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Friday, September 09, 2011

Will Any Jobs Program Work While Banks and Households Are Reducing Their Debt?

The leading problem about new hiring, most often cited by small businesses, is poor sales. An economy, decreasing debt on its collective balance sheet, requires an alternative demand for its products and services. Energy infrastructure is the only thing that makes sense.

Employment is 2.4 million , or 2%, lower than when Obama took office and the unemployment rate, at 9.1%, is higher. Obama has woken up to the urgency of unemployment, primarily his own in 2012. Obama has found his inner urgency:


In his speech to Congress on Thursday night, President Barack Obama used plenty of repetition to get his point across. He employed the word "job" 45 times, in the context of the American Jobs Act, millions who are jobless, creating more jobs, etc. The word "tax" was heard 28 times, paired with words like "cut," "code" and "loophole."
"Pass this jobs bill." Obama used that phrase or similar ones 16 times in his speech:
"I am sending this Congress a plan that you should pass right away. … You should pass this jobs plan right away. … Pass this jobs bill. Pass this jobs bill. … Pass this jobs bill. … You should pass it right away. Pass this jobs bill, and we can put people to work rebuilding America. … You should pass it right away. … Pass this jobs bill. … Pass this bill. … Pass this jobs bill. … Pass this bill. … Pass this jobs bill. … Pass this jobs bill. … … You should pass this bill right away. … Regardless of the arguments we've had in the past, regardless of the arguments we'll have in the future, this plan is the right thing to do right now. You should pass it." -  Chicago Tribune

187 comments:

  1. anon said...

    It has been our home for more than 3500 years. It will remain our home until time ceases. If that hurts, come join us; we make no distinctions based on race, color or nationality. All that is required is the sincere belief that G-d is one.

    Thu Sep 08, 09:38:00 PM EDT


    ... so begins another day of faceless bashing by dwarfs ...

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  2. "...in the president’s litany of countries that aided Haiti in its terrible need and despair he’d omitted Israel. Given the depth of Israel’s rescue work, it cannot have been an oversight..."

    Why Won’t Obama List Israelis Among the Victims of Terrorism?

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  3. A previous post asked "Who Ya Gonna Believe (more or less)". Implicit is the presupposition that all authority figures have some nefarious agenda and truth can come only from the "victims" of various phenomena. Addressing the logic and strength of this position I give the EB:

    Alien Abduction Stories

    Crop Circles ~ Messages from the Gods

    Of course, ghost stories are always popular, but I haven't the time to do them justice. Suffice to say, the powers that be would keep us all in the dark.

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  4. Okay, this shit's gone on for two days now. Enough, already.

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  5. I'll start off.

    One of the few Bright Spots is that China seems to be accelerating the strengthening of its currency. That wll make our Exports more, and more Competitive.

    That is already being borne out in expanding exports, about the only positive news we've seen recently.

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  6. ... so begins another day of faceless bashing by dwarfs ...

    So begins another day of sloppy attributions.

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  7. One of the most Successful States in the last Decade has been Iowa. It, now, has an unemployment rate less than 2/3 the National Average (and 25% better than Texas, with a much higher Median Income.)

    The question that needs/has to be asked? What is the Financial Advantage of using a Locally-Produced Energy Source? Energy from a Locally-Owned Producer - where the profits are circulated, and re-circulated through the "Local" Economy?

    If it costs me the same "Dollar/Mile" to use ethannol from a locally-owned biorefinery, made from locally produced corn, what is my financial benefit as opposed, say, to buying gasoline blended in Houston, from Saudi Arabian Oil?

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  8. Iowa gets 20% of its electricity from "Iowa-Produced" Wind Power.

    The Wind Turbines are made in Iowa, and they are situated on Local Farms, with Lease Payments going to Local Farmers, and the Profits going to a Local Co-op.

    What is the Financial benefit of this model compared to buying natural gas from Canada? (Yes, we still get the marginal 10% of our nat gas from Canada.)

    Common Sense tells us there is a huge benefit to having these dollars flowing throughout the local economy - being spent, and respent. But, how much of an advantage? I admit, it's hard to find the numbers; Why is that?

    Could it be that this isn't the preferred business model of the modern "International, Corporate-State" Power Structure?

    Who'd a thunk it?

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  9. This is Good. Obama is very serious this time, now that his Martha's Vineyard vacation is over.

    Speaking on behalf of millions of Americans who've grown angry and frustrated over the president's 32-month ineffective inactivity on the job creation front, President Obama on Thursday told members of Congress they really have to do something about the crummy employment situation -- and do it quickly.

    Citing the plight of millions of struggling Americans whose wishes for jobs Obama ignored for most of the 961 days he's been in office while chasing shinier healthcare and financial reforms, Obama said it was time that Congress stop blaming others. He said it was time members take responsibility for their inaction and halt their phony partisan games and political circus acts that pervade Washington culture.

    Because the Americans Obama hasn't been listening to are really hurting now. And -- who's....

    ....counting, but it's only 424 days until Nov. 6, 2012. No plan yet to pay for Obama's ideas. But he wants immediate passage of his American Jobs Act anyway.
    Obama, whose Democratic spending priorities have pushed the national debt beyond $14,000,000,000,000, said it was important to curb spending and keep to the deficit reduction plan agreed to earlier this summer while also investing in, you know, many important things.

    He then provided a joint session of Congress with a broadly ambitious list of goals that sounded to many people very much like a lot more spending, like, say, the $787 billion economic stimulus bill of 2009 that didn't stimulate much of anything except that national debt.

    With the national debt already increasing $3 million every minute of every day, Obama wants to repair and modernize 35,000 schools. Obama wants $35 billion to go toward salaries for teachers, firefighters and police.

    Obama wants $140 billion largely to update roads and bridges. Obama wants another $245 billion in business and individual tax relief. He also wants to extend unemployment benefits.

    And he wants it all right now. Seriously. Now that his Martha's Vineyard vacation is over, this situation is urgent.
    LA TIMES

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  10. The International Price of Oil is, now, as shown by Brent, and Louisiana Light Sweet, about $115.00/bbl.

    We have never "come out" of recession at a price of over $35.00/bbl, and we've never had sustained growth at a price of over %60.00/bbl.

    So, whut do we do, Now?

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  11. Coincidently, almost all of Obama's spending will go to unions. The most absurd suggestion is that the economy will be revived by paying mega-highway contractors, using union scale operating engineers, driving Asian manufactured heavy equipment, using Chinese rebar building and re-building highways. You drive by any highway project and other than miles of traffic cones, you see very few workers. It is a onetime investment that makes it easier to drive your foreign car using imported oil.

