Saturday, May 31, 2014

Obama: Cry Havoc, and Let Loose My Health Insurance Scheme!

Thanks to Obama's scheme, insurance premiums in Ohio will rise by an average of 13%. Additional requirements imposed by Obama's scheme are forcing the state of California to pay more for workers' insurance. New report suggests that Medicare made $6.7 billion of improper payments in 2010.

In Britain, land of the death panels, a 29-year-old female doctor died of cancer after having been told that she was too young to have that illness. I suppose under government health care, a person is always healthy until she ends up dead. Another report suggests that bad handwriting by British doctors is putting patients at risk.

The Triumph of Russia

Russia's foreign policy victories, from preserving not just the Assad regime of Syria but even his freedom to use chemical weapons, to their incursions into Ukraine, simply reaffirm the old adage: Something, no matter how awful, always beats nothing. In many ways, Russia is playing a weak hand. But with a combination of ruthlessness and opportunism aiding a relatively limited strategic vision, Russia has outplayed the Obama regime at every turn. Even a limited strategic vision beats none. Throughout the catastrophe of Obama's foreign policy, there has never been any sign that it is guided by anything other than "Blame Bush!" and hoping that nothing bad will affect Obama's re-election and approval ratings. One should not be surprised to see this type of short-sightedness thoroughly thrashed by the world's most renowned chess masters. Even a clear-sighted foreign policy must be skillfully guided to contend with a power like Russia. In the current mismatch between a community organizer and a KGB agent, the game was decided before it was even played.

As is usually the case, when the US retreats, somebody has to suffer. Syrian fatalities from their civil war now add up to more than 160,000. New pages are being added to the history book of the use of chemical weapons and the list of their victims continues to grow, with a grim legacy of health deformations growing ever longer. That the 1994 Budapest Memorandum had been proven to be nothing more than a piece of paper threatens the foundations of NATO and every European state that borders Russia. Meanwhile, every potential aggressor state from Iran to China is drawing the most logical conclusions from this state of affairs.

The world is growing more dangerous by the day, and the tunnel only grows darker.

An Honest Man

A poor man at Fresno, California found $125,000 and returned it to its owner.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Can Green Schemes Survive at All?

The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is asking people not to buy his company's electric car for the very simple reason that selling each car will cost his company $14,000. This is despite heavy government subsidies for such premature pieces of technology. The British government is planning to cut subsidies for solar panels because of how they blight the landscape. Washington DC's supposedly new energy-efficient buildings actually use more energy than before. Medical experts are warning that new low energy light bulbs can cause everything from blindness, sunburn, premature skin aging, to skin cancer. Finally, I am pleased to report that animal rights extremists have been fined nearly $16 million for defaming the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The Latest Obama Lie Exposed

Obama lied about returning 5% of his salary to the Treasury in solidarity with federal workers who were furloughed during government shutdown.

Obama's Diplomacy Suffers Another Setback

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
- 1 Corinthians 14:8

There, in a nutshell, explains so much of Obama's foreign policy failures. The Obama regime's Venezuela sanctions are much like his foreign policy elsewhere: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act V, scene 5) Those sanctions were designed to accomplish very little. Why should anyone follow someone whose greatest ambition is to stay behind? As I've always said, those who wish to stay behind will be left behind.

What Does Not Kill You, Extends Your Longevity

Animals that could not make pain-sensing protein called TRPV1 were ‘exceptionally long lived’. Not only was life 14 per cent longer, but it was also healthier.

They developed cancer less often and their memory faded less with age.

They seemed to be able to burn off calories without exercising more than usual and their metabolism, including their ability to process sugar remained youthful late in life.
This could cut the risk of diabetes, the journal Cell reports.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Obama's Health Insurance Scheme at Work

Nearly 1,500 people in California filed complaints against Obama's scheme for everything ranging from not having received their government-issue identification cards to lacking enrollment confirmations. The state of California also seized a provider of the state's Medicaid program in Alameda County because it may be insolvent. The very idea of government health care is bankrupt. A Marine veteran who enrolled in Obama's scheme can't find a doctor on his plan within 20 miles of his home.

"The typical wait for a non-urgent colonoscopy in Canada is six months...." In Britain, land of the death panels, paramedics chose not to help a baby who was choking on a pistachio shell to remove the object. The patient died.

