Unemployment, Blame it on Hurricane Sandy

I call Bull$hit !! There is no way all these job losses are due to Hurricane Sandy !!

Unemployment, Blame it on Hurricane Sandy

They’re blaming unemployment on me !!

You may recall my mentioning that when not here, I do weather. I work for a company based out of Maryland and am an ‘Advisor’ on the Severe and ‘Tropical’ board. I along with my colleagues tracked and covered Hurricane Sandy before many in the US even knew she existed. My first broadcast on Sandy was 5:00 AM EDT 10/24/2012 as a Tropical storm and my last was 12:00 PM EDT 10/30/12 as a post tropical storm. I / we know the areas impacted by Sandy. I digress … was the recent layoff / termination of over 18,500+ folks by Hostess due to Hurricane Sandy ?

Hostess Brands is Closed – The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores and the loss of 18,500 jobs.

Hell no it wasn’t !! So shut the FK up blaming the shitty economy on a storm from over a month ago.

Speaking of which Continue reading

New $7 Cup of Coffee at #Starbucks

starfucks coffee
I’m like the last person in the video, it all taste the same to me. I drink Maxwell House by the pot and spend on a 30oz container which makes many cups, what many spend on a cup. Never could figure that shit out. Carried a Stanley stainless steel thermos for decades.
If you pay $7 for a cup of coffee, shut the fk up complaining about $4 a gallon gas.


 

So you want to #Secede from the United States of America

Many of you in these United States of America want the state you live in to secede and form your own government. I have but a couple things to say about this, the first being, The grass isn’t always greener on the other side; and , Be careful what you wish for.

The biggest thing on my mind is, When did it become okay for a few [that being you and others] making the decision for many [myself and others]. After all, isn’t that exactly what you are trying to secede from ? Hmm, didn’t think this through very well did you.


He is my suggestion for those of you who wish to secede from the union. All of you pack your stuff and move to the least densely populated state in the union, that being Alaska. You’ll have to shed some blood as I don’t think those that currently call Alaska home will go willingly. After the civil war I’m sure you will enjoy your cold meager existence especially once all form of commerce is halted, including sealing the boarders to ensure your protection.

Now, you may think you will have it made. Rest assured others like myself will be more than happy to see that you have basic necessities. However, all buildings, power generating facilities, water purification, and anything currently in place previously funded by the state of Alaska or the federal government will either be shut down or entirely removed, including current personal who maintain and operate said facilities.


Others and myself will be more than happy to help you pack, move, and after settling you in your igloo, we’ll proceed to destroy all roads leading into and out of Alaska. We’ll also be shutting down the pipelines, but that is something we’ll just have to live with. We’ll also have the coast guard and US navy patrolling the waters to make sure you are not bothered by any ocean going vessel that you may be able to use to bring in supplies. Oh, by the way, airports are gone too.

Remember, once you make the decision to secede from the union, you will no longer have a say in how you are treated. You will no longer be a citizen of the United States and you will no longer be allowed to vote. You will be treated like many third world countries with the exception of receiving USAid or foreign aid. I could go on and on about the stuff you will no longer have or be allowed to do, but I’m confident you have spent may hours thinking this through.

P.S. – We will also keep other nation states like Russia, Canada and China from interfering with your new beginning. Doing so will help maintain the security of the lower 48 states. We’re sure you understand the reason for this. You are on your own. Enjoy your ‘new’ life!

Signed, Happy in Georgia USA

Unemployment continues to drop, for the Wrong Reason

The reason is something few know about, but which many on blogs like this have mentioned in the past.

Via CNN.

The unemployment rate has been falling lately in Los Angeles County, but not for the right reasons.

Last month, the jobless rate for the county fell to 11%, down from 12.4% a year earlier.

While that’s far higher than the 8.1% unemployment rate for the nation as a whole, it nevertheless seems to show progress for the City of Angels… right?

Wrong. In Los Angeles, the falling unemployment rate is slightly misleading, just as it has been for the country overall.

When surveyed by the government, fewer L.A. residents say they’re unemployed compared to a year ago. But it’s not because they’re finding jobs. It’s because they’re dropping out of the labor force altogether.