Budget Deal Hits ObamaCare

The budget deal reached Friday would affect two initiatives contained in last year’s health-care law that were bitterly opposed by businesses, killing one outright and slashing funding for the other.

The agreement would eliminate a provision of the health-care law enabling low-income workers to opt out of employer-offered health insurance and shop for more affordable coverage on insurance exchanges to be created in 2014, according to congressional aides and business groups.

Under the provision, employers would have had to help pay for the insurance purchased on the exchange. Ending the program would save the government $4 billion over 10 years, but it wouldn’t result in any immediate spending cuts because it isn’t set to begin for three years.

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Joe Albero Attacks Students

Salisbury University Boycott of Albero Advertisers Continues……

A recent post on Joe Albero’s Victim List revealed that this ankle biter has been getting off on harassing students for a quite a while. This is just one instance in which a student has been publicly targeted by the Oompa Loompa…there are many more. I suppose you’re asking “What’s the deal with this dude?” Truth is, we don’t really know what crawled up his ass and died to make him so spiteful but we doubt that Freud himself could figure this guy out.

Here at The Other SBY News, we consider ourselves upstanding and contributing members of society. As such, we consider it our responsibility to publicize the bizarre behavior and personal vendettas exhibited by Albero until he stops. There is a thick line between launching personal attacks and providing factual information. This dick decided that he was going to launch a personal attack on a college kid for falling short of his criteria. Joe- personal attacks on college kids seem pathetic even for you. Are you compensating for something?

Gulls-if you have been victimized, attacked, harassed, stalked, ect. by the cigar smoking mustache twitching paparazzi of Delmarva, contact Albero’s Wall of Shame to go public with it. If you are worried about any repercussions, email us and we’ll take necessary measures to ensure that Joe’s ass is handed to him and that you’re not placed in the public eye. Long-time victims of this cyber psycho are coming forward to share their stories. They are not alone.

On that note- THE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY BOYCOTT LIST CONTINUES!!!

Until these businesses pull their ads from Albero’s site, we will proceed to boycott them. Email us for alternative options.

Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Sobo’s Wine and Beerstro
Pani Pit Pizza
The Red Roost
Vinny’s La Roma
Boonies
Cakes By David
Lagoon Bar and Grill
The Fountains
Eric Ludwig’s Downtown Barber Shop
All About Tan
Benedict’s Flowers
Mitchell’s Marshall Arts
Crown Sports Center
The Smoke Shop
The Storage Center
Cubes
The Roop Group
Pohanka
Simpson’s Towing
Car Care
Cathy’s Pet Salon

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Beijing police halt unapproved church service

Beijing police on Sunday detained dozens of worshippers from an unapproved Christian church who were trying to hold services in a public space after they were evicted from their usual place of worship, a parishioner said.

Leaders of the unregistered Shouwang church had told members to gather at an open-air venue in Beijing for Sunday morning services, but police, apparently alerted to their plans, taped off the area and took away people who showed up to take part.

China’s Communist government allows worship only in state-approved churches, but many Christians belong to unregistered congregations. Such “house churches” are subjected to varying degrees of harassment by authorities.

More than 60 million Christians are believed to worship in China’s independent churches, compared with about 20 million who worship in the state church, according to scholars and church activists.

(AP) Chinese police officers watch an area near a building that leaders of the unregistered Shouwang…
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A church member who went to the gathering spot for services and managed to evade police told The Associated Press that about 200 people were taken away and were being held at a local school. Their cellphones were confiscated, said the man, who would give only his English name, Kane, for fear of police reprisals.

An AP videographer saw about a dozen people escorted by police onto an empty city bus and driven away.

Shouwang pastor Yuan Ling said by telephone that he was unable to go to the venue because police had put him under house arrest Saturday night. Yuan said he knew of at least six other church members who were also under house arrest.

Yuan said fellow parishioners also told him that many worshippers were being held at a school in Beijing’s Haidian district, though he wasn’t sure of the exact number.

Shouwang had been holding services at a Beijing restaurant until last week, when they were evicted.