    Obama is a political hack and an economic dunce. He is either a total cynic or stupid.

    It disgusts me.

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  12. Right off, I can think of 3 options:

    1) Increase the Supply - ain't gonna happen

    2) Use it more efficiently - Will happen, but it's a slow process to "turn over" the fleet

    3) Go to an "Alternative" - Gotta happen - The longer it takes, the worse shape we will get in.

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  13. Obama didn't have room in his 4,021 word speech to mention how he intended to pay for all this new sounds-an-awful-like-increased-new-stimulus-spending-but-we're-not-using-that-word-anymore.

    Aides said Americans should trust the president and sometime soon he would be outlining the finances that would not increase the national debt by one dime, honest.

    Today in Virginia and next week in Ohio, Obama begins an aggressive autumn of travels selling his sounds-like-new-spending plans by day and fundraising by evening, bashing guess who for not solving the job crisis long ago.

    Because like pretty much every sentient American, he knows full well there isn't one chance in Haiti of the divided Congress approving this package.

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  14. In fact, Obama's counting on that because grandiose program-proposing like this costs nothing-zero-nada, except the limo gas to the Capitol. Yet it gives perpetual candidate Obama tons of swell-sounding details to talk about during the 2011-12 reelection campaign.

    Because he can't blame his mother-in-law for the nation's economic mess. When's the last time you heard a Harvard grad say, "Boy, did I blow that!" So, the only culprits left are in Congress, especially those Repugnicans.

    But here's the catch that Obama and his Windy City wizards missed: Most Americans are not politically obedient machine Chicagoans. Like a linebacker reading the quarterback's eyes, they've already figured out this South Sider's game.

    This week's ABC News/Washington Post Poll found that, based on their 961 days' experience with the current White House crowd, 47% say Obama's new economic program will have zero effect on the economy. OK TV spectacle.

    Worse politically, twice as many -- 34% vs 17% -- say Obama's plan will actually make matters worse, instead of better.

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll the other day found 73% of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track. That's 23 points more than felt that way at the beginning of summer.

    Funny coincidence. The last time the revealing wrong track number was this high (78%) was in the autumn of 2008, just two weeks before Americans bought Obama's "Change to Believe In" line. And they have the pink slips to prove it.

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  15. We have never "come out" of recession at a price of over $35.00/bbl, and we've never had sustained growth at a price of over %60.00/bbl.

    So, whut do we do, Now?


    People still gotta eat and pay their bills. So we do what our gramma and grandpa did. They had cars and refrigerators and Levittown homes but not plasma television sets, Hummers, and three-story McMansions. The new normal is "take what you need and pay as you go" not "get leveraged to the gills with second and third mortgages and consume".

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  16. OK, you got me: Yesterday, I had to offer to apologize to all clowns, morons and idiots I may have offended. Today, I will add dwarfs (faceless or otherwise). Belly up to the Bar and have a Shirley Temple on me.

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  17. If I run an IP scan, I wonder if one Anon will not turn up in Michigan?

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  18. Pirates should take heed, there's always a counterforce waiting in the wings. Call it Tao, call it Karma, call it national prestige.

    "Turkish warships will be tasked with protecting the Turkish boats bringing humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip," Mr Erdogan told the Arabic television network Al Jazeera.

    "From now on, we will no longer allow these ships to be the targets of attacks by Israel like the one on the Freedom Flotilla, because then Israel will have to deal with an appropriate response."

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  19. I love the dulcet sounds of our resident Klezmer band evvvvvverrrrryyyyy single day playing the sammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme ooooooooooolllllllllllllllld sonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng..

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  20. The RETAIL cost of Solar Panels are getting down into the $1.00/Watt range, and heading steadily lower.

    There is a tremendous World-wide market for these panels, at these prices, and, indeed, we are already showing a Posite Trade Balance in the Solar Panel Business.

    But, instead of focusing on our World-Leading Companies like First Solar, the Republicans are spending a huge amount of time bashing the industry because a poorly-run, politically-connected company with an expensive, niche-type technology went bk.

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  21. In fact you cannot run an IP check. I however can,
    I see the IP from Georgia and regret to inform you Michigan is nowhere to be found, athough there are some other interesting places.

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  22. Ah, hell, Deuce, just start deleting the fools. We need at least one morning of peace from this nonsense.

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  23. When you start seeing them pop up from Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, give us a "heads up," will ya?

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  24. Might want to move the rifle a little closer to the door. :)

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  26. I see the IP from Georgia and regret to inform you Michigan is nowhere to be found, athough there are some other interesting places.

    Like Slutsville, maybe.

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  27. At time of interest…….I have deleted the IP addresses.

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  28. The cost of the Enzymes to produce a gallon of ethanol from cellulose was, only a couple of years ago, over $5.00.

    Last year, they knocked it down to %0.50. Then $0.40. Now, we're at about $0.30.

    What are the Republicans doing? They're fighting like hell to kill a small, inexpensive subsidy that has never been used, but that could, for very few dollars, help get the cellulosic industry started.

    A Much Larger Subsidy, one that pays farmers NOT to Plant 30,000,000 Acres of marginal land they completely, and, I mean, "Completely," Ignore.

    ALL Politicians are Scum.

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  29. "Interesting."

    I Don't exist.

    :)

    I kind of like it that way.

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  30. I'll be honest; it does bother me sometimes. I spend a fair amount of time attacking a %4 Trillion/Yr Business that's populated by some of the most vicious, powerful people/governments on Earth.

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  31. I think we'll, eventually, have to save ourselves at the "Town, and County" level. Under the radar.

    Various states, such as Iowa, will, from time to time, get out ahead; but, basically, I think we're going to have to pull ourselves up out of the coming "Long-Recession" at the very local level.

    Local Bond Issues for Solar/Wind Farms, and Ethanol/Biodiesel Plants, for example.

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  32. Some IP's, such as mine are hidden , and show as an unknown. Yours comes and goes, if the first initial of your town begins with R,

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  33. Wall Street is Not our "Friend."

    Neither are the Politicians that are beholden to it.

    We were in trouble when we quit being "citizens," and started being "Consumers."

    Sounds a lot like "Cattle," doesn't it?

