US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low - page 7

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The... Read More

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    I think I will apply for a grant to study the topics that are studied on the taxpayers dime.
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    Quote from tntrn
    I don't know. And perhaps I have the term confused with other actions. But he has directed his administration to not enforce some properly legislated laws, and has put some "interesting" twists on how others will be enforced, or not.

    He has used his executive "power" to the extreme, and usually, I find, when he doesn't get things to go his way.

    And of course, has the Democratic controlled Senate proposed a budget, as required by law, in the three years Obama has been President?
    What law?
    The Constitution grants the "power of the purse" to Congress,1 but does not establish any specific procedure for the consideration of budgetary legislation. Instead, a number of laws and congressional rules contribute to the federal budget process, with two statutes in particular forming the basic framework.

    http://budget.house.gov/budgetprocess/
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    I think I will apply for a grant to study the topics that are studied on the taxpayers dime.
    Start with the military research budget please. They have some very interesting "research" projects out there I'm sure.

    http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.o...heNextWar.aspx
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    Start with the military research budget please. They have some very interesting "research" projects out there I'm sure.
    Actually, I am not going to research or re-research what others have done. I am just going to list, in lengthy detail, what others have gotten grant money to do or study. Sex life of bees, for example. And I shall make no judgments on those projects. Just list them for the enjoyment of the reader.
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    Quote from tntrn
    Actually, I am not going to research or re-research what others have done. I am just going to list, in lengthy detail, what others have gotten grant money to do or study. Sex life of bees, for example. And I shall make no judgments on those projects. Just list them for the enjoyment of the reader.
    Well, since your not judging (snort, cough...ahem)...put this one on there. DARPA offering US$50,000 for shredded-paper puzzle solutions
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    Quote from Tweety
    Look at it this way, that's $6000 that some contractor somewhere got...maybe a few extra days work, a few suppliers someone got some bucks, maybe they spent that money immediately in the economy, etc. Not a total waste. Although it does seem silly. As an animal lover and advocate I'd rather see bunnies taken care of some non-tax paying corporation get billions for bombs.

    But don't worry about changing the topic, whenever the topic is remotely something positive we always switch to talk about how bad Obama is...and when one subject is talked out or disputed, like say using his executive power, something else is randomly brought up, like say the budget.....and then something else....there's plenty to talk about there.
    Oh Tweety - lighten up a little . I didn't say anything about Obama! I was lamenting the TARP's questionable decisions on what needed stimulus money. I, too, am an animal lover. But, given the choice between spiffing up a barn for bunnies, and giving it to a local small businessman to try and build his business, I'd vote for the businessman. I think you would do! Priorities, right?

    Now, back to the topic at hand...
    mc3
    Last edit by mc3 on Oct 7, '12 : Reason: I felt like it
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    And no more to Green Technology either. Many of them have proven they can't even get out of the starting gate.
    This is really a matter of perspective.

    I believe that green industry is trying to get out of the starting gate.
    I believe that it is good for the country if the green industry CAN get out of the starting gate.
    I believe that the federal government has historically supported new and needed technology.
    I believe this is different only in that it is NOW a partisan issue.
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    Quote from mc3
    Oh Tweety - lighten up a little . I didn't say anything about Obama! I was lamenting the TARP's questionable decisions on what needed stimulus money. I, too, am an animal lover. But, given the choice between spiffing up a barn for bunnies, and giving it to a local small businessman to try and build his business, I'd vote for the businessman. I think you would do! Priorities, right?

    Now, back to the topic at hand...
    mc3
    Isn't the bunny barn putting money into the local economy the way "traditional" small business would?
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    This is really a matter of perspective.

    I believe that green industry is trying to get out of the starting gate.
    I believe that it is good for the country if the green industry CAN get out of the starting gate.
    I believe that the federal government has historically supported new and needed technology.
    I believe this is different only in that it is NOW a partisan issue.
    I agree with most of what you have said. However, when they go belly up, taking millions and billions of our money with them, without having to repay any of it, I draw the line.
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    Quote from mc3
    Oh Tweety - lighten up a little . I didn't say anything about Obama! I was lamenting the TARP's questionable decisions on what needed stimulus money. I, too, am an animal lover. But, given the choice between spiffing up a barn for bunnies, and giving it to a local small businessman to try and build his business, I'd vote for the businessman. I think you would do! Priorities, right?

    Now, back to the topic at hand...
    mc3
    I don't need to lighten up because I understood what you said and my snarly sarcasm seems to have went by you, but that's not your fault. I didn't mean that you were the one that always changed the subject to Obama since you don't post here that often (but please do!).

    Depends on what you mean by giving money to the businessman. I'd rather find a way to get them more customers, rather than hand them money.

    That was my point, that they money was spent and the person became someone's customer and( animal suffering might have been eased). Take another picture.
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    Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain plenty of farmers, other land owners, and businesses are successfully generating electricity.
    There has been one turbine accident to my knowledge
    "The wind energy sector is an American success story that is helping us build our manufacturing base, create jobs, lower energy costs and strengthen our energy security," Fallin wrote. "Our states have experienced the economic benefits of wind energy firsthand, and I cannot overstate the importance of extending this tax provision early in the year so the wind industry has the certainty it needs to grow." Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

    Romney, Fallin don’t see eye to eye on wind energy » Opinion » The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK
    Alabama Power purchases electricity generated by wind in Oklahoma, Kansas
    Alabama Power Co. is adding more wind energy to its power portfolio, a deal with an attractive cost that further diversifies the company's mix of fuels.

    With the most recent deal, approved this month by the Public Service Commission, the utility eventually will be bringing in 404 megawatts of electricity generated at wind farms in Oklahoma and Kansas. That amounts to about 3 percent of the electricity consumed by its customers.


    According to Alabama Power officials, the 20-year contract for wind locks in a price for power that's lower than it could cost the company to generate it.
    "The purchase was made because it is expected to displace more expensive energy for other sources that we have," said John Kelley, director of forecasting and resource planning at Alabama Power. "This helps diversify our portfolio of supply. It is always good to not have all your eggs in one basket." ...


    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/09/...es_electr.html
    Lots of homes are powered by the wind in Oklahoma -- http://www.dasolar.com/home-wind-power/oklahoma
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    And some big government subsidized wind farms are being paid to not produce electricity.
    Wind farms in Pacific Northwest paid to not produce | Fox News
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