(AP) Plainclothes security personnel film as they gather to load detained worshippers onto a waiting bus…
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Chinese authorities have been on high alert for large public gatherings in the wake of anonymous online calls for anti-government protests modeled on demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa.

No major protests have occurred in China following the calls, but the security crackdown they sparked has resulted in the arrest or detention of dozens of public interest lawyers, writers, intellectuals and activists.

Ai Weiwei, an internationally known avant-garde artist who is also an outspoken government critic, became the highest-profile person targeted in the sweep when he was apparently detained at a Beijing airport a week ago. The Foreign Ministry says he is being investigated for alleged economic crimes, though Beijing police have yet to confirm he is in custody.

Ai was last seen being led away by police at the airport after being barred from boarding a flight to Hong Kong.

About 50 pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday demanded Ai’s release, peacefully chanting “No to political persecution” outside the central Chinese government’s liaison office. Opposition legislator Lee Cheuk-yan tossed a picture of Ai into the grounds of the compound.

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Waging war, union-style, in Wisconsin

It seems like only yesterday that progressives were warning us about “politicizing the judiciary.” That was after Iowa’s voters declined last November to retain three Supreme Court justices who had ruled to overturn the state’s marriage law. Today, after a feverish and expensive campaign by unions to remove conservative Wisconsin Supreme CourtJustice David Prosser, you’ll hear no such talk. With last Tuesday’s election between Judge Prosser and liberal JoAnne Kloppenburg possibly headed for a recount, the progressive view can be summarized as follows: “Take that, Walker!”

That would be Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who signed a law on March 11 ending much of collective bargaining for the government employee unions that are bankrupting the state. The fight over the bill was a media bonanza, with Senate Democrats storming out and holing up in Illinois, angry mobs occupying the capitol in Madison, a government school teacher walkout, and multiple threats for retribution against GOP lawmakers.

After the law passed, the unions turned their attention to the April 5 Supreme Court election, throwing “judicial independence” to the winds. They reasoned, correctly, that flipping Justice Prosser’s seat to the liberal Ms. Kloppenburg could create a 4-3 liberal majority that could undo what Mr. Walker and the GOP legislature had wrought.

The unions pulled out all stops, holding rallies and pouring big bucks into TV and radio ads. Local 882 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ran an anti-Prosser TV ad on its Facebook site. Likewise, AFSCME Local 1942 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics ran anti-Prosser articles on its website and urged union members to vote for Ms. Kloppenburg. With conservative and business groups ponying up as well for a countercampaign supporting Justice Prosser, the normally boring judicial election brought out 1.5 million voters, or nearly double the usual tally. Ms. Kloppenburg originally appeared to win by a couple hundred votes. Now thousands of votes mistakenly left out of one county’s total have given Justice Prosser a commanding lead.

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EPA’s days as ‘rogue agency’ are numbered

Lost in the kabuki-dance drama of last week’s budget showdown were immensely important votes in the Senate and House on the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to govern through regulation. In the House, 19 Democrats joined the Republican majority in a decisive 255-172 vote to defund the EPA’s attempt to circumvent Congress and begin its own cap-and-trade program.

The measure was introduced by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan. A companion measure introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jim Inhofe, the Oklahoma Republican who is the ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, fell just short of the votes needed for passage, despite support from three Democrats.

Supporters of the EPA effort should think twice before cheering the outcome of the Senate vote because, while the regulatory initiative is safe for now, the prospects for its long-term survival are dim, prompting Politico to headline a recent story, “EPA holds on for dear life.” The reason the outlook is so grim for the EPA on this issue is the fact that a growing number of congressional Democrats have had enough of being threatened by executive branch political appointees.

The threats started in 2009 when EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson warned that her agency would move with a regulatory version of cap and trade if Congress failed to approve President Obama’s legislative version of the program. Predictably, the House, led then by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, approved the Obama bill by a wide margin. But things stalled in the Senate prior to the 2010 midterm congressional election. When Democratic Senate candidate Joe Manchin of West Virginia won election after running a well-publicized TV spot featuring him putting a bullet from a high-powered rifle through a target labeled “cap and trade,” Jackson moved to make good on her threat.

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