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Why are the Repukes saying the law will take people off their private insurance

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:43 AM (15 replies)

Ripped Off By A Mac? Why Apple Users May Pay More For Booking Hotels With Orbitz

Online travel site Orbitz Worldwide [NYSE: OWW] is testing a system that offers Apple [NASDAQ: AAPL] Mac users pricier hotels than their Windows counterparts, it was revealed Tuesday.

The controversy results after Orbitz found that Mac users spend on average 30 percent more on hotel rooms than Windows users visiting the site and decided on the profiling trial, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The system works by offering Mac users more expensive "recommended" hotels at the top of searched for suggestions.

Usually Mac or Windows users would see the exactly the same list of "suggested" hotels, but with the new system Mac users will be shown a modified list of plusher options.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jun 26, 2012, 02:36 PM (39 replies)

Missouri town welcomes horse slaughter plant, jobs

ROCKVILLE, MO. -- People here don’t have anything against horses.

Or slaughtering them.

In fact, they’re fairly delighted at the prospect of transforming horses into export-ready steaks in a building that sits across from their local convenience store. They’re even praying for it.

“The town is all for it,” said Rockville Mayor Dave Moore. “I think it’s great.”


This is just 100 miles from where I live and it turns my stomach just thinking about it.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:22 AM (16 replies)

Western Hebrides and the Shetland Isles

I'm planning a trip to the Western Hebrides and the person I'm going with wants to visit the Shetland Isles also. Is there much to do there? (Shetland). Thanks in advance.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:29 AM (3 replies)

US healthcare system a haven for many, but sick Americans are often jilted

The NHS is sending patients abroad for advanced treatments, but that same care is hard to come by for many living there

Ethan Fidler is a 10-year-old from England who has spent six weeks in Florida and by now is missing football. Many would think him a lucky boy, and indeed he is – not because of Disney World or the beaches but because the the British national health service was willing to fly him four thousand miles and pay upwards of £50,000 for specialised radiation treatment for his brain tumour.

The NHS – often derided in the US as "socialised medicine" – sprang into action for Ethan and there is every likelihood he will be cured. His doctor at the University of Florida institute of proton therapy in Jacksonville, Danny Indelicato, is delighted with him. His mother, quantity surveyor Julia Fidler, who has been in Florida with Ethan throughout, while his dad, Mark, stayed home with their daughter, is astounded.

"I was amazed. To be told that this was something that could happen for Ethan – I was staggered," Fidler said. "To just be told that all this is going to be available for your son. It gives you a massive sense that they must really feel they can cure Ethan or they wouldn't go to these extremes. Every parent must feel that. It does give you confidence."

Ethan is in the US because the NHS as yet does not have proton therapy machines, although the UK government has just agreed to fund two of them, in London and Manchester. But while the British boy is getting cutting-edge cancer treatment here, others who live in America are struggling to obtain the medical care they need. And when they are seriously ill or have a long-term condition, many will not be able to pay the bills that pile through the door. Two-thirds of personal bankruptcies in the US are related to healthcare costs.

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jun 6, 2012, 06:04 PM (0 replies)
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