A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee details the fact that, since January 2009, for every person added to the labor force, 10 have been added to those not in the labor force. Here’s a chart showing the dwindling labor force:
“For Every 1 Person Added To Labor Force Since January 2009,” the chart reads, “10 People Added To Those Not In Labor Force.”
That is, in nearly the four years, since President Obama took office in January 2009, only 827,000 people have been added to the labor force, while during that same time period, 8,208,000 have been added to those not in the labor force.
The chart relies on data available from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The numbers represented in the chart are a measure of growth from January 2009 through September 2012,” the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee explains. “The data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey, a sample of 60,000 households conducted by personal and telephone interviews. Basic labor force data are gathered monthly. The labor force consists of all people aged 16 and over either employed or actively seeking work. It does not include discouraged workers, people who have retired, or those on welfare or disability who are no longer looking for work. The ‘not in the labor force’ group is defined as the total civilian non-institutional population minus the labor force.”
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The Recovery Board charged with coordinating efforts among than inspectors generals at more than two dozen federal agencies that distributed stimulus money posted an item on its official blog last month claiming the total amount of money lost to fraud from the $840 billion stimulus program was a miniscule $11.1 million so far.
Vice President Joe Biden even made reference to the figure as he defended the stimulus program from attacks from Republican Rep. Paul Ryan during the vice presidential debate last Thursday. But that number only identifies money that is considered lost to fraud and does not include funds still under investigation or those recommended for reimbursement after audits identified misspending, officials said.
And a senior official familiar with the ongoing investigations by inspectors generals at federal agencies told the Washington Guardian the government expects the loss figure to balloon in coming months.
“These cases often take months or years, and we’ve got hundreds open right now across the government so that number is going to go up, probably by a large amount over the next 18 months,” the official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak to the media.
Since the blog post a month ago that released the $11 million figure, several inspectors generals have announced new convictions, prosecutions or audits, a sign that some of the investigations are growing near decisions and actions.
For instance, the Energy Department inspector general reported last week it discovered the California energy commission collected two duplicate payments under a stimulus program that costs taxpayers $678,000 and and it recommended the money be repaid.
If you’re keeping score at home, the Obama administration has made approximately 20 inconsistent public statements about the terrorism incident in Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including our ambassador. They seem utterly perplexed by the complex situation arising from American nation-building efforts in the region, and shocked that one speech in Cairo did not put the Middle East situation to rest. But that’s understandable to a point. This foreign policy thing is hard. And when you’re just used to people telling you you’re the awesomest awesome person who was ever awesome, someone thinking differently isn’t wrong, they’re just not paying attention.
Luckily for us, while the administration is having a difficult time wrestling with these minor nuisances, they have been appropriately briefed on other, incredibly important world matters and the President has seen to it that his position is not only informed, but public, vocal and, above all, hopeful. Because America, you are facing dark times. But Barack Obama knows things will get better.
The President of the United States has weighed in on the greatest feud of our time. And by that we mean yes, Barack Obama has commented on the on-set tensions between “American Idol” hosts Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey…
“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” the president reassured. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”
He will not falter, America. He will not fail.
Guess one has to be canadian to truly understand this and laugh at it?
The man with the smallest penis will win an iPhone, as will another fellow who will be chosen by the site’s female, er, members. Guys who come in second and third place will get an iPad.
Sam Phillips, a former Penthouse Pet who now hosts “The Single Life,” a radio show on Sirius XM, believes the contest will not only benefit guys with cocktail-weenie-sized penises, but also women like her.
“I personally prefer smaller penises,” she told HuffPost. “I like the penis to hit my G-spot, not my cervix. These guys should be celebrated, not castrated.”
Mix 1 1/4 oz vodka and 1/8 oz lime juice and add to shot glasses to fill to about 3/4 full. Slowly add cream liquor to form brain. Drizzle grenadine.
(Newser) – British artist Damien Hirst, famous for his works using pickled and dismembered animals, has once again angered animal rights groups—this time for a work that used live creatures. His “In and Out of Love” exhibition at London’s Tate Modern allowed visitors to observe the lives of butterflies close up, but more than 9,000 of the insects died during the 23-week exhibition after being trampled or brushed off visitors’ clothing, the Telegraph reports. The tropical species used has a life expectancy of nine months in the wild, but most only survived a few days in the Hirst exhibition.
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An update on this previous post: Kroger, KFC and others submit to sharia, yank newspaper that discusses Islam.
Once again ‘The Rutherford Reader’ is under assault by Leftists, islamofascist sympathizers and the Associated Press over its defense of our First Amendment from Sharia Law corruption and infiltration of our legal system. The Associated Press sinks to desperate tactics by going back to 2010 and quoting an unintelligent Melissa Eads (Kroger corporate office) as saying ‘The Reader’ was removed from their stores due to a pattern of “hate rhetoric”; she actually said “hate-speech”, which she was at a loss to define when asked. And now, Sara Mitchell and others are attempting to have ‘The Reader’ removed from other locations.
