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New – OK Treasury Online Checkbook

OK-SAFE, Inc. – The state’s checkbook is now online.  Currently, expenditures and collections by functions of government or agency are listed, plus payments by the Treasurer’s office are viewable.  The Treasurer’s press release further states that “Work is also underway to incorporate the receipt of federal funds into the automated reporting system.” One can only […]

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Support Oklahoma's Stop Agenda 21 Bills

Currently filed to be introduced in the State Legislature of Oklahoma are three bills, Senate Joint Resolution 2, Senate Bill 23, and Senate Bill 53. These three bills would prohibit the state and or any of its political subdivisions from implementing policies directly or iindirectly related to the United Nations Agenda 21 and prohibit the public funding of any UN Agenda 21 related programs or organizations, including groups like the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), also known as ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability.

(Rick’s words are in black; Jenese’s words are in blue.)

We began our day with the usual complimentary breakfast, but with the added treat of fresh figs in our yogurt and honey.  Those would be the figs we purchased from a fruit cart the previous day.  Wow, that’s a good combination.

It was my very favorite breakfast of the trip.

A young guy wearing an army surplus jacket delivered our rental car to the front of the hotel and met us in the lobby to take care of the paperwork.  Initially, he offered to drive us to the outskirts of Athens before handing off the keys, which sounded great to me, since my anxiety over driving in Athens traffic was building by the minute, but he ultimately decided that it made more sense for me to join the fen of Fiats and asphalt (but no honking) right were we were at.  That’s because the street running in front of the hotel would become the highway that would take us all the way to Corinth.  “Just go straight, straight, straight,” he said more than once.

(Jenese’s words are still in blue, and Rick’s are still in black.)

The complimentary breakfast at the Hotel Apollo was a step down from the buffet we enjoyed at the Hotel Princess Flora, but was still quite satisfying.  It consisted of scrambled eggs, (processed) ham slices, cheese slices, yogurt, honey, tea, and coffee — all enjoyed with the ambiance that comes from 80’s rock music pumped through the recessed speakers in the ceiling.  I also noticed there were no persnickety waiters.

This was our most typical tourist day.  Although the Acropolis was within eyesight of the hotel, we took the metro to the Acropolis stop, knowing that our day would be filled with walking.  (Don’t worry, blog fans.  We’re gonna make up for that indulgence on Day Eight.  Trust me.)  We emerged from the metro on the southeast end of the Acropolis hill.  We walked westward along a wide, cobblestone pedestrian avenue, not knowing the location of the entrance and ticket booth.  From somewhere on our left, we could hear chanting from a Sunday morning Greek Orthodox service.

Nearing the west end of the foot of the Acropolis, we followed a trickle of tourists heading up some steps into a wooded park.  At the top of the steps, the trickle became a throng.  Our blind wandering had taken us to the ticket booth.

We purchased all-inclusive tickets, which provide admittance to a number of the archaeological sites in Athens, and proceeded to the entrance.  People were streaming in, but we had arrived early enough so that there was no line.

We had with us a borrowed iPhone on which I had uploaded free audio guides by Rick Steves.  I started the one for the Acropolis.  I had also brought my Sony MP3 player, thinking one of us could listen to it while the other listened to the iPhone, but it turned out that my MP3 player is so ancient that it would not play the audio format of the podcast.  So, we relied solely on the iPhone with the speaker on and the volume maxed out.  This garnered a lot of looks from other tourists, but Rick Steves wasn’t as loud as all the tour guides who were scattered about.

Rand Paul for President: 2016

For Republicans, there is a silver lining to the re-election of Barack Obama.  The door is now open for real change in 2016.  The recently adopted Romney Rules at the RNC, which would have locked out any true democratic participation and guaranteed eight more years of GOP establishment, top-down, Brahman-style, domination, are now moot.  The […]

U.S. and Mexico Sign Border 2020 Plan

OK-SAFE, Inc. – NASCO’s (North America’s SuperCorridor Coaltion) latest  newsletter included this article about a bi-national agreement dealing with the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border. Called Border 2020, this agreement was signed on August 8, 2012 and builds on the EPA’s Border 2012 Plan. The Border 2020 Mission Statement reads: “MISSION STATEMENT As a result of […]

Mirroring the Republican party was the watchword in 2007. Fast forward to 2012 and on the road to Tampa — It is time for us to be the Republican Party and make sure our principles move forward, our people are elected, and our policies are implemented into action. Look how far we have come and press on. We are building the base now and will continue to do so step by step.

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Restore limited government in pursuance of the principles in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, according to their original meaning
Inform ourselves and others, motivate, and activate more people
Network with others of like minds to maximize effectiveness