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by Curious Blue
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1338
Views: 74064

Obamacare / Health Care

For instance, my husband's employer pays 100% of the premiums for my husband's coverage, and zero percent of the premiums for the rest of the family. [highlight]The rest of my family (myself and the 2 kids) are not eligible to purchase coverage in the exchanges with premium assistance,[/highlight] b...
by Curious Blue
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1338
Views: 74064

Obamacare / Health Care

I don't think that it's all that significant whether the navigators are at the county health departments. I can't shop for car insurance at the local DMV, and yet somehow most of us manage to find it if we own cars. I'm pushing age 60 and don't even know where the health department office is in my c...
by Curious Blue
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - chemical weapons attack
Replies: 700
Views: 26645

Syria - chemical weapons attack

add link to NYT: [/break1]nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html]http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opini ... syria.html (I can't read the NYT - I have reached the limit for free views for the month) Cookies. Turn them off. Specifically, I think you want to t...
by Curious Blue
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Election 2013
Topic: 2013: NYC Mayor
Replies: 44
Views: 5652

2013: NYC Mayor

Butbutbut isn't DeBlasio a racist because of the way he treats black people?With respect?
by Curious Blue
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Syria - chemical weapons attack
Replies: 700
Views: 26645

Syria - chemical weapons attack

I think the point is that if there are UN inspectors on the ground with the mission of supervising the destruction of the weapons, the regime sure as hell isn't going to to use them. Personal rant. (NOT directed at anybody on this board, more like a gripe with the media reporting on all of this): It...
by Curious Blue
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself
Replies: 100
Views: 5880

Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself

Well, there must have been enough evidence there that the guy was willing admit guilt, and was willing to allow the state to use his admission against him.It could have been a financial issue. He could have been looking at the alternative of the deal the prosecution offered vs. the money the attorne...
by Curious Blue
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself
Replies: 100
Views: 5880

Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself

The girl's death caused problems for the prosecution, and in July 2010 Rambold entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Yellowstone County Attorney's Office. Excellent summary, CB. Thank you. This is how far I got before my plausibility meter started to shoot up. "caused problems"? (no...
by Curious Blue
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself
Replies: 100
Views: 5880

Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself

The statutory/forcible distinction relates to the evidence. In a forcible rape case, there generally is a rape kit and physical evidence of assault. A case like that can be prosecuted even if the victim has died. Victim's statements are more likely to be contemporaneous and might fit into a recogniz...
by Curious Blue
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself
Replies: 100
Views: 5880

Former Billings teacher gets 30 days for rape of student who killed herself

Ok -- just a procedural look at the case history. It's easy to provoke outrage in the reporting... but it's also pretty easy for me to see how it got to this stage.I'm quoting from the story at: [/break1]com/news/state-and-regional/former-senior-high-teacher-gets-days-for-rape-of-student/article_4b8...
by Curious Blue
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 113949

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

Linky: [/break1]getprsm.com/]http://www.getprsm.com/(enjoy ;) )
by Curious Blue
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Common Core
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Common Core

Here's a link to the standards:[/break1]corestandards.org/the-standards]http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
by Curious Blue
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 113949

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

There's a BIG BREAKING STORY at Wapo. I'm just too tired to go into the whole thing, but I gotta say that I'm not all that freaked out about breaches where the system didn't recognize "roamers" or foreigners who brought their phones into the U.S. Or typos. [/break1]washingtonpost.com/world/national-...
by Curious Blue
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 113949

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

What does "tragic vacuum of my father's compromise" even mean? :-?It means that Snowden treats his father the same way he treats his country.
by Curious Blue
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1338
Views: 74064

Obamacare / Health Care

Does anyone know how income will be calculated on the exchange? I've looked around healthcare.gov for hours and still can't find a real conclusive answer that fits with my unique/complicated living circumstances. ....I've used the Kaiser Foundation's subsidy calculator but it seems like because I do...
by Curious Blue
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1338
Views: 74064

