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Fla. Blue dropping 300,000 policyholders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– Florida Blue is dropping 300,000 customers whose policies the health insurer says aren’t sufficiently comprehensive under the health care overhaul. The Jacksonville-based insurance company said Thursday that the 300,000 policyholders have plans that don’t include all of the 10 categories of benefits required under the Affordable Care Act. Florida Blue says the affected policyholders can upgrade to a plan with more comprehensive benefits. Others may choose to go with another insurer. Florida Blue says those policyholders should contact the company to review their options. Gov. Rick Scott, though, says Florida Blue’s actions show that not everyone is able to keep their plans as promised by President Obama under the overhaul. The governor says there’s no guarantee that new policies will have the same quality and cost for the affected policyholders. Yahoo

Will Obamacare will cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance?

Much of the attention lately concerning Obamacare has been focused on the complete failure of the government website to operate as promised, a failure that has prevented virtually everyone who has thus far tried from actually signing up through it. But according to House Speaker John Boehner, a much bigger and more serious problem is Obamacare itself, which he predicts will eventually result in more Americans losing their existing healthcare coverage than the number that will eventually sign up for the program, assuming the website ever actually becomes operational. During a recent press conference, Boehner tried to refocus the national conversation on Obamacare to the legislation itself, rather than the broken website, reminding the public that the legislation’s full enactment will be disastrous for the millions of Americans who currently have healthcare coverage that does not qualify under Obamacare’s terms. For these folks, Obamacare will result in themlosing their existing coverage, which means they will be forced to either sign up on their state’s healthcare exchange for more expensive coverage or else pay the so-called “tax” for non-compliance. A recent Kaiser Health News report confirms Boehner’s predictions, explaining that hundreds of thousands of working Americans have already received notices from their employers that their insurers are canceling their policies. According to the report, some 300,000 previously insured individuals under Florida Blue and 160,000 under Kaiser Permanente in California have lost their coverage — and millions more people are set to lose their coverage in the coming months. ”When you begin to look at these hundreds of thousands of people, I think what you’re going to see at the end of October are more Americans are going to lose their health insurance than are going to sign up at these exchanges,” explained Boehner to reporters. “This is a very serious problem, it’s affecting our economy, and it’s affecting the ability of the American people to find the jobs that will help them take care of themselves and their families. More

MORE NEEDING FOOD STAMPS MAY BE NEW NORMAL

Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has more than doubled in the past decade even during times of economic growth, U.S. researchers say. SNAP enrollment in the last 10 years more than doubled to 47 million but, for the first time, the number of Americans receiving food stamps increased even when the economy was growing. During the 2003-07 expansion, the SNAP case load, — in a break with historic trends — rose 24 percent, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College reported. CRC economists Matt Rutledge and April Yanyuan Wu said one reason is a change in the longstanding correlation between poverty and the unemployment rate. Poverty used to fall in tandem with the jobless rate, reducing the need for food stamps but the researchers found poverty did not decline as the economy grew in the mid-2000s — and in the recovery following the Great Recession, the number of people receiving food stamps kept rising. The assumption has always been a stronger labor market would reduce the need for food stamps, the economists said, but the new trend suggests rising employment might no longer be enough. The non-profit group Feeding America said 76 percent of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83 percent of all SNAP benefits, which are limited to households with gross income of no more than 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. The majority of SNAP households have income well below the maximum — 83 percent have gross income at or below 100 percent of the poverty guideline, $19,530 for a family of three in 2013. These households receive about 91 percent of all benefits, Feeding America said. Breitbart

Learn How to Protect Your Family Through Prayer

The greatest asset of Christian families today is the leading of the Holy Spirit. We must all learn to discern the prophetic voice of God and learn to obey Him. A gentle nudging of the Holy Spirit to pray may make the difference between life and death in your family. You may only hear a gentle, “Do not go to the store right now; stay and worship me.” While you are worshiping Him, the devil’s plan to meet you head-on with a swerving truck is thwarted because you heard-and obeyed. Satan hates a godly family because he knows its spiritual strength. The devil would like nothing better than to sow strife and discord into your family life, opening the door for him to attack. Determine to join hands with your family members every morning and to pray a hedge of protection around each other before anyone leaves the house! Charisma

