California Farmer Fined $2.8M for Plowing His Own Field

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The California farmer who became the poster child for EPA reform under President Donald Trump is being fined $2.8 million by state and federal regulators for plowing his own field in Tehama County.

According to a story in the Redding Record Searchlight:

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“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, an attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation.

“We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations,” he said.

However, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller agreed with the Army Corps in a judgment issued in June 2016. A penalty trial, in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office asks for $2.8 million in civil penalties, is set for August.

Full article: California Farmer Fined $2.8M for Plowing His Own Field – Breitbart

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NC’s Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike on individual policies

doctor-obamacareNorth Carolina’s largest health insurer said Thursday it wants to increase the average price for heavily subsidized policies created by former President Barack Obama’s overhaul law by 22.9 percent next year, a double-digit increase it blames mostly on Congress.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said two-thirds of its rate increase is because Congress isn’t funding promised subsidies that provide consumers with extra financial help for out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments.

If the Republican-led Congress fully funded the so-called “cost sharing reductions,” the insurer’s rate increase for individual plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act would be the lowest in the past four years at 8.8 percent, Blue Cross pricing executive Brian Tajlili said. And while buyers are older and sicker, that trend is slowing and allowing insurance prices to stabilize, Tajlili said.

“That was the expectation was from the beginning” of the law, he said, “that at some point it would reach the state where it would not be so volatile every year.”

Full article: NC’s Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike on individual policies :: WRAL.com

Obamacare was built to fail. Period. It is the gateway to socialized medicine.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I am, sadly, a member of the Obamacare Blue Cross segment for NC. I pay an enormous amount of money every month for my coverage, and my choice of doctors is almost nothing. I recently needed to find a new gynecologist. Within a two hour drive of my house, there was one gynecologist that accepted Obamacare. One. I live in an area that is so heavily populated by doctors it’s insane. Which is why this one doctor choice was mind boggling. Just doing a search on the Blue Cross page… there was 15 pages full of just gynecologists, and they were only the ones who took any Blue Cross insurance (once I cut it down to only my Obamacare plan, it was reduced to one doctor). I ended up with a doctor that had the bedside manner of a rabid fox and had what may have been an unnecessary biopsy, all after fighting her back from doing an entire battery of tests I wasn’t there for and shouldn’t have been performed by a gyno. My choice for primary care doctors is two, and it doesn’t include the one I have been using for 15 years.

So what, exactly, is the price hike for? And what, exactly, are people angry with Republicans over? It isn’t like you have any choices for your care anyway. Why aren’t you angry at Obamacare? It’s been this way since it began. Insurance companies are backing out in droves. People are dropping the insurance because even when the fine reaches the thousands of dollars, it’s still cheaper than paying for the insurance… and you’re paying for the same thing either way: absolutely nothing. If your state didn’t expand Medicare, you don’t even have to pay the fine!

As someone who uses Obamacare, I support a full repeal. Not Trumpcare. Not “fixing” Obamacare, however they think that will get accomplished. Not socialized medicine. Repeal the whole damn thing. I’ll spend my money as I want, and would like to have some choice back. I do support these “concierge doctors” that are popping up. That has been the best idea I’ve seen for healthcare in recent years, and it affords some choice and affordability. Why are we not pushing that type of medical practice?

Whitesplaining White Privilege

I love these types of videos. Watch this all the way through. Seriously. The difference between white people and black people is amazing. The black people in this video are the only ones who have any functioning brain cells. Maybe they need to sit down and have a discussion with the white people in this video.

Racist garbage.

Breastfeeding is Apparently Anti-Feminist Now

I’m sorry, wait a minute.

Tucker is right… men can’t naturally produce milk for a child. So no, there isn’t another “natural” way to feed a child other than breast milk.

Is there a problem with women who can’t produce milk to use formula? No, of course not! You feed your kid however the heck you have to feed your kid!

Is there a problem with letting dad feed the kid from a bottle? NO! Of course not! Please, by all means, mix up some formula or – God forbid – use a breast pump and fill a bottle with breast milk. It’s a wonderful way for a father to bond with his child.

But to insist that breast feeding isn’t natural? I’m sorry… but how the heck did our ancient ancestors survive then? The cavemen weren’t going to the corner store for formula and warming it up in the microwave. The milk a woman naturally produces in order to sustain the life of her child is always more natural than feeding the baby a powdered mixture of fake sustenance you bought from the grocery store. And just because a man can’t produce that milk doesn’t mean mom can’t bottle it so he can feed the kid, too! And just because everyone has to be empowered in a group think kind of manner and all that great stuff doesn’t mean dad should be forced to be the sole feeder of the kid, either! Feeding is a bonding experience with your baby! You should both be taking the opportunity to feed the baby!

Breast feeding is natural! Period! I don’t care what you read somewhere or how empowered you are. If you are too empowered to feed your kid, don’t have one! And if dad is so much of a beta male that he’s crying in his romper because he can’t naturally feed the baby, why are you breeding with him anyway?!

