Both chambers of the Michigan legislature have passed a measure banning insurance coverage for abortion in private health plans. And because of the way the legislation was put forward, it is set to become law despite the objections of both the state’s Democratic minority and the veto of the Republican governor.
The votes Wednesday added Michigan to the eight states that already have laws restricting abortion coverage in private insurance plans, including those sold on the exchange. Women on the state’s Medicaid are already barred from using it to cover abortion except in very narrow cases. —
I’d like to believe the ACA makes it DOA…. I’d look if I had time, but clearly the “journalist” didn’t choose to either. So if it’s not important to a professional….
Michigan passes ‘rape insurance’ bill | MSNBC
Don’t seem to be making much of a difference. In the year since Newton, CT, the states have been busy with gun legislation. On balance, they’ve relaxed restrictions, rather than making more sensible legislation that balances the rights and responsibilities of owning a firearm. 109 bills have become law in the states, of which 39 tighten regulation, while 70 go in the opposite direction. —
Greatest nation in the world ever.
And our respect for human life at home equals it of lives in nations where our drones fly free.
All Tragedies Great and Small - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
» Philadelphia blogger invites restaurants to feed her family of 5 for free on Christmas Eve -
My needs are greater: A rent-free flat in the NYC metro area.
» Email to firm seeking ‘content journalist’: ‘You have to got to be high as f—’ to place an ad like that! -
Wow, I guess weed really is legal in Denver … 7k words a day for $14 an hour and no benefits offered via an ad riddled with copy-editing and basic syntax errors? You have got to be high as fuck … Good luck with that; you get what you pay for.
Interesting. We just hired two Journalists, with experience who are excited to work for a small business and help us grow (benefit) Both have Masters Degree’s and have Traditional Journalism experience.
Good luck getting ahead in life being a “journalist.” Content writing typcially pays $12 an hour.
Their typo, not mine, there. And they left out “desperate” before “journalists”.
But wait, the company is actually in the fraud business.
It’s all the views that’s fit to print. Or perhaps that’s what New York Times Company honcho Mark Thompson thought when he shelled out $3.4 million for a ninth-floor pad on the Upper West Side, according to property records filed with the city today. —
Dunno whether renting would have been smarter. Or this is less buying and more investing for when the current position goes south.
Mark Thompson New York Times | 255 West 90th Street NYC
» Birth Announcement of the Day: Colt .45 Stratemeyer joins older brother Hunter, 3 -
Apparently not a joke….
…David Cay Johnston has a great piece noting that today’s service economy is in many ways like the Edwardian-era economy in which a small number of wealthy people employed a large number of servants — except that we tend to outsource the service, relying on restaurants and cleaning services instead of cooks and maids. And our outsourced servants are, he notes, arguably paid and treated worse than the in-house servants of the past, even in absolute terms — let alone relative to per capita GDP. —
What I’ve said: Road to serfdom.
What the anti-commies got wrong: The means of oppression are irrelevant. Oppression is oppression, the how is pretty irrelevant. Too, their hatred of commies made them assume that capitalists unpoliced would never oppress people like commies did.
And here we are, lucky us.
Upstairs, Downstairs, Outside - NYTimes.com
Izabella Kaminska reports on a “strongly worded” riposte to the secular stagnation hypothesis, in which analysts at Independent Strategy declare that we don’t have inadequate demand, we have debt causing the economy to grow above potential. —
Somehow, I think not.
Potential Misunderstandings - NYTimes.com
Oooh, he has friends who have friends who they say they wish apartheid was back. — Daily Kos: Conservative wag Erik Rush on Mandela: ‘Someone who didn’t do much’
The Mandela Years in Power -
Did he essentially enable the impoverishment of South Africa or not?
This piece is long, filled with apparent facts, and persuasive.
I’m sold that the price for majority rule was far too high — if whites remained in power, the looting mostly wouldn’t have occurred because it wouldn’t have been worth it to them.
But Mandela made it possible. Mandela was the only non-white leader who could have enabled the creation of a majority rule neoliberal state.
The empty husk that is modern South Africa could not have happened without him.
Guy Doing Sign Language at Mandela Memorial Was Actually Just Waving His Arms Around -
Yet if we accept that Mandela was a puppet to enable the looting of South Africa and wrecking of its economy, then this is very, very appropriate.
NZ judge: Kim Dotcom is likely still being spied upon -
Dotcom and about 7B others.
I love and enjoy this movie even though it’s kind of bad.
But, yes, the story how it was made is more interesting.
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