ALL AMERICAN Wednesday March 4, 2015 WEEKLY Volume 19, Issue 1© email: [email protected]paper.com America’s Best Conservative Newspaper since 1997 Netanyahu: ‘Israel will not be passive’ with Iran GAO Warns: Air Traffic Control Systems Vulnerable to Hackers Page 7 Page 11 Obama’s Grand Plan F.C.C. Takes Over The Internet Page 4 Commentary Ted Cruz spills secret of GOP amnesty sabotage Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia ‘The cake was baked from the start’ by Paul R. Hollrah On October 25, 2014, I published a column titled, “Barack Obama: Grand Caliph of Islam,” in which I conjectured that Obama’s long term career goal, after completing his second term in the Oval Office, may be to return to the land of his forefathers and, within a few short years, run for president of Kenya. Although most Americans would expect Obama to do almost anything to establish his place in history, many readers scoffed at the suggestion, saying that it was illogical to even suggest that anyone would want to become president of a small East African country after serving two terms as president of the richest, most powerful nation on Earth. But was that really so farfetched? And what led me to arrive at that conclusion? Let’s connect a few dots. First, if we can take Obama at his word regarding his parentage, he was born on August 4, 1961, to an American mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Barack Obama, Sr., a citizen of British East Africa (Kenya), a British colony. Thus, if Obama is to be believed, it is indisputable that he was born with dual US-Kenyan citizenship. However, after Kenya won its independence from Great Britain on December 12, 1963, the newly-adopted constitution failed to recognize permanent dual citizenship, requiring all those of dual nationality to decide by date-certain which country they wished to affiliate with. And since there is no evidence that Obama has ever renounced the American portion of his dual citizenship, under Chapter VI, Section 97 of the 1963 constitution he automatically lost the Kenyan portion of his dual citizenship on August 4, 1984. Understanding that Obama is a man motivated primarily by delusions of grandeur, it leads one to ask: how could such a man ever find happiness in any position in which he was not the center of attention, worshipped and adored by people around the world? And what could he possibly do that would allow him to carve out a niche for himself in world history greater than the presidency of the United States? Allow me to speculate once again that, after spending eight years in the White House attempting to “fundamentally transform” the greatest, most powerful nation on Earth, doing irreparable damage to our country in the process and earning the well-deserved title of “Worst President in American History,” it is entirely conceivable that he might wish to live out his years in Kenya where he is universally worshiped and adored. Impossible you say? Perhaps. But I would argue that what I suggest is no more far-fetched than the notion that an inexperienced, pot-smoking, cocaine sniffing, red-diapered, black agitator from Chicago… a man whose only discernible talent is the ability to read someone else’s words from a teleprompter and See Hollrah, pg. 11 by Garth Kant NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, RTexas, strongly suggested the fix was in from the beginning by GOP leaders to sabotage the fight against Obama’s amnesty, saying, “The cake was baked from the start.” The senator said that was evident to him immediately when GOP leaders chose a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, as the vehicle to try to stop the amnesty President Obama granted to five-million illegal immigrants by executive order in November. Cruz made the observations while speaking to a small group of reporters across the street from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday. WND kicked off the conversation by asking: Why won’t GOP leaders fight amnesty? What do YOU think? Where do GOP leaders really stand on amnesty for illegals? Sound off in the WND Poll. If the GOP leadership had really Cruz insisted GOP leaders knew all along that rank-andfile Republicans would never vote to defund the DHS during a time of increasing terror threats at home wanted to stop amnesty, Cruz explained, they would not have attached the provision defunding Obama’s amnesty to the DHS funding bill. and abroad. They would have attached it to a bill defunding the Environmental Protection Agency, “or some other non-essential agency.” Cruz said he is optimistic in the long run but pessimistic in the short term about stemming the flow of illegal immigrants. He described such agencies as “hostages the GOP could afford to hold.” He is pessimistic because “GOP Instead, he said, they chose a strategy that was clearly designed to fail. See Sabotage, pg. 9 Report: Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets Kuwaiti paper says Netanyahu aborted 2014 attack on Iran nukes President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper cited by the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an. In the wake of Obama’s purported threat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was said to be forced to abort the strike on Iran. Israel National News published an account of the report from Al-Jarida. It said the Netanyahu government decided to attack Iran “some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.” The report claimed an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the Obama administration disclosed details of the attack plan to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and that “Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.” The Kuwaiti paper quoted By Kurt Schlichter It’s time to give current university system the Old Yeller treatment, except normal Americans will giggle when this rabid mongrel gets put down. WND “well-placed” sources saying Netanyahu, Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, chose to hit Iran’s nuclear niew Brzezinski, and ardent campaigner for Obama in 2008, called on the president to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?” said the former national security advisor to former President Jimmy Carter in an interview with the Daily Beast. facilities after discussions with top security commanders. According to the report, “Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army’s chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran’s nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel’s security.” Israeli fighter jets trained are said to have trained for several weeks in order to ensure the plan’s success, even carrying out experimental flights in Iran’s airspace after they managed to penetrate Iranian radar. Former U.S. diplomat Zbig- “We have to be serious about denying them that right,” he said. “If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a ‘Liberty’ in reverse.” Sure, the legions of administrative timeservers, otherwise unemployable tenure ticks, and loan-loaded future baristas who infest our colleges will be plenty sad. After all, their free ride will come to an end when we derail their gravy train. And it shall be glorious, for the tears they shed when forced into a world that demands achievement, effort and accountability, will be a powerful tonic for productive citizens like us who have carried these obnoxious parasites for the last few decades. We won’t mourn modern academia’s passing. Once a college education was an aspiration. Now it’s a punchline. This is where I must help out the liberal readers operating under the delusion that their self-designed dual major in Otherkin Activism and PostModern Self-Actualization gave them the ability to understand simple concepts. The enemy is academia, not education. But except for a few bastions of true learning, like Hillsdale College, the rare instances where modern academia overlaps with actual education are the result of sheer chance. Understand that the purpose of modern American “education” is not to educate students. It is primarily to provide cushy, subsidized sinecures for liberal administrators and faculty while, secondarily, providing a forum to indoctrinate soft young minds in the liberal fetishes du jour. Actually educating students is hard, and a meaningful education is anathema to liberalism. In the liberals’ ideal world, the universities would simply fester with leftist nonsense and not even bother with trying to teach their charges anything at all. And today, it’s pretty close to being the liberals’ ideal world. See Academia, pg. REMINDER Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. If you go to bed at 9PM Saturday night, set your clocks for 10PM, or you will be too early for church. During the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel mistakenly attacked the American ship Liberty. Wed Thur. AM Snow Sunny Showers High 41 High 30 Low 20 Low 17 40% 0% Fri Sunny High 47 Low 25 0% 3 Sat Sun Partly Partly Cloudy Cloudy High 55 High 56 Low 29 Low 31 0% 0% Mon Tues Sunny Sunny High 59 High 63 Low 35 Low 36 10% CONTENTS Classifieds Crossword Puzzle/Horoscopes Editorials/Comments /Politicos Fishing Report/Golf Report Page 11 Page 10 Page 2 Page 10 0% Page 2 The BANNER Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Governor Mary Fallin’s “Oklahoma Now” THE VIEW FROM HERE Governor Mary Fallin Named Chair of the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee By Neil Carson (CKA Bob McDowell) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) announced today that Governor Mary Fallin will serve as its Chair for 2015. in Oklahoma, and I am proud of what Republican governors are doing all across this country: taking action, enacting reforms and achieving results to move their states forward,” said Governor Fallin. “When Washington is faced with a problem, it shuts down. But when states are faced with problems, Republican governors step up, putting in place the creative, innovative solutions required to ensure government works for the taxpayers, just the way it should. I am honored to serve as RGPPC Chair and work to give states the flexibility and independence they need to successfully solve problems and deliver results.” “Governor Fallin is a natural choice for this leadership position. On energy, jobs, the budget, and more, she is putting sound, conservative policy to work in Oklahoma,” said RGA Chairman Bill Haslam. “Oklahoma turned a corner since she was elected; it is growing and thriving, and its future is more secure because of her commitment to good governance. Governor Fallin’s leadership has made a hugely positive impact on her state, and her insight will be a tremendous The Republican Governors Pubasset to the RGA’s policy efforts lic Policy Committee (RGPPC) is the policy arm of the Republican in the coming year.” Governors Association (RGA) “I am proud of what we are doing and the official policy organiza- tion of the nation’s Republican governors. With a strong majority of 31 governors, the RGPPC works to impact public policy on both the state and national levels. Since taking office in 2011, Governor Fallin has worked tirelessly to revive Gov. Mary Fallin economic growth and vitality in Oklahoma. Today, Oklahoma has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. During her first term in office, the state’s median household income grew at twice the national average and in 2013 Oklahoma had the fourth fastest growing domestic product in the nation. Gov. Mary Fallin: Looking for a great place to work or raise a family? Check out Green Country Tulsa World Twenty years ago, they used Oklahoma is a destination for to call Oklahoma a “fly-over” tourism, whether it’s people coming to enjoy Oklahoma’s state. Not anymore. beautiful lakes, our sports events Today, Oklahoma is “fly-to” or our music. country. We are a destination for business, with booming Of course, we’re also a destinaaerospace, energy, agriculture tion for families, who come here and bioscience sectors. We’re for jobs, low cost of living and home to internationally known high quality of life. companies like American Airlines, Boeing and Google, as One of the fastest growing, well as local powerhouses like most prosperous and certainly ONE Gas, BOK Financial, most beautiful parts of the state is northeastern Oklahoma, or NORDAM and Williams. as we like to call it: “Green Country.” In 2014 alone, more than 2,500 new business locations opened in Green Country, employing 25,000 people. Those businesses are part of our community, which means they have a lot of Oklahomans working to help them succeed. To boost commerce in the region, our state and local govSee Fallin, pg. 3 Poor Bills From Committee It seems to me that some of the Legislators in the 2015 Session are attempting to sneak some rather C/S (Communist/Socialist) bills under the radar of public scrutiny. One such of note to me surfaced in the daily paper of February 5 well buried, but in upper right corner, on page 11 of the second part of the first section. The headline of the story, which carried the by-line of ‘Randy Krehbiel of the World Staff’, was: “Nonpartisan sheriff ballot bill advances”. It also carried a subheadline of “Tulsa County’s sheriff says current system isn’t broken”. The gist of the story is that House Bill 1097, authored by Rep. Donnie Condit, D-McAlester, was passed out of the Committee on Elections and Ethics, despite Sheriff Glanz, awarded ‘Nations Best Sheriff’ by the National Sheriffs Association in recent years, presenting an objection by Undersheriff Tim Albin at the hearing. It has long been my firm belief that the use of so-called ‘nonpartisan’ elections is contrary to the principles of the “Representative Republic” we were given by the authors of the US Constitution. It is my opinion that far too many office holders around the Nation are elected in such ‘ignore the party’ campaigns. These include School Boards, City and Town Councils, and in Oklahoma, District Judges. It seems to me that these have been dreamed up as schemes of those of the C/S persuasion to obtain offices for their followers that would not otherwise happen, simply because the voters were unaware of the real political principles of the candidates. It was a surprise to me to see the party of the bill author mentioned, since it has been the observed practice of the national and major local media to not mention the party of someone if the subject is controversial if it happens to begin with a “D”. It also is disturbing that the reported Committee vote was 5-2 in a strong majority Republican member committee. The names of those voting ‘Yea’ were surprisingly reported as: David Perryman, D- Chickasha, David Dank, R-OKC, Charlie Joyner, R-Midwest City, and Gary Banz, R-Midwest City. Voting “Nay” were reported to be Paul Wesselhoft, R-OKC, and Michael Rogers, Broken Arrow. As a seemingly afterthought, the story also mentioned that the Committee passed a measure that ‘would move school elections to odd-numbered years and on the same dates as municipal elections’. This is in my opinion a much needed move as there are far too many of these ‘other’ elections scattered through the year, ostensibly to reduce the voter turn-out and thus