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Part 1: Recent 9 Months U.S. Regional Temperature trend/decade – It is getting cooler and cooler

6 november, 2011

And the cooling continues. Even on a regional level. Sorry – I mean that Global Warming is an imminent treat to humankind everywhere.

As a complement to my previous post Recent 9 Months U.S. Temperature trend/decade – 7.8 F COOLER in 100 years, and while waiting for the October figures, I thought it also would be interesting to look at the recent 9 months (year to date, January-September) US temperature from a regional perspective. To see how the national trend is, or is not, mimicked in the 9 US climate regions. And how these regional decade trends have evolved during the last 111 years.

Especially to see how the decade trends have evolved during the last 41 years. The period that according to the Global Warming Hysterics and computer models they worship should show a steady and accelerated increase in temperature.

I don’t know about you, but I consider a 9 month consecutive month trend 111 years long to be a “quit good” indicator.

And as I always point out:

Remember, these are the official figures. With the poor placement of stations (91 % of the stations are CRN 3 to 5 = bad to very poor); where they have purposely taken away the urban heat island effect, use huge smoothing radius, the historical “adjustment and tweaking” to cool the past etc.

Not to mention the great slaughter of GHCN stations 1990-1993 – roughly 63 % of all stations were “dropped”. Oddly enough many of them in cold places – Hmmm? Now the number of GHCN stations is back at the same numbers as in 1890.

Also remember that theUSstations are now nearly a third of the all GHCN world stations.

NOAA and  NCDC define the 9 US regions like this:

“Through climate analysis, National Climatic Data Center scientists have identified nine climatically consistent regions within the contiguous United States which are useful for putting current climate anomalies into a historical perspective (Karl and Koss, 1984).”

So here are the trends for the first three regions:

                               North West (WA, OR and ID)

 North West temperature recent 9 months (Jan-Sep) 1900-2011

The trend for 1900 to 2011 is 0.13 F / Decade

North West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1970-2011

The trend for 1970 to 2011 is 0.41 F / Decade

North West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1980-2011

The trend for 1980 to 2011 is 0.24 F / Decade

North West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1990-2011

The trend for 1990 to 2011 is – 0.41 F / Decade

North West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 2000-2011

The trend for 2000 to 2011 is 1.39 F / Decade

West (CA and NV)

West temperature recent 9 months (Jan-Sep) 1900-2011

The trend for 1900 to 2011 is 0.16 F / Decade

West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1970-2011

The trend for 1970 to 2011 is 0.39 F / Decade

West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1980-2011

The trend for 1980 to 2011 is 0.16 F / Decade

West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1990-2011

The trend for 1990 to 2011 is – 0.07 F / Decade

West temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 2000-2011

The trend for 2000 to 2011 is – 1.38 F / Decade

West North Central (MT, NE, ND, SD and WY)

West North Central temperature recent 9 months (Jan-Sep) 1900-2011

The trend for 1900 to 2011 is 0.19 F / Decade

West North Central temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1970-2011

The trend for 1970 to 2011 is 0.30 F / Decade

West North Central temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1980-2011

The trend for 1980 to 2011 is – 0.11 F / Decade

West North Central temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 1990-2011

The trend for 1990 to 2011 is – 0.21 F / Decade

West North Central temperature recent 9 months (Jan- Sep) 2000-2011

The trend for 2000 to 2011 is – 2.08 F / Decade

And as I said in the beginningalways remember that these figures are based on the official data that has been tweaked, “adjusted” and manipulated to fit their agenda (cool the past, ignore UHI and land use change factors, huge smoothing radius – 1200km etc.)..

Do you notice the “accelerated warming” trend from 1970-2011 to 2000-2011??

So the “warming trend” 2000-2011 is exactly – 2.08 F, – 1.38 F and – 1.39 F degrees COOLER a decade for these 3 regions.  That is a whopping – 20.8 F, – 13.8 F and – 13.9 F COOLER in 100 years. The DEEP freezer next!

