Obama care will not directly impact many businesses in our area as we have very few businesses that employ 50 full time people so the discussion in the local coffee shops is limited.
Please post/share your observations on Obama care impact in your area, your lives, your businesses.
This was spurred on by the news report that the City of Cedar Falls Iowa announced today they are cutting the hours of 59 employees to under 30 hours per wk. This move is direct reflection of Obama care. Obama care defines a full time employee as one that works 30 hours per wk. When an employer reaches the threshold of 50 full-time (30 hours per wk) employees they are required to provide health care (i think free).
The reaction by the City is in an effort to bring the total number of 30 hour per wk employees to below 50 so health care could be dropped and all could receive free Obama care...what ever free means i do not know.
Tagged with this local news story was a similar reaction by many businesses.
How will single mom or sole income earner provide for his/her family by working 29 hours per wk? And how will this impact tax revenue if we have a decrease in revenue per person and fewer tax payers/taxable income. How will it effect/drain our economy? How will the 'free' health care burden our lives and generational lives if we are not working and getting 'free' health care.
I can't get my head around it...someone please lead the discussion and share your local/personal stories on subject... take the conversation anyway you would like. My glass is usually half full. On this subject I need someone to fill my glass a little further so help me get there..show me why my glass is really half full.
Posted on December 4, 2012 Canada Free Press, Robert Rohlfing
$80 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities The True Noose Around Our Necks
We hear all about the $16 Trillion dollars in debt that our country is in, but the much larger problem and the one that our politicians and citizens do not want to talk about honestly is the $80 Trillion Dollars in Unfunded Liabilities at the federal level.
We all know about how the states and local governments are being swamped by these obligations, but we cannot even have an honest discussion about the true nature of the long term problems that we face because for one reason or another it always turns into a Left - vs -Right you-are-wrong-and-stupid argument. We have those in congress such as Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer who will not even let this be discussed in all the negotiations that we currently hear about going on with the debtcrisis that this government created. It is easy to understand that they do not want to do so as it exposes the blatant mistakes that those in government have made over the years and this includes those from both sides. They are well aware of the true nature of the fact that if we do not address this head on and across the board that we are only just kicking the can down the road further. Eventually that can comes to rest and what you get is an economic collapse.
I have two books open at this time. After Virtue by Alasdair Macintyre and Super Fuel by Richard Martin.
Some of you might appreciate both but because fuel/energy is a hot topic today the book Super Fuel; Thorium, The Green Energy Source For The Future is good news for discussion.
Short note from the book to start the discussion; "The more I learn about the lost history of thorium.......the more astonished and outraged I became. Here was an inexpensive, safe, abundant energy source that could power every city on earth, with enough left over for hundreds of millions of electric vehicles, for several millennia. And we are sitting on it, essentially doing nothing."
I have another book shows mineral deposits of North America and there are rich deposits of thorium all over the USA.
Here is a list of many failed or near failed green energy companies that have received tax payer dollars the past several years. Today, green energy supplies less than 1/2% of the total power used by the United States... maybe we should have built a Thorium Reactor instead. China is in the process of building the first.
Did the Federal Reserve really help the economy, especially main street, when they announced QE3? No, but they certainly helped Wall Street.
Everybody is getting all excited about the Federal Reserve's declaration of QE3. My reaction of the announcement was, it won't help much and it's more trickle down policy with the money going to the 1% while the 99% hope to get trickled on. Let's see why it was good for Wall St., but not so much for Main St. below the fold.
Posted on December 16, 2011 The Economic Collapse Blog
Are we on the verge of another Great Depression? Christian Lagarde, the head of the IMF, said this week that if dramatic action is not taken immediately we could actually see conditions "reminiscent of the 1930s depression" and that no country on earth "will be immune to the crisis". Right now, financial panic is sweeping across Europe, but most Americans are not too concerned about it because they simply don't understand how important the EU is. The truth is that the EU has a much larger population than the United States does. The EU has an economy that is nearly as large as the economies of the United States and Chinacombined. The EU has more Fortune 500 companies that the United States does, and the banking system of Europe is substantially larger than the banking system of the United States. Anyone out there that believes that a massive financial collapse in Europe would not dramatically affect the rest of the globe is being delusional. The European debt crisis is one of the biggest stories that we have seen in a long, long time and the coming financial meltdown is going to permanently change the global economy.
