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  • Deplorables UNITE! - Trump Anthem ((Do you hear the people sing)

    09/27/2016 6:03:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-27-2016 | Trumpennials
    A little music for the soul, on a Tuesday Night.
  • NFL Sponsors and Contact Information

    09/25/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by pb929 · 46 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/25/16 | Self
    This is a list of current NFL sponsors along with contact information for most of them. I will complete the missing info soon. If you are upset about the disrespect some NFL players have been showing toward our flag and the support they've gotten from their teams and the NFL itself, you can contact their sponsors and let them know how you feel.
  • Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: If you don’t like this country, get the hell out

    09/24/2016 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 24, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Alternate headline: “Ditka wraps up 2020 Republican nomination.” “I think it’s a problem,” Ditka said. “Anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If they don’t like the country, they don’t like our flag, get the hell out.”…“I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick,” Ditka added. “He probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice. My choice is that I like this country, I respect our flag, and I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.” That’s as pure as nationalism gets. What does he think of Richard Sherman’s press...
  • Photo: SMU band members kneel while playing anthem

    09/24/2016 8:17:08 AM PDT · by rey · 34 replies
    Campus Sports ^ | 24 Sept 2016 | Michael Napoles
    Five members of the Southern Methodist University band took a knee while playing the national anthem prior to their game against Texas Christian University. There were also a select number of students in the student section who joined in the protests. “I feel like coming from an African American background — I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, which is a predominantly black city — that I get tired of seeing my black brothers and sisters dying from injustices and unjustified reasons,” one student, Coda Boyce, told the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not against all police officers, I’m not saying all...
  • Rapinoe kneels for anthem again ahead of U.S. national team game

    09/16/2016 5:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2016 | Leander Schaerlaeckens
    Would she or wouldn’t she? Up until the United States women’s national team walked out for kickoff against Thailand in its first post-Olympic friendly in Columbus, Ohio, it was unclear if Megan Rapinoe would continue her Colin Kaepernick-inspired protest against the “oppression” of minorities by kneeling for the national anthem. She did.
  • NFL Team Led By 9/11 Truther Might Boycott National Anthem

    09/08/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    Seattle Seahawks players say the team might boycott the national anthem during an upcoming game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11 — the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
  • Personal THANK YOU to Colin Kaepernick

    09/08/2016 6:44:21 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 32 replies
    RANT | ME
    I want to PUBLICLY thank Colin Kaepernick and all the others that have shown DIS-RESPECT to the National Anthem.You know who they are..you see them standing on the sidelines,,bouncing around, looking all over the place,,acting as tho they are in a time-out. THEY are the reason Trump is winning. Their actions of DIS-RESPECT is fanning the flames of those that support him and will get him elected.
  • Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, Bobby Wagner considering expanding national-anthem protest

    09/08/2016 11:09:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Bob Condotta
    Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami. Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action.
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Stealing From His Boss

    09/05/2016 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | Don Bendell
    Remind players in no uncertain terms that our freedom to speak and demonstrate comes with responsibilities too Thank you Colin Kaepernick, we’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. I don’t know what your problem is, but I bet it’s very hard to pronounce. Like the few combat veterans, including my fellow Green Beret vet Nate Boyer, who stood by Colin at the pre-season game Thursday evening, I did indeed risk my life for people’s right to express their opinions freely and stand up for what they believe in. However, I respectfully disagree with each of them...
  • Kaepernick’s protest is as American as that flag

    08/29/2016 12:17:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    ESPN The Undefeated ^ | August 29, 2016 | Domonique Foxworth
    I am just as much an American as I am a Foxworth. My son and his future sons will be as much Foxworths and Americans as I am. And my father is and his father was and so on. But my bloodline in this nation can be traced back to before America was even a country — when my ancestors were neither American nor Foxworths.
  • 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: I’m not standing for the anthem of a country that oppresses blacks

    08/29/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    The nation's fiscal house is collapsing, but we're talking about this crap I don’t think he deserves the attention that a column about him brings, but Colin Kaepernick’s stunt this past weekend of refusing to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game did generate a couple of thoughts I wanted to share. One concerns the increasingly commonplace (and thus, increasingly meaningless) use of gestures like this by athletes to showboat about issues they really don’t understand. The other concerns the growing inclination of normal Americans to proceed into histrionics about people not standing, not saluting, not putting their...
  • About 92K Coloradans to lose Obamacare coverage as insurers drop out, cut back, raise rates

