De Blasio employee arrested for child pornography

New York Post

Jacob Schwartz surrendered to NYPD computer-crimes investigators in Manhattan’s 13th Precinct on Thursday morning, sources said.

He’d been under investigation since March 29, when he handed over his laptop and gave cops written permission to search it, court papers say.

Jacob Schwartz is the president of the Manhattan Young Democrats and the downstate region vice president of the New York State Young Democrats.

But his name and photo were scrubbed from both groups’ Web sites after The Post broke the news of his arrest.

A statement from the Manhattan Young Democrats said the organization was “shocked” by the allegations against Schwartz, and added that he was “no longer a member of the board, and an interim president is now in place.”

Full article: De Blasio employee arrested for child pornography | New York Post

What a depraved piece of trash.

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‘The Shove Felt ‘Round the World’: The Media Lose It After Trump Shows NATO He’s ‘America First’

‘The Shove Felt ‘Round the World’: The Media Lose It After Trump Shows NATO He’s ‘America First’

I swear, this country sometimes. Apparently, everyone is offended by Trump “shoving” this dude. If you saw my last Weekly Funny post here, you know how I felt about it.

Folks, lighten up! I know, I know… he “shoved” someone you suddenly deem important even though you probably didn’t know his name until you decided to be outraged.

In the meantime, I’m over here like (Language warning):

I’m sorry, the clip was the funniest thing I’ve seen all week! LOOK AT HIS FACE!!!!!!!! He pushes that guy aside and then just look at him!!!! How can you not at least chuckle?! I’m over here putting music behind it like it’s going out of style because it makes me laugh harder, and you’re getting outraged. Please.

This man gets it:

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Gavin McInnes: England’s class system & the Manchester attack

Check out the SAS guy’s face around the 7:40 mark. That’s what my face looks like right now.

Ya know why this isn’t going to stop anytime soon?

Your Weekly Funny: Move! Get Out the Way!

OK. Look. Normally, when I type “LOL” online, like everyone else, I probably didn’t actually laugh out loud. This time, I did. Both of these, no matter how many times I see them, I laugh out loud.

I took some liberties with this first one, language warning for the added music. But the music had to be there.

And this one…. shade is thrown…. a shoulder is thrown out in response. (I don’t know who the voices belong to, sorry)

 

NC’s Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike on individual policies

doctor-obamacareNorth Carolina’s largest health insurer said Thursday it wants to increase the average price for heavily subsidized policies created by former President Barack Obama’s overhaul law by 22.9 percent next year, a double-digit increase it blames mostly on Congress.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said two-thirds of its rate increase is because Congress isn’t funding promised subsidies that provide consumers with extra financial help for out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments.

If the Republican-led Congress fully funded the so-called “cost sharing reductions,” the insurer’s rate increase for individual plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act would be the lowest in the past four years at 8.8 percent, Blue Cross pricing executive Brian Tajlili said. And while buyers are older and sicker, that trend is slowing and allowing insurance prices to stabilize, Tajlili said.

“That was the expectation was from the beginning” of the law, he said, “that at some point it would reach the state where it would not be so volatile every year.”

Full article: NC’s Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike on individual policies :: WRAL.com

Obamacare was built to fail. Period. It is the gateway to socialized medicine.

I’ve mentioned it before, but I am, sadly, a member of the Obamacare Blue Cross segment for NC. I pay an enormous amount of money every month for my coverage, and my choice of doctors is almost nothing. I recently needed to find a new gynecologist. Within a two hour drive of my house, there was one gynecologist that accepted Obamacare. One. I live in an area that is so heavily populated by doctors it’s insane. Which is why this one doctor choice was mind boggling. Just doing a search on the Blue Cross page… there was 15 pages full of just gynecologists, and they were only the ones who took any Blue Cross insurance (once I cut it down to only my Obamacare plan, it was reduced to one doctor). I ended up with a doctor that had the bedside manner of a rabid fox and had what may have been an unnecessary biopsy, all after fighting her back from doing an entire battery of tests I wasn’t there for and shouldn’t have been performed by a gyno. My choice for primary care doctors is two, and it doesn’t include the one I have been using for 15 years.

So what, exactly, is the price hike for? And what, exactly, are people angry with Republicans over? It isn’t like you have any choices for your care anyway. Why aren’t you angry at Obamacare? It’s been this way since it began. Insurance companies are backing out in droves. People are dropping the insurance because even when the fine reaches the thousands of dollars, it’s still cheaper than paying for the insurance… and you’re paying for the same thing either way: absolutely nothing. If your state didn’t expand Medicare, you don’t even have to pay the fine!

As someone who uses Obamacare, I support a full repeal. Not Trumpcare. Not “fixing” Obamacare, however they think that will get accomplished. Not socialized medicine. Repeal the whole damn thing. I’ll spend my money as I want, and would like to have some choice back. I do support these “concierge doctors” that are popping up. That has been the best idea I’ve seen for healthcare in recent years, and it affords some choice and affordability. Why are we not pushing that type of medical practice?

Whitesplaining White Privilege

I love these types of videos. Watch this all the way through. Seriously. The difference between white people and black people is amazing. The black people in this video are the only ones who have any functioning brain cells. Maybe they need to sit down and have a discussion with the white people in this video.

Racist garbage.

Oh no, millennials are petitioning to start “National Millennial Day”

But why, though?

What the creators of Millennial Day look like, probably. (Photo via Tumblr)

Two millennials’ attempt to battle negative millennial stereotypes not only reinforces millennial stereotypes — it will probably backfire and become a joke.

The leaders of the effort, James Goodnow and Ryan Avery, say they want to “stop fake news about millennials” because “Millennials are the biggest, most diverse generation in the nation. We’re also the most educated. We know human-caused climate change is real. We know why the Civil War started. We know what Aleppo is.” They call millennial stereotypes “alternative facts.”

Their answer to the stereotypes? Create a viral online petition to ask the White House and Congress to name June 19 as “National Millennial Day.”

Literally the most millennial response to a problem ever.

Full article: Oh no, millennials are petitioning to start “National Millennial Day” – Red Alert Politics

So… they want to fight the negative stereotypes about millennials…. by becoming the literal embodiment of those negative stereotypes?

One of the big ones is that millennials are very self absorbed. So…

I guess we could celebrate Millennial Day by taking 95,000 selfies that interfere with the lives and functions of everyone around us.

How about just trying to become functioning members of society? I don’t care how educated you think you are. If you can’t see beyond your own nose, you are of no use to society.