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Oh, man: Obamacare ‘glitch girl’ hasn’t enrolled, ‘wasn’t even paid for her trouble’

Oh, man: Obamacare ‘glitch girl’ hasn’t enrolled, ‘wasn’t even paid for her trouble’

http://twitter.com/#!/RyanJCroft/status/400634768443715584

As Twitchy reported, it wasn’t easy being the face of the most hated website in America. The model who appeared on the HealthCare.gov splash page is thrilled that her photo has been removed and says she endured weeks of “cyberbullying.” ABC tracked down the married mother, known only as “Adriana,” and revealed more about her in an exclusive report today.

http://twitter.com/#!/MomMilkshake/status/400596821342302208

That’s right. Millions upon millions spent on the craptastic Obamacare website and not a dime went to the woman who never expected her face to become synonymous with utter failure.

https://twitter.com/rickklein/status/400585972124889088

ABC reports that she approached a contact at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and negotiated “free family photographs” in exchange for becoming the face of 404care. Ouch!

http://twitter.com/#!/rickklein/status/400588508227579906
http://twitter.com/#!/rickklein/status/400593403819212800

Adriana is reportedly a legal permanent resident who hopes to become a citizen. And evidently, she isn’t particularly interested in Obamacare even though ABC reports that she’s eligible.

http://twitter.com/#!/Sultanknish/status/400647482738081793

ABC’s report also includes snort-worthy quotes from Health and Human Services officials.

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/400591776194760704
http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/400592871201710081

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/13/oh-man-obamacare-glitch-girl-hasnt-enrolled-wasnt-even-paid-for-her-trouble/

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26 Jokes Only Mexicans Will Understand

26 Jokes Only Mexicans Will Understand

The proof is in the duvalin.

1. This loteria snapchat that goes TOO far.

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2. This flan sent from the future.

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3. This important lesson Sabado Gigante taught everyone.

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4. This language fail.

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5. This hot valentine.

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6. This spray.

This spray.

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7. This dance that could’ve been.

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8. These tearjerkers.

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9. The only Buki you need in your life.

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10. This farmworker, Jesus.

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11. This classic photo of Kiko.

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12. This literal translation.

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13. This breaded fit.

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14. This cause for an identity crisis.

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15. This warning.

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16. This missed opportunity.

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17. This undeniable proof.

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18. This tough question.

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19. This truther.

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20. This repetitive phrase.

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21. This chavo.

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22. This reception ritual.

This reception ritual.

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23. This very serious game of Loteria.

This very serious game of Loteria.

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24. This perfect day.

This perfect day.

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25. This dairy revelation.

Mexican Problems @gringoprobs

Stay healthy

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/yezminvillarreal/jokes-only-mexicans-will-understand

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Low attendance at rollout events means it’s time for Obamacare publicity stunts

Low attendance at rollout events means it’s time for Obamacare publicity stunts

http://twitter.com/#!/TheMorningSpew/status/364382962734735361

Judging from the attendance levels at some Obamacare propaganda events around the country, it’s clear that the Obama administration and Organizing for Action are going to have to sweeten the deal to generate more buzz and get people to show up to subsequent meetings. That’s where #ObamacarePublicityStunts should come in handy.

Here are suggestions that should get the turnstiles moving at future Obamacare events:

http://twitter.com/#!/dawnmh73/status/364382260834729985
http://twitter.com/#!/liars_never_win/status/364382644358098944
http://twitter.com/#!/liars_never_win/status/364388988443824128
http://twitter.com/#!/Rem870P/status/364383686373801985
http://twitter.com/#!/EagleGraphs/status/364402842322219010
http://twitter.com/#!/youthpastorbry/status/364397323339579393
http://twitter.com/#!/deblessings/status/364394910629101570
http://twitter.com/#!/deblessings/status/364393412352409601
http://twitter.com/#!/ag_texas/status/364383818536321025
http://twitter.com/#!/ag_texas/status/364388378864648192
http://twitter.com/#!/YankReb69/status/364388492471566337

One last suggestion:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheMorningSpew/status/364382267159748609

That means we’d be hearing more from Congress and the Hollywood elite.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/05/celebrity-death-panel-low-attendance-at-rollout-events-means-its-time-for-obamacarepublicitystunts/

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The Stunning Beauty of Seychelles [25 pics]

The Stunning Beauty of Seychelles [25 pics]


Lemuria Praslin – Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it

The Republic of Seychelles is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Mascarene Islands along with Mauritius and Reunion. Just northeast of Madagascar, Seychelles is situated with Zanzibar to the west, Reunion to the south and Comoros and Mayotte to the Southwest. With an estimated population of 86,525, it has the smallest population of any African State.

Oh and it’s also stunningly beautiful with topaz water and white sand beaches. It’s easy to see why Seychelles is such a popular tourist destination. Enjoy the 25 lovely photographs below along with information about Seychelles scattered throughout.

