Under Obamacare, citizens could pay for tens of thousands of yearly abortions

Inaugural Parade Held After Swearing In CeremonyThe Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) of 2009 law is set to take effect on January 1, 2014 and consumers are looking and reviewing insurance options in their state exchanges by October 1, 2013 but within in the law, consumers may also be paying for abortions due to a play with words in the Obamacare law.

While the funding of the law is now pending in the House since the Senate rejected the removal of the funding of Obamacare on Friday, many consumers are not aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be paying for tens of thousands of abortions, with taxpayer money, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute on Wednesday. Continue reading

Founder of TechCrunch boat seized by DHS, DHS complains on his blog

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Announces Operation PredatorMichael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and a general partner at CrunchFund revealed a few days ago on his blog that after he sold TechCrunch in 2010, he didn’t splurge on anything except for a new boat that was built and shipped from Canada.

The problem? The boat was built in Canada and an agent of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confiscated the boat due to the government form containing an error but ignored by the customs agent.

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Massachusetts passes law banning bake sales in schools, PTA fundraising hit hardest

MA bans bake sales in schools.

MA bans bake sales in schools. Credit: New England Cable News

It’s all for the children, you know.

From Examiner:

Starting on August 1, groups like PTAs and booster clubs will no longer be able to raise funds by holding bake sales in Massachusetts schools.

 

“At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called ‘competitive’ foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy reported at the Boston Herald on Monday.

 

The idea, of course, is to further control the nutritional intake of the state’s children, but if officials have their way, the ban will be expanded “24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.”

MA state Sen. Susan Fargo, a Democrat – of course – said the problem has reached “crisis” proportions, meaning the government just has to step in and regulate something else.

What’s next?  Regulating Sunday potluck meals at churches?

More here.