By now you've probably heard about the massive Heartbleed security bug that may have compromised the majority of the world's web sites. Everyone should change their passwords on the affected sites--but only after those sites have patched the issue. Mashable is maintaining and updating a list of the most popular sites you should change your passwords for ASAP.
INDIANAPOLIS -- School leaders are getting ready for a big change in school food service. The USDA's Smart Snacks in School rules go into effect July 1, 2014. In short, all "junk food" in vending machines, a la carte lunch, student stores and
(CNN) -- On March 24, World Vision announced that the U.S. branch of the popular humanitarian organization would no longer discriminate against employees in same-sex marriages.
Olgy Gary's insight:
Salient quote from the article for me: "When Christians declare that they would rather withhold aid from people who need it than serve alongside gays and lesbians helping to provide that aid, something is wrong..."
Against all odds and expectations, enrollments in health plans qualified under the Affordable Care Act are surging Monday toward -- and maybe beyond -- the 7-million figure projected by the Congressional Budget Office before Oct. 1, when the open-enrollment period began. The deadline for starting enrollment applications for 2014 plans is midnight Monday.
The bullies had to prove that they could control World Vision, because controlling World Vision helps them pretend that they can control the Bible. It’s just like why the same bullies are compelled to control women. Controlling women is another way of pretending that they can control the Bible. And as long as the bullies can pretend that they can control the Bible, they can pretend that they control God...." --Fred Clark
After years of negative speculation on the part of the opponents of Obamacare, hard data is finally coming in with respect to the anticipated negative side-effects of the law. The results are guaranteed to both surprise and depress those who have built their narrative around the effort to destroy the Affordable [...]
The good news for Chris Christie is that some of the country’s most prominent pundits believe that nearly three months after the George Washington Bridge scandal first broke, the New Jersey governor is in good shape. “You go around and you talk to Republicans, and they like Chris Christie more today than they did three months ago …...
While the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure shows 9 percent of seniors nationally live in poverty, the share climbs to about one in seven seniors (15 percent) under the Bureau’s alternative Supplemental Poverty Measure, which takes into account out-of-pocket health expenses and geographic differences in the cost of living. Produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Old and Poor: America's Forgotten provides a portrait of seniors who are living in poverty, in both urban and rural areas across the United States.
The first open enrollment season of Obamacare ended at midnight Monday, a day that saw millions of Americans click onto Obamacare sign-up portals, dial into call centers and stand in long lines at assistance sites nationwide. The huge surge made it increasingly likely that enrollment would hit 7 million, the finish line that seemed out of reach during...
Critics are raising serious questions about the fatal shooting, some calling it murder. His last words were: “Please don’t hurt me anymore I can’t move.”
Olgy Gary's insight:
Oh my God. Oh my God. OH MY GOD!!! NM police have gone crazy. The 4 min. video shows exactly how James Boyd, a homeless man, gets murdered by police officers. "Please don't hurt me" were his last words. Even for animals tranquilizer guns are used... not real bullets. This is murder. I hope they prosecute...but doubt they will. :-(
Unlike almost every other type of loan, federal student loans are set in stone even if rates change for the better. That might not constitute a crisis if college cost what it did in the seventies. But with middle class wages flat for decades, the soaring cost of education has become a mammoth debt dilemma dragging down an entire generation.\n\nIn short, we are taking money from middle class students and handing it to the worst of the one percent. Sen. Warren\'s plan is to make up for lost revenue from student loan refinancing by making sure millionaires do not pay a lower tax rate than their assistants.\n\nShe is not the first to propose refinancing for federal student loans. Nor did she come up with the idea of the \"Buffett Rule,\" a minimum tax on millionaires that The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates would raise $47 billion over 10 years, or an average of just under $5 billion per year. President Obama first proposed the tax in 2011, naming it after the acclaimed Warren Buffett, who notes that many millionaires pay a lower tax rate than their assistants.\n\nSen. Warren\'s step forward was combining the two. Suddenly, members of Congress worried about lost revenue no longer have an excuse. And those who oppose fair taxes now have to explain why they care more about hedge fund managers than middle-class families trying to pay for college.\n\nWe can save Americans thousands of dollars. Put money back in the pockets of families who invested in education. Create jobs from the middle class out. And do it without adding a dime to the deficit -- simply by putting in place a fair tax code and then allowing people to refinance federal student loans.\n\nIf we can refinance a flashy new sports car at today\'s low rates, we should be able to do the same for our student loans. \n\nIn Solidarity,\nVan Jones