assure the results desired by those ‘running the show’, to the detriment of the citizens paying the bill and the result that many possible voters just do not even know about them. Another bill passed out of the Committee it stated was one that would allow those with physical limitations to automatically receive absentee ballots. This seems unnecessary since it is so easy to obtain absentee ballots at this time. It also raises the possibility of even more fraudulent votes being cast than now occur, and they do already in major numbers, from personal experience. It has been my practice for years to use the absentee ballots, not because of physical limitations, but because my professional schedule involved being out of town often, and not necessarily with much prior notice. An advantage to me that has surfaced in their use is that the ballots arrive five to six weeks in advance of the election, which allows me time to research the candidates or questions on the ballot and thus arrive at a much more informed position from which to cast my vote. Thus it appears that only the bill moving and consolidating elections is the only one that receives my personal approval and recommendation. The Conservative View Congressman Mullin Continues Fight to Reverse President’s Immigration Plan national security to be taken hostage by a minority of senators,” said Mullin. “Our Constitution requires identical bills to be passed by the House and Senate before going to the president. By moving this negotiation to conference committee, the House is taking yet another step Funding for the department towards reversing the president’s would be extended for one week executive power grab on immiunder a separate vote in order to gration.” give the chambers time to go to In January, the House passed conference committee. H.R. 240, the Department of “The House has done its job Homeland Security Appropria-- twice. We cannot allow our tions Act of 2015 by a vote of WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK02) today voted for a bill that would allow the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to resolve differences over funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Toll Free Capitol Switchboard 1-877-762-8762 Sen. James M. Inhofe E-mail: [email protected] Web: http://www.inhofe.senate.gov.senate Washington Phone 1-202-224-4721 FAX 202-228-0380 Tulsa Phone: 1-918-748-5111 • Oklahoma City 1-405-608-4381 Sen. Tom Coburn Washington 1-202-224-5754 FAX 202-224-6008 Tulsa Phone: 1-918-581-7651 Okla. City 1-405-231-4941 U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Dist. 1) 216 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington DC 20515 1-202-225-2211 FAX (202) 225-9187, Tulsa, 2448 E. 81st. St., #5150, Tulsa, OK 74137, 1-918) 935-3222 FAX (918) 935-2716 236-191. This bill defunds the president’s executive action on immigration. While this bill has received majority support in the Senate, it does not have the 60 votes required to clear a procedural hurdle. A conference committee would allow appointees from both the House and Senate to negotiate differences over the bill. If both chambers of Congress can agree upon a final bill, it would then advance to the president. Mullin, who has voted twice to reverse the president’s unilateral action on immigration, says he will work to ensure that the intent of the original House bill to defund the president’s action is not lost. “Americans are fed up with these abuses of power and want to see our nation’s laws enforced,” continued Mullin. “I’m supportive of measures that get us closer to holding the president accountable to American people.” By Russell Turner Speeding Cars and Politics Anyone who has ever had an out of control teenager can empathize with the scenario in this column. Many parents have tried to find a way to keep their child from driving too fast and putting their life in danger. When you get down to it, it can be a hard thing to do when the child is stubborn and intent on doing what he wants to. Have you ever tried to catch up with a speeding car going down the street? The driver that obeys the speed limit will have a hard time ever catching up with the jerk that runs every stoplight and disregards all of the speed limits. Sooner or later that reckless behavior will catch up with him, usually resulting in a serious crash. One sure way to stop the speeding is to stop buying the gasoline and the speeding will stop. On a national level we are witnessing our elected leaders showing the same disregard for the laws of the land. We Americans have a bad habit of passing more laws with the misguided belief that if we pass enough of them all of our problems will be solved. Some elected officials do try to obey the laws while others simply ignore them and do what they want. When we have politicians who spend all of their time looking for loopholes to avoid following the law we will continue to have problems. Our president is acting in much the same way; the sad thing is all of us Rep. 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Over the past week there has been much discussion on talk radio about the potential shutdown of the Homeland Security Agency due to the impasse over the federal budget. Presently the bill is hung up in the US Senate with the Democrats filibustering it. The main point of contention is the US House of Representative bill that denied funding for President Obama’s executive acRussell Turner tion over the immigration issue. The bill would fund all other functions except immigration. Even in the light of a federal judge in Texas putting a hold on the implementation of the president’s immigration action, the Senate Democrats seem intent on shielding our president from his illegal action. I have noticed that the mainstream media doesn’t say anything about the Democrats’ actions. In 2013 during another budget dispute the mainstream media was continually blasting the Republicans for shutting down the government. My question is why aren’t they screaming to the high heavens when the liberals are the clear obstructionists? The funding bill has already passed the House and it cannot get a hearing in the Senate. I know that the Republicans are terrified of the mainstream media because it will only be a matter of time until they are blamed for any shutdown. The Republicans need to remember that we voters entrusted them with both houses of Congress. Like the parent with an out of control child, the only option to stop bad behavior is to deny the cash and the rebellious attitude will stop. Congress has the power of the purse. My advice to the Republicans, don’t worry about becoming the news media darlings. Just stay firm in your conservative principles and don’t back down. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The BANNER From My Pointless View...by Ruth Bivens Fallin, from pg. 2_________ Hot Water ernments have invested heavily in the region’s highway, rail, pipeline and water transportation infrastructure. At the State Capitol, Oklahoma’s pro-business Legislature has passed sweeping workers compensation reform, lawsuit reform and tax cuts to make Oklahoma a more economically competitive location. What is the weather like in your neck of the woods? My sister sent me a message about ten this morning and told me that Oklahoma was shut down by several inches of snow and frozen rain on top of that. I told her to please keep the cold weather up north. As I write it is nearly 10 p.m. Sunday night, March 1st. The thermometer on the tree just outside our front door shows that the current temperature is 52 degrees. Today has been some warmer than the past three or four days. In fact, we have had three cold fronts move through in the past two weeks since we came back to Coahuila from Pharr. For days the temperature has been around 40, and that is COLD here. We are blessed that all of the houses here at the Getsemani Children’s Home have good gas heaters. And, Hubby and I are proud of our electric blanket with dual controls! One of the things we would enjoy in this cold weather is a good hot water heater. There is a little heater for the duplex here where we live. It probably holds about 10 gallons, and is a system that is supposed to heat the water as it passes through to be used. However, there is something about it that does not seem to work just exactly right. There is a family of three, a mother and her two sons, who live on the other side of the duplex and we share the little tank. We are always trying to figure out when they take their baths. I would prefer to wash my dishes with hot water, but that does not happen often, unless I wash them late at night. All I can figure out is that they use a lot of hot water and I get the cold water that replaced it. It is rare to get into our shower and have hot water. Late last night I felt sure they were all in bed and I could get a go od hot bath. I got shampoo in my hair and was about half soaped up when the hot water suddenly turned cold! Now, I never enjoyed a cold shower in my life, not even in mid summer-and even less when the temperature outside is 40 or below. Believe me, the rest of that shower was quick. I suggested to Hubby that it might be a good idea to invest in a little electric heater for the bathroom. He is not convinced yet. I also wondered what it would cost to just install a standard water heater, you know the type, a big tank that heats 50 gallons or so. Back at our little house in Pharr we had been having some problems with the hot water for a good while, but we were never there long enough to do anything about it. Over time the hot water stream from the faucets had just become a trickle. Back in January, right before we left for Alabama, a cousin of mine visited us. He recently retired from a job in Tulsa where he was involved in all kinds of plumbing and electrical installations. When we mentioned the problem to him he went out and checked our hot water heater. It was an electric tank that we had installed soon after we bought the house in ‘94. He took off one of the pipes that delivered hot water to the kitchen and showed us. It was so blocked by mineral accumulation that I could not even see light through the straight, six inch section of pipe. He said that the tank probably looked the same way, recommended that Hubby buy another hot water heater and he would install it for us. Hubby made a run to the Lowe’s store and came back with a big, electric hot water heater. My cousin went right to work, and in no time, had it hooked up. It took a while for it to fill, but, shortly we had a good stream of hot water that reached all the way to our bathroom, all the way across the house. We enjoyed the luxury of nice, hot water that day. The next day we loaded up and left for a month. When we got back we were anticipating that we would have plenty of hot water as we pulled into the drive from the long road trip. It was going to be so nice to get a good hot bath and crawl into bed. But, no! There was no hot water! Hubby checked with several electricians, and when he found one who could come before we had to leave again, arranged for him to come that afternoon. He checked out the new hot water heater and concluded that the heating element was burned out. He said that my cousin had not hooked it up correctly and the wrong placement of the wires had caused an arch that burned out the element. That surprised us both, since my cousin considers himself some- what of an expert in these matters. Nevertheless, Hubby went right straight to the store and bought another heating element. The man installed it then sat in the living room and visited with us while we waited to see if it was going to work. Soon we had hot water. Before he left that afternoon the gentleman presented us with a list of things he was sure needed to be replaced, and re-wiring that needed to be done. He said he could do the work for something Ruth Bivens like $2965. We were not at all prepared for that! He wanted to replace the breaker box and a lot of wiring in that side of the house. We had never had any electrical problems before, so we both doubted that it was really necessary. We enjoyed hot water that evening, then the next morning, there was none! Hubby had me call the electrician. He came back with his two sons. He removed a panel on the front of the heater and worked for a few minutes and proclaimed that it was repaired. He insisted that the problem had something to do with all of the wiring that needed to be done. We told him that we could just could not afford it right now and had to leave soon, so he bid us “farewell” and left. Did you guess what happened next? We had no hot water. We have a dear friend in Bixby, Brother Don Allen, who had his own electrical business for many years. He has done some work on our little house in years past. So, Hubby just sat down and gave him a call. He explained the list of wiring the man insisted was needed and asked Brother Don what he thought. He agreed with us that the man just wanted a job. He was familiar enough with our house to know the condition of all of the wiring and said there was no need at all to replace the breaker box. Hubby concluded that he did not want to see that same electrician again. So, we did not call the man back and report to him that there was no hot water in the new tank. We just did without hot water until we had to leave and head this direction. When we came back to Coahuila on the eleventh it was a relief to at least have a little tank and occasional hot water. We both wondered when we would be home again long enough to have a “real” electrician come out and check over the situation. One of the problems we have when we are away from the house for a month at a time is that the mail piles up. The folks at the post office in Pharr are so good about taking care of it. When we come in from a trip they will greet us warmly and hand us a huge tub of mail. It is mostly just junk, and a lot of little catalogs, since that is how I do my shopping. But it all has to be examined and receipts sent out for donations to the work in Mexico, and those funds distributed to their designated destinations. It is a major job to tend to a month’s mail, so I get little else done when we are there for two or three days. Hubby decided he would just run down last week and pick up two weeks’ mail. We had mentioned our hot water heater problem to our neighbors here, the house parents in house #2. Shon is an electrician and offered to make the run down and back with Hubby and check on the new hot water heater. So he did. They left early Wednesday morning. As soon as they got to Pharr Shon went out and took a little panel off the front of the tank. He reached in and flipped a switch and the hot water heater came on! It turns out there is a re-set switch and it had switched itself off. He said the water temperature was set really high and that is probably what caused it to keep shutting off. He changed the temperature, and while the fellows were at the house they had hot water! Before they left Hubby went out and turned off the breaker to the hot water heater. Why waste money heating water if we are not even there? Why didn’t we think of that before? The fellows came back on Thursday