B.S. ALERT!: ADP employment report says 191,000 jobs added in March

Signs on a economic recovery? Not so fast….

First the ADP Report:

Private sector employment increased by 191,000 jobs from February to March according to the March ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. …

Goods-producing employment rose by 28,000 jobs in March, slightly faster than an upwardly revised pace of 25,000 in February. Most of the gains came from the construction industry which added 20,000 jobs over the month; compared to an average of 16,000 during the prior three months. Manufacturers added 5,000 jobs in March, the same as February.

Service-providing employment rose by 164,000 jobs in March, up from the upwardly revised 153,000 in February. The ADP National Employment Report indicates that professional/ business services contributed the most to growth in service-providing industries, adding 53,000 jobs, slightly more than the 49,000 in February. Expansion in trade/transportation/utilities grew by 36,000, about equal to the 37,000 jobs added in February. The 5,000 new jobs in financial activities mark the strongest pace of growth in the industry since November 2013.

“The 191,000 U.S. private sector jobs added in March is slightly above the twelve-month average,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP.  “Hopefully, this could be a sign there is more growth to come.”

CNN Money pours cold water on the parade:

The job market is slowly perking up after a winter lull.

Private sector employers added 191,000 jobs in March, according to payroll processing firm ADP (ADPFortune 500). While it was the strongest job growth in three months, it’s not much to write home about.

After a slowdown in hiring, job growth is merely back to where it was prior to the winter. …

The report was slightly disappointing to other economists, who had anticipated an even bigger bounce back after the weak winter. Those surveyed by Briefing.com expected the report to show companies added 215,000 jobs in March.

HotAir’s Ed Morrissey offers a hot cup of sobering coffee:

Even 215,000 would not be cause for breaking open the bubbly. These are stagnation numbers, not any indication of explosive growth. The US economy needs to add 150,000 jobs each month just to keep pace with population growth at current workforce-participation levels (which are at generational lows anyway). Adding 191,000 barely puts a dent in the unemployment crisis, and it’s doubtful that the final BLS number will be even that high.

For the last five years, the media has calculated their reaction to these numbers by comparing it to their low expectations. No one’s talking about the kind of growth that’s needed to put the millions sidelined in the stagnant economy back to work. That doesn’t make the problem go away, however, and it won’t until we put pro-growth policies in place in the tax and regulatory spheres that unlock capital and create work.

Which brings me to my question about this piece of Government paid propaganda so-called “Report.” Does this report take into the people, like myself; who are long-term unemployed? I very might highly doubt that. I believe if the Government actually stopped hiring people to produce propaganda like this and started actually counting the ENTIRE number of people unemployed; the number that would come up, would most like send the stock market in an utter panic and there would be a massive crash. You think things are bad now? You let that happen and things are going to get really bad.

Ed’s right though, about the pro-growth polices; now, the Democrats method of dealing with an economic downturn, of their own creating, is to tax the very people who create the jobs. It is an idiotic method of crisis management. Some would argue that it is the very thing that the socialists want; cut the number of people actually working, to have a society dependant on Government.

The problem with that simple-minded utopian vision is that sooner or later, the bank runs dry and the system itself crashes. It happened in Greece, it happened in ancient Rome and sooner or later; it will happen in America — sooner or later. This is, of course, if we Americans wake up out of our lazy stupor and actually elect people who will uphold the intent of our founding fathers.

 

Thoughts and Prayers to those in Oso, Washington

Some sad news to report… :(

The Video:

The Story:

(Reuters) – The death toll rose to four and 18 people were missing on Sunday from a landslide in Washington state that buried homes and cars under mud and debris up to 15 feet deep, authorities said.

Eight people were also injured when rain-soaked embankments along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, gave way on Saturday morning and washed out at least six homes.

Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said rescuers had found a fourth victim, but they had yet to recover the body.

“I am disappointed to tell you that after searching a very large area of that debris field on foot, we didn’t find anybody alive. There was no sign of life,” Hots told a televised news conference.

