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Charting Statistical Fraud At The BLS: 22 Out Of 23 Consecutive Upward Revisions In Initial Jobless Claims

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Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:05 | 617082 Racer
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The real people are resigned to breadlines and chucked on the rubbish as corpses, the revised headline "improvement" feed the banksters greed to stuff their faces on the entrails

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:55 | 617381 Billy Ray Val
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  • And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
    - George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 23:12 | 617408 BobWatNorCal
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Don't forget the "birth/death model" scam too.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 10:15 | 618078 michael.suede
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BLS should be revised to BS

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 01:17 | 617540 George Orwell
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Ahhh... my favorite book.  Thanks for the pump.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 03:02 | 617603 StychoKiller
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Scariest damn horror story I've EVER read!  Unfortunately, it looks like TPTB are using it for a blueprint!

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 08:10 | 617811 Edward G. Rendell
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Everyone's so dramatic!  Anyhow, I was curious if there was a dataset on weekly revisions prior to 2010.

It makes sense to me that more complete data--needing more time to gather--will innocently demonstrate that the previous number was underestimated.  

I mean, I get, "even if you're right, the data is that way for Big Brother to lie to us--Tyler said so."  Still, I'm just curious. 

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:04 | 617083 makeyoumiss
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Green Shoots.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:00 | 617292 Careless Whisper
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that's right. u see goldman is creating lots of new jobs. they said so. in full page newspaper ads:


and in other goldman squid news, fabulous fab sez the sec fraud laws don't apply to him... the cdo transactions were done overseas. hehe.

the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws can be applied if, and only if, the securities transaction at issue takes place in the United States



Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:26 | 617325 maddy10
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Goldman creating jobs???hahaha

see this:


After all the ruckus about Indians getting green cards in US in the name of outsourcing, they have finally kicked the onsite guys off the planet and are going for extreeeeme outsourcing.

CLOUD COMPUTING! must have heard abt this as the "new hip /hype/fad on silicon valley"

No more need for visas, green cards or anything!

All Fortune[only to their managers]1000 companies will kneel before their fortunes and embrace this no-employee-onsite-running-the- company-by video-conferencing-model for next 10 years

why bother hiring people when all the software can be used online

This is the consequence of Hyper-computing !

who said revolutionary ideas are always good

Clap Clap Clap! Bring on the accolades,awards for the new innovation!

"We believe by removing the unreliable human component in the execution of projects we have drastically improved productivity and this should improve margins and make companies more competetive"

clap clap clap; so 2 geeky guys sitting in bangalore will manage HR,finance,legal,regulatory,CR and everything else on supercomputers and hyper-broadband internet

All a company needs is a CEO with an ipad4G[or RIM playbook] and a part-time janitor with a Phd in something worthless.

Rest of you humans can fall of the face of the earth duly after applauding these visionaries.


Fri, 10/01/2010 - 06:39 | 617701 bingaling
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sometimes you have to look on the bright side - imagine how small you could make gov't with cloud computing

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 07:36 | 617777 maddy10
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And the Unions get teleported to mars!

Imagine that too!

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 23:38 | 617441 DaveyJones
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As Ian from Spinal Tap would say, it's not that the number of jobs are falling its just that the employment market is getting more selective

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:10 | 617091 Something Wicke...
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And they wonder why we distrust and dislike government...duh.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:33 | 617146 mikla
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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 00:17 | 617497 homersimpson
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I'm Homer Simpson and I approve this message.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 01:34 | 617552 Problem Is
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Now... put out that fire and get back to work Simpson...

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 04:34 | 617648 Sudden Debt
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Aren't you that guy from sector C?

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 10:04 | 618030 Spirit Of Truth
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Taking the "L" out of "BLS"...

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:13 | 617099 chinaboy
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Washington never told a lie: past

BLS never tells the truth: present

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:15 | 617101 Conrad Murray
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I'm in a fun-having mood.  I'm going to send this link and a few others over to the BLS for an explanation.


Fri, 10/01/2010 - 09:15 | 617929 FEDbuster
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Let us know how that goes.  I am sure you will get an quick and thoughtful response.  Booooo Yaaaa!

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:24 | 617118 Everyman
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And the LamestreamMedia ...   Yawns.


Excellent there Conrad.  I sent in one as well.  The more they get the more embarrassed they get.  Keep the pressure on.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:54 | 617192 Rebel
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"The more they get the more embarrassed they get."

Or . . . the more people they add to their "watch" list.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:10 | 617302 GoinFawr
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The more people on their 'watch' list, the harder we are to effectively watch

@ Conrad: I like the cut of your jib, sir. Sail on.

I believe it may be time to trigger that programmed response from your collective childhoods:

(Opens "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb")

"...more monkeys come. Many more fingers, many more thumbs, many more monkeys drumming on drums. MILLIONS OF FINGERS, MILLIONS OF THUMBS, MILLIONS OF MONKEYS DRUMMING ON DRUMS..."

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:30 | 617339 Conrad Murray
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I gave up on worrying about lists after the PATRIOT Act (they watch library records for fucks sake).  If they want to waste resources on me instead of monitoring the true threats to our country, fuck em.  If they keep everyone running scared then they win, and that's not acceptable.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 23:43 | 620278 GoinFawr
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And thanks again for having a pair and putting them into action. More like you and we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.

Best  Regards

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:26 | 617122 monmick
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Kinda reminds me of profitable trading days on every single day of the month!

It can happen...

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:27 | 617126 silvertrain
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 Tyler is posting m/f er  today..HELP, IM READING POSTS AND CANT KEEP UP!!


Great job !!!.. I appreciate you and your valuable information and the effort it takes to keep it up...

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 21:37 | 617261 CU1981
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+1 : Edit : revised to +2

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 21:41 | 617270 Threeggg
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Algo'ed to 3

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:17 | 617317 GoinFawr
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Naked shorted back down to +2

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 01:13 | 617537 LowProfile
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Sliced 'n diced 'n derivatived 'n levered up 'n CDS'd to 10^10^10

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 01:40 | 617555 Problem Is
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Flash crashed back to +2...

I'm with Waddell and Reed, you know...

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 02:30 | 617581 faustian bargain
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revised one week later to +80,000

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 06:10 | 617679 Grappa
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And hyperinflated to infinity...

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 07:46 | 617790 MsCreant
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+2 oz of Gold.

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 06:16 | 617681 snowball777
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So where does that leave us vis a vis the whole "still in Kansas" thing, Toto?

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:28 | 617127 papaswamp
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Thus not only is the market not a forward looking indicator...but a lagging one.

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:29 | 617134 NOTW777
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where is MSM - we are being looted

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:33 | 617143 johngaltfla
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Think that's good? Check out the BEA mulitple revisions AFTER the final for GDP....

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:36 | 617152 hamurobby
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How about the annual revision?

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:42 | 617164 bugs_
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Take that BLS mocker mockers!

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 02:30 | 617582 faustian bargain
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Hey don't mock the mocker mockers...uh, wait...nm

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:46 | 617173 jtmo3
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I can't quite remember. What does bls stand for? Is it bureau of lying shits? Does anyone truly believe them at any time?

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 01:45 | 617559 Problem Is
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"What does bls stand for?"


Thu, 09/30/2010 - 20:50 | 617175 B9K9
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Tyler, at this point the various governmental bureaucracies simply don't care if the fraud is completely transparent. All the zombies ever wanted was a quiet, non-stressful job where they had to perform minimal, if any, duties, and hang on until retirement.

They had hoped that the ponzi could change stripes (read: asset classes) to cover their litany of lies and resume the glory days, but alas, it is not forthcoming. At this point, you can almost hear the lamentations of the minions of municipal, state and federal employees, contractors and their (actually, our) wards:

Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little blog like you could destroy our beautiful wickedness! Ohhh! Look out! Look out! We're going! Ohhhh – Ohhhhhhhhhh!

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:09 | 617303 CitizenPete
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:10 | 617308 InconvenientCou...
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Don't give up hope. If the GOP gets a majority they will privatize SS & Medicare. Does that count as a new asset class?

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 06:18 | 617682 snowball777
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Nope, just more evaporated demand if/when those accounts are hollowed out by the TBTF (but just big enough to fuck the daylights out of the likes of you) and seniors have to forego shuffleboard in favor of cat food.


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