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September 8, 2021

Impossible Question

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Photo Radar or Red Light Camera Tickets

You DO NOT have to pay Photo Radar or Red Light Camera tickets unless they serve you and the picture is the owner of the vehicle and is legible! 

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Prescription Medications

Antonio Ciaccia

Antonio Ciaccia, President of 3 Axis Advisors discussed that

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans say it’s difficult to afford their prescription medications, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Consumers pay more than they should be, due to the business practices of little-known companies called Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). PBMs act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and patients’ health plans, helping to control drug costs and accessibility. But they fail to pass much of the savings to the patients and insurance companies. This drives up the cost of prescription drugs, leaving you to pay more out of pocket. A new law signed this summer in Colorado is cracking down on PBMs, but there are additional efforts underway.

Consumers face an unfair disadvantage at their local pharmacy counter, with many paying more than they should be due to the business practices of little-known companies in the medicine chain called Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).  If you have health insurance and it comes with a prescription drug plan, chances are it’s managed by a PBM. They act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and patients’ health plans, negotiating savings on prescription medicines and determining which drugs will be covered by insurance. However, PBMs fail to pass much of the savings to the patients and insurance companies, while undermining the possibility for competition that would drive value and savings for consumers. This drives up the cost of prescription drugs, leaving you to pay more out of pocket.

The three biggest PBMs processed roughly 77% of all U.S. prescription claims in 2020 while pocketing more than $400 billion in revenue. Ohio is one of many states that have joined a nationwide investigation into PBM practices. Many states are also working on or have passed laws to crack down on PBMs.

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Barney Butter

Shana Sutton

Shana Sutton, Blogger at Our Sutton PlaceParenting with Imagination

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Barney Butter

Barney Butter’s Low Carb Pancakes


  • 1 cup Barney Bakery Almond Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Optional: blueberries


  1. Mix ingredients together and set aside for 15 minutes for fluffy pancakes.
  2. Turn your griddle on medium heat and lightly spray with oil.
  3. Pour four pancakes out.
  4. Add blueberries (optional).
  5. Flip them over when lightly brown.
  6. Serve when both sides are lightly brown.
  7. Top with sugar-free syrup or fruit.


Barney Butter’s Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup whole grain oats
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 large tablespoon Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter 
  • 1 teaspoon hazelnuts


  1. Microwave flax, water and oatmeal for 60 seconds in the microwave or until thick.
  2. Slice banana and add to oatmeal.
  3. Top with almond butter and hazelnuts.


Stay Hydrated

James Mayo

‘National Family Hydration Awareness Month’ Now Underway to Educate & Motivate around the Abundant Health Benefits of Proper Hydration. The annual September ‘National Family Hydration Awareness Month’ initiative seeks to keep kids hydrated and healthy so they can be their best physically, mentally and emotionally, every single day. The event is driven by SOS Hydration, an entrepreneur-helmed company focused on youth hydration health, also just having just launched its exciting PAW Patrol retail line of kids’ hydration/dehydration avoidance drinks to be distributed by Walmart stores (on and offline) nationwide.

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Real Leaders Face the Heat 

Richard Battle

Leaders have to face the heat/blowback from challenges and poor decisions.

In this context, heat and blowback are the problems and criticism a leader encounters. Heat and troubles increase in severity at higher-and-higher levels of leadership. Appropriately responding and overcoming the crisis is the same regardless of an organization’s size or difficulty’s degree. Richard has worked for, with, and led leaders who responded well to trouble and others who hid, hoping to avoid confronting it.

How to Properly face trouble

Stand fast
Face it head-on
Tell someone about trouble and begin solving it before they know it exists.
Display confidence in your ability to overcome it.
Communicate honestly and openly with your team

Properly confronting bad news helps your team and dispirits your opposition.

How Not to Face Heat: Flee and hide

Running and hiding from trouble is the worst response.

The trouble doesn’t go away, and the frustration with the leader builds to a boiling point.
Hiding from trouble may provide a weak leader short-term relief, but accountability is inevitable. 
Those subject to poor leadership suffer until strong leadership arrives.

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Joined the Conversation:

Tito called in and commented about honest people and getting people to run for school board. If you have a candidate running for office contact John to get them on the show. Not paying your toll?

Thought Reform in Schools

Bonnie Snyder 

“thought reform” in schools – Critical Race Theory is the hot issue right now, but requiring people to adhere to or even proclaim belief in ANY official, orthodox ideologies isn’t what we want for our students.  

Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools―and What We Can Do About It. Book Here

Pro-Antifa HS Teacher in California Boasts of Turning Students Into ‘Revolutionaries’ “I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries…Scare the f*ck out of them” Article here.

High School Outreach Fellow

Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder is an educator with 20+ years of experience in a variety of roles in different institutions, including teacher, counselor, administrator and professor in both public and private schools. An honors graduate of Harvard University with a master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech and a doctorate in Higher Education from Penn State, she is the author of The New College Reality, The Unemployed College Graduate’s Survival Guide, and co-author of Finding Your Voice: A Free Speech Comic. Her latest book is Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools—And What We Can Do About It.

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Covid = Contol & Cash


CDC and Teachers Unions


Covid is not about your health or public safety.

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The American Invents Act

Randy Landreneau  – President of US Inventor 

Denver is one of the 6 rally locations chosen by US Inventor on the anniversary of theAmerican Invents Act, Sept 16th. 

Signed into law on September 16, 2011, the American Invents Act (AIA) created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) which is the worst event in U.S. patent history. The PTAB has invalidated (revoked) 84% of the 3,000+ patents they have reviewed, ruining the lives of countless inventors and shutting down numerous start-ups, in favor of Big Tech and multi-national corporations. 

Randy is an inventor with three patents. He is a former President and current Board Member of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council, and President of Complete Product Development, a firm that does CAD design, prototyping, and short runs. Randy started fighting for inventors when the America Invents Act was moving toward passage in 2011. That battle was lost, but when the Innovation Act passed the House in 2013, he teamed up with Paul Morinville in a door-to-door effort in the US House and Senate which helped stop its eventual passage. He is now using his association with inventors across America to enable a grass-roots effort to restore the rights of inventors in America. 

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Protecting Us From Future Storms

If only Congress was aware of their God-like powers.

In a speech given in New York City yesterday in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, Senator Chuck Schumer claimed that Congress much pass climate legislation to (QUOTE): “That’s why we need big, bold action to protect us from future storms and prevent future storms from coming,” he said. “The two bills that we have before us in Congress are a one-two punch.”

Jersey Joe’s (sarcastic) Comments: “Who knew that all this time that Congress had the God-like power to prevent storms?  If only prior Congresses had been aware of that power in the past, think of all the lives that could have been saved over the past several decades.  Hurricane Katrina alone killed more than 1,800 people in 2005. So sad that Congress wasn’t aware of their power to prevent storms back then!”

John continues on about Liberals the Litterbugs and how they really don’t care about the earth or your health but what they do care about is the control they have over you. We’re at war for the heart and soul of this nation.

Joe Biden on Tornados: Link here

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John Hit a Nerve

Many text messages came in on how his listeners agreed with John on how liberals (generally speaking) are total pigs.

Another misconception: the Boulder wannabe cities and which city is really more liberal.

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