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  34. Never liked the term, "consumer". There are many others than get under my skin. My latest hates include calling macaronie and cheese, mac and cheese, someone on broadcast using the term "pissed off", referring to a hamburger as a "slider", why not cal it a "hocker"? "the end of the day" is mildly annoying, "a long slog", more annoying as are most britishisms parroted by media types.

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  35. I never knew "a long slog" was a Britishism. First time I heard it used was Rumsfeld.

    I kind of have a fondness for the term.

    Sorry

    :)

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  36. Oh yes the lager and lime crowd are long sloggers, one and all.

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  37. I like crop circles. Out this way we haven't had many, though the university students tried to make some one summer eve. Fouling it up badly they also left some Bud Light cans around. Circles were dubbed 'Dud Light' by the local press.

    The really good ones though are something to behold and often do contain messages - but, from the gods???


    hmmmm....

    r

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  38. I think my greatest peeve is the phrase "Green" Energy.

    Renewable, I like. Sustainable is okay.

    My Favorite is "Affordable." That's the only thing John Q. Public cares about.

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  39. There is wage deflation and the value of the real property losses are staggering.

    The Federals, if they were concerned with the welfare of the citizens and not the bankers would increase the money supply.

    Not by borrowing the money from the Federal Reserve banks, but by minting the money.

    As the economist quoted in a thread a few cycles past, we need to increase the velocity of money.

    Without increasing the money supply, the cash flow will continue to stagnate.

    A balancing act, to be sure, but one that the Congress is afraid of. They reject their Constitutional role, while trying to expand their power and influence into areas that were not and never should have been part of their portfolio.

    While delegating their primary responsibility to private contractors.

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  40. The "Greens" have been almost as obstructionist toward affordable, renewable energy as the Republicans, and the Oil Companies.

    It takes about 6 months to build a really Large Solar Farm. It takes years, and years, to get the transmission wires strung, thanks, mainly, to the "Greens."

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  41. In other words: We need "Helicopter Ben" to live up to his nick-name. :)

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  42. I tell you what burns my ass:


    A flame about THIS high.

    Hey, it's Friday...

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  43. Better for the Congress to follow the Constitution, than to delegate their job to a private enterprise that the Congress cannot even audit.

    Guess boobie loves the bankers, while decrying the Constitutional remedy to the economic challenge.

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  44. The only way I know to truly increase the velocity of the money is to, somehow, completely bypass the big banks, and the big corporations. That's where money goes to die.

    Money generated by locally-owned, locally operated projects just Flies around.

    Profits made by GE just goes to a bank in the Netherlands, and sits there, forever (or until they can figure out how to get it to Warren, Jeff, and the Boyz. - who just transfer it to a bank in the Bahamas, where it sits, and sits, "forever.)

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  45. The Constitution, it's just to risky, for boobie.

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  46. Come on, Rat. Don't start a flame war, today. We need a break. :)

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  47. Thumbing through another of endless issues of The Hemingway Review last night I can upon some stuff about a manuscript entitled Under Kilimanjaro - one of a cache of Ernie's insurance policy writings, to help the family after he was gone. The family has done a good job of collecting on the insurance policy too. Anyway, it's 500 pages or so of notes and writings, endless trivia but with some truly beautiful wordfull painting of the countryside. I always did say he could paint a great picture of the countryside in words. Guess I'll head to Bookpeople today. No ethanol, no religion!

    r

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  48. Warren, Jeff and the Boyz are merely agents of bigger Boyz.

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  49. It is obvious that there is not too much cash in circulation. Ther maay be too much in the banks but not where it belongs. I return to my concept of having the treasury print currency to finance a particular revenue or fee paying project, paying contractors and suppliers with the currency and slowly withdrawing it from circulation when the fees or taxes materialize. This has obvious application to domestic energy producing projects.
    Fuck Wall Street, Fuck China and Fuck the banks.

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  50. I wanna a trillion dollar platinum coin. But more than that, I want the morning paper.....with luck, there will be an article about the wolf harvest....

    r

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  51. Yea Rat, focus on you better suggestion, don't succumb to your dark side.

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  52. Guess the boob is enjoying the ever decreasing number of housing starts, in Idaho.

    ... the starting point of the forecast has been lowered because construction employment got off to a weaker start in 2011 than had been anticipated. It declined at nearly an 11% annual rate in the first quarter, which was much higher than the 0.2% gain projected in April. Construction is estimated to have declined again in the second quarter.

    Second, the outlook for Idaho housing starts in the near term has been reduced. Early data show there were 1,200 fewer housing units started than was expected in early 2011.


    Just not enough money in the system.

    Take the Treasury out of the debt business, balance the Federal budget, things would boom.

    A ten year program, to balance the Federal budget and totally eliminate the Federal debt, all while stimulating the economy.

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  53. I agree, Deuce. What do you think our chances are of getting it past the House of Representatives?

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  54. It's true, what Rat says. With the Guvmint out there borrowing $1.3 Trillion/Yr, that doesn't leave much for housing (or, anything else.)

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  55. Some folks do not want the Federals to sell assets, nor to mint money.

    They abhor cuts in Medicare and Social Security benefits

    They just love the status que.

    For them, it's all about "feelings", instead of facts.

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  56. Scanning through the paper, nothing about the wolves.

    Sorority girl sues University for when she fell off the balcony of the sorority house dead drunk, though. Says they didn't keep her from drinking, in the complaint.

    rat is certainly frustrated this morning, you can always tell, but I quit, for the whole day too. I mean the name calling....


    r

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  57. It is good news, the fewer housing starts. Hopefully fewer people are moving to Idaho, staying in Vegas and Phoenix, Sodom and Gomorrah.(Ed Abby's terms) I can tell you this, the cost of construction is down, the contractors having some fierce bidding wars for what's available.


    r

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  58. Turns out the girl was in the SAE fraternity house next door on the third floor and on the third tier of a three tiered bunk bed and fell out of the bed and out the window.

    Sues everyone in sight.

    r

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  59. Seems that's good for you, boob, but bad for construction workers and furniture sales folk.

    Bad for the carpet mills in Georgia.

    But good for boobie, he's won the prize, again.

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  60. Maybe, if anyone can afford/get financing to buy a house.

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  61. McDonalds Warns. Will miss estimates. Market tanks some more.

    If they can't afford a "$1.00 Deal," what can they afford?

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  62. By taking the US Treasury out of the debt markets, eliminating the "safe haven" where so many "money men" are parking their money.
    To include the central banks of Europe and China.

    Force that money into the market.

