Archive for December 29th, 2019

New laws in Illinois could affect 1 in 5 insurance plans

New laws in Illinois could affect 1 in 5 insurance plans

on December 29, 2019, 9:17 AM / in State News

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square Of the more than 250 new laws that take effect New Year’s Day in Illinois, two deal with insurance coverage that could affect 20 percent of insurance plans statewide. One new law enacted this year and set to take effect New Year’s Day mandates insurance coverage for children’s epinephrine injectors when such devices are […]

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AB5: California’s much-predicted freelancer disaster

on December 29, 2019, 9:14 AM / in State News

By Walter Olson |  Overlawyered “California’s new employment law has boomeranged and is starting to crush freelancers” [Elaine Pofeldt, CNBC] “As with many of my colleagues today, because I live in California, I was just told that I can no longer hold a paid position with SB Nation.” [Rebecca Lawson, Mavs Moneyball; Whitson Gordon thread on Twitter] “Separately, there’s some bit of […]

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Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts

Maddow Meltdown: In Defense To OAN Lawsuit, Host Argues Her Words Are Not Facts

on December 29, 2019, 9:11 AM / in National News

by Tyler Durden Back in September, we reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.” Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. And she has also apparently hired Lionel Hutz as her legal adviser. According to Culttture, her lawyers argued […]

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Joe Biden Says He Will Not Comply With Senate Subpoena To Testify

Joe Biden Says He Will Not Comply With Senate Subpoena To Testify

on December 29, 2019, 9:08 AM / in National News

Joe Biden is saying he will not take the stand in the upcoming impeachment trial. During an interview on Friday, Biden said he would not comply with a subpoena to testify. The Biden family and their business dealings with Ukraine are at the center of the impeachment inquiry. However, the former vice president claimed if he testifies, the focus will […]

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WHY THEY DON’T BELIEVE

on December 29, 2019, 8:59 AM / in Opinion, Religion

A Critical Look At American Christianity As Commonly Taught Today “In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth.  And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” Those are the words that begin the Book of Genesis, the first book of the most accurate King James version of the Bible, […]

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Rape qualifies as a ‘gender-motivated hate crime,’ New York court rules ahead of Paul Haggis trial

Rape qualifies as a ‘gender-motivated hate crime,’ New York court rules ahead of Paul Haggis trial

on December 29, 2019, 8:56 AM / in State News

Orwellion concept. A crime that you are guilty of because you are THINKING of doing something bad. (i.e. In 1984’s Oceania, spending time alone is almost a crime because it’s considered odd, and odd people are a threat to a stable environment such as theirs.) also, see patriot act. (i.e. when you check anarchist cookbook out from the library or something, the gov might have […]

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Judge upholds 98,000 Georgia voter cancellations

on December 29, 2019, 8:51 AM / in State News

Lord knows that it should be done here in Tennessee as well. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones on Friday denied efforts to restore about 98,000 Georgia voters who were taken off the state’s voter rolls earlier this month since they had not participated in elections for more than eight years. Jones upheld the cancellations under Georgia’s “use it or lose […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s campaign says its fundraising dropped 30 percent from last quarter

on December 29, 2019, 8:48 AM / in National News

A campaign email sent Friday to supporters said fundraising for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was “a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter.” Her campaign had so far raised $17 million ahead of next week’s fourth-quarter fundraising deadline, the email said — at least a 30 percent drop from the $24.6 million it had ended up […]

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2 U.S. senators barred from Philippines after defending government critic

2 U.S. senators barred from Philippines after defending government critic

on December 29, 2019, 8:46 AM / in International News

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) were banned from the Philippines after they included a provision aiding a top critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Congress’ 2020 spending bill, Duterte’s spokesperson announced Friday. Duterte is also considering requiring all U.S. citizens to get visas before traveling to the country if Durbin and Leahy’s provision goes through. In […]

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Russia says new hypersonic missile system is ready

Russia says new hypersonic missile system is ready

on December 29, 2019, 8:42 AM / in International News

Russia’s defense ministry informed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the country’s new hypersonic missile system known as Avangard has been deployed. Hypersonic is generally defined as a speed surpassing 3,086 MPH. The missiles reportedly fly into space after launch but then come back down and fly at high speeds on a flight path similar to airplanes, CNN reports, […]

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No indication of any survivors in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

on December 29, 2019, 8:38 AM / in State News

Rescue crews Friday recovered the remains of six people killed in a tour helicopter crash in a remote area of a state park on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Thursday while the search continued for the seventh victim who was on board. There were no signs of any survivors, said Solomon Kanoho, battalion chief of the Kauai Fire Department. […]

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Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

on December 29, 2019, 8:33 AM / in International News

A truck filled with explosives blew up in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday reportedly killing at least 90 people and wounding dozens more in the Somali capital. An international organization, which did not wish to be named, reported the death toll was more than 90. The blast was the latest deadly event in the country this year, and while the Al […]

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5 dead, 2 injured in Louisiana plane crash

on December 29, 2019, 8:28 AM / in National News, State News

A twin-engine plane crashed in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday morning near a Walmart and U.S. Post Office, killing five and injuring two, officials said on Saturday. One of the two injured had been on the plane, and the other was on the ground when the aircraft crashed. Both suffered severe burns. Among victims was sports reporter Carley McCord. McCord worked for […]

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Swimming in Feces, Trash, and Needles, San Franciscans Vow to Banish Disposable Cups

Swimming in Feces, Trash, and Needles, San Franciscans Vow to Banish Disposable Cups

on December 29, 2019, 8:24 AM / in Opinion, State News

San Francisco, known for aggressive vagrants and streets littered with fecal matter, hypodermic needles, and trash, is thinking globally and acting loco: Ignoring its real problems, many of its residents and politicians have resolved to banish paper to-go cups. At one café, in fact, customers will be encouraged to bring their own coffee mugs. As Fox Business reported Tuesday, “A […]

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Good-looking people with terrible ideas: The decade in celebrity wellness hogwash

Good-looking people with terrible ideas: The decade in celebrity wellness hogwash

on December 29, 2019, 8:17 AM / in National News, Opinion

Vagina steam, placenta smoothies, bird poop facials, urine drinking. It seems entirely appropriate that we’re ending this decade of ridiculous celebrity health fads with the news that Josh Brolin burned his anus while trying “perineum sunning,” writes health policy expert Timothy Caulfield. But beyond the absurdity and pseudoscientific health claims, the billion-dollar business of celebrity wellness has a measurable and […]

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Ayn Rand’s Greatest Mistake

on December 29, 2019, 6:17 AM / in Opinion

By L. Reichard White  |  LRC It was those heady early days of the Libertarian Movement. Icons like David Nolan, Murray Rothbard and James Libertarian Burns still walked the earth — and L. Neil Smith was just getting up a head of steam. That’s when I got my first clue to Ayn Rand’s greatest mistake, though, as often happens, I failed […]

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Incompatible?

Incompatible?

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. —1 Peter 3:8 A quote in Sports Illustrated magazine expresses a truth that we as people of faith sometimes neglect: “What counts most in creating a successful team is not how compatible its players are, but how they deal with incompatibility.” […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

a gruffalo christmas Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find […]

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December 29th in History

December 29th in History

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are two days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: David, King and prophet (Catholic, Lutheran) Thomas Becket Trophimus of Arles December 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Constitution Day (Ireland) Independence Day (Mongolia) The fifth day of Christmas (Western […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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