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Full time caregiver.

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Banks get better at hiding fees.


Snip < Overdraft fees that banks launched in recent years with little notice to consumers have not gone away despite efforts by consumer groups and regulators to end a practice that generated billions in fees from unwitting customers.



Snip < Notice of pending charges are buried in bank account consumer disclosures that average 69 pages, said Pew Health Group in a report released Friday. For consumers who complain, the banks require “binding arbitration” through industry channels, not independent regulators, a practice that Pew said discourages customers from being reimbursed.



http://www.cnbc.com//id/47742077



Does anyone on this board receive caregiver pay?

I'M 44 and have been taking care of my wife for 4 years now. My wife has Norma Pressure Hydrocephalus and is on SSDI plus a minimal pension. Does anyone receive caregiver pay? or know the proper channels to go get such pay?

Tennessee governor signs controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill

Source: Reuters

Snip < Tennessee teachers can no longer condone so-called "gateway sexual activity" such as touching genitals under a new law that critics say is too vague and could hamper discussion about safe sexual behavior.


Snip< president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, which pushed the bill, said it does not ban kissing or holding hands from discussion in sex education classes. But he said it addresses the touching of certain "gateway body parts," including genitals, buttocks, breasts and the inner thigh.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-governor-signs-gateway-sexual-activity-bill-001703989.html



The American version of the Taliban.

Target to stop selling Amazon's Kindle devices

Snip< Target Corp said on Wednesday it will stop selling Amazon.com Inc's Kindle devices, the latest in a series of brawls between the companies fueled by Amazon's increasing competition with brick and mortar retailers.




The retail wars are heating up.







http://news.yahoo.com/target-stop-selling-amazons-kindle-devices-180710573.html

Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

Source: ABC News

Snip < In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal.


Snip < Tampa officials are expecting thousands of protesters to descend on the Florida metropolis for the GOP convention. While no handguns will be allowed inside the convention, which is being protected by the Secret Service, concealed carry license-holders will be able to carry their weapons in the streets surrounding the convention.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/water-guns-banned-handguns-allowed-gop-convention-202223900--abc-news-politics.html



Let the chaos continue.

How do they get snow in bikini bottom?

Watching Sponge Bob without alcohol makes me confused.

Supreme court hears historic healthcare law

Source: Reuters

Snip< President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution.


Snip< A HISTORIC CASE

The arguments to be held over three days, and a modern record six hours, recall past momentous sessions, such as the 2000 presidential election dispute between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore and the 1974 Watergate tapes case that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-usa-healthcare-court-idUSBRE82L1CJ20120326

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally


Snip< As a favor to struggling Americans, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs, food stamps, health insurance, Pell grants, veterans' hospitals and the like are demeaning.



Snip< For senior citizens, Ryan would sabotage their beloved Medicare. He proposes a two-tiered system in which seniors can stay on Medicare or get vouchers to buy private insurance. The Congressional Budget Office determined that under the Ryan plan, the federal government would provide less and less money for new Medicare enrollees, forcing seniors to pay more and more for insurance. Because, of course, the important thing is that the government spare grandma from being demeaned by giving her the option of eating either cat food or dog food so she can afford health insurance.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leo-w-gerard/ryan-budget_b_1378215.html?ref=politics

Tried to tag along on the Jane's Addiction traveling circus tonight.

The show kicked ass, my head is still spinning and my ears are still ringing.


Vatican Bank Account Closed At JP Morgan, Image May Be Hurt

Source: Huffington Post

Snip < JP Morgan Chase is closing the Vatican bank's account with an Italian branch of the U.S. banking giant because of concerns about a lack of transparency at the Holy See's financial institution, Italian newspapers reported.


Snip < The financial newspaper, which gave the number of the IOR account, said some 1.5 billion euros passed through it in about 18 months. It said the account was a "sweeping facility," meaning that it was emptied out at the end of each day with funds transferred to another IOR account in Germany.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/vatican-bank-image-hurt-closed_n_1363432.html



Religion is one heck of a racket. 1.5 billion euros in 18 months.
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