    There would be a multiplier effect, well beyond the value of the $1.3 trillion in interest payments paid with newly minted Ameros.

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  63. Sarah Palin Attacks Everyone


    From the NYTimes, even.

    But no one else is listening.....

    r

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  64. LONDON: The world is slipping perilously close to double-dip recession, a new forecast by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.

    The OECD's latest assessment of its member countries, which include most of the industrialised world, shows the financial recovery is likely to remain weak with the US expected to record annual growth of just 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter, Germany -1.4 per cent, Britain 0.3 per cent and Japan zero.

    ''The risk of more negative growth has become higher in some major OECD economies,'' it warns, though it does offer the reassuring caveat that, ''a downturn of the magnitude of 2008-09 is not foreseen''.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/shaky-road-ahead-for-indebted-euro-zone-20110909-1k1zq.html#ixzz1XTCNUTbz

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  65. Bob beat me to it. Here is an abridged version anyway.

    From Sarah Palin:

    First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

    This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk,” she said of the crony variety. She added: “It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest — to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners — the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70 percent of the jobs in America.”

    Other point from her:

    7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

    The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

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  66. Little wonder no one listens.

    She is an entertainer, boobie.
    Of less import than Jay Leno.

    Much lower ratings.

    Perry will get the nomination, he's sucking up all the oxygen.

    His Social Security is a Ponzi scheme comments have taken the day.

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  67. Dang it just go to Drudge about Palin's last speech. Very good long article.

    r

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  68. Mrs Palin has discovered the US is governed by Federal Socialists.

    She is well behind the curve.

    Why her ratings were never winners.

    Crony capitalists, we were there recently. When Mr Cheney was hiring Halliburton to "rebuild" Iraq.

    Ike told US about the cronies in the Military Industrial Complex, oh, sixty years ago.

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  69. Ike told US fifty years ago.

    Not sixty.

    Mea culpa.

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  70. When you're in a 4 yr. Recession, and Unemployment is 9.1%, and rising,

    Don't discount the chances of the good-looking Populist in the "fuck-me" pumps.

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  71. 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

    Sobering.

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  72. When you're in a 4 yr. Recession, and Unemployment is 9.1%, and rising,

    Don't discount the chances of the good-looking Populist in the "fuck-me" pumps.



    :):):)

    Rufus nailed it.


    r

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  73. Rufus would rather "nail" the good-lookin' populist. :)

    I'm back to bed. Got up too early.

    later.

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  74. I got stuff to do. Later.

    r

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  75. One Last Thing:


    I swear I hadn't read this before my earlier posts.


    Gleaning ideas from local business leaders and village CEOs, Governor Palin outlined a three-pronged solution to specifically address the unique needs of these native Alaskan communities:

    1) Village Public Safety—to meet the needs for safe schools, homes and streets; her plan included increased pay, merit pay and longevity bonuses for VPSOs as an
    incentive for retention;

    2) Energy development—invest in renewable energy resource development: wind, solar, biomass, hydropower and other innovative ideas to maintain traditional
    ways of life and move into the 21st Century,
    and to;

    3) Employment, job training/development—spurring others to be willing to leave local villages to fill openings across the state, with the ability to return to local
    communities.


    Sarah Palin - on job creation

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  76. .

    and fell out of the bed and out the window.


    Another sad commentary on the intellectual capacity of the typical Ideeho.

    .

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  77. You've gotta understand about Sarah Palin;

    She's Not a Republican. She's a Populist.

    She has the nerve of a Cliff-diver.

    She knows the longer she waits to get in, the more people will have a chance to "vette" Perry, Bachman, etal.

    She's betting people won't like what they see.

    Her natural instinct is to cut your nuts off with a rusty knife. Good-humoredly, of course.

    She's physically fit - she came in second in a 13 mi. 1/2 Marathon the day after the Indianola speech (replete with working an hour-long rope line,) and her New Hampshire speech.

    She intends to spend very little money (perfect-pitch for a populist.)

    She will accomplish this by piggy-backing on Tea Party Rallies (no expensive "advance team" needed.)

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  78. That strategy will not garner her the GOP nomination, rufus.

    It will increase her DVD sales, though.

    It will drive revenue to her personal PAC.

    Mrs Palin wins, even while she loses.
    She has positioned herself perfectly, for that.

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  79. I like her for the very same reasons, Rufus, plus she annoys the hell out of the liberal media. The distain they and others show for her helps mask their fear.

    Will I vote for her? NO.

    At this point, I will be voting for. a. White. Dude.

    ala Trish.

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  80. It's the warm welcome and fair play. Never have I had to fight more than a combination of 5 dwarfs, morons, idiots, and clowns - with occasional censorship by management. Did any particular catagory concern you personally?

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  81. .

    Did any particular catagory concern you personally?


    Naw.

    You pretty much irritate at all levels.

    .

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  82. Mass Murders & the Hunt for Defectors!
    Assad loyalist army units and militias go on a country-wide hunt for defectors, perpetrating atrocities in every nuke and cranny, from removing the wounded from hospitals, to indiscriminate shelling of residential neighborhoods, to mass execution of detainees.

    Thursday September 8, 2011

    While media sources still speak of 30-40 people killed in Homs City, credible eyewitness reports put the 2-day total at over 100 … Human Rights Watch says that Syrian security forces removed 18 wounded from Al-Birr Hospital in Homs City, including 5 who were on the operation table … Meanwhile, Assad issues new decree specifying the guidelines for general mobilization of the army, but stops short from ordering the mobilization, for now …

    3 defectors were killed in the village of Ibleen in the Idlib Province and 2 were arrested as Assad security forces raided the home of Hussain Harmoush, the leader of the Free Officers Movement, now based in Turkey, although he hasn’t been seen since late August … Assad security forces went in search of defectors in Homs City, Talbisseh and Rastan towns in the Homs Province, as well as Deir Ezzor City leading to indiscriminate shelling of towns and clashes with defectors ...

    While, the Iranian and Turkish leaders turn the heat on the Assad regime and as Russia prepares to receive a new delegation representing the Syrian opposition coalition known as the Antalya Group, a group of independent journalists working in Syria issues the Zero edition of Al-Badeel, a weekly underground magazine dedicated to covering the true news of the revolution inside the country …

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  83. N. Korea reportedly jams U.S. aircraft's GPS, forcing emergency landing
    A U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after coming under electronic attack from North Korea, Agence France Press reported Friday.
    AFP, which reported that the jamming occurred in March during a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise, attributed the information to an unidentified aide to opposition lawmaker Ahn Kyu-Baek. The aide said the incident was disclosed in a report that Seoul's Defense Ministry submitted Thursday to of Parliament's Defense Committee.
    According to the aide, the U.S. aircraft was forced to land about 45 minutes after takeoff when jamming signals from the North Korean cities of Haeju and Kaesong disrupted its global positioning system (GPS) as it was taking part in the annual exercisel, Key Resolve, AFP said.
    There was no immediate confirmation of the incident or comment from the Pentagon.

