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Remembering Jonathan Foster (and the racist media), and Joshua Chellew, and Ray Widstrand, and . . .

This started as a reblog.  Please see the blog post Mona Nelson Trial – She Kidnapped Him, She Tied Him Up With Twine, and Then Slowly Burned Him To Death With A Blowtorch -On Christmas Eve- The Trial Began This Week

Maybe the media think the black lady that very brutally and sadistically murdered an innocent 12 year old white kid think she was simply crazy and wasn’t acting out any racial hatred.  Well . . . then they should’ve never went through all the trouble they did with the non-racist Zimmerman.

They basically tried to start a race war – I don’t see how else to view it.   There are many lies out there about Zimmerman and people just eat it up!  Amazing.  If you look at my previous reblog,  “I am not Trayvon . . . .” you can find a link to Zimmerman’s parents’ page.  Zimmerman went way above and beyond in helping a homeless black man against police – what he did was rare.  His black neighbors really like him.  So WHY the witch hunt, lynching mob, officiated by the Obama white house, even?  And, of course, the racism (and homophobism) from Trayvon and his friend were ignored.  None of us are safe from the media or government of our own country anymore.

Anyway, I didn’t know about Jonathan Foster; it wasn’t reported on much when he died, and the trial is not being reported on by the general media.  We all should have been informed about him.  This poor kid deserved to be remembered, and his family deserves our prayers and sympathy.  But does the media care?  No.  They just care about smearing an innocent man and his family to death (Zimmerman’s family also has had many many death threats, can’t live at their home, his sister had to quit her government job [!], etc.).  It’s all not just beyond belief, but beyond all reason.

See also (and these are all very recent):

Why is Joshua Chellew less important than Trayvon Martin?  A different article on Joshua’s murder said it wasn’t racially motivated, but gang on gang, because Joshua – a completely white/pink guy in his 30s – flashed a rival gang symbol.  AND, this came from police investigators.  PLEASE, seriously, do you all think we’re THAT stupid?  Talk about blaming the victim!  We need to change our country (write the Cobb County police?.

Group of Black Youths Reportedly Beat Hispanic Man While Yelling, ‘This Is for Trayvon’  Racism, alive and well (and I’m not talking about from whites).

Allen West asks why the ‘usual race baiters’ are silent on bus beating

In near-fatal East Side beating, three more teens charged  This poor guy.  I DID read about it when it happened, but there wasn’t all that much news on it.  This guy would be dead if not for modern medicine, but even so, he will suffer permanent brain damage (according to one source).  At least the police didn’t have the audacity to claim that Ray flashed a gang symbol and therefore kind-of deserved to be attacked . . .

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Unemployment rate is not 7.7%. Tired of the news feeding you misleading information?

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I can say with confidence that the unemployment rate is not 7.7%, since that figure is only one of six measures the Labor Department uses to decipher U.S. unemployment. For some bizarre reason, “news” stations keep feeding us this one measure without doing the slightest bit of analysis; they are the country’s (or administration’s) cheerleaders instead of information providers.  The written news media sometimes do a better job at reporting the actual figures (see the source article, for instance).

The unemployment rate is closer to 14.3%. This is the figure the Labor Department also came up with for February, 2013, which includes all those persons underemployed who want an actual job that pays their bills (it does not include part-timers who are happy with their hours), those persons who want to work but have stopped looking because there’re no jobs where they live, etc. As a note, since these figures are based on surveys, and the unemployed/homeless might not be answering their phone (if they have one), the statistic has the possibility of being too low. There are a lot of homeless around here and I don’t think they’ve answered any survey calls from the Labor Department – but they should be a part of the statistic given in the next paragraph.

Another statistic put out by the Labor Department is the ratio of employed persons relative to the overall working-age population.  For February, that ratio had not changed.  It is standing at 58.6%.  By way of comparison, in the year 2000 it was 64.7%.

The long-term unemployed number has not changed, standing at 4.8 million.  The longer these people remain unemployed, the harder it will be for them to get hired.  That is what we saw happen during the recession, in any case, and I don’t see employers changing their hearts on this matter.  Underemployment also stands the same as before, at 8 million.  I don’t see corporations changing their hearts on this either – it’s all about making more and more money to bolster stock prices and returns (this is my opinion based on personal experience, talking with others, and documentaries).

And what to make of this?  From Recession Like Symptoms, March 7, 2013.

In its reporting of monthly job-cuts for February this morning, Challenger, Gray & Christmas informed us of a sharp spike in layoffs. It is information that certainly runs counter to the market’s direction today, and it asks an important question about the economy, too. . . .

Maybe it’s for good reason. Job-cuts increased by 37%, to 55,356, which is a rather high level and could offer another warning about the economy. After all, fourth quarter GDP was just revised barely into positive territory and last month’s Employment Situation Report showed deterioration. Those are important recession-like symptoms, and hard to mistake for anything else.

Source of this information,  Unemployment rate: How many Americans are really unemployed?, and recommendations:  The Recession and Recovery in Perspective; Employment Situation Summary Table A. Household data, seasonally adjusted; Unemployment Is 18.0% NOT 7.7% (alternate link: http://wallstreetgreek.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-false-prophet-unemployment-is-really.html).