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.
from politics.mn 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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