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  84. Turkey 'bombs Kurd targets' in Iraq
    Warplanes are reported to have hit around 50 positions of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
    Turkish fighter jets have bombed dozens of Kurdish separatist targets in northern Iraq, local television has reported.

    Some 20 warplanes hit around 50 positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), in the ZAP-Khakurk region on Thursday, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.

    The army has not yet confirmed the raid and there was no immediate news of casualties.

    Anita Mcnaught, Al Jazeera's correspondent in the Turkish capital Ankara, said: "We understand that the Turkish armed forces were made aware of the movements of a significant number of rebels and decided to launch the strikes to pre-empt their arrival in Turkey.

    "What is known about these sorts of attacks is that since the end of 2007 they have been made with the assistance with the US military, as part of a deal at the end of President Bush's [of the US] adminsitration."

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  85. Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, its guardian ally, sources close to the movement say.

    The radical Shi'ite group, which has a powerful militia armed by Damascus and Iran, is watching the unrest in neighbouring Syria with alarm and is determined to prevent the West from exploiting popular protests to bring down Assad.

    Hezbollah supported pro-democracy movements that toppled Western-backed leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, but officials say it will not stand idly by as international pressure mounts on Assad to yield to protesters.

    It is committed to do whatever it takes politically to help deflect what it sees as a foreign campaign against Damascus, but it is also readying for a possible war with Israel if Assad is weakened.

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  86. 18% unemployed watching 387 channels in HD. i get 1/2 hr for lunch and have to watch BSNBC. oooooo the agony

    Rufus: Mrs Palin wins, even while she loses. She has positioned herself perfectly, for that.

    If she wins the White House, we better hope she never bumps heads with a dictator smarter'n Katie Couric, she might quit so she could have a good cry, and leave Vice President Brownback in charge.

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  87. S&P raises Israel's credit rating from A to A+
    09/09/2011

    Finance minsiter Steinitz praises move as "badge of honor" and reward for Israel's responsible actions during global economic crisis.

    International credit rating agency Standard & Poor's announced on Friday that it has raised Israel's credit rating from A to A+. The company said that the decision reflects the government's responsible economic policy.

    Standard & Poor's is the same company which, in August, lowered the credit rating of the United States.

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  88. WiO: It is committed to do whatever it takes politically to help deflect what it sees as a foreign campaign against Damascus, but it is also readying for a possible war with Israel if Assad is weakened.

    Israeli Army commander and top Likud member Uzi Dayan today warned on Israeli Army Radio that Israel would consider any attempt by the Turkish military to protect future aid ships from attack an “act of war.”

    Dayan then added that if Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan attempted to accompany the aid ships personally, as he has reportedly considered “we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.” He added that Erdogan’s presence on a future aid ship would also be a casus belli for an Israeli war against Turkey.

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  89. It's the warm welcome and fair play. Never have I had to fight more than a combination of 5 dwarfs, morons, idiots, and clowns - with occasional censorship by management. Did any particular catagory concern you personally?

    The burden of "noblese oblige" getting to you Allen, being a descendent of so so many layers of tribe, oblivious to the fact that you have not one more ancestral link in your noble lineage than the least of your lessors, serving your invisible master, whose name may not be mentioned, who from his place in god-land has found you and yours to me more special than all the rest of his creation?

    Does your Gideon arm tire from slaying the Gentile Orks five at a time? Is your golden breath and silver tongue tarnished by the sulphur of the cretinous fools than are tone deaf to your charmed and learned words?

    Let me weep bitterly.
    Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.

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  90. Deuce:


    The burden of "noblese oblige" getting to you Allen, being a descendent of so so many layers of tribe, oblivious to the fact that you have not one more ancestral link in your noble lineage than the least of your lessors, serving your invisible master, whose name may not be mentioned, who from his place in god-land has found you and yours to me more special than all the rest of his creation?

    Does your Gideon arm tire from slaying the Gentile Orks five at a time? Is your golden breath and silver tongue tarnished by the sulphur of the cretinous fools than are tone deaf to your charmed and learned words?

    Let me weep bitterly.
    Do not try to console me
    over the destruction of my people.




    Might I suggest if you have an issue with Allen or Me atttack us not the Jewish people and it's culture?

    Otherwise you sound like Rat....

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  91. Turkey, with its' 80 US supplied nuclear warheads would wipe Israel off the map.

    Irradiate the countryside.

    A three bomb target, hit with multiples of that number.

    Foolish Israeli.

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  92. I take issue with Israeli policies, as they are irritants to attaining US goals.

    Which would be fine, if Israel did not have its' hand out, looking for US to guarantee their excessive international debts.

    Especially when the US cannot even guarantee its' own debt, according to S&P.

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  94. Euro-peons

    typo, rat ain't that bright

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  95. That I disdain the culture of the Eastern Europeons that make up the government of Israel, a given.

    For those few that seem to pine for it, emigrate. Join the 420,000 street protesters that are dissatisfied with the economic consequences of occupation and perpetual war.

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  96. Been using Europeon, purposefully, for years, boobie.

    You win another prize.

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  97. I hardly ever read your shit, just happened to notice it.

    I'll go back to not reading.

    It's best.

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  98. That I disdain the culture of the Eastern Europeons that make up the government of Israel, a given.


    All you disdain is culture, period.

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  99. A “curious thing”? Really? Sarah Palin has been doing that very thing, almost uninterrupted, for her entire political career. Regardless of what people might think of her chances for political office or her activism, Palin has been an anti-establishment voice from the very beginning.

    In 2011, the New York Times thinks this is news. I actually had to triple-check this article to make sure it didn’t fall under the Opinion section. I don’t want to take too many swipes at Anand Giridharadas for finally getting around to noticing this, but if the Gray Lady took three years to suddenly discover that Palin was an anti-establishment populist who takes on both parties, then that really says something about their approach to the news.

