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Whopping 932,000 Americans Drop Out Of Labor Force In October; Participation Rate Drops To Fresh 35 Year Low

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The only two charts that matter from today's distroted nonfarm payrolls report.

First, the labor force participation rate, which plunged from 63.2% to 62.8% - the lowest since 1978!

But more importantly, the number of people not in the labor force exploded by nearly 1 million, or 932,000 to be exact, in just the month of October, to a record 91.5 million Americans! This was the third highest monthly increase in people falling out of the labor force in US history.

At this pace the people out of the labor force will surpass the working Americans in about 4 years.


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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:46 | 4134776 SoilMyselfRotten
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That means we'll be hearing about lower unemployment numbers?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:50 | 4134802 Shocker
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Wow, that is all that needs to be said

Layoff List


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:56 | 4134850 aint no fortuna...
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Those numbers are back where they were when women had been flooding into the workforce for a decade. Put another way, we now have an economy where the great majority of it's households are living at a 2-income pace, but pulling in a single income to support it. That should work out well...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:59 | 4134872 Max Hunter
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We don't need no stinkin work force. Geesh. just look at the DOW

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:07 | 4134910 redpill
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The free shit club just got a lot bigger

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:10 | 4134929 GetZeeGold
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Where's the baseball caps?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:17 | 4134971 kralizec
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Zero participation rate, that'll do it!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:48 | 4135124 gmrpeabody
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For every old dinosaur job of the past that we can get rid of..., that allows us to replace it with 2 new "job lite" positions. No more concern about having to work too many hours, or which benefit package to enroll in. And worrying about what your retirement package will look like is a thing of the past.

We are your Progressive Administration that listened to you. When we said "yes we can"..., we meant it!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:12 | 4135250 Steve in Greensboro
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"If you like your job, you can keep your job.  Period."

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:44 | 4135355 Oracle of Kypseli
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The US is running on fumes


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:55 | 4135386 Popo
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So... Taper off?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:06 | 4135434 Bendromeda Strain
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More like tapered at both ends...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:56 | 4135390 economics9698
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So who cleans up the tribes houses when no one works anymore?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:10 | 4135446 Bendromeda Strain
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Filipino slaves - just like the muslims

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:32 | 4135524 Jack Napier
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and how much of this statistic is due to the government shutdown? Probably more than speculated here. Oh wait, that wasn't speculated. What was speculated is that this pace will continue... it could.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:32 | 4135526 Eeyores Enigma
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It's the jobless recovery.

There will be no recovery until everyone is jobless.

I say that only half jokingly.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:45 | 4135359 Captain Kink
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I almost choked on my coffee...thank you, Steve.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:09 | 4135442 Bendromeda Strain
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So, you were the down arrow...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:49 | 4135133 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Hey deluded Baby Boomers! Think you are going to retire? Who is going to support your SS? The free sh*t army?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:51 | 4135373 dontgoforit
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I guess we'll have to grow our own beans and potatos.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135452 Bendromeda Strain
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Mine your own bitcoins with a sharpened spoon...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:24 | 4135498 Bad Attitude
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I thought legalizing tens of millions of illegals was supposed to support my future Social Security retirement? And, all I've got to do is learn a little Spanish.

Forward (over the cliff).

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:08 | 4135227 2bit Hoarder
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um hello ... that is called full employment .. get it straight.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135450 Kirk2NCC1701
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Well, ain't that Grand?  932xGrand, to be exact. /s

Tyler, I don't doubt that the stats are bad, but we need the data to show how much is due to the Boomers retiring (voluntarily or otherwise), to get a better JPG.  It would also help to see the above data in context of the different Unemployment rates, e.g. U6.  Thx.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:27 | 4135505 CrashisOptimistic
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An analysis was done that rebuts the demographic explanation.

The bottom line on it was the numbers just aren't that big for retirees, and they didn't all avalanche into retirement age in this 5 year period.  That's a gradual thing, whereas the employment destruction was sudden.  Not to mention that 65+ age cohort has higher "still working" numbers than ever before.

Further, the hispanic population of the US has a huge birth rate and they become job seeking age far more so than in the past, which offsets the boomer retirement numbers.

So . . . boomer retirements is a meme advanced by politicians.  That meme excuses policy, so they want it embraced.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:37 | 4135076 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Good idea have some ballcaps made " Proud Sponsor of the Free Shit Army"..