A Fitting Nominee from Obama's Kakistocracy

Obama nominated the mayor of San Antonio, Texas to be the Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In 2012, HUD's inspector general reported that the city misused federal funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

HMS Artful

Britain launched the 3rd of its 7 Astute-class, nuclear-powered, attack submarines with a displacement of 7,400 tons.

Maui's Dolphins

The world's rarest dolphin, with an estimated number of about 55.

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Fruits of Obama's Health Insurance Deformation

Major health insurance providers may increase premiums by 14.9%. The head of the Oregon Health Authority resigned due to the fiasco of the state health insurance exchange. Yet he still draws a $14,425 monthly salary. Only 40% of the clinics in Los Angeles are ready to serve patients who enrolled in Obama's health insurance scheme.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the National Health Disservice (NHD), tens of millions of dollars worth of drugs from the NHD are being diverted into the black market. A British hospital cleaner stole an iPhone from a cancer patient.

Democrats Directed the IRS to Target Conservatives

Sen. Carl Levin (Democrat, Michigan) pressed the IRS to target conservatives.

Obama Regime Supports Incitement of Murder of American Troops

The Obama regime is promoting an Islamic cleric who is banned from the US because he endorsed the killing of US troops in 2004.

Kansas Eliminates Another Abortion Clinic

Withdrawal of state funding forced the abortion clinic to close, once again proving that without government funding, this great evil will significantly diminish.

Albino Squirrels

Spotted at Hampshire, England, the chances for an albino squirrel is one in 100,000.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Latest Victim of Obama's Health Insurance Scheme

South Carolina girl who enrolled in Obama's scheme now finds that the scheme refuses to pay for her drugs because it wrongly registered her as male. Despite calling the the government 8 times over 3 weeks and being repeatedly assured that the problem has been solved, it remains unresolved. Welcome to government health care, which combines the compassion of the IRS with the efficiency of the post office. Nevada wasted $75 million to build its own state health exchange and now it will have to be abandoned due to its technical glitches. Thousands of people who registered with Oregon's health insurance exchange still have not paid their premiums.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of free health care, 15 hospitals are begging for government bail outs. One of them was threatened with having its electricity shut because it can;t pay its electric bills. A British mother who was told that her unborn child had a rare and terminal condition ended up giving birth to a healthy baby.

China and Russia Seal the Deal

The 30-year deal worth $400 billion will supply China with 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas each year while helping to shield Russia from any effects from Western sanctions, not that they had much of an effect. Sanctions designed to be ineffective can only be ineffective.

World's Oldest Cat

It lives at Bournemouth, Britain and is 24 years old.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Obama Regime: Where Incompetence and Treachery is Rewarded

Obama's nominee to become the undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans of Affairs previously worked at a veterans hospital that maintained a secret waiting list. The director of the veterans hospital at Phoenix, Arizona where more than 40 veterans died on its secret waiting list received a bonus of $8,500 last month. The Obama regime's hostility toward veterans is of long standing. In 2009, the Obama regime planned to charge veterans for even service-related injuries.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the National Health Disservice, doctors are warning that 10-minute consultations can endanger patients' health. A 69-year-old British man was effectively starved to death by his hospital.

The Swiss, the World's Most Sensible Voters?

I am pleased to note that 76.3% of Swiss voters refused to commit economic suicide and defeated a proposal to impose a minimum wage of $25/hour. In these dark, Obama times, it is always gratifying to see such outbreaks of sanity. In 2001, 85% of its voters decided to reduce government spending. In 2010, 59% of Swiss voters rejected a class warfare-style tax on the rich.

Louisiana Will Pass Pro-Life Bill

It is so heart-warming to see all those abortion clinics decimated by pro-life legislation. Their collapse has been a long time in coming, but their end is near.

"Titanosaur"

Its fossil was discovered in Argentina and it could have weighed 170,000 lbs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Obama's Health Insurance Scheme Destroying Medical Care in US

Obama's scheme continues to force people off their existing employer-provided health care plans and onto new insurance plans that may cost twice as much with higher copays. Hawaii spent more than $100 million to sign up less than 10,000 people for their insurance exchange and collected only $40,350 in user fees. The Obama regime spent $474 million to pay for the insurance exchanges of Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland. All 4 are in deep trouble and will require millions more to fix them.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the death panels,
A damning report into a hospital where at least five patients died after complications from keyhole cancer surgery has found that managers ignored repeated warnings about the behaviour of surgeons.
An 82-year-old female patient died after having been left without water and was denied treatment for pneumonia.