Nuke dump proposal near Lake Huron raises alarm in US, Canada

Plans for a nuclear waste facility near the US-Canadian border – less than a mile from one of the world’s largest sources of fresh water – has triggered a public outcry among Americans and Canadians. A heated debate is surfacing over Ontario Power Generation’s ambitious plans to burrow 2,200 feet underground near Kincardine, a small town of just over 11,000 in the province of Ontario, Canada, to construct a nuclear waste storage facility.  The radioactive waste has been steadily accumulating from Ontario’s 20 nuclear reactors. A review panel appointed by the Canadian government will issue a recommendation in coming weeks to Canada’s Cabinet, which will in turn decide whether or not to approve the utility’s plan. Public opposition to the proposal would probably have remained muted if not for one glaring footnote: The site for the planned nuclear waste dump is situated less than a mile away from the sparkling shores of Lake Huron, which, together with Lakes Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, comprise the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, with 21 percent of the world’s total supplies. While tens of millions of American and Canadian residents depend upon the Great Lakes for their supplies of fresh water, an increasingly threatened global resource, many others look to the business opportunities connected to the 94,250 square-mile (151,000sq km) body of water.  In the US state of Michigan alone, the fishing industry pulls in $2.4 billion annually, while the tourism industry generates an estimated $13 billion. Given these factors, it’s no wonder that the proposed nuclear dump is generating such hostility. More

China unveils nuclear submarine fleet

The first nuclear submarine fleet from PLA North China Sea Fleet carried out a military drill as shown by footage released lately. The drill was aimed at testing the maneuver capability of the fleet in deep-sea navigation, long-distance operation, submarine communication and coordination with other battleships. RT

 

Chile hit with worst cold spell in 80 years

Anyone looking to get some delicious Chilean fruit this winter is going to be disappointed, as the worst frost in more than 80 years has damaged 50 million boxes of fruit exports — causing the country to declare a state of emergency in its agricultural sector. The Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association said that freezing temperatures throughout mid-September hit the country’s fruit growers with the coldest frost since 1929. Temperatures fell to an average of 19 degrees Fahrenheit for an average of seven hours in several of the Chile’s growing regions, contributing to a huge drop-off in fruit exports. Chilean growers exported about 282 million boxes of fruit last year, and experts believe that exports will fall short of that by about 50 million boxes for this year. However, when production increases are taken into account, the total frost damage to fruit production could be closer to 60 million or 65 million boxes. More

Sinkhole ‘swallows’ house, 4 dead

MANILA-– Four people died as a sinkhole “swallowed” a house in Brgy. Ubojan, Antequerra, Bohol. Sinkholes appeared in different parts of the province after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Visayas last October 15. The house belonged to the Barace family. Two members of the family survived the incident. Saturnino Barace Jr., one of the survivors, waited for six hours before he was rescued. Half of his body was trapped in the rubble left behind by the sinkhole. Relatives of the the family started unearthing the victims’ bodies. Authorities have reportedly put the area under surveillance as there are other cracks found near the area of the sinkhole. Despite what happened, the remaining members of the Barace family are planning to return to the area. ABS.CBN News

Massive Barge On San Francisco Bay Likely Secret Google Facility

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Navyhad its share of secrets on Treasure Island, but few were better kept than what’s taking place on a mysterious barge just off the island. The barge, with a four-story stack of shipping containers, is out in the open for all to see. But the project’s purpose has been kept under wraps, and virtually no one wants to talk about it for the record, from the harbor office at Clipper Cove to the Treasure Island Development Authority to the U.S. Coast Guard.  “I don’t know anything about it, honestly I don’t,” a voice on the intercom at the Clipper Cove told KPIX 5. “It’s a complete mystery to me.” There has, of course, been speculation about the barge’s purpose, much of it centering on the belief that it’s a water-based data center for Google. KPIX 5 has learned that Google is actually building a floating marketing center, a kind of giant Apple store, if you will — but for Google Glass, the cutting-edge wearable computer the company has under development. More

