Quietly, it's being reported that in North Carolina....there's just one guy so far who has moved through the maze of the web site of Affordable Healthcare (ACA). The trouble is....after he has selected the package and cleared every single detail....he has yet to "pay" for the package. He doesn't count....until he actually has cleared the pay-deal of this. The truth is.....he might just think long and hard over the higher cost deal, and just walk away.....saying he'll do without healthcare. State officials aren't saying much. You can imagine the dismal and comic question within North Carolina....will "Joe" do it or walk?
After months of analysis....some scientist dudes have finished up examining the body and remains of the Palestinian guy.....Arafat. Yeah, he's been actually dead now for almost nine years (less you forget). Basically, they agree now....he died of polonium radiation poisoning. No, it's not the kinda stuff you'd pick up at Piggly Wiggly and ingest by accident, or just stumble by in some state park or such. Everyone and their brother all jumped on the AIDS wagen after Arafat died and died whispered over how it might have been that. Course, doctors tested, and that just didn't come up. Who gave Arafat the polonium stuff? Well....so far....the only nation that has used the stuff for murder and such....has been Russia. Course, why would the Russian intelligence guys pick on Arafat? Israel? Why murder the sole member of the PLO who they knew like a book and could feel reliable on his management style? Now what? The smart guys just aren't saying. They merely know the exact cause of death.
Twitter and it's IPO. Basically, you have a company that is going public today, with a marginal method of making profits. After all these years....Yahoo has shown that it's marginally able to pull in profit. Same for Google. Same for Facebook. Is Twitter worth $25 a share? Maybe....in an imaginary world of unicorns, leprechauns, and imaginary warriors with swords. In a year, it could be worth $50 a share. In a year or two, it might be bought by Microsoft and built within their package. You just don't know. If you were looking at dependability, dividends, and stability.....you'd best invest in something like Pepsi, McDonalds, or Coke....not Twitter.
Out in some New Mexico town....local cops stopped some younger guy....believing he had dope. They felt he had it hidden in his rear-end. Yeah, it's no joke. So after messing around with him....cops took him to the local hospital and had the doctors run various procedures to examine his rear end. Yeah, colonoscopy was mentioned, along with an enema or two, and a x-ray. Nothing. No drugs. The bill? Well, that's the funny thing....it was sent to this young guy. Six thousand dollars on the bill....to prove innocence? The young guy hired a lawyer. Presently, it looks like a pretty simple case to win. The expected haul? A million. The young guy probably has to pay the lawyer around $300,000, but he'd get $700,000 for a couple of stupid guys forcing him to have a colonoscopy. Me? For $700,000....I'd do it. Most guys from Bama would stand up and do it for $700,000. The town council in this case isn't talking much, and I'm pretty sure they are peeved over the cops. In Bama, if cops pulled you over and demanded you do a colonoscopy to prove your innocence.....most folks would pull weapons and start making threats.
Some couple in New York....got to the final details of the cost of the new health care deal via ACA. They used the web site and got to the final estimate of cost. They were fairly shocked at the cost for a married couple. Then, they plugged in the info....as singles, and came to realize that the guy made such a low income....that'd he'd qualify for federal subsidies, and get a really good cheap policy. Yeah....as singles....the better pricing existed over them in divorced status. So, under the natural way of thinking.....they got to this idea of considering a divorce....to find better pricing for health care. For me to explain this to anyone, but particularly to a German....it gets to being awful hard. I can only guess that the mythical formula in that 2,000 page bill that became law....creates a thousand different scenarios....being single in certain states....being married in certain states.....maybe even being dead in certain states.