The tally of missing was likely to grow, he said. The rescue mission will halt at dusk because of treacherous, quicksand-like conditions, and will resume at dawn on Monday, Hots said.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee flew over the area on Sunday. He told the news conference, “I have a sense that we’re going to have some hard news here.”

via Four dead in Washington state landslide, 18 missing | Reuters.

May the Lord Jesus Christ be with those who are in the affected area and with the families who have lost loved ones in this tragic event.

I think that we all the need to realize; regardless of political stance, that we are all one disaster away from losing everything. My family has been truly blessed that we have not been in anything like this, but we do not gloat about such things. The Lord blessed us greatly. So, I always pray for people who find themselves in this sort of situation.

I think everyone should do likewise.

 

UPDATED: Fred Phelps near death and kicked out of own Church – Second estranged son confirms news, Church mum on Phelps status

A very interesting headline for a Sunday.

Via Nathan Phelps Facebook page: (H/T to Rod Dreher)

I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the “church” back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.

I’m not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.

I feel sad for all the hurt he’s caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved. And I’m bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.

A terrible end to a man, who thrived on hate.

Update #1: The Topeka Capital Journal gets a confirmation as to Phelps status, but Church declines to acknowledge Phelps status in Church. But, second estranged son conforms reports.

UPDATE #2: …and of course, the “tolerant” liberal left spews their hate. Heck of way to represent your cause guys… :roll:

Update #3: I just want to make something absolutely clear here: I am fully aware of how Phelps picketed the funerals of American Military staff. I thought it then, and still do think that it was totally despicable. Furthermore, I want it to be publicly known that I DO NOT support Mr. Phelps Theology. He and his Church are Calvinist and teach absolute predestination. Not to mention that fact that he is a total hatemonger. Basically, Phelps taught that God hated sin AND the sinner. Which is totally wrong, according to the Word of God. It is true that Calvinists believe that Christ only died for the elect of God. We as non-calvinists believe in a “General Election” and that God gave everyone a free will. What that means in layman’s terms; is that we believe that CHRIST DIED FOR ALL and all are free to accept or reject the love gift of Salvation.

Just wanted to clear that up… :)

Update #4: A blogger roundup @ Memeorandum

Jerry Kerry says Russia has till Monday get out of Crimea or else

Yep, doing just as I reported, setting us up for war. All we need is that false flag operation to start.

The Story:

Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance.

Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ahead of a Sunday referendum vote in the Crimea region to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.

U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the Sunday referendum, Kerry said the U.S. and its European allies will not recognize it as legitimate under international law.

The U.S. and Europe on Monday would then unite to impose sanctions on Russia, Kerry told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Thursday during a hearing on the State Department’s budget.

“There will be a response of some kind to the referendum itself,” Kerry said. “If there is no sign [from Russia] of any capacity to respond to this issue … there will be a very serious series of steps on Monday.”

“Our hope is to have Russia join

via John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine | WashingtonExaminer.com.

Here’s the real kicker:

He said that currently Russia does not have the assets positioned to “march in and take over all of Ukraine but that could change and we recognize that.”

“I’ve been impressed on how united our European allies are on this… to a person, to a country, they are very, very committed to make sure there is accountability,” he said.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who was chairing the hearing, asked how this showdown with Russia in Ukraine is impacting efforts to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.

When Obama threatened to make good on his red-line threat to Syrian leader Bashar Assad, Russia helped avert U.S. military strikes by offering to step in and negotiate arrangements to have Damascus destroy its chemical weapons.

Kerry said Russia had been helpful in pushing Syria on tighter deadlines for locating, moving and destroying its stockpile, but considering the crisis in Crimea, their cooperation going forward is an open question.

“Now there’s a question mark about where that’s going to go,” he said.

This is going to be very interesting. Quite indeed.

Is the US getting ready to perform a false flag to drag us into World War 3?

It sure does seem so.

Check out this video, by Susan Duclos who blogs over at Wake Up America.

Now the story via Susan Duclos over at Before It’s News:

If this is true and since the hacker group Anonymous is famous for hacking into high level documents and emails, it most likely is true, then this is a blockbuster bombshell!

