DUMP the United Nations

Shame on us for being so stupid. Why do we let this go on?

America is the only country powerful enough to destroy America…

It clearly appears the the “UNITED NATIONS” is only interested in ‘Uniting AGAINST America – and yet we are not only members of our own accord – but supply most of the Funding!

How some OTHER members of the organization actually vote in the United Nations issues that are actually brought up to vote on: Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the U.S. State Department and United Nations records:

Kuwait votes -AGAINST- the United States 67% of the time.
Qatar votes -AGAINST- the United States 67% of the time.
Morocco votes -AGAINST- the United States 70% of the time.
United Arab Emirates votes -AGAINST- the United States 70% of the time.
Jordan votes -AGAINST- the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes -AGAINST- the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes -AGAINST- the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes -AGAINST- the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes -AGAINST- the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes -AGAINST- the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes -AGAINST- the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes -AGAINST- the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes -AGAINST- the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes -AGAINST- the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes -AGAINST- the United States 80% of the time.
India votes -AGAINST- the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes -AGAINST- the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes -AGAINST- the United States 87% of the time.

U S Foreign Aid to those that hate us:

Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, STILL receives $2,000,000,000 annually in US Foreign Aid and weapons.

Jordan votes 71% against the United States, and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

Pakistan votes 75% against the United States. They receive $6,721,000,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

India votes 81% against the United States, and STILL receives $143,699,000 annually. Not only that, but they “SCHOOL” their their top Engineers and Business people in America, and most return to their homeland. Then, we hire them to do a great deal of work for us because they undercut our WAGES (and take ‘American Jobs’).

UN

WHO STARTED THIS AND WHY?
THEY ACTUALLY BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM.

Perhaps it is time to GET OUT of the U.N. and give the “WASTED MONEY” back to the American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes.

Terminally stupid… and don’t forget the 1.5 billion to HAMAS!

Pass this information along to every taxpaying citizen you know, party lines irrelevant!

GUN CONTROL HISTORY

NOGUNS

RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN PRAVDA regarding Gun Control in Russia and Eastern Europe

WARNING TO AMERICA!

These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions. This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.

Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.

This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington’s clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently.

Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lying guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come register themselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot. Of course being savages, murderers and liars does not mean being stupid and the Reds learned from their Civil War experience. One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers that were. The worst they had to fear was a pitchfork in the guts or a knife in the back or the occasional hunting rifle. Not much for soldiers.

To this day, with the Soviet Union now dead 21 years, with a whole generation born and raised to adulthood without the SU, we are still denied our basic and traditional rights to self defense. Why? We are told that everyone would just start shooting each other and crime would be everywhere….but criminals are still armed and still murdering and too often, especially in the far regions, those criminals wear the uniforms of the police. The fact that everyone would start shooting is also laughable when statistics are examined.

While President Putin pushes through reforms, the local authorities, especially in our vast hinterland, do not feel they need to act like they work for the people. They do as they please, a tyrannical class who knows they have absolutely nothing to fear from a relatively unarmed population. This in turn breeds not respect but absolute contempt and often enough, criminal abuse.

For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves. The excuse that people will start shooting each other is also plain and silly. So it is our politicians saying that our society is full of incapable adolescents who can never be trusted? Then, please explain how we can trust them or the police, who themselves grew up and came from the same culture?

No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.

-Stanislav Mishin, pravda.ru

OBAMA’S SECOND TERM

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS…. 

