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Court rules that government cannot provide subsidies for the ACA. Just reported on Bloomberg. This

is such bullshit. I really dispose the right wing in this country. Right now they give subsidies to those on Medicare who cannot afford the premiums. How is this different
Posted by lostincalifornia | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:34 AM (0 replies)

Time Warner CEO Would Get More Than $79 Million in Merger

"Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes would reap more than $79 million in added payments with any change in control at Time Warner Inc., making him a top beneficiary among shareholders who toughed out a lost decade after 2001’s ill-fated America Online Inc. merger.

Joining Bewkes are investor Mario Gabelli and clients of Gamco Investors Inc., owners of a $350 million stake. In addition to benefiting from Time Warner’s return from the AOL mess, they’ve notched a 23 percent gain since a $75 billion takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. became public on July 16.

Bewkes, Gabelli and other employees and investors may gain further if Fox eventually wins Time Warner for more than the $85-a-share Murdoch first offered. The company has been a long-term commitment for Gabelli, who owned Warner Communications stock when Steve Ross fought Murdoch 30 years ago."

Posted by lostincalifornia | Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:05 AM (2 replies)

So Bloomberg is talking as though Murdock will eventually be able to aquire Time Warner. This is

such bullshit. With the DirectTV/ATT and Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger trying to get through, this is absolute garbage

The talk about too big too fail does not only cover banks and financial institutions, it should cover any business

The consumer is going to be screwed royally

Posted by lostincalifornia | Thu Jul 17, 2014, 11:17 AM (0 replies)

So Grassley is investigating the pricing of Gilead's Hep C drug, which is a proper function, and I

am reading a post on the yahoo financial forums, and I suspect this is a post from an avid fox watcher who is not thrilled with the investigation. So who does he blame:

"Sick of these DEMOCRAPS who believe they need to control everything we do"

There are really a lot of stupid people in this country.

So what this says to me is that anything these idiots perceive is bad is done by Democrats, even if a republican does it

Posted by lostincalifornia | Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:09 PM (7 replies)

can the Halbig v. Burwell decision derail the ACA, and does it have a chance?

The Halbig v. Burwell, is an expansive challenge that goes directly after federal insurance subsidies.


Posted by lostincalifornia | Sat Jul 5, 2014, 03:13 AM (5 replies)

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would violate its religious beliefs.

The justices said that Wheaton College does not have to fill out the contested form while its case is on appeal but can instead write the Department of Health and Human Services declaring that it is a religious nonprofit organization and making its objection to emergency contraception. The college does provide coverage for other birth control.


It is really time to stop allowing these religious institutions to be tax exempt charitable organizations, if they will NOT comply with the law
Posted by lostincalifornia | Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:42 PM (0 replies)

Target: Don't Bring Guns Into Our Stores

Target announced Wednesday it is adopting a no-guns policy. Customers in localities where guns are allowed will be subject to the chain's new policy.

"Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create," Target's interim CEO John Mulligan said in a statement.

Posted by lostincalifornia | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:30 AM (5 replies)

Worse than Bush: Poll finds more voters see Obama as the worst president in modern times

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two years into President Barack Obama’s second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration’s handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern U.S. president, a poll on Wednesday said.

In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found.

Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 percent saying Obama has been a better president than Bush and, 40 percent saying Obama is worse.

Most voters said Ronald Reagan, who served two terms in the 1980s, was the best president since 1945, the survey showed."


I have to wonder about the accuracy of this poll. If this poll is valid, then this country contains a lot of ignorant people.

It could be because most people have lost their critical thinking skills, and believe everything they hear from "TV", which no longer presents the news, but mostly entertainment and political editorials which are mostly distorted and many times absolutely false.

I am very skeptical of this poll. In 2012 we were supposed to lose both the house and senate, and romney was supposed to win.

One problem I see with this poll is that if it is truly representative of the populous, the right wing will blinding give Obama low marks, while giving the republicans high marks. On the other hand the left wing will give Obama low marks, but for far different reasons than the right wingers. This would definitely distort the poll.

I am skeptical of the accuracy of this poll, however, it does disturb me that reagan gets high marks, which can either mean that people have no idea what happened during that time, or that the distribution was skewed so more right wingers were polled.

Posted by lostincalifornia | Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:27 AM (33 replies)

With all the bad news there is one glimmer of hope, if the Democrats take advantage of it. This is

the perfect election issue about the republican war on women. It is alive and well. From the buffer zone, to contraception, to the war against Unions, the repukes are attacking a demographic that can make the difference in the midterms

Posted by lostincalifornia | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 08:29 PM (3 replies)

So can insurance companies still cover birth control regardless of today's decision?

Posted by lostincalifornia | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:39 AM (18 replies)
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