I'm sure you all have any opinion, and something had to happen in an election year. Lots of pros and cons here. Lots of twists and turns, and who knows what happened behind the scenes. I don't have a good feeling about it, but as I don't see us here in 2014, so it doesn't matter to me. Just more stuff.
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax - June 28, 2012
In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care law's individual insurance mandate in a 5-4 decision, ending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointee, joining the liberal wing of the court to save the law.
Health care ruling: What it means for you Yahoo - June 28, 2012
Here is what it means for you:
What the Health Care Ruling Means Discovery - June 28, 2012
f you don't currently have insurance, the individual mandate requires you to buy it or pay a fine. In 2014, families without insurance will pay $285 or 1 percent of their income, whichever is greater. By 2016, they'll face stiffer penalties of $2,085 per family or 2.5 percent of their income.
Ancient Text Confirms Mayan Calendar End Date
The Mayan Calendar prophecy never spoke about an apocalypse.
What it refers to is peace and the return from physical reality to light.
The latest Mayan Calendar discovery - another reference to 2012 - is not about an apocalypse and never was. We are projected illusion in a biogenetic experiment that is about to end as physical reality (emotional dramas) segue into balance and all returns to light and consciousness. It's really not that hard to understand. It's also cool that these inserts are being programmed into our hologram at the end.
Ancient Text Confirms Mayan Calendar End Date Live Science - June 28, 2012
"This text talks about ancient political history rather than prophecy," Marcello Canuto, the director of Tulane University Middle America Research Institute, said in a statement. "This new evidence suggests that the 13 bak'tun date was an important calendrical event that would have been celebrated by the ancient Maya; however, they make no apocalyptic prophecies whatsoever regarding the date." The Mayan Long Count calendar is divided into bak'tuns, or 144,000-day cycles that begin at the Maya creation date. The winter solstice of 2012 (Dec. 21) is the last day of the 13th bak'tun, marking what the Maya people would have seen as a full cycle of creation.
Maya 2012 inscription predicts royal stability USA Today - June 28, 2012
Newly-discovered Maya 2012 inscriptions proclaim royal stability, researchers report, not apocalypse.Announced today at the National Palace in Guatemala, the 1,300-year-old inscriptions from the ruins called La Corona, "provides only the second known reference to the so-called 'end date' for the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012," says a Tulane University statement.
Maya archaeologists unearth new 2012 monument PhysOrg - June 28, 2012
Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300 year-old year-old Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called 'end date' for the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012. The discovery, one of the most significant hieroglyphic find in decades, was announced today at the National Palace in Guatemala.
Stunning Map Reveals World's Earthquakes Since 1898Live Science - June 29, 2012
If you've ever wondered where - and why - earthquakes happen the most, look no further than a new map, which plots more than a century's worth of nearly every recorded earthquake strong enough to at least rattle the bookshelves. The map shows earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater since 1898; each is marked in a lightning-bug hue that glows brighter with increasing magnitude.