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Following a shallow M5.6 earthquake on Saturday, September 3, 2016, Oklahoma authorities have shut down 37 wastewater wells used by the fracking industry to extract oil and gas. According to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the decision to shut down the wells was a “mandatory directive” and the total area of interest is 1 877 km2 (725 mi2).
H/t reader squodgy:
“Is somebody sensible joining the dots at last?”
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We have covered the disgusting topic of civil asset forfeiture numerous times (most recently here), but the latest move by Oklahoma police is quite simply shocking.
You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture.
That’s where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime.
Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards.
It’s called an ERAD, or Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine, and state police began using 16 of them last month.
Here’s how it works. If a trooper suspects you may have money tied to some type of crime, the highway patrol can scan any cards you have and seize the money.
The local police chief explains… “it’s not about taking money…”
Read moreOklahoma Cops Unveil New Device Enabling Direct Seizure Of Bank Accounts, Credit Cards – Just Stay Out Of Oklahoma At All Costs. If Other States Follow, You Better Migrate To Another Country And Fast
Oklahoma’s Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment over his administration’s recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students.
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– 7/01/2015 — Oklahoma Residents can now SUE Fracking companies for damages — Supreme Court Rules (Dutchsinse, July 1, 2015):
Huge victory against oil / gas companies causing damage via fracking/injection earthquakes !
After a series of dark moments for freedom in Oklahoma, and Texas (when state legislators passed laws which PREVENT locals from being able to stop fracking in their own towns) now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued a ruling which could be a game changer for the entire fracking industry.
Residents can now sue fracking companies for damages to their property , and personal health caused by fracking earthquakes.
This all stems from a case where a woman had her house chimney collapse in upon her during the large M5.7 2011 fracking earthquake in Oklahoma.
At the time, professionals tried to DENY there was any relation between the huge swarm of earthquakes, and the fracking operations.
Not trusting anything on face value, I actually pulled satellite images to see what was at the location, what I found was shocking.
– Record Rainfall in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska (Ice Age Now, May 27, 2015):
Several cities have already seen one of their wettest MONTHS on record. And the month isn’t over. And there’s more rain in the forecast
Fort Smith, Arkansas – With 18.33 inches of rain through 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, Fort Smith broke the previous record of 15.02 inches in June 1945, making it the wettest month on record
Oklahoma City – On Saturday, the city broke its June 1989 record of 14.66 inches to become the wettest month in Oklahoma City history.
– Beheading of a Woman by an Oklahoma Man is a Hoax (NODISINFO, Sep 27, 2014):
Once again, the Zionists have created a distraction hoax on a grandiose scale. These arch-perpetrators would do anything conceivable to demonize Islaam in the Western public eye, therefore the concentration on beheading hoaxes aimed at Westerners. Now, the fabrications have taken a new turn with the Zionist-predicted claim of ISIS beheadings ‘coming true’ on American soil, although it is all fake. “Let us strike the Bible Belt, the Heartland,” the Zionists schemed, “with our next hoax.” This was done with the false beheading of a Oklahoma woman as well as an additional fake stabbing.
Alton Nolen, the man accused of beheading his Oklahoma co-worker Friday, is a hired crisis actor, an absolute fake, just as is the supposed victims of the acclaimed violence. He supposedly has “a Muslim tattoo on his chest.” What in the world is a Muslim tattoo? Disfiguring the body is prohibited in Islaam. Did he pick and choose the rules on his own? He’s a tattoo-bearing fanatical Muslim who no one in the world knows about, including all the Muslim people in Oklahoma.
Did he behead someone or not? One report is as follows: Did he behead someone or not? One report is as follows:
– Dust In The Wind: Dust Bowl Conditions Have Returned To Kansas, Oklahoma And North Texas (Economic Collapse, May 28, 2014):
In early 1978, a song entitled “Dust in the Wind” by a rock band known as Kansas shot up the Billboard charts. When Kerry Livgren penned those now famous lyrics, he probably never imagined that Dust Bowl conditions would return to his home state just a few short decades later. Sadly, that is precisely what is happening. When American explorers first traveled through north Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, they referred to it as “the Great American Desert” and they doubted that anyone would ever be able to farm it. But as history has shown, when that area gets plenty of precipitation the farming is actually quite good. Unfortunately, the region is now in the midst of a devastating multi-year drought which never seems to end. Right now, 56 percent of Texas, 64 percent of Oklahoma and 80 percent of Kansas are experiencing “severe drought”, and the long range forecast for this upcoming summer is not good. In fact, some areas in the region are already drier than they were during the worst times of the 1930s. And the relentless high winds that are plaguing that area of the country are kicking up some hellacious dust storms. For example, some parts of Kansas experienced a two day dust storm last month. And Lubbock, Texas was hit be a three day dust storm last month. We are witnessing things that we have not seen since the depths of the Dust Bowl days, and unless the region starts getting a serious amount of rain, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get any better.
– Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds (Washington Post, June 4, 2013):
The tornado that killed 18 people, including 4 storm chasers, west of Oklahoma City Friday was wider than any tornado ever observed or surveyed according to the National Weather Service and leading tornado researcher, Howard Bluestein. The massive El Reno, Okla. twister reached an unthinkable maximum width of 2.6 miles.
“This is the biggest ever,” Bluestein said.
— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) June 4, 2013
The previous widest tornado record was the F4-rated (on the 0-5 scale) Wilber – Hallam, Nebraska twister that touched down on May 22, 2004. It had a maximum width of 2.5 miles.
The El Reno tornado, originally rated an EF-3 (on the 0-5 Enhanced Fujita scale), was also upgraded to an EF-5, the most intense class of twisters. The upgrade arose not due to the funnel’s width, but because of astonishing wind speed information sensed from several mobile doppler radar units that were in the field, staffed by research meteorologists.
Bluestein, a University of Oklahoma professor, said two of his graduate students clocked wind speeds as high as 296 mph on their mobile doppler unit while observing the storm from the east.
— Angela Fritz (@WunderAngela) June 4, 2013
That 296 mph gust came close to matching the highest wind speed ever measured on Earth. Joshua Wurman, another leading tornado researcher who runs the Center for Severe Weather Research, and his team clocked 301 mph winds in a tornado that struck near Moore, Okla on May 3 1999.
– Two-mile-wide tornado slams Oklahoma City area (CNN, May 20, 2013):
Shawnee, Oklahoma (CNN) — A powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City on Monday, ripping roofs off buildings, leveling homes and leaving a massive band of destruction in its wake.
In the desperate seconds and minutes after the storm passed, the human toll was not yet clear.
Survivors emerged from shelters to see an apocalyptic vision — the remnants of cars twisted and piled on each other to make what had been a parking lot look like a junk yard. Bright orange flames roaring from a structure that was blazing even as rain continued to fall.
– Federal Framework Being Set Up To Arrest Sheriffs (Modern Survival Blog, March 30, 2013):
Colorado, and apparently Texas (next) are being targeted with an attempt to set up a federal authority framework that will enable Secret Service agents (not just those guarding the president), and others of the U.S. Secret Service including uniformed division officers, physical security technicians and specialists, and other ‘special officers’, to arrest and remove an elected sheriff for refusing to enforce the law (or anyone breaking the law).The bills being introduced defines law as including any rule, regulation, executive order, court order, statute or constitutional provision.
Why are they doing this? Here’s why…
It would establish federal authority police powers in a State, enabling an enforcement arm reporting directly to the president (the Secret Service).
It would potentially lead to enabling the president / executive branch to theoretically override the actions and preventative measures that are now being taken by many States throughout the country who are trying to preserve 2nd Amendment gun rights and who are prohibiting the enforcement of unconstitutional law passed by Congress or pushed by executive order.
As some of you may know, a growing list of sheriffs (more than 340 so far) across the country have expressed that they will not enforce a Washington mandate that clearly violates the Second Amendment.
Many State laws to preserve gun rights are gaining momentum. States include Montana, Ohio, Kentucky, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, and New Mexico.
– Winter Storm Dumps As Much As 22 Inches Of Snow In Oklahoma (News 9, Oklahoma, Feb 26, 2013):
OKLAHOMA CITY – A significant winter storm has brought as much as 22 inches of snow to parts of Oklahoma on Monday, according to the News 9 Weather Team.At the request of Gov. Mary Fallin, Monday afternoon, Lt. Governor Todd Lamb declared a State of Emergency for 56 Oklahoma counties due to the excessive snow and severe weather. The executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance, if it’s needed.
The area just west of Alva, Oklahoma, received 22 inches of snow during the storm.
– States’ reaction to Obamacare gives president dose of his own medicine (NewsOK, Nov 27, 2012)
– What Does It Mean that Residents in All 50 States Have Filed Petitions to Secede? (ZeroHedge, Nov 16, 2012):
A lot of attention is being given to the fact that residents in all 50 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.
Daily Caller reports:
By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system.
Petitions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas residents have accrued at least 25,000 signatures, the number the Obama administration says it will reward with a staff review of online proposals. (RELATED: Will Texas secede? Petition triggers White House review)
The Texas petition leads all others by a wide margin.