You people are a walking first world problem!!!

Liberals now OPENLY calling for shutdown of conservative sites

AllenBWest.com

“Democratic lawmakers joined alt-left protesters who want to ban conservative news websites at a protest outside of the Federal Communications Commission, Thursday.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D. Calif.) told the crowd of protesters and antifa members to “stay woke” in fighting against FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back Obama era net neutrality rules.

Politico Pro reported that four Democrats joined the protest, which included members of the alt-left groups who have targeted Pai and held protests in his neighborhood. Politico did not mention protesters wearing masks and identifying themselves as part of the antifa movement. They held signs advocating to ban news websites such as the Drudge Report and Breitbart.

“We must stay vigilant,” Lee said. “We must insist that our freedom of speech is preserved.”

Senators Ron Wyden (D., Ore.), Ed Markey (D., Mass.), and Rep. Jared Polis (D., Colo.) also “joined the activists” protesting Pai’s proposal, which would bring less regulation for Internet service providers.

The FCC voted 2-1 Thursday afternoon to begin the process of reversing net neutrality rules, including Title II, which subjected Internet companies to regulations on how they can manage traffic on their networks. The proposal will now be open to public comment for 90 days.

Politico mentioned Protect Our Internet as one of the groups that organized the FCC protest, but failed to mention the group’s ties to members of DisruptJ20 and antifa, which have been involved in violent protests against the presidential inauguration and conservative speakers on college campuses.”

Full article: Liberals now OPENLY calling for shutdown of conservative sites…like ours – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com

Ann Coulter’s “Hate Speech” IS Protected by the First Amendment

“You have every right to protest and use your speech to counter someone else’s speech. What you don’t have a right to do is silence someone else by using violence or intimidation.”

If you haven’t delved into “The Rubin Report,” I highly suggest you spend some time. He’s a leftie, but he’s a good leftie. He interviews folks he doesn’t agree with, and somehow manages to not call them names, shout them down, or any of that crap. It’s a good, thought provoking channel.

Awwww! Trump Won’t be on Ellen’s Show!

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President Donald Trump (left) and talk show host Ellen Degeneres.  (Reuters)

By now I am sure you have heard the absolutely heartbreaking news that Donald Trump will not be invited on Ellen DeGeneres’ show. And I’m sure that upon hearing this devastating news, Trump probably drank a ton of bourbon and cried himself to sleep. You may have, as well. I know I did.

OK, maybe not so much.

There are several reasons why I am even bothering to talk about this, as normally I would have rolled my eyes and moved on when the article came across my search this evening.

First of all, have you seen her show? What small percentage of her show isn’t dedicated to herself, she spends interviewing special guests… who she doesn’t allow to speak. Basically, she invites them there to listen to her talk. She’ll ask a question and answer it for them. They really just have to sit there and smile, and possibly survive whatever pranks she decides to pull on them. I used to catch her show once in a while years ago, because my mother had been an avid watcher of the show. Until, that is, she had Queen Latifa on. My mother loves Queen Latifa. I forget why she was on, it may have been around the time they released the version of Chicago that she was in. But my mother waited anxiously to see the interview. Finally, Queen Latifa came out and sat for the interview. My mother was devastated that she got about two words out. The rest of it was Ellen talking at her, and then suddenly the interview was over. My mother has never watched the show again. Thank God.

Second, what would happen if a talk show host said this about Obama? It’s sort of the same with Colbert’s vulgar comments about Trump a few days. I’m inclined to defend his right to say it, and I’m inclined to defend Ellen’s right to invite whoever the hell she wants on her show. But replace Trump with Obama in either situation, and what do you think would have happened? Colbert would have been fired immediately. His career would be over and we’d be hearing screeching for years. And if Ellen had made a stink about not bringing Obama onto her show because they don’t share the same values? Her show would have been cancelled. Over. So I have a hard time defending either of them when I know damn well that turn around isn’t fair play. The outrage isn’t consistent.

Third, differing values and opinions make great TV. Who the hell actually wants to watch two people having a conversation where they completely agree on everything and nod like bobbleheads at each other for ten minutes? What a boring show that is! I want to watch people have a mature – MATURE – conversation about their differing opinions and beliefs and stances. Pit the two sides against each other and talk it out. That makes for interesting TV. That brings everyone in. That forces people to think. It’s one of the reasons I like The Rubin Report. He regularly has conversations with people he doesn’t agree with, but the conversations contain no screaming, name calling, accusations, etc. It’s a conversation, and it draws people in from both sides, makes you think, and gives you a chance to consider both sides.

But that isn’t what people like Ellen want. They don’t want you to think. They don’t want you to hear both sides. They want you to believe what they tell you to believe, and nothing else. This is what is so wrong with our entire mainstream – and some non-mainstream – media. This is how it is, this is how you should think and feel, nothing else will be tolerated and may most likely be mocked.

So good. Don’t have Trump on. You wouldn’t let him speak anyway. And your show belongs in the sideshow tent of the circus, because the only thing it offers is a lot of cringe.