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:40 | 4135085 onewayticket2
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we make caps.  how about F$A with a red line through?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:19 | 4135279 YBNguy
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"Free shit club," yeah they are most certainly an army. Wait until the EBT gets shut off and see how militant they get.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:11 | 4135449 CrimsonAvenger
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First rule of Free Shit Club is that you can talk as much as you want about it - there's no stigma whatsoever. Hell, feel free to make rap videos about your EBT card and post them online, it's cool.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:47 | 4135588 TBT or not TBT
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Preppers' zombie fantasies come true.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:44 | 4135101 SquirrelButtDan
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I like "Coerced Sponsor of the FSA" better. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:33 | 4135320 RaceToTheBottom
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You can put WalMart on the back.....

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:45 | 4135579 jal
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" Proud Sponsor of the Free Shit Army"..


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:33 | 4135537 davinci7_gis
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That damn George W Bush...we wouldn't be in the situation we are in today if it wasn't for him.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:16 | 4134957 remain calm
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Bush really fucked things up, thank God Obama is here working on cleaning up his mess. Things will be much better any time now. We are sooo fucked. Our kids and grand kids are going to have every right to euthanize us when we get old

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:23 | 4135009 corporatewhore
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There isn't a dime's worth of difference between either party except the speed of the decline/crash into the wall.  You're either accelerating with the Dems or intermittently breacking with the Reps.

Nothing but government nonsense since the Gulf of Tonkin.  Time to tune in, turn on, drop out


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:27 | 4135031 autofixer
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[correction] Nothing but government nonsense since: 1913. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:06 | 4135433 HardAssets
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[correction]  nothing but government nonsense since when Al Hamilton first sought to create a big central government/big insider business partnership to screw over the people. They bought off the bonds used to pay Rev War vets (since they had no hard real money) at pennies on the dollar. And then later redemed them at full face value. 'Screw those vets !' as far as they were concerned.

This sh*t has been going on for a long time. (And that's just the American version.)

When will people grow tired of it ?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:15 | 4135469 eclectic syncretist
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If you block off the x-axes of these graphs and try to find the inflection points where the Fed started making things better with their QE ZIRP crap, it can't be done.  In fact, these graphs point out quite clearly that the Fed's trillions of dollars in gifts to the rich didn't have any effect at all on the employment trajectory.  Why aren't these graphs getting rammed up Bernanke's ass at the Congressional hearings?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:18 | 4135484 Bendromeda Strain
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Dude! I have long felt that Hamilton was the first corrupt seed planted in the system. Heck, even his provenance reminds one of our current corruptor in chief.


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:52 | 4135608 TBT or not TBT
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Damn, Frank Marshall Davis was laying pipe back in the 18th century? Fucking vampires!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:17 | 4135270 toady
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You beat me ro the tune in, turn on, quote.

Looks like the boomers / gen xer's are finally taking the good doctors advice!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:27 | 4135301 redd_green
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so true, so true.   Anyone who thinks either party will fix anything, any tiny thing, is sick on fluoridated water, and GMO foods.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:45 | 4135104 dontgoforit
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More voters for the communists.  Get enough on that side of the page and there won't be any more 'elections.'

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:00 | 4135191 SokPOTUS
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I sure hope the hell Daryl Dixon has saved a few arrows...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:20 | 4135938 Praetorian Guard
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Ok, so if 92 million are out of work... and taking this quote above "At this pace the people out of the labor force will surpass the working Americans in about 4 years." Does that mean we are close to 50% UNEMPLOYMENT??????!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:10 | 4134931 Dareconomics
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The chart that explains the reason is right here: 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:58 | 4135184 dontgoforit
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Damn.  X marks the spot.  That chart is chilling.  How do you ever reverse such a thing?  It would take monumental effort, sacrifice and extreme economic upheaval.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:16 | 4135267 czardas
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Anyone who omits the disruptive effects of technological innovation and replacement of virtually all "muscle" jobs is not doing THEIR job.  The market can't absorb more because increasingly machines are doing the work - period.  Take the new factories around the world with minimal "staff", the replacement of workers in retail or the approaching disappearance of transportation workers  - these jobs once absorbed those without higher education, skills or higher ambitions but that's over.  I saw a special where yet another class is being hit - mechanics.  The railroads once employed thousands for safety checks, detecting rail and wheel cracks, routine maintenance but increasingly that is being done by machine faster, more accurate and cheaper.  

