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Feb 2015 43k fewer white American jobs, 354k more not in labor force, 96k more employed and we added 295K jobs???, Common core math used?, George Orwell was right, Mainstream media lies continue to protect Obama

Feb 2015 43k fewer white American jobs, 354k more not in labor force, 96k more employed and we added 295K jobs???, Common core math used?, George Orwell was right, Mainstream media lies continue to protect Obama

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

The headlines read:

“U.S. labor market flexes muscles as February payrolls soar”

“Nonfarm payrolls increased 295,000 last month”

Yet, if you simply look at the data from the US Labor Department you find:

43,000 fewer Whites employed in Feb!!!

There were 354,000 more people not in the labor force!

There were 180,000 more people not in the labor force who want a job now!

There were 250,000 more Hispanic/Latino workers employed since December 2014.

It is worse than that.

From Citizen Wells March 6, 2015.

“Job growth “pretty darn good”, eh?

Here is another employment fact.

Last year, 2014, the US Labor Dept. claims a gain of 3,464,000 jobs and a gain in employment of whites of 1,626,000 whites.

See anything wrong with those numbers?

From Citizen Wells March 5, 2015.

“ADP just reported 212,000 jobs added.

Regardless of the number, the lies about the job situation and economy will continue from the Obama Administration and Obama controlled mainstream media.

Did you know that 5,088,000 jobs were lost during Obama’s first year in office?

(From the US Labor Dept.)

Jan 796,000-
Feb 703,000-
Mar 824,000-
Apr 684,000-
May 355,000-
Jun 467,000-
Jul 325,000-
Aug 217,000-
Sep 227,000-
Oct 201,000-
Nov 6,000-
Dec 283,000-

And in 2010.

Jun 130,000-
Jul 64,000-
Aug 39,000-
Sep 49,000-

Recession over June 2009???

From Citizen Wells March 2, 2015.

“Here is the truth:

Job recovery of what jobs?

It is questionable if we have recovered the jobs lost prior to Obama taking office.

2.8 million white Americans fewer were employed during Obama’s first year.

During Obama’s term, from January 2009 to now, 75 percent of the employment went to Hispanics/Latinos.

New entrants to the labor market, those turning 16, netted by deaths yields at least 9 million new workers.

The US Labor Dept. states that we have approx. 15.5 million more in the labor force since January 2009.

4.7 million migrants were given work permits and God only knows how many more illegals entered the country.

There was an increase of over 12 million not in the labor force since Obama took office.

This is one reason that millennials are having a tough time.

Of the jobs touted in the article above for last year, 1.3 million went to Hispanic/Latinos. Almost as much as White Americans.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/february-2015-employment-reports-are-lies-march-6-2015-who-getting-jobs-part-time-low-paying-jobs-white-americans-getting-short-changed/

If you have a subscription to or would just like to get the truth from the following, let them know you are displeased.

From Reuters March 6, 2015.

“U.S. labor market flexes muscles as February payrolls soar”

“The unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 5.5 percent, the lowest since May 2008, slipping into territory that some Fed officials consider consistent with full employment.

“The labor market is on a roll. This should ease fears at the Fed that the global downturn and sharp drop in oil prices are materially disrupting the U.S. economic outlook, and keep the Fed firmly on course for a June lift-off,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West in San Francisco.”

Read more:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/06/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN0M20E620150306

From the AP via Charlotte Observer March 6, 2015.

“A strong jobs report shook up the financial markets on Friday.

U.S. employers added 295,000 jobs last month, the government said. That was more than economists were expecting and, combined with a drop in the unemployment rate, raised the likelihood of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates sooner than had previously been expected.”

Read more:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/national-business/article12823157.html

From Fortune March 6, 2015.

“Dow drops 300 points as a strong jobs report brings rate hike fears”

Read more:

http://fortune.com/2015/03/06/stocks-plunge-jobs-report-rates/

From the WSJ March 6, 2015.

“Employers added 295,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%, suggesting continued strength in the labor market. The economy has now added at least 200,000 jobs for 12 straight months, the longest streak since 1995. Economists reacted to the details of the Labor Department’s report, released Friday, and what it means for the Federal Reserve as it debates when to start raising interest rates.

“While some measures of the economy appear to have softened in recent months, it’s still full steam ahead for the jobs market. Although there’s still too much slack, much of which isn’t fully reflected in the headline unemployment rate, jobs are being created at a pace not seen since the late 1990s.””

Read more:

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/06/economists-react-to-the-february-jobs-report-full-employment/

Think you can trust Fox News?

From Fox News March 6, 2015.

“U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.”

“Still, over the past 12 months, 3.3 million more Americans have gotten jobs. More jobs and lower gas prices have led many consumers to step up spending. That’s boosting the economy, offsetting sluggish economies overseas and giving employers the confidence to hire.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/06/us-added-25000-jobs-in-february-as-unemployment-rate-slips-to-55-percent/

Think again!

