John Podesta: Press Did Not Play Up Russia Conspiracies Enough During Election

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“The fact that there was substantiation that the Russians had hacked my emails, the DNC emails, that Wikileaks was an instrument of an attempt by Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to undermine our democracy, that could have been reflected in the press and I don’t believe it was,” Podesta said in an interview with the BBC’s Evan Davis.

“And I think that was actually a failing on behalf of the mainstream media and particularly some of the major news outlets in our country like The New York Times,” he continued.

Full article: John Podesta: Press Did Not Play Up Russia Conspiracies Enough During Election – Breitbart

We’ve been hearing about the Russians incessantly for ages. And the media did discuss it before the election. But if they went much deeper into it, they would eventually be forced to discuss Hillary’s dealings with Russia, too. Besides, as has been stated over and over again, there is, to date, no evidence.

Also: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law by Not Disclosing 75,000 Shares in Putin-Linked Company

Illegal immigration reality check: A wall wouldn’t be that effective

From the New York Times:

In each year from 2007 to 2014, more people joined the ranks of the illegal by remaining in the United States after their temporary visitor permits expired than by creeping across the Mexican border, according to a report by researchers at the Center for Migration Studies.

A partial government estimate released last year said that 416,500 people whose business or tourist visas had expired in 2015 were still in the country in 2016. That does not count people who came here on student visas or temporary worker permits.

Full article: Illegal immigration reality check: A wall wouldn’t be that effective | Rare

I believe this is correct. A border wall would not end illegal immigration. But I don’t think anyone – including Trump – believe it would.

The issue is most commonly expired visas. A border wall would certainly be a good start, but it is only a start. A lot of work needs to be done to keep on top of visas, and when they expire, make sure the person has gone home to their country of choice.

A lot of people erroneously believe illegal immigrants only come from Mexico. That isn’t the case at all. And no, a border wall isn’t going to stop illegals from Europe.

I recently attended a local event in my town that was a conversation with the police chiefs of my town and the next town over. One of the reasons I went was because their advertising made it sound like they were turning my town into a sanctuary “city,” and I wanted to see what the heck was going on. I mentioned the event to numerous neighbors, and a good deal of them laughed and said the entire thing was going to have to be done in Spanish. OK. When I got there, sure enough, there were lots of questions from folks about what the police would do during traffic stops, if they would assist ICE, etc. And the questions were being asked not as if they were pushing for more immigration enforcement, but to see how safe they were.

There was one Hispanic woman in the entire audience. Only one. And she didn’t ask a question. All of these questions were coming from people who immigrated from India. (I took video of the event, but it is almost an hour long and painfully boring for people outside of the towns. If you really want to see it, just ask. I put it on YouTube. Otherwise, I won’t torture you with it)

I support the border wall. I wish we were building the damn thing already. But I am not kidding myself – and I am sure none of you are, either. It won’t fix the problem. We need to up the checks on visas. The entire department needs to be overhauled.

Dems Push Pelosi for Single-Payer Health Care After AHCA Fails

Local public radio station KQED reported:

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“I extend my hand to the president if he wants to improve the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi told a crowd of several hundred people gathered at a town hall meeting at Balboa High School in San Francisco.

The first audience question was more of a long argument for a socialized health system that some are calling “Medicare for all,” which would eliminate insurance companies.

Pelosi, unruffled by the at times unruly crowd, noted: “I supported single payer since before you were born.”

Full article: Dems Push Pelosi for Single-Payer Health Care After AHCA Fails – Breitbart

It doesn’t need to be improved. And not repealing it is not a “win” for this country, Hillary Clinton and everyone else on the left.

Sit down, let’s talk a minute.

So this year, I did the unthinkable. I actually bought insurance through the marketplace. I didn’t have a choice. I am trying to start up a small business right now, and I didn’t have insurance last year, so my taxes really hit me in the gut. I managed to avoid the tax penalty, to be fair. But I don’t know how much longer that will last. I avoided it because my state didn’t expand Medicaid. We have a new governor now, so that could change, meaning next year my taxes would be devastating.

My experience? Well, I have been out of work for a while, so my income was listed at very low rates (I have had some contract work, but nothing steady). I didn’t qualify for a subsidy. Which is fine. I don’t expect you to pay for my health coverage; I don’t want you to! And since I am starting a business now, I don’t know what that would do to my insurance anyway if the business picks up in a few months.

I got my card and my insurance was active as of March 1. So I decided to make some appointments. I needed to visit an Oby/gyn (for those who weren’t aware, yes, I am a female). It’s been a few years, and the doctor I had gone to before had retired, so I needed a new one.

Now, there was only one insurance company offering plans in my state, so I had to pick a plan from them. I have a mid-range plan. I went to their website to search for doctors who fit. Joy of joys, there were tons of Oby/gyns listed! I was overjoyed to see page after page of doctors to choose from, and I began comparing and contrasting. I chose one and was happy with my choice – a middle aged African-American woman who graduated from a really good school and has been practicing for twenty years. I was thrilled with my choice. Picking an Oby/gyn isn’t easy. We all hate them. But this woman just seemed… OK. I don’t know how to describe it, she just felt like the perfect doctor, someone I could get comfortable with, which is important to someone like me. I don’t get real cozy with doctors easily, especially doctors that have to go into my private areas for exams, because that isn’t an area I let a whole lot of people examine!