 

Hacked emails to and from US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh with Ukrainian General Staff Igor Protsyk, discuss plans to arrange a massive attack on transport hubs and Ukrainian military bases in order to “frame-up the neighbor,” and “create favorable conditions for Pentagon to act.”

 

The emails from Igor are in Russian, so the link is here for anyone that reads Russian but the email from US Army Attache Assistant in Kiev Jason Gresh is in English and the ramifications of it are enormous.

 

Events are moving rapidly in Crimea. Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network.
I think it’s time to implement the plan we discussed lately. Your job is to cause some problems to the transport hubs in the south-east in order to frame-up the neighbor.
It will create favorable conditions for Pentagon and the Company to act.
Do not waste time, my friend.

Respectfully,
JP

Jason P. Gresh
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Assistant Army Attaché
U.S. Embassy, Kyiv
Tankova 4, Kyiv, Ukraine 04112
(380-44) 521 – 5444 | Fax (380-44) 521 – 5636

http://ukraine.usembassy.gov/
http://usembassykyiv.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/usdos.ukraine
http://www.youtube.com/user/USEmbassyKyiv
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassykyiv

Then, there’s this via KyivPost: (H/T to Before It’s News)

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Martin Dempsey has claimed that in the case of an escalation of unrest in Crimea, the U.S. Army is ready to back up Ukraine and its allies in Europe with military actions. 

According to the Web site of the Atlantic Council, Dempsey said that “he’s been talking to his military counterparts in Russia, but he’s also sending a clear message to Ukraine and members of NATO that the U.S. military will respond militarily if necessary.”

“We’re trying to tell [Russia] not to escalate this thing further into Eastern Ukraine, and allow the conditions to be set for some kind of resolution in Crimea. We do have treaty obligations with our NATO allies. And I have assured them that if that treaty obligation is triggered [in Europe], we would respond,” Dempsey said.

According to the General, the incursion of Russian troops into the Crimea creates risks for all the countries of Europe and NATO allies.

“If Russia is allowed to do this, which is to say move into a sovereign country under the guise of protecting ethnic Russians in Ukraine, it exposes Eastern Europe to some significant risk, because there are ethnic enclaves all over Eastern Europe and the Balkans,” Dempsey said. 

If I were the MSM, I would be all over this one. I would hate to think that the Obama Administration would pull something this bone-headed; seeing that his popularity, even among liberal Americans is not that great. But, then again, stranger things have happened with this President.

 

How Ironic: Prosperity Preacher Joel Osteen’s church robbed of $600G

A classic case of dog bites man. The man who is the epitome of a shakedown artist, finally gets shook down himself. It could not have happened to a better person. :D

The Story via My Fox Houston: (H/T Fox News)

Houston Police investigators are looking for clues after it appears someone broke into a safe at Lakewood Church and walked away with nearly 6-hundred thousand dollars in donations.  Two hundred thousands of it is believed to be cash.

The donations were from services on Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th.  

The heist wasn’t discovered until  8:30 a.m.  Monday morning when an employee of Lakewood Church and an off duty Harris County Sheriff’s Officer working security noticed the break in.

Right now investigators think the heist happened sometime between 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon and Monday morning when it was discovered.  

The donations were from services PM Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th and included donations made by checks and credit cards along with the cash donations.

So, finally, the man who has used God’s Word as money-making racket, kind of like the Jews used the law of Moses as a money-making racket; gets robbed of donations. Please pardon me, if I fail to shed a tear for the man. Joel Osteen’s con game was basically, “plant the seed for the need.” Which is, in prosperity preaching double talk, means “tithe so you can get rich.” It is a horrible abuse of scripture and it often leads people into backsliding, all because God did not give them anything back at all.

You want to know what the Word of God really says about money? Check this out:

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.  — (1 Timothy 6:5-12 KJV)

I know that tithing is scriptural. However, this man’s abuse of that doctrine is legendary. Hence my lack of compassion for him at all. The way I see, he got what was coming to him. You abuse God’s Word? You get what is rightfully coming to you. The Bible warns us of people like this man. See here:

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.  – (2 Timothy 4:1-5 KJV)

The Bible also says this:

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. – (Romans 12:19 KJV)

It looks like Joel Osteen got a bit of that vengeance; and it could not have happened to a better person. To check out other news involving this huckster, click this link here.

