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  • California’s single-payer plan costs $400 billion — twice the state’s entire budget

    05/22/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Vox ^ | May 22, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    California is undertaking an ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system, and now its plan has a price tag: $400 billion a year. The state legislature has been debating a plan this year to implement a government insurance program to cover all Californians, including those without legal status. It’s a very generous proposal, as currently conceived. The state would pay for almost all of its residents’ medical expenses — inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, dental, vision, mental health, and nursing home care — under the plan, and Californians would not have any premiums, copays, or deductibles. Those sweeping benefits...
  • Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

    05/22/2017 9:54:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/22/17 | AFP
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist. "Saving the planet is also about technology," the former California governor told AFP, putting his foot on a chair and wagging a skull-ringed finger to make his point. Three of his Hummers run on hydrogen, vegetable oil and bio-diesel and he's hoping to put an electric engine into the fourth. "You know one day soon we are going to have hydrogen-fuelled planes....
  • Popcorn: The Self-Destruction of “The Democracy,” as Seen in California

    05/22/2017 6:38:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 22, 2020 | Arthur Schaper
    Until the American Civil War, the political party of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism, referred to itself as “The Democracy.” After the slow burning of DNC leaks, Crooked Hillary’s corruption, the dripping frauds of the DNC elections, and recently the chaos of the now-concluded California Democratic Party convention, it’s clear that there is nothing democratic about the Democratic Party. I commiserate with my California liberal, progressive, Democratic friends. They really believe that that more government, more socialism is the answer to our nation’s ills—but at least they believe in a fair, just process. But fairness and big government don’t...
  • Was This Cal State LA Student Detained by Border Patrol Because of Her Activism? (Deport!)

    05/21/2017 6:11:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies ^ | May 21, 2017 | Jenifer Van Laar
    Cal State Los Angeles student and "undocumented" immigrant Claudia Rueda, 22, got up Thursday morning to move her family's car (you don't want your car parked on the street on street cleaning day), and when she exited the car she was met by Border Patrol agents and detained . By Friday night, Rueda had been transferred to ICE custody for removal proceedings. That much of the story is not in dispute. Rueda's attorney and friends say the actions are retaliatory and that she was individually targeted Thursday because she's an activist for (illegal) immigrant rights. Rueda's mother was detained...
  • CA Dem Chair:‘All Together Now: (bleep) Donald Trump!’ as Crowd Holds Up Two Middle Fingers

    05/21/2017 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 20th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    California – The classless Democrats gathered in Sacramento for a state convention on Saturday. They had some harsh words for the President as they chanted, ‘F*** Donald Trump!’. AP reports: California’s elected Democrats had tough words for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday, urging their party’s fired-up activists to work against the 14 Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation. The party’s leaders blasted Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and presented California as the epicenter of liberal resistance to the president. “The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump’s...
  • California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

    05/21/2017 5:31:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2017 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    California Democrats narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party, angering and frustrating supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders who threw their support behind an insurgent challenger. [Snip] The hotly contested race reflected the deep divisions within the Democratic Party, which despite a universal commitment to fighting President Donald Trump has not fully healed from last year’s contentious presidential primary between Sanders and Hillary Clinton. [Snip] For many Sanders supporters, emotions are still raw following what they feel was an unfair nomination contest and Saturday’s California election felt like a repeat. [Snip]...
  • Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’

    05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies ^ | 05/20/17 | Michael Sainato
    <p>The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.</p>
  • ICE Agents Staked Out Near Church Raise Concerns In Sacramento

    05/20/2017 8:05:07 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 38 replies
    CBS Sacramento Via Drudge ^ | May 18, 2017 | Lemor Abrams
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Fears of deportation have placed a cloud over a Sacramento church. The Del Paso church La Vida serves as a sanctuary for the local Hispanic community. Federal immigration agents were caught staking out at the church during services. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a policy to avoid sensitive places, including houses of worship. Pastor Alex Vaiz’s Sacramento church is a safe place for people from all walks of life. “A good number of our church are immigrants,” said he said. But Vaiz says that sanctuary is now threatened, after federal immigration agents staked out across...
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • California DOJ Working on 60 Pages of ‘Assault Weapon’ Regulatory Changes Behind Closed Doors

    05/19/2017 4:57:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/17 | Awr Hawkins
    California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is working on 60 pages of regulatory changes for “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines behind closed doors. The California DOJ was forced to turn over documentation related to the changes because of public records request that the Firearms Policy Coalition and the California Rifle and Pistol Association made. obtained and then published the regulatory changes, which include a revamped online registration system to allow Californians to register their “assault weapons” prior to January 1, 2018, when California’s latest “assault weapons” ban takes effect. The Firearms Policy Coalition reports this ban requires registration of...
  • Jerry Brown: California Taxpayers are ‘Freeloaders

