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GAO investigation: Non-existent ‘people’ able to sign up for #Obamacare coverage

Posted by: ST on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 am » 1 Comment

Wowsers: Investigators from the Government Accountability Office have been able to register fake applicants with fictitious identifying documents for health plans and federal subsidies through ObamaCare, according to a published report. The Washington Post reports that investigators were able to obtain subsidized health coverage for eleven of twelve fictitious applicants online or over the phone. […]

 

Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 reportedly “shot down” in Ukraine, near Russian border

Posted by: ST on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm » 3 Comments

Still too early to know exactly what has happened but here’s an initial report from Fox News: A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 295 aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to multiple reports. The airline, the same one whose plane disappeared over the Indian Ocean in […]

 

Report: Government may have erroneously paid out $100 billion in 2013

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

And people wonder why we think a smaller government is a better government- via the AP: WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who […]

 

Rewarding failure: GSA awards big contract to designer of #Obamacare web site

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because they did such a great job with the federal Obamacare web site, why shouldn’t they be given the chance to compete for billions more of our tax dollars? FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, Jul 08, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — CGI Federal Inc. (CGI) GIB -1.59% CA:GIB.A -1.49% announced today that the General Services Administration […]

 

As predicted, the #Obamacare system is turning into another V.A. fail

Posted by: ST on July 8, 2014 at 11:31 am » 3 Comments

Hate to say “Toldjah So”, but …. Months after the deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan through ObamaCare has come and gone, thousands of Americans have found themselves without coverage due to backlogs or glitches in various enrollment systems, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reports that people in states […]

 

Think Progress, Salon promote stifling of dissent over climate change

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2014 at 11:33 am » 1 Comment

Not exactly a surprise that these two ultra-liberal sites are proponents of shutuppery, but worth documenting all the same, no matter whether it happens here at home – or abroad.  Headline from Think Progress: To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers Got that? “To improve accuracy” – […]

 

#GunControl: Violent weekend in Chicago sees 60 shot, 9 dead

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2014 at 9:21 am » 4 Comments

ABC News reports that the Independence Day holiday and weekend in Chicago turned out to be a violent, deadly one for nearly 70 people: Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least nine dead and 60 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off […]

 

Did Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) threaten a presidential coup d’etat?

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The topic was immigration, both the current crisis at the border and the Democrats’ desperate desire to have the House pass the comprehensive amnesty bill already approved in the Senate. You can read the whole thing at PJM, but I think the senior senator at Illinois might want to walk this part […]

 

EPA tells Congress it, too, can’t provide emails due to “hard drive crash”

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 9:27 am » 1 Comment

Beyond pathetic, beyond believable (hat tip): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of […]

 

Egyptian court sentences Christian to 6 years “for contempt of religion”

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 11:41 am » 1 Comment

The Associated Press reports that an Egyptian Christian has been sentenced to six years prison time by an Egyptian court because he “insulted Islam” on Facebook: LUXOR, Egypt –  A court convicted an Egyptian Christian to six years imprisonment for blasphemy and contempt of religion on Tuesday. The Luxor court issued its verdict against Kerolos […]