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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Thu Oct 27th 2011, 09:24 AM
http://www.gallup.com/poll/150365/Gallup-F...


October 27, 2011
Gallup Finds Significant Drop in Unemployment During October
Unemployment, without seasonal adjustment, fell to 8.3% in the 30 days ending Oct. 23
by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist

PRINCETON, NJ -- Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 8.3% for the 30 days ending Oct. 23 -- down sharply from 9.0% for the 30 days ending Sept. 4. Over the same period last year, Gallup's U.S. unemployment rate was steady or increasing, suggesting the lower unemployment Gallup has measured in recent weeks is not fully the result of seasonal hiring patterns. As a result, the government next week is likely to report a seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate of less than 9.0%.

See 2010 comparison to 2011 graph at link
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Mon Oct 24th 2011, 03:47 PM
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/...

Karl Rove sticks a fork in Herman Cain

By ALEXANDER BURNS | 10/24/11 10:01 AM EDT

The Republican super-strategist pulls out a whiteboard on Fox News to tick off Herman Cain's self-destructive mistakes, concluding: "I think it has created an image of him as not being up to this task. Thatís really deadly."


Video at link

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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Wed Sep 28th 2011, 10:13 AM
Watched him last night on C-SPAN. I can see why Republicans and maybe Indies would like him. He seems intelligent and
well spoken. He doesn't talk specifics - but he does have an air of honesty, straight-forwardness completely lacking in W2 and Mittens.

I am glad he isn't running because I think he might be hard to beat, even with all the crazy, rude, and temper-driven
displays they've been airing of him. If he ended up winning and with a Republican congress, we would be
really screwed. The American people would be really screwed.
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in The DU Lounge
Thu Sep 22nd 2011, 09:06 AM
This is a virus where Conduit.com takes over a search engine. It attaches to it
and redirects all actions. I use Google Chrome. When I open
and begin a search in Google, I am redirected to Bing. I hate Bing.

The virus also slows computer response time and f's up page scrolling.

I have done a complete anti-virus scan. I have downloaded three
approved malware softwares. I have conduit.com and every variation thereof on my
restricted/blocked sites. And the virus will not go away!!!

Help...
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Sep 07th 2011, 02:08 PM
"We know he had a 2.2 at A&M" (out of 4)
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Fri Sep 02nd 2011, 08:35 AM
http://web.sba.gov/faqs/faqindex.cfm?areaI...

In 2009,there were 27.5 million businesses in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy estimates.The lastest available Census data show that there were 6.0 million firms with employees in 2007 and 21.4 million without employees in 2008. Small firms with fewer than 500 employees represent 99.9 percent of the total ( employers and nonemployers), as the most recent data show there were about 18,311 large businesses in 2007.

Source:Office of Advocacy estimates based on data from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Census Bureau, and trends from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labour Statistics, Business Employment Dynamics.


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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in The DU Lounge
Wed Aug 31st 2011, 09:08 PM
going to a private vineyard in Napa for a wine tasting
with the owner. I would put us at somewhere on the
very lower end of intermediate wine connoisseurs.

What do we say? What do we ask?
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Wed Aug 31st 2011, 06:20 PM
One against cancer and one against Alzheimer's.

My uncle died on Sunday. He thought the busy street in front of his house was the ocean.

My dad, after 16 years of gradual memory loss, is on the verge of advanced Alzheimer's. He still
drives to the store and to the barber. He still goes bowling and still pulls a slot machine arm (although
he tries to put real quarters in, which ended years ago). But, at night, he becomes so disoriented. Strangely,
just days before his brother died he thought his brother had indeed died. He was obsessed and worried he
wasn't dressed right for a funeral.

My dad had 5 brothers, all who have died of some form of dementia.

All left kind and caring wives who bravely watched all the memories of their happy
lives be forgotten.

My wish...that we pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan COMPLETELY and earmark every single war dollar
to finding a cure for these horrible diseases. And I say to all on the religious right, trust me,
if there is a god, I think he/she would want it that way
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Thu Aug 25th 2011, 07:18 AM
http://www.cnbc.com/id/44255523

Jim Brown, president of Western Hemisphere, said many of the new hires will be sent to North Dakota's oil-rich Bakken shale, which is one of the largest oil finds in U.S. history and where Cramer broadcast a special episode of "Mad Money" on Wednesday. Brown said Halliburton is currently hiring across the board--from MBAs to unskilled workers.