THE GOOD NEWS
 
My crystal ball is showing me a slowdown in the Leftist GUN GRAB
operations – any reasons to worry are less and less on a daily basis.
Yes, they WILL continue to SET UP MASS MURDERS from time to time,
just to keep the masses “aware” that they still need to BAN FIREARMS,
but working carefully so as to ‘ease’ their way around the 2nd Amendment.
But they no longer need to worry about getting it done quickly. Why?
THE BAD NEWS
If you do not have a good stock of Ammunition on hand, I suggest that
you try to purchase some ASAP – chances are very good that you will
find most sources OUT OF STOCK or ON BACKORDER for any of the more
popular ammo. I don’t expect this situation to change at all – GOVERNMENT
has ordered HUGE AMOUNTS OF AMMO, and by law, they get it before ANY
is shipped to normal civilian channels, distributors or sellers.
To add to this problem, those who RELOAD their own ammo… seems
that the supplies you need to do this are also becoming scarce – QUICKLY.
This includes primers and gunpowder as well as equipment.
Even our local Law Enforcement Agencies are finding it harder to come by,
although they ARE able to obtain supplies. Large Distributors are ordering
all kinds of ammo from overseas, but supplies are becoming strained up rapidly.
BE PREPARED FOR NEW USES FOR GUNS
Many pistols make fair hammers. Semi-automatics can also be used, but
since most use plastic or sheet metal magazines, they can be thrown at
any possible enemy. As for solid-stock ‘long guns’, they will make pretty
good Clubs. Military style long guns, because of their light weight and
slide-in ‘stocks’, they will have limited use to block attackers with knives,
swords, clubs, and bayonets. As an addendum, Machetes are still available
from many “Surplus Stores”, so you might still provide yourself with a
minimal for of self-defense.
AMERICA – it’s been great. GOD BLESS US ALL.
 
NOTE: If ANYONE finds a good ammunition supplier, please let me know.
 
 
FINAL NOTE: This is not humor. It is true. I wish you the best of luck.

THE GUN IS CIVILIZATION

by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or forcing me to do your bidding under threat of harm. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception.

Reason or force, that’s it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu today is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunks with baseball bats.

The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat. It has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that is as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

 

Constitution is DEAD

Like I have been trying to tell people, WE ARE NOT UNDER THE US CONSTITUTION. We are under the US CODE and UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE.

That Dictates EVERYTHING that happens in the US VIA Regulations, and Unconstitutional Government Agencies.

It’s ALL Unconstitutional, and the FED Bankers are the ones who have developed the US Code and the Regulations it passes on us, vis the FEDS Mouthpiece, and that is EVERY Sitting President we have had since Abraham Lincoln, but most specifically, all presidents since the late 1940′s has had the power of a Dictator, but has been playing the game so the US People would not find out about it.

ALL of Congress and ALL of Senate. are EMPLOYEES of the FED, NOT the US Constituents. They quickly learn when they go to DC, Just Exactly what the NEW RULES REALLY ARE, and none of them include the Constitution or Bill of rights, unless someone is trying to finish destroying it, as they do every day.

You see, those Congress critters and Senate who try to pass Bills that Modify or Change what the Constitution says, KNOW FULL WELL what they are doing, and WHY They have such power to do exactly that, even if they know it’s UN Constitutional, which happens to be ILLEGAL, and Punishable by TREASON Charges.

2nd AMENDMENT END-RUN!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.

The decision, announced in a statement released by the
U.S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush’s administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better.

On Wednesday Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban All Firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the United Nations and individuals such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the
complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.

The Obama administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to our 2nd Amendment before US citizens even understand what has happened. Obama can appear before the public and tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the US to international treaties and foreign gun control laws. Does that mean Obama is telling the truth?

Obama and the truth have never met.
He is the most consummate liar there is.

What it means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.

This is not a joke nor a false warning. As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control.

Please forward this message to others who may be concerned about the direction in which our country is
headed.

We are being led like a lamb to the slaughter (Socialism/Dictatorship).

FLORIDA VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Are you early voting in Florida? Remember the Amendments and the Judges on your ballot, and VOTE, don’t just skip over them, because you “don’t know”. Everyone has an opinion.

If you vote on Election day, as a good American, the same rules apply – be well-informed, and KNOW how you intend to vote. I recommend taking a “Filled Out” ballot copy with you when you vote in person. I certainly will. Believe me, you will feel a LOT more comfortable.

IF ANYONE APPROACHES YOU AS YOU GO TO VOTE, IGNORE THEM AND KEEP WALKING. DO NOT ACCEPT ANY FLYERS OR PRINTED MATERIAL. If they “suggest” you vote a certain way, simply nod your head and keep going – and REPORT THEM TO AN OFFICIAL once you get inside the Controlled Voting Area! inside the actual voting area!

Here’s mine, after some deep research.

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READ THROUGH THIS, PLEASE. you should Vote NO on all the Constitutional Amendments AND all the Judges.

The Florida Constitution has a purpose, but it is being manipulated by many different groups [on both sides] with an agenda. [This has been going on for years-FYI]. Think of it this way. If the “law” can’t get enough support to pass thru the legislature and be signed by the Governor, then a political group can just raise money, get a few petitions signed and it goes on the ballot. This was NOT the purpose of the Constitution of the State of Florida!

Don’t get me wrong, There are proposed amendments that I like/don’t disagree with. One of them gives a homestead tax break to our vets, BUT this is the WRONG WAY to enact laws, on single item issues. Remember the legislature could not agree on these “laws” with x-thousand number of pages of rules, exemptions and standards, so after a few years, political groups pushed the issue, expecting you to approve an Amendment to our Florida Constitution based on a 60-75 word “law”. It is STUPID ! This is how we got an Amendment that says farmers must not be mean to baby piggies!

ANY ballot initiative that needs TV commercials and yard signs promoting it, is BAD LAW. That is the tip-off that the promoters [ie:lobbiest] could NOT get it thru the legislature and so they are trying to circumvent the system and trick the voters. THEY know, what voters rarely know; only another Constitutional Amendment can change a prior amendment. The single item 75 word “law” is nearly impossible to change, since rarely are true citizen groups SO outraged, that it will be changed. Legislatures come and go, but Amendments are “permanent”.

It’s time to “teach” the system a lesson. VOTE NO on all of the amendments. 

Now, to judicial retention. The 3 Judges on the ballot are in the unfortunate position of having all the MOST activist Florida Supreme Court Judges up for “retention” in the same cycle. It makes my job easier. VOTE NO on ALL of them. Again, “the system” needs to learn that it is accountable. There are plenty of places to read the details of “why”, but Judges FOLLOW the LAWS in place. They should NOT be creating Law from the bench. Simple…

I encourage you to do all the research you can. Using the brain is excellent exercise to prepare to VOTE for YOUR GOVERNMENT!

My Opinion: VOTE NO on all the Amendments and ALL the Judges. VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Obama’s DANGEROUS Executive Orders

There have been over 900 Executive orders put forth from Obama, and he is not even through his first term yet. He is creating a martial law ‘Disney Land’ of control covering everything imaginable. Some of the executive orders he has signed recently have been exposed thanks to ‘Friends of Conservative Action Alerts.’ They have compiled a choice list of ‘Emergency Powers, Martial law executive orders’: Get your headache medication out while you still can without a prescription.

* Executive Order 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

* Executive Order 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

* Executive Order 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.

* Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

* Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over all health education and welfare functions.

* Executive Order 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

* Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

* Executive Order 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and establish new locations for populations.

* Executive Order 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities.

* Executive Order 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issues over a fifteen-year period.

* Executive Order 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

* Executive Order 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute Industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

* Executive Order 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit, and the flow of money in U.S. financial institutions in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when the president declares a state of emergency, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

It is more than clear that Obama is planning for the total control and takeover of America via Martial Law. Food, energy, transportation, work, banking, and health…he has it covered.

While Obama is busy pulling executive orders out of the sky to control everything inside our country, he has been issuing executive orders to force us to submit to international regulations instead of our Constitution. Sher Zieve exposed this in one of her recent articles. Damn the U.S. Constitution, damn the American people and damn U.S. sovereignty.