    Palin took on the Republican Party in Alaska, blowing the whistle on corruption in the GOP in Alaska as a member of the state oil commission. She rode that reputation to the governor’s office, where she fought the oil companies to protect Alaska’s interests in its natural resources. Did they not bother to find out these two basic facts about her political career when the Times and other national media outlets busied themselves reporting on the used tanning bed Palin bought with her own money?

    Giridharadas reports on the new discoveries from her Indianola speech:

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  100. But when her throat was cleared at last, Ms. Palin had something considerably more substantive to say.

    She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

    Palin has been making that point on the national stage for more than two years, since Republicans lost to Barack Obama in 2008. If the Times had bothered to cover her objectively, they wouldn’t have waited until 2011 to notice this. But like most of the national media, they’ve been much more interested in covering Levi Johnston than the Tea Parties.

    NYT notices Palin is anti-establishment

    Cain't hide a thing from them Times people, can ye?

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  101. Might I suggest if you have an issue with Allen or Me atttack us not the Jewish people and it's culture?

    Otherwise you sound like Rat….


    Your point is well taken Wio. No offense intended.

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  102. It must have been good, Q.

    The video is no longer available. :)

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  103. Ron Paul can get us a gallon of gas for a dime?

    With the ol' Mexican gas station garden hose I can get it for 2 cents a gallon.

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  104. All men are noble until they prove otherwise.

    It was meant as a joke with a slight stick in the eye to my sundry simultaneous opponents.

    NO, Deuce, very little gets to me. That is why I am able to wade into the swamp without resort to profanity. In my opinion, profanity is a sign of bad breeding. If that offends others, tough.

    You were once a better man. Your contempt is rarely hidden these days - talking about the tragic loss of noble character. Some years ago that business of "JEWISH SHIT" would have caused you to admonish the fool. Today, you remain silent because you are angry. There was a time when you would have acknowledged that justice must prevail no matter our personal prejudices. Now, I sign off for Shabbat, hoping that in my absence you will consider this well intentioned admonishment.

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  105. Ron Paul : don't fence me in


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  106. .

    Some parts of it are good, ruf.

    I liked the part where they bring in the guy from Telemundo for one question.

    By the way, it takes a while for the show to buffer.

    I just went back and checked the link and it works.

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  107. Bush had a net gain of 4.7 million jobs in 8 years.

    Obama has had a net loss of 2.5 million jobs in three years.

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  108. "It's not about Obama it's about yo momma"

    heh

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  109. In my opinion, profanity is a sign of bad breeding.

    Then you must not think very highly of your betters like WiO, you fucktoid.

    Thank God the Sabbath is finally here.

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  110. Thank God the Sabbath is finally here.

    Wish we were on the International Space Station, Sabbath comes every 7 * 88 minutes.

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  111. WiO's neologism may have been fucktard instead of fucktoid, excellent in either case.

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  112. Top of Chinese wealthy's wish list? To leave China

    The United States is the most popular destination for Chinese emigrants, with rich Chinese praising its education and healthcare systems. Last year, nearly 68,000 Chinese-born people became legal permanent residents of the U.S., seven percent of the total and second only to those born in Mexico. Canada and Australia are also popular.

    "The U.S. has a good educational system and excellent health care," said the 39-year-old, who has three homes in China and assets worth $5 million. "That's why we look forward to going there."

    Other top motivations cited in the Merchants Bank study are to protect assets and to prepare for retirement. Also cited as reasons for leaving: having more children and making it easier to develop an overseas business.

    Alongside increased emigration there has also been a massive outflow of private money from China despite its strict currency controls. The report estimates that rich Chinese - those with assets of more than 10 million yuan - have about 3.6 trillion yuan ($564 billion) invested overseas.

    "The Chinese economy now looks like a massive funnel," said Zhong Dajun, director of the non-governmental Dajun Center for Economic Observation & Studies in Beijing.

    Zhong said it is mostly corrupt government officials who transfer entire fortunes overseas because they have been illegally acquired and "they have fears and feel guilty."

    Wealthy Russians have also been establishing footholds abroad for the past decade, seeking a safe haven both for their money and their children. In recent years, the trend has extended to Russia's emerging middle class. They cannot afford to invest in London, a favorite destination for Russia's billionaires and millionaires, so have been setting up second homes in less expensive European countries, including those like the Czech Republic that were once part of the Soviet bloc.

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  113. Chart of the Day 02/07/2011 - Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment

    As today's chart illustrates, higher educational attainment has correlated with a lower unemployment rate.

    For example, the unemployment rate for those that have obtained a bachelor's degree or greater (blue line) currently stands at 4.2%.

    Discuss!

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  114. :)

    Rufus you are repeating myself.

    Friday night, someone should put some Reconciliation Music on, the new music movement Reco.

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  115. Texas healthcare system withering under Gov. Perry

    More than a quarter of Texans lack insurance, the highest rate in the nation.

    Interactive Map: People without health coverage, by state.

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  116. Friday night, someone should put some Reconciliation Music on, the new music movement Reco.

    Ivy - Let's Go To Bed

    From the "slut" contingent of the EB.

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  117. that would be "silly slut" get it straight

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  118. Uninsured by State:

    Missouri - 6.2

    Iowa - 6.9

    Minnesota - 6.7

    Massachusetts - 8.9

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  119. that would be "silly slut" get it straight

    I don't get anything straight.

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  120. Doug
    Those numbers will come close to matching up with unemployment rates per state.

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  121. Doug
    Those numbers will come close to matching up with unemployment rates per state.

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  122. Gunwalker Scandal Escalates: Grenadewalker?

    A confessed grenade and IED smuggler was released by the U.S. just hours after his arrest.

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  123. Texas is 26.1% - the highest in the nation.

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  124. http://data.bls.gov/map/MapToolServlet?survey=la

    Texas and Missourri are outliers, Gag:

    Texas 9% and 25% uninsured

    Missourii 9% and 6% uninsured

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  125. As for Unemployment Rates:

    Texas is 8.4%

    Mass is 7.6%


    I'm quite sure you don't want to go to Median Income.

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  126. http://graphics.latimes.com/usmap-uninsured-by-state/

    Mine says 8.9, Rufus

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  127. Oops, that's unemployed!

    Your're right Mitt,
    er, Rufus!

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  128. For Unemployment Rates as of July, 2011:

    The 3 Best States, and 4 of the top 8 are Strong Wind Energy/Ethanol States

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  129. N. Dakota at 3.3% is special. Strong in Renewables, AND Oil/Gas.

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  130. .

