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  • Alaska senators resign GOP posts after denouncing Trump

    10/12/2016 10:08:22 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Alaska’s two senators have resigned from leadership posts in their state’s Republican Party after denouncing Donald Trump, according to a new report. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voluntarily stepped down over the weekend as honorary members of their party’s state central committee, The Associated Press said Wednesday. The AP said it confirmed the pair’s decision Tuesday with Murkowski campaign spokesman Robert Dillon. Party officers are expected to back party candidates. The unusual move follows several GOP officers in Alaska resigning their posts last month to publicly back Republican-turned-Libertarian Joe Miller in his bid to replace Murkowski in this fall’s...
  • Frozen in Time: Bethesda Immortalizes Deceased Fan in Fallout 4 Expansion

    09/06/2016 8:16:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 09/01/02016
    Andy revealed his younger brother Evan Stromer, 24, was also in critical condition at the hospital due to diabetes complications. Evan survived the night in the intensive care unit, but in the morning he flatlined. Andy concludes his post, “It’s going to suck wandering this real world without my little brother. But at least he got to meet my son. Ad Victoriam little Brother. I’ll see you in the wasteland.” ... Fallout 4 dev Bethesda saw Andy’s Reddit post, and some time in the last two months and they sent him a care package. But that’s not all they did....
  • Westworld reveals unsettling poster, tagline

    09/01/2016 10:33:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | 09/01/2016 | james hibbard
    The mysterious sci-fi drama’s poster includes the show’s double “W” logo, a glimpse of a scenic Western vista and a skeletal unfinished robotic “host.”... Westworld also unveiled a new tagline: “Every Hero Has a Code,” a nod to how the protagonists in this update of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film are the androids more than humans that use them for entertainment.
  • Fallout 4 Nuka-World Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

    08/16/2016 10:44:49 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 19 replies
    Bethesda.Net ^ | August 15, 2016 | Matt Grandstaff
    Nuka-World is a vast amusement park featuring Raider gangs and unique park zones like Safari Adventure, the World of Refreshment, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, Galactic Zone and Nuka-Town, USA. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders factions, weapons, creatures and more. Enjoy the ride!
  • Fallout 4 Update Patch 1.6 Notes Revealed For PS4 And Xbox One

    07/19/2016 7:41:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | on July 19, 2016 | Damian Seeto
    Bethesda has released update patch 1.6 for Fallout 4 today on the Xbox One and PS4 platforms of the game. Aside from the usual fixes, this new update patch includes new names for Codsworth to say. The patch also gives support for the upcoming Workshop mode DLC. Full patch notes can be seen below [at the link]. ... The aforementioned workshop DLC comes to Fallout 4 on July 26th. After that, the Nuka-World DLC will be released this August on all platforms.
  • Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop DLC Release Date Announced

    07/13/2016 7:36:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 07/11/2016 | Alex Osborn
    Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop will launch on July 26 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Bethesda announced the release date for the upcoming add-on in a post on its official site. Additionally, the studio said it will be sending out closed beta keys to select fans later this week. The Vault-Tech Workshop DLC allows players to build their own vault that can be decked out with various furniture, which will attract new inhabitants who can be trained and used to fight off any danger that may pose a threat to your vault.
  • E3 2016: New Fallout 4 DLC Revealed

    06/13/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 23 replies
    IGN ^ | 6/12/2016 | Daniel Krupa
    During its conference tonight, Bethesda revealed three new piece of DLC for Fallout 4, the third of which, called "Nuka World," will be the game's final DLC.
  • Fallout 4 for Xbox One Supports MODS – What To Do Next?

