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  • Labor Participation Rate Drops To 36 Year Low; Record 92.6 Million Americans Not In Labor Force

    10/03/2014 6:31:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/14 | Tyler Durden
    While by now everyone should know the answer, for those curious why the US unemployment rate just slid once more to a meager 5.9%, the lowest print since the summer of 2008, the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slide from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232K people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the...
  • Missing MH370: Kelantan duo report seeing lights 'falling' at high speed

    03/10/2014 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    The Star Online ^ | 11MAR2014 | Staff writer
    KOTA BARU: The authorities here have their hands full after receiving at least two reports from the public that they saw an aircraft flying low on the same day Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished. In his report, the owner of a fishing boat claimed that he saw an airplane flying low while he was at sea with a friend about 14.4km from Kuala Besar in Pantai Cahaya Bulan here at 1.30am on Saturday. Azid Ibrahim, 66, said the aircraft was heading towards international waters. According to him, the plane was flying so low that he could see the lights “as big...
  • Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Show Falls To New Low, CNN’s ‘Unguarded’ Takes A Hit

    11/11/2013 3:36:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/11/13 | D Patten
    You would not be saying TGIF in cable newsland if you were Alec Baldwin or Rachel Nichols last week. The actor’s 10 PM MSNBC show Up Late and the former ESPN reporter’s Unguarded on CNN both hit demo lows on November 8. With guests Cristina Tzintzun of the Workers Defense Fund and the Coalition for the Homeless’ Mary Brosnahan talking immigration reform and anti-poverty programs, Up Late With Alec Baldwin pulled in just 101,000 viewers among adults 25-54 on Friday. That’s a 41% drop from the 172,000 demo results of the one-hour show’s October 11 debut. While Baldwin’s total viewers...
  • 154,000 Fewer Women Held Jobs in September; Female Participation in Labor Force Matches 24-Year Low

    10/22/2013 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - American women participated in the nation’s labor force in September at a rate that matched the lowest level in 24 years, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, the number of women actually holding jobs declined by 154,000 from August to September. Because the number of women participating in the labor force declined in September, the drop in the number of women who were actually employed did not cause an increase in the unemployment rate for women. In fact, even though 154,000 fewer women worked in August than September, the...
  • CDC: Turns Out There's No Benefit to Reducing Salt At All

    07/11/2013 12:41:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 7-11-2013 | Ace
    The only people I can think of who have a wider gap between Asserted Expertise and Actual Expertise than the media are nutritionists. I don't think this applies to people specifically diagnosed with hypertension or other salt-sensitive conditions, but for most of us: A recent report commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the health benefits of reducing salt intake and the take-home message is that salt, in the quantities consumed by most Americans, is no longer considered a substantial health hazard. What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a...
  • This is the Voice of the Quintessential Partisan Low-Information Voter (I laughed out loud)

    05/29/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-28-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's go grab some phone calls and we'll go to Rochester, New York. We'll start with Phillip. Phillip, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Thank you. How you doing today? RUSH: I'm fine. How are you? CALLER: I just called to more or less let you know that I agree with Senator Dole. I think your party should close up and repair 'til next year. RUSH: You're a Democrat? CALLER: No. I'm an independent. RUSH: Oh, okay. CALLER: Now, to prove my point, the last election I think you had three Senate...
  • Video Shows IDF Deterrent at Low Point

    02/27/2013 2:38:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A video posted to the internet provides further proof that IDF deterrence is at a dangerous low vis-à-vis the violent parts of the Muslim Arab population in Israel. Video ....... Videos
  • Staying Home: Israeli Emigration at 40-Year Low

    08/07/2012 2:56:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyah
    The number of Israelis leaving home for the Diaspora declined to a 40-year low, and many “yordim” - emigrants - are returning. The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released data for 2010, the latest period available, and said that the number of Israelis who left the country to live elsewhere was 15,600, 300 fewer than in 2009. Most of the emigrants are from Europe, and only 23 percent are American. After taking into account new immigrants, the figure for net emigration was only 5,400, which is slightly more than in 2009. Approximately 25 percent of the emigrants returned home within...
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%

    05/23/2012 3:33:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 45 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009. Gallup began asking Americans to define themselves as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion in 1995, and since then, identification with the labels has shifted from a wide lead for the pro-choice position in the mid-1990s, to a generally narrower lead for "pro-choice" -- from 1998 through 2008 -- to a...
  • Stocks end at 4-month lows

