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Idea Knowledge Of Technology To The World

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Idea Knowledge Of Benefits of Collecting Toys

Idea Knowledge Of Benefits of Collecting Toys

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Trader Joe's dumps part-time workers' health insurance

Huffington Post - After extending health care coverage to many of its part-time employees for years, Trader Joe's has told workers who log fewer than 30 hours a week that they will need to find insurance on the Obamacare exchanges next year, according to a confidential memo from the grocer's chief executive.

In the memo to staff dated Aug. 30, Trader Joe's CEO Dan Bane said the company will cut part-timers a check for $500 in January and help guide them toward finding a new plan under the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare now has 10,000 pages of regulations

Economic Police Journal - Since March 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the administration has published in the Federal Register 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented. These regulations add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Register.

How the budget changed for our last "unbelievably small" attack

Business Insider - The U.S. will shell out somewhere as much as $6 trillion dollars for the Iraq War, once all is said and done, according to a recent report out of Brown University.

According to Reuters, that figure includes $1.7 trillion spent so far with an additional $490 billion in benefits. Other expenses, including interest, could well mean that the expenses will balloon to as much as $6 trillion in total.

As Dave Weigal of Slate points out, that figure is well above the initial $60 billion dollar estimate that came from the Congressional Budget Office in the months leading up to the war.

Amercian exceptionalism just got downgraded

Barack Obama - America is not the world’s policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong, but when with modest effort and risk we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act.

That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional. With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth.

Great moments in science: Retraction of a retraction

improbable Research - Two years ago, the FASEB Journal retracted a paper that it had initially agreed to correct, after a dean at one of the author’s institutions said that a “well-recognized and top-class fact finding commission concluded that the publication contains gross flaws.” The retraction of the 2003 paper punctuated a complicated case involving several investigations as well as legal maneuvering.

Now, the journal has retracted the retraction. Here’s the beginning of the notice:

“Regarding the article titled, “Molecular analysis of Nogo expression in the hippocampus during development and following lesion and seizure,” by Susan Meier, Anja U. Bräuer, Bernd Heimrich, Martin E. Schwab, Robert Nitsch, and Nicolai E. Savaskan, published in the June 2003 issue of The FASEB Journal (FASEB J., 2003 Jun;17(9):1153—1155; doi:10.1096/fj.02-0453fje)….”

This could be the end of the story — or it could be just the beginning two chapters. There is a possibility — a possibility, mind you — that the retracted retraction will again be retracted.