When is the Next FTC Sweep of Car Dealer Deceptive Advertising?

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After promising to start enforcing the rules they set for advertising practices, the Federal Trade Commission has been quiet for several months. Does this mean that another sweep is in the works?

Back in January, ten dealerships settled with the FTC over deceptive advertising. The offenses ranged from zero-down leases that didn’t mention leasing fees to low advertised prices that were only achievable with every incentive possible applied to them. It would take someone who was a veteran, a student, a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, and yet somehow still employed by a specific company to even get close to cashing in on all of the incentives in the ads.

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Crack-Smoking, Homophobic Mayor of Toronto Sees Uptick in Approval Rating

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Nowadays, you don’t have to be squeaky clean to be a politician. Everyone has skeletons in their closet, right? In fact, if you’re the mayor of Toronto, you might see your approval rating go up after reports of a video that depict him smoking crack cocaine and making homophobic remarks.

That seems to be the case so far for Rob Ford. A poll Thursday night after the video was confirmed by the Chief of Police show that his popularity amongst his constituents rose from 39% to 44%. Some are blaming it on margin of error. Others say it’s sympathy, though smoking crack while making homophobic remarks normally doesn’t elicit a sympathetic response even if you aren’t the mayor of a major world city.

Then again, it might just be the accepting ways of modern society. It makes the “elite” seem more human when they make mistakes. If Anthony Weiner can take a stab at politics after his scandal, we may see Rob Ford moving up in Canada’s political spectrum.

Here’s part of the story from The Star:

Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating rose slightly after Police Chief Bill Blair confirmed the existence of a video in which Ford appears to smoke crack cocaine and make homophobic and racist remarks, according to a poll taken Thursday night by Forum Research.

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Early Enrollment Figures for Obamacare Show Extremely Low Numbers

Affordable Care Act

Out of 4.7 million reported visitors on the first day to the Obamacare website, a total of 6 people enrolled. Six.

There’s a reason that the administration is not willing to tell how many policies have been purchased. People either cannot enroll if they want to or simply aren’t wanting to once they find out how “affordable” the policies are in the Affordable Care Act.

The administration has always said that there will be many more people enrolling when the deadline nears. They need to really ramp it up if they’re going to achieve their goals and make Obamacare a success.

According to CBS News:

Health and Human Services told CBS News Thursday it’s in no position to confirm or discuss enrollment figures because it doesn’t have any. A spokesman suggested the numbers obtained by CBS News may not include all the different ways to enroll, such as paper applications. The spokesman also said that enrollment figures in Massachusetts’ health care plan started off negligible but then skyrocketed as a deadline neared.

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Top 10 Sarah Palin Resources

Sarah Palin ImageSarah Palin has been all over the news.  Ever since her tapping as John McCain’s Vice Presidential candidate, the world has been watching her, waiting for her to shine or fail.  The scrutiny has gone beyond any other VP candidate in history because she was relatively unknown, she has strong views that are controversial at times, and yes, most importantly, because she is a woman, the first GOP VP female candidate.

With all of the news swirling around her, it can be difficult to find the real facts.  Here are 10 websites that are as honest and factual as they can be, trying not to totally endorse or smear her, but simply to tell us who she is.  Read them, enjoy them, link to them, but most of all, understand that the real issue here is not her gender but whether or not she can lead this country as President if that day comes. [Read more…]