with those in your community who are interested.

  • Get those interested to start their own Personal Action Plan and discuss with them a Community Action Plan.

Become an Expert

Not everyone within a community needs to be skilled in all areas. Cultivate an area of expertise that matches your aptitude and interest that has a need within your community. These areas are addressed in the Community Action Plan and include items such as defense, healthcare and more.

Be Vigilant for Rights

As issues such as the co-opting of ones government can occur without an immediate outwardly change in appearance or structure it is important that individuals understand their rights and make sure that they are upheld. Fighting against encroachments to ones rights is a good way to find like-minded people, recruit others to the cause of planning as well as preserving the integrity of ones governing bodies.

Areas to fight that should be considered are areas that directly secure rights in critical ways. Fighting fraud, waste and abuse has little to no value to maintain rights. Some areas to consider:

  • Preventing the confiscation of personal property, most importantly in areas of defense and food production.

  • Maintaining control over issues that directly effect ones health, such as being required to take vaccines or other medications.

  • Issues that involve one being secure within their home, such as required evacuations.

  • Direct attacks against the rights of an individual within your community.

Educating others on the issues and on the importance of rights will strengthen your coalitions and is of value.

 

Community Action Plan

No man is an island, and many people are needed to secure America with communities coming together to solve community issues. Communities are ideally geographically close but need not be. The goal of implementing a Community Action Plan is to have a way for a community to manage local emergencies and to insulate itself from the effects of negative external influences until a sense of normalcy returns. Community Action Plans are not intended to create compounds that are cut off from the rest of the world but to have a way for the community to self-provide for critical needs at any time.

Community plans are best fulfilled when relying on existing infrastructure as much as possible and then supplementing it and provide sustainable alternatives when necessary. Each community must determine the best course of action for themselves as they will be different from others, no one plan will be best for all.

Some areas that need to be considered are:

Community Building

The first step to having a community is to build one. Learn who your neighbors are, meet them, share your concerns, address what matters to them, share your commitment with them, hold a community event, socialize and discuss issues. Repeat as beneficial. Communities should be open and friendly groups and not be cliques. Find ways to have fun and make community progress.

Community Service

Create teams to help those within your community who are in need so they can reach their full potential. Many communities already have outreach groups, some can be found here: http://community-outreach.meetup.com.

alert flashing iconResponse  To Local Emergencies

A community must learn to deal with local emergencies which will vary based on geographical region. Communities should form teams to deal with emergencies, this may best be organized by volunteering to be in a “Community Emergency Response Team” (CERT) as part of the “Citizen Corps” which is “FEMA’s grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.” See: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

Using the CERT system will help provide legitimacy to your organizational efforts, will help put you in a better position during emergency situations and will allow you to find like-minded people. If authorities provide resistance to planning find alternate ways to make progress without CERTs.

Emergency plans should include means of local fire protection and assure roads can be cleared of obstructions for emergency vehicles.

Volunteer Defense

Organized protection is critical for survival but limited resources and the possibility of subversive leadership makes is necessary for communities to develop their own plans that can supplement existing defensive measures. Care must be exercised however since un-necessary militant plans can be targets for media criticism and/or legal action.

Any form of defense group, regardless of the degree they are armed, must be decentralized with limited leadership visibility to prevent creating targets from co-opted authorities that have non-community serving agendas. Volunteers should organize and train in small groups where each person knows and trusts the others. For personal safety reasons, no one  should identify themselves as being a part of a local armed defense but they should have communications lines with other like-minded people. The goal is to create a hidden but strong network that has no centralized points to attack. Groups should not have names. Volunteers could consider switching groups from time-to-time to share ideas. Individuals will always have a free-will to act on any potential threat or not.

The Appleseed Project is a group designed to help train citizens for volunteer defense in the American tradition: http://appleseedinfo.org. The Oath Keepers organization is a group designed to support the military, veterans and peace officers in their fulfillment of their swore oaths of defending citizens over unconstitutional orders: http://oathkeepers.org.

Community Communications

It is important that your community develop ways to keep in contact within the community and with surrounding communities. Developing systems that rely on existing infrastructure is OK but having methods that are totally self-reliant is a must. These communication systems can be used immediately for any purpose desired.

Methods that rely on existing infrastructure:

  • Phone trees.

  • Cell text message blasts.

  • E-mail / web based communication systems.

