Notes from all over
by GDA firstname.lastname@example.org
With the cold weather freezing the North Country,
the good news from Pres. Barack's bean counters in Washington,
D.C., should warm us up.
They have come out with some miraculous figures. There are a ton of new jobs that were created in the past months. The figures are 200,000 to 300,000. Barack is doing a great job, right?
Of course, those figures push the number of employed Americans up and the figure is almost what his people say the figure was when he went into office.
Now, there are some other figures to put in there. With those new jobs, there are now 1-1/4 million fewer Americans working than there were when he went into office. Yeah, somehow those figures don't seem to work out, do they?
By the way, of those new jobs, 40 percent or more were government jobs. The unemployment rate among government employees is under 3 percent.
Those bean counters have come up with an unemployment rate of seven per cent, now.
To make matters better, our stock market is at an all time high. Of course, those in the know realize that the only way the stock market grows is because our government is perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The government buys bonds with money they print. This, plus those unemployment figures keep the market going.
Now, if you are playing the market, you might watch out.
The trouble is, the countries outside our borders are laughing at the figures coming from D.C. They are all "cooked" numbers. I listen to the unemployment figures and the number of jobs that are created and have come to realize they are a joke. The ones that get the front pages are invariably changed to the worse, later on. The people don't see that, though.
Back in Germany after WWI, they tried to boost the economy by printing more and more money. At one time you needed a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread.
That could happen over here, but our businesses and economy are probably too strong for even Obama to mess up.
We can only hope.
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Well, winter has hit the North Country. Last week we were hit with two snowstorms, back to back. Then the cold came in with temperatures going as low as 30 below zero.
Non-residents don't understand how we can handle this cold weather, but it is just a way of life up here. If the temps drop, we put on another layer of clothes and another pair of socks. Heck, we might even wear gloves and a hat.
I do love the fact that we actually have four distinct and separate seasons.
Not many parts of this country can brag about that.
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It looks like the Polymet mining operation is proceeding. I have heard rumors that ground will be turned in 2014.
Just think, we have the largest known reserves of copper ore in the world and a bunch of people who don't even live here, pay taxes here or send their kids to school here are trying to make sure we will always be in a recession.
Some of our politicians, even DFLers are now climbing on the band wagon for copper mining.
It is about time.
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Christmas is coming, have a Merry one.