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Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:35:55 PM »
We need somewhat faster charge rates than we now have. 

The car that has a 600 mile range....also has a 1 minute charge rate.  I'll see if I can dig up the article from last week...

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:20:44 PM »
If you're a big pile of S**T in the're going to attract a lot of "flies."  Donnie is clearly a big POS....and he has the flies (in his cabinet and elsewhere) to prove it.

Most of you know who Sean Hannity is from FOX.  Some of you may not know who Jeanine Pirro is.  I have mentioned her being 1 of 2 people from FOX that may end up in prison from RussiaGate and its surroundings.

Here's a little background from Wikipedia about Jeanine and her ex husband.....both of which happen to have a little history with Donnie long before Donnie ran for office.

You should also note that Jeanine ran for Senate in 2006 during the Republican primary race.  That was the year that Hillary ran (and won) the Senate race.  Turns out Pirro backed out of the Republican primary race near the end....because the polls had Hillary trouncing her.

It looks like Jeanine is still chasing after Hillary as well...... interesting backdrop to Jeanine of FOX's fake journalists:

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:29:18 PM »

BMW coming out with a Tesla 3 competitor in 2021 with 435 mile range and prices similar to the Tesla 3.

By can wee why we will likely be talking about cars on the introductory level with about 250 miles of range (instead of 100 - 150 now)....and cars at the high end of 600+ (there is already a manufacturer coming out next year with a car that gets 600 miles of range).

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:57:11 PM »
That sounds to me as if the oil price ceiling is set.  And anyone who isn't an idiot should be able to see that peak demand is only a few years away.  EVs are ramping up rapidly.

OPEC Frets About New Flood Of US Oil

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:09:39 PM »
Russia purged suspected spies after Trump dossier release:

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:12:38 PM »
Greed kills....

Right on price increases, the Texas frackers increase production.  If OPEC is going to support the price by cutting.....the frackers will be more than happy to step in and increase production.

As always....the cure for high prices is "higher prices" until additional production kicks in (now).  Same thing happens the other way:  The cure for low prices is LOWER PRICES until production decreases.

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:30:08 PM »
There is no credible evidence of collusion, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and V. Putin at this time. Since considerable resources have been expended in the search for such evidence it becomes increasingly less likely that such evidence will be found.  But this is only the THIRD OR FOURTH TIME that I have tried to explain to those in other countries like AUSTRALIA and CANADA.....that we must not have the same type of criminals that you have in Canada.


Really bazar huh?  How do you do the investigations in Canada?  Do your police dribble out the evidence as they go along so they can tip off the criminals to other future evidence or tip them off as to future lines of inquiry?  Boy....I wish I was a criminal in Canada.  ;)

You see.....I only know what we have from publication of investigative reporting.  Which so far....shows that ALMOST ALL OF DONNIE'S CRONIES HAVE BEEN LYING.    I wonder why they would lie so much?  And continually.  And continually about RUSSIANS.  Probably just a coincidence.... ;)

We also know that Donnie has been lying about his extra marital affairs.  And extra marital affairs PAYOFFS.  When someone lies.....and they continue to lie.....they are trying to hide something...OR MANY THINGS.

You can continue to ignore the overwhelming amount of evidence that is PUBLIC if you wish....or if you have an agreement with someone to do so.  That is up to you.  But I think most of the rest of us will continue to look at things as they progress.....and as more and more evidence to the corrupt administration continues to unfold.

Grab some popcorn....this is going on for quite a while longer.  There is a LOT of corruption yet to unwind.  The complicated stuff of money laundering is yet to come.

Poor little corrupt Vladi won't like that one little bit.  He may have to hire a few more hits before this is over......


The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:14:21 PM »
And who is going to pay for the wall.......?

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:12:31 PM »
I think Lyndsey Vonn or Adam Rippon would be good choices to carry the US flag at the upcoming Olympics (opening and closing ceremonies).

After all.....we want to make lying Mikey as comfortable as possible....

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:02:37 PM »
Although Moron Don....and Lying Sarah Huckabee would have you think otherwise....people around the world think FAR LESS OF THE US UNDER DONALD TRUMP.

Damn those pesky facts.  Although they DO seem to be out of the reach of fake Christian Sarah....they are easily within reach of those with internet access:

Not surprising....that Britain DOESN'T want Donnie on their soil.  Again...a big thumbs up to the Brits.

