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Tonight on A4L-Jenni White from R.O.P.E “Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top – An Introduction to Marxism 101”

6-8 PM CST on AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen on Rule of Law Radio Network.

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Bamboo Bob (he spanks liberals!)  will fill us in on The Republican Party Animals 2011 Hollywood Bash!

Then we welcome special Guest Jenni White of ROPE-Restore Oklahoma Public Education to educate us about;

Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top – An Introduction to Marxism 101


Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.) is committed to educating tax-paying citizens and parent stakeholders on the ways in which the methods and philosophies used in public education today affect them.
Should be an informative two hours!

Sustainable Subversion! Guest Dr. Michael Coffman on AxXiom For Liberty Live tonight 6-8 PM CT

Friday July 1, 2011

Tonight Howard and I will be interviewing a very special guest, Dr. Michael Coffman.

Listen Live from 6-8 pm CT on Rule of Law Radio

Dr. Coffman has a Ph. D in ecosystem analysis and climatology and has been studying the United Nation’s Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development since it was first presented to the world in 1992 at the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. Coffman is probably best known for his Biodiversity map, the product of 2 years of research, which was delivered to the US Senate by Coffman and three other esteemed gentlemen just one hour before they were to vote on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (often referred to as the “Biodiversity Treaty”) which aimed to set aside nearly 50 percent of US land for wilderness preserves.  That map and other documentation was responsible for exposing and thwarting the plan.

For more about the Convention on Biological Diversity , the Wildlands Project and Agenda 21, please see “Taking Liberty”

Taking Liberty is a comprehensive look at the lower 48 states showing, region by region, how the Environmental Movement is rapidly abolishing Private Property in America.


Dr. Coffman is also a successful author and his newest book, Rescuing a Broken America: Why America is Deeply Divided and How to Heal it Constitutionally, is a one that should be on every concerned American’s bookshelf. (More books by Dr. Michael Coffman)

爱达荷华人社区 Is America being Shanghaied? AxXiom For Liberty Radio Tonight

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Radio with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen,

爱达荷华人社区 Is America being Shanghaied?

Shanghaied-to put by trickery into an undesirable position.

Listen Live from 6-8 pm CT on Rule of Law Radio

First, we will be speaking to Ron Black, conservative media commentator (best know as the 400 lb Gorilla of Oklahoma Media) about  Oklahoma’s Jam in June to Benefit Bikers Against Child Abuse

“As China seeks to make inroads in becoming an economic power inside the United States, they are not just planning to build factories and hire workers, but instead create whole cities and economic zones based on what has already been done on the mainland of ChinaLink

We are pleased to bring you two very knowledgeable guests to discuss this important issue.

Vicky Davis, former systems analyst and investigative researcher located in the soon to be People’s Republic of Idaho.

See-Foreign Trade Zones Inland Ports Trojan Triangles for Vicky’s research
You can find all of Vicky’s work at http://www.channelingreality.com/


Amanda Teegarden, the Executive Director (and highly regarded researcher in her own right) of OK-SAFE, Oklahoma’s ever reliable advocates of sovereignty and free enterprise.  http://www.ok-safe.com

Idaho has been all over the news recently as Americans discover that,

“China Wants To Construct A 50 Square Mile Self-Sustaining City South Of Boise, Idaho”

Vicky Davis has been on top of this situation since the start.  Back in January Vicky joined Howard and I on Axxiom For Liberty to talk about Idaho’s Gov. Butch Otters deal making with the Red Chinese or  “Trojan Triangles”  as she describes the plan.

see Jan 14th SHOW NOTES or listen to the podcast here

China seeks to build a city and economic zone in the state of Idaho

June 13, 2011 Kenneth Schortgen Jr   Finance Examiner

As manufacturing and American jobs continue to flow out of the US and into foreign countries offering better tax incentives, regulations, and cheaper labor, one place in America is offering China the opportunity to bring their model of planned economy to our borders.

That place is the state of Idaho, and plans are being made right now to build a 50-mile self sustaining city and economic zone that has the approval of the state’s Governor.

The US government has already created up to 257 foreign trade zones in America, and besides the one being planned in Idaho, Chinese companies are also currently in talks with the states Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania 

Perhaps the most famous of these “special economic zones” is Shenzhen.  . . .If the Chinese have their way, we will soon be seeing these “special economic zones” pop up all over the United States. –. – Idaho Statesman via End of the American Dream

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We were warned.

