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Obama pulls the plug on Granny

Citing cost concerns, the Obama administration said Friday it has halted a long-term care insurance program that was part of the massive health care law passed in 2010.

The CLASS act, a provision in the heath-care reform law designed to help the disabled and elderly cash to receive care at home, could not be both voluntary and budget-neutral, say health officials.

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Satirists mock Occupy Wall Street

The banks are unbowed. The government is unmoved. Wealth distribution remains unchanged. Debts remain on the books. Weeks after protesters first began camping out in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street has yet to force compliance with its “demands” — but by one indicator of contemporary cultural relevance, the nascent movement already has made an impact.

People are making fun of it.

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A Dog is A Man’s Best Friend… and Sometime Lover

A man who fell in love with his dog “wooed” the pet with chocolate drops and candlelight before sex sessions. he 25-year-old admitted romping with his male Appenzeller dog called Blaessli since 2008.

He wore the dog’s COLLAR to court in Liestal, Switzerland, as a sign of affection and called it “my life partner”.

But he wasn’t faithful — he admitted bedding two other dogs during his relationship with Blaessli. Read More:

Apple’s new iPhone voice control pre-programmed to find you prostitutes

Apple’s new Siri voice-control system includes a pre-programmed response that brings up contacts for local prostitutes, sorted by how near they are to you using the phone’s GPS system.
If you say, ‘I am horny’ or ‘Do I make you horny?’ to the handset, it brings up numbers of nearby ‘escort’ services. Read More:

114-year-old electric car gets same 40 miles to the charge as the New Chevy Volt

Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt — the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.”

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Retirement in Florida can sometimes be boring…. But not if you pretend to be a doctor and give free breast exams

FORT LAUDERDALE— A Coconut Creek man accused of posing as a doctor and offering free door-to-door breast exams has reached a deal with prosecutors, lawyers told a Broward judge on Tuesday.

Phillip Winikoff, 81, was accused in April 2006 of carrying on the ruse with women at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Northwest 40 Street in Lauderdale Lakes. Investigators said two women took Winikoff up on the offer, allowed him into their apartments and realized something was amiss only after the exams started.

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New York Panhandler Revealed To Be legendary comedian living in $3.5m home

Hobbling along between cars in his walker, asking for change and proffering free newspapers in return, it is hard to believe he was once known as ‘The World’s Foremost Authority’.

Professor Irwin Corey, comedian, actor and left-wing political activist, strolls along Manhattan’s East 35th Street pan-handling every day, seven days a week, for the last 17 years.

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