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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/30/2019 08:10 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/30/2019 07:50 PM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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A Contentious Homeowners Insurance Town Hall with Insurance Commissioner Richard Lara

Sonora, CA...The Sonora Opera Hall was filled to overflowing on Thursday evening as hundreds of local homeowners overpacked the venue so that the fire marshals had to ask some to leave. Speaking of fire….many attendees were close to spontaneous combustion at the lack of insurance options and exorbitant pricing of the few options they do have.












After introductions by Sonora Mayor Jim Garaventa Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara lead a presentation and gave an overview of the insurance market challenges at this time. At times the presentation was interupted by shouted questions from the audience.

State Senator Andreas Borgeas attended and spoke briefly as well. Assemblyman Frank Bigelow spoke and lead the question and answer session for a good deal of the meeting. He also explained the efforts and measures that the elected officials are taking in Sacramento.

There will be a similar meeting at the Calaveras Fairgrounds on September 16th. The meeting will be at Frogtown and if they hold it in Mark Twain Hall it should be able to accommodate a larger crowd.



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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-30 08:57:34   By: Anonymous
 
Bigelow is a career politician in Trump's pocket. California didn't support the Twitter in Chief; don't expect any relief here other than what can be done on the state level. Interesting to see a swing state like Florida, however, already being declared a state emergency before Hurricane Dorian materializes.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-31 07:52:02   By: Anonymous
     
    I see Mills was there with his knee pads on. Get down on it Denise!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:22:44   By: Anonymous
 
You want to go after Frank Bigelow when your whole state government is run by Libtards, explain that one, and what would you expect, Bigelow to be in love with Gavin who is so hoping to set up the the a libtard base with Mexicans, and Central American poverty voters! Every other story about Gavin is his courting of illegals, hell to the homeless, which is such a small problem, and other issues he should be working on! If II remember right Lara is a Libtard, what's he doing for all you Progressives!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:30:18   By: Anonymous
     
    I'm a fourth generation Californian who got an education and made a different career path. Still own farm and ranch property and get a subsidy from the feds. It's criminal. For the record, the income I receive from crops I'm paid for not to grow I give for local scholarships.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-30 10:07:14   By: Anonymous
       
      Nice to hear you are enjoying welfare for your family farm. Sounds like socialism is working well for you.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-08-30 11:19:31   By: Anonymous
       
      you could always not even accept the taxpayer money :)

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        Posted on: 2019-08-30 12:04:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Please. They send it whether you want it or not. At least our local kids are benefiting. You’re missing the point - ranchers and farmers are hardly the independents they like to see themselves as. In fact, many I knowin this county also work roads for Caltrans to get health benefits, though they’ll likely never tell you.

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        Posted on: 2019-08-30 12:06:57   By: Anonymous
         


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 12:10:26   By: Anonymous
     
    It’s amusing that so many GOP have issues with socialized health care and other public programs but have no issues with farmers being subsidized or even paid not to grow crops so as to regulate a market.

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      Posted on: 2019-08-30 16:04:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Educate yourself libiot. It was the Great Socialist DEMOCRAT President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who began giving farmers money for nothing.

      Agricultural Adjustment Act -
      The Agricultural Adjustment Act was a United States federal law of the New Deal era designed to boost agricultural prices by reducing surpluses. The Government bought livestock for slaughter and paid farmers subsidies not to plant part of their land.

      - Wikipedia

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:26:45   By: Anonymous
 
First off Frank Bigelow is a farmer, something most of you wouldn't know a thing about, Growing Dope isn't equivalent to having a dairy, or raising hundreds of acres of a crop that is Benefical
to all, thank goodness for Frank who has stepped forward to try and keep the whole state from being a Democratic cesspool!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:28:15   By: Anonymous
     
    You mean all those people subsidized by the federal government who still consider themselves independent and the last of the breed?

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    Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:31:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Why isn't growing a medicinal crop the same as being a farmer? Welcome to the 21st century.

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    Re:/\/\ growing dope
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 11:04:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Hear! Hear! Ditto!

