This month a 31% increase in my Anthem healthcare insurance premiums goes into effect and what do they do? Today they gave $1 million to Marion County for preschool. And here I thought the insurance companies were going broke from skyrocketing claims and that’s why they need to jack our rates. But then they’re just agents of the government now so why am I surprised they’re redistributing my wealth?
I ran across this little gem in the IndyStar Let it Out section and had to comment on it but don’t do Facebook.
For those who argue tax breaks for the wealthy help the economy, while a wage of $15 per hour will hurt the economy: watch what happens when the general consumer has a little extra money due to low gas prices.
Seems the gasoline price argument actually reinforces the argument that raising minimum wage will hurt not help. Raising minimum wage should be equated with what happened to the price of everything else when fuel skyrocketed. Fuel and labor are both ingredients to creating products and offering services and minimum wage hike proponents don’t seem to get that. Raise the cost of production, fuel or labor, you raise the cost of that product – be it durable goods or services.
What’s more, the folks that get the raise will have the same purchasing power as before because of rising prices due to increased labor cost. Then, everyone above minimum wage will LOSE purchasing power. So minimum wage earner break even at best and yet again the middle class looses ground because prices went up but their pay did not.
Sometime Monday afternoon Thunderbird started having issues connecting to Office365 as well as Google. It would try to fetch or send a message and just sit there trying and never finish. Restarting the software did nothing but if I’d reboot the system it’d work for about 5 minutes then it’d hang up again.
This was on Fedora 17 as well as 20.
During the course of trying to troubleshoot this madding issue I found no logged error messages. I set my workstation connections to go out 3 different routers, thru 2 different tier 1 connections. I tried eliminating NAT by setting the workstation to a public address.I checked dns, routing, firewall/filtering. Nuked my Thunderbird config and re-added the accounts.. even checked my workstation at home, also Fedora 20, and it works just fine there. I frankly was running out of ideas….
Then finally I got to looking at netstat output and I see Thunderbird is trying to connect to imaps using an ipv6 address! I reboot and start Thunderbird and see it connecting to an ipv4 address and it’s working. After about 5 minutes it stops working and now netstat shows pending ipv6 imap connections and the connection count just grows until there’s a dozen that never connect….
So, I disabled ipv6 on the interface…
It’s been over 15 minutes now and netstat is showing ipv4 connections to Office365 addresses so I **think** I”m good now… guess we’ll see…
This has driven me totally crazy (yeah, I know…) since Monday when it started and I could find absolutely nothing searching Google so I’m posting in the hope I’ll save some other poor soul some trouble.
The Six Conundrums Of Liberalism
- America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized
- Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.
- They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.
- Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.
- The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
- They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Everyone KNOWS Iraq had NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESRUCTION so how coudl it be that there are Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.
My hunch is that this will be vindication for Hillary’s vote FOR going into Iraq… but not for W…
I don’t get pulled over often at all despite the occasional deserving of it but reading
How to Reduce the Odds of Being Ticketed During a Traffic Stop tells me I’ve been doing it right all these years. Largely, I suspect, of my close working relationship with LEO’s a couple decades back….
Experienced driver or not the article is a good refresher….
I don’t watch football, not a Redskins fan and I generally loath the NFL… But I have had this strange itch to buy a Redskins branded something just to put a thumb in the eye of political correctness. Fortunately the Redskins players made it easy to shake that itch
While Connecticut’s Gun Ban Is Worse Than Hitler’s Gun Ban is an interesting read it should be noted that CT’s law is on top of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 which implements the German Weapons Act of 1938 almost to the letter.
I really get tired of the ruse that gun owners, the NRA, don’t want to pass sensible laws. They intentionally gloss over the fact that there is a plethora of laws on the books and that’s just at the Federal level. And with every one that passed everything they were “sold” as the cure to got worse, not better…
Whenever a government agency is founded to eliminate something it is not in that agency’s interest to do that which they were chartered to do.
I don’t for a moment believe there is “no plan” for dealing with ISIS. What I believe (tugging tin foil hat tighter) is this is playing out exactly as intended. The President as the anti-war get us out of Iraq candidate cannot satisfy his base by now going after ISIS.. but if he sits on his haunches and they behead enough jornos eventually we the people, and even Libertarian non-interventionist Rand Paul, will demand we “do something”…
But he needs the diversion, he needs the economic boost and he needs deniability…
Looks like it’s working.
I can see the welfare commercial now: So easy a Panda can do it.