BLS October 2012 jobs numbers faked by Obama controlled Census Bureau, .3 percent plunge, Reliable Sources claim, Employee told to make up information from higher up

BLS October 2012 jobs numbers faked by Obama controlled Census Bureau, .3 percent plunge, Reliable Sources claim, Employee told to make up information from higher up

“President Obama said in his inaugural address that he planned to “restore science to its rightful place” in government. That’s a worthy goal. But statisticians at the Commerce Department didn’t think it would mean having the director of next year’s Census report directly to the White House rather than to the Commerce secretary, as is customary. “There’s only one reason to have that high level of White House involvement,” a career professional at the Census Bureau tells me. “And it’s called politics, not science.””
“The Bureau of Labor Statistics also uses the Census to prepare the economic data that so much of business relies upon. “If the original numbers aren’t as hard as possible, the uses they’re put to get fuzzier and fuzzier,” says Bruce Chapman, who was director of the Census in the 1980s.”…WSJ February 10, 2009

“With a 63.7% labor force participation, “conditions in the labor market are considerably worse than indicated” in July’s report”…economist Joshua Shapiro, WSJ August 3, 2012

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

 

From the NY Post November 18, 2013.

“Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report”

“In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington.

The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated.

And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

The Census employee caught faking the results is Julius Buckmon, according to confidential Census documents obtained by The Post. Buckmon told me in an interview this past weekend that he was told to make up information by higher-ups at Census.”

“I’ve been suspicious of the Census Bureau for a long time.

During the 2010 Census report — an enormous and costly survey of the entire country that goes on for a full year — I suspected (and wrote in a number of columns) that Census was inexplicably hiring and firing temporary workers.

I suspected that this turnover of employees was being done purposely to boost the number of new jobs being report each month. (The Labor Department does not use the Census Bureau for its other monthly survey of new jobs — commonly referred to as the Establishment Survey.)

Last week I offered to give all the information I have, including names, dates and charges to Labor’s inspector general.
I’m waiting to hear back from Labor.

I hope the next stop will be Congress, since manipulation of data like this not only gives voters the wrong impression of the economy but also leads lawmakers, the Federal Reserve and companies to make uninformed decisions.

To cite just one instance, the Fed is targeting the curtailment of its so-called quantitative easing money-printing/bond-buying fiasco to the unemployment rate for which Census provided the false information.

So falsifying this would, in essence, have dire consequences for the country.”

Read more:

http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-faked-2012-election-jobs-report/

From Citizen Wells  November 3, 2012.

US employers added 171,000 jobs in October. Whoopie!

Did they mention the planned almost almost 48,000 job cuts. Or the other job losses or the average work week?

The stated unemployment rate of 7.9 percent is nothing to write home about either. Especially since the U6 rate, which includes those still seeking employment, is 14.6 percent.

From One News Now November 2, 2012.

“Unemployment rate number labeled ‘deceptive’”
“The October unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. But Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries continues to insist this final pre-election look at the job figures is fictitious.

At the same time, U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought.

The Labor Department’s last look at hiring before Tuesday’s election sketched a picture of a job market that is gradually gaining momentum after nearly stalling in the spring. However, it is the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent president since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney says the one-tenth-of-a-point increase in the unemployment rate to 7.9 percent is, quote, “a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill.””

“Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries continues to insist this final pre-election look at the job figures is fictitious.

“I will remain in the camp — until I can have proven to me mathematically otherwise — that a 7.9-percent unemployment rate is a ridiculously fabricated, deceptive number about the unemployment rate,” he says. “We still have nowhere near those in the labor participation rate that we had in January of 2009, nothing close to it. It did go up, as would stand to reason; it went up two-tenths of one percent. That only means that it must have gone up a lot more than that …. I’m really being cynical here, but [they] couldn’t control it or spin it, so they had to add at least two-tenths of one percent, [which is] one of the reasons why unemployment went up to 7.9 percent.”

CeliaLong-term unemployment, according to Celia, still remains high.

“The U6 unemployment rate, that is the number of unemployment [plus] those still looking for jobs, is 14.6 percent,” he explains. “It did go down one-tenth of one percent. [But] there are still 23 million people struggling to find a job. There’s an 8-million job gap … between what the president said we would have at this time, compared to what we really have …. [That’s a] gap that I’m sure you’re not going to hear anyone talk about.”