    05/11/2016 11:47:41 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 48 replies
    Neurogadget ^ | May 11, 2016 | Costea Lestoc
    If you are playing Fallout 4 on an Xbox One console, we have some good news, as MODS will be supported by this version of the game. Bethesda has made an official announcement regarding this matter on its Twitter account, where it confirmed that the MODS feature will be available for the Fallout 4 version of Xbox One starting from May 19, 2016. If you are not sure what MODS are, then you should know that they are designed to be easy to access on any platform. The MODS will actually be created on a computer and, after that, uploaded...
  • 12 Things to Know About the Fallout 4 Far Harbor Release

    05/06/2016 8:01:39 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 25 replies
    Gotta be Mobile ^ | 5/5/2016 | Adam Mills
    Far Harbor is the third of the initial set of Fallout 4 DLC add-ons. Bethesda’s promised more DLC in the months ahead but Far Harbor will serve as the finale of the initial batch of content. And what a finale it’s shaping up to be. This roundup focuses on the most important things to know, right now, about the Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC release later this month. Keep these details in mind if you’re looking into Bethesda’s $50 Fallout 4 Season Pass and/or the next piece of Fallout 4 DLC.
  • Fallout 4’s Creation Kit is live on PC, coming later to Xbox One and PS4

    04/27/2016 8:24:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 04/27/2016 | Chris Scott Barr
    People have been modding Fallout 4 on the PC since it was first released. Despite not having the official tools from Bethesda, they've found ways to add full dialogue options, lightsabers, and much more. If you thought there were a lot of mods before, then prepare yourself for a whole new level of modding. Yesterday, Bethesda officially announced the availability of the Creation Kit. Bethesda has supported mods for many years, but this time around, they're doing something different. Now mods will be available to find and install within the game, using a account. What's more, for the very...
  • Skeeter Davis sings "The End Of The World", 1962 (live performance, video)

    04/19/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/19/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”The End Of The World”
  • That's No Bottlecap! Hiker In Israel Finds Rare Gold Coin

    03/15/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | Emily Harris
    Laurie Rimon spotted a gleam while on a hike in northern Israel with several friends. It turned out to be a gold coin so unusual, Israeli archaeologists say there is only one other one with the same symbols in the world. "It's extremely exciting," said Dr. Donald Ariel, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority, in comments released by the agency, which says the coin was struck by Roman Emperor Trajan in the year 107. "His gold coins are extremely rare." One side of the gold disc shows an image of Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire more than...
  • Fallout 4’s Survival mode is getting a complete overhaul

    02/13/2016 11:06:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 12:40 pm | Charles Battersby
    hen Fallout 4 launched, it included several difficulty modes, the highest of which was Survival. This was a deceptive name for the mode, because fans expected that it would alter the mechanics of the game in a manner similar to the Hardcore Mode from Fallout: New Vegas. Unfortunately, Survival just altered the amount of damage that players inflicted and received, along with a few other minor tweaks like an increased likelihood of powerful legendary enemies spawning. According to a recent tweet from the developer, players are getting a proper Survival Mode in the near future. Tweets from Bethesda Game Studios...
  • Best Fallout 4 PC Mods

    02/12/2016 8:34:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Fallout 4 has only been out for a few weeks, but there are already plenty of mods available for the PC version. With so many fun and interesting mods to discover, we've decided to compile some of the best mods that the game's passionate community have made so far
  • California desert town being sold for $5 million

    01/23/2016 6:32:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    KTNV ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | David Schuman
    The sale includes the 80 acres of land, all the buildings, and the fields of solar panels. Buyers are looking at the small desert community just across the state line for its environmental sustainability and its potential for development. ... Tony Castrignano with Sky Mesa Realty and Capital is the man tasked with selling the town. For $5 million, the buyer gets the country store, the RV campgrounds, the Nipton hotel and the solar panels that allow Nipton to operate at 50 percent off the grid. ... He said potential buyers have talked about building housing, selling solar power, growing...
  • Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs [Full Album]

    01/21/2016 11:23:26 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    YoouTube ^ | 1959 | Marty Robbins
    Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (1959) / Columbia Records Marty Robbins — Vocals & guitar Grady Martin, Jack Pruett — Guitars Bob L. Moore — Bass Louis Dunn — Drums Tompall & the Glaser Brothers — Backing vocals 1. Big Iron (Robbins) 2. Cool Water (Nolan) 3. Billy The Kid (Traditional/Arr. Robbins) 4. A Hundred And Sixty Acres (Kapp) 5. They're Hanging Me Tonight (Lowe/Wolpert) 6. The Strawberry Roan (Traditional) 7. El Paso (Robbins) 8. In The Valley (Robbins) 9. The Master's Call (Robbins) 10. Running Gun (T. Glaser/J. Glaser) 11. The Little Green Valley (Robison) 12. Utah Carol (Traditional)
  • Russian to sue computer company [Fallout 4] (tr)

