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Eight Obamacare Myths Refuted

John R. Graham Four years after its passage, Obamacare has now been largely implemented, and millions have had their coverage disrupted. For years, the administration has propagated a number of myths about Obamacare. Some have already crumbled, and others will fall as Obamacare continues to change the American health system. Myth No. 1: If you like your health plan, you can keep it. Despite President Obama’s promise that “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” about 6 million people have already been notified by insurance companies that their policies are being canceled. That number will grow. Currently, about 19 million people have health coverage that they purchased in the individual market. Most of those plans do not […]

to fridge or to not fridge

There are some foods that absolutely need refrigeration, and some that are better off stored outside of your fridge. Do not refrigerate (unless cut): Potatoes: Refrigeration makes the starches in potatoes turn to sugar – which is not a good thing, as it changes the flavor and makes the skin darken. Onions: Separate them from the potatoes (they don’t play well together – potatoes can make onions rot) and store them where there is plenty of air circulation (no sealed bags or containers) Garlic: Like onions, they prefer air circulation. Tomatoes: Store them on the counter – they will turn mealy and dull in the refrigerator. Avocado: Store on the counter until they are ripe. Melon: Leave them on your […]

dam this morning

As you know, I’ve been paying attention the the river outside my front window. This morning a log caught on the bridge support downstream. Knowing this could rather rapidly escalate into a major dam, backup and flood for us lowlanders, I called the highway department. They were out within hours. I expected response, but was quite pleasantly surprised by its rapidity. Chatting with the crew chief, we discover the essence to them: A dam on the support exerts tremendous pressure and could take the bridge down. Replacement cost could be $1.500,000… a bit of a budget breaker for the county. Improving their motivation, a half-mile west was a similar problem on the bridge over the West Fork. One tractor trip […]

Bitterroot flood warning

FLOOD WARNING Warning Issue Date: 1110 AM MDT TUE MAY 27 2014 Warning Expiration: 1000 AM MST WED MAY 28 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR BITTERROOT RIVER NEAR DARBY IN… CENTRAL RAVALLI COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA… * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH 8.0 FEET BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. * FLOOD STAGE IS 7.5 FEET. * AT 8.0 FEET…FLOODING TO LOW LYING AREAS ADJACENT TO THE RIVER WILL OCCUR.FLOODING CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED TO INUNDATE SEVERAL COUNTY ROADS THAT ARE PRONE TO FLOODING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS […]

Bitterroot flooding this week

FLOOD WARNING Warning Issue Date: 845 AM MDT SUN MAY 25 2014 Warning Expiration: 130 PM MST MON MAY 26 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS EXTENDED THE * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BITTERROOT RIVER NEAR MISSOULA… IN NORTHERN RAVALLI COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA AND SOUTHERN MISSOULA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MONTANA… * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. * AT 7:45 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.8 FEET. MINOR FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET. * THE FORECAST IS THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 12.4 FEET BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER. * AT 12.0 FEET…FLOODING OF FARMLAND AND SOME ROADS ALONG THE BITTERROOT RIVER FROM […]

bully good show

I tripped over a good bully story. It is much better to hear Ronda tell it. She is a good story teller and this is a great story. I strongly recommend this IJR flash video clip over the abbreviated text of the story at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind, that she competes, fights in the womens bantamweight class. That is to say, she is small, particularly when compared to the big thugs who decided to exhibit their manliness by pushing her around. click HERE to see the interview Now with the bullying event as she told it in your head, watch her in the ring and imagine how quick the world turned upside down for the thugs […]

reality theorist

Why NOT Believing In Conspiracies Is A Sure Sign Of Mental Retardation Monday, 19 May 2014 06:37 Mike Adams This article was written by Mike Adams and originally published at Natural News The phrase “conspiracy theorist” is a derogatory smear phrase thrown at someone in an attempt to paint them as a lunatic. It’s a tactic frequently used by modern-day thought police in a desperate attempt to demand “Don’t go there!” But let’s step back for a rational moment and ask the commonsense question: Are there really NO conspiracies in our world? The Attorney General of South Carolina would surely disagree with such a blanket statement. After all, he sued five pharmaceutical companies for conducting a price-fixing conspiracy to defraud […]