It will be interesting to see if other democratic countries around the world...especially in Europe.....will continue to shun Donnie.  I will be watching France, Germany, Canada and others.  I think they now understand that the right thing to do is NOT to kowtow to Donnie....but to raise roadblocks to him.  I will especially be watching France (I was disappointed in Macron early on when he invited Donnie to visit). 

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 18, 2018, 03:13:17 PM »
I would expect to see some disappointing "earnings news" from the major "old line" auto makers over the next FEW YEARS.

1)  We may have "peaked" on a "cyclical basis" and thus....may be heading towards a "lull" as we head for the next "trough" in earnings.

2)  The old line major auto makers are having to sell BOTH their "old line" gasoline powered cars....while transitioning to hybrids and all electrics (and all electrics PERIOD).  That is an expensive proposition.

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:45:37 PM »
March 13th special election for a US House seat in Pennsylvania is the next "test" for Moron Don.  This is a district that has been Republican for 16 years....and Donnie carried by almost 20 points.

Now....the race is a "single digits" race.  Donnie is going to be campaigning there.....because he really has no choice.  Donnie HAS to hold on to the US House....or his "Tearing Apart America" program will be slowed down.  He'll still have his executive orders....which will be unwound with the next Democratic president....but he won't have any lasting legislative actions.

Like Alabama....I don't EXPECT the Democrats to win this seat....but I was wrong about the Alabama senate race....and when the polls get into the single digits....anything CAN happen.

There is significant risk for Donnie....because if he loses yet another race that should be an easy Republican "layup".....that will weaken his support from Republicans.  The last thing he wants is a part of Congress to fall into Democratic hands.  Think the committees looking into RussiaGate would be run differently in either the House or the Senate if they were under Democratic control?  Remember....THIS IS A PROCESS and this process takes TIME....

March 13th...mark it on your calendar.  Your turn Pennsylvania..... :)

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:54:11 PM »
I guess if Trump is going to lie about the size of the audience during his inauguration....he may as well lie about his height and weight as well....

Obama is 6'1"....and Mitt Romney is 6'2".....and Trump is "supposedly now 6'3".

Which must make me 7'2"......and make Sarah Huckabee a model.   ::) ::) ::)

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:27:04 PM »
US vehicle sales from 1977 t0 2017.  Sales down from 17.46 mill in 2016 to 17.13 mill last year (2017).

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:26:01 PM »
A couple things to remember....

1) The SAME attorney serves Bannon, Preibus, and Don McGhan (current White House Counsel.....same position as John Dean held in the Nixon administration).   It is my understanding (from my law degree earned at Trump University:) that those three clients have to pretty much be "on the same page", otherwise the SAME ATTORNEY could NOT serve them.

2)  Don McGhan's wife has already turned in her resignation letter a week or two she has already planned to "get out of Dodge".  Is her husband going to follow her out the door?

3)  In a grand jury hearing.....the prosecution, officers of the court, and the jury CAN NOT give out information of the goings on in the case.  THE WITNESSES CAN, however.  AFTER Bannon is questioned...we may hear some of what went on FROM THE WITNESSES.



Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:11:36 PM »
Too much debt means a SIGNIFICANT slowdown is in China's future.  Hard to predict WHEN...but it's definitely coming.  If it happens to come this year or next....when Texas is fracking their hearts out.....that would be a NASTY double whammy.... and may upset the apple cart.

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:32:18 PM »
250,000 Lyft users sold their cars/second cars in 2017....

And yes....this impacts 2nd or 3rd/4th cars primarily.  Eventually it will impact MANY 1st cars...especially those that live in expensive cities like NY, Boston, etc....where it costs a BUNCH to have a parking space(s)....and where it is so easy to get a Lyft/Uber ride...

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
Eight years DOES certainly sound "quick".  And it is.  Here's a paragraph from a recent article (with a link at the bottom of the page):

The bottom line is this: EVs will be better and cheaper than ICEVs at the value end of the biggest volume segments (small SUV and compact car) by 2022. At the higher-priced end of these segments, EVs will already be at parity by 2019. By 2024–2025, EVs will outcompete on both features and price in pretty much every vehicle segment (except rocket ships).

Keep in mind that battery cost dropped by 77% from 2010 to 2016.  The cost is headed to below $100 per KWH sometime in the next 8 years.  Tesla thinks they are going to get there much quicker than the end of NEXT YEAR (and yes...Tesla over promises...that's why I am being "conservative").

