Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed. “Employers may be hiring, but there’s another big problem with the job market that isn’t being tracked as closely: the hopelessly unemployed.” CNN has a Fox Butterfield moment, two months too late to make the change that might’ve ameliorated the situation, of course. Unexpectedly.

cnn ironic street sign

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GhostntheMachine January 6, 2013 at 10:26 am

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Couldn’t resist, always wanted to ask RHG about this one, down his way

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_f7hPNzO28DTFHbcwbMKCTfSH98v-noetdHqKX8ATqI?feat=directlink

Tacky I know, but I laugh at the darndest things.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

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Down MY way?

GhostntheMachine January 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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It was close to where you were at the time I grabbed it, couple years ago, liked it so I kept it. That leader pic reminded me of it is all. Lord knows I want neither you nor Vlad mad at me, especially since your fine state moved to the top of my bucket list, before it goes all native and everything…

You, GlitterLady, Vlad, an ‘honest to goodness faire’, HalfMoon Bay, BofA, C02, Mr. & Mrs. Editor if they’re still there, ocean kayaking Ha! Ok stills you can take, I know it’s your passion, no freaking video for YouTube of this landlocked guy on the ocean.

All on a budget, and maybe a sweet surprise thrown in, still hoping on that one, we’ll see. Wasn’t tweaking you, just that it came from close to you at the time.

GhostntheMachine January 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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See? I left out NSS and a bunch of other folks trying to get out of the Golden State before I can visit again. The float-plane guy from the Great White North, LA Sunset ( who I haven’t seen here in a while), MSH, why I hate doing things like this. Bet you a $ I’ll think of 2 more as soon as I hit submit.

Still like to come visit and bring a new friend, buy you all a, whatever, ice cold Mountain Dew for RHG, and just say “Hey!” Really did move to the top of the bucket list.

flashingscotsman January 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

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Well, we ARE kinda close to San Francisco. Heading there for a photo shoot on Mare Island on the 26th. It’s a mostly abandoned military depot. We should have a good time shooting there.

As bad as the Dems have the place screwed up for those of us who live here, it’s still a REALLY nice place to visit.

As of right now, this is what our schedule looks like for rocking horse events.

February 1,2,3 Two Rivers, Yuma, http://www.tworiversfaire.com/

April 13,14 San Jose Fantasy Faire, http://www.sjfantasy.com/

May 4,5 Ravenswood Celtic Gathering, Anderson, http://www.ravenswood-faire.com/

May 18,19 Fresno Pirate Festival, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresno-Pirate-Festival/109721665777075

June 1,2,8,9 Valhalla, http://www.valhallafaire.com/

August 3,4 San Jose Renaissance Faire, http://www.sanjosefaire.com/

September 8,9 Excalibur, excaliburfaire.org

October 19,20 Folsom, http://www.folsomfaire.com/

poppajoe49 January 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

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I’ve visited Cali, I have outlaws in-laws there.
It is nice to visit, but when you go somewhere that the traffic sux worse than NY/NJ, you know it’s not the place for you to live. Then when you add in the nearly 10% sales tax, all the other taxes, etc, it isn’t exactly a selling point.

flashingscotsman January 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

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I was just breaking the news to a liberal young lady friend of ours, that in the next couple of years, most likely, we will be packing up and moving to Texas. This state is beautiful, I love it here, but the political climate and economy, (which are tied together), are not allowing me to stay.

She works in a grocery store, so as long as ETB continues, she’ll have a job. But the events that I make my money at are cancelling out one after the other, due to lack of people through the gate. People on welfare and unemployment don’t go to Renaissance Faires, and they don’t pay to have a professional take pictures of them.

KimmyQueen January 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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There are people that refuse to work for menial jobs knowing that their education and experience merits good pay in a field of work they studied and so on. I do agree that someone can get a job at a McD’s flipping burger with an engineering degree and that can be considered a job in the numbers, but it is not true employment.

sa_rose January 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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And actually, most employers will not employ a highly educated/trained worker in a menial job. They are afraid the worker will hit the road when something better comes along. So they can’t get work in their field, they can’t get work in a less skilled job, they essentially can’t get work. Its ridiculous!

jcrowley1985 January 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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Ain’t Corporate Greed a bitch?

KimmyQueen January 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

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Exactly it is a problem. If we have a government that does what it can to murder specialized work on all fields of work from education to medicine you get well what we have now or worse.

flashingscotsman January 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

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Any time I’ve tried to stray from heavy construction, I’ve heard it from employers. “As soon as things get better, you’ll be outta here, back to the big bucks. I can’t waste my time training you.” And they’re right.

jcrowley1985 January 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

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I blame Corporate Greed for taking their jobs away.

Elrond Hubbard January 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Absolutely, everyone knows that greedy corporations make obscene profits selling houses, automobiles, flat screen TVs and refrigerators to unemployed people without income.

jcrowley1985 January 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Corporate Greed wants to drive those people into debt while at the same time taking taxpayer funded bailouts from them for their own greedy plans.

It’s all control, ever since they took over the Federal Reserve and hijacked this country’s economy.

Elrond Hubbard January 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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Uh-huh, I’d like to debate this issue with you crowley but I’ve got an appointment on planet Earth.

drb January 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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He should go and join these people, they think like he does.

http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/

sa_rose January 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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Like he knows anything about jobs OR the economy!

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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Jobs, he don’t want one.
The economy, he gets paid no matter what, that’s all he cares about.

Not so silent January 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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TD Mo and Turds

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Just love how this little item was never mentioned by the Lame Stream Media until after the election. That’s ok though, “Dear Leader” will just add them to the rolls of the Disabled.

danybhoy January 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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The number of “disabled” has exploded since the Obama regime took power. That is by design.

KimmyQueen January 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm

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I almost want to see if i can get away with doing something like that and see if it is so easy now that Obamie is in office, but don’t want to get into trouble by trying and then saying never mind.

Karmaa January 7, 2013 at 3:18 am

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I’ve thought about it too – but think about what happened to the disabled in Nazi Germany. I am terrified that being on ANY government list is dangerous these days. I do my best to fly under the radar. My fingerprints were never even on file anywhere until a few years ago when I started volunteering and the organization demanded a state background check (it was almost a deal-killer, but I decided it was worth it).

So yeah – I wouldn’t risk it just to “see” what might happen. My guess is that if you have the right pigmentation, you could get government handouts in about 3 seconds. With the wrong pigmentation? I am guessing it would be struggle.

Sidekick January 7, 2013 at 3:30 am

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To your point, I’d never recommend anyone visit a psychologist or counselor unless absolutely necessary. You will wind up on lists that you want no part of as the medical records become digitized and easily retrievable.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 5:32 am

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HMMM, a picture worth a thousand words.

The Obama economy summed up in 2 words.