ALL AMERICAN Wednesday March 18, 2015 WEEKLY Volume 19, Issue 3© “Pinning the Tail on the Donkey email: [email protected] America’s Best Conservative Newspaper since 1997 ISIS could launch major offensive into Lebanon next month Famous Actor Denzel Washington Said THIS About the Bible… Second Chance Pet Rescue’s March Madness “Double Dribble” Cat Adoption Special Page 4 Page 8 Page 12 ISIS plans to blow up Big Ben, White House Senate targets Obama meddling in Israel election ‘We want to blacken your life … Muslims shall return to ruling’ Committee with subpoena powers eyes group given $350,000 in U.S. tax dollars By Aaron Klein By Bob Unrah by Paul R. Hollrah Two recent outrages following the 50th anniversary “Black Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, require a pointed response to Democrats. First, a photograph of Barack Obama leading a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma is minus its most distinguished participant, George W. Bush. The photo appearing on page one of the March 8 edition of the New York Times, above the fold, has been skillfully cropped to eliminate any photographic evidence that George W. and Laura Bush marched across the bridge with Obama and other black leaders. Then, a black woman named Diane Nash, identified as a Martin Luther King, Jr. “Lieutenant,” proclaimed that she refused to march in the reenactment because George Bush was a participant. As she explained, the reenactment of the March 7, 1965 march was intended to show support for non-violence, which George W. Bush opposes. Yet, she and other Democrats appear not to be concerned that Selma’s most visible landmark is named after a known white supremacist, a reputed member of the Ku Klux Klan. Nor do they seem to find any incongruity in joining forces with the Democrat Party, a party that for nearly a century imposed its will on black people with whips, bullets, fire bombs, and the hangman’s noose. Each and every year the American taxpayer spends billions of dollars and countless classroom hours on a curriculum called “black history.” But one wonders exactly what is being taught in those classrooms. Are the schools and classroom teachers innocently omitting significant truths of black history, or are they purposely lying to black children? Are black children being taught that it was the Republican Party that was born out of opposition to slavery, and that it was the country’s first Republican president who put an end to the institution of slavery? Are they being taught that hundreds of thousands of the sons of white Republican abolitionists gave their lives in order to free black men and women from the bonds of slavery? And are they being taught that it was Republicans who gave us the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, outlawing slavery and giving blacks citizenship and the right to vote? In the years immediately following the Civil War, southern Democrats found that they could no longer control and oppress their former slaves. However, just because human slavery had been permanently abolished, Democrats didn’t immediately join the ranks of abolitionists. Instead, in 1866, they established a paramilitary auxiliary called the Ku Klux Klan to keep the freed slaves in line and to force them to vote for Democratic candidates. And See Hollrah, pg. 11 An audio message released by a media company working with ISIS warns that the Muslim terror army wants to “blow up your White House, Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.” The audio message by Abu Muhammad Al-’Adnani, titled “So They Kill And Are Killed,” was released by the media company AlFurqan, reported the Middle East Media Research Institute. “The message is mainly meant to boost the morale of ISIS soldiers, with Al-Adnani reaffirming that ISIS continues to be strong and to expand despite the attacks against it,” the report said. “He also reminds the soldiers that they are fighting for a more noble cause than their enemies. “He also notes that ISIS wishes to reach Western cities, naming Paris before even Rome or Spain, and that prior to doing so, ISIS will ‘blow up your White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower,’” the report said. ISIS, in its takeover of large portions of Syria and Iraq, has tortured and slaughtered Christians and other religious minorities. Of late, it has been destroying historic religious artifacts it considers anti-Islamic. losses, but “that would not stop it from ultimately achieving victory,” the report said. He promises ISIS “will bring back the glory of major Islamic battles,” and he welcomes the addition of the African terror organization Boko Haram to the ISIS fold. Reported MEMRI: “He also notes that Boko Haram’s move opens the doors of hijra to Africa, especially for Muslims who couldn’t join ISIS in Syria, Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula, or Khurasan.” The message said: “O Muslims, come to your [Islamic] state, we urge you to [join the] jihad, and urge you and call upon you to make hijra to [join] your broth- Al-Adnani’s message admits that ISIS has suffered some See ISIS, pg. 9 Will Obama force U.S. to submit to ‘climate justice tribunal’? By Greg Corombos The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, recently released the negotiating language for the agreement to the public. The official purpose of pursuing a “universal climate agreement” is to renew the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 deal championed by then-Vice President Al Gore but resoundingly condemned by the U.S. Senate. President George W. Bush eventually cut all U.S. ties to Kyoto. Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Chris Horner, who raised alarm about the proposed tribunal in Sunday’s edition of the Washington Times, says that provision is ominous for the United States. “What is climate justice? This is troubling for several reasons,” said Horner, who added that his first concern is President Obama attempting an end run around the Senate’s role in ratifying any international treaties. “The Senate has an advisory and a confirmation role in international agreements,” he said. “Whatever comes out of these Kyoto II talks, the president said, ‘It’s not a treaty, so I don’t need to go through the Senate.’ But now we see this draft that has a court. That’s a problem.” The first problem, he said, is that the U.S. has always vigorously resisted being subject to any international court, despite the best efforts of the political left. “You know about the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). That was a global environmental treaty as well as a wealth transfer,” he said. “It had a court as well, and that was a major reason the United States never ratified it. The first thing Ronald Reagan did was push that aside. Bill Clinton later signed it, but we’ve never ratified it because it had a court. It was Kyoto with a court.” Horner said it’s also a problem in part because this tribunal will mainly be looking to punish one country – the United States. “Now we actually have a Kyoto court and the president saying ratification has proven to be a problem. We’ve seen that when our system causes him obstacles, he decides he doesn’t have any use for our system. Now we see there’s going to be, in a treaty, a climate justice tribunal, which I assure you has one country in mind and it will not be stacked with the Antonin Scalias of the world,” said Horner, who elaborated more on what the tribunal would likely be about. “It will be stacked with people who style themselves as climate jurists seeking climate justice, which as we’ve seen in recent years, means pretty much any grievance there is, climate is an excuse to force a wealth transfer to remedy it,” he said. See Tribunal, pg. Wed Thur. Fri Rain High 48 Low 41 Partly Cloudy High 56 Low 40 Partly Cloudy High 66 Low 44 100% 50% 10% JERUSALEM — Fox News reported today that a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers is investigating the possibility the Obama administration may have aided efforts to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in this Tuesday’s elections. A source told Fox News the investigation focuses on State Department grants to a nonprofits group that has been leading field organizing efforts openly aimed at replacing Netanyahu’s government with a center-left coalition. The news report has been making big waves in the news media here in Israel. ‘These jurists will not be those who have our best interests at heart’ While Washington focuses on whether President Obama will sign on to a nuclear agreement with Iran without submitting the deal for Senate approval, the administration is following a similar strategy on a global climate change policy that could leave the U.S. beholden to an International Climate Justice Tribunal. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Reported FoxNews.com: “The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader.” A source told Fox News the senatorial probe is looking into U.S. governmental “funding” to OneVoice Movement, which is a partner in a get-outthe-vote drive with a newlyformed Israeli political action group calling itself V15. V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The V15 organization has partnered with OneVoice, a U.S.-U.K. nonprofit, for its get-out-the-vote-organiz- 9 See Meddling, pg. Sat Sun Partly Mostly Cloudy Sunny High 70 High 66 Low 44 Low 46 0% 0% Mon Tues AM Partly Showers Cloudy High 60 High 64 Low 44 Low 44 50% CONTENTS Classifieds Crossword Puzzle/Horoscopes Editorials/Comments /Politicos Fishing Report/Golf Report 9 Page 11 Page 10 Page 2 Page 10 20% Page 2 The BANNER Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Governor Mary Fallin’s “Oklahoma Now” THE VIEW FROM HERE In Advance of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Governor Mary Fallin Announces DUI Crackdown and Extends Impaired Driving Council OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today wished Oklahomans a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day, warning people not to drink and drive. The governor announced that the Department of Public Safety will be conducting ramped up enforcement efforts this weekend in an effort to crack down on impaired driving. She also signed an executive order (see attachment) renewing an advisory council tasked with looking at ways to reduce impaired driving. Last year during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, 77 people were seriously injured and four people died as a result of alcohol- or drug-impaired driving. “I want to remind our motorists that if you drink and drive - or if you use drugs and drive - you will get caught,” said Fallin. “If you plan to drink, be sure to have someone in your group who doesn’t drink so that he or she can be a designated driver. Let’s have a fun weekend but, above all, let’s have a safe one.” In November, the state launched the “ENDUI” campaign, which emphasizes personal responsibility in preventing impaired driving. As part of this initiative, during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in ENDUI enforcement efforts. ENDUI prevention teams will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols at multiple locations throughout the state. reduce the incidence of impaired driving and associated traffic crashes in Oklahoma. Council members are asked to review and evaluate impaired driving in Gov. Mary Fallin the state, and oversee plans for addressing identified gaps in state programs “Since establishing these pre- and efforts intended to reduce vention teams late last year, impaired driving. state, local and county law enforcement agencies have “Drunk and impaired driving demonstrated their commit- leads to hundreds of fatal tragment to ENDUI in Oklahoma,” edies every year in Oklahoma,” said Col. Rick Adams, chief of the governor said. “The renewal the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. of this executive order will en“They’ll be out again during sure the state remains focused the St. Patrick’s Day holiday to on addressing this problem and continue their prevention efforts saving lives.” to ENDUI.” “While St. Patrick’s Day is typiFallin today signed an execu- cally considered a drinking holitive order re-establishing the day, it’s important to remember Governor’s Impaired Driving that impaired driving encomPrevention Advisory Coun- passes more than just alcohol,” cil (GIDPAC). The governor said Garry Thomas, director of formed the council in 2013. It the Oklahoma Highway Safety would have expired next month Office. “It also includes illegal without the governor’s action. drugs and inappropriate use of over-the-counter drugs and The council works on ways to prescription medications.” House lawmakers reach session midpoint By State Rep. John Bennett House Bill 1948 would require doctors to check a database of patient prescriptions when they first write a prescription for three classes of addictive drugs – opiate painkillers, anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax and Valium and carisoprodol, a muscle relaxer marketed House Bill 1747 authorizes as Soma. Subsequent checks the creation of Rural Opportu- would need to be made at least nity Zones in Oklahoma. These once every 180 days after that. zones must be areas projected to lose population in the coming House Bill 1006 authorizes the years. Individuals who move use of wiretaps to investigate into these zones can qualify for human trafficking for labor or a five-year tax exemption. The commercial sex, the pandering idea is to bring people back of humans for sex and for the into these areas. I think it will investigation of the prostitution be a great boost, especially in of a child. my district, which might attract I believe strongly that public residents from Arkansas. safety is also enhanced when House Bill 1879 moves to law-abiding citizens carry firereplace the current multi-drug arms. House Bill 1391 allows lethal injection format after last Oklahomans who want to carry year’s botched execution. The a firearm to take a required gun new procedure would use nitro- safety course online. Oklahogen gas, which is humane, does mans would still have to demnot require a medical profes- onstrate their shooting with an sional and is readily available. instructor in person. House lawmakers completed their work on House bills on March 12. In addition to passing legislation to encourage population and economic growth in rural areas, we sent multiple public safety bills to the Senate. 