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  • Obamacare 'perfect storm': Feds reveal 10 percent error rate ("834" errors)

    12/06/2013 2:23:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/6/13 | Dan Mangan - CNBC
    An estimated 10 percent of all enrollments now being made on the federal Obamacare marketplace contain data errors that could delay people from actually getting health coverage, officials disclosed Friday. And that error rate for enrollments submitted via HealthCare.gov and then sent to insurers before December was an estimated 25 percent, officials revealed. The rate fell in the past week, officials said, because of repair efforts to HealthCare.gov's, particular the discovery and fix of one particular software problem that was causing an estimated 80 percent of data errors, officials said. But both past and present error rates are much higher...
  • WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy

    10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 208 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Hurricane Sandy From Space NASA Just in case you thought the Hurricane hype couldn't get any louder, check out this dispatch from Weather Channel meterologist Stu Ostro: - History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States. - REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL...
  • Roubini: My 'Perfect Storm' Is Unfolding Now

    07/09/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/9/12 | Ansuya Harjani
    "Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini, says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China. In May, Roubini predicted four elements - stalling growth in the U.S., debt troubles in Europe, a slowdown in emerging markets, particularly China, and military conflict in Iran - would come together in to create a storm for the global economy in 2013.
  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • A Global Perfect Storm (Roubini)

    06/16/2012 6:51:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | 06/15/12 | Roubini
    A Global Perfect Storm 15 June 2012 NEW YORK – Dark, lowering financial and economic clouds are, it seems, rolling in from every direction: the eurozone, the United States, China, and elsewhere. Indeed, the global economy in 2013 could be a very difficult environment in which to find shelter. For starters, the eurozone crisis is worsening, as the euro remains too strong, front-loaded fiscal austerity deepens recession in many member countries, and a credit crunch in the periphery and high oil prices undermine prospects of recovery. The eurozone banking system is becoming balkanized, as cross-border and interbank credit lines are...
  • The Perfect Storm for a 3rd Party run (Vanity)

    04/12/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 75 replies
    Self | Today | Self
    If Romney wins the nomination it will set up the Perfect Political Storm for the Democrats to run a 3rd Party "conservative" to siphon enough votes to let Obama win. Romney is so detestable to so many conservative and so similar to Obama on so many issues that for many there's no compelling reason to vote for him. Also, Obama and the Democrats have more then enough of a war chest as well as a complacent media to make a 3rd party run look worthwhile as well as feasible to the massive number of disenfranchised conservatives who reject Romney. With...
  • Pump prices may put Obama in peril

    03/21/2011 3:54:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2011 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Consumers’ pain at the gas pump will likely be shared by President Obama at the polls in 2012 and could cost him a second term unless energy prices take a drastic turn for the better in the next 18 months. “Energy prices should be the Achilles’ heel for Obama,” said Scott Wheeler, executive director of a conservative political action committee. The average gasoline pump price across the country is $3.621 per gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported. Prices in some parts of the country are already topping $4 a gallon. And the uncertain global situation isn’t helping. “Unrest in the...
  • Fiercer storm set to hit Southern California

    12/21/2010 2:53:05 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES — Hillside residents fortified their defenses as fire and police crews staged dramatic water rescues ahead of an even worse storm system expected to hit Southern California on Tuesday evening with more rain, hail and gusts up to 65 mph. Virtually the entire state has been affected by the storms that began Friday, dumping moisture from far Northern California south to San Diego. The National Weather Service predicted an even fiercer storm would roll into Southern California beginning Tuesday night, bringing 2 to 8 inches of rain in most areas and up to 10 inches in some mountains....
  • The Perfect Storm Hits (Massachusetts Goes Red Alert)

    01/19/2010 6:00:47 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 1,936+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/19/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Back on January 4, as Scott Brown was driving his beat-up truck through Massachusetts TV ads, I noted, “The bad news is that Brown needs almost a perfect storm — unbelievably fired-up Republicans, immensely depressed Democrats, and a heavy skew among independents — to make up the traditional 30-percentage-point deficit and win this race.” A week ago, I followed up, “The good news for him and his campaign — and for every conservative and spending-weary independent pulling for him — is that the Bay State is seeing a lot of wind and some very choppy seas. But there’s need for...
  • THE COMING PERFECT STORM

    10/01/2008 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Joya · 124 replies · 3,953+ views
    Streams Ministries International ^ | September 19, 2008 | John Paul Jackson
    THE COMING PERFECT STORM by John Paul Jackson For those of you who have followed this ministry, you have heard me say more than once during the past eight years that from 2009 or 2010, things will become very difficult. I have been praying and hoping that what I am about to write may be averted. However, I am now concerned that without prophetic people speaking up, we will not play our redemptive part in bringing change for the good. FIVE ELEMENTS OF THE BREWING PERFECT STORM As in the movie The Perfect Storm, the storm I see coming to...
  • The Perfect Storm for Conservatives... If They Don't Blow It

