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  • Virginia's Largest Health Insurer Drops Out of Obamacare Individual Market For 2018

    08/11/2017 11:42:33 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/11/2017
    Just weeks before the 2018 Obamacare open enrollment period is set to begin, Virginia's largest health insurer has pulled of the individual marketplace. Anthem is leaving the system, citing overwhelming costs and unstable markets. More from Forbes: “Today, planning and pricing for ACA-compliant health plans has become increasingly difficult due to a shrinking and deteriorating Individual market, as well as continual changes and uncertainty in federal operations, rules and guidance, including cost sharing reduction subsidies and the restoration of taxes on fully insured coverage,” Anthem said in a statement Friday afternoon. “As a result, the continued uncertainty makes it difficult...
  • American Community Survey

    10/26/2016 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 40 replies
    I received a pretty official looking envelope with the return address above marked "American Community Survey" and in even larger bold letters: YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW Text of letter: A message from the Director, US Census Bureau ... Your household has been randomly selected to complete a very important national survey, the American Community Survey. The US Census Bureau conducts this survey to give our country an up-to-date picture of how we live- our education, employment, housing and more. Using the enclosed instructions please complete the survey online as soon as possible at: The Census Bureau is...
  • When Children's Services Runs Amok

    12/08/2015 7:23:08 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 9 replies
    12/8/2015 | Yomin Postelnik
    It's time to call a spade a spade, to name names and to finally shine a light on despots who threaten, bully and rip people's lives apart under the full protection of the City of New York. And if someone cannot stomach the truth, and therefore wishes to call me crazy, then so be it; but you cannot discount the numerous professionals who have gone on record to state the exact same thing. Background: On December 9th, a caring mother, who all independent professionals have praised for her parenting, nurturing and concern as a parent, will yet again be hauled...
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • Science: On second thought, no, secondhand smoke won’t kill you

    12/20/2013 8:27:07 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies ^ | 12/19/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Now it can be told. Now that smoking has been banned everywhere but the dryer vent at your apartment based on the notion that secondhand smoke kills everyone around you, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute can tell us this via Jacob Sullum:
  • American Community Survey on line online form

    09/28/2013 2:36:10 PM PDT · by mongo141 · 25 replies
    US Gov. ^ | 9/28/13 | Mongo141
    40 min. worth of personnel questions
  • ‘Government is not spying’ (American Community Survey - 2010 census)

    05/04/2013 1:46:58 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    The Garden Island ^ | May 1, 2013 | Dennis Rowley, Commander Ret. US Navy
    I cannot sit silently after reading “Census Calling on Kaua`i” (April 29, 2013). The article is counter to my personal experience and I feel compelled to share my experience with you. In the article the statements made by Mr. Gene Henry of the American Community Survey are counter to fact. This is not a letter representing one party or another. It is not an attempt to sway you to opt out of the American Community Survey. It is simply a recitation of fact. In 2010 my wife and I received a letter demanding that we participate in the ACS. The...
  • "You are required by U.S. Law to respond to this survey"

    04/21/2012 10:54:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 76 replies
    US Government Department of Thuggery | 4/21/12
    Several weeks ago I received a letter addressed to "Resident." Inside was a 28-page American Community Survey form in which I was supposed to reveal to the government every detail about my life. Today, "Resident" received it again along with a threatening letter requiring me to complete the survey. I intend to chuck this one, too. Has anyone else had this experience?
  • American Cancer Society Declares Poverty A Carcinogen

    06/21/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 48 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | June 21, 2011 | Susan Campbell
    It's not Styrofoam or cellphones or tobacco that are killing us. It's poverty. A report released Friday by the American Cancer Society echoes a 1989 statement by Dr. Samuel A. Broder, then director of the National Cancer Institute, who said that poverty is a carcinogen. The society's report said that the lower a person's socioeconomic status, the greater the risk of cancer. That's especially true for lung cancer, the report said, "for which death rates are 4 to 5 times higher in the least educated than in the most educated individuals."
  • 'Chaotic' ACS:Law facing costs over file-sharing cases

    04/18/2011 2:55:27 PM PDT · by Cardhu
    BBC ^ | April 19th 2011 | Staff
    A controversial law firm that tried to get money from computer users by accusing them of illegal file sharing could be hit with massive legal fees. ACS:Law and its one solicitor, Andrew Crossley, sent thousands of letters threatening recipients with court action if they did not pay out. Now a judge has ruled that the company may be responsible for wasted costs in the case and ordered a full hearing. Mr Crossley's lawyers declined to comment. The proceedings represent something of a role reversal. Originally the Patents County Court had been asked to hear the cases brought by Mr Crossley's...
  • Pro-Lifers: Don’t Support American Cancer Society Relay for Life

