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I worry about nice folks like hillbillytower who are trying hard to get and keep a job.  The mainstream media and the gummint are covering up the real story.

 

I am NOT a tin-foiler.   cool14.gif  But here is a chart showing unemployment figures.  The chart comes from the US gummint Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

What this chart clearly shows is that what is being reported as the unemployment rate is simply untrue (per the gummint's own data).

 

Look:

 

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The concept of saying that the millions of folks who have been unemployed for more than a year are somehow "employed" or otherwise NOT counted... is egregious.   censored.gif

 

And those who lost their jobs and have only been able to find part-time work... THEY are "employed" per the MSM and gummint.  Again, egregious  :rant:

 

The precise, formal definition from the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines unemployment as "only those currently without a job who have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work".

 

Anybody here think that is an accurate representation of what the hell is going on?????

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A friend of mine called me last week to ask if he could use me for a job reference...at Wendy's.  He used to work at a data entry outfit that went out of business a while back.  He has a ton of experience and a great work ethic, but now he's getting ready for a job flipping burgers IF he can get it.  :nono:

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Every one can relax help is on the way. It turns out that teachers have been making too much money. As soon as the state governments that are controlled by republicans can get the teachers salaries back down to minimum wage things will pick up quickly.  :thumbup:

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There are worst jobs than flipping burgers.  I've done worst jobs trying to feed my family and keep a roof over their head.  Sometimes we have to step back to find firm ground to go forward.  It ain't easy, believe me I know, i feel like I'm trying to climb a sand dune the size of Everest now.

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There are worst jobs than flipping burgers.   I've done worst jobs trying to feed my family and keep a roof over their head.   Sometimes we have to step back to find firm ground to go forward.   It ain't easy, believe me I know, i feel like I'm trying to climb a sand dune the size of Everest now.

 

I'm not downing the job, I know it's hard work.  It's just that he's needing a reference to be able to be competitive enough to get the job.  It kinda tells me that there are a lot of folks looking for work flipping burgers right now.  

 

 

 

Now Swede, I thought we were supposed to stay away from pointing political fingers.  :nop:

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Swede, you weren't being serious were you...?

I detected a note of sarcasim and perhaps a bit of editorial comment. 

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My ex-wife is a  teacher, AND I think they get paid pretty decent.......BY THE HOUR. If you add up what they make and the hours they're at work, they make like $50/hr.

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A friend of mine called me last week to ask if he could use me for a job reference...at Wendy's.  He used to work at a data entry outfit that went out of business a while back.  He has a ton of experience and a great work ethic, but now he's getting ready for a job flipping burgers IF he can get it.   :nono:

~ Well, on the brighter side, at least our fast food industry may finally start becoming efficient. I think I can already see a difference at the Wendy's near me. The workers there have a great work ethic, and they ALWAYS get your order right.  :thumbup:  They seem way more Professional than average.

 

just sayin'....    :unsure:

 

now, if y'all will excuse me, I have to go change my pond filter... I really REALLY mean it this time.  :thumbup:

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Im being factious.

 

~ Fine, but what does "factious" mean? I even googled it, and I still can't figure it out. I had to read the definition of the freakin' definition... it kept leading me around in circles.  :blink:

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Its not easy out there in the job market for abby one no matter how much experince or training you have in a field. Just for my review at work and it sent better than expected and thank god. But due to my damage with the dodge and the dude that ran him self over with me 20 or so feet away the next dammage i get fired and im stressing over it hard every day at work. The job market sux but at the same time in todays sociaty we need some thing like this to bring families and friends closer together and to teach us to enjoy the smaller things in life. No i don't mean us as the members of this sight but us az a society.  We can only hope some good comes out of this. Im predicting more of a 1920s life style.  More familys having small gardens to reduce the cost of food family game night and home cooked meals. I have. Friend that has not worked in 7 months and to help his fiance provide for her kids he goes fishing all he can to help put food on the table and js thinking about a garden.

 

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First- 9.6% unemployment means 90.4% employment. We have never had 100% employment so we are talking about approximately 6 or 7% unemployment. I ask "Does it take that 7% to get the economy moving again?"

 

Second- If you eliminate millions of jobs to overseas cheap labor and allow in millions of new workers it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out where the jobs went.

 

The excesses of the last few years are from Wall Street speculations that made casino profits push unrealistic values to real estate, housing,commodities, oil and every thing else traded on the markets. The actual values just werrent there.Its happening again with gas prices as we speak.

 

Karl Marx warned us that free enterprise or worst yet unregulated capitalism would eventually lead to the bulk of the wealth to be gathered up. Then the wealthy would control the government and cook the books in Washington to change Capitalism by deregulation in their favor.

 

Then along comes the Supreme Court decision to allow corporation unrestricted and undocumented amounts and money to flow into the political system. The amount of money being spent in this seasons elections is obscene. So its not solving problems but buying influence in controlling decisions in their favor. The distrust in our government is and will be all consuming before this is changed. The most important thing for our very survival as a Nation is campaign finance reform. There is NO chance of that happening without demonstrations and possible riots in the streets.

 

Eventually, Im hoping, The strangle hold of wealth and power over our government will be defeated because of pressure from the middle to lower class. The division between the haves and the have nots is growing as Hillbilly points out. This is not a political ideology problem as we are all victims right now. Both political parties are being bought and paid for by big money.

 

My point that the teachers unions are the focus point of contention in many states is ridiculous. As you can see Watchers folks are both teachers so that fact flies in the face of reality. Try to see how big money (the Koch brothers) try to hide their agenda by influencing state congress to focus on teacher salaries while they buy up all the power company utilities in Wisconsin with no bid contracts.

 

My focus is not political ideology but how we can survive in this coming train wreck as Hillbilly points out. As a survivor I try to avoid being influenced by political spin from either side and search for a way to survive in this economy.

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My focus is not political ideology but how we can survive in this coming train wreck as Hillbilly points out. As a survivor I try to avoid being influenced by political spin from either side and search for a way to survive in this economy.

I totaly agree sewede at this point all we can do is look for ways to survive these hard times.  Its going to come down to reduced electristy ussage back yard gardens and a couple animals for meat.  Going to farmers markets so you can buy your vegetables and fruit in bulk for reasonable price and can it off.  We need to establish some form of camunications system for this extended family . The government is out to screw us any way they can for there own personal gain in power or money. The will not help us the working class look at katrina. I bet you if there were a bunch of rich fat cats in there that dontaed truck loads of money to the.government they would have ben resqued fasted than shit. Its going to be magazines like back woods man back woods home mother earth news and do it your self home repair books will be worth there weight in canning supplies. A new depression is knocking at the door and it will not take a few years to recover but mostlikely a few generations.

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"C"  =  fa c shus   

 

Jeez.  NOW ya gone and done it.

 

"facetious" is special in that it has all the vowels (just one each)  IN ORDER.  That includes the "e" Swede. ;)

 

"abstemious" is another.

 

Since you got me started (Swede's fault entirely), don't miss out on "arsenious" or "annelidous" <-- wormy

 

There are others.

 

When you get to "sequoia" the vowels are there, but not in apple pie order.

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My bad fac tious is what I was referring to but I miss pronounced it as fa c shus but both words work.

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/factious

 

—Can be confused:  1. facetious, factious, factitious, fictional, fictitious; 2. factional, factious, fractious.    :P

 

My miss pronouncing was putrid.  ;)

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Im sorry Razor it seems I go along trying my best and without warning BAM I screw up.  :'(

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Im sorry Razor it seems I go along trying my best and without warning BAM I screw up.  :'(

i know the feeling swedo hapens to the best of us

 

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