And this is also the decade that the Global Warming Hysterics have been screaming at the top of their lungs, trying to scare us to death, about the catastrophic treat that the “extreme increase” in temperature is to mankind and earth.

This is a perfect example of what I have been saying all along, it has always been a political agenda – anti human, anti freedom, anti development and anti capitalism. And this Global Warming Hysteria is part of that agenda. It has nothing to do with science, facts or saving the environment or the Earth.

All of this, as always, paid by us, the common people, in the form of taxes, high energy costs and reducing our living standard back to the Stone Age.

And all of this to “save” the Earth from a “catastrophic warming” when it is actually cooling.

And the most absurd thing is that all the things that the “intelligent” politicians and the so called “scientists”, with the willing help of mainstream media, have forced through at EXTREME cost to us, are actually helping to accelerate the cooling.

Talking about an eminent treat to humankind!

According to the computer models that the Global Warming Hysterics love so much, worship and blindly follows (especially our intelligent politicians), it should be EXACTLY the opposite.

And we are supposed to be very worried about a predicted rise of 3-4 F in 100 years?

But not this ACTUAL trend?

And for this predicted trend the politicians want to take our societies back to the Stone Age. But, as usual, they DO NOTHING about the actual trend.

So to summarize this evidence of this “accelerated warming” trend:

The North West recent 9 months trend 2000 -2011 is exactly – 1.39 F degrees a decade.

The West recent 9 months trend 2000 -2011 is exactly – 1.38 F degrees a decade.

The West North Central recent 9 months trend 2000-2011 is exactly – 2.08 F degrees a decade.

So the “warming” trend is really accelerating wouldn’t you say.

Some more “rapid warming” like this and the freezer looks really, really warm.

Another brilliant and glorious example of RAPID WARMING and an eminent treat to humankind! Especially during the last 41 years.

That is truly “Global Warming” on a regional US style.

An interesting ”science” wouldn’t you say.

This is the “stuff” that “Global Warming” is made of.

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California’s “hot spell”

13 mars, 2011

As a complement to my previous post February U.S. Temperature – 8.26 F cooler than the warmest February I thought it would be interesting to look at large state, in this case California, the third largest state with an area 423,970 km2 (163,695.57sq mi). And the biggest when it comes to population (37,253,956 April 2010).

California is the same size as Iraq. And is much bigger than Japan and Germany.

As I always point out:

And remember, these are the official figures. With the poor placement of stations (91 % of the stations are CRN 3 to 5 = bad to very poor); where they have purposely taken away the urban heat island effect, use huge smoothing radius, the historical “adjustment and tweaking” to cool the past etc.

Not to mention the great slaughter of GHCN stations 1990-1993 – roughly 63 % of all stations were “dropped”. Oddly enough many of them in cold places – Hmmm? Now the number of GHCN stations are back at the same numbers as in 1890.

Also remember that the US stations are now nearly a third of the all GHCN world stations.

California February temperature 1900-2011

“The average temperature in February 2011 was 45.0 F. This was -2.6 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 20th coolest February in 117 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade. “

This year, the February temperature is – 8.7 F cooler than 1963, the warmest February. And if we compare this year’s February with 1991 it is – 8.2 F cooler. If we compare with1924/1907 this year’s February is – 7.9 F cooler. And if we compare with 1980 is – 6 F cooler

This February is – 2.63 F degrees cooler than the average for 1900-2011.

And the “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.08 F degrees a decade.  That is a whopping 0.8 F warmer in 100 years. Take cover!

And notice the dramatic rise from 1933 to 1934. A rise of 8.6 F degrees.

Another big rise from 1962 to 1963. A rise of 7.9 F degrees. Followed by nearly as a big drop 1964. A drop of – 7.6 F degrees.

That’s what I call RAPID WARMING and an eminent treat to humankind!

And California did not cease to exist because of this “catastrophic” rise in temperature as the Global Warming Hysterics want us to believe.

Nothing happened. Everything went on as normal.

Interesting wouldn’t you say?

There are other years in the chart when the temperature increases 6.6 – 8.3 F in one year. And still, somehow mysteriously, California went on as normal.

