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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage | Miami Herald

Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage | Miami Herald



Earlier this week, President Nicolás Maduro launched “Plan 700” against what he called a “bread war,” 






Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage | Miami Herald

Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage | Miami Herald



Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.

Fan Theory Imagines Life as a Venom Prequel Movie



Fan Theory Imagines Life as a Venom Prequel Movie

According to fans on some corners of the internet, the upcoming Sony Pictures release may, in fact, be a surprise prequel to Venom (via Bloody Disgusting). As unlikely as this is, there are some intriguing coincidences that have been pointed out by fans that form an interesting argument that would certainly make the idea work, at least in theory. It’s a bit convoluted but, with a little context, it makes a kind of sense.


Friday, March 17, 2017

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Everything you need to know about Irish whiskey | Men's Fitness





How Facebook plans to crack down on fake news



Leah the Boss on Twitter: "Health insurance is not healthcare. Obamacare made insurance useless for millions who couldn't afford to USE it. https://t.co/D571PyYor9"

Leah the Boss on Twitter: "Health insurance is not healthcare. Obamacare made insurance useless for millions who couldn't afford to USE it. https://t.co/D571PyYor9"

Ann Kelly on Twitter: "Paki refugee rapes 6 y/o in Berlin. Girls dad attempts revenge gets shot by cops. 27 y/o rapist gets off w probation https://t.co/GxzcjJp4e8"

Ann Kelly on Twitter: "Paki refugee rapes 6 y/o in Berlin. Girl's dad attempts revenge gets shot by cops. 27 y/o rapist gets off w probation https://t.co/GxzcjJp4e8"

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/pol/ - Politically Incorrect » Thread #98424751





Also forgot the time we memed an airstrike on Al Qaeda






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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Laughing at Lucifer with Lewis - The Imaginative Conservative

Laughing at Lucifer with Lewis - The Imaginative Conservative



Lewis does not apologize for the fact that The Screwtape Letters is an entertaining and amusing read. Indeed in the opening pages he quotes Martin Luther and St. Thomas More on the need to take Lucifer lightly. Luther says, “The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.” For his part, St. Thomas More writes, “The devil…that proud spirit…cannot endure to be mocked.”


CNBC Shocked Europeans Oppose Mass Muslim Migration | LifeZette

CNBC Shocked Europeans Oppose Mass Muslim Migration | LifeZette

Rana H. on Twitter: "Using complex calculations, Trudeau explains how it's possible to be a pro-human rights liberal feminist while selling arms to Saudi Arabia. https://t.co/7tKyVkgN4x"

Rana H. on Twitter: "Using complex calculations, Trudeau explains how it's possible to be a pro-human rights liberal feminist while selling arms to Saudi Arabia. https://t.co/7tKyVkgN4x"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ryancare's Fatal Logical Flaw | Zero Hedge

Ryancare's Fatal Logical Flaw | Zero Hedge



Ryancare's Fatal Logical Flaw

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The Congressional Budget office yesterday reported that 24 million people would lose health insurance coverage under the Ryancare bill. Mainstream Republicans were not pleased to hear that.
But let’s look at this figure a bit more closely. When we do, it becomes apparent that the Republicans have created their own problem. They are trying to keep Obama’s definition of healthcare policies while repealing Obamacare. That is not only an exercise in illogic. It is an exercise in futility.
The problem here is obvious.
Ryancare keeps a one-size-fits-all definition of health insurance, a policy that includes all but the kitchen sink, for example, mandating pregnancy benefits for single men and retired couples. If you keep government in the business of mandating every detail of the health insurance policy, that is what you get: a swollen policy that nobody wants and almost nobody can afford.
Eliminating the mandate to buy is important.
But eliminating the mandate restricting what you can buy is at least as important.
If consumers could choose the policy they wanted and felt they could afford, 24 million would not lose their coverage. We might even see an increase in coverage. More importantly, with consumers in charge, providers might start competing for their business, which is the only way to increase supply, improve supply, and by doing so bring costs down.
Newt Gingrich, who is a very smart fellow, also writes an op-ed today saying that Ryancare is the best the GOP can do because the Democrats will vote against and (in the Senate) filibuster anything better. As a result, any changes must be done under the budgetary “Reconciliation” process, which means that it must Impact the federal budget and also cannot increase the deficit.
This limits options. For example, one cannot permit insurance companies to offer policies nationally through this process.
For Gingrich to take this position is puzzling to say the least. As you may recall, he is the one who crafted the “contract with America” which Republicans used to reclaim control of the House in 1994 after so many decades in the minority. Does he actually think that Republicans will try to explain “Reconciliation” limitations to the voters in 2018 as part of thirty second ads? I think not.
What they ought to do instead is to craft a real Obamacare Repeal and Replace bill, fill it full of logical improvements such as allowing insurance companies to offer policies nationally, then stand back and let the Democrats vote it down and filibuster it. Having got the Democrats on record, they could then go back to bills based on Reconciliation, having put their best ideas forward. That would be easy for voters to understand.

