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Jobs Breakdown By Age And Gender, Or No Country For Prime-Aged, Male Workers

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On the surface, the April jobs number was better than expected: in the grand scheme of things, it kept in line with the growth of the overall US labor force (which grew by 210K per the household survey) - the bare minimum in needs to keep the unemployment rate in line. A quick look beneath the surface does reveal the usual question marks, however.

The first and now traditional issue, is when looking at the composition by age. Here we notice that just like in prior months, a key part of the growth was attributable to those aged in the 55 and over group, which added 79K workers, although a surprising change was the massive addition of some 187K workers in the lowest paid, 20-24 age group - the biggest monthly jump in this category since September. Was this due to students entering the workforce early? The reason is unclear. What is clear is that the prime working demographic, those aged 25-54 saw yet another decline, as 16K workers exited the ranks of the employed.

Breaking this down sequentially by sub-55 year old workers, vs those 55 and over, shows the same trend seen many times before: no cumulative hiring of "young" workers, with the bulk of hiring focusing on those 55 and older.

So that's the age distribution: no major surprises here. 

But perhaps the most curious development in the April jobs report is the gender breakdown: of the 293,000 jobs added per the Household Survey, women workers (aged 16 and older) accounted for... 384K? Men - sorry. 90K males lost jobs in April.

Why? We look forward to finding out. But perhaps Buffett's praise of women in the US yesterday was on to something.

 

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:19 | 3526322 Taint Boil
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No worries, war will take care of that.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526339 SafelyGraze
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we're from nsf and we're here to help

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383

 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:24 | 3526360 LawsofPhysics
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I challenge you to identify any such governement funded opportunity for white men from poor households.  Racism is very much alive and well at the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  Keep paying those taxes suckers...

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:31 | 3526391 jbvtme
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why does the dax surge on a favorable usa jobs report? 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526421 NoWayJose
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Wealth effect. Wall Street employees will buy more Mercedes, Beemers, and Audis.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:52 | 3527455 Raymond K Hessel
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Women are cheaper and 20-25 year old's are cheaper.  It's no surprise.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:51 | 3526494 NoDebt
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They export a lot of their stuff here.  More employment here, more people with a paycheck to buy their stuff.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:41 | 3526781 outamyeffinway
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It's easy to figure out why men are losing jobs. They're grooming women for the workplace to put the oxen back in the field when this  bitch collapses. Get your hoes, hoes!!!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:25 | 3526365 fightthepower
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In the past, young unemployed males would riot.  Now they sit on their asses and play video games.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:27 | 3526373 Xibalba
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medicated

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526426 Ness.
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Choomed up *cough-cough*.  Not that there's anything wrong with that ;)

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32 | 3526398 LawsofPhysics
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By design, when the beer and food stops flowing, then the riots start.  Unfortunately, most will be fat drunk and stupid.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:34 | 3527109 PlausibleDenial
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"Fortunately, most will be fat drunk and stupid".  There fixed it for you:)  I am 61 and off to the gym to lift.  Then, to the range with my M4. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:18 | 3527529 LawsofPhysics
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Did not junk you, but something about guns and numbers comes to mind.  I hope you ahve taught your children to shoot as well.  I have and a well-educated tribe is a necessity.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32 | 3526399 phalfa5
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@ fightthepower   ...    soma  v1.0

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:39 | 3526435 ebworthen
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Schlitz!

Hey, how about we put them to work at microbrewery's making craft beer?

The "self-checkout" robots are taking up the cashier/teller jobs.

The illegals are taking up the manual labor jobs.

Beer is the answer!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:01 | 3526528 NoDebt
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Schlitz beer- holy crap!  That brings back memories.  My Dad used to drink that when I was a kid.  He gave me sips of it after we finished mowing the lawn.

Good times.  Good times.  And it's not true what they say that Schlitz will give you the Shitz.  I encountered no such difficulty.

Schlitz is gone (still produced by Pabst, I think, but not the same as it used to be), but I still have the old tractor we used to mow that lawn (1972 Bolens Husky).