So a “predicted” rise of 3- 4 F degrees in 100 years is a total catastrophe for humankind.

But an ACTUAL RISE OF 8.6 F degrees IN ONE YEAR is nothing.

Interesting ”science” wouldn’t you say.

This is the “stuff” that “Global Warming” is made of.

California recent 3 months (Dec-Feb) 1900-2011

This year, the Dec- Feb temperature is – 3.1 F cooler than 1981, the warmest Dec- Feb. And if we compare this year’s Dec- Feb with 2006 and 1995 it is – 1.5 F cooler.

If we compare with 1970,1963,1959, 1924 and 1907 this year’s is – 1.4 F cooler. And if we compare with 1940 it is – 1.7 F cooler

This recent 3 months is 0.46 F warmer than the average for 1900-2011.

And the “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.08 F degrees a decade.

 

California recent 12 months (Mar-Feb) 1900-2011

This year, the Mar – Feb temperature is – 1.9 F cooler than 1927, the warmest Mar – Feb. And if we compare this year’s Mar – Feb with 1905 it is – 1.7 F cooler.

If we compare with 1997 this year is – 1.8 F cooler. And if we compare with 2009 and 1902 it is – 1.4 F cooler

This recent 12months is – 0.03 F degrees cooler than the average for 1900-2011.

And the “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.09 F degrees a decade.

Notice how the “warming” increases:

The February “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.08 F degrees a decade.

The Dec- Feb “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.08 F degrees a decade.

The Mar – Feb “warming trend” 1900-2011 is exactly 0.09 F degrees a decade.

That is truly “Global Warming” Californian style.

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Record Cold in November – But of course, this is just another example of the Global Warming in action.

1 december, 2010

Here are just a few examples around the world of the record cold and snow in November and beginning of December; that humans are responsibly fore according to the Global Warming Hysteria and “science”.

And last year it was the same story – “Global Warming” Record Cold and Snow. This “settled science” that is called Global Warming (Hysteria) works in mysterious ways I have to say.

For last year see for example my posts:

Global Warming Appetizer – Coldest October in many years and record snow

Global Warming Appetizer – Coldest October in many years and record snow Part 2

Global Warming Appetizer – October 2009 3rd Coldest for US in 115 Years

Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 204

Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 169

Coldest November in 130 years

http://www.yr.no/nyheter/1.7398750

”Både i Buskerud, Telemark og Aust-Agder vart det sett kulderekordar natt til fredag. Aldri før har det vore så kaldt i november i dei tre fylka.”

Coldest November night since 1985

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/28/cold-weather-snow-winter

“Temperature of -17.3C recorded in Llysdinam, Wales’s chilliest November night on record and UK’s coldest in 25 years

Ireland is hit with record cold blast

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Ireland-is-hit-with-record-cold-blast—SEE-PHOTOS-110957999.html

The coldest November weather experienced in recorded history will continue this week with temperatures falling below  below minus 10 degrees Celsius, 14 degrees Fahrenheit at night.”

Record-breaking cold at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this morning

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/weather/entries/2010/11/27/recordbreaking_3.html

“Almost all of the Austin area had freezing temperatures overnight into this morning and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport set a new record this morning when it reached 22 degrees there, according to Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with National Weather Service.

The old record for cold temperatures at ABIA on Nov. 27th was 28 degrees in 1975, Anderson said.”

Freeze warning issued for Phoenix area for early Tuesday

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/11/29/20101129phoenix-freeze-warning-tuesday-abrk.html

“Phoenix-area temperatures could drop as low as the mid-20s early Tuesday morning, possibly breaking the record low temperature of 30 degrees set in 1911.”

The average temperature for Phoenix at this time of year is about 70 degrees with a low of 46 degrees, said Valerie Meyers, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.”

Coldest November night on record in parts of UK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11855579

“Temperatures plummeted to the coldest on record for November in parts of the UK overnight.