He also predicts another aspect of the unemployment picture that likely will not be talked about very much.

“One of the big numbers here this week, today, was that hours worked per week did not change [dramatically]. It went down a tick [to] 34.4 hours per week,” he notes. “That is not a good forward-looking number, and that is some cause for concern.”

And what about the number of new jobs reported Friday?

“We are still staying on track of consistently adding close to 150,000 private sector jobs per month, which by the way this year is consistent with a do-nothing, just under two-percent GDP growth. That’s consistent. That’s about where it ought to be,” he offers.

“[But] just so you know, we need about 350,000 [new private sector jobs] average per month to really have any kind of a growing economy — which, by the way, is impossible to have in a two-percent GDP growth.””

http://onenewsnow.com//ap/politics/unemployment-rate-inches-up-again

From Market Watch November 1, 2012.

“Planned layoffs jump up in October: Challenger”

“Led by the automotive sector, planned job cuts jumped up 41% in October to almost 48,000, the highest level since May, outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Thursday. “The final three months of the year tend to see heavier downsizing activity as companies make year-end adjustments to meet earnings goals and to prepare for the new year,” said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Certainly, the deluge of weak third-quarter earnings reports that resulted from declining sales here and abroad does not bode well for workers as 2013 approaches.” Job cuts in October were up 12% from last year.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/planned-layoffs-jump-up-in-october-challenger-2012-11-01

From GOPUSA October 31, 2012.

“Malkin: The Obama Layoff Bomb”

“In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that “the private sector is doing fine.” Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster. Who needs an “October Surprise” when the business headlines are broadcasting the imminent layoff bomb in neon lights?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last Tuesday that employers issued 1,316 “mass layoff actions” (affecting 50 workers or more) in September; more than 122,000 workers were affected overall. USA Today financial reporter Matt Krantz wrote that “(m)uch of the recent layoff activity is connected to what’s been the slowest period of earnings growth since the third quarter of 2009.” Some necessary restructuring is underway in response to the stagnant European economy. But more and more U.S. businesses are putting the blame — bravely and squarely — right where it belongs: on the obstructionist policies and regulatory schemes of the blame-shifter-in-chief.

Last week, Ohio-based auto parts manufacturer Dana Holding Corp. warned employees of potential layoffs amid “looming concern” about the economy. President and CEO Roger Wood specifically mentioned the walloping burden of “increasing taxes on small businesses” and the need to “offset increased costs that are placed on us through new laws and regulations.”

Case in point: Obamacare. The mandate will cost Dana Holding Corp., which employs some 24,500 workers, “approximately $24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses.” As Ohio Watchdog blogger Maggie Thurber reported, the firm’s Toledo area corporate offices laid off seven white-collar employees last Friday; company insiders told her more were on the way. They are not alone.

On Tuesday, Consol Energy issued a federally mandated layoff disclosure announcing its “intent to idle its Miller Creek surface operations near Naugatuck, W.Va.” The move will affect the company’s Wiley Surface Mine, Wiley Creek Surface Mine, Minway Surface Mine, Minway Preparation Plant and Miller Creek Administration Group, all in Mingo County, W.Va. Despite state approval, cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and myriad other agencies, and a stellar safety record, Obama’s EPA dragged its feet on the permit approval process. The impasse has forced layoffs of 145 Consol Energy employees that will hit at the end of the year. They are not alone.

In August, Robert E. Murray, founder and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation in Ohio, blasted the White House anti-coal agenda for the layoffs and closure of his company’s mine. He told Obama water-carrying CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien that “the many regulations that (Obama) and his radical appointees and the U.S. EPA have put on the use of coal, there are dozens of them and collectively by his own energy administration, have closed 175 power plants.” As O’Brien barked at her guest about purported environmental objections, Murray explained that “we cannot get permits for these mines. They are delaying the issuance of permits. If you can’t get the permit, you can’t have the mine. … I created those jobs, and I put the investment in that mine. And when it came time to lay the people off, I went up personally and talked to every one of them myself to lay them off. It’s a human issue.”

And it’s an innovation issue, too. As I reported in February, Obamacare’s impending 2.3 percent medical device excise tax has already wrought havoc on the industry:

Stryker, a maker of artificial hips and knees based in Kalamazoo, Mich., is slashing 5 percent of its global workforce (an estimated 1,000 workers) this coming year to reduce costs related to Obamacare’s taxes and mandates.