 

February 2015 employment reports are lies, March 6, 2015, Who getting jobs?, Part time low paying jobs?, White Americans getting short changed

February 2015 employment reports are lies, March 6, 2015, Who getting jobs?, Part time low paying jobs?, White Americans getting short changed

“Of the approx. 6 million new employments since Obama took office in January 2009, 4,511,000, 75 percent, were Hispanic/Latino!”…Citizen Wells

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

***  Important update below  ***

The Obama controlled mainstream has been busy lauding the job growth and laying the groundwork to blame lower jobs on the weather.

Here is one of many examples.

From Market Watch March 5, 2015.

“The U.S. probably produced 238,000 new jobs in February, according to economists polled by MarketWatch. That would mark a small decline from January’s preliminary 257,000 gain and larger drop from the brawny 336,000 monthly average since November. But it would still be pretty darn good and extend a streak of 200,000-plus increases to 12 months, the longest string of such gains since 1994-1995.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, is seen dipping to 5.6% in February from 5.7% in January.”

“Bad weather can play havoc with early efforts to figure out how many jobs were created. In 2013, for example, the government initially said the economy created 236,000 jobs. That figure was eventually boosted to 314,000 — a 33% increase.

This winter the weather was unusually warm from November through early January before turning much worse. Extreme temperatures or heavy snow make it harder for people to get to work and lead to temporary work shutdowns.”

Read more:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-things-to-watch-in-the-jobs-report-2015-03-05?dist=beforebell

Job growth “pretty darn good”, eh?

Here is another employment fact.

Last year, 2014, the US Labor Dept. claims a gain of 3,464,000 jobs and a gain in employment of whites of 1,626,000 whites.

See anything wrong with those numbers?

From Citizen Wells March 5, 2015.

“ADP just reported 212,000 jobs added.

Regardless of the number, the lies about the job situation and economy will continue from the Obama Administration and Obama controlled mainstream media.

Did you know that 5,088,000 jobs were lost during Obama’s first year in office?

(From the US Labor Dept.)

Jan 796,000-
Feb 703,000-
Mar 824,000-
Apr 684,000-
May 355,000-
Jun 467,000-
Jul 325,000-
Aug 217,000-
Sep 227,000-
Oct 201,000-
Nov 6,000-
Dec 283,000-

And in 2010.

Jun 130,000-
Jul 64,000-
Aug 39,000-
Sep 49,000-

Recession over June 2009???

From Citizen Wells March 2, 2015.

“Here is the truth:

Job recovery of what jobs?

It is questionable if we have recovered the jobs lost prior to Obama taking office.

2.8 million white Americans fewer were employed during Obama’s first year.

During Obama’s term, from January 2009 to now, 75 percent of the employment went to Hispanics/Latinos.

New entrants to the labor market, those turning 16, netted by deaths yields at least 9 million new workers.

The US Labor Dept. states that we have approx. 15.5 million more in the labor force since January 2009.

4.7 million migrants were given work permits and God only knows how many more illegals entered the country.

There was an increase of over 12 million not in the labor force since Obama took office.

This is one reason that millennials are having a tough time.

Of the jobs touted in the article above for last year, 1.3 million went to Hispanic/Latinos. Almost as much as White Americans.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/job-recovery-a-lie-over-9-million-millennials-entered-job-market-2-8-million-fewer-white-americans-employed-in-obamas-first-year-4-7-million-migrants-given-work-permits-sloppy-reporting-bias-orw/

So, in 2009, Obama’s first year in office, we lost 5,088,000 jobs, added at least 1.5 million legal workers to the labor force and God only knows how many illegals.

Oh sure, the recession was over in June 2009 and the economy was well on the way to recovery….if you are on drugs,

Perhaps that explains it.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/february-2015-jobs-report-more-part-time-low-paying-jobs-jobs-lost-and-labor-force-growth-not-covered-illegals-exacerbate-already-bad-employment-scenario-recession-over-june-2009-over-5-million/

 

***  Update Mar 6, 8:50 AM  ***

Orwellian BLS data reality check.

ADP reported 212,000 jobs added 2 days ago.

The US Labor Dept. BLS just reported 295,000 jobs added.

But get this!

There were 96,000 more people employed.

There were 354,000 more people not in the labor force!

There were 180,000 more people not in the labor force who want a job now!

There were 250,000 more Hispanic/Latino workers employed since December 2014 (Jan. number was “rectified” by BLS & why Dec was chosen).

43,000 fewer Whites employed in Feb!!!

 

 

 

 

 

IHS study 75 percent of jobs added go to Hispanics by 2034, Citizen Wells news flash, They already are!, 75% of Obama jobs added went to Hispanics/Latinos

IHS study 75 percent of jobs added go to Hispanics by 2034, Citizen Wells news flash, They already are!, 75% of Obama jobs added went to Hispanics/Latinos

“Of the approx. 6 million new employments since Obama took office in January 2009, 4,511,000, 75 percent, were Hispanic/Latino!”…Citizen Wells

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

I’ve got a news flash for IHS and Americans.

75 percent of Obama jobs, since he took office in January 2009, went to Hispanics and Latinos.