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 House Bill 1683 allows the offices of district attorneys to collect the DNA sample from a convicted criminal. The DNA samples are submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Laboratory for processing and inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). House Bill 1083 would create a shared criminal justice information infrastructure under the supervision of the chief information officer in the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The information technology infrastructure would be used by 14 agencies, greatly improving efficiency and information sharing. Finally, I want to talk about texting while driving. House Bill 1965 strengthens language aimed at preventing texting while driving, marking a first offense fine at $250. Subsequent offenses would register a $500 fine. I will tell you more about the budget and other policy bills in the coming weeks. If you want to weigh in on one, I can be contacted by e-mail at John. [email protected] or by phone at (918) 790-3249 or (405) 557-7315. By Neil Carson (CKA Bob McDowell) Statesmanship Personified It has been my privilege and pleasure to have just, as this is written, finished listening to a radio broadcast of the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of the Congress of the United States. Would that more of our politicians be more like this in clarity, honesty and truthfulness in speaking and recounting the facts of life as we face it. In my opinion, I have just listened to a true statesman, the likes of which have been indeed rare in the last 150 years in the USA. It is considered fortunate, by me at least, to be represented in the US Congress by Lt. Cdr. Jim Bridenstine in the House and James M. Inhofe in the Senate. These two represent the best in politics. Too bad there are not more like them in Congress. He recounted the mistaken actions of the diplomats of the last several decades that have allowed the unfortunate conditions to develop to where we are, in my opinion, already involved, by declaration of the Islamofascist rulers of the Middle East, in World War IV. (For those confused by that statement, World War III, in my position, was called the “Cold War”. This explanation is believed necessary because a previous use of the term was changed by proof reader from WW IV to WW II, which also served to change the meaning of the paragraph.) He seems to be a leader who truly intends to protect his nation and its people, something that PRESBO is unwilling, or refuses, to do for us. It is considered unfortunate, to the extreme, that a number of Democrat members of Congress decided to boycott the speech and remained aloof. Reminded me of the Democrat members of the Wisconsin Legislature that walked out and went to another State to avoid having to cast any vote on some legislation, that Governor Walker would sign, so that there would not be a quorum to vote. After the end of the Israeli speech, those Democrats could not wait to misrepresent the speech and condemn the Speaker of the House for inviting him without seeking the approval of the White House. They seem to forget that our Republic was based on three separate branches of government, that is except when the White House staff or occupant, PRESBO, decides to do something without consulting Congress like in treaties with other nations. They have acted like a bunch of spoiled brats, they lost the election. His recounting of the facts and figures on the Iranian atomic bomb program brought out a number The Conservative View By Russell Turner Distracted Government Over the past few years there has been much talk about distracted driving. Too many people behind the steering wheel have a bad habit of texting on their cell phones or putting on makeup etc.; all of those practices cause a person to take their eyes off of the road, which increases the likelihood of causing a crash. Most people can relate to the bad habit of distracted driving, but we Americans have a hard time of seeing the problem of distracted government. Thank God that we Americans, for the most part, take better care of our bodies than we do our system of government. If we find out that we have a heart condition that requires immediate attention, most of us would not waste any time correcting the problem. However when it comes to the problems in our nation we tend to get alarmed by some news report for a short period of time, then we focus our attention on some new breaking story and forget the previous story. Sadly some politicians understand that many people have short attention spans. Subjects such as Obamacare, illegal immigration, or the current email gate scandal concerning Hillary Clinton continually distract us. In a very short period of time our government will reach its debt limit; our government will then have two options. One will be to default on our obligations. Two would Rep. Markwayne Mullin, (R-Dist. 2) Washington 1-202-225-2701 Claremore 1-918-341-9336 Muskogee 1-918-687-2533 Rep. Frank Lucas 1-202-225-5565/Stillwater 1-405-624-6407 Rep. Tom Cole 1-202-6165/Norman 1-405-329-6500 Oklahoma State Offices Governor Mary Fallin OK State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. Room 212 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 www.governor.state.ok.us • Phone 1-405-521-2342 Fax 405-521-3353 Tulsa Office: 440 S. Huston Ave. , Suite 304, Tulsa, OK 74127 Phone: 1-918-581-2801 • Fax 1-581-2835 of diplomatic failures by Western nation representatives that have brought us to the precarious situation in which we now find ourselves. One of the worst, in my opinion, was the involvement of the Carter Administration in the late 1970s to depose the Shah of Iran allowing the Islamic Cleric militants to fill the resulting vacuum and bring about the most repressive dictatorship now in charge. It should be remembered that the Shah was somewhat Americanized, having been militarily trained in the USA to our standards and to fly our military aircraft, with good proficiency. Also, the late King Hussein and his son, King Abdullah, of Jordan were both educated and militarily trained in the USA, and were, and still are, friends. In fact, it has been reported that King Abdullah actually flew one of the aircraft that attacked ISIS positions after the brutal setting fire to one of his captured pilots while in a cage. PM Netanyahu made it very clear that the Israelite people of the Jewish faith will, as he put it, ‘never allow the persecution and murders of the last century to happen again’. His clear and concise statements drew numerous strong ovations of those attending. He laid out three demands of Iran that they stop certain actions and ‘if they want to be treated like a world nation they should act like a world nation’. After all, the leaders of Iran and many other of the Islamofascist groups have loudly proclaimed that it is their intention to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth and then to destroy the USA and all those who live in it. Those who would prefer ‘peace at any price’ should take this to heart, wake up, and realize that to bend over and let them get away with it is to commit suicide, both nationally and individually. In my opinion, it recalled to my memory the speeches of the late British PM, Winston S. Churchill, who called it like it was and was usually besmirched by those of the “peace at any price” misguided of his time. It was my good fortune to have heard him live by radio at the time. If the British voters had placed him in office even five years earlier, WW II might have been avoided as he had a clear view of the threat that was faced by the World at the time. Jay Vickers, Editor Editorial & Advertising Offices: Located/Mailing address is: 433301 E. 350 Road, Adair, OK 74330 Published by Banner Weekly Corp. Donna Vickers, President/Publisher To Subscribe, call 918-783-5657 [email protected] Subscription Rates: $70 Annually for mailing. An Independent Newspaper, All Reproduction Rights of Advertising and Articles are Reserved by Banner Weekly Corp. Copyright© 1997-2014 be to increase the debt limit. I can just about guarantee you that the debt level will be raised, our government has gotten us into a situation where we are between a rock and a hard place.In 2011 the Treasury Department brought in about $2.3 trillion in tax revenue. They spent $2.9 trillion JUST on mandatory programs like Social Security and Medicare, plus the defense budget. In other words, the US government was $600 billion dollars in the Russell Turner hole before paying a dime of interest. In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire was facing a similar debt crisis. In just 11 years, the Ottoman central government went from spending 17% of its tax revenue on interest payments, to spending over 52% of its tax revenue on interest payments. Then came default. In 2011 the US was at 15%, the only thing keeping that percentage from ballooning out of control is the absurdly low rate that savers in this country are receiving. When interest rates do increase the interest that our government has to pay to service the debt may become impossible. One example is the third largest economy, Japan. The Japanese’s debt level is so high that it now takes the government 43% of its central tax revenue just to pay interest this year. Just because we don’t hear about the debt problem on the evening news does not diminish the severity of the situation. Our national debt is bumping 18 trillion; history is full of examples of superpowers bucking under the weight of their debt. This is not the first time that it’s happened, and it won’t be the last. Many politicians use the distraction method to keep the American people ignorant on the issues. Sadly when the debt powder keg goes off it will be too late. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The BANNER From My Pointless View...by Ruth Bivens Hmmmm What Do I Write About Today? Every week, about Thursday, I start wondering what I am going to write about for my column. There are times that there is just so much going on that it is hard for me to decide which event I should record. Then, there are times that things just go along the same day after day and I scramble for something to write about. But, for the past 20 or so years, this little space in The Banner has kept me writing, keeping a record of my adventures with Hubby. Just trying to keep up with that man is often an adventure in itself. So, here I sit. It is Sunday night at 10 p.m. and I am wondering what I should put down on paper. We are spending more and more time here at the Getsemani Children’s Home. There are several reasons why that is happening. One is that our teaching job at the Free Will Baptist Bible Institute in Altamira has just dried up. Last summer we had such a good group of High School and College students who attended the Youth Camp there on campus. I believe there were 102 registered. The services were inspiring, and more than 50 young people came forward and gave testimony that the Lord had done a powerful work in their lives. I was just sure that we would have a great enrollment in the Fall. Hubby and I had been scheduled to return to teaching there. But, come September, no full time students enrolled. They still had the night classes, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. But, they did not need us to teach the day classes. Then, this semester, once again no full time students enrolled and they cut the night classes back to only Tuesday and Thursday nights. It just breaks my heart that our beautiful facility there is not being used full time. In the past we needed more housing for married couples and, Hubby still needs to go back and finish up a duplex that is under construction, nearly finished. It only lacks some inside work. But, at this point, it looks like the only time it will be used would be during the annual Mexican Free Will Baptist National Convention in July. So, since they don’t need us to teach there, we are spending more and more time here at the children’s home in the frontier zone of northern Mexico. Then, another reason we are not running back and forth to Altamira like we used to is the continuing, and seemingly increasing violence. The drug cartels are fighting one another for territory and the Mexican military is fighting them all, trying to stop the drug traffic. The president of the country declared the highway we always drove to Altamira to be the most dangerous highway in the country. So, it has been three or four years since we drove back and forth with our own vehicle. Now, when Hubby needs to go down, he takes the bus. Because of the risk of a U.S. citizen traveling on the bus he has grown a beard and travels in old worn out clothes and shoes and a flopRuth Bivens py old hat. He looks like a homeless old man. When the bad guys stop the bus and make everyone get off and rob them, they look him over and tell him not to even get off. He tells me he does not want me riding the bus, since I can’t grow a beard. So, when I need to go down our supporters in Alabama pay for my plane ticket to fly to Tampico. The airport is about 12 or 15 miles south of Altamira and Hubby borrows the Bible Institute van and comes down and picks me up there. In the past two or three years I have only gone down twice a year. And, I really miss our precious friends there! Hubby trimmed his beard some back in December. I told him just the other day I want him to let it grow back out before he heads back that direction. He complains that it bothers him, and he looks a lot like Uncle Si on the Duck Dynasty television program. But, I tell him, if it keeps him safe I love it. Right now we have a group here at the children’s home from the Woodcrest Free Will Baptist Church in Catoosa and the First FWB Church in Bixby. Our Carpenter missionary Brother Mark Cole from Blanchard came on Friday with his wife and a couple of men from the Bixby area. Then, Saturday a group of some 30 folks arrived. They are going to be finishing a little house for 70 year old Abihu, who lives in House #1, and works here. The group will be here until Friday, and while the men are building, the ladies will be fixing lunch and supper. So, Hubby will have a few days off from his daily supper cooking job. There is a good group of young people with the group. Paulina, our daughter-in-law and the co-founder and co-director of the children’s home, is planning on putting several of them to work trimming a fire break around the outside of the property. The Department of Family has ordered them to clear at least three meters outside the property fence to protect the homes and other buildings here on the property in case of fire. That will entail cutting down and clearing a YOUR AGRI. DIESEL SERVICE SPECIALIST Member FDIC Phone: 918-785-2446 Fax: 918-628-5170 www.bankboc.com P.O. Box 199 • Adair, OK 74330 good quantity of small, very thorny, trees and brush. That is going to be interesting to see. Paulina gathered up all of the machetes on the place, bought a few new ones, then turned them and all of the axes we could find over to Abihu. He took them all to town to be sharpened. So, first thing Monday morning, we shall see how that project goes. I really don’t know if those Gringo kids have hands that fit a machete handle, or if they know how to use one. Meanwhile, John has decided that it is time to butcher some of the fowl that he raises. He just brought a big load of baby chicks, ducks, and geese that he had hatched at the house up in Piedras Negras. His plan is to kill the big black turkey and several ducks Monday and roast them. We are also anxious to butcher the six chickens, four roosters and two hens, that we raised from the