Covidien, a N.Y.-based surgical supplies manufacturer, recently announced layoffs of 200 American workers and plans to move some of its plant work to Mexico and Costa Rica, in part because of the coming tax hit.

Mass.-based Zoll Medical Corp., which makes defibrillators and employs some 1,800 workers in the U.S. and around the world, says the medical device tax will cost the company between $5 million and $10 million a year.

This July, Indiana’s Cook Medical Inc. shelved plans to open five new plants because of the imminent medical device tax hit. They are not alone.

The heads of Koch Industries, Westgate Resorts and ASG Software Solutions have all separately informed their employees of prosperity-undermining Obama economic politics. Left-wing groups have lambasted the executives for exercising their political free speech.

But they have remained silent while the White House corruptocrats bribed federal defense contractors into delaying federally mandated layoff disclosures before the election. In a memo now being investigated on Capitol Hill, Obama promised to cover the legal fees of Lockheed Martin and other defense contractors if they ignored legal requirements to inform workers in advance about so-called sequestration cuts to the military’s budget scheduled to kick in next year.

Truth suppression is a time-honored Obama tactic, of course. Remember: The administration and its Democratic allies on Capitol Hill attempted to punish Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and ATT in 2010 for disclosing how the costs of Obamacare taxes were hitting their bottom lines — even though they were simply following SEC disclosure requirements. The White House also tried to silence insurers who dared to inform their customers about how Obamacare was driving up premiums. Not this time.

The administration’s bully boys don’t have enough whitewash and duct tape to cover up the past, present and future devastation of the president and his economic demolition team.”

http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/10/31/malkin-the-obama-layoff-bomb/?subscriber=1

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/obama-jobs-data-november-3-2012-7-9-percent-unemployment-record-high-14-6-percent-actual-jobs-gained-jobs-lost-net-far-below-needed-obama-layoff-bomb/

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60 responses to “BLS October 2012 jobs numbers faked by Obama controlled Census Bureau, .3 percent plunge, Reliable Sources claim, Employee told to make up information from higher up

  1. From Pete on prior post:

    CitizenWell,
    I have thanked you many times for running this blog over the last 5 years. I still read just about every day. Now, I would like to say something. Something that you should look into yourself.

    http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-faked-2012-election-jobs-report/

    You were right!!!! You told the truth!!!!

    Pete

    Thanks Pete.
    I always try to present the facts, i.e. truth.

  2. Mr. Bill(ms.helga)

    Remember – This is happening today in Lafayette Park.

    Beginning at 10 a.m., Nov. 19, in the park just across from the White House, Lafayette Park (it is befitting of its namesake French general who helped us whip Britain to gain our independence) that We the People, armed with courage and moral rectitude, as well as the divine grace of our Creator, will begin to fight back against government tyranny. We will not only serve notice that we will no longer endure tyranny from the corrupt leaders who have driven the nation to near destruction – by reading our renewed declaration of independence – but we will speak the truth about what needs to be done to right the ship of state for ourselves and our loved ones, and to preserve the freedoms our Founding Fathers and their patriotic brethren fought and died for.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/klayman/131118

  3. Mr. Wells …if this is to much ..take it off! Some people wants it spread around if Hillary runs butt…what if the family sees it? I am hoping it comes up in just a link.

    Benghazi…Ambassador Christopher Stevens

  4. Now this is funny. SNL; Paxil, Second Term

  5. Ginger.
    It is the truth & the truth shall set you free.

  6. November 19, 2013

    Lloyd Marcus:

    “The Two Os’ Betrayal of White America”

    “While black celebrities such as Oprah continue to claim that Obama is opposed and disrespected because he is black, the truth is the polar opposite. Because Obama is black, he enjoys unprecedented imperialistic power and respect. Obama ignores the Constitution, changing and refusing to enforce laws at will.

    Despite impeachable offenses, white America does not have the stomach to impeach the first “African-American” president. Consequently, Obama’s lies and deceptions continue to devastate the lives of millions of Americans without serious push-back.

