Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weekend Edition - 3,859,553 Americans On Emergency Unemployment Compensation

There are 3,859,553 Americans On Emergency Unemployment Compensation. That figure grew by 265,300 in the past week. These are people who are long term unemployed and have lost regular unemployment benefits.

Jobs Contract 23rd Straight Month; Unemployment Rate Drop to 10.0% 9.2 million individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. About 2.3 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in November, an increase of 376,000 from a year earlier. These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed. This means there are millions of workers whose hours will rise before companies start hiring more workers. It should take at least 100,000 jobs just to keep up with demographics.

Moreover, those "not in the labor force dropped rose by 291,000 constituting nearly all of the decline in unemployment. So if real jobs start opening up millions pf part-timers and millions more of labor force drop outs will line up for those jobs ahead of those millions of young people who will be entering the work force over the next ten years.

We are talking about societal collapse. No politician has suggested any plan to avert disaster.

This explains how the government keeps unemployment figures low. Cartoon Video: The Unemployment Game Show: Are You *Really* Unemployed?

Total Lunacy: Mary Schapiro Made $3.3 Million In 2008, Perks Also Include Car Service, Club Fees And Full Expense Comp So Mary Schapiro's reward for not catching Bernie Madoff and doing NOTHING about Joe Cassano, was over $3 million dollars, a chauffeur and a private trainer?

When Will The United States Be Held Accountable For Torture? Autopsy No: ME04-14; 45 year old white male detainee died while in US custody. Cause of death: Blunt Force Injuries and Asphyxia; Manner of Death: Homicide. Autopsy revealed deep bruising of the chest wall, numerous displaced rib fractures, bruising on the lungs, hemorrhage into the mesentery of the small and large intestine. Examination of the neck structures revealed hemorrhage into the strap muscles and fractures of the thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone. According to report provided by the US army CID, the detainee was shackled to the top of a doorframe with a gag in his mouth at the time he lost consciousness and became pulseless.

"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews."- Albert Einstein

Torture continues at US prisons in Afghanistan The US military continues to carry on torture and illegal detention in Afghanistan at a dungeon known to inmates as "the black prison." The jail, located on the Bagram Air Base next to the notorious Bagram prison north of Kabul, operates under the executive order of President Obama

Pretense of an Afghanistan Exit Plan (Hillary: “I do not believe we have locked ourselves into leaving" When you strip away the gratuitous rhetoric about leaving, the Afghanistan occupation escalation plan really has no predictable end - just a wish and a prayer --- or maybe a diabolical plan for a wider war to protect the banks from bankruptcy and to keep the voters in line.

Heh, I Thought Dubai Was a Non-Event? Then what's this that the market is totally ignoring today? Creditors of Dubai World are expected to reject a standstill agreement proposed by the company ... Refusal to stand-still means there's an immediate default, which means the CDS go boom.

Richard Goldstone wins Swedish prize He won the Stockholm Human Rights Award for "an outstanding contribution to promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms."

Roads were safer in Afghanistan under the Taliban, British general admits

Patriot Act Renewal Moving Forward

Machiavelli on Blackwater Chapter XII of Machiavelli's The Prince is titled: How many different Kinds of Soldiers there are, and of Mercenaries Here are some lessons Machiavelli has for our brilliant leaders regarding the use of mercenaries. Think of this every time you hear them tell us that they have a plan that will "work"

You're Doing One Hell of a Job In Central Asia Barak Barak Obama et al. have apparently found the perfect model and game plan for winning in Afghanistan and the vast Eurasian massif-FEMA under Bush II in New Orleans after Katrina.

BPA found in 90% of newborns Previous studies have found BPA in the urine of 93% of Americans tested. "It's alarming," Janet Gray, director of the Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer project at Vassar College

Man arrested for trespassing on his own land

Illinois: Blagojevich Break-In Burglars broke into offices of two members of former Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s legal defense team overnight and stole eight computers and a safe, the police said

Video: The Sad Slide of Keith Olbermann - calls ClimateGate a "made up" Fox News Story

White House raises climate summit stakes The announcement Friday that Obama is pushing back his appearance at the Copenhagen summit to its final weekend, the critical negotiating period, signals a willingness to pour significant political capital into his climate agenda – and raises expectations that the White House will reach agreements both internationally and at home ...
Obama is going for broke on a busted flush. But he is fickle and could change his mind over the next week if the general populace catches on to the Global Warming scam.

Short Satirical Video: Polar bears weigh in on Climategate

Video: Jon P. Holdren Grilled By Congressman Sensenbrenner (ClimateGate)

Spanish paper says Honduras run by five Jewish families. American Jewish Committee freaks out.

EFF sues feds for info on social-network surveillance The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the CIA, the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and three other government agencies on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to release information about how they are using social networks in surveillance and investigations.

Number of Prescriptions Written in UK for Antidepressants Nearly Equals Entire Population

Michigan’s Budget Train Wreck: A National Lesson

Sir James Goldsmith’s 1994 Globalization Warning
Catherine Austin Fitts recommends this video because he told us 15 years ago what would happen if we passed WTO, NAFTA and GATT.

2010 estate tax may go from 0 to 45 percent

Pay cut for two million Britons causes collapse in tax revenue causing government income tax receipts to collapse by almost one fifth. That is happening here. That is why in October the federal government had to borrow 56 cents of every dollar it spent.

Dr Kelly WAS murdered and there has to be a new inquest, say six top doctors

Obama Lied: Taliban Did Not Refuse to Hand Over Bin Laden As I remember it, they asked for evidence which is something our politicians and news media never did ask for.

Israel closes sole oil and gas terminal on Gaza border The population of the Gaza Strip is facing an acute cooking gas shortage this winter, after a unilateral Israeli decision in October to permanently close the sole oil and gas terminal between the coastal Palestinian territory and the Jewish state.

US Pushing for January Sanctions on Iran

Pakistan Slams US Plans to Expand Drone Strikes

Israel refuses Irish FM permission to visit Gaza Israeli authorities deny Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin permission to visit the impoverished coastal sliver of Gaza which has long been under an Israeli siege.

Scahill: ‘The war is in Pakistan right now’ "The war is in Pakistan right now. There's no question about it. The question, though, is how much it's going to expand. ... These are actions that are going to destabilize Pakistan and are going to create new enemies for the United States because of the high civilian casualties

Video: Day 13 of Network Climategate Cover-Up: The Media EXPOSED

Video: Obama Warns Not To Challenge Official 9/11 Story

LAPD view of Israeli organized crime Israeli organized crime activity in Los Angeles has gotten "a little bit worse" recently, LAPD terrorism chief Michael P. Downing told the Jerusalem Post this week on a visit in Tel Aviv. He also alluded to "a little bit of convergence between terrorism and organized crime." But what was really interesting was Downing's comment about that Oct. 29 shooting of two rabbis at Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood, initially feared to be somehow terrorist or hate-related.

Chicago Cannibalization: Mayor Daley's Budget Eats 75% of a 75 Year rainy Day fund in One Year

Israeli Central Banker Fischer says world must accept a weaker US

Asia Times: The reason for the troop surge not Afghanistan, but Pakistan

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