Daily Archives: January 11, 2014

But that’s the whole point

Blue Cross Blue Shield warns that cutting reimbursement will bring about a single payer (central government) system. ObamaCare was never designed or intended to work; the idea is to demolish the private insurance industry and then move on to nationalized medical care. Why this should come as a surprise to private insurers is puzzling.

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United Way celebrates its 80th year by putting on a show featuring octogenarians

(What’s left of) Herman’s Hermits, the Monkees and Paul Revere and the Raiders will perform in Stamford. Why not the Archies – too spry? Good lord, we were blessed to get rid of them and now they’re back. Why?

Celebrating the Greenwich United Way’s
80th Anniversary

LEGENDS OF THE 60s
ROCK
Thursday JANUARY 30, 2014
8PM
at the
PALACE THEATRE
61 Atlantic St
Stamford, CT

VIP TCIKETS: $200
Include Priority seating and VIP Cocktail 6PM
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE OR CALL GREENWICH UNITED WAY 203-869-2221

CONCERT ONLY TICKETS: $75 & $50
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE OR CALL THE PALACE BOX OFFICE 203-325-4466

Legends of the 60s January 30, 2014 The Greenwich United Way will celebrate its 80th Anniversary with a benefit concert featuring the talents of legendary musicians Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders).

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In England, it’s a selling point; here, probably not so much

More effective than a St. Joseph statue?

More effective than a St. Joseph statue?

FWIW’s Irish correspondent sends along this story, with the proposed slug, “Dig we Must”. But not across the pond, apparently. “House for sale comes with bonus: previous owners buried in the back yard.”

A property has come up for sale which but has a bizarre hidden feature – the previous owners are buried in the back garden.

The four-bedroom house in Teddington in London is listed for an attractive £650,000 but many will be put off by the ‘added housemates.’

According to the Curchods listing: “It is important to note that the previous owners last wishes were to be buried in this garden, which is where both currently rest.”

We are getting a lot of interest in this property since it came to the market a few days ago,” says Curchods’ Graeme Wadhams.

“Upon finding out about the ‘bodies in the garden’  the majority of people we speak to don’t seem to have a problem with it.

“Some have even commented ‘it must have been a happy home for the previous owners to want to be buried there’ so would happily entertain living their [sic] too.”

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Raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour?

That’s what a conservative Californian wants to put on the ballot – claims it would end federal subsidies that now encourage companies to hire illegal immigrants, bring discouraged workers back into the labor force and, by pushing them into the tax-paying middle class, make them receptive to Republican’s advocacy for cutting taxes.

I have my doubts; many of them, but this may be more than just a thought experiment – it stands a good chance to make it to referendum and in California, there’s a good chance it will pass. If it does, it will be interesting to see the result. Any proposal vehemently opposed by large corporations and the US Chamber of Commerce must have something going for it.

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