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  • Expensive Medicare

    01/18/2017 2:12:52 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 82 replies
    1/18/17 | Originalbuckeye
    Sorry for the vanity. I have been on Medicare for a few months. I am paying extra for Part B and Part D, and on top of that, my husband is still working, so we are penalized for the 'one person working' situation.
  • On the move now, deer can be a danger to motorists

    11/20/2015 9:37:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 12, 2015 | David Boyce
    One day in the first week of November, Pete Pringle and his brother, Luke, were talking about car accidents involving deer. Pete and Luke work at Pringle Auto Body, 2720 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. It is a family business started by their grandfather in 1968 and now is run by their mother. It was natural for them to have a conversation on deer accidents this time of year. It’s when a higher percentage of collisions involving deer occur because it’s the breeding season for deer. “We are getting into that season,” Pete Pringle said. Bucks and does will...
  • Calculations show coverage more expensive (sue Pelosi for Obamacare fraud?)

    10/06/2013 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 10/06/13 | RON TUPPS
    **SNIP** The monthly rate before Obamacare was $88. With Obamacare it is $277. The Obamacare rate is more than three times as much as it was before. That is an increase of $2,268 per year. Mathematics is my strong suit. Try as I may, I have not been able to translate an increase of $2,268 into a reduction of $2,400. That is a swing of $4,668 per year. Assume that one purchases a car based on the seller's representation that fuel efficiency is 45 mpg. In reality, it turns out to be 15 mpg.
  • First Familys Lavish Vacations Defended

    04/29/2012 1:31:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Since President Barack Obama assumed office the First Family has racked up a total of 17 vacations. This is nearly five times the number of excursions taken by a typical American family over that time span. Costs are also a sore point. One trip to Spain hit up taxpayers for almost $500,000. The high costs are not really the Obamas fault explained First Lady Michelle. Its only because Barack is the President that the cost is so high, she argued. We are hostages to the office. Everywhere we go we have to be accompanied by an entourage of bodyguards and...
  • Why College is Expensive in America

    01/21/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by bthockey · 17 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 12/27/11 | Bryan Thomas
    Students drowning in their own student loan debt has caused massive amounts of public outcry because graduates have no way to pay off the cost of their education. Even though sometimes it is the students fault for pursuing and graduating with a worthless degree, the problem of the student debt cannot be ignored. The true source of the problem is government intervention in (what should be) a free market education system. As it stands right now, the Federal government is guaranteeing student loans so it looks like Old Uncle Sam is trying to invest in American students and the future...
  • Most Expensive Bill of the Week

    11/08/2011 6:26:30 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    The Bill: S. 1769, Rebuild America Jobs Act Annualized Cost: $8.1 billion ($40.7 billion over five years) Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act to rebuild and improve the nations infrastructure. The bill establishes short- and long-term national development priorities through new construction programs.
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • First Lady shimmers in expensive gown at low-key state dinner

    06/10/2011 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/10/11 | Christine Delargy
    President and Mrs. Obama hosted a decidedly more subtle state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Tuesday evening. Though Mr. Obama presented Merkel with his highest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the dinner otherwise lacked the glitz and glamour of the Obama administration-- with one noticeable exception. First Lady Michelle Obama wore a shimmery ivory sleeveless gown by Naeem Khan, a designer she favors and also donned at the president's first state dinner in 2009. Naeem Khan gowns retail from $5,000-$15,000. Khan told the Wall Street Journal the first dress he made for Mrs. Obama...
  • CA: Utilities' renewable energy pacts expensive

    02/19/2011 2:09:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies ^ | 2/19/11 | David R. Baker
    Since 2002, California's utilities have committed to spend about $6 billion more on renewable power contracts than they would have paid to buy the electricity from new power plants burning natural gas, .. The report, from a division of the California Public Utilities Commission, examines the costs of a state law that required the utilities to get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources such as the sun and the wind by the end of 2010. Since the law was passed, 59 percent of the contracts the utilities have signed with renewable power developers have been more expensive than...
  • Wanted: Buyer for controversial Cape Wind energy

    12/19/2010 7:14:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Associated Press, On ^ | Sunday December 19, 2010, 8:23 pm EST | Jay Lindsay,
    Cape Wind has outlasted a decade of government review, a slew of court brawls and fierce opposition from mariners, fishermen, Indian tribes and Kennedys just to win the right to sell its wind-fueled electricity. Now, all it needs are customers.
  • Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

    08/14/2010 3:04:33 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 17 replies ^ | ??? | site
    What is the most expensive car in the world? The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for $8,700,000 in 1987. However, that car and many alike will not be included in this list because it is not available on the market today. It is hard to imagine someone would actually spend 8 million dollars on a car instead of using it for something more productive. However, if you have the money and the opportunity, you will definitely spend a small fraction of it to place a few of these supercars in your garage. Here are the 10 most expensive...
  • Too Expensive: Wind Power Contract Rejected by R.I. Public Utilities Commission

    03/31/2010 11:46:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 496+ views
    cns news ^ | 3/31/10 | Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    ( - The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday rejected a contract that would have allowed Rhode Islands largest electric utility to buy power from a wind farm that's planned for the waters off the R.I. coast. It would have been the first project of its kind in the United States, the Providence Journal reported. The three-member commission voted unanimously against the power-purchase agreement, saying the price of power agreed to by the two sides was too high and that the overall deal was not commercially reasonable.
  • Evil Insurers? Evil Banks? Evil oil? Evil Hollywood..YES!

