Tech at Night: Comeback edition, Part 1. Bitcoin, FCC, and get your Debit cards changed.
This winter has been so cruel to me. I just have been getting every cold there is. I’ve been a magnet for bugs, and they just keep knocking me flat. So, it turns out I have so many links built up to go through for tonight’s Tech, that I’m going to break this up into two pieces. Some tonight, some over the weekend.
Democrats may be playing their usual game of blame the victim as an excuse to grow government, but know this: If you used a debit card at Target in the last month, you probably should get it replaced immediately. No joke. These cards are being actively sold for Bitcoin.
Gee, Bitcoin and crime, hand in hand. Again
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#Obamacare watch: latest rules openly trampling on the uninsured.
So, here’s Bob Laszewski’s description of the latest way that the Obama administration rewrote the law and tax code: If you had a health insurance policy that was cancelled, you are now exempt from the individual mandate and its tax penalty should you not decide to buy a replacement policy. In addition, you can now sign up for the very high deductible Catastrophic Plan that | Read More »
Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ
As this Christmas Season approached, I felt a stirring in my heart to recenter focus on the Miracle of Christmas, and as my focus began to shift I wondered: What if, instead of focusing on filling the base of our tree with presents and paper, ribbons and bows, we filled its branches with our prayers? What if we gave our hearts to God this Advent Season to magnify His greatness? What fruit would our tree bear?
So this Advent, as we prepare for the coming of Christ, we have made our Christmas Tree into an Advent Tree – a tree filled with the prayers of our fellow men, which we will offer to the Lord on Christmas Night.Will you give us the gift of adorning our tree with your prayers? The joy of praying for you and your loved ones this Advent Season? The honor of offering your prayers to Jesus on Christmas Night?
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Do the old rules still apply to the future of communications technology?
Promoted from the diaries by Neil. Commissioner Ajit Pai himself has written at RedState previously.
A top government official is calling for Washington, D.C. to get out of the dysfunctional and corrupt business of managing industry competition.
Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of a Justice Department deal granting AT&T a legal monopoly over the country’s communications, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai warned a D.C. audience on Wednesday of the pitfalls of regulatory agencies being “captured” by the industries they were created to police.
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Market Soars to New Heights on Fed Moves
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Feds move to begin tapering, the market’s positive reaction and news from the auto industry.
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Evil Preaches Tolerance Until It Is Dominant, Then Seeks to Silence Good
In 1987, Andre Sarano took a photograph of Christ on the cross in a jar of urine. It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which was sponsored in part by taxpayers. Outraged Christians were told they didn’t have to see it. They did not have to go to the museum. Their money, of course, had to fund the | Read More »
An Early Christmas Present (for me)
I have written plenty of times that I don’t believe in setting life goals. When I was a lawyer, one of the partners encouraged the associates to set out goals broken into three, five, and ten year plans.Everyone I knew who did that was miserable. I realize it may be simplistic, but I just believe if I work diligently and hard enough and the good | Read More »
So. @barackobama took away your plan, but now won’t fine you for not having one.
Big of him. And the rest of the Democratic party. And by ‘big of him’ I mean… something unprintable. The Obama administration will not require the millions of Americans who received health-insurance plan cancellation notices to purchase a new policy next year. They’re granting those consumers an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, a Department of Heath and Human Services spokeswoman confirmed. The | Read More »
The NSA and America’s Distrust of Government
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss recommendations from the President’s panel on NSA spying, if Edward Snowden is a hero or a villain and the public’s mistrust of government.
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Cue Faux “Christian” Handwringing
Promoted from the diaries We are just into the first full day of the A&E / Duck Commander controversy and already weak-kneed “Christian leaders” are lining up to apologize for Phil Robertson and what he said. These perfectly manicured, soft-spoken, self-appointed Christian spokesmen – often with hair that can withstand gale force winds – are only too happy to jump in front of a camera | Read More »
Putting 2013 in Perspective
2013 has been a rough year for conservatives. This year began with the passage of the $620 billion tax hike, along with $332 billion in stimulus spending. It ended with Republicans in both houses helping pass a bill that raises taxes, raises spending, makes it easier to raise taxes in the future, destroys our leverage for two years, screws disabled veterans, and paves the road | Read More »
, Eric Cantor
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, Paul Ryan
Josh Levin at Slate has a long, interesting article – more like a short online book – about the original “welfare queen,” a Chicago woman named Linda Taylor. She did a lot more than just scam welfare benefits, but that’s what she became most infamous for, back in the 1980s. Actually, I’d wager most modern readers don’t realize there was a specific person behind the | Read More »
“Nonsensical in all dimensions:” healthcare.gov about to switch #obamacare web hosts.
Oh, dear. This seems… ill-timed. Some technical experts are perplexed at the U.S. government’s plan to switch web hosts for its new health insurance portal, HealthCare.gov, in the midst of an expected last-minute rush to beat a March 31 enrollment deadline for 2014 coverage. Switching hosts is not in and of itself a huge risk if it is done carefully and with lots of preparation, | Read More »
Obama to Youth of America: You Should TOTES Get Obamacare. I’m Super Cereal!!
Obama is tuned in, people. He’s got a good bead on things. The truth is, he’s Mr. Cool. I mean the man took a selfie at a funeral. If that’s not wicked chill then what is??
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Ryan-Murray and the Fundamental Lack of Seriousness in Washington
Yesterday, Republicans in the Senate blamed Harry Reid for cutting veterans’ pensions. But the House of Representatives passed the legislation first. The GOP could have fixed it there had Speaker Boehner spent more time reading his legislation than attacking conservatives. Once passed, the House of Representatives headed home for Christmas. Had Harry Reid let the amendment through on Ryan-Murray, the Senate would have had to | Read More »