Straight from the US Labor Department.

This is one of the reasons millennials are hurting.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/janet-yellen-millenials-a-mystery-citizen-wells-schools-yellen-student-debt-and-jobs-influx-of-illegals-impacting-job-market-75-percent-of-obama-jobs-went-to-hispanics-latinos-high-unemployment-r/

From IHS February 24, 2015.

“Hispanics Will Account for More Than 40 Percent of the Increase in U.S. Employment in the Next Five Years, IHS Study Says

Share of job growth will rise to more than 75 percent from 2020 to 2034″

“The Hispanic population will play an increasingly significant role in future U.S. employment growth, accounting for more than 40 percent of growth in the next five years and more than 75 percent between 2020 and 2034 – an increase of 11 million jobs out of an economy-wide gain of 14 million –according to a new study from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight.

The IHS study, Hispanic Immigration and U.S. Economic Growth, projects that Hispanic employment growth will average 2.6 percent per year over the next 20 years. At the same time, growth of the non-Hispanic working age population will slow to near zero, and new non-Hispanic entrants to the labor force will barely offset retiring Baby Boomers. As a result, the Hispanic share of total U.S. employment will rise from 16 percent in 2014 to 23 percent in 2034.

Other key findings include:

  • Immigration will play a key role in future U.S. employment growth. By 2020, labor force growth is expected to slow to the point that the annual change in the labor force is roughly equal to the amount of net migration.
  • Despite a generally positive long-term economic outlook for Latin American countries, the U.N. projects continuing net outmigration from the 10 Latin American countries and Puerto Rico that are the primary countries of origin of the foreign-born U.S. Hispanic population.
  • According to U.S. Census Bureau assumptions about future Hispanic net international migration, the number of foreign born Hispanics will grow from 22 million in 2014 to over 29 million in 2034, and the foreign-born share of the Hispanic population will fall slowly over this period – from 39.7% to 34.8%.
  • The number of Hispanics that speak Spanish in the home will rise from 36.9 million in 2014 to 55.4 million in 2034.
  • Higher levels of immigration are conducive to stronger U.S. economic growth, and there are credible scenarios for higher levels of Hispanic immigration than assumed in the study’s baseline forecast.”

Read more:

http://press.ihs.com/press-release/economics-country-risk/hispanics-will-account-more-40-percent-increase-us-employment-n

 

 

Janet Yellen millennials a mystery, Citizen Wells schools Yellen, Student debt and jobs, Influx of illegals impacting job market, 75 percent of Obama jobs went to Hispanics Latinos, High unemployment rates for young Americans

Janet Yellen millennials a mystery, Citizen Wells schools Yellen, Student debt and jobs, Influx of illegals impacting job market, 75 percent of Obama jobs went to Hispanics Latinos, High unemployment rates for young Americans

“Of the approx. 6 million new employments since Obama took office in January 2009, 4,511,000, 75 percent, were Hispanic/Latino!”…Citizen Wells

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Janet Yellen testified before congress today, February 24, 2015.

“Current Economic Situation and Outlook

Since my appearance before this Committee last July, the employment situation in the United States has been improving along many dimensions. The unemployment rate now stands at 5.7 percent, down from just over 6 percent last summer and from 10 percent at its peak in late 2009. The average pace of monthly job gains picked up from about 240,000 per month during the first half of last year to 280,000 per month during the second half, and employment rose 260,000 in January. In addition, long-term unemployment has declined substantially, fewer workers are reporting that they can find only part-time work when they would prefer full-time employment, and the pace of quits–often regarded as a barometer of worker confidence in labor market opportunities–has recovered nearly to its pre-recession level. However, the labor force participation rate is lower than most estimates of its trend, and wage growth remains sluggish, suggesting that some cyclical weakness persists. In short, considerable progress has been achieved in the recovery of the labor market, though room for further improvement remains.

At the same time that the labor market situation has improved, domestic spending and production have been increasing at a solid rate. Real gross domestic product (GDP) is now estimated to have increased at a 3-3/4 percent annual rate during the second half of last year. While GDP growth is not anticipated to be sustained at that pace, it is expected to be strong enough to result in a further gradual decline in the unemployment rate. Consumer spending has been lifted by the improvement in the labor market as well as by the increase in household purchasing power resulting from the sharp drop in oil prices. However, housing construction continues to lag; activity remains well below levels we judge could be supported in the longer run by population growth and the likely rate of household formation.”

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/testimony/yellen20150224a.htm

From CNN February 24, 2015.

“Janet Yellen: Millennials are a mystery”

“Millennials are a bit of a mystery to Janet Yellen.

The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said Tuesday that the behavior of millennials — which typically refers to a generation of people born in the 80s and 90s — has top economists scratching their heads.

“I think we’re just beginning to understand how the millennials are behaving,” Yellen said before the Senate Banking Committee. “They’re certainly waiting longer to buy houses; to get married. They have a lot of student debt. They seem quite worried about housing as an investment. They’ve had a tough time in the job market.”