    How are millions of white Americans responding to being called racist by black celebs (Oprah, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, and others) who have become multimillionaires as a result of white patronage? These black celebs are absurdly using a refusal to rubber-stamp Obama’s liberal socialist/progressive agenda as evidence of racism against a black president.

    And yet, a majority of white Americans give their black accusers a pass — probably for the same reason they voted for and have given Obama a pass. White guilt.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/11/the_two_os_betrayal_of_white_america.html
    ===============
    “Morgan Freeman Says The TEA Party & Any Opposition To Obama Is Racist”

    Uploaded on September 23, 2011

  7. NO! You Mr. Freeman Is the RACIST! Oprah is the RACIST! and others who are the ones who choose to call us racist are the racist.

    What goes around comes around you EVIL doers. SHUT UP!!!

    Tea Party people are God loving…American loving people who loves their God and country.

  8. Ginger,

    That SNL video was hilarious!

  9. SueQ Thanks

    Here is a funny little saying I took from another site.

    Knock Knock
    Who’s There?
    Kenya
    Kenya Who?
    Kenya tell me
    where you were born?

  10. …………It is really a sad state of affairs when people like Freeman have to make their racist thoughts publically heard. These people cannot discern UP from DOWN,but I can’t help wonder how Bill Cosby might feel about Freeman’s mouth.

  11. I’m into genealogy and I remember well that one of Barky’s first actions as president was to take charge of the U. S census. Gee, I wonder why?…….

    Friday, February 06, 2009
    OBAMA USURPS THE CONSTITUTION, GRABS CENSUS JURISDICTION – GAMING THE SYSTEM

    Deeply deeply troubling Obama development. President b. Hussein is removing the Census from the Commerce department and moving it to the White House……….

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/02/obama-usurps-the-constitution-steals-the-census-taking-.html

  12. Ginger…………
    Once again,and where Oprah is concerned, it has been obvious for a very long time where her allegiance lies. More and MORE she shows it publically, just like her counterpart Mr.Freeman. She might be the owner of a tv network,but as such it makes her NO BETTER than ANYONE ELSE ON EARTH…….but probably in her mind it DOES. Of course the FINAL JURY will make the ULTIMATE decision, and that might be tomorrow or some unknown point in the future……….but rest assurred she nor anyone else will escape her appearance before the absoluuute JUDGE. Some of us might even live to bear witness to her final judgement.

  13. ………..but when the FINAL VERDICT is in it is SHE and Mr.Freeman who will wallow for eternity in the place to which they are dispatched. All of their POWER,position ,and/or money will not make a TINKER’S damn. har har, nor will their ethnicity.

  14. Jonah………
    We should not lose sight of the fact that he CANNOT move the censuuus of FOREIGN COUNTRIES to the WACKEY HOUSE. They might have a difference of opinion. In his case it is the foreign census which will ultimately tell on him.

  15. Msssssssssss.HARDBALLS, has become one of the most IGNORANT,and repulsive appearing people whose faces appear on television…..but fortunately are viewed by a continuously dwindling
    audience. Slowly but surely people are beginning to realise that people like Miss Mathews are MENTALLY unbalanced, and like the rest of the crowd they hang with…..UP is DOWN.

  16. Msssssssss,Christine NOBALLS, is a person who is so full of shi# it is laughable. Msssss Christine even thinks she knows more than Mr,Welch. Of course when you take into consideration her TWISTED mentality such an affliction is easy to understand. ….and that too is what others are also seeing where she is concerned.

  17. BYE BYE Have a great day!

  18. Mr. Bill(ms.helga)

    “My work is done here.”

  19. “An ObamaCare fan gets a rude awakening: She can’t afford the Affordable Care Act after all”

    “BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington State and here is what she wrote. I am a single mom. No child support, self- employed, and I haven’t had insurance for 15 years because it’s too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits and his meds alone cost $250 per month.

    I have had ongoing tendonitis problem due to my line of work that I haven’t had treated. Now finally, we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 per month. I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted. Now, that is not untypical for a lot of folks like Jessica who have been struggling without health insurance. That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about.

    (END VIDEO CLIP)

    VAN SUSTEREN: But now the bad news. It turns out of the Washington State Health Exchange made a big mistake. “Washington State Wire” reporter, Erik Smith, is here with the rest of Jessica Sanford’s story. Good evening, Erik, and tell me what is the rest of the story? Did something happen to that great deal insurance for her?