Obama Regime's Tolerance for Islamic Terrorists

The Obama regime didn't classify the Nigerian Boko Haram as a terrorist group even after they threatened to kill the US ambassador. Then again, the Obama regime also abandoned Ambassador Stevens to die at Benghazi, so at least it fits their overall pattern.

The Blue

The 13.22 carat blue diamond was auctioned for $23.7 million.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Does Obama's Health Insurance Scheme Cover Sticker Shock?

Businesses are discovering that the health insurance premiums for their employee health insurance plans will jump by 35-120%. Meanwhile, the health insurance subsidies for about 1 million of the people who enrolled in Obama's scheme was miscalculated. Deductibles for Obama's scheme will rise from $6,350 to $6,600 next year.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the death panels, the government, in order to cut costs and free up scarce hospital beds, is encouraging pregnant women to give birth at home using only mid-wives. But a Dutch study showed that babies born under such circumstances are more likely to die than those born under the care of doctors. Under government health care, the government will sacrifice lives to save a few pounds. A male patient in Britain received a vasectomy by mistake.

The EU's Coup Against Italy and Greece

The EU even tried to enlist the Obama regime to carry out its coup against the democratically-elected governments of those 2 countries. Thankfully, the Obama regime still had a shred of common sense that prevented them from doing the EU's dirty work for them.

Consequences of Liberal Ideology Running Amok

In light of New York's restrictive gun control laws, Remington will be moving 2 of its production lines out of the state to Alabama, affecting more than a thousand jobs.

The Heroin Epidemic in the US

An estimated half a million people in the country are addicted to heroin.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The "Choice Habit"

Health insurer points out what conservatives have always said: Obama's health insurance scheme will limit customer choice. Health insurers are also planning to increase premiums by up to 14.9% in response to Obama's scheme. The Obama regime is "pro-choice" only on abortion. So far, the Obama regime spent $4,633 for every person who signed on to his scheme. The money spent paid for a lot of... nothing. Finally in Britain, land of the National Health Disservice, British patients waited for at least a week to see their general practitioners (not specialists) last year.

Is Russia Unstoppable?

Whereas the Obama regime imposed some trivial sanctions on Russia that can do nothing to prevent further Russian encroachment on Ukraine, I'm much more sympathetic to Russia's retaliation against the Obama regime. Russia will also reject the Obama regime's request to prolong the use of the International Space Station. This is the perfectly logical result of the Obama regime's decision not to provide more funding to NASA and chart a more independent space policy for the country. Meanwhile, Russia is also assembling military forces on the Ukrainian border. Strong Russian oil production can also shield the country, at least for a while, from Western sanctions, not that they have been serious. Finally, Russia may be co-opting Bulgaria to paralyze the EU. This is what a serious foreign policy looks like, as opposed to the Obama regime's amateurish hashtag diplomacy.

Columbus's Santa Maria May Have Been Found

The shipwreck was located off the coast of Haiti.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Women Should Stay Home and Make Sandwiches

Income inequality for individuals remained constant since 1962. Texas remains the best state for businesses for the 10th consecutive year. I am pleased to report that the Missouri legislature overrode their Democratic Gov. Nixon's veto and provided tax cuts for the state. Meanwhile, the rest of the country still suffers under the Obama regime, as more businesses are collapsing than being created. The Obama regime's former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner claimed that the regime wanted him to lie publicly about the role of Social Security in causing the federal deficit.

Obama Regime Descends Beneath Parody

After the Nigerian terrorist group kidnapped nearly 300 girls and threatened to sell them into slavery, the Obama regime tries to redefine the problem as... an education problem. Of course, the Obama regime has good reasons to try to re-frame the issue, considering the facts that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to define them as a terrorist group and current Secretary of State John Kerry called on the Nigerian government to be nicer to them. This is despite the ties between that terrorist group and al Qaeda.

More on the Obama Regime's Partiality Toward Criminals

Last year, the Obama regime released 36,007 illegal immigrants who committed 87,818 other crimes including kidnapping, homicide, and sexual assault.

