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Miles Archer

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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 8,329

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A political cartoon that will make your blood boil.

A "stunned" John Kelly had to go for a walk to collect his thoughts after listening to "this woman"

Bill Cassidy (R-LA): This president speaks in hyperbole, it's just his exaggeration.

Beauregard the Elf simply cannot waive or compromise Trump's right to executive privilege

Why, Donnie Ringo...you tweet like someone walked over your dossier.

Donald J. Trump‏ Verified account

Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?
4:56 AM - 19 Oct 2017


Trump's move prompts 14 percent rate increase on North Carolina Blue Cross ACA plans

Trump's move prompts 14 percent rate increase on Blue Cross ACA plans


DURHAM, N.C. — President Donald Trump's decision to halt federal payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act will cause premiums on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina health plans purchased through the HealthCare.gov marketplace to increase by an average 14.1 percent next year, the company said Wednesday.

The government has been reimbursing insurers for "cost-sharing reductions," or CSRs, they pay out to people with low to modest incomes to defray the cost of co-pays and deductibles, but the Trump administration said those payments would stop immediately because the government lacks the congressional approval needed to pay them.

"Ending these federal reimbursements will drive up premium costs and make it harder for insurers to participate in the ACA marketplace in the long run," the company said in a statement. "Had CSR payments not been eliminated, Blue Cross NC’s final rate request for ACA customers’ average would have been near zero."

Still, the 14.1 percent increase is less than Blue Cross' initial request for a 22.9 percent increase and is lowest rate increase for the insurer since it started offering ACA plans. Blue Cross credits a stable market for the smaller increase.

A friendly warning to my DU friends...don't use Facebook to send or receive money

A couple of months ago, one of my former clients in Nevada wanted me do handle his Facebook page again for a month. He sent me money on Facebook. A couple of clicks and it was in my account 10 minutes later.

Fast-forward to October. My girlfriend's son in Oregon sent her some money via Facebook. When she tried to accept it, she got an error message saying she had to update her debit card. Her card hadn't changed from the last time she had received money on Facebook. So she removed the card, added back as a new card, then the status showed as "pending" before it told her to update the card again.

Meanwhile, the money has been taken from her son's account. Where it went, I can't tell you.

Fast-forward to a week ago. My sister sent me money. Got the same message about my card. Finally, after sending Facebook feedback, they said the money would be in my account in 10 working days.

Went to the bank two days ago. My balance seemed high when I got my receipt from the ATM. Went into the bank. The teller pulled up my account and read off my sister's name. Got the money! YAY!

Then, today, my account balance was short. Came home. Saw a DEBIT TO my sister for the amount she sent me!

Called my bank. They said "Unfortunately, you're not the first person who has come to us lately with this exact story."

For reasons unknown, Facebook made the credit go through, then took it back via a debit, and the debit is supposed to expire at midnight, and then the money will be back in my account.

I posted this for two reasons:

1). It is now a "known issue," and it is not the result of a virus or a hacking, it's just that Facebook apparently has their heads up their collective asses, and yes, the banks HAVE complained to them (it is a specific issue in the way in which they process Visa Debit Card transactions)

2). Do not, under any circumstances, send money to friends via Facebook or ask them to send money to you unless you like the sound of Uncle Miles telling you "I TOLD YOU SO."

Al Franken will be on Lawrence O'Donnell's show tonight to discuss his Keebler Elf smackdown.

The Last Word‏ Verified account

EXCLUSIVE: @SenFranken joins @Lawrence tonight to speak out about his heated clash with AG Sessions in Senate hearing on Russia.


Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Sandusky, 73, was convicted in 2012 of exploiting his position in the top-flight football program to sexually assault 10 boys. He is currently serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.

Centre County Court of Common Pleas visiting Judge John Foradora struck down all Sandusky’s claims of sub-par legal work by his trial attorney, Joseph Amendola, and two other lawyers.

“The bulk of Sandusky’s claims are meritless,” Foradora concluded in a 60-page opinion. “Those that remain, whether they fail for want of prejudice or because Amendola’s actions or failure to act were informed by a reasonable strategy, do not combine to call into question ... the legitimacy of the verdict.”

SHS: Trump loves our country, Frederica Wilson's remarks are "frankly appalling and disgusting"

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