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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Here’s how you get a free passport

Here’s how you get a free passport



A passport is nothing more than a certificate of accident of birth. It tells the world that you just happened to be born on a piece of soil or to particular parents, either of which is a total fluke.
But because of this total fluke, we human beings are born with certain obligations, none of which we ever actually signed up for.
The obligation to pay taxes. The obligation to go fight and die in a foreign war waged by politicians. The obligation to pay down the debts that have been racked up by previous generations. Etc.

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors



Physicians on the provider list given to policyholders said they either weren’t accepting new patients or did not participate in the coverage plan. Kevin Grumbach, a doctor at the University of California, San Francisco, said such “medical homelessness” might be growing as a problem. Although California officials deny a provider shortage at the moment, experts say a third of the state’s primary care physicians may soon retire — just as another three million state residents gain insurance under the ACA.

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors



As the Obama administration touts eight million Obamacare signups this spring, a small number of enrollees are experiencing a new problem described as “medical homelessness.” After the closing of open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some new beneficiaries find they've enrolled in insurance but cannot find a new doctor.

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors

Some Obamacare Enrollees 'Medically Homeless' With Long Waits Or No Doctors



“They’re coming back to us now and saying I can’t find a doctor,” Nguyen said. Among such patients at the clinic were Thinn Ong, who pays $200 per month in premiums for a federally subsidized health coverage policy. “Yeah, I sign it. I got it. But where’s my doctor? Who’s my doctor? I don’t know,” she said about her coverage. Like others, the plan lacks enough doctors to go around.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lesson For April 15: Why Government Can't Replace Charity - Forbes




Maybe it’s because of the impending tax filing deadline, but we are seeing a sudden spate of muscular defenses of a government safety net against the alleged conservative view that private charity could assist those in need—and replace government.Both Mike Konczal, writing in Journal Democracy and reprinted in The Atlantic, and Michael Hitzik, in the Los Angeles Times, assert that a new wave of conservatism—led by Paul Ryan and Mike Lee, and following in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan—would gut the current federal social insurance system based on a flawed view of history; a view, as Konczal puts it, that “before government took on the role of providing social insurance, individuals and private charity did everything needed to insure people against the hardships of life; given the chance they could do it again.” Hitkik’s title gets to the same point: “Private charity can’t replace government social programs.”


There are two considerable problems with their arguments. First, no serious conservative today is calling for the federal social insurance programs—social security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance—to be repealed. Yes, there are proposals to put them on a sound fiscal footing and, in the case of old age insurance, to encourage personal saving and investment. But the battle over whether there should be a government role in basic income support, protecting against the exigencies of old age and illness, is, in effect, over.

Yet that should not lead us to the conclusion that government can do a better job than private charity. Indeed, Konczal and Hitzik avoid the fact that there is a huge apparatus of government-funded social programs—whether job training, early childhood education, or foster care—which have proven ineffective. In reality, there are all sorts of social services in which the state has shown that it cannot, effectively, replace charity. To understand what’s wrong with the “charity can’t replace government” argument, however, one must first understand what’s right with it.

The sheer provision of income in exigency is something government can do well. Government, in other words, can be very good at sending out checks—whether the program is social security, the earned income tax credit, food stamps or unemployment compensation. Although waste and fraud are serious problems, it does a (basically) good job paying those who provide health care services through Medicare and Medicaid. This is to say that to the extent that we decide, as a polity, to redistribute income for certain purposes, government can do so.

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers | CNS News

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers | CNS News

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Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds - Slashdot

Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds - Slashdot



Zothecula (1870348) writes"At Microsoft's Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv, Israeli startup StoreDot has demonstrated the prototype of a nanodot-based smartphone battery it claims can fully charge in just under 30 seconds. With the company having plans for mass production, this technology could change the way we interact with portable electronics, and perhaps even help realize the dream of a fast-charging electric car."



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Bundy Ranch Now Surrounded By Heavily Armed Guards As Militia Floods To Nevada Following Harry Reid Threats | RedFlagNews.com

Bundy Ranch Now Surrounded By Heavily Armed Guards As Militia Floods To Nevada Following Harry Reid Threats | RedFlagNews.com



Heavily armed security now surrounds Bundy Ranch in Nevada as militia continues to flood in from across the country in preparation for a federal raid after a threat of terror from soon to be ex-US Senator Harry Reid that this is not over. Cliven Bundy is now surrounded by a crew of armed guards 24-hours a day and militia groups across the country are preparing to fend off a federal government attack upon the property, warning that they want no violence but will be prepared to protect Americans in need who are being targeted by government terrorism. Up to date video reports also below.

Monday, April 14, 2014

UPDATE 8-Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital | Reuters

UPDATE 8-Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital | Reuters: A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts : Business

High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts : Business



It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.
And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees — adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. To compensate for the higher fees, someone would have to work an extra three years before retiring.

U.S. job growth still slow, but IT outlook improving | GoCertify

U.S. job growth still slow, but IT outlook improving | GoCertify






The U.S. unemployment picture continues to be a mix of positives and negatives, but there a ray of IT sunshine.

Ukraine gives separatists morning deadline to disarm - European News | Latest News from Across Europe | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Ukraine gives separatists morning deadline to disarm - European News | Latest News from Across Europe | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014



UN Security Council to meet for emergency session to discuss escalating crisis

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