    02/24/2008 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 161+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2008 | Nina May
    Conservatives have this uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and overplay every hand dealt them. They squandered the Reagan Revolution by parsing and dicing an agenda of positions unobtainable from even the most charismatic, or messianic of candidates. The color required to attain “conservative” credentials on the litmus paper appears in no color wheel known to man. The acceptable candidates in this category are whittled to a pencil point that can only scribe the name of Ronald Reagan. In the hopes that more people would have adopted his manner of principled politics, abandoning the mud fight...
  • The Chilling Effect Of The BushSchwarzenegger Freeze (Housing Is Expensive In CA Alert)

    12/06/2007 9:36:35 AM PST · by goldstategop · 41 replies · 171+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 12/06/2007 | George Passantino
    It is easy to call yourself a supporter of economic freedom and the rule of law amidst a rapidly rising economy. Now with dark clouds of the recent rise in mortgage foreclosures—and more expected on the horizon—political expediency has eroded the support for free markets in some of its perceived champions. Even self-proclaimed devotees of the late Milton Friedman, President George W. Bush and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, sound more like critics than Friedman supporters. In the wake of a perceived mortgage crisis both have attempted to use the coercive power of government to solve the problem. Both plans center...
  • Why Would Anyone Want to Be President in 2010?

    11/27/2007 11:40:08 PM PST · by MHT · 6 replies · 138+ views
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | August 2007 | Dr, Martin Regalia
    Is There a 'Perfect Storm' on the Horizon? Last month I promised to write another column about the alternative minimum tax (AMT). I've decided to save that topic for a later date in order to give the various AMT reform proposals percolating in Congress time to come into clearer focus. This month I'd like to draw a contrast between my short-term economic forecast with the possible economic scenario a few years down the road. Our near-term forecast remains relatively positive. We see solid, albeit nonspectacular, growth over the remainder of this year, with some slight acceleration in early 2008. Job...
  • Security chiefs' 'nightmare scenario' (UK)

    07/02/2007 2:33:08 PM PDT · by traumer · 13 replies · 515+ views
    Three terrorist attacks have been launched in the UK, two in central London and another at Glasgow Airport. What is the significance of a British terror target outside London? It is interesting and it is also worrying that this attack has taken place in Glasgow because up until yesterday (Saturday) all the successful attacks were only in London. Now suddenly we have Glasgow. It seems clear that in these particular attacks, both in London and the one in Glasgow, there is a Scottish connection. Of course, Gordon Brown, the new prime minister is also of Scottish origin. There was intelligence...
  • Rosen: Hard times for president

    05/26/2006 7:01:47 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 14 replies · 533+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 26 May 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion_columnists/article/0,2777,DRMN_23972_4727264,00.html Rosen: Hard times for presidentMay 26, 2006It's tough being George W. Bush these days. His poll numbers are low, liberal media sharks taste blood in the water, and some elected Republicans - primarily concerned with their own survival - are separating themselves from their president. Some of this is Bush's own doing; much of it is unfortunate happenstance. Americans tend to give their presidents too much blame or credit for things that simply happen on their watch. Bill Clinton was lucky. His...
  • California Suffers Another Energy "Perfect Storm" (satire)

    08/26/2005 9:44:55 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 9 replies · 426+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 26, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    California Suffers Another Energy "Perfect Storm" (satire) California suffered another "perfect storm" on Thursday August 25, resulting in rolling power blackouts affecting 400,000 electricity customers. A different convergence of factors created the short-lived "perfect storm" of rolling electricity blackouts on Thursday than those that occurred in 2000-01. Contacted at the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank, electricity economists Peter Van Doren and Jerry Taylor, who originally coined the term "perfect storm" to explain what happened during the California Energy Crisis of 2000-01, were dumbstruck about how to explain the convergence of rolling blackouts on the same day as: the...
  • Twin cyclones batter the South Pacific, could combine into 'perfect storm'

    02/15/2005 12:40:05 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2005
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Twin cyclones began battering three south Pacific nations and weather experts warned they could combine into one giant, destructive storm center that would create havoc in the region. Cyclone Olaf, a powerful Category 4 storm packing winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour), was bearing down on Samoa and American Samoa and was expected to reach "super cyclone" status by the time it strikes the two territories' main islands around 0000 GMT Wednesday. Olaf has intensified steadily in the past 24 hours and was forecast to reach Category 4/5 out of a...
  • Connell warns that California is headed for a ``perfect storm''

    08/28/2002 2:36:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-28-02 | JESSICA BRICE
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) --  California will face a "perfect storm" if the lawmakers can't pass a state spending plan by the end of the month, state Controller Kathleen Connell said Wednesday.</p> <p>"There would be a series of rippling financial problems if the Legislature does not get a state budget passed," Connell said.</p>