Authorization For War: Phase I Completed

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday formally asked Congress for expansive authorization of the U.S.-led war on ISIS, including a green-light for open-ended and geographically limitless military operations.

While lawmakers in Washington discuss details of the proposed authorization for use of military force (AUMF), analysts point out that meaningful debate about the war itself has been left completely off the table.

“This shows that Congress is not even debating the issue of force,”…

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/11/obama-asks-congress-authorize-another-endless-war

Big Layoff At IBM

Project Chrome, a massive layoff that IBM is pretending is not a massive layoff, is underway. First reported by Robert X. Cringely (a pen name) inForbes, about 26 percent of the company’s global workforce is being shown the door. At more than 100,000 people, that makes it the largest mass layoff at any U.S. corporation in at least 20 years. Cringely wrote that notices have started going out, and most of the hundred-thousand-plus will likely be gone by the end of February…

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/massive-worldwide-layoff-underway-at-ibm/121631

And over at RADIO SHACK:

Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder…

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/radioshack-pulls-the-plug-sprint-to-take-over-most-of-its-stores-after-bankruptcy-filing/121629

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Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans.

The CNBC interview came one day after Clifton had penned a gutsy opinion piece on Gallup’s web site, defiantly calling the government’s 5.6 percent unemployment figure “The Big Lie” in the article’s headline. His appearance on CNBC was apparently to walk back the “lie” part of the title and reframe the jobs data as just hopelessly deceptive.

Clifton stated the following on CNBC:

“I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”

After getting that out of the way, Clifton went on to eviscerate the legitimacy of the cheerful spin given to the unemployment data, telling CNBC viewers that the percent of full time jobs in this country as a percent of the adult population “is the worst it’s been in 30 years.”…

http://www.blacklistednews.com/VIDEO%3A_Gallup_CEO_Fears_He_Might_%E2%80%9CSuddenly_Disappear%E2%80%9D_for_Questioning_U.S._Jobs_Data/41541/0/38/38/Y/M.html

But rest assured, we have “turned the page.”

 

BA, But No Job

The risks of a mismatch between costly university degrees and job opportunities have become clearer in recent years. Anthony Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, said nearly a third of people aged 22 through 26 with a Bachelor of Arts degree either don’t have a job or are working at one that doesn’t require a university degree. The numbers are similar for young people with vocational degrees, but those lower-cost degrees don’t typically lead to heavy debts….

Pushing the Illusion Of Recovery

Related: The War On Your Intuition

…It boils down to this: are America’s problems real, or are they the result of perception? The Status Quo is expending staggering sums of time, money and energy to convince you that it’s perception: if only you believe the statistics and assurances, all the problems your intuition has red-flagged will vanish.

So what will you accept as real–your intuition that something is deeply amiss in America, or the official propaganda that all is well? The goal of this war is to persuade you to surrender your independence and intuition in favor of passive acceptance of the cleverly cloaked tyranny of the current arrangement.

If they cannot persuade you, then disorienting you will do. Misdirecting your intuition is victory enough.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/01/2015-war-intuition-something-fundamentally-amiss.html

False Flags To Keep Coalition In Line