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Guess How Many North Carolinans Have Signed Up For Obamacare Via The Website?

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North Carolina’s largest insurer is having its share of problems with the Obamacare website. As CBS Charlotte reports, internal emails obtained by WNCN-TV show that Blue Cross Blue Shield show that only 1,000 people had filled out applications as of October 15th. But perhaps most stunningly...only one person was able to successfully use to enroll in the new exchange. What is worse, they note that even that single person has not paid, which means the enrollment is not complete.


It gets worse...

Blue Cross Blue Shield found the entire system is so filled with glitches that the company decided not to upload data because it was afraid false information might enter its computer system.


And the emails reveal a scammer was using the insurer’s name to try to obtain personal information.


A person was making phone calls claiming to be with the “National Health Care Registry,” and falsely claim it was taking over healthcare reform contracts from the Blue Cross.


BCBS spokesman Lew Borman told WNCN-TV the company is working with the government to solve these problems.


“We’re hopeful that the issues can be resolved quickly so the Exchange will work seamlessly for our customers,” he said.


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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:55 | 4135387 LawsofPhysics
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North Carolina  has the internet? /s

Honestly most North Carolinians probably don't give a shit.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:02 | 4135411 Stuart
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Its all about the stockmarket right now with so much everywhere not going the administrations way.  Gotta keep the stockmarket going higher to keep the dumb masses distracted.   Have to manage perception else fear truth of shithole is revealed...This is why govt printed money is ended up in the S&P and why it behaves on a separate planet compared to all other markets.  This is also why they are trying to cap gold.  It's all about perception management.   You can let it work for you or defeat you.  Disclosure: been buying good quality gold miners that are on bargain sale.   

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:05 | 4135426 SeanJKerrigan
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The stockmarket is like Food-Stamps for rich people. Keeps em happy. Keeps em distracted.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:07 | 4135657 icanhasbailout
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This just got a million times funnier as the one signup in that state has already been targeted by identity thieves:


(warning blog pimping ahead) And here I just warned about that very thing this morning:

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:09 | 4135881 A Nanny Moose
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Heh....Java. Another $600 million government project gone bust.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:56 | 4136149 wintermute
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Wasn't this pig meant to be COMPULSORY for business over 50 employees??

Are they going to arrest most of North Carolina now??

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:07 | 4135660 Ying-Yang
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" they note that even that single person has not paid"

You have to pay for Obamacare... ?


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:52 | 4135820 James-Morrison
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President Obama said, "I'm sorry..."

Well he got that one right.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:05 | 4136477 earnyermoney
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Sorry? LOL

He's apologizing to his bots, the rest of us get the middle finger.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:55 | 4135832 James-Morrison
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I guess that is the definition of "Single Payer".

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:39 | 4136582 MisterMousePotato
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Ooh. The weekend is starting early.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:45 | 4135794 q99x2
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Lots of regular people own stocks because of the tech bubble. So it is likely a method of keeping not only the rich but also those that are still working with pensions and those that still vote from joining the revolution. Although in actual practice it is allowing those regular people the power to mount a defense against Washington D.C.

So it is all good. You can't stop central bankers without locking them up. It will take the regular people to persuade the military to do that.

In the colleges the UN is attempting to force the professors to teach propaganda and it is having the exact opposite results. They are all pissed and preaching revolution.

Washington D.C. is out of control and losing more control each day.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:24 | 4135957 A Nanny Moose
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Lots of regular people own stocks because of TAX LAW


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:49 | 4136113 Dan Conway
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SeanKerrigan - So true!  But someday soon, the rich will be the ATM for a food stamp addicted nation.  Reality is a bitch!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:10 | 4135447 johnQpublic
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ok, so the people wanted and overwhelmingly voted for this?

makes me wonder how many people actually vote


are those numbers all made up to?

i've yet to have to wait in line to vote here in De.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:00 | 4135845 Problem Is
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Relax... Diebold does the voting now.

Brought to you by the oligarchs that own the parasites, grifters and sociopaths better known as our US professional political class.

Kulaks one and all...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:26 | 4135969 A Nanny Moose
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Makes me wonder who was responsible for their education.

