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January 2, 2014

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2013 Year In Review: June Through November

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Mitchell, Kranz Sworn In Along With Appointees
Man Injured Near FW Train Station

Kalnins Appointed Mayor at Township Reorg.
Residents Oppose Morin As Town Attorney

Peyton's Peek at the Week in Politics
Nwk. Pair Charged With Springfield Bank Robbery

New Year Resolutions; Ones That You Can Achieve and How To Do It
Where the Mustang Was Made, A Wish For The New Year

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SEALING THE VICTORY...Blue Devil Nick Velez, right, seals the 152-lb crown with this takedown at the edge of the mat during the Roselle Park Tournament on December 28.

Arts and Entertainment
Popcorn: “Saving Mr. Banks” Earns our Interest
New Production: Regrets Only Opens at Westfield Community Players
On Display: Contemporary Art Group to Exhibit At Gallery U
Infectious Styles: Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Presents Snarky Puppy at the UCPAC
Workshop: Artist to Demonstrate Airbrush Painting at WF Art Association
Honor Roll - Roosevelt Intermediate School — First Marking Period

Notice - Westfield Kindergarten, First Grade Registration

Change Agents - W-H Students Attend Model United Nations Conference
Creative Writing - MLK Essay, Poetry, Art Contest Underway
Helping Hand - Franklin Students Provide Bagged lunches to Feet the Hungry

13-10-03: ICE CREAM FACIAL...Two girls enjoy the fun at the Ice Cream Eating Contest at the Fanny Wood Day street fair in downtown Fanwood.

Week in Sports Cougar Boys Rope Mustangs In Four OT Marathon; Blue Devils 3rd, Panthers 1st In Roselle Park Mat Tourney; Lady Raiders Settle Setters In Benovegno Tourney; Parker Wastes No Time In Showing He Belongs; Lady Cougar Cagers Muffle Kent Place Dragons ... Photos

Summary Of Community Posts
See all 2014-01-07 Westfield - The Garden Club of Westfield will present a program by Mr. Art Carlson, back by popular demand. The program, FLOWERS IN OUR CULTURE, will feature photographs from Mr. Carlsons far-flung travels. He is a member of the Plainfield
See all 2014-01-05 Union County - In light of the inclement weather that is occurring and is forecast, the start of the Union County Deer Management Program that was scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, January 6, has been delayed to Wednesday, January 8. 1388
See all 2014-01-03 Union County, NJ - Snow Report - Overall, it has been a relatively quite morning, albeit one with snowfalls ranging from 4-8 inches or so in many of Union County's locations. The County may see another inch or so, and winds are still conti
See all 2014-01-03 Westfield - 9 am Snow report, unofficial; appears area received 6-8 inches of drifting powdered snow. Plows have cleared most main roads. Parking lots and driveways are not yet cleared. Don't drive unless absolutely necessary. It's cold bu
See all 2014-01-03 SCOTCH PLAINS - The state of emergency declared last night is still in effect, however there are NO travel restrictions at this time. State offices are closed today, Friday, January 3rd, 2014. All SPF schools are also closed for the day. M
See all 2014-01-02 Trenton, NJ In anticipation of the severe winter storm expected to arrive in New Jersey beginning Thursday evening, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate a
See all 2014-01-02 WINTER STORM ALERT - The National Weather Service has issued a statewide Winter Storm Warning for New Jersey through Friday. We are expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow, frigid temperatures, wind gusts up to 30 mph and icy road conditions over
See all 2014-01-02 REGION - Winter Storm, The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area from 6:00 PM tonight, Thursday, Jan. 2nd, until 1:00 PM Friday, Jan. 3rd. Late tonight into tomorrow morning, we are expecting 4-8 inches of
Please Help The College Men's Club of Westfield locate their Alumni - See the Names Here
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Speaking Out For You
It’s Too Late For Us... But You Can Still Save Yourself

2013-11-21: Only five million people have lost their health care so far because of ObamaCare. Unfortunately, our workers are included in this. This staggering number is actually very low compared to what is coming. The vast number of citizens will not be affected until next year. With political manipulation and to divide and conquer, Obama and his henchmen have postponed having it applied to corporations, unions, government, teachers, police, firefighters and others until after the national elections next year (2014).

It’s evident to those that are bilked now that ObamaCare is fraught with lies, deception and malice. Most of you don’t know how bad it is. You’ll know next year when the “bell tolls for thee.” You still have time to save yourself, though it’s too late for us.

“... Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me (Martin Niemöller, Nazi Germany).” Well, I’m speaking out for you.

You must defeat these “LIZARDS” next year in the national elections. LIZARDS (Liberal Inane Zombies and Radicalized Democrats).

Those calling for  Obama’s resignation have not thought it through. Do they want Biden to become president? What’s hungered for is the resignation of the matched set. Of course they won’t resign. Their egos can’t contemplate such an honorable deed.  Obama will be gone in 2016. Until then, you must minimize the damage.

There is no lobby to stand up for the middle-class American citizen. You must stand up for yourself starting now. I promise all the ink in my barrel and all the gigabytes in my bandwidth to fight this atrocity for you.

Yes, I’m fighting mad. It’s not about the moronic website. For those that disagree with me, don’t take it out on my employees — take it out on me. My name is Horace Corbin, Publisher.

Is Our Healthcare Plan Substandard?

We’ve been asked to explain why we lost our healthcare. The drift of things: Our employees determine the features of their health care plan knowing that the cost comes out of their end of the year profit sharing (which they work hard for and deserve). No one here is of child-bearing age, so they don’t choose to buy maternity leave or pediatric care. There are other items. Obamacare requires them to buy extra things that they don’t need or want. So our group plan is cancelled. They are left with Obama Quotes for each individual. The cost is much higher and unaffordable. It appears they will also be taxed on it if the company helps. Where is that money going? And where is that money to come from?

2013-12-03 Update

* Obama and his RADs (Radicalized Democrats) invoked the "Nuclear Option" in the Senate to stifle debate over his nominations to pack the Supreme Court by voiding the 225-year rule of operation.

* Obama went to the teleprompter for political purposes to tell the public he decided that insurers can continue to offer their existing plans for another year, which is impossible and beyond the legal authority of the President to arbitrarily change laws. Obama is counter attacking his critics and is spending more millions of taxpayer dollars to promote Obamacare.

* Obama extended the date when the big next wave of Obamacare hits the nation (for corporations) until just after elections next year.

* NJ Gov. Chris Christie says Obama should just tell the truth.

* Insurer NJ Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says it's not their fault, to the tens of thousands of customers in the state that are having their policies cancelled on 12/31/2013.

* There is a new website just activated by the insurance industry,, that has been authorized to sell health care due to the abysmal failure of Obamacare. It provides cost and options before you need to provide your personal information and buy it. The director of the website said he would never provide his personal information on the Obamacare website. Unfortunately, it is not available in all states due to Federal Banking and Insurance Commission regulations.

* Obama says the website is working much better now. Critics say the website is insecure and wide open for hackers to collect personal data of those that apply. Insurance companies say the Obamacare website is giving them incorrect forms for applicants and policies are falling through the cracks. Commentary: "Fixing the ObamaCare website is like greasing the guillotine."

* As of 12/01/13, approximately 800,000 in New Jersey have lost their health care policies with little idea of what to do.

* Update 12/10/13: People seeking insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges are finding the plans limit access to some of the best-ranked hospitals and cancer centers in the country. Former top health care adviser for the White House reveals, that's how the program was designed. Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel claimed Obama did not mislead. Emanuel added: "If you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that."

* 12/11/2013: There are 21 ObamaCare US Senators (Dems) up for re-election in 2014 with more than half of those being vulnerable. To respond for having your health care being cancelled (or soon to be cancelled), use your voice at the ballot box and make sure they don't get reelected.

* 12/14/2013: 2013's "Lie of the Year." Obama's oft-repeated promise that people who liked their insurance could keep under ObamaCare it was a "lie." PolitiFact, a political fact-checking website deemed the claim 2013's "Lie of the Year."
What a mess. Jan 1, hundreds of thousands in NJ will not be able to have found alternate to cancelled plans; millions in the country. Obama fiddles while Rome burns.
The latest deadline delay for the Affordable Care Act could lead to even more enrollment problems and place a bigger burden on insurance companies, experts say.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it would require insurance companies to accept premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 up until Dec. 31-eight days from the already once delayed date of Dec. 23.
"This will kill insurance companies," says Devon Herrick, senior analyst at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of the latest deadline extension. "I don't think insurance companies will be there on New Year's Day figuring out what they owe, who they need to bill and who has legitimate coverage. You can see what a mess this is---I can't imagine insurance companies can solve this in one day, especially when that day is a holiday."

* 12/20/2013: In the spirit of Christmas, further updates are suspended until next year. Merry Christmas.

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