with a big tub of mail, and smiling all the way. So, now the little house in Pharr will have plenty of hot water, and Shon didn’t charge us a cent. Businesses in Green Country benefit from a constantly improving workforce, bolstered by great universities and one of the strongest career technology systems in the nation. Local employers also have a strong voice in the State Chamber and Tulsa Metro Chamber, which work together to help guide lawmakers as they produce legislation to support economic growth and business development. Northeastern Oklahoma is on the rise, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Here are some of the things that have been written in recent years about Tulsa, Green Country’s biggest city: The Fiscal Times called Oklahoma the No. 2 state in the country for young people to find a job. Zillow ranked it No. 3 for home value growth. The Brookings Institute ranked Tulsa No. 6 for growth in exports. Page 3 In this Liberal State, Democrats Can Make You Pay Child Support for Someone Else’s Child Imagine being forced to pay motion long ago to dispute his $30,000 in child support for parentage of the child. another man’s child. “That motion must be filed within 3 years after the child’s That’s exactly what’s happening birth, or within one year after the to Carnell Alexander. order of filiation is entered,” said McCarthy. “The defendant has Alexander, a resident of Detroit, failed to to timely file this motion is being forced to pay child sup- setting aside the acknowledgport for a child that paternity tests ment of parentage.” It is here the have proven isn’t his. court ruled Alexander must pay the $30,000 in child support for If you need any more proof the the child, who is now an adult. welfare system is destroyAccording ing the counto CBS Detry, as well as troit, Alexpeople’s lives, ander took a this story will paternity test leave you in 2013 after speechless. he had tried to find the Ben Swann mother of the provides us child for many with the deyears. The test tails: proved he was not father of the child, but even In the early 1990s, Carnell Alex- though this evidence was proander was pulled over by a police vided to the courts in the past, officer and this officer informed they held to their decision to Alexander he was under arrest make Alexander pay for the for being a deadbeat father. Alex- child support. The court also said ander, however, was taken aback it would not help his case if he when he heard he was a deadbeat presented the mother of the child father, according to WXYZ. for the case. What had happened was an exgirlfriend of Alexander gave birth to a child in the late eighties, and in order to qualify for welfare assistance to raise the child, she needed to name a father on the appropriate paperwork. Even though the woman was aware Alexander was not the father, according to KFOR, she decided to put his name down anyways. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found it to be the No. 10 city for job growth and business expansion. Usually, when a man is named the father of a child on such paAnd Forbes ranked it in the top perwork, the state sends a notice 25 cities for both affordability to the person via mail. However, and friendliness to retirees. Alexander was incarcerated, according to the Michigan DepartIf statistics and rankings don’t ment of Corrections, so he would convince you, take a walk not have received the notice. through Tulsa’s booming Brady District, and see the progress for On Tuesday, Alexander went in front of the Third Judicial Circuit yourself; or, get out of the city Court where Judge Kathleen and see the countryside. Grand McCarthy said she was outraged Lake has some of the most Alexander had failed to take beautiful sights in the state, this matter seriously. According and small cities like Claremore to FOX 2 Now, McCarthy said offer some of the best quality Alexander should have filed a of life and small-town living in the country. Alexander acknowledges he may owe the money according to the fine print of the law, but he will not believe the fine print of the law is right. “The law is not going to fit into everybody’s situation,” said Alexander. “Why don’t they use common sense?” You might wonder, how is this possible? It really shouldn’t be. But in a progressive nation where the the state has the ultimate say over an individual’s freedom, it is happening. This is what happens when generations of politicians continue to grow lax in working to protect the constitutional rights of the citizens. With a myriad of complex laws working to bolster the strength of the state, and to weaken the rights of the individual, we’ll see more and more of this. 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DIESEL SERVICE SPECIALIST learned from your goateed TA how to argue like an adult. Your first gambit will be to impugn my own academic career. Try again – I have the academic credentials you prize so highly and with so little reason. Been there, done that, built a company, marMember ried an ex-model, and no, I don’t FDIC want to see your resume. Check out www. bannernewspaper. com Phone: 918-785-2446 Fax: 918-628-5170 www.bankboc.com P.O. Box 199 • Adair, OK 74330 Page 4 The BANNER Wednesday, March 4, 2015 F.C.C. Takes Over The We’re Being Cooked!! This is the 46th article in the BANNER NEWSPAPER, March 4th, documenting the problems Internet with Oklahoma utilitiesʼ (GAS/WATER/ELECTRIC) “Spy” Smart Meters (a microwave radiation ... by Joe Esposito By Attorney Jonathan Emord NewsWithViews At the behest of President Barack Obama, the Federal Communications Commission voted this past Thursday, 3-2, on party lines, to impose FCC control over access to and charges by internet service providers. This is the beginning of the end of freedom over the internet. So-called net neutrality is not neutral at all, but is a regulatory schema that imposes federal oversight and control over what was but a moment ago the last remaining example of largely unfettered freedom and free enterprise left in the world. Longing for the power to force internet service providers to bend to the will of government masters, the Obama Administration aimed to get the proverbial camel’s nose into the tent, anticipating that its whole body would come next. Using the pretext of ensuring consumers had more rapid internet connections, the new regulations promise to do much more, essentially rendering all internet service providers common carriers subject to the same kind of innovation and competition stultifying regulations that made the old Bell system such an archaic, byzantine bureaucratic mess. On the road to a better internet, now architects of systems and markets will have to stop at a government toll booth. There they must satisfy the subjective dictates of FCC commissioners or else they will not be allowed to proceed. One of the greatest, most powerful and far reaching technological achievements of the Twentieth and TwentyFirst Centuries is now to be but another utility where rates, service plans, and technological advances will not be allowed unless first approved by the politicians who populate the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has just denied liberty and free enterprise its essential place in that medium which holds out more promise for the advancement of mankind than any other. The FCC has learned through broadcast, cable, and telephone regulation that structural controls beget in time near total control over a medium. By lording it over on the internet service providers in the years to come, the FCC will coerce and cajole them into implementing the political dictates of FCC Commissioners in a manner akin to FCC’s long and sordid history of control over the broadcast media. Displeasing a regulator who has subjective power over the structure of media invites retaliation. What former FCC Chairman Newton Norman Minow referred to as “regulation by raised eyebrow” in broadcast regulation is now applicable in the internet context. The mere hint of an FCC Commissioner’s dissatisfaction with the operations of an Internet Service Provider will cause that provider to appreciate all too well that the regulator’s displeasure makes essential approvals far more difficult to obtain. Instead, most will alter their business plans to avoid regulatory payback, even if that means constricting access to some in favor of others, thereby affecting who may speak and what may be said. R.O.C.K. Meeting Report Trinity Baptist’s R.O.C.K. Program, a support group for caregivers raising someone else’s child, held its monthly meeting February 10 with keynote speaker Mark Morris, Grove’s Police Chief. Chief Morris described issues he and his department see firsthand facing these caregivers, whether they be grandparents , family members, or neighbors. “Children who come from a broken family sometimes act out. These kids have a lot of hurt and anger as they see other children in what seems to them to be ‘normal families’ with moms and dads intact,” Chief Morris explained. He encouraged caregivers to be supportive and involved in their children’s lives. Morris also encouraged anyone who is facing problems with the children they are raising to use the police as a resource. “If you are concerned that the situation will become violent, do not hesitate to call,” he added. “Do not be afraid to bring the child into the station. I will be more than happy to talk with the child.” R.O.C.K. meets monthly on the second Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, 206 South Elk, Grove, 6:30 p.m., according to Robert Carter, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. “R.O.C.K.’s mission is to help caregivers strengthen their families and to support and encourage their efforts,” Pastor Carter explained. He added, “The message for the March 10 meeting of R.O.C.K. will be a tribute from a grandson to his grandparents, and will serve as an encouragement to other caregivers who, I’m sure, feel overwhelmed at times.” Child care for all ages is available, and no reservations are required. More Ice on Great Lakes Now Than During 2014 Polar Vortex (CNSNews.com) – The total ice cover of the Great Lakes is currently 88.3 percent, or 2.3 percentage points more than it was at the same time during last year’s polar vortex, when 86 percent of the lakes’ surfaces were frozen solid, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The ice accumulation is also much higher than the 51.4 percent long-term average since 1973. However, it is still short of the record of 94.7 percent, which was set on Feb. 19, 1979. data mining device) being placed on your property through stealth and forced implementation in Oklahoma. When Federal Legislation was passed concerning the implementation of Smart Meters the law stated they (Smart Meters) were to be an Opt-In by the ratepayers, however the Utilities have made them MANDATORY. There is no law that says you have to accept a Smart Utility Meter to destroy your health. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Press Release Tulsa World -BA legislator’s bill allowing people to refuse ‘smart meters’ clears House committee http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/brokenarrow/news/ba-legislator-s-billallowingpeople-to-refuse-smart-meters/article_1de702da-bd11-11e4-956ce3507d8d7aae.html Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:09 am | Updated: 11:19 am, Wed Feb 25, 2015. From the Oklahoma House of Representatives Media Division --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------By Joe Esposito 3/4/15 918-274-8111 I believe that Rep. David Brumbaugh may be the first public elected official to alert and inform Oklahomans about the problems with Smart Meters. The Oklahoma utilities are very powerful and have almost NO END to their supply of OUR money. This press release by Rep. David Brumbaugh sounds good on the surface but it is not what HB 1454 was codifying. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A Critique of the Tulsa World Press Release of House Bill 1454 and Rep. David Brumbaugh comments. There were two Bills put forth by Rep. David Brumbaugh 1) The original Bill HB 1454 (TITLE -- AS INTRODUCED) 2) The amended Bill HB 1454 (TITLE -- FLOOR VERSION) Quote #1: (Tulsa World) - OKLAHOMA CITY —” A bill that would give property owners the right to refuse installation of a “smart meter” by utility companies cleared a House committee this week.” ~Amended HB 1454 Floor Version page 2 line 4 & 5: “A property owner shall have the option to refuse the installation ...” This quote is a misrepresentation of the Federal “Energy Policy Act of 2005”. ~The installation of a data mining device without the expressed request or consent of the customer, violates the Fourth Amendment and the “Energy Policy Act of 2005”, U.S. Code Title 16 Chapter 46 Subchapter II Sec. 2621 (14) which states: each electric utility shall offer each of its customer classes and provide individual customers upon customer request, a time- based rate schedule under which the rate charged by the electric utility varies during different time periods....[Emphasis added] A further mandate is set forth in U.S. Code Sec. 2621 (d)14(c) which states: Each electric utility subject to subparagraph (A) shall provide each customer requesting a time-based rate with a time-based meter capable of enabling the utility and customer to offer and receive such rates respectively. [Emphasis added] Quote #2: (Tulsa World) “House Bill 1454, by State Rep. David Brumbaugh, would prohibit electric utilities or cooperatives from installing an advanced metering infrastructure system unless requested by the customer.” ~Amended HB 1454 states “option to refuse” ~Original Bill required a product disclosure with a signature of informed consent for any installation. The product discloser right was also extended to those who had an existing meter. ~Amended HB 1454 refusal of installation is not extended to those who already have a meter installed. ~ Amended HB 1454 the right to refuse for cooperatives states that they “may” have the right to refuse, The original Bill used the word “shall” have the right to refuse. Quote #3: (Rep. David Brumbaugh) “There have been various concerns and potential health issues raised by citizens across the country about these meters,” said Rep. Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow. “At the end of the day, this is about property owners having the right to determine what is installed on their own property.” “One of our primary jobs in the Legislature is to protect the property rights of citizens and provide disclosure and transparency.” ~Original Bill pg. 2 line 15 -- #3. A copy of the report by the Naval Medical Research Institute documenting the health side effects attributed to microwave and radio-frequency radiation; ... ~Amended HB 1454 diminishes the transparency requirements set forth in the original Bill requiring specific disclosure of data sharing, documented possible health side effects associated with the technology used and safety related to the over heating and fires of the meters. The safety disclosure was removed altogether. Quote #4: (Tulsa World) “The bill also requires the utility to verify and inform the Oklahoma Corporation Commission of any additional charges to customers upon installation of the meter.” ~Original Bill HB 1454 pg. 3 line 1 No customer of an electric service utility provider shall be subject to any economic coercion or additional fine or penalty for not installing or utilizing an AMI meter. (Tulsa World) “House Bill 1454 passed out of the House Utilities Committee by a vote of 8-0 are almost completely frozen and now heads to the House floor for consideration.” (Voted on 2/18/15) over, according to NOAA’s Great Lakes Surface Environ- Update: As of 2/26/15 HB 1454 was withdrawn by Rep. David Brumbaugh on the morning mental Analysis (GLSEA). Three the Bill was to be heard and voted on in the House. quarters of Lakes Michigan and Ontario are also covered in ice. An OCC Commissioner recently stated that if the OCC provides an Opt-Out, it will resemble the AEP Texas Trade publication. The SNL Financial waded through several filings with the Commission and hereʼs what they found: If youʼre under American Electric Power in Central Texas, it could cost you more than $200 to stick with an old analog meter if a smart meter hasnʼt already been installed at your house. To come and replace a smart meter with an analog one will cost you even more, more than $300, plus $18 a month. If youʼre an AEP customer in North Texas, it could cost you $356 to replace your smart meter with an old analog one, plus a recurring $35 monthly fee. The Canadian Coast Guard ice cutter Griffon frees the 767-foot icebound freighter Arthur M. Anderson, which got stuck for five days on Lake Erie in late February. (Photo: Lakes Erie, Huron and Superior Canadian Coast Guard) The above penalty resembles extortion, that the poor, disabled and those on fixed incomes cannot afford. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Questions call: Joe Esposito 918-274-8111 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The BANNER Page 5 Accepting the Unexplainable Franklin Graham: New Obama danger By Walt Thrun Some things just don’t seem logical. For example, many can’t/don’t understand why the president won’t accept that ISIS is who they say they are. In this case it is best to simply take them at their word. Let’s review several Biblical facts which will shed light on some seemingly unexplainable events. Firstly our president was divinely appointed to his position just as sure as Israel’s King Saul. “For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” Romans 13:1 God revealed that truth to the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar nearly 700 years before Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome. Recall Nebuchadnezzar had attributed his position and power to his own effort and greatness. God was about to humble him and bring him down to reality. “They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen…and seven times (years) shall pass over you…” Daniel 4:25 The reason for this humbling experience had just been explained to Nebuchadnezzar in a dream. “…in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest (basest) of men.” Daniel 4:17 Now approximately 2,500 years later the end of the ‘church’ age is at hand and many events are beginning to take place that defy human reason. For example, it defies reason that Iran, a nation that openly declares that their goal is to destroy Israel, would be pursued as a coalition partner by our president. The Bible reveals that Iran (Persia), along with cohorts from Turkey and North Africa, will attack Israel near the end of the tribulation. But it needs to be understood that God Himself is in complete control of the entire situation. “I will turn you (armies from Turkey) around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army…all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them…” Ezekiel 38:4-5 God’s sovereignty over the nations will also be revealed during the future battle against Jerusalem. “Behold, the day of the LORD is coming…for I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem…then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations...” Zechariah 14:1-3 At the mid point of the tribulation God will do things that will once again defy logic for those who would try to Walt Thrun ‘reason’ His actions. The following describes God’s sovereignty over the satanically empowered antiChrist. It is clear that any power exercised by any of God’s creations is granted power. “And he (anti-Christ) was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.” Revelation 13:5 God will ‘give’ power to the enemy to perform His will predetermined before the foundation of the world. Notice the exact time limit of this granted power, i.e. exactly three and one-half years. John continues: “It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8 The power to make war against God’s own people and to temporarily win that war is totally by the permissiveness of God Almighty. During the tribulation the two distinct categories of mankind are once again delineated, i.e. those who will accept the mark of the beast and worship him and those whose names are in the Lamb’s Book of Life. However, just because one’s name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life doesn’t mean they won’t be martyred. “Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast… And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4 “If anyone has an ear, let him hear.” Revelation 13:9 Perhaps it’s time to read the leaves on the fig tree. Share your thoughts walt. [email protected] for Christians ‘The storm is coming, I believe’ by Cheryl Chumley Globally known evangelist Franklin Graham says President Obama is so sympathetic to those of the Muslim faith, he’s actually endangering Jews and Christians, opening the doors for them to be persecuted inside the United States. a lot of influence now, from Muslims. We see the prime minister of Israel being snubbed by the president and by the White House and by the Democrats and it’s because of the influence of Islam. They hate Israel and targeted several villages known for their Christian populations in Syria last week, abducting a reported 300 men, women and children. “What is very disconcerting is that they rounded up all of these “We’re gopeople and ing to see we know persecution from expein this counrience that try because they usualour presily kill their dent is very captives on sympathetic film and in to Islam and the most the reason brutal fashI say that … is because his fa- they hate Christians, and so the ion,” the officials said, the New ther was a Muslim, gave him a storm is coming, I believe.” York Post reported. Muslim name, Barack Hussein Obama,” Graham said, during His statements come as at least “Remember, they’ve already an interview on “The 700 Club” one top unnamed U.S. official gone from beheading one peron CBN. told the New York Post that son on camera to, most recently, American intelligence and mili- beheading 21 people on camera. “His mother married another tary authorities are worried ISIS This could very well turn into an Muslim man, they moved to is prepping for a mass killing of on-camera slaughter of major Indonesia, he went to Indone- Christians. The terrorist group proportion sian schools. So, growing up, his frame of reference and his www.shipmansfuneralhome.com influence as a young man, was www.shipmansfuneralhome.com Islam. It wasn’t Christianity, it was Islam.” Graham’s remarks aren’t much of a surprise to those who listen to him frequently. 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They Bill Chupp enjoyed farm life and held on to the traditions of planting a large garden, raising and butchering their own chickens, hogs and beef and running a modern dairy farm. The work ethic that they had grown up in was passed on to their children. They also were very involved in the church. Jay taught Sunday School classes; Mae was on the kitchen committee, Women’s Fellowship and kept busy cooking, quilting and sewing. Both of them helped make apple butter that the church made for the Mennonite Relief sale. Jay helped stir the applesauce in the copper kettles outside while she helped inside washing jars and filling them with the applebutter. She encouraged Jay when he traveled to other countries on work crews. He went to Venezuela, Guatemala and Kenya, Africa to do construction. He was an accomplished carpenter and craftsman. He would buy and supply a tool belt with the tools he would need, then when they came back home, he would gift the belt to the nationals. For years they were youth sponsors and often invited the youth to their home for a vol- leyball game and refreshments after church. The youth group had taffy pulls, Valentine parties, went on hay rides and Christmas caroling. They had the first place Christmas float in the Pryor Christmas parade for several years. Jay made a guest room attached to their shop building for people who were traveling through and for representatives for out of state missions and charities. The door was never locked and no reservation or donation was required. They had a guest book for visitors to sign when they stayed there. My sisters told me to sit near to Jay in church to hear how he sings. He had a clear voice and sang in quartets and the Men’s Chorus. Sometimes he would play a guitar or banjo. One of the songs he sang at MYF parties was my favorite – “There’s A Hole in the Middle of the Sea”. Jay and Mae were involved with the Oklahoma Mennonite Relief Sale from the start. He served on the first committee. For several years, he made large doll houses, a favorite auction craft item. One is still in the neighborhood and has provided hours of entertainment over the years. Mae was known for her love of beautiful flowers and butterflies. She had a collection of butterflies items. I don’t know if she ever knew one of her “secret sisters” who gave her butterfly pins and other butterfly items for her birthday and Christmas was my wife, Edith. Any time Edith is with someone from Amish background that can speak Pennsylvania Dutch, she has a bond with them even though not all their conversations are in Dutch. As they reached retirement age, Jay and Mae began to travel with their camper to south Texas along the Mexican border for the winter. They had many pleasant memories and enjoyed those excursions. Jay got sick during their stay in 1997 and was transferred to a Tulsa hospital where God called him home on March 6th. For years Mae lived by herself in the farmhouse, keeping up with her flowerbeds and housekeeping. On Christmas our Torchbearer boys club stopped there when they went caroling to the widows of our church. Once several years ago we rang the doorbell in the middle of a Saturday afternoon to sing carols for her. We almost gave up that she was home when she opened the door with a towel wrapped around her head. She had been shampooing her hair. She insisted that we step inside the warmth of her living room to sing carols. When we finished singing, she produced a bowl of candy and wished us a Merry Christmas. May passed away this year on February 9th, 2015. One of the daughters said, “Mae never forgot Jay”. We who had the privilege of knowing them will never forget them, either. They lived their lives dedicated to show God’s love. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love one to another.” John 13:35 Jay and Mae Stutzman left “Footprints in History”. 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When a Christian turns the other cheek to a Muslim extremist, he finds his head rolling off of his shoulders. The terrorists always say it’s the victims fault, self righteousness at its best.’ One’s faith or political belief creates the feeling or belief of what one does in his endeavors for his personal belief are justified, whatever they are. I knew a preacher many years ago that helped many as he tried to walk in the footsteps of his faith. But he fell to the allure of self-righteousness to protect his inner sanctum of belief. He was working on a house with a friend of his that was listening to rock and roll music on his radio. The preacher said it was making him think sinful thoughts, therefore he intentionally dropped his hammer on his friend’s radio, destroying it. This is how self-justification starts, his friend was the victim, but it was justified in the preacher’s eyes. The self-righteous decide what is offensive in their eyes and act accordingly, by placing the blame on the victim, they can justifying killing, slanderous words or lying to their followers “to protect them.” This is true of all governments and all parties affiliated with government control or world reaching organizations. When torture and death is applied in front of the masses, it acts as a deterrent to others, helping to keep them in line with the prevailing line of thought at that place in time. Knowledge and understanding are on two different planes. Mankind’s knowledge will always change, but a man’s understanding is limited to what he has been taught or has learned through his own personal experiences, and a closed mind will learn or understand little. A true believer in any organization closes his eyes and ears to anything that brings questions to his personal belief, much like the ancient priests hated anything dealing with facts or logic. Governing bodies use any means at their disposal to keep the masses obedient or rather suppressed and dominated. As ancient authoritarian hierarchies convinced a large number of the masses to follow their rule, the herd mentality or predisposition for conformity took over and others wanted to belong to the larger group. If they didn’t join, they were ostracized to fend for themselves, which at that time was paramount to a death sentence. Today it’s called, “being excommunicated.” An instrument with which many of the early churches threatened their congregations with, along with being burned at the stake, banishment was used in cultures all over the world, if one’s thinking didn’t coincide with that of the leaders. They played the odds of deceiving a large number of people, simply because as a group, the masses will never consider the consequences of a governing body slowly taking their rights and freedoms in the name of being protected. Any religious institution or governing body supporting violence or threats of death against others is trying to prevent the spread of new ideals being brought to their followers. These new ideals or thoughts threaten to bring diversity among their followers, which will destroy their yoke of obedience and their leadership. This is the same reason “heretics” were burned at the stake by the early church. Mankind has a blind trust in its governing bodies, thinking the storm clouds will blow away and just law will prevail. But governments or organizations in crisis have a habit of changing the laws to fulfill its needs, not the needs of the common man. When political correctness causes mankind or Corbett Mason governments to turn a blind eye to this heresy of mayhem by not dealing with it or calling it what it is, for fear of retaliation, they’re adding fuel to the fire. The teaching of hate creates the “cause” and the “blame” for whatever problem to be placed on others, giving these groups a “feeling” of superiority and self-justification, a tool used by the “Elite” for generations the world over. Hatred begets hate, revenge begets revenge, making a man or a nation shallow and hollow within. Such leadership will self-destruct over time, as the people will eventually turn on each other, no matter the culture or the nation. The ole Rancher says, “History has proven time and time again that many government institutions, faiths and organizations can take a pile of horse droppings and convince John Q. Public that what they smell is the “nectar of the Gods.” One looks over the horizon and can see many who are putting their ideology above the desires of the majority of American public. The powers that be want to control and micromanage the lives and habits of the American people. A sleeping public or one that stays high on pills, prescribed or otherwise, drinks themselves into a stupor or smokes pot lose the ability to reason. When reason is lost, the ability to think and analyze the poking and prodding by our various leaders is accepted as reasonable by the unwashed masses. Nothing is done by the powers that be that doesn’t fill their pockets with your hard earned money. In a free enterprise system, people that furnish what the people want, make money, in a socialized system, government favored lackeys are picked as winners. What they produce is delivered to the people at large by persuasion and coercion. Ranchers use cattle prods to move cattle through the chutes and onto trucks. Government uses the ole song and dance routine, repeating in every other line, it’s for your good. The Affordable Care Act is a good example, it was designed to force young people to pay for the benefits of older and in many cases wealthier citizens. 