    12/22/2015 1:00:22 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 30 replies
    RT News ^ | 17 Dec, 2015 | Kai Pfaffenbach
    Russian to sue computer company after 3-week-long gaming session led to loss of job & wife A Siberian gamer is suing the makers of Fallout-4 after he lost his job and broke up with his wife because of the video game. He wants 500,000 roubles (US$7,000) in compensation from the company, saying he did not know the game would "become so addictive." There have been similar cases around the world though. In 2010, a US federal judge said he would listen to a case brought by a Hawaiian man, who said he became addicted to video game Lineage II. Surprisingly,...
  • Man sues Bethesda over Fallout 4 addiction

    12/21/2015 6:08:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | Steve Hanson
    According to the Russian-government-owned news publication RT, a Siberian man is suing Bethesda and its Russian localization crew over his addiction to Fallout 4, which cost him his job and his wife. The 28-year-old is seeking 500,000 roubles ($7,000) for emotional distress. He did not know Fallout 4, which he noticed on an advertisement and downloaded on his PC, would "become so addictive." Over a three week period he ceased showing up for work and got fired, ignored his friends and loved ones until his wife left him, and stopped sleeping or eating regularly. .. :If I knew that this...
  • The Official Fallout 4 Thread

    11/28/2015 7:53:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 668 replies
    11/28./2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Had to do it. Had to create the thread. The game is too damned good. This thread is reserved for hardcore gamers who play Fallout 4. Norm, KC, TADSLOS and I have hijacked so many threads discussing this game, I felt we needed our own thread.Fallout 4 is amazing. The content is excessively large. There is so much to explore, you could replay this game 10 times and not find every mission or quest. The characters are so much better fleshed out than any other game I have played. Even the radio announcer of Diamond City Radio will have you...
  • How to survive a nuclear fallout: Experts reveal the basics of living in a world...

    11/13/2015 8:02:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Amanda Williams
    Set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world, Fallout 4 is one of the biggest and most hotly-anticipated games of the year. ... Experts from the American Chemical Society have released a video explaining the basics of survival in a world riddled with radiation - and it is even harder than fiction would have us believe. ... The video explains that in order to protect themselves, people need to be exposed to the alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays from the ionising radiation for the least amount of time possible. In particular, the key to survival is three-fold - time, distance,...
  • Fallout 4 discussion thread

    11/12/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 69 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    Would like to hear what fellow FR gamers think of the new Fallout 4 game. I tried Fallout 3 but didn't care for it. I'm not a fan of open worlds or RPG's. I prefer linear games, like BioShock, Uncharted, Dead Space, etc. Is Fallout 4 living up to the hype? Is it open world like Fallout 3?
  • Target Employees Reportedly Buying Out Fallout 4 Nuka Cola Quantum Bottles

    11/10/2015 8:17:45 PM PST · by beaversmom · 110 replies
    Gameranx ^ | November 10, 2015 | Olga Lexell
    Fallout 4 fans who were disheartened by the terrible reviews of Carlsberg’s Fallout 4 beer will be happy to know that the Jones Soda/Target Nuka Cola Quantum collaboration is getting great reviews. It’s no surprise then that Target’s website seems to indicate that the soda is completely sold out in many of the store’s locations and unavailable for online shipping. The answer to this may surprise you – according to redditor /u/HellraiserGN, Target employees may be buying the soda to re-sell on eBay as it’s bound to become a valuable collector’s item. Another redditor, /u/viiiktor456 reported that they arrived at...
  • Fallout 4 Review – Bethesda Improves the Series to Near Perfection

    11/09/2015 6:32:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 87 replies ^ | Ishmael Romero
    When you first step into the harsh sunlight that greets every wanderer, you begin a mission. You must recover something that was taken from you; but with no understanding of the world as it currently exists, you must turn to its inhabitants. At the same time, they are turning to you. You are a savior of sorts, one born from unknown depths and just so happens to have what it takes to help the people. Like all Fallout games in the past, this is where Fallout 4 excels. You have the freedom to go and do as you please (for...
  • Listen to Fallout 4's Franchise-First Original Music, Written by Wonder Woman Actress