    06/06/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    More than 92,000 Coloradans will lose their Obamacare health care coverage in 2017 as four leading insurance companies scale back or eliminate their plans while others propose rate hikes of as much as 40 percent. Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance. ... the news came as a devastating blow to the state’s already-shaky insurance market. Colorado is one of 14 states that opted to launch its own Obamacare exchange instead...
  • Liberals Obama-izing and feminizing National Anthem

    06/01/2016 9:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    Oh Canada! With not much work to speak of other than trading off Selfies the way former generations traded baseball cards, Canadian MPs will today debate making Canada’s national anthem—“gender-neutral”. Rather than earning their keep, strengthening the weak Canadian dollar, or reassuring Canadians they really know what they’re doing by flooding their towns and cities with undocumented refugees, the Liberals are into an Obama-izing and feminizing Canada gambit.
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY (National Anthem Girl)

    03/03/2016 7:44:03 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org/ ^ | 3/3/15 | National Anthem Girl
    Written by Francis Scott Key, the Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. On National Anthem Day, we celebrate and honor this song. Janine Stange, who has come to be known as "The National Anthem Girl," made history by completing her mission to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" in all 50 states in time for the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the lyrics for the hallowed song on September 14, 2014.
  • Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

    02/04/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | February 4, 2016 | By Jay Hancock
    Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how policies are sold to individuals in ways that consumer advocates say seem to discriminate against the sickest and could hold down future enrollment. In recent days Anthem, Aetna and Cigna, all among the top five health insurers, told brokers they will stop paying them sales commissions to sign up most customers who qualify for new coverage outside the normal enrollment period, according to the companies and broker documents. Last year, these "special enrollment" clients were much more expensive than expected because lax enforcement allowed...
  • Kate Smith and God Bless America: 75th Anniversary!

    01/28/2016 5:15:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1918, 1938 (revised) | Composer: Irving Berlin; Singer: Kate Smith
    November 10, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the introduction of Irving Berlin's classic song by the one and only Kate Smith! "God Bless America" has long been thought of as the second National Anthem, and this song was associated with Kate Smith for the rest of her days - and beyond. All royalties received from this song - record and sheet music sales - were donated by Irving and Kate to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. You will notice that there are a few extra and alternate lines in the song; Irving Berlin deleted/changed them shortly after...
  • Once A Year, The Sun Hits These Pillars And Creates A Sight That’ll Make Any American Proud

    11/11/2015 6:56:55 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    the federalist papers ^ | Jason W. Stevens
    In Anthem, Arizona there resides five pillars. These five pillars serve as a memorial for our armed forces, each pillar representing a different branch of the military. Designed by local artist and resident Renee Palmer Jones, the memorial is used in a Veteran’s Day ceremony every year to honor our fallen men and women. But during the ceremony, what looks like an ordinary series of pillars actually becomes quite special. If you look closely, you will see that due to the way the pillars are aligned, that the sun will shine right through holes built into each descending pillar due...
  • This new Ted Cruz rap song is surprisingly good [Video]

    10/28/2015 10:34:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    ... But every once in a while a politics-themed song comes out that is not so bad. I've long been a fan of this tune that urged people to write-in Charlie Wilson for Congress. (It worked! Wilson won!) And now — from the most unlikely of sources — comes another song I dig: A rap ditty in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)'s presidential campaign.Here's "Time for Truth" by someone named "jukworld." Before I go any further, let me note that I am not the rap aficionado that fellow Fixer Philip Bump is. (Read his wrong-but-interesting screed on why Biggie...
  • Watch: Most Journos Fail to Stand for Anthem at Democratic Debate

    10/14/2015 5:52:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/15 | Joel Pollak
    LAS VEGAS — Hundreds of journalists declined to stand during the national anthem at the Democratic debate at the Wynn Las Vegas, with only 20 out of nearly 400 rising from their seats, some recognizable from conservative media outlets. There are differing views as to the proper convention for a televised national anthem, though some suggest that when the anthem is played at a public event, even on television, those present should stand–even if they are observers. At the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California last month, few journalists stood for the anthem
  • Anthem to acquire CIGNA, leaving only 3 big health insurance companies

