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51  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: U.S. and Israel Said to Be Near Agreement on Release of Spy on: April 01, 2014, 04:25:25 PM

Could also be posted under the death of the rule of law. Lurch/Buraq want a peace deal at any cost, not that it will happen. Pollard deserves to rot in prison.
52  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / commie core on: March 31, 2014, 04:29:51 PM
http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/125409-crazily-scary-common-core-problem-asks/

The let's long march through the institutions continues.
53  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / DC man convicted for dud bullets on: March 31, 2014, 03:43:32 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/28/former-dc-resident-found-guilty-for-violating-city-gun-laws-for-owning-fake/?intcmp=trending

Some animals are more equal than others.
54  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: March 31, 2014, 02:58:36 PM
Buy  on the dips, though beans and bullets should be your priority.
55  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Nice country ya got there; it would be a shame if anything happened to it , , , on: March 31, 2014, 10:37:18 AM

Has Lurch promised us peace in our time yet?
56  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Fire exchanged on: March 31, 2014, 10:35:10 AM

It seems like the world's thugs have figured out that they have no one to stop them.
57  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Housing/Mortgage/Real Estate on: March 30, 2014, 12:08:18 PM
"1.  The 24-35 age cohort have a completely different view of real estate than previous age groups. They no longer see it as an investment opportunity , , , ."

Particularly when they can't get a job more than 29 hours a week to pay off their college loans.




But they get to subsidize everyone else through obamacare, so they got that going for them.
58  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / CNN finds the Leland Yee case not newsworthy on: March 29, 2014, 06:42:57 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/03/29/Leland-Yee-Blackout-After-Gushing-over-Wendy-Davis-CNN-Claims-They-Cover-State-Senators-About-Never
59  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Didn't the buffalo produce a lot of methane? on: March 29, 2014, 06:17:40 PM

Despite what they claim, it's just their war against red state kulaks. Can't have free men making money doing manly things.
60  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption on: March 29, 2014, 11:25:20 AM
"If Leland Yee had a machine that controlled the weather, he'd be a Batman villain".-Larry Correia
61  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: POTH: Vote patterns by age groups on: March 29, 2014, 10:22:06 AM

Voting against their own interests will not last.
62  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Sig Sauer BOGO 1911s on: March 29, 2014, 12:17:05 AM
eBort on the Sig Sauer 1911

So, the other day browsing through a local gun shop, the salesman tells me about the Sig Sauer 1911 BOGO promotion. basically, buy one Sig 1911 and get a 1911 in .22 for free.

Well, I tell him I'll think about it. I jump online and find that the store has a better price on the Sig 1911 carry nightmare than budsgunshop.com plus a 1911 in .22LR that generally retails for about 400 bucks for FREE!

So, short time later I'm back at the gun shop and make my purchase in short order. The Sig carry nightmare is both pretty and very well made as a defensive weapon with stock tritium night sights. I bought a Wilson Combat 8 round magazine to go along with the 2 8 round stainless steel mags supplied by Sig. The Wilson would ride in the gun if I was to carry it concealed, as the Sig mags have a extended floorplate/base pad that somewhat detracts from it's inherent concealability.

Let me say that I'm a hardcore Glock guy that has carried Glocks for most all of my adult life, both on and off duty. I haven't owned a 1911 for decades and regularly talk smack to the 1911 cultists at my job, but a good deal is a good deal and a lot of my handgun training was based on the 1911 weapon system, so despite my love for the Austrian combat Tupperware,  running the 1911 properly isn't difficult for me.

In the last few days, I've put about 150 rounds through the .45 and about 120 precious .22lr rounds through the 1911-22. Only one malfunction with the .45 with the slide dragging after locking back on an empty magazine and me performing an emergency reload. I had to push the slide into battery. I note this was around 100 plus rounds without cleaning. No other malfunctions have been encountered thus far in the .45 1911.

I have seen about 3 varied malfunctions in the 1911-22 so far.

Will I carry the 1911 on duty now? No. Although my agency would allow it, I still think the practical and effective Glock is a better choice for duty and self defense, I wouldn't be upset if I was forced to carry this 1911 on or off duty with what I've seen thus far.