HUNTRESS LYRICS - "Static" (2015) album

HUNTRESS LYRICS - "Static" (2015) album



Brain dead humanity
Zombies of the noise
Blank generation destroys

3.14

Monday, March 13, 2017

CBO Quietly Drops Forecast That Obamacare Will Cut the Deficit | The Fiscal Times

CBO Quietly Drops Forecast That Obamacare Will Cut the Deficit | The Fiscal Times



In April, the agency quietly signaled that it can no longer make that projection; that the law had been changed and delayed so much that there is no longer a credible way to estimate the long-term effects on the deficit of all elements of the program taken together.
In a little noticed footnote to a report updating estimates of the effects of the insurance coverage provisions of the law, the agency headed by Douglas Elmendorf acknowledged that neither CBO nor the Joint Committee on Taxation could determine precisely how scores of provisions other than the insurance coverage would impact long term government spending.

CBO: 2 million jobs' worth of hours lost under ObamaCare | TheHill

CBO: 2 million jobs' worth of hours lost under ObamaCare | TheHill



ObamaCare will force a reduction in American work hours — the equivalent of 2 million jobs over the next decade, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper said Monday.

CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured

CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured



A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 30 million non-elderly Americans will remain without health insurance in 2022.
One of the main arguments the Obama administration made for passing the Affordable Care Act was that it would provide coverage for the uninsured.
Currently, accoriding to CBO, there are 53 million uninsured persons in the United States, including uninsured illegal aliens. The CBO estimates that in 2022--8 years after the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented--30 million people will remain uninsured.


CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD



The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare will push 10 million off employer-based coverage, a tenfold increase from its initial projection. The "keep your plan" lie just gets bigger and bigger.

Donald Trump Meets with Victims of Obamacare at the White House

Donald Trump Meets with Victims of Obamacare at the White House



Trump said that Republicans were in bad position politically by trying to repeal Obamacare, when it would be easier to let it collapse entirely.
“The press is making Obamacare look so good all of a sudden,” he said, predicting disastrous results for the law in 2017.

Humanity might have received a message from aliens that it isn't checking, says Harvard professor | The Independent

Humanity might have received a message from aliens that it isn't checking, says Harvard professor | The Independent



"Fast radio bursts are exceedingly bright given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven't identified a possible natural source with any confidence," said theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking."



Bitcoin Miners Signal Revolt Amid Sluggish Blockchain - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Miners Signal Revolt Amid Sluggish Blockchain - Bloomberg



While most agree the blockchain is stronger, critics such as Peter Todd, a key coding contributor to bitcoin, say that removing the data cap is a risky move which will leave bitcoin vulnerable to governments and global banks. Without a limit, large organizations would use their resources to out-muscle smaller miners and effectively take control of the blockchain and bitcoin itself.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data



Data extracted on: March 13, 2017 (2:23:45 PM)

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey



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Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Not in Labor Force
Labor force status:  Not in labor force
Type of data:        Number in thousands
Age:                 16 years and over


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