Declining joblessness figures, sprouting lately from the current administration like so many spring crocuses, have left even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, puzzled over numbers that are "out of sync" with the overall economy.
"The combination of relatively modest GDP growth with the more substantial improvement in the labor market over the past year is something of a puzzle," Bernanke admitted to the National Association for Business Economics earlier this week.
Bernanke then proceeded to explain why unemployment figures from the administration seem so out of step with the reality most folks are experiencing. He started with a basic, but often overlooked, part of the jobless equation. "The monthly increase in payroll employment, which commands so much public attention, is a net change," he said. "It equals the number of hires during the month less the number of separations (including layoffs, quits, and other separations)[.]"
Then Bernanke concluded, "the increase in employment since the end of 2009 has been due to a significant decline in layoffs but only a moderate improvement in hiring."
So, despite the Obamedia's attempt to paint a sunny picture heading into the November electionnote their relative inattention to Bernanke's speechvery few new jobs are actually being created during Obama's watch. In fact, the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cited by Bernanke, show that the number of people being hired has declined in 2012even as Obama officials reported that unemployment figures came down.
Early in his administration Barack Obama said that job creation was goal Number One. He promised to create 3 million new jobs during his first two years in office, a pledge which would seem laughable if his failure didn't adversely affect so many people. Even with recent improvements in jobless numberscaused mainly by a slowing of layoffsas Benanke noted, "private payroll employment remains more than 5 million jobs below its previous peak; the jobs shortfall is even larger, of course, when increases in the size of the labor force are taken into account."
The Obama administration was claiming jobless improvement in a job market that, according to non-Obama sources, was still grim. "American employers put the brakes on new jobs in January," according to Forbes, citing employment firm ADP. And Gallup reported in February that their surveys show new hirings dropped and that "the February score matches those recorded from October through December 2011."
As to the unemployment numbers emanating from Obama's regime, Bernanke noted, "the better jobs numbers seem somewhat out of sync with the overall pace of economic expansion," before concluding, "the job market remains quite weak relative to historical norms."
This article points out the corrupt methodology this administration has used on the American people since day one. Opening the Obama toolbox, one would suffix lie after lie, distortion after distortion, monkey wrench after monkey wrench. Our puerile president is NOT inept. He is defiantly on point, with concerted efforts to deconstruct American history, its industry, its libertyits very way of life. He doesn't seem to care to whom he hands off a weakened Americacould be the Soviets-in-training, the Chinese, or the Islamic Caliphate he works so diligently to reward at the expense of his own supposed homeland.
CAPITALISM IS NO LONGER the doting parentage we in the West grew up with in the 40s-60s.The one that gave rise to the middle class standards of living which became defined as the American Dream.
The super rich want to combine Capitalism and Socialism to create an American Plutocracy, an oligarchy run by the wealthiest segements who pass legislation beneficial only to them and their corporation that all the rest of us must endure and live meager lives to support.
Instead, one may say that America is becoming a Capitalistic Socialist nation. The combining of pure authoritarian communism and the power and capital of capitalism. This was the famous writer Jack London's fear back in the early 1930s just before he perished of alcoholism. When has a corporation ever been run like a democracy? Never! The CEO is the dictator authoritarian in charge, the upper management is the stalag, and the share holders are the Soviet Politburo. The workers (the masses) are the peasant class exploited for their cheap labor, skills, capital and anything of value.
Big Government is only as big as the corporate elite make it. The United States government is the best government big money can buy! Forget about Left vs. Right, Government is owned, run and paid for by corporate America thank to electioneering contributions.
Why do you think Democratic or Republican administrations put ex-corporate CEOs and Fortune 700 business giants into postions of authority for all of its beaurocratic Departments. Government is created by the corporate masters to do its dirty work, passing well-disguised legislation to benefit the rich at the little man's expense, and to also give us—the American people—the illusion of a party vs. party system of democracy. A dog and pony show the puppeteer puts on while controlling both Left and Right with its dueling Big Government ideologies. A man and his politics isn't much different than a dog and her groom. Both relationships require trust and obedience.
Despite all the boastful chatter about the job creators, it seems worthy to note of this ponzi math problem that with each generation the uber wealthy cartel are the real threat to human decency, freedom, liberty and democracies everywhere. The super rich want to combine Capitalism and Socialism to create an American Plutocracy, an oligarchy run by the wealthiest segements who pass legislation beneficial only to them and their corporation that all the rest of us must endure and live meager lives to support. And why should they not? Given that self-interest is the less than pliant mantra of all that is big capitalism? Unchecked power accumulation (and its objective wealth) has always been the salient flaw in Ayn Rand's capitalistic Objectivist philosophy.
