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OUR HOME - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE UNIVERSE, at least to my human eyes. Planet Earth will be here and gone in a tick, but in that infinitely small sliver of time, maybe we can make a difference? I have no idea who would be around to see that difference, but we have each other now, don't we.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Low Unemployment: The Big Lie

When Bush tells you the unemployment rates are dropping - as though he actually did something good, take a close look at what the numbers really mean. Figures don't lie, but liars figure. The numbers only tell you how many people are not working AND who are currently registered as unemployed.

Now this is tricky, so let me try to explain: Say for example I lost my job, applied for unemployment insurance, got benefits but still remain unemployed. Eventually the insurance runs out. Now I'm still not working, still broke as dirt, but since my benefits ran out, I'm off the unemployment list. Since they do not include me me any longer, there is one less person considered by these liars as being unemployed. You get it?

There are zillions of people who are not working, not getting any benefits or welfare, and who are invisible to the statistics. This makes the government look good. This is exactly the kind of lie they feed us every day of our lives. The water is okay to drink, the air is perfect, even though two buildings just crumbled to dust and are still burning beneath the ground, and oh yeah, the radiation on Staten Island, reported by the feds a year ago, and just now made public, isn't really that dangerous to humans. Love Canal style crap.

Joseph Stalin, of all people, said,
"It's not who votes, but who counts them that matters".

Draw your own conclusion.

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