As the economy continues to gain strength, Yellen said she expects more millennials to buy homes and start families. “But,” she quipped, “we’ve yet to really see how this is going to affect that generation.””

Read more:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/24/politics/janet-yellen-capitol-hill-preview/index.html?iid=EL

“top economists scratching their heads.”

Janet Yellen apparently does not have a firm grasp of the impact of the economy on millennials.

Chief economist at Goldman Sachs, Jan Hatzius must not either.

Several weeks ago I corrected his statement about baby boomers impacting the drop in the percent of the population employed.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/economist-jan-hatzius-baby-boomer-impact-debate-with-citizen-wells-drop-in-percent-of-population-working-email-debate-both-agree-not-enough-jobs-2-percent-allegation-in-cnbc-interview/

The problem with the percent of population employed is the increase of people over 16 in this country.

The US Labor Dept. states that we have approx. 15.5 million more since January 2009.

Those turning 16 each year netted by those dying adds approx. 1.5 million a year which totals 9 million since 2009.

From The Daily Caller February 23, 2015.

“But Obama has used his power over the immigration agencies to minimize enforcement of immigration laws. Since 2009, Obama’s senior deputies have repeatedly instructed his immigration agencies to reduce enforcement of immigration laws. For example, since 2009, his aides have given work-permits and temporary residency to 4.7 million migrants, including illegal immigrants, tourists, guest-workers and students.

That 4.7 million is in addition to the annual inflow of 1 million legal immigrants. Roughly 4 million American youths enter the workforce each year.”

Read more:

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/23/federal-judge-new-illegal-immigrants-must-be-released/

So, there you have it.

At least 9 million native born Americans being added to the labor force and immigrants taking native born American jobs.

There was an increase of over 12 million not in the labor force since Obama took office.

The youngest members of the workforce, 16 and above will be hit the hardest by immigrant workers.

And all of those jobs that Obama bragged about and Janet Yellen and others referred to….

Of the approx. 6 million new employments since Obama took office in January 2009, 4,511,000 were Hispanic/Latino!

We have barely, if at all,  recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession and 75% of the job growth went to Hispanic/Latinos!!

There were approx. 1.8 more people employed in the last 6 months. 50 percent of those, approx. 900,000, were Hispanic/Latino.

From CNS News February 17, 2015.

“Census Bureau: 30.3% Millennials Still Living With Their Parents”

Read more:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/census-bureau-303-millennials-still-living-their-parents

From the Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014.

“This paper’s title, The Class of 2014, is admittedly something of a misnomer, as we do not yet know the labor market outcomes of these soon-to-be graduates. However, the outcomes of recent high school and college graduates provide a good sense of the labor market conditions the young men and women graduating this spring will face. This briefing paper examines the labor market that confronts young graduates who are not enrolled in further schooling—specifically, high school graduates age 17–20 and college graduates age 21–24. We look at young graduates who are not enrolled in further schooling in an attempt to focus as closely as possible on the labor market outcomes of those who are starting their careers. ”

“Key findings include:”

  • “In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.
  • Unemployment and underemployment rates among young graduates are improving but remain substantially higher than before the recession began.
    • For young college graduates, the unemployment rate is currently 8.5 percent (compared with 5.5 percent in 2007), and the underemployment rate is 16.8 percent (compared with 9.6 percent in 2007).
    • For young high school graduates, the unemployment rate is 22.9 percent (compared with 15.9 percent in 2007), and the underemployment rate is 41.5 percent (compared with 26.8 percent in 2007).
  • Overall unemployment rates of young graduates mask substantial disparities in unemployment by race and ethnicity. The unemployment rates of blacks and Hispanics are substantially higher than the unemployment rates of white non-Hispanics, for both young high school graduates and young college graduates.
  • The large increases since 2007 in the unemployment and underemployment rates of young college graduates, and in the share of employed young college graduates working in jobs that do not require a college degree, underscore that the current unemployment crisis among young workers did not arise because today’s young adults lack the right education or skills. Rather, it stems from weak demand for goods and services, which makes it unnecessary for employers to significantly ramp up hiring.
  • The long-run wage trends for young graduates are bleak, with wages substantially lower today than in 2000. Since 2000, the real (inflation-adjusted) wages of young high school graduates have dropped 10.8 percent, and those of young college graduates have dropped 7.7 percent.
  • The erosion of job quality for young graduates is also evident in their declining likelihood of receiving employer-provided health insurance or pensions.
  • Graduating in a bad economy has long-lasting economic consequences. For the next 10 to 15 years, those in the Class of 2014 will likely earn less than if they had graduated when job opportunities were plentiful.”

Read more:

http://www.epi.org/publication/class-of-2014/

 From Market Watch February 18, 2015.

“High student debt equals fewer home buyers”

“Going to college usually leads to better jobs and better pay, but it’s also left many people dangerously in debt and unable to buy a house years after they leave school.

A pair of reports in the past two days illustrate the point. The percentage of student loans at least 90 days overdue rose to 11.3% from 11.1% in the final three months of 2014, the New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday.

