R3publicans:  American History for Truthdiggers -- The Forgotten and Peculiar War of 1812

Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America’s origins. When, exactly, were we “great”?

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R3publicans:  Mideast Christians See Russia – Not the US – as Defender of Their Faith

If anything the US has been the cause of their tragedies and the destruction of their communities

Jayson Casper

War was swirling in Syria. Rebels were pressing. And Maan Bitar was the only hope for American help.

“Because I am evangelical, everyone thinks I have channels of communication,” said the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Mhardeh. “Syrians believe the United States has the power to stop the conflict—if it wants to.”

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Sooner Politics:  Marijuana Interim Study  Expected To Be Named Wednesday

“If we don’t correct the health dept. rules, the voters will pass recreational usage.” – Jon Echols   House Majority Floor Leader, Jon Echols, said on Monday that he expects a bipartisan bicameral Medical Marijuana Interim study group to be announced this Wednesday. He added that this is the Speaker’s call, but he expects to play a significant role in this effort, himself. Along with Echols, some other House members he mentioned were Rep. Scott Fetgatter(R-Okmu […]

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Sooner Politics/Republican Party Leaders: 'The Voters' Will Must Be Respected'

 The chairmen of state’s two largest County Republican Committee’s issued a joint press release, calling on the legislature to “reinstate the will of the people and do whatever is needed to oust the bureaucratic authoritarians within the Oklahoma State Board of Health,” ; a news release from the group read.  Both Ward & McLain are key members of the ruling State Committee & the State Executive Committee.  Last week a board of unelecte […]

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Sooner Politics:  A Pharmacist Weighs In On Cannabis Dispensary Rules

​by David Van Risseghem – publisher  On my recent visit to my local big chain drug store, I had the opportunity to discuss Pharmacy issues with the pharmacist on duty.  This local drugstore staff has known me well for several years and are aware of my advocacy on mental health issues, so they make themselves particularly available to answer my questions because they know it will help advance informed public policy on issues they are committed to.&nbsp […]

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R3publicans:  Trump and Putin to Meet in Helsinki — Media Predictions Vary on Topic

C.J. Hopkins

Here it comes, the moment we’ve been waiting for, when Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki to officially launch the Destruction of Democracy, and very possibly the Apocalypse itself. That’s right, folks, once again, it appears we’re looking at the end of everything, because according to the corporate media, on July 16, 2018, Trump is probably going to disband NATO so that Putin can invade the Baltic states, then Germany, then the rest of Europe, and then presumably order an all-out thermonuclear strike on the United States, which will pretty much end civilization as we know it. Or perhaps the plan is to do away with NATO, withdraw all American troops from Poland, let Putin rape and pillage Western Europe, and then have North Korea nuke both coasts of the US mainland (and Canada, of course) so that a Putin-Nazified Middle Amerika will have carte blanche to exterminate the Mexicans and make women wear those “Handmaid” costumes, or some other ridiculously paranoid scenario, possibly involving Susan Sarandon as some kind of Putin-Nazi triple agent.

read more at http://www.unz.com/article/hardcore-hitler-on-hitler-in-helsinki/

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Oklahoma Watchman:  GOP Picks Worst Candidates

THE PRIMARY IS OVER, AND ONCE AGAIN THE GOP HAS PICKED THE WORST CANDIDATES

THE WATCHMAN

The primary results are in and we know that a lot of candidates were disappointed at the returns. We would never have guessed the run-off election would be between a …

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Sooner Politics:  Cannabis Amendment Signatures Now Top 104,000

Isaac Caviness of Green The Vote-OK has announced that his group’s two initiative petitions for Cannabis law reforms have attained one goal – a stronger cannabis medicine statute; and are closing in on the second goal – a constitutional amendment.  SQ796 has surpassed the 63,000 signatures needed by more than 30,000.  SQ 797 has surpassed 104,000 signatures enroute to the 123,000 they need to present a constitutional amendment, removing the state’s prohibition on adult cannabis…

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Sooner Politics:  How Gov. Fallin Rushed Into A Lawsuit By SQ788 Voters

 On Wednesday, Gov. Mary Fallin enacted 3 emergency measures which the Oklahoma Board of Health have forwarded to her office.  Her lack of prudence created a liability upon the state which would easily have been avoided.  The entire state could have avoided a forthcoming state lawsuit against the enacted measures had Fallin used just a little discretion in her rush to enact the 3 separate actions of the Oklahoma Board of Health.​  The first measure was an approval of the fi…

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R3publicans:  All of the Ways Underground Bunkers Can Kill You

By SurvivalWoman

When people think of crazy preppers, they often think of underground bunkers, full to the brim with supplies, locked up beneath a Fallout-style hatch. But few of us have, or want bunkers. Why? It’s not exactly something you can build for cheap.

If you can afford to pay professionals to build one for you, sure, I suppose it could come in handy. These can run from $40,000 to over a million dollars though. To cut costs, some people try to do it themselves, but that is a really, really bad idea.

read more at https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/all-of-the-ways-underground-bunkers-can-kill-you-2/

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