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TOM COBURN, US SENATOR FROM OKLAHOMA 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator and doctor Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), today released his new oversight report “Friendly Fire: Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA.”  The report is based on a year-long investigation of VA hospitals around the nation that chronicled the inappropriate conduct and incompetence within the VA that led to well-documented deaths and delays.  The report also exposes the inept congressional and agency oversight that allowed rampant misconduct to grow unchecked.

“This report shows the problems at the VA are worse than anyone imagined.  The scope of the VA’s incompetence – and Congress’ indifferent oversight – is breathtaking and disturbing.  This investigation found the problems at the VA are far deeper than just scheduling.  Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of the VA’s misconduct and the VA has paid out nearly $1 billion to veterans and their families for its medical malpractice.  As is typical with any bureaucracy, the excuse for not being able to meet goals is a lack of resources.  But this is not the case at the VA where spending has increased rapidly in recent years,” Dr. Coburn said.

“The Administration and Congress have failed to ensure our nation is living up to the promises we have made to our veterans,” Dr. Coburn added.  “As a physician who has personally cared for hundreds of Oklahoma veterans, this is intolerable.  As a senator, I’m determined to address the structural challenges of the Department of Veterans Affairs so we can end this national disgrace and improve quality and access to health care for our veterans.  But make no mistake.  Whatever bill Congress passes cannot ignore the findings of this report.  While it is good that Congress feels a sense of urgency we are at this point because Congress has ignored or glossed over too many similar warnings in the past.  Our sense of urgency should come from the scope of the problem, not our proximity to an election.”

Key findings in the report include: More

Oklahoma: “Sniffin’ Dirt”…Snitching on your neighbor will keep us all safe!

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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 This has nothing to do with security, crimes or anything else of that nature.  It is a snitch set up.  This is community training.  This is conditioning to get people comfortable with the idea of reporting on their neighbors; a concept repugnant to most free societies, but one very common to police states.

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Homeland Security, that bastion of police state warriors has set up housekeeping in the once great state of Oklahoma.  Their new website “Red Dirt Ready” would be more aptly titled “Sniffin’ Dirt”.  The site, all plumped up with militant looking people, some who are, I suppose, supposed to represent first responders and medical personnel, encourages Oklahoman’s to be ready for an emergency!  Why!  You can even win yourself an emergency survival kit!  Oh!  And you can snitch on your neighbors too! 

In the upper right hand corner of the header is a “Report Activity” button.  I just had to check it out.  I quickly deduced that native Oklahomans must be somewhat dimwitted or at least Homeland Security and the FBI think they are. 

The page is brief:  More

Interior Decorating and Net Design : The Feds Side jobs

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Apparently it’s a slow period in the weeks before Christmas for the Federal Reserve. Not content with shutting banks doors throughout the Country (151 so far) and discouraged that $1 Billion in  “new” $100 Bills won’t be ready in time to purchase a loaf of bread in the coming inflationary period, it’s time to play “Let’s Enforce Rule B”. More

Reid temporarily shelves s.510 and blames Coburn

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It has come to our attention that REID has decided not to shelve S.510, and instead will attempt to invoke cloture to ram the bill through.  Reid, on the hook to many corporate food producers who have helped  finance him, owes a lot of people……and none of them are you! 

If this bill gets shoved through, Nevada needs to take immediate action to remove this man from office; don’t wait for the election.  Marti

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by:  Steve Tetreault

The momentum has stalled in the U.S. Senate behind a food safety bill that was fueled by the recall of more than half a million tainted eggs over the summer.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said this morning he is shelving the legislation at least temporarily, and blamed Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., for the impasse.  

 Coburn had served notice he would block the bill on the grounds it is not offset by cuts elsewhere, and so would increase the federal budget deficit. 

“If this was a priority for the majority, they would have already paid for it,” Coburn’s spokesman John Hart told Politico. Coburn says the legislation will cost more than $1.6 billion over five years.

The Oklahoma Republican on his website detailed other problems he sees with the legislation.

Reid, the Senate majority leader, said earlier this week he thought the bill was close to being ready and could pass quickly. He backtracked this morning.

“We thought we finally had it worked out, we could come and take care of this,” Reid said in a Senate speech. “But Senator Coburn has said no. We’ve spent a whole Congress on this and of course at the last minute he comes in and likely we will not be able to get this done before we go home for the elections.

“What a sad thing for our country. People are dying as a result of these problems with food. It is just a shame we can’t get this done.”

Food safety advocates have lobbied Congress actively through the year, flying in victims of severe food poisoning, and the family members of those who died from eating tainted food.

