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Our U.S. correspondent Tomas Mega, from Nevada, chronicles giving Obamacare a try since it first went operational on Oct. 1st 2013.

 October1, 2013

My anticipation has been building for weeks.  Truthfully, I haven’t been this keen about something since I discovered on-line dating.  I am one of the 19 million Americans who buy their health insurance privately, at high rates, and today, October 1, I would be able to access the Nevada state Obamacare website.  The President promised me I would now have access to affordable health care and I am eager over the prospects of having some extra cash in my pocket.  If ‘RomanceAt60.com’ doesn’t deliver, Obamacare might save me some money to give ‘SeniorLove.com’ a try. 

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a partnership agreement on November 13to improve urban emergency preparedness and response in Addis Ababa. USAID will provide technical assistance to the city government of Addis Ababa that will make a significant difference in minimizing the effects of a disaster, including saving lives, protecting property, and helping the city recover more quickly from a disaster.

There is little that horrifies a good ‘Planet No’ Republican more than an immense, expensive government program that Americans feel is benefiting them, says our U.S. Correspondent Tomas Mega.

Observers of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner know well that he is prone to crying in public.  It’s understandable.   Boehner has a large family of 234 Republicans in the House of Representatives, and about forty of his youngest are giving “Dad” a very hard time.  Not getting their way, they resort to pitching constant tantrums, acting like kids who want to stay up all night with video games, the I-phone, hungrily gulping down junk food, and totally ignoring his counsel. Under such circumstances, any parent would throw their hands up in despair.  Boehner’s Washington family, especially the adolescents, are reckless, unruly, undisciplined and have shown a penchant to scream until their faces are as red as the Republican districts they represent.  Dad has no control over the kids who hate everything that doesn’t fit their way of thinking, including the law.