Using the term “hate rhetoric” illustrates that whoever wrote the AP article did not have a good grasp of the English language, could not understand sentences structured around facts and had never read the Western classics of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; by the same token, Sara Mitchell’s and her accomplice’s actions make it obvious that they do not want to live in a society ruled by freedom of thought, opinion or speech.
I was one of the first to speak out against the vandalism and burning of the Columbia, TN mosque in 2008, however, just as neo-nazi white supremacists would trample on the Civil Rights of peoples of color and reduce them to second class citizens if they could, or just as the New Black Panthers state “we need to kill a whole lot of white babies” and have no qualms disenfranchising whites, so too would Muslims foist the same on all Americans, by eradicating free speech and religious freedom as it has typically existed from our nation’s founding, until the past four decades and especially since 2008; Islam and Sharia represent something much worse than nazifascism as they now stand, which is the reason I write often about Islam’s perverse nature, its incompatibility with democracy and the U.S. Constitution and the need to halt all Islamic immigration to the U.S. immediately due to Muslims often stated goal of subordinating and subjugating the entire U.S. under Sharia law dominance. I simply oppose any attempt to legitimize illiberal, unConstitutional and anti-Freedom ideologies within these United States!
Islam and Sharia law are more cruel and more steeped in fascist tenets than America’s white supremacist movements or Hitler’s 1940s brand of fascism, within a simple added religious context; so many of the Greatest Generation died fighting this very sort of totalitarian ideology all across Europe…Aren’t Islamic atrocities just as horrible as those perpetrated by the Nazis?…CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood have already insisted on applying Sharia concepts within our state governments and public education system, and Muslim sympathizers like Mitchell, unless they are Leftists too, do not understand that fully applied Sharia law incorporates much more than prayer, food or hygiene rules; Sharia law always becomes an instrument of murder and totalitarianism!
Worship however you desire. Worship trees, goats, earthworms… or Allah…or Jesus Christ… or Buddha… but do not try to force me to worship as you or to submit in any manner to your religious doctrine. Not Christianity… not Hinduism… not Buddhism… Only Islam tries to force itself on others wherever it appears! While I am aware of some peaceful Muslims who truly worship only according to the Abrahamic passages they have stolen from Judaism and Christianity, give me a hundred thousand Buddhists or Sikhs at America’s shores over one Muslim any day!
Has America fallen to the point where only a few lucky elitist arbiters from the political Left get to decide what is “free speech” and what is not?
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Benghazi Biggest Political Scandal in Modern History; Main Stream Media Continues to Set False Narratives
Watergate was a “cover-up” of a group of over zealous Nixon administration officials hiring 5 men to burglarize the “Watergate” building where the DNC offices were located. Wiretaps and burglarizing the Democratic National Headquarters were the crimes. This to date, is the biggest scandal and “cover-up” of modern politics. It pales in comparison to the “Benghazi-gate” cover-up. Four fellow Americans are dead, and the White House’s “official” statements following the attacks were lies . Veteran Political “Operative”, for the Obama Administration, David Axelrod took to the airwaves Sunday October 14, and Fox’s Chris Wallace attempted to hold his feet to the fire. Yet, we are left with the same questions. From that interview we learn just what Veep Joe Biden was talking about in regards to his explanation on Benghazi:
WALLACE: But, David, just the day before, several State Department officials testified under oath that there were repeated requests for more security that were rejected. What is the vice president talking about?
AXELROD: I think the vice president was talking about what the White House knew. There are embassies all over the world and installations all over the world, and these requests go into the security professionals at the State Department. And there is no doubt, some of these matters went into the security department at the state security agency at the State Department. But it didn’t come to the White House and that what is the vice president was responding to.
WALLACE: So, we’re now getting into a definition of what the word “we” means. When the vice president says “we” he’s not talking about the Obama administration, because, the question was not about what you knew, it is that there were requests for more security. Biden is not talking about the Obama administration. He’s not talking about the State Department.
He’s just talking about himself and the president?
AXELROD: No, I think, Chris. Again, he was talking about was what he, the president knew because these matters were being handled at the State Department.
What? Axelrod answers “NO” and then in fact answers the question with a definitive “YES”. And what he is admitting to is this–that the President didn’t know there were “requests” for more security in Benghazi. How would he know? Obama has not been attending these “Security briefings”, in fact the day after the attack, instead of cancelling his campaign trip to Nevada, the President again, skips the briefings. Axelrod admits to this in the Fox interview.
WALLACE: The reason I ask this is because you say, well, the president made a statement. Yes. The president made a statement, and then he went off to a fundraiser or to a campaign stop in Nevada.
Question, before he went to the fundraiser in Nevada, did he meet with his National Security Council to try to sort out the shifting stories, because State said they never said it was a spontaneous demonstration and intel did, you are quite right — did he meet with the national security council before he went to campaigning in Nevada?
AXELROD: Chris, I assure you that the president was in contact with all those who had information and responsibility in the national security chain about this incident.