Reid said he met with a dozen Nevadans who have eaten foods that made them sick.   One of them was Rylee Gustafson of Henderson, who was hospitalized as a 9-year-old in 2006 after eating contaminated spinach.

Pressure for reform mounted over the summer after more than 550 million eggs were recalled following a salmonella outbreak.

The pending bill would strengthen the police powers of the Food and Drug Administration to mandate recalls, enables it to hire more inspectors and requires more frequent inspections of food plants. It also requires food makers and processors to have control plans in place that address known problems.

Charles Key on Radio Free Oklahoma 1/2/09

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Radio Free Oklahoma 1/2/09 Interviews Oklahoma State Rep. Charles Key

December 30, 2008 ·

 Charles Key will be a guest  Radio Free Oklahoma 1/2/09.  He is scheduled for the first portion of the show and will give his thoughts on the Tenth Amendment Resolution, anti-Real ID legislation and current political situation in Oklahoma and tell us about the “Citizens Assembly for Oklahoma Sovereignty” to be held on 1/2/09 in OKC beginning at 7pm.

The show is now broadcast on FOUR FM stations in Oklahoma [107.1FM – OKC / 91.1 FM – Tulsa / 93.5 – Durant / 95.3 FM – Guthrie ]
along with our flagship station on Austin, TX – 90.1 FM and one in the west side of Madison, WI. 

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 www.ruleoflawradio.com

From The Oklahoma Rebellion by Walter E. Williams

Federal usurpation goes beyond anything the Constitution’s framers would have imagined. James Madison, explaining the constitution, in Federalist Paper 45, said, “The powers delegated … to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” Thomas Jefferson emphasized that the states are not “subordinate” to the national government, but rather the two are “coordinate departments of one simple and integral whole. … The one is the domestic, the other the foreign branch of the same government.”  [. . . ]One of the more disgusting sights for me to is to watch a president, congressman or federal judge take an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, when in reality they either hold constitutional principles in contempt or they are ignorant of those principles.
 
State efforts, such as Oklahoma’s, create a glimmer of hope that one day Americans and their elected representatives will realize that the federal government is the creation of the states. A bit of rebellion by officials in other states will speed that process along
 
http://www.cnsnews.com/public/Content/article.aspx?Rsrcid=32534

Hope you will all listen and call in!

Radio Free Oklahoma”      Fridays 6-8pm CST

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Oklahoma still fighting for Sovereignty

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For Immediate Release
12/23/08
Citizens to Assemble in Support of Bipartisan Legislative Efforts to Protect Oklahomans from the Federal Collection, Sharing and Control of Personal Data.
Oklahoma City–January 3rd there will be “Citizens Assembly for Oklahoma Sovereignty” sponsored by OK-SAFE, R3PUBLICANS, and the Constitutional Alliance along to support the Tenth Amendment Resolution and to show that Oklahoma citizens firmly reject The Real ID Act of 2005 and similar proposals to use personal information or biometrics to enroll Americans in a national identification plan. This bipartisan event is open to all residents of Oklahoma who wish to retain their rights and freedoms as guaranteed by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights should attend this assembly on Jan 3rd at 7 pm to be held at Character First, 520 W. Main in OKC. 
State Representative Charles Key and Senator Constance Johnson will be special guest speakers at the assembly and will inform attendees about current proposals before the State Legislature that would protect Oklahoma citizens’ private data from being exposed.  Several Bills have been submitted by Oklahoma legislators that specifically address the collection, sharing and retention of personal information and biometrics that put all Americans at risk such as the REAL ID ACT.

The Tenth Amendment Resolution HJR 1003, authored by Representative Key, presents fair notice to Washington that Oklahoma will not be intimidated into relinquishing legal authority, responsibility or jurisdiction over matters reserved to the state as declared Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution which reserves all powers not granted to the federal government to the state or the people.

Mark Lerner, leading expert on the biometrics industry, founding member of the Constitutional Alliance will be present to give an update on the latest news regarding parallel efforts to resist untenable national/global ID schemes.  The Constitutional Alliance is a non-partisan coalition of Americans committed to preserving state and national sovereignty and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. They have been working with legislators, officials and citizens nationwide to educate them about the grave threat posed to our fundamental freedoms that the misuse of biometric identifiers pose and have crafted model legislation designed to stop the national/global ID plan. 
  
For more information or to RSVP, please contact;
Kaye Beach
R3PUBLICAN Activist
405-818-3224
ladyaxiom@yahoo.com

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