    05/17/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 5/17/2012 | Hibah Yousuf
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Investors fled stocks and flocked toward the safety of U.S. Treasuries Thursday as worries about Greece's future in the eurozone continued to escalate. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) dropped 156 points, or 1.2%, and the S&P 500 (SPX) lost 20 points, or 1.5%. The day's retreat marked the fifth day of declines for the Dow and S&P 500. The Nasdaq (COMP) closed in the red for a fourth consecutive session, shedding 60 points, or 2.2%. Concerns about Greece's place in the 17-nation eurozone continued to build, sending investors toward U.S. goverment debt, which is perceived...
  • Exclusive: Low ratings could end cable deal for Gore's Current TV

    04/04/2012 10:04:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Lauria
    (Reuters) - Al Gore's Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann - namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings. According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc's carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator's systems are triggered. If Current TV misses the audience...
  • Gallup: Obama's Approval at All-Time Low--Among Liberals

    09/19/2011 4:58:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Gallup: Obama's Approval at All-Time Low--Among Liberals By Terence P. Jeffrey September 19, 2011 (CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama's job approval among liberals tied its all-time low in the Gallup poll last week, according to survey data released today. In the seven-day period that ended on Sept. 18, only 68 percent of liberals told Gallup they approved of the way Obama was handling his job as president. The president's job approval among liberals had previously dropped to 68 percent in the week that ended on Aug. 28. (However, it then rebounded slightly, rising to 71 percent in the week that...
  • Obama down to 38% or is Gallup playing games?

    08/23/2011 12:30:24 PM PDT · by rjsclassics · 21 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 8/23/2011 | Gallup
    Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval.Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points. Obama approval 38%, disapprove 54%
  • Rush Media Montage: Obama vs. Bush Record Low Approval Rating

    08/15/2011 10:51:49 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | August 15, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    Rush Limbaugh plays a clip from CNN's American Morning about Obama's new record low approval rating from today. He then plays one from the archive from CNN's Wolf Blitzer when George W. Bush hit a record low approval rating. This is astounding.
  • New Low: Obama’s Job Approval Rating Sinks Below 40% For First Time

    08/14/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 34 replies
    Blaze ^ | 8/14/11 | Blaze
    President Barack Obama’s job approval rating sunk below 40 percent for the first time, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll. Data posted Sunday showed just 39 percent of Americans said they approve of Obama’s performance as president, while 54 percent said they disapprove. His approval ratings have been in the 40 percent range for much of the year, ticking up to the low 50s in May when Osama bin Laden was killed. At two and a half years into his presidency, Obama‘s approval ratings are lower than former President Bill Clinton’s were in August 1995. Former President George W. Bush’s...
  • Debt talks to speed up, taxes still a hurdle (credit card maxed, need more loot)

    06/10/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/11 | Andy Sullivan and Deborah Charles
    Debt talks to speed up, taxes still a hurdleBy Andy Sullivan and Deborah Charles – 2 hrs 10 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top lawmakers aiming to reach a deficit-reduction deal agreed on Thursday to step up the pace of their talks with a series of meetings next week but said they still disagreed over the need to raise taxes. Vice President Joe Biden and six leading Democratic and Republican lawmakers have now met a half-dozen times as they try to work out their differences and reach a deal to reduce trillion dollar budget deficits. Thursday's Capitol Hill meeting took...
  • Dollar index hits 3-year low after U.S. ISM services data

    05/04/2011 9:14:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/4/11 | Rueters
    NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a fresh three-year low against major currencies on Wednesday after an industry report showed the pace of growth in the U.S. services sector unexpectedly eased in April. For details on data, see [ID:nN04125050] The U.S. dollar index, which measures the value of the greenback versus a basket of major currencies, fell as low as 72.696 . The dollar also hit a session low versus the euro and extended declines against the yen after the data.
  • Obama Job Approval at 41%, Tying His Low

    04/15/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 47 replies
    Gallup ^ | 4/15/2011 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ - The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows 41% of Americans approving of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. That ties his low as president, which he registered three times previously -- twice in August 2010 and once in October 2010. July 2009-April 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? % Approve The current 41% approval rating from April 12-14 polling includes interviews conducted before and after Obama announced his plan for deficit reduction on Wednesday. It also comes in the same week Congress...
  • MSNBC Contributor on Obama's Low Approval Rating: 'Polls Are for Strippers'