    ERIK SMITH, “WASHINGTON STATE WIRE”: Within just a few days of that speech in the Rose Garden in front of the White House, Jessica Sanford started to get a terrible surprise. What happened was that the Washington State Health Exchange made a terrible mistake in its calculations. Everybody who signed up for health insurance policy and purchased it with government subsidies through during the first 23 days of operation of the web site, the figures were all wrong.

    But that was just the start. Not too long ago, just last week she got another letter from the State Healthcare Authority saying that she doesn’t qualify for any subsidy whatsoever and what that means is that suddenly she can’t afford health coverage. She is going to go without.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2013/11/19/obamacare-fan-gets-rude-awakening-she-cant-afford-affordable-care-act-after-all

  20. November 19, 2013

    “Devastating Optic For ObamaCare – The “Success Story” President Obama Highlighted In His Rose Garden Speech Collapses…”

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/11/19/devastating-optic-for-obamacare-the-success-story-president-obama-highlighted-in-his-rose-garden-speech-collapses-with-video/
    —–
    “Obamacare – Jessica Sanford – “Success Story” Touted By Obama Has Unhappy Ending! – On The Record”

    Published on November 18, 2013

  21. “A spokesman for the Bureau of Labor Statistics told CNBC that “the incident has been reported to the Commerce Dept Inspector General Office for investigation. We have no further comment.”
    The Department of Commerce’s Inspector General’s office issued a statement saying, “We are aware of the media reports and our office is evaluating what actions may be warranted.””

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101210063

  22. Citizen Wells Oct 5, 2012.

    I began life as a math major, spent over 30 years in Information Technology, taught college level Computer Science, was an officer in a company and had my own small consulting company for years. I know numbers and business. I have been watching and reporting on the employment data. Others such as Jack Welch smelled the stench as well.

    Earlier today at Citizen Wells you were informed that an increase in part time workers was a big reason for the .3 percent drop in he unemployment rate.

    “Total employment rose by 873,000 in September, following 3 months of little
    change. The employment-population ratio increased by 0.4 percentage point to
    58.7 percent, after edging down in the prior 2 months. The overall trend in
    the employment-population ratio for this year has been flat. The civilian labor
    force rose by 418,000 to 155.1 million in September, while the labor force
    participation rate was little changed at 63.6 percent. (See table A-1.)

    The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes
    referred to as involuntary part-time workers) rose from 8.0 million in August
    to 8.6 million in September. These individuals were working part time because
    their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time
    job.”

    Part time workers included in employed category.

    “Household survey. The sample is selected to reflect the entire
    civilian noninstitutional population. Based on responses to a series
    of questions on work and job search activities, each person 16 years
    and over in a sample household is classified as employed, unemployed,
    or not in the labor force.

    People are classified as employed if they did any work at all as paid
    employees during the reference week; worked in their own business,
    profession, or on their own farm; or worked without pay at least 15
    hours in a family business or farm. People are also counted as employed
    if they were temporarily absent from their jobs because of illness, bad
    weather, vacation, labor-management disputes, or personal reasons.”
    “Establishment survey. The sample establishments are drawn from private
    nonfarm businesses such as factories, offices, and stores, as well as
    from federal, state, and local government entities. Employees on nonfarm
    payrolls are those who received pay for any part of the reference pay
    period, including persons on paid leave.”

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/employment-rate-drop-caused-by-600000-new-part-time-workers-unemployment-rate-3-percent-drop-real-jobs-added-114000-involuntary-part-time-workers-not-good-news/

    Here is what Obama is not telling you for good reason.

    From the Bureau of Labor Statistics historical data.

    Employment Level – Part-Time for Economic Reasons, Could Only Find Part-Time Work, All Industries

    January 2001 George Bush took office.

    924,000

    January 2007 Democrats took both houses of congress.

    1,197,000

    January 2009 Barack Obama took office.

    1,679,000

    September 2012.

    2,572,000

    Numbers don’t lie.

    Obama does.

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/7-8-percent-unemployment-rate-truth-obama-wont-admit-citizen-wells-analysis-of-facts-part-time-workers-counted-as-employed-obama-and-democrats-worsen-job-opportunities/

  23. Citizen Wells Oct 5, 2012.

    “The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes
    referred to as involuntary part-time workers) rose from 8.0 million in August
    to 8.6 million in September. These individuals were working part time because
    their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time
    job.”

