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Yahoo Finance: Obamacare Is a ‘Haves and Have Nots’ Health System

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The rich have always been able to pay for the best doctors and medical care. But until now, that advantage had not been institutionalized by the federal government.

My first boss was a millionaire. I was one of his three secretaries, making a pittance and attending college at night. One night I fell leaving the subway while rushing to class. I didn’t think much of it until my boss noticed I was limping a little. He insisted that I see his orthopedic specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York — one of the most elite institutions of its kind.

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Taxpayer-funded ‘white privilege’ conference blocks reporter, claims it’s private

Monday, March 31st, 2014

 

A taxpayer-supported conference that trains teachers of public schools and universities how to “dismantle” the “white privilege” and “white supremacy” in American schools being held in Wisconsin refused to allow a reporter to attend its sessions, claiming that the conference was a “private function.”

The White Privilege Conference, held from March 25 to 29 in Madison, Wisconsin, is a conference geared toward educating the state’s teachers on how to destroy all that white power coursing through the school system.

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The Washington Times mentioned Wisconsin Reporter

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Black civil rights leader slams White Privilege Conference

As thousands of Wisconsin residents flock to downtown Madison for a four-day White Privilege Conference, one black civil rights leader is calling the event a huge waste of taxpayer money.

According to the Wisconsin Reporter, taxpayers so far are on the hook for more than $20,000 to stage the event that strives to dismantle the system of “white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.” The event began Wednesday and concludes Saturday.

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FoxNews.com: Oil-rich North Dakota sees personal incomes nearly double in past decade

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

North Dakota’s leaders like to refer to their state as the economic envy of the nation, and the numbers seem to back them up.

According to the most recent personal income report from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the oil-rich plains state is once again leading the nation in personal income growth.

This marks the sixth time in the past seven years North Dakota has had the fastest personal income growth in the nation.

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Human Events: Gun ordinances face defiance from law officers

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The head of a nationwide sheriffs coalition is calling on Vermont’s law enforcement officers to defy three controversial gun control measures passed by Burlington voters three weeks ago.

“Sheriffs have a constitutional duty to refuse to comply with such ordinances,” said Richard Mack, president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. “We’re seeing sheriffs in New York oppose the Safe Act and Gov. Cuomo. If we have sheriffs in New York doing this, how much more should we have sheriffs doing it in Vermont?”

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Biz Pac Review: New bill would open up competition on limo services

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Local governments, consider yourselves warned. Your license to regulate transportation innovation soon could be revoked.

Technology companies offering alternatives to traditional limousine and livery car services are getting help from some friends in high places.

After years of being effectively locked out of some of Florida’s largest transportation markets, companies like Uber, Ride Command, Sidecar, Lyft and others soon could find themselves in the driver’s seat.

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NJ.com: Ex-Jersey City schools monitor tops watchdog’s list of highest paid ‘part-time’ state workers

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Cathy Coyle, the former Jersey City school official brought on as a state monitor in 2012, was the most expensive “part-time temp” in state government last year,according to a New Jersey Watchdog report.

Coyle was paid $151,862 last year as a “special services” employee, while collecting a $73,765 pension, the report says. Coyle was one of four of these kinds of workers who collected more than $200,000 last year, including pensions, according to the report.

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Fox News: SolarCity $166 million in the red after losing $55 million in 2013

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

SolarCity, a California-based solar energy firm backed by hundreds of millions in federal grants and loans, posted $55 million in losses during 2013 and is running a deficit of more than $166 million, according to an annual financial report released this week.

Still, company officials say the future is looking sunny.

“All our states are doing extremely well and we continue to invest in every state,” said CEO Lyndon Rive in a conference call after the report was released.

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Townhall: Veterans Affairs wind turbine, built for $2.3 million, stands dormant

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A  $2.3 million federal stimulus project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud is giving green energy initiatives a bad name.

A 600-kilowatt wind turbine — some 245 foot tall — stands on the wintry VA grounds, frozen in time and temperature, essentially inoperable for the past 1 1/2 years. No one is working to fix it, though many attempts were made to repair the turbine, once billed as a model green energy project.

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Examiner.com: Illinois Congressmen take bipartisan stand against anti-Semitism

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Virginia hospitals are behaving like hypochondriacs jonzing for a stronger Medicaid fix.

While warning of financial doom if the state fails to expand the indigent-care system, hospitals’ revenue and hefty six-figure executive compensation packages point to healthy bottom lines.

The 2013 Virginia Health Information report shows solid operating margins at a majority of hospitals. For example:

  • Augusta Health in Fishersville, 23.28 percent.
  • Martha Jefferson in Charlottesville, 10.57 percent.
  • Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, 7.69 percent.
  • UVA Medical Center, 7.43 percent.

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