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 23:34 | 4137723 acetinker
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Folks think I'm a eugenicist, but I'm not, even though my middle name is Eugene.  I'm one of "those" people who has used machines to multiply his output, err I still do, every day.  It makes me sad and pissed off at the same time, but young college grads would have to pay me to employ them.  I can program my equipment, it will do what I tell it to do, relentlessly, without asking questions, without any personal drama, for as long as I can keep electrons flowing into them.

Yeah, I know the computer has displaced many, many laborers.  I also know that once programmed, the computer does not make human mistakes.  So do my competitors.  Maybe one sunny day, a self-aware computer will make me obsolete- the algos have done this already to market saavy investors.  We'll see, won't we?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:30 | 4135522 davinci7_gis
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I guess it can only get better from here on out?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:09 | 4134925 Headbanger
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So we go back to one car families and more eating at home.  We will know its really getting bad when I see those iron-on patches for kids blue jeans come back along with those balsa wood glider toys. And hoola-hoops!  But kids just might not be so fat either.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:18 | 4134975 max2205
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Classic h&s top

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:28 | 4135040 autofixer
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I had all of that and I was very happy! 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:30 | 4135047 Sudden Debt
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and if not... you can relocate to Russia I guess... if you're able to to get accross the Iron curtain that surrounds the US....

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:00 | 4135193 Peter Pan
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Obamacare woukd love to have that kind of participation rate.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:07 | 4135224 SokPOTUS
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Well, 932,000 potential new enrollees in just one month!  A few more months like that; and they'll reach their Obamacare enrollment targets early; website or not....

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:59 | 4135402 l8apex
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SD: can you stop yelling?  You're harshing my mellow.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:31 | 4135054 Vendetta
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you mean families living in just one car instead of 2?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:48 | 4135122 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:44 | 4135351 RaceToTheBottom
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Not that it is of the scale and importance as the issues here, but with all the people eventually losing their houses and living out of cars (one or two), or even moving to apartments, many people will be having to give up their dogs.  This is especially true for the larger dogs.  They end up in shelters, and are too good for shelters. 

Pick them up!!!

We picked up the best German Shepard we have ever had from the shelter, from a lady that was living out of her car.....  Once dogs come from shelters, they love you twice as much and you cannot beat a GSP for a guard dog or just protection of family and stuff in the upcoming apocalypse...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00 | 4135405 shovelhead
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Get them out of the shelters for the best taste.

The free range mutts are stringy and tough.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:52 | 4135153 therearetoomany...
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Was it so bad back then?   At least I could get 20 bucks in my pocket, a pack a butts and hitchhike across country.  

I long for the 60s and 70s again.   Back when we were truly free before the hippies and commies used double speak to remove our freedoms. Thanks hippies and educational elite.

"Hippies, hippies everywhere...they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad"  -E Cartman


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:10 | 4135241 pods
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Not really related to the hippies. Moreso the money supply and severing the ties to gold.  The sixties were the peak after WWII when we basically destroyed the manufacturing capacity of most of the western world, by the late sixties our debt load was groaning.  Enter the 70's and the need for pure debt money and we have been off to the exponential races.

Just different points along the same timeline.  


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:17 | 4135271 therearetoomany...
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I believe, most humbly, that hippies and the educational elite really ramped up the dumbing down of our schools leading the way to the most stupid citizenry since the French revolution.

Don't disagree with what you've posited here. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:53 | 4135377 walküre
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Hippies are just sheep. More wool, that's all.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:00 | 4135403 dontgoforit
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I'm with you, therearetoomany.  I hitched from Chi-town to Keystone, SD; E Tenn to LA & back twice.  Around the great lakes.  To Miami & back from E TN.  Things were fun back then.  I did that 16-day coast-to-coast trip with $10 in my pocket each time - and was only hungry 90% of the time, ha ha.  Cold though...and wet some times.  But met some great folks and saw parts of the country I'd have never seen otherwise.  You're right on the school thing.  No Child Left Behind is pulling all down to the lowest common denominator - just doesn't work.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:59 | 4135631 therearetoomany...
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It's funny, in an underappreciated movie, that is actually quite an excellent movie, highly recommend it, Ride With the Devil, there is a quote about schools in the country.  Keep in mind it takes place around the KS MO border wars.  This quote says alot...