One of the interesting things to me....will be a "transition period" where new car buyers may "balk" at buying an ICE car (or ANY CAR) .....and instead wait a couple more years to buy their first EV.  I think that the "meat" of that transition period could start in the early 2020's and be 2 or 3 years for many buyers.

It is that period when the buyer thinks:  "Hmmmmm....its now 2020ish, and EV's now cost the same as ICE vehicles.  Do I really want to plunk down $20K - $100K on a car that is going to be almost worthless in 3 years?  Or do I wait a couple more years as the price continues to drop on EV's?"

During this "transition period" the DEMAND for ICE cars will be sinking QUICKLY. But it may NOT all transition to EV's IMMEDIATELY.  There may be a couple... 2 - 3 years....where some of those buyers balk at buying anything.....knowing that prices are dropping on EV's, and so are values on ICE cars.

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 14, 2018, 07:02:12 PM »
There will be many EV models available, but most likely not in the volumes needed to replace the 65 million cars manufactured worldwide today.

I'm only talking about the 11 - 13 million cars sold IN THE US per year.

The supply blockage....if there will be one.....would be on the battery side.  But again...we're talking about 8 years from now....and the ramp up is logarithmic....and the world is adding battery factories at an increasing rate.  As you are likely aware....there are MANY THINGS "in the works" on the battery side which will push the cost DOWN....and the efficiency UP...some which will bear fruit, and some that won't. 

It's going to be interesting to see....... no matter how it turns out. 

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:13:35 PM »
I just don't see that happening in seven years.  It feels very possible in seventeen years.

It's eight years, not seven (not a big deal....but every year counts...I'm talking about the end of 2025).

Think of it this way....and think about YOURSELF:

Would you buy an ICE car (or ANY CAR) that....

1)  Costs 10% MORE to purchase than an EV car
2)  Costs two times more to maintain (no oil air filter changes....brakes last longer...etc)
3)  Costs TWICE as much to fill with it would to "fill" with electricity.
4) EV's by the end of 2025 will likely have a range of 250 - 600 miles.

Again....I know there are still people with "land lines"....but we're not talking about $50 phones here.  The large manufacturers are NOT going to manufacture cars that only sell 2,000 cars a year...and are on the DOWNWARD SLIDE.

There will....of SMALL SPECIALTY car shops that likely sell in the US after 2025....but I honestly can't see LARGE COMPANIES selling them after that here in the US.

Here's something to look at and think about.  It is two pictures of 5th Avenue in New York City.  Same street....taken 13 years apart.  In 1900 you could see ONE CAR.  Buy 1913 you couldn't see ANY HORSES or Carriages.

Keep in mind I'm not saying there won't be any ICE cars on the road.  I'm only saying there won't be any NEW PASSENGER CAR SALES AFTER 2025.

It will be an interesting ride.....and FOR SURE it is a "future event" that I (or anyone else) doesn't know FOR SURE what the outcome will be.  But I think it will come much faster than most people think.

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:06:06 PM »
One other thing to note on "consciousness of guilt".....and WHO is likely to get caught up in RussiaGate and what I refer to FBIGate (ala Rudy Guiliani, Jason Chaffetz, Nunez, etc):

Who are the people that previously showed....or NOW SHOW.....consciousness of guilt?  There are going to be a LOT of folks caught up in this......

As we go through the next 8 - 18 closely WHAT people do and well as HOW they say it.....and WHO they say it to.  All the time thinking about "consciousness of guilt"....


Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:32:07 PM »

RE evolution of EV's video.  That is why I believe the LAST ICE PASSENGER CAR sold in the US by a large car company will likely take place by the end of 2025.

So....regarding some "psychology" of users:

1)  By the time frame of 2020 - 2022....buyers are going to be thinking:  "Why would I pay the same amount or more for an ICE car that is (a) more expensive to maintain, and (2) more expensive to drive, and (3) will be worthless in 3 years if I want to sell it?

2)  And by 2023 - 2025.....there will be a BOATLOAD (Donnie might say a "shitload"  ;)) of cars to choose from.

Granted....there will STILL be some people that want an ICE car....just as there are people who still want a "land line".  But for car manufacturers......there WON'T BE ENOUGH STRAGGLERS (late adopters) to warrant building ICE cars.

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:12:08 PM »
Seth Abramson discusses Donnie's "consciousness of guilt".  Interesting article.  I love psychology, whether it is in a business setting or legal setting.  And anyone who CLOSELY WATCHED Donnie from the beginning should have seen many "tells" along the way.  As I have noted a few times already....Donnie is NOT good at keeping a good "poker face".