    04/04/2011 7:25:59 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 8 replies ^ | 04/01/2011 | Josh Brahm
    Its springtime and Relays for Life, the American Cancer Society’s main fundraiser, are happening in cities all across the country over the next several months. It can be difficult for pro-life advocates to decide exactly how involved to be in events like this, as we can all agree that curing cancer is an important goal, even something worth supporting. Unfortunately the American Cancer Society is not an organization I can support, as they have been linked to organizations that support abortion, human cloning and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (HESCR).
  • Census worker won't take no for answer

    04/01/2011 2:54:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jon Yates
    The first few requests were tolerable. A Census Bureau worker would knock on John and Beverly Scott's door and ask them to fill out an American Community Survey. The McKinley Park couple would politely decline. But as the days passed, the visits became more frequent and the requests more urgent. Some evenings, the doorbell would ring at dinnertime, then again at 10 p.m. "I'm generally a nice guy. I didn't want to shut the door in her face," John Scott said. "I said, 'I'm not going to answer your questions.' She kept saying, 'You've got to, you've got to.' I...
  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • American Community Survey (ACS) - Little known mandatory ongoing survey by the U.S. Census Bureau

    04/04/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>Will the American Community Survey be conducted during the 2010 Census?</p> <p>Yes. The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey that collects detailed population and housing information from a sample of U. S. households and group quarters (GQ) facilities each month. Households that receive both the American Community Survey and the 2010 Census need to respond to both.</p>
  • Low Tech, DIY Plasma Gasifier Makes Fuel From Waste (In your garage)

    03/26/2010 11:44:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | 3/26/2010 | Nick Chambers
    Some interesting tidbits are coming out of the American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco this week. First we heard about a product made from renewable materials that could substitute a large portion of the crude oil currently used to make tires. And now comes word from a scientist at the University of Orleans in France that he has constructed a compact, relatively inexpensive, low tech plasma gasifier that can take all sorts of waste materials and turn them into a variety of different drop-in fuels, including diesel, gasoline and kerosene. The plasma gasifier is based on what is known...
  • The American Community Survey

    03/29/2010 9:51:25 AM PDT · by nodakkid · 6 replies · 546+ views
    I just received a letter from Census Bureau. It says I will get a second letter to fill out as a followup to the Census letter. It is called the American Community Survey. They say I am required to fill all of it out. It will detail "how we live as a nation" Should get interesting.
  • Spanish and US naval ships test Aegis Combat System

    03/12/2010 7:47:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 351+ views ^ | 3/12/2010 |
    The Aegis weapon system, installed on board the US and Spanish naval warships, has successfully exhibited its combat capabilities during a recent trial. The Combat System Ship Qualification Trials were conducted in the waters near Pt. Mugu, California last week. US Navy’s recently commissioned guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) along with USS Wayne E Meyer (DDG 108) took part in the trial. Spanish Navy’s Alvaro de Bazan (F-101) frigate was also a part of the exercise. The Aegis integrated naval weapon system, fitted on the ships, was evaluated for combat-readiness through comprehensive surface, subsurface and anti-air warfare exercises,...
  • Return to the Community Organizer in Chief

    02/20/2010 5:17:00 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 9 replies · 679+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/20/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Today I was selected ordered to participate in the American Community Survey (ACS). Never heard of it? Neither did I, until the edict arrived in the mail from the Community Organizer in Chief, via one of his many bootlicking lackeys, Robert M. Groves, director of the United States Department of Commerce. I'll receive the survey in a few days, the edict tells me. The 28-page questoinaire [download a pdf here] is separate from the Census. My response to both (emphasis theirs) documents is “required by U.S. Law.” That's an interesting statement, considering that I have been on this earth for...
  • American Cancer Society (Again) Endorses ObamaCare Despite Devastating Impact on Cancer Patients

    12/17/2009 10:56:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 719+ views
    NLPC ^ | December 17, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    We have criticized the American Cancer Society (ACS) for wading into the political fight over health care through its “advocacy affiliate,” the . In the clearest evidence yet that politics has replaced ACS’s core mission of fighting cancer, ACSCAN took part in a press conference this week to support “upcoming cloture votes on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”  In other words, ACSCAN wants the Reid bill backed by Barack Obama. Now comes Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), a practicing physician, with an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal that details just what ObamaCare might mean for cancer victims. He...
  • American Cancer Society Backs Away From Obama Health Care?

    11/18/2009 9:51:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 477+ views
    NLPC ^ | November 18, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    On November 5, the American Cancer Society (ACS) endorsed the health care bill that passed the House on November 7. ACS now seems to be backing away from the endorsement in the face of complaints that it should stay out of politics. Emailers protesting the ACS endorsement are getting this response: At this time the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is not endorsing HR 3962, The Affordable Health Care for America Act, because it is not in its final stage...ACS CAN will reserve an official endorsement pending review of a final, merged House and Senate bill....