I do plan to take this 1911 through a handgun class at some point, as I think I'd do quite well with it.

I can recommend these weapons without hesitation, given what I've seen thus far from them. Especially if you can get the BOGO deal.


63  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Foreign Policy on: March 28, 2014, 11:14:20 PM
As pax Americana fades, expect those stats to change in the other direction.

Zakaria makes Thomas Friedman look smart in comparison. At least Friedman makes up his own hack phrases.
64  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: March 28, 2014, 10:47:51 PM
*crickets*

Anyone expect Buraq to condemn this?
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The United Nations/ US Sovereignty/International Law on: March 28, 2014, 10:06:26 PM
The only thing more meaningless is Buraq's Nobel Peace prize.
66  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: We the Well-armed People (Gun rights stuff ) on: March 28, 2014, 04:01:32 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/28/Gun-Control-Groups-Fear-Sen-Yee-s-Indictment-Will-Make-Gun-Control-More-Difficult-To-Pass

Almost like there is a lack of credibility...
67  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Stratfor: Russia's Great Power Strategy on: March 28, 2014, 03:14:58 PM
http://www.theweek.co.uk/europe/ukraine/57830/why-are-polish-men-london-getting-military-call-papers

No worries. Wars never start in Poland.
68  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, corruption etc. on: March 28, 2014, 11:29:58 AM
While those fit here and are quite pertinent, please note from here forward we now have a thread dedicated to corruption.



Harry Reid and corruption probably deserves its' own thread...
69  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, corruption etc. on: March 28, 2014, 11:25:32 AM
Harry Reid used campaign funds to give granddaughter $17,000
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Harry-Reid-Reid-Granddaughter-Reid-Slush-Fund-Elisabeth-Ryan/2014/03/27/id/562124/

Isn't that the same crime that sent James Traficant to prison?  (A Democrat who ripped the Clinton administration ruthlessly in the 1990s.)

Harry Reid is still majority Leader.

I'm sure Eric Holder will get right on it, as soon as the IRS investigation is finished...
70  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Kobe Bryant on: March 28, 2014, 11:22:18 AM

Kobe clarified with a quote: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

What if we all just lived by THAT?

No opportunity for graft, set asides and captive voting blocs.
71  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Colbert's joke on: March 28, 2014, 10:41:17 AM

Most Americans of asian background are too busy being successful to play the victim game.
72  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Saudi Arabia & the Arabian Peninsula on: March 28, 2014, 10:33:17 AM
The world is waking up to the reality of the end of pax Americana.

I guess we need a reset button and some extra deep bows from Buraq.
73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Fascism, liberal fascism, progressivism, socialism: on: March 28, 2014, 10:29:13 AM
Socialism is the system of the future. It's never worked in the past, it doesn't work now but they are so sure it'll work the next time.
74  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption on: March 28, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
I expect these cases were in the pipeline for years.

Still waiting for the FBI investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives.
75  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Marry and submit to him on: March 28, 2014, 10:21:12 AM

Everything is to be accepted as a personal choice, except for traditional gender roles and heterosexual marriage.
76  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Glibness or Media? Wash Post says people STARTING to quesition Competence! on: March 27, 2014, 05:44:57 PM
They didn't see a competence problem during Cash for Clunkers, Solyndra, Russian reset, the Queen sent Obama speech videos - in American video format?!  Norwegian ambassador who doesn't know the capital?  Susan Rice promoted?  Fast and Furious??!!

If we had a competent media people might know whether or not thew administration was competent.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/03/26/president-obama-got-elected-on-competency-now-people-are-starting-to-wonder/

It's not a matter of a competent media, it's a matter of having a corrupted media.
77  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Ukraine on: March 27, 2014, 02:39:55 PM
It's all about feeding soundbites to the short attention span, low information voters. To them, saying something is just like solving the problem.
78  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Ukraine on: March 27, 2014, 02:29:53 PM
Meanwhile Obama guts our military...
79  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Comparing Putin and Baraq on: March 26, 2014, 11:53:05 PM
A few of these are cheap shots but overall rather potent:

http://www.tomatobubble.com/putin_obama.html


Heh.
80  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Way Forward for the American Creed on: March 26, 2014, 10:39:29 PM
We are past the point of no return.

The hard reboot is coming.
81  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Anti-semitism at U. Mich. on: March 26, 2014, 10:36:56 PM

I'm sure their official stance disavows antisemitism. It's a convenient fig leaf for the left.
82  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security, Border Protection, and American Freedom on: March 26, 2014, 10:34:58 PM
Gee, I wonder how the FBI missed the Boston Marathon bombers, even after being tipped off by the Russians...
83  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG on: March 25, 2014, 06:03:07 PM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374003/philly-da-blows-whistle-pennsylvanias-state-ag-john-fund#!

Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG
 Why did the AG drop a case that exposed Democratic corruption?

By John Fund







Prosecutors almost never go to war against each other. But in Pennsylvania, Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all had been caught accepting cash or Tiffany jewelry in exchange for votes or favors. Kane, who is white, has defended herself, saying that the investigation was badly managed and tainted by racism. She claims the criticism comes from what she calls the “Good Ol’ Boys Club.” Williams, who is African American, has shot back: “I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.”




 
The sting operation followed pretty much the same playbook as the federal Abscam investigation of the 1970s. Begun in 2010, the Philly probe was conducted under Kane’s three immediate predecessors as attorney general, and it resulted in more than 400 hours of video and audio recordings. Tyron B. Ali, a lobbyist originally from Trinidad, served as the undercover agent; after he was charged with fraud, he agreed to wear a wire in exchange for lenient treatment. Word of his cash offers eventually got around and prompted some elected officials to call him first. “Sources with knowledge of the sting said the investigation made financial pitches to both Republicans and Democrats, but only Democrats accepted the payments,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week.

Attorney General Kane inherited the investigation when she took office in January 2013. She told the Inquirer that she stopped it without filing any charges because it was “poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism.” She quoted Claude Thomas, the chief investigator in the case, as saying he had been ordered to target “only members of the General Assembly’s Black Caucus” and to ignore “potentially illegal acts by white members.”

In response, Williams issued an angry statement and penned an op-ed in Sunday’s Inquirer. “The notion that they would target anyone based on race is ridiculous,” Williams said in a statement. “I am confident they are not racist, and it is regrettable that the attorney general would casually throw around such an explosive accusation.” Thomas, who is also African American, now works for Williams and denies he ever made such a statement.

What is clear is just how damning some of the collected evidence is. The Inquirer reported this exchange between Ali, the lobbyist, and state representative Vanessa Brown:


Ali went to Brown’s office and handed her an envelope with $2,000, according to people who have reviewed a transcript of a tape Ali made on that day.

As Brown accepted the money, they said, she put it in her purse and said: “Yo, good looking and Ooowee. . . . Thank you twice.”

After he gave Brown the money, Ali urged her to vote against a bill that would require voters to show identification at the polls, the sources said.

Kane’s supporters say that federal law-enforcement officials she consulted believed the probe had suffered from a lack of “quality control” and could be viewed as entrapment. “Is the acceptance of cash alarming? Absolutely,” one person close to Kane told the Inquirer. “But you’ve got to think: I’ve got to try this case.”

It certainly may have been politically awkward for Kane, as a Democrat, to prosecute only African-American defendants, but a conviction on something should have been a slam dunk. Even if prosecutors couldn’t prove a quid pro quo, it is illegal for politicians to accept payments to enrich themselves and also illegal not to report the income. Further, the prosecutors in this case have a sterling track record in securing convictions against the leadership of both parties in the legislature, winning 21 convictions in the 2010 “Bonusgate” scandal, which involved illegal payments to legislative staffers who performed political work. All of those convicted were white.

Kane has declined to answer detailed questions about why she dropped the investigation. Her critics, she says, are “playing political games to discredit me in order to fulfill their own selfish and improper agenda.” When she met with Inquirer editors last Thursday, she brought her personal attorney and on his advice declined to answer any questions after the meeting. Her attorney says she may file a defamation suit against the paper, a ploy frequently used by public figures to intimidate journalists.

Williams says he is tired of Kane’s “escalating excuses.” He points out that when she took office, the files on the probe were with federal prosecutors who hadn’t yet concluded whether they wanted to pursue their own case. “All she had to do was leave the investigation in the hands of federal authorities,” Williams wrote in Sunday’s Inquirer. “But she didn’t do that. Instead, she asked for the files back. And then, after going out of the way to reclaim the investigation, she shut it down.”

One bit player in the drama, who had dealings with Ali and was shocked to learn later that Ali was a government agent, says the whole thing reminds him of a John Grisham novel. My vote is for House of Cards. And from what we know so far, it shouldn’t be too hard to start matching up some of the Philadelphia players with their dramatic counterparts in the Netflix series.

— John Fund is a national-affairs columnist for National Review Online.
84  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Rhein v. Pryor (N.D. Ill. Mar. 20, 2014) on: March 25, 2014, 05:48:07 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/03/24/free-speech-right-to-bear-arms-search-and-seizure-and-due-process-claims-based-on-gun-seizure-can-go-forward/


Free speech, right to bear arms, search and seizure, and due process claims based on gun seizure can go forward
 


By Eugene Volokh



March 24 at 9:35 pm




So holds Rhein v. Pryor (N.D. Ill. Mar. 20, 2014). At this stage of the proceedings, there has been no factfinding based on the plaintiffs’ allegations, so one cannot assume that the defendants indeed behaved the way the plaintiffs claim. I quote the case only to show what legal theories can be brought if government officials do indeed act in the ways the plaintiffs allege. Here are the factual allegations; note that a FOID card is a Firearm Owners Identification Card that is required under Illinois law to possess guns:
 

[Plaintiffs allege that, as] of February 3, 2011, Plaintiffs possessed FOID cards, owned firearms, and kept their firearms in their home. At some point before February 3, 2011, David expressed “unpopular political views … about his support of Second Amendment rights” to “a locally elected official.” That official, somebody in that official’s office, or one of the individual defendants falsely construed David’s comments “as evidence that [he] had a mental condition that made him dangerous.” On February 3, 2011, [Illinois State Police] Lieutenant [John] Coffman wrote a letter to David revoking his FOID card under § 8(f) of the Act based on the false and unreasonable assertion that David had a “mental condition” within the meaning of that provision. The letter was mailed on February 4, 2011, and David did not receive it until February 7, 2011.
 
On February 5, 2011, with Lieutenant Coffman’s approval, Agents Pryor and Summers entered Plaintiffs’ home without a warrant or consent, conducted a search, and seized Plaintiffs’ firearms, which Plaintiffs used for personal protection, hunting, investment, and enjoyment. These actions[, plaintiffs allege,] were taken even though “[t]here was no reasonable basis to conclude David Rhein had a mental condition that presented a clear and present danger to himself or anyone else.” It follows, the amended complaint claims, that the seizure of Plaintiff’s firearms and the revocation of David’s FOID card was “in no way … justified under this statute [§ 8(f)].” Kim’s FOID card was not revoked.
 
Plaintiffs hired an attorney, and in Summer 2012, as a result of a court order, their firearms were returned to them. Plaintiffs plan to continue engaging in political commentary in support of the Second Amendment, and they fear that their speech will put them at risk of being labeled “mentally unstable and dangerous” and having their firearms seized and FOID cards revoked.
 
Here’s the court’s analysis:
 

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants violated their First Amendment rights when they revoked David’s FOID card and seized their firearms because David had “express[ed] unpopular political views, specifically about his support of Second Amendment rights.”
 
To state a viable First Amendment retaliation claim, a plaintiff must allege that: “(1) he engaged in activity protected by the First Amendment; (2) he suffered a deprivation that would likely deter First Amendment activity in the future; and (3) the First Amendment activity was ‘at least a motivating factor’ in the Defendants’ decision to take the retaliatory action.” The amended complaint plainly alleges all three elements — David’s speech about the Second Amendment was protected by the First Amendment, having his FOID card and firearms taken away could deter him from engaging in that speech, and his FOID card and firearms were taken away because Defendants did not like his speech.
 
[Plaintiffs] allege that “[t]he actions taken against David Rhein … were done because of his political comments to a locally elected official some time before the illegal search and seizure that concerned David Rhein’s views about Americans’ Second Amendment rights that either the representative, someone in that representative’s office, and/or one of the Defendant Officers somehow construed (falsely) as evidence that David Rhein had a mental condition that made him dangerous”; that David “was unreasonably deemed mentally unfit based on the exercising of his free speech issues regarding the Second Amendment”; and that “[w]hile Coffman alleged in his letter that David Rhein had … a mental condition, this is totally without merit, [and] Coffman had no reasonable basis for making this conclusion.” These allegations are sufficient at this stage of the proceedings to support a claim that Defendants revoked David’s FOID card and took away his firearms in retaliation for his protected speech….










 
Plaintiffs also allege that the revocation of David’s FOID card and confiscation of their firearms violated the Second Amendment, which provides an individual right to firearms ownership. If David indeed had a mental condition of a nature that posed a clear danger to himself or others, then he likely would have suffered no Second Amendment deprivation. See Heller, 554 U.S. at 626 (observing that “the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited,” and noting that “nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill”). But Plaintiffs allege that David had no such mental condition and could not reasonably have been thought to have such a condition. Because those allegations are deemed true at the pleading stage, the individual capacity Second Amendment claim survives dismissal….
 
Plaintiffs allege that their Fourth Amendment rights were violated when “Defendants Pryor and Summers, without a warrant, the Plaintiffs’ valid and voluntary consent, or any other legal justification, entered … and illegally searched the Plaintiffs’ home, and, once inside, … illegally seized the Plaintiffs’ firearms….” The entry and search of a home without consent or a warrant presumptively violates the Fourth Amendment. An exception applies if exigent circumstances are present. Exigent circumstances may be present if there is a “need to protect or preserve life or avoid serious injury.”
 
Defendants contend that there were exigent circumstances here — namely, the “immediate risk of harm” posed by David’s “mental state that presented a clear and present danger to himself and others” and his possession of firearms. But again, Plaintiffs allege that the supposed concern about David’s mental condition was a ruse and a pretext to take his FOID card and guns in retaliation for his pro-Second Amendment speech. And even putting aside the allegation, taken as true at this stage, that the individual defendants did not subjectively believe that David’s mental condition posed an immediate danger, Defendants must prove that they “had an objectively reasonable belief that exigent circumstances existed at the time of their warrantless entry into [Plaintiffs'] residence.” The amended complaint alleges, plausibly, that any such belief would have been unreasonable, which is sufficient to defeat Defendants’ exigent circumstances argument at the pleading stage….
 
Plaintiffs allege that the revocation of his FOID card and seizure of his firearms violated his right to due process. Defendants’ brief does not mention the individual capacity due process claim, let alone seek its dismissal….
85  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Long-term jobless face a dark future in U.S.: study on: March 25, 2014, 05:41:33 PM
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/long-term-jobless-face-dark-future-u-study-184151966--business.html


Long-term jobless face a dark future in U.S.: study


By Jason Lange



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The millions of Americans suffering through long stretches of unemployment could be left behind as the economy strengthens, a study by an influential former White House economist found.

 Alan Krueger, a respected labor market economist who led President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said those unemployed long term tended to put less effort into their job hunts than others and were often viewed by employers as undesirable.

 The sobering analysis published on Thursday by the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, projected that people out of work for more than six months will increasingly give up their job search in the coming years.

 Their plight could be one of the deepest scars left by the 2007-09 U.S. recession.

 While the unemployment rate has fallen quickly over the past year, most of the workers getting jobs have experienced only brief stretches of unemployment.

 It has yet to be seen whether the long-term unemployed will eventually get jobs as the economy strengthens or drop out of the labor force altogether. Krueger's analysis suggests America is headed towards the latter of those two paths.

