Ramblings

The Real Unemployment Rate in the United States

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There is a lot of skepticism when it comes to the unemployment rate. The government says it’s 8.1% (as of April 2012) and so do most in the media. Even the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the agency responsible for calculating the official unemployment rate says it’s 8.1%. But they also say it’s 9.5% and even 14.5%. How can this be? Which is it? Why are there 3 different unemployment rates? Strange as it may be, there are actually six. The better question is, why are they choosing the 8.1%…
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Most Dangerous: Nuclear Weapons, Communism or Fascism?

Iran’s intent to acquire nuclear technology has a lot of people riled up, but I fear they are overlooking a bigger threat. There are many revolutions taking place throughout the European and Arab nations. Italy, Greece, Spain, and France are all under extreme financial distress, probably on the verge of collapse in which new governments will form. Same holds true of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and possibly Syria. Russia seems to be slipping back into a dictatorship with the re-election of Vladamir Putin, and with all that’s happening in the world,…
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Why Do People Get Kanji Kanatana Tattoos?

I woke up this morning wondering again why Americans get Japanese lettering/words tattooed on their calves, necks, arms, backs or any other body part. This seems a bit odd to me considering we live in America where virtually no one speaks, let alone reads, either language. Don’t people get tattoos of things people know about to show them off? When I look at these tattoos, it’s nothing but lines, and I’m not going to ask every single person I see with one of these tattoos what it means. After Googling…
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CISPA Destroys Privacy and Shares Data with Government

Remember SOPA and PIPA, the two legislative Bills out of Washington aimed at combating online piracy, both of which failed passage? Both were highly criticized by online giants such as Wikipedia and Google, so much so, that Wikipedia shutdown its website for a day out of protest. Well, the government is at it again, except this time they have sweetened the pot, and hundreds of companies are now on-board. Why? Because if CISPA passes, any company will be legally allowed to share your private data for profit and have complete…
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Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

The mainstream media let this one fall through the cracks, or simply missed it. In either case, it doesn’t shock me and is why I no longer trust the mainstream media. They’d much rather inject racial bias and race-bait a horrific tragedy in Florida than full-fill their duty of being the 4th branch of government; to expose wrongdoing therein and report to the People. This is why I do my own research and encourage you to do the same. Especially when it comes to the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive…
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New York Times on Trayvon Martin Shooting: Clear Bias

The New York Times has once again published a blog post of such heinous naivety and conjecture it borders upon absurdity. The author, Anthony Turner, apparently knows more about what happened on that dreadful night than the two people involved, and he wasn’t even there. The New York Times is obviously allowing its newsScape to be used as a racial baiting battleground that has no place on a major news outlet. Let’s dissect this New York Times posting … I felt betrayed that my own race would try to come…
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Remove the EGR Valve – Bad for Your Diesel Engine?

In an attempt to reduce diesel exhaust pollutants, the concept of the Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) system was implemented on all diesel trucks around the year 2007, per EPA regulations. The purpose being, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, which contribute to air pollution. However, with the introduction of the EGR valve system on diesel engines, there has been a noticeable and documented 3% drop in engine efficiency, which means an additional 3% more diesel is consumed and burned to generate the same amount of power. If 3% more diesel is…
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