little chicks our other daughter-in-law Diana gave us a while back. Someone from her church gave Diana six eggs and she rigged up an incubator in her Kindergarten class room. The children got to see the eggs turned every day, and then hatch out. When the chicks got too big for them to tend in the class room she brought them to Abuelo (Grand-father). Of course, we brought them straight here. Hubby built a curious looking little pen out back and we raised them. When they were fairly well grown he turned out to scratch around the property and eat bugs. Lately a couple of the roosters have been taking up their post, one at the front door and one at the back door. At 5:30 every morning they start crowing. And, it seems to me they don’t stop until well after sunset. Of course, they move off the front and back porch, but not until they have left their autograph-a good pile of rooster poop. So, I am looking forward to getting those critters in the pot. We shall see just how many fowl we manage to kill and dress today. Another project John has, while the group is here, is to butcher a steer. He had one butchered while they were here last year and the whole gang pitched in boning out the meat and grinding it. Large quantities were cooked, and then dehydrated in his dehydrator. That meat was then stored in half gallon jars. There are only one or two half gallon jars of that dehydrated meat left, and a half gallon of ground beef does not go far when you are feeding 30 or so people. So it is time to re-stock. So, that is another project that will be interesting to watch these Gringo kids help complete. One thing about it. When they come here they get some experiences they would not have had if they had stayed home over Spring Break. The children here at Getsemani are out of school on Monday, so they will be in on the fun too. No one seems to know what day they are celebrating, and that is the normal situation. It is amazing to me how much time they have off from school, and no one ever knows why. Eleven year old Armando, our next door neighbor here in the duplex, was off most of last week. The reason? His teacher didn’t show up! I guess that is as good a reason as any. So, there, you can see my problem. I am not sure what to write about tonight. But, if something comes to mind, I will be sure and get it to The Banner before noon on Monday. Page 3 ISIS could launch major offensive into Lebanon next month Hezbollah leader blames West, Gulf Arab states for rise of jihadist army By F. Michael Maloof WASHINGTON – The deputy head of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon has warned that ISIS could begin launching takfiris in Syria’s Qunaitra and Israel is constantly ongoing uninterrupted because they are part of this scheme,” Qassem said. attacks against the Lebanese army as early as next month. Qassem’s allegation against Israel is backed by a recent report He further places the blame for by United Nations observers to the rise of ISIS on the West and the U.N. Security Council. Gulf Arab countries that continue to finance and arm the jihadist The report described how over group. the past 18 months the Israeli Defense Forces, or IDF, has been Sheik Naim Qassem said ISIS in regular contact with Syrian rebis planning major offensives els, including ISIS militants. after the winter ends next month against the Lebanese army, which Such contact has included providhas been launching preemptive ing medical care to a wounded attacks along the Lebanese border jihadi fighters. In its report, the with Syria. U.N. observers said a wounded fighter “was taken by armed Hezbollah fighters have been members of the opposition across assisting the Lebanese army in the cease-fire line, where he repelling jihadist attacks into was transferred to a civilian Lebanon. Observers say jihadist ambulance escorted by an IDF attacks, especially into northern vehicle.” Lebanon, are in response to Hezbollah sending its fighters Reports from Israel’s Druze into Syria to assist the Syrian minority also have expressed military against a fractured Syrian concern over the hospitalization opposition whose ranks over the of wounded Syrian fighters from past two years have swelled with the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat alSunni jihadist fighters mainly Nusra Front in Israel. from ISIS and the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra Front. “Some Israeli media outlets have further revealed direct coQassam’s warning recently was operation between the militants underscored in a WND report that and the Israeli army,” according some 3,000 Sunni jihadist fight- to Middle East expert Jean Aziz ers have gathered in the Syrian said, “and other media outlets Qalamoun mountains bordering have reported about the lack of eastern Lebanon, poised to attack animosity between the Israeli a series of Christian towns in state and Jabhat al-Nusra, which northern and central Lebanon. represents al-Qaida in Syria, as well as Israeli reports about direct The concern is that the jihadists contacts with the Syrian opposiare staging not only in the north tion and mutual reassurances.” around Tripoli and in areas in the northern Bekaa Valley but also Nusra’s positioning in the Syraround Saida, or Sidon, south of ian Golan is not only seen as Beirut, and in the south from the threatening Hezbollah’s presSyrian Golan Heights. ence at that strategic location to ward off any southern invasion In its preemptive attacks, the Leb- of Lebanon from the jihadists; anese army, backed by Shiite ele- it is also a strategic location for ments of Hezbollah fighters, has the Iranian-proxy group against been launching artillery against Israel to its north. ISIS positions in the northern part of Lebanon. In confronting ISIS in an expected spring offensive into Lebanon, The Lebanese army has begun the Lebanese army has been to undertake preemptive strikes launching attacks in the surroundfollowing offensive ISIS attacks ing towns in the north around Ras last month around Ras Baalbek Baalbeck, which is only 25 miles from their positions in the Syrian from the historic Roman city of Qalamoun mountains just across Baalbek, which has been a major the border. The army was able to tourist magnet. repel the attacks, but ISIS killed some 22 Lebanese soldiers and Attacks around Baalbek also took police hostages on the out- have occurred near Britel in areas skirts of Arsal, which ISIS now controlled by Hezbollah, but, so occupies. far, the jihadists have been unsuccessful. Qassem said the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS is responsible Deep in Shia-controlled territory, for creating the jihadist group. Baalbek, where settlements are believed to go back 9,000 years, “We hear the world wants to has withstood centuries of attacks confront ISIS because it repre- from barbarians, the Greeks and sents takfiri (foreign) terrorism,” the Romans. The city once was Qassem said. “Who created ISIS? given as a gift by the Roman Those who want to fight ISIS are general Marcus Antonius – Marc the ones who raised and funded Antony – to his lover, Egyptian ISIS.” queen Cleopatra, as a birthday gift. He said the U.S. and its coalition partners of Arab countries Ras Baalbek, in the northern have been providing ISIS with part of the Bekaa Valley, is in a weapons and training. He said it Christian region of the country. all started from “Afghanistan all Nusra and ISIS seek to target it the way to Syria and Iraq.” as a stepping stone to such other ancient Christian towns in cenQassem also accused Israel of tral Bekaa such as Zahle, Firzel, providing assistance to ISIS and Ablah and Drous. other jihadist fighters, especially in the Syrian Golan Heights. “(Jihadist fighters) are under pressure in the ongoing battle in “Israel opened hospitals to ISIS casualties and contact between See Offensive, pg. 7 Page 4 The BANNER Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Scott Walker: Lynch ‘not fit’ We’re Being Cooked!!... by Joe Esposito to be attorney general Swelling opposition puts Obama nomination in sudden jeopardy By Drew Zahn AEP-PSOʼs FALSE SOLUTION “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.” Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), author, former slave Take Back Your Power - DVD 00:29 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AEP-PSOʼs opt-out is a “FALSE SOLUTION” to pacify the public, so the public will go back to sleep!!! “NO OPT-OUT” FOR AEP-PSO! “NO OPT-OUT” FOR AEP-PSO!! “NO OPT-OUT” FOR AEP-PSO!!! By Joe Esposito 918-274-811 3/15/15 ~ AEP-PSOʼs Smart Meter opt-out “SHAM” was publicly exposed on March 12, 2015 by KRMG NEWS102.3 AM 740 radio spots and post by Russell Mills. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the latest 2016 GOP presidential hopeful to oppose confirmation of Obama’s pick for the next attorney general. According to Walker spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski, the governor has declared Obama nominee Loretta Lynch “not fit” to become the nation’s top law enforcement official. “Given Loretta Lynch’s failure to commit to protect Americans from the president’s lawless executive overreach, that even he said nearly two dozen times, she is not fit to serve as the nation’s attorney general,” Kukowski told Breitbart News in an email. answer when Breitbart asked him why the leader plans to bring Lynch’s nomination up for a floor vote. He also refused to state whether McConnell himself will personally vote for Lynch, something that would be a direct violation of a pre-election statement McConnell made that the next attorney general must put the rule of law ahead of “ideological commitments … whether it relates to the president’s acting unilaterally on immigration or anything else.” Most Republican senators who have joined the rising opposition to Lynch have explained she would be too much of a clone of current Attorney General Eric Holder in not challenging the legality and constitutionality of President Obama’s rule by executive actions, in particular, his granting of amnesty to five million illegal immigrants. But behind the scenes, the sudden change of hearts also may be due to a WND expose about allegations that Lynch covered up money laundering by drug lords and terrorists. Loretta Lynch Walker joins Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., as likely presidential hopefuls speaking out against Lynch’s confirmation. “For several months now, I have called on the Senate majority leader to halt confirmations of every nominee executive and judicial, other than vital national security positions, unless or until the president rescinds his unconstitutional amnesty,” Cruz told Politico. “We have an opportunity in front of us right now with Loretta Lynch – a nominee for attorney general – who has fully embraced and flat-out promised to implement the unconstitutional amnesty.” “Oh, she’s going down,” Paul told his office staff after learning Lynch supports executive amnesty and use of asset forfeiture by the federal government. As WND has reported, Lynch’s confirmation is hanging by a thread, as just one switched vote could doom her nomination. Politico, for example, is reporting only 50 senators are planning to vote to confirm her next week. Breitbart further notes that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Tenn., is now struggling to defend even holding the vote in the first place. McConnell spokesman Don Stewart reportedly refused to WND has chronicled in great detail charges that Lynch, in her capacity as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 2012, arranged a mere slap-on-the-wrist settlement with the world’s second largest bank, HSBC, for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorists. Read the explosive backstory inside the HSBC scandal – how WND first exposed the massive money-laundering scheme, the fallout from the eye-popping discovery and the role Loretta Lynch played in “Laundergate.” There’s a growing body of science linking non-thermal radiation to cancer By Russell Mills Posted 2:11 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/smart-meters-called-major-threathealthnational-s/nkTmJ/ http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/pso-smart-meters-controversy/nkCyD/ ~ NEXT CAME the KJRH-TV Ch 2 story KJRH -TV Ch 2 News story 3/13/15 at 10:00 p.m., Posted 11:31 p.m. 3/13/15 “PSO explores smart meter alternatives for customers that do not want new device” http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/pso-explores-smart-meter-alternativesfor-customers-that-donot-want-new-device ~ During this KJRH-TV Ch 2 story “PSO says Joe’s concerns are not supported” ~ I then ask Jerry Flynn to respond and submit a rebuttal to Nathan Edwards’ KJRH-TV story and PSO’s comment about me. From: Jerry Flynn <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:14 PM Subject: The Dangers of Smart Meters Mr. Edwards, Would you accept from me a rebuttal to PSO’s position on Smart Meters which, I understand, says that they are not harmful to humans, flora and fauna? If so, please accept the following. Many thanks. Jerry Flynn I am a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain who spent 22 of my 26 years in the military in the arcane fields of Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence. I can say without fear of anyone contradicting me that there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation – no matter how weak the signal! No wireless device – especially Smart Meters – is harmless! In fact, Smart Meters are the quintessential Trojan Horse. Even your former CIA Director, David Patraeus said in 2012 that utilities (and government) will know more about you and everyone in your home from Smart Appliances. And utilities don’t tell you that the 2nd transmitter inside all Smart Meters, called the “ZigBee” is there for one purpose: to control and operate the 15-or-so Smart Appliances all utilities expect ‘homes of tomorrow’ will have. A Smart Meter will enable the utility to know literally EVERYTHING that goes on in your home: they will know when each and every appliance is turned on and off, when each fan and light is turned on. This information all too often falls into the hands of medical investigators, insurance companies, divorce lawyers, marketers, equipment manufacturers, etc. Gone forever will be any semblance of what your forefathers used to protect with shotguns and rifles in the good old days of the Wild West – “the sanctity and privacy of the home”! Police used to require a Search Warrant to gain entry to your home. Now we have the Smart Meter. It is also known that the Local Area Network transmitter within a Smart Meter, which emits its radiation almostconstantly 24/7/365 in perpetuity (contrary to what your utility tells you) radiates on 910 MHz, which is a frequency that would cook food better and more quickly than does your present microwave oven, which operates on 2.4 GHz! Utilities also don’t tell you that the LAN transmitter (in every Smart Meter) radiates for distances up to 3 Km or 2 miles, meaning that every home’s Smart Meter will irradiate every single home in every community and, in turn, be irradiated by all of its neighbors. Smart Appliances, too, will irradiate up to eight (8) of the neighbors and, in turn, be irradiated by their nearest neighbor’s ‘Smart appliances.’ And one must never overlook the possibility that the Smart Meter might cause damage to a household electrical appliance or even cause the house to burn down. There are countless accounts of this happening, and utilities speak as one saying that the cause of the problem is always the customers. Beware! Thank you sir, for allowing me to tell the truth. Jerry Flynn 5181 Gainsberg Road Bowser, B.C., V0R 1G0 Canada 778-424-9609 The wrist-slap $1.9 billion fine paid to the U.S. government, and an admission of “willful criminal conduct,” allowed HSBC to enter into a “deferred prosecution” settlement, which ended the investigation and stopped the filing ~ This is another e-mail sent to me by Jerry Flynn on March 13, 2015 of criminal charges. Another thing about wireless Smart Meters, they are not capable of providing accurate readings - unless the meter is off by itself on an island someplace where there are not conflicting/interfering devices using those same frequencies. No matter what utilities tell you, It is simply impossible to have so many radio transmitters all operating on the same frequencies: 910 MHz and 2.4 GHz without them experiencing interference amongst themselves. When you think that cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, Bluetooth and a host of other devices all transmit on 2.4 GHz only an ignorant person would expect their meter to produce accurate readings. That, in large part, is why hydro bills all over the world, once Smart Meters are installed, experience higher - sometime triple, quadruple and even more - monthly HSBC also faces a renewed in- electric bills. Share that with anyone you like, including your utility. If they tell you otherwise, they vestigation by U.S. authorities don’t know what they’re talking about. and British lawmakers “after Jerry reports it helped customers to conceal millions of dollars of as- ~ Now letʼs look at the -- REASON FOR THE UTILITIESʼ WIRELESS TRAVESTY THAT HAS sets in a period up to 2007.” OCCURRED IN OKLAHOMA. WHAT HAPPENED IN THE STATE OF MAINE HAS ALSO HAPPENED IN OKLAHOMA. THE CENTER OF THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION DID NOT DO ITS JOB! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See Lynch, pg. 5 TAKE BACK YOUR POWER INVESTIGATING THE “SMART” GRID DVD by Josh del Sol PH: 918-785-2841 http://www.takebackyourpower.net/ FAX: 918-785-4423 transcribed -- Oct. 14, 2013 by Joe Esposito Whistleblower and former HSBC Vice President John Cruz, however, told WND he believes the laundering is still continuing due to the lack of oversight by Lynch. 2976 W. 410, Adair, OK 74330 2 Miles West, 1 Mile South of Adair STEEL & LUMBER • Formex ‘Smart meters’ called a major threat to health, national security • Anchor Paint May 10, 2012 Jordan McColman Lawyer, Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Time: 00:50 -- 3:06 • Composite Decking Lumber, Pipe, Angle, Square Tubing, Channel, Strap, Beams, Purlins, Etc... See Meters, pg. 11 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The BANNER Do we really want a convenant with Iran? By Walt Thrun Iran was formerly Persia and the Bible refers to that nation as Persia throughout their history and future. Persia is located east of Iraq and east of the Euphrates River. This area is presently the hotspot of the world and will continue to be through the end of this age. In a very short time prophecy will be history. Recall the entire Bible is the fulfillment of the covenant God made with Abraham approximately 4,000 years ago. Abraham was called by God to leave the land of the east and journey to a new land west of the Euphrates River. Abraham’s nativity was between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, i.e. the present country of Iraq. It is difficult to positively identify the borders between ancient Babylon and Persia. “And Joshua said to all the people, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel:’ “Your fathers… dwelt on the other side of the River in old times; and they served other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan…”’” Joshua 24:2-3a Now recall that Abraham sent Ishmael and his family back to the east which included Arabia and points further east. There was continued enmity between Abraham and his descendants and ‘them of the east.’ Biblical prophecy and history reveals that the Babylonian kingdom was supplanted by the Medes and Persians in approximately 535 BC. Judah had been deported to Babylon beginning in 605 BC. God had sent the young Hebrew Daniel to Babylon to write world history in advance from there. In the second year of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, he had a dream which only Daniel could interpret. “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! ... and its form was awesome. This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver…” Daniel 2:31-32a Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that he was the king of gold and the next kingdom consisting of silver would be the Medes and Persians. The Persian kingdom would be followed by the Greeks and then Rome. But we’ll concentrate on the Persian Kingdom in the present context. It is significant to note the future of the foreseen world kingdoms. Lynch, from pg. 4________ “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet…Then the iron, the clay, the bronze the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found...” Daniel 2:34Walt Thrun 35a The four kingdoms defined by metals with decreasing atomic weights (but with increasing brittleness) followed the Egyptian and Assyrian for a total of six. The seventh and final world kingdom has been identified in previous columns. The major point in the preceding Scripture passage is when Christ returns to earth He will totally obliterate the final world kingdom, which will include Iran (Persia), and there will be no trace of that kingdom or previous gentile kingdoms. Animosity between Iran and Israel has prevailed through the ages. Such hatred and persecution was confirmed when a remnant of Jews returned to Judah after their Babylonian captivity to rebuild their temple and city. Their odyssey actually began while still in the Persian capital, Shushan. Esther was a young and beautiful Jewish lady who was raised by her uncle Mordecai. Also living in Shushan at that time was a man named Haman, an Agagite of the family of Amelek who were enemies of the Jews since the time of the Exodus. Amelek was a grandson of Esau and the progenitor of the Amalekites. Haman was promoted by the Persian king Ahasuerus to a position of great power in Persian’s capital city. It became known to Haman that Mordecai would not bow down to him and ‘Haman was filled with wrath.’ “But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone…Instead Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus – the people of Mordecai.” Esther 3:6 Persian genocide of the Jews was the plan, but history revealed how Haman’s plan backfired. To be continued. Share your thoughts [email protected] Thinking Out Loud: Rabbits, Squirrels and Us Most preachers’ wives must certainly be able to identify with the cartoon by Dennis Fletcher which shows a minister’s wife sitting in the congregation holding up a rabbit puppet with people that are sitting behind her looking at her like she is crazy. Minister’s wives know better than anyone that their husbands can get off the subject and “chase rabbits.” So I, too, plead guilty! More than I should, I wander off course and fail to “Keep the main thing the main thing.” Ministers and chaplains aren’t alone in this area. While we may “chase rabbits” I’m finding that too many of our government leaders at the City, and State level and in even our National Capital are persistently distracted by squirrels. That’s right, “Squirrels”! One of my all-time favorite animated movies is Pixar’s UP. In this movie, the friendly pet dog, Dug, is wonderfully loyal except when the word or even a thought of a squirrel comes along. Dug is great, but his A.D.D. kicks in whenever “Squirrel” interjects his thoughts or eyes sight. While I may chase too many rabbits, there are too many of our government leaders chasing squirrels all the time rather than staying focused on the essential matters of our city, our State and our Nation! Also, too many 21st century Americans Believers have D.A.D.D.—i.e. “Divine Attention Deficit Disorder.” We seem easily distracted and then disconnected from the Lord. We find our own “Squirrels” taking us as Christians, us as citizens and our government leaders away from the main thing! Our preoccupation with minor issues in our walk with God, with our city concerns, State subjects, and National matters can mount up as a major detriment to our goal of “Keeping the main thing the main thing!” Our inability to say “Enough is enough!” causes us to run after more squirrels! Chasing after individualism and personal preference in the church, city, state and nation seems like a squirrel that keeps us away from finding more unity and common ground of essential concerns. Please pray for our National bureaucrats, our State representatives, our City officials and our Church spokespersons (chase after the Main One!) that they may all focus on the “Main Thing!” Corsi reported in WND on Feb. 18 that the Senate Judiciary Committee had conducted a twohour session with Cruz on his allegations Lynch engaged in a Department of Justice cover-up, based on his more than 1,000 pages of evidence and secret audio recordings. Fox News First “As he prepares for of his ex- the Second Amendment is a pected presidential campaign, staple in his pitch. It’s all part Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping voters of the sales job Cruz is making from rural New Hampshire to rural voters. All candidates and his home state of Texas make such efforts, and freshare a similarly dour view of quent stops at county fairs and government. The Republican is farm stands will be a regular promising to abolish the Inter- feature of campaign schedules nal Revenue Service and scrap by the time there are declared the Education Department. He candidates. But Cruz is going vows to curtail federal regula- further, using his first visit to tors, likening them to locusts New Hampshire to head to the that deserve to be killed. 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Bill Chupp This is the second time for several of them who went to Haiti a year and a half ago. They will be helping with Bible School and evangelism at an orphanage. They left early Sunday morning and will be gone most of the week. It’s good to see youth who develop a passion for reaching out to those less fortunate instead of going to a party place. As the weather warms up, it also brings to mind the time to clean up and shake off the dirt and grime of winter. Nature also responds as grass begins to grow and flowers start to bloom. The recent rains have melted down the snow piles that accumulated during the last snow storm. We also had snow on March 24, 2013, and had subfreezing weather. It was on Sunday and we cancelled church that evening. Last week my outside implement salesman, Ken Froese and I went to Springfield, Missouri for a New Holland product meeting on Tuesday. We left at five in the morning, attended classes from 8:00 to 5:00 and were back home by 7:30. There were hands on and power point classes on the different models of tractors and hay tools. They covered the major benefits and improvements, as well as a comparison to the competition. Jim Waters, the sales manager, made the trip the next day. By participating in company sponsored meetings and service schools, it qualifies our dealership for the standards established by the company. We also sent our service manager, Shannon Kelsey, to a meeting in Oklahoma City, and Bob Arr to Ames, Iowa for service schools. The dealer standards required by the companies are established to insure each dealership is promoting their brand and maintaining market share in their area. Chupp Implement was the only dealership in Oklahoma to win the New Holland President’s Club award in 2013 and also won the free trip to Argentina in February 2014. Large corporations also have problems. Reading the business news in local and national newspapers and dealer magazines, even with all the advice some companies are destined to fail. The sad part of seeing large corporations struggle, it eventually comes down to the customers. For years all that was talked about was mergers and acquisitions. Some were very successful and raised the expectations of performance of a location. But when there is a sudden downturn in the economy, the larger groups cannot always react soon enough. I was told that when a business leaves the idea of being a customer oriented to an investor oriented business, it loses a lot of the base that was created over years of satisfied customers. Edith and I went to the Tulsa Home and Garden Show last Saturday. The River Spirit Expo building was full of everything needed from building, remodeling, cleaning, cooking, landscaping, lawn care products, tools and equipment. After wandering through booths for a couple of hours, we found the Mattress Firm booth near the west end. I knew it was a mistake to lie down on the floor model on display, but first Edith did, then I couldn’t resist trying it also. I am a little harder to convince that we need a bed that will fold up under your knees, raise up behind your back like a recliner and vibrate! But with the thought of how important rest is for senior citizens, and the aches and pains associated with aging, I could tell this may help extend Edith’s life. So we made the purchase. Our mailbox is full of mail from every organization that deals with every malady known to mankind. I feel guilty always tossing them away when they describe symptoms that mimic mine. My desk is already cluttered with too many IRS tax receipts. I have procrastinated and failed to keep all my bookkeeping up to date, so I am sorting through them to divide my income and expenses to ease the burden presented to my CPA. I wonder if I can deduct the cost of the new bed next year?! It is definitely an important part of my work! Some of my best inspiration comes to me while I am sleeping. That reminds me; I better finish this and get Edith to type it up before she goes to sleep! It’s Thought for the Day by Corbett Mason es If only the American taxpayer could use the sleight of hand as our presidents past and present have done, he’d never be broke or have to pay taxes. Men from both sides of the aisle have sat at the head of America’s game table and dealt the cards. If the poor taxpayer could shuffle his book-keeping records around like our leaders have done, he’d be a happy man. When an account is found to be in the minus column and you have another account in a plus column, you simply raid one and transfer its assets to the one found lacking. Any political “trickster” that has a need for money, goes where the easy money resides. This is no different than a country boy stealing apples, why go to the trouble to climb to the top of the tree, when good apples abound within reach? The ole rancher had several apple trees along the road that wound around to his house. He sat at his desk and watched as his neighbors walked along his road as the apples bloomed to maturity. The small children picked the low hanging fruit as did those who where a trifle lazy. The more adventurous climbed up into the tree and filled their pockets with sweet delicious apples. The rancher and his family had an ample supply of apples and were happy to share their bounty. Along comes government and cuts down all of the apple trees to share the wealth and gives apples to everyone. In doing so, they forgot in the coming Spring Break week! Have a good week. God years, there would be no apples for anyone. So it is with the Bless… working class as they are asked to carry the burden for all. Lyndon Johnson realized back in the 1960s, he needed money and a lot of it for the Vietnam War. This led to his decision to remove Social Security money from its trust fund to the general fund to finance his war. All presidents since then have raided Social Security to pay for their political agendas. As this is kept off the books, the theft is hidden from the taxpayer’s view. Easy Cut 320 • Easy Cut balance center-of-gravity suspension We hear much talk about #1 • KRONE breakaway pin for added protection Krone cutting Social Security, our • Efficient direct drive system relies on shaft and gearboxleaders have often thought about Dealer putting it on the chopping block. la ! homa And they would, except for fear the elderly voters would vote them out of office. They’d like to make it the scapegoat for our national shortcomings. 