    This big jump in “part time” workers begs more research.

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/employment-rate-drop-caused-by-600000-new-part-time-workers-unemployment-rate-3-percent-drop-real-jobs-added-114000-involuntary-part-time-workers-not-good-news/

  24. Here is some video from the start of the Reclaim America Now Coalition protest across from White House…

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/11/live-stream-video.html

  25. >>>The Department of Commerce’s Inspector General’s office issued a statement saying, “We are aware of the media reports and our office is evaluating what actions may be warranted.””<<<

    I'm betting for promotions for those that helped, and demotions for those that talked.

    Pete

  26. Pete.
    Bingo!

  27. Obama Omits “Under God” From

    President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

  28. An attempted Liberal explanation and lie on ORYR blog:

    Liberal: There are at least 5 versions of the Gettysburg address the three with “under God” were written after Lincoln gave the address. The two versions he had at Gettysburg did not have the phrase.
    —————————————————————

    And intelligent verifiable and factual response by poster “giveusliberty1776”:

    WRONG!

    Usage of “under God”

    The words “under God” do not appear in the Nicolay and Hay drafts but are included in the three later copies (Everett, Bancroft, and Bliss). Accordingly, some skeptics maintain that Lincoln did not utter the words “under God” at Gettysburg.[69][70] However, at least three reporters telegraphed the text of Lincoln’s speech on the day the Address was given with the words “under God” included. Historian William E. Barton argues that:[71]

    Every stenographic report, good, bad and indifferent, says ‘that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom.’ There was no common source from which all the reporters could have obtained those words but from Lincoln’s own lips at the time of delivery. It will not do to say that [Secretary of War] Stanton suggested those words after Lincoln’s return to Washington, for the words were telegraphed by at least three reporters on the afternoon of the delivery.

    The reporters present included Joseph Gilbert, from the Associated Press; Charles Hale, from the Boston Advertiser;[72] John R. Young (who later became the Librarian of Congress), from the Philadelphia Press; and reporters from the Cincinnati Commercial,[73] New York Tribune,[74] and New York Times.[74] Charles Hale “had notebook and pencil in hand, [and] took down the slow-spoken words of the President”.[75] “He took down what he declared was the exact language of Lincoln’s address, and his declaration was as good as the oath of a court stenographer. His associates confirmed his testimony, which was received, as it deserved to be, at its face value.”[76] One explanation is that Lincoln deviated from his prepared text and inserted the phrase when he spoke. Ronald C. White, visiting professor of history at the University of California – Los Angeles and professor of American religious history emeritus at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, wrote in this context of Lincoln’s insertion and usage of “Under God”:

    It was an uncharacteristically spontaneous revision for a speaker who did not trust extemporaneous speech. Lincoln had added impromptu words in several earlier speeches, but always offered a subsequent apology for the change. In this instance, he did not. And Lincoln included “under God” in all three copies of the address he prepared at later dates. “Under God” pointed backward and forward: back to “this nation,” which drew its breath from both political and religious sources, but also forward to a “new birth.” Lincoln had come to see the Civil War as a ritual of purification. The old Union had to die. The old man had to die. Death became a transition to a new Union and a new humanity.

  29. “Whatever the truth, few if any Americans really believe the labor market is healthy despite a falling unemployment rate. Some 22 million Americans can’t get a good job and many young people are having a hard time finding work after they leave college. Times aren’t as tough as they were a few years ago, but they are still tough. The unemployment rate is closer to 14% if people forced to work part time and those who want a job are included.”

    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2013/11/19/u-s-unemployment-rate-faked-n-y-post-critic-charges/

  30. “The Census Bureau takes allegations of fraud by its employees very seriously. Fabrication of data by an employee is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal and possible criminal action.

    We have no reason to believe that there was a systematic manipulation of the data described in media reports. As a statistical agency, the Census Bureau is very conscientious about our responsibility to produce accurate Current Population Survey data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and all other surveys we conduct. We carefully cross check and verify the work of our staff to ensure the data’s validity, including random quality control monitoring. That monitoring process includes reinterviewing respondents, and rechecking the data an employee has submitted, looking for red flags that indicate possible fabrication, such as abnormally short lengths of interviews or higher survey completion rates that are out of sync with normal survey collection productivity levels.

