Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Who’s Behind All This?
The administration’s not-so-subtle attempts to control every aspect of American life: religion, free-speech, military intervention against citizens, and attempts at illegal search and seizure. Information is king and mirrors some of the techniques that will be used by the Antichrist during the Tribulation.
Sleight of Hand
Illusionists use tricks of distraction and deception to mask what they are really doing. So, the Obama administration, aided by sycophants in Congress, the media, and deceived followers, is taking advantage of a gullible, trusting public to mold our society into his vision. This vision has been shaped by such fine, upstanding citizens (he says with tongue firmly planted in his cheek) as Bill Ayres, Bernadette Dorn, Jeremiah Wright, George Soros, and their ilk.
The words he speaks; as long as they are first presented on a teleprompter and craftily word-smithed, are being accepted as true by the masses. Figures lie and liars figure is an accepted adage of modern times.
For example, the unemployment statistics produced and celebrated by the government as proof of the success of their policies look and sound good. That is, until one examines the assumptions undergirding them. The 8% the nation is crowing over is, in reality, closer to 21% unemployment when one considers the fake assumptions the published statistic is based upon. The low published number ignores that the following are not considered part of the workforce:
1. Persons Under 16
3. Non-Civilian Population (Armed Forces)
4. Persons who do not have jobs, and who have not been actively seeking work in the prior 4 weeks.
The average American cannot decipher the arcane comments in the February Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report published February 3, 2012.
For instance, what does the Bureau mean when it reports on a household survey:
The unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point in January to 8.3 percent; the rate has fallen by 0.8 point since August. (See table A-1.) The number of unemployed persons declined to 12.8 million in January. (See the note and tables B and C for information about annual population adjustments to the household survey estimates.)
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.7 percent) and blacks (13.6 percent) declined in January. The unemployment rates for adult women (7.7 percent), teenagers (23.2 percent), whites (7.4 percent), and Hispanics (10.5 percent) were little changed. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
In January, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs fell to 7.3 million. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 5.5 million and accounted for 42.9 percent of the unemployed. (See tables A-11 and A-12.)
After accounting for the annual adjustments to the population controls, the employment-population ratio (58.5 percent) rose in January, while the civilian labor force participation rate held at 63.7 percent. (See table A-1. For additional information about the effects of the population adjustments, see table C.)
The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons, at 8.2 million, changed little in January. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)
If you are a genuine masochist and want to set your head spinning, you may find the report at: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
John Williams at Shadow Government Statistics shows an unemployment rate in the mid-20s percentile. See http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts for more information and an opportunity to subscribe to his newsletter.
Back to Sleight of Hand
In the last century and before, the rule called Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware) was pretty much a universal rule for commerce.
The Obama posse has become adept at diverting attention from their real agenda to change America into a socialist nation with control firmly resting in the hands of the government. When Rahm Emanuel served as Obama’s chief of staff, he continually referred to the value of stirring up enough things that they could take advantage of in their efforts to remake the United States in the image of Marx, Lenin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, et al. Emanual thinks that in chaos there is victory.
We can look to Obama to be involved in so many efforts that the average American will be unable to keep up and he will be able to pull off the illusionary diversions masking his true purpose. He’s already got us so concerned with losing our jobs or income.
Is Someone Buying Protection for Obama?
With the obfuscation surrounding the birth documentation of the president and his subsequent life, can it be that there are wealthy individuals buying off ethically-challenged people and organizations which possess the data? It is interesting that, so far, no one has had the courage to come out with anything to counter the assertions of the president. To date, no substantive proof has been revealed to establish Obama’s fairy tales as being true.