Howard mentioned a story about Red Light Cameras and short yellows. Here is the referenced article:
Critics call for longer yellow lights at monitored intersections
Rep. Christopher Hurst, D-Enumclaw, claims yellow lights at camera intersections are too short.
“The cities say they’re all at 3.5 seconds right now,” said Hurst, who believes that time is too short for drivers to cross the intersection. He’s working on legislation to make 4-second yellow lights — the state standard at red-light camera intersections. Read More
My good friend, Chad Dornsife whom I mentioned on tonight’s show represents Best Highway Safety Practices Institute
See his presentation: Camera Enforcement Vs Best Engineering Practices
-Find out how to measure the timing of yellow lights here
As always, Chad cuts straight to the chase by revealing the basis for best engineering practices;
We have the knowledge; all we need to do is apply it. Since the 1930’s, it’s been known that large numbers of violators are more often than not caused by engineering problems, rather than an out-of- control motoring public. “What we know” in 1989 FHWA paper referencing a 1930’s finding;
“In general, motorists’ noncompliance is indicative of a problem. The problem may be due to some failing on the part of the traffic engineers or the lack of understanding of the driver, but seldom is the problem a wanton disregard of the law by the motoring public.”
We spoke about Biometric Finger Scans Come to Oklahoma Schools-here is that article:
We also talked about the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign that is putting the Secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano on telescreens in some Wal-Marts. Discusion about the origins of this campaign and the philosophy of the New Paradigm driving it ensued. Stay tuned for full documentation…
In the meantime you might want to look at
Colin Henderson was our first guest tonight. He recounted his experience with Narconon Arrowhead in 2007.
Here is the introductory video that Colin put together about that experience;
We referenced a Narconon New Life 2 part Oklahoma news report:
Narconon’s ties to Scientology exposed – Part 2
Background about Narconon in Oklahoma from various sources:
F.A.C.T.Net, Inc. (Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network, Incorporated) a non-profit computer bulletin board and electronic library The Narconon Story As Recorded In The Pages of the Newkirk Herald Journal
“Trained Scientologists to staff huge Oklahoma facility,” reads a headline in the February 1989 issue of “The Auditor,” a copy of which was made available to “The Oklahoman.” Narconon, the article states, gets Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology applied broadly in the society
Narconon-Chilocco Drug Treatment Plant
May Be Part Of Notorious Religious Cult
Newkirk Herald Journal April 27, 1989
Tribal members contacted about the Chilocco project were not aware of a possible connection to the Church of Scientology. All they’ve been told is that it is a “private corporation .” Pawnee office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs said they were not aware of the connection, and were very “surprised” because the “state” and the “governor’s office” were involved in getting Narconon to come to Chilocco.. . .(emphasis mine)
Narconon Claims It’s Not Subject to State Regulation
By Michael McNutt
Daily Oklahoman July 11, 1990
Aug 4, 1991 Newkirk HeraldWhen Narconon comes to town, the Church [sic] of Scientology— and trouble— follows, residents of Newkirk, Okla. warned yesterday. Read MoreSimilar StoryFindings of Fact regarding the Narconon-Chilocco
Application For Certification by the
Board of Mental Health, State of Oklahoma
13 December 1991
Narconon Staff Earns Certification
Ponca City News
December 22, 1996
CHILOCCO – Three of Narconon Chilocco’s senior executives have been certified as chemical dependency counselors by the National Board of Addiction Examiners.
The announcement came in the wake of Narconon Chilocco’s third consecutive accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Ponca City News
December 22, 1996
Talks about the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF) Legal troubles that have plagued Narconon.
Caveat-I have no knowledge of the author of the above summary and cannot vouch for the veracity of all that is documented there. Please do your own research.
We mentioned concerns about state government and Narconon. From the Ponca City News-here is the reference:
Sheriff Marion Van Hoesen lashed out this week against Senate Bill 721 after both of Kay County’s state senators (Paule Muegge, D-Tonkawa and J. Berry Harrison, D-Fairfax) joined in its sweeping approval last Monday. The bill is now being considered in the House, where it died last year on the last day of the legislative session.
Van Hoesen harshly criticizes the Oklahoma Community Corrections Act as a cleverly developed “power play” by the state department of corrections to dump its financial problems onto the individual counties.
And worse, it can’t solve the overcrowding problem either, he said.
The act, recommended by the proponents of truth-in-sentencing programs for the state, would introduce local community-action boards to provide alternate sentencing recommendations for local offenders. But it obviously overlooks the CSSP, which is already successful in several counties.
“You have to read between the lines to understand the bill,” Van Hoesen said. “It’s not what it says, it’s what it doesn’t say.”
What it doesn’t say is how a county board of volunteers will pay for medical expenses and court-ordered programs such as mental health, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narconon, which are currently funded by the DOC. (Emphasis mine)
Oklahoma State Sen Richard Lerblance spoke at a Narconon Arrowhead celebration on Sept 19, 2003
2004 SAHMA and Narconon OK meeting
APRIL 23, 2009 – State Regents’ Partnership Recognition Program Links Business, Higher Education
Eastern Oklahoma State College and Narconon Arrowhead – Collaboration between EOSC and Narconon Arrowhead began in 2007 after the college was interested in sharing Narconon’s successful drug rehab program with other drug abuse prevention professionals and counselors. Cooperative efforts between the two led to course material being submitted and approved by several Oklahoma certifying agencies.
David Love from Canada called in to offer some thoughts
Theodore King called in with a report on the protest Monday Dec 7, 2010 in Bartlesville.
Theodore is the author of The War on Smokers and the Rise of the Nanny State, (available at Amazon.com) and has been a columnist for the conservative quarterly The Oklahoma Constitution newspaper since 2000.
And Last but not least, we briefly touched upon the Edmond Oklahoma Sustainability meeting last Monday.
I encourage all who want to know more to listen to the Wed Dec. 8th broadcast of the Free Mind Report for a good overview and some excellent advice from Stacy Lynn who is fighting the ICLEI battle in Colorado.
One recommendation that Stacy Lynn made was that Edmond residents take a close look at the city budget.