So you're saying that Cornelius wasn't a Godly man?<quoted text>
Oh no, not my message at all. I did not vote for Obama, did not vote for Bush, I don't vote period. I am for a theocracy. That is my point. True Christians are neutral. Really, think about it, do you see Jesus Christ tossing a hand grenade for the USA or any other country when he said "love your neighbor as yourself". When you support a government, you support nationalism, which supports superiority of one group over another. That is not Christian. Acts 10:34
#25956 Oct 2, 2013
#25957 Oct 2, 2013
Lawsuits against obamacare's HHS....
"Today there are 73 cases and over 200 plaintiffs representing hospitals, universities, businesses, schools, and people all speaking with one voice to affirm the freedom of religion guaranteed in the Constitution."
#25958 Oct 2, 2013
This is one of those lawsuits........
“Like all of the Little Sisters, I have vowed to God and the Roman Catholic Church that I will treat all life as valuable, and I have dedicated my life to that work,” said Sister Loraine Marie, Superior for one of the three U.S. provinces in the Congregation.“We cannot violate our vows by participating in the government’s program to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs.”
#25959 Oct 2, 2013
#25960 Oct 2, 2013
"The nation’s largest federal workers union will rally in Washington Wednesday outside the Department of Labor headquarters as part of the group’s National Day of Protest against the sequester."
800,000 federal workers have forgotten they dont compare to the 22.6 million out of work or under employed.....
I have no big concern for those federal workers, let them get in line at the unemployment office as the rest of americans do....
"The number of unemployed persons, at 11.8 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.6 percent, were unchanged in June. Both measures have shown little change since February."
In addition there are this many
"The number of persons employed
part time for economic reasons(sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 322,000 to 8.2 million in June. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job."
And another number not counted as unemployed but yet are under employed....
In June, 2.6 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, essentially unchanged from a year earlier.(The data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey."
#25961 Oct 2, 2013
I believe that is what a Christian does with God's help.
#25962 Oct 2, 2013
The idol boy for the libroids.......
"On Sunday, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean said it would be a "good thing" that small businesses will ultimately decide to dump their employees into the Obamacare healthcare exchanges."
#25963 Oct 2, 2013
Yesterday the House demos voted down the repubs attempt to keep the the world war 2 Memorial open, thereby voting against veterans....
#25964 Oct 2, 2013
"What the Obama administration is portraying as a "shutdown" of the federal government -- complete with signs posted at the entrances to government buildings, parks and monuments -- is turning out to be more of a "slimdown," as all but non-essential workers reported to their jobs Tuesday."
A "slimdown" sounds about right, there are a lot of fat folks running around in washington, mostly demos....
#25965 Oct 2, 2013
"Just got urgent news from the Washington Post. I have this urgent news right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers ’cause I just printed it out. Urgent breaking news from the Washington Post:“You Will No Longer Be Able to Watch This Baby Panda Online if the Government Shuts Down.” Right there it is. That’s the headline right there with a picture of the panda. I’m showing it there. Urgent news, Washington Post!
Next thing you know, we’re gonna hear that they’re gonna close the sleigh ride concession, Jellystone National Park. I know there’s no snow yet, but there will be soon, and there won’t be any sleigh rides. It’s gonna be a repeat. Now you can’t watch the panda video. So what do we conclude? Republicans hate animals, and Republicans hate the zoo, and they don’t want young kids to be able to watch nature."
#25966 Oct 2, 2013
" We haven't had a budget in four years because the Democrat Party has sought to hide from people their true policy intentions. We have been doing continuing resolution after continuing resolution. The only way to cut spending therefore is via the continuing resolution. There has not been a budget. This is in violation of the constitutional law and other statutory law. Four years. No budget."
#25967 Oct 2, 2013
I posted this link yesterday, certainly worth a double post.
It's only going to get worse.
#25968 Oct 2, 2013
We know it, the world knows it, & Obama doesn't care.
#25969 Oct 2, 2013
A minority within a minority...
WHERE THE G.O.P.'S SUICIDE CAUCUS LIVES
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
POSTED BY RYAN LIZZA
...Meadows wanted Boehner to use the threat of a government shutdown to defund Obamacare, a course Boehner had publicly ruled out.
Back home in Meadows’s congressional district, the idea was quite popular. North Carolina’s Eleventh District had been gerrymandered after the 2010 census to become the most Republican district in his state. Meadows won his election last November by fifteen points. The Presidential contest there was an even bigger blowout. Romney won the district by twenty-three points, sixty-one per cent to thirty-eight per cent. While the big story of the 2012 election was about demographics and a growing non-white population that is increasingly Democratic, that was not the story in the Meadows race. His district is eighty-seven per cent white, five per cent Latino, and three per cent black.
Before Meadows sent off his letter to Boehner, he circulated it among his colleagues, and with the help of the conservative group FreedomWorks, as well as some heavy campaigning by Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Mike Lee, seventy-nine like-minded House Republicans from districts very similar to Meadows’s added their signatures.
..The ability of eighty members of the House of Representatives to push the Republican Party into a strategic course that is condemned by the party’s top strategists is a historical oddity. It’s especially strange when you consider some of the numbers behind the suicide caucus.
...These eighty members represent just eighteen per cent of the House and just a third of the two hundred and thirty-three House Republicans. They were elected with fourteen and a half million of the hundred and eighteen million votes cast in House elections last November, or twelve per cent of the total. In all, they represent fifty-eight million constituents. That may sound like a lot, but it’s just eighteen per cent of the population.