As the “spin” intensifies, enter the Main Stream Media. Watergate had “Woodward and Bernstein”. We have lost any real journalist on that level who will risk everything in pursuit of truth. The NY Times editorial on Sunday October 14th entitled “No Shame” cites the Republicans and Darryl Issa as the hypocrites, who cut the budget for security personnel. That’s interesting, since Susan Lamb testified under oath that “budget” matters had no bearing on the denial of the requests for added security. In an article by “Time Magazine” entitled “After Benghazi, Is Al-Queda back?” addresses the “Arab Spring” and the Democratically elected new leaders in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia as examples of pillars of “Islamist” who denounce Al-Queda. This is just plain spin, and the facts are anything but what this article in Time Magazine is implying! Morsi in Egypt is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has asked for the release of the “Blind Sheik” and here is footage from the rally held the night Morsi was elected. That video is a Muslim Brotherhood Cleric speaking at the same podium Morsi took to just a few minutes later.
Yet, these Muslim Brotherhood backed Candidates, who are sweeping elections in all these Middle eastern countries, according to Time magazine, are the good guys? This is what happened as a result of this so called Arab Spring. Just as in Iran in 1979, we have radical Islamist organizations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood who backs and is in fact the Party in which President Morsi is leader of, taking power and bolstering this radical agenda, which has ties to Al-Queda. Make no mistake, what is going on in the Middle East is anything but the Democratic process, as Lara Logan knows too well.
As the spin continues to add up, the headlines on Benghazi are no where to be found in any major “Main Stream” source. The questions that remain unanswered, are these:
Why did the Obama Administration roll out Susan Rice with a false narrative about a YouTube video? I myself, link this back to the UN Blasphemy Laws Rice signed onto back in December 2011, and spoke to this in my last article here. Who within the Obama Administration came up with this false narrative about this YouTube video? This question goes to the heart of the cover-up, and remains unanswered.
It is “malarkey” Joe Biden, to think that NO ONE at the State Department , after witnessing in real time that barbaric coordinated attack, that no one called over to the White House? Yet, that is what you are trying to sell us, right Joe? You and Barack, just didn’t know a thing! You didn’t know about any of what was going on in the Security Briefings, you didn’t know about any “requests”, you didn’t know your own State Department was watching a massacre in real time, you didn’t know 10 days after it had nothing to do with a YouTube video, and you didn’t know what the White House approved of Rice to say, was not the truth. May I ask, do you Joe, or Barack know anything about running this Country?
This is and should be the lead story on every paper and website in the US. There should be journalist outside the White House lining up demanding answers to these blatant lies, and false narratives. Nixon resigned instead of face impeachment. Many say we lost all faith in the office of President at that time. Benghazi is the place we lost all faith in our “Fourth Estate”. And we must realize its dead and gone. Carry on my fellow Americans, we will continue to seek the truth, I know we will.
First, let me say that I thoroughly believe Iran is our enemy and is virtually capable of any evil deed and/or atrocity in the name of Allah. And I further believe that Russia is behind Iran and its deeds – Trevor Loudon and I are in total agreement on this. I also agree with Trevor that there is a strong likelihood of Obama pulling an October surprise by striking Iran. That scenario is gaining in possibility every day, with Leon Panetta at the forefront. But it will be an attack that is for show and not for true defense. It will be by drone and will entail surgical strikes. It will be for sheer political impact and could well do catastrophic harm to Israel.
Enter cyber warfare. Leon Panetta is ginning up an emergency to justify a cyber security Executive Order from Barack Obama. He is hinting (notice that he never outright condemns Iran) that Iran is behind the attacks and they may be. But it is just as likely that even if they are, we are using it for political propaganda to empower the State in controlling the Internet, banking and utilities. A coup within the US without a shot fired.
Warning bells from The Washington Guardian:
Defense secretary bluntly warns we’re in ‘pre-9-11 moment’ that could precede catastrophic attack, hints Iran involved.
In a blunt admission designed to prod action, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday night told business executives there has been a sudden escalation of cyber terrorism and that attackers have managed to gain access to control systems for critical infrastructure.
In a speech in New York City, Panetta said the recent activities have raised concerns inside the U.S. intelligence community that cyber terrorism might be combined with other attacks to create massive panic and destruction on par with the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Iran may attack us by computer, but after some discussion with people who have expertise in this area, I do not believe they are sophisticated enough to widely access our critical infrastructure. However, our government is and it would benefit them mightily to control the Internet, banking and utilities. It would be a Marxist’s wet dream come true. Screw the Constitution – it’s for the good of national security. Panetta will take what the Patriot Act started and finish America off with cyber security. He will scare us into relinquishing our rights for security and you will have neither. But you will get totalitarian fascism.
For those of you who are hung up on the whole “fascism vs communism” thing, a little clarity: the current crop of totalitarians running the Administration have done their best to avoid behaving in a way that validates either of the popular “-ism” labels. They have sought to implement a kind of post-communist, post-fascist, socialism-as-parasite-over-capitalism, but always a Marxism-inspired command-and-control central government model. Try not to get too mired in the labeling tar pit. They’re all bad and what they are very much not is any form of liberty-ism.
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Future First Lady Pat Nixon, 1968 — more classic photos of First Ladies here.