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(Zero Hedge)   In a complete shocker that's right up there with staggering revelations like the wetness of water and the existence of a daily sunrise, new jobless claims unexpectedly jump to 18-month high right after the election   (zerohedge.com) divider line 187
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2012-11-15 09:40:49 AM
just let it go....

it only hurts more if you fight....

relax and look deep into the eyes of Obama....
 
2012-11-15 09:44:03 AM
So are these "OMG MANIPULATED NUMBERS" or the "GOD'S TRUTH NUMBERS"

I can't tell any more.
 
2012-11-15 09:44:46 AM
Does this make Sarah Palin president now?
 
2012-11-15 09:45:45 AM

BunkyBrewman: Does this make Sarah Palin president now?


No, but it does make Romney's horse Rafalca Secretary of Business.
 
2012-11-15 09:48:44 AM
A storm so powerful that it derailed the clear victory of Romney. But so insignificant it couldn't possibly affect employment stats.

That's one tricky storm.
 
2012-11-15 09:50:29 AM
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2012-11-15 09:51:34 AM
Or, you know, it might have something to with a FARKING HURRICANE, tardmitter. Every analyst expected this week's number to jump as a result, that's why the market isn't reacting.
 
2012-11-15 09:55:11 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Or, you know, it might have something to with a FARKING HURRICANE, tardmitter. Every analyst expected this week's number to jump as a result, that's why the market isn't reacting.


Don't use logic. Everyone has already decided that its a conspiracy.
 
2012-11-15 10:10:46 AM
manipulated numbers, or people celebrating the fact that they've got 4 more years of government teet to suckle on?
 
2012-11-15 10:17:41 AM

serial_crusher: manipulated numbers, or people celebrating the fact that they've got 4 more years of government teet to suckle on?


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2012-11-15 10:18:49 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: just let it go....

it only hurts more if you fight....

relax and look deep into the eyes of Obama....


Just lie back and think of Kenya.

There. You see what I did there? I took your crappy conservative joke and made it a funny conservative joke instead of just dark and sad. You're welcome.
 
2012-11-15 10:18:51 AM
"Get ready for the "it's all Sandy's fault" barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today"

I'm sure the rest of the article was a well reasoned argument.
 
2012-11-15 10:23:28 AM

serial_crusher: manipulated numbers, or people celebrating the fact that they've got 4 more years of government teet to suckle on?


look up just how much money you get from "sucking the government teat" (notice the proper spelling?) and figure out how stupid you look when you make that talking point
 
2012-11-15 10:24:11 AM
This is all Hurricane Obama's fault.
 
2012-11-15 10:26:44 AM
Yeah, yeah...sure, it could> be the hurricane, but it's faaaar more likely to be a 0bummer conspiracy. I know, because the God-loving unskewed anti-MSM real American media told me. And they're never wrong. Why, just look at their track record so far:

* the polls were in fact clearly biased for O'Bumbles
* gas prices have already hit $5/gallon in the wake of QE3, and will probably be pushing $6 by inauguration day
* Obamacare was totally proven unconstitional (and thank God it was! Socialism!)
* Romney won with 342 EV. Thank God. 4 more years of NObama would have killed this country. Killed. It.

Man, I am SO glad I'm of the side of truth, justice, and the American Way. It must be so tough to be a libtard. How do you handle being so wrong, ALL the time??
 
2012-11-15 10:50:36 AM

Diogenes: A storm so powerful that it derailed the clear victory of Romney. But so insignificant it couldn't possibly affect employment stats.

 
2012-11-15 10:51:44 AM
IT'S A CONSPIRACY!
 
2012-11-15 11:03:00 AM

Bloody William: Just lie back and think of Kenya.

There. You see what I did there? I took your crappy conservative joke and made it a funny conservative joke instead of just dark and sad. You're welcome.




Did you make it about a poor third world country or is that a racist joke? I understand liberals think those are funny.
 
2012-11-15 11:03:29 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Or, you know, it might have something to with a FARKING HURRICANE, tardmitter. Every analyst expected this week's number to jump as a result, that's why the market isn't reacting.


I've had just about enough of your "common sense" and "not being an alarmist" in these threads. You should DIAF. If you look hard enough, you'll be able to manufacture some market response. Which is good, because you'll be the sole person in America manufacturing anything.
 