The International Monetary Fund Lays The Groundwork for Global Wealth Confiscation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) quietly dropped a bomb in its October Fiscal Monitor Report. Titled “Taxing Times,” the report paints a dire picture for advanced economies with high debts that fail to aggressively “mobilize domestic revenue.” It goes on to build a case for drastic measures and recommends a series of escalating income and consumption tax increases culminating in the direct confiscation of assets. Yes, you read that right. But don’t take it from me. The report itself says: “The sharp deterioration of the public finances in many countries has revived interest in a “capital levy”- a one-off tax on private wealth-as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainability. The appeal is that such a tax, if it is implemented before avoidance is possible and there is a belief that it will never be repeated, does not distort behavior (and may be seen by some as fair). … The conditions for success are strong, but also need to be weighed against the risks of the alternatives, which include repudiating public debt or inflating it away. … The tax rates needed to bring down public debt to precrisis levels, moreover, are sizable: reducing debt ratios to end-2007 levels would require (for a sample of 15 euro area countries) a tax rate of about 10 percent on households with positive net wealth. (page 49)” Note three takeaways. First, IMF economists know there are not enough rich people to fund today’s governments even if 100 percent of the assets of the 1 percent were expropriated. That means that all households with positive net wealth-everyone with retirement savings or home equity-would have their assets plundered under the IMF’s formulation. Second, such a repudiation of private property will not pay off Western governments’ debts or fund budgets going forward. It will merely “restore debt sustainability,” allowing free-spending sovereigns to keep tapping the bond markets until the next crisis comes along-for which stronger measures will be required, of course. Third, should politicians fail to muster the courage to engage in this kind of wholesale robbery, the only alternative scenario the IMF posits is public debt repudiation and hyperinflation. Structural reform proposals for the Ponzi-scheme entitlement programs that are bankrupting us are nowhere to be seen. More

‘Grand Day of Death to America’ rally planned in Iran

IRAN – Militant factions in Iran are reportedly planning a sweeping rally titled, “Grand Day of Death to America,” to coincide with the 24th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Embassy there. According to The National, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri is saying the planned Nov. 4 convocation outside the long-shuttered and now-graffiti-covered diplomatic institution in the capitol city of Tehran will be organized by a newly created bureaucratic body called the “Death to the U.S. Committee.” “The crimes of U.S. leaders and international Zionism in dealing with Iran’s great nation will never be erased from public memories and minds,” reportedly noted Jazayeri, the deputy commander for cultural affairs of Iran’s hard-line and influential Revolutionary Guard. And the event will not be without events to occupy a crowd officials promise will number in the many thousands. The New York Times reports the rally will include the conferral of, “The First Major International Award of ‘Down With America’” for best anti-American photograph, poster, video, song or caricature. The paper additionally writes contest winners will receive cash awards of as much as $4,000, and be selected by a three-judge panel that notably includes Maziar Bijani, a Holocaust-denying cartoonist. More

Japan and China in war of words as Tokyo scrambles jets to monitor Beijing military planes

WARS N RUMORS OF WARS – The rhetoric between Asia’s two superpowers is becoming more belligerent with China warning that if Japan carries out a threat to shoot down foreign drones, it would be an act of war. Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has issued his own warning, saying Tokyo is prepared to be more assertive towards Beijing, while also telling China not to use force to try to change the regional balance of power. Over the weekend, Japan twice scrambled fighter jets to monitor Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa. Speaking at a military parade which looked very similar to the ones seen in North Korea, Mr Abe rallied Japanese troops.  ”Post-World War II, we have prospered and moved forward as a peaceful nation. This is something for us to be very proud of,” Mr Abe said. ”However, in order for us to continue protecting this peace into the future, we must be vigilant.” This vigilance is particularly directed towards China, which is locked in a dispute with Japan over a handful of rocky outcrops in the East China Sea. Controlled by Tokyo and known in Japan as the Senkakus and in China as the Diaouyu Islands, they are home to nothing more than a few inbred goats. More

Israel reportedly thwarts cyber attack from China

JERUSALEM -The Israeli security establishment thwarted a cyber attack and an attempt at industrial espionage originating in China, Channel 2 News reported Sunday. Several weeks ago, some 140 senior figures across Israel’s leading security and defense industries received an email from a known German company in the field which turned out to contain a Trojan-horse virus, a form of malware instructed to copy information back to the source. The recipients included project managers and supervisors of highly sensitive, and even classified, projects. The industries’ various defense systems identified the threat and shut it down, Channel 2 reported. An initial investigation uncovered the large number of people targeted in the field, while an additional check revealed that the sources of the threat were Chinese defense industries. Operating procedures across the industries have been clarified to prevent any such incidents in the future, according to the report. Earlier Sunday, an Associated Press report revealed a month ago, a major artery in Israel’s national road network in the northern city of Haifa suffered a cyber-attack, knocking key operations out of commission two days in a row and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. One expert, speaking on condition of anonymity because the breach of security was a classified matter, said a Trojan-horse attack targeted the security camera apparatus in the Carmel tunnels toll road on September 8. More

