Why do these right wingers hate good news so much? Oh yeah that's right, we have a black president. Nothing good is allowed to happen. Any good news has to be a lie as far as they are concerned.
If Seattle businesses are closing up shop in response to our $15 minimum wage, you wouldn’t know it from our falling unemployment rate:
"King County’s unemployment rate reach[ed] a low not seen since April 2008, data released Tuesday by the state Employment Security Department show.
King County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.3 percent, compared to 4 percent in March and 4.1 percent in April 2014.
Okay, monthly unemployment data is not seasonally adjusted, so the rate will surely rise in May and June as college and high school graduates join the workforce (like it does every year). And of course, it will take years—maybe even a couple decades—to fully suss out the employment effect (if any) of Seattle’s phased-in $15 minimum wage.
But again, if employers are cutting back on hiring in anticipation of rising labor costs—like $15 critics insist a rationally self-interested employer would—you wouldn’t know it from our falling unemployment rate.
But, you know, one #$%$ chain pizza place closed, so screw the data."
“Look, first of all, the climate is changing,” Bush said. “I don’t think the science is clear what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. And for the people to say the science is decided on, this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you.”
Actually, it’s pretty easy to understand scientists’ best estimate of what fraction of recent warming is man-made — all of it. Jeb Bush asserts this issue is “convoluted,” but in fact it is so widely accepted that every major government in the world — including China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia — signed off on that finding almost two years ago.
I’m speaking of the findings of the IPCC’s 2013 Summary for Policymakers Fifth Assessment of the scientific literature. A key IPCC conclusion was that scientists are 95 to 100 percent certain humans are responsible for most of the added warming since 1950. They further explain that “the best estimate of the human-induced contribution to warming is similar to the observed warming over this period.”
To repeat, the best estimate is that humans are responsible for all of the warming we have suffered since 1950. Again, every major government in the world signed off on this finding, just like every other line in the Summary.
As for degree of certainty, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, explained last year, “The science linking human activities to climate change is analogous to the science linking smoking to lung and cardiovascular diseases.” I guess for Jeb the question of whether smoking is bad for your health is “convoluted” — and it’s “just really arrogant” for the Surgeon General and other medical professionals “to say the science is decided on.”
George senior was the last vet. his son was worse than a draft dodger and would have had a dishonorable discharge if not for his fathers position.
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger by now if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been banned in the 1980s, according to research.
Models also show that at certain times, a large hole would have opened up at the other end of the globe.
The Arctic hole would have been large enough to affect northern Europe, including the UK, scientists say.
The Montreal Protocol is regarded as one of the most important global treaties in history.
The protocol provides a lesson for the future and we must hope that the coming climate change talks show the same foresight
Dr Jonathan Shanklin, British Antarctic Survey
It was signed in 1987 after the discovery of a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic, the part of the upper atmosphere where ozone is found in high concentrations.
Ozone absorbs ultraviolet radiation, preventing most of it from reaching the ground.
Concerted international action led to the signing in Montreal of a UN agreement which phased out ozone-depleting chemicals, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - once widely used in fridges and spray cans.
The new research, led by scientists at the University of Leeds, simulated what the ozone hole would have been like today if nothing had been done
For less than two years and you expected Obama to do eeverything on the democrat agenda without bringing the republicans along? Obama tried to work with the GOP which was a big mistake that cost him two years.
What are you smoking? "BTC REPORTS: 2015 Budget Undermines North Carolina's Competitiveness.
By Tazra Mitchell, Cedric Johnson & Alexandra Forter Sirota
Budget & Tax Center
The 2015 state budget, passed by the NC General Assembly and signed by Governor McCrory, undermines North Carolina’s competitive position in the 21st century global economy. Lawmakers failed to provide a high-quality education for all children, protect natural resources, support community-based economic development, or provide adequate health and human services to North Carolina residents. By neglecting to make such investments, state leaders are hampering the recovery of struggling communities and failing to build a foundation for an economy that works for all. These shortcomings in the budget are another reminder that the state cannot afford the growing cost of the 2013 tax plan, which drained resources for schools and other basic services to mainly benefit high-income households.
Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research . A Liberal left wing blub? Come on Hitch that cut and past of yours is a right wing blogger with an agenda . Maybe Kansas city is doing well but the rest of the state is still lagging and the state is out of money. You had to search a lot to find a blogger who would make the claims you posted.
No one has a serious discussion with you little z. Yes, John Kerry who was much maligned by a right wing hate group served honorably was decorated more than once just as the others mentioned before he became a politician. He didn't avoid combat buy having his father get him in a guard unit or escape with a lot of educational deferments. He volunteered, and served doing his job as he was asked to do it whether he agreed or not.
Ask a vet about it little Z. It isn't great but it is far better than it was. There is only so much Obama can do by executive order, Major funding has to go through congress.
So by default I'm not a liberal? Sorry, but there are many vets and active duty that do not support your closed #$%$ medieval thinking. We could start with Colin Powell, Dwight D Eisenhower, Bob Dole, John Kerry, and many more who are far more progressive than the present radical GOP and Tea Party which makes even Ronald Reagan look like a socialist that served honorably in the military in time of war. The fact is the right is not conservative, they are only seeking to be in power and have never conserved anything from the nations money to the environment. Your darlings, Bush, Cheney, McConnell, Boehner, Rubio, Cruz, Christie, Romney, Fiona, Jindal, Palin, Walker, Carson have all avoided service while being more than willing to lie to send others off to die.
And this Hitch?
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says employment growth in Kansas has been lagging behind the rest of the nation.
Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research updated on Monday employment forecast. It shows that while employment grew by 2.1 percent nationally in the last 12 months, in Kansas it grew by just 1.1 percent.
The center's updated employment also anticipates Kansas employers will add 18,868 jobs this year.
That represents a job growth of 1.4 percent this year in Kansas with a fraction of a percent growth in Wichita.
The updated 2015 forecast anticipates service sectors in the state will have the most growth, led by the professional and business sectors and the leisure and hospitality industry.
Federal and state government jobs are expected to decline.
Boy Hitch that is really poor. You are comparing KC KS to KC Mo and saying that represents the state? Kansas is going deeper in debt at the cost of it's future due to your GOP trickle down schemes. You are destroying what was a fine education system probably because you want to replace it with home schooling vouchers. Face it Kansas is proof trickledown is a failure just like 30 years of federal policy has shown.
May 14, 2015 Kansas center for economic growth
Proponents of Kansas’ unprecedented tax policy changes talk a lot about the creation of private sector jobs in Kansas. The conversation may lead you to believe their claim that the state is seeing success as a result of the tax cuts. Kansas’ private sector job growth reveals that upon closer examination of the tax policy changes, they have not lived up to expectations.
Look at Growth Rate
If you look only at the number of jobs created, it is impossible to compare Kansas to other states, except for those with roughly the same number of people. The only way we can compare our growth to a state the size of California or Texas or any other state is by looking at the growth rate.
For example, Kansas has created over 42,000 private jobs since the tax changes went into effect (January 2013). That may sound like a lot, but it’s misleading. For example, Idaho created over 38,000 private jobs in the same period, so it looks like Kansas outperformed them. But Idaho only has 1.6 million people, while Kansas has 2.9 million. When you put the number of jobs in the context of the number of people living in the state, Idaho’s private sector job growth rate is an enviable 7.5% while Kansas’ is only about half that at 3.8%, showing that growth rate is the most important way to compare states.
They also under performed the nation and the region Kansas 3.8% region 3.9% nation 5.2%
What’s more, both Idaho and Utah have such strong job growth while having a higher tax on their wealthier residents than we do in Kansas. Clearly, these states have found a way to grow their economy without handing out big tax breaks that hurt our schools and other vital services the way Kansas did.
It’s time Kansans stop pretending that the unprecedented tax changes are helping our economy. The raw number of new jobs may lead you to believe we are on a prosperous path, but the job growth rate never lies.
That would be "than" little z. What kind of english did they teach you in China? No, he is not me. If you'll notice the quotes, neither is my post. Disagreeing with intelligent people doesn't make you look smart little z.