Laura G

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  • Laura G commented on the blog post Game of Thrones Premiere Sets New Piracy Record

    2014-04-07 13:26:33View | Delete

    HBO should have been prepared. They had a free Watch-a-Thon week which ends today so they not only had regular subscribers but the free watchers as well. I watched it online late last night with no problems but I usually download since I don’t have a subscription to HBO.

  • Laura G commented on the diary post “Snipers hired by Ukrainian opposition” – Estonia foreign minister by fairleft.

    2014-03-05 21:44:44View | Delete

    My sentiments exactly.

  • Laura G commented on the diary post “Snipers hired by Ukrainian opposition” – Estonia foreign minister by fairleft.

    2014-03-05 21:00:57View | Delete

    Paul Craig Roberts sums it up quite well in this his article
    Washington’s Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War.

    Link

  • Not necessarily. What defense do you expect them to put up? The defendants aren’t going to testify and the cops already testified and were cross examined, so what else is there? There are no witnesses; it’s basically a case of he said/she said.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post Will MyRA Be a Path to More or Less Financial Protection?

    2014-01-31 13:08:49View | Delete

    This MyRA thing is stupid. First and foremost, how can you save money that you don’t have? And finally why would you trust the government to hold your money? Next thing you know, they have contraindicated the funds or use some capital controls to keep the funds. Nah…I’ll pass.

  • True, that just her notes won’t be enough. But there are pieces to the puzzle that are being linked. The Christie Admin. told Zimmer to go to the Port Authority for help with getting funds for a redevelopment study for land that included the Rockefeller parcels. The PA recommended that she use a particular firm to do the study.

    There are something like 19 parcels on that specific site that needed to be studied to see if they would qualify for redevelopment, and therefore also qualify for subsidies. Of the 19 parcels, the only parcels this firm’s study approved for redevelopment were the 3 parcels held by the Rockefeller Group.

    This bizarre study raised red flags with Zimmer and the Hoboken City Council. And this is when the Christie Admin. stepped in and tried to coerce Zimmer into approving the Rockefeller Group’s redevelopment and by using the Sandy funds as leverage.

  • True, that just her notes won’t be enough. But there are pieces to the puzzle that are being linked. The Christie Admin. told Zimmer to go to the Port Authority for help with getting funds for a redevelopment study for land that included the Rockefeller parcels. The PA recommended that she use a particular firm to do the study.

    There are something like 19 parcels on that specific site that needed to be studied to see if they would qualify for redevelopment, and therefore also qualify for subsidies. Of the 19 parcels, the only one’s this firm’s study approved for redevelopment were the 3 parcels held by the Rockefeller Group.

    This bizarre study raised red flags with Zimmer and the Hoboken City Council. And this is when the Christie Admin. stepped in and tried to coerce Zimmer into approving the Rockefeller Group’s redevelopment and by using the Sandy funds as leverage.

  • I don’t find guilt or innocence by someone lawyering up. I would do that regardless. I do believe, however, Christie was part of this and I also believe there is some evidence out there that will implicate him. Whether that evidence is a paper trail or testimony, who knows. But I don’t think this will go away, and I do believe this is the beginning of the end for Christie.

  • What I would like to know is why these individuals are allowed to board a flight to leave the U.S. They must have already been on the no fly list, and by boarding a plane, they would therefore be flying over American airspace. This no fly list program is rotten to the core.

  • Laura G commented on the diary post Not guilty verdicts in Kelly Thomas trial by hotflashcarol.

    2014-01-14 00:46:51View | Delete

    I agree…I hope those cops along with the jury suffer the same fate as the victim.

  • I believe Christie was lying through his teeth and I also think that this was not about the non endorsement from the mayor of Fort Lee. I think the political retribution was about something else. Rachel Maddow had an interesting theory about it on her show last night. Her theory seems more plausible than the what’s out there now.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 15:22:51View | Delete

    Thanks…I will bookmark it and go back to it later.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 15:10:49View | Delete

    What would be ironic is that they send me to jail where I then receive free healthcare.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 14:14:34View | Delete

    Very true…it’s one big cluster fuck. I’ve looked high and low for information on my issue with no luck. I think there are only hypothetical answers. And more questions than answers.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 13:59:11View | Delete

    Yeah, the problem is I can’t apply for Medicaid. Single adults don’t qualify for Medicaid unless disabled or if they are in a state that expanded it for the ACA…hence my dilemma.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 13:29:37View | Delete

    Nope, I went onto an alternative website to see who was offering coverage and the costs, options etc. There is no way I am going to register an account on healthcare.gov unless I know for sure I will be getting insurance through the exchange. As a matter of fact, Healthcare.gov emailed me the other day telling me to come back, and that it’s all fixed now! Hahahaaha!

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 12:53:26View | Delete

    Well, initially that was my line of reasoning. But what makes me paranoid is the fact that I am in a non-Medicaid expansion state. So if I estimate an income, receive subsidized insurance but find no job, will there be any ramifications? I don’t want the Feds coming back and claiming I falsified information.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 12:34:05View | Delete

    LOL…thanks!

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 12:26:05View | Delete

    Speaking of exchange subsidy cliff, I am in a bit of a conundrum.

    I am a full time student who will finish up this May. I did not work last year, so the IRS has no verifiable income. I am also in Florida, so we do not have Medicaid expansion.

    I plan on seeking employment shortly, and hopefully will find a job.
    Now according to the ACA, we are supposed to estimate our 2014 income. I could technically estimate an income of say, 14k (based on half of a 28k annual salary), assuming that I will find employment in the next few months. Now if I do that, I would basically qualify for fully subsidized healthcare insurance.

    But what if I do find a job, and my income is way more then the estimated 14k? I then assume I would be penalized and have to pay back any benefits that I had used. And what if I don’t find a job? Then I have no income, which makes me wonder if that would open up a whole different can of worms.

    I think I just won’t do anything and go without insurance, with the hopes of finding employment that provides insurance.

  • Laura G commented on the blog post The Exchange Subsidy Cliff

    2013-12-04 12:21:42View | Delete

    Speaking of exchange subsidy cliff, I am in a bit of a conundrum.

    I am a full time student who will finish up this May. I did not work last year, so the IRS has no verifiable income. I am also in Florida, so we do not have Medicaid expansion.

    I plan on seeking employment shortly, and hopefully will find a job.
    Now according to the ACA, we are supposed to estimate our 2014 income. I could technically estimate an income of say, 14k (based on half of a 28k annual salary), assuming that I will find employment in the next few months. Now if I do that, I would basically qualify for fully subsidized healthcare insurance.

    But what if I do find a job, and my income is way more then the estimated 14k? I then assume I would be penalized and have to pay back any benefits that I had used. And what if I don’t find a job? Then I have no income, which makes me wonder if that would open up a whole different can of worms.

    I think I just might not do anything and go without insurance, with the hopes of finding employment that provides insurance.

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