    03/31/2011 9:08:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/21/11 | Matt Hadro
    Would liberal journalist Karen Hunter have whitewashed President Bush's low approval ratings during his time in office? On MSNBC Wednesday, the ever-classy Hunter curtly dismissed President Obama's lowest approval rating to date, growling that "polls are for strippers."MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing highlighted a new Quinnipiac poll recording Obama's approval rating at 42 percent, an all-time low for the president. She brought on Hunter, who was listed as an MSNBC contributor, along with another more conservative guest to discuss the ratings.Hunter argued that the populace can be quite fickle in its rating of Obama's accomplishments. "If people do their homework,"
  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Indexes add to losses on US home sales data

    03/23/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT · by mlocher · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2011 | Ryan Vlastelica
    US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Indexes add to losses on US home sales data REUTERS — 2 MINUTES AGO NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slightly added to losses on Wednesday as new home sales plunged to a record low in February. Wall St had opened lower as concerns over debt issues in the euro zone, Japan's nuclear crisis and violence in the Middle East and North Africa persisted. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 22.90 points, or 0.19 percent, at 11,995.73. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 6.85 points, or 0.53 percent, at 1,286.92. The Nasdaq Composite...
  • Daniels compares Ill. government to 'The Simpsons'

    01/11/2011 8:21:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    the times Daniels compares Ill. government to 'The Simpsons' By Times Staff | Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:30 am Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels compared Illinois government to the television show "The Simpsons" while speaking to a Chicago radio station Tuesday morning. "You guys are nothing if not entertaining over there," Daniels told Don Wade and Roma by phone on their show on WLS 89 AM. "It's like living next door to 'The Simpsons,' you know, the dysfunctional family down the block." Daniels was responding to questions about Illinois' proposal to raise income taxes by 66 percent and corporate taxes...
  • New low in exploiting Giffords shooting

    01/09/2011 10:26:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 1/9/11 | Thomas Lifson
    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse comes news that a Democrat group has used the shooting of Rep. Giffords, judge Roll, and others as a fundraising device. Warner Todd Huston reports on Big Government: An extreme, left-wing Democrat group calling itself 21st Century Democrats has had the gall to send out an email blast using as a fundraising tool Saturday's criminal shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. Judge John Roll and four others were killed in the incident, (snip)
  • Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years

    10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT · by John W · 23 replies
    TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54. At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership...
  • Approval of Congress at All-Time Low for Midterm Election Year, Says Gallup

    09/21/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 1+ views
    csnews.com ^ | 9-21-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Public approval of Congress now sits at 18 percent, lower than it has been in any prior midterm election year since Gallup started polling public approval of Congress in 1974, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Sept. 13-16. In March, approval of Congress actually sank to 16 percent, the second-lowest approval rating Congress has ever received in the Gallup poll. After that, it climbed to 23 percent in April and then started declining again, hitting 21 percent in May, 20 percent in June, 20 percent in July, and 19 percent in August. “Congress’ current approval rating is now approaching...
  • Dow Industrials Fall to 7-Week Low

    08/24/2010 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/24/10 | Jonathan Cheing
    Global economic woes gripped investors on Tuesday, roiling financial markets from Tokyo to Dublin to New York. Worries that started in Asia continued in the U.S. after housing numbers painted a grim picture of the economy. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its lowest close in seven weeks. The Dow finished down 133.96 points, or 1.3%, at 10040.45, its fourth consecutive decline and its ninth losing session in the past 11. The measure fell below 10000 during the day. Day after day, investors have been hit with more evidence that the economy is stalling.
  • OIL FUTURES: Nymex Crude Hits 2010 Low On Demand Concerns

    05/17/2010 10:55:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 443+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17,2010
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Crude futures dropped Wednesday as doubts about future oil demand sent prices to a 2010 low. Light, sweet crude for June delivery traded $1.83, or 2.6%, lower at $69.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after dropping to $69.27 a barrel, the cheapest the front-month contract has traded since December. Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange traded $2.54, or 3.3%, lower at $75.39 a barrel.
  • Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart

    04/29/2010 3:05:37 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 68 replies · 2,170+ views
    Scientific American Magazine ^ | May 2010 | Melinda Wenner Moyer
    Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the obesity rate during that time has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country’s biggest killer. Now a spate of new research, including a meta-analysis of nearly two dozen studies, suggests a reason why: investigators may have picked the wrong culprit. Processed carbohydrates, which many Americans eat today in place of fat, may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes...
  • Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

    04/02/2010 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 127 replies · 5,130+ views
    Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law -- but his legislative success doesn't seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama's handling of health care - and still worried about the state of the economy. President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his...
  • Obama Hits New Low in Gallup Poll (47%)