Obamacare / Health Care

An anti-Obamacare billboard has appeared near one of the main entrances with the message "Why can't I choose my OWN doctor?" and a website link for more information about rejecting MNSure.Yeah, and for that matter, why can't I drive my OWN Mercedes? I just think that billboard is another example of ...
by Curious Blue
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Obamacare / Health Care
Replies: 1338
Views: 74064

Obamacare / Health Care

The caps for out-of-pocket expenses will be delayed for another year. Insurers are pleased but many other stakeholders and advocates of reforms will not be. [/break1]forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/13/yet-another-white-house-obamacare-delay-out-of-pocket-caps-waived-until-2015/]http://www.for...
by Curious Blue
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Orly's latest poopies.....
Replies: 53990
Views: 2916876

Orly's latest poopies.....

I posted somewhere upthread (or maybe on another thread) that in 1993 I received a loan administered by the NYHESC less than six months after moving to Manhattan (from North Carolina) and matriculating at the Courant Institute (NYU).Unless things have changed over the years, NYHESC does not offer it...
by Curious Blue
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Orly's latest poopies.....
Replies: 53990
Views: 2916876

Orly's latest poopies.....

From the HESC web site:All grant and scholarship programs that HESC administers require the student to meet [highlight][/break1]ifap.ed.gov/sfahandbooks/attachments/0203Vol1Ch2.pdf]certain requirements relating to U.S. citizenship.[/highlight]Students will be considered to have fulfilled the citizen...
by Curious Blue
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Orly Taitz
Topic: Orly's latest poopies.....
Replies: 53990
Views: 2916876

Orly's latest poopies.....

Excuse me if someone has already posted this (I don't have time to read through all the posts) -- but Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is the agency which administers New York STATE financial aid programs, given only to state residents, such as TAP. So the only way that HESC would have a...
by Curious Blue
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 113949

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

OK... just as with "Prism", "XKeyscore" is NOT a top secret data collection program, but rather the name of the software system used to manage the data they collect from various other sources. Starting point -- IF you have a linkedin account, follow this link: [/break1]linkedin.com/vsearch/f?keyword...
by Curious Blue
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Schindler's List being auctioned on Ebay
Replies: 16
Views: 1398

Schindler's List being auctioned on Ebay

As I noted above -- "[highlight]there may be a p.r. angle to this particular auction -- depending one whether or not the $3 million is a realistic starting point.[/highlight]"The auction house got some free press out of this -- I'm sure they know what the list is really worth. The eBay listing might...
by Curious Blue
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1015
Views: 70485

Plane Crash - Jet Crash

I have to leave the threadjack and ask Foggy about 'the Divisidero' which is a street but not a neigborhood that I know of.It's been a long, long time since 1973. :oops: About 8 years ago my son was living in on Post Street, off Divisadero. Lacking an appropriate name for the neighborhood, he creat...
by Curious Blue
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1015
Views: 70485

Plane Crash - Jet Crash

Yes. I was at 857 Montgomery Street. Belli's office was a block down and I remember going in. It looked like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum except that Belli wasn't yet stuffed.There was also a Wells Fargo bank on the corner that had been built in the security-conscious 1880s. It was an amazing but cl...
by Curious Blue
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 113949

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

Snowden's Russian lawyer, said after meeting with his client that Snowden is staying in the transit zone "for now" and "intends to stay in Russia, study Russian culture."Like he's embarking on an extended learning quest in a foreign land. I don't get why they have to try to spin it into something th...
by Curious Blue
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Congressman Weiner's weiner problem
Replies: 405
Views: 19710

Congressman Weiner's weiner problem

It is not about the "sex" -- it's about the stupidity & disturbing level of immaturity. Texting pictures of one's own genitals is the sort of thing that 15 year old boys do. It is not the sort of thing that adult, married men do. So it seems indicative of a deeper seated psychological problem. I don...

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