Coffee can Save Your Eyesight

The antioxidant chlorogenic acid contained in coffee can prevent retinal deterioration.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Climate "Science"

Farmers' Almanac is a better predictor of the weather than climate scientists. Meanwhile, Tesla lost $49.8 million in Q1. That is, despite heavy government subsidies. The Obama regime forced the Pentagon to spend more than 64 times the current market price to purchase alternative jet fuel. Another failure in the "alternative energy" scam belongs to the wind power industry. The fact that it is so heavily dependent on government subsidies merely tells us how completely it had been rejected by the free market to the extent that without the government playing favorites, the industry will collapse. While the Obama regime continues to waste money pursuing unicorns like wind power and alternative jet fuel, they continue to delay the Keystone pipeline, prompting the labor union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to lobby for its approval. Poor union workers! They don't seem to realize that they occupy a lower status on the liberal hierarchy than the green kooks.

Assad Winning the Syrian Civil War

Syrian government forces retake the city of Homs, birth place of the rebellion. Meanwhile, Islamic radicals continue to commit atrocities. It's always delightful to watch radical Muslims tearing themselves apart, often literally.

SS Central America

The ship sank off the coast of South Carolina in 1857.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Obama's Health Insurance Scheme Continues to Cause Damage to the US

Survey suggests that 74% of the people who signed up for Obama's scheme already had health insurance. Only Obama can be shameless enough to count them as a success when they probably suffered significant benefit cuts or rise in premiums like this North Carolina couple who discovered that their premium doubled thanks to Obama's scheme. It also exposes the fact that the rhetoric about covering the uninsured is mostly a lie, and this expensive new government program is all about creating greater dependency on the State, a long-time liberal dream. Study suggests that the employer mandate from Obama's scheme will only hurt low-income workers.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the death panels, 1,250 people died from asthma in 2012. Of those, about 2/3 could have been prevented. Doctors misdiagnosed a young British girl as autistic when she had Angelman syndrome.

Liberals Continue to Plot Political Assassinations

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R. South Carolina) received death threats for chairing the committee to investigate the Obama regime's failures that led to the deaths of 4 Americans at Benghazi. House Speaker John Boehner (R. Ohio) received death threat for blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. Political assassinations is nothing new to liberals, whether we're talking about a Democrat's attempt to assassinate Rep. Katherine Harris (R. Florida) or the attack on the conservative Family Research Council. Obama is infamous for being a friend of Weather Underground terrorists.

Northern Ireland Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Again

I am pleased to report that the regional assembly voted 51-43 against the proposal.

119 lbs. Catfish

The fish was captured in the Oakwood Park Predator Lakes in Norfolk, England.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GOP Blocked Welfare Expansion in Kansas

I am delighted to report that the Kansas GOP passed legislation banning the expansion of Medicaid in their state. Regrettably, the rest of the nation cannot benefit from their wise and courageous leadership. Washington D.C. spent $13,123 for every single person who signed up for Obama's health insurance scheme. The cost for Hawaii was $24,080 for each enrollment. It's not just that the Obama regime can't figure out how many of the people who enrolled actually paid, but the insurers themselves don't know, either. The infamously glitch-ridden federal health insurance scheme web site probably forced many people to sign up multiple times. That's how Obama got his 8 million enrollments number.

Meanwhile in Britain, land of the National Health Disservice, a 58-year-old female patient had to call the national number just to see a doctor right next door. The NHS is also accused of refusing to use expensive heart drug treatments to save money.

North Korea has Nuclear Warheads

A nuclear device can only be a threat when delivered by terrorists. A nuclear bomb still needs to be delivered by a bomber which can be intercepted. A nuclear-tipped missile is much more difficult to intercept.

Health Benefits of Beetroots

Beetroot is a good source of iron and folic acid. It also contains nitrates and other antioxidants, which can help lower blood pressure and the risk of cancer.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Nation Should Thank GOP for Defeating Obama's Job-Killing Plan

Obama's own chairwoman of the Federal Reserve testified that raising the minimum wage will have a negative impact on jobs. This at a time when 83% of college graduates haven't found jobs yet. Fortunately, the country is blessed with brave and courageous GOP senators who are willing to stand against Obama's demagoguery and voted to defeat his attempt to raise the minimum wage. The vote was 54-42, the nays had it. Meanwhile, an inspector general reported that the Obama regime's Agriculture Dept. "made $6.2 billion in improper payments in 2013...." This is an interesting map on internal migration in the US correlating with tax data.