Rarely in the best interest of the struggling masses, despite Rand's insistance that the worker has a level playing field in dealing with the bosses. The honest Objectivist is as much a myth as the Barry Bonds home run record. Both require an asterisk. In fact, Raw Objectivism, Big Capitalism, Communist Fascism bare little resemblance to freedom or democracy for those remaining taskless in the outskirts of civil decency with nothing of their own but earnest desires to fend and toil for themselves on an empty field. That's the very definition of irresponsible winning.
Yet, scanning a Democracy, a Republic or a pure Autocratic Totalitarian state, one thing can be counted on as certain. The men with the money are always wrapped in a flag and deemed democratically free, and are without restraint to continue their plundering and amassing.
All of the above can be said and BE TRUE without giving up on Tea Party values.
This realization makes a patriotic American very sad. I say let's annoint Newt Ginginch, Allen West, John Bolten, Marco Rubio, Sarah Palin and others to the awful task of rebuilding our nation, a reproof to what the generations of corrupt self-indulgent politicians have wrought upon us...
TODAY, AMERICANS AWAKEN TO ANOTHER HOLIDAY with the bustling of waterside picnics, star-studded telethons, budget-friendly car sales, and a cascade of sports events suited up as far as the camera can field. Summer holidays all seem the same, flag-waving and potato salad, white sales and peculiar packaging of the same old song and dance.
By 1914, the American Federation of Labor was deeply disturbed by this tendency to depoliticize what they saw as a holiday to aggrandize labor unions and try to brainwash the masses with socialist propaganda. “Shall Labor Day lose its distinctive character and become a mere holiday for general meaningless purposes and for the exploitation for private profit?” a union publication asked. “Some labor organizations … have abandoned regular Labor Day demonstrations, parades, meetings, addresses, in the belief that such expenditure of time, effort and money is wasteful. This is a most serious mistake. … Observance of the day is a means of educating public thought and agents for molding public opinion in regard to the principles and purposes of the labor movement.”
Having turned away from the seventh day as a day of rest from all our labors to shop and shame our Maker in menial tasks, even as a conservative, one should empathize with people whose choice or right to work in order to support himself and his family is often blighted by economic forces which make this task an even more arduous one. Have Americans forgotten how to recall the history of a great nation and a great people with any other spirit short of merchandizing it to death?
The life sentence given to humanity by Yahweh to Adam that ye shall work by the sweat of your brow can often, in this ruthless roulette game, begin as or become a pleasurable task followed by a satisfying if not formidable reward for one's labor, but far too often far too few of these outcomes are presented to the larger dispossessed sectors of humanity. Enter politics the savior.
And MANKIND has been chasing its own tale ever since.
CONGRESS KNOWS THE TRUTH about Obama. They already know he is a fraud and a criminal usurper. That weight is crushing their ability to govern effectively because it is insanguiating the confidence of their constituencies. Congressional integrity is bleeding out. However, they also are aware, repressively if not consciously, that they are now accountable for the fall of this nation because of their choice to ignore the moment of truth. They failed to uphold the rule of law prescribed in the doctrinal foundations of the Constitution, and now they are left with the teeth-gnashing reality that there are no more available precedents upon which to justify their rank and repulsive derelictions, or their weak attempts at mitigating what they fear.
Ind what do they fear? Black people rioting? Preposterous you say? Surely. But before you dismiss this entire unsavory idea, let us remember that the compelling string of facts, cover-ups, and miscues surrounding the rise and 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama to the US presidency, creates a rather comprehensive picture of something gone horribly wrong, and that this man should not have never been approved as eligible to stand for election to the highest office in the land, nor should he be allowed to stay in this office.
In fact, the evidence against Obama is voluminous, and is far less circumstantial than the body of evidence that will most likely convict Casey Anthony, she of flared nostrils and pouty lips, of first degree murder in the death of her young child sometime over the next day or two. Unlike the once vigorous candidate-in-waiting from New York, Donald Trump, who somehow lost his usually ample nerve on the issue after his shiny new television deal with NBC was assured, there are those who haven't stopped connecting the dots.
We know well the Marxist and Islamic enemies among us, those who boldly announce their pernicious intentions to thwart the touted American governing system announced to the world with great hopes and cheer by a few good men and women in 1776. But how dare anyoneanyone who can read at what used to be known as high school level, and who also cherishes the proud sovereignty of this nation and the stipulative value of the full fabric of its constitutiondismiss the seriousness of this so-called "birther" issue out of hand. Behavior so egregious to a citizenry already lost without the perspective that freedom always requires defending only invigorates this and other writers who believe that the media blackout has gone on long enough, and we demand the prompt attention of all who play a role in keeping our nation safe from all its enemies, foreign and domestic, and that list includes its voting citizenry, its publicly elected officials, and its wunderkind, or this republic, as Ben Franklin predicted, will not long continue to stand. No more a laughing matter, given the divisive and debilitating nature of this administration's policies, someone in Washington must act, and act now on this question.
