Are You Smarter Than A 3rd Grade Economist?

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Presented with little comment aside to hope that it is clear just what this 'recovery' is all about...



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Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:50 | 3747115 Temporalist
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And they shut down my lemonade stand...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:54 | 3747128 astroloungers
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truth from the mouths of babes

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:00 | 3747138 NoDebt
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That kid is gonna get thrown outta school.  Guessing it's one of the Tyler's kids.  Love that the search-world on the article is Jim Cramer.  Very funny.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:20 | 3747177 Say What Again
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The only thing missing from that chart is the growth rate of the total compensation for CEOs / Board-Members from the top 100 companies in the SP500.  That would exceed the growth rate of food stamps by a significant margin.

The bernanke is not working to improve "jobs" for the average person in the country.  Rather, he is working for the CEOs mentioned above.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:44 | 3747507 Element
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third-graders can't do log graphs

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 06:04 | 3747810 Manthong
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Here is an interesting thing you might wish to do
Go to your next school board meeting and ask the super who is banging down a six figure salary and has an outrageous retirement  if he/she  knows Pi  to 3 or maybe 4 decimal points.
I bet he/she does not.
Go have some fun

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 07:30 | 3747854 GetZeeGold
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And they shut down my lemonade stand...


You will hear rumors of should ignore them - Barack Obama

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:38 | 3748165 Sudden Debt
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and subsidised the crachouses downtown.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 15:21 | 3748816 Boris Alatovkrap
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Even in Russia, can make lemon stand easy.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 04:22 | 3747761 All Risk No Reward
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"The Debt Star will be finished on schedule."
~Da (rth) Bernank

The CEOs are hired help.  It is THE OWNERS for which they all work.

They Live portrays THE OWNERS as aliens and the CEOs, government operatives, Fed operatives, etc...  are like the humans that align with the aliens.

No, I don't think THE OWNERS are physical aliens.  They are human.  But their thought process is alien to almost everyone outside their "club."


Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:36 | 3747218 HowardBeale
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Obama has proven--thousands of times--he doesn't have a problem with killing children; and he doens't have a problem with assassinating whistleblowers. Thus, this girl's parents should enjoy the remaining time before the drone strike.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 03:28 | 3747734 TPTB_r_TBTF
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and Obama so loved the poor

that he created millions more

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 10:07 | 3748015 imapopulistnow
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The greatest irony on the Obama Era will be how its policies served to destroy jobs and incomes for the poor.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 15:21 | 3748819 Arnold
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Nice, I borrowed it as a quote, with out attribution.

If it is yours, I will gladly and quickly make it so.ald

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 03:57 | 3750684 TPTB_r_TBTF
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quote's not mine.  it is making the rounds in a chain email.  pass it on...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 22:27 | 3747364 Skateboarder
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Graphs are weapons of mass information.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 22:56 | 3747419 CPL
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This is awesome misinformation with humourous effect.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:45 | 3747511 Skateboarder
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Holy shit dude. As a Bay Arean, I find that amazingly funny and utterly racist at the same time. You don't realize how many Asian people there are here, especially in the South Bay. Surprised that shit even aired!

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 01:45 | 3747648 A Nanny Moose
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Bang Dae Ho

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 12:28 | 3748212 Manthong
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Dear Lord in Heaven..

please make this part of some delusion I am having from the alcohol, drugs or whatever..

it is too insane to think that this could be really put on some broadcast.

I can clean myself up.. but I don't think they could.

but I guess you can't blame the poor talking head..

some clown had to give the copy to some drone to type the headings into the whatever video suite they use.  

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 16:13 | 3748960 shovelhead
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My daughters good friend is Korean and even she herself says she should be arrested for 'Driving while Asian'.

Apparently they know their limitations as she was never asked to be designated driver during various college 'off campus activities'.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 09:57 | 3748003 Curt W
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It is incredible the woman did not realize what she was saying.  I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:39 | 3748168 escargot
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And of course, she says "the NTSB has CONFIRMED (emphasis mine) that these are the names of the pilots...."

Do these news networks just make shit up as they go along now?  I remember the day of Sandy Hook there were many reports that the state police had CONFIRMED that there was a second shooter in custody, then of course that went down the memory hole.

Ergo, that was funny, but people should be furious about reports that use words like CONFIRMED when it's obviously utter bullshit.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 04:28 | 3747765 All Risk No Reward
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Got graphs?

Poverty is not a Choice (it isn't a bug, it is a feature!)