Methods that are totally self-reliant:

  • FRS, GMRS, CB and ham radios – useful for mobile point-to-point communications within the community and with neighboring communities.

  • Sirens / bells- useful to alert a community of an emergency.

  • Community print media such as printing presses – useful for spreading news.

  • Community meetings – needed to maintain direction.

Community Decision Making

Sometimes communities need to come together and make decisions. To do this, communities need a place to meet and a method to conduct dialog to reach decisions. Consider the use of Roberts Rules of Order for such dialog for large community meetings. Decisions are not a means to justify taking from others or using force against people who disagree but to build coalitions to new ideas.

Healthcare / Medical Emergency Management

Efforts must be made to manage healthcare and medical issues, some items to consider are:

  • Find current experts and facilities in your community.

  • Train new people in areas of need as possible.

  • Identify new potential care facilities, should they be needed.

  • Stock facilities as possible.

Conflict Arbitration

Communities need a way to resolve disputes so some system must be devised. Arbitration systems rely upon the consent of all parties involved and typically, if an individual within the community does not wish to honor the arbitration system, they will forfeit the support they receive as being a part of the community. A properly developed community dispute resolution system can provide value once a sense of community has developed. Caution must be used with arbitration systems to not engage in the use of force to resolve conflict as such systems are often the targets of legal action themselves.

Supply Chains

It is very impractical for a family to be totally self-stocked with supplies, thus having the community find ways to help provide for or supplement essentials supplies is important. Some areas to consider are:

  • Food supply – find area farmers and work out plans to help them in exchange for food. Develop plans to safely get food from a farm to the market.  Support the development of new local farms. Consider native edible plants, with proper instruction.

  • Water supply – identify best sources of water such as rivers, creeks and wells, also consider the best areas for rain water collection. Stock water storage containers. Assure supplies can be secured as best possible.

  • Energy supply – consider the use of bicycles and other means for local transportation. Investigate solar and other options when there is a critical need for power.

  • Waste management – find ways to deal with local waste. Investigate composting and reuse centers.

Construction / Structure Repairs

A community can face issues that call for building construction and repairs, so finding ways to deal with construction projects is important. Some things to consider:

  • Stock hand and other tools.

  • Stock building supplies as possible, particularly items needed for roof repairs.

  • Identify areas to acquire natural goods that can be used for building materials.

  • Acquire construction how-to books based on tools and supplies that will be available.

Commerce

If a crisis has some longevity, a community can consider developing standards for a new means of trade. Possible actions include:

  • Identify items that could serve as an anchor for commerce such as: precious metals, grains, rice, beans, sugar, salt and more.

  • Develop ways to add integrity into the system by assuring the value / authenticity of commerce items.

Education

Continuing education systems helps to develop the community and maintains a sense of stability. Some things to consider:

  • Collect and save text books, teaching materials and other supplies.

  • Find home school families, teachers and private schools in the community to learn from and build around.

  • Cultivate new teaching talent.

  • Encourage and support schooling that can be maintained by the community without assistance.

  • Identity potential small / private school facilities within your community and see that they get supplied should they be needed.

Spiritual / Worship

Work to assure there can be a continuity of spiritual worship within your community.

Wise Council

Most communities have individuals that have a wealth of life experiences and studies that allow them to provide insight to solutions of issues. Identity these individuals and listen to what they have to say.

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Beatles Bash in Bartlesville set for April 20th — Thanks WCSPCA!

Washington County SPCA Event Featuring Liverpool Legends April 20th

Community Center Event — Tickets available online NOW!

Click on pic — Events Page for Community Center

 Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:00 PM Liverpool Legends  [buy tickets]
WCSPCA
presents Liverpool Legends
Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band, are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles and on through the solo years. With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing! Together, these four lads will bring you “The Complete Beatles Experience.”

If you would like to help more and sponsor the event — please contact the Washington County SPCA here >>>
More information on sponsorships available here >>>

[Editor’s note: If you are a Republican Delegate to the Oklahoma State Convention — please note that this event is on the same day as the Convention in OKC, but the state conventions are ‘usually’ over by mid afternoon; you should be able to do both events. Hope to see you there! /sc]

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Survival and Preparedness on a Practical Level — Setting Priorities for You and Your Family

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Back to Eden on Vimeo — Video

I am preparing to do a series of posts on survival and preparedness tips. In getting ready to do that series, I asked a couple of friends what the order of priorities should be on these posts. We differ a bit on that and I wanted to ask you to make your own list and discuss with your own family and set your own priorities for the days ahead. What you believe will in fact change how you live!

