Since the government healthcare plan seems to be years away we thought you might want to check into Medicare Supplements. These medicare supplement plans are often referred to as Medigap polices as they are a standardized plan. The rates are determined by zip code and the health care costs in your area. There are also other considerations like age, gender, if you are smoker or a non smoking, as well as if you have a Pre-existing Conditions. All of these factors can determine rates and possibly eligibility. This is the time to check this out as who knows what congress can do over the next couple years. National healthcare at best is three years away medicare supplement plans could be your best bet.
File under you do not know that is the end until you fall of the world New York temporary Governor David Paterson decided that he would launch his campaign for a full four-year term. Paterson has only been in charge since March of 2008 as he placed into the job after Eliot Spitzer resigned. This makes Paterson the first Democrat in the race, but he will have plenty of competition. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is one that is rumored to be in the running. This could happen to good candidates not ones that chief of staff admitted not paying income taxes for five years and ultimately resigned and totally mishandled the replacement of the U.S. Senate seat by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. When he pushed Caroline Kennedy then cut her at the knees. Democrats had the power in the Senate, and Paterson was unable to broker any good will to get things done. So far the only Republican candidate is Congressman Rick Lazio who lost this seat to Clinton. It is odd that his tea leaves have told him incumbents are going to pay. Patterson has only about $3 million and campaign donations could be slow as he is not endorsed by the White House. That has not turned out well the last three times anyway. It is going to be an interesting spring as we watch who thinks they should fight for their job and who should just fade away. We believe this is one that should just fade away. We are not sure this is a bad job by handlers or a naive sense that it cannot happen to me.
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We thought after five episodes we would chime in on the Starz original series Spartacus original series on Starz. There is nothing new here as this show seems the take the ideas from Rome the HBO series, Gladiator the movie and the movie 300. The first thing you will notice when watch is the violence is in your face. The next thing is that when blood does spill it flows and splashes like Kool Aid all over the place. The main character is Andy Whitfield who plays Spartacus and is tough to get a read on. There is plenty of skin and sexual escapades for eye candy as well as all the violence wrapped up in each hour show. The sets are not as grandiose as the HBO series Rome although it steals a lot of the politics of class struggles. The violence is very graphic novelized like the 300, pushing the envelope as each week goes by. The real script stealing is from Gladiator and so far the plot has been a mirror of the movie with a main character from which he has been separated from wife sold into slavery and must fight for his freedom as a Gladiator. We do like it so far as it is adventurous, violent, and sexy. The dynamic between married characters Lucretia played by Lucy Lawless and Batiatus played by John Hannah has been stealing the show for us so far. We wonder if it can make it as it is only on Starz but at least we will keep watching.
The weekend is here and it is time for another Five Follow Friday Fantastic Twitter Apps Now that Valentines Day is behind Baseball teams are in Spring training and we can focus on pushing winter out and letting spring in. Here are your Five Follow Friday Fantastic Twitter Apps.
Twitter Sentiment allows you to research the sentiment for a brand, product, or topic. allows you to research the sentiment for a brand, product, or topic. Twitter Sentiment started as a graduate school project from Stanford University. It started as a Natural Language Processing class project in Spring 2009 and will continue as a Natural Language Understanding project in Winter 2010.
POLLPigeon allows you to create polls/surveys on Twitter. The website also lists the most popular polls. To vote, you need to login via Twitter OAuth or Facebook Connect.
Cuesense finds ideas and opinions in tweets, blogs and links and provides conversation starters, testimonial slideshows, and email alerts. Discover shared ideas and start conversations with friends and customers. News and status streams are often noisy, but Cuesense is good at finding rare ideas or opinions.
Twitflog is a Twitter application that lets you share photos on twitter. You login using Twitter OAuth and then can upload photos and/or comment on photos uploaded by others.
Twiangulate provide two or three Twitter users to Twiangulate, you can learn the following: Who your biggest followers are, Who 3 tweeps follow in common , Who follows the same 3 tweeps, Who a tweeter’s under-the-radar friends are, When three tweeps follow someone new and How a bunch of tweeps connect.
President Barack Obama is heading out west to help and is hopeful not to hinder two vulnerable senators including Majority Leader Harry Reid Las Vegas and Michael Bennet of Colorado. It was only a month ago he flew into Boston to save Martha Coakley and she lost. Five months before he helped politicians in Virginia and New Jersey lose. Since he is zero for three on the east coast he thought maybe the west is the best. He is not going ot find a more democratic state than Massachusetts and both New Jersey and Virginia were state were he had easy victories in his presidential run only one year earlier. President Obama is going to Denver to raise money and speak up for Democratic Senator Bennet. The only reason Bennet, is in the Senate is because President Obama tapped, Ken Salazar, to be the secretary of the Interior Then next up President Obama will end up in Las Vegas for another Democratic fundraiser. He will also hold a town hall meeting with business and community leaders in Sin City. The anti-incumbency mood seems to be the highlight of the midterm election season. The other part is the taxpayers will pay almost all the huge costs associated with travel. This is the reason the White House makes at least one official event with the political ones. This is even more insane for President Obama as twice he told Americans not to spend money wastefully in hard times and cited Las Vegas as an example of a spending waste when you have no money.
