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Friday, September 04, 2015

FBI Releases 2014 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty


Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This is an increase of almost 89 percent when compared to the 27 officers killed in 2013. (Note: From 1980–2014, an average of 64 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed per year. The 2013 total, 27, was the lowest during this 35-year period.) By region, 17 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, 14 officers in the West, eight officers in the Midwest, eight in the Northeast, and four in Puerto Rico.
By circumstance, 11 officers died from injuries inflicted as a result of answering disturbance calls (one of which was a domestic disturbance). Ten officers were conducting traffic pursuits or stops, eight were killed as a result of ambushes (six due to entrapment/premeditated situations and two during unprovoked attacks), and six officers were investigating suspicious persons or circumstances. Five officers sustained fatal injuries while they were performing investigative activities, four while they were engaged in tactical situations, three officers were handling persons with mental illness, and one officer was slain during a drug-related matter. Three officers were killed while attempting other arrests.

So .005% out of 1,000,000 law enforcement officers in this country were killed...Yet I turn on the Tee Vee and they make it sound like cops are out there having gun battles with ultra evil bad guys every day, and without the cops doing this, the cities would be jungles.. Now you see how much the Media intensifies a pretty much nothing situation and fabricates....

Zumper National Rent Report: September 2015


No Inflation here folks....

Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones


In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. 
"People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not."
That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year, states with Republican governors gained nearly 220,000 new taxpayers, who brought more than $14.1 billion in AGI with them.
Only one-third of states with Democrat governors gained taxpayers, compared to three-fifths of states with Republican governors.  
Top 5 loser states for Democrat governors in 2013:

Its because Democratic States have become cesspools of filth, corruption. Not saying Republicans are any better far from it.

Hillary Clinton says she’s sorry for confusion over email issue


She told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: “I didn’t really stop and think ‘What kind of email system will there be?’” She added her personal email use was “fully above board.”
Clinton also took shots at Donald Trump, the Republicans’ front-runner, saying, “His campaign is all about who he’s against.”
Clinton is the Democrats’ front-runner in national polls from RealClearPolitics. But in the early presidential-voting state of New Hampshire, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is running just three points behind her. Her campaign is preparing to ramp up operations there

Well that make it all better now..... not

Rents are Surging by up to 20% in These Cities


Rental listings in San Francisco surged 14% to $3,530 year over year for one-bedroom apartments available in September, according to an analysis of one million listings of 50 cities by apartment rental site Zumper, and they rose by over 5% to $3,160 for a one-bedroom in New York. Zumper calculated the median asking-rents for the top 50 metro areas by population, so a glut of smaller/cheaper (or larger/more expensive) apartments in any particular month doesn’t skew the overall result. The rise in rents doesn’t necessarily mean a surge in multi-unit building construction, experts say, but reflects an unwillingness and/or inability among a young (and growing) workforce to buy.

More No inflation here folks ....

Gov’t Accuses Company Of Discrimination Over Employees Having To Prove Citizenship Status


The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices objected to non-U.S. citizens being “targeted” because of their citizenship status. “The department’s investigation found that the company required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documentary proof of their immigration status to verify their employment eligibility,” the DOJ claims. This could constitute a violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the feds assert, because its anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from making documentary demands based on citizenship or national origin when verifying an employee’s authorization to work.
With the feds breathing down its neck the business, Nebraska Beef Ltd, agreed to pay Uncle Sam a $200,000 civil penalty and establish an uncapped back pay fund to compensate individuals who lost wages because they couldn’t prove they are in the county legally. Additionally, the business will undergo “compliance monitoring,” which means big brother will be watching very closely. The head of the DOJ’s civil rights division explains that the agency is on a mission to eliminate “unnecessary and discriminatory barriers to employment” so workers can support their families and contribute to the U.S. economy.

Health care in the U.S.costs 500% MORE than in the rest of the first world.

Today health care in the United States costs 500%, approximately, that of the same technology purchased elsewhere in the first world.  There are places where the “offset” is only 200% but virtually nowhere that it runs the other way.  It is literallypossible in many parts of the United States to buy a plane ticket to Narita, Japan, have an MRI done and read there and then fly back home for less than you will be charged for the same exam in your town.
The 900lb Gorilla in the room that nobody talks about is that health plans under Obamacare, Medicare and most private insurance, with a notable exception found in certain “Cadillac” plans that are all now heavily taxed under Obamacare, along with allMedicare recipients, leave the patient with a typical 20% “co-pay” plus in the case of private insurance a hefty deductible that typically runs to $5,000 per person, per year before a single penny is covered.
Here’s the reason this matters:
If you fix this problem then the consumer still pays 20% as they do now but that is the entire bill which means they do not need to buy “Health insurance” at all except for a low-cost policy against sudden and catastrophic events such as a heart attack or serious accident.  Such a policy would only cost a few hundred dollars a year and for those who are truly indigent it could be provided at little cost to the government.

Welcome to the 'recovery'

Wages are up huh? Most workers actually making LESS than 5 years ago


Friday's much-anticipated jobs report could be the final piece of the Federal Reserve puzzle for raising interest rates.
Should the number come in considerably above expectations of about 220,000, many market participants believe the U.S. central bank will vote to raise interest rates for the first time in more than nine years.
To whatever extent the number shows continued solid job gains, however, there likely will be relatively little consideration given to a less appealing state of the employment picture.
A fresh look released Thursday provides some perspective: For all the talk about the nearly 250,000 jobs a month the economy is creating, workers' real wages, including the cost of living, are going backward. Average pay in real terms slumped 4 percent from 2009-14, according to the National Employment Labor Project. 




Who is BSing who here?

Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977

Here is your 5.1 unemployment number folks

While the kneejerk headling scanning algos are focusing on the seasonally-adjusted headline monthly NFP increase which came in a worse than expected 173K, the presidential candidates - especially the GOP - are far more focused on another data point: the labor force participation rate, and the number of Americans not in the labor force. Here, they will have some serious ammo, because according to the BLS, the main reason why the unemployment rate tumbled to the lowest since April 2008 is because another 261,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force, as a result pushing the total number of US potential workers who are not in the labor force, to a record 94 million, an increase of 1.8 million in the past year, and a whopping 14.9 million since the start of the second great depression in December 2007 while only 4 million new jobs have been created.