While delinquencies have fallen from a record 11.8% in 2013, they are still almost twice as high as they were 10 years earlier.

Then on Wednesday the government reported that construction of new homes fell slightly to a 1.06 million annual pace in January. While sales have been rising gradually, they still aren’t increasing nearly as fast as expected almost six years into an recovery. And the percentage of buyers purchasing their first home is still unusually low.

In a fully functioning economy, housing starts should be running around 1.4 million to 1.8 million a year, analysts estimate.

Clearly the weight of student loans is too heavy for many young people to buy a single-family home. Many can’t qualify for a loan in an era of tougher lending standards or afford the monthly cost of a mortgage.”

Read more:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/high-student-debt-equals-fewer-home-buyers-2015-02-18

Janet Yellen, which part of the millennial reality do you not understand???

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Snowden answers on Reddit February 23, 2015, I would have come forward sooner, Government power authority exponentially more difficult to roll back, If you’re not willing to be called a few names to help out your country you don’t care enough

Edward Snowden answers on Reddit February 23, 2015, I would have come forward sooner,  Government power authority exponentially more difficult to roll  back, If you’re not willing to be called a few names to help out your country you don’t care enough

“Edward Snowden should not be forced to choose between living in Russia or spending decades in a cage inside a high-security American prison.
DC officials and journalists are being extremely deceitful when they say: ‘if he thinks he did the right thing,he should come back and face trial and argue that.”
Under the Espionage Act, Snowden would be barred even from raising a defense of justification. The courts would not allow it. So he’d be barred from raising the defense they keep saying he should come back and raise.
The goal of the US government is to threaten, bully and intimidate all whistleblowers – which is what explains the mistreatment and oppression of the heroic Chelsea Manning – because they think that climate of fear is crucial to deterring future whistleblowers.
As long as they embrace that tactic, it’s hard to envision them letting Ed return to his country. But we as citizens should be much more interested in the question of why our government threatens and imprisons whistleblowers.”…Glenn Greenwald Reddit February 23, 2015

“The detentions have thankfully stopped, at least for now. Starting in 2006, after I came back from making a film about Iraq’s first election, I was stopped and detained at the US border over 40 times, often times for hours. After I went public with my experiences (Glenn broke the story in 2012), the harassment stopped. Unfortunately there are countless others who aren’t so lucky.”…Laura Poitras Reddit February 23, 2015

” My perspective is if you’re not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don’t care enough.
“If this be treason, then let us make the most of it.””…Edward Snowden Reddit February 23, 2015

 

Here are many of the Edward Snowden responses from the February 23, 2015 Reddit question and answer session.

“Good question, thanks for asking.

The answer is “of course not.” You’ll notice in all of these articles, the assertions ultimately come down to speculation and suspicion. None of them claim to have any actual proof, they’re just so damned sure I’m a russian spy that it must be true.
And I get that. I really do. I mean come on – I used to teach “cyber counterintelligence” (their term) at DIA.
But when you look at in aggregate, what sense does that make? If I were a russian spy, why go to Hong Kong? It’s would have been an unacceptable risk. And further – why give any information to journalists at all, for that matter, much less so much and of such importance? Any intelligence value it would have to the russians would be immediately compromised.
If I were a spy for the russians, why the hell was I trapped in any airport for a month? I would have gotten a parade and a medal instead.
The reality is I spent so long in that damn airport because I wouldn’t play ball and nobody knew what to do with me. I refused to cooperate with Russian intelligence in any way (see my testimony to EU Parliament on this one if you’re interested), and that hasn’t changed.
At this point, I think the reason I get away with it is because of my public profile. What can they really do to me? If I show up with broken fingers, everybody will know what happened.”

“It is very realistic that in the realpolitik of great powers, this kind of thing could happen. I don’t like to think that it would happen, but it certainly could.
At the same time, I’m so incredibly blessed to have had an opportunity to give so much back to the people and internet that I love. I acted in accordance with my conscience and in so doing have enjoyed far more luck than any one person can ask for. If that luck should run out sooner rather than later, on balance I will still – and always – be satisfied.”

“I would have come forward sooner. I talked to Daniel Ellsberg about this at length, who has explained why more eloquently than I can.
Had I come forward a little sooner, these programs would have been a little less entrenched, and those abusing them would have felt a little less familiar with and accustomed to the exercise of those powers. This is something we see in almost every sector of government, not just in the national security space, but it’s very important:
Once you grant the government some new power or authority, it becomes exponentially more difficult to roll it back. Regardless of how little value a program or power has been shown to have (such as the Section 215 dragnet interception of call records in the United States, which the government’s own investigation found never stopped a single imminent terrorist attack despite a decade of operation), once it’s a sunk cost, once dollars and reputations have been invested in it, it’s hard to peel that back.
Don’t let it happen in your country.”

