Take THAT America!
The Obama administration is taking their ball and going home. In the wake of the (sort of) government shut-down, Americans from sea to shining sea are feeling the pinch. At least, we assume the sea is shining after the (sort of shut-down) government moved to close it. Yes the pain of a (sort of) closed government is being universally shared. With unattended open-air monuments, giant | Read More »
Don’t Expect Much Privacy for Your Electronic Medical Records
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ryan Kalember to discuss the security threats your electronic health information faces, why the Obamacare exchanges will offer a tempting target to hackers and what you can do to minimize the threats to your medical data.
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Hardcore antiwar Left attempts to hijack public anger at @barackobama over #shutdown.
You might have noticed last night the groundwork for a future attempt (probably later today) to incite outrage about war veterans getting arrested at a Vietnam Veterans memorial. Turns out that these particular war veterans get arrested every year – in New York – as part of their general antiwar protesting. Don’t believe me? Believe the Atlantic, then: The gathering took place in part to | Read More »
Yes, I Think This Means the GOP is Winning
Polling shows more Americans blame the GOP than Barack Obama. I think this means the GOP is winning. You’ll need to let me explain. Republican leaders have lived in abject fear for the last two months that there would be an overwhelming backlash against them. In 1995, public opinion ran against the GOP 2 to 1. Bill Clinton consistently got the better of the GOP. | Read More »
Tech at Night: Is Obama violating Net Neutrality during the Shutdown? Michael O’Rielly is using no ‘code words’
Still not a lot going on thanks to the shutdown, but there is the theory being floated that the Obama administration’s punitive shutdown policies are violating Net Neutrality rules. I don’t know that I agree, but it’s worth at least thinking about, as little as Net Neutrality even makes sense.
For all the people are claiming Silk Road wasn’t a significant part of the Bitcoin value, it could be that the feds are seizing 5% of all Bitcoins in circulation. But it is going to be interesting to see how seizing assets works when the assets are encrypted.
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NPS Threatened WWII Vets With Arrest But Now Opens Mall For Union Bosses’ Immigration Rally During #Shutdown
Updated. It truly seemed like we’re living in a world dictated to us by Lilliputian bureaucrats when a group of World War II veterans were threatened with arrest for having the temerity last week to visit the World War II Memorial during the government shutdown. Now, however, said Lilliputian bureaucrats who attempted to block America’s octogenarian war heroes last week are showing their two-faced true | Read More »
White House confirms: the #obamacare signup numbers are really, really bad.
Which is why they won’t release them for at least a month. The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume. “We will release monthly data when it is available,” a senior administration official told CNN. “We | Read More »
ObamaCare will survive by suppressing dissent, not satisfying customers
It’s been interesting to watch the unlucky souls who managed to navigate the Glitch Forest, cross the 404 Wasteland, evade the Bugs of Unusual Size, and finally access HealthCare.gov recoil in shock from their sky-high premiums. They had no idea how expensive “free health care” would turn out to be. More to the point, these people didn’t realize they would be paying the freight, even though ObamaCare | Read More »
The Debt Ceiling is the Law of the Land
Over the past few weeks, Democrats have indicated that they have no intention of negotiating over Obamacare, opting instead to shut down the government. They are justifying their obstinacy by asserting that Obamacare is the law of the land. Well, if that is the game they want to play, we should return the favor with the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling, pursuant to the Second | Read More »
Reality of Obamacare is Doing More for Conservatism than the Consultant Class Ever Has
If you head over to San Jose Mercury News, you’ll see an article posted over the weekend talking about the impact of Obamacare on individuals. What’s most interesting is that it shows the evolving opinions from those who previously or currently support the healthcare law, and those opinions, unsurprisingly, vary depending on their personal situation. For instance, Marilynn Gray-Raine, a breast cancer survivor, is thrilled | Read More »
Wall Street Won’t Let Obama Default
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss White House admissions that Obamacare sign-up is having more than “glitches,” what a debt ceiling “default” would mean, and how Obama’s Treasury Department could still pay our debt even without a debt ceiling deal.
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Obamacare or the Debt Ceiling
Republicans are winning the shutdown fight, and Democrats know it. People turning on the news this week came away with the knowledge that it was about Obamacare and kept hearing that Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. They also learned that for some reason the President didn’t want Word War II veterans to tour their own memorial, and Harry Reid won’t turn the funding on for cancer clinical | Read More »
Unbelievable: During #Shutdown, Government Union Officials Exempt From Furloughs
One would think that during a government shutdown that has nearly shuttered many government agencies and caused thousands of “ordinary” government workers to be furloughed, union officials on the government dole would be among those sharing the pain of their constituents. However, that is apparently not
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As unbelievable as it may seem, Barack Obama has exempted government workers who are union officials from being furloughed.
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Government Shutdown Gives Union-Free America Temporary Reprieve From Union Assaults
For the vast majority of America’s private-sector workplaces, the nearly week-old government shutdown has provided a welcome, but temporary reprieve from assaults by unions accustomed to using Obama’s pro-union National Labor Relations Board. A notice on the NLRB’s website explains the effects the shutdown is having on the NLRB: The National Labor Relations Board is currently closed due to a lapse in appropriated funds… Only | Read More »