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  • AAFES and Military Exchanges to Allow Veterans to Shop Online – Coming in 2017

    07/26/2017 8:19:10 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 31 replies
    The Military Wallet ^ | 7/26/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    Veterans can now verify their online shopping eligibility at The Exchanges are also accepting some veterans as beta testers before opening the doors to all veterans. See updates below for more information.
  • Social Security Is Not A Benefit. It Is A Right That One Has Paid For!

    06/30/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 106 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyoming) needs to get his facts straight about social security. You pay 6.5% as an employee, Your employer pays 6.5%. You pay 1.5% to Medicare, Total 14.5%. If you are self-employed you must pay the 14.5% yourself. How could he say, because senior citizens expect their social security and medicare benefits when they retire, they are greedy? “Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.”
  • British govt’s TTIP assessment, US-EU deal risks and no benefit’

    04/25/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 1 replies ^ | 4/25/16
    The British government’s sole assessment of the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal indicates there are “lots of risks and no benefit,” according to documents seen by Global Justice Now. In February a freedom of information (FoI) request was made to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to find out whether risk assessments had been carried out in relation to the secretive deal, which is currently in its 13th round of negotiations. The BIS reported that the only assessment had been carried out by the London School of Economics (LSE), which found “little reason” to believe...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • 'Benefit Street' a hit reality TV show about welfare recipients slammed as 'poverty porn' by critics

    01/24/2014 4:47:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Herals Sun ^ | 1/23/14
    A shoplifter, a recovering drug addict and a young couple barely able to feed their kids are among the stars of Benefits Street - a smash hit reality show featuring welfare recipients that has stirred up a storm of controversy in Britain. The program zooms in on a rough Birmingham street where 9 out of 10 people are said to live off state payouts, chronicling over five episodes the lives of jobless neighbours as they struggle with their daily problems. The show has struck a strong chord in a nation fresh out of recession and still reeling from its most...
  • Veterans expo to shine light on available benefits

    11/09/2013 8:05:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — They have served their nation. Some in heated battles. Others during times of cool tensions. As individuals, they may have been drafted — a concept foreign to today’s generation — or enlisted. For many, their service may have been for a few years. Yet for others, it was a decades-long career. Be they soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen or Coast Guardsmen they have special benefits, although many do not know what they are and how to apply for them But on an upcoming important day — Veterans Day — celebrated most years in Sierra Vista on Nov. 11,...
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. “I don’t think it’s right. I mean most us can’t afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves,” Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • What are Benefit Corporations?

    03/31/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    A Capitol follower who happened to be at a hearing on HB 2318 in Salem had their interest piqued when they heard Democrats pushing Benefit Corporations, and dancing around the questions being asked. A 2011 article in left-leaning The Nation magazine described Benefit Corporations as having “the purpose of making a ‘positive impact on society and the environment,’” “Benefit Corporations can’t be held liable by courts for failing to place profits over everything else. This is an important shift in law.”
  • GOP Senators Seek Cost-Benefit Analysis of Net Neutrality Rules

    08/01/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | July 27th | John Eggerton
    Ten Republican Senators have signed on to a letter asking FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the FCC's network neutrality rules. The 10, which includes Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.), the ranking member on the Senate Commerce Committee that oversees the FCC, were putting their collective muscle behind a second request by Sen. Dean Heller, who says the FCC did not respond to a July 12 letter following President Barack Obama's executive order asking independent agencies to "join executive agencies in reducing regulations that place unnecessary burdens on American businesses and the American people," as the senators...
  • Trump blasts Seinfeld pullout

    04/21/2011 3:59:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 100 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Donald Trump wasn't laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation.</p> <p>Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because he disagrees with The Donald's questioning of Barack Obama's citizenship, his reps said.</p>
  • Benefit of a Literal Indwelling?

    02/25/2011 10:23:48 AM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 02/25/2011 | Travis Main
    Holy Spirit Indwelling Series – Part 5 Benefit of a Literal Indwelling of the Holy Spirit?Going against the illustrations presented in the four previous articles which argued against a literal non-miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit in favor of a representative indwelling, this article will focus on examining “what if”. What if there was a non-miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit as some believe today? What purpose would the indwelling serve? Some kind and earnest Christians establish the indwelling of the Spirit is a sign of righteousness, provides faith and conviction, gives knowledge and wisdom, guides decision making, intercedes prayer,...
  • Why Successful Businesses Benefit Us All

    10/31/2010 9:38:55 AM PDT · by Alyssa Kaeding · 2 replies
    Alyssa Kaeding ^ | Alyssa Kaeding
    Do you own a car, laptop, ipod, or cell phone? Are they beneficial to your life in some way? Could you imagine your life without them? What about tomorrow’s cool inventions? What enables society to provide you with these upcoming inventions? How can we best encourage invention and foster innovation so that we can enjoy a better standard of living?
  • Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day

    10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 96 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, October 17, 2010 | Stephen R. Hurst
    President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections. The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago — aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush — has crumbled. SNIP The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are...
  • Check Out The Huge Number Of People Who Are Being Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits(3+ million)

    07/09/2010 7:40:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/10 | Henry Blodget
    Check Out The Huge Number Of People Who Are Being Cut Off From Unemployment Benefits
  • Governator Schwarzenegger Halts Welfare Card Use At Casinos

    06/25/2010 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 2+ views ^ | 6-25-10
    Spurred by a newspaper's report that California's welfare debit cards can be used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday issued an immediate ban on state-provided cash assistance at ATMs in gambling establishments. The Los Angeles Times disclosed that Electronic Benefit Transfer cards work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms. The report also found the state Department of Social Services published a list of useable ATMs where the EBT cards that work like debit cards could be cashed. That...
  • No evidence organic foods benefit health: study

    05/24/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 1,103+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Consumers who opt for organic foods often believe they are improving their health, but there is currently no strong evidence that organics bring nutrition-related health benefits, a new research review finds. A "disappointingly small" number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health benefits beyond their conventional counterparts', according to the review, by researchers with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health in the UK. Moreover, they found, what studies have been done have largely focused on short-term effects of organic eating -- mainly antioxidant activity in the body --...
  • Senate passes $140 billion extension of some unemployment benefits

    03/10/2010 6:07:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 664+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/10 | Walter Alarkon
    Senate passes $140 billion extension of some unemployment benefits By Walter Alarkon - 03/10/10 07:32 PM ET The Senate approved $140 billion in extended tax breaks and unemployment benefits on Wednesday in a largely partisan vote. The bill was approved on a 62-36 vote, with six Republicans joining most Democrats in backing it. Senate Democrats are calling the measure a jobs bill, though it includes tax breaks extended by Congress on a near-annual basis as well as a fix to Medicare payments for doctors that lawmakers also have previously extended. It’s the second package of legislation that Senate Democrats have...
  • "What Does It Give? The Benefit of the Sacrament of the Altar" (Midweek Lenten Sermon Series)

    03/03/2010 1:11:51 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 257+ views ^ | March 3, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What Does It Give? The Benefit of the Sacrament of the Altar”In this midweek Lenten series, we’re looking at the Sacrament of the Altar--Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, are other names by which we know this sacrament instituted by Christ. Last week we began by focusing on “The Nature of the Sacrament.” We asked the foundational question, “What Is It?” And the answer came, “It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.” Our answer was based on what Jesus...
  • Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye

    01/19/2010 9:50:46 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies · 249+ views ^ | January 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Terri Schiavo Family Benefit Concert Features Randy Travis, Collin Raye St Petersburg, FL -- The family of Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose husband killed her by depriving her of food and water, will sponsor a benefit concert to raise funds for its foundation to help other patients like her. The show will feature popular country music recording artists Randy Travis and Collin Raye.