2. Sunset Beach Resort, Seychelles


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3.Maia Luxury Resort & Spa


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5. Bliss Hotel


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

The Republic of Seychelles – Geography

 
The granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago cluster around the main island of Mahé, home to the international airport and the capital, Victoria, and its satellites Praslin and La Digue. Together, these Inner Islands form the cultural and economic hub of the nation and contain the majority of Seychelles’ tourism facilities as well as its most stunning beaches.

The Indian Ocean republic occupies a land area of 455 km² and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 1.4 million km². Of these 115 islands, 41 Inner Islands constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the 5 groups of low-lying coral atolls and reef islets that are the Outer Islands.

Seychelles is home to no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the legendary Vallée de Mai on Praslin where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows high on ancient palms and fabled Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, first seen by early Arab seafarers of the 9th century A.D. [Source: Seychelles.travel]

6.Lemuria Resort


Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it

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Photograph by LISA LESPERANCE

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Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it

9. Fregate Island, Seychelles


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

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Photograph by LAZ MCMURPHY

Seychelles Climate

 
Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm and without extremes. In this tropical haven the temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. All but the remotest southern islands lie comfortably outside the cyclone belt making Seychelles’ a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

During the north-west trade winds that visit between the months of October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with average winds of 8-12 knots.

During January and February the islands receive their life-giving rains, rejuvenating the rivers and streams and teasing the vibrant foliage into rainbows of colour.

The months between May and September bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas – particularly on south-eastern coasts – and winds of 10-20 knots. [Source: Seychelles.travel]

11. Helios Restaurant


Photograph by Tribu02

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Photograph by BAS B

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Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

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Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

15. The Four Seasons, Seychelles


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

Seychelles Society

 
For over two centuries, the islands have remained a melting pot of different races, traditions and religions from the four corners of the earth.

Government
The Republic of Seychelles has a multi-party political system with an executive President as head of state and government. The President heads a Cabinet of 10 ministers which includes the Vice-President. The Republic of Seychelles is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie.

Language
There are three official languages in Seychelles: Creole, English and French. Many Seychellois also speak fluent Italian or German.

Religion
Roman Catholicism remains the dominant religion of Seychelles but there are also Anglican and Protestant churches and the places of worship of other denominations. These live in harmony alongside, Muslim, Hindu and Bahai communities based on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. [Source: Seychelles.travel]

16. Corossal


Photograph by Tribu02

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Photograph by DAVID GUINEHUT

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Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

19. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa


Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it

20. Raffles, Seychelles


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

Seychelles Flora & Fauna

 
Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species of flora & fauna on earth. With almost 50% of its limited landmass set aside as national parks and reserves, Seychelles prides itself on its record for far sighted conservation policies that have resulted in an enviable degree of protection for the environment and the varied ecosystems it supports.

Nowhere else on earth will you find unique endemic specimens such as the fabulous Coco-de-mer, the largest seed in the world, the jellyfish tree, with only eight surviving examples, the Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler.

From the smallest frog to the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within surrounds of exceptional natural beauty. [Source: Seychelles.travel]

21. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

22. Bliss Hotel, Seychelles


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

23. Barbarons Beach, Seychelles


Photograph by DRACS

24. Fregate Island


Photograph via IdeePerViaggiare.it

25.


Photograph by IdeePerViaggiare.it

If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:


 
The Ultimate Maldives Gallery [30 pics]

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2011/07/visit-seychelles-pictures-info/

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Lady Gaga’s New Puppy Is Insanely Adorable

Lady Gaga’s New Puppy Is Insanely Adorable

Her little monster has the cutest p-p-p-puppy face!

1. This is Asia:

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2. She’s Lady Gaga’s new French bulldog puppy.

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3. She is also totally taking over Gaga’s Instagram photos.

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4. Which is cool because she is ridiculously cute.

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5. I mean, seriously, look at that face!

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Too cute for words!

6. Like all puppies, Asia enjoys long walks…

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7. …running in parks…

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8. …giving begging face…

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How can you say “no” to a face like that?

9. …belly rubs…

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10. …dune buggy rides…

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11. …posing in front of floral arrangements…

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12. …and private jet rides.

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13. She is totally cool hanging out with Gaga’s celebrity friends, like T.I.

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14. Or hanging backstage at concerts, taking selfies with Gaga and her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney.

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15. And of course, one of her favorite things to do is play with her mommy, Gaga.

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16. Also, while she might be the baby of the family, she totally plays well with her brother Fozzi and sister Stella.

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17. Sometimes Asia plays and parties a little too hard.

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18. So her perfect solution for that: Taking long naps with her mommy.

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Lady Gaga + Asia = CUTE

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/lady-gagas-new-puppy-is-insanely-adorable