Obama administration announced individuals who suffered a cancellation of health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act’s new requirements will be “temporarily” exempted from the individual mandate. Americans whose coverage was cancelled qualify for individual mandate’s “hardship exemption.”
Douglas Zerby was watering his lawn, neighbors, completely brainwashed by the police state, called the cops because they saw Zerby holding what they thought was a gun. was actually a water hose nozzle. Officers approached, without any warning whatsoever, fired fatally wounding him with 12 rounds.
Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.
The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested. House on Wednesday passed 399-0 a bill that would enhance the US commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” in the region.
Germany has played down the possibility of any financial aid for the French military intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR) German official: under European rules, countries conducting military missions should pay for the operations on their own.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has warned the West to stay out of his country’s internal political affairs, after European and US diplomats visited protests in Kiev. Yanukovych: “I am categorically against others coming to our country and teaching us how to live.”
Britain’s Conservative government is facing a wave of criticism for refusing up to $36 million in EU food aid. The decision has prompted accusations the government is sacrificing the needs of the poor in favor of championing an “anti-EU ideology.
Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.
But Bad Government Policies Are Making Inequality Worse By the Day. The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. “What you want is a broader spending base,” says Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James, a financial advisory firm.
US Secretary of State John Kerry: United States will increase maritime security assistance to China’s neighbors amid rising tensions with China. Washington would give Manila $40 million in maritime security assistance, negotiations with government there to rotate more US military forces in the country.
New law in Britain, fracking could be done under homes of people without their knowledge. Companies not obliged to notify of gas drillings. Gas companies could skip sending letters to residents about drilling beneath their properties. Instead will have to publish the information in the local newspaper
Federal bill introduced Tuesday would prevent employers from denying job applicants based on their credit.Employers would no longer be able to require prospective employees to go through credit check or reject them due to negative information in a credit report. Practice common among businesses
The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department's sweeping probe of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone. Acquitted of second count.
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): low-income children should have to pay at least a nominal amount or do some work like sweeping cafeteria floors in exchange for their subsidized meals. Kingston is vying to be his party's nominee in Georgia's Senate race next year.
Seventh homeless person in the Bay Area to die in the cold since November 28. National Coalition for the Homeless: approximately 700 homeless people die from hypothermia every year. Tend to occur on the East Coast and Midwest. lack of affordable housing, low-paying jobs. Poor people in danger.
Brazil rejected Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jets in favor of Swedish SAAB’s JAS 39 Gripens. NSA economic espionage, intrusive surveillance of global officials’ communications, including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, by N S A led to distrust of the American company. Brazil: NSA ruined it for America.
British government’s welfare reforms sparked26-percent rise in social housing evictions. Department for Work and Pensions, claimed no evidence people will be made homeless as a result of welfare reforms. Housing associations using threat of eviction to protect their income.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rejected on Tuesday an EU plan to use money from the eurozone’s rescue fund - the 500-billion-euro European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - to directly bailout troubled banks. Financial assistance will be given only to governments and not directly to banks.
Japan: buying stealth fighters, drones, submarines two destroyers equipped with Aegis antimissile system, 28 new F-35 fighter jets, a stealth plane far superior to the F-15s that Japan currently has. Simmering territorial row, regional tensions with China. Also boost its missile defense system.
Fueled by private probation firms, profit from criminal penalties of those who can’t afford to pay traffic fines. U.S. Supreme Court: jailing someone because they cannot afford to pay a fine is unconstitutional. Debtors’ prisons” seeing a revival in many jurisdictions, although state, constitutional law forbids them.
US Federal Reserve makes its announcement on monetary policy Wednesday, speculators in the US and around the world will be watching, see if it decides to “taper” program of “quantitative easing” (QE) that yielded them trillions of dollars since global financial crisis in September 2008.
WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Last month it was revealed that a number of billionaires received government welfare in the form of farm subsidies. David Rockefeller was among the dozens of billionaires working the system for government subsidies, taking over $11 million of tax money.
