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  •  This wont look like desperate spin (6+ / 0-)

    or fact-twisting at all.  I say we run with it.

    All in favor say "Aye".

    The motion is carried.  

    Next up on the Technicality Clarification agenda we move to one "Mr. G. Zimmerman"'s request that his sordid criminal charges be clarified to show that he only shot Mr. Martin "in the shirt" which is not explicitly listed as a crime in Florida State Law.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 07:53:34 AM PDT

    •  Wisper - here is the issue (3+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades, badger, Gooserock

      In the fall, just prior to the election when all the summer jobs end, the raw employment numbers will look horrible if there is no seasonal adjustment. Pick the raw numbers, or the seasonally adjusted ones, but you have to be consistent.  

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 08:07:04 AM PDT

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      •  The media typically reports the adjusted number (1+ / 0-)
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        VClib

        thats what wall street predictions are based on, thats what gets reported.

        Just like we always quote the same calculated unemployment number even though there are 3 or 4 different actual ratings.

        Combatting this, on this specific report, will look desperate.

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 08:10:41 AM PDT

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      •  we'll need to be ready (2+ / 0-)
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        Deep Texan, VClib

        If you can do that with the June numbers to make them look better, I'm betting that the Republicans will do the same thing to the September numbers.  It's closer to the election after all.

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