Arkansas Premiums Fall

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Posted to Politics on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 07:38:47 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Health insurance premiums in Arkansas are projected to fall by 2% in 2015.

Today, the governor's office issued a press release stating that "the Arkansas Insurance Department is projecting that insurance policies sold through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace will see a net decrease of two percent in premium costs for 2015."

Health insurance premiums for consumers buying coverage on their own was growing 10 percent or more per year before Obamacare. It's become almost axiomatic in health care that insurance premiums will go up every year, so a potential decline is huge news.

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Never Go Full Retard...err Full Auto

Legal, Wed Aug 27.

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39-year-old fire-arms instructor Charles Vacca is the latest recipient of the Darwin Award. Mr. Vacca was showing a 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi in Full Auto, when the girl lost control of the gun and she ended up shooting Mr. Vacca in the head.

He said the girl safely and successfully fired the 9 mm weapon several times when it was set in the "single-shot" mode.

He said the weapon was put into the "fully-automatic" mode before the girl fired again with the instructor standing off to her left. The weapon recoiled and drifted left as the girl squeezed off an undetermined number of rounds as she maintained possession but lost control of the Uzi as it raised up above her head.

"The guy just dropped," McCabe said of shooting instructor Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, who suffered at least one gunshot to the head.

Here's a video of what happened literally half-a-second before Mr. Vacca was shot.

The video should be submitted to America's Funniest Bloopers.

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Super Pro-Life Christians

Legal, Wed Aug 27.

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"And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply..."

An Alabama couple has been charged with raping a 17-year-old relative multiple times in an unsuccessful attempt to impregnate her so they could keep the baby, prosecutors said Monday.

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Father of "Affluenza" Teen Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

Legal, Wed Aug 20.

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The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed.

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SciTech

Private Industry Protects Your Data

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Posted to SciTech on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 09:10:54 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

A for-profit hospital chain didn't have all its records stolen, because capitalism, that's why, nope, nothing to see here.

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Politics

Meanwhile, in Ukraine

Ephraim Gadsby.

Posted to Politics on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:01:35 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

"There was growing concern over the Ukraine crisis on Friday night after Kiev claimed to have destroyed parts of a column of Russian military vehicles, with Nato accusing Moscow of launching an "incursion". Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, told David Cameron, the Prime Minister, that government artillery had destroyed a "considerable part" of a small military convoy that entered the country. The Telegraph witnessed a convoy of Russian armoured vehicles and military trucks crossing the border on Thursday night, but it was not clear whether it was the same convoy Ukraine claimed to have attacked."

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A Lesson on Public Relations and the Media

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Posted to Politics on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 08:07:22 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

From Hamas:

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Politics

Outrageous!

pO157.

Posted to Politics on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:51:05 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

The Canadians weigh in on the over-militarization of American law enforcement.

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Liberals Urge Southern Secession!

Ephraim Gadsby.

Posted to Politics on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:50:59 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Mediatrackers reports:

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Hillary Would Have Intervened In Syria

novy.

Posted to Politics on Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 07:31:42 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Hillary Clinton, in The Atlantic, claims that "The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad--there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle--the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled." Or, to put it another way, failure to help Syrian rebels led directly to ISIS' rise. As she elaborated, "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

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Scoop

RIP Robin Williams

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Posted to Scoop on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 12:48:37 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by gerrymander). RSS.

Robin Williams has died at age 63 from an apparent suicide.

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Should Ultra-Conservatives Form Their Own Party?

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Posted to Politics on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 08:26:28 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Steve Baldwin thinks so. He thinks it should be led by Sarah Palin. He thinks it will replace Republicans, just like Republicans once replaced Whigs.

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Etcetera

11 Coolest Small Cities?

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Posted to Etcetera on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 07:39:58 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

What small cities should you travel to in America? Buzzfeed thinks these 11 towns offer more than others: Asheville, NC; Fairfield, IA; Sedona, AZ; Mystic, CT; Estes Park, CO; Portland, ME; Marfa, Texas; Portsmouth, NH; Park City, UT; Athens, GA; and Santa Cruz, CA.

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Legal

Republicans for Due Process

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Posted to Legal on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 07:51:38 AM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

Fascinating, innit, how when white dudes are being unjustly prosecuted, Republicans pitch a hissy fit, but when it's black folks being arrested without due process, well, gotta break a few eggs, amiright?

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Politics

The United States of Israel

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Posted to Politics on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 01:17:27 PM EST (promoted from Diaries by port1080). RSS.

The US Congress is polarized and doesn't agree on much, but one thing it is united about is giving taxpayer money to Israel. The Senate approved a $225 million package to Israel for the Iron Dome missile defense system (which by the way is made by the US) then the House approved it also with a vote of 395 to 8. That is 98% of House members who voted approving the welfare to Israel. 98% of Congressman can't even agree that February follows January, as House Republican think that chronological order is another attempt by the liberal media to control our lives.

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Business

Broke as fuck.

pO157.

Posted to Business on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:44:06 AM EST (promoted by port1080). RSS.

1/3rd of all Americans are "in collections." Meanwhile, other people who co-sign loans for their relatives are shocked --- shocked --- to find out they have to pay the loans back if those people pass on.

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