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November 5, 2013

Early figures from the first and next month of Healthcare.gov

  • 800k users were expected to register for healthcare coverage using the website set-up to access the nation’s health insurance exchange, according to new information from the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. That averages out to just under 27 thousand people per day, a mind-boggling low prediction given the millions who flooded the site at launch on October 1..
  • 17k registrations can now be processed each hour, according to CMS head Marilyn Tavenner, and the pages have been altered to make usage less confusing/time-consuming for those trying to register. Official numbers, on the total number of Americans who successfully registered for health insurance on the site during October, are expected sometime next week. source
14:12 // 5 months ago
November 4, 2013
14:46 // 5 months ago
It disturbs me, and it should disturb every American, that I told them exactly where bin Laden was in 2003, and they let him live another eight years.
Tom Lee, from Michigan, claims he told the United States where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was back in 2003. He is now suing the U.S. for not having given him the famed $25 million reward. 
14:05 // 5 months ago
There already is some talk about this event being a “random” one. But it is not. These things are becoming as regular as rain, as predictable as the summer heat.
Charles Pierce of Esquire Magazine says Friday’s LAX shooting was nothing random, even when many across America are starting to call these shootings “random.” They’re absolutely not. The shooting was a political one and there is nothing random about terrorism. 
10:30 // 5 months ago
9:15 // 5 months ago
November 3, 2013
12:51 // 5 months ago
I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.
This week, drone victims from Waziristan spoke about their experiences with drone attacks in a United States lawmaker session. However, only five lawmakers attended. Another person affected by drone usage said, "We hear the noise 24 hours a day."
11:00 // 5 months ago
Another year of the daylight savings time debate… Economist online magazine Quartz poses the solution of splitting the United States into two time zones as the United States (or just all of North America) is the largest continent that practices the time change. And interestingly, Arizona opts out of the daylight savings time change, I didn’t know that. 
From all of us at shortformblog: If you didn’t already, here’s a friendly reminder to set your clocks back an hour!

Another year of the daylight savings time debate… Economist online magazine Quartz poses the solution of splitting the United States into two time zones as the United States (or just all of North America) is the largest continent that practices the time change. And interestingly, Arizona opts out of the daylight savings time change, I didn’t know that. 

From all of us at shortformblog: If you didn’t already, here’s a friendly reminder to set your clocks back an hour!

10:37 // 5 months ago
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October 31, 2013
15:45 // 5 months ago