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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 11/15

Insurance policy cancelation, three potential political boons for the GOP, Dylan gets Légion d’honneur, and more.

Keeping that policy if you want to — but DO you want to?

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

People with the type of policies that are getting cancelled right now are just the type of policies that will not help you in a medical bankruptcy situation. They are often very high deductible policies which means coverage does not kick in until you have paid thousands out of pocket. And even when they do start coverage, they are often capped so that if you have a very serious operation or emergency, you will max out in one event.

Three political developments that may give Republicans a boost in 2014

from by Michael Brodkorb

#1. Obama’s poll numbers dropping: President Obama’s approval rating is currently the lowest of his presidency, with 59 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing. Click here to read the complete polling information. 

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Minnesota native Bob Dylan awarded Légion d’honneur

from Minnesota Brown by Aaron J. Brown

The nation of France awarded  iconic singer/songwriter and northern Minnesota native Bob Dylan its highest distinction this week, the Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honor).

According to the BBC, French cultural minister Aurelie Filippetti gave a glowing speech Nov. 13, 2013, citing Dylan’s influence by French poetry and how he inspired student uprisings in the 1960s, something Dylan never much likes to take credit for. 

Interview with Jesus after the Prevost, Harrold, Palm sentence hearings

from Vennes Info by Ken Avidor

Jesus was in Courtroom 7A of the Warren E. Burger Courthouse in Saint Paul last Friday for the last three sentence hearings in the long Petters Ponzi saga. Nobody seemed to notice Jesus was there except me. I introduced myself after the last hearing and requested an interview. Jesus said he was busy, but graciously agreed to answer a few questions regarding what had transpired.

The sky blue pressure chamber of yore

from Stubble by Tom Johnson

“Patients were fearful for going in there. There were wheels and valves and blah-blah-blah, all mechanical, like everything was in the old days. We had to use drugs to get people through it. I don’t know why they painted it light blue, but the concept most people have is serenity and sea water, as if you were in a submarine.”

Photos from new construction home inspections, part III

from the Structure Tech Home Inspection Blog by Reuben Saltzman

New houses are never perfect.  Instead of discussing all of the ways that new construction homes get built improperly and things get botched, I’d like to share some photos I’ve taken at new construction homes over the past year.  We inspect a lot of new construction homes, and we find a lot of defects.  Some of these photos are similar to photos I’ve shared in the past, but none are the same.

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