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  • Israel’s options for resolving tension with Iran

    04/30/2018 9:10:13 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | April 25, 2018 | Yossi Beilin
    If Israel and Iran want to set new rules for the game played on the Syrian front, and if they would rather avoid all-out war, they should look back at the understandings reached between Israel and former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in Lebanon back in 1976. Both parties could stand to learn from what happened there.After the events of “Black September” in 1970, the PLO was expelled from Jordan, taking up residence in Lebanon. This led to a conflict with the Christian population, which appealed to the Syrian army for help. Long seeing themselves as the patrons of Lebanon, responsible...
  • New York Times readership survey asks for gender, offers three options

    04/14/2015 3:09:03 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | New York Times
    What is your gender? Male Female Other Prefer not to answer
  • Vanity - Anyone a member of Liberty Health Share?

    01/16/2015 1:42:27 PM PST · by Yaelle · 22 replies
    We have applied. How have any of your doctors, emergency rooms, or other providers reacted when you show them your card? Do they discount you right there? Any rejections? Are skeptical docs placated after bills are paid well and on time? I'd love to hear how it's working for you.
  • Eight Ways to Opt Out of Obamacare

    12/25/2013 10:31:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 25, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    With the deadline to sign up for Obamacare having come and gone, many Americans have decided to “opt out” of President Obama’s signature health care reform law, choosing instead to pay the $95 penalty for sidestepping the individual mandate. “For many Americans opting out of Obamacare is the best decision they can make, but it's important that they do it the right way—just refusing to buy health insurance and not having another way to pay for catastrophic medical expenses is a mistake,” Sean Parnell, author of the newly-released The Self-Pay Patient, told Breitbart News. “People who want to opt out...
  • White House on Syria: 'All Options Are on the Table'

    04/25/2013 9:11:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 4/25/13 | Elad Benari
    The United States said Thursday for the first time that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces, but emphasized spy agencies were still not 100 percent sure of the assessment, AFP reports. A senior White House official said that "all options are on the table" should use of the chemical weapons be confirmed, but a U.S. defense official stressed that a military intervention was not imminent and signaled spy agencies had differing opinions. "Our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria," U.S....
  • Intrade Violates the CFTC’s Off-Exchange Options Trading Ban

    11/26/2012 12:05:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    CFTC Press Release ^ | November 26, 2012 | Dennis Holden (Media Contact)
    Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today filed a civil complaint in federal district court in Washington, DC, charging Intrade The Prediction Market Limited (Intrade) and Trade Exchange Network Limited (TEN), Irish companies based in Dublin, Ireland, with offering commodity option contracts to U.S. customers for trading, as well as soliciting, accepting, and confirming the execution of orders from U.S. customers, all in violation of the CFTC’s ban on off-exchange options trading. The CFTC’s complaint also charges Intrade and TEN with making false statements concerning their options trading website in documents filed with the CFTC, and...
  • Speak Out on Never Again Day – September 27th

    09/24/2012 9:24:25 PM PDT · by Thistley · 5 replies ^ | Sep 24th, 2012 | Jerry Gordon
    "Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe that waiting for Iran to assemble nuclear devices may be too late. Iran’s Supreme Leader, President Ahmadinejad and Revolutionary Guard commanders have publicly threatened to incinerate Israel in a nuclear attack-a second Holocaust. Netanyahu has said “why wait?” While he has spoken with President Obama about this urgent matter, the President has not yet scheduled a meeting with PM Netanyahu during the 67th UN General Assembly session that recently opened in New York City."
  • I was wondering...

    05/21/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT · by Cowman · 10 replies
    21 MAY 2012 | Self
    Given that our illustrious President has been tearing down every established tradition of this great nation; has the time come to replace that tired old theme "Hail to the Chief" with something more modern and perhaps appropriate for the Chief Executive of a new era? We could even honor the great Robin Gibb on his very untimely passing. I propose that the next time you see the President makes his way to the dais that instead of the traditional fanfare that instead, "Jive Talking" or "Woman Man" be played.Thank you for your consideration
  • With healthcare reform law in legal limbo, Dems consider their options (on the edge of contempt)

    02/01/2011 11:05:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/11 | Julian Pecquet
    With healthcare reform law in legal limbo, Dems consider their optionsBy Julian Pecquet - 02/01/11 06:01 AM ET Healthcare reform supporters have begun to seek alternatives to the unpopular individual mandate at the heart of Monday’s surprising decision overturning the entire law. Officially, the Obama administration dismissed Judge Roger Vinson’s decision as a fluke. Two judges have already ruled that the mandate is constitutional, and a third struck down the mandate but not the rest of the law. “The department intends to appeal this ruling to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler. “We strongly...
  • Joe Lieberman left with limited 2012 options

    11/24/2010 5:42:12 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/24/10 3:53 PM EST | Molly Ball
    Joe Lieberman essentially has two options for 2012: Retire or become a Republican. The Connecticut senator and Democratic exile hasn't made up his mind whether to seek a fifth term, Lieberman and those close to him say. But if he does, the GOP ticket appears to offer his best shot at reelection. "That's his only hope," said John Olsen, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO and a former state Democratic chairman. Even that, Olsen and others involved in Connecticut politics say, looks like a long shot. But no other avenue appears to be open to the 68-year-old Lieberman, who won a...
  • Running out of options, Fed prepares to jolt economy