    07/24/2015 7:50:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 07/24/2015 | Aaron Smith
    In another merger of health insurance giants, Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54 billion deal. Anthem (ANTM), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurer, said it would buy all of Cigna's (CI)shares in a cash and stock transaction. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016, if it passes state regulatory approvals and other requirements. The merged insurer would cover 53 million members. The merger would leave only three major players in the insurance industry. Earlier this month, Aetna (AET) struck a deal to buy Humana (HUM) for $37 billion, which would cover...
  • Health insurer Anthem to buy Cigna in $54.2 bln deal [Bernie Sanders approves]

    07/24/2015 3:52:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/24/15
    Anthem said on Friday it would buy Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer. Cigna shareholders will get $103.40 per share in cash and 0.5152 Anthem shares. The deal comes three weeks after Aetna struck a deal to buy Humana for $37 billion and is part of an industry-wide consolidation of the health insurance industry following the roll-out of the Obama government's health-care reform law.
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' performance lands rocker in police trouble

    07/09/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by rikkir · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/15 | Cody Derespina
    Celebrating America’s freedom nearly cost Lane Pittman his. The 22-year-old University of North Florida senior was issued a citation on July 4 for breaching the peace following a raucous guitar rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a verse of Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold.” Pittman said, however, he was nearly arrested and sent to jail for the night. “I’m going from this emotional high, and then all of a sudden I just go to this extreme low of being in the back of a police car,” Pittman told Fox News. “I can’t tell you how many times they told me I would...
  • The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision Is Already Worth $3 Billion For Insurers

    06/25/2015 12:26:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 6-25-2015 | LEAH LIBRESCO
    The five largest publicly traded health insurance companies (UnitedHealth, Anthem,1 Aetna, Humana and Cigna) — all of which were party to an amicus brief in support of the subsidies filed by America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group for insurance companies — rose an average of 1 percent over their opening prices by 11 a.m. Thursday. The bounce started at approximately 10:10 a.m., right when SCOTUSblog first announced the Supreme Court’s decision. All five companies. That rise amounted to a $3 billion increase in the combined market capitalization of the five companies.
  • Fans told no national anthem at NCAA regionial; sing it anyway

    05/19/2015 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/19/15 | Troy Machir
    Over the weekend, Louisiana-Lafayette won the Lafayette region of the NCAA Softball World Series Tournament after defeating Baylor 9-1 in the final game on Sunday. But prior to the team's first meeting on Saturday, the third game of the day, fans in attendance were told that because the game was the third of the day, there would be no national anthem prior to the start of the contest. Fans at Lamson Park was none too pleased, and after several failed attempts to get the public address announcer to play the song, fans took it upon themselves to sing "The Star-Spangled...
  • Who's safe from risk of identity theft? No one

    03/01/2015 7:48:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 3-1-15 | Ruben Rosario
    I got hacked twice this month. The first time I was going for a layup at the local gym. The second time was learning I'm among the more than 313,000 Minnesotans and nearly 80 million Americans whose personal information might have been accessed during the recent Anthem health insurer data breach. The compromised information includes names, member health identification numbers, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and employment and income information. Now, I'm an old-school, practical kind of guy. I try as much as I can to pay bills and items face to face with cash. I shred...
  • Vanity: warning of email phishing expedition re: Anthem Blue Cross

    02/19/2015 3:37:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Email scam phishing | Thursday FEBRUARY 19, 2015 | Swordmaker
    I received this email yesterday. I had not applied for healthcare coverage through Anthem-Blue Cross so it was very suspicious when it said I had already paid the premium. Naturally I wanted to find out what was going on, had they charged me? Was someone getting healthcare using my identity? I was too suspicious of the e-mail, paranoid type that I am, I did not call the number on the e-mail, but instead called the number I found on their website. Turns out I was right! I was the first one to call to report this email phishing attempt. It...
  • Health Insurer Anthem Hit by Hackers

    02/05/2015 7:49:41 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/04/15 | By Anna Wilde Mathews and Danny Yadron
    Anthem Inc., the country’s second-biggest health insurer, said hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees in what is likely to be the largest data breach disclosed by a health-care company. Investigators are still determining the extent of the incursion, which was discovered last week, and Anthem said it is likely that “tens of millions” of records were stolen. The health insurer said the breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers but doesn’t appear to involve medical information or financial details such as credit-card or bank-account numbers, nor are...
  • Massive Data Breach At Health Insurer Anthem Reveals Social Security Numbers And More