Northern Ireland hit a new low of -9.5C (15F) at Lough Fea, Co Tyrone, and in Wales, a record minimum of -18C (0F) was reached at Llysdinam, in Powys.”

Graphs of snow cover winter 1967-2010 Northern Hemisphere

Again Record Cold

http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/11/again_record_cold_2175907.html

“Once again, a new record-low temperature for this winter was recorded Friday evening in Lapland. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the thermometer dipped to -34 degrees Celsius at Kevojärvi in the area of Utsjoki in the far north. “

Sweden braces for record freeze

http://www.thelocal.se/30516/20101130/

“Stockholm is forecast to experience its coldest seasonal temperatures for over 100 years this week as winter weather takes hold of the country, according to the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI).”

“Stockholm registered -11 degrees Celsius at the weekend, the coldest November temperature since 1965 and the mercury is set to plunge further on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping as low as -15.

”It is far below average temperatures, which usually oscillate around zero at this time of the year,” said Alexandra Ohlsson, a meteorologist with SMHI.”

Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way

http://rt.com/news/prime-time/coldest-winter-emergency-measures/

“Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years

So far, the results have been lower temperatures: for example, in Central Russia, they are a couple of degrees below the norm.

“Although the forecast for the next month is only 70 percent accurate, I find the cold winter scenario quite likely,” Vadim Zavodchenkov, a leading specialist at the Fobos weather center, told RT. “We will be able to judge with more certainty come November. As for last summer’s heat, the statistical models that meteorologists use to draw up long-term forecasts aren’t able to predict an anomaly like that.”

Graphs of snow cover winter 1967-2010 North America

So eiskalt wird der Winter!

http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/2010/11/09/jahrhundertwinter/so-eiskalt-wird-er.html

”Nachdem vor wenigen Tagen russische und polnische Wetterexperten vor einem extremen Kälteeinbruch gewarnt haben, legen deutsche Meteorologen jetzt nach: Ja, es wird noch kälter als im letzten Bibberwinter!“

Meteorologen melden Rekordkälte

http://wetter.t-online.de/wetter-meteorologen-melden-rekordkaelte/id_43568846/index

”Deutschland friert in der kalten Polarluft. Es ist zwar noch Herbst, aber es fühlt sich an wie Winter. Da verwundert es nicht, dass Meteorologen von Meteomedia schon Kälterekorde verzeichnen. Ein erster wurde am Samstag aufgestellt: in Schleswig in Schleswig-Holstein wurde eine Tiefsttemperatur von -8,6 Grad gemessen. Der Tagesrekord für die tiefste gemessene Temperatur für den 27.11. ist somit eingestellt. Weitere Tagesrekorde für den 28.11. wurden an folgenden Stationen aufgestellt:“:

Ski Season Begins Early In Europe

http://www.fasttrackski.co.uk/ski-news/austria/ski-season-begins-early-in-europe-201010295300.php

“A number of big ski resorts will open for the winter 2010-11 this weekend, many of them weeks and even months earlier than planned.

Graphs of snow cover winter 1967-2010 Eurasia

Cold weather in Hanoi, buffaloes freeze to death in Sapa

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/en/society/898/cold-weather-in-hanoi–buffaloes-freeze-to-death-in-sapa.html

“VietNamNet Bridge – Damaging cold temperatures has hit Sapa town, a famous tourist destination in northern Vietnam earlier than usual, killing many cattle.

The weather in Sapa is usually colder than other regions in Vietnam but this year cold weather came early and unexpectedly.”

Heavy snow closes NE China airport again

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-11/29/c_13627271.htm

“A major airport in northeast China’s Liaoning Province was closed Monday for the second time in two days as runways were covered by a thick layer of snow, authorities said.”

Snow-besieged herdsmen safe in N China

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2010-11/27/content_21434184.htm

“The snow was 40 days earlier than its usual arrival time and was the heaviest in 30 years. At least 700 heads of livestock are believed to have died in the storm.”