where this path leads

Who Is The New Secret Buyer Of U.S. Debt? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 02:41 Brandon Smith On the surface, the economic atmosphere of the U.S. has appeared rather calm and uneventful. Stocks are up, employment isn’t great but jobs aren’t collapsing into the void (at least not openly), and the U.S. dollar seems to be going strong. Peel away the thin veneer, however, and a different financial horror show is revealed. U.S. stocks have enjoyed unprecedented crash protection due to a steady infusion of fiat money from the Federal Reserve known as quantitative easing. With the advent of the “taper”, QE is now swiftly coming to a close (as is evident in the overall reduction in treasury market purchases), and […]

river running by

I have never lived within reach of a river before now. It is great. But prudence dictates I pay attention to it. I didn’t move here unaware of the potential, but noticing our home is about two feet higher than the neighbors homes was reassuring. Their description of floods, or the closest thing they have seen to one helps as well. With Bitterroot snowpack at 180% – 300% of normal, this is definitely a year for close watching of the river. However, it seems to be working out okay – particularly for those of us upstream from Darby. The top picture, taken this morning, is of the Conner Cuttoff Road bridge crossing the Bitterroot East Fork… and the first iteration […]

how deep our troubles

QUOTE OF THE CENTURY, MAYBE EVEN THE MILLENNIUM Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is […]

Sheriff admits he can’t do job

The article below recently appeared in the Ravalli Republic. While that newspaper slanted the piece towards a view supporting the Sheriff’s quest for more taxes on the people of Ravalli County, or cuts in other services, my take is different. First I give you theirs. Ravalli County sheriff frustrated by commissioners, lack of budget support May 18, 2014 11:00 am • By Perry Backus Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman made his annual plea for help to the county commissioners Thursday. For years now, Hoffman has asked the commission for additional manpower in the form of new deputy sheriff positions to patrol the county. In the last decade, they have given him one. On Thursday morning, Hoffman told commissioners that his […]

petition drive status report

This is an e-mail I received, followed by my reply to him. It seemed worth sharing with you all. Hi Ted, At Starr’s meeting we jumped in to help get you on the ballot, but I am sorry to have to tell you that I am going to bow out. I have been campaigning at all of the local Repub meetings and events and on the street, and have received many reluctant responses. I found it amazing that many people know of you. I didn’t get any negative responses about you, just opinionated. Here’s what I have found: Several prospective singers mentioned they thought you had written some op-eds that were anti republican. The “aware” ones don’t want to have […]

behind the fed’s curtain

Fed Laundering Treasury Purchases to Disguise What’s Happening -Paul Craig Roberts By Greg Hunter On May 14, 2014 In Media 35 Comments By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com In his latest article, former Assistant Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says, “The Fed is the great deceiver.” Why is he making this shocking accusation? The reason is tiny Belgium’s whopping purchase of $141 billion in Treasury bonds earlier this year. Dr. Roberts explains, “We know that Belgium didn’t have any money to buy $141 billion worth of bonds over a three month period. That sum comes to 29% of the Belgium GDP. So, they don’t have a surplus in their budget that is 29% of their GDP, and they don’t have […]

national weather service warning

Here is the text of this afternoon’s warning bulletin. I separated it into paragraphs to facilitate reading, but didn’t bother translating the all caps “shouting”. Event: Hydrologic Outlook Alert: …RIVERS AND STREAMS ON THE RISE LATER THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND… TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARM THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH READINGS ON THURSDAY IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S. THESE WARM TEMPERATURES WILL START TO ACCELERATE SNOWMELT FROM THE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWPACK IN THE MOUNTAINS. THIS SNOW MELT WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM LEVELS TO INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY. THE INCREASED FLOW IN THE SMALL STREAMS WILL CAUSE MAIN STEM RIVERS TO EXPERIENCE STEADY RISES LATER THIS WEEK AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A COLD SYSTEM IS ANTICIPATED TO SWING THROUGH THE […]