Just as I was about to hit send to make the appointment, a notice popped up saying that they were out of network. What? I thought the search I did showed me doctors who were in network only. Nope! I went back through to find another doctor because I need them to be in network; out of network was just too unaffordable, and I have some problems with my lady bits that could require a hospital stay at some point in my life, so I have to keep costs down.

Folks. I went through page after page after page of doctors. I opened up pages for 40 doctors. Only one of them accepted my insurance. I was floored. There was no choice there. I had only one option.

Curious, I began searching around in other areas for other doctors. It’s a good thing I don’t have mental health issues, because there isn’t a single psychologist or psychiatrist who takes my insurance within 100 miles of my home. There is one eye doctor. Four primary care doctors. Etc.

Basically, the government told me I have to be insured or pay a fine. So now I am paying $500 a month for insurance that very few doctors within 100 miles of my house actually takes (and my area is extremely doctor heavy). I’m really not sure this even worth my time.

I know Obamacare was designed this way to fail so an entitlement was created, but people would scream for single payer. Do you want to know how single payer would work out? Go to your DMV. That’s how it would work out. Better yet, go to your local VA! Those waiting lists never got handled. Heck, when my dad – a combat veteran from the Vietnam War – was diagnosed with cancer, he was told our local VA wasn’t set up to do cancer treatments. I had to get a damn senator involved! And suddenly – miracle of miracles – they were able to treat cancer patients on sight (and believe me, Senator Burr had to do some work to get it to that point, this was a long standing issue, to the point that I felt I needed to send Senator Burr a letter when my father passed away so he’d know)! Imagine that! Remember that story not long ago where the people took pictures of the guy laying on the floor in the VA and the other guy in the wheelchair crying in pain? That was my dad’s VA! That’s the one he used. My father was also on Medicare at the time. Do you know Medicare doesn’t cover cancer treatment? Not at all! He had to pay for chemo and radiation out of pocket and with the help of a grant my mom applied for. That, folks, is your government run healthcare.

So do I support single payer? Not on your damn life! Repeal the damn thing!

Authorities Destroy Tiny Homes Built for Homeless Because They ‘Create a Sense of Terror’

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“Elvis Summers crowdfunded tiny homes in part through his nonprofit, Starting Human, and raised over $100,000 for what he viewed as a decent, if temporary, solution. And with the help of volunteers in the contracting and construction business, built some 40 tiny homes of wood with steel-reinforced, locking doors to provide solid shelter for struggling tent-city residents.

Summers, who experienced houselessness in his 20s, viewed the little, self-sufficient houses as a creative solution to L.A.’s colossal homeless issue — particularly as the wooden structures provided a solid home base for those seeking jobs or drug and alcohol treatment.

Summers’ project went swimmingly — individuals who’d survived in flimsy tents with little to no security felt the dignity of a structure to call home base.

That is, until the city of Los Angeles put its foot down, kicked several tiny home residents, out, and transported the structures for demolition.

“About my house, you know, you know I had a peace of mind,” Willie Hadnot toldNPR shortly after losing his home. “I could shut the door, go lay down, quiet. And that’s what I miss a whole lot, man. I don’t want to start crying.”

Suddenly evicted tiny house residents weren’t permitted to retrieve their few belongings — including medications — before police and garbage trucks hauled the homes away.”

Full article: Authorities Destroy Tiny Homes Built for Homeless Because They ‘Create a Sense of Terror’ – Truth And Action

The next time someone tells you all about how liberals are for the “little guy” and that they are the party of compassion, show them this article. This is how much your liberal politicians give a crap about the “little guy” and the poor in this country. They fight to let everyone over the boarder who can jump, while at the same time destroying what little the homeless citizens around them have. Seriously, they wouldn’t even let them retrieve their few belongings from the tiny homes before destroying them. All because… well, basically, because they don’t want the homeless around them. They are disgusted by them. And that’s sad and pathetic.

Loony Liberal Actress Claims London Terror ‘May Be’ a ‘Set Up’ by Trump

 

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Source: Loony Liberal Actress Claims London Terror ‘May Be’ a ‘Set Up’ by Trump

*Buys stock in tinfoil* I should really quit selling off that stock, it doesn’t seem to go out of style.

OK, so anyway, add this to the list of crazy coming from the left. Now he’s a terrorist.

Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

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“Speaker Ryan proved today that he does not have the best interests of the President at heart,” said another source close to the president. “He sold out the president and showed his word can be taken with a grain of salt. There is only one course of action that should be taken to move past this catastrophe and that is the swift removal of Paul Ryan from the speakership.”

Full article: Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress – Breitbart

I’m not going to get too excited about this, because there was a lot of talk about how necessary it was to remove John Boehner back in the day, too. But when the chance came, they voted him right back in. So no, I’m not going to hold my breath, because the Republicans are proving yet again – on a lot of things – to be a lot of talk and no action.

House GOP Leaders Pull Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Bill Off Floor Again

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CNN reported that the bill was pulled at President Donald Trump’s request despite earlier reports that the President wanted a vote—whether or not the bill had the votes to pass. Later reports indicated it was Ryan who urged Trump that the bill needed to be pulled. It was unclear as of Friday afternoon who was ultimately responsible for the decision to pull the bill.

The vote was previously scheduled for Thursday evening, but was canceled within hours of the White House assuring that there would be a vote.

Full article: House GOP Leaders Pull Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Bill Off Floor Again – Breitbart