    The first time I've ever said this Anonymous but good to still have you around.

    Nice tune.

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  131. Quirk:

    Has age destroyed your resolve and good judgement???

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  132. Hewitt was on air when the attack occurred.
    Replaying it now:
    Tough to take the second time around.
    A Day of Infamy, Indeed.

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  133. Problems with Wind Energy

    Quite comprehensive.

    Rufus will wave it off with a wave of his magic wand.

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  134. Not Clean, Not Cheap, Not Green

    http://www.wind-watch.org/

    Industrial-scale wind energy is widely promoted as a clean and sustainable source of energy. It brings, however, many adverse impacts of its own which are often ignored or even denied. Of most immediate concern for communities targeted for wind power facilities are their huge size and unavoidable noise, and strobe lights day and night, with the consequent loss of amenity and, in many cases, health.

    People concerned with the environment are increasingly aware of the negative impacts of the giant machines and their additional supporting infrastructure (including heavy-duty roads, transformers, and powerlines) on wetlands, birds, bats, beneficial insects, and other wildlife — both directly and by degrading, fragmenting, and destroying habitat for their erection.

    Considering these and other impacts, the construction of industrial wind energy facilities cannot be justified in the rural and wild places that developers usually target. They do more harm than good.

    How much good do they actually do? The claims of reducing pollution or greenhouse gases appear to be greatly exaggerated. Wind is a diffuse and fickle resource that does not follow demand. Despite decades of experience and substantial installations in Denmark, Germany, and Spain, the giant turbines have not been shown to reduce the use of other fuels on the electric grid — such as natural gas, coal, and nuclear — let alone gasoline for transport and oil for heating. For this reason, their ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming or pollutants that cause acid rain and health problems is doubtful, despite their tremendous size and sprawl.

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  135. .

    Has age destroyed your resolve and good judgement???




    Naw.

    Just know who this one is.

    It will be the last time I say anything good about any anonymi.

    By the way, what ever happened to our resident anonymous and his promised transition from "anonymous" to "anonymous....b", to "anonymous....b (interim)" to
    "risky"?

    Must be like one of those transsexual tranformations that take years of drugs, makeup, and operations to come to fruition.



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  136. insects

    To hell with the elk,


    SAVE THE INSECTS

    !!

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  137. Quirk: The first time I've ever said this Anonymous but good to still have you around.

    BILL, SONNET 29

    When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
    I all alone beweep my outcast state
    And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
    And look upon myself and curse my fate,
    Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
    Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
    Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
    With what I most enjoy contented least;
    Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
    Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
    Like to the lark at break of day arising
    From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
    For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

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  138. Well, rather than "arm wave" I just looked up the author, one Eric Rosenbloom.

    This is the first thing that popped up


    It seems our boy Eric had (I say this because his paper was written back in 2006) a little trouble with facts - even facts from the very papers he cited.

    All I know Doug is that Iowa got 20% of its electricity from Wind in the first half of 2011, and the citizens polled wanted More wind power to the tune of 80+%.

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  139. You get my daughter in from the stables and I'll have her set me up with a horse picture.

    I can't seem to get it done.

    And she's looking for a new stables, second time by the way. Water looked like split pea soup out there, otherwise real nice place, but the manageress is a bitch.



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  140. O Quirk, Quirk, from sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
    for thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings.....

    O Quirk!!


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  141. Of course, the people of Iowa could mimic the super-genii of Hawaii, and burn Saudi Arabian, and Russian Oil to produce their electricity.

    Bet the Dummies never thought of that.

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  142. Has age destroyed your resolve and good judgement???

    I am, I am resolute but alas alas alas with age has come only tomfoolery, where art thou O wisdom.
    Quirk

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  143. Tell your daughter, boobie, that she has to manage her horse, herself.

    It is not a ask that can be delegated.

    Managing the timely delivery of feed and its quality, just the tip of the horse management bubble.

    Not something that can successfully delegated at barter rates.

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  144. Did you know that the Nuclear Industry spent $650,000,000.00 in the last ten years on "lobbying?"


    On the other hand, the citizens of Fukushima Province still won't be able to go home for 40 or 50 some-odd years.

    Oh, and during the earthquake, and Tsunami All of the "Offshore," and "Onshore" Turbines just kept right on making electricity.

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  145. Haply I think on thee.......
    Like to the lark at break of day arising



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  146. I thought you'd gone to synagogue, rat.

    But you're right about most of these stables, as we are finding out. I hope to have her set up on her own soon, maybe next summer.

    How hard is it though to dribble a little water from a well into a water tank?

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  147. You'd have to drain the trough almost every day, Bob. It's the feed on the horses' mouths that's growing the algae.

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  148. (Reuters) - Egyptian activists (thugs) destroyed a wall around the Israeli embassy and set police cars on fire in Cairo on Friday after thousands demonstrated at Tahrir Square to push for a timetable for reforms and an end to military trials for civilians.

    Thousands converged on Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the pro-democracy protests that toppled Mubarak, after Friday prayers for what was billed as "Correcting the Path" protests.

    Some later marched to the opposite bank of the Nile in Giza. Demonstrators used hammers, large iron bars and police barricades to tear down the wall, erected this month by Egyptian authorities after daily protests over the killing of five Egyptian border guards in Sinai. (Let's remember those "egyptians" were providing armed cover for terrorists)

    Protesters scaled the embassy building, removed the Israeli flag for the second time in less than a month and burned it. ( I only had hoped some would have set themselves on fire and die a horrible death, but sadly no such luck)

    Giza's police chief said that two police vehicles were set alight near the Israeli embassy building during the protests. State television said four police vehicles were set on fire.

    "This action shows the state of anger and frustration the young Egyptian revolutionaries feel against Israel especially after the recent Israeli attacks on the Egyptian borders that led to the killing of Egyptian soldiers," Egyptian political analyst Nabil Abdel Fattah told Reuters. (fuck them, I hope they starve to death)

    Egyptian police stood aside as activists tore down the concrete wall to the cheers of hundreds of demonstrators. (only can only hope that the masses of egyptians will do themselves in soon)

    "It is great that Egyptians say they will do something and actually do it," Egyptian film director and activist Khaled Youssef said, standing among the protesters outside the embassy. ( I hope his family is stoned by strict moslems)

    "They said they will demolish the wall and they did ... the military council has to abide by the demands of the Egyptian people," he said. (excellent, I hope that every Egyptian embassy has the same fate....)