“To tag on to the Putin question: There’s not, and that’s part of the problem world-wide. We can’t just reform the laws in one country, wipe our hands, and call it a day. We have to ensure that our rights aren’t just being protected by letters on a sheet of paper somewhere, or those protections will evaporate the minute our communications get routed across a border. The only way to ensure the human rights of citizens around the world are being respected in the digital realm is to enforce them through systems and standards rather than policies and procedures.”

“Whistleblower protection laws, a strong defense of the right for someone charged with political crimes to make any defense they want (currently in the US, someone charged with revealing classified information is entirely prohibited from arguing before the jury that the programs were unlawful, immoral, or otherwise wrongful), and support for the development of technically and legally protected means of communications between sources and journalists.
The sad truth is that societies that demand whistleblowers be martyrs often find themselves without either, and always when it matters the most.”

“This is a good question, and there are some good traditional answers here. Organizing is important. Activism is important.
At the same time, we should remember that governments don’t often reform themselves. One of the arguments in a book I read recently (Bruce Schneier, “Data and Goliath”), is that perfect enforcement of the law sounds like a good thing, but that may not always be the case. The end of crime sounds pretty compelling, right, so how can that be?
Well, when we look back on history, the progress of Western civilization and human rights is actually founded on the violation of law. America was of course born out of a violent revolution that was an outrageous treason against the crown and established order of the day. History shows that the righting of historical wrongs is often born from acts of unrepentant criminality. Slavery. The protection of persecuted Jews.
But even on less extremist topics, we can find similar examples. How about the prohibition of alcohol? Gay marriage? Marijuana?
Where would we be today if the government, enjoying powers of perfect surveillance and enforcement, had — entirely within the law — rounded up, imprisoned, and shamed all of these lawbreakers?
Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren’t just ceding control of our rights to government, but our agency in determing thour futures.
How does this relate to politics? Well, I suspect that governments today are more concerned with the loss of their ability to control and regulate the behavior of their citizens than they are with their citizens’ discontent.
How do we make that work for us? We can devise means, through the application and sophistication of science, to remind governments that if they will not be responsible stewards of our rights, we the people will implement systems that provide for a means of not just enforcing our rights, but removing from governments the ability to interfere with those rights.
You can see the beginnings of this dynamic today in the statements of government officials complaining about the adoption of encryption by major technology providers. The idea here isn’t to fling ourselves into anarchy and do away with government, but to remind the government that there must always be a balance of power between the governing and the governed, and that as the progress of science increasingly empowers communities and individuals, there will be more and more areas of our lives where — if government insists on behaving poorly and with a callous disregard for the citizen — we can find ways to reduce or remove their powers on a new — and permanent — basis.
Our rights are not granted by governments. They are inherent to our nature. But it’s entirely the opposite for governments: their privileges are precisely equal to only those which we suffer them to enjoy.
We haven’t had to think about that much in the last few decades because quality of life has been increasing across almost all measures in a significant way, and that has led to a comfortable complacency. But here and there throughout history, we’ll occasionally come across these periods where governments think more about what they “can” do rather than what they “should” do, and what is lawful will become increasingly distinct from what is moral.
In such times, we’d do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn’t defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends.”

“Wow the questions really blew up on this one. Let me start digging in…
To be honest, I laughed at NPH. I don’t think it was meant as a political statement, but even if it was, that’s not so bad. My perspective is if you’re not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don’t care enough.
“If this be treason, then let us make the most of it.””

“So when you work at NSA, you get sent what are called “Agency-All” emails. They’re what they sound like: messages that go to everybody in the workforce.
In addition to normal bureaucratic communications, they’re used frequently for opinion-shaping internally, and are often classified at least in part. They assert (frequently without evidence) what is true or false about cases and controversies in the public news that might influence the thinking about the Intelligence Community workforce, while at the same time reminding them how totally screwed they’ll be if they talk to a journalist (while helpfully reminding them to refer people to the public affairs office).
Think about what it does to a person to come into their special top-secret office every day and get a special secret email from “The Director of NSA” (actually drafted by totally different people, of course, because senior officials don’t have time to write PR emails) explaining to you why everything you heard in the news is wrong, and how only the brave, patriotic, and hard-working team of cleared professionals in the IC know the truth.
Think about how badly you want to believe that. Everybody wants to be valued and special, and nobody wants to think they’ve perhaps contributed to a huge mistake. It’s not evil, it’s human.
Tell your friend I was just like they are. But there’s a reason the government has — now almost two years out — never shown me to have told a lie. I don’t ask anybody to believe me. I don’t want anybody to believe me. I want you to look around and decide for yourself what you believe, independent of what people says, indepedent of what’s on TV, and independent of what your classified emails might claim.”

“One of the biggest problems in governance today is the difficulty faced by citizens looking to hold officials to account when they cross the line. We can develop new tools and traditions to protect our rights, and we can do our best to elect new and better representatives, but if we cannot enforce consequences on powerful officials for abusive behavior, we end up in a system where the incentives reward bad behavior post-election.

That’s how we end up with candidates who say one thing but, once in power, do something radically different. How do you fix that? Good question.”