Israel shoots down Gaza rocket, readies prisoner release

JERUSALEM  – Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at a southern Israeli coastal city on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome interceptor shot down one while the other fell into the sea, a military spokeswoman said. Within hours, Israel’s air force bombed what a military spokesman described as two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza. There were no casualties. The pre-dawn salvo against Ashkelon, about 12 km (7 miles) north of Gaza, was unusual given the relative restraint of Palestinian militants since last November’s war between the coastal enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers and the Jewish state. There was no claim of responsibility for Monday’s launches. They may have been meant to spoil the U.S.-sponsored peace talks that Hamas’s rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, resumed with Israel in July. To bolster Abbas, Israel is due to free 26 Palestinian prisoners this week. During the previous prisoner release, in August, Gaza militants fired rockets across the border and Israel responded with air strikes. More

‘Lost world’ discovered in remote Australia

Sydney – An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years, with scientists Monday calling the area a “lost world”. Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and a National Geographic film crew were dropped by helicopter onto the rugged Cape Melville mountain range on Cape York Peninsula earlier this year and were amazed at what they found. It included a bizarre looking leaf-tail gecko, a gold-coloured skink — a type of lizard — and a brown-spotted, yellow boulder-dwelling frog, none of them ever seen before. ”The top of Cape Melville is a lost world. Finding these new species up there is the discovery of a lifetime — I’m still amazed and buzzing from it,” said Hoskin, a tropical biologist from the Queensland-based university. ”Finding three new, obviously distinct vertebrates would be surprising enough in somewhere poorly explored like New Guinea, let alone in Australia, a country we think we’ve explored pretty well.”More

35 bodies ‘in military uniform’ at Nigeria morgue after Islamist raid

Kano (Nigeria) – Thirty-five bodies in military uniform have been brought to a morgue in Nigeria’s restive northeast after a coordinated assault by Boko Haram targeting the security forces, a hospital source told AFP Monday. The attack late Thursday in the Yobe state capital of Damaturu was the first raid in a major urban centre in several weeks. ”We have received lots of bodies in the last three days from the attacks. I counted 35 bodies in military uniform,” said a senior official at the Damaturu Specialist Hospital, who requested anonymity. The military rarely discusses troop fatalities following Islamist attacks and local officials who disclose death tolls among the security forces have faced pressure to keep quiet. Contacted by AFP on Monday, Yobe state military spokesman Lazarus Eli did not deny reports that dozens of soldiers were killed during the fierce, hours-long gun battle that broke out between the security forces and Boko Haram after the Islamists stormed and torched four police buildings. More

Hurricane-force gusts batter Britain, France and Netherlands

LONDON (AP) — A major storm with hurricane-force gusts is lashing southern Britain, parts of France and Netherlands, causing flooding and travel delays, including the cancellation of roughly 130 flights at London’s Heathrow Airport. Express train services between central London and Gatwick and Stansted airports were suspended because of the storm, and the major English port of Dover was closed, leading to a cutoff in ferry service to France. Thousands of homes in northwestern France lost electricity, while in the Netherlands several rail lines were closed, airport delays were reported, and citizens were warned against riding their bicycles — a favored form of transport — because of high winds. Amsterdam’s Central railway station was shut by storm damage. Sweden’s Meteorological Institute upgraded its advisory Monday, warning that a “class 3″ storm that could pose “great danger to the public” was expected to hit western and southern Sweden on Monday evening.  Some English rail lines shut down Monday morning, and some roads were closed due to fallen trees and power lines. There were severe delays on many parts of the London Underground network and the opening of the Overground network was delayed several hours. More

A HACKER GROUP JUST COMPROMISED A PAGE ON BARACK OBAMA’S WEBSITE

A page on President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign website appeared to have been compromised by a hacking organization Sunday evening. The page, donate.barackobama.com, temporarily redirected users to a website, sea.sy/indexs/, appearing to belong to hacking group Syrian Electronic Army. “Hacked by SEA,” the website that users were redirected to read. At around 8:15 p.m. Sunday the webpage stopped redirecting users to the alternate website. It was not immediately clear when the webpage was initially compromised.  The donation page that was compromised, however, appeared to have been old. The Obama campaign has most recently been using another page on the website, contribute.barackobama.com, to solicit donations. The Syrian Electronic Army is a hacking group famous for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In August, the group defaced the New York Post’s Facebook page and multiple prominent Twitter accounts. The Blaze

CHENEY: ‘FRIENDS NO LONGER TRUST US, ADVERSARIES DON’T FEAR US’

Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time we have had to go down this road and it’s basically, I think, healthy for the party to be brought up short, say, OK, now it’s time to go to work,” Cheney said. He predicted that his daughter, Liz Cheney, would win her Senate primary challenge against Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming next year. The former vice president said it was “simply not true” that he and Enzi were “fishing buddies,” and asserted that Enzi has received the vast majority of his campaign funds from Washington-based political action committees. More

 

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