Obamacare Website No Longer Addresses ‘You Can Keep Your Doctor’

The Weekly Standard – by Jeryl Bier

“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” was President Barack Obama’s signature catchphrase he used to sell the Affordable Care Act to the American people. Now Obamacare’s flagship website, healthcare.gov, no longer even addresses the issue.

Ironically, the section in question was the first public (if indirect) admission by the Obama administration that the president’s promise was less than a “guarantee.” As THE WEEKLY STANDARD first reported in July 2013, the website told consumers that they “may be able to keep your current doctor,” in contrast to the president’s unequivocal statement: “Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you’ve got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor.”   Continue reading

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Tornado Damage in Kokomo, Indiana

Here are pics from the tornado that hit Kokomo Wednesday afternoon. The pics are me going back southbound about 4 minutes after the funnel blew through. (I decided to haul ass North when I saw I was right in the path, and waited off the road until I could see again, and went back South to see what had happened).

Obviously the Starbucks Commie Coffee building got what it had coming to it. This twister went through about 150 yards north of where another one went through 3 yrs ago.   Continue reading

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The US Air Force reveals radical plan to ‘bomb the sky’ to improve radio reception

Daily Mail

A fleet of tiny satellites could one day be used to detonate plasma bombs in Earth’s upper atmosphere to improve the range of radio communications.

The US Air Force has granted contracts to three research teams to develop the technology needed to do this, with hopes that CubeSats could carry massive amounts of ionized gas to the ionosphere to create radio-reflecting plasma.   Continue reading

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Criminals Target Hospitals Through New Locky Ransomware Campaign

The Merkle – by JP Buntinx

A new wave of ransomware attacks against hospital has begun. Internet criminals are distributing Locky ransomware on a vast scale, mostly in the form of phishing campaigns directed at the healthcare sector. The method of distribution is a macro-enabled Office 2007 Word document containing the malicious payload.   Continue reading

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Army pulls training slide listing Hillary Clinton as example of ‘insider’ threat

Yahoo News

The U.S. Army has pulled a slide from a training presentation that described Hillary Clinton as an “insider” threat to national security.

The slide, which was used in a PowerPoint presentation at Missouri’s Fort Leonard Wood, included the image of the Democratic nominee alongside pictures of disgraced retired Gen. David Petraeus, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis and described them as “insiders” who were “careless or disgruntled” government employees.   Continue reading

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Clinton Foundation Witness Removal

Clinton Foundation Witness Removal

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Barack and Michelle’s first date, coming to a theater near you

Washington Post – by Monica Hesse

All politicians are actors. They must be, to travel the country telling the same personal anecdotes with the same emotional inflections, all while convincing constituents of their spontaneity and sincerity. When the public wants to know what politicians are really like in private, they either wait for a tell-all by the staff, or they wait for a fictionalized version that feels like it illuminates the truth as well as the facts would.   Continue reading

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The Whole World is Rome…or is Rome the Whole World? Empire Building 101

The American University of Rome

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Clinton campaign slams ‘utterly flawed’ AP report on foundation donors

Yahoo News

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is slamming an Associated Press report that more than half the people outside government that she met with while she was secretary of state donated to the Clinton Foundation.

“It cherry-picked a limited subset of Secretary Clinton’s schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement on Tuesday.   Continue reading

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The Federal Government Is Trying To Grab 140 Square Miles Of Private Land In Texas

Forbes – by Frank Miniter

The federal government is trying to take as much as 140 square miles of deeded land in Texas from ranchers who’ve owned and have paid taxes on the property for generations. This is occurring in north Texas, along Red River on the Texas-Oklahoma border. What made the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) make this claim is unclear (as this is being fought in court, the BLM isn’t answering questions), but the ramifications make last year’s occupation of BLM buildings in Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge seem like a Boy Scout jamboree.   Continue reading

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Jewish groups’ reckless accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’ sets us down a dangerous path

Rabble – by YVES ENGLER

Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me — and they may come back to haunt the name-callers.

In finding anti-Semites behind every challenge to Canadian complicity with Israeli colonialism, mainstream Jewish organizations are emptying the term “anti-Semitism” of its historical weight.   Continue reading

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Qatari fund buys $622M stake in Empire State Realty Trust

Real Estate Weekly – by CHRISTIAN BRAZIL BAUTISTA

An affiliate of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has purchased a 9.9 percent stake in Empire State Realty Trust for $622 million.

“We welcome QIA as an ESRT shareholder and see their investment as an endorsement of ESRT’s strategy, team and portfolio of irreplaceable assets. We continue to plan for the future, now with more capital and one of the most sophisticated and reliable real estate investors in the world as our partner. As we continue our internal growth strategy execution, added strength and flexibility in our balance sheet expand our capacity to take advantage of opportunities through external growth,” said Empire State Realty Trust President and CEO John B. Kessler.   Continue reading

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North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

Mail.com

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.

North Korea already has a variety of land-based missiles that can hit South Korea and Japan, including U.S. military bases in those countries. But its development of reliable submarine-launched missiles would add weapons that are harder to detect before liftoff.   Continue reading

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Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Mail.com

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State’s most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

he National Marine Fisheries Service says spinner dolphins — the playful nocturnal species that humans in Hawaii routinely frolic with — are being deprived of rest during the day and becoming stressed out.   Continue reading

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Deaf driver’s shooting death by trooper under investigation

Mail.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

The family of Daniel Kevin Harris said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events last week was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state’s training manual warns troopers to avoid when dealing with the hearing impaired.   Continue reading

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Viktor Shvets: ‘The Private Sector Will Never Recover’

The Epoch Times – by Valentin Schmid

Do you feel something is wrong with the United States and the global economy? Despite a respectable recovery and low unemployment, many people aren’t happy with their current economic situation or their outlook for the future. From rising prices for basic necessities or schooling, to harsh competition and low pay for lower income jobs to negative interest rates—the poor and the middle class all have their problems to deal with.   Continue reading

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Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

Washington Free Beacon – by Adam Kredo

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.   Continue reading

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Man Calls 911 to Report His Wife Being Robbed, Cops Show Up and Shoot Him — Robber Gets Away

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Indianapolis, IN — Indianapolis Metropolitan police responded to a 9-1-1 call about an armed robbery early Tuesday morning. When IMPD officers showed up, however, they shot the first person they saw — the innocent homeowner.

In only a matter of minutes, a woman went from being in shock after being robbed at gunpoint, to praying that her husband survives the holes put in him by police bullets.   Continue reading

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Man Killed By Wauwatosa Officer Was “Shot In The Head Four Times” With Hands Up, Says Parents

Cop Block – by Isiah Holmes

Two months. It’s nearly been two months since an unidentified Wauwatosa officer shot 25 year old Jay Anderson in his car. Residents who’re concerned on the officer’s status, in fact, don’t even know if they’re still patrolling. Anderson’s family continue to grieve, demand answers, and offer one’s of their own. The 20 seconds of footage they were allowed to see in a private district attorney meeting is finally described to the public.   Continue reading

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