    That is why when we learned of the allegations of fabricated Current Population survey results, we immediately reported them to the Office of the Inspector General.”

    http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb13-195.html

  31. CW, Pete,

    When confronted by the media, Obama will say; First I heard about this! Um, you know, well, what um I did, was um, turn on the T.V. news, and I just now heard about this like the rest of you good folks… but, um, ahhh, um, I promise, I’ll get to the bottom of this….

  32. Interested Bystander

    Sadly William, Obama will not be asked by the media anything tougher than:

    “How’s the backswing coming along?”

  33. Interested Bystander

    Oh he’ll answer just as you suggested.

  34. Interested Bystander

    Why won’t anyone ask Obama about the night Stevens was killed?

    Let me in one of those pressers, and I’d be escorted out when I stood up in the middle of one of his 18 minute answers and say

    “OK, we get it, now tell us where you were the night the US Special Operations Compound in Benghazi was attacked?”

    And as I was dragged out of the room, I’d be shouting

    “Just answer the question Mr President.”

    I mean Reggie has pretty much sealed the deal, unless Obama wants to call him a liar.

  35. Interested Bystander | November 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    Sadly William, Obama will not be asked by the media anything tougher than:

    “How’s the backswing coming along?”
    _+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Sadly, you don’t want to know the first thing I though of with those words…… LOL…

  36. FLYING PIG MOMENT: MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Apologizes For “Sh*t In Palin’s Mouth” Comment

    Apparently, the public outrage must have been huge for MSNBC to make Bashir apologize:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/flying-pig-moment-msnbcs-martin-bashir-apologizes-for-sht-in-palins-mouth-comment/

  37. Is the tide turning in favor of the Righteous? – – – – –

    Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country and have led a dozen abortion clinics in the state to stop performing the procedure.

    The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the lawsuit challenging the restrictions moves forward.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/19/supreme-court-refuses-to-block-texas-abortion-restrictions/

  38. Reclaim America Now Coalition Protest at White House. (Our House)

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/11/live-stream-video.html

  39. November 19, 2013

    Colin Flaherty:

    “Surprise! Media finally wake up to Knockout Game
    ‘It’s only new if you have been aggressively ignoring the epidemic of black mob violence'”

    “Ever so slowly, reporters are starting to figure out a version of black mob violence called the Knockout Game.

    The first chip in the wall fell in New York, where Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said last week that Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights were the victims of eight episodes of mob violence and vandalism.

    He did not see a pattern.

    But the New York Post did, reporting: “The way the game is played, one of a number of young blacks decides to show that he can knock down some stranger on the streets, preferably with one punch, as they pass by. Often, some other member of the group records the event so that a video of that ‘achievement’ is put on the Internet to be celebrated.”

    The violence, caught on video, was so egregious even the CBS affiliate in New York had trouble ignoring it. The station reported that Rabbi Yaacov Behrman said “he believes the assaults are part of a disturbing game by some African-American teens.”

    The same station, however, reported on the Knockout Game in Hoboken just a few days before without mentioning the central organizing feature of the violence: The race of the perpetrators.

    Finally, this week, it all got to be too much for Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. She did an “off the record” commentary in which she talked about “young African American teenagers viciously and gratuitously attacking a random victim – a teacher – in Pittsburgh, Pa.”

    Greta gets points for identifying the attackers, but the victim was not random: He was white.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/surprise-media-finally-wake-up-to-knockout-game/?cat_orig=us

  40. Hey Bashir, you ignorant bastid. Tell us, now, what country is paying your (most likely overinflated) salary? Great Britain? I think not.

    If you don’t like it here in America (the country that has given you an opportunity when your home country wouldn’t), don’t let the door hit you in your veddy propah arse on the way out. Please take your fellow countryslime, Piers Morgan, with you; we don’t need either one of you.

    I hear Havana is lovely at this time of the year; perhaps their politics are more in line with your own.

    Ta-ta!!!!

  41. http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1712.htm

    Hard to imagine but at this point I have to consider even these reports to be possible

  42. “Economists and analysts are predicting this will be the worst holiday shopping season since the economy nearly imploded in 2008. But some experts say all that doom and gloom should be sweet Christmas music to the ears of holiday shoppers looking to score good deals.