As I saw those Northerners build that town, I witnessed the seeds of our destruction being sown. The foundin' of that town was truly the beginnin' of the Yankee invasion. I'm not speakin' of numbers, nor even abolitionist trouble-makin'. It was the schoolhouse. Before they built their church, even, they built that schoolhouse. And they let in every tailor's son... and every farmer's daughter in that country. Spellin' won't help you hold a plow any firmer. Or a gun either. No, it won't, Mr. Chiles. But my point is merely... that they rounded every pup up into that schoolhouse... because they fancied that everyone should think... and talk the same free-thinkin' way they do... with no regard to station, custom, propriety. And that is why they will win. Because they believe everyone should live and think just like them.
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:10 | 4135445 Herd Redirectio...
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Hippies?  Or CIA agents who infiltrated the Peace Movement?

Laurel Canyon, any one?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:46 | 4135583 therearetoomany...
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Sorry, can't buy it.   The hippies among others railed against the country, the establishment led on by the likes of Ayers, Dorn, Hoffman, Leary, etc.   Unfortunately, as it is today, spinelss university administrators and politicians gave into the pressure.  

No doubt agents got in there, I know of some possibly infiltrating, and definitely surveilling the 'Community for Non-Violent Action' run in Voluntown CT by the Quakers.  

But also as it is today, it is the TeeVee watchers impacted by the 'popular' that is the real problem.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:13 | 4136501 redd_green
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man,  you're looking in the wrong place for the root cause of the problems in teh USA.   Look at the Fed, you'll find who ran our monetary system into the ground.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:09 | 4135231 The Limerick King
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Great comment!!! Thanks for a lot of good memories from my childhood!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:12 | 4134940 SamAdams
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That is the takeaway here.  Fortunately, when I attended the State Republican Convention, all representatives and constituents avoiding addressing ANY issues, but instead exclaimed their love for God!

Yes, now is the time to pray to Jesus, that he may come back from his heavenly abode to save you from the bankers.  It worked well for the Russian during the Red Terror.  It should work equally well today. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:45 | 4135107 tarsubil
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God helps those who help themselves. Making a mess and putting at His feet isn't really love, is it?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:14 | 4135135 Mike in GA
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I reject your hate speech against Christianity. 

Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:12 | 4135459 useless_fact
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Luke 12:47

Jesus sounds like a swell guy.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:27 | 4135736 LFMayor
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If he takes a whip and stripes banker asses, I'm with Him!!!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:36 | 4135764 Calmyourself
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Your understanding of Christianity and by extension that passage is an excellent way to prove your ignorance, thanks for the heads up.  Useless indeed.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 19:41 | 4137160 tarsubil
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"The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."

The "master" Jesus is speaking of is God. What Jesus is saying is, "If you jump off a cliff (you know the loving God does not want you to do this), you will break your legs." Your master, God, does not want you to jump off that cliff so it is in your own best interest to follow what you know to be His will. However, those who do not know their trangresses will be given pardon. To sin is self-destructive, to make a mistake is understandable. Yes, Jesus does sound like a swell guy.

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:10 | 4203611 Hopeless for Change
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Jesus loves you.  The rest of us think you're an asshole.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:55 | 4135388 walküre
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You got it. US Christians are a big part of the problem with our status quo. Servants to the establishment and never raising a finger to make a change because it could cramp their style. Hypocrites and dangerously delusional people.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:17 | 4135481 shovelhead
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That's right.

Some people telling you about a guy in an old book are far more dangerous than the bankster/govt. complex that rapes you every day.

Why are you worried about whether they raise a finger? Don't you have any of your own? Hypocrites and dangerously delusional, indeed.

I think your proportional meter may need calibrating.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:42 | 4135559 walküre
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That's because the sheep get indoctrinated every week to stay peaceful and not to rock the boat with the establishment. Jesus according to the book was alot more revolutionary than any of the glamour pastors out there today. They all preach a good sermon but there's no follow through. Tell you what. Close all churches for a year and see this nation get transformed for the better.

