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  •  Pick a number, any number between 1 and 10 (5+ / 0-)

    now mutiply it by 2

    then mutiply the result by 5

    divide the product by the numbr you first thought of,

    Take the remainder and subtract 7.

    voila - a 3% unemployment rate!

    (Or, you can keep the 42 rating - the answer to everything).

    •  Percentages are really tricky! (5+ / 0-)

      Anyway, the bottom line is as follows:

      If public corporations want to participate in the economy, the trade and exchange of goods and services, they have to be players. They cannot just stand on the sidelines, yelling encouragement and keeping score. Nor is it enough to let the players filch from the public purse, like runners in a marathon grabbing a quick drink. It’s not so much a matter of not being hors the combat, since the economy isn’t a contest or a conflict; it’s more a matter of not trying to be a music director, when one can’t read the score. Fact is that our public corporations have become the refuge of the incompetent and the incontinent. Republicans, in particular, suffering from diarrhea of the mouth.

      If I understand it correctly, people laid off by public corporations are not considered unemployed. Ergo, people employed by public corporations (all governmental bodies) are not considered employed. So, it they don't count, it doesn't matter what one does with them.
      It's sort of like saying people who aren't getting medical care aren't sick. So, if fewer sick people are wanted, provide less care.
      I think that's how binary logic works. Obviously, there are false equivalencies being employed. But, how do we get rid of them, when some people's brains insist on setting them up?

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 06:53:08 AM PST

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    •  Unless the statistics are compiled after dark (3+ / 0-)

      On a Tuesday when there is a Venus conjuncts Mars and there are no Doctor Who reruns on BBC America during the preceding 23.87 hours.

      If that's the case a left handed bonobo rolls a pair of dice and the unemployment rate one half the total amount rolled.

      "I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role." - Eleanor Roosevelt. I would like to add that I am a happy atheist!

      by Rogneid on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:15:10 AM PST

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