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  • Report: Hamas’s High Demands Preventing Cease-Fire

    07/22/2014 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 7/22/2014, 8:41 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Hamas and Egypt are at odds over an unconfirmed cease-fire deal with Israel, Walla! News reports Tuesday—after Cairo refused to add to the terms of its mediation unprecedented “conditions” tempering the move. Hamas, which has rejected not one, but three separate ceasefire attempts, called on Israel over the past week to submit to a number of “conditions”—or demands—in return for an end to the violence against Israelis. The calls were accompanied by threats against the Israeli people, made through a series of weakly-worded text messages. These “conditions” include, among other things, greater access to international waters, reopening of border crossings,...
  • Only 8,000 enroll in health plan for preexisting conditions - 2010

    10/24/2013 10:45:59 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 2 replies ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Geri Aston
    A new nationwide effort to provide health coverage to uninsured Americans with preexisting conditions is off to a slow start, largely due to high costs and a lack of awareness. As of Nov. 1, only 8,011 people were enrolled in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, numbers from the Dept. of Health and Human Services show. People who have been denied coverage by private insurers because of a preexisting condition and who have been uninsured for at least six months are eligible to participate in PCIP. The idea is to give patients who have no access to private coverage because of...
  • HHS releases rules requiring pre-existing conditions coverage

    11/20/2012 11:36:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/12 | Sam Baker
    The Obama administration issued new rules Tuesday that require insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions — one of the most popular provisions of President Obama’s healthcare law. The Health and Human Services Department also began to implement other popular, but expensive, parts of the Affordable Care Act. Regulations released Tuesday will prohibit insurers from charging women a higher premium than men, and will require plans in every state to cover certain services.
  • Insuring Pre-Existing Conditions (Yo No Soy Marinero, Soy Capitan!)

    10/17/2012 11:46:04 PM PDT · by plsjr · 13 replies ^ | 17 October 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    1. First, a FANTASTIC piece from wherein KD speaks the truth in no uncertain terms about insurance and this total, complete bee-ess about forcing insurance companies to sell policies to people with pre-existing conditions. This is just sublime: If you have a "pre-existing" condition then you're not buying insurance. Remember what insurance actually is: A small payment made to someone in order to obtain pooled risk against an unlikely but catastrophic event that one either cannot or chooses not to reserve against on one's own. By its very nature insurance is a negative-sum game. That is, if you take...
  • Greece 'meets bailout conditions' after debt swap (largest restructuring of gov't debt in history)

    03/09/2012 12:43:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/9/12 | BBC
    Greece is inching closer to its second bailout after it managed to win a crucial debt swap, European leaders have said. The Greek deal with its lenders is the largest restructuring of government debt in history. Eurozone finance ministers then said the conditions are in place for its new 130bn-euro (£110bn; $173bn) bailout. "Today the problem is solved," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. The Greek Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, hailed the swap as an "exceptional success". In a statement after a conference call of finance ministers, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the 17-nation Eurogroup, said "the necessary conditions are in place...
  • Oct. consumer confidence weakest since March 2009

    10/25/2011 7:52:53 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.25.11 | Ruth Mantell
    The nonprofit organization said its consumer-confidence index declined to 39.8 in October from a September level of 46.4, which was upwardly revised from a prior estimate of 45.4. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 46 for October; when the economy is growing at a good clip, confidence readings are at 90 and above... ...The Conference Board’s expectations barometer fell to 48.7 in October from 55.1 in September. The percentage of those who expected business conditions to be “better” in six months declined, while most expected the same conditions...
  • October consumer sentiment declines

    10/14/2011 12:27:52 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 4 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.14.11 | Ruth Mantell
    ...The preliminary sentiment reading for October hit 57.5, compared with 59.4 in September. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a slight rise, to 59.7, with volatility in the stock market offsetting lower gas prices...
  • NFIB small-business index edges up in September

    10/12/2011 6:35:17 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.11.11 | Steve Goldstein
    ...The National Federation of Independent Business small-business optimism index rose 0.8 points to 88.9...
  • Russia: Medvedev doubles down on "modernization"

    08/06/2011 10:29:17 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    AFPC Russia Reform Monitor ^ | 8/5/2011 | Ilan Berman and Amanda Pitrof, eds.
    The majority of Russians remain dissatisfied with the progress of democratization in Russia, a new poll has found. The Moscow Times reports that 62 percent of people recently polled in an All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre survey answered that they are “dissatisfied with the development of democracy in Russia.” This number, however, is down marginally from the 73 percent who were dissatisfied with domestic conditions twenty years ago. Meanwhile, those who believe the country is showing progress are largely supporters of the ruling "United Russia" party, are under 45 years of age, and generally active Internet users. [Editors’ Note: Given...
  • 'No to US aid with conditions'- Lebanese minister rejects constraint that arms not be fired at Isr.

    08/11/2010 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    BEIRUT — Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr Wednesday said he would reject any American military assistance to the Lebanese army if it comes with conditions that the weapons not be used against Israel. Murr was commenting on the decision by a US congressman to suspend $100 million of military aid to Lebanon over concerns the weapons could be turned on Israel and that Hezbollah may have influence over the Lebanese army. He stated that those who want to help the Lebanese army but place conditions on how their funds or weapons are used, should keep the money. The defense minister's...
  • 'EU relaxing conditions on Hamas'

    05/24/2010 9:06:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 165+ views ^ | 5/24/10 | HERB KEINON
    The EU has become lax in reiterating the three conditions Hamas has to meet before gaining international legitimacy, a top Foreign Ministry official said Monday, adding that he would not “bet his life” that some in the EU are not looking for a “back-channel” contact with Hamas. Naor Gilon, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy director-general for Western Europe, made his comments at a symposium in Jerusalem sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Gilon’s words come just days after Hamas officials said they wanted direct contact with the US administration, and a couple of weeks after...
  • A Look at Preexisting Conditions (Is there a better way to help such people without government?)

