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Comment Re:Better be ready to be beat up when layed off wo (Score 2) 157

You need to come up with an alternative to welfare. A good many people will not be happy (or good neighbors) with nothing to do. A sense of purpose is important.

It's time to start thinking about how a society which want a social safety net can incentivize people people to not have children they can't afford.

How do we NOT support breeding?

This is as important - if not more important - than universal basic income.

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 510

Show me the cherry picking.

Am I cherry picking when I call bullsh!t on the media?

Example: The definition of HIV changes from a T-cell count of 250-150. (or something like that) Obviously changing the definition will change the "amount" of people who are considered HIV positive. 6 months later the media breathlessly announces a surge in HIV cases.

My objection is the lack of honesty in the media. Not that the medical establishment changed the definition of what is, or what is not, HIV positive.

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 510

You're talking about the entire presidential term. I was talking about the statements following : 187,000 job growth in the past month

under the Bush administration this was called "anemic".
under the Obama administration this is called "good".

I'm referring to the adjectives used to describe the monthly report. As you stated there are a lot of variables when we are comparing 8 year periods of job growth.

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 510

I was referring to what CNN and other media outlets were saying about job growth at the time. We're not comparing job growth over all. There are numerous factors affecting job growth. And I'm not talking about professional economists and quants were saying.

I'm only referring to the adjectives and focus made by the media on the monthly job figures. If "x" is anemic because the job growth is doesn't keep up with population growth than that adjective should be used when a different president is in office. I would prefer that no adjective was used. People should be looking at employement, GDP stats in the same way they review ERA and RBIs in baseball.

Notice all media reports of "unexpectedly" low GDP or employment growth over the last 8 years. Guaranteed that "unexpected" will not be the adjective used over the next 4 years.

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 510

I do understand nuance. I also understand and work with numbers for a living. I see hypocrisy in the description.

We have lots of unemployment and suicides in this country. (5% unemployment, using the same standards as the 1990s. Bullsh!t) There hasn't been a peep about this from the media. What do you think the chances are that we'll be seeing an uptick of articles regarding homelessness, unemployment and suicides due to free-market / or "America-First" policies (depending upon which way the Trump administration goes.

We've always been at war with Oceania.

Comment Wait a year (Score 2, Interesting) 510

When Bush was president 200,000 new jobs was considered anemic as it didn't cover the rise in working age adults.

Now, with a greater population 187k is considered great. A sign that the economy is truly booming.

Wait a year, when Trump is president, and anything under 200,000k will be considered anemic again.

Remember we've always been at war with Eastasia.

Comment Re:The "Mil-Lean-eum" Tower (Score 2) 241

It does mean something but I don't really see how it applies here.

Gender equality social warriors in Sweden (I think) got the bright idea that clearing snow from streets as opposed to sidewalks was a symbol male dominance. To solve the gender inequality clearing sidewalks was to be considered of equal priority to clearing the streets.

Who knew that this would fv(k things up?

Comment Re:eating less (Score 1) 256

You can be overweight on a Mediterranean diet,

You can live on yogurt, parmessian cheese, home made peasant bread, soppresatta, olives, cornichons, salad and wine, never go to fast-food places and still be concerned about excess weight - even if you walk 10,000+ steps a day and go to the gym 4-5 days a week.

I know because the above is my diet and my exercise routine, has been for years, and I'm constantly monitoring my caloric input.

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