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Stocks dive, Dow off 200+ points on dismal Wal-Mart outlook, global concerns
Fri Jan 31, 2014
Which has now had 2 reductions. Wow so we should be ecstatic that the Fed is only printing $65 billion per month in funny money instead of the $85 billion it was printing. Since the beginning of QE1 the Fed has printed over $4.1 TRILLION and @$65 Billion per month will ONLY print an additional $780 …
As US freezes heatwave prompts 'severe fire' warnings in Australia
Mon Jan 6, 2014
@Hudson 2222 I think that you will find that the coming potable water shortage is more a function of population increase worldwide and a serious pollution problem in Asia. Look at the damage being done to the Yangtze and Mekong river systems. Couple this with increased damming by some of the upstrea …
Consumers beware: Not all health plans cover doc visits before deductible is met
Mon Dec 23, 2013
You REALLY don't have a clue. The IRS is patient, they will happily snag your income tax refunds when you owe them money. They will also happily snag your Social Security payments when you retire. Try going 3 or 4 months without any income while you scramble to set up a payment plan.
More than a million signed up for health insurance, Obama says
Fri Dec 20, 2013
Are the numbers being touted here a reflection on the popularity of ObamaCare or is it more of the fact that law abiding citizens are abiding by the law?
Middle America assails Washington machine as indifferent and 'above us'
Thu Dec 5, 2013
There are 2 ways to amend the constitution. The first and most common way is by going through both houses of congress with a 2/3 majority. The other way is for 2/3 of the STATES to call for a constitutional convention. Count up the number of states either red or blue and if that number is greater th …
Stocks close lower on concern the Fed will slow its stimulus soon
Thu Dec 5, 2013
The Federal Reserve has been pumping cash into the economy for so long and at such high rates that people believe that the DOW at 15000 is normal. During the first 2 rounds of quantitative easing the Fed printed an additional $2.6 trillion dollars. Starting in September of 2012 they have been printi …
Next question for HealthCare.gov customers: Are you really enrolled?
Mon Dec 2, 2013
The redrawing of congressional districts has been going on since after the first census. It is done at the state level based on the state's population using numbers from the US Census Bureau. The Republicans regained the House in 2010 while the 2010 census was being taken. In other words they w …
Methane emissions from industry soar past previous estimates, study says
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Ed you are showing your ignorance here .... they don't use concrete in wells they use cement. The casing in the well is usually 3/8 inch thick steel pipe. There are usually 3 or 4 strings of decreasing diameter pipe cemented inside each other. The cement is about 2 inches thick between each pipe. J …
Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Instead of having this political free for all argument why don't some of you go back and read the majority decision of Roe V Wade. It talks about the states having the right to require that Doctors have local admitting privileges. It also uses the term viability meaning that if the child can survive …
Pelosi says Democrats will 'stand tall' in 2014 in support of Obamacare
Sun Nov 17, 2013
What a lot of people are forgetting is that the administration is expecting an additional 90 million people to be forced onto the exchanges after the employer's mandate kicks in. By then the website should be up and running but the open enrollment period is only about 54 days long (Oct. 15, 2014 - D …
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