More about Shenzhen’s special economic zone-

Excerpts from China’s All Seeing Eye by Naomi Klein 2008

Thirty years ago, the city of Shenzhen didn’t exist. Back in those days, it was a string of small fishing villages and collectively run rice paddies, a place of rutted dirt roads and traditional temples. That was before the Communist Party chose it. . .to be China’s first “special economic zone,” one of only four areas where capitalism would be permitted on a trial basis.

The theory behind the experiment was that the “real” China would keep its socialist soul intact while profiting from the private-sector jobs and industrial development created in Shenzhen.

. . .China today, epitomized by Shenzhen’s transition from mud to megacity in 30 years, represents a new way to organize society. Sometimes called “market Stalinism,” it is a potent hybrid of the most powerful political tools of authoritarian communism — central planning, merciless repression, constant surveillance. . .

Like everything else assembled in China with American parts, Police State 2.0 is ready for export to a neighborhood near you.

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We have experienced very pointed efforts by security technology peddlers to prevent laws from being passed in Oklahoma that would protect the people in this state from the very same repressive technology that the same organization is peddling in China.

What is good enough for Communist China is good enough for Oklahoma

May 17, 2010 By Kaye Beach

Why was HB 2569, a good bill that would have protected Oklahoma residents from the risks and insecurities of RFID technology embedded in required identification documents such as state driver’s licenses and state ID cards vetoed?             

It appears as though the same industry lobbyists that are helping China to enslave its citizens are also involved in killing HB 2569.  Here is the letter Richard Chace, the CEO of the Security Industry Association, wrote to Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry urging him to veto the bill.  And here is SIA’s press release bragging about their successful intervention in state politics to further their cause.

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But Oklahoma officials would never do to our state what is being done to the people in Idaho, would they?  Read on.

Sleeping with the Enemy – U.S. Governors to Pair Up with Chinese Officials

OK-SAFE wrote this interesting article yesterday that informs us that on July 15-17, 2011 Governor Fallin will be pairing up one on one with Chinese dignitaries to talk about issues like job creation, education and health at a US-China Governors Forum in Salt Lake City Utah.  If you are very curious about just what will be going on at this meeting you are going to have to stifle it.  This is to be a closed door meeting.  No media or public will be permitted to attend.

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Oklahoma: The Reddest State Gets a Little Redder

. . .Here is a  press release regarding an recent visit to the Oklahoma State Capitol by dignitaries from the Chinese Consulate. The article was published on the website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China but I didn’t see this in the local news.

The press release says that Gov.Fallin  and Lt.Gov Todd Lamb met with three Chinese Consulate dignitaries including Consul General  Gao Yanping at the Oklahoma Capitol to discuss “exchanges and cooperation between China and Oklahoma in all fields”

Apparently Gov. Fallin has been very enthusiastic about China-U.S. exchanges ever since she was the Lt. Gov.

The meeting in Utah between our state Governors and Chinese provincial party secretaries and Governors will be the first of two according to OK-SAFE who is has filed a Freedom of Information request in order to locate documents that should be publicly available in order to find out more.

We need to be asking some questions about this.

Sleeping with the Enemy – U.S. Governors to Pair Up with Chinese Officials

Tonight on AxXiom for Liberty-Civil Disobedients

Kaye Beach

June 10, 2011

Civil Disobedience

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.“–Henry David Thoreau

How Free Do You Want To Be?

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty we have a  full show of disobedient Americans who really do want to be free lined up.

listen live 6-8pm CT

Adrian WYlie

Our special guest tonight is Adrian Wylie,co host of Liberty Underground, an AM radio show on  WTAN Clearwater Florida.

Adrian, also the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida,  surrender his driver’s license in protest of Florida’s implementation of the Real ID Act on May 17 at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office  in Clearwater.

Fla. Libertarian Party Chairman to Surrender Driver’s License in Real ID Protest

Florida now requires that all driver’s license and state ID card applicants be subjected to a “digital facial image capture” that is compatible with facial recognition software.  Wyllie believes that all of these intrusive requirements are a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and his ultimate goal is to challenge Real ID in court.

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In 2010 a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a woman who was arrested back in 2008 by the  DC National Park Police for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial.

Judge Rules Against Jefferson Memorial Dance

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May 29, 2011 Five people were arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial.

WASHINGTON – Several people were arrested Saturday afternoon at the Jefferson Memorial, protesting the recent court decision that upheld a ban on dancing at the memorial.

