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(Salon)   Presenting the Right's ten craziest election conspiracy theories   (salon.com) divider line 9
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2012-10-09 01:58:43 PM
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Blessed is the mind too small for doubt. ~Rush Limbaughticus, Blood Derpers, Wharpudding 40K
2012-10-09 01:47:05 PM
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A Dark Evil Omen: So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?


Sssssssh! It's all a conspiracy! Those numbers are hidden! You have to click one extra time to get them from the BLS site! It's like a freakin' maze! With minotaurs! Obama minotaurs! OBAMATAURS!
2012-10-09 02:06:38 PM
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I May Be Crazy But...: TrollingForColumbine: A Dark Evil Omen: slayer199: The government, not Obama cooks the books on unemployment numbers...and both parties are guilty. Why? Because it doesn't calculate people that have given up looking for work.

The rest of it is just looney tunes.

So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?

because 789

And what ever happened to U2?


They still haven't found what they're looking for.
2012-10-09 01:47:07 PM
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A Dark Evil Omen: slayer199: The government, not Obama cooks the books on unemployment numbers...and both parties are guilty. Why? Because it doesn't calculate people that have given up looking for work.

The rest of it is just looney tunes.

So why are U4 and U6 tracking U3?


because 789
2012-10-09 01:42:34 PM
2 votes:
it's all true, and I suspect that I'm in on it and just don't know.
2012-10-09 11:21:34 AM
2 votes:
Only ten? It must have been difficult to whittle it down to just ten.
2012-10-09 03:01:43 PM
1 votes:
So, looking up, I see slayer is using the mystical U7 measurement, which includes discouraged workers, underemployed workers, babies, house pets and the dead.
2012-10-09 02:54:17 PM
1 votes:

Teufelaffe: The problem is that you believe that when the media reports the "unemployment rate", they're referring to the "number of people actually unemployed and wanting to work." The "unemployment rate" that gets tossed around in the media is the U3 number, which is a measure of people who are unemployed and looking for work (note the word "looking" not "wanting"). It does not include adults who are unemployed and not looking for work, regardless of why they are not looking for work, because that's not the people it's supposed to be representing. If you want to know the percentage of work-eligible adults in the US that are unemployed, and are not looking for employment, well guess what, that information is easily available to you (Hint: That's the U4, U5, and U6 multiple people in this thread have been mentioning to you.)

You're biatching that the media is reporting a governmentally understated statistic, when the real issue is that you don't understand what the statistic that is being reported is actually representing.


Oh, I fully understand the media reporting the issue. If you haven't been following the GOP's stance on the issue, they keep saying that it's understated...when you are in fact correct...the media states the unemployment rate. Shawndoc was correct when he called me for trolling...so the ruse is over...and it was a bit of fun while it lasted.

For the record, yes we are in the middle of a sustained yet weak recovery.

And yes, I still hate both parties and won't vote for Obama or Romney (but the GOP is more looney at the moment).

Thank you and have a nice day.
2012-10-09 02:10:26 PM
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slayer199: Vegan Meat Popsicle: U4, U5 and U6 all include exactly those people.

Is this some sort of obscure troll or do you truly have absolutely no idea what you're talking about?

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm

First off, stop being so defensive.
Secondly, from the above link:

Who is counted as unemployed?

Persons are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work. Actively looking for work may consist of any of the following activities:

Contacting:
An employer directly or having a job interview
A public or private employment agency
Friends or relatives
A school or university employment center
Sending out resumes or filling out applications
Placing or answering advertisements
Checking union or professional registers
Some other means of active job search

I'm not saying that the 7.8% isn't an improvement or that Obama cooked the books, I'm saying that it doesn't accurately reflect the number of people out of work...and never has. My issue is how the government actually calculates unemployed. You took this to mean I was attacking Obama when in fact I was saying that TFA was looney tunes by pinning it on Obama when it was the government itself cooking the books.


Alright. I'm calling it troll. I know you claim to be a libertarian, which means you're dumber than a box of wax nails, but there's no way you're too dumb to do a six character google search.
 
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