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Let me get this straight, if we follow the Presidents latest HCR plan,

Americans will be forced to buy for-profit insurance, and some of those plans will actually cover little or nothing.

"Insurers can extend current plans that otherwise would be canceled into 2014 and Americans whose plans have been canceled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan," Obama said. "This fix won't solve every problem for every person, but it's going to help a lot of people. Doing more would require work with Congress."

What Obama Needs to Say: "This is Exactly Why We Need a Public Option, or Medicare for All." nt

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-recruiters-look-at-during-the-6-seconds-they-spend-on-your-resume-2012-4#ixzz2jhXAfLLa

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on candidates.

The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to "record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task."

In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.

The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters' eye movements. The one on the right was looked at more thoroughly than the one of the left because of its clear and concise format:

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-recruiters-look-at-during-the-6-seconds-they-spend-on-your-resume-2012-4#ixzz2jhXkhCIe
Posted by grahamhgreen | Mon Nov 4, 2013, 01:05 PM (7 replies)

The White House is always on the defensive. Why don't they know how or when to attack? NT

"Obamacare sites cost more than Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn"

OK, I think investigations and maybe some prosecutions are in order.

500+ million - follow the money.

“Given the complicated nature of federal contracts, it’s difficult to make a direct comparison between the cost to develop Healthcare.gov and the amount of money spent building private online businesses. But for the sake of putting the monstrous amount of money into perspective, here are a few figures to chew on: Facebook, which received its first investment in June 2004, operated for a full six years before surpassing the $500 million mark in June 2010. Twitter, created in 2006, managed to get by with only $360.17 million in total funding until a $400 million boost in 2011. Instagram ginned up justt $57.5 million in funding before Facebook bought it for (a staggering) $1 billion last year. And LinkedIn and Spotify, meanwhile, have only raised, respectively, $200 million and $288 million.



David Gregory asks on MTP "Obama wins, big whoop, can he lead?" Answer:

---He just did.---

Put that in ur think tank and smoke it, lol)

(OK, in fairness, Gregory pretended he did not ask the question by *cleverly* quoting some blog or something)

Next: Raise the cap on SS. nt

Initial Impression of Obamacare: Pretty Good:)

My health care is covered by my company, but my roommate lives just above the poverty line in California.

For him, the "Silver Plus" plan (94% covered), is $28 to $45 per month (although he may get Medicare for free).

So, I am pleasantly surprised, thus far, I must say.
Posted by grahamhgreen | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:33 PM (0 replies)

Had we expanded Medicare, we wouldn't be in this predicament, right?

Since Medicare is covered under the FICA taxes, the funds would still be available and the R's would not be able to pull this stunt.

The increasingly likely shutdown of the US government could have far-reaching effects throughout the US. If Congress fails to reach an agreement to avert a shutdown by midnight ET Monday, some services – mail delivery, Social Security and Medicare benefits – would not be affected.


Yet another reason for Medicare for All, now, seems to me.

The world will add more solar power than wind this year, for the first time ever

Today saw good news for solar power, as Bloomberg's New Energy Finance group predicted 2013 would be the first year in which the world adds more solar power capacity than wind. The service predicted that 36.7 gigawatts of new solar power capacity would be added in 2013, up 20% from 2012, compared to 35.5 gigawatts of new wind power. The service credited the speed-up to new incentives in Japan and China, combined with a dramatic reduction in the cost of solar panels.

Wind installations still contribute more than twice as much power as solar, representing 5% of global power supply compared to solar's 2%, but new installations are slowing as Chinese and American incentives lapse and windmills face greater competition from newly cheap solar panels. Bloomberg predicts the coming years will see the technologies even out, respectively contributing 17% and 16% of global power supply by 2030.

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