Most of the members of the suicide caucus have districts very similar to Meadows’s. While the most salient demographic fact about America is that it is becoming more diverse, Republican districts actually became less diverse in 2012.
...In short, these eighty members represent an America where the population is getting whiter, where there are few major cities, where Obama lost the last election in a landslide, and where the Republican Party is becoming more dominant and more popular. Meanwhile, in national politics, each of these trends is actually reversed.
#25970 Oct 2, 2013
Jewell, a Republican who says he is embracing Obamacare reluctantly because there’s nothing better being offered, is confident the health exchanges will eventually work.“As a patient, I assume they will get the program up and running,” he said.
And he knows it can be difficult to launch a new program. Jewell was a spokesman at the Health and Human Services Department under former President George W. Bush.
"I am a Republican who is sympathetic to the program. It would be helpful if it worked for me. I assume it will,” he said. He and his wife have pre-existing health conditions that make it difficult to buy private insurance, but the ACA forces insurers offering new policies to take all comers, regardless of previous health issues.
Jewell was among thousands of Americans who were ready to try the new online marketplace.\
“I was trying during the 7 am hour on the East Coast. I can’t believe people were setting their alarms to get up for Obamacare,” Jewell said.
“We logged 10,000 visitors in the last 3 hours,” Connecticut’s exchange administrators tweeted at @AccessHealthCT.“22 enrollments so far. Make sure your browser is updated if you are having problems!”
Some saw the website crashes as a sign of success. "This plan that the Radical GOP says is so bad is on the verge of crashing due to such high volume," said Mark Nelson of Kingman, Ariz., in a Facebook posting
#25971 Oct 2, 2013
A VERY good post, you nailed it. This is just a part of the process of the majority in this country becoming a minority. Its not going to be pretty or get any better for many years.
#25972 Oct 2, 2013
Nope, wasn't worth the first post...
Why No One Should Lose Sleep Because Big Insurers Are Taking a Pass on Exchanges
Posted: 07/02/2013 10:45 am
Aetna made the wrong kind of headlines in California a few days back. The health insurance giant said it plans to stop selling individual coverage in the state and would not renew the individual policies it currently has in effect. That decision means about 50,000 Californians will have to find another insurer.
UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, announced yesterday that it is following Aetna's lead and will also exit California's individual market, a move that will affect 8,000 people.
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said he was disappointed because the departure of Aetna and UnitedHealth will reduce competition, but neither company has been able to be more than also-rans in California's individual health insurance market. Three other insurance companies with a much longer history in the state -- Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente -- collectively control about 90 percent of the Golden State's individual insurance market.
Aetna and UnitedHealth didn't make a big effort to increase their share of that market because, like Cigna, the big national insurer where I used to work, they prefer to sell coverage to employers, not individuals. So those companies' decisions didn't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the recent trends in health insurance.
In fact, it is a stretch to even call the big companies insurers these days. The number of people whom those companies actually "insure" has been dwindling for a decade. Their preference is to encourage employers and other large groups to "self insure" and then hire the insurance companies as administrators. If you look closely at the big insurers' books of business, you will see their revenue from "administrative services only" (ASO) customers has been growing while cash from the selling of actual insurance has been falling.
Most Americans who have coverage get it through the workplace, but chances are very few of them realize that it is actually their employer assuming the risk of insuring them, not the company whose name is on their insurance card.
In an ASO arrangement, the employer pays a substantial fee to a company like Aetna or Cigna to negotiate contracts with doctors and hospitals and make decisions about whether or not an employee will actually get coverage for potentially life-saving procedures like transplants.
The trend toward ASO contracts shows that the big companies have become increasingly risk averse. It also explains why they are deciding not to participate in a lot of the online health insurance marketplaces...
#25973 Oct 2, 2013
Another satisfied customer...
CA exchange savings for me!
TUE OCT 01, 2013 AT 09:59 PM PDT
Here's my details. I own a business that is a corporation which is me and me alone. I do pretty well. I am lucky. I am 45 and am happy to be a non-smoker in excellent health.
My insurance has soared to $495/month and the plan has become worse and worse over the 5 years I have had it I have gone from $20 office visit copay to $50. An MRI for a sports injury last year cost me $500 out of pocket. My out of pocket max is $7500/yr as a single male.
It compares to at best the "silver" plan - more like half between bronze and silver. Silver would cost me $316/month.
The Platinum plan has zero deductible,$150 MRI,$20 copay and a $4000/yr out of pocket. This is wildly better coverage than I have now and it costs $439/month
I don't get a subsidy because I make enough money not to. I didn't expect to.
To the liars in the GOP - I hope this destroys you. I am saving money and getting better coverage.
#25974 Oct 2, 2013
"Ever give a thought to why Obama wants high unemployment? All those unemployed people now have no health insurance and he is betting that they will sign up for Obamacare. What a way to stack up the odds for more people signing up. That is devious and evil."
This is the most ridiculous post I have ever seen coming from someone who is trying to be serious. Are you receiving care for your mental health issues?? If not please seek care, you really need it. The good news is that under the current health care plan you can get insurance on preexisting conditions, so you are covered.
“Liberals are closet raaacists!”
Since: Nov 08
#25975 Oct 2, 2013
TWO (2) supportive stories. WOW! THAT'S impresive. ROTFL
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