Hey there buddy. Been away for a while and hope to be back in the game real soon. I'm glad to see you're still around!
From U.S. gov't. web site: "U.S. adult population grows by about 2 million / yr. which means 1.3 million jobs/year need to be created." I suppose their claim about jobs needed takes into account retirees and disabled adults, etc...I hope this helps answer your original question.
Later in same report, "In 2011 & 2012 we've averaged 155k jobs / month - nearly half of what is required to keep up with population growth in a healthy economy."
"5.4 million people on benefits, 2.1 million of which are on extended Fed. Emergency Aid."
"In the past 2 years we've been averaging 360k-390k new unemployment apps./week..."
By my math that means 375k x 4.3 wks. in a month = 1.613 million applications/month.
"Since the end of the recession in mid '09, the work force has declined by 8 million."
Chem my friend, I appreciate the "fish" you throw us, but how about teaching this guy to fish a little like you. What book(s) would you recommend as a starting place? TIA
You just made me feel better about closing my modest position in silver bullion. Hope all is well with you. I'm slowly getting back in the game. Happy trading all.
YDM, you and I don't always see eye to eye, but I agree with you here. I understand it seems like we're wasting time & money, but it is cheaper than throwing out our values.
<The only answer I come up with is somehow they have to maintain your "wealth".Meaning, they have to prop up the markets so the average guy and gal have a chance or think they have a chance.
IF that's their game plan, they will be printing again realsoon, and we better take advantage as long as we can endure it.>
Pardon the simple-mindedness of this architect, but how is anybody going to maintain their wealth upon a global currency collapse? (Assuming I have your premise correct). What form will your riches be stored and converted in order to protect your wealth? Currency will be worthless, physical gold will be confiscated and/or declared illegal (refer to US History books)...it seems to me that outright land/property ownership is the place to be. I suppose property taxes would sky rocket, but not sure how they'd be levied if your nation's currency has collapsed. Just my 2 cents if we're talking about the sky falling.
lmao depeche! I'm glad to return after several weeks away and find someone besides me appreciates chemaes's contributions. Chem buddy, don't let the douche bags get under your skin.
Good weekend to all. I hope I can get off the bench and back in the game soon!
It's a regular family reunion around here today, eh?!Great to see old names from the past. I hope all is well with you old farts.
I am a Ron Paul supporter. I own his manifesto on CD. As a Kentuckian, I voted for his son Rand and follow him on facebook.
Looking at the thread display it appears you've taken offense with the article link I provided. I offered the link because the story eventually explained that the delegate count is a bit of an exercise in fuzzy math. The media makes claims of definite delegate counts which are factually untrue. Most people, including myself until recently, are ignorant of how this primary system works. I am still learning.
I hope your comments about R.P. never caving prove to be true. I'd be greatly disappointed in the man and his message if he were to sellout.
Apparently I've been away too long. I can't believe I'm reading personal retorts from my long-time SLW bud, Chemaes. I'm as tickled by the replies as I am astounded by their discovery. Looks like I have some threads to scan to see what brought this on.
Doing alright there my friend?
Whatever douche bag picked a fight with you is certainly mentally challenged.
This may help with some of your delegate questions. Read beyond the first few paragraphs for primary/caucus process.
Well my friend, any chance this might be an indicator for the broader market? There was a big story out a week or two ago showing a correlation between economic/employment numbers like we see today during an election year. Historically we've seen 10-15% pullback in those years. Just a thought from the fringes.GLTA
I'm glad to see you're still here and posting useful info. It appears my "stay away from the game" will be extended further than anticipated. Hope to be back soon. GLTA
blah blah blah. TEA party = action as you spoke for. Only plan that = deficit reduction comes from TEA party (not actually a party) and now the establishment is determined to try to paint them as the scapegoat. S&P said downgrade was avoidable "had" cut, cap & balance bill been passed. Oh yeah, teacup Obama bashing S&P too. Go figure.
Be careful coup, you're beginning to tread on that same slippery slope I was on a few months ago. Don't let the newbies get to you. You still have friends here.
coup! great to see an old familiar name. chemaes still posts here on occasion, but you're right, this board has gone to the dogs. It started late last year and has continued its slide. I hope you stick around. There are a few here that still make a true contribution.
I'm about to finalize my divorce and once I get a couple nickles to rub together I'll be back in the game. Not that my input has ever been of great importance to anyone, but at least I used to try to be informative here.
As things stand today the U.S. is in debt approx. 40,000 for every man, woman and child. Yes, by all means, spend more. We can make it up by either directly taxing the population or print more money which devalues the dollar and thereby indirectly taxes us all.
My silence should not be misconstrued as capitulation. Let's just say we agree to disagree and leave it at that.
There's no stopping this machine anyway, so I'll see you in the bread line. Happy investing. GLTA