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  149. I'm not saying that you don't have a right to demand fresh water for your horse; it's just that Rat is right. Sometimes people don't do what they should.

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  150. ah, see what I know.

    The manageress said it's ok, they drink out of puddles don't they?

    Is it ok?

    Honestly, it looked green like liver bile or something.

    I got the perfect place. Well #8 burbs 20,000 year water every half hour, but I can't have horses there.

    Though 200 yards away the U has sheep shitting all over hell, year in, year out.

    Zoning regs, U gets what U wants, every time.

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  151. First stables was good till the new owner from Reno came in, and the manager and wife left in disgust. And everyone else, too.

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  152. The Copts I bet are in for a bad time.

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  153. At a monthly rate, I could almost get the horse a room at The Hillcrest Motel, with his sheets changed, for what I'm paying now.

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  154. No, it is not good for them to drink water that is vile, boobie.
    That black algae, mixed with excrement, can be toxic.

    The barrel should be emptied and scrubbed every week.

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  155. Giza's police chief said that two police vehicles were set alight near the Israeli embassy building during the protests. State television said four police vehicles were set on fire.

    Erdogan's Navy to the rescue.

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  156. Thousands of hardcore soccer fans — known here as ultras — were for the first time a conspicuous if not dominant force in the protests. They led the attacks on the Interior Ministry and the security building near the Israeli embassy. At the Interior Ministry, groups of political activists were seen attempting to form human barriers to protect the building, urging protesters to retreat to the square and chanting, “peacefully, peacefully.”

    The Israeli embassy, which has been the site of several previous demonstrations after Israeli armed forces accidentally killed five Egyptian officers while chasing Palestinian militants near the border last month, was an early target on Friday. In response to almost daily protests since the border episode, the Egyptian authorities had built a concrete wall surrounding the embassy, and by early afternoon thousands of protesters — some equipped with hammers — were marching toward the building to try to tear down the wall.

    After using the hammers and broken poles to break through sections of the wall, protesters began using ropes attached to cars to pull away sections. By the end of the night the wall was virtually demolished. Two protesters then climbed up the building and took down the Israeli flag, which had been replaced after a protester removed it three weeks ago.

    Egyptian military and security police officers largely stood by without interfering with the demolition, though they clustered at the entrance to the embassy to keep protesters out. The security forces had pulled back from Tahrir Square and other areas before the start of the day to avoid clashes with the protesters ...

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  157. Thanks, rat, I will tell my daughter that.


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  158. I mean, thanks, rathole.

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  159. It was not the dreaded Islamoids that attacked the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, it was the soccer fans.

    Nationalistic hooligans, if the English stereotype fits the "Ultras", too.

    That could be telling.

    The Muslim Brotherhood, the least of problems that will be facing Israel, from Egypt, now.

    If Egyptian nationalism is on the rise.

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  160. The soccer fans probably are M.B., but 'dad' is over 50 now, and is tired after the day at the bazaar, so sonny buck does the rioting.

    Just my reading.

    And, if the Egyptian military puts up some protection for the Israelis, there's always another Coptic community or church to burn down, and some copie women to rape.

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  161. It's not Egyptian 'nationalism' - whatever that is - that is on the rise, it's hungry illiterates for the most part nincompoops of the koranic idiocy, that is on the rise.

    Just my opinion.

    READERS OF THIS BLOG

    WARNING!!!!

    On things mideastern - only listen to WiO.

    He CALLED ALL THIS.

    I am a witness to this.

    If you want to know about fly fishing, I'm your guy. A fellow caught a big two headed cutthroat on the Joe the other day for instance.

    If he was a writer, he could write a short story entitled, 'Big Two Headed On The Big Two Hearted River'

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  162. That might make a hell of a good title for a story in the Hemingway write alike contest down there is Florida each year, now I think of it.

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  163. Obama took weeks before comments about Syrian regime were made, but for the Israeli embassy in Cairo it took mere hours.

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  164. Charles Krauthammer: Obama Abused the Majesty of a Joint Address of Congress

    Palin: Obama 'Plays Us All for Fools'

    Funny how the day after an Obama speech the media always finds some unrelated reason the markets dropped.

    Obama needs 11 networks to draw 31.4M viewers on jobs speech. Packers-Saints draws 27.2M on NBC alone

    Rachel Maddow calls Obama 'boy king' (he's losing the Lefty talking heads).

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  165. She bought a Crosby English saddle too, which seems to have a good reputation. $300 bucks, she is ahead on saddle trading by $100.

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  166. Just trying to break up the 'politics as usual' which is taking over our life.

    There are other things.

    Later

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  167. And don't forget to look to the heavens tonight, tomorrow night, next night, around midnight, later the better, up there by the Big Dipper, on the handle, second star, to the left, SUPERNOVA.

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  168. My daughter has a horse now, Melody. She is so happy.

    And an English saddle!

    I hope all things all well with you and your family, Melody.

    night for sure

    risky alibi

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  169. The I knew
    Up there on the Wenaha
    The river I love
    Finally - finally - a man
    Between the deep current
    And the slowing of the river by the rock
    I could die now
    No difference

    r

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  170. goddammit--
    Then I knew

    r

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  171. .

    Then I knew.

    Goddammit.

    I left my lunch on the roof of the car before heading out.


    .

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  172. Shit head

    I'm sending that to my daughter --

    and her HORSE--

    to find out if it's any good

    DETROIT BRAIN TRUST

    :)

    risky

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  173. My daughter decides.

    If it is good.

    My daughter, still having the intuitive intelligence of youth, will probably say YES, but I will report tomorrow.

    O Quirk
    Quirk
    What's her name, or
    What's him name
    Loves you soooooo....

    r

    report tomorrow

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  174. Take that lover, Quirk, at your age you will get no other chance.

    risky alibi

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  175. Then I knew

    this of course is a reference to the old cosmology, knowing, the cosmology of knowing

    Up there, on the Wenaha

    which of course is a reference to the old way of knowing, transcendental, and where it takes place

    On the Wenaha

    witch is of course is everywhere

    The river I love

    which of course is life itself

    Finally - finally - a man

    which of course is understanding, consciousness, and the coming to that

    Between the deep current
    And the slowing of the river by the rock


    The hesitation

    I could die now
    No difference


    The acceptance

    She will understand.

    My daughter.

    risky

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  176. .

    Yeh. Yeh.

    While your at it have her show you how to push that button on the camera so you can take your own picture of a horse.

    .

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  177. Why O why do I like so, murkman?

    risky alibi

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