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  • As USPS delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail

    02/27/2021 1:45:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 2/26/21 | Jacob Bogage, Hannah Denham
    Mark Currie of Virginia had three checks snagged in postal delays in three months. In New Jersey, Lois Fitton says she was forced to pay interest on a credit card balance because the bill never arrived. Jim Rice says two insurance companies canceled policies for his property management business in Oklahoma after the payments got lost in the mail. As the service crisis at the U.S. Postal Service drags into its eighth month, complaints are reaching a fever pitch. Consumers are inundating members of Congress with stories of late bills — and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result....
  • Democrats weigh axing election deniers from bills (unity dies in darkness)

    02/10/2021 6:44:04 AM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | February 9 2021 | Kadia Goba
    Some House Democrats are seizing new ground in their protest against Republicans who challenged the 2020 election results, refusing to add them as sponsors of their bills and discussing removing their affiliation with past legislation now being refiled, Axios reports. Why it matters: This legislative "deplatforming" undercuts the bipartisanship President Biden seeks for the next four years. It also could harm Democratic bills needing Republican support. “I’m one of them,” Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said of the effort. “They still don’t get it, so I still won’t be co-sponsoring.”
  • Some 60 D.C. Laws Were Stuck In Limbo Because Officials Couldn’t Hand-Deliver Them To Congress

    02/01/2021 1:00:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    DCIST ^ | 02 01 2021 | Mikeala LeFrak
    When fences were erected around the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they were meant to keep troublemakers out. But they’ve also successfully kept the District from being able to govern itself. City officials said Monday that about 60 pieces of legislation passed by the D.C. Council and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser cannot officially become law because they have been unable to get physical copies of the measures to Congress, as required under decades-old regulations around Congress’s oversight of the city. Because D.C. is not a state, the council is required to hand-deliver signed hard copies of all...
  • Philip Rivers retiring from NFL after 17 seasons, including last one with Colts

    01/20/2021 6:27:38 AM PST · by jerod · 48 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 2021-01-20 | Patrik Walke
    The future Hall of Fame? quarterback is calling it a careerWhile the world awaits what's expected to be a retirement decision from Drew Brees, another NFL legend has opted to make his decision quickly. Philip Rivers, 39, recently noted he'd consider retirement but was also open to returning to the Indianapolis Colts for a second year, if they'd have him. Just over one week after being eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game, Rivers is instead going to hang up his cleats -- he told The San Diego Union-Tribune -- ending...
  • It’s good to be king

    01/01/2021 10:33:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-31-20 | DrJohn
    The Buffalo Bills have a good season. At the moment they are 12-3 and that leads to post season play. King Andrew wants to go. As you know, fans have largely been prohibited from attending NFL games this year. New York has not allowed fans into the NFL stands this year. But King Andrew wants to goGov. Andrew Cuomo floated the idea of opening up Buffalo’s Bills Stadium to a limited number of fans — if the upstate New York team makes it to the NFL playoffs this year.The governor — an admitted Bills fan — said that decision depends...
  • Buffalo Bills’ Ed Oliver arrested after nightmare weekend for NFL

    05/18/2020 8:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | Staff
    Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver joined the growing list of NFL players with recent off-the-field issues on Saturday night as he was arrested in Houston on charges of DWI and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Oliver, 22, was taken into Montgomery County Jail after police were reportedly tipped off by another driver that someone in a Ford pick-up truck was not maintaining their lane. Multiple reports state Oliver had an open beer can between his legs when he was pulled over and a pistol was later found in his car.
  • Pandemic Highlights Americans’ Lack of Control Over Their Health Care

    03/19/2020 8:53:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | March 19, 2020 | Devon Herrick
    Millions of Americans are at risk of contracting a fairly nasty respiratory infection, COVID-19. At times like these it’s a shame consumers have so little control over the medical care they receive and have little chance to avoid surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers gaming our health care system. While most physicians on the frontlines of this pandemic consider COVID-19 their worst nightmare, many others in the medical industrial complex see opportunities. Opportunities to price gouge that is. From labs charging exorbitantly high prices for testing, to hospitals charging outlandish fees for emergency room visits to the surprise medical bills...
  • Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

    01/28/2020 3:49:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 27, 2020 | Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Monday. The measure sailed through the Senate on a 32-0 vote and heads to the House next. It's the latest in a series of abortion-related bills to surface in the Republican-dominated legislature in recent years. The bill would require health-care workers to give “medically appropriate and reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining medical care and treatment” to protect the lives of newborns, including any infant born after...
  • Kelly's Trump tweet in NY-27 race makes Bills fans shout on Twitter (Cancel Culture)

    01/20/2020 2:22:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 01 20 2020 | Jay Tokasz
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is getting slammed to the turf on Twitter for supporting Republican Beth Parlato in her bid to replace former Rep. Chris Collins for New York’s 27th District seat in Congress. Kelly’s tweet on Saturday endorsing Parlato brought a blitz of replies, some of which sacked the beloved former Buffalo Bill for entering the political fray in support of a conservative candidate aligned with President Trump. Kelly’s inclusion of Trump’s twitter handle in his tweet appeared to attract the most ire. “Nooo. You just went there. The minute you mentioned Trump I’m out,” replied Kim...
  • Washington Post Poll Shows Most People Unwilling to Pay $2 Per Month Tax to Fight Climate Change