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Last Saturday June 4, there was another dancing demonstration that took place at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.

Houchen & Son

Last Saturday June 4, there the dancers returned to the  Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC and were joined by an army of disobedient dancers.

Howard Houchen, co host of AxXiom for Liberty, moonlighting as our intrepid reporter, along with his son, Colin, were there. 

Howard writes;

The first “Dance Party at TJ’s” resulted in multiple arrests and very heavy-handed tactics in carrying out those arrests by Park Service Police.           This second “Dance Party at TJ’s” was a direct result of how the first was handled.
Howard says “It’s all about the snake

Get Howard’s and Colins’ observations and thoughts about the event tonight.

AxXiom is disobedient

I decided when my driver’s license expired back in Feb. 2011, that I could not,  in good conscious, get it renewed.  Consequently, I was ticketed this past weekend for driving without a license and will fight this in court.

The  collection of biometrics  for our state driver’s license continues unabated in Oklahoma even though we passed a law to stop it back in 2007 and any new legislative remedy appears to be hopeless.

Most people don’t realized that their digital picture on the license is, in fact, a biometric to be used with facial recognition technology.  The technology used to capture and collect this most personal information (biometrics are  measurements of your very body) utilizes international standards so that the information can be shared globally and used to track and monitor us where ever we go.  The global biometric ID scheme continues to progress and I don’t think the implications of a global biometric ID on privacy and freedoms cannot be overstated.

Join Howard and I  for a rabble rousing round up tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live  6-8 pm CT on Rule of Law Radio Network!

PMP’ing Your Info and Privacy Now Alaska Show Notes

Kaye Beach

May 14, 2011

Show Notes from May 13,2011-The Alaska Privacy Rebellion

  • Contact information for Alaska legislators in support of Alaska’s privacy bill
  • Oklahoma school finger scanning
  • Texas TSA NO TOUCH Bill
  • Arizona Finger scanning for drugs
  • Nationwide Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program

Giaimo says his reason for campaigning for a strong privacy bill is simple.

“After about five years of education and testing, studying and preparation, I was in the last two days of my requirements to actually get my certification as a state CPA. I would certified for the rest of my life as a CPA”Jason and Horst invited us to let Alaska legislators know that we care about this bill.

Alaska Senate Bill 98 has been introduced to make it illegal for companies to gather and maintain prints, scans or other private information without the prior, informed consent of the person.

Send an email to all legislators.  Click HERE ( or send an email to aklegislators@privacynowalaska.org )and you can send directly to all the Alaska State legislators.  Please be polite and respectful in your email.


Oklahoma schools finger scanning for lunches;

Kids Are Giving Oklahoma Schools the Finger

Arizona -On the show tonight we mentioned Arizona and a plan to force patients to submit to a finger scan in order to get their prescriptions.  This is an ordinance being proposed by law enforcement in the Arizona city of Peoria AZ.

City official point out that fingerprinting is routinely  required for at such places as scrap metal dealerships for those selling more that 25.00 worth of scrap.

You know what is wrong with this?  It disregards a fundamental aspect of our justice system-PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE!   Without presumption innocence you also lose your right to privacy and your basic right to be left alone.  This is preemptive policing at its worst-everyone is guilty until proven otherwise.

The ordinance was proposed for painkilling drugs that have street value and abuse potential.   Does that make you feel any different about it?  It doesn’t change my opinion.  The vast majority of people prescribed these prescriptions are law abiding people who will be treated like suspects and I am sure that nifty computer system will never make a mistake and flag an innocent person.

In addition, medical service providers should not be forced to be an extension of law enforcement.  This is ethically unsound.  And far from simply rhetorical device,  the slippery slope  is a real fast ride that we are all sharing right now.

The Prescription Monitoring Program

I mentioned that I was told that I had to have a government issued photo ID to get my prescription filled from a pharmacy I have been using for years due to the Prescription Monitoring Program.  The pharmacist was wrong about the rules but according to him if he does not do as he is told he will get a nasty call or email.  Since law enforcement administers the system in Oklahoma, I can see that this would be unpleasant.

The nationwide prescription monitoring program monitors both scheduled and non-scheduled drugs .

NABP Begins Developing System to Facilitate PMP Data Exchange Across State Lines



MARCH 2011

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs are a major tool being used by states to address prescription drug abuse, addiction and diversion. Such programs are commonly referred to as PMPs.

