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Sweeping MSM news stories, feature articles and posts, primarily elsewhere in the blogosphere, have formed a perfect storm over the past few days that, IMHO, force the objective observer to ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat May 15, 2010 at 03:00 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
The title of this diary was, in part, inspired by Chris Hedges' latest piece, published on Friday: "[http://www.alternet.org/media/141675/the_rise_of_gonzo_porn_is_the_latest_sign_of_america%...
by bobswern
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Aug 02, 2009 at 02:19 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
It's been an interesting week for spin, contradictions, media gaffes and missteps relating to our economy and all matters dovetailing with it. One could say that efforts to obfuscate our ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun May 17, 2009 at 08:59 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
It was bad enough when the US Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics ("BLS") changed their publicized monthly unemployment rate to reflect their "U.3" index back in the mid-1990's. Up until ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri May 08, 2009 at 11:25 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Something quite alarming is occurring with regard to our government's reporting of U.S. unemployment statistics. I'm referring to the US Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics' standard ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 09:50 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
FICTION The writing's on the wall as far as March unemployment numbers are concerned. We'll be told by our government (via Bloomberg.com) that [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&
by bobswern
Comment Count 57 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 10:51 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
At 8:30AM EST this morning, the [http://www.bls.gov U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)] will, once again, attempt to deceive us in their efforts to maintain the quickly ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 02:05 AM PST with 31 Recommends
If Forbes Magazine's monthly "Layoff List" feature (see links, below) is any indication of the upcoming unemployment figures for January, 2009, it is more than likely that "official" Federal ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 12:14 AM PST with 8 Recommends