Debt Money Tyranny

Weapons of Mass Debt

Renaissance 2.0

Debunking Money

How to be a Crook

Last, but not least...  Organic GDP (GDP minus debt games) is contracting $500 billion a quarter and falling fast (third chart down):

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 00:21 | 3747560 Georgiabelle
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Actually, if you turn the chart sideways and squint at the blue bar it kind of looks like the barrel of a gun, which, of course, is grounds for expulsion at most public elementary schools these days.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 06:10 | 3747812 Flagit
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kids are some of the brightest minds on the planet. at this stage their brains are not clogged up with the stress and mess that is todays world. they have yet fully vested in the stock market of insanity. not to get paranormal, but its along the same lines as a child being more likely to see a spirit or a whatever. saw it in a movie once.

they really tell it like it is.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 04:22 | 3747762 Wile-E-Coyote
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My three year old sending articles in to ZH again.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 09:19 | 3747957 TrulyBelieving
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It's not that kids got smarter, it's that adults got dumber. Only willful ignorance could believe in tptb's lies and deception, and our kids just aren't as exposed to their propaganda, yet.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:02 | 3747146 Croesus
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That is a future goldbug in the making! 

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:19 | 3747179 old naughty
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Let's be positive:

Future leader in the terminator states.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 22:17 | 3747342 xtop23
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"Awwwww, look mommy, little Johnny Connor is drawing a bar chart."

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:36 | 3747209 treasurefish
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If they are corrupted absolutely, at what point did we give them absolute power? I have a feeling we didn't, but it was taken on a dark, obscure island off the coast of Georgia during Christmas of 1913.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 06:29 | 3747828 de3de8
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Send out the drone

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:33 | 3747885 Smegley Wanxalot
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Take it away?  No.  You can have your lemonade stand.

You just need to follow the rules:

1) apply for city, county, state, and local permits.

2) pay bribes to civil servants to be approved.

3) obtain all insurances.

4) obtain and pass training in food handling.

5) get a tax ID to collect/remit sales taxes on fast food

6) ensure you will not sell your lemonade in quantities exceeding 16 ounces.

7) subject your stand to lengthy safety inspection before opening.

8) be prepared to endure surprise health inspection during operations.

9) check the lemon supply chain for misuse of child labor

10) provide clean toilet facilities to the general public.

11) present your lemonade in a manner that is not demeaning to people of different races, ethnicities, religions, and all 41 unique gender identifications

12 - infinity) a shit-ton of stuff I forgot.

Now enjoy your Saturday afternoon selling lemonade, kid! And dont forget, we here at City Hall are here to serve!

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 11:38 | 3748166 azengrcat
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I'm going to open a lemonade stand that allows EBT. I'm gonna be rich!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:51 | 3747117 UP Forester
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Ahh, W has graduated to crayons!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:38 | 3747225 HowardBeale
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And before the crayons, his penis?

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 00:35 | 3747577 ghengis86
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Yeah, I green'd you b/c I drunk.

Fucking d-bags can't take a joke on a Friday night

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 01:49 | 3747654 HowardBeale
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Appreciate the "green" vote; and I can't imagine why anyone would find the question unreasonable; i.e., what DID W use before crayons? I can easily picture him masturbating and cumming all over his parents while they slept. How is THAT NOT a representation of one's innermost thoughts...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:51 | 3747118 Creepy Lurker
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Little Johnny is gonna get in trouble for that...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:55 | 3747130 tom a taxpayer
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Five gold stars! Go to the head of the class!

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:31 | 3747205 mt paul
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stuff the gold stars

give him a gold coin ...

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:56 | 3747274 Creepy Lurker
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Bet he's smart enough to appreciate it.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:55 | 3747133 spankfish
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Crap, that looks like the shit I turn in at work... except I can't color inside the lines.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:22 | 3747184 Say What Again
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If its not in powerpoint format, then it can't be true.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:19 | 3747461 SgtSchultz
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Is that a new Excel chart option?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:59 | 3747140 Yen Cross
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  Ask Jeff foxworthy/ He's been accosted by 5th graders on occasion.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:00 | 3747142 One And Only
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Whatever "kid" that wrote this is an unpatriotic terrorist.

Detain the child and send them to the patriot re-education camp principled by Paul Krugman.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:00 | 3747144 gwar5
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Little Johnny Fukkerfaster: "Teacher, by the size of the nuts on that cat, I'd have to say that tail has been bolted on..."

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 21:29 | 3747200 Say What Again
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I think you mean to say; "the tail has been STRAPPED on"

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