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A writer of online stories of SF, Magic and Adventure. Say it with me SteamPunk Dwarves oh yeah 40 yrs with Crohns. Got #Crohns issues lets talk
#irony #karma #ACA The only people who will be harmed by the Supreme Court in King live in red states. By @walterdellinger: via @slate
"... If the court’s majority were to rule against the government, I would guess that when all this shakes out over the next year, states with (very roughly) half the population would have well-functioning health insurance markets because the working-class citizens in those states would be entitled to federal income tax subsidies enabling them to purchase affordable health insurance. Almost all of the states whose citizens will continue to receive those hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance subsidies will be blue states. In most red states, the dollar amount of the subsidies would be zero, and the private insurance market would collapse. ..." - WarLord
THIS: "... The great irony of a victory for the challengers in King is that federal taxpayers would still receive the subsidies essential for a viable health insurance market, but only if they lived in states that—give or take a few—voted for Obama. That would give a new meaning to the term Obamacare. ..." - WarLord
It's not quite that simple. Kentucky (a mostly red state) has its own exchange. My state, New Jersey (reliably blue) does not have its own exchange because Christie has dragged his feet on implementation wherever he could. I'm sure there are other exceptions out there. - John (bird whisperer)
Also, even in red states, the people hurt the most might not be the ones voting for Republicans. - John (bird whisperer)
It was a ‪#‎treason‬ and I'll PROVE it! Here's a little thought experiment for Republicans: Nancy Pelosi as Majority Leader while George Bush is President invites Yasser Arafat to address a joint session of congress about the Iraq War... SEE I TOLD YOU Boehner committed treason.
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Prince Was An Afro-Rocking, Coach-Hating High School Basketball Player
SNOWING! Yep vacation is over #tuesdayactslikemonday
Best use of technology? Delta's seat back screens with games, music and movies... Two thumbs way up even shifty ear plugs did not prevent me from enjoying the ride
I watched "Big Hero 6" for free in flight - WarLord
Back home and winter weather advisory of SNOW!! Welcomes us back to the frozen tundra. Our warm weather respite just a bit too short.... Missing Playa Del Carmen already!
Last night in PLAYACAR #sadpandaface
Leonard Nimoy Showed Us What It Truly Means To Be Human
Jimmy Kimmel Got Some Doctors To Take An Educated Crap On Anti-Vaxxers
I'm spending a week in Cancun at Playacar Palace in Playa Del Carmen Yes it is a week away from winter
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How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last
How To Make Soft-Boiled Eggs: A Minute To Learn, Two Minutes To Master
Downfall of a simulated celebrity: Brian Williams, Max Headroom and the performance of credibility via @Salon
THIS: ".. Williams’ ideological function, if we view it through the extreme long lens of cultural history, was to make the delivery of news as a succession of disposable McMemeNuggets that alternately alarm or delight us and carry no sense of past or future – Muslims, Ebola, blizzard, “American Sniper,” Kardashian, repeat – seem both natural and inevitable. “The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable and inaccessible,” writes Debord. It is “the existing order’s uninterrupted discourse about itself, its laudatory monologue.” The revelation that Williams is just some dude given to spinning tall tales, so insignificant in itself, hints at the further and deeper revelation that the news business itself is a human concoction shaped by a particular ideological context and a specific understanding of reality ..." - WarLord
THIS: Woman's open letter to disabled toilet snob sends powerful message via @MetroUK
What I Found At The Biggest Gun Show In Vegas
12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered A cool 2 million in unkept promises #kickstarter
A 79-Story Residential Tower in Dubai Is on Fire
Six below zero with a FEELS LIKE of 23 below zero. Why exactly do I live in Minnesota
Love this times infinity
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Anti-healthcare Supreme Court past the point of no return via @maddow
Mayo Clinic today Follow up with my endocrinologists #travelingearly #Rochester
Improving numbers in my blood work make us optimistic. More news as they get back more reports - WarLord
Pope Francis Slams 'Prejudiced Mentality' Of Believers via @HuffPostRelig
THIS: But he also listed specific examples, saying the cardinals should see “the crucified Lord” in the hungry and the unemployed, those who are in prison and “even in those who have lost their faith, or declared themselves to be atheists, or turned away from the practice of the faith.” - WarLord
6 above today but the wind-chill will be bad 10 below so far with more wind chill in coming week
Fell tonight coming home bringing Chow Mein. Armload of carry out, a patch of ice 3 feet from my door and down I went. Seems like sprained hell out of my ankle. The good news, I went down so fast that I never got a hand down, so NO hand arm damage. Oh well limping a bit (more than a bit) but able to walk after a fashion so life goes on
Ankle much improved after a nights sleep. War Lady may drive to infusion center this morning, since it's my RIGHT ankle naturally. Not so BTW, Marshmallow Vodka mixed with Orange juice is TEH bomb - WarLord
Ouch. Hope you recover quick. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Yikes. ^ this. Glad no hand or arm damage, though. - Jennifer Dittrich
Much better tonight, ice pack most of TEH day, then a good tight wrap. Limping but mobile... Now I just have to work on a great story, slipped on ice is so pedestrian... - WarLord
I hope you'll recover completely soon, Warlord. I'm still limping from my tumble Dec. 14. - Stephan from iPhone
:( Hope you feel better soon! - Laruia Ingalls Botts
The Chinese food was delish and they make Vietnamese egg roils and corn chowder Soup A#Allgood - WarLord
Well, that's the most important thing... :op - Melly
“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” William Blake
How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabl...: via @YouTube Like this so damn so much
I can forgive him for 30 Rock and SNL, acting as a shill for a war that cost 5000 American lives and cost us $1 Trillion Dollars, not so much....
I( grew up in the 1950s surrounded by World War 2 and Korean war vets. I wish I had a dollar for very guy who spent HIS war driving a truck in Georgia who regaled me with epic tales of his D-Day exploits or his secret missions as a commando in Pacific Theatre... That's why I have mid feelings about Brian Williams it was just so common to want that
It was just THAT common to want that "smell of gunpowder" to cling to you. It does say something about us that we need that macho crap of stand ups in camouflage in the war zone from our anchors. OTOH he sold us an war based on lies but then so did our President #Iraq #brianwilliams - WarLord
.@fdwilkinson on Republicans conceding the moral argument of Obamacare via @BV
Five years of sustained Republican outrage over Obamacare has yielded no replacement because it would require conservatives to either publicly capitulate to the moral logic of Obamacare, or renounce it. Random policy forays aside, Republicans remain frozen between those poles, hoping the Supreme Court will settle the conflict without forcing them to make a choice between a morality they claim to embrace and the policies that suggest they don't. - WarLord
Snowing again here this am. Just started at 9. Could last for a while... And I have to drive to Stillwater for my therapy appointment OF COURSE
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