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Hwy 60 Vinita, OK 74301 Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The BANNER Page 7 Sunrise – Sunset Netanyahu: ‘Israel will not be passive’ with Iran by Sue Gage Wilcox ‘U.S. worries about security, Israel worries about survival’ By Leo Hohmann Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a primer to his major speech before Congress Tuesday, sought to assure Americans who support Israel that the alliance between the two nations remains strong despite “differences” that have strained the relationship recently over Iran’s nuclear program. visit — Iran and its nuclear program. Therein lies the “differences” between the U.S and Israel and the crux of the current strain in relations with the Obama administration. He said the relationship between Israel and the U.S. has transcended partisan politics in the past and he believes it will Netanyahu addressed the Ameri- continue to do so. can Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC Monday in “An important reason why our Washington, D.C. alliance has grown stronger in decade after decade is that it has Leading up to his much an- been championed by both parties ticipated address to Congress, he and so it must remain,” Netansought to downplay the contro- yahu said. “Both Democratic versy that has been brewing for and Republican presidents have weeks about the way in which he worked together with friends was invited to speak. The invita- from both sides of the aisle in tion came from House Speaker Congress to strengthen Israel John Boehner without prior and our alliance between our two notification of the White House, countries. And working together which has led to more than 30 they have made Israel generous Democrats vowing to boycott the military assistance and missile Tuesday speech. defense spending. We saw how important that was just last sum“I also bring you news that you mer.” may not have heard, you see I’ll be speaking at Congress tomor- “That’s why the last thing that row,” Netanyahu said. “You anyone who cares about Israel, know. Never has so much been that I would want, is to see Israel written about a speech that hasn’t become a partisan issue. And been given.” I regret that some people have misperceived my visit here this He said he wanted to clarify week as doing that. Israel has the purpose of the speech to always been a bipartisan issue Congress. and Israel should always remain a bipartisan issue,” he said. “It is not to show any disrespect for President Obama or the The issue of Iran, however, esteemed office that he holds. seems to be challenging that I have great respect for both,” bipartisan principle upon which he said. “I greatly appreciate all that president Obama has done for Israel.” the alliance has relied. “Ladies and gentlemen, the purpose of my address to Congress tomorrow is to speak up about a potential deal with Iran that could threaten the survival of Israel,” Netanyahu said. “Iran is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Look at that graph, look at that map on the wall. It shows Iran training, arming, dispatching terrorists on five continents.” Iran envelops the entire world with its “tentacles of terror,” he said. “This is what Iran does now without nuke weapons. Imagine what it would do with nuclear weapons. And this same Iran vows to annihilate Israel. If it develops nuclear weapons it would have the means to achieve that goal. We must not let that happen.” The prime minister said he has a “moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there is still time to avert them.” “For 2,000 years my people, the Jewish people, were stateless, defenseless, voiceless,” he said. “We were utterly powerless against our enemies, who swore to destroy us. We suffered relentless persecution and horrific See Israel, pg. 8 I cannot remember a time in my life that I wasn’t fascinated by the sky. I can almost smell the springtime when I remember lying in the grass of the little terrace behind our farm house. I was probably about 4 years old. The clouds were fluffy. I imagined that they were faces or puppies or ships or angels or any number of creatures. That was one of my favorite “by myself” things to do when Mother would let me go outside alone for a few minutes. As I grew I looked forward to being up to see a sunrise with its brilliant colors – or to being in a position to see a beautiful sunset at the end of the day. It was like my soul was just drinking sweet nectar – a reminder that my God was painting with a brush that had NO limits. To realize that He knew my name and was painting my life too was sometimes overwhelming! When God brought my Allen into my life, he would talk of vacations that his family took to Clearwater Beach, Florida. He said that the sunsets there on the Gulf were just awesome. I wanted to go – not just for the sunsets, but because it was a place that was special to him. We started saving for a family vacation so that we could share the sights of Clearwater with our Susan and Lance. They were 6 and 4 the first time we went, and OH! the sights were amazing. Meanwhile, back in Oklahoma, the skies just kept touching my heart! I would find my children playing and have them to come and share the beauty of the sky paintings. One of my favorite memories of Lance’s baseball life was back in his T-ball days. He was about 5 years old at the time. The game was in full swing. He was playing in the outfield, but ran to his coach and told him that he needed to call a time out. The coach stopped the game; Lance ran to the fence where I was sitting and yelled, “Mom, have you seen the sunset?” I assured him that I had and that it truly was SO beautiful. The game continued. I cannot tell you how many times I have received calls from Susan or Lance telling me to look at the sky! And with technology now, sometimes I get a text that just reads, “sunrise” or “sunset.” We always talk later to compare what it looked like in the part of our worlds at the time. And we all have shared our love of the beauty with their children – our grands. Just a few nights ago, Lance (now in his 40’s) called. He said, “It will probably peak in about 10 minutes. I didn’t want you to miss it.” I don’t want to miss it! At this point in my life, I have wondered what the sky will look like when I am looking down from where I am living in Heaven in the future. As beautiful as it is here, I can only imagine!!! Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised. Free Estimates Licensed & Bonded All Work Guaranteed • Certified Electricians • 30 Years Experience • Serving Vinita, Grand Lake, Adair, Chelsea, White Oak, Welch, Big Cabin, Bluejacket •Emergency Calls 24/7 For All Your Electrical Needs Co ins 918-256-6030 E ectric Vinita, OK ~Pro Second Amendment~ He thanked Obama for the security cooperation, intelligence sharing, support at the United Nations, “and some things I can’t divulge.” Locust Grove group meets Thursday March 5, at 6:30 pm TARZAN CHAIN LINK HARROWS at Country Cottage (6570 Oklahoma 82) in Locust Grove, OK. 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There has not been a single day, not one day, that I didn’t think about the survival of my country, and the actions that I take to ensure that survival, not one day!” This is not the first time the U.S. and Israel have had serious difThe friendly crowd broke into ferences. Those differences go thunderous applause as Netan- all the way back to the inception yahu pronounced “No more!” of the state of Israel, Netanyahu reminded his audience. “Today in our sovereign state of Israel, we defend ourselves,” he In 1948, Secretary of State said. “And being able to defend George Marshal opposed Daourselves we ally with others, vid Ben Gurion’s intention to most important of those being declare statehood. the United States of America, to defend our common civilization “In 1967, as an Arab noose was against common threats.” tightening around Israel’s neck, the U.S. warned if Israel acted Netanyahu said Israel would alone, it would be alone. But defend itself and in so doing Israel did act. Acted alone to seek to form the basis of a defend itself,” Netanyahu said. broader alliance of nations with the resolve to fight state-spon- In 1981, under Prime Minister sored terrorism. Menachem Began, Israel destroyed the Osirak nuclear reac“So today we are no longer tor in Iraq and the U.S. reacted silent. We have a voice. And by suspending arm sales for tomorrow, as the prime minis- three months. When Ariel Shater of the one and only Jewish ron launched Operation Defenstate, I plan to use that voice,” sive Shield against Palestinian he said. terrorists in the West Bank, the U.S. demanded that Israel with“I plan to speak about an Ira- draw its troops immediately, but nian regime that is threatening Israel continued until the operato destroy Israel, that’s devour- tion was completed. ing country after country in the Middle East,” a clear reference “There is a reason I mention all to Iraq and Syria. “That’s ex- these. I mention them to make porting terror throughout the a point. Despite occasional world, and that is developing as disagreements, the friendship we speak nuclear weapons, lots between America and Israel of them. Ladies and gentlemen, grew stronger and stronger, deIsrael and the United States cade after decade,” Netanyahu agree Iran should not have nuke said. “And our friendship will weapons but we disagree on weather the current disagreehow best to prevent Iran from ment as well, and grow even developing those weapons.” stronger in the future. I’ll tell you why, because we share He said differences between the same dreams, because we even the closest of allies are pray and hope and aspire to the natural and to be expected. same better world. The values that unite us are much stronger “The United States of America than the differences that divide is a large country, one of the us. Liberty, equality, justice, largest. Israel is a small coun- tolerance, compassion. As our try, one of smallest,” he said. region descends into medieval “America lives in one of safest barbarism, Israel is the one that neighborhoods, Israel lives in upholds these values. one of the most dangerous. America is the strongest power “As (Syrian President Bashar) in the world. Israel is strong, but Assad drops bombs on his own it’s much more vulnerable. people, they are treated in Israel hospitals right across the fence “U.S. leaders worries about the in the Golan Heights. security of their country, Israeli leaders worry about the survival “As Christians in the Middle of their country. I think that East are beheaded and their encapsulates the difference,” he ancient communities are decisaid. “I’ve been prime minister mated, Israel’s Christian community is growing and thriving. The only one such community in the Middle East!” “As women in the region are repressed, enslaved and raped, women in Israel serve as chief justices, CEOs, fighter pilots. In a dark and savage and desperate middle east Israel is a beacon of humanity, of light and of hope.” “Ladies and gentlemen, Israel and the U..S will continue to stand together, because American and Israel are more than friends. We’re like a family. We’re practically mishpocha (Yiddish for an entire family network). Now disagreements in the family are always uncomfortable. But we must always remember that we are family, rooted in common heritage, upholding common values, sharing a common destiny. And that’s the message I came to tell you today. Our alliance is strong, our friendship is strong and with your efforts in the years to come it will get even stronger. Thank you America. Thank you AIPAC, and may God bless you all.” Corbett, from pg. 7______ Money rules the roost and any farmer or rancher will tell you chickens have a pecking order. Lobbyists spread the chicken feed and politicians spread the barnyard manure. Our leaders react like wind-up toys, put a dollar in their pocket and watch them go. A study of 43 firms, including Goldman Sacs shows they’ve spent a total of 116 million on state politicians, which is in direct violation of the SEC rule. No worry, our government leaders turned a blind eye once again, as they took the money and no-one was prosecuted. Under no circumstance will government be required to confront monetary situations like the man on the street, as none are held accountable. Many fail to realize when all is said and done, both political parties have one main interest. That interest has nothing to with the mass of humanity beneath them, that interest is about power, influence and money. Their interest and steadfast loyalty is bought by the powerful elite’s money that puts them in office. Enough money oils the The new Rhino Flex-Wing has been unleashed! Our Flex-Wing cutters are designed for performance, reliability, and value. 