    11/02/2015 11:59:36 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Eddie Makuch
    With just eight days to go before the release of Fallout 4, Bethesda on Monday published a detailed blog post that reveals new information about the RPG and the music behind it. For the first time in Fallout history, Fallout 4 will feature original songs written specifically for the game.
  • 9th Shocking Video: Planned Parenthood Sells Intact Aborted Babies, One “Just Fell Out” of the Womb

    The Center for Medical Progress released a new video this morning — the 9th in its series of videos catching the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. This latest video catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb. The ninth video in the Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal focuses on Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), the small and secretive company similar to StemExpress that has harvested and sold fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood clinics longer than...
  • Fallout 4 will never come to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, says Bethesda

    06/08/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies ^ | — June 8, 2015 | Kristofer Wouk
    For those who wish to see the game developed to its full potential — fear not, as Bethesda has come out and said that this isn’t going to happen. Responding to a user in a NeoGAF thread, Bethesda community manager Matt Grandstaff put it simply: “It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there.” Not only does this mean that we don’t have to worry about Fallout 4 not maximizing its potential — graphical and otherwise — but this puts a number of other rumors to bed as well. A now-removed post shared...
  • Fallout 4 Countdown Clock Appears, Runs Out Today

    06/03/2015 4:37:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies ^ | June 2, 2015 | Luke Karmali
    Bethesda has launched a new website almost certainly confirming Fallout 4 will be announced today. The site bears a countdown timer that currently looks like it'll run out today, June 3 at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm GMT.
  • Palestinian Jihad Representative: In a Future War, Half the Galilee Will Fall within 72 Hours

    01/28/2015 6:55:18 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/19/15 | Al-Jadid/New TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Abu Imad Al-Rifai, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Representative in Lebanon, which aired on Al-Jadeed/New TV on January 19, 2015: Abu Imad Al-Rifai: When the Syrians see that there is a war between Israel and the [Syrian] regime, a large part of the opposition will stand alongside the regime, and fight the Israeli enemy. […] We are part of the resistance, and we will be at the middle of the fighting with the Israeli enemy if it breaks out. Within 72 hours, half of the Galilee will have fallen into the hands of the resistance,...
  • If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?

    04/14/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 209 replies
    The Week ^ | April 14, 2014
    Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists' improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of...
  • Russian TV Host: Russia Is the Only Country With Capability to Turn US into "Radioactive Dust"

    03/16/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post reported: Russia, news anchor Dmitry Kiselyov took to the Rossiya 1 news channel to put the situation into a broader geopolitical context for views. One part of his explanation, however, has caught a lot of attention: Kiselyov explained to his viewers that Russia is the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ashes.” He then went on to use animated maps to show exactly how Russia would automatically respond with nuclear missiles if command and control were attacked or disabled by a U.S. attack. He also took a swipe at Obama.
  • Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat

    03/16/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/14 | Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss of a Florida candidate who had led in the polls. The defeat of Democrat Alex Sink by Republican David Jolly in a special election last Tuesday has raised anxiety levels for Democrats as they struggle to hold on to control of the Senate in November and pick up seats in the Republican-held House of Representatives. Paramount on the Democrats' list of concerns about November is the need...
  • Obamacare impact: Cutting hours, going part time

    01/19/2014 5:56:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | 1/19/14 | David Crowder
    **SNIP** Many of his students who work to pay for their education and living expenses are complaining about being cut to 28 hours. “They’re saying they couldn’t pay their bills at 40 hours, so now they’re having to get a second job,” Diaz said. “That is the new trend.” But it’s not just restaurant workers and sales clerks who are feeling the squeeze. Universities and community colleges that rely heavily on part-time faculty have had to make the hard choice of cutting the number of classes they teach because the schools can’t afford to offer them health insurance.
  • If you see a mushroom cloud DO run (but only for 30 minutes):Why it’s better to run away from nuclea

