Monthly Archives: October 2011

DHHS Announces 2012 Medicare Part B Premium – It’s Smaller Than You Think!

The 2012 Medicare Part B Premium Amount The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that Medicare Part B premiums in 2012 will be lower than previously projected. While the Medicare Trustees predicted monthly premiums would be $106.60, … Continue reading

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USMC Veteran Shamar Thomas Faces Down & Scolds 25-30 Cops In Times Square; They Leave

The gruesome violence against unarmed protesters in Oakland by the police made me think of a recent and potentially similar situation in Times Square. In the Times Square situation, a single man, former Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas, spoke the truth … Continue reading

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Update on Scott Olsen’s Condition

Former Marine Sergeant Scott Olsen has been upgraded from critical to fair condition. He has been moved from the emergency room to the intensive care unit. His doctors have decided that he will require surgery. I suspect that this will … Continue reading

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Savage Police Attack On Unarmed Protesters In Oakland – One Critically Injured

From the San Jose Mercury Telegraph (MercuryNews.com) <a href=”http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19199894″>Occupy Oakland: Iraq vet critically injured by police projectile</a> OAKLAND — A 24-year old former Marine Corps corporal and Iraqi war veteran remained in critical condition at Highland Hospital on Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Just Scrap The Cap

Watch this. It’s hilarious, and has a lot of truth to impart. Text continues below the video (which is just a little over 3 minutes lont. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) is collecting signatures for a petition to “scrap the cap!” … Continue reading

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To Our Visitors, Friends, And Commenters – This Blog Will Continue

If any of you are wondering about the future of this blog, I want to tell you most emphatically that I intend to continue it. Going through the computations and predictions of the 2012 COLA, not just knowing how it … Continue reading

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Surviving The Neverending Recession And Finding New Ways To Enjoy Small Luxuries

As things get tighter and money gets more scarce, we are going to have to look around and find ways to enjoy small luxuries which we used to be able to take for granted, but may have to do without … Continue reading

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