Blizzard warning for Spokane, snow across Wash.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013497232_apwacoldsnow9thldwritethru.html

“People in most of Eastern Washington were told Monday to prepare for a rare blizzard as the first severe storm of the winter blasted through the state, though weather officials said it was too early to tell if the rough weather would affect Thanksgiving holiday travel later in the week.

Mike Fries at the weather service office in Spokane said it was the first blizzard warning the office had issued since it opened in the mid-1990s.”

Skiers pack Sierra slopes after heavy snowfall

http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20101127/NEWS/101129823/1063&parentprofile=1063

“Skiers and snowboarders are packing the slopes in the Sierra Nevada to take advantage of what resort operators are calling the best early-season skiing conditions in decades.”

Winter leaves skiers high and dry

Harsh Weather conditions close Highland resorts as drifting snow blocks access

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2029784

“The harsh winter weather forced ski centres to close their slopes after they became stormbound yesterday.”

Heavy snow raises fresh fears for farmers

http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/rural-life/country-view/heavy-snow-raises-fresh-fears-for-farmers/35922.article

“HEAVY snowfall across many parts of the UK has left farmers fearing another big freeze after last year’s weather cost millions in damage to farm buildings.

The UK’s earliest widespread snowfall since 1993, the weekend showers have seen roads closed across Scotland and the north of England, with some 15cms of snow falling in the Durham area.”

“The news will bring back memories of last winter when heavy snow across the UK saw a rise in stock losses, widespread building damage, milk collections unable to get on to dairy farms and livestock stranded as farmers struggled to cope.”

Record-Breaking Cold Sweeps Through California

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2010/11/26/record-breaking-cold-sweeps-through-california/

“Californians can expect a warmer but mostly wet weekend after a Thanksgiving cold snap broke or tied cold-temperature records — some more than a century old.

The mercury in Los Angeles dropped to 42, tying a 1946 record. Stockton saw a record low temperature of 27 degrees Thursday morning, while Sacramento tied a record low of 30.

The National Weather Service reports that San Francisco’s low of 42 degrees on Thursday tied a record set back in 1892. Across the bay in Oakland, 36-degree daytime temperatures shattered the old record of 42.

Bakersfield and Fresno both saw a record-lowest high temperature of 49.”

Berlin faces record cold start to December

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101201-31511.html

Berlin is set for the coldest start to December on record, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Wednesday, as freezing temperatures and snow continued to cause transport chaos across the country.”

“Saalfrank said the previous record for the lowest temperature in Berlin on December 1 was -10.8 degrees in 1931.

“We have a good chance of beating that,” he said. “We’re expecting temperatures overnight in Berlin to be as low as -12 or -13 degrees. In Brandenburg you can add another two degrees below that.”

French Grid Forecasts Record Power Demand Amid Cold Weather

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-01/french-grid-forecasts-record-power-demand-amid-cold-weather.html

“Electricite de France SA’s power grid expects record demand today and tomorrow amid a cold snap that has increased the country’s reliance on imports.

Demand for electricity may reach 93,900 megawatts this evening and 94,200 megawatts tomorrow, Reseau de Transport d’Electricite, EDF’s wholly owned grid operator, said in a statement. France’s record for power demand is 93,100 megawatts set on Feb. 11, when temperatures were also colder than normal.”

Broken of 117-year Record Rain And Cold in Jaipur

http://www.onlinenewsreporters.com/jaipur-rain-broken-of-117-year-record-rain-and-cold-in-jaipur.html

“11 Degrees lower than normal temperatures: daytime temperatures in the capital on Wednesday was 16.7, the normal temperature is 11 degrees. Usually, the last days of November, mercury stays around 28 degrees.”

Record cold plunges B.C. into deep freeze

http://www.kelowna.com/2010/11/22/record-cold-plunges-b-c-into-deep-freeze/

”A blast of Arctic air is barrelling down on the West Coast of B.C., challenging low temperature records that have stood for 25 years.

The low is expected to dip to -10 C in the Vancouver area and -4 C in Victoria — the “warm” spot for the province.”

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America, You are at a tipping point and you have your last change to stop it – Part 5

1 november, 2010

                 Some points on the economic situation

Since 2007 the debt has increased by $5 Trillion Dollars It’s the crime of the century!