"If you have a willingness to work and an aptitude to learn with a high school education, within a year-and-a-half to two years, you can become a front-line supervisor. That job will pay $125,000 to $130,000 a year," Brown said. "It's a tremendous opportunity. You gotta come to North Dakota, but what we're doing here, we're replicating across the nation."


NORTH DAKOTA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AS OF JULY 2011 WAS 3.3%

Great interactive state by state unemployment chart:


http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?d...
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in The DU Lounge
Tue Aug 23rd 2011, 07:59 PM
I am now and it's exhausting

I have read that it stems from insecurity in childhood.

Example: "My steak is overdone"
Defensive Answer: "I didn't pick this restaurant...I wanted to go to X restaurant..You picked this place"
Normal Response: "Oh no, let's call the waiter to the table."
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Mon Aug 22nd 2011, 08:58 PM
Dying.

A 100+ year old pecan tree in my mother-in-law's lawn has died

Lawn's are now hay

Herb's are frying in the heat, even with twice a day watering

The temp has been over ONE HUNDRED for 47 Plus days

Cattle ranchers are depleting their herds -- literally no water to feed them

http://www.lcra.org/water/drought/index.ht...

The 10 months from October 2010 through July 2011 have been the driest for that 10-month period in Texas since 1895, when the state began keeping rainfall

Governor Perry prayed for rain in April.......
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion
Mon Aug 22nd 2011, 08:58 PM
Dying.

A 100+ year old pecan tree in my mother-in-law's lawn has died

Lawn's are now hay

Herb's are frying in the heat, even with twice a day watering

The temp has been over ONE HUNDRED for 47 Plus days

Cattle ranchers are depleting their herds -- literally no water to feed them

http://www.lcra.org/water/drought/index.ht...

The 10 months from October 2010 through July 2011 have been the driest for that 10-month period in Texas since 1895, when the state began keeping rainfall

Governor Perry prayed for rain in April.......
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Aug 09th 2011, 02:13 PM
I say, hell no, they did it to us in the 2008 Dem primary.

The way I see it, a T-bagger will win Iowa (closed caucus)

But New Hampshire is a state where we could have a major impact if we were
truly organized and got the word out. Romney thinks he's got NH in the bag.

The New Hampshire Primary is scheduled for January 24th. It is open!

New Hampshire Dems could all vote for the wingnut that wins Iowa !

The South Carolina Primary is schedule for January 28th. It is currently open..but get
this ! The Reps want to close their primaries, but a U.S. District Court judge ruled that they cannot do that and must resort to a convention or caucus if they want to keep out independent voters, who currently may pick a party on Election Day. As of May 31, 2011, the GOP had asked the judge to reconsider.

SEE, they are thinking one step ahead.

2012 Primary Schedule:
http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.co... /

Open/Closed Primary States:
http://www.fairvote.org/open-and-closed-pr...




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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Aug 09th 2011, 08:41 AM
He didn't do it last year against White, his democratic opponent - he aimed higher - campaigning against Obama.

A Perry strategist was interviewed by The Atlantic and spoke about a Perry campaign strategy..

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv... /

<snip>

Another key element of the as-yet preliminary Perry campaign plan: To direct his attacks from the outset at President Obama, not his potential Republican rivals.

"We are not going to run against the other candidates," Carney said. "If he runs, he will be out there campaigning on what he would bring to the table in terms of running against Obama."

"Voters are going to look for somebody not to beat one of the other candidates but to beat Obama," Carney said. "Our mission would be to get out there and basically demonstrate our ability to take the wood to Obama and do it in a way that isn't personal, but based upon policies and results and a vision for where the country should be."
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Posted by Laura PackYourBags in The DU Lounge
Mon Aug 01st 2011, 03:26 PM
she just tweeted:

I hear Harry Reid got so excited over a possible debt limit deal that his blood pressure went all the way up to 11 over 6
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