Bartcop RIP

I’m not supposed to do this; but, screw it. This is MY blog and I will do what I damned well please. :mad: If you got a problem with it, that is just too damned bad.

A pioneer in the liberal blogging and political snark world has died. BartCop is who he was. Crooks and Liars has the story.

He leaves behind a wife and a mortgage. Click here to go help out.

This chorus is swirling in my head at the moment:

And when I’m gone, just carry on, don’t mourn
Rejoice every time you hear the sound of my voice
Just know that I’m looking down on you smiling
And I didn’t feel a thing, So baby don’t feel no pain
Just smile back

The Video:

As most who read here know; I was not always a Buchananite Conservative. I was, for what it is truly worth; a very skeptical left-of-center type. A Populist, of the historic sort. In 2007, I basically decided that voting Democratic Party was not for me any longer. Because of this, I do mourn, when a blogger dies. A voice in this great conversation is silenced. Maybe this video here, will explain what I mean:

I just wish politics was a bit more, like it is depicted in the video above, towards the end. :(

May he rest in peace. :(

Others: LiberalandThe BRAD BLOG and Balloon Juice

More Black on White Crime: Huntersville, NC

Multiculturalism at it’s finest. If the races were reversed on this story; it would be national news. But, because it is a white guy, being shot by thug blacks; there is nothing to see here, move along. :roll: :mad:

The Story via WCCB-TV in Huntersville, NC:

CHARLOTTE, NC– One day after a deadly shooting happened inside of a Huntersville apartment complex, the police caution tape is gone and lots of questions remain unanswered. Wednesday evening, 19-year-old Peter Jordan was shot and killed outside of apartment G at the Landings at Northcross apartments located off Sam Furr Road near I-77 and Birkdale Village.

Huntersville Police say Jordan did not live at the complex, and that they are searching for suspects based on eyewitness accounts from area residents. “They observed a black Chevrolet Impala occupied by three to four black males leaving the area at a high rate of speed,” says Capt. Kevin Johnston with the Huntersville Police Department.

As the search for the suspects continues, residents living in nearby apartments recall a frightening evening that has rattled their community. One woman we spoke with says she is too nervous to leave her apartment. Another resident says she is walking her dog earlier than usual to avoid being out after dark. She says her heart goes out to Jordan’s family.
Jordan’s family members posted on facebook that his funeral is taking place on Sunday at the Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home in Huntersville.

Of course, the liberal media basically says, “He had it coming, because he is white and his people kept blacks as slaves. So, it is justified.”

I feel for the family, I really do. I feel their pain. My family has been there. Hopefully, this family gets justice; because my family never really did. :( :cry:

Video: Local Story: Home invaders pick the wrong house

The Video:

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.

Surveillance cameras caught it all.

The mother tells 7 Action News she “didn’t have time to get scared.” When she heard the door to her home on Woodrow Wilson being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.

UPDATE: Detroit Police Chief reacts, says, “She did the right thing.”

One of the teens dropped a handgun on his way out the door. He then tried to get back inside the house a second time, but was again met with gunfire. Once again, he took off and all three were arrested shortly after the incident by Detroit Police.

Recalling the panic she felt, the mom says “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round. I wasn’t feeling anything at the moment, I got scared afterwards.”

The Detroit Police chief? He’s cool with it.

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – It’s the video creating a national stir as it goes viral.

Seen first on 7 Action News at 11 , a mother from Detroit opening fire on three teenage burglars inside her home.

Now Detroit’s Chief of Police is responding to the dramatic footage and the mother’s actions.

“She did the right thing” says Chief James Craig acknowledging the mother gave a verbal warning prior to firing the weapon.

As we first reported, the mother was protecting two small children inside the home.

She tells us “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round.” Her husband is thankful she and the kids are safe.

He gave her the weapon just two weeks ago and showed her how to use it.

“If I hadn’t prepared my wife for this kind of situation, I could have came home to a family that was gone,” he says.

I wonder what liberals like Diane Feinstein would say about this little situation? :roll: