Meanwhile the completely phony “Birth/Death” model went from subtracting 339,000 jobs in their annual correction last month to adding 112,000 jobs this month. That is a 451,000 swing from one month to the next with just this model...
The U.S. Central Command says its new “Persona” social media "infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar sites.
So, you thought the economic crisis we are currently experiencing was caused by loose monetary policy, loose economic regulation, or just plain loose morals by the likes of Goldman Sachs and associated plutocrats? Wrong!
According to an article in Computerworld, the Obama administration has contracted for the development of software that could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues.
Gareth Porter slams the door shut on Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program, screws it to the frame, welds it with steel straps, covers it with sheetrock, puts on a nice knock-down texture and paints it to match.
The data is now so unbelievably ridiculous that the Employment Index came at 64.5, the highest since 1973! And this as the country sees roughly 17% in U-6 underemployment, and the number of Americans on food stamps, over 43.6 million...
And as we have seen, Google has been exposed as having connections to U.S. intelligence agencies, which doesn’t bode well for alternative news sites that aggregate anti-establishment stories from around the web.
the use of the IO team against U.S. senators was a misuse of vital resources designed to combat the enemy; it cost American taxpayers roughly $6 million to deploy Holmes and his team in Afghanistan for a year.
The biggest two-month drop in the jobless rate since 1958 may be helping lift households’ spirits, boosting the odds that spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy, will keep growing.
My son is majoring in engineering at a large state university. As with most universities across the nation, his school devotes so much time to proselytizing about social justice that he could declare social justice as a second major.
It's been revealed that the U.S. government contracted HBGary Federal for the development of software which could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues by promoting propaganda.
"My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave. I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line."
Like all of the NAR data, that's a bald faced lie. Sales were down 120,000 units month to month (30%) to 284,000, and I'm pretty sure even that's a lie. How they used a seasonal adjustment to turn that into a gain, I can't imagine.
In 1998 the TOTAL SPENDING of the Federal government was $1.65 trillion. We now run deficits that equal the entire budget of the United States in 1998, without blinking an eye or questioning how we got here. The politicians have scared the populace..
It's not as hard, however, to believe in housing. By that I mean that as the economy improves, and consumers start to feel better about their personal finances, they are starting to think about investing in their homes again.
CoreLogic estimates 2010 home sales totaled 3.6 million, down 12% from 4.1 million in 2009. Sales remain extremely low relative to the last decade as sales last year were more than 50% below the level in 2005 and about 33% below the level in 2000.
Anyone who could gather real resources without expending much time or energy had a huge survival advantage. "Quantitative easing," has, then, a hugely positive emotional valence, as it embraces the two things humans prize most - quantity and ease.
The threat of this issue being comprehended by the broader population is finally so big that it necessitated Goldman Sachs' Sven Jari Stehn to come out with yet another extremely humiliating apologist piece of drivel, explaining how the labor force..
Fox News is not an unbiased purveyor of information. Not news, you say? OK, it's true that Steve Benen and Conor Friedersdorf say exactly that on almost a daily basis. What is news is that the latest criticism comes from a former employee of the netw