    03/27/2010 8:10:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 715+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/27/2010 | David S. Van Dyke
    The Democrats have been very fond of touting one particular "benefit" of their health care system takeover legislation. Namely, they claim that the mandate which prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage for preexisting conditions will be wildly popular with the American public. What exactly is a preexisting condition? Unless you happen to be in absolutely perfect health, you probably have a preexisting condition from the perspective of the health care system. If you are overweight, if you consume alcohol or use tobacco, if you wear corrective lenses, dentures, or a hearing aid, you have a preexisting condition. If you are...
  • The Obamacare Bait And Switch Has Begun

    03/23/2010 11:29:22 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies · 796+ views ^ | 03/24/10 | CaroleL
    President Obama and his Democratic machine has spent the last few months forcing their idea of health care reform through the legislative process. Two of the major selling points used again and again were coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and the guarantee that sick children would be covered almost immediately by the new law. Just two days after the president signed his monstrous health care overhaul into law, we find out he was not even telling the truth about that.
  • A modest health care reform proposal (How to help Americans with pre-existing conditions)

    01/23/2010 8:21:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 633+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2010 | Michael Bary
    One of the things on most people's health care reform to-do list is fix the pre-existing condition problem. In real life, this problem is a lot smaller than it used to be. For the most part, so long as an individual has continuous health care coverage, he or she can change insurers and have any pre-existing conditions covered. The problem comes when the individual stops paying for health insurance and then develops a health problem. For obvious reasons, insurance companies aren't going to just start covering a person who is already sick or injured. That's like providing auto insurance after...
  • Nurses Plan Strike Over Swine Flu Conditions At Hospitals

    10/19/2009 2:59:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 889+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 19, 2009
    Nurses Plan Strike Over Swine Flu Conditions At Hospitals October 19, 2009 More than 16,000 registered nurses are locked in a contract dispute with officials at 37 Catholic hospitals statewide and plan to strike Oct. 30 out of concern that the hospitals’ lax safety standards put them at risk of catching H1N1 flu. The California Nurses Assn., which is in bargaining talks with San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West hospitals, announced the strike this morning. Local hospitals expected to be affected include California Hospital Medical Center, St. Vincent Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, St. Mary Medical Center in...
  • It Doesn't Matter, Does It?

    05/16/2009 12:26:25 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 229+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 5/15/09 | MBC I.F.
    The Acceptable Conditions? The present conditions produce unacceptable problems which are finding greater acceptance. We are living in an ever-expanding mental, moral and social swamp. We are working from a faulty foundation consisting of evolution (man is a meaningless accident of nature, evolved from what?), communism (man is matter in motion and nothing more) and psycho-babble (man is told over and over again that he is not to be blamed for his actions; that he is not responsible). The ever-expanding swamp is further encouraged by needles for drugs, condoms for sex, counseling for irresponsibility, abortion for eliminating the unwanted, euthanasia...
  • A modest request to those who believe in anthropogenic climate change

    02/26/2008 12:55:03 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 11 replies · 121+ views
    The Global Warming Heretic ^ | February 26, 2008
    Some time ago many in the Church of Global Warming abandoned the exclusive use of the term "global warming" to describe current climate trends. "Climate change" is the preferred term now, since many weather events in recent years do not appear to fit the perception of what we would see on an unnaturally warming planet. I will continue to use "Anthropogenic Global Warming" (AGW) to describe this ideology. Although atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to increase, global temperatures have more or less plateaued in the past decade. Since the plateau occurred at a warm average temperature, we've been treated to innumerable...
  • Iraqi Residents See Conditions Improve in Arab Jabour

    02/13/2008 3:18:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 56+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky, USA
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 13, 2008 – Abas Rashed lives in Arab Jabour, 20 miles southeast of the Iraqi capital, and is a member of the local “Sons of Iraq” security group made up of local residents. He patrols the streets of his community and watches for insurgent activities, he said, because he knows the damage insurgents can do firsthand. Yassen Kodaier Hussein (left), a Sunni living in Arab Jabour, Iraq, and Abas Rashed (center), a member of the local “Sons of Iraq” citizen security group, talk with Alex, an interpreter from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment,...
  • Troop Decisions Hinge on Conditions in Iraq

    01/29/2008 4:35:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 27+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2008 – The number of troops needed in Iraq, the length of the tours for those troops, the kinds of troops they need to be, and other such decisions rely on the conditions on the ground in Iraq, Defense Department officials said today. Officials in Iraq, at U.S. Central Command and at the Joint Staff are working to assess conditions in Iraq and to plan troop deployments and redeployments for the future, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said at a news conference here. This time last year, conditions in Iraq were terrible. Al Qaeda was growing,...
  • Gates Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Conditions

    12/03/2007 3:34:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 21+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 3, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today on a fact-finding mission to get a face-to-face assessment from commanders about conditions on the ground, particularly in the volatile southern region. The situation in the area will be the focus of a meeting the secretary is to attend next week in Scotland. Gates, on his third trip here as defense secretary, told reporters he also plans get input from President Hamid Karzai and Defense Minister Abdul Raheem Wardak, following up his and Wardak’s recent Pentagon visit. The secretary last visited Afghanistan in June. He acknowledged...