 "A concerted effort will be needed to raise the employment prospects of the long-term unemployed, especially as they are likely to withdraw from the job market at an increasing rate," Krueger wrote in the paper, which was coauthored by his Princeton University colleagues Judd Cramer and David Cho.

 In February, there were 3.8 million people without jobs who had been actively looking for work for at least 27 weeks, nearly three times more than on the eve of the recession.

 Krueger and his coauthors found the long-term unemployed were especially prone to dropping out of the workforce. While that pattern is suppressed in the aftermath of recession, the researchers concluded it would reassert itself in coming years.

 It also appears unlikely a strengthening economy will benefit the long-term unemployed much. The researchers found that even in states with low jobless rates such as North Dakota, where the economy is booming thanks to surging oil output, the long-term unemployed don't seem to be doing any better.

 The paper also suggested the U.S. Federal Reserve would do better to monitor the dwindling ranks of short-term unemployed than the overall jobless rate when trying to gauge when a tightening labor market might fuel inflationary wage pressures.

 The research supported the growing view among economists that those out of work for an extended period don't suppress wage growth much, perhaps because they aren't trying very hard to get jobs or aren't seriously considered when they apply.

 That means there could be less slack in the job market than would be suggested by the current unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. The number of short-term unemployed workers has fallen quickly in recent years and is now at roughly the same level as it was in 2004.

 "Further declines in short-term unemployment would be expected to be associated with rising inflation and stronger real wage growth," the economists wrote.

 While this view has gained currency among academic economists, Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said recent evidence supporting this conclusion was far from conclusive. She said she remained concerned about people who gone for long stretches without work.

 (Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
86  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Israel, and its neighbors on: March 25, 2014, 05:31:21 PM
Partners in peace!
87  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Malaysian Air 370 on: March 25, 2014, 07:35:41 AM
I'm not satisfied with Malaysia's work on the investigation here.
88  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Military Science and Military Issues on: March 25, 2014, 07:28:55 AM
If obama was trying to destroy us, what would he be doing differently?
89  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: IL: Sup. Ct overturns public recording ban on: March 24, 2014, 08:18:50 PM

Good.
90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: IRS employs cop convicted of FBI snooping on: March 21, 2014, 12:26:49 PM

No worries, he'll only work on the returns on conservatives...
91  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Citizen-Police interactions on: March 20, 2014, 08:10:09 AM

It seems they have at least one police report, so why not post the entire thing rather than snippets along with the editorializing?
92  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Abbas refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish State on: March 18, 2014, 03:39:26 PM

The toughest part is getting Obama to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
93  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: March 18, 2014, 11:38:34 AM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/346043/cooking-books-deportation-stats
94  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Immigration issues on: March 18, 2014, 11:35:14 AM
Fake statistics to deceive the public? NFW!!!
95  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Bureaucracy and Regulations in action: The Fourth Branch of the US Govt. on: March 18, 2014, 09:43:00 AM
Fcuking outrageous.
96  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Crime and Punishment on: March 16, 2014, 04:30:22 PM
I'd suggest working at the line level as a C.O. in the prisons with the inmates that earn their way into solitary would be more educational than this little publicity stunt. Now, there are mentally ill inmates caught up in the system that need treatment that often doesn't happen, but that's a separate issue.
97  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: CO prison chief does 20 hours in solitary on: March 16, 2014, 02:32:52 PM

Stupid pandering to inane lefty audiences.
98  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The war on the rule of law on: March 13, 2014, 09:44:40 PM
Works for me, even though the notion of President Biden leaves me looking like a Jewish Don King.


Stupid hurts. We all are going to pay the price one way or another.
99  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The war on the rule of law on: March 13, 2014, 08:25:36 PM
The constitutional answer to a lawless president is impeachment.
100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: FBI blocked in investigation of Sens Reid and Lee on: March 13, 2014, 08:06:46 PM

Funny enough, Harry Reid grew up poor, yet somehow got rich while working in government his whole life. Must have hit the lottery at some point.
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