Obama Regime's Melding of State and Party

Much like totalitarian regimes, the Obama regime achieved a significant merger of the Democratic Party and the State. The latest evidence being a lawyer at the Federal Election Commission who used government assets to campaign for Obama.

Obama Regime Left Americans at Benghazi to Die

[R]etired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell...[said] that the U.S. military did not try and was never even ordered to save the Americans under attack at the U.S. diplomatic outpost on the September 11, 2012 attack.
New e-mails from the Obama regime proved that they were busily engaged in damage-control to secure Obama's re-election by blaming the attack on an anti-American protest even though the CIA's station chief in Libya informed the Obama regime a day before the regime started peddling its lies that no such protest took place. Meanwhile, after Obama engineered regime change in Libya, the country is becoming a haven for terrorists. Obama, making the world safe for terrorism.

13.22 Carat Blue Diamond

Estimated to be about $23 million.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Obama Regime's Anti-Science Tendencies

Obama's Environmental Protection Agency worked to reject a mining project in Alaska before a scientific review of the application. "German scientists found last year that increasing solar activity and the 65-year Atlantic and Pacific Ocean oscillation cycle account for virtually all of the global warming since 1870...." The company Smith Electric vehicles received $32 million in federal funds, Obama's blessing, built only 86% of the promised number of cars, and hired just 1/4 of the jobs they promised to create. In other words, it's typical of the Obama regime as a whole: Over-promise and under-deliver. A solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert can raise the temperature to 427°-538°C and already cooked 141 birds. Meanwhile, Israel discovered 2 natural gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean that contain 28-29 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Democrat Provided Service for Their Natural Constituency

South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen defended dozens of violent criminals as a trial lawyer, negotiating plea deals down to probation for wife beaters, cop hitters, drug dealers, and child sex offenders.

SSN 774 Virginia-Class Submarines

US Navy ordered 10 boats worth $17.6 billion.

Dull, Boring, and Bland

A combination made on Earth.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Meaninglessness of "Climate Change"

NASA scientist denounced the selling of this issue as being powered by corporations and their greed. Meanwhile, the EPA continues to use environmental as a facade to cloak their attempt at grabbing more power, this time with a new clean water rule that will "allow[] the agency to regulate bodies of water, no matter how small, located on private property." The EPA also continues to impede an inspector general's investigation into the agency's misdeeds. The inspector general also found that the agency paid out nearly half a million dollars in unauthorized bonuses and that half of their employee passports disappeared.

Obama = Serial Liar

For the sixth year in a row, President Barack Obama has broken his promise to the Armenian community, made when seeking their votes as a senator and a presidential candidate, to use the word “genocide” to describe the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

Texas Winning the War on Abortion

The state had 40 abortion clinics in 2011. Only 20 remain now and only 6 are expected to survive the state's new anti-abortion law.

JU 52

The WWII-era German troop transport was found at the bottom of the North Sea.

Friday, May 2, 2014

More on Wasteful Spending from the Obama Regime

The federal government lost $11.2 billion to bail out Genera Motors. "Construction workers at companies doing work for the federal government are paid as much as three times what their peers outside of government get for the same work..." due to the federal government's bad math. Senate Democrats remain at the forefront of the War on Women by paying their female staffers 91% of what they pay their male staffers. Toyota is moving its US headquarters from the liberal stronghold of California to the more business-friendly state of Texas. Now that former Rep. David Bonior (Democrat, Michigan) retired, he is beginning to realize how the business regulations that he and his ilk support are strangling private enterprise in the country.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Had No Accomplishments

State Dept. spokeswoman could not name a single accomplishment by Hillary Clinton.

Obama Expresses His Sympathy for the Iranian Hostage Takers

Obama promises not to enforce a law that bars one of the Iranian hostage takers of 1979 from entering the US.

Another Defeat for an Abortionist Group

The 10th Circuit Court ordered an abortionist group to pay the state of Kansas its legal fees for an appeal.

805 lbs. Mako Shark

It's the largest mako shark captured.