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Re: Obamacare; NC Premiums set to rise more than 13% - Lsut81
[quote]RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina discussed the expected rate increases in a tele...


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Dow Futures -235 as of 615am - Lsut81
This is crazy. I didn't know how long it would be until we consistently saw the 2-300pt swings again, but its clearly here. Buy Buy Buy on the way down...


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Re: Obamacare; Walmart cuts insurance benefits for 30k employees - Lsut81
[quote]NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will n...


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Ezekiel Emanuel on CNBC discussing care in old age (Rationing) - Lsut81
This is the article he is talking about.... At first wasn't getting pushback, but now the anchors are questioning his motives. He keeps claiming this is only his feelings, but the more and more it talks, it makes you realize that this is his philosophy for everyone. Makes you wonder how much of h...


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Law Enforcement upset about Apple and Google encryption - Lsut81
I read this about apple last week, good to see Google is doing it too.... Btw, what kind of confrontation could they have? Are they going to try to pass legislation stating that Google and Apple can't use this type of encryption? The quick and easy.... Apple and Google are starting to use encryp...


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Ray Rice Appeal: "Tape was edited" - Lsut81
[quote]One of the chief arguments that Ray Rice will make in the appeal of his indefinite suspension is that the NFL extended his punishment on the basis of an edited videotape, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Legal sources told Schefter that the TMZ tape of Rice hitting his then-fia...


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Houston: Hundreds of tickets thrown out amid ticket writing scandal (Now 6000+) - Lsut81
[quote]HOUSTON -- City of Houston prosecutors are dismissing hundreds of speeding tickets written by four Houston Police officers accused in a ticket-rigging scheme first uncovered by the I-Team. "It is in the interest of justice and simply the right thing to do," said Randy Zamora, Chief of the ...


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Hypothetical: ISIS crosses the US border and attacks - Lsut81
Just read this from the NYT [quote]WASHINGTON — Militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law ...


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Obama interview with Chuck Todd - Lsut81
Obviously hasn't aired yet, but here's an excerpt... [quote]In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, President Barack Obama defended his decision to delay executive action on immigration, saying the summer’s surge of unaccompanied children at the Mexican border changed ...


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Report: Fast food prices would go up 38% if wages raised to $15 - Lsut81
Take it with a grain of salt via the source, but interesting.... [quote]Thousands of fast-food workers across 150 cities nationwide gathered today to call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. However, a report released today by James Sherk, senior policy analyst in labor economics at The Heritage ...


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Police State: Cops attempt to enter home, turned away by smartass resident - Lsut81
Yeah, its from info wars, but the video is not from them....I wish that fat frick would have followed through with his threat to pull the homeowner from the door. Quickly would have lost his job. [quote]After two cops attempted to enter his home without a warrant, Avel Amarel stands up for his ri...


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Phil Robertson wants to wage Holy War against ISIS - Lsut81
[img]http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1535/15358569/2499461-1394410947285.jpg[/img] [quote]“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has a prescription for how to handle Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants: [b]“Convert them or kill them.”[/b] Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday eve...


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British parents arrested for seeking out advanced care for dying son - Lsut81
[quote]Patricia King told the BBC on Monday it was an "absolute disgrace" that her son and daughter-in-law were accused of child neglect after they took 5-year-old Ashya from Southhampton General Hospital last week. The family says UK authorities had refused to give Ashya the kind of treatment he ne...


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Sell me on Phish - Lsut81
Yeah yeah, another Phish thread.... Listened to a little bit on YouTube earlier and wasn't turned off, but wasn't overly impressed... I can see glimmers of what some people may like. If you could suggest one song to listen to in order to get someone interested, what would it be??? Also, w...


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War on Prescription Drugs; Hydrocodone now schedule II - Lsut81
Go Go Government :usa: [quote]The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced it will publish the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II tomorrow in the Federal Register. This Rule follows the recommendation by the Assistant Secretary...


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Re: Perry Indictment; Member of GJ an active Democratic Party Delegate - Lsut81
Its kind of hard to find a GJ that doesn't have some political leanings, but the highlighted part is troubling IMO... [quote]Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the T...


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Perry going in to be booked - Lsut81
Giving a presser before and after... Can someone please tell me the big deal with this? So he vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, because someone in charge of the program got a DWI and wouldn't step aside? And FTR, I am in no way a pro-Perry guy....


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Rep Johnson: Bill to end military gifts to local PDs coming - Lsut81
The situation in MO has been disgusting, but looks like some good may come of it [quote]As a consequence of the war zone police have turned Ferguson, Missouri, into during the past few days, Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia's 4th Congressional District will introduce a bill to end the fede...


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ISIS leader a former US Detainee? - Lsut81
Watching segment on CNN talking about it. They said he was captured by US forces in 2004 as part of AQ but deemed a non threat and later released. First I've heard of this SIAP...


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Fed Reserve: 31% of Adults have 0 saved for retirement - Lsut81
I know the amount of adults with retirement accounts has been brought up from time to time. This is downright scary. [quote]It's no secret that many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, but a big chunk of households have saved nothing at all. Nearly a third, or [b]31% of U.S. adults...


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