    Same-store sales are projected to rise just 1.6% during the fourth quarter, down from the 3.5% rise for the same period the year before, Morgan Stanley analysts say—which would be the worst showing since the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. November consumer sentiment reached a two-year low, according to a preliminary reading of the Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan Index. And one-in-four Americans are worried about the cost of holiday shopping, a survey by coupon site RetailMeNot.com and research firm Ipsos Public Affairs concluded.”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-bleak-retail-outlook-is-great-for-shoppers-2013-11-19

  43. Good morning CW, et al,

    CW, I didn’t know you were a college professor at one time in your life teaching. I sure wish I would have been one of your students during my college years. During my sophomore and junior years in college back in the early 80’s, I had cobol and pascal courses. Sure would have been nice to have you then.

    Of course, that was before Al Gore created the internet…. 🙂

  44. Good morning William, et al.
    Thanks

  45. HAR HAR …..sounds as though Bashir was advised by HIS BOSS to make A PUBLIC apology. I would say that it was produced by the entire body weight of his boss’s foot upon Bashir’s toes. So far Stewart Varney is about the only one of the British “newcomers” to not yet have his toes stepped on. I sort of like him. At least his financial viewpoints are accurate.

  46. The LIBERAL orientation of MSNBC seems to attract a LOT of FRUITCAKES, like “Christine” Mathews,for one………then Bashir,and our ever lovin Morgan. Easy to see why there is only a couple of nitwits watching MSNBC nationally nearlly 100% of the time. Then when you add Msssss.Boxcar’s twin sister becomes more than most sane people can stand

  47. Good morning CW….
    Surprised to learn that you were once an educator. Boy I would tend to think that in the state of NC you would have been sitting in the middle of a real batch of liberal educators. It would seem that sitting as such would have been a really tough row to hoe. Just a thought,….my own!

  48. Mr.Bill……….
    Great video…..says it all!

  49. William……Re. 6:03 PM
    …………would that have been a “PRURIENT” thought? har har

  50. CW…………Re 7:12 AM
    I tend to believe most of which Morgan Stanley has to say. I have long held that in the retail sales arena it takes $10,000.00 in sales to generate .01 cent of margin………..and discount stores will be the first to feel it. How such stores remain in business is a real mystery to me…..particularly in times which we now are in. You might remember the several re organisations,and subsequent sell out of K-Mart to our ever presententity REARS AND SAWBUCK.

  51. oldsailor.
    Taught computer science in late seventies.
    NC was more conservative then, especially in the county where I taught.

  52. “Well that escalated quickly. Just a week ago we noted that President Obama’s approval rating trajectory was following an increasingly Dubya-esque route and sur eneough, today, a CBS poll shows that a mere 37% “approve” of the job Obama is doing. This is the same poor approval rating as Bush II’s second term at this time and perhaps more ironically comes only a month or so after he crowed of the Republicans’ collapsing polling results during the debt-ceiling debacle. In aggregate, as RealClearPolitics shows, Obama’s approval rating has collapsed to the lowest on record (and likewise his disapproval rating has soared). We await the next ‘distraction’ from the administration’s dismal state of affairs…”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-20/according-cbs-poll-obamas-approval-rating-finally-catches-down-dubya

  53. CW — In case you haven’t already seen this, over at World Net Daily, former Deputy Commander of the Pacific, Gen. Paul Vallely is calling for a mass movement and demonstrations demanding Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, and Republican leadership of the House and Senate all resign. His website is Stand Up America–SUA. You might want to check it out, if you haven’t already.

  54. PS: Gen Vallely is very concerned about the purge taking place in the military–the removal of a host of top ranking military leaders. ( I was glad to see at his website he is aware of Obama’s ties to Iran. )

  55. We all knew the real reason behind Global Warming!

    “Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming.
    The G77 and China bloc led 132 poor countries in a walk out during talks about “loss and damage” compensation for the consequences of global warming that countries cannot adapt to, like Typhoon Haiyan”..

    “Poor countries have demanded that the developed world give them $100 billion annually by 2020 to prepare for the impacts of global warming, such as heat waves and droughts. Brazil even put forward a proposal last week that would have made rich countries pay for historical greenhouse gas emissions.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/20/epic-fail-un-climate-talks-fall-apart-as-132-countries-storm-out/#ixzz2lGx5IBMQ

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