    03/11/2010 6:31:00 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 3 replies · 237+ views
    Me | 3/11/2010 | Me
    As I continue to watch the far left bash Oil companies, health insurers and bankers I was alerted to the fact that $29 for a Bluray disc and $12-$15 for one movie pass seemed absurd. I thought to myself the Healthcare and their evil 2.8% profit is the best Healthcare in the WORLD....end of story. Then the EVIL banks... Ummm, their job is to lend and make money. My evil bank has lent me money at 0.9% interest and never a penalty when I was late... can't say that for the IRS. Then on to Hollywood... I was given a...
  • Obama's Expensive Train Set

    02/10/2010 11:36:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 780+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/10/10 | Donald Lambro
    Theres just one thing wrong with Barack Obamas $8 billion economic stimulus plan to build high speed railroad lines he claims will create lots of jobs, move millions of people, curb traffic, clean the air and make intercity travel more cost-efficient and fast. It wont. It will create relatively few high paying jobs because the companies who build high speed trains are mostly in Europe and Asia. It will not be truly high speed like Japans Bullet train, because U.S. roadbeds cant handle such speeds safely. It will have little or no effect on traffic because most of it is...
  • Metrolink should take a tip from Subway (restaurant)

    12/11/2009 12:11:10 PM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 486+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | MaineStateGOP
    Metro link, Southern California's commuter rail for the Greater Los Angeles areas is in tough times in this recession, unfortunately, they are controlled by unionized taxpayer funded liberals. Just like other liberals, they don't learn a damn thing. In every scenario where funding is down and profits are low, they do the worst thing. In this case, raising rates. All while the worst recession in 70 years is taking place. Metro links problems are largely connected to the economy. With people out of work or earning less, they are not able to afford tickets to commute to LA, San Bernardino...
  • Senator: What security risks justified $15,000 AG doors? (Massive Waste of Money at State Capitol)

    04/03/2009 9:21:03 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 4/03/09 | Mark Brunswick - Staff Reporter
    A state senator wants to know what security risks justified the installation of two security doors valued at $15,000 in the attorney general's office. Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, sent a letter Thursday asking the legislative auditor to look into why Attorney General Lori Swanson should be concerned about security in her office and what recommendations a 2007 security assessment had made. Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said the questions are likely to be part of a larger audit of the attorney general's office scheduled to begin in May. Hann's letter followed reports that Swanson, a DFLer, sought a security assessment...
  • Wind turbine plan scrapped by University of Illinois

    12/13/2008 7:33:41 AM PST · by arkady_renko · 14 replies · 831+ views
    The News-Gazette ^ | 12/12/2008 | Christine Des Garennes
    Wind turbine plan scrapped by University of Illinois By Christine Des Garennes The University of Illinois has canceled its plans to build wind turbines on campus, citing the university's "deteriorating fiscal condition."A contract for GE to build and deliver a 1.5-megawatt wind turbine for the South Farms was sent last week to the university from GE, but university officials did not sign it.Chancellor Richard Herman on Thursday notified GE and student leaders of the university's decision to halt the project. ..... "In the fiscal situation we're in, we need to be looking for things that have immediate cost savings," Warner...
  • The World's Most Expensive Universities (Is your child going to one of them ?)

    01/26/2008 10:10:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies · 777+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 01/25/2008 | Brian Wingfield and Louis Hau
    The Five Most Expensive Colleges * George Washington University * Kenyon College * Bucknell University * Vassar College * Sarah Lawrence College This may surprise you: The worlds most expensive universities are not haute institutions in the Swiss Alps or on the balmy shores of the Persian Gulf. Nor are they the Ivy League citadels of Americas elite like Harvard or Princeton, or ancient halls of learning like Cambridge or Oxford in the United Kingdom. No, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the most expensive four-year university in the U.S. (and most likely the world) is Washington, D.C.s George...
  • Expensive Trainers (Shoes) 'A Waste Of Cash'

    10/11/2007 6:56:12 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2007 | Stewart Payne
    Expensive trainers 'a waste of cash' By Stewart Payne Last Updated: 6:31am BST 11/10/2007 Expensive trainers do not give more protection to runners' feet than cheaper ones and are not worth the money, according to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study will come as unwelcome news to the 1.5 million runners in the UK who deliberate long and hard over their choice of footwear, believing that the more they pay the better protection they will get. Worth their weight in gold? Researchers examined nine commonly available trainers, ranging in price from 40 to 75, and...
  • Experts say switching to nuclear may be expensive

    04/04/2007 6:39:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 684+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/4/07 | Ian Hoffman
    After painstakingly analyzing the costs of U.S. nuclear power plants built decades ago, energy experts caution that a resurrection of nuclear power could bring along some financial risk and surprisingly high electricity costs. Researchers reporting in the most recent edition of the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that construction costs varied by as much as 500 percent before the last U.S. nuclear power station was built almost 30 years ago. "There is no other (energy) technology we're looking at where the range in cost is a factor of five," said Dan Kammen, professor of energy and resources and of...