True Unemployment Is Much Higher Than You Think

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

On October 2, 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its latest employment report and it wasn’t good news. Unemployment, BLS said, stood at 7.9%. It marked the fifth straight month that unemployment dropped, after the enormous jump from 4.4% in March (itself a significant increase over February’s 3.5%) to 14.7% in April.

But the September decline was only 0.5% and still left the United States well above February’s level when the labor market was extremely healthy. Or was it?

Most of what we hear about the economy, from journalists, politicians, economists, and pundits, is that we need to get back to where we were before COVID hit. But mid-way through October, that seems an unlikely prospect.


View original post 1,247 more words

CIA involved with Google from it’s beginning Google adds voting location information to its search and maps services [That’s Comforting]

Jim Campbell's

By Jim Campbell

October 18, 2020

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information.

Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

Not that they don’t know everything they could conceivably want to know about us anyway.

Need further proof? [Source]

google-hq-sede-mountain-view.jpg

Google will give voter information in its Maps app and search engine.

Google on Friday said it’s adding voter information to its search engine and maps app, including details on polling places, early voting locations and ballot drop-off areas.

The information appears in search results if someone, for example, enters the query “ballot drop boxes near me.”

The update comes as…

View original post 282 more words

In Afghanistan, American Troops Patrol the Same Routes Their Fathers Did

Counter Information

By Alan MacLeod

Global Research, October 17, 2020MintPress News 12 October 2020

Thousands of US soldiers continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since soured on.

***

Nineteen years ago last week the United States invaded Afghanistan, a country halfway around the world that few in America had heard of and even fewer knew anything about. Today, thousands of U.S. soldiers and many more private military contractors continue to pace and patrol exactly the same routes as their predecessors did in 2001, fighting a seemingly endless and pointless conflict that both the American and Afghan public have long since soured on.

One example of this isMaster Sgt. Trevor deBoer, deployed to the country three times with the 20th Special Forces Group.

“When we started this…

View original post 813 more words