DESCRIPTION: A PMP is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. The PMP is housed by a specified statewide regulatory, administrative or law enforcement agency. The housing agency distributes data from the database to individuals who are authorized under state law to receive the information for purposes of their profession.

There are currently 44 states with laws that authorize the establishment and operation of a PMP: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode, Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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The states have received federal funding from the DOJ and pharmaceutical corporations for the program. Oklahoma was the first state to begin using an electronic prescription monitoring program which was paid for with federal funds.  Oklahoma is racing to the top with the goal of real time prescription data sharing by 2012.  Link

“Since 2001, Purdue Pharma has been working to support the implementation of appropriately‐designed prescription monitoring programs as one way to help reduce abuse and diversion of prescription medications,” said Alan Must, vice president of state government and legislative affairs at Purdue Pharma. “Reducing the abuse of prescription medications will take the combined and coordinated efforts of healthcare professionals, law enforcement, government agencies and local communities.” link

The PMP (Pimp?  How appropriate since it is pimping your info)


Remember this??

Total Information Awareness (TIA) System
Program Manager: Dr. John Poindexter

Total Information Awareness

“It is no secret that some parts of TIA lived on behind the veil of the classified intelligence budget.” Link

Friday May 6, AxXiom For Liberty Live From the OK GOP Convention 6-8pm

Kaye Beach

May 6, 2011

Re posted from my esteemed co-host, Howard Houchen’s Blog

This Friday, 06 May 2011, Kaye Beach and I will be broadcasting AxXiom for Liberty LIVE from the Oklahoma GOP Convention in downtown Oklahoma City.  You won’t want to miss this show from 6:00 to 8:00pm CST.

OK GOP Convention details here

We will bring you up to the minute goings on at the convention, interesting guests, and comments on what attendees expect from the OKGOP.

Be sure to tune in or listen on-line at www.ruleoflawradio.com.  You can also call 512-485-9010 to listen live over your phone.

The question/comment line is 512-646-1984.

We have several quests already lined up that we’re sure you’ll want to hear from and will be speaking to the most important folks of all, as well…the citizen delegates and attendees to get their take on the accomplishments and possible setbacks of the OKGOP going forward.

If you are attending the Friday afternoon OKGOP Convention events, please stop by the AxXiom for Liberty booth.

‘Biometrics Skeptics’ AxXiom For Liberty Live Friday April 29 6-8pm CST

Listen Live to AxXiom for Liberty Radio Friday April 29 from 6-9 pm CST on Rule of Law Radio Network

(see show notes here)

The threats to our liberty and autonomy posed by biometric identification and national (even international!) identity cards have been amply covered by this blog and millions of other sources.  These concerns about the deleterious effects of biometric identity schemes on individual freedoms are justified but what has not received nearly enough coverage is the nuts and bolts of the technology itself.   Does biometric identification or verification of identity really work well enough to justify the investment that nations around the globe are making?  Biometrics for identification purposes have been promoted as a solution for just about every problem that vexes government today…Identity theft, fraud, illegal immigration and of course, terrorism, just to name a few.  Who are the corporations that are vested in selling this technology and can they back up their claims?

On Friday April 29th from 6-8 pm CST we are pleased to bring together two of possibly the most credentialed critics of the biometrics industry to be found.

David Moss has nearly 33 years experience in IT and has spent over eight years researching and campaigning against the UK Home Office’s biometric ID card scheme.

In 2009 David Moss posed this question to the public;

“If our last two prime ministers are to be believed, and our last five home secretaries, the solution to all the problems of crime detection, counter-terrorism and the delivery of efficient public services is … biometrics. They’re certainly labelling our money into biometrics. But no one ever asks, do biometrics work?”


As of late David Moss has been focused on India’s Unique Identification (UID) project that endeavors to bio metrically identify and number 1.2 billion of India’s people. David Moss is a biometric skeptic and for good reason.

Mark Lerner, another well respected biometrics expert and critic of biometric ID in the US, joins the conversation. At one time Mark Lerner believed that biometric technology like fingerprinting, facial recognition, iris scanning, could valuable tool for protecting our nation and traveled the country promoting its use.  But he soon discovered that the Biometrics industry was engaged in many reprehensible acts.  Mark provided solid evidence of these misdeeds to the US government but the results of that investigation never made it to Congress or the public. For the past 6 years Mark has been speaking out about what he knows testifying before many state legislatures and assisting lawmakers in nearly two dozen states in writing legislation designed to protect citizens from ill-considered uses of biometric and similar technologies.

