Obamacare – Rest in Peace?

Responding to a lawsuit brought by attorney generals of 20 states, and led by Texas A/G Ken Paxton, Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care act is Unconstitutional. The ruling cited Congress’ 2017 repeal of the individual mandate (a tax penalty for not buying insurance) as “inseverable from the ACA,” and hence grounds for nullifying the US Supreme Court’s rationale for deeming the ACA constitutional in 2012.

The case is certain to make its way back to the Supreme Court, whose vote in support of the government position (under heavy political pressure) in 2012 was excoriated by Justice Scalia (who later died under suspicious circumstances). The Justice Department has affirmed that it cannot defend the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Space-Faring America

Plans recently suggested by Trump sound like a great idea—except that we’ve been supporting a strong space presence for decades. Between 1998 and 2015, the Pentagon spent $21 trillion that is “unaccounted for.” Where did it go??

Trump may not be aware that starting in the 1950’s, alien technology was back-engineered and a space fleet was developed at Lockheed R&D “Skunkworks,” which director Ben Rich said in 1995 had “the means to travel among the stars… Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.