Monday, November 20, 2017

Trump admin. signals states can tie Medicaid to work

 Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, walks to speak with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017, after President Donald Trump signed H.J. Res. 43, which allows states to withhold federal funds from facilities that provide abortion services. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

The Trump administration said Tuesday it will encourage states to push people on Medicaid to find jobs, accusing President Obama of “stretching the safety net” by lumping able-bodied enrollees into the program and ignoring suggestions for how to wean people off the government dole.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said President Trump supports ideas designed to get people to “move up, move on, and move out” of the program, which is jointly funded by the federal government and states.

“Believing that community engagement requirements do not support or promote the objectives of Medicaid is a tragic example of the soft bigotry of low expectations consistently espoused by the prior administration. Those days are over,” Ms. Verma told the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

She defined community engagement as working, volunteering, going to school or obtaining job training.

The Bundy Affair #22 Ryan Bundy’s Brilliant Opening Statement



Bret Whipple is Cliven Bundy’s attorney in the current trial in Las Vegas, Whipple, in an interview with John Lamb, made some observations on Ryan Bundy’s opening statement, that I will paraphrase. He said that he was impressed with Ryan’s statement because it cut to the chase in common language; he had the courage to speak so calmly and so well, with the pressure on him, and in so short an amount of time. He then pointed out that the jury seemed mesmerized and that the entire courtroom was silent for a few minutes after Ryan competed his statement.

Now, I know that sounds awfully over the top, but, then, when I read Ryan’s statement, well, it is seldom that I have tears in my eyes, but this was an exception. And, all I did was read it. I’m sure that those who heard Ryan give this statement, with the eloquence that has been stated by others, that nobody could walk away and be unmoved by what he had to say.

Below is the entire opening statement given by Ryan Bundy, to the jury, on November 15, 2017.

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Thanks to the jurors for being here. I Told you a little about myself at voir dire, but I’d like to introduce myself a little more, and tell you about my heritage and how that affects my case. (Projects a picture of his family – AND leaves it up throughout his statement!) [Note: the picture shown above.]

This is my ID! Not my driver’s license. This is who I am, a man with a family and I’ll do whatever it takes to provide for them. I want you to picture in your minds…you’re out on the land… I’ll take you to our ranch, you can see all the beauty of the land, the fresh air, sunsets and sunrises, the brush, you’re on a horse in front of the cattle – place yourself there – feel the freedom – out of the congestion of the cars – that’s how I was raised, playing in the river, we were called river-rats and that is where my life began and I hope ends.

My family has been on that land 141 years, my pioneer ancestors settled there in 1877 – there was nothing there. They carved out a living… they brought a horse and wagon and some provisions… this case, the government mentioned is “not about rights”, but it is – those rights do mean something – rights are created through beneficial use. When my ancestors arrived, undoubtedly the horse would need a drink, so they lead him to the water and that is beneficial use. The horse and perhaps a cow that had been lead behind the wagon need eat some brush in the hills, that is beneficial use. That established rights. The water rights are real! So real, the State of Nevada has a water rights registry including livestock watering rights. A law was created to protect those rights. The water rights that my father owns were first registered in 1891 by the State of Nevada – the State of Nevada is important, a sovereign state, it’s own unit, which entered the union in 1864. It entered equal to the original states, it is its own entity and state laws are important.

The Ultimate Christmas List for Military Surplus Fans — Humvees, Grenade Launchers & More!

 
Hummers cost the government about $70,000 new. Used trucks in decent shape with an off-road only restriction sell at auction these days for about a tenth of that on up.

The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. What a timeless truism. Back in my day the Internet was called books. I spent many a rabid hour poring over the JC Penney Christmas catalog in the days leading up to the Big Event.  I could only imagine the sparkly swag that Santa might shove down the chimney to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World. The enthusiasm with which my brothers and I ravished that tome bordered upon unseemly.

Ours was a family of modest means, so the Christmas haul was never quite insane. However, it was still the hands-down highlight of the year. It was in the runup to this most commercialized of holiday seasons that the most fun was to be had. While some of my wish list bordered upon the absurd, it still made for some simply rabid anticipation.

I have half a century under my belt nowadays, and being Santa brings me a great deal more satisfaction that being the recipient of his largess. Despite my advanced age, I can still derive a great deal of satisfaction out of fantasizing over the ideal loadout for Santa’s sleigh. While much of this will seem impractical, that is the nature of the typical gun nerd’s wish list.