    09/29/2019 6:55:38 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    American Experiment ^ | September 25, 2019 | Isaac Orr
    While the climate strike and Greta Thunberg may have the limelight this week, the unwavering truth of climate and energy policy remains: people are unwilling to pay the costs associated with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A recent poll from the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation shows that support for reducing carbon dioxide emissions withers under the slightest bit of scrutiny. The poll shows people favor taxing the wealthy to pay for increasing electricity costs, which is pretty much par for the course on every issue, and raising taxes on energy, even if that leads to higher prices. ... when people are...
  • Subway employee says she was punched by customer: 'I blacked out'

    07/14/2019 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | July 12, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A woman working at Subway says she was punched by an irate customer after he became enraged when she verified that his money was not counterfeit. Now Charlotte, North Carolina, police are searching for the man who attacked the local college student. Haven Neal, a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, told WSOC-TV that the interaction on Sunday was standard right until the moment the man went to pay. “I made the sandwich. Everything was fine, no problems, and then we got to the end,” she told the news station. According to Neal, when the male customer...
  • ‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills

    07/05/2019 3:12:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2019 | Heather Long
    Sommer Johnson thought everything was finally coming together for her last year. She was engaged, working full time and doing well in online college classes when her fiance’s mother died a week before their wedding day — triggering a series of large and unexpected expenses that left her struggling to pay her bills and brought her to the verge of bankruptcy. “I keep hearing this is one of the best economies we’ve ever had and unemployment is down, especially among African Americans, which I am,” said Johnson, 39, who lives in Douglasville, Ga., an Atlanta suburb. “I’m looking around going,...
  • Family swamped by avalanche of bills after son’s death: despite having insurance

    06/04/2019 6:36:48 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tue 4 Jun 2019 02.00 EDT | Jessica Glenza
    After their seven-month-old son James died in hospice nearly three years ago, the Cavatores face hundreds of thousands in medical bills – despite having insurance
  • Husband kills wife, then himself in what family calls 'mercy shooting'

    05/06/2019 5:39:37 AM PDT · by Galatians328 · 42 replies
    news 4 jax ^ | May 01, 2019 | Brittany Muller
    The sister of a man who killed his wife and then himself in a San Souci home Wednesday night said he did it because he couldn't stand to see his wife suffer any longer
  • Legislators delay decision on funding I-81 improvements

    03/27/2019 8:08:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Potomac Local ^ | March 5, 2019 | Kathleen Shaw, Capital News Service
    RICHMOND — Interstate 81’s heart pumps through rural Virginia with veins that run from Tennessee to the Canadian border — a vital roadway for manufacturers, farmers and commuters. With a long track record of crashes and congestion, Virginians looked to legislators for solutions to improving the interstate. But Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, said the General Assembly passed only “a shell of a bill.” At the beginning of the session, Gov. Ralph Northam met with legislators to announce bipartisan support for finding a revenue source for improvements to Virginia’s 325-mile stretch of I-81, which accounts for 42 percent of statewide interstate...
  • House Democrats Eye Ditching Procedure That Gives Republicans a Voice

    03/07/2019 5:39:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daly Signal ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    House Republicans’ use of a century-old legislative procedure that helps the minority party alter or oppose measures advanced by the majority has exposed significant divisions among Democrats. Now some House Democrats want to do away with the procedure, called a motion to recommit. It allows a lawmaker in the minority to move that a bill be sent back to a committee for a particular reason. In a letter to Pelosi and three other Democrat leaders, 17 freshman Democrats ask them to “end abuse of the MTR,” referring to the motion to recommit. The two freshmen, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania...
  • Football's Matt Leinart to Be a Father

    08/30/2006 11:26:55 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 231 replies · 8,415+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 8/29/06 | various
    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and University of Southern California basketball player Brynn Cameron are expecting a baby in the fall, PEOPLE has learned. Leinart, 23, one of PEOPLE's 2006 Most Beautiful People, graduated from USC in December 2005 and lives in Los Angeles and Arizona. Cameron, a 20-year-old USC junior, will sit out the upcoming basketball season. "It's an exciting time in their life," says a source who knows both athletes. "They both have support from their families."
  • 5 reasons the belief that "we pay the bills at this church" is so toxic

    01/29/2019 8:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Thom S. Rainer
    In this file photo, a collection plate containing envelopes specifically for the victims of hurricane Katrina is passed during church service, at the Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala, Ohio, Sunday Sept. 4, 2005. | (Photo: AP Images / Paul Vernon) One of the most toxic statements a church member or group of church members can make is, “We pay the bills at this church.” Not only is it unbiblical, it is clearly divisive. It creates an “us versus them” mentality in the church.Why is the statement so harmful? Here are five reasons. It makes giving more like paying country club...
  • Riveron: NFL will again consider making hair pulls illegal

    10/19/2018 10:21:44 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 46 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 19 October 2018 | Mike Florio
    Last Sunday, Texans defender Jadeveon Clowney dragged Bills running back Chris Ivory to the ground with a hair pull. It’s a legal maneuver. Eventually, it may not be...The easiest solution to the situation could be to place limits on hair length. However, the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently states that players cannot be disciplined in any way based on hair length.
  • Anti-toll movement may upend North Carolina’s first transportation P3

    10/12/2018 1:07:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Bond Buyer ^ | September 12, 2018 | Shelly Sigo
    North Carolina officials are trying to figure out how to unwind parts or all of a 2014 public-private partnership that is building managed toll lanes on a Charlotte-area highway.Ever since the ink dried on North Carolina’s first transportation P3 contract, the plan to relieve severe congestion in the Charlotte region has generated controversy.Public opposition remains just as fierce today to the project that will add express lanes on Interstate 77, even though more than one report says the deal with I-77 Mobility Partners LLC, a consortium led by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., was properly authorized and permitted.The 26-mile-long project is designed...