Add Minnesota to the list of “#obamacare exchanges about to wreck YOUR insurance coverage.”
Time to test Minnesota Nice to destruction, I guess: …Minnesota’s top insurers have laid out a list of technological problems that they say may keep people who’ve enrolled in a health plan from being covered on Jan. 1. Insurance carriers selling plans on the state’s insurance marketplace say enrollment information they’re getting from MNsure, is inaccurate and incomplete – and that time is running out | Read More »
You Will Be Made to Care
A Christian baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. A judge is now ordering him to do so or face financial penalties. Surely there are plenty of bakers who would bake a cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the gay men who wanted the cake. But they went to Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, CO. When Phillips | Read More »
Hey! They’re phishing the DC #Obamacare exchange!
Didn’t see that coming*: The D.C. insurance exchange where thousands of Hill aides are shopping has confirmed that an outside scammer is redirecting customers to a fraudulent website. Some shoppers are being directed from the insurance website to an outside site that appears nearly identical to the real exchange, officials confirmed Friday. The fraud is widespread enough that they’re considering adding disclaimers to its website | Read More »
Coming To A Fast Food Restaurant Near You: Machines That Won’t Be Paying SEIU Dues
The quick-service restaurant (aka fast-food) industry is undergoing some cataclysmic changes. On one hand, the Service Employees International Union and its hordes of astroturf allies are unleashing their four-year old scheme to unionize fast-food workers and drive up the wages of these workers to $15 an hour. Why? Because, to the Marxist ideologues that run the SEIU and many of the groups that align themselves | Read More »
GOP Must Shut Down Senate
It takes only an inch of snow to shut down Washington, but even the nuclear option cannot get Republicans to shut down the Senate. Several weeks after Harry Reid changed hundreds of years’ of Senate rules by abolishing the filibuster for all judicial and executive appointments, Republicans have all but forgotten about it. They could have threatened to block every piece of legislation until the | Read More »
Covered California’s war on privacy. #obamacare
Hey, did you sign up an account in the California Obamacare exchanges? If you did, guess what: Covered California gave out your personal information to brokers, the better for them to call you up out of the blue and try to sell you an insurance policy! Isn’t that nice of Covered California? Raising concerns about consumer privacy, California’s health exchange has given insurance agents the | Read More »
Tail Wags Dog: A Union Just Voted To Kill A 40-Year Old Company and 5,500 Jobs
Nearly a year after unionized school bus drivers in New York City went out on strike
over the city’s plan to put its school bus routes out to competitive bidding
, one of the nation’s largest school bus companies has announced it is closing its doors after union members voted to reject a contract that would have kept the company in business.
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WWGO – December 7, 2013
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Today’s topics include: Lewis and Clark, Greg Gutfeld, Immigration, climate, zombies, and of course, baby names!
Tech at Night: Patent Troll bill passes the House. Kelly Ayotte makes a nice play on the USF.
The argument for the ECPA (email warrant law) reform in a nutshell: because a lot of people store important data on other people’s servers, we need to tighten warrant laws for that data. I don’t buy the necessity, especially with FISA also under attack. If terrorists have data on Google’s servers, I want Google to be able to hand over that data. But this idea is popular and I expect it to pass eventually.
I called it: China cut Bitcoin’s access to the Chinese banking system, just as the US cut online gambling access to the US banking system (and like the US did after the freezing of Mt. Gox’s Dwolla account. Result: Bitcoin prices are tumbling, even if firms like Bank of America can’t assume it’s going to go away.
I wish it would though, since Bitcoin continues to be a magnet for crime.
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, Darrell Issa
, Edward Snowden
, Kelly Ayotte
, Mt. Gox
, Tech at Night
, Universal Service Fund
Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) must repudiate the pension-busting financial transaction tax.
…Do not be embarrassed if you have to ask, What is a financial transaction tax (FTT)? I had to have had it explained to me, too. Basically, it’s part of the well-the-Democrats-didn’t-quite-kill-the-economy-last-time-so-let’s-try-again ‘budget’ proposal (called, with no visible awareness of irony, the ‘Back to Work Budget’) set up by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Essentially, what they want to do is tax actual stock, bond, and | Read More »
Mandela Vs. Mugabe
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
(From “The Road Less Taken” by Robert Frost.)
I read that Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. You’d get that overall impression if you turned on the radio, the TV or the Internet anytime in the last two days. His resume, depending upon who does the editing and interpretation tells of a great man or evil communist. I’d choose Option C and suggest he was both. The real question would be “At what part of his life are you discussing the man?”
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WWGO – December 6. 2013
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Today’s topics include tornadoes, wrecking balls, Obama selfies, Will Ferrell, and Christmas Trees!
Bitcoin’s Rise and the Threat it Poses to Washington’s Control of Your Pocketbook
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the rise in Bitcoin acceptance, why big banks are getting involved in its trading and the threat it poses to the federal government’s monopoly on money and power.
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#Obamacare watch: If you like your volunteer fire department… not @BarackObama’s problem, peasants!
Because the n-dimensional, urbane Democratic party geniuses that created this marvelous healthcare plan for us all have never actually grokked what ‘volunteer’ means in the first place. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has asked the Internal Revenue Service, which has partial oversight of the law, to clarify if current IRS treatment of volunteer firefighters as employees means their hose companies or towns must offer | Read More »
Is the President Smoking Weed Again?
The President is either high or ignorant, though perhaps we should embrace the healing power of “and.” He posits that if the nation raises the minimum wage, there will be an economic boom. Only in leftwing fantasy land and Das Kapital does such a concept even come close to being credible. What’s worse, via his twitter account his minion tweeted out an info graphic making | Read More »