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    by coldwarrior ( 121 Comments › )
    Filed under Donald Trump, Economy, Open thread, unemployment at March 8th, 2018 - 6:27 am

    Tell me again how Trump will ruin the economy?

     

    Businesses added 235,000 jobs in February, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday, more than the 200,000 gains economists had expected.

    That could possibly signal that a key employment report from the government will reveal more signs of strong hiring later this week.

    “The job market is red hot and threatens to overheat,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, which helps ADP compile the report. “With government spending increases and tax cuts, growth is set to accelerate.”… Still, initial jobless claims, a gauge of layoffs, have hovered at the lowest levels in nearly 50 years. With unemployment at a 17-year low of 4.1%, that’s a good sign of a healthy labor market.

    Odd that this isn’t front page news… /

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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | March 8, 2018 8:25 am

      this rpt makes it sound as tho the only reason for the bump in construction is from hurricane re-building. If correct, that’s a bit disappointing.

      I was talking to a real estate agent who lives down the street and asked about the market. NO INVENTORY. Of course, this is D.C., so it’s not a ‘normal’ picture, but still. That IS an