Voting is merely a suggestion box for slaves.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135453 remain calm
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and that lucky mother fucker also gets SS disability, foodstamps and gov't assistance with his electric bill. But here is the beauty of the whole thing, the dude is a resident of SC too. Fuck you Obama

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:31 | 4135751 Meat Hammer
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Apparently the dude doesn't abide.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:47 | 4135589 economicmorphine
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Try another theory.  The dumb masses have been out of the stock market since Bear and Lehman.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:50 | 4135603 Hippocratic Oaf
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'Its all about the stockmarket right now'..........

Not to mention whenever oshit gets in deep doo-doo, gas prices sell off. It's hit the 2's here in jersey at $2.96

Could you imagine the further frustration of $4.50 gas?

Sedate the masses.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:02 | 4135419 slotmouth
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As a North Carolina resident, I can assure you that we have the internet.  However, I am much to busy practicing blowing into one of those giant jugs that says xxxx on it.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:06 | 4135432 CrimsonAvenger
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I don't have an internet myself, but Toothless Joe down the road lets me use his to see NASCAR results.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:09 | 4135440 hedgeless_horseman
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...giant jugs that says xxxx

Like these?

Welcome to the Outer Banks!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:11 | 4135451 Flounder
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Another of the many uses of the gopro.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:27 | 4135509 walküre
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I read that as "another of the many uses of groupon"

Maybe she used a groupon?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:28 | 4135517 Kinskian
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Thanks HH, those take my mind to a happier place than the financial and political news.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:39 | 4135560 Trimmed Hedge
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Apparently they're so heavy that they're making the entire ocean sink in on itself...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:09 | 4135882 pods
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They have such mass that they can actually bend light around them!

Funny thing though, I have never seen those on the coast.

I spend too much time watching the water.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:41 | 4136592 MisterMousePotato
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Have their own zipcode.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:46 | 4135585 DosZap
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The most SIMPLE way to crash this entire system is for NO ONE to sign up.What are they going to do to to 250+ MILLION PEOPLE?.Epic Fail under non participation.



Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:18 | 4135694 BoNeSxxx
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Who is John Galt?

Non-participation in ALL flawed, captured, 'mandatory' systems is our birthright.  Grow your own, smoke your own, barter, use bitcoin, don't buy frankenfood, it all starts with a well informed citizenry.  Once the well-informed go John Galt, the parasites die.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:39 | 4135777 Meat Hammer
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Kind of OT but relevant to the conversation of our programming to be consumers:

My wife and I were at Costco last night and she pointed out the lit-up snowman display and said, "We should get that for the front yard."  

To which I replied, "You can make those out of snow, you know,"

She paused with her mouth agape, looked into my eyes and said, "What the fuck is happening to us?"

Then we left.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:51 | 4136423 1Inthebeginning
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Perfect.  I aspire to do that with everything.  

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:49 | 4136375 1Inthebeginning
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:33 | 4136562 kchrisc
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Yup! Just don't and quit paying on student loans as well. And depending on ones situation and the backup in the courts, quit paying your mortgage. Put the savings in gold, silver and lead. They stole the money in the fist place, you need to steal it back.

"The house of cards is on falling/cause we aren't obeying/let the motherfucker fall/fall motherfucker/fall..."

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:11 | 4135675 Ying-Yang
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A song about words for boobs, 99 words to be specific

Jugs and orbs and darts and gourds
Elmer Fudds and bouncing Buddhas
Sweater stretchers, lung protectors
Beach umbrellas, frost detectors
Scooby Snacks and snake-eyes dice
Jell-o molds and high-beam lights
Every day I probably use
99 words for boobs

Humpty Dumplings, Hardy Boys
Double lattes, Ode to Joys
Hooters, shooters, physics tutors
Bobbsey Twins and bald commuters
MRE's and PFD's
Snow-white dwarfs, Picasso cubes
99 words for boobs

Gerber servers, holy grails
Whoopee cushions, humpback whales
Flying saucers, traffic stoppers
Super Big Gulps, Double Whoppers
Pillows, billows, Don DeLillos
Soft-serve cones and armadillos
Pimped-out hubcaps, inner tubes
99 words for boobs

Midget earmuffs, warming globes
Strobes and probes and frontal lobes
Knockers, honkers, knicker bonkers
Smurfs and Screaming Yellow Zonkers
Tannin' cannons, Mister Bigs
Big bad wolves and Porky Pigs
Jogging partners, saline noobs
99 words for boobs