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While the sprocket continues revolving, What had been a “pay as you go the stopped disc jacks up on a thread and out of the operating area of plan,” was changed into paying the blades on the neighbouring discs, thereby eliminating the risk of damaging these as well. for those as yet not on the system as well as paying additional taxes to help pre-fund their own retirement. The 1983 payroll tax increase would have swelled in O k KW 5.52/4x7 Rotary Tedder the Social Security Fund by 2.5 trillion, making it solvent until 2037. Since the mid 1980’s our presidents with the full support of Congress have looted what was the Social Security Trust Fund with wild abandonment. It has paid for wars, replaced falling revenue from lower taxes, giving the unwashed and unlearned the secure feeling of a balanced budget. All of this was plundered at the expense of future retirees, which will be asked Corbett Mason to give up more at their own expense for the good of their country. This money was squandered without any misgivings or provisions for the money to be paid back. The passing of the legislation in 1983 makes the Baby Boomers the biggest payers into the Social Security Fund. The trustees stated in their 2009 Social Security Trustees Report that the IOUs put in the Social Security trust fund were worthless: “Neither the redemption of trust fund bonds, nor interest paid on these bonds, provides any net income to the Treasury, which must finance redemptions and interest payments through some combination of increased taxation, reductions in other governments spending, or additional borrowing from the public.” The ole Rancher says, “The trust laid upon our leaders’ shoulders on Capitol Hill by the forgotten taxpayer has been misplaced once again.” The masses cry for protection from hunger, terrorists, from a real job, for feeling inferior and looked down on, they want protection from all obstacles that a man or woman will face in a lifetime. The unwashed masses have a promise of health insurance, but many will find they can’t find a doctor. Dr. Kevin Grumbach of UCSF coined a new phrase for this new malady, called “medical homelessness.” The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recent findings show, “The U.S. will be short more than 90,000 total physicians by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025. Becker’s Hospital Review reports that, “one in three practicing physicians in the U.S. is over the age of 65 and close to retirement. Furthermore, 6 in 10 say it is likely many colleagues will retire in the next one to three years.” One thing about government if it sees a crisis coming, it will disavow it. The government’s record on the scoreboard casts a doubtful eye on any chance government can identify a crisis until after it hits and the results are there for all to see. To believe politicians on Capitol Hill have your best interests at heart is less than naive. 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President Obama released year and the retirement program blind eye as millions of girls in his budget early last month, is already running a cash-flow China and India are murdered, and women are forced to undergo abortions and sterilizations. and this week it’s Congress’ turn to reveal its own budget resolutions. Government spending and debt has grown out of control: The current national debt exceeds $18.1 trillion and is only growing higher. It is Congress’ responsibility to address the national spending and debt problem and put the budget on the path to balance. By adopting a concurrent budget resolution for fiscal year 2016, Congress has the opportunity to enact reforms and change the fiscal spending pattern for the future. Here are seven things that Congress ought to focus on in its budget resolutions based on a new Heritage report: 1.Prioritize Defense Spending. The core duty of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. This congress should increase defense spending by allocating $584 billion in the 050 function. The defense budget ought to be based on a national security strategy and military capability requirements, in addition to budget considerations. 2.Repeal Obamacare. Congress should repeal Obamacare in its entirety, eliminating $2 trillion in new spending and saving taxpayers $771 billion from 18 new or increased taxes that would have helped fund Obamacare. A full repeal would free the insurance market of costly and onerous regulations. This action is also a necessary step to get entitlement spending under control. 3.Reform Medicaid. Medicaid must be put on a budget rather than the current openended funding model. Congress should make reforms that allow Medicaid dollars to be used to purchase private insurance of the enrollee’s choice, granting more control to the individual enrollees over the care and services they receive. 4.Reform Medicare. Congress should transform Medicare into a premium-support program that uses a defined-contribution model of financing. This would make Medicare both fiscally responsible and patient-centered, benefiting both seniors and taxpayers. 5.Reform Social Security. The Social Security disability program is approaching insol- China and India, Littlejohn said. fice was to restore that funding,” noted Littlejohn. The Chinese Communist Party boasts its “One-Child Policy” “Hillary Clinton has come out has “prevented” 400 million strongly opposing forced aborlives – a number greater than the tion and forced sterilization in China on one hand, and on the other hand she has said we’re not going to let human rights get in the way of our trade relations,” Littlejohn said. A group of women’s-rights activists made that explosive accusation Friday at a standing-roomonly event, as the U.N. marks the 20th anniver- entire population of the United deficit. Congress should enact sary of the World Conference States and Canada. The Party’s use of forced abortion is well structural reforms to Social on Women. documented and is compounded Security to avoid indiscriminate cuts in benefits to society’s most “China is so powerful in the by the widespread use of sexvulnerable, without increasing United Nations no one wants to selective abortions by parents the debt or tax burden for future offend them, so they are willing seeking to have a male child. to turn a blind eye to the big- When couples are restricted to generations. 6.Reform the Tax Code. Con- gest women’s-rights issue in the one child, women are often presworld today – forced abortions in sured by husbands and in-laws to gress should simplify the tax China,” Reggie Littlejohn, presi- only give birth to a boy. system by lowering marginal dent of Women’s Rights Without tax rates and by eliminating Frontiers told WND. It’s reported that China has 13 the capital gains tax, death tax, million abortions per year – that’s tax carve-outs, foreign income Read the tested and proven strate- 35,000 per day and 1,485 per taxes and any tax on savings. gies to defeat the abortion cartel, hour. While China’s population 7.Cap Welfare Spending. in “Abortion Free: Your Manual is four times greater than that of Congress should scale back for Building a Pro-Life America the U.S., the abortion rate is 13 means-tested welfare spending One Community at a Time.” times higher. to pre-recession (fiscal year 2007) levels plus 10 percent, The Family Research Council, The U.S. is complicit with forced and welfare spending should Population Research Institute and abortions in China through fundbe capped at the rate of infla- the Catholic Family and Research ing of the U.N. Population Fund tion going forward. Welfare Institute joined Littlejohn to draw (UNFPA), Littlejohn charged. programs should be reformed to attention to the widespread inciencourage work by implement- dence of forced abortion, forced “In China, the UNFPA and Insterilization and outright murder ternational Planned Parenthood ing work requirements. of female infants in China and have been working hand in hand with the Chinese Communist A Path to Balance and India. Party on family planning, which Prosperity A U.N. expert estimates up to has been found to be coercive,” 200 million women are missing she said. The national debt exceeds $18 in the world today due to ‘gen- Previous administrations cut trillion and, absent spending dercide,’ the selective abortion, funding for UNFPA because of reforms, will continue to grow. abandonment or fatal neglect of its complicity with forced aborAs a share of the economy, the baby girls. tion and forced family planning national debt already exceeds in China. the nation’s gross domestic “The words, ‘it’s a girl,’ are the product, with the part that is bor- deadliest words on Earth when “One of the first things President rowed in credit markets making said at the birth of a child” in Obama did on coming into ofup nearly three-quarters of this debt. President Clinton’s administration was the first to de-link human rights from trade relations with China. “Since then, human rights in China has plummeted to appalling depths. I believe a lot of the responsibility for the horrific condition of human rights in China has to do with that delinking that happened in the Clinton administration,” charged Littlejohn. WND reported how Beijing used pro-”free trade” advisers inside the Clinton administration to persuade President Clinton to ignore human-rights abuses in China and lay the foundation for wholesale U.S. investment in the communist nation. The Clinton family has received millions of dollars in speaking fees and donations to the family foundation from companies doing business in or tied to China. The U.N. has been marking the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women this week. Dignitaries from around the world attended that conference in Beijing 20 years ago, including most notably Hillary Clinton. Events at U.N. headquarters in New York this month are discussing what progress has been made on the status of women. Massive and growing debt hinders economic growth and opportunity by discouraging investment and threatening higher future taxes to pay interest on the debt. Congress should put the budget on a path to balance with health care, retirement, and welfare reforms, while prioritizing national defense in the budget, cutting inappropriate and wasteful domestic spending, and reforming America’s tax code to unleash economic growth. —Romina Boccia is Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation. The following Heritage Foundation analysts contributed to this Issue Brief: Diem Salmon (defense), Alyene Senger (health care), Curtis Dubay (taxes), and Rachel Sheffield (welfare). JOIN THE ONLINE FARMING CONVERSATION. 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He is a patriot, and is unafraid to reject the radical atheists on the Left Coast. As he said in an interview, Denzel Washington is a proud Christian: “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” he told a reporter, adding that it was not difficult for him to grow up as the son of a preacher. “He wasn’t a taskmaster, but there were certain things you couldn’t do,” Washington said. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day.” “Everyone I grew up with didn’t have a father,” he continued. “I had a father. My father was a decent man. He was a very spiritual man and a gentleman.” He didn’t like going to Church when he was younger. But then he had a truly personal experience with Jesus Christ. And the rest is history! Obamas fly to LA, same day, separate jets Ever since that day, Washington By Tom Shattuck has been a proud Christian, even Boston Herald going so far as to consider becomLook, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s couple could travel, separately, in ing a preacher. a plane ... No, it’s two planes! opulence across the country. And all to get their Hollywood cool “A part of me still says, ‘Maybe, Denzel, you’re supposed Two taxpayer-funded planes, on to impress people in circles to preach. Maybe you’re that is. And on those two planes where fist-bumps matter. still compromising,’” he last Thursday were two occusaid during a 1999 inter- pants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Millions of your dollars. in Washington, jetting across view. In the end, Washington decided to stick to playing preachers in the movies. He did, however, offer some creative advice for staying close to God ev“The minister was preaching, ery day. ‘Just let it go,’” Washington recalled. “I said, ‘I’m going to “Put your slippers way under go with it.’ And I had this tre- your bed so when you get up in mendous physical and spiritual the morning, you have to get on experience.” your knees to find them. And while you’re down there, start “It did frighten me,” he said. “I your day with prayer. Ask for was slobbering, crying, sweating. wisdom. Ask for understandMy cheeks blew up. I was purg- ing,” he said. “Don’t aspire to ing. It was too intense.” make a living, aspire to make a difference.” He had plenty of questions – like any good Christian does – and he What a role model! He looks to a continues to pray on a daily basis higher power, and is humbled by to guide him through his career: his God-given talents. By showing others how he lives his life, “It almost drove me away. I called he is a great example for young my mother, and she said I was people who might try to make it being filled with the Holy Spirit,” in Hollywood. No matter what, he recounted. “I was like, ‘Does prayer and a personal relationthat mean I can never have wine ship to God are essential to live again?’” a good life. 918-476-6441 Hwy 69 & Main Street next to railroad tracks Chouteau, OK 74337 Mon.