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If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waiver

I guess John Boehner thought we forgot about this:

If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In
By Mitt Romney
March 22, 2011 8:20 PM

If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.

As I have stated time and again, a one-size-fits-all national plan that raises taxes is simply not the answer. Under our federalist system, the states are “laboratories of democracy.” They should be free to experiment. By the way, what works in one state may not be the answer for another. Of course, the ultimate goal is to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free-market reforms that promote competition and lower health-care costs. But since an outright repeal would take time, an executive order is the first step in returning power to the states.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/262800/if-i-were-president-obamacare-one-year-mitt-romney
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Jul 11, 2014, 07:33 PM (3 replies)

Deputies: At least five killed in shooting in NW Harris County

Source: Click2Houston.com

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -

Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting in northwest Harris County and a standoff is underway with the gunman.

The shooting happened late Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of Leaflet in the Spring area. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office says seven people were shot and five of those people were killed.

From Sky 2 aerials, several ambulances could be seen. LifeFlight transported at least two people with gunshot wounds.
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The suspect, who deputies say is a relative of the victims, fled the scene. Precinct 4 says they believed he was going to another residence at Anvil and Ella to possibly attack more family members.

Read more: http://www.click2houston.com/news/deputies-at-least-five-killed-in-shooting-in-nw-harris-county/26871346



UPDATE:

6 Dead including 4 kids.
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 08:45 PM (44 replies)

Boy hit in Arizona target-shooting accident dies

(Reuters) - A 9-year-old boy who was shot in the neck by a bullet ricochet while target shooting in the Arizona desert died on Thursday of his wounds, authorities said.

The boy had been airlifted to Phoenix Children's Hospital after being hit a ricocheted handgun round early on Wednesday in the accident west of Phoenix, sheriff's deputies said.

"At this time, no charges have been filed pending the outcome of the investigation," Hegstrom said in a statement, adding no other information was currently available.

Authorities say the boy was target shooting with a group that included two adults and his sister at about 5 a.m. local time, and that it not immediately clear who fired the shot that injured him. The group had several handguns and a shotgun with them, sheriff's deputies said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/03/us-usa-arizona-shooting-idUSKBN0F82AI20140703
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 11:33 PM (20 replies)

Two rival male TV helicopter pilots who covered O.J. Simpson chase now are transgender women

The two male TV helicopter pilots were once fierce rivals, fighting over airspace during landmark Southern California moments like the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase in 1994.

Twenty years later, they’ve become friends — and female.

Dirk Vahle, once an NBC newser, is now Dana Vahle, while Bob Tur, an award-winning former CBS pilot, goes by Zoey Tur after beginning hormone therapy last year.

Vahle started her change two years before Tur, who publicly announced in June 2013 that she had gender identity disorder (GID) and had already begun therapy.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rival-tv-chopper-pilots-covered-o-chase-transgender-women-article-1.1836648
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 06:59 PM (5 replies)

Exclusive: Prosecutor Is Closing In on Gov. Christie

Source: Esquire

“It’s over, it’s done, and I’m moving on.” -- Chris Christie, reassuring potential donors in Utah on June 14th

Back on planet Reality, meanwhile, Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, wades through the sewage of Christie’s stewardship. Two sources with intimate knowledge of the case say Fishman’s pace is quickening -- he has empaneled a second grand jury, and the U.S. Justice Department has sent assistant prosecutors and FBI agents to work the case.

“What’s taking the most time,” according to one source, “is separating what's viable from all the bad stuff they’re finding that may not be viable.”

Fishman’s challenge is to nail down specific criminal charges on several fronts -- the diversion of Port Authority money to fund New Jersey road and bridge projects; the four-day rush-hour closures of George Washington Bridge lanes in Ft. Lee; and a web of real-estate deals spun by David Samson, long a Christie crony, when he chaired the PA’s Board of Commissioners as Christie’s appointee. (One such deal, a stalled office-tower development in Hoboken, New Jersey, is central to a claim that Christie’s lieutenant governor told the town’s mayor that the state would withhold Hurricane Sandy relief aid from Hoboken if the mayor didn’t sign off on the development project.)

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/christie-investigation?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_65523787
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 02:43 PM (39 replies)

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell invited on jet that crashed

Source: The Boston Globe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven.

Rendell said Katz tried to persuade him Friday to attend an event at historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Massachusetts home, but he had another commitment.

Katz, a 72-year-old business mogul, and six others were returning home to New Jersey on Saturday night when the plane crashed on takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what may have caused the crash.

The former Democratic governor said Katz died at ‘‘maybe the high point of his life.’’ Katz was thrilled this week after he and a partner won an $88 million auction for the Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, Rendell said.

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/06/01/pennsylvania-gov-rendell-invited-jet-that-crashed/lcVrzmPnRou3szEZxAPBrO/story.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sun Jun 1, 2014, 04:47 PM (22 replies)

A German Retirement Community Did A Calendar Where Seniors Amazingly Recreated Famous Movie Scenes

This is very cool:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-german-retirement-community-did-a-calendar-where-seniors-a
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 09:04 PM (6 replies)

For my fellow DU aviators (Aspen Crash Update)

New video from five airport cameras capture different angles of the Challenger jet crash at KASE earlier this month. The video from camera five shows the jet hit the runway hard, bounce back in the air about thirty feet, and then crash to the runway.

GRAPHIC VIDEO WARNING:

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 07:12 PM (2 replies)

Congress throws Boeing a lifeline for Super Hornet

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON

Congress has given Boeing's Super Hornet fighter jet a lifeline, at least for now.

The omnibus federal spending measure contains a down payment of $75 million for 22 of the fighters that the Navy didn't request.

The funding, signed into law on Jan. 17, will prod Navy officials to decide this year whether to spend as much as $2 billion for the unplanned planes as a hedge against delays of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

At stake is Boeing's staying power as a producer of fighter jets alongside Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin Corp., which builds the F-35 for the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. Any additional orders from the Navy could serve as a buffer as Boeing works to attract new customers in Europe, the Middle East and Canada.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/congress-throws-boeing-a-lifeline-for-super-hornet-fighter/article_bba621ca-e19e-5e22-8597-473bce6b7f9f.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jan 22, 2014, 06:37 PM (5 replies)

Southwest Jet Bound for Branson Lands at Wrong Airport

Source: KSPR

BRANSON, Mo.

A Southwest Airlines flight, bound for Branson Airport lands at M. Graham Clark Airport, just eight miles away.

A Southwest Airlines official says there were 124 passengers on the plane.

No one was injured, but passengers tell KSPR News the runway is too short to allow for a safe takeoff. There is a steep drop off at both ends of the runway that is near College of the Ozarks and the 737 came dangerously close to tumbling off.

Passengers report the pilot had to break hard to prevent going over the edge and they could smell burning rubber inside the plane as a result.

Read more: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/southwest-jet-bound-for-branson-lands-at-wrong-airport/-/21051620/23895590/-/n08v03/-/index.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Jan 13, 2014, 12:45 AM (63 replies)
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