This is a must hear discussion that will deliver information and covers aspects of biometric identification rarely touched by the mainstream media.

David Moss


India’s ID card scheme – drowning in a sea of false positives BY David Moss


Mark Lerner, the Constitutional Alliance


AxXiom for Liberty Live! Friday 6-8pm Turning the Tables On Turnpike Tormenters

These Florida”Troublemakers” have definitely turned the tables on the tollway tormentors in Florida who were detaining travelers for paying cash.

AxXiom  For Liberty Live! Friday  April 8, 2011 6-8pm CST

Listening info

Tonight we welcome special guests (and esteemed Troublemakers) Joel and Robert Chandler of Fogwatch.org

You may have heard about this story-

Florida drivers ‘detained’ if tolls paid with big bills

Whenever Joel Chandler tried to pay a $1 toll with a $20 bill in Polk County, he was asked by toll collectors to provide personal information.

The information, he said, included his name, phone number, address and date of birth. Unless he provided it, Chandler said, he could not proceed through the toll.

“So you all detain people until you get their personal information?” Chandler asked in one encounter he recorded with a cell phone camera.

“Yes, sir,” the toll taker said.

Last month, Chandler filed a federal lawsuit against state transportation officials saying toll workers across Florida had for at least four years refused to allow drivers through tolls if they paid with large bills — unless they provided personal details.

“They’re doing this without probable cause,” said Chandler, 47, a Lakeland man who describes himself as a public records activist who has filed numerous lawsuits against the state. “They’re doing something even police officers aren’t allowed to do.” read more

That is only the tip of the iceberg.   Friday we will be talking to Joel Chandler and find out what he and his brother Robert have uncovered about this situation through their tenacity (and Florida’s liberal open records laws).  We will also get some details on the Federal Civil Rights Class Action lawsuit filed by Joel and Robert Chandler in Tampa, Florida on February 8, 2011.

Troublemakers seem to get no respect!

Joel Chandler writes;

“On numerous occasions I have become the target of criminal investigations by law enforcement agencies because I exercised a constitutionally protected right.  These agencies have included police departments, sheriff’s departments, the Department of Homeland Security, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Protective Services, Department of Energy, FBI, Secret Service and others.

Enemies of the State

Go to FogWatch.org to read more about the Chandler duo’s exploits and listen them live Friday April 8th from 6-8pm on AxXiom For Liberty with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen


Asst links:

Oklahoma Open Records request template


About OK Open Records Act



License Plate Interoperability Hub ATI’s RFP

AxXiom For Liberty Tonight 6-8pm CST Jonathan Small OCPA,Mark Costello OK Labor Commissioner

March 18,2011

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty

(Listening information here)

Special Guest-Jonathan Small, C.P.A.,  Fiscal Policy Director for OCPA.

Jonathan writes:

“Contrary to what you may hear from our friends on the left, government spending in Oklahoma continues to rise, and it continues to outpace personal income growth in the state” Read More

Previously, Jonathan served as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, as a fiscal policy analyst and research analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as director of government affairs for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.

We are also honored to have  Mark Costello, Oklahoma’s new  Labor Commissioner with us this afternoon.

Here is a recent article by Mr.Costello;

Bills offer relief for Oklahoma wage earners


As labor commissioner, it is my duty to advance profitable employment opportunities for the wage earners of the Sooner State. That is why I am happy to report that relief is on the way.

Two courageous legislators, Sen. David Holt and Rep. Scott Martin, have introduced bills (Senate Bill 826 and House Bill 1576, respectively) that would restore equilibrium between the voters and their public servants. These legislators deserve the full support of citizens who believe in a just and sustainable society

Read more: http://newsok.com/bills-offer-relief-for-oklahoma-wage-earners/article/3545046#ixzz1GyuKoW1q

Listening information here

AxXiom for Liberty Show Notes Friday March 4, 2011

AxXiom for Liberty FRIDAY MARCH 3 2011


The Open Government Project

OK House Fails First Test

SHOW AUDIO A4L_2011-03-04_64k.mp3

Mr. Davis’ blog Free Oklahoma


REAL ID extension red herring, 18 benchmarks

Real ID Remerges on House Agenda

March 4, 2011

Despite the fact that twenty-four states have rejected the REAL ID Act of 2005, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano a letter warning against any further extension of REAL ID. The letter stated that not implementing REAL ID “threatens the security of the United States.” The letter follows the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Adawsari on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. According to the House Judiciary Committee, DHS is planning to extend the deadline for implementation to January 15, 2013. The current deadline for states to be materially compliant is May 11, 2011. EPIC previously released a report, testified to Congress, and submitted comments stating that REAL ID included few protections for individual privacy and security in its massive national identification database. For related information see EPIC: National ID and the REAL ID Act, EPIC: Biometric Identifiers, and the Privacy Coalition’s Campaign Against REAL ID.