    01/19/2014 9:30:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:59 EST, 18 January 2014
    Should you be in the unfortunate position of being in the area when a nuclear bomb explodes, new research suggests rather than 'sheltering in place' as many emergency programs insist, your best bet for survival might be to run away from the blast. Sheltering in place is not always the best survival strategy after a nuclear detonation. If you can reach higher quality shelter in less than 30 minutes, you should go for it. If out in the open, you need to find any shelter at all as quickly as possible.
  • Interview with Dr. Shigeru Mita (Tokyo disease vs. Fukushima radiation)

    11/12/2013 11:58:47 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 6 replies
    World Network for Saving Children from Radiation ^ | 11/11/2013 |
    I'm pasting the whole interview here: The Mita clinic in Kodaira city, Tokyo, has carried out blood examination and thyroid ultrasound examination on 1,500 patients, including children. Mamarevo Magazine here interviews Dr. Mita, the head of the clinic, about what he has seen through the blood exam.   Kanto usually consists of metropolitan Tokyo, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tochigi and Kanagawa prefectures.   The original article in Japanese is in Mama-revo magazine website What is a ‘differential white blood cell count’? What can we learn from checking it? Q: Please tell us about the examinations that are conducted by the Mita clinic.   ...
  • Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

    11/01/2013 4:47:24 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 57 replies ^ | October 31, 2013 | Miles Yu
    Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People's Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force. “This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our...
  • Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled [link only]

    10/21/2013 8:32:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 39 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | October 21, 2013
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  • Honey, They Shrunk My Job: Obamacare has already hurt tens of thousands of workers.

    10/01/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2013 | Deroy Murdock
    ‘They said this would be a disaster in terms of jobs,” President Obama shouted on Thursday. “There is no widespread evidence that the Affordable Care Act is hurting jobs.” At least 30,377 Americans would beg to differ. Amid their new, Obamacare-generated non-working hours, they might observe that “no widespread evidence” is hardly a categorical denial. Either Obama flat-out yelled lies at a rally in Largo, Md., or he occupies a bubble as airtight as the International Space Station. Perhaps Obama is encircled by yes persons who insulate him from evidence — “widespread” or otherwise — of the increasing cruelty that...
  • Walgreens Drops Employee Health Insurance Coverage (180,000)

    09/18/2013 5:29:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies ^ | 18 Sept 2013
    Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, reportedly will no longer offer health insurance coverage to about 180,000 employees at its approximately 8,000 US stores. Going forward, workers will need to buy coverage on so-called healthcare exchanges with an employer-provided subsidy. The company apparently attributed the major change to its benefits package to healthcare cost increases as well as Obamacare, according to the Wall Street Journal. Healthcare exchanges or marketplaces are supposed to be up in running as of October 1 under Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act. During an August 2009 town hall meeting, President Obama promised that “If you...
  • Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

    09/07/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | september 7, 2013
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits. IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases. IBM's shift is an indication that health-insurance...
  • University of Virginia Slashes Health Benefits Due to ObamaCare

    08/22/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/13 | John Nolte
    Citing ObamaCare as a reason, the the University of Virginia has announced that spouses of University employees who have access to health insurance through their own jobs will no longer be eligible for health insurance coverage. In its announcement, President Obama's healthcare plan is specifically mentioned by UVa as a reason for the rising costs that forced the university to drop working spouses. ObamaCare is expected to add $7 million to the university's health care costs. UVa was also a public supporter of ObamaCare: Working spouse provision: Starting Jan. 1, spouses who have access to coverage through their own employer...
  • Matthews: IRS Scandal Worth 5-10 Points To Republican Candidates

    05/15/2013 6:47:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What will be the political fallout of the various scandals in which President Obama is ensnared? Chris Matthews thinks it will be huge. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Matthews mused that the IRS scandal alone would be worth 5-10 points to Republican candidates. He specifically mentioned Mitch McConnell, Tom Corbett and Ken Cuccinelli as Republicans whom the scandal would aid in their 2014 races. View the video here.
  • Retailers Slash Work Hours Rapidly Ahead Of ObamaCare

