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Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy
Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2012 6:41 PM (ET) | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

Posted on 10/05/2012 5:12:51 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday with a lost Warren Commission file on his way to the studio where NASA staged the moon landing.

Conspiracy theorists came out in force after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day. Their message: The Obama administration would do anything to ensure a November victory, including manipulating unemployment data.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia; mediabias; pravda
The press is getting incredibly obvious in their defense of their messiah. Is there ANYONE in America who trusts them anymore?

The first two paragraphs are nearly hysterical in their defense of Obama. I simply can't believe how obvious they have become.

1 posted on 10/05/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW
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2 posted on 10/05/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy

U6 table shows no drop at all

3 posted on 10/05/2012 5:15:25 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

and now the press will report on the “conspiracy” rather than the incredibly suspect numbers . . . .


4 posted on 10/05/2012 5:16:10 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: DJ MacWoW

How Alinskyesque.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 5:16:10 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Nothing worse than seeing the AP or the MSM trying to act credible.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by Revel
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To: South40

We know they’re lying. I think that most of America does.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 5:16:39 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Of course. They’ll ignore the numbers and “investigate” anyone that questions them.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The government's household survey says 873k people entered the workforce. But the employers' survey, the one that really counts, reveals only 114k new jobs were created with a full 10k of those in government. The difference, about 760k, were not full-time, stable jobs. What is known as the real unemployment mark, which factors in the underemployed and those too discouraged to continue looking for work, or the U6 table, remains unchanged at 14.7%.

The media goons know the recently released numbers are bogus just as well as I do. But after Zer0's abysmal debate performance last Wednesday, coupled with Crazy Joe Biden's comment that 0's misadministration wants to raise taxes by $1 trillion, Zer0 and his handlers were desperate to try and turn his sliding poll numbers around. Will it work? Only with the uninformed and the weak minded.

Anyone who believes that 14.7% number is not the real number only need ask him or herself would they believe that way if they were in that category of the underemployed? My guess is, probably not.

9 posted on 10/05/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Sasquatch might as well have traipsed across the White House lawn Friday

They're so used to seeing the Wookie.

10 posted on 10/05/2012 5:18:33 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: DJ MacWoW

...and a shout out to Ayn Rand and George Orwell. Good call guys!


11 posted on 10/05/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: South40

Real employment has flatlined. Turn out the lights as you leave.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 5:20:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred (wowza)
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To: DJ MacWoW

AEI has a really good analysis of this.

The numbers are “accurate” and “real”.

However they arise from ~600,000 people taking up second jobs or part-time jobs out of economic necessity. AEI calls these the “involuntarily employed” (or something like that).

A discussion of the analysis is going on on another thread here. It’s definitely worth the look (it completely changed how I personally view the matter), and the numbers are MUCH more damning of Obama and the Obama Economy/Recession/Depression than they’d be if they were simply cooked up.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 5:22:29 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: DJ MacWoW

They stop counting 870,000 people who have exhausted their benefits.

The conspiracy is the Mass Media is refusing to report that fact.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 5:23:09 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Jack Welch on Anderson Cooper being badgered and begged to take back his accusation on Twitter that the Obama administration cooked the books. Welch says he should have ended the controversial Tweet with question mark. Other than that, he’s not backing down. He said we need to look at things like assumptions used by BLS to arrive at unemployment figures.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Obamugabe is a fraud. So is American journalism...print and broadcast and much of the “new media”. I don’t care if it is big shot network pukes in New York or D.C., or LOCAL news reporters in Left Elbow Nebraska....the entire freakin’ industry is a joke.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bigheadfred

17 posted on 10/05/2012 5:27:17 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Steep drop in unemployment rate spawns conspiracy

Right headline, but the words are jumbled.

Conspiracy Spawns Steep Drop in Unemployment Rate

That's more like it.
18 posted on 10/05/2012 5:28:44 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The fact is they are

The Ministry of Propaganda (MOP)

And they take their job very seriously. After all, they are fully aware of who really signs their paychecks.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 5:28:44 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: MNJohnnie

Food stamp usage keeps rising in response to those people who no longer show up on the unemployment rolls.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tanknetter
Thanks! I'll check.

My main wrath was the blind defense by the MSM and the ridiculousness stated in the first two paragraphs. These reporters sound like middle school girls.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Looks like Axelrod has the AP on speed dial.But that doesn't surprise me one bit.
22 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: kristinn
Welch is probably right. But they'll try to eat him alive for saying it.

Btw, the article makes it a point to state that he's a Republican.

23 posted on 10/05/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Snuph

The modern Creel Committee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creel_Commission

Woodrow Wilson’s propaganda ministry named after George Creel, A NEWSPAPERMAN.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: South40

No rigging. Its just that U3 is misleading. U6 is the one that matters.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/vas-is-das-u3-unemployment-falls-to-7-8-but-u6-unemployment-remains-at-14-7/


25 posted on 10/05/2012 5:40:53 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: DJ MacWoW

We can poke fun all we want.

Our side (Romney and Ryan, especially Romney) better be able to explain it loudly and clearly or 0bama’s version becomes the truth. That IS INDEED just how stupid the masses are and 0bama knows it.

If Romney can’t explain it simply and clearly in 20 seconds or so then we’re toast.

I have confidence they can do it.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 5:45:03 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Absolutely no trust. I’m listening to TCM in the background, some original program they’re doing about political movies. The only Republican president they gave time and a level of seriousness to was Nixon of course, dwelling on Watergate, the impeachment. They did two quick dismissive clips of W and Reagan, using comedic music in the background. The rest has been dwelling on Kennedy, The Manchurian Candidate, Dr Strangelove, all the dark and cynical views of politics, all from a leftist bias. Fred Thompson is the only figure from the right I’ve seen as a commentator, the rest are the usual Hollywood libs. Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, the libs. They got Jimmy Stewart out of the way quickly in the beginning because he’s too emblematic of traditional America.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 5:51:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Article is 100% propaganda. I’ve been telling reporters on Twitter today it used to be reporters questioned such convenient statistics so close to an election, now they mock the skeptics and protect the government (well, Dem gov’ts.)


28 posted on 10/05/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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We’ve always known that the press is biased. I’m just stunned at how openly biased they have gotten since the debate. They aren’t even hiding it now. And no one bats an eye that Axelrod openly gave them their marching orders.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:40 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: South40

U6 is the only data I look at. The rest is political.

Never understood U-4 Total unemployed plus discouraged workers.

Is there a Federal number that the currently employed call to complain about work?


30 posted on 10/05/2012 6:14:06 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: DJ MacWoW

Let’s hope they pay for their bias on election day.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 6:14:50 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Amen!


32 posted on 10/05/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW; All


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33 posted on 10/05/2012 6:19:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brandonmark

Oh, but this time it was “said” that we added 600,000 “part-time” workers in 1 month.

Don’t you believe the BLS (BS) Numbers? /sarcasm

hee hee hee


34 posted on 10/05/2012 6:30:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: DJ MacWoW
the jobs figures are calculated by highly trained government employees without any political interference.
35 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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AP = Always Propaganda


36 posted on 10/05/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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Yes. And now it’s openly done. I’m still stunned that the press isn’t even trying to hide it anymore.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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The unemployed numbers will rise "dramatically" a week after Romney takes office and the "news" media will say it's his problem - won't let him get away with saying he inherited it.

Oh, and the homeless will reappear, too.

38 posted on 10/05/2012 6:57:37 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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I don’t doubt it at all.


39 posted on 10/05/2012 6:58:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Texas Fossil

AP = Always Prevaricating for the Awful President


40 posted on 10/05/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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