2012-11-15 11:04:33 AM

sigdiamond2000: Diogenes: A storm so powerful that it derailed the clear victory of Romney. But so insignificant it couldn't possibly affect employment stats.

 
2012-11-15 11:06:18 AM

Bloody William: Just lie back and think of Kenya.


There is a reason you're on my favs list.
 
2012-11-15 11:07:06 AM

dickfreckle: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Or, you know, it might have something to with a FARKING HURRICANE, tardmitter. Every analyst expected this week's number to jump as a result, that's why the market isn't reacting.

I've had just about enough of your "common sense" and "not being an alarmist" in these threads. You should DIAF. If you look hard enough, you'll be able to manufacture some market response. Which is good, because you'll be the sole person in America manufacturing anything.


yes, but if you "unskew" the analysis and go with your gut feeling, you knew Fartbongo personally fired all those people.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-15 11:07:47 AM
Well, the conspiracy theory industry is still healthy I see.
 
2012-11-15 11:10:54 AM
The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348

Why shouldn't we blame Hurricane Sandy? If you look at just the casinos in Atlantic City, that alone accounts for nearly 33% of those new initial claims. Almost all of Atlantic City's 35,000 casino employees are hourly employees and not salaried. For a week, AC was completely shut down and they had no pay. Almost all of those people applied for unemployment because of it.

Now, that's just only one industry in one city. Amplify that by every single shore resort town up and down the Jersey coast that was under mandatory evacuation and you get 100,000 very easily.
 
2012-11-15 11:12:05 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Bloody William: Just lie back and think of Kenya.

There. You see what I did there? I took your crappy conservative joke and made it a funny conservative joke instead of just dark and sad. You're welcome.



Did you make it about a poor third world country or is that a racist joke? I understand liberals think those are funny.


It's time to stop trying, man. I'll say a prayer for you when I celebrate Ninelevendon in Obama's secret mosque where all liberal atheists gather. I think you'll need the help.
 
2012-11-15 11:30:26 AM
Is this Tyler's actual job, where every time some numbers are released he says "I don't understand them! What's going on?" What do you call a person like that? I know a person who says, here are the numbers, and here's what I think they mean, that guy is called an analyst. But just being confused all the time, that's not any job I've ever heard of.
 
2012-11-15 12:14:29 PM
All I know is that it must be Bush' fault.
 
2012-11-15 12:15:41 PM
Or, as was more eloquently put, "Just think of the mess Obama is going to inherit if he wins a second term."
 
2012-11-15 12:25:24 PM
I'm sure the rise in unemployment had *nothing at all* to do with a wide-spread hurricane devastating multiple cities, including homes and businesses...

Yep. Totally coincidental.
 
2012-11-15 12:27:39 PM

RexTalionis: The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348

Why shouldn't we blame Hurricane Sandy? If you look at just the casinos in Atlantic City, that alone accounts for nearly 33% of those new initial claims. Almost all of Atlantic City's 35,000 casino employees are hourly employees and not salaried. For a week, AC was completely shut down and they had no pay. Almost all of those people applied for unemployment because of it.

Now, that's just only one industry in one city. Amplify that by every single shore resort town up and down the Jersey coast that was under mandatory evacuation and you get 100,000 very easily.


Yes, but that theory doesn't make republicans out to be the true and sole victims
 
2012-11-15 12:37:35 PM

xanadian: I'm sure the rise in unemployment had *nothing at all* to do with a wide-spread hurricane devastating multiple cities, including homes and businesses...

Yep. Totally coincidental.



Seems to me that there must be a LOT of work to be done in the aftermath of such a storm - clearing debris, repairing damage, selling replacements for stuff that got flooded or trashed.

yep, a whole lot of work.
 
2012-11-15 01:02:37 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: just let it go....

it only hurts more if you fight....

relax and look deep into the eyes of Obama....


If Romney won last week Jobless claims would of went down.
 
2012-11-15 01:03:43 PM
Well it's not as if anyone hires for the holiday season.
 
2012-11-15 01:03:46 PM

serial_crusher: manipulated numbers, or people celebrating the fact that they've got 4 more years of government teet to suckle on?


You're right, I am starting a White House petition to get you off the government teat. I am sure I could get 25,000 farkers to help me out.
 
2012-11-15 01:04:26 PM

Amos Quito: xanadian: I'm sure the rise in unemployment had *nothing at all* to do with a wide-spread hurricane devastating multiple cities, including homes and businesses...