    02/05/2015 5:38:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-15
    Today, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information. This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 million Anthem customers and has the potential to be the largest health care related data breach in history. The company notes that accounts associated with Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare were all part of...
  • Health insurer Anthem (Blue Cross) hacked; data on millions of patients, employees exposed

    02/05/2015 3:20:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 4, 2015 | Chad Terhune and Ryan Parker
    Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. said late Wednesday that hackers had breached its computer system and the personal information of tens of millions of customers and employees was possibly at risk. [Snip] The data breach extended across all of Anthem's business, possibly affecting customers at large employers, individual policyholders and people enrolled in Medicaid managed-care plans. Anthem has more than 37 million members in California and 13 other states. But the company warned that it also had information in its database on other Blue Cross Blue Shield patients from all 50 states who had sought care in its coverage area.
  • Ayn Rand Unpublished Novel, 'Ideal,' Due Out in July

    12/04/2014 11:16:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The first Ayn Rand novel since the iconic "Atlas Shrugged" was published in 1957 will be released in hardcover and paperback on July 7, the New American Library, which is associated with Penguin Random House, announced Thursday. Rand wrote the book, "Ideal" as a novel at first, but shelved the manuscript when she was not satisfied with it, and later rewrote it as a stage play. The play itself didn’t have its New York premiere until 2010, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  • Anti-Military Anthem Played at ´Concert for Valor´

    11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Ethan Epstein
    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater´s famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall? The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at "the red white and blue." It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in
  • Waiters denies skipping anthem for religious reasons; stands for it Friday

    11/08/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by Kazan · 29 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/7/2014 | Matt Moore
    UPDATE: There has been a Twitter denial (from Waiters), which is strange because the original story used a direct quote: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Cleveland.com he recently informed Cavs ownership that he is Muslim and that he will abstain from joining his team during the national anthem, doing so Wednesday night in Utah -- though Waiters did stand with the Cavs during Friday's anthem at Denver. On Wednesday, the first game Waiters was coming off the bench for Cleveland, he was not on the floor during the anthem or when the starters were introduced. Waiters told the Northeast...
  • Jewish Rapper Creates Anti-Hamas Anthem

    09/12/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/12/14 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rapper Ari Lesser penned a catchy song that outlines what Hamas is, and why he thinks it is foolish to support them. The rap, titled “Hamas,” outlines the way the terrorist organization oppresses fellow Palestinians, kidnaps civilians, and fires thousands of rockets in Israel. So you want to criticize Israel that’s cool But if you support Hamas, you’re a fool Unless you want radical Islamic rule And stockpiles of rockets at your kids’ school Remember they send their own people out strapped With suicide bombs blowing up in their lap You think they seek peace, that’s a bunch of crap...
  • Sticking It: US Soldier Interrupts Afghani ‘Prayer Time’ with National Anthem

    09/10/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    girlsjustwannahaveguns.com ^ | Sept 10/2014 | girlsjustwannahaveguns.com
    This video has been making the stops on Facebook. It is of a US soldier in Afghanistan jamming the National Anthem on an electric guitar during a flag raising.
  • Watch Usain Bolt during U.S. National Anthem (video)

    02/16/2014 8:50:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    In a time when everybody seems to disrespect what it means to be American, watch what Usain Bolt does.
  • Watch Usain Bolt during U.S. National Anthem (video)

    02/15/2014 2:52:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | february 15, 2014 | kevin jackson
    I have seen many Americans, particularly blacks, do nothing when the national anthem is played. And yet, here is a Jamaican sprinter who has the class to stop an interview, and pay tribute to Americans. I an now an Usaniac!
  • Anthem to raise some premiums as much as 25%

    01/31/2014 7:04:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan 30, 2014 | Chad Terhune
    Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers with older insurance policies untouched by Obamacare are getting some jarring news: Their premiums are going up as much as 25%. These increases, 16% on average, are slated to go into effect April 1 for up to 306,000 people — unless California regulators persuade the state's largest for-profit health insurer to back down. Amid the fury last fall over canceled health policies, consumer advocates and state officials warned people that holding onto grandfathered policies purchased before the federal healthcare law was enacted in 2010 wouldn't shield them from significant rate hikes.
  • Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

