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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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.)
It was my very favorite breakfast of the trip.
(Jenese’s words are still in blue, and Rick’s are still in black.)
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Grassroots or Top Down — that is the question before the Republican National Convention this week! Will the people give up their voice and their vote? Me thinks not…
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.
Bluebonnet Memorial Day Program/David Hall Mission – Memorial Day Program. In conjunction with American Legion Post 379 and other government entities, the PGR has been requested to participate in the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Day Program. We will also be honoring one of our own, David Hall, as he is inducted into the American Legion Hall of Fame. Continue reading →
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