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:21 | 3527314 Ident 7777 economy
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Wow ... that does go back a few .. we had a John Deere 110 ... 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526427 mademesmile
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The guys who aren't playing video games are taking care of kids. At my daughters preschool I see a perfectly 1/3 mix of grandparents, moms and dads acting as the primary caretakers. In the past, women would not be depended upon to be the family breadwinner. I'm female btw.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:41 | 3526444 ebworthen
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Was thinking about that movie this morning - that is where we are headed.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:43 | 3526452 The Second Rule
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No Doubt.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:41 | 3526786 outamyeffinway
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You forgot "planking".

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526420 Rathmullan
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Male Hiring 4G phenomena: Greeters, Grocery Baggers, Guards (Security) and Geek Squaders

 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:49 | 3526485 Curt W
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The walmart here no longer has greeters, the oldsters need to find a new gig.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:22 | 3527320 Ident 7777 economy
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We have them on and off ... 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:24 | 3526361 otto skorzeny
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US is upgrading bunker busters for "negotiations" with Iran- but Moshe Hagel said no BBs for yous jews in Israel.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:49 | 3526487 FreeNewEnergy
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Didja hear about the Jewish guy with a hard on who ran into a wall?

Broke his nose.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:07 | 3526562 hivekiller
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They want American's young people to have no option but to go out and die for the empire.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:57 | 3526883 kentfinance
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These are "Starbuck" jobs. Older people and younger people are cheaper than prime demographic. Women are seeking work (at "Starbucks") to augment household income becasue everyone is running out of liquidity to delever themselves.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:23 | 3527327 Ident 7777 economy
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The difference being a career vs "just a job"

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526333 Stoploss
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So,  factory orders and ISM NM should back this wonderful job's beat number..

I can't wait!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:37 | 3526419 adr
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Depends on whether or not the algo goal seeked market hits it's target by the release date or not.

Besides, you're not supposed to care. LOOK GREEN ARROWS!!!!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526336 govttrader
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"perhaps Buffett's praise of women in the US yesterday was on to something."

Perhaps Buffet was bragging with a *wink* *wink* that he already HAD the jobs report YESTERDAY

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:26 | 3526370 Quinvarius
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Like all criminals, he had to monologue about it.

The fact that he is on Twitter is probably a sign of impending financial destruction coming out of left field.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:21 | 3526627 kito
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too bad hes senile and didnt remember he was supposed to keep quiet.........................

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526337 Divided States ...
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Yeah most of the 'female' professions being hired are HOOKERS....to cater to the growing bonuses of the Wall Streeters.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:25 | 3526366 otto skorzeny
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they like the Aryan look.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:41 | 3526446 DeadFred
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But the nice Wall Street guys are employing 20-24 year old hookers not the 16 year olds. Good for them.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:21 | 3526340 LawsofPhysics
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This is okay, because "prime-aged, male workers" make the best soldiers.  Hedge accordingly.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:25 | 3526651 viahj
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they also make the best revolutionaries

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526342 Headbanger
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This is nuts

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:29 | 3526380 tarsubil
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It does seem a little nutty. Maybe things got distorted by the manipulation.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:22 | 3526349 Quinvarius
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Fewer manly jobs out there.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:51 | 3526369 Sudden Debt
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THAT'S DESCRIMINATION!!!

THERE'S NO JOB THAT 1 MAN DOES THAT 2 WOMAN CAN'T DO COMBINED!!

 

AND WOMAN CAN DO 2 THINGS AT THE SAME TIME!!! LOOKING AT THE CLOCK WHILE TALKING ABOUT THEIR KIDS FOR EXAMPLE!!!

LAY ON THEIR BACK WHILE HAVING SEX IS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE!

I'M A MAN, AND I CAN'T DO THAT AT THE SAME TIME!!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:31 | 3526390 Agent P
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"I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping, and have butter scones for tea..."

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:38 | 3526406 phalfa5
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"Me?  I'm just a lawnmower....  you can tell me by the way I walk."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1tFQMjc-IE

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:47 | 3526819 BraveSirRobin
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Fewer manly men, too.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:23 | 3526351 autofixer
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Men don't vote, as much as a group, for the Welfare State.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:28 | 3526377 otto skorzeny
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that's why the Dems want the illegals made legal- they're like the negroes-Dems til death.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:23 | 3526352 DeliciousSteak
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Industry vs. services perhaps?

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:45 | 3526464 mayhem_korner
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This is consistent with the fact that one is now greeted by a chorus of geriatric greeters at Wal*Mart's entry. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:07 | 3526564 NoDebt
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No.  Good jobs vs. shit jobs.  If you're hiring a kid or a septuagenarian for a position- it's shit work that a monkey could do.  If you need a REAL worker you hire the prime working age people.  We don't need them any more, obviously. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:23 | 3526353 andyupnorth
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Good charts.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:35 | 3526356 Mercury
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I mean , it's like they aint got nuthin' in the world these days!

From Tanglewood this time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMq2pXqqWGI

If you have the gumption to actually get off your ass and enter the labor force these days it looks like you have a better chance of actually getting a job if you are female, a semi/non legal third world immigrant or a member of some other docile demographic.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:24 | 3526359 Sudden Debt
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PEOPLE IN JAIL ALSO COUNT AS WORKING PEOPLE!!!!!

This is just so fucking fantastic :)

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:33 | 3526403 adr
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Not only that, they count as industrial workers. Making license plates and such.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:40 | 3526439 Quinvarius
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I am afraid to even verify that.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:27 | 3526372 Jim B
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I am sure with Obamacare kicking in full time is decreasing and part-time is increasing! 

Lots of part-time service jobs are and will be generated.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:36 | 3526414 duo
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It's the "58 ers", people with two 29 hour/week jobs.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:06 | 3526557 Sudden Debt
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slackers...

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:27 | 3526374 MR166
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Looking at the age groups hired, it looks like Obamacare is starting to have an effect.  Reduce everyone's hours and hire some workers to make up the difference.  On paper you can reduce unemployment by 25% this way and look like a hero.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:28 | 3526378 dryam
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My gut feeling tells me that healthcare is one of the biggest factors for the gender gap. There's more & more patients everyday now that baby boomers are at that age. Next time you are in a hospital note.how few men employees there are.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:29 | 3526381 The Second Rule
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No Country For Awkward Men: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ6N1sXUZZU

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:30 | 3526382 i-dog
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"A quick look beneath the surface does reveal the usual question marks"

Oh, no! Don't look beneath the surface!! Look, over there ... squirrels!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:30 | 3526388 NEOSERF
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Takes care of all those college grads I guess.  Dow 15K here we come.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:31 | 3526389 valley chick
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and what type of jobs are they?  part time ? full time?  working for one hour?  burger flippers?

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32 | 3526397 adr
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One time in economics I had enough of the bullshit and stood up in class and said, "These numbers don't make any sense. Nothing in the real world works like this."

The teacher said, "These are academic examples of situations that fit the ideas that the source material is trying to get across."

My reply of, "If you have to lie to prove a theory, doesn't that mean the theory is wrong?" didn't go over that well.

Years later I know where the BLS gets it from.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:47 | 3526817 MachoMan
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You're there to get a little sheet of paper...  that's it...  has nothing to do with being "right" or learning the "truth"...  It might feel like nails on a chalk board for a while, but you've got the rest of your life (after you get your little sheet of paper) to prove them wrong.  Sit next to someone smart, find the go-getters to do group projects with (they'll do all the work because they care more about their grades), and try not to let the indoctrination rub off on you too much...  read your own shit on your own time and teach yourself.  Accept school for the barrier to entry it is and move on.  Better to focus your energy on more productive endeavors.  At the end of the day, your skills and abilities will get/keep your job, not that little sheet of paper.  (although, depending on where you're trying to work, you'll probably have to play the game just the same, unfortunately). 

Oh, and you get to pay for the pleasure... 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:36 | 3526415 PAWNMAN
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I liked Warren Buffet a lot more when he kept his fat face off the TV screen and his opinions to himself.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:44 | 3526425 Aurora Ex Machina
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ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Explosives Theft

RED LODGE, MONT. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) are requesting the public’s assistance in information regarding the recent theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge.

In April 2013 unknown person(s) used forced entry to access an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge. The following items were stolen from the storage facility:

  • Various emulsion-type explosives
  • Explosive cast boosters
  • Detonating Cord

Sample photographs of the types of explosives taken are shown below.

The theft of explosives is a top investigative priority for ATF”, said Ken Bray, Resident Agent in Charge of ATF in Montana. “We are asking for the public’s help in our effort to apprehend and convict those responsible. We are confident that someone can help identify a suspect and we encourage them to call us.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of the explosives and to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft. Stealing explosives and possession of stolen explosives is a federal crime that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662), or locally in Billings at 406-657-9700. They can also call the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office at 406-446-1234.

[source ATF website]

 

 

Methinks that's going to leave a bigger crater than a couple of pressure cookers. $5000 reward, you go boys!

 

Some "history" on the founder of Red Lodge:

Johnson completely fucking lost it. He flipped out and started killing Crow warriors wherever he could find them, and then, just to be even more fucking insane, he would cut out the livers of his slain enemies and fucking eat them. Sure, this is pretty disgusting, and I certainly don't advocate the wanton slaughter of Native Americans, but you kind of have to appreciate how super ripshit pissed / borderline-psychotic this motherfucker was to start consuming crazy cannibal man-haggis as a symbol of his mad desire for vengeance.

During the course of his twenty-five year blood feud with the entire Crow Nation, Johnson claims to have killed something on the order of 300 braves, including one time when he took out an entire raiding party of 20 warriors who had been sent to ambush and kill him. He was soon known as "Dapiek Absaroka" ("Crow-Killer") by the Crow, "Liver-Eating Johnson" by his fellow frontiersmen, and "That Fucking Insane Cannibal Mountain Man" by pretty much everybody else.[source]

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:56 | 3526878 joego1
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The forest service has high explosives? What's next 1 billion hollow points? Drones?

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:33 | 3526979 Aurora Ex Machina
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The forest service has a lot more real reasons to have high ex. than your Department of Homeland Security. Think log jams, avalanches, trail clearing and so forth. Outside of the theatre, there's still some people interacting with the real world.

The real question you should be asking is who knows the location of unguarded high ex. storage facilities. It'll be pinned on Anonymous or ELF[1] or Militias, but I'm fairly sure the locations are a bit more secretative than that. I might be wrong, of course, and it might be a simple case of asking the right guy in a bar...

 

Speaking of which...

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION ROADMAP JUNE 2012 [warning PDF / Gov. site]

 

If you don't believe in climate change, then don't: but everyone else is battening down the hatches and preparing for social disorder.

 

 

[1] Unless you forget, the ELF only ever did property damage [FBI link], although members are still being tracked [source - hippy / left] and there's always that thorny issue of who actually bombed some of the members, with the usual selection of informants, dodgy dealing and losing the actual evidence. Even radical green hippies don't attempt to kill each other, nudge nudge wink wink. To keep this financial, here's what it cost the taxpayer: To vindicate their work and their names, Bari and Cherney launched a lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police for violations of the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution. When their case went to trial in 2002 -- THEY WON!  They proved that law enforcement officers intentionally falsified evidence and tried to frame them, and were given one of the largest jury awards of its kind in history, $4.4 million dollars.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:38 | 3526428 crosey
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The 20-24 group dropped out of college, stopped drawing student loans, and got to work.  Refreshing.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:40 | 3526441 MFLTucson
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At Wal Mart and McDonalds.  Still refreshing?

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:48 | 3526476 crosey
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Not all of them.  Moreover, we're graduating way too many Arts & Letters degrees. 

Enrollment is up at community and tech colleges, graduating quite capable knowledge workers in 2 years, and for far less tuition.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:38 | 3526432 adr
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Shouldn't this wonderfull jobs report take Netflix limit down. I mean more people working means less time sitting on the couch.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:40 | 3526442 afamily
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Amazing....   Obama's popularity starts to tank and all of the sudden the jobs numbers have a dramatic improvement.  Voodoo science at it's best.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:41 | 3526447 thismarketisrigged
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15000 any second

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:44 | 3526449 Zer0head
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To the Fcking Moon baby we're heading to the moon get ur Dow 15,000 party hats

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:47 | 3526475 nightshiftsucks
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I sure hope I turn 55 quick.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:56 | 3526515 Monedas
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Female openings for jizz mopper interns !

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:09 | 3526568 Jason T
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freaking baby boomers .. didnt' save enough money, have huge benefits for SS and medicare and still have to work.  

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:14 | 3526590 JMT
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because they are paying junior rent, student loans & credit card debt while the kid uses his paycheck to make the monthly lease payment on the BMW 5 series and $200 a week bar tab

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:14 | 3526591 JMT
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because they are paying junior rent, student loans & credit card debt while the kid uses his paycheck to make the monthly lease payment on the BMW 5 series and $200 a week bar tab

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:12 | 3526582 JMT
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Those age 20-24 have got it made. The majority are the children of the top 5%, the parents of this age group are more likely to be bleeding heart elitists who are all to willing to 'help' (read pay for) their kids rent, car payment, tuition & student loans.. Many seem to be doing great -- have the newest smartphone, live in a nice luxury 'condo' apartment in the prime areas of NYC, DC or Boston, summer on the Cape or Hamptons.  Its nice when you are able to choose the right parents and can be an 'intern' who makes $1,500 a month at a name firm or work at a mall store for the clothing discount

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:14 | 3526589 TNTARG
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The World we live in....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvfgv4MPfdg

And that was published in may 2012...

 

 

 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:40 | 3526775 headless blogger
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The co-article to this one shows where the jobs are and that is what explains some of this. Men are going to have to suck it up and start taking Maid jobs, dishwahers, etc. Nobody is discriminating, they guys just don't want to do the slop jobs often left to women. If you are out of work guy, make your rounds at all the hotels, you'll have a job by the end of day.

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:48 | 3526816 headless blogger
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Older workers can get an edge if they work the Grave yard shifts. Someone we know who in 50s is a job hopper and that is how he stays employed: by applying for graveyard jobs (which few want). 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:48 | 3526818 Thoth
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Just a question, maybe someone could help me on this one, are these household surveys conducted by landlines only? That would figure a lot in to the calculations since the "prime workers" probably don't have landlines, and the young folks live with their parents. The d-bag prime workers who were let go probably moved in with their parents and the job loss was recorded. Reference the survey methodology!

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:35 | 3527113 Budd aka Sidewinder
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More women in the workplace????

 

Where can I buy gossip futures?

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:23 | 3527329 Orwell was right
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McDonalds/Starbucks/Target....minimum wage jobs.    Every one of these places (at least in the midwest where I live) has noticeably more older employees.   Behind cash registers.   Taking orders are the window.   Even working the shelves (restocking).    Lost middle income jobs now working at minimum wage.   Older people show up for work sober, don't sass back or spend time "tweeting" on their iPad.   
The article of course IMPLIES that old people are taking all the "good jobs" and leaving the poor young folks out.   More "Blame the old folks" bullshit.   Economy sucks...ruined by the Fed, big banks, and crony capitalism.   Call it like it is. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 22:05 | 3529327 JMT
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I notice more white caucasian twentysomethings working at Target in the NYC area (Queens & Long Island). I figure they must be working there while waiting to be hired on the NYPD or the Nassau County Police Force where you can make six figures just in base pay after 5 years and the majority of crimes involve driving offenses -- speeding and/or drunk driving. 

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:01 | 3527500 newworldorder
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Males in this country still do not get it. Women, regardless of race have "minority" status under EEOC laws. It is therefore natural for mid to to large corporations to hire women whenever possible.

Males have been relegated to warfighting and test tube baby contribution status.

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 08:03 | 3529807 failsafe
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Women and kids cheaper to hire plus women with kids more likely than men to live below poverty .... women with kids more likely to be more working more than one job at a time because service jobs like food service pay very little. Health services begging for men to be nurses and PA s but currently over 60 % college students are women just saying

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 01:38 | 3531414 Canoe Driver
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Hey imbeciles, no hiring manager really cares any more about equal opportunity laws, unless they've been sued or directly ordered to comply with a quota.  Male and female managers alike will simply hire, when left to their own devices, in the following order of preference: their own friends and family, good-looking women, those racially and ethnically similar to the person doing the hiring, and, then, everyone else.  Therefore, the only way we get equal employment for men, is if there is a social more or financial incentive which requires women to stay at home in large numbers, i.e. U.S. until the 1970's.  Too bad nobody thought of that at the time. Phucktards, indeed.

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