The Congressional Budget Office has reduced their estimate of the cost of Obamacare over the next 10 years by more than $100B. They credit lower than expected increases in premiums and an increase in the number of people covered by employer based plans reducing projected subsidy payments. The report also states that Obamacare is projected to result in a overall decrease in the projected federal budget deficit.
In a response to a shareholder question critical of Apple's efforts towards environmental sustainability, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's goal of using 100 percent of its power from green sources and other efforts. He told the National Center for Public Policy Research, a right-wing climate denier group that owns shares, "If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock."
If you go to johnlewis4congress.com you will see a site where you can appear to donate to the John Lewis campaign. If you look closer you will see that the contributions are going to the National Republican Congressional Committee. read more
Televangelist Pat Robertson said Creation Museum founder Ken Ham's opinion on creation is not accurate. Ham's young earth belief comes from calculations made by 17th century Irish Bishop James Ussher. Robertson said that science has thoroughly disproven Ussher's claim and he added, "Let's be real, let's not make a joke of ourselves."
A Google Glass user describes, in a story that has been verified, how he was pulled out of a movie showing because he was wearing the device: "Because I don't want Glass to distract me during the movie, I turn them off (but since my prescription lenses are on the frame, I still wear them). About an hour into the movie (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), a guy comes near my seat, shoves a badge that had some sort of a shield on it, yanks the Google Glass off my face and says 'follow me outside immediately' ..." read more