“To answer the question, I don’t. Poll after poll is confirming that, contrary to what we tend to think, people not only care, they care a lot. The problem is we feel disempowered. We feel like we can’t do anything about it, so we may as well not try.
It’s going to be a long process, but that’s starting to change. The technical community (and a special shoutout to every underpaid and overworked student out there working on this — you are the noble Atlas lifting up the globe in our wildly inequitable current system) is in a lot of way left holding the bag on this one by virtue of the nature of the problems, but that’s not all bad. 2013, for a lot of engineers and researchers, was a kind of atomic moment for computer science. Much like physics post-Manhattan project, an entire field of research that was broadly apolitical realized that work intended to improve the human condition could also be subverted to degrade it.
Politicians and the powerful have indeed got a hell of a head start on us, but equality of awareness is a powerful equalizer. In almost every jurisdiction you see officials scrambling to grab for new surveillance powers now not because they think they’re necessary — even government reports say mass surveillance doesn’t work — but because they think it’s their last chance.
Maybe I’m an idealist, but I think they’re right. In twenty years’ time, the paradigm of digital communications will have changed entirely, and so too with the norms of mass surveillance.”

“To dogpile on to this, many of the changes that are happening are invisible because they’re happening at the engineering level. Google encrypted the backhaul communications between their data centers to prevent passive monitoring. Apple was the first forward with an FDE-by-default smartphone (kudos!). Grad students around the world are trying to come up with ways to solve the metadata problem (the opportunity to monitor everyone’s associations — who you talk to, who you sleep with, who you vote for — even in encrypted communications).
The biggest change has been in awareness. Before 2013, if you said the NSA was making records of everybody’s phonecalls and the GCHQ was monitoring lawyers and journalists, people raised eyebrows and called you a conspiracy theorist.
Those days are over. Facts allow us to stop speculating and start building, and that’s the foundation we need to fix the internet. We just happened to be the generation stuck with fighting these fires.”

Read more:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2wwdep/we_are_edward_snowden_laura_poitras_and_glenn/

Any of this remind you of the past 7 years, Obama campaigns and administration?

 

BLS percent of population working reveals Hispanic growth, Whites getting screwed, No white job gains in 8 years, Dr. Ada Fisher NC GOP on immigration hurting Blacks, 26 percent hispanic job growth

BLS percent of population working reveals Hispanic growth, Whites getting screwed, No white job gains in 8 years, Dr. Ada Fisher NC GOP on immigration hurting Blacks, 26 percent hispanic job growth

“Since 2006, the Hispanic/Latino employed number has skyrocketed 26 percent.”…Citizen Wells

“Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,”…Keith Hall, former BLS chief

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

What I am about to report to you comes straight from the US Labor Department BLS.

I do not make up numbers and I endeavor to report the facts.

A big lie is being repeated.

The impact of baby boomers on employment.

The baby boomers have zero impact on the percent of population employed.

Zero!

The mainstream media, including CNBC has done their best to protect Obama and obfuscate the employment  situation.

Last Friday, after the January jobs data was released, Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs Jan Hatzius was interviewed.

Mr. Hatzius referred to the 4 percent drop in the percent of population working since 2006.

He stated that the baby boomers could account for 2 percent of that.

I carried on an email exchange with Jan Hatzius over the weekend.

He stayed with his 2 percent assertion but did state that we need jobs.

From Citizen Wells February 9, 2015.

“The problem is clearly not baby boomers.

The problem is that the Obama administration has been focusing on trying to recover jobs lost during the recession.

What is not being addressed or reported is the number of new workers being added.

Each year since 2006 we have added a net average of approx. 1.5 million workers over age 16.

Each year we have added approx 3.9 new 16 year olds.

Each year we have averaged approx 2.4 million deaths.

That nets to 1.5 million.

That totals approx. 12 million new workers since 2006.

And God only knows how many new illegal alien workers we have.

Choose your own number.

This easily explains the drop in the percent of population working.

I would bet it is even worse.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/drop-in-percent-of-population-working-easily-explained-not-baby-boomers-1-5-million-net-new-working-age-each-year-illegal-immigrants-not-enough-jobs-added-trying-to-replace-jobs-lost-not-keeping/

It is worse!

Since 2006, the Hispanic/Latino employed number has skyrocketed 26 percent!

The black employed number has jumped 10 percent.

Are you ready?

The white employed number has not increased!

In fact it has dropped slightly.

There were 118,148 employed in January 2006.

There were 118,035 employed in January 2015.

From the Citizen Wells article above we learn that approx. 12 million people were added to the labor force via the net of the population becoming 16 and those dying each year.

Approx 1.5 million were added each year excluding immigration.

This accounts for much of the drop in the percent of population working since 2006.

It also adds credence to the following.

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).
This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.”

Read more:

http://cis.org/all-north-carolina-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants

The NC percent of population employed dropped 8.6 percent since 2000!!!

Dr. Ada Fisher is a retired physician and Republican National Committeewoman from NC.

Yesterday by “chance” for the second time in several months, I caught her interview on “Black Issues Forum” on UNC TV.