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It found “politically connected firms are on the average less likely to be involved in Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action, and face lower penalties if they are prosecuted by the SEC.” They also found if these firms increased their political donations by 1 million over 5 years, it cut their chances of being prosecuted in half. As the ruts in the “Lobbyists Trail” to Capitol Hill become deeper than the ruts of the ole Santa Fe Trail, which are still visible today, politicians’ profit motives are brought to light. Regardless of which side of the aisle they stand on, their motives and methods are influenced by the color “green,” and I don’t mean environmental green. The New York Times ran an article late last year showing the growing influence from the Middle East on both sides of our political aisles: “... major think tanks, including the Brookings Institute and the Atlantic Council, have allowed foreign donors to call the shots on their policy prescriptions. Major trade groups that can now play an unlimited role in influencing elections, thanks to the Citizens United ruling, receive direct funds from corporations headquartered in foreign lands. The American Petroleum Institute, for instance, is run by a board of directors that includes an executive from ARAMCO, the Saudi state-owned oil company that takes its orders from the Saudi ruling family.” Money oils the hinges of our leaders’ pocketbooks, when looking to see who is paying or buying former members of Congress, the Middle East is the fastest horse in the race. The Republic of Turkey is one of the largest sources for foreign contracts, and third in furnishing congressional junkets. The banging saloon door, also known as the revolving door opens wide for money. The Middle East has paid for over 50% of the latest hires springing forth from our former lawmakers. 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The Clinton Foundation has raised $2 billion since it was created in 2001. The foundation has given donors a way for foreign governments and officials to gain favor with the Clintons. Foreign individuals and governments are prohibited from giving money to U.S. political candidates. Many of the countries allowing funds to flow to ISIS were padding the coffers of the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. When the foundation released a list of its donors due to an agreement with the Obama administration, it disclosed Saudi Arabia had donated between $10 million and $25 million. Saudi Arabia has been one of the biggest sponsors for worldwide terrorism. Those purchasing lawmakers turned lobbyists range from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, the Kurdistan Regional Government and Azerbaijan, etc. Kuwait and Qatar are known as a financial watershed for ISIS. The Clinton foundation has received money from Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. They want our money and support for more weapons, they also want us to turn a blind eye to all perceived opponents that speak out against atrocities within the different borders of these countries that are imprisoned or worse. As countries like Saudi Arabia increases its support for extremists around the world, our leaders say little to discourage their steady income stream. As the money flows into these prostitutes’ pockets, one thing becomes crystal clear any idea of them speaking out to try to protect human rights has been forgotten. Our former lawmakers from both political parties have become professional prostitutes jumping in bed with all that can afford them. The more connections a former lawmaker has, the more desirable his “wares” are. With total disregard for the consequences that will be heaped upon the citizens of this nation. The ole Rancher says, “If it comes to the lives of the American people or a profit, be it business or government, prepare the coffins. Those paying these prostitutes are also funding terrorists. A cardinal rule of life, people support those who are supporting them, unless it’s the forgotten taxpayer. Small wonder our prolific leaders can’t utter the words, “Islamic Terrorists.” These enslaved individuals have sold their souls for thirty pieces of silver as they turn their bed sheets down for their new lovers. “ DEALER Support Your Local Tea Party Group See www.theteaparty.net Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The BANNER Page 9 Emails prove Hillary ‘terror’ We Have Ourselves to Blame for the Mess We’re In lie in Benghazi Untrue, that statement was made in Ministers of the Gospel perform Clinton claimed ‘response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet’ By Jerome R. Corsi WASHINGTON – State Department emails released through a lawsuit by Judicial Watch show then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew while the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi was under “The Obama gang’s cover-up continues to unravel, despite its unlawful secrecy and continued slow-rolling of information,” Fitton said. “Congress, if it ever decides to do its job, cannot act soon enough to put Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills and every other official in these emails under oath.” Nearly seven hours later, at 12:04 a.m. on Sept. 12, Randolph sent an email with the subject line “FW: Update 3: Benghazi Shelter Location “Also Under Attack,” to Mills, Sullivan and McManus that had several updates about the Benghazi attack: I just called Ops and they said the DS command center is reporting that the compound is under attack again. I am about to reach out to the DS Command Center. The email also contains a chain of earlier email updates: Sept. 11, 2012, at 11:57 p.m. EST. Email: “(SBU) DS Command reports the current shelter location for COM personnel in Benghazi is under morFitton criticized the current House tar fire. There are reports of injuries Select Committee investigation to COM staff.” on Benghazi headed by Rep. Trey Sept. 11, 2012, 6:06 p.m. EST. Gowdy, R- S.C. (Subject: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia “Never once has Gowdy or the House Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Select Committee asked Judicial Attack (SBU): “(SBU) Embassy Watch to turn over the many bomb- Tripoli reports the group claimed shell documents Judicial Watch has responsibility on Facebook and Twitobtained from the Obama admin- ter and call for an attack on Embassy istration by FOIA request, “ Fitton Tripoli” told WND. Sept. 11, 2012, 4:54 p.m. EST: “Em“I would have thought a serious bassy Tripoli reports the firing at the congressional investigation into U.S. Diplomatic Mission in BengBenghazi would have started with hazi has stopped and the compound the documents we had, since Judicial has been cleared. A response team is Watch has led in exposing the White on site to locate COM personnel.” House cover-up,” he said. The State Department emails reOn Sept. 11, 2012, at 4:07 p.m. EST, leased Thursday by Judicial Watch as the Benghazi attack was going on, reveal the first official confirmaMaria Sand, then a special assistant tion of the death of Ambassador to Clinton, forwarded an email from Stevens. the State Department’s Operations Center titled, “U.S. Diplomatic Mis- On Sept. 12, 2012, at 3:22 a.m. sion in Benghazi is Under Attack,” EST, Senior Watch Officer Andrew to Cheryl Mills, then chief-of staff to Veprek forwarded an email to nuSecretary Clinton, as well as Jacob merous State Department officials, Sullivan, then-deputy chief-of-staff which was later forwarded to Mills for policy, Joseph McManus, then- and McManus, with the subject line Hillary Clinton’s executive assis- “Death of Ambassador Stevens in tant, and other special assistants in Benghazi.” Clinton’s office. It read: The email read: Embassy Tripoli confirms the death The Regional Security Officer re- of Ambassador John C. (Chris) ports the diplomatic mission is Stevens in Benghazi. His body has under attack. Tripoli reports ap- been recovered and is at the airport proximately 20 armed people fired in Benghazi. shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who Two hours later, McManus foris currently in Benghazi, and four warded the news of Ambassador COM [Chief of Mission] personnel Stevens’ death to officials in the State are in the compound safe haven. The Department Legislative Affairs of17th of February militia is providing fice with instructions not to “forward security support. to anyone at this point.” Then, at 4:38 p.m. Eastern, State Department Foreign Service Officer Lawrence Randolph forwarded Mills, Sullivan and McManus an email from Scott Bultrowicz, the former director of the Diplomatic Security Service, one of four senior State Department officials who was a private letter written by Thomas Jefferson and was never an inference that the church should have no part in the governance of this nation. same-sex marriages and twist the Gospel, ignoring the passages that don’t suit their purposes. to the Constitution simply states slavery take place right here in that “Congress shall make no law this country; drug lords rule whole respecting an establishment of neighborhoods; supposed civil religion, or prohibiting the free rights leaders fan the flames of exercise thereof,” which actually racial division; our government protects the church from govern- spends us into a black hole; and We would like to blame our pan- ment, not the other way around. America turns over and goes back to sleep. demic of troubles on the men and women who hold political office, This nation was discovered, and goodness knows, much of founded, fought for and estab- Too long well-intentioned people the fault can be placed directly on lished by men and women of the of all faiths have shied away from Christian faith and the Declaration the political process and refused to their shoulders. of Independence, the Constitu- be part of the national dialogue. But when you think rationally tion, the Bill of Rights and all our Too long we have sat in the pews about our politicians you have to meaningful federal papers were of our churches, synagogues and admit that they are nothing more written, signed and executed by temples, willing to leave the fate of our nation to those whose goals than a representation of the col- God0-fearing men. we don’t approve but are too comlective needs, wants, greed, sloth, fear and morality of the nation Our president recently told the placent to openly oppose. world that America is no longer who put them in office. a Christian nation, which, speak- And now push has come to shove. The vacuum of leadership in the ing in terms of the overwhelming What kind of country do we want White House, the malaise and majority of the religious people in to leave to our children and grandchildren? childishness of Congress, the America, is an out-and-out lie. backbreaking entitlement programs, the loss of manufacturing We are a secular society. That is A nation smothered in impossible to other nations, America’s lack true. People are free to practice debt? of prestige and respect, the deep whatever religion they choose racial and financial divisions in openly and unmolested in Amer- A nation whose military has been our society and the lions share of ica. That is also true, but the fact cut to the bone, dispirited and illthe other numerous problems our remains that America was founded equipped? nation has accumulated are not on Judeo-Christian beliefs. Our directly the fault of the elected federal papers, statuary and na- A nation that is morally and politicians but of the electorate tional protocol reflect it.Obama fiscally bankrupted, reduced to likes it or not, the majority of near Third world status by our which empowered them. religious people in the nation he excess? Our politicians are nothing more presides over are Christians. But than a reflection of the self-cen- you’d never know it by taking a I believe that it is not too late to stop this slide in America, but only tered, fragmented, uninformed, look at what is going on. if responsible people will come naive and apathetic people we have allowed ourselves to be- Our Judeo-Christian majority forth and be heard and felt, in both have sat on the sidelines for de- the voting booth and in the arena come. cades while our politicians have of public opinion. When this nation was formed, passed law after law that directly the forefathers who framed our violates the word of God, and now And it must be a consistent effort, constitution and other historical the chickens of our carelessness year after year, and election after federal papers that chart the course are coming home to roost as we election, ignoring the mainstream for America made it very clear approach the tipping point, the media and following the dictates that they feared any monolithic nonproductive takers threaten- of our hearts. form of government and went to ing to overtake the productive Dig a little deeper. Know the truth, great pains to create a separation producers. and the truth shall set you free. of powers, each being a counterweight to the others, each having The Bible says that if a man the power to block any legislation doesn’t work, he will not eat, and Watch and pray. they felt would be harmful to the if only that one line of scripture would be obeyed in today’s so- What do you think? people they represented. ciety what a difference it would Pray for our troops and the peace Executive fiat was meant to be make. of Jerusalem. nothing more than a convenience, a courtesy to the president, allow- A woman’s choice has taken place ing him to exercise it in minor of the will of the Almighty God God Bless America things like pardons and small who said, “Before I formed you in allocations. The founders never the womb I knew you, before you Charlie Daniels meant it to be used to establish were born I set you apart.” major policy or pass laws without the approval of the Congress and Senate. Sabotage, from pg. 1________________________________ United States of America parallel its national debt—huge, growing With the subject line “Attack on and accumulating the kind of interest this nation can ill afford to pay. way that it was being carried out by Benghazi,” it read: terrorists. DSCC [Diplomatic Security ComClinton blamed the attack on “rage mand Center] received a phone and violence over an awful Internet call from [REDACTED] in Bengvideo” when she spoke at a ceremony hazi, Libya initially stating that 15 at Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. armed individuals were attacking 14, 2014, as the remains of the four the compound and trying to gain Americans, including Ambassador entrance. The Ambassador is presChristopher Stevens, were returned ent in Benghazi and currently is to the United States. barricaded within the compound. There are no injuries at this time The emails were made public Thurs- and it is unknown what the intent day by the Washington, D.C., legal of the attackers is. At approximatewatchdog group. ly 1600 DSCC received word from Benghazi that individuals had en“These emails leave no doubt that tered the compound. At 1614 RSO Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers advised the Libyans had set fire knew the truth about the Benghazi to various buildings in the area, attack from almost the moment it possibly the building that houses happened,” said Judicial Watch the Ambassador [REDACTED] is President Tom Fitton. responding and taking fire. He said the “contempt for the public’s right to know is evidenced not only in these documents, but also in the fact that we had to file a lawsuit in federal court to obtain them.” Charlie Daniels ousted in December 2012 after the Hardcore pornography inundates publication of the State Department’s our theaters and TV movie chanAdvisor Review Board final report of The pressing problems of the Instead, the First Amendment nels; child prostitution and sex the Benghazi attack. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “And it is inescapable that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly lied when she planted the false story about ‘inflammatory’ material being posted on the Internet,’” Fitton said. by leadership joined with (Senate Minority Leader) Harry Reid, DNev., to pass amnesty.” Cruz was referring to the move this week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to offer a “clean” bill funding the DHS, which meant dropping the provision in the bill that would have defunded impleYet, the America of today tacitly mentation of Obama’s amnesty. accepts this fallacy, many uninformed to the point of having no Instead, McConnell offered a idea of what the ramifications separate bill to defund amnesty, will be. which is headed to near-certain defeat because Republicans will The public school system in not be able to muster the 60 Senate America is the most brilliantly votes needed to avoid a Democratic conceived, best financed and most filibuster. comprehensive in the world, at least on paper. In actuality, our But Cruz said he is optimistic about educational system is an inef- the issue in the long run because ficient, inadequate political foot- of the ever-increasing public supball, controlled not by quality of port behind the need to secure the education but the insatiable thirst Southern border. for power and control. The senator insisted, if lawmakers It allows incompetence and me- were to focus on areas of bipartisan agreement, immigration reform diocrity. legislation would “sail through And America yawns and goes Congress.” Unmonitored executive privilege is tantamount to monarchy – unchecked monolithic power that violates the very spirit of a constitution authored by men who had just escaped from under the tyrannical thumb of King George. process for legal immigration. But instead of looking for genuine progress on the issue, Cruz said, Obama and his fellow Democrats have used immigration as a “partisan cudgel,” purely for political purposes. The senator implied Obama is not serious about immigration reform and doesn’t really care about the plight of immigrants, but would rather use them and the issue as a political weapon to increase his power. As proof of that, the senator noted how the president had a “supermajority” of Democrats in Congress during his first two years in office and could have passed any immigration reform legislation he wanted, and Republicans would have been powerless to stop him. Instead, Obama “did zero. Nothing.” Cruz flatly accused Obama of using the Hispanic community for along. He identified the top two areas of political purposes, saying simply, In 1963, when the Supreme Court bipartisan agreement as securing “It’s wrong.” ruling came down about school the border and “streamlining” the prayer, I, along with the majority adopted a “what a shame, but I can’t do anything about it” attitude and moved on, never realizing the implications of what was happening that day or the far-reaching ramifications of the length this ruling would be stretched to. Despite her three top staff members being informed that a terrorist group had claimed credit for the attack, Clinton, issued an official statement, also produced to Judicial Watch, claiming the attack may have been Many people will tell you that the “a response to inflammatory material U.S. Constitution mentions sepaposted on the Internet.” ration of church and state. Page 10 The BANNER Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Major Events Next Weekend Support Conservation SCI Banquet, NatureWorks Art Show Help Sportsmen, Wildlife Major conservation-related events are set the weekend of March 7-8 in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Oklahoma Station Chapter Safari Club International will hold its 30th annual Convention Banquet and Charity Fundraiser on March 7 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. And the NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show and Sale will be held March 7-8 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. Some of the funds raised from sales at both of these events are used by these organizations to support conservation-related activities in partnerships with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. SCI Convention Banquet and Fundraiser Featured speaker will be Todd Craighead, host of the “Outdoor Oklahoma” television program produced by the Wildlife Department. Jon and Stacy Sissney from “His and Her’s Outdoors” also will be there along with many more friends to meet and greet. This annual event will feature live and silent auctions offering bidders the chance to buy guided hunts in Oklahoma, the United States and around the world. Other items up for bids will include firearms, outdoor artwork and hunting gear. There also will be raffles and door prizes. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the National Cowboy Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St. Tickets will be sold at the door for $95, but they are $45 if purchased before the event. The cost of SCI national membership has been lowered to $25 if bought at an event, with OSCSCI matching that amount. Nonmembers wishing to bid in the auctions will need a $10 bid card as well. Oklahoma Station Chapter of SCI supports and funds local conservation efforts that benefit the sportsmen and wildlife of Oklahoma. The chapter supports Wildlife Department projects such as the Hunters Against Hunger program, which coordinates the annual distribution of over 30,000 of pounds of venison to needy families. The chapter also sponsors the Wildlife Department’s Oklahoma Wildlife Expo, which educates tens of thousands of Oklahomans each year on the value of wildlife and the outdoors to quality of life in Oklahoma. The organization also has helped fund the purchase of several trailers for use in the Wildlife Department’s Shotgun Training Education Program, and recently donated funds to buy night-vision goggles for the Department’s Law Enforcement Division. The Oklahoma Station Chapter also works with the Wildlife Department to conduct an annual youth essay contest that provides youths a chance to share their feelings about Oklahoma’s outdoors and to win great prizes such as guided pronghorn antelope hunts in Texas or New Mexico. For more information, go online to oklahomastationsci.org. NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show and Sale A large collection of artwork and sculpture relating to wildlife and the outdoors will be on view at this year’s show, which is a fundraiser for the Tulsa-based nonprofit group’s conservation projects. Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, U.S. 169 at South 71st Street. Tickets are $5, which allow admission both days. This year’s featured artist is Lyn St. Clair, a painter from Livingston, Mont. More than 40 other artists will have their works for show and sale. NatureWorks has partnered with the Wildlife Department in several projects benefiting Oklahoma wildlife and sportsmen. Past projects have included habitat and renovation work on Spavinaw Wildlife Management Area in northeastern Oklahoma and a telemetry project on Grand Lake to monitor the impact of catch-and-release paddlefish snagging on the fish’s spawning success and mortality. NatureWorks also has supported the Wildlife Department’s duck stamp design program and has been an important supporter of the Hunters Against Hunger program, in which hunters can donate their legally harvested deer to feed hungry Oklahomans. For more information, go online to natureworks.org. NE Oklahoma Fishing Report by The Oklahoma Wildlife Department NORTHEAST Ft. Gibson: Elevation normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 20-25 ft. around docks and brush structure. Blue, channel and flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-30 ft. along channels, the main lake and the river channel. Hudson: Elevation normal, water 38. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 14-20 ft. around standing timber and brush structure. Blue catfish fair on cut bait at 12-18 ft. along channels. Kaw: Elevation 2 ft. above normal, water 45 and clear. Blue catfish slow. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs. Keystone: Elevation below normal, water 39. Crappie good on jigs around brush structure and docks. Blue catfish good on cut bait along channels and the river mouth. Lower Illinois: Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Trout good on Power Bait and in-line spinnerbaits below the dam, the river channel, Watts area and deep holes. Paddlefish Research Center Opened Sunday The state’s Paddlefish Research Center in northeastern Oklahoma opened for the spring fishing season last Sunday, March 1. “The Paddlefish Research Center is a great resource for all the paddlefish anglers in the area,” said Brandon Brown, paddlefish research supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “Anglers who bring their paddlefish to the center don’t have to bother with cleaning their fish; we do that for them. All they have to do is take home the processed fillets from their fish and enjoy it on their dinner tables. “But what makes this a winwin for both the anglers and the Department is that we are able to collect data on the paddlefish harvest to help us make the best management decisions for the resource and to help improve angler access. Plus, we are able to salvage the eggs from the female paddlefish to process and sell as caviar, which adds funding for the Department’s fish and wildlife management, research and conservation activities statewide,” Brown said. Anglers who participate will have their paddlefish cleaned for Are you looking for a fun activity for your outdoor-oriented family? Install a nest box today and enjoy hours of wildlife-watching while learning about your backyard birds! Nest boxes enhance your property’s wildlife habitat and have played an important role in conserving our cavity-nesting birds. Nest box programs across the breeding range of the eastern bluebird have helped stabilize, and in some cases, increase this favored backyard visitor. Maintaining these programs is especially important as habitat loss and invasive species still limit the availability of natural cavities. Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, offers the following tips to enhance your experience: • Customize the nest box size and entrance hole to cater to your favorite cavity-nesting species. • Build nest boxes with roughtextured wood. This helps the nest box blend into the natural habitat and aids young birds in climbing out of the nest. • Remove perches from your nest box. Perches attract the invasive house sparrow and aren’t needed by our native birds. • Avoid plastic and metal nest boxes as they may get too hot in the summer. • Check boxes weekly to monitor nest success and remove intruding house sparrows and star- ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You impress everyone with your creativity this week, Aries. Allow this creativity to be the inspiration behind projects you have been putting off of late. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, avoid the temptation to get started on another new project. You already have plenty of other things on your plate. Finish those tasks before moving on to something new. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 You can probably talk your way out of trouble, Sagittarius, but this time it’s better to let things play out. Keep conversations light and free from controversy. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Keep your goals relatively simple for the next few days, Taurus. You can benefit from the positive reinforcement of completing tasks and getting things done. 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Paddlefish anglers must have a state fishing license (unless exempt) and a paddlefish permit (available free at wildlifedepartment.com). There is a daily harvest limit of one paddlefish, and an annual harvest limit of two paddlefish. If a paddlefish is not immediately released, it is considered kept for harvest. Upon harvesting a paddlefish, anglers must tag the fish immediately with their permit number, and harvest information must be completed on the printed permit. Also, anglers who are not having their paddlefish processed at the PRC must report the harvest within 24 hours using the online E-Check system at wildlifedepartment.com. Snagging for paddlefish is catch-and-release only on Mondays and Fridays. On all other days of the week, anglers must stop snagging for the day once a paddlefish is kept for harvest. Complete paddlefish regulations are published in the “Oklahoma Fishing” regulations guide available online at wildlifedepartment.com or in print where fishing and hunting licenses are sold. Nest Boxes Offer Family Fun All Season Horoscopes GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you have been immersed in work and are starting to show the ill effects of keeping long hours. Now is a great time to take a few days off or enjoy a mini-vacation. free by seasonal employees trained in the proper handling and processing of fish products. The PRC’s specialized processing equipment minimizes waste while removing undesirable red meat. Fillets are then packaged in heat-sealed plastic bags and stored at 34 degrees until they are picked up by the angler within 24 hours. Also, anglers who have their paddlefish processed at the PRC can rely on Wildlife Department staff to handle the online reporting using the E-Check system. Since first opening in 2008, the PRC has processed and gathered data on more than 30,000 paddlefish. In the preceding 30 years, the Department had only managed to collect biological data from just 240 paddlefish. Brown reminds anglers that paddlefish must be alive when brought to the center or when picked up by PRC employees. Anglers fishing from the bank or from a boat on Grand Lake or at Miami’s Riverview City Park may call the PRC and have their fish picked up. Anglers will receive a bar-coded key tag to present at the PRC when they retrieve their fillets. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you need a few extra people to contribute to a special task, but you do not know who to ask. If you think hard enough, you will know who you can depend on. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Your demeanor makes it easy for others to enjoy your company, and that will come in handy as your social schedule fills up in the days ahead. Crossword Answers ling nests. As nesting season progresses, be sure to track the species use and nesting attempts in each box. At the end of the season, report the total number of eggs and fledglings to the Wildlife Department’s “Oklahoma Nest Box Trails” citizen science project. Over the course of the 29year project, outdoor enthusiasts have reported more than 68,000 eastern bluebird fledglings! More information about the project, including an online reporting form, can be found at wildlifedepartment. com. Want to learn more about Oklahoma’s cavity-nesting birds? Check out the March/April issue of “Outdoor Oklahoma” magazine to learn about this nesting strategy and the nest box requirements of northern flickers, Carolina chickadees and great crested flycatchers! CLUES ACROSS 1. Printing speed measurement 4. Fed 7. A domed or vaulted recess 11. Macaws 12. Neck garment 14. A billionth of an ohm 15. Local area network 16. Cleve. basketball hero 18. Wounded & disfigured 20. Civil Rights group 21. 