Two-point jumpers, Bambi's Thumpers
Rubber baby buggy bumpers
Rutabagas, Chi Omegas
Schwag the showgirls show in Vegas
Congo bongos, bowling pins
Fast-pitch softballs, siamese twins

Those are 99 words for boobs

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:02 | 4135856 Relentless
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My personal fave is Personality 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:22 | 4135946 Disenchanted
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We call em big ol titties around heah...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135456 Ignatius
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:16 | 4135474 Headbanger
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Bet she floats really well too!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:21 | 4135493 dick cheneys ghost
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those breasts could cure world hunger

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:52 | 4135825 quasimodo
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Those breasts are also going to make a back surgeon a little bit richer some day, if she is able to qualify for that under her free healthscare

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:55 | 4135831 Meat Hammer
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How do make 5-pound blob of fat look attractive?

Put a nipple on it.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:30 | 4135993 A Nanny Moose
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Somehow I think her enowment will have her well cared for, and it won't be by our good ol' Uncle Sugar.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:13 | 4135460 Wen_Dat
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1 gallon per +\-

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:16 | 4135475 Kirk2NCC1701
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God, I hope HH 'knew' her in the Biblical sense.  Repeatedly.

That'd be a sign of a real Prepper, prepped for anything.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:16 | 4135476 walküre
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I thought you'd be the non GMO farmer type

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:19 | 4135488 Sean7k
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:17 | 4135480 Cacete de Ouro
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If this is North Carolina, I sure would love to see South Carolina too

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:34 | 4135542 NotApplicable
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Ah, yes, "The Low Country."


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:38 | 4135557 hedgeless_horseman
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It gets pretty hot and wet down South Carolina.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:25 | 4135504 wisehiney
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Buxom in Buxton!

Frisky in Frisco!

Headway to the inlet!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:31 | 4135525 Freddie
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Trick photography or photoshopped.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:34 | 4135544 NotApplicable
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Penis don't care.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:02 | 4135854 Meat Hammer
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:36 | 4135547 Trimmed Hedge
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I've got a few cam-shots where my dick looks 6 inches wide & 18 inches long

Perfect size for between her boobies...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:53 | 4135612 Proofreder
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P e r s p e c t i v e

It's all about perspective.

Fisheye, closeup.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:34 | 4135539 Blano
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I disagreed with some post of yours the other day, I forget what now.

This however I'd give a thousand green arrows if I could.

Now excuse me for a few minutes.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:46 | 4135797 Meat Hammer
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Aaaaaand we're back.  

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:36 | 4135553 wisehiney
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She looks a lot like a gal we met years ago while surf fishing at Cape Point. After hanging out with my buddy and I for a while, she offered me a ride on her four wheeler. "SURE!" Those handles saved me from falling off when she gouged on the throttle. "Oops!" We nicknamed her "Little Miss Big Tits".

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:51 | 4135607 resurger
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:12 | 4135681 LawsofPhysics
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For the record, I have always loved Southern women.  So much so that I married one.  All ya'll can keep those "educated" liberal cunts.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:25 | 4135728 XAU XAG
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Nice Face!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:47 | 4135800 Osmium
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She has a face?  I didn't see it, I'll have to look again.......  Nope, still don't see it.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:48 | 4135806 Meat Hammer
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Tits are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:29 | 4135742 orangegeek
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I'm out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


* slamming a wad of bills down on the counter *

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:11 | 4135888 pods
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Au revoir keyboard!


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:32 | 4135754 Meat Hammer
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Thank you, HH.  Much better than dead rabbits.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:53 | 4136144 g'kar
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I'd like to be her chiropractor.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 20:48 | 4137344 StychoKiller
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Thanks!  I can always use a bust in the mouth! :>D

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:27 | 4135512 Freddie
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Get rid of that dumb bitch Kay Hagan in 2014 and tell those other hillbillies south of you to get rid of ferry boy Lindsey Graham.. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:25 | 4135718 orangegeek
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:15 | 4135470 Big Johnson
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Speaking of shit.... North Carolina has more outhouses than any other state in the union... Likely doubles as office suite for most down there

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:29 | 4135519 Proofreder
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Well, yes; about the outhouses; statistically.

But it's Good Shit - ask anyone in the state.

Got any Good Shit lately?

Yeah, in the office (outhouse), be right back - didja want the 3x or XXXX today.

OK, that will be $50 for the quart jar. Good Shit, guaranteed.

BTW, anyone says he's got a big johnson is probably mighty deficient in truth.

That why your nickname is shorty?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 20:54 | 4137361 StychoKiller
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:46 | 4135587 wisehiney
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None of the ourhouses are vacant though. Your former neighbors have moved here and rented them. So sorry that we have none left for you.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:48 | 4135593 economicmorphine
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I sold my outhouse in Texas to a Yankee.  He's using it as a condo.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:54 | 4136434 MetalFillBoy
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Cary, NC . . . Containment Area for Relocated Yankees!! :)




Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:12 | 4136492 Incubus
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The Carolinas are two of those rest stop states when I'm on a road trip.

Nothing to do there but take a piss, or shit.


Simple states for simple folk.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:56 | 4135389 replaceme
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AND he has already been targeted by SCAMMERS.  I'd laugh, but this is our future.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00 | 4135404 Headbanger
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The scammer issue alone is enough to keep everybody from signing up for Obozocare.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:56 | 4135391 Pladizow
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Socialism Bitches!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:56 | 4135393 FubarNation
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Aboslute clusterfuck.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:58 | 4135400 101 years and c...
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hilarious.  obama and everyone else in dc should get thrown the fuck out. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:02 | 4135416 James-Morrison
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If you like your president, you can keep him.

Personally, I say no thanks, impeach him.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:37 | 4135558 NotApplicable
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Why do you act as if this catastrophic failure is an accident?

Government absolutely thrives on failure.

All they know how to do is to destroy so that the masses become even more dependent upon them. Also, they crave the cover of incompetence, as it minimizes the exposure of their pure evil.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:57 | 4135395 TheFreeLance
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BCBS owns health care in NC. Total fascist operation.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:58 | 4135399 Seasmoke
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Nobody wants to be known as the one idiot who signed up AND paid for Zerocare

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:59 | 4135401 papaswamp
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Damn that means Delaware has them beat with their 50.... Of course they wouldn't say how many of those went to Medicaid.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00 | 4135406 wisehiney
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Ya gotta know how to work 'em like a tool. Smart folks are already figuring out how to go over, around and through.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:01 | 4135414 the not so migh...
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he died from sticker shock keeled over ,

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:05 | 4135421 One And Only
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So strange. We had affordable glitch free healthcare before Medicare, Medicaid, and obamacare. We had the best healthcare in the world before the government got involved. Now it's a decrepit, nonfunctional, unaffordable, and an embarrassment. When will people get that government is not the fucking solution?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:03 | 4135423 Trimmed Hedge
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The weird thing is, he did pay, the money was taken from his bank account, yet for some strange reason it's not showing up on the system as "paid in full"...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:26 | 4135729 Buffalo Bones
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Read the fine print.

Full payment entails providing one (1) child to the Federal Government for "purposes to be determined upon receipt." You get an extra subsidy if it's your firstborn.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:05 | 4135428 dobermangang
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The first people that should have signed up for Obamacare should have been Obama and his family and all the Democrats that voted for the bill.  Why did the Democrats exempt themselves from Obama's signature piece of legislation???

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135457 johnQpublic
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i'll give you one guess

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:07 | 4135437 Billy Sol Estes
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Only the GOP can save us with THEIR version of Corporatist Health Care Reform!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:27 | 4135514 Winston Smith 2009
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Only after they win both houses in 2014 and the presidency in 2016.  

This fiasco and obviously fatally flawed program (far beyond just the crappy website) is going to become obvious to even the most inattentive sheep by then.  It's now obvious to me why the Repugs took the lobbyist money, voted for Obamacare to make sure it passed, and then vehemently fought it from that point on.  That way, in 2014 and 2016 they can say, "See, we told you it would be a catastrophe."

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:33 | 4135534 Shad_ow
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Which Republicans voted for Obamacare?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:41 | 4135567 Blano
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Answer IS.....none.

Ignore the idiot.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:19 | 4135920 Winston Smith 2009
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True, they actually didn't vote for it, but:

"The curious thing is that none of these senators actually voted "for" Obamacare. They voted for cloture, meaning that they voted to let the bill funding government to proceed to the next stage in the Senate, at which point Reid stripped out the "defund Obamacare" amendment. After that, all of the senators on the list voted against the bill - in other words, they voted against funding Obamacare."

And, as I said, I think that will turn out to be a clever move on their part in 2014 and 2016.  However, since both parties are bought and paid for, I don't cheer for either side, I just laugh at their maneuvers.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:45 | 4135580 moonman
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dead ones?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:50 | 4135601 DosZap
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Which Republicans voted for Obamacare?


None,if memory serves.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:07 | 4135438 Chaos_Theory
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They expect the FSA to pay?????   Sh!ts free Bro! 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:08 | 4135441 Flounder
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You have to pay? Doh!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:11 | 4135448 Oleander
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First this Obamantion of health care and now FDA says they want to regulate trans fats. Trans fats are cheap but very bad for you.

Eliminate cheap fats and the cost of producing food will go up. More sheeple will need assisstance to feed their children when the costs are passed on to the consumer.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:19 | 4135487 walküre
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The timing may be a coincidence but it is odd. Nevermind that Obamacare is not even established by any means. They're already on to the next thing. This is how government works. And soon you will wake up in a fascist shithole where you have been stripped bare of all your rights and freedoms because the 5-year plan keeps chugging along.

You don't like it, too bad. This is government and you're not being asked for your advice.

Shut up and eat your peas.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:57 | 4135839 quasimodo
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Maybe if fat fucks ate more peas the transfats would be a non issue

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:25 | 4135454 John McCloy
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Birth Death Model added 126,000 magic jobs this month of the 204K. What a joke

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:13 | 4135462 dick cheneys ghost
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What if the gov/health care industrial complex threw a party and nobody came????????

hahahah fuck u motherfuckers...........people are voting with their wallets, now if they would just do that with the rest of the fortune 500.............


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:14 | 4135465 rpboxster
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You first

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:15 | 4135468 Manipuflation
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How Obamacare actually works...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:16 | 4135473 FubarNation
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I hope someone asks Carney about ths in the next WH briefing.

Just might be the thing that sets him off postal.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:18 | 4135479 Cheater5
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Hmmm looks like someone's been watching Repo Man:

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:17 | 4135483 Kirk2NCC1701
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Not to worry, Osamacare is next for many.  I hear they're really good at that.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:28 | 4135978 Disenchanted
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What's that(Osamacare)...bust into your crib, shoot you, and bury you at sea according to your families time honored customs?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:57 | 4136447 earnyermoney
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"I'm really good at killing people... "  Barry Obama

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:19 | 4135486 Carl Popper
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They could have paid 100 million to oracle or SAP and had it done well.

As it is they had to spend 500 million so it could be subcontracted out to minority and "disadvantaged" subcontractors who got 30 percent and the rest went to democrat supporters.

Whatever happened to merit as a reason to give out a contract?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:25 | 4135503 walküre
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They're corrupt and they are working against you. In my book that makes them an enemy. Now tell me again, why I would support them and their paycheques? Don't tell me I have to. I don't have to do anything. If I'm not earning a dime, then I can't support them. Cash is your friend.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:38 | 4135552 Harriet Wanger
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Actually, (insert your big name IT company here) would have bid $100MM, then after the project started the A-Teamers would gradually have been replaced with warm bodies (my favorite was when a contractor for XXX had a "visa problem" and was replaced by his wife) who would have spent most the time either learning what they were paid for already knowing or in meetings with federal clock-watchers. The project would have finally come in at $500MM and the result would have been the same.

The difference between this project and the majority of government train-wrecks is that this one was rolled out instead of being scrapped.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:16 | 4136514 Incubus
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Strawman arguments seem to be your thing. 


Is this how reality usually works for you? You tend to make it up on the go?



Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:20 | 4135490 Proofreder
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Yeah, North Carolina -

The state where NO works !

State Liegislature has voted to repeal any rise in sea level, ended teacher's tenure and incentives for National Board Certification, voted to increase legislative salaries but not for teachers, cut overall school funding and gave it to the fine private academies, slashed benefits for unemployment, imposed restrictive voting laws, and liberalized gun carry laws ... the only good thing passed in the last five years.

The Power of No - Care'lina - brought to you by the Repiglican party and Koch Industries.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:30 | 4135523 wisehiney
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You forgot big cuts in taxes and spending. Big cuts in regulations. And we are not done yet. Wheeeeeeee!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:33 | 4135535 sschu
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Your list is funny, where is the /s?

Sea level - seriously?

End tenure - this is a good thing 

Salaries - you cannot really believe that the problem with public education is not enough money

Unemployment benefits - when someone is on UE for years, let's call it what it is, welfare

Restrictive voting laws - not sure what this means, but voter fraud is a huge issue

Gun control - we agree it seems

Why do you want the government telling us what to do in sooo many areas of our lives?  It is both immoral and just does not work.




Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:17 | 4135701 Proofreder
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Tenure protects good teachers against irate parents whose pampered children disrupt classrooms and turn in no work, earning a 'D'.  Woe be the black teacher with a batch of failing wasps.

States offering good salaries attract good teachers.  NC went from #3 to 48 in only five years.

Unemployment money is spent in the local community - cutting off nose to spite face.

Voting laws - doesn't seem necessary with all the gerrymandered dcistricts, but the Repigs seem to feel that cutting registration opportunities, especially among those liberals in, god forbid, Chapel Hill, will enlarge the red side of the vote.  

Absolute Bullshit on the 'voter fraud issue' - bought into the red herring, didja?

And yes, a few years ago the Legislature made it illegal to use published sea level projections as the basis of any future plans or regulations until 2016.  In the meantime, actual sea level rise along the NC coast is about three times the projections of a few years ago.  As such, NC became the laughingstock of the nation -  

If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal.  Problem Solved.

Oh, BTW, you're an ass.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:26 | 4135731 wisehiney
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And the productive citizens of other states move here. And the deadbeats know they are better off in other states. Bad for them. Good for us. We may be the "laughing stock of the nation", but we are howling with joy so loudly that we cannot hear them. Stay pissed, that's even funnier. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:38 | 4135769 Eahudimac
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Very true. I do think that the teachers got a bad deal, but the rest of it is good. People from NY, NJ and PA continue to flood down here and they seems to be leaving most of their lib machiations behind them. NC needs to continue to widdle down the parasite class. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:47 | 4135802 wisehiney
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Many of them bring huge pensions, paid by the citizens of the state they left, but invested, spent and taxed here. SWEET!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:29 | 4135741 yofish
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There is nothing like a nice sharp short shot to the nose. Nice set up by the way, you had 'em before he even new it. Like gigging frogs, shine the light and they are yours......

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:31 | 4136335 pods
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As for the sea level rise thing, that is called CONSENSUS and computer modelling.

Not exactly what we scientists call science.

If NC is such a laughing stock, can I safely assume you will not be domiciled here any time soon? (or is that you Ellie?)



Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:15 | 4135903 Sixdeuce062
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well seeing as I am from NC and still currently living there let me take the time to destroy your bias and since you dont obviously live here you prolly live in some great progressive utopian city (like detroit or any city in cali or NY) now i know where you got your your "talking points" from and presonally i dont care. so far as the sea level thing theres alot of things that has been done that dont make sense like mel watts district: now on to the teachers as person who has been though all 13 years of public education in the state of NC i can tell you that the majority of teachers are great untill they thier tenure then they are the worst teacher that you were ever to have the missfortune of having and their tenure should be repealed along with a serious gutting to the current crop of teachers as for their salaris would you like to know that before the last two years teachers have always got a raise while the rest of the state employees(besides the legislative no matter whos in there they are getting a raise so dont give me party bullshit i have work for both they are both bad. lets see oh yes cutting school funding "from the general state funds" in NC we passed the lottery program to help fund schools now it would be nice if the NCdept  of education would stop wasting money on trying to give a tablet to every kid and accuallty teaching the kids what they need to do to be ready for the work force or college by the time they are 18. why did they give it to private academies cuz they are better its where i am going to send my kids here shortly because they are not governed by the bullshit rules and metheods and poor teacher the ruined public system has been at for the past 15 years so i say why waste monay invest it where it will do some good till they can  fix the public end. slashing unemployment from $500 to $ 350 a week yeah i am for that especially when most of the unemployment that NC was paying out was borrowed frm the fed ( that we would have to pay back with interest)  so yes as i say cut it make do with less its hard boo hoo grab some children and try to do a sob story dont care. Voting laws yay NC joins 37 other states that are Voter id that you get a free id at any DMV location or one of the two busses that travel and issue them.

and for the guns its one of the only things i agree with you on you have the right to hold your own as you see fit period.

so in essence unless you live here witch it look like you dont why dont you worry about what every 3rd world shithole progressive experiment city you live in first before you talk about how bad a state thats trying to fix alot of the mistakes it made over the past 20 years.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:25 | 4135502 Fix It Again Timmy
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DC is FUBAR; anybody have the phone # of Ms. Amply Endowed?....

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:21 | 4135715 Proofreder
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(602) 39 24 35


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:30 | 4135520 Mitch Comestein
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It is only the 11th most populous state in the union.  Does it matter that much.  Obama would say 'sorry', we thought it would be higher.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:37 | 4135530 adr
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Just for fun I went to to see how much Obamacare will cost me.

The estimate page has a catastrophic plan will cost me $547 per months and will cover 50% of medical costs with a $10k deductible

A gold plan covering 80% of costs that doesn't even match my current insurance is $1045.00 per month, can't find the deductible yet.


I tried to create an account to see the full plan information. Got an error page saying my account can't be created and to call the Obamacare Shit-line.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 17:29 | 4136781 Urban Redneck
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I wouldn't touch that website with a ten foot pole... With 4000 physical miles, a proxy server, redundant hardware firewalls, iptables, and squil and between me and that bitch and only penetrating with a Lynx text browser (which dead ended at "The page could not be loaded. The website currently does not fully support browsers with 'JavaScript' disabled.") I still picked something nasty up- and had to reboot the firewalls to wash the stench off.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:45 | 4135582 tradewithdave
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Because.... Because he's sorry.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:48 | 4135592 SokPOTUS
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If you will be forwarding him these funds, he will repay you in cash four times over upon his arrival.

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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:51 | 4135606 ncdirtdigger
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What? You mean my Brosurance isn't free. Oh HELL NO.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:54 | 4135616 Seize Mars
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Guess what - Delaware House Bill 392, The Delaware Health Security Act

...bans private health insurance. Ha ha, suckers! If you like your plan, you ca keep your plan. Except when we fuckin' ban it by law. Ha!

So it turns out that one of the many bombs inside the ACA is that states get to ban private insurance. Nice!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:59 | 4135635 walküre
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Doctor shortage coming next.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:45 | 4135792 ironsky
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Affirmative action and reduced qualifications will take care of that. Presto! You're a doctor.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 17:41 | 4136837 walküre
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When the NY cabbies who are supposedly doctors in their home country all get knighted to be doctors in America, then our unemployed can drive cabs in NY. Full circle cluster collapse.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:01 | 4135642 kralizec
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That's one persistent little Obamabot there in NC!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:03 | 4135649 pods
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Wasn't me.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:08 | 4135661 wisehiney
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There's always a way around, over and through.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:13 | 4135686 adr
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I found the actual plan .pdf online from Anthem in Ohio. There are plans available for individual hospital networks, but they are worthless unless I use that network.

The only plan currently being taken at the Cleveland Clinic is Medical Mutual, but I couldn't find info on that.

Plan is as follows (none have dental or vision):

Bronze Family Plan - $547 per month, $10k deductible, $45 copay for two doctor visits deductible applies for rest, deductible applies for prescriptions 30% copay past deductible, out of pocket max $12,700

Silver Family Plan - $864 per month, $5500 deductible, $35 copay for three visits then deductible, $15/40 prescription drug, out of pocket max  $12,700

Gold Family plan - $1045 per month, $2500 deductible, $30 copay unlimited, $15/40 prescription drug, out of pocket max $10k.

No Platinum plan available. On all plans medical tests and evaluations are subject to the deductible.

Tax credits are available up to $50k a year for a family of 3. At $50k credits will cover 25% of the premiums.


Best case scenario for a family of three making $50k, don't go to the doctor all year and pay $4923.00 for health insurance $410 per month. If you go to the doctor more than twice a year, or need any prescription above simple antibiotics, this plan isn't for you.

Worst case scenario $9400 a year for insurance $783 per month, $30 copay, $15/40 prescriptions

It really doesn't matter if you can afford it because right now the three largest hospital networks in Ohio aren't going to be taking the plan.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:15 | 4135692 kw2012
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Sounds affordable to Harry Reid.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:23 | 4135723 pods
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This whole thing gets my vote for biggest clusterfuck ever.


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