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Sunday, February 17, 2019

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As unemployment numbers rise along with fuel prices and everything else. I wanted to know the hard numbers of what the government’s definition of unemployment. Perhaps what they are including in their monthly numbers and what their leaving out. I felt a good place to start, in understanding of the jargon splashed over the evening news every night would by the bureau of Labor Statistics. A branch of the United States Department of Labor.

The site is a one-stop-show for all information related to labor. Although I found the langue a little misleading in favor of making... Read More

I grew up in one of those rapidly gentrifying New York Neighborhoods. You know the ones that no one ever imagined would be hot spots for college students and tourists. My former working class Latino neighborhood now re-christened with a trendy new name is often written about in New York Magazine and gets droves of visitors who never would have set foot here when I grew up. Many of my neighbors have been forced out; all of the bodegas have been closed and replaced with boutiques with prices so foul as to be insulting. But I am writing today about an often unseen consequence of gentrification.... Read More

No one would ever imagine that the UK terror chief could, deliberately or not, show off an ultra-confidential and ultra-sensitive piece of information to the press about a current anti-terrorist operation, which, if disclosed, could actually jeopardise the whole of the operation and put at risk the agents involved. Even in a James Bond film…

BEYOND THE FICTION

Unfortunately sometimes real life goes far beyond the fiction! Unbelievable yet true, last Wednesday, Bob Quick, the most senior counter-terrorism officer in the United Kingdom, was photographed in Downing... Read More

No one would ever imagine that the UK terror chief could, deliberately or not, show off an ultra-confidential and ultra-sensitive piece of information to the press about a current anti-terrorist operation, which, if disclosed, could actually jeopardise the whole of the operation and put at risk the agents involved. Even in a James Bond film…

BEYOND THE FICTION

Unfortunately sometimes real life goes far beyond the fiction! Unbelievable yet true, last Wednesday, Bob Quick, the most senior counter-terrorism officer in the United Kingdom, was photographed in Downing... Read More

By Amo

...who for generations brought smiles to millions of fans around the world, with their zany slapstick humor that now seems to be the standard incorporated within the Obama inner circle…only this time we’re not laughing.

Watching President Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Senator Chris Dodd’s performance on the AIG debacle, one couldn’t help but think back to those three loveable bungling buffoons, slapping each other silly as they performed one prat-fall and comedy routine after another.

First it was Secretary Geithnere; you know the guy who... Read More

I know I have mentioned before that our way out of the current mess is largely going to be determined by attitude. Our faith that things will get better and yes, sometimes it seems like blind faith but here is some eye opening information to bring some clarity to all of us. Here we go:

To all those newswriters and general naysayers, let's see how we stack up against The Great Depression:

Decade Data 1929-1939:

Key Stat: Unemployment 25%

Dow Jones: Down 89%

GDP (Gross Domestic Product): Down 11% or $103 Billion

Current Market Data

Key Stat:... Read More

The recession began in December 2007. That was fifteen months ago. Since that time, the U.S. economy has lost 4.4 million jobs. According to the Department of Labor more than half of those 4.4 million loses have happened in the last four months – three of which are while Obama has been president.

He promised reform and recovery. So far he’s delivered speeches with the help of teleprompters, flown all over the United States on a “spiffy” plane, named at least four people to his cabinet who don’t think they have to pay taxes and treated British Prime Minister Gordon Brown like a red-headed... Read More

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