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Can the republicans use the televised health care summit next week to their advantage? We thought this appears to be a trap as the president will be running the show and use it as a tool to show Republicans are not willing to compromise. The administration will focus on covering 30 million people while the Republican plan only covers around 3million. This could work in the Republicans favor as skyrocketing deficits, adding more might not sit well with an already angry populous. The Republicans will counter with reining in the rising medical costs is the start and not blanket coverage. The first of its kind in year’s half-day event will happen on February 25. The president will moderate the forum, as he picked the location the Blair House guest residence area of the White House. Republicans are only after what they believe America wants, for the Democrats to scrap their existing bills and start over. We expect to see on the Republican side House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, each are allowed four members each. There is no clear cut plan from the Republicans and President Obama wants the Democrats plan online before the summit. We believe the Republicans can make hay here, the can hammer the democrats on not being involved in the process, back room deals, and the up-down votes are what killed the bill. Those are reasons enough to blame the Democrats and stay on the offensive. They cannot attack the President because he has no plan; he wanted this bill but gave the country nothing on paper. The fight is what the Democrats came up with when left to their own devices.
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President Obama has a request from a woman who is serving a 27-year prison term for a crack cocaine conspiracy. She would like President Barack Obama to use his power of forgiveness for the first time since taking office to commute her sentence. Stephanie Lomax who now has a prison name of Hamedah Hasan has two federal judges admit she should have gotten only 12 years at most but federal law dictates that crack crimes carry stronger sentences than those involving powder cocaine. This is a double shot of trouble for the president. The presidential power in the Constitution allows him to shorten her sentence as well as address the disproportion in prison terms for crack and powder cocaine. This is job for congress and it is tricky waters for a president to side step congress on this kind of issue. The states on this kind of action are as follows Clinton pardoned 396 people and shortened the sentences of 61. Bush pardoned 189 people and commuted sentences for 11. The truth of the matter is Lomax was convicted in 1993 a multistate conspiracy to deal crack cocaine. She received a life sentence that was shortened to 27 years. This does not seem like an issue President Obama can get behind, she will be released in 2020 if he does nothing. If she has her sentence reduced to twelve years she would have already served 17 and might sue for having spent an extra five years behind bars. This is a test President Obama needs to step away and let legislatures do their job.
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We tell you one of the hardest things to do is pick a dentist for a whole family. Finding a family-friendly dental practice that has all the needs of a family is very difficult. We have had to choose between an Austin Orthodontist a big chain dentist, a small family practice, or a one dentist shop. The problem is finding one that does everything you need. Everyone is at different stages of needing a dentist. Older people are ready to get fitted for false teeth, middle age people are looking for cleaning and replacements, while small children need straightening and braces. There are also many types of sedation that need to be considered as some family members need more than Novocain or cannot have Novocain at all. It is really hard to find someone you trust that can fit the needs of a whole family.
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This week were are highlighting a new comer to the list, Alani “La La” Vazquez. La La was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1979. She is famous for her work on TRL and as a TV host for reality shows on VH1 and MTV. This weekend she made news when sent out Valentine Heart invitation to her wedding. She is marrying basketball star Carmelo Anthony on July 10, 2010. This was pretty slow week and weekend for pretty woman news. The big movie was Valentines Day but nobody stood out. We came across this La La story and remember how hot she was. Since she never made the list before we though it was a great time add her. We have not seen her since she was a judge on Charm School with Ricki Lake in 2009. LaLa is thick as a brick and hot as a pistol. We did not know she was in the movie Two can play that game as LaLa the DJ and in 2002 she had a role in Urban Massacre as Pam Jackson. She was always on of our favorites on her run at TRL. She is smoking hot and deserves her place among the other woman of the week.
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The question needs to be asked, is Dick Cheney relevant? We wonder this on a Sunday when the AP wire is filled with stories and comments from the Vice President. Vice President Dick Chaney was tapped to go on a nation wide search for a Vice President for President Bush. After an exhaustive search the best man for the job is him. Since has left office which is clearly kicking and screaming he has tried to comment on every issue. He has been vocal and the press is eating it up. Today you can see his comments on Biden and Cheney spar over antiterrorism policies, Cheney says he opposed Bush officials on policies, Cheney cites Bush disagreements on terror suspects, Cheney: Biden should give credit for Iraq to Bush, and finally Cheney mum on supporting Palin in next election. To think that a Vice President over a year removed can still garner this kind of attention seems unprecedented. There it five stories that top the AP over comments from former Vice President Dick Cheney. When you see al this hype or hyperbole you have to ask yourself is there and end game here. Is Dick Chaney delusional enough to think he can run fro president? Maybe he wants to spend the rest of his days as a 1980’s Henry Kissinger? Whatever the reason he is hear loud and proud and refuses to go away quietly. This is in sharp contrast to his former boss President Bush who has not a word about policy since he has left office.
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