Posted on December 15, 2011 By Weston Price Foundation
On September 29 Justice Peter Tetley of the Ontario Court of Justice reversed the most favorable court decision on cow share agreements in North America and found Durham farmer Michael Schmidt guilty of 15 of 19 charges for violations of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) and the Ontario Milk Act. On January 21, 2010 Justice of the Peace Paul Koharsky had found Schmidt not guilty of all 19 charges holding that there is a distinction between public and private conduct and that informed citizens have the right to waive the protection of the public health laws.
On December 6th, 2011, Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to call for an amendment reserving Constitutional rights solely for living human beings.
Quote from Mary Beth Fielder, Move To Amend LA founder who spearheaded the effort to bring the resolution to the LA City Council.
"This is an incredibly historic day. Los Angeles is the first major city in the United States to call for a Constitutional Amendment calling and clearly establish that only human beings are entitled to co n and that money is not the same as free speech thus providing the basis to overturn the Citizens United decision. And get the money out of politics and put the people back in charge,
If you are like me, the news coverage on the EU/Greek Debt crisis leaves one cross eyed. I found this piece that I think explains the issues and outcomes very clearly. And yes, it is important we all understand how this is playing out as we will all eventually be effected and without a deep knowledge we might not know how to appropriately react.
Posted on September 26, 2011 by Dr. Orly Taitz. Esq.
tty. Orly Taitz met with congressional chiefs of staff, senior advisors and legal counsel for several senators and congressmen on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Washington, DC (Sep. 26, 2011) — I met with legal counsel, chiefs of staff and senior advisers for four senators and three U.S. Representatives, and I also forwarded information to five more. The senators’ offices and staff that I visited were Sen. Coburn, Sen. Inhofe, Sen. Rubio, and Sen. Lee. In Coburn’s office, I think the meeting was the most promising. I had an in-depth meeting and discussion with his chief of staff, Michael Schwartz. He was very informed; he has all of my pleadings; he has all of my exhibits; he knows about the social security fraud and forgery of the birth certificate, and he was informed about the Columbia records and the fact that the student clerk house shows Obama attending Columbia only for nine months, even though he claimed to be there for two years.
Earlier in the wk i sent out a couple of articles that assist to dispell the myth about Mercury in seafood. Or at least help us better understand this topic.
I need your help locating more information on the subject. Specifically addressing heat and mercury.
My undersatanding is that mercury becomes unstable at during heating/processing and the selenium/mercury bond is broken during cooking/heating. When the bond breaks Mercury will bind with a hydrocarbon and make a mercury salt. This mercury salt is what is dangerous not the bound mercury as the previous articles indicated.
So the questions I am looking for information to answer/confirm include:
This is slightly off topic but blogs are to be fun... right? Currency is a big topic today throughout the world... here is another twist
What's a Bitcoin?
It's the state-of-the-art in money. It's a new form of electronic money. It's already become "the gold standard" of digital currency.
Ya know how email changed old-fashioned mail forever? Well, Bitcoin is changing money forever.
Based on some old technologies, and some new technologies... Bitcoin is the result of combining... the very state of the art in cryptographic security + the idea of a limited quantity commodity similar to gold and silver (where there's only so much of it) and using it as money + the idea of massive numbers of computers connected by the internet... forming a strong, resilient, indestructible peer-to-peer network. It's called a cryptocurrency.
Since the invention of Bitcoin... Money will never be the same.
Posted on April 26, 2011 by Eric Odom ~ Planes, Trains, and Politics
For one to completely appreciate this blog you will want to watch 'Inside Job'. you can find it on the web,,recall this post after listening and disecting the first ever press conference by the federal reserve... fist since it's existance ... 1913
The greatest financial theft in the History of man
April 25, 2011 11:58
by Eric Odom ~ Planes, Trains, & Politics
I have to warn you up front, this post is not at all optimistic. In fact, while writing this I’m feeling almost completely void of hope in the current structure of government in America.
Below note was so well thought out i thought i would share as i have had this question many times over the years. She is answering the question on why different types of digestive discomfort for some and not others when taking FCLO.
This past decade has seen such a large increase in the U.S. prison and jail population that there can be no historical comparison, reports the NationalInstituteofCorrections. If the number of those incarcerated were added to the unemployment rate, the rate would be 2% greater. In the year 2000, 2 million (or 25%) of the world's 8 million prisoners were housed in the U.S. (which only has 5% of the world's population). That figure grew to nearly 2.3 million in 2010.