    01/23/2010 11:55:42 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 77 replies · 2,673+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 23, 2010 | John McCormack
    Obama's approval rating according to Gallup's tracking poll has hit a new low of 47%. Rasmussen's model, which was vindicated yet again, along with Public Policy Polling, in Massachusetts last week, shows 55% of voters disapprove of Obama's job performance and 44% approve (43% strongly disapprove and 24% strongly approve).
  • A pilot's life: exhausting hours for meagre wages

    01/10/2010 5:35:00 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 72 replies · 2,301+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Jan 11, 2010 | Chris McGreal
    A pilot's life: exhausting hours for meagre wages $20,000 pay and lengthy commutes to work renew fears for passengers' safety Chris McGreal guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 January 2010 Some co-pilots say they now have second jobs to make ends meet. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA The old hands say there was never much glamour in piloting several tonnes of metal thousands of feet in the air. But there's no denying that to the earthbound back in the jet-set era half a century ago – when Pan Am's "Clippers" ruled the air lanes and service was modelled on transatlantic ocean liners – pilots were...
  • Number of Democrats reaches record low

    01/03/2010 3:57:53 PM PST · by aquapub · 16 replies · 917+ views
    According to Rasmussen, the number of self-identified Democrats has dropped steadily to an all-time low since Election 2008, declining six points in less than a year. 35.5% of Americans now call themselves Democrats while 34% now call themselves Republicans. Even if you blindly accept these figures at face value, they still indicate that in less than a year, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid axis of sleaze has managed to utterly annihilate all public support for its agenda beyond its most mindlessly faithful party sheep...
  • Study confirms low mortality for swine flu

    12/07/2009 4:14:28 PM PST · by TitleX · 22 replies · 534+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/2009 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the most systematic looks yet at the swine flu pandemic confirms that it is at worst only a little more serious than an average flu season and could well be a good deal milder, researchers said on Monday. ... Lipsitch's team calculated a potential range of 7,800 to 29,000 deaths. This compares to seasonal flu, which kills 36,000 people a year and puts 200,000 into the hospital.
  • Fox News Poll: Approval of President Obama Hits New Low

    11/19/2009 11:45:12 AM PST · by DadOfFive · 87 replies · 5,934+ views
    by Dana Blanton , FOXNews.com President Obama's approval rating has hit a new low of 46 percent, even as a majority of Americans says he is providing the kind of leadership they expected. print email share recommend (2) President Obama's approval rating has hit a new low of 46 percent, according to a FOX News poll released Thursday. An equal number -- 46 percent -- disapprove of the job he's doing. Breaking down the numbers by political party shows how sharply split American voters are over the president's job performance. While 85 percent of Democrats approve of their party leader,...
  • Pneumonia and Influenza (Swine-Flu H1N1) Deaths Within Normal to Low Range for Current Time of Year

    09/26/2009 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 9 replies · 1,226+ views
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website ^ | September 25, 2009, 1:30 PM ET | CDC
    2009 H1N1 Flu: Situation Update: The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) based on the 122 Cities Report was low and within the bounds of what is expected at this time of year.
  • Hillary's Mom,Dorothy Rodham, begging for her daughter.

    01/16/2009 3:33:49 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 31 replies · 919+ views
    http://links.hillaryclinton.com ^ | Jan 16, 2009 | Dorothy Rodham
      Dear XXXX, I've been so proud watching my daughter over the past few days as she begins a new step in a life so full of accomplishment. And I know she'll continue to do great things for our country. Now I have to ask you -- for the very last time -- to give her your help. This is our last chance to help Hillary pay down the debt from her history-making campaign. I know how much it would mean to her to have your help this one last time. Please take this opportunity to show Hillary your...
  • Pro-Growth Tax Policy Low Tax Rates [Recovery Starts: McCain Lead Filibuster on Tax Increases]

    11/06/2008 2:47:54 AM PST · by Son House · 14 replies · 1,102+ views
    JohnMcCain.com ^ | 11-5-2008 | John McCain
    Keep Tax Rates Low: Entrepreneurs are at the heart of American innovation, growth and prosperity. Entrepreneurs create the ultimate job security - a new, better opportunity if your current job goes away. Entrepreneurs should not be taxed into submission. John McCain will keep the top tax rate at 35 percent, maintain the 15 percent rates on dividends and capital gains, and phase-out the Alternative Minimum Tax. Small businesses are the heart of job growth; raising taxes on them hurts every worker. Cut The Corporate Tax Rate From 35 To 25 Percent: A lower corporate tax rate is essential to keeping...
  • MSNBC is the 'we're-sorry' news network

