The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled December 18 that Obamacare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, then kicked the case back to a lower court to determine which (if any) other parts of the Affordable Care Act (officially the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” or “PPACA”) can stand.
Did you miss earlier opportunities to get into Bitcoin .. as it traded below $2000 through 2017 … or earlier this year when BTC waffled for 4 months below $4000?
If you missed the runs that followed these lows, cheer up! Another low appears nearly in place.
What is 5G? In the world of wireless communication and mobile phones, “G” stands for generation—an indicator of the age and capability of microwave networks.
“1G” was assigned to the first analog devices in the 1980’s, 2G added data to voice in 1993, 3G brought digital broadband and speed increments, and 4G launched in 2009 with very high speeds and real time streaming on wide band frequency.
Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) may have added a new target type to its register: “community obliteration” … recorded in November in Paradise, California. The complete burn down (as part of the “Camp Fire,” in which 88 deaths were confirmed) of the community there is officially being blamed on PG&E, which as a result now faces bankruptcy (as does the State of California, following the cut off of FEMA disaster funds to cover losses from the fires).
Signatures observed by firemen on the ground in Paradise tell a very interesting story:
Warped and mangled steel, with every car scorched and every tire burned to oblivion.
Think the president is exaggerating the severity of our border crisis? Review the statistics below--detailing the deterioration being inflicted on America through our porous southern border. These statistics were included in the president's January 4 appeal to Congress for bipartisan action.
In another breathtaking win for the American people, Congress passed and the president signed a 2018 Farm Bill which included nationwide legalization of the growing of hemp—effective January 1, 2019.
After nearly 50 years of prohibition, the 2018 Act amends the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, so that hemp plants containing no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are no longer classified as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance.
Wall Street is piling on. The most plausible reason for a new, major cryptocurrency advance beginning NOW is the anticipated impact of institutional investing. On January 24, Bakkt will launch an open and regulated global “platform for all manner of cryptocurrency services,” including trading and warehousing.
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.
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.
Thirty years ago, NASA scientist James Hansen told the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that he had a “high degree of confidence” that Earth would be significantly warmer by 2018. It isn’t. And in that regard, what just happened over the past two years is especially interesting: global average temperatures dropped 0.56 C degrees—the most dramatic cooling event of the last century!
[Incidentally, “high degree of confidence” was the same phrase government operatives used to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq to seize alleged weapons of mass destruction.