States whose active petitions have not yet reached the 25,000 signature threshold include Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Fourteen states are represented by at least two competing petitions. The extra efforts from two states — Missouri and South Carolina — would add enough petitions to warrant reviews by the Obama administration if they were combined into petitions launched earlier.
As Google notes, web searches for the term “secession” are being run in a number of states:
– City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, destroys woman’s edible landscaping with over 100 varieties of medicinal plants (Natural News, June 20, 2012):
An Oklahoma woman is the latest victim of government terrorism after City of Tulsa code enforcement officials came to her house and illegally tore up her entire edible garden, which contained over 100 varieties of medicinal plants. Denise Morrison was in full compliance with local laws concerning her garden, and yet city officials proceeded to both violate a court order, and willfully deny Denise of her legal right to grow food on her own property by illegally destroying it.
KOTV NewsOn6.com, which was the first to break the heartbreaking story, explains a situation that is becoming disturbingly common in America today. A phantom “neighbor” allegedly complains about the victim’s yard, which prompts overzealous city officials to conduct a witch hunt that includes coercing the victim into complying with their unlawful demands. When said victim refuses and tries to fight back and reclaim her legal rights, the city proceeds to trespass on her property and destroy it, along with her livelihood.
YouTube Added: 12.05.2012
– 5.6 earthquake hits central Oklahoma after earlier shakers (MSNBC, Nov. 6, 2011):
Tremor is felt across wide area; chimneys, walls collapse; roads buckle
OKLAHOMA CITY — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook central Oklahoma late Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
What could be the largest temblor in the state’s history damaged homes, shook buildings, caused cracks and rattled a college football stadium 50 miles from the epicenter.
Emergency management officials in Lincoln County were reporting significant damage, NBC station KJRH of Tulsa reported.
Chimneys collapsed through roofs of homes, KJRH reported. Damage to the Prague library included collapsed air conditioning ducts and a collapsed wall.
Area residents reported glass breaking and items falling from walls, NBC News reported.
Several roadways buckled, including Highway 62 and other county roads, KJRH said.
Aug 6, 2011 Oklahoma City First Rain Since Drought Started.
Rain stopped long enough to go outside and see what came down in the rain. Got rain sample from top of plastic trash bin. Started raining again toward the end of the video. I had to stop and get out of it. You can come to your own conclusion of what is going on in this video.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An 87-year-old grandmother subdued by police with a stun gun while she was lying in bed hooked up to an oxygen machine is suing her Oklahoma hometown.
Attorney Brian Dell said Tuesday that he filed the lawsuit June 21 on behalf of his client, Lona Varner. He did not specify the amount she’s seeking from the city of El Reno but said it’s at least $75,000.
Varner’s grandson called 911 on Dec. 22 and told the dispatcher his grandmother “wanted to end her life” and that he was concerned she had taken some unknown medicine.
American police accused of using a Taser on an 86-year-old, bed-ridden grandmother
American police have been accused of tasering an 86-year-old bed-ridden grandmother.
Lonnie Tinsley called the emergency services to his home in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he became concerned that his grandma Lona Vernon had failed to take her medication.
But instead of a medical technician, he claims at least a dozen armed police officers answered his call.
Police in El Reno, Oklahoma, have been accused of tasering an 86-year-old grandmother
When Mrs Vernon ordered the police from her house, officer Thomas Duran allegedly decided she was being ‘aggressive’ and gave the order: ‘Taser her.’
Her alarmed garndson, is then said to have replied: ‘Don’t taze my granny!’
According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Tinsley’s ‘obstructive’ behaviour prompted the police to threaten him with their tasers.
He was then was assaulted, removed from the room, thrown to the floor, handcuffed, and detained in a police car.
At this point, the heroes in blue turned their attention to Lona.
According to officer Duran’s official report, Mrs Vernon had taken an ‘aggressive posture’ in her hospital bed.
In order to ensure ‘officer safety’, one of his men ‘stepped on her oxygen hose until she began to suffer oxygen deprivation’.
Another of the officers then shot her with a taser, but the connection wasn’t solid.
A second fired his taser, ‘striking her to the left of the midline of her upper chest, and applied high voltage, causing burns to her chest, extreme pain’, and unconsciousness.
Lona was then handcuffed with sufficient ruthlessness to tear the soft flesh of her forearms, causing her to bleed.
After her wounds were treated at a local hospital, Lona was confined for six days in the psychiatric ward at the insistence of the El Reno Police Department.
At least 29 states plus the District of Columbia, including several of the nation’s largest states, faced an estimated $48 billion in combined shortfalls in their budgets for fiscal year 2009 (which began July 1, 2008 in most states.) At least three other states expect budget problems in fiscal year 2010.