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      Re: Re:/\/\ growing dope
      Posted on: 2019-08-31 07:49:31   By: Anonymous
       
      It looks like an AARP meeting. How many fell asleep in their chairs?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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fire insurance in case of fire ?
Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:31:19   By: Anonymous
 
I can almost promise your home will need to withstand a wild fire in the Sierras or more accurately, above Hwy 49 is a different kind of place and takes a different kind of people to live here....Get your property cleaned up and fire safe.....the deer, rabbits,even squirrels like it. A good deal of wild life like clearings except for the quail, perhaps. It's not a natural condition with decades even a century of litter on the forest floor.Historically buildings that weren't meant to last were built of stone or brick............uhhh, take a look at downtown Sonora or Columbia or well, ANYWHERE in this neck of the woods a town still exists is because it is non flammable build. Sounds daunting but the safety and peace of mind...priceless. NO tax is ever gunna take care of the fire issue this country. unless at a per acre rate of about $2000 is feasible for every acre above Hwy 49.


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    Re: fire insurance in case of fire ?
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 09:45:31   By: Anonymous
     
    Nice to read a comment that is true and makes some sense. With out someone playing the victim and blaming the president.

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      Re: fire insurance in case of fire ?
      Posted on: 2019-08-30 12:14:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Right. Because raking the forests makes so much sense, though you are forgetting much of our forest land is federal.

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Home Owners Insurance in the Time of Climate Change
Posted on: 2019-08-30 15:30:15   By: Anonymous
 
Here’s what really enrages me about Mr. Bigelow and the majority of his cronies: While simultaneously tacitly acknowledging the capitalist “reality” of the situation (i.e. that insurance companies must increase their rates and cut their losses due to catastrophic wildfires), they are NOT acknowledging the clear and demonstrable reality of global warming. Mr. Bigelow’s right wing ego (he’s not a true conservative, by any measure, just another right wing reactionary) has no room for growth or the admittance that he is wrong about humanity’s part in climate change.

Until we are ready as a united nation to attack climate change head on, like we did Nazism or polio, we are destined to become a nation of “has beens” or “should haves”, watching China reap the economic benefits of being at the forefront of climate science and alternative energy production.

For God’s sakes, people- THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE SH*T TON OF MONEY TO BE MADE IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SCIENCE AND PRODUCTIVITY. Let’s get
there together, as a nation, and be at the pinnacle of this game as republic and a democracy.
-Registered Republican

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 15:35:00   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Re: Home Owners Insurance is not Climate Change
    Posted on: 2019-08-30 16:48:11   By: Anonymous
     
    What World are You Living In??
    China is at the forefront of climate damage. China is the Number One Polluter in The World.

    On Thousand USA's would not emit the damaging Pollution China does.
    Get Real! You Stupid Anti-American Commie!

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      From Forbes Magazine, January 11th, 2019 (Dickhead):
      Posted on: 2019-08-30 21:32:10   By: Anonymous
       
      “The report (the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – a group chaired by a former president of Iceland, Olafur Grimsson) points out that China has taken a lead in renewable energy and is now the world’s largest producer, exporter and installer of solar panels, wind turbines, batteries and electric vehicles.

      China also has a clear lead in terms of the underlying technology, with well over 150,000 renewable energy patents as of 2016, 29% of the global total. The next closest country is the U.S., which had a little over 100,000 patents, with Japan and the E.U. having closer to 75,000 patents each.”

      So, dickhead, they are EATING OUR FU*CKING LUNCH IN TERMS OF THEIR PLANS TO (A) PROFIT AND SAVE THE GODDAMN WORLD THROUGH INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND (B) LEAVE THE U.S. LIMPING IN FIFTH PLACE FINANCIALLY, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO SEE THAT NECESSARY TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION MAKES MONEY HAND OVER FIST!!

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JOHN - THE PINE TREE
Posted on: 2019-08-30 15:50:35   By: Anonymous
 
John will you be recording this so we can watch it?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-30 17:21:02   By: Anonymous
 
That fat guy should take his hat off indoors! Disrespectful.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-31 07:50:53   By: Anonymous
     
    He's a cowboy. FOAD commie!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-08-31 08:19:05   By: Anonymous
     
    I see a lot of men wearing hats in the photo's quit your complaining democrat.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-08-30 22:10:47   By: Anonymous
 
What comes to mind is Welfare, money paid to millions, not to work!

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