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Greensboro Guilford County NC jobless rates drop, April 10, 2014, Fewer people working and jobs lost, Greensboro News Record accurate report, Labor force has plummeted in NC

Greensboro Guilford County NC jobless rates drop, April 10, 2014, Fewer people working and jobs lost, Greensboro News Record accurate report, Labor force has plummeted in NC

“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

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

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

 

 

I applaud the Greensboro News Record for this accurate jobs report April 10, 2014.
“Jobless rate falls again in Guilford, but what does it mean?”

“Greensboro’s unemployment rate keeps dropping, but that may not mean that more people are working.

Since February 2013, this region’s unemployment rate has dropped from 9.9 percent to 6.9 percent this February, according to statistics released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce. The numbers are not adjusted for seasonal variations in hiring patterns.

But the employment pie is shrinking, so the number doesn’t necessarily mean more people have landed jobs.

And because the state surveys employment in a variety of ways, one measurement is up, and one is down, sending mixed messages.

A simple count shows that 1,970 more people say they’re working, compared with February a year ago, but the Greensboro-High Point labor force, defined as people who are employed or unemployed and actively seeking work, has dropped from 370,500 in February 2013 to 360,500 this past February.

That suggests that many people simply have stopped looking for work, local economists have said in recent months.

Perhaps the best measure of jobs, UNCG economist Andrew Brod said, is the survey of establishments that asks how many workers they employ.

Wednesday’s establishment survey shows that the Greensboro-High Point metro area lost 800 jobs between February 2013 and February 2014.”

Read more:

http://m.news-record.com/business/article_3f1582e4-bff4-11e3-8341-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm

From Citizen Wells March 29, 2014.

“We have the Obama administration touting job creation.

Governor Pat McCrory of NC is pleased with the improvement in the jobs situation.

The truth has stayed mostly hidden or under reported.

To fix a problem it is important to:
A) Acknowledgement the problem.
B) Understand the problem.

It appears that neither A or B is the case.

The Labor Force Participation Rate in NC has dropped 4 percent since Obama took office in January 2009 and 1.7 percent since Pat McCrory took office in January 2013.

The real unemployent rate in the US and NC?

Well over 10 percent.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/nc-unemployment-rate-drops-while-labor-force-plummets-participation-rate-drops-4-since-obama-took-office-1-7-since-mccrory-took-office-nc-losing-jobs-and-workers/

God only knows the impact of part time jobs on NC employment and the economy.

 

 

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Jeri Wright daughter of Jeremiah Wright indicted, April 10, 2013, Money laundering false statements testimony, TUCC fruit, The chickens have come home to roost

Jeri Wright daughter of Jeremiah Wright indicted, April 10, 2013, Money laundering false statements testimony, TUCC fruit, The chickens have come home to roost

It was more that Wright served as a matchmaker,” said Carolyn, a 20-year member of Trinity who has played a role in church administration and knows the Obamas personally.

“He kept his eye on the young guys coming up in Trinity,” she said, “and if he spotted someone that acted or looked gay, then Wright would give them kind of a guidance counselor-type direction on how to keep down low – how to do the things they wanted to do, but then also getting married and looking ‘respectable’ – being part of black society.”...WND October 2, 2012

“Why did Donald Young, Bill Gwatney, Christopher Kelly, Andrew Breitbart and others with information about Obama all die under mysterious circumstances?”…Citizen Wells

“Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.”…Matthew 7:17 

As Jeremiah Wright of TUCC stated years ago “The chickens have come home to roost.”

The fruits of TUCC: Murder, crime and corruption.

From the McHenry County Blog April 10, 2013.

“Broader Indictment in $1.25 Million Pat Quinn Era State Grant for “We are Our Brother’s Keeper” Adds the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter”

“SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Three indictments returned today by the grand jury in Springfield, Ill., collectively broaden allegations of fraud related to a $1.25 million state grant awarded in 2009 to We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, a not-for-profit program owned by Regina R. Evans, former police chief for Country Club Hills, Ill., and her husband, Ronald W. Evans, Jr., also
formerly employed with the Country Club Hills Police Department.

The grant agreement provided for an estimated 40 participants to receive bricklaying and electrical  pre-apprenticeship training and GED preparation, at the Regal Theater, another entity owned by the Evanses.

