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Seven million to lose their health insurance under Obamacare

According to the Congressional Budget Office, seven million people — twice the number previously predicted — will lose their health insurance under Obamacare.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Damien Lemay


    I have read with greath interest your article “The Great Galactic Travelers” in the last October issue of S&T. I was specially impressed that Hubble was capable of measuring the LMC proper motion. This bring me with a quetion regarding globular cluster; since they are closer than the LMC, have we ever seen any star moving relative to others. I would appreciate if you could answer this queastion.

    Damien Lemay

  • Thank you for your kind words about my Sky & Telescope article.

    As for your question, I’m not sure I understand it. The proper motion of many globular clusters has been measured, with varying degrees of uncertainty. Moreover, some scientists have managed to measure the motions of stars within some globular clusters.

    None of this work has so far been very conclusive.

  • Pzatchok

    But if they lose their private coverage they can sign up for that great government backed coverage for free.

    Which is the whole intent of Obumer care.

    More pions on more of the government dole. The more they are bound to the federal government the more they are slaves to the law makers based there.
    Eventually they will be unable to voice their opinions against the federal government for fear of losing all the state gives them.

    Soft slavery.

  • Jim

    Speaking of the CBO, I have a good article from Investors Daily all should read about deficits:

    Since I am one who has said that the sequester is a good thing (and I still believe that it should be), it is worth considering some of the points Jed Graham makes:
    1. Washington has put deficit reduction ahead of job growth.
    2. The deficit reduction, as a percentage of GDP, currently underway is at a faster pace than anytime since WWII.
    3. From fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2012, the deficit shrank 3.1 percentage points, from 10.1% to 7.0% of GDP.
    4. Based on existing policies, CBO projects the deficit will shrink to 5.3% of GDP in fiscal 2013, down 3.7 percentage points since 2010.
    5. Even during the ’90s economic boom, the deficit never fell by more than 3 percentage points over any three-year period…

    But this is the one to be wary of:
    6. Outside of the demobilization from WWII, the only time the deficit has fallen faster was when the economy relapsed in 1937, turning the Great Depression into a decade long affair.
    Other occasions when the federal deficit contracted by much more than 1 percentage point a year have also coincided with a recession, including 1960 and 1969.

    And he says we may be reducing the deficit at too fast a pace. His opinion, and he is not a left wing economist. Worthwhile to keep in mind…maybe we all should settle down about further deficit reductions this year after the sequester.

  • Jim

    I want to add another article to the one I posted above. This from conservative Byron York, and he in essence says the same thing as Jed Graham.

    In it he says this:
    “In his inaugural address, President Obama did not even mention the problem of joblessness, and both Obama and Republicans in Congress are more caught up in fighting over fiscal issues than confronting unemployment. And when they’re not fighting over the budget, they’re arguing over gun control.”

    And he concludes with:
    “No matter how bad things get, the nation’s political leaders will find a way to change the subject.”

    Robert, I think there are many things that those on the right and those on the left can agree with. Yes, some disagreement on how to do it, but probably there are solutions for common ground. We have to, in my opinion, stop making some of these things a right or left issue, and more a substance issue. The fact that Jed can say Washington is more concerned about deficit reduction than creating jobs, and Byron can find and agree with a study that finds most Americans think Washington does not listen (and that is both parties) has some meaning.

    I don’t know…I think these two article are very important and should be read by all.

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