    11/01/2010 12:31:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    The Upshot on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/10 | Zachary Roth
    Much of the media's attention is focused on Election Day. But another event Tuesday could have a far greater effect on the one overriding issue that looks likely to lead to major Republican gains. The Federal Reserve, at a meeting of policymakers Tuesday and Wednesday, is poised to take dramatic steps to jolt the economy awake. With Ben Bernanke and Company running out of conventional tools to address the slump, the moment is one of the most crucial since the downturn began nearly three years ago. The Fed has already pumped money into the economy by buying over $1.7 trillion...
  • Obama looking at all options for creating jobs

    10/18/2009 5:38:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,671+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/09 | Douglass K. Daniel - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is considering all options to create jobs, including another stimulus package, while trying to pull the economy out of a deep recession and deal with a record deficit, White House advisers said Sunday. ... "You've got this huge national deficit and we've got to do what we can to bring that down. At the same time, it's important to stimulate the economy," Jarrett said. "Let's wait and see. Let's let the recovery bill do its job." Unemployment stands at 9.8 percent, with more than 4 million jobs lost this year. The deficit has reached $1.4...
  • "Option" Mortgages To Explode, Officials Warn

    09/20/2009 8:16:42 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 2,272+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-17-2009 | Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal government and states are girding themselves for the next foreclosure crisis in the country's housing downturn: payment option adjustable rate mortgages that are beginning to reset. "Payment option ARMs are about to explode," Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said after a Thursday meeting with members of President Barack Obama's administration to discuss ways to combat mortgage scams.
  • Investing in China With LEAPS Options

    07/31/2009 6:58:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Learning Markets ^ | 7/30/2009 | John Jagerson
    The international stocks are significantly correlated. Stocks around the globe tend to go up and down together or at the same time. If U.S. stocks are rising then international stocks tend to follow, but they may not run at the same pace. Quite often emerging economies run ahead of U.S. stocks. This article will discuss why options may be a great way to leverage growth opportunities and diversify into fast growing emerging economies. Amongst emerging market funds, those concentrating on the "BRIC" economies are the most popular. BRIC stands for Brazil, Russia, India and China. Sometimes an emerging market fund...
  • Mr. Taleb Goes to Washington

    03/27/2009 6:52:20 AM PDT · by hripka · 432+ views ^ | March 26, 2009 | Marion Maneker
    Nassim Taleb is an unlikely choice to play the Jimmy Stewart role in a 21st-century remake of the Depression-era classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [1]. But the tale of a naive do-gooder who tries to remind a corrupt political class of its obligations was re-enacted this week when Taleb attended the Wall Street Journal's Future of Finance conference in Washington, D.C. A French- and Arabic-speaking former options trader with a taste for obscure Greek philosophers and the ambition to be seen as a literary figure, Taleb has grown famous for his book The Black Swan [2], which has sold...
  • Introduction to Stock Options

    01/27/2009 11:30:31 AM PST · by Golddigger3 · 5 replies · 420+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/27/09 | Staff
    Stock options provide advanced investors with additional opportunities for potentially rewarding returns. But stock options do possess risks that require an in-depth understanding of how they work. This article provides a basic overview of stock options.
  • SEC investigating Apple's disclosures regarding CEO Steve Jobs' health issues

    01/21/2009 12:06:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies · 614+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 09:20 AM EST
    "U.S. regulators are examining Apple Inc.’s disclosures about Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs’s health problems to ensure investors weren’t misled, a person familiar with the matter said," David Scheer and Connie Guglielmo report for Bloomberg. "The Securities and Exchange Commission’s review doesn’t mean investigators have seen evidence of wrongdoing, the person said, declining to be identified because the inquiry isn’t public," Scheer and Guglielmo report. "Investors have been pressing for information on Jobs’s health since June, when he appeared noticeably thinner at an Apple event. The company’s stock whipsawed this month after Jobs, who battled pancreatic cancer in 2004, said...
  • SEC intends to temporarily ban short selling

    09/18/2008 4:46:35 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 140+ views
    Breaking News: SEC intends to temporarily ban short selling, but it's not clear if the commission has approved the move. Cox is briefing congressional leaders. Separately, the government is seeking congressional authority to buy distressed assets.
  • Criminal Probe of Apple Options Is Ended

    07/10/2008 3:19:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 205+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt, subscription) ^ | July 10, 2008 | JUSTIN SCHECK and NICK WINGFIELD
    Excerpt - The Justice Department has ended its criminal investigation of backdated stock options at Apple Inc., deciding not to bring charges against the company or several current and former executives it had been probing for two years, people familiar with the case said. ~ snip ~
  • CA: Ex-assembly speaker Núñez looks at options for his future

    05/18/2008 11:54:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 90+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/18/08 | James Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO – As Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez reflected on his unlikely rise from a San Diego barrio to one of the state's most powerful offices, he recalled poignant, painful moments of a generation ago. “I remember making friends with a kid in La Jolla – my father was a gardener there; my mother was a maid – and going over to the kid's home near the Sea Lodge. “We were playing, and right as we were going to go inside and play with his toys, his mom came out and said to me: 'You have to wait outside. You can't...