As Seth points out....Donnie shows most of the signs of consciousness of guilt.

Consciousness of guilt defined:

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:20:36 PM »
While much of the US suffers from a nasty flu appears there is yet another disease that is afflicting some people in the US: "Shithole Amnesia".

It appears to strike only Republicans....and specifically Republicans that have meetings with Moron Don.  As is not known whether or not the disease is lethal.....  ;)

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:10:38 AM »
Just when you think he can't go ANY lower.....Donnie manages to crawl UNDER PONDSCUM.

At least Donnie has a new nickname:  Stormy Trump.  Has a nice ring to it.

I wonder if Donnie's lying lawyer, Michael Cohen, will be questioned again by Mueller?

Mueller:  "Mr. Cohen, were you familiar with Stormy, and were you aware that Donald Trump was trying to silence Stormys story of a sexual encounter with Donald Trump?"


The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:53:24 PM »
And after the special election in March just south of looks like Jim Renacci is going out of his way to have the Democrat's roll on into his backyard in Ohio as he runs for the senate.

Boy....Donnie is going to be a BIG HELP to the Republican's this fall.

Hey Jim....if you need some help hitching your wagon to the Donmobile....I'll be more than happy to help you out.   ;)

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:14:35 PM »
OK Pennsylvania 18th's YOUR TURN.  A special election this coming March in a district that went for Moron Don by 20 points is turning out to be a LOT CLOSER THAN IT SHOULD BE.  Where I have heard that before......hmmmmmmmm....... ROLL TIDE....

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »
Former Union Leader Calls Trump A 'Con Man' And 'Liar' As Carrier Lays Off 215 More Workers

That's our Donnie boy..... :o  Sounds like the union leader of knows Donnie pretty well now...

Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:43:04 PM »
Just for you, Buddy, updated table as at 11 Jan. 1.4 million for new record low. (See how I respond to being stroked).


The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:21:48 PM »
Here is a guy that is doing something in a small way to combat the RACIST policies, the SEXIST policies, the policies for the wealthiest over middle America......

This guy is doing something in a SMALL WAY IN HIS DISTRICT.  Maybe you can too.....

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:54:09 PM »
Who knew?  Donnie a racist?  SHOCKING. ;) 

Two years of the same message....and apparently some people are starting to figure it out:

1)  Donnie is a racist
2)  Donnie is NOT into details (sorry F52's unless you play Call Of Duty)
3)  Donnie is lazy.....82 rounds of golf to prove it...
4)  Republicans support Donnie ONLY because he (a) got rid of the estate tax (b) dropped income tax rates on upper income earners (c) he got rid of regulations to safeguard the planet (d) got rid of regulations to hold banks accountable (yea....he lied during the campaign)
5)  He is a continual liar

Who knew?  The way you judge a person is by the company they keep and the people they support.  Anyone who supports Donnie in the smallest way IS A REFLECTION OF DONNIE HIMSELF.

A few months ago I noted that "I have confidence in Donnie to destroy himself" (paraphrased).  When you have someone who is SOOOOOO ill equipped..... so is just a matter of time until he destroys himself.

The next 8 months +/- will be fascinating.  Just how much of a racist is Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan?  We will find out.  Just how much will they put up with?  And what will the reaction be of US citizens?

Fascinating times.......

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 12, 2018, 10:47:44 AM »
Yes.....Donnie is "the gift that keeps on giving"... ..while those on the alt right claim that "the deep state" is out to get Donnie.  LAUGHABLE and pathetic.

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:51:45 PM » the next month or two of numbers BOTH on the weekly jobless claims AND the "monthly jobs" numbers after the end of a month.

Walmart announced layoffs today.....

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:42:39 PM »
Putin is admired by some 85% of Russians, is amazing what feeding Russians lies from Russia Today (and previously Tass) will do.

If everyone in the US were forced to watch FOX.....Donnie would be popular as well.  Fortunately..... we still have freedom of the press..... and some press outlets THAT REPORT FACTS RATHER THAN THE LIES OF FOX OR RUSSIA TODAY.

Russia Today is nothing more than an extension of Vladi.....just as FOX is nothing more than an extension and arm of Donnie.

FOX News:  "The Trump channel....where truth and journalism are dead."