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The GAO commented that problems with FAA’s cybersecurity are “threatening the agency’s ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system.” The GAO, while noting that FAA has taken steps to tighten up security in its computer systems, states that the efforts have not been enough, and problems still exist. “These include weaknesses in controls intended to prevent, limit, and detect unauthorized access to computer resources, such as controls for protecting system boundaries, identifying and authenticating Page 11 users, authorizing users to access systems, encrypting sensitive data and auditing and monitoring activity on FAA’s systems,” the GAO report states. The New York Post, noting that the Department of Transportation has admitted that hackers wormed their way into records of 48,000 FAA workers, “interfered with domestic air-traffic control and installed fake codes on their networks,” and that the agency is “ill-equipped to fight back,” commented, GAO found, “FAA’s implementation of its security program was incomplete. For example, it did not always sufficiently test security controls to determine that they were operating as intended; resolve identified security weaknesses in a timely fashion or complete or adequately test plans for restoring system operations in the event of a disruption or disaster.” While the FAA has established a Cyber Security Steering Committee, the GAO reports, “The weaknesses in FAA’s security controls and implementation of its security program existed, in part, because FAA had not fully established an integrated, organizationwide approach to managing information security risk that is aligned with its mission.” “The next attempt to bring down an airliner probably won’t involve a suicide bomber. Why bother when terrorists can bring one or more planes down with a This, the GAO notes, rekeystroke? sults in “placing the safe and uninterrupted operaThe GAO report warns, tion of the nation’s air “These shortcomings put traffic control system at [airspace] systems at in- increased and unnecessary creased and unnecessary risk.” risk of unauthorized access, use, or modification that Keith Washington, the could disrupt air traffic FAA’s acting assistant seccontrol operations.” retary for administration, told CNN, “The agency is Under the Federal Infor- fully cognizant of the vital mation Security Manage- requirement to secure the ment Act of 2002, federal National Airspace System agencies are required to cyber environment as part establish a computer secu- of the nation’s critical inrity program. However, the frastructure.” make them sound convincing… could plan and implement a career path that would transport him from the leadership of a racially-oriented “community organizer” scam in Chicago to the presidency of the United States in just 12 short years. When Obama leaves office in January 2017, he will be just 55 years, 6 months, and 16 days old, a relatively young man, but a man burdened by an acute case of narcissistic personality disorder. The psychiatric division of the Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” Some have argued that the presidency of Kenya is far too humble a position for Obama, a man who thinks only in the most grandiose terms. In response, I would venture a guess that, given his popularity among black Africans and with Muslims around the world, his long term agenda would have him emigrating to Kenya, running for president, and then proceeding to unite all of sub-Saharan Africa and all of Muslim North Africa, into a single Islamic confederation… a massive Islamic caliphate with himself as Grand Caliph. A man who hates the U.S, military as much as Obama does, yet finds no contradiction in thinking of himself as commander in chief of the largest and most lethal military force on Earth, would have no problem seeing himself as the Grand Caliph of the entire Islamic world. So what steps has he taken to turn his outsized ambition into reality? In spite of having lost his Kenyan citizenship in August 1984, Obama spent some $24 million in U.S. foreign aid funds during fiscal year 2010 in support of a “yes” vote on a revised Kenyan constitution. So, one might ask, what possible interest could a U.S. president possibly have in rewriting the constitution of a small country in east Africa, unless it was a revision that would reinstate his dual US-Kenyan citizenship and make it possible for him to run for president of that country? The people of Kenya approved their new constitution on Obama’s 49th birthday, August 4, 2010 (don’t you just hate it when that happens?). Chapter 3, Section 14 of the revised constitution provides that, “A person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the person’s birth, whether or not the person is born in Kenya, either the mother or father of the person is a citizen (of Kenya).” On that day, Barack Obama became a “citizen by birth,” of Kenya. So, other than his successful effort to assist the people of Kenya in the adoption of a new constitution, what additional steps has he taken to turn his great ambition into a realistic possibility? According to a February 21, 2015, article in WorldNetDaily (WND), Obama is spending an additional $250 million… courtesy of the American taxpayer… sending advisors to Kenya for the purpose of assisting in the “simultaneous expansion of healthcare services and the ongoing decentralization of the national government.” WND quotes a document seeking to recruit the right bureaucrat to implement this foreign aid boondoggle… the largest in sub-Saharan Africa and the seventh largest in the world... by repeating Obama’s longtime goal of establishing “a social healthcare system to enable equitable provision of health care to all Kenyan citizens.” With the raging “success” of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” it is only logical to assume that he would want to do for the people of Kenya exactly what he has done for (to?) the American people. Where better to inflict the same sort of bureaucratic health care disaster than in an African country where he just happens to hold lifetime citizenship? According to the plan, the successful candidate, working out of USAID’s Office of Population and Health in Nairobi, “will advise USAID/Kenya on all aspects of family planning (spending U.S. taxpayer dollars in support of abortion), maternal and child health, nutrition (an obvious ploy to introduce Kenyans to their future First Lady), tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.” WND reports that, “The advisor will be tasked with finding solutions to obstacles Kenyans face in receiving health care, particularly ‘public sector maternity and primary health care services,’ which became free for Kenyans in June 2013.” One can only assume that it is Obama’s way of using Kenya as a social laboratory… experimenting with a single-payer system and avoiding the need for health care “exchanges” that have made Obamacare such a nightmare for Americans. According to the recruiting document, “An estimated 30 percent of people now receiving care in public facilities could afford to use private services if they had insurance. Shifting them would allow the government to focus public sector resources on the poorest and most vulnerable citizens”… coincidentally, the very same poor, needy, and uneducated people whose allegiance Obama would need in his campaign for the presidency of Kenya. But that only insures Obama’s election in Kenya. Beyond that, what could he possibly have in mind that would insure his place in history? Looking at a map of Africa, with some forty-six countries having significant Muslim populations, the total Muslim population of Africa in 2010 was estimated to be 435.24 million… thirtysix percent more people than the entire population of the United States… and is expected to grow to an unsustainable 539.08 million people by 2020 when Obama will have been out of office for just four years. A February 17, 2015 report by Liberty Voice reminds us that, since 2009, the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, has murdered more than 5,000 Nigerians and has abducted more than 500 others: men, women, and children. Included among those abducted are 276 teenage girls, aged 16-18, who were abducted from the town of Chibok in April 2014. Of the 276 girls kidnapped, some 57 have escaped. The remaining 219 remain captives of Boko Haram where they are raped, tortured, used as sexual barter, and sold into slavery. Given the ability of terror groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram to spread terror among peace-loving peoples, it is easy to see how an entire continent, with well over a half billion Muslims, would be ripe for conquest and radicalization. The only thing they lack is a charismatic leader, a man worshiped and adored by Muslims around the globe. These are people who have no qualms whatsoever about raping, murdering, or burying children alive; depriving women of all human rights; beheading Christians, Jews, and apostate Muslims; or burning captive enemy fighters alive. Nevertheless, it appears that no atrocity, no matter how unspeakable, is sufficient to cause Obama to identify the enemy for who he is. Is it any wonder, then, that he steadfastly refuses to offend even the vilest of the vile, refusing to use the terms “Islamic terrorists” or “radical jihadists?” Either his narcissistic personality disorder is so acute that he is simply indifferent to human suffering, or he is looking to the future when he will need the goodwill of every Muslim in Africa to insure his place as the single most powerful black man in recorded history? So think about it. It’s time to start connecting the dots. NYC mayor goes bonkers over ‘gays’ on parade De Blasio marching in marquee St. Patrick’s Day event, spurns another by Cheryl Chumley New York City Mayor Bill That is what pride is all de Blasio said he won’t about – pride in the fact that “I’m not ready to commit march in the annual St. Pat- in New York City, you can to marching, because all we’ve heard is that one rick’s Day parade through be whoever you are.” delegation related to NBC the streets of Manhattan so long as “gays” aren’t The city’s main St. Paddy’s will be allowed to have allowed. parade attraction, decades members of the LGBT in running, is set for March community in it,” de Blasio De Blasio made the an- 17 – but it will likely go said, to various members of nouncement while partici- forth absent the mayor so the media. “Even though it pating in a specially created long as LGBT groups aren’t is a statement of some progparade for lesbians, gays, allowed to officially join ress that this NBC delegabisexuals and transgenders the procession and wave tion has been included, we need something more for held in Sunnyside, Queens, their banners. it to really feel like we’ve over the weekend. The news blog Gothamist. turned the corner here.” “You are a hardy troupe,” com reported that one he told the hundreds that LGBT-tied group, [email protected] De Blasio did boycott the braved the snowfall for the NBCUniversal, would be Manhattan St. Patrick’s Sunday gay pride event, allowed to march. But de Day parade last year – the The Associated Press re- Blasio said one wasn’t first mayor in 20 years ported. “You are here to enough to guarantee his to skip participation, Gocelebrate no matter what. participation. thamist.com reported Page 12 The BANNER Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Do You Love Your Pet??? Microchips, collars with ID tags and Social Media. They work miracles when you are looking for your beloved pet. What’s frustrating is the number of beloved pets who are “lost” every day and, when the owner posts a picture and information on a social media site - they start with “no tags, no collar, not microchipped”. SERIOUSLY!!! A collar costs a couple of dollars - likewise an id tag. A microchip is less than $20.00 - - and your beloved pet had none of these. Hmmmmmmmm. When children are lost - they can usually tell someone where they live and/or their telephone number. When a pet is lost they do not speak any language and are completely reliant on someone working magic to help them get back home. I do not understand - -and many of my colleagues share the same frustration. If you love your pet - - show it. Get a collar, an id tag - and best of all - - - have them micro-chipped!!! All scanners read all the different micro-chip manufacturers tags - - so there is no excuse. You love your pet - - show it - - on a collar, on a tag - - with a micro-chip. Okay - - I’m off my soapbox for this week, Kay Stout - - Executive Director PAAS Vinita 918-256-7227 Foster a Homeless Pet from Second Chance Pet Rescue - Receive a Tax Deduction Meet Pippi or Pipsqueak as she is called by her foster family. She came to Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake from the Grove animal shelter. She had been injured prior to coming to Second Chance animal rescue. The injury has healed but she is now on a special diet. Her foster mom knows that she would make an ideal four-legged family member as she is good with everyone. However, she will need a fetch partner and a backyard. Are you interested in becoming a foster home for special needs homeless pets? Love the idea of fostering but fear the potential costs? How about a tax deduction as another reason to foster homeless pets? track of and notate any expense that is not obvious. For expenses over $250, Second Chance Pet Rescue will provide you with a written acknowledgement that contains a description and good faith estimate of the value of the services you provided. Of course, it is probably best to talk to your accountant to see exactly which of your foster expenses are tax deductible. Everyone that fosters a homeless pet says what you give out to a foster pet is returned to you two-fold. Now you can get some cash back, too. So when you open your heart, and your wallet, as a volunteer foster with Second Chance Pet Rescue, remember that it could help you during tax time. You read that correctly. Some of the expenses of fostering a pet for an adoption organization such as Second Chance Pet Rescue can be deducted as services rendered to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Things like pet food and supplies, veterinary bills, and even the paper towels you may need to clean up after your foster-furball can qualify as expenses for fostering a pet. If your foster operation is large enough, you may be able to claim a portion of your home utilities as well. You can even deduct 14 cents per mile for trips made solely for the organization. Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake is a 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization located two miles east of downtown Grove on Highway 10. 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