Archive for February 15th, 2017

Madison County, Tennessee’s County Commission’s February 2017 Meeting

on February 15, 2017, 9:11 AM / in Local News, State News

AGENDA FOR THE FEBRUARY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 8:30 AM. From the office of Commissioner Gary D. Deaton, CHAIRMAN The Regular Meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017, […]

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Humana says it is pulling out of ObamaCare exchanges

Humana says it is pulling out of ObamaCare exchanges

on February 15, 2017, 8:48 AM / in National News

Humana announced Tuesday that it would stop offering health insurance through ObamaCare state marketplaces. It will be the first major health insurance provider to stop selling individual policies on the public exchanges next year. President Trump, who has vowed to replace former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, pounced on the news as fresh evidence that ObamaCare should be […]

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Nashville Metro Council collaborates with hotels to curb Airbnb’s

Nashville Metro Council collaborates with hotels to curb Airbnb’s

on February 15, 2017, 8:34 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog (Bureau chief’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about home-sharing programs and Nashville’s attempts to regulate them) Nashville Metro Council members who push for new regulations on Airbnbs seem to do so at the behest of powerful hotel interests, which resent the competition and are now leaning on government for support. Many people […]

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Consumer Federation of America Study Reveals Insurers Raise Premiums After Not-At-Fault Accidents

Consumer Federation of America Study Reveals Insurers Raise Premiums After Not-At-Fault Accidents

on February 15, 2017, 8:28 AM / in National News

By Body Shop Business Staff Writers Safe drivers who are in accidents caused by others often see auto insurance rate hikes, according to recently released research by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The research analyzed premium quotes in 10 cities from five of the nation’s largest auto insurers. Among the cities tested, drivers in New York City and Baltimore pay out […]

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END THE ED…. The Department of Education should end … Now

END THE ED…. The Department of Education should end … Now

on February 15, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Announcements, National News

On February 7, 2017, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced H.R. 899, a bill to abolish the unconstitutional Department of Education (also known as the ED), which was originally organized by President Jimmy Carter when he signed the Department of Education Organization Act on October 17, 1979. Rep. Massie’s bill, which is only one sentence long, states, “The Department of Education […]

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Senate approves McMahon to lead Small Business Administration

Senate approves McMahon to lead Small Business Administration

on February 15, 2017, 8:12 AM / in National News

The Senate on Tuesday cleared pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA). McMahon, the World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder and former CEO, was approved by an 81-19 vote. She needed a simple majority vote to be confirmed. Despite her lack of government experience, McMahon found bipartisan support, clearing through the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee with […]

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Legislative Action in Washington State / Family Policy Institute in Washington State

Legislative Action in Washington State / Family Policy Institute in Washington State

on February 15, 2017, 8:04 AM / in State News

I can’t believe it’s already Day 37 of the 2017 Regular Washington State Legislative Session! Getting right to the points today. IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS WEEK Thursday, February 16 Legislative Hearing: OPPOSE SB 5760 ObamaCare Contraceptive Mandate 1:30 PM Senate Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg Building See Below for Phone and Email Contacts Thursday, February 16, Olympia 101 Citizen Orientation […]

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Let your Light Shine

Let your Light Shine

on February 15, 2017, 7:47 AM / in Religion

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 As a boy, I enjoyed singing hymns in church, but the ones I most enjoyed brought to me an image of shipwrecks and the dangers at sea. These songs illustrated a spiritual responsibility. Images came to me of the […]

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February 15th in History

February 15th in History

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year (320 in leap years). Holidays Candlemas (Eastern Orthodox Church) Christian Feast Day: Claude de la Colombière Faustinus and Jovita Quinidius Sigfrid of Sweden Vartan (a holiday for Armenians in Lebanon) Thomas Bray (Episcopal Church (USA)) February […]

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More Slaves Today than at any time in Human History

More Slaves Today than at any time in Human History

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

There is a book by Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government that stated that an estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution. William Federer relays from […]

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Quote For Today February 15th 2016

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?” Ayn Rand, Fountainhead

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The Ginsburg Standard and the Schumer Double Standard

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

by CARRIE SEVERINO   /  National Review Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a master of the double standard, has already embarrassed himself by attempting to rewrite history about the filibuster and invent a ficticious “60-vote standard” for the current nominee.  Not satisfied with his two Pinocchios for that fib, he’s now holding Judge Neil Gorsuch to a standard completely at […]

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All Year Long

All Year Long

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[The Lord said], “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: . . . Is it not to share your bread with the hungry?” —Isaiah 58:6-7 During Lent (the 40 days prior to Easter) many Christians follow the practice of giving up something and taking the time to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself for us. One group of […]

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Quote for Today February 15th

Quote for Today February 15th

on February 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was […]

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