All that wasted time by millions of Americans trying to get a clue out of "scripture" which is made of some text collections of many moons gone by and trying to apply the "wisdom" in this day and age. Then the excuse they're just waiting for the 2nd coming any day now. Some say they hear "trumpets". Give me a break. Many good books have been written and many good people have been recorded that are fascinating. But you can't build a church around that, collect pittance and live the good life without lifting a finger.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 13:39 | 4135774 Calmyourself
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My guy speaks about Jesus as a political revolutionary with thinly veiled references to our present situation, you do not know Christians like I know Christians.  Study the subject at huffpo or?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:19 | 4135913 SamAdams
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The original Jesus was a bit different than the religion which passes as Christianity today.  God does not require a book, nor does he play favorites, there is no monopoly on God (I am talking about the creator of the universe, not man's God.  There is a difference).  What are the origins of religion?  Is the bible literal, or is it a spun interpretation of truths regarding kings, astronomy and historically significant events?  Do people seek the truth, or lazily believe what their rulers tell them?

Did you know that Islam has more in common with Christianity, than Christianity with Judaism? Most people don't know this because they are only taught what their rulers want them to know.  The kings use religion to pit one people against another.  Fact check, the Palestinians have more Hebrew blood than do the modern Jews existing in the US Senate.  You see, being a Jew is no longer a race, but a religion at the broadest level, and a cult at the narrowest.

Once again, there are three major scams:  Money creation, Religion and War.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 18:12 | 4136921 walküre
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Then I'd care to listen to your guy if his sermons were online, youtube whatever. I know ALOT of Christians personally but except for a handful, most are too afraid to think outside the box.

The lien on creation for example is not ok with me. Where do we come from? Hard to believe evolutionary tales of basically gooman and millions of years. I have animals and observe them carefully. There's no way that we share the same make-up.

There have been earlier civilisations than the Old or New Testament are able to acknowledge or comprehend because the texts were written by people with a very limited worldview. Their scope was very narrow at the time. Basically all Jews or whatever their heritage was back then and their focus to establish a superior role as Jews. Poor Egyptians get a bad rap and so does every other culture or tribe that ever crossed them or was at war with them.

Either Christianity can expand and be more inclusive and willing to acknowledge that maybe Jesus (if he lived) was indeed not just one person but multiple characters who shared the same fate, then Christianity will have a chance as a theology. It has some important features for society but it cannot be singular and all encompassing. There is simply more to life than just the one faith and the one text.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:13 | 4134852 King_of_simpletons
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We don't care if people drop out of the labor force. We only care that the adjusted numbers for part-time burger flippers comes out in the positive.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:58 | 4134869 SafelyGraze
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more people not-working than working!

this is the life of leisure that was promised back at the NY wold's fair


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:06 | 4134906 Headbanger
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Which one? 1939 or 1964?   And look what we got !

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:06 | 4134909 dontgoforit
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ca. 1964/65 - I remember it.  The Wonders of Tomorrow or some such stuff.  It was a great fair, though. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:29 | 4134973 BLOTTO
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'Work' - it ruins your life.


Damned if you're working, damned if you're not...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:19 | 4134979 SamAdams
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Don't forget the golden globe of knoxville.  Peace on earth and equality for all, even if it means killing 3 billion people and impoverishing the rest.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:50 | 4135137 dontgoforit
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Knoxville was a real disapointment.  That gulch they built it in was a dumpy place that separated downtown K'town from the UT campus and W Knoxville.  They cleaned it up only to see downtown start to fade and everything moved out to the west end of Kingston Pike.  Knoxville News Sentinel was a good paper back then, though - had a really good sports page with Tom Siler as Sports Ed. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:33 | 4135065 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:06 | 4135218 AGuy
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Bernanke: Sorry SD,  I needed all of the helicopters for money drops. My Bad!


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:50 | 4135136 Mr. Magoo
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What could possibly go wrong

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:55 | 4134845 Oracle 911
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Sure thing.

And fuck the congress and the whole system.


I tell you why because too qualifying yourself to be unemployed you need actively look after job, witch is quiet tiresome and sooner or later you will deprived from this.

And I have suspicion (as European), there are states where is a time limit how long can you been registered as "unemployed".

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:19 | 4134985 Xibalba
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26 weeks, all states

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:03 | 4140174 Oracle 911
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Approx half a year, not much.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:15 | 4134964 auntiesocial
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picture this: BLS boardroom meeting with this data on the conference room table and a blank whiteboard- 

"OK, fellas, how we gonna spin this one? it's a doozey!"