One of the most important events in my spiritual growth was my awakening about the Sabbath. If you work to order your week so that you can rest on the Sabbath, I maintain that you will come closer to being where you should be when you should be there. Have you ever seen an accident on the highway and been aware that had your timing changed just a little that could have been you? I believe that our heavenly Father cares about the details in our lives; I also believe that He is most fully aware of our difficulty in hearing clearly amidst the noise of life! Nevertheless, the still small voice keeps breaking through especially as we listen carefully, stay in the word, and practice doing things the way He says to.

Here is Clint’s list of priorities:

  1. Spiritual 
  2. Location
  3. Shelter 
  4. Water
  5. Food
  6. Sanitation
  7. Protection
  8. Clothing and Footwear
  9. Medical and Dental
  10. Storage
  11. Distribution
  12. Others
  13. Mindset
  14. Procurement
  15. Health
  16. Energy

[Clint’s comment on priorities:  All of these categories are important.  For now I would say that the spiritual and location are the most important.  If one does not have the help of the Lord Jesus, then most likely they will not survive what is soon coming.  If they are not in the location he leads them to before certain events occur, most likely they will not survive.  See previous posts here on this website for more from Clint Young.]

Here is my list of priorities:

  1. Spiritual
  2. Trumpet – warning to others
  3. Community – network
  4. Energy (personal)
  5. Health
  6. Location – suggest multiple
  7. Shelter
  8. Water
  9. Food
  10. Sanitation
  11. Protection and Security measures
  12. Clothing and Footwear
  13. Medical and Dental
  14. Backup Electrical / Utilities
  15. Procurement and Barter Mechanisms (secondary ways to generate income)
  16. Storage
  17. Mindset – actually this one is tied to #1 and is ongoing and impacts all levels

My parents lived through the depression and taught me the value of saving and practical methods for multiplying income.  The Lord taught me early in my corporate career to get out of debt and live beneath my income rather than beyond it.  It may not have been enough but I tried to do that.  My parents were also givers of time and money.  I have tried to emulate that as well.  Much of my time has been given to politics of late and I have done what I could to wake up America.  Now we seem to be gaining on that front, but not fast enough to escape the judgement of the Lord for the wickedness afoot in the land.  I still hope and pray that we will wake up in time and turn from our wicked ways so that our heavenly Father may be pleased to hear our prayer and heal our land.  In the meantime, I believe we should prepare for some really difficult times because of our really lousy choices as a nation.  To that end, I will be sharing some practical tips here on this website.

I must tell you though that my situation is different from yours.  Noone can hear the Lord for another.  That requires a personal relationship.  May I encourage you that your first priority be to know Him and hear from Him and walk in His way.  I encourage you to be a student of His word and when you lack wisdom to ask.  He wants to be your Lord and walk with you and be your strong right hand in whatever lies ahead for you and your family.  You can trust Him because He is trustworthy!

Please make your list and have important conversations with your family and friends about the days ahead and how we can help one another and be the body of Christ in a hurting world.  Whatever you do, do not take the mark of the beast in your hand or forehead!  Enough said on that?!

What are your priorities?  Please pray and seek the Lord while He may be found!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

Philippians 4:8  (KJV)

 

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Liverpool Legends Concert to Benefit Washington County SPCA Tickets Available Now! PreConcert Party for Sponsors

Washington County SPCA LogoDear Washington County Friends,

The Washington County SPCA invites you to become a sponsor for our first annual fundraiser “We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends” concert featuring the Liverpool Legends which will benefit our shelter.

The primary source of funding for “We Get by With a Little Help From Our Friends” is from corporate and individual sponsors, such as yourself. The Washington County SPCA receives no governmental funds for our adoption facility or our many services provided to members of our community.

This exciting event will be held at the beautiful Bartlesville Community Center’s Performance Hall on April 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. It will be a fun evening that will kick off with a preconcert party open only to our sponsors and their guests. Then your guests will move into the performance hall for a trip back to 1964 (one year before our shelter first opened to the public) with a celebration of the Beatles music.