    01/27/2014 7:10:03 AM PST · by rhema · 48 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014
    Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Musical attention at the Super Bowl usually focuses on the halftime show, but since this kind of attention is so rare in classical music these days, and since Fleming is the first opera singer ever to be accorded this, well, honor, the announcement has caused quite a stir.
  • New French Anthem, Sharia for Eurabia

    12/25/2013 7:22:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | Simply Minded
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDSNkpOwFF0
  • Hundred-yard American flag rips in Buffalo during national anthem

    11/17/2013 1:49:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/17/13 | Ross.Jones
    **SNIP** The giant flag was spread across the entire field during the national anthem when it tore.
  • Fighter jets roar overhead during World Series game #1 opener, Fox TV Network ignores them

    10/23/2013 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 28 replies
    October 23, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Regarding World Series opening game #1, did anyone notice that the FOX11 TV network COMPLETELY IGNORED the 'fighter jet flyover' as Mary J. Blige sang our National Anthem? I could HEAR THE JETS but no attempt was made by FoxTV to show them as they roared overhead! Was this a slap in the face to our troops, or what? This really P*SSED ME OFF!!!
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

    10/05/2013 3:32:11 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Francis Scott Key
    A rousing rock music rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • WellPoint's Anthem Blue Cross spurns Calif. small-business exchange

    07/19/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    L A Times ^ | 7/19/13 | Chad Terhune
    Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross said it won't participate in California's new insurance market for small businesses. Anthem, a unit of WellPoint Inc., is California's largest insurer for small employers. This surprising move could hamper the state's ability to enroll businesses in its new exchange called Covered California that opens Jan. 1 as part of the federal healthcare law. Instead, Anthem said it will keep selling coverage to small firms outside the exchange in direct competition with the state-run market. Anthem also remains one of 13 health insurers that will offer policies to individuals in Covered California. Nonetheless, Anthem's...
  • Texas Teen Suing School District-Didn't recite Mex. Nat. Anthem

    02/28/2013 6:30:53 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/28/2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Texas high school student has filed suit against her school district, claiming she was punished for refusing to recite the Mexican national anthem and pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment. Brenda Brinsdon, then 15, told TheBlaze exclusively in 2011 that students in her intermediate Spanish class were instructed to recite the Mexican anthem and pledge individually in front of their peers at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas. Brinsdon refused, telling TheBlaze at the time that “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.” She...
  • A Day Will Come

    02/21/2013 4:02:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Latma TV ^ | 6/1/13 | Caroline Glick
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F7oIzji5ABY
  • Exclusive: Beyoncé lip-synched Star Spangled Banner at inauguration

    01/22/2013 10:10:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Tje Times UK ^ | 1-22-13 | Staff
    Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration. Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather
  • Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders' rates

    11/28/2012 5:30:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/28/12 | Chad Terhune
    California´s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders, drawing scrutiny from regulators and the ire of consumers already struggling with soaring premiums. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company´s proposal at a time when medical inflation is running at historic lows nationwide. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna Inc. and Health Net Inc. California insurance regulators will take the next month to review whether these rate increases are warranted,
  • Iraq aims to unite with new flag and anthem

    09/22/2012 1:57:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    In a move aimed at providing unity in a country plagued with decades of conflict and civil unrest, Iraq is seeking to replace its flag and national anthem. "We are determined to finish the new flag and anthem this year, in this legislative session," MP Ali Shlah, the chairman of parliament's culture and media commission, told AFP. Shlah said a new anthem and flag "will be a unifying factor" for Iraqis...
  • Usain Bolt is a class act

    08/05/2012 7:17:30 PM PDT · by krb · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 5, 2012 | NBC
    Check out the ad hoc performance of the fastest man on the planet, Mr. Usain Bolt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxN825ALFUw&feature=youtu.be
  • Gabby's Gold Ceremony Question? vanity

    08/03/2012 1:09:35 AM PDT · by jdirt · 80 replies
    Aug 2, 2012 | jd
    Is it just me? I was watching the Olympics tonight in a restaurant. There was no sound. Gabby Douglas was receiving the Gold medal for her all-around performance in gymnastics. She did wonderful from what I saw. BUT when she received the Gold, she did not put her hand over her heart when they played the National Anthem. She was holding flowers in the middle of her body with her right hand and had her left hand behind her back.. I blew it off, kinda. But hubby saw it too and we both went into shock. I have never seen...