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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Daylight_new_film_blasts_obamas_israel_record

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/02/daylight_new_film_blasts_obamas_israel_record

Abbott & Costello on Unemployment | RedState

Abbott & Costello on Unemployment | RedState


And now for something completely different…

I got the following in email of what Abbott and Costello would say if they tried to understand how Obama measures today’s joblessness. There’s enough truth in it to be amusing.

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COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It’s about 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…

COSTELLO: Wait a minute. Is it 9% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: But … they are out of work!

ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

COSTELLO: To who?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work… Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.

ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they’re two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

And now you know why Obama’s unemployment figures are improving!

LAMB OF GOD LYRICS - The Number Six

LAMB OF GOD LYRICS - The Number Six

Sloth is the enemy of greatness
Reflection a scalpel to my mind.
We strive as you leisurely criticize
A free ride until you find that you've dug your own grave
Lie by lie.
Just a running mouth
Poison words you throw about
Drag you to your end
The number six
Leviathan.
You've dug your own grave with your spite
You've dug your own grave lie by lie
A cancer that needs to be cut out
Sweet slander the razor to your throat
Trim the fat
A loose end to be tied up and cast aside
Left to find that you've dug your own grave.
A relentless imposition by a self-fulfilling travesty
From one who is just rotting there
In slut's wool and zero history
Aesthetic condemning
Erratic condescending
An empty barrel always makes the most noise
And I begin to feel my hands around your throat.
You've dug your own grave with your spite
You've dug your own grave lie by lie
A running mouth and poison words will be your end
The number six
Leviathan.

Monday, February 27, 2012

global-economic-contagion-alert-signs

http://thecelestialconvergence.blogspot.com/2012/02/global-economic-contagion-alert-signs.html

Big Army Programs Shifting From Procurement to Sustainment

Big Army Programs Shifting From Procurement to Sustainment

FringeLatino: La mejor fuente sobre Fringe en español: Nuevo Poster Promocional para Fringe

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Brits Wrestle with Crony Capitalism/Lack of Money

Brits Wrestle with Crony Capitalism/Lack of Money

Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes

Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes

How Obama Uses False Media Narratives To Advance His Polices

How Obama Uses False Media Narratives To Advance His Polices

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail

Hill Poll: Likely voters prefer lower individual, business tax rates - TheHill.com

Hill Poll: Likely voters prefer lower individual, business tax rates - TheHill.com

Islam in Europe: Netherlands: National Headscarf Survey

Islam in Europe: Netherlands: National Headscarf Survey

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