If 55 or over, after you’re dead Medicaid can bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. State could recuperate funds spent on Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. Family home or car or whatever had to be bought back from the state. It’s called estate recovery.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes US military veterans should take a cut to their retirement benefits, maintained members of Congress should not take a pay cut. Said they have already sacrificed, have not had a pay raise “in a long time,” are paying more for healthcare insurance.
Two students, have lived in a camper with their parents in Pennsylvania since losing their home to foreclosure in 2011. Campground located just outside the school district’s boundaries. Federal law, allows homeless students to remain enrolled in school they attend, even if outside of the limits.
Obama administration, congressional Democrats to drop proposed renewal of extended unemployment benefits for long-term unemployed. 1.3 million will receive last unemployment compensation check week of December 28. In 2014: 3.6 million will exhaust their state unemployment benefits.
Proposed weapons deal, which the Pentagon notified Congress of in December, would provide Riyadh with 15,000 Raytheon anti-tank missiles. Cost over $1 billion. Very large number of missiles, including most advanced version of the TOWs (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missiles).
GMO seeds are created by inserting specific genes into a plants genetic make-up, mutagenesis is a technique that creates random and unspecific genetic changes by mimicking the sun’s irradiation of plants by exposing them to radiation in a controlled setting to make them resistant to herbicides.
Irish authorities asked unemployed citizens to leave the country in a desperate attempt to reduce social security spending. Sent letters to 6,000 unemployed citizens, asking them to go to other EU countries, if they have a chance to get a job there. Letters are only recommendations.
Italian anti-austerity Pitchfork protests for a week against cuts, high taxes, unemployment. Call for government to resign, be replaced, parliament dissolved. Blame recession on politicians. Many condemn capitalism and the euro. Clashes with police. Millions marching, growing by the hour.
Stores are adopting new technology, camera sensors implanted in store mannequin’s eyes to monitor customer’s activity, using data to beef up sales. system, known as ‘Shopperception,’ already in Walmart stores. Shoppers: feels like a violation, would change stores to avoid “invasive creepy technology.
Britons are increasingly becoming homeless as a result of both the shortage of housing and the repercussions of welfare reforms underway by the coalition government. Nine percent of British adults have been homeless at some point in their life.
About 2.5 million Britons will have to borrow money to afford heating their homes this Christmas. 7 million people would take out a loan over Christmas, 35 percent saying would use the loan to pay energy bills. One in six people surveyed, associate Christmas with “dread” and “worry”.
We hear almost daily about the inequality of wealth, income and wages between the richest top 2 or 3 percent of people and the majority of the country’s wage earners. But not much attention is given and not many marches and other protests are addressing the huge inequalities between creditors and debtors.
The report: 83 percent of cities surveyed reported increase in requests for emergency food assistance over the past year, 52 percent saw increase in homelessness. Despite growing need, mayors in surveyed cities expect assistance for the hungry, homeless to decrease in coming year.
Business owner in Colorado received the world’s first marijuana retail license. “Annie’s” currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary, will begin selling recreational marijuana January 1, 2014. Marijuana will be sold to adults by legitimate, taxpaying businesses instead of drug cartels.
Brazil to break global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds,said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world. Sterile or "suicide" seeds produced byof genetic use restriction technology, makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring.
Dutch water supplier Vitens, has ended a partnership with the Israeli water company Mekorot. the Dutch company said it was “extremely hard” to work with Mekorot on future projects “because they cannot be taken out of the political context.” Becoming a serious reputational risk.
A federal judge said General Motors is not required to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees, in a defeat for the United Auto Workers union. U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn: post-bankruptcy GM did not assume any obligation for the payment.
Reykjavík District Court sentenced four former executives of Kaupthing Bank to between 3 and 5 1/2 years in prison for financial crimes dating back to 2008. Investigations into the four go back to the Icelandic bank crash of autumn 2008. Special Prosecutor’s Office targeted many top bank officials.
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