We believe those in Washington are hoping that the next election will rid us of this inconvenient public concern. Hardly. Given the community organizer-standards of voter registration irregularity, the odds are too objectional that against all common sense and political decency, the current resident of the White House will find himself the necessary numbers to keep him in office, if that is where he wants to be. The fact that his positive poll numbers still put him in the mid-40s shock many. But there are other considerations.
We urge you to step up and help save the nation from thrusting deeper into the mire of cultural corruption by reading and finally comprehending this meaty consolidation of circulating facts about the man who would be king.
Barring the sentimental idea that nothing this terrible could possibly happen in America, perhaps some cataclysmic event intercedes, nuclear attack, financial collapse, and we are immediately catapulted into crisis, perhaps even martial law is declared by The One, and suddenly the November, 2012 elections are postponed. Highly irregular, but possible we believe, and devastating to the continuing liberty of the American people.
Ir, what about the enormous costs of an after-Obama retirement from office? Secret Service, Presidential pension, et cetera. Should American taxpayers be forced to run a huge lifetime tab for a discredited political hustler, even if this full weight of incriminating evidence is not acted upon until after he has vacated the office, given the usual cowardice of those in Congress who might otherwise be expected to act upon this level of treachery against ever disappearing US sovereignty?
In 1974, the Justice Department ruled that presidents who resign from office before their official terms of office expire are entitled to the same lifetime pension and benefits extended to other former presidents. However, presidents who are removed from office due to impeachment forfeit all benefits.
There are highly disturbing "missing" details from the "official" Obama portfolio, and we should not gloss over the many, highly disturbing "available" details yet not "officially" introduced into this same "official" Obama portfolio. After all, a permanent record is a permanent record.
So, if you haven't carefully inspected the full body of evidence that suggests this man is a usurper upon the American constitutional system of laws and liberty, we have the perfect link for you.
This is the litany of charges the Obama Administration does not dare address point by point, so we ask every unassuming but patriotic Obama supporter now witnessing a crack in the mirrored images of the last campaign, you who supported this candidate from Hawaii, Chicago, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, or wherever he really belongs, to do one thing for America. We urge you to step up and help save the nation from thrusting deeper into the mire of cultural corruption by reading and finally comprehending this meaty consolidation of circulating facts about the man who would be king.
DON'T LOOK NOW, but here's another fighter stepping up for the truthformer congressman and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum. It's flat out amazing how easily the left (not to mention the Islamic aggressors) stoops to corrupting, even reversing the facts about the Crusades.
(Politico) — Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.”
“The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in Spartanburg on Tuesday. “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”
He added, “They hate Western civilization at the core. That’s the problem.”
After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world, the former Pennsylvania senatorwho is considering a 2012 run for the White Houseargued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote “core American values.”
“What I’m talking about is onward American soldiers,” he said. “What we’re talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal’that’s a Christian value, but it’s an American value.”
“It’s become part of our national religion, if you will,” he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian idealin the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”
If it comes down to war, a very real possibility these days. I will be ready to to shed my blood to defend our Constitution. I wish I had joined the military so I could have been better trained for this sort of thing. I guess hunting skills will have to do.
Like the old saying goes: “There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peacebut there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!.”
If the 200 year experiment in precious liberty, freedom, and constitutional republicanism collapses, it will be the fault of those who are known as white people. This has always been so, since before the creation of the country itself. White people of European origin settled this country, built its original states, and carried out its westward expansion. The construction of the greatest nation ever to appear on planet earth is due to white people. Yet today, we see that there are many self-loathing white people who align themselves with the destructive gaggle of America haters and enemies of freedom that gravitate toward the Jackass Party. Even in "red" areas where Republicans won, the numbers were not overwhelming. Usually, the Republican prevailed by a good deal less than 10% over the Jackass candidate. This does not bode well for the future of our country. In another generation or two the United States as we know it will cease to exist. The signs are already ubiquitous. And it will be the result of the voting patterns of white people, regardless of what the minority community does. If white people voted for Republicans the way that black people vote for Jackasses, then we would not now be in our current crisis. This is not a racial statement; it is just a fact.