The timing could not have been better.

Dr. Fisher is for legal immigration and against illegals entering our country.

She warns about the impact of illegal immigrants on black employment.

Watch the interview.

http://video.unctv.org/video/2365372335/

The biggest problems with employment are:

Not enough jobs.

Not enough full time jobs.

Not enough quality jobs.

Illegal immigrants.

Government and media lies.

Once again, I urge you to listen.

 

 

 

 

 

Inflation lies continue from Government media Big Brother, No inflation unless you eat food use water live in a house, Best investment strategy is food

Inflation lies continue from Government media Big Brother, No inflation unless you eat food use water live in a house, Best investment strategy is food

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon.
And since the party is in full control of all records, and in
equally full control of the minds of it’s members, it follows
that the past is whatever the party chooses to make it. Six
means eighteen, two plus two equals five, war is peace,
freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.”…George Orwell, “1984”

“Your government keepers will continue to drown you in propaganda and misinformation. But the average person should know they are being lied to. They see how much money they have left over at the end of every month. If any.”…The Burning Platform January 16, 2015

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Welcome

To

The

Age

Of

Big Brother

 

I began warning you in early 2008.

We are living “1984” by George Orwell.

In almost every way that Big Brother lied to the people, we are being lied to.

From The Burning Platform January 16, 2015.

“NO INFLATION UNLESS YOU EAT FOOD, USE WATER, LIVE IN A HOUSE OR APARTMENT, HEAT YOUR HOME, GET SICK, TRAVEL, PAY CAR INSURANCE, GO TO SCHOOL, MAIL LETTERS, OR DO YOUR TAXES”

“Government data reports are so funny. The blaring headlines today tells us that prices dropped in December. We are all saving billions from the drop in oil and gas. Hallelujah!!!

The corporate MSM never digs into the numbers to get the real truth. These reports and their distribution to the sheep are designed to keep you sedated and calm. Facts are not necessary. How this data pertains to your everyday life is not important to the .1% who control the flow of information.

Here is a link to the detailed inflation numbers by category. We already know they massage these numbers to achieve a happy ending, but even the massaged numbers tell an entirely different story than the one peddled to the masses by the government and corporate media.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.t07.htm

Below are the annual price increases for items that might impact your life on a daily basis:

Food at home – 3.7%

Food away from home – 3.0%

Meat – 12.7%

Fish and seafood – 5.6%

Eggs – 10.7%

Milk – 5.2%

Fruits & vegetables – 4.1%

Coffee – 4.2%

Butter – 22.5%”

“The credibility of their numbers is highly questionable in that they say health insurance accounts for .75% of a person’s annual budget. They actually have the balls to say health insurance fell by 0.5% over the last year. I’d love to hear from anyone out there whose health insurance premiums fell in the last year. Mine went up by 20%.

Your government keepers will continue to drown you in propaganda and misinformation. But the average person should know they are being lied to.”

Read more:

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2015/01/16/no-inflation-unless-you-eat-food-use-water-live-in-a-house-or-apartment-heat-your-home-get-sick-travel-pay-car-insurance-go-to-school-mail-letters-or-do-your-taxes/

From Citizen Wells December 30, 2014.

“For weeks I have been preparing articles on the real state of the economy, the non dumbed down, non Orwellian information about jobs, incomes and our national debt crisis and subsequent impending doom.

If I do, how many will read and comprehend it?

It continues to be frustrating, why bother.

Afterall, as I have been reporting here since early 2008, the real problem is our society, dumbed down and spoon fed what to think by our Orwellian government and media.

Orwell nailed it.”

Consider this from “1984.”

“‘Comrades!’ cried an eager youthful voice. ‘Attention, comrades! We have glorious news for you. We have won the battle for production! Returns now completed of the output of all classes of consumption goods show that the standard of living has risen by no less than 20 per cent over the past year. All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.”

Read more:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-zombiefication-of-america-aka-orwellian-thought-control-all-news-information-and-entertainment-controlled-by-six-monolithic-corporations-mind-programming-turns-many-into-virtual-zombies-1984-li/

From To Market News January 8, 2015.

“Best food investment strategy for average person”

“The average person in the US today is struggling to pay bills and from recent reports is unprepared for an emergency.

One paycheck away from being homeless in many cases.

So for many people, the concerns about where to invest money are nonexistent.

But one of the best investments today is one that requires purchasing or growing one of the necessities of life.

Food.

From Stellar Solutions for Business, IT, Energy and Home January 8, 2015.

“What is your best investment in today’s scary financial markets and economic circumstances?

The answer may be food.”

“My food investment strategy is as follows:

1. I keep a many months supply of food.
2. I purchase as much “free” food as possible. I stock up with buy one get one free and especially buy 2 get 3 free. Hard to beat free food.”

Read more:

http://tomarketnews.com/2015/01/08/best-food-investment-strategy-for-average-person-best-return-on-investment-free-food-at-grocery-3-strategies-to-save-money-and-improve-your-familys-health/

 

Thanks to Zero Hedge for the heads up.