State Medicaid laws, conflicting with federal Obamacare law, have created an odd scenario in which the estates of recipients of Medicaid can be tapped to repay medical expenses after their deaths. According to the Seattle Times, Medicaid has always sought to recoup costs from estates for nursing homes and long-term care, but has never attempted to recoup normal healthcare costs because… Read more →
ESPN Drops Christmas Ad for Referencing ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’
In his continuing effort to expose the secular left’s “War on Christmas”, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly reported on a rather disheartening story about ESPN’s refusal to air a Christmas ad from SSM Cardinal Glennon, a Catholic children’s medical center in St. Louis, because it featured the name of “God” and “Jesus”
The ad was part of a program by Cardinal Glennon called Messages of Hope, which is described on its website as a “new program that invites people from throughout the St. Louis metro community to write messages of inspiration to our patients. The messages are reviewed for appropriateness and then rolled into decorative scrolls.”
O’Reilly actually played the ad, and the text went as follows:
Each Christmas, thousands in our community send messages of hope to sick and injured children who may not be able to come home for the holidays. At SSM Cardinal Glennon Chrildren’s Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the season of giving. Bringing hope to the many children, parents and families we serve. Our patients are filled with hope as they receive a message each day from the treasure chest beneath our tree of hope. Help us reveal God’s healing presence this Christmas. Send your message of hope at Glennon.org.
According to O’Reilly, ESPN stated they “would not run that ad because the line ‘celebrate the birth of Jesus’ and ‘God’s healing’ message are problematic.” O’Reilly also stated the ad has aired on other networks and that ESPN would not send a spokesman to comment on his show.
ESPN has come under fire from TruthRevolt before. On the eve of Veterans Day, Kevin Blackstone of Around the Horn called the National Anthem a “War Anthem” and should no longer be played at football games.
But Jon Stewart’s right: there’s no “War on Christmas”.
This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Truth Revolt
More Hidden Taxes Funding ObamaCare
Oakridge, New Jersey (My9NJ) -There have been many taxes put in place to help fund Obamacare that are rarely discussed in the media.
Michael Studnick, a certified public accountant with Studnick & Associates in Oakridge, New Jersey explained some of the new taxes placed on earned and unearned income.
The new earned income tax to help fund Obamacare is 0.9%. This tax will be placed on any income earned over $200K for those who are single and any income earned over $250K for those who are married and filing jointly.
The new unearned income tax is more complicated. Your modified adjusted income over $200K if you’re single and over $250K if you’re married and filing jointly, will be compared to your unearned income. The lesser of the two will be taxed at 3.8%.
Studnick says it’s important to understand these taxes and how they work.
My9NJ.com has the full article
What in principle would justify the scope of the surveillance revealed by the Snowden leak? Would it be enough, for example, if it could be shown that a specific potential act of terrorism had been prevented by, and could only have been prevented by, the full breadth and depth of what we now have learned is the playing field of the security… Read more →
Covered California, the California health exchange, is coming clean about violating the privacy of thousands of its customers. According to the Los Angeles Times, the exchange confessed it has shared personal information about the customers with insurance agents without the customers’ permission. The ostensible reason was that the exchange has a pilot program with a December 23 deadline to have customers enroll… Read more →
The NSA and GCHQ sent spies into online games to seek out terrorist or criminal chat and even to recruit valuable informants such as foreign embassy drivers who happened to be players, according to newly leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden. Intelligence operatives feared that games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft could be used to secretly communicate,… Read more →
Sweden spied on Russian leaders for US – NSA leaks
Swedish signals intelligence agency FRA spied on Russian leaders and shared the data collected with the US, local media report citing Edward Snowden leaks. Sweden’s ‘cable access’ made its position ‘unique’ in the eyes of the NSA. READ MORE:http://on.rt.com/6tf2fd
The NSA collects nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones overseas to create a huge database that stores information from hundreds of millions of devices, including those belonging to some Americans abroad, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Documents provided to the Post by NSA leaker Edward Snowden detail how this database is able to track people worldwide… Read more →
UK police threaten Guardian editor with terrorism charges over Snowden leaks
British police have launched an investigation into whether the Guardian committed “potential” terrorism offenses by publishing the incriminating NSA and GCHQ documents leaked earlier this year by Edward Snowden.
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the British paper, was testifying in front of a British parliamentary committeeTuesday when lawmakers suggested that the Guardian had helped terrorists by revealing the clandestine activity conducted by the American and British intelligence agencies.
Scotland Yard assistant commissioner Cressida Dick told the MPs Tuesday that is appears “possible that some people may have committed offenses” in connection with the material seized from David Miranda’s laptop earlier this year. Miranda, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, was detained for hours at London’s Heathrow Airport and authorities confiscated his computer, cell phone, and other devices, some of which allegedly held material related to Snowden’s disclosures.
UK officials claim that Snowden’s trove of data included information about British spies and that the information’s publication puts lives in direct danger. Rusbridger said his paper would not publish any such information and that Guardian editors have not even looked at some of the information Snowden provided regarding the Iraq war.
Lawmakers also threatened Rusbridger by implying Guardian staff had violated Section 58A of the Terrorism Act, which stipulates that it is against the law to publish or even transmit any information regarding members of the armed forces or intelligence employees.
“It isn’t only about what you’ve published, it’s about what you’ve communicated,” committee member Michael Ellis said. “That is what amounts, or can amount, to a criminal offense.”
RT has the full article