"This is America. That means that if a religious organization legally sets up shop it must be accepted. Why the hate against Islam alone?"Such is often the earnest query put to those who work in the American Resistance to stop the Islamization of our republic. The following is another excellent retort posted orginally at Jihad Watch by the eminently learned Hugh Fitzgerald:
OH, I CAN ANSWER THAT, as an atheistjust like Pat Condell, Oriana Fallaci, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and many others just like you. Only, not like you, Pat Condell, and Oriana Fallaci, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, understand perfectly well that Islam is not only, and not even mainly, about providing an explanation for the creation of the universe and for describing a Creator and setting out some rituals for worship of that Creator.
No, Islam is a Total Belief-System. Islam provides a Total Regulation of Life, and a Complete Explanation of the Universe. Islam discourages free inquiry and encourages adherentsrequires them ratherto be slaves of Allah. Islam sets out rules of conduct that are not based on morality, but are simply rules according to what Muhammad, a seventh-century Arab, is said to have transmitted from Allah, and those rules are not subject to questioning, moral or otherwise, or re-interpretation, but are simply divided as to What Is Commanded and What Is Prohibited. And among the many things Prohibited are most forms of artistic expression, including all paintings of people, statues, and music, so that if one finds Muslims practicing this, it is only because they choose to ignore Islam at the edges, and have no defense if other Muslims come along and insist that they halt that music or that painting. Prohibited too is the kind of skeptical inquiry that so threatens the brittle structure and hold of Islam over the minds of its adherents, and in discouraging that, Islam discourages mental freedom of all kinds.
Muslims owe their entire allegiance to Islam, and to fellow members of the Umma (that loyalty is one that becomes real mainly when Infidels are involved, for as the behavior of the Arabs toward non-Arab Muslims makes clear, Islam is also a vehicle for Arab supremacism), and as the behavior of rich Muslim states toward poor Muslim states also makes clear, there is no real sharing or help among Muslims; the only help is that provided against Infidels.
And above all, what is so worrisome about Islam is that it lays claim to the whole world. There is not only a Dar al-Islam and a Dar al-Harb, but between the two, there must be a state of permanent warfare. It is the duty of all Muslimsa duty not tangential but centralto win ever-greater amounts of territory for Islam, for Dar al-Islam. And that must be done by removing all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but the struggle, or Jihad, to remove those obstacles must go on forever. It is not a case of recovering this or that sliver of territory once possessed by Muslims, though theoreticallyand emotionallypriority in the To-Do List of Islam is given to such places that were once under Islam. These include not only Israel, whihch gets such exaggerated attention, but Spain and Portugal, Sicily, Greece, the Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia), Rumania, Bulgaria, much of Hungary, most of Russia, almost all of India, and more besides. But if the Sudan, or Nigeria, or southern Thailand, or part of the Philippines, or countries or parts of countries in Western Europe, fall to Islam before some of the lands on the To-Do List, that is fine with Muslims.
The main point is that Islam uncompromisiingly divides the world between Believer and Unbeliever, Musliim and Infidel. And Muslims owe their entire allegiance to Islam, and to fellow members of the Umma (that loyalty is one that becomes real mainly when Infidels are involved, for as the behavior of the Arabs toward non-Arab Muslims makes clear, Islam is also a vehicle for Arab supremacism), and as the behavior of rich Muslim states toward poor Muslim states also makes clear, there is no real sharing or help among Muslims; the only help is that provided against Infidels.
I could go on, but why should I? Your question has been answered sufficiently.
There is no comparison between the Total Belief-System of Islamcalled, faute de mieux, in modern times, a "religion," (earlier Western men called it not a "religion" but a "faith" or "a fanatical faith"this "great religions of the world" business started mainly in the early 20th century, with American Protestant schoolbooks of the "Different Peoples of the World" type, with a unit on "The World's Great Religions."
Islam is a threat to me and to you. Christianity is not. Judaism is not. Hinduism is not. Buddhism is not. But Islam....Islam is quite different. And more and more people, despite the best efforts of those in authority to try to make us believe otherwise, are examining the evidence of their senses (including the daily Jihad news from around the world, but also books on Islam, and the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sira themselves) and discovering this, disturbing and unpleasant as it is, to be true.
And they will continue to do so, and the race is on: will enough people have grasped the meaning, and the menace, of Islam in time to take the measures necessary to adequately protect themelves, or will the crazed squandering of resources, including the transfer of vast sums from the Infidel peoples to Muslimseven beyond the fantastic sums, the trillions, that have gone to Muslim oil-rich states, battening on an accident of geologystop, and reasonable, effective, and much less burdensome measures, be taken in time?