    05/07/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/3/2013 | Jed Graham
    Retailers are cutting worker hours at a rate not seen in more than three decades — a sudden shift that can only be explained by the onset of ObamaCare's employer mandates. Read More At Investor's Business Daily: Follow us: @IBDinvestors on Twitter | InvestorsBusinessDaily on Facebook
  • More Docs Plan to Retire Early [Doctors are shrugging at Obamacare]

    03/22/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Pittman
    WASHINGTON — THURSDAY, March 21, 2013 (MedPage Today) — Most physicians have a pessimistic outlook on the future of medicine, citing eroding autonomy and falling income, a survey of more than 600 doctors found. Six in 10 physicians (62 percent) said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years, a survey from Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found. That perception is uniform across age, gender, and specialty, it said. Another 55 percent of surveyed doctors believe others will scale back hours because of the way medicine is changing, but...
  • Obamacare will reduce U.S. employment

    03/18/2013 9:26:35 AM PDT · by illiac · 4 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 3/18/13 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee gathered on Wednesday at a hearing of the health subcommittee to discuss the effects of the Affordable Care Act on jobs. As a witness at the hearing, chaired by Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, I testified that the new law will reduce employment in America, particularly for low-skill workers, because employers face a higher cost of labor. Whenever possible, firms will substitute high-skill for low-skill labor, part-time for full-time workers, machinery for people, and refrain from hiring a 50th worker, which can make them liable for penalties. Full-time hiring will...
  • Five Guys: Obamacare will boost burger prices [job losses because of Obamacare]

    03/11/2013 9:22:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2013
    The fight over Obamacare, so far held at the 30,000-foot level, is about to hit home. The latest impact hot off the grill: prices of burgers and hot dogs at Five Guys, the national chain that started in Washington, are going to rise to cover the president's mandated insurance coverage. "Any added costs are going to have to be passed on," said Mike Ruffer, a Five Guys franchise holder with eight of the popular restaurants in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area. He will need all the profits from at least one of his eight outlets just to cover his estimated added...
  • Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare

    07/09/2012 11:54:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/12 | Sally Neilson
    Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020. The newly passed health care...
  • Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

    07/07/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 13 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 7-6-12 | John Farrier
    Saw this, and thought that it would be a nice change of pace for Saturday morning- Ron Perlman reprised his role of Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • No, a bunker will not save you from the Apocalypse

    06/15/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 15, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    No, a bunker will not save you from the apocalypse Everybody talks about the apocalypse, but almost nobody actually prepares for it. But let's say you're one of the few visionaries who actually plans for every eventuality. You've been stashing your supplies. You've built a personal bunker, or you've purchased your own spot in a communal "survival suite." When the apocalypse finally comes — possibly later this year — will you really survive if you're locked inside a bunker? (Answer: No.) Protecting against any 2012 scenario A thriving industry exists to offer structures that will defend against a variety of...
  • Audit Confirms EPA Radiation Monitors Broken During Fukushima Crisis

    04/24/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 12 replies
    ENENews ^ | April 23, 2012 | By Douglas P. Guarino
    WASHINGTON – An internal audit has confirmed observers’ concerns that many of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation monitors were out of service at the height of the 2011 Fukushima power plant meltdown in Japan, a finding one critic said raises “serious questions” about the federal government’s ability to respond to nuclear emergencies and to alert the public of their consequences (see GSN, Dec. 21, 2011). The April 19 report by the EPA Inspector General’s Office also casts further doubt on the agency’s already controversial claims that radiation from Fukushima did not pose any public health threat on U.S. soil,...
  • The US Military Stocking Up On Anti-Radiation Pills In Preparation for Nuclear Fallout

    04/15/2012 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 36 replies
    Signs of the Times ^ | April 15, 2012 |
    The US Military is currently seeking a large amount of potassium iodide, this according to a listing on the website by the Defense Logistics Agency. In the listing it is made clear that they want to be ready in the event of nuclear fallout which has lead many to speculate that this could be in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster or perhaps in anticipation for an attack on an active Iranian nuclear facility. The DLA is apparently looking for upwards of 400,000 dollars worth of the thyroid protecting tablets at a time when many government officials have openly...