Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act Roll call on override vote

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Are you smarter than a 4th/5th grader?

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking to the 4th and 5th graders at Broken Arrow’s Indian Springs Elementary School. With 45 minutes to speak to each grade, I was able to talk about the history of our country, our system of government, and even take … Continue reading

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Roll Call Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Override Vote SB 1685

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Merkel Gains Greece but Loses Germany?

Recently we commented on an insightful article in the UK Telegraph that pointed out that Germany was now most obviously the cynosure of the EU, and that the financial crisis had made that clear. But while acknowledging this was true, we wondered if being the center of attention would make any difference to the average German. We asked then, what we ask now: If Germany is going to be dragged into the middle of multiple, sovereign bankruptcies, will remaining in the EU seem such a good thing?

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Internet Erodes Faith in Western Economies

Ripples of information and anger spread. Blogs rant about fundamental economic building blocks (see above) and contrarian news aggregators provide information to millions. We wrote an article some time ago that said the incredible bailouts that took place in front of average Western citizens had removed the moral authority of Western governance. The average American or European seeing (and reading about) the "money" doled out to banks and financial institutions to "save the system" was provided

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The National Day of Prayer

Among the controversy surrounding our National Day of prayer, there are a few things that are being overlooked in these discussions. First and foremost is the fact that every day in America should be a day of prayer! And secondly we should know how … Continue reading

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Austin City Hall hosts raucous debate over fusion center

G.W. Schulz | Update: Elevated Risk | May 5, 2010 Austin City Hall hosts raucous debate over fusion center It’s not every day that Elevated Risk gets to report on a local story. But yours truly works from Austin, Texas, and on May 3 the city’s Public Safety Commission here in the heart of the […] Continue reading

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The Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act Failed in Override Vote

28-16 36 votes are needed to override. Notably absent from the floor were Sen. Coates, Sen. Anderson, Sen. Russell, and Sen. Reynolds. Some that previously  supported the measure changed their vote to nay, including Sen Laster, Sen.  Lerblance and Sen. C. Johnson The override can be returned to the floor for another vote. Tagged: Anderson, […] Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman bill would strip suspects’ citizenship

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo. Lieberman plans to introduce a bill that would amend a decades-old law aimed at yanking citizenship from U.S. citizens who fight for a foreign military. “I’m […] Continue reading

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