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:18 | 4135273 auntiesocial
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It's the Government Shutdowns fault" easy. peasy.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:52 | 4135154 fooshorter
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<--- Surprised by how bad the numbers are

<--- Not Surprised and the real numbers are much worse.


Hopefully circumstances get bad enough so that we can ALL live under the governments graceful hand! I mean we are just mindless peons that DESERVED to be ruled the by the 1%!! Now pass the popcorn and lets head to week 10!!




Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:09 | 4135229 AGuy
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We need a chart showing full time employment. I am almost certain that a FTE chart would show a cliff dive, as businesses switch to part time and temp jobs.



Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:09 | 4135443 dontgoforit
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The effects of 'ohdamnuscare'

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:55 | 4135624 Smallfry
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Someone a few comments ago needed money for a friend's medical operation. Please pass along this site: It has raised $60 million for medical operations.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:46 | 4134780 j0nx
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Holy shit!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:47 | 4134781 bubblemania
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:57 | 4134864 101 years and c...
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im sure it is.  ben can point to that as a reason to quadruple money printing since he (and the rest of the clueless apes running Fed Reserve banks) knows nothing about the real economy and how to actually create jobs and growth.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:47 | 4134783 nantucket
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following prof. leary's advice and "dropping out".

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:14 | 4134954 I am more equal...
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What about the "dropping acid" part? 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:35 | 4135073 Vendetta
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watching MSM news financial or otherwise is the same thing except more expensive

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:53 | 4135162 Mike in GA
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The most iimportant asset you'll have throughout your life is your mind and your ability to use it.  Don't mess it up with LSD. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:16 | 4134970 CH1
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following prof. leary's advice and "dropping out".

Go Galt!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:47 | 4134787 MythicalFish
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I am confused. How were furloughed govt employees treated for the October reading again? Not in the workforce total but not in the farmrolls delta either, right?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:51 | 4134816 dontgoforit
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It these numbers reflect the govt shut-down (include all those folks who actually got paid, and maybe even got to keep their unemployment benefits) then it's a sham number because, as we all know, all those folks went right back to 'work' 16 days later.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:59 | 4135187 centerline
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Fade the headlines and individual data points.  The chart speaks for itself going back to 1978.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:11 | 4134935 Agent P
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Furloughed, but expected to return to work soon.  Counts as unemployed for the household survey (UE rate) and remains in the labor force.  Does not count in the NFP number. 

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:48 | 4134791 Bobbyrib
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So how does the unemployment rate rise if the labor participation rate fell?

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:51 | 4134812 Rainman
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Dammit...Quit trying to rationalize and BTFD !

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:16 | 4134968 I am more equal...
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It is the new math.  They are using Jethro Bodine to do the cifering.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:52 | 4134828 Bosch
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:12 | 4134941 Agent P
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.gov furloughs

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:25 | 4135019 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:48 | 4134795 GMadScientist
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"You're young and you got your health. What you want with a job?"

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:13 | 4134943 rustymason
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It's like Doc Swartz says, You got to have a little ambition!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:49 | 4134796 quasimodo
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This should be bullish for metals, finally folks will realize that the.........sorry, wrong headlines.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:49 | 4134798 GrinandBearit
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Yeah, the economy is improving!

How's that "hope and change" working out for you?


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:49 | 4134801 viator
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Don't worry, soon everyone will be unemployed and the unemployment rate will fall to 0%.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:49 | 4134803 papaswamp
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Most. New jobs in the non-goods producing private sector. Can you say ACA employees? Yep...177,000 new jobs in that sector. Welcome to tax revenue/govt debt subsidized jobs. Amerigreece.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:50 | 4134805 Caveman93
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Who the fuck wants to work for funny looking green paper whose value is 97% less it's original in 1913? This is no surprise to me at all.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:13 | 4134946 Yes_Questions
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Off to the camp with you!

Bikinis optional

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:35 | 4135074 Sudden Debt
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:49 | 4135369 RaceToTheBottom
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Trickle down economics....

And no it is not water, but like all piss, moderately warm....

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:14 | 4134956 Agent P
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As long as it buys beer...