Regina, 50, and her husband, Ronald Evans, 45, are charged in a third superseding indictment with fraudulent use of grant funds, specifically

  • wire fraud (three counts)
  • money laundering (seven counts each)
  • conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering (one count)

According to the indictment, at the time of the alleged fraud, from February 2009 to June 2010, Regina and Ronald Evans owned various for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including the

  • Prime Time Group, Inc.,
  • the Regal Theater, LLC., and
  • We Are Our Brother’s Keeper (WAOBK.)

In February 2009, on behalf of WAOBK, Evans and her husband applied for grant funding offered under the Employment Opportunities Grant Program and administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO.) In September 2009,

DCEO disbursed the $1,250,000 award for the two-year period, beginning on June 1, 2009, and ending on May 31, 2011. In fact, the indictment alleges that little, if any, of the training provided in the grant agreement, was ever completed.

Following the return of a prior superseding indictment against the Evanses, in June 2012, the grand jury investigation continued relating to unindicted offenses and persons, including potential money laundering offenses.

The investigation included a review of more than $100,000 in checks issued by the Evanses and Ricky McCoy, Regina Evans’ brother, involving grant funds and made payable to various associates of the Evanses, including McCoy and Jeri L. Wright, purportedly for work done by associates under the grant program.

[The Chicago Sun-Times says Jeri L. Wright is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s daughter.]The grant came through just months after U.S. Senator Barack Obama resigned his seat.]

The indictment alleges that more than $60,000 from the proceeds of the checks was deposited back into accounts which the Evanses controlled.

Another indictment returned today charges Jeri L. Wright, 47, of Hazel Crest, Ill., with money laundering (two counts), making false statements to federal law enforcement officers (two counts), and giving false testimony before a grand jury (seven counts), related to the investigation of the alleged fraudulent use of grant funds.

According to the indictment, Wright, a close friend and associate of the Evanses, allegedly received three checks in November 2009, totaling approximately $28,000, purporting to be for work related to the grant, and approximately $20,000 of the proceeds of the checks was allegedly deposited back into accounts controlled by the Evanses.

The indictment further alleges that Wright made false statements to federal law enforcement officers when she was interviewed on various occasions in 2012, and that on Nov. 7, 2012, Wright made materially false statements to the grand jury.”

Read more:

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2013/04/10/broader-indictment-in-1-25-million-pat-quinn-era-state-grant-for-we-are-our-borthers-keeper/

 

Thanks to commenter RMinNC.

Kiferbaum pleads guilty, April 10, 2013, Rezko Levine Blagojevich Obama ties, Children’s Memorial Hospital shakedown, Pamela Meyer Davis wiretap, IL Health board rigging

Kiferbaum pleads guilty, April 10, 2013, Rezko Levine Blagojevich Obama ties, Children’s Memorial Hospital shakedown, Pamela Meyer Davis wiretap, IL Health board rigging

“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

From My Fox Chicago April 10, 2013.

“Another piece of unfinished business in the decade-long investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration has been dealt with in federal court in Chicago.

Building contractor Jacob Kiferbaum pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted extortion in an amended plea deal. It calls for a prison term of about two years when he is sentenced July 17.

Kiferbaum admitted he and others with links to Blagojevich threatened to deny state permission for a suburban hospital’s expansion unless the hospital hired Kiferbaum for the job.

A 2003 investigation into the scheme spawned other investigations that eventually toppled dozens of Illinois powerbrokers, including Blagojevich himself.”
Read more:

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/21933398/jacob-kiferbaum-exec-pleads-guilty-in-rod-blagojevich-related-case#ixzz2Q5aAtbsQ

Some background from Citizen Wells September 2, 2012.

“Was Barack Obama the original plan for the presidency by the DNC and Chicago Machine? Rod Blagojevich envisioned himself in that office. But in a high
profile position as Governor of Illinois, with brashness by nature and a less stealthy approach to pay to play politics than Obama, the feds began investigating him in 2003 and reports soon hit the Chicago media of corruption in his administration.

The bulk of the charges in the Criminal complaint, indictment and evidentiary proffer and indeed, what the Tony Rezko trial centered around, took place from 2003 to 2005. They include much activity involving the TRS, Teacher Retirement System, Hospital construction approval, a plan to shakedown Children’s Memorial Hospital, appointments to state government such as Ali Ata to the Illinois Finance Authority and real estate transactions involving Blagojevich’s wife Patti.”

