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#FindCaleb: Have you seen Caleb Jacoby?

Posted by: ST on January 8, 2014 at 9:48 am » 1 Comment

MassLive reports that Caleb Jacoby, the 16 y/o son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, is missing: BROOKLINE — Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby and his wife Laura, has been missing since about 12:30 p.m. Monday. Jacoby is a Brookline resident who is in the 11th grade at Maimonides […]

 

Don’t we hold our officials accountable, anymore? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The answer in too many cases, sadly, is “no.” Via The Campaign Spot, here’s a summary of the fiasco that is Oregon’s Obamacare exchange, probably the worst in the nation (1): In Oregon, the state exchange still couldn’t enroll anyone online at the end of December. The state is relying entirely on paper applications and […]

 

New malware hijacks your computer, encrypts files

Posted by: Phineas on December 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This one’s insidious and perfectly timed for the holidays: a malware bomb disguised as an innocent-looking package tracking email: It’s called cryptolocker ransomware. Kevin Swindon is with the FBI in Boston. “I would think about this particular type of malware as what would happen if your computer was destroyed,” Swindon said. In […]

 

Elian Gonzalez’s Miami family not surprised at all by his recent pro-Cuba comments

Posted by: ST on December 12, 2013 at 10:34 am » 2 Comments

Via CNN: Miami (CNN) – The words that spill out of Elian Gonzalez’s mouth now make his great uncle shrug his shoulders. But Delfin Gonzalez says he’s not surprised by pro-Cuba comments his nephew made in an interview with CNN this week. “He understands and says what they have taught him,” Delfin Gonzalez told CNN en […]

 

Surprise: Expansion of Medicaid could make doctor shortage worse

Posted by: ST on December 2, 2013 at 11:28 am » 8 Comments

Via the NY Times: SAN DIEGO — Dr. Ted Mazer is one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in this region who treat low-income people on Medicaid, so many of his patients travel long distances to see him. But now, as California’s Medicaid program is preparing for a major expansion under President Obama’s health care […]

 

Experts: Close to 80 million could lose health care insurance under #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on November 26, 2013 at 9:36 am » 3 Comments

“If you like it you can keep it”, right? Er, no. Via Fox News: Almost 80 million people with employer health plans could find their coverage canceled because they are not compliant with ObamaCare, several experts predicted. Their losses would be in addition to the millions who found their individual coverage cancelled for the same […]

 

Charlie Rangel: We don’t need no stinkin’ Congress

Posted by: ST on November 25, 2013 at 10:32 am » 2 Comments

The Observer’s Politicker reports on a recent interview Congressman Rangel did with NY1 in which he expressed support for President Obama going around Congress via the use of executive orders “for everything”: Congressman Charlie Rangel has a solution for bypassing gridlock in Washington D.C.: executive orders for “everything.” In an interview last night with NY1, the congressman […]

 

Sen. Harkin: Hey, let’s expand this nuclear option thing to legislation, too

Posted by: ST on November 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm » 4 Comments

Via The Hill: After the Senate voted to change filibuster rules Thursday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called for more reforms. “This has been escalating for a long period of time and it was time to stop it and that’s what we did this morning,” Harkin said. “Now we need to take it a step farther and change […]

 

Disturbing: Did the Census Bureau “fake” 2012 elections jobs report?

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 11:29 am » 4 Comments

The NY Post has an explosive report in which deliberate election-year numbers fudging by the Census Bureau is alleged by an anonymous source (hat tip): In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from […]

 

Naked socialism makes inroads in Seattle w/ election of #OWS Socialist

Posted by: ST on November 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm » 9 Comments

The Associated Press reports that an Occupy Wall Street protester who publicly identified herself as a Socialist while running to serve on the city council in Seattle has won the election (via Memeorandum): SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant’s lead […]