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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide

Obama Issues Hilarious Statement on Armenian Genocide



President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE on Twitter: "The Chinese Government Is Asking Citizens to Stop Hiring Strippers for Funerals http://t.co/aB25RPajTK http://t.co/g7qX64UwpN"

VICE on Twitter: "The Chinese Government Is Asking Citizens to Stop Hiring Strippers for Funerals http://t.co/aB25RPajTK http://t.co/g7qX64UwpN"

SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized

SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times



This practice could lead health care providers to discriminate against high-risk patients who amass higher costs. If a patient needs an extra treatment that will exceed the bundle, the hospital will have to choose between its bottom line and the patient’s health.
Bundled payments also encourage “upcoding,” whereby doctors classify a condition as worse than it is to receive a higher lump sum. The practice can force insurers to spend more than necessary.
Finally, the president has tried to make the case that Obamacare hasn’t hurt the economy. “It’s not the ‘job-killer’ that critics have warned about,” he said.
Wrong again. As of Jan. 1, Obamacare mandates that companies with more than 100 employees must offer health insurance to those who work more than 30 hours a week. Last year, companies had to shell out an average of $5,000 for each individual getting insurance through the company.
Naturally, companies have attempted to limit the number of full-time employees on their payroll. Staples, which has 85,000 workers, has limited part-timers to 25 hours a week. That trend has spread across the United States. Last year, 2 million people were working two part-time jobs last year — the highest level since the government began keeping track in 1994.


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SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times

SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times



This practice could lead health care providers to discriminate against high-risk patients who amass higher costs. If a patient needs an extra treatment that will exceed the bundle, the hospital will have to choose between its bottom line and the patient’s health.
Bundled payments also encourage “upcoding,” whereby doctors classify a condition as worse than it is to receive a higher lump sum. The practice can force insurers to spend more than necessary.
Finally, the president has tried to make the case that Obamacare hasn’t hurt the economy. “It’s not the ‘job-killer’ that critics have warned about,” he said.
Wrong again. As of Jan. 1, Obamacare mandates that companies with more than 100 employees must offer health insurance to those who work more than 30 hours a week. Last year, companies had to shell out an average of $5,000 for each individual getting insurance through the company.
Naturally, companies have attempted to limit the number of full-time employees on their payroll. Staples, which has 85,000 workers, has limited part-timers to 25 hours a week. That trend has spread across the United States. Last year, 2 million people were working two part-time jobs last year — the highest level since the government began keeping track in 1994.


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/21/sally-pipes-obamacare-promises-unrealized/#ixzz3YFlddQm5 
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SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times

SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times



The president has further argued that patients are benefiting because Obamacare moves “toward a payment model that rewards quality of care instead of quantity of care.”
Instead, Obamacare has encouraged health care providers to put a price on each patient’s life. Under the law, some hospitals have begun experimenting with “bundled payments.” Insurers fork over one lump sum for a procedure rather than paying for its individual components. If the hospital can keep costs under the lump sum, it pockets the extra money.


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SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times

SALLY PIPES: Obamacare promises unrealized - Washington Times



It’s unlikely that these folks would agree with President Obama’s assertion on the law’s recent five-year anniversary that it was working “beyond a shred of a doubt.” Obamacare has failed to increase coverage, deliver affordable care, or significantly improve the economy.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/21/sally-pipes-obamacare-promises-unrealized/#ixzz3YFkraN8e 
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Spanish Words With Different Meanings In Different Countries

Spanish Words With Different Meanings In Different Countries

Global Sea Ice Levels Defy Alarmists | The Daily Caller

Global Sea Ice Levels Defy Alarmists | The Daily Caller



An Arctic death spiral? An Antarctic meltdown? Maybe not, according to the latest global sea ice data that shows the Arctic retreating while simultaneously the Antarctic is gaining.
The phenomenon was noted by climate scientist Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr., who tweeted out a chart of sea ice levels showing that while Arctic sea ice levels may be low, sea ice from the south pole is booming, leading to a resurgence of global sea ice levels to well above normal.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Latin American Herald Tribune - VenEconomy: Maduro’s "Plan for the Economic Counteroffensive" to do Nothing for Venezuela’s Battered Economy

Latin American Herald Tribune - VenEconomy: Maduro’s "Plan for the Economic Counteroffensive" to do Nothing for Venezuela’s Battered Economy





Perhaps he will do so in a bid to repeat the "Dakazo" experience on the country’s retail stores that yielded so many electoral dividends for him in 2013, and that way regain some popular support. What there is no doubt about is that he is doing things by faithfully following the Socialist Homeland plan that the late Hugo Ch├ívez left him as inheritance, and that has also left Venezuela in ruins.

Half Of All Languages Will Be Extinct By The End Of The Century

Half Of All Languages Will Be Extinct By The End Of The Century



UNESCO is predicting that half of all languages will be gone by the end of this century. Over 2,000 of the world’s 7,000 languages have fewer than 1,000 native speakers




New Sampling Device Promises To Make Blood Tests Needle-Free - Slashdot

New Sampling Device Promises To Make Blood Tests Needle-Free - Slashdot



Zothecula writes:Though the pain they cause is minor and fleeting, a lot of people still find something pretty unsettling about needles. When it comes to conducting a routine blood test, US-based company Tasso Inc. believes that these unpleasant pricks can be removed from the equation completely. Its ping pong ball-sized HemoLink blood sampler can be operated by the patient at home, and needs only to be placed against the skin of the arm or abdomen for two minutes to do its job.





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Timor mortis conturbat me - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Timor mortis conturbat me - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Timor mortis conturbat me is a Latin phrase commonly found in late medieval Scottish and English poetry, translating to "fear of death disturbs me". The phrase comes from a responsory of the Catholic Office of the Dead, in the third Nocturn of Matins:[1]
Peccantem me quotidie, et non poenitentem, timor mortis conturbat me. Quia in inferno nulla est redemptio, miserere mei, Deus, et salva me.
"Sinning daily, and not repenting, the fear of death disturbs me. For there is no redemption in Hell, have mercy on me, o God, and save me."
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