How Hungary Cut Illegal Immigration by 99%

Directly following the completion of their border fence, they cut the number of illegal immigrants entering from 6,5353 ? a day to a mere 29 a day within a week. 

What better way to figure out how to combat illegal immigration than to look at other countries that were able to swiftly deal with it?

Liberals are in the convenient position of arguing that we’re already past the “point of no return” when it comes to immigration.

“You can’t possibly deport 10-15 million illegal aliens” we’re told – because apparently the solution is to wait until there are 20 million illegals we “can’t deport”? Or 30 million? Fifty million? “The problem is already too big” is certainly a bizarre way of arguing that we shouldn’t combat it.

'I want Germany to be GERMAN' Morrissey attacks Merkel for destroying nation's identity

 Angela Merkel

CONTROVERSIAL Smiths frontman Morrissey has hit out at Angela Merkel for “throwing away” the country’s culture in a furious tirade against immigration.

 

The ‘Big Mouth Strikes Again’ singer lashed out at an increasingly multicultural Europe which he said meant watering down nations’ identity.

In an interview with German newspaper Die Spiegel, he said: “I want Germany to be German. I want France to be French.

“If you try to make everything multicultural, you will not have any culture in the end.

“All European countries have fought for their identity for many, many years.

More with video @ Express

Illegal Aliens Killed Border Agent by Crushing in His Skull with Rocks, Says NBPC

 

Agent Judd said that this is another example of why the border must be secured. Judd stated, “When all facts come to light on this matter, I believe the public will be outraged as there are those who do not value life who come across our border. Our borders must be secured and criminals must be held accountable.”

Exclusive details have emerged on the early morning attack against Border Patrol agents that left one agent dead and another hospitalized in serious condition on November, 19 2017. Breitbart Texas first broke the news of the death and injuries and now the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) says that their agents on the ground have stated that the agents were tracking a group of illegal aliens who then beat the agents with rocks until one was killed and the other hospitalized.

Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd, also president of the NBPC, stated, “What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogilio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking. Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks.”

More @ Breitbart

Barbeau Qued in Seattle – A Patriot’s Bulletin - Last Edition from Behind Prison Walls

 
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Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
November 20, 2017
Later today, Schuyler Barbeau will walk out of Federal Detention Center, SeaTac, after over 23 months for making his own firearm and finding that the government’s overarching authority extends well beyond commerce and that you can be taxed for something you made with your own hands.

Today will be his last day in prison, and today, his last “A Patriots Bulletin” will have been published from prison.

The Bulletin is 31 pages, including the cover, and has articles by Schuyler, other inmates he has shared the past two years with, and copied newspaper articles with subject matter having to do with the infringed right to keep and bear arms.

Get your copy here: A Patriot’s Bulletin-Vol 1 No 2.pdf

Richmond, VA Monument Avenue Alert/Call To Action



ALERT: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21st, the City of Richmond's Land Use, Housing and Transportation Standing Committee will meet at 1pm and will consider and vote on the ridiculous resolution introduced by Councilman Michael Jones, asking the General Assembly for approval to remove every single monument on Monument Avenue. Please attend if you are able!  Meeting Location:  Council Chamber, 2nd floor of City Hall, 900 East Broad Street.

Our peaceful presence at this committee meeting as concerned residents of Richmond opposed to the destruction of our historic fabric will be important. We also urge all of you to contact councilwoman Kim Gray who is co-chair of this committee and opposed to this resolution, encouraging her to work with Chairman Ellen Robertson and other members to to promptly vote against and dismiss this egregious resolution which is nothing but a distraction from the real issues and needs facing our city.
 
 
Contact:
Councilwoman Kim Gray (Committee Vice-Chair, opposed to monument removal)

kimberly.gray@richmondgov.com
804.646.6532

Councilwoman Ellen Robertson (Committee Chairman)
Ellen.Robertson@Richmondgov.com 
804.646.7964

Councilwoman Kristen Larson (Committee Member)

kristen.larson@richmondgov.com
804.646.5646

Councilwoman Reva Trammell (Committee Alternate)
Reva.Trammell@Richmondgov.com
804.646.6591

Right Angle - Meathead Strikes Again!


Jon Cavaiani, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War