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(Mother Nature Network)   Experts ponder over whether this current era should be called a 'mancession' or a 'momcession.' And these experts are University of Washington sociology grad students   (mnn.com ) divider line
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2012-08-18 08:36:28 AM  
How about pondering over my smoothie instead of frankensteining words, sociology boy. That pineapple-mango ain't going to blend itself.
 
2012-08-18 09:16:58 AM  
I was going to say latté, but you pretty much nailed my thoughts there.
 
2012-08-18 09:46:44 AM  
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Huskies. Typical.
 
2012-08-18 09:46:46 AM  
How about we lynch the authors of these awful buzzwords. I'd be up for that.
 
2012-08-18 09:49:29 AM  

palad: How about we lynch the authors of these awful buzzwords. I'd be up for that.


I'll help.

/Stupid tag broken?
 
2012-08-18 09:50:14 AM  
I'm calling it a sexcession, since I haven't been getting any.
 
2012-08-18 09:52:30 AM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-18 10:00:29 AM  
What recession? Don't these idiots realize that Obama is president?
 
2012-08-18 10:04:51 AM  
Experts: People who went to grad school instead of being unemployed.
 
2012-08-18 10:12:25 AM  
If you have a Sociology degree you're always in a recession.
 
2012-08-18 10:13:09 AM  

palad: How about we lynch the authors of these awful buzzwords. I'd be up for that.


Is 'buzzword' a buzzword?
 
2012-08-18 10:14:24 AM  
Recession? Damn near bankrupt 'em
 
2012-08-18 10:23:27 AM  
Just put it on top of the stack. I'm deeply engrossed in the Focus Group report on "eggshell vs ecru"
 
2012-08-18 10:36:34 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Just put it on top of the stack. I'm deeply engrossed in the Focus Group report on "eggshell vs ecru"


SPOILER ALERT regarding that report.

Go with the eggshell. Ecru sucks.
 
2012-08-18 10:54:36 AM  
Sooo... Now we know who to kill for coming up with words like manscaping, bromance, etc...
 
2012-08-18 10:54:41 AM  
fark, when I lost my job back in 2004, $175/month more for me as a man was chump change compared to the fact that I took a $12,000/year pay cut at the only job I could find in my field. It's fun being a decade behind on the ol' income pay scale!
 
2012-08-18 11:09:40 AM  
That's farktarded.
 
2012-08-18 11:18:37 AM  
Bastards are taking money from the author of Sniglets. How dare they.
 
2012-08-18 12:02:48 PM  
Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-18 12:05:35 PM  
Recession? HERESY!

darkreign40k.com

By order of the Inquisition...
 
2012-08-18 12:07:47 PM  
In before someone posts some political mumbo jumbo about Obama or Bush.


....Ahhhhh dammit.
 
2012-08-18 12:18:02 PM  

MattyBlast: I'm calling it a sexcession, since I haven't been getting any.


I've had more sex during unemployment than ever. You have more time to work out, you're never stressed out, and you can meet up whenever.
 
2012-08-18 12:32:10 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: MattyBlast: I'm calling it a sexcession, since I haven't been getting any.

I've had more sex during unemployment than ever. You have more time to work out, you're never stressed out, and you can meet up whenever.


If you haven't been dumped due to lack of success appeal.
 
2012-08-18 12:41:33 PM  
Is there anything more useless than a grad student?
Seriously.
Overeducated, but absolutely clueless.
Seriously.
In my 20 years in the high-tech field, the most useless people I've ever worked with are those with a brand-new Master's degree.
Seriously.
 
2012-08-18 12:48:06 PM  
So now idle grad student chatter is news?
 
2012-08-18 01:10:34 PM  

WhippingBoy: Is there anything more useless than a grad student?
Seriously.
Overeducated, but absolutely clueless.
Seriously.
In my 20 years in the high-tech field, the most useless people I've ever worked with are those with a brand-new Master's degree.
Seriously.


Surely you can't be serious.
 