-Wed. 8:00am-8:00pm Thurs.-Sat. 8:00am-9:00pm Closed Sunday Fresh Baked Goods Made Daily *For Special Orders, Please Call Ahead* Monday - Turkey & Dressing Tuesday - Chicken Fried Steak Wednesday - Fried Chicken Thursday - Roast Beef Friday - Catfish & Meatloaf Saturday - BBQ Pork Ribs & Fried Chicken country to the same destination Take heart, though, the president -- L.A. didn’t borrow your plane exclusively for a tacky Tinseltown Separate planes. Your money. glamour shot. He also took time to hobnob at a swanky HolReady for the pain? lywood fundraiser -- his 32nd in 21 visits to the area since he You’re going to need a No. 2 took office, according to the Los pencil and scrap paper for this. Angeles ABC affiliate. Estimates are that Air Force One costs about $206,000 per hour to operate. You could go on Priceline right now and book a round-trip itinerary from Boston to LAX for between $500 and $1,000 total. For what it costs taxpayers to ferry the POTUS, one-way, to Jimmy Kimmel for the all-crucial mission of reading “mean tweets,” you could book 1,000 round-trip flights from Boston to Los Angeles. The president’s love for Air Force One has been on display since way back in 2009 when he gleefully hopped aboard the snazziest of all 747s for a 156mile jaunt to a Democratic Party function in Virginia. He couldn’t contain its awesomeness as he swooned, “Thank you for giving me a reason to use Air Force One. It’s pretty nice.” If you did the math, you know the result. Millions of dollars of taxpayer money spent in a handful of hours in one day so that the first I have no problem with “Let’s Move,” Mrs. Obama, I just have a problem with you moving on our plane, with our money. There is almost a youthful naivete that makes it OK when this And since FLOTUS took to the president enjoys his executive skies on her own plane to dance toys. on “Ellen,” you might want to double that. My bigger grievance is with Mrs. Obama, who felt entitled to spend Oh yeah, add in Marine One, millions of taxpayer dollars for and two separate motorcades, separate travel arrangements security, etc. in order to promote her relentless “Let’s Move” initiative by And because they need to do it all performing some kind of Miagain in order to get back to D.C. chael-Jackson-meets-Teen-Wolf ... double that. dance. The new Rhino Flex-Wing has been unleashed! 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Chupp Implement OUR 64th YEAR Hwy. 69 South, Pryor, OK (918) 825-2044 See Our Ad In Names & Numbers DEALER Support Your Local Tea Party Group See www.theteaparty.net Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The BANNER Page 9 Tribunal, from pg. 1_____ Meddling, from pg. 1___________________________________________________________________________________ Why would the United States have any interest in joining an agreement that largely targets it for climate violations or makes us subject to a legal entity outside of our own judicial system? Horner said it’s part ideology and partly driven by policy. First, he said there are many leaders and activists on the political left in America and around the world who don’t like our system. “There are a lot of people, including the head of the UNFCCC, which is the U.N. body running this and some academics and some authors who have come out saying, ‘Look, capitalism is the problem. This is how we solve the problem. This is how we solve capitalism.’ There are a lot of people who believe that, including some in the administration,” said Horner, who said the climate-change movement has had the U.S. economy in its cross hairs from Day 1. “It was transparently all about us when [Kyoto] was drafted in the ’90s,” he said. “When Asia happened and all this development occurred, thank goodness, and their emissions began skyrocketing while ours did not, it remained about us. Now that’s odd if it really was about greenhouse gas emissions.” “Now that they’re putting in a court and claiming they’re going to go around the U.S. Senate, you need to be very concerned because these climate jurists will not be those who have our best interests at heart,” he said. Horner said another major motivation for Obama to get involved in this climate agreement is to help lock his own environmental policies in place. “He’s trying to make sure that his EPA rules are too politically hot-buttoned that his successor will not touch them and undo them,” Horner explained. “Congress will not undo them and the courts will be reluctant to undo them.” Does the Senate have a way to stop this if the agreement is never presented for ratification? Horner said there is and it means following the strategy we’ve seen Senate Republicans already take this week on Iran. “They need to make the same statement, either in a letter or perhaps through a Sense of the Senate Resolution saying that anything he does that purports to bind us in Paris on climate is freelancing,” he said. “Do not think this is a treaty because we don’t.” ing drive aimed at replacing ing themselves the Joint List. Netanyahu’s government with Polling is showing the Joint a center-left coalition. Arab List could potentially V15′s headquarters is actually gain at least 12 seats in Israel’s the offices of OneVoice, which 120-seat parliaments, finishing bills itself as an “international third and potentially becoming grassroots movement that am- a major force in coalition buildplifies the voice of mainstream ing to form a new government that consists of a plurality of Israelis and Palestinians.” the Knesset. OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000. If Israel’s leftist parties fair well, they could form a coaliOneVoice’s offices Tel Aviv tion with the Arab parties and officers are being used as the replace Netanyahu’s governing campaign headquarters for coalition. V15′s anti-Netanyahu effort, Another U.S.-backed scheme as WND first reported. to defeat Netanyahu exposed It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a As WND reported last month, consulting firm whose senior the U.S. has not been standing leadership is comprised mostly on the sidelines when it comes of former top staffers for Presi- to mobilizing the all-important dent Obama’s 2012 re-election Arab vote. campaign. In an interview with WND, The reported move to investi- Amnon Beeri-Sulitzeanu, cogate the state funding comes executive director of the Abraone week after Netanyahu ham Fund, maintained that his gave an interview in which he group’s voter participation spoke of “tens of millions of activities are entirely nonparshekels from abroad” aiding tisan and that his organization in an effort to mobilize leftist does not endorse any political Jewish and Israeli Arabs voters party. to defeat him. The Abraham Fund works to OneVoice is reportedly spon- encourage Arab participation sored by scores of nonprofits in the Israeli economic, cultural and received two grants in the and civic arenas. Its slogan past year from the U.S. State is: “Building a shared future for Israel’s Jewish and Arab Department. citizens.” The State Department is also listed as a partner of OneVoice In 2010, the State Department provided the Abraham Fund a on the group’s website. $999,715 three-year grant for OneVoice development and an education initiative in coopgrants officer Christina Taler eration with Israel’s Ministry told the Washington Free Bea- of Education. Another part of con that “no government fund- the grant was designated to a ing” has gone toward the V15 project with the Israeli security services aimed at fostering voter mobilization effort. closer Arab-Jewish ties. However, V15′s complete takeover of OneVoice’s Tel Beeri-Sulitzeanu told WND Aviv offices may raise some the U.S. government funds are questions, not only about the not being utilized for the votergrant usage, but about the State participation drive. Department’s current partner“The initiative is being paid ship with OneVoice. for by private donations from Aside from the State Depart- donors interested in Arab parment, OneVoice is also openly ticipation,” he said. partnered with Google, the U.K. Labour Party and the He acknowledged, however, that “some (money for the projRockefeller Brothers Fund. ect) comes from our core fundWhile Fox News reported the ing at the Abraham Fund.” Senate was looking into the State Department funding for “Since our workers are getting OneVoice, the organization is paid anyway, some of their not the only state-funded group job is dedicated to the vote leading an effort to defeat Ne- project,” he said. tanyahu. A source close to the Abraham WND exposed the second Fund said the financing for scheme last month in an article the voter participation project documenting a State Depart- came in large part from private ment-financed nonprofit based wealthy American donors. in Israel currently engaged in a major effort to get young Arab The same source told WND the citizens to the voting booths voter-participation drive was in the upcoming Israeli elec- encouraged by staffers from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. tions. Horner cited a Sense of the Senate Resolution passed unanimously in the 1990s to denounce the Kyoto Protocol before it was even adopted at the conference. As a result, the Clinton adminisIsraeli election trends have tration never submitted the plan for ratification and the U.S. was long demonstrated that Arab citizens vote overwhelmingly never bound by it. for left-wing and Arab parties. He admits the Senate can no Any increase in the Arab vote longer get a unanimous vote on would clearly come at the exthis issue, but he says you don’t pense of the Likud Party and need that many when two-thirds other right-wing parties. of the Senate would be required Indeed, following the country’s to approve it. most recent parliamentary elec“Fifty-one votes is plenty,” he tion in 2013, Arab lawmakers said. “To be honest, 34 votes complained that a higher Arab is plenty. You have to put the voter turnout could have tipped world on notice, because of the election toward the left and something called customary defeated Netanyahu. international law which our courts sometimes bow to, that Now, for the first time, four whatever happens is not a treaty Arab political parties here have if it doesn’t go through the Sen- united under one banner, callate.” Asked if there was truth to the claim of U.S. Embassy encouragement, Beeri-Sulitzeanu simply responded, “No.” The Abraham Fund is the second State Department-financed nonprofit to engage in voterorganizing activities. told reporters “no government The last three elections saw the funding” has gone toward the eligible Arab vote come out V15 voter mobilization effort. at 56.3, 53.4 and 56 percent respectively. Young Arab vote to defeat The Abraham Fund was a cenNetanyahu? tral player in getting Arabs to Meanwhile, the Abraham vote in the 2013 parliamentary Fund put out a press release election, which saw a nearly announcing the launch of a 3 percent rise in Arab voting “Broad-Based Action Plan to numbers. Increase the Participation of Arab Citizens in upcoming Beeri-Sulitzeanu told the Jerusalem Post that year that his Elections for Knesset.” group had contributed to the “The Abraham Fund focuses higher voter turnout. its plans on a number of areas including running conferences “We have been working hard for Arab students in colleges to get out the Arab vote regardand launching a media and ad- less of who they were voting vertising campaign to persuade for, just as long as they would the Arab public to participate use their civic right to vote,” in the democratic process and he said. vote in the elections,” the orga- Much of the Arab vote in 2013 went to Arab parties, as well as nization said. to the leftist Labor Party and The fund’s co-executive di- the far-left Meretz Party, which rector, Beeri-Sulitzeanu, told that year featured an Arab on its WND much of his group’s parliamentary ballot list. Still, activities are aimed at younger the Jerusalem Post documented that year that a tiny fraction of Arab voters. the vote surprisingly went to “Young, first-time voters are religious Zionist and far-right more than others tending to parties. refrain from voting,” he said. “We’re targeting them the After the 2013 election, which had a 56 percent Arab voter most. turnout, several Arab Knes“We don’t push any political set members complained that agenda and don’t work with a higher rate of Arab voters any party or ideology,” he could have defeated Netanyahu and his right-wing coalition. said. However, partisan electioneering among the Arab Israeli sector is not needed to influence the outcome of the next election. Any increase in the Arab vote would clearly bolster Netanyahu’s rivals. UAL-Taal leader Ahmed Tibi told Ynet, “I have no doubt that we will continue to lead the Arab sector,” but if the turnout had “gone up by 10% we could have toppled the Right’s rule and pushed Netanyahu and Liberman from leadership.” According to data provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of “This was a missed opportuStatistics, as of 2013 about 15 nity.” percent of Israel’s 5.1 million eligible voters were Arabs. The figure included Muslim and Christian Arabs as well as Druze. Arab voting trends have changed over the years. From the 1950s to 1999, Arab voter turnout in Israeli elections ranged from a staggering 90 percent to about 75 percent. However, following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian talks and the outbreak of the Second Palestinian Intifada in 2000, voter turnout reached a low point of just 18 percent. Call us for your advertising needs. 918-783-5657 A Weekly Column by Dr. Wayne Shaw Jesus had some very dear friends; Mary, her sister, Martha and their brother, Lazarus. John 11 begins by informing us that Lazarus was sick. In fact, three times, in each of the first three verses it states that Lazarus was sick. This seems serious. It was so serious that the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” This is not a request or even an invitation. It is simply a statement of fact. They are confident that if Jesus knows Lazarus is sick, He will come and heal him. But notice verses 5 & 6. Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus so much that He stayed away! Incredible! OneVoice is reportedly sponsored by scores of nonprofits and received two grants in the past year from the U.S. State Department. The State Department is also listed as a partner of OneVoice on the group’s You know the rest of the website. story, when Jesus got there Lazarus had been dead for four OneVoice development and days. The sisters were so disapgrants officer Christina Taler pointed that Jesus had not been there to heal him, but they did not expect Jesus to raise him from the dead. Sometimes God delays! From an earthly perspective it seems that God has abandoned us. Maybe you have felt that way at times. Where were you, Lord? When God delays, there are a couple of things you need to know. Sen. Wayne Shaw 1) His delays are never a contradiction of His love. 2) His delays are not final. He will come, in His time and in His way. He created time and He is never late for His appointments. Remember, God is seldom early, but never late. God works all things out for our good and His glory. God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. Page 10 The BANNER Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Selfbow Event To Be Held Next Weekend The 11th annual Oklahoma Selfbow Jamboree (OJAM) and Selfbow Championship will be held March 19-22 in Stillwater. OJAM teaches participants the art of building selfbows as well as other primitive skills including leatherwork and flint-knapping. OJAM is open to the public, but membership in the Oklahoma Selfbow Society (OSS) is required for anyone wishing to build a bow. OSS activities, including OJAM, are funded through membership fees and the support of members. The event is free, and registration is not required. However, for safety and insurance reasons, anyone attending the event must go to the OSS registration booth to register upon arrival. Anyone younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Selfbow building classes will begin at 8 a.m. each day. Instruction is free, however OSS membership is required to participate in a bow building class or to use power tools. OSS does not supply bow staves. Vendors will have a limited number of bow staves for sale at OJAM. Depending on the type of wood, a stave can run from $40 to $100. Wood must be well-seasoned. It is a good idea to bring New Cy Curtis State Record Mule Deer Harvested While bow hunting elk in Cimarron County, Chandler Henderson took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and bagged a recordbreaking buck. With a final score of 191 7/8 inches, he now holds the all-time Cy Curtis record for a typical mule deer taken in Oklahoma. Henderson’s wife, Brooke, spotted the big buck first. Henderson drew back his bow and let an arrow fly. Henderson knew he had just harvested a large mule deer, but a state-record mule deer was “out of the question,” he said. After a week, Henderson’s curiosity got the best of him. He decided to green-score the antlers on the Boone and Crockett website to estimate what the deer would score. Realizing he might have a staterecord mule deer, Henderson contacted official scorer, Weston Storer who is a biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation at Beaver River, Optima and Rita Blanca wildlife management areas. After a 60-day drying period required for all trophies, the mule deer was officially scored. It is required that all potential state-record trophies be scored by three certified Boone and Crockett scorers. The final score of 191 7/8 surpassed the previous Cy Curtis record by more than 11 inches. Henderson along with another hunter are the only two sportsmen who have taken a record Cy Curtis mule deer with archery equipment, in the typical and nontypical categories. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation established the Cy Curtis Awards Program in 1972 to recognize trophy game and hunters in Oklahoma. The program originally recognized only trophy white-tailed deer and mule deer. But in 2014, the Cy Curtis Awards Prograsslands with Bermuda grass gram was expanded to include trophy elk, pronghorns and black bears. and fescue will provide very little Oklahoma’s Top Five Typical Mule Deer for upland game and other wildlife 1. Chandler Henderson 191 7/8 Bow 11/4/2014; 2. Curtis McBrien compared to grasslands with native grass species such as big and little 180 1/8 Gun 11/19/2001; 3. Kirie Willimon 178 6/8 Primitive 10/27/1992; 4. Robert Crow 178 4/8 Gun 11/25/1985; 5. Jeremy bluestem. The site visit will reveal im- Brobst 171 4/8 Gun 11/18/2000. portant information on the numbers and kinds of grasses, forbs, shrubs OKLAHOMA OUTDOOR CALENDAR and trees that are present which will March 28: Cleveland Ducks Unlimited help in determining what habitat 19-22: Jam 11th Annual Trad Dinner http://www.ducks.org/ components may be missing and Camp Oklahoma Selfbow Chamoklahoma/events/36935/clevewhat can be done to enhance the land-dinner property. Just one site visit will pionship 3-D Shoot Flyer provide the necessary information 21: Weatherford Ducks Unlim- 28: Miami Ducks Unlimited a biologist needs to offer manage- ited Dinner http://www.ducks. Dinner http://www.ducks.org/ ment recommendations for the org/oklahoma/events/37142/ oklahoma/events/37007/miamifuture, all based on the goals and wagoner/waterfowl-party dinner objectives of the landowner. In 22: Outdoor Oklahoma: Meteo- 29: Outdoor Oklahoma: Turkey addition, the biologist will provide rologist Lacey Swope Profile - Hunt - Tune in to OETA at 8:00 a detailed follow-up report to the Tune in to OETA at 8:00 AM. AM. landowner a few weeks later, detailing habitat recommendations and listing cost-share programs that might be available. For technical assistance about improving habitat on private property, contact Doug Schoeling, CLUES ACROSS 2. “CIA Diary” author Phil private lands biologist (western 1. Bangladesh capital 3. Chew without swallowOklahoma), at (405) 590-2584, 6. Ed Murrow’s home ing, as of tobacco or RosaLee Walker, private lands 9. L. Lamas’ mother Arlene 4. Steadies biologist (eastern Oklahoma) at 13. 9th Hindu month 5. Article 14. Barbary sheep 6. Slang for lots of reptiles (918) 607-1518. 7. True toad For more information about 15. Olive genus 8. Be in session wildlife and habitats in Oklahoma, 16. Repast 9. For measuring doses of visit the Oklahoma Department of 17. Into the air 18. Droops radiation Wildlife Conservation’s website at 19. Land of Enchantment 10. Winged wildlifedepartment.com. your own stave. The basic tools for bow building include a drawknife, rasp and scraper blade. If you want to build bows, it is best to come with these three items. Vendors will have a limited number of tools available for sale at OJAM. Primitive camping, available in designated areas only, is free. For tournament details, call Doug Rutter at (918) 630-8353. For vendor information, call Jason Grace at (580) 716-2150. For all other event information, call Mike Magee at (405) 209-6430 or John Holman at (405) 640-7893. Free Habitat Evaluations Are Just a Phone Call Away Everything seems to cost money these days, so when something is advertised as “free,” it can sometimes be dismissed as too good to be true. But the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has been offering free habitat evaluations on private property for years. Whether a landowner is interested in managing for big game or upland game, a wildlife biologist is ready to help. And best of all, the free assistance is only a phone call away. One of the most important steps to managing land for wildlife is to first determine what’s out there. Completing a thorough habitat evaluation of the land will help identify the types of habitat present, the overall arrangement of each habitat type, and what kind of condition the habitat may be in. Knowing the target wildlife species (deer, turkey, quail, etc.) will be key in helping to determine what actions, if any, are needed to enhance the property. Landowners with large, contiguous blocks have the ability to manipulate many acres at once and begin to see results in a relatively short period. For smaller parcels, coordinating management efforts with adjacent landowners can help maximize returns. Occasionally, adjacent landowners will see the rewards of the habitat management being accomplished and be motivated to do the same. It is important to complete the evaluation and get started. So, what will a wildlife biologist do to help? Typically an evaluation starts with an in-depth look at the latest aerial photograph of the property. Mapping out forest from grassland and uplands from lowlands provides knowledge of what may be out there. Other important features that are added to the maps include soil properties, water bodies and waterways, moist soil areas, and flood zones. Adjacent properties are also glanced at to help paint a picture of potential limiting factors. Often, the biologist will make multiple copies of the aerial maps, providing one to the landowner. Once the prep time in the office is done, a site visit is scheduled at the landowner’s convenience. The biologist and landowner will tour the property, looking at the items identified within the maps. Often, this requires more extensive on-the-ground habitat evaluation to be sure maps are accurate. One of the most important aspects of the site visit is to determine what type of condition each habitat is in. Forests composed of oaks, plums and hackberries are more beneficial to wildlife than forests dominated by cedars and soapberries. Likewise, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Fishing Report N O R T H E A S T river channel. Hudson: Elevation normal, water 43. Paddlefish fair Copan: Elevation normal, water at 13-18 ft. along channels in the low 40s and clear. Crappie good upper end of the lake. Largeon minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. mouth bass good on plastic baits around brush structure, coves and and crankbaits at 7-13 ft. around brush structure, standing timber docks. Ft. Gibson: Elevation above nor- and points. mal, water 42 and clear. Crappie Hulah: Elevation normal, water fair on minnows and tube jigs at low 40s and clear. Crappie good on 20-25 ft. around brush structure minnows and jigs at 4-8 ft. around and docks. White bass, blue catfish brush structure and coves. and channel catfish fair on live Kaw: Elevation normal, water shad at 25 ft. in the river channel 45 and clear. Crappie fair on and the main lake and on Carolina- minnows and jigs in winter fish rigged shad on bottom in the main patterns at 20 ft. around brush. Paddlefish good below the dam. All other fishing slow. Oologah: Elevation normal, water 45 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-20 ft. around brush structure. Blue catfish fair on shad and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along flats. Skiatook: Elevation below normal, water clear. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 15-25 ft. around brush structure. Sooner: Elevation normal, water murky. Saugeye and striped bass hybrids slow on sassy shad in the discharge. Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 A debate forces you to reconsider some long-held opinions. Use this time to reflect on your point of view and if there is anything you might want to change. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 A rush of adrenaline this week will help you sail through any projects that need completion, Leo. Take a break every now and then so you don’t burn out. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, try not to over-think things this week. Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the best solution. Keep this in mind at the office. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Life gets better and better as the week goes on, Taurus. Expect a few obstacles, but remember there’s nothing you cannot tackle, especially when you get some help. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you and a superior at work are seeing eye-to-eye this week. This could mark the beginnings of a great partnership, so continue to work hard. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, a distraction this week proves so fascinating that you neglect other responsibilities. While you may like a challenge, don’t let it consume your life. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 A situation arises at work that evokes strong emotions among your coworkers. Stay neutral on the issue until you have had enough time to gather more information. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 A recently started relationship is going great, Cancer. Now might be a great time to take the next step with your special someone. Expect this person to share your feelings. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you will sort out a complex problem in due time. Don’t let any initial struggles to find a solution keep you down. Continue to focus on the bigger picture. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, use this week to address an unresolved issue. Tackle every project thrown your way head-on and with vigor. Others will notice your efforts. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You yearn for privacy this week, Aquarius. Make the most of any opportunity to seek out a quiet corner and spend some time deep in reflection and thought. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Chores are completely unappealing this week, Pisces. But they must get done one way or another. Delegate some tasks. Crossword Answers 21. Yes _____ Bob 22. Gross revenue 23. Scottish woolen cap 24. Initials of “Girls” star 25. WGBH or WNET 28. A. Hamilton 29. Skin lesions 31. Mures river city 33. Phone counselling volunteer 36. Restaurants 38. Deerfield, Il Christian Un. 39. Gland secretion 41. Trace the outline of 44. Give advice, explain 45. Male parents 46. One point N of due E 48. Radioactivity unit 49. Equally 51. “Rubber Ball” singer Bobby 52. 93562 54. Bird confinement status 56. Daniel Boone’s state 60. Burn the surface of 61. Hillsides (Scot.) 62. Swiss river 63. Stir to anger 64. Political action committees 65. Ajitesh ___, Cricket player 66. In bed 67. Miles per hour 68. Checkmating game CLUES DOWN 1. Musical “____ Yankees” 11. 1770-1831 German Philosopher 12. Emitted coherent radiation 14. Estranges 17. Wheel shafts 20. Take in solid food 21. Indian frocks 23. Hill (Celtic) 25. Singular of 64 across 26. Small nail 27. Strongboxes 29. White dessert wines 30. Curved cavalry sword 32. Dropped off a package 34. __ Farrow, actress 35. Class of comb jellies 37. Begat 40. __ student, learns healing 42. Born of 43. Very dark blacks 47. Midway between N and NE 49. Capital of Ghana 50. Indian term of respect 52. Impart knowledge 53. 4th Hindu month 55. Strong air current 56. Hunting device 57. One who is wise 58. Amounts of time 59. Soft-finned fishes 61. Beats per minute 65. 