Month: April 2016

A Rock & Unemployment in America

Liberty and Justice for AllUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you must be aware that the number of Americans out of work, according to the News media, has risen to 94 million people without a job. The News media has also reported that the United States unemployment rate is at about 5%.

  • **Unquestionably, they get their information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
  • **Undoubtedly that bureau falls under the U.S Department of Labor.
  • **Undeniably the U. S. Department of Labor falls under the yoke of the Obama Administration.

Most Americans are intelligent enough to realize that these figures include part-time workers and exclude those people that have exhausted their unemployment benefits and have subsequently dropped out of the workforce. Many are married women. Many have reached early retirement age and have opted to collect their Social Security Benefits. Some may return to the job market. Many will not. Many have simply given up.

Putting all the political bullshit aside, the true US unemployment rate is more like 60%. That means that only about 40 % of Americans are still working in the job force. That also means that those individuals lucky enough to still be employed, are paying the bulk of federal & state taxes, healthcare, supporting their families etc. They are also paying for government subsidies for the underemployed, including; subsided housing, food stamps, education as well as medical care for the working poor & illegal aliens living in America!

Over seven years into the Obama presidency, it’s safe to say the most valuable thing his voters ever got for their votes were the free bumper stickers & Obama phones. America, however~ got fucked! ~ JGT

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Is It Progression or Regression? ~ You Decide

Did you know that after 50 people who read the same 28 page short story and that  it was a 50/50 split as to who remembered what?  Half the group (25) read a Kindle e-reader version of the story & the other half (25) read a paper copy of the same story. The results are mindboggling? The readers of the digital  version could not remember details, including characters or the plot of the story as well as the readers of the paper book copy could. However; those 25 people remembered details AND the plot of the short story.

Why is this important? I’ll tell you, why this IS important!

The digital version (Kindle) does not provide as much mental reconstruction of the short story as well as the paper version because  when we human beings use our ‘sense of touch’ as we do when turning paper pages, the left side of a book keeps growing as we read on in anticipation of discovery as well as in anticipation of completing the book.~JGT