2012-08-18 01:23:26 PM  
i566.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-18 01:30:28 PM  

festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:


So back when the unemployment rate was under 5% and Republicans controlled the house, senate, and presidency, that was also a "Republican" thing too right?

Right?
 
2012-08-18 01:34:19 PM  
It's so adorable how much Americans think that the global economy (and therefore their own) is controlled by the President...
 
2012-08-18 01:54:53 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Hot Rod Zoidberg: MattyBlast: I'm calling it a sexcession, since I haven't been getting any.

I've had more sex during unemployment than ever. You have more time to work out, you're never stressed out, and you can meet up whenever.

If you haven't been dumped due to lack of success appeal.


I should clarify that, yes, I got dumped from a three-year relationship in that same period, but the casual sex increased.
 
2012-08-18 02:33:18 PM  

WhippingBoy: It's so adorable how much Americans think that the global economy (and therefore their own) is controlled by the President...


I realize you're giving Americans the benefit of the doubt, but I should let you know that most Americans actually think that the global economy is controlled by their political party whenever it's improving, and controlled by someone else when it's declining.

/fortunately, unlike most of the Americas, the USA still has a few people who actually try to keep things working
//they are frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people, but they haven't been driven out... yet
 
2012-08-18 03:44:44 PM  

WhippingBoy: Is there anything more useless than a grad student?
Seriously.
Overeducated, but absolutely clueless.
Seriously.
In my 20 years in the high-tech field, the most useless people I've ever worked with are those with a brand-new Master's degree.
Seriously.


That was my experience when I worked at Google. They were peaking out their hiring fresh-out-of-college binge, resulting in the highest concentration of advanced degree-ed morons in the world.
 
2012-08-18 03:50:40 PM  

festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]


Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

data.bls.gov
 
2012-08-18 04:07:47 PM  

OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]


You doofus. It starts climbing in 2008 when Bushy was still kicking shiat around the White House.
 
2012-08-18 04:29:08 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]

You doofus. It starts climbing in 2008 when Bushy was still kicking shiat around the White House.



Don't you mean mid-2007 or shortly after 31 new Democrat Congressmen and 5 new Democrat Senators entered the melee?

Isn't the finger pointing game fun?*

/Everything I don't like is the fault of everyone I don't like!!
//*No.
 
2012-08-18 04:43:49 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: MattyBlast: I'm calling it a sexcession, since I haven't been getting any.

I've had more sex during unemployment than ever. You have more time to work out, you're never stressed out, and you can meet up whenever.


good for you. having a wide stance always pays off.
 
2012-08-18 05:27:37 PM  
Could it be that women going back into the workforce make less money because their interviews go something like this. . . .

now about your availability: well. . .9 to 5 but I will need to get off at 3 to pick up the kids at school and will need every other Wed afternoon off so Suzy can go to horseback riding lessons and every other Monday afternoon off so Cody can go to his Karate lessons. Oh, and I am in the PTA so the first Thursday of every month I have to leave at 2.

now about your salary: that which was quoted earlier is fine, but I will need an extra 500 per week to pay for horseback riding, karate, and after school care on the days I do not leave early.

And they end up trading that nice office job for lower paying work which can or will allow them the freedom to take the time off they need to do these things?

My husband and I both work full time and our son is in boy scouts and our daughter does gymnastics. Our kids go to school after care where they get a snack and help with homework everyday. I get off at 5 and he at 6. It costs 72 per week for them, but it is worth it to know they are safe.They do scouts and gymnastics on the same day. We ask them who they want to take them where, so mom does not always take Allie to gymnastics and dad does not always take Steven to scouts. It is not our employers' jobs to allow for our lives and chosen activities.
 
2012-08-18 05:35:18 PM  

Rindred: fark, when I lost my job back in 2004, $175/month more for me as a man was chump change compared to the fact that I took a $12,000/year pay cut at the only job I could find in my field. It's fun being a decade behind on the ol' income pay scale!


The pay scale is an outmoded concept. You take what you can get.
 