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:57:25 PM »
2)  The "Weekly JobLESS Claims" is reported every Thursday morning in the US (8:30 AM EST) and represents the number of people FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.
6-Jan      250,000
30-Dec    241,000
23-Dec    245,000
16-Dec    245,000
9-Dec      225,000
2-Dec      236,000

You can now add 261,000 unemployment claims for the January 13th reading for jobless claims.[/b]  Up 11,000 over last week....and now at a 3 month high.  Keep watching this number over the coming weeks.  We clearly have a SHORT TERM TURN UP in data since December 9th.....and again, we are at a 3 MONTH HIGH in unemployment claims.

A couple other things to note:  Gasoline prices have increased and could "help" a slowdown.....and the housing market is also a potential headwind, especially more expensive houses.  What will the next 4 weeks of data hold?  We'll have to watch.  At "more meaningful turning points" (ie intermediate term or long term).....there is ALWAYS "mixed data".

If the numbers start getting into the 285,000 - 290,000 area.....Trump admin will start sweating bullets.  And if it gets over 300,000.....sweat will increase.

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:20:11 PM »
Donnie certainly looks to be getting nervous as he is being pushed back into the corner.  And he's "moving the goalposts" on meeting with Mueller.

As I have stated from day 1.....Donnie can NOT have the investigation go through to its completion.  And I do NOT believe that Donnie can sit down with Mueller UNDER OATH.  Mueller's guys have TOO MUCH EVIDENCE on Donnie and company, and HIS ATTORNEYS KNOW THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO LIE. I stated about 10 months ago or so.....Deutche Bank is at the heart of the money laundering with Donnie and Company.  There ARE other banks (right Wilbur...).  But Deutche Bank is certainly involved in a big way.

As Palmer has reported on.....Grassley and Lindsay Graham are NOT making sense.  I have NEVER trusted Grassley.  But Graham....really has done a 180 degree turn.  One thing I continue to see in business is this:  If things don't make sense....THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON BEHIND IT.  And it is usually NOT A GOOD REASON.

What caused Lindsay Graham to do a 180?  Is Palmer suggests....that he might be getting blackmailed by Donnie for something he has done?  Does Donnie "have something on him".

I'll be watching the outcome of WHO is going to be the US Attorney in the Manhattan district.  Donnie is trying to stack it with a law partner of Rudy Guiliani.  It is amazing to me that his nomination has gotten this far.  Both Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer (both from New York) have spoken out strongly about the potential appointment.....and Grassley has SUPPOSEDLY SAID that he will go along with Gillibrand's opposition to the appointment...and supposedly NOT bring up his nomination in committee....which would kill his appointment.


The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:56:36 PM »
I read that in November 2017, Mueller hired a prosecutor that specializes in cyber crime.  Maybe Mueller now has evidence that some in the Trump campaign illegally combined voter data from the GOP with Russian cyber attacks in order to sway the election.

Rachel Maddow covered the same thing on her show as Palmer covered in his article.  Certainly looks like they are FINALLY covering that road.

Policy and solutions / Re: Cars, cars and more cars. And trucks, and....
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:48:55 PM »
U.S. law firm accuses Ford of rigging trucks to cheat emission tests

And yet...some people wonder why we NEED to have businesses regulated....

Policy and solutions / Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:44:50 PM »
If this is not simply a political stunt to help Florida’s governor, why not address complaints from all the other coastal states with “unique tourism“ concerns which do not want drilling off their shores?

Donnie will need every Republican Senator he can over the next 8 - 18 months.  And beady eyed Medicare crook Rick Scott is running for Senator this year in Florida.  Donnie will do ANYTHING HE CAN TO HELP republican senators and POTENTIAL republican senators.

Just as a reminder to those that don't know....Rick Scott was the CEO of Columbian Healthcare when they were found guilty of committing THE LARGEST MEDICARE FRAUD IN US HISTORY at the time.....$1.7 billion dollar fine.

Arctic sea ice / Re: Global sea ice area and extent data
« on: January 10, 2018, 08:33:42 PM »
On 9th January with over a month to go, global sea ice extent is below many previous year's minima.

First...nice chart!!!  Love the info...

Second....not quite 1.7 mill to go in order to set new record low min.

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:09:01 PM »
In the US there are two "jobs numbers" that are watched closely:

1)  The "Monthly Jobs number" is reported shortly after the month is done....and is the "number of jobs added" for the month (net).  I posted that above in another entry....and noted that it has now had 3 years of DECLINING AVERAGE MONTHLY JOBS ADDED:  2015:  226,000........2016:  187,000.....and 2017:  171,000.

