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Comment Re:Milton Frieldman? (Score 1) 357

So.......we just had an article on Slashdot that showed there are more jobs in America now, at the end of the Obama administration, than there ever have been in the entire history of the US. More people working.

When do you expect that AI job reduction to actually start showing up in the numbers? That is, when do you think the number of jobs available will start decreasing instead of increasing?

Comment Re:He's right. (and has been for hundreds of years (Score 1) 357

"that word doesn't mean what you think it does" regarding "decimate"

I'm pretty sure Stephen Hawking knows what "decimate" means, and his use is absolutely correct.

Either definition is true. Automation has already reduced a large percentage of the jobs in manufacturing (def. 1) and has at least replaced one in ten workers in traditional manufacturing (def. 2).

That Stephen Hawking. He think's he's so smart, amirite?

Comment Re:Better up the Military Budget (Score 3, Insightful) 261

Just in case their crazy-sounding warning happens to come true.

It's all those Marxist SJWs in the US Military pushing their climate change agenda based on a Chinese hoax just so they can get money from George Soros.

Give me a second, and I'll work in a reference to #pizzagate, pedophilia, third-wave feminism and corrupt games journalists.

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 488

I'm only referring to the adjectives and focus made by the media on the monthly job figures.

Could you give an example? I think you might be misremembering (as GWB put it).

When it comes to economic news, the media seems to be pretty evenly distributed across a center-right section of the spectrum. .

Comment Re:Wait a year (Score 1) 488

When Bush was president 200,000 new jobs was considered anemic

That's not true.

And remember, those 200,000 new jobs have to be offset by the 900,000 we were losing per month at the end of his presidency.

Barack Obama is the first post-WWII president who did not take the economy into a recession at any point in his terms. He took us out of one - a big one - but left it in better shape for President Elect Urinal Cake.

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