                                As of today 13:15 EDT

                                        And California

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep

http://www.businessinsider.com/deindustrialization-factory-closing-2010-9

– The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001

– The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.

– The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

– As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing. The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.

– Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.

– In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide. So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States? Zero.

– Dell Inc. has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.

– Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.

– If our trade deficit with China increases at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.

– As of the end of July, the trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.

– The Census Bureau says 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty, which is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?

How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?

How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?

How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?

The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis.  It needs to be treated like one.

If you disagree with this article, I have a direct challenge for you.  If anyone can explain how a deindustrialized America has any kind of viable economic future, please do so below in the comments section.

America is in deep, deep trouble folks.  It is time to It is time to wake up.”

18 Iconic Products That America Doesn’t Make Anymore

http://www.businessinsider.com/basic-products-america-doesnt-make-2010-10#

Rawlings baseballs, Etch-a-sketch, Chuck Taylors shoes, Stainless steel rebar, Mattel toys, Minivans, Vending machines, Levi jeans, Radio Flyer’s Red Wagon, Televisions, Cell phones, Railroad parts, Dell computers, Canned sardines, Incandescent light bulb, Forks, spoons, and knives.

”Buying American” used to be a popular political gesture. But these days it’s becoming impossible. “

Is this the end result if present political and economic trend continues? “Why do great nations fail?…. They all make the same mistakes. .. He He Now they work for us.”

Chinese Professor

79% of Private Sector Job Growth Over Last 5 Years Has Been in Texas 

http://www.willisms.com/archives/2010/09/trivia_tidbit_o_870.html

Stimulus Failure: 48 Out of 50 States Lost Jobs Since Democrats Trillion Dollar Stimulus

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/10/22/stimulus-failure-48-out-of-50-states-lost-jobs-since-democrats-trillion-dollar-stimulus-plansince/

“In total, over 2 million jobs have been eliminated, in contrast to the over 3 million more jobs Americans were promised if Democrats’ 2009 stimulus plan passed. The only place in America that has exceeded its projected job growth following Democrats’ stimulus is Washington, D.C.”

The Adult Recession

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/the-adult-recession

“The study, ”The Adult Recession: Age-Adjusted Unemployment at Post-War Highs,” adjusts the current unemployment rate to account for demographic differences and finds that the unemployment rate has not fallen below 10.8 percent in the last 12 months. During the worst episode of the recession of the 1980s — the second half of 1982 and the first half of 1983 — unemployment passed 10 percent for 7 months.

The analysis notes that the population is older today than it was in the 1980s, which has the effect of lowering today’s unemployment rate relative to the past. Since they change jobs more frequently and are more likely to move in and out of the labor market, Young people have a higher unemployment rate than older workers. Adjusting for this older workforce shows that the United States is experiencing the weakest labor market since the Great Depression.”

60 Minutes Shock Report: National Unemployed and Underemployed 17.5%; California 22%

The video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6987699n

”When you take into account the underemployed as well as the unemployed, the national rate hits 17% and California a staggering 22%.

To put a face on the realities of the underemployed in America under Obamanomincs, reporter Scott Pelley spoke with a fiber-optics engineering manager who has been looking for work for over a year.  He just took a job working at a Target.   20% of the unemployed in America have college degrees.

According to the report, 1/3 of the unemployed have been out of work for over a year.  This hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.

Licensing to Kill

A new study shows how city regulations harm small business.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304741404575564171912051184.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop

“When most people think of occupations requiring fingerprints and police reports, corner bookshop owners don’t spring to mind. Try telling that to Los Angeles, where many used booksellers are required by law to get a police permit and take a thumbprint from every 40-something trying to offload his collection of French poetry.

That’s one scene from a study to be released this week by the Institute for Justice, which has collected dozens of examples of regulations choking economic growth by taxing and over-licensing small businesses. In a survey of eight major cities, the study found that entrepreneurs routinely face obstacles …”

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