2)  The "Weekly JobLESS Claims" is reported every Thursday morning in the US (8:30 AM EST) and represents the number of people FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS.
6-Jan      250,000
30-Dec    241,000
23-Dec    245,000
16-Dec    245,000
9-Dec      225,000
2-Dec      236,000

The jobless claims number is ALSO TRENDING IN THE "WRONG DIRECTION" (more unemployment claims).  We have gone from 225,000 on December 9th to 250,000 last week.  Nothing to get too excited about YET....but certainly bears watching.

Watch the weekly jobless claims on a week-by-week basis to get an idea of where the overall economy is going.  There are "blips" from time-to-time....but generally they are SHORT TERM in duration.  I will be watching CLOSELY over the next few weeks to see if the trend towards MORE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS continues......or if it subsides.

Remember.....Donnie was supposed to be "the jobs president".....except that he produced about 10% FEWER jobs in his first year than President Obama did in 2016.  ???

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:44:09 PM »
This isn't exactly news....

I'm just glad fourth graders aren't allowed to vote....or Donnie may have won the popular vote too....  ???

And for those of you that voted for or supported Trump......he was talking directly to you.   :o

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »
Strong, ethical, moral leader....attract other strong, ethical, and moral people.

Weak, narcissistic, immoral, con men leaders.....attract weak, narcissistic, immoral con men/women.  That is just the way it works in life...

Donnie is the ultimate con man.....and he attracts that type of person to him.  Just look at his cabinet (with the exception of Mattis).

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:03:07 PM »
So it appears that the Russiagate cover-up activities in Russia include murder.

Not surprising.  I'm sure there are several deaths along the way.  Any prostitutes involved have long been "put away."  That's just the way that little Vladi rolls.....

We're in for an exciting year for sure......

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:09:45 PM »

Your analysis of Canada vs the US "government lineup" is right on point.  In team sports it's not just a matter of having "good athletes".... it's a matter of having good athletes IN THE RIGHT POSITIONS.

And in Donnie's world.....not only are their athletes in the wrong position....THEY ARENT GOOD ATHLETES EITHER.

And....the US has the added bonus of having a HORRIBLE HEAD COACH. 😳

The rest / Re: Russiagate
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:23:30 PM »
Here's the 60 Minutes segment on "Russia Today" (RT) last night.  On the one is EXTREMELY dangerous...much like FOX News.  Full of lies and propaganda.  On the other hand....its pretty amazing that people fall for that crap (much like FOX News).

I think Sean Hannity would make a great pundit on Russia Today.  He would fit right in....and he could keep lying without skipping a beat.

Sean Hannity.....making Russia Great Again....

And here's an article and clip about some American journalists that had ventured over to work on the American version of Russia Today.  Again....RT and FOX are two peas in pod....and right now they are both working for Russia....

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:19:09 PM »
Monthly Jobs Numbers for the US by month.  Note...Obama started at the end of January 2009.

The next few months are ones to watch closely. can see the weakening trend over the past 3 years.  What will the next 10 months look like leading into the election?  If it weakens....the Republicans "own it".  If it strengthens...they own it as well.         

2014  Average per month:  250K (this was the "peak")
2015  Average per month:  226K
2016  Average per month:  187K
2017  Average per month:  171K

And note that December of 2017 was 148K.     

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:41:11 PM »
I think this sums up the Trump presidency pretty of my favorites for sure:

The rest / Re: The Trump Presidency (was "Presidential Poll")
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:34:03 PM »
Here's a picture of the "self titled" jobs president....Moron Don.  Note....2017 had the fewest number of jobs added since 2010 which was when the economy was just pulling itself out of "The Great Recession."

The numbers below are the average number of jobs added PER MONTH.  2017 is all Donnies now.....and for those of you that have ever milked a cow....he is "sucking hind tit":

•2017: 171,000  Moron Don

•2016: 187,000  Obama

•2015: 226,000  Obama

•2014: 250,000  Obama

•2013: 192,000  Obama

•2012: 179,000  Obama

•2011: 174,000  Obama

•2010:  88,000  Obama

Hey Moron Don....get off your fat ass and quit playing so much golf!!   :o

Note that this is the 3rd year in a row of decreasing jobs.  Also note that December was a VERY WEAK MONTH JOBWISE....only 148,000.  If jobs growth were to continue to decelerate....Donnie could find himself "in the weeds"......

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