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:26 | 4135025 Sudden Debt
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if it pays the bills I do :)


Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:50 | 4134807 orangedrinkandchips
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:51 | 4134813 NDXTrader
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I'm no Ivy League economist, but how do jobs go up, participation go down and the unemployment rate go...up? That is a sophisticated equation right there

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:53 | 4134829 uncle.bigs
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That's my question too.  Doesn't make sense.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:01 | 4134879 nantucket
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i think it's because most of the jobs were filled by people that already have 1 job, so now they have 2 jobs, so that gets counted as a job created, but the job created didn't actually move anyone from UNemplyed to EMployed.  it just employed someone already working.  also you could have a lot people with just 1 job getting fired and the role filled by someone who now works two jobs, so that makes unemplyment go up.


i don't know, I just made all that up, but it sounds like it could work.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:19 | 4134988 ejmoosa
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Bump those that go from 1 to three jobs and you are spot on.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:26 | 4135026 corporatewhore
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i work 3 jobs.  thanks for clarifying how i get counted.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:46 | 4135109 Vendetta
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our group had someone quit last month, I have been assigned his previous tasks so I just add the tasks to the two other jobs that two other people used to do that I do now as well.  So yeah it all makes sense when you see my 70 hr work weeks

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 12:54 | 4135619 Herd Redirectio...
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This is exactly why there are no jobs.  We talk about employers, when 150 years ago, we would be talking about slave owners.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:05 | 4134903 pepperspray
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Tweet that shit

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:18 | 4134976 Agent P
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See my post's how the gov't furloughed workers are counted in the surveys (still in the labor force, but unemployed).  This will all reverse itself next month and the rate will tumble...expect to see Obama on TV very often in December talking about what a BAMF he is.

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:52 | 4135129 Unprepared
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deleted... misunderstood the question

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:51 | 4134815 orangedrinkandchips
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You HAVE to get a new insurance plan AND it will cost anywhwere from 300-400% more!!



Fri, 11/08/2013 - 10:33 | 4135064 WillyGroper
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But, but, but, he said he's sorry.

Uncanny knack for stating the obvious!

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:51 | 4134819 Yen Cross
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  Right in the middle of that other ZERO Carters administration! (1978)

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 09:52 | 4134820 polo007
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The QE deflation puzzle

Tue Nov 5, 2013 3:00pm EST

By James Saft

Nov 5 (Reuters) - When it comes to creating inflation, bond buying by central banks may actually ultimately be counterproductive.

Called quantitative easing, it continues to be a mainstay of the policy reaction to the ongoing economic malaise. Yet here we are five years later and the evidence that QE can kindle inflation, much less revive the economy, is decidedly mixed.

In part that may be because everyone realizes that QE isn't forever: ultimately the bonds the bank buys will have to be repaid. It is also true - and here we can consider the remarkable valuations of Twitter and Pinterest - that QE causes bad investments, which ultimately must be deflationary.

With U.S. inflation rising just 1.2 percent year on year in September, well below the Fed's 2.0 percent target, bond buying by the Federal Reserve will continue - a bit like the old joke about beatings carrying on until morale improves.

Very radical increases in bond buying in Japan under Abenomics - more or less a pledge to buy and buy assets until inflation reaches 2 percent - has also had only mixed success so far, with core inflation flat in the year to September. That this, the first time Japan core inflation hasn't fallen outright since the end of 2008, is seen as a victory is itself a bit of an indictment of extraordinary monetary policy.

Dangerously falling inflation in the euro zone has prompted calls for the ECB to join in the bond buying, despite its signal lack of success elsewhere. The ECB is arguably already engaging in QE as its program of providing long-term financing to banks often leads to banks buying government bonds themselves.

So, QE everywhere, and everywhere unsatisfactory inflation and at least the threat of falling prices. Could there be a relationship? Part of the failure of QE may be explained by the fact that as a percent of broader money supply the amounts involved are small. Banks must lend and businesses invest or QE will be swamped.

In some ways, all of the inflationary effects of QE are short-lasting and liable to reversed. Not only is everyone involved aware that ultimately the bonds are not being bought and burned, but bought and held, and thus must be repaid or will be sold by central banks.

Also, QE encourages private investors to gamble a bit, perhaps leading to poor choices.

"Unproductive investment is by nature ultimately deflationary," Michaela Marcussen, global head of economics at Societe Generale, wrote in a note to clients. "This is a point also worth recalling when investing in paper assets fueled by QE liquidity and not underpinned by sustainable economic growth."

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