If 4.6 million in Federal exchanges lose premium subsidies due to Halbig, we will conform to GATS, NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP, TAFTA/TTIP+TiSA. Current subsidies and ACA rules probably don't. Coincidence?
Let's just hope there aren't any crashes, as CEO McNerney turns Boeing into the Walmart of aircraft manufacturers
While Boeing still loses money on every Dreamliner it assembles ....
This is normal, though I'm not sure I'd want to fly on one of the early planes. Read below the fold...
Honestly, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. Bloomberg:
President Barack Obama has been bashing companies that pursue offshore mergers to reduce taxes. He hasn’t talked about the people behind the deals -- some of whom are his biggest donors.
Wowsers. That one came out of nowhere! Read below the fold...
— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) August 11, 2014
Armor.... Longbow. We're looking at a self-licking ice cream cone, here. I wonder if DHS is co-ordinating #Ferguson like they did Occupy? Not that I'm foily.
And why? Outright looting by insurance companies. PNHP, quoting the Canadian Medical Journal:
ORONTO -- With the prospect of greater pay, fewer bureaucratic headaches and the opportunity to provide better care for patients, the number of American doctors migrating north is rising, according to Canadian recruiters and Canadian Medical Association data. Read below the fold...
Via VICE, which many of the bright youth of today read:
It warms the heart, this altruistic offer of help from the leader of a nation-state motivated by rational self-interest, but what’s left out—what's always left out—is any real context. What led us to this particular moment in time? Was there anything that the benevolent governments in the West maybe did before, like perhaps kill a half-million or more people in Iraq, that would drive so many people to an Islamic militant group? To ask is to be anti-American, or at least a huge buzzkill, but the answer is unequivocal: yes, yes, at-least-half-a-million-times yes. The US absolutely created the problem it’s now courageously “coming to help” solve, and that it created that problem by dropping lots of bombs should trouble those who now argue that dropping some more is somehow a serious solution.
Irony is not dead, I see. That's a relief. Read below the fold...
“Gaza Is Transforming American Jews: Words from an Overflowing Inbox” by David Harris-Gershon
... what's happening right now is like nothing I've ever experienced. It is a stunning anecdotal phenomenon which reveals the way American Jews in particular, and Americans in general, are being affected by the incredible suffering in Gaza. Read below the fold...
Corruption in Albany is nothing new, but shedding light on it certainly is, and one Albany man has a dream of educating and entertaining using the city’s corrupt history.
How? The Albany Museum of Political Corruption.
Yes, a museum exposing acts of political corruption. There isn’t another like it in the world.
Museum founder Bruce Roter [, a music professor at The College of Saint Rose, ] came up with the idea last July while musing with a prominent local politician. “Albany could lighten up a bit,” they agreed in the conversation.
“We have corruption here, why not use it as a resource?” he said.
BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!! Read below the fold...