We must send faxes, emails, and make calls to all congressman and demand they stop Obama’s perverted, extreme, and Unconstitutional abuse of Executive Orders. It is time to demand our elected leaders start protecting America, our sovereignty, and our Constitution. So far, they seem to be protecting the Obama – Marxist takeover plans…peppered with a little U.N. and Islam.

Read more of Laurie’s columns and listen to her on the radio at her website, http://therothshow.com/

The Night Watchman

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”

So they created a Night Watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?”

So they created a Quality Control Department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?”

So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back.”

So they laid-off the Night Watchman.

NOW slowly, let that sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration???

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn’t think so!

Bottom line is, we’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which no one can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple… and at the time, everybody thought it a very good idea and most appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT’S 2012 — 35 YEARS LATER — AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS “NECESSARY” DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?”)
34 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes — good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!! Anybody Home?

Signed….The Night Watchman

—> Thanks to Ruth Shepherd!

 

PS: I confidently predict that this scenario foretells what will happen to health care. In the end, there will be a vast Bureaucracy and no real doctors–a process that is already beginning!

MORE Government Lies

Half-truths from government agencies. When the government issued its latest unemployment figures this month, it supposedly showed that all unemployment had plateaued at a somewhat respectable 8.2 percent. If you got the feeling that you hadn’t been told, “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,as a famous radio personality tells his audiences, … “and now for the rest of the story.”

Uncle Sam, in his infinite wisdom, uses an interesting system to track various categories of unemployment: U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U6. The statistics for level U3 are that very same nebulous 8.2% rate recently ballyhooed by the media, the “official national unemployment rate.  Here is how the other categories breakdown:
U1 – Persons  unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force

U2 – Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs, as a percent of the civilian labor force

U3 – Total unemployed, as a percent f the civilian labor force, the “official” unemployment rate.  This is the Unemployment Rate that gets “officially” reported.

Now here is where it gets interesting. If all unemployment is included in that U3 figure, why the other categories? “Patience, grasshopper, have patience.”

U4 – total unemployed, plus discouraged workers. I guess the government was so discouraged that they decided that we didn’t need to know about these workers. **Discouraged = no longer looking for work, gave up. No reason to count them. Right?

U5 – Total unemployed, plus discouraged** workers, plus all other marginally attached workers* as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers. Anybody want to hazard a guess what a “marginally attached” worker is? Since they are included in the figures, do you think that, in all fairness, perhaps these workers should be categorized as “marginally unattached.”

Enough with the “bsing” and sanitizing of the unemployment figures for consumption for what government must consider the ignorant general public.  It’s
time for a reality check and that means the U6 numbers.

U6 – Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers**, plus total employed part-time for economic reasons. Translation: couldn’t find a full-time job in their or any other profession. This is the “broadest” measure of unemployment that gets officially tracked. Around since 1994, but a very
similar series was also in existence dating back to 1970; the two are sometimes
used interchangeably…but, then again, who knows about it?

U6 includes everyone, including the part-timers and the under-employed who went from 6 figures to the employment line, the MBAs delivering pizzas – a recent radio show call-in actually had two Masters degrees and is now working as a delivery man. By the way, this hush-hush figure is an alarmingly robust 14.9%! Wow!

14.9% versus 8.2%. Hmm. Is that an error of omission or commission? When is a lie not a lie? When it’s told by a government agency? There is a wee bit of difference here. Borrowing from the Wizard of Oz, “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…”  Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy to know that the government doesn’t want us to worry our poor little heads about the realities of unemployment when we already have enough to worry about keeping food on the table and a roof over our heads.

I resent being spoon fed whatever deliberately censored portion of reality our government sees fit to release to the masses as gospel. Don’t they know that the people on the street corners and countless empty storefronts are a dead giveaway or are they that much out of touch with the people?

Tell it like it is! This is American. We can take it. How do you fix it if they won’t tell you about it. That’s what I think, but, then again, that’s just one man’s opinion.