Archive for March 15th, 2017

Ryancare’s Fatal Logical Flaw

Ryancare’s Fatal Logical Flaw

on March 15, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

It is impossible to repeal and preserve Obamacare at the same time. The Congressional Budget office today reported that 24mm people would lose health insurance coverage under the Ryancare bill. Mainstream Republicans were not pleased to hear that. But let’s look at this figure a bit more closely. When we do, it becomes apparent that the Republicans have created their own […]

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Paul replaces Cruz as GOP agitator

on March 15, 2017, 8:16 AM / in National News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has replaced Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as the prime conservative agitator in Congress. Paul is waging a public relations war against the House Republican healthcare reform legislation in the hope that he can bring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the measure’s champion, to the negotiating table. The Kentucky senator is betting that if he can convince a […]

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The Vacation

The Vacation

on March 15, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Thanks to Thomas A Minnesota couple decided to take their vacation in Florida. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon twenty years ago. Because of difficulties in their hectic job schedules ,they couldn’t get off at the same time. So the husband decided to fly to Florida ahead of his wife. So the husband […]

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On Health Care… Are we about to see the “Ides of March”

on March 15, 2017, 8:03 AM / in Opinion

A week after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, Danish journalist Anders Agner Pedersen wrote a curtain-raiser for RealClearPolitics that set the scene on the political story line unfolding around the globe. Headlined “A Worldwide Trump Effect?” his piece asked if Brexit and Trump’s American victory were aberrations — or harbingers. Pedersen, who speaks some Dutch, encountered Geert Wilders at last summer’s […]

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Maury County student departs to compete in Winter World Games

on March 15, 2017, 7:56 AM / in State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN  /  Columbia Daily Herald Maury County’s King’s Daughters’ School and Columbia Academy are cheering for a local student as he makes his way across the Atlantic for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Daniel DeHaan, a 22-year-old student at King’s Daughters’ School, is set to compete for the United States in the downhill and […]

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Pirates make ransom demand for tanker, crew seized off Somalia

on March 15, 2017, 7:48 AM / in International News

The armed pirates who seized an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia have demanded a ransom, the European Union Naval Force said on Tuesday. The amount of the ransom demand was not immediately reported. The operation, which serves as the E.U.’s anti-piracy operation in the region, managed to make contact with the ship’s master, who confirmed that armed men […]

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White House tells State Department to slash U.N. funding

on March 15, 2017, 7:43 AM / in International News, National News

The White House has instructed the State Department to cut 50 percent of U.S. funding for United Nations programs, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday The order came as the White House prepared for the Thursday release of its 2018 budget proposal. The proposal would affect peacekeeping efforts across the world, including in Syria and Yemen, as well as campaigns that provide […]

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Iraqi forces kill ISIS commander in Mosul

on March 15, 2017, 7:38 AM / in International News

Iraqi government forces reportedly killed the Islamic State’s commander in Mosul’s Old City on Tuesday. The death of the ISIS commander, Abu Abdul Rahman al-Ansary, marked the latest sign of progress in an offensive aiming to drive the Islamist extremist group out of its last major urban stronghold in the country. Iraqi federal police are making a push to capture […]

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Dutch election marks first 2017 test of anti-immigrant right’s strength

on March 15, 2017, 7:32 AM / in International News

Dutch voters head to the polls on Wednesday in closely watched parliamentary elections that will determine whether a wave of populism, which already has fueled the U.K. Brexit decision and President Trump’s win in the U.S., will be repeated in the Netherlands. Far-right anti-immigrant firebrand Geert Wilders, who wants to ban Islam and exit the European Union, is one of […]

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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon charged with embezzlement

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon charged with embezzlement

on March 15, 2017, 7:29 AM / in International News

French prosecutors said Tuesday that they had placed presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation for misuse of public funds. The center-right candidate was charged with arranging for his wife, Penelope Fillon, to be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money for work she never did. Fillon denies the allegations, and vows to keep campaigning, although he once […]

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DOJ accuses admiral and 7 others in Navy bribery scandal

on March 15, 2017, 7:26 AM / in National News

The Justice Department on Tuesday charged eight current and former Navy officials with corruption and other crimes stemming from the “Fat Leonard” bribery case. One of the people charged was Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, a high-ranking Navy intelligence officer. The other defendants included Navy captains and a retired Marine colonel. The Navy personnel were indicted for allegedly accepting bribes, including […]

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Trump’s 2005 Tax Return

on March 15, 2017, 7:09 AM / in National News

President Trump earned more than $150 million and paid $36.5 million in income tax in 2005, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported on Tuesday. He paid another $1.9 million in self-employment taxes. Someone mailed Trump’s return, unsolicited, to investigative journalist and tax specialist David Cay Johnston, who discussed them with Maddow. Trump also reported a $103 million business loss that year. Trump’s […]

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Neighborly Love

Neighborly Love

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

Love your neighbor as yourself. —Matthew 22:39 The Carnegie Foundation discovered that to be successful on the job, relational skills are far more important than knowledge. Its research found that only 15 percent of a person’s success is determined by job knowledge and technical skills. Eighty-five percent is determined by an individual’s attitude and ability to relate to other people. […]

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Quote for Today March 15th

Quote for Today March 15th

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

“Voluntary association produces the free market — where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities.” Harry Browne Harry Browne (June 17, 1933 – March 1, 2006) was an American writer, politician, and investment analyst. He was the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nominee in the U.S. elections of 1996 and 2000. He is the author of 12 books that in […]

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March 15th in History

March 15th in History

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

March 15 is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March. Holidays Christian feast day: Clemens Maria Hofbauer Leocritia Longinus Louise de Marillac Raymond of Fitero March 15 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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The New York Times: March 14, 1945

The New York Times: March 14, 1945

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

Special Thanks to Homer_J_Simpson Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library   

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