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Judge #1: The Commission in fact declined to do the analysis to make the decision about health and safety? Lawyer: The remedy for all the concerns in those proceedings was to offer an optout. Judge #2: How about the members of the public that are not opting out, is it the commission’s responsibility to look out for their health and safety? And to make a judgment to whether they are being unreasonably exposed to RF? Lawyer: Your Honor nothing in the world can be made absolutely safe. Judge #1: So are you admitting that they are not safe? Is it the PUC’s position “that they are safe enough? Lawyer: Your Honor the, the public is free, uh, to, to have, uh, whatever the concern it, it, it would have. Judge #3: What the commission is doing as you present it, is it is saying it has declined to do the health and safety analysis you’re on your own? Lawyer: No the commission instructed the utility to in its communication plans to provide information to all its customers about smart meters and so as to the science that is out there. Judge #2: Uh, Mr. McColman there is still all those people that have them and for those people you are saying that the state of affairs can be the commission can take no position on their safety? Judge#1: And leave it up to the utility? (After this exchange the Lawyer Mr. McColman appeared to be dumbfounded--this was the end of the exchange that was presented on the DVD -- watch http://www. takebackyourpower.net/) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5:21-----------SMART PROPERTY RIGHTS 10:54----------SMART BILLING 14:05----------SMART VULNERABILITY 19:12----------SMART CORPORATOCRACY 23:12 ---------SMART SPY STATE 49:21---------- SMART HEALTH DAMAGE 1:27:20--------SMART EXTORTION --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Call your Oklahoma Attorney General’s office and demand that he impose a MORATORIUM on Oklahoma utilities’ smart meters and to require the Oklahoma utilities to turn off the microwave transmitters on the existing smart meters today, people are being harmed 24/7/365! Attorney General Scott Pruitt -- website http://www.ok.gov/oag/ Address: Oklahoma Attorney General 313 NE 21st Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Phone: Oklahoma City: (405) 521-3921 Tulsa: (918) 581-2885 once they’d regained control of the southern legislatures they set about enacting Jim Crow laws and the Black Codes, dictating where and for whom blacks could work, where they could live, where they could eat and sleep, which restrooms and drinking fountains they could use, and where they were allowed to sit in movie theaters and on trains and busses. Such inhumane policies were still in effect as late as the 1950s. As black historian John Hope Franklin has written, “The personal indignities inflicted upon individual whites and Negroes were so varied and so numerous as to defy classification or enumeration.” Herbert Aptheker, in his book, Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States, Vol. 2, quotes the November 1, 1871 testimony of John Childers, a black resident of Livingston, Alabama, as recorded in Senate Report No. 579 of the 48th Congress. Childers was questioned about threats made against him and whether or not he was afraid of what might happen to him if he voted Republican. Childers replied, “I was sir, because… there was a man that told me he had a coffin already made for me. Yes, sir, I voted it, and don’t pretend to deny it before nobody. When I was going to the polls there was a man standing in the door and (he) says, ‘Here comes you, God damn your soul, I have a coffin already made for you.’ I had two tickets in my pocket then; a Democratic ticket and a (Republican) ticket. I pulled out the Democratic ticket and showed it to him, and he says, ‘You are all right, go on.’ ” On March 25, 1871, Kentucky blacks sent a letter to the Congress, saying, “The Democratic Party has here a political organization composed only of Democrats - not a single Republican can join them…. We pray that you will take some steps to remedy these evils listed below?” The letter provided details of 85 murders (hangings and shootings), 18 beatings, 5 fire-bombings, 1 rape, and 10 miscellaneous attacks in Kentucky in the three year period between January 1868 and January 1871. Although no official records of Klan atrocities, nationwide, are available for the years 1866 to 1882, Tuskegee Institute records indicate that, between the years 1882 and 1951, some 3,437 blacks and 1,293 whites, nearly all Republicans, were lynched by the KKK. On May 17, 1918, Klansmen committed an atrocity in Valdosta, Georgia that almost defies description. Mary Turner, a black woman who was nine months pregnant, announced that she would seek the prosecution of the Klansmen who had lynched her husband, Hayes Turner. A mob dragged her from her home, tortured her, and hanged her. And while she was still alive, hanging from the rope, they cut open her womb, the child spilled out onto the ground and they crushed the baby’s skull under the heel of a boot… proving only that Democrats, in the history of their party, have been just as ruthless and bloodthirsty as the fighters of Islamic State who have a fondness for cutting the heads off their captives and burning others alive. Are black children instructed on the evils of the KKK and who they were? If not, they may be interested in the congressional testimony of former Klan member Thomas W. Willeford. When questioned about his initiation into the organization and what he was told of the objective of the Klan, Willeford replied: “They told me it was to damage the Republican Party as much as they could… burning, stealing, whipping n_ _ _ _ _ s and such things as that.“ Unlike blacks of today, 19th century blacks had a well-informed opinion of Democrats. Herbert Aptheker has written that, on February 18, 1884, Mrs. Violet Keeling, a black woman, testified before a U.S. Senate committee regarding black voting preferences. She was asked what she would do if she found that her husband had voted Democratic. She said: “I think if a colored man votes the Democratic ticket he has already sold himself… I would just pick up my clothes and go to my father’s, if I had a father, or would go to work for 25 cents a day.” And finally, what are black children taught about the Democratic Party’s longstanding fondness for fraud and political corruption? After Democrats gained control of the White House and both houses of Congress in 1894, they introduced the Repeal Act of 1894, hoping to repeal all of the major civil rights laws enacted by Republicans since the Civil War, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the First Reconstruction Act of 1867, the Enforcement Act of 1870, the Force Act of 1871, the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, and the Civil Rights Act of 1875 (identical to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which today’s Democrats attempt to take credit for). Just before the final Senate vote on February 7, 1894, Senator George Hoar (R-MA) took Democrats to task on the Senate floor. He said, in part, “Wherever there is a crevice in our protection of the freedom of the ballot there you will find the Democratic Party trying to break through. Wherever we have left open an opportunity to get possession of an office contrary to the true and constitutional will of the majority, there you will find that party pressing; there you will find that party exercising an ingenuity before which even the great inventive genius of (the) American People, exerted in other directions, fails and is insignificant in the comparison… … “If you will produce me a citizen of the United States, a Democrat, who lost his honest vote in consequence of intimidation or impediment, created by these United States marshals, I will find on record here the proof of ten thousand Republicans who have lost their votes by Democratic practices…. Mr. President, the nation must protect its own. Every citizen whose right is imperiled, if he be but one, when it is a right of national citizenship and a right conferred and enjoyed under the Constitution of the United States, has the right to demand for its protection the entire force of the United States until the Army has spent its last man and the Navy fired its last gun. Most of us have nothing else than the right to vote…. The urn in which the American cast his ballot ought to be, aye, and it shall be, as sacred as a sacramental vessel.” And finally, are young blacks taught that, in 1909, four white Republicans issued a call for a meeting to discuss racial justice for African Americans? The organization created as a result of that meeting was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)… the once-respected organization whose politics has drifted so far to the left that it has lost all relevance as a force for the social and economic advancement of minorities. Since the earliest days of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, African Americans have been so thoroughly propagandized by Democrats that most rank-and-file Republicans consider them to be a lost cause. They won’t even attempt to reach out to blacks because they’re convinced that, if they do, black leaders will only attempt to draw them into a bidding war for the hearts and minds of black people. That, Republicans will never do. Sadly, the spineless men and women Republicans elect to Congress today seem blithely unaware that they are playing an entirely different game than their colleagues across the aisle. Perhaps one day they will come to understand that Democrats of today are pretty much like Democrats of the 19th and 20th centuries. The only major difference being that, today, they no longer arrive on horseback in the middle of the night, carrying ropes and torches and dressed in hoods and white sheets. Today, they fly in private jets and wear Armani suits, silk ties, and Rolex watches. On March 7th, Ms. Diane Nash refused to participate in the reenactment of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge because she was afraid she might accidentally rub elbows with George W. Bush. Wouldn’t it be fun to sit down with Ms. Nash just to remind her of all the things black children are not being taught in “black history” class? ISIS, from pg. 1__________________________________________________ ers in western Africa. In particular, [we direct this call to] the callers [of Islam] and those seeking [Islamic] knowledge. Come, O Muslims, to the land of the caliphate, for it is better for you to be a sheepherder in Dar Al-Islam [abode of Islam] than an obeyed master in Dar Al-Kufr [the abode of unbelief]. Here, monotheism was fulfilled, here the [principle] of association [with Muslims] and disassociation [with the unbelievers] has been realized. Here is the jihad for Allah’s sake. No polytheism or idols. No nationalism or patriotism. No polytheistic democracy or heretic secularism. [Here, there is] no difference be- tween Arab and foreigner, white or black. Here, the American and the Arab became brothers, and the African and European, and the Eastern and Western [as well].” what you pay to finance your doomed war [against ISIS],” Al-’Adnani said, MEMRI reported. He tells Jews and Christians “that they are faced with only two options: To become Muslims and be assured safety, or pay the jizya (poll tax) in humiliation after pulling their armies from all Muslim lands, including Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem,” MEMRI said. “We want, Allah willing, Paris before Rome and before Al-Andalus, [and] after that we will blacken your life and blow up your White House, Big Ben, and the Eiffel Tower, Allah willing. … We want Kabul, Karachi, the Caucasus, Qom, Riyadh, and Tehran. We want Baghdad, Damascus, Jerusalem, Cairo, Sana’, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Amman. And Muslims shall return to ruling and leadership “What you [will] be paying to us in jizya won’t account for [even] tenth of a tenth of a tenth of a percent of He promises civilizationwide violence. Page 12 The BANNER Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The Underground Railroad The amazing, successful underground railroad is alive and well. Today’s railroad is actually dedicated individuals and organizations who effectively use social media to move hundreds (yes hundreds) of dogs to their new awaited families - scattered throughout the northern states and Canada. This does not include the equally effective bird in the air (aka plane). Pilots n Paws is just one of many such organizations that provides connecting rides for animals headed to a better home. Second Chance Pet Rescue’s March Madness “Double Dribble” Cat Adoption Special Everyone gets into the spirit of March Madness basketball including the Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake. During March Madness, Second Chance Pet Rescue is offering “Double Dribble” feline adoption specials--adopt an “All-Star Team” of two adult cats for only $10 or two kittens for only $20. All cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. These friendly cats have been waiting patiently for their lucky break. The only thing wrong with them is they don’t have their forever homes-yet! loving cat in your home, it’s a pair of purring pals. Second Chance Pet Rescue is dedicated to bettering the lives of homeless dogs and cats in Northeast Oklahoma by providing solutions to ending pet overpopulation through adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and education. Visit Second Chance’s animal shelter today to see adoptable cats and dogs and see how you can help. With your help, we are making the Grand Lake Communities a better place for all pets. A few years ago, it would have taken many phone calls to make the necessary connections for a transport. Today - with social media - the connections are made via a text message, email or shared post on a facebook page dedicated to a specific transport, breed, or a Adopting two cats can be bet- Second Chance Pet Rescue is a group of concerned people who ter than one. One of the many non-profit, life-saving animal share a passion for helping. myths about cats is that they rescue organization not affiliOnce our facility is open, we will be able to offer a stop-over place for animals headed up Interstate 44. We will reach out to transports and groups, let them know the logistics and space available. In addition to adoptions and transports - we will also be working with prisons to provide obedience training and organizations who train dogs for service - such as ptsd, diabetes, epilepsy and autism because, thankfully, shelter dogs are now recognized for their value as service dogs. We have a long way to go, in Oklahoma, to save more dogs and cats. But we’re making a difference and that’s a start. Kay Stout - Executive Director - - PAAS Vinita - - e: [email protected] paasvinita.com c: 918-256-7227 ated with the national Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, or any other animal rescue organization. Our shelter remains operating through private donations. Please help us help the animals by mailing a tax-deductible donation to P.O. Box 451205, Grove, OK 74345 or donate online at www.doitforthepets.com. Follow us on Facebook to learn about some Two cats are twice the pleasure, wonderful adoptable pets. but not twice the effort to care for. Bonded pairs are available Carol Rice at Second Chance Pet Rescue Volunteer/Second Chance Pet for adoption during March Rescue Madness “Double Dribble.” If there’s anything better than one prefer to live alone, but that’s not necessarily true. Sometimes a furry friend of the feline persuasion helps to fill a cat’s day when his people are away. 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