Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/25/14 | Liam Ford, Alexandra Chachkevitch
Six men and a woman were wounded during separate shootings since Wednesday in Chicago.
In the latest shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot during a robbery around 2 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.
The man was in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street when he was approached by two democrats who announced a robbery and then fired gunshots, striking him in the leg. The democrats fled the scene with the man's jacket and cell phone. (It would be much worse if the cops took a 17 day vacation and played some golf.)
Examinerdottcom ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kenneth Schortgen Jr
The revision which helped create last quarters incredible growth was the forced mandatory costs incurred by the American people from obamacare, which accounted for two-thirds of the entire boost in consumer spending. Consumer spending, as opposed to the recording of revenues from actual production and industry which used to be the primary components of economic growth in America, on average accounts for more than 70% of the entire Gross Domestic Product. And if you took out payments made by the American people towards mandatory government healthcare, GDP may have been in negative growth for last quarter, just as an obamacare revision changed the first quarter's number from a negative to plus 4%.
Using a myriad of messages, such as telling citizens they will be stuck paying massive fines for not registering for nationalized healthcare, many Americans used large portions of their discretionary spending and savings to pay for services and insurance that on average is much higher than what they paid for prior to obamacare's passage in Congress.
To prop up artificially created GDP numbers, government agencies are now using just about anything to assure that the public and the markets do not realize the true state of the economy.
And in the U.S., the BEA is doing the same, only instead of counting and reporting the actual components of America's Gross Domestic Product, they are simply waiting until all numbers are in and then revising those numbers higher using new additions that were not previously counted, such as the doubling down of insurance sales which have been forced unto the public at a time when the real economy is screaming a deep recession.
You forgot do not rob a store of cigarillos and do not attack the police officer who is doing what you pay him to do.
Townhalldottcom ^ | December 24, 2014 | John C. Goodman
The argument for obamacare really boils down to one idea: people without health insurance won’t get medical care. Or if they do get it, the care will be too little and too late. Insure everybody, we were told, and everyone will have access to high quality, timely care.
But is that really happening? It may not be.
Unless they were previously uninsured, people who are getting health insurance in the (obamacare) exchanges are likely facing greater financial barriers to care than they were before the health reform was enacted.
According to a study by Avalere, the average out-of-pocket maximum for 2015 individual silver plans will be $5,853. This is about twice the level in a typical employer plan and none of the exchange plans have an employer making deposits to a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).
Even though more people are insured today than in quite some time more people are putting off medical treatment because of cost than has been the case in the past eight years!
Kass: There are only so many ways you can prepare carrots for the rabbit eared idiot
Early next year, obama's FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets.
Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, obama's quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in obama's brave, new, food-monitored world.
In recent years, research has determined that consuming large amounts of trans fats is harmful to the heart. Trans fats have been in the American diet since the 1950s, but recent awareness of its health risks have pushed food companies and restaurants to minimize its use. Today, Americans consume just 1.3 grams of trans fats a day, around 0.6% of total caloric intake. No research has shown this level of consumption to pose any risk.
The proposed FDA action underscores the challenge of a permanent bureaucracy. Having succeeded in removing the risk that may arise from consuming large amounts of trans fats, obama extends his mission to eliminate even trace amounts, which may provide little in the way of improved health. Toxicity is determined by the dose, not the agent. Even water can kill if it is consumed in great quantities.
Another lib loon plan to raise revenue runs amok.
Yes, like lib loons who can't take care of themselves, the puppy must rely on others to support him. The only difference is the puppy shows some signs of intelligence.
"obama may be named the greatest economic leader in history"
By yet another one of his executive decrees.
Isn't this precious? ! ? ! ? !
Kansas City, Mo. AFSCME President Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Bakery Workers Office Assistant in Denver Sentenced for Embezzlement
SE Virginia Letter Carriers President Charged with Embezzlement
Southern California Public Employee Union Sues Ex-Official for Stealing $700K+
St. Louis Mail Handlers President Sentenced for Thefts
East Texas Auto Workers Local President Pleads Guilty
Security Union Treasurer in Washington, D.C. Sentenced for Fraud
Locomotive Engineers Secretary-Treasurer in Kansas Pleads Guilty
Pennsylvania CWA Local Secretary-Treasurer Sentenced
New Mexico Elevator Constructors Business Manager Pleads Guilty
President of AFGE Local in Nebraska Sentenced for Theft
SW Missouri Steelworkers Local Secretary Charged with Theft
Baltimore-Area IBEW Contractor Sentenced for Benefit Fraud
Secretary-Treasurer of Mississippi Maintenance of Way Local Sentenced
Auto Workers Local Secretary in Indiana Charged
CNBC ^ | December 22, 2014 | by Dan Mangan
New York City resident Nicolas Karlson was happy to be one of at least 2.5 million people who beat a major obamacare enrollment deadline last week, but he's going to be paying a lot more for health insurance next year because of it.
To cover himself, his wife, Monica, and their three children, 45-year-old Karlson will go from paying $1,805 every three months for their long-standing Aetna plan, to a new one from New York State's obamacare exchange that will cost them $1,221.60 per month, or more than 100 percent more than his old plan cost.
That steep bump in price is a result of Aetna's reacting to a feature in obamacare, a law that Karlson said of with a laugh, "I literally had no idea that it would affect me at all."
Petition Demanding black Students Be Exempt From Failing Grades Has 1,300 Signatures
downtrenddottcom ^ | december 17, 2014 | robert gehl
When Columbia Law School let black students postpone their final exams because they might be “traumatized” by recent protests, they really let the cat out of the bag.
Now students at Oberlin College, one of the most liberal college in the country are demanding African-American students be completely exempt from failing this semester because they’re so deeply affected in “times like this.”
So far, the Ohio college has said they will allow professors to exercise “flexibility” in “emergency incomplete requests,” but has not given a flat out “pass” to all Black students.
This is making students really whiny. In a poorly written petition to Oberlin President Marvin Krislov – that has more than 1,300 signatures – the students lay out their “demands:”
" he would have criticized obama for abandoning our troops or MIAs"
Do you mean in the same way he abandoned our police?
What a deal! ! ! ! ! What a leader ! ! ! ! ! !