Yep. Totally coincidental.


Seems to me that there must be a LOT of work to be done in the aftermath of such a storm - clearing debris, repairing damage, selling replacements for stuff that got flooded or trashed.

yep, a whole lot of work.


Yeah, it's easy-peasy for a bunch of casino workers to retrain in a week to remove trees and repair infrastructure.
 
2012-11-15 01:04:33 PM

Glenford: "Get ready for the "it's all Sandy's fault" barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today"

I'm sure the rest of the article was a well reasoned argument.


Amos Quito: xanadian: I'm sure the rise in unemployment had *nothing at all* to do with a wide-spread hurricane devastating multiple cities, including homes and businesses...

Yep. Totally coincidental.


Seems to me that there must be a LOT of work to be done in the aftermath of such a storm - clearing debris, repairing damage, selling replacements for stuff that got flooded or trashed.

yep, a whole lot of work.


Yup, and a whole lot of people still filing claims because an office building or complex that has 2000 people in it in varying offices doesn't need 2000 people to clean up and repair it.
 
2012-11-15 01:04:38 PM

vpb: Well, the conspiracy theory industry is still healthy I see.


If we could make conspiracy theorists an actual job market, we'd have a kickass economy.
 
2012-11-15 01:05:27 PM
"It's not our fault if we lose!"

-The Party of Personal Responsibility
 
2012-11-15 01:05:58 PM

I_C_Weener: All I know is that it must be Bush' fault.


"I'm not saying that you seem to appear to be an ALT of Cletus C. or vice versa, but you seem to... what I just said." -Aliens Guy with Bad Hair

You guys seem to keep saying it. We're not. But you are. While it was Bush's fault, this precipe we found ourselves on, it's now Congress' fault for obstructing everything.
 
2012-11-15 01:07:30 PM

sigdiamond2000: Diogenes: A storm so powerful that it derailed the clear victory of Romney. But so insignificant it couldn't possibly affect employment stats.


we're done here

/shut it down
 
2012-11-15 01:07:47 PM

serial_crusher: manipulated numbers, or people celebrating the fact that they've got 4 more years of government teet to suckle on?


JUST LOBBIN' THAT OUT THERE!

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2012-11-15 01:08:14 PM
Well there you go Repubs, some bad news to make you happy. I could be wrong, but I think it makes you sociopaths when you are only happy when others are suffering and dying.
 
2012-11-15 01:08:41 PM
Zerohedge, the playground for wannabe gold bug investors and conspiracy theorists that watch a couple of youtube videos and are suddenly experts on the money supply and investment strategy.

What losers.
 
2012-11-15 01:08:52 PM
Given the look at regionality in the claims, it seems that NY and NJ alone account for more than 80% of the jump... but no, let's blame Obama, instead of the hurricane and floods, then we don't have to answer awkward questions about how FEMA is doing a great job of mitigating the short-term economic damage.
 
2012-11-15 01:09:21 PM

Amos Quito: Seems to me that there must be a LOT of work to be done in the aftermath of such a storm - clearing debris, repairing damage, selling replacements for stuff that got flooded or trashed.

yep, a whole lot of work.


This is beautiful and makes me laugh. Thank you.
 
2012-11-15 01:09:33 PM

Glenford: "Get ready for the "it's all Sandy's fault" barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today"

I'm sure the rest of the article was a well reasoned argument.


I made it up to the comma.
 
2012-11-15 01:10:22 PM

NateGrey: The Stealth Hippopotamus: just let it go....

it only hurts more if you fight....

relax and look deep into the eyes of Obama....

If Romney won last week Jobless claims would of went down.


And we all would have received free ponies!
 
2012-11-15 01:10:48 PM

cram_hole: Well there you go Repubs, some bad news to make you happy. I could be wrong, but I think it makes you sociopaths when you are only happy when others are suffering and dying.


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2012-11-15 01:10:50 PM
The one-week increase in claims was the biggest since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated a large swath of the Gulf Coast.

Gosh, that's a funny coincidence.
 
2012-11-15 01:11:40 PM
Fartdingo's evil plan to ensure 100% unemployment is right on schedule. It is already well-known that there is no such thing as a Liberal with a job. Taxbunghole's ultimate goal is to make ALL WORK ILLEGAL, unless it is for the Gummint, which as we all know is not REAL work.
 
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