As you may be aware, the Washington County SPCA has provided City Impound services for Bartlesville, Copan and Ochelata, an adoption facility and spay/neuter assistance to Bartlesville and all of Washington County since 1965. The funds provided by this event will be to fund our operations. These operations encompass the care for the animals in our adoption facility and low cost/free spay/neuter services to area residents’ pets.

Your sponsorship will help assure the continued success of the Washington County SPCA. Enclosed please find more information on this exciting event and its sponsorship levels. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Donna Gustafson
Member of Board of Directors
Washington County SPCA

Fall 2012 Newsletter (pdf format)

[Editor’s note: There are lots of ways that you can help make sure our furry friends are taken care of in this community. Please volunteer some time, donate some money, share this informations with a friend, sponsor this event, attend this concert, adopt an animal into your family, and help to save a pet today! Thanks to our local SPCA and all who make this community safer for people and pets every day! Blessings/sc]

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Aquarian Conspiracy – The Third Wave – Agenda 21 – Will a Sleeping Church Awake in Time?

“But there were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who secretly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”  2 Peter 2:1

Are we ready to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints…” Jude 3 ?

“… for certain persons have crept in unnoticed …. “  Jude 4

The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in Our Time (The Tarcher Cornerstone)

Dangerous times bring opportunities of all kinds—for good and evil.

What has been prepared for the Reformed church, the original American church that claims the heritage of our founding fathers?

What kind of false teachings can motivate public leaders of the left & right, and across the great pond to conspire against the Lord as the second Psalm declares ?

… leaders like Newt Gingrich, Al Gore, Tony Blair & even Sarah Palin?

“I do further declare that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of His Holiness agents in any place wherever I shall be; and to do my utmost to extirpate [exterminate] the heretical Protestant doctrine, and to destroy all their pretended power.” 
~Excerpt from the Jesuit Oath

The Third Way Politics and the Third Way Heresy

Recently Brannon Howse wrote an article entitled “Newt Gingrich and the Third Way.” The article stated that he believed the politics of the Third Way was connected with the New Apostolic Reformation. Although this may be true politically, there is more behind it than it appears.

To backtrack, globalists like Tony Blair, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Newt Gingrich promote “Third Way” thinking, which combines Socialism with Capitalism to create a so-called third political alternative. Also included in the article is proof that Newt is an environmentalist, and that he is friends with Alvin Toffler, author of  “Third Wave” also known as “Third Way.” Since the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) crowd has shown support of Newt, and now more recently Sarah Palin and Rick Perry, Brannon believes these charismatics to be the Third Way religion. With evidence that I found in Marilyn Ferguson’s “The Aquarian Conspiracy,” the Third Way religion is a group other than the NAR crowd, and is actually the Emergent Church.

Today’s Post: Fanatic for Jesus

Agenda 21 and It’s Wicked Intentions

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 04:31 AM PST

The John Birch Society produced the following video on the deceptive sustainability program of Agenda 21.

(YouTube link)

Much of the material contained on this video has been discussed here, except for the loss of property rights. The way this is being implemented is an invasive scheme, with a plan of Communitarian government already chipping away at the sovereignty of every country. It is surely the system of the Beast.

Related posts
ICLEI and Their Local Government Political Agenda  
Common Purpose and the Third Way
The Third Way Politics and the Third Way Heresy
Communitarianism: Collectivist Values in Transition 
Strengthening Community: The Big Scam
Transition to Communitarianism: Community Gardening
Food Justice: The Hegelian Dialectic
Charter Schools: The One World Classroom 

For Groundbreaking Research on Communitarianism 
2020: Our Common Destiny by Niki Raapana

Special thanks to Randy Barnett (Bartlesville) for sharing this information via email.

[Editor’s note:  It has come to my attention that the blogpost Fanatics for Jesus has some erroneous postings on the site relative to the Holy Spirit in other posts which were not linked here.  Please do not take this post as endorsing the doctrinal positions of the author of that blog.  My personal testimony is as one redeemed by the blood of the lamb (flawed for sure — me not the lamb!), bible believing (cover to cover), baptized in water (dunked), baptized in the Spirit (with evidence of speaking in tongues).  Please study the word for clarification and you will see that the gifts are needed and operational today in the body of Christ.  Some churches have made the Holy Spirit unwelcome and uninvited sadly.  I suspect we are entering a time where we will come to understand that is a huge mistake.  Blessings/sc]

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