    02/16/2008 6:04:05 AM PST · by aclusux.com · 11 replies · 139+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 12:01 a.m. EST Feb. 15, 2008 | Jon Friedman
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Yes, MSNBC consistently has the lowest ratings among the cable news channels. But all is not lost. It does stand out in one underappreciated category: embarrassing, mealy-mouthed apologies.
  • Low Chance of Recession--Still

    02/07/2008 7:37:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 155+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 02/05/2008 | Rich Karlgaard
    Let me stick my neck out today. The Intrade price for "U.S. will go into recession in 2008" is 70. (see here : http://www.intrade.com//?request_operation=main&request_type=action&checkHomePage=true). That is, bettors have given a 70% probability to this bad outcome. To most of the media, a recession is a 100% probability ... a foregone conclusion. But I wouldn’t take the bet at 50. Or 40. Or 30. What gagged the stock market yesterday was an ISM survey showing a steep decline in business services. The decline is supposed to predict a recession. Does it? I asked my friend Brian Wesbury what he thought the...
  • French Morale Hits A New Low

    01/30/2008 8:45:28 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 164+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-31-2008 | Henry Samuel
    French morale hits a new low By Henry Samuel in Paris Last Updated: 3:36am GMT 31/01/2008 French morale is at its lowest ebb in two decades, according to new research. Quality of life in France is envied the world over but government figures show the "morale of French households" is at its gloomiest - minus 34 points - since the study began in 1987. Mr Sarkozy has asked two Nobel Prize winning economists to draw up new ways of measuring success and well-being French people's belief that their living standards will improve has declined steadily since President Nicolas Sarkozy took...
  • Natural gas falls to 2-year low (More "bad" news right before the election)

    09/14/2006 12:59:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 977+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/06 | Brad Foss - ap
    WASHINGTON - Natural gas futures fell to a two-year low on Thursday after U.S. government data showed record levels of fuel at underground storage facilities. Homeowners that depend on natural gas for heat should see lower bills this winter, industry officials said. "It looks much better than last year for natural gas consumers," said Mark Stultz, a spokesman for the Natural Gas Supply Association. Traders' receding fears about possible supply disruptions during this year's Atlantic hurricane season also helped pushed natural gas futures lower, and oil prices fell in sympathy. October natural gas futures fell 56 cents to $4.89 per...
  • With 9/11 Film, Kean Finds Tough Critic in Hamilton(MSM Barf Alert)

    09/12/2006 9:22:42 AM PDT · by khnyny · 21 replies · 848+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2006 | Dana Milbank
    With 9/11 Film, Kean Finds Tough Critic in Hamilton By Dana Milbank Tuesday, September 12, 2006; A02 There have been few political love stories as beautiful as that of Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, the former chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 commission. "I have never worked with anybody I've come to respect more than Lee Hamilton," Republican Kean said at a Sept. 11 fifth-anniversary joint performance with Hamilton yesterday. "He is one of the preeminent public servants of our day, bar none," came Democrat Hamilton's well-worn reply. So it packed even more punch when Hamilton, at the National...
  • Bush Losing the Immigration Debate

    05/13/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 237 replies · 4,119+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | May 13, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    President Bush plans to address the nation on Monday night at 8 PM to con the American public into buying into his ludicrous immigration policies. His approval ratings are at an all-time low, with only 31% of Americans approving of his job performance, while "68% believe the United States is worse off today than it was before Mr. Bush became president." Bush's immigration policies would open the floodgates to illegals, and Americans do not approve -- and it looks like the Senate agrees. Another poll shows support for the House's tough and very sensible immigration legislation, HR 4437: ...69 percent...
  • Risk Of Human (Bird) Flu Outbreak 'Low'

    04/09/2006 11:31:17 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 381+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-9-2006
    Risk of human flu outbreak 'low' * Poultry owners within wild bird risk area must keep birds indoors or, if not possible, ensure they are kept away from wild birds * Bird transport within 6 mile (10km) surveillance zone will be curbed * Poultry within 1.8 mile (3km) protection zone must be kept indoors and will be tested The chances of bird flu virus mutating into a form that spreads between humans are "very low", the government's chief scientific adviser has said. Sir David King said any suggestion a global flu pandemic in humans was inevitable was "totally misleading". No...
  • Low-Fat Debunked, Scientists Back Low-Vitamin Diet

    02/08/2006 10:20:06 AM PST · by Tarkin · 25 replies · 1,391+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 2006-02-08 | Scott Ott
    (2006-02-08) — In the wake of a $415 million study of 49,000 women showing that a low-fat diet will not prevent, or even reduce the risk, of heart disease and cancer, nutrition experts today said they now believe that the pathway to health is found in eating foods low in vitamins and high in monosodium glutamate (MSG). (...) “Science works by first making definitive recommendations, and then doing several years of research to discover if we were right,” said an unnamed NIH spokesman. “During the research phase, our job is to vigorously promote our assumptions until the facts disprove them.”...
  • Chirac's Influence Sinks To New Low

    11/27/2005 5:02:48 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 756+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-28-2005 | Henry Samuel
    Chirac's influence sinks to new low By Henry Samuel in Paris (Filed: 28/11/2005) Jacques Chirac's presidency hit a new low yesterday when a poll revealed that most voters think he now has little or no influence over events at home or abroad. Of those polled, 72 per cent regarded the influence of their president - who turns 73 tomorrow - over what happens in France as "weak". Jacques Chirac: perceived as a lame duck Two thirds said his clout on the world stage was feeble, while only 36 per cent thought he held any significant sway over European politics. Condemnation...
  • Gallup: Public Confidence in Papers, TV News Falls to All-Time Low

    06/10/2005 9:31:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 1,056+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 6/10/05 | E & P staff
    NEW YORK Public trust in newspapers and television news continued to decline in Gallup's annual survey of "public confidence in major institutions" in the United States, reaching an all-time low this year. Those having a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers dipped from 30% to 28% in one year, the same total for television. The previous low for newspapers was 29% in 1994. Since 2000, confidence in newspapers has declined from 37% to 28%, and TV from 36% to 28%, according to the poll. However, some other institutions fared far worse this year, suggesting a broad...
  • Japan's birth rate remains at record low

    06/07/2005 1:00:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies · 790+ views
    WebIndia123.com ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2005
    The fertility rate of Japanese women in 2004 remained at the record low of 1.29 children per woman, the same as the previous year, a survey showed. A population survey report issued by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed that, when taken to the third decimal place, the rate was actually slightly below 1.29 last year, and slightly above in 2003, the Mainichi Shimbun reported Wednesday. The results show that the rate is continuing to decline, which will force the government to continue to devise measures to counter the trend. In an estimate released by the ministry in...
  • French 'No' sinks Euro to 7-month lows

    05/31/2005 7:57:59 AM PDT · by Asphalt · 6 replies · 591+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 31, 2005; 9:45 AM | John Parry
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro dropped more than 1 percent to its weakest level against the dollar in seven months on Tuesday after France's rejection of the European Union constitution sparked worries about the prospects for economic reform in Europe. "The weekend 'No' vote was deemed to be negative for the euro and has sent the euro/dollar into a new trading range. It is quite possible that in the coming weeks we could get as low as $1.20 before the market decides that it has bought enough dollars for the time being," said Michael Woolfolk, senior currency strategist with...
  • 1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for Low Sunday

    04/02/2005 2:30:00 PM PST · by AAABEST · 36 replies · 641+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | April 2, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Sunday Missal Mass Readings/Propers for Low Sunday   Colors:  White   INTROIT  I Peter 2:2As newborn babes, alleluia, desire the rational milk without guile, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. -- (Ps. 80. 2). Rejoice to God our Helper; sing aloud to the God of Jacob. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- As newborn babes . . .   COLLECT - Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who have celebrated the Paschal Feast, may, by Thy bounty, retain its fruits in our daily habits and behavior. Through our Lord Jesus Christ . . .   EPISTLE...
  • Halle Berry Revels in Career Low Point at Razzie Awards

    02/27/2005 1:15:03 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,720+ views
    mercurynews.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2005 | MIKE CIDONI
    LOS ANGELES - Hoisting her Academy Award in one hand and newly won Razzie in the other, Halle Berry reveled in her career low point. "Omigosh, oh my God," Berry gasped Saturday night, feigning excitement as she held her hand to her mouth and forehead. "I never in my life thought that I would be here, winning a Razzie. It's not like I ever aspired to be here, but thank you." Berry was picked as worst actress for 2004's action bomb "Catwoman," which also took the prize for worst film at the 25th annual Razzies, an Oscar spoof that trashes...