“Hospitals:

“The brief conversation was between Levine and Rezko on April 24, 2004, just three days after Levine said he and Rezko had rigged a vote of a state hospital
planning board to approve a controversial hospital in Crystal Lake. Hospital contractor Jacob Kiferbaum was going to pay Levine and Rezko $1 million in
bribes if the Crystal Lake facility won approval, Levine has testified.

Levine testified that he called Rezko on April 24 to set up a meeting to discuss their next shakedown target: Children’s Memorial Hospital. Just minutes
before Levine called Rezko, Levine had hung up with a money manager from the investment banking firm Bear Stearns named Nicholas Hurtgen, who prosecutors say was a confederate in past Levine kickback schemes.” Rezko trial, March 21, 2008 

So, why would the prosecution of Blagojevich be delayed despite the fact that he profoundly affected the citizens and state of IL?”

“The following facts make the argument that Rod Blagojevich should have been arrested long before December 8, 2008 and before Tony Rezko.

  • Blagojevich began scheming as soon as he entered office. From the Blagojevich arrest press release. “The charges include historical allegations that Blagojevich and Harris schemed with others – including previously convicted defendants Antoin Rezko, Stuart Levine, Ali Ata and others – since becoming governor in 2002 to obtain and attempt to obtain financial benefits for himself, his family and third parties, including his campaign committee, Friends of Blagojevich, in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state employment, state contracts and access to state funds.”
  • Pamela Meyer Davis began wearing a secret FBI wiretap  in late 2003 to record conversations involving state health planning board.
  • Most of the corruption in the Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine and Rod Blagojevich indictments took place between 2003 and 2005. Counts 1, 2 and 4 in the Blagojevich Indictment were eventualy dropped. Those counts covered that time period and represented approximately half of the indictment.
  • “FBI Special Agent Daniel Cain, the primary case agent on the investigation into Levine and Rezko, is on the stand now in testimony that is laying the foundation for entering the wiretaps into evidence. Cain said the investigation, dubbed Operation Board Games by the federal agents, began in December 2003 and was prompted by information gleaned from an informant whom he did not identify. That witness, he said, took part in meetings with two other individuals who were in contact with Levine by phone at his home. Cain said Levine had three phone lines in his North Shore home. Federal agents recorded conversations on those lines April 8-May 21, 2004. Those dates span the time when Levine, Rezko and others allegedly were working to rig the hospital board vote on a Mercy Health System hospital proposal for Crystal Lake and other kickback schemes prosecutors claim they were engaged in.” Rezko trial March 12, 2008″

Read more:

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/blagojevich-prosecution-delays-protect-obama-part-1-blagojevich-arrest-delayed-after-2008-election-patrick-fitzgerald-usdoj-had-key-witness-and-crimes/

Kerchner v Obama and Congress, Update, April 10, 2010, ARGUMENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT, Charles Kerchner Mario Apuzzo radio interview, Dr. Kate interview, Youtube video of interview, Obama not natural born citizen

Kerchner v Obama and Congress, Update, April 10, 2010, ARGUMENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

From Charles Kerchner, lead plaintiff in Kerchner v Obama and Congress.

“For Immediate Release – 09 April 2010

Atty Mario Apuzzo Files His ‘ARGUMENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT’ to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Preparation for the Hearing and Argument of the Kerchner v Obama & Congress Appeal Scheduled to be Heard on 29 Jun 2010.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/29687263/

Charles Kerchner
Commander USNR (Retired)
Lead Plaintiff
Kerchner v Obama & Congress
http://puzo1.blogspot.com/
http://www.protectourliberty.org/

Charles Kerchner, Attorney Mario Apuzzo interview 4/7/2010 on the Dr. Kate Revolution Show.

April 10, 2008, April 11, 2008 polls, polling data, Obama, Clinton, McCain, Obama slipping, Associated Press-Ipsos national poll, AOL poll

Barack Obama has lost his 10 point lead over John McCain in a presidential matchup. Obama and McCain are in a statistical tie in a Associated Press-Ipsos national poll taken Thursday, April 10, 2008. Obama dropped 10 points among women from February to April. Clinton and Obama basically maintained their prior positions against each other.

The results from a unscientific poll taken  on AOL, Friday, April 11, 2008 at 9:00 EDST are as follows:

Who do you think will win the Democratic nomination?
Barack Obama 63%
Hillary Clinton 37%