2012-08-18 05:41:06 PM  

festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:


Always amazes.me how bush was able to push his policies through a democrat controlled congress.
 
2012-08-18 05:42:03 PM  

WhippingBoy: Is there anything more useless than a grad student?
Seriously.
Overeducated, but absolutely clueless.
Seriously.
In my 20 years in the high-tech field, the most useless people I've ever worked with are those with a brand-new Master's degree.
Seriously.


Never worked with a doctorate with zero years experience I take it.
 
2012-08-18 06:23:03 PM  

WhippingBoy: Is there anything more useless than a grad student?
Seriously.
Overeducated, but absolutely clueless.
Seriously.
In my 20 years in the high-tech field, the most useless people I've ever worked with are those with a brand-new Master's degree.
Seriously.


Your company hires shiatty people.

Seriously, they do. The most useless people in tech I've dealt with are the for profit tech school kids.
 
2012-08-18 07:30:39 PM  

Hot Rod Zoidberg: OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]

You doofus. It starts climbing in 2008 when Bushy was still kicking shiat around the White House.


Yes, name calling is the sure way to win an intelligent debate.

I was retorting to a graph from an unknown source, using unknown data, that implied the job market has been improving under Obama. The graph I posted was from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - a US government agency - which shows unemployment went UP not DOWN, with only a slight improvement over the past year.
 
2012-08-18 08:38:26 PM  

OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]


That you for reiterating my point. As your graph so convincingly proves: Bush's policies - still in effect in 2008 & most of 2009 - were devastating to the US economy, and things didn't start getting better until Obama was able to stop the Republican momentum & turn things around starting in 2010.

If a proper reading of recent history shows anything, it's the Republicans hate America and want to destroy it.
 
2012-08-18 08:53:41 PM  

festoon: OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]

That you for reiterating my point. As your graph so convincingly proves: Bush's policies - still in effect in 2008 & most of 2009 - were devastating to the US economy, and things didn't start getting better until Obama was able to stop the Republican momentum & turn things around starting in 2010.

If a proper reading of recent history shows anything, it's the Republicans hate America and want to destroy it.


No, Obama's policies are not helping. His policies are making the recession worse and last longer. A future textbook on how to fix an economy will have a chapter dedicated to him called, "What Not To Do".

As for who caused it. A democrat congress, republican president, and a mortgage system designed to make gobs of money for "the right people". Those mortgage laws were put in place by Clinton and expanded upon by Bush 2. There is plenty of blame to go around. Pointing your finger at a specific party is showing remarkable ignorance and/or partisanship.
 
2012-08-18 09:32:40 PM  

OgreMagi: festoon: OgreMagi: festoon: Since it was caused by Bush's policies, and the GOP has blocked every effort to simulate the economy in any way, it should really be called the Republican Recovery: since their wealthy parasite friends benefit while the rest of us suffer.

At least Obama was able to halt the slide into the abyss started by Bush:

[reflectionsofarationalrepublican.files.wordpress.com image 484x288]

Allow me to retort. Unemployment rate, 2000-2012

[data.bls.gov image 600x300]

That you for reiterating my point. As your graph so convincingly proves: Bush's policies - still in effect in 2008 & most of 2009 - were devastating to the US economy, and things didn't start getting better until Obama was able to stop the Republican momentum & turn things around starting in 2010.

If a proper reading of recent history shows anything, it's the Republicans hate America and want to destroy it.

No, Obama's policies are not helping. His policies are making the recession worse and last longer. A future textbook on how to fix an economy will have a chapter dedicated to him called, "What Not To Do".

As for who caused it. A democrat congress, republican president, and a mortgage system designed to make gobs of money for "the right people". Those mortgage laws were put in place by Clinton and expanded upon by Bush 2. There is plenty of blame to go around. Pointing your finger at a specific party is showing remarkable ignorance and/or partisanship.


History isn't your strong suit, is it?
 
2012-08-19 01:04:23 AM  
How about calling it: iCessiontm ? Seems to be the thing nowdays, or so my kids tell me.
 
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