    05/19/2017 12:13:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes. “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said. Brown was speaking in Orange County, defending State Assembly newcomer Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing a recall effort after voting for Brown’s new transportation taxes in April. The new tax raises existing gas taxes — already among the highest in the nation — by 12 cents per gallon, with higher taxes on diesel,...
  • Crime Increase Sparks Criminal Justice Reform Debate in California

    05/19/2017 10:53:53 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 17, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Crime has been going up in California, and some members of law enforcement and their support organizations are blaming a series of changes to California’s criminal justice system in recent years. Violent crime in California increased 10 percent and property crime increased 8.1 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the California Office of the Attorney General. In Los Angeles, violent crime increased three years in a row, rising 69.5 percent since 2013, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). “Our city has experienced a steady crime increase in almost all categories,” said LAPD Sergeant Jerretta Sandoz, vice president...
  • Black Students at UCLA Make Ultimatum Demanding $40 Million, Free Housing and ‘Safe Spaces’

    05/19/2017 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/18/2017
    The Afrikan [sic] Student Union at the University of California has issued a list of demands– which include a $40 million endowment, their own “safe spaces” on campus, and mandatory “cultural awareness training” for all students — as compensation for what they call racially insensitive incidents. The demands, listed in an open letter, cite different “racial attacks” on campus. “Black students at UCLA are consistently made the targets of racist attacks by fellow students, faculty, and administration,” the Afrikan Student Union writes in their eight-point ultimatum. “Unfortunately, on April 30, 2017, a photo was released depicting the USAC [student government]...
  • Three undocumented immigrants arrested in kidnapping of Orange County attorney

    05/19/2017 11:21:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | May 16, 2017 | Troy Kless
    Bearden, Jr. was abducted May 8 from his home off of 1442 in Orange County. He was awakened by two masked intruders. The men tied him up and took several items from his home including guns and electronics. The men then forced Bearded into his own car and drove him to Port Arthur. Bearden was then forced to withdraw cash from a bank. Afterwards he was released with his vehicle. Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division were able to identify the two suspects that entered the house, and a third suspect who was driving a vehicle...
  • California Battles Trump as Gov. Brown Seeks Federal Help for Bullet Train

    05/19/2017 8:22:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/19/2017 | Rod Kackley
    While the California attorney general pleads for more state funding to battle the Trump administration in court and the legislature extends a $25,000 monthly contract to bring the top legal minds of Eric Holder’s law firm to bear against the White House; Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is asking President Trump for help with California’s high-speed train project. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) told a Senate Budget Subcommittee on May 4 his office needs more money to continue fighting Trump’s executive orders. Becerra, who took office in January, has already filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an Interior...
  • [Cal] Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal for Californians

    05/19/2017 7:48:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 06 May, 2017 | Jeff Stone
    If you like your current health care plan, Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal. If you don’t like your current health care plan, SB562 is a worse deal. This legislation, while well intentioned, would force millions of Californians out of their current health care plans into a government-run system that will eventually result in government bureaucrats making health care decisions currently made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. {snip} If this legislation were passed and signed into law, Californians would be on the hook to pay for a $200 billion program. Our entire General Fund today rests at...
  • California races to issue driver’s licenses that will work at airport security

    05/14/2017 9:10:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jim Miller
    Facing the prospect of millions of Californians turned away at airport security checkpoints, the Brown administration is racing to bring the state’s driver’s licenses up to federal standards.
  • Attorney General Becerra urges Cal grads to fight for change

    05/14/2017 8:08:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2017 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Speaking to political science graduates at UC Berkeley Sunday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra voiced the traditional exhortation to go out and change the world.
  • Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA

    05/14/2017 5:56:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 14, 2017
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. –  Some 200 protesters gathered at President Donald Trump's golf course near Los Angeles and spread out in the grass to form the word "RESIST!"
  • Toddler, 2, suffers severe brain injuries when her male babysitter, 16, 'disciplines' her....

    05/14/2017 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 14, 2017 | Ann Schmidt For
    FULL TITLE: Toddler, 2, suffers severe brain injuries when her male babysitter, 16, 'disciplines' her because she 'snuck a piece of candy' A two-year-old was unresponsive and suffered serious brain injuries after her 16-year-old babysitter allegedly 'disciplined' her. Gia Faye, 2, was supposed to be asleep in her Brownsville, California home when she was playing with a toy Thursday afternoon. Her babysitter, a teenage boy known to the family, took the toy from her and left the room. When he got back she had taken a piece of candy. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO