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Entries from October 2013

My Experience with Obamacare

October 18th, 2013 · 20 Comments

I’ve been trying to apply for health insurance on the Federal Exchange (which Arizona uses) since it went online. It’s been a struggle! The website is buggy and not ready for the usage it has been seeing. My big problem was that I started an application for just myself, and then after getting part way […]

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Tags: Family Updates · Opinion

I’d have been scared if I had been there

October 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Take a look at this elaborate hoax of psychic powers. Very cool. I like to think I’m rational and don’t believe in the supernatural, but I would be feeling some doubts if I had been there. Turns out it’s a commercial for the new remake of “Carrie”. And check out the cool optical illusions in […]

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League of Denial

October 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

There was a good Frontline program on last night with the same title as this post about brain damage in NFL players. The evidence seems very conclusive that playing football at any level (NFL, college, high school, and even younger) can and will cause brain damage in almost every player. The damage seems to be […]

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Tags: Opinion

Just vote!

October 3rd, 2013 · 5 Comments

I think a very important and relevant point that isn’t being discussed enough is that the House simply refuses to even bring to a vote a simple “clean” continuing resolution on the budget. The House sent a few bills to the Senate that included defunding or delaying Obamacare. The Senate stripped out the Obamacare parts, […]

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Tags: Opinion

Ignorance of the law…

October 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Kaiser Foundation recently completed a poll of Americans on the Affordable Care Act. The findings are interesting. 43% of those polled had an unfavorable impression of the law (vs. 39% favorable), but just 35% think opponents of the law should continue their efforts to repeal the law or keep it from being implemented. But […]

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Tags: Opinion