[And if you have your own experiences to share, and especially screen dumps, please add them in comments or contact me. Either Federal Exchanges, or state exchanges. I'm especially interested in Covered California! Thank you! --lambert]
firstname.lastname@example.org from Maine had a registration #FAIL at step 3. Here's the screen dump:
Optionally specify an alternative URL by which this node can be accessed. For example, type "about" when writing an about page. Use a relative path and don't add a trailing slash or the URL alias won't work. Read more about test
Wondering what the 350.org folks are doing to abort TPA, I checked out their website, after ascertaining that they signed onto the the anti-TPP letter that has 2009 group signatories. Read more about 350.org signs anti-TPP letter, threatens to hold its breath until it turns blue
In mid-April a Florida superior court judge handed down harsh prison sentences to 10 former school administrators, principals and elementary school teachers because of a citywide test cheating scandal within the Atlanta public school system.
What these educators did was inflate 2008 test scores. Read more about Savage Sentences for Test-Altering Atlanta Teachers
Here's the clover in the front yard (below the little white fence) The sprouts were hard to see a couple of days ago. After yesterday -- 77°F -- they're easy to see!
Above the white fence are the wildflowers. They too were heavily sown, but they will sprout and flower continuously through the season. So there are fewer to see now. Read more about In the garden: One hot day makes a difference
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and democracy, then what system and what principles will replace these things? Read more about TPP: The Fascism Issue
I stumbled upon a tool that lets you find a house party for Bernie Sanders. It is a great example of how the Web has leveled the playing field, Bernie supporters can find each other and organize without campaign staff, and more importantly, campaign expenditure. It also demonstrates that Bernie has support all over the country,
It is not clear to me if the campaign can harvest the data from this tool, and the data is everything in a campaign. Read more about House parties for Bernie
This is the time of year when it's hard to spot the green in the vast expanse of brown (at least in my patch, because I don't rake the leaves in the fall, preferring them to rot, have abolished my lawn, and don't load up anything not lawn with bags of bark mulch from the "landscape" -- ugh, what an inappropriate word -- people at the first sign of spring).
So what I end up with is brown bare earth, brown rotting leaves, and brown/beige/dirty white disintegrating sheet mulch from the previous year. As you can see! Read more about In the garden: Spotting the growth
Patrick Martin in “Bernie Sanders to seek Democratic presidential nomination” takes a much needed CLOSE look at the history and realpolitik behind Bernie Sanders.
In the kabuki that is America’s corporate-captured political establishment’s and corporate media’s greased slide to fascism, US Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont has stepped onto the stage to do his bit for the continued confusion and manipulation of us, the bewildered and fleeced herd of citizenry. Read more about Time to Play Lucy and the Football with Sanders, Progressives?
Fast/Track/TPP: The Death of National Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate media and by politicians and establishment interest groups interacting with them in the beltway echo chamber, has focused on the likely or possible economic impacts of these. But relatively little attention has focused on sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, or democracy impacts, which however are being covered increasingly well in alternative social media. See here, here, here, and here. Read more about Fast/Track/TPP: The Death of National Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy
As David Cameron bounded off the “Question Time” stage, Jim Messina, the former Obama staffer now advising the U.K. prime minister, gave his verdict. Read more about Torybots on Twitter
OK, spring is here. Because look! I've got an entire forsythia bush with four (4) blossoms on it! (To be fair, this is in the sunniest spot.) Come on!
And then there's the clover seed: Read more about In the garden: Come ON!