OK Republicans Implementing “Obama Care”


This is another shell game being played on us  just like  what is being done with the The Real ID Act.

Listen to America In The Balance with Amanda Teegarden and James Parsons with guest Mark Croucher Date 2/27/11

Find” O’Fallincare” documents at http://www.ok-safe.com/

Oklahoma’s Anti-RFID bill


Tibbs/Martin Block RFID bill – guess they want a national ID card?

Will the Oklahoma Anti-RFID Bill Die? Our Loss is Their Gain

Meet the Chippers!

The IACP Report

The IACP Intelligence Led Policing SARS and Fusion Centers

The IACP-Big Brother Gets Bigger

DHS Reveals FEDERAL Fusion Center

Public Comments Sought on Federal “Fusion Centers”: The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) [1] [2] and the Office of Operations [1] [2] at the Department of Homeland Security are seeking comments on Fusion centers, intelligence databases that have raised substantial privacy concerns. Information in fusion centers comes from many sources, including government agencies, private sector firms and anonymous tipsters. EPIC has urged Congress to improve accountability and oversight of this program. An EPIC FOIA lawsuit also revealed that federal Fusion Centers undermine state privacy and open government laws. Comments are due December 15, 2010. For More Information, see EPIC: Information Fusion Centers and Privacy, EPIC: Total Information Awareness, and EPIC v. Virginia Department of State Police (Fusion Center Secrecy Bill). (Dec. 3, 2010)

Texting Ban

Legislative Lu Lu Alert! Texting Ban Bill goes to Committee Wed March 3rd

Fri, 2008-02-15

Representatives of nearly twenty toll agencies met in Dallas TX February 7 and decided to form an Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI).

. . .With the strong move towards cashless tolling camera reads of license plates – ‘video tolling’ – becomes the mode for collecting the tolls of those motorists without a transponder account.

Attending the formative Dallas meeting were senior operations people from toll authorities in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 15 to 20 toll operators were informally represented.

. . . Video data exchange format priority

ATI people are also interested in how they can improve the readabillity of license plates. Eden says some of the members have been talking with 3M, the big Minneapolis based company that supplies much of the surfacing film used on license plates.


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Oklahoma Spy Cam-O-rama Chapter 2-ALPR and the License Plate Interoperability Hub

The Backstory (for those that really want to know)

Oklahoma Spy Cam Pop Quiz

latest news:

ATI formally issues RFP for Hub, May 2 deadline, smart new imaging technologies emerge

Posted on Wed, 2011-03-02 22:07
The Alliance for Toll Interoperability have formally filed their important Hub Request for Proposals. It has a May 2 deadline and the schedule provides for final selection by June 20, and Notice to Proceed by July 8, of an operator (or up to three operators) for three to six months of pilot operations.

Pilot program operations would formally go from August 1 for three months to November 1, with an option to extend to six months (end Jan 2012.)

Deadlines at the ATI have been known to slip.

In the Pilot Hub or Hubs the operators will be expected to handle the images and other data from up to nine ATI toll members and to collect and post tolls on their behalf 24/7.

In a second stage, if the pilot or pilots are deemed successful, participating hub operators would report their pilot results and recommendations and make offers to the ATI for a three year operations contract with two possible three year extensions.

Alliance Toll Interop’y has legal RFP, close to final RFP for license plate hub – meeting Mar 8

Posted on Thu, 2011-02-17 23:56
By summer as many as 40 toll agencies across the US could be having out of state tolls run through hubs in a six month pilot program for a permanent clearinghouse. Over 80 companies are vying for the hub contracts in a program  that should lead to seamless automatic toll collection at highway speeds across the country – potentially the biggest advance in toll collection since the first electronic toll transponders were introduced in the late 1980s.

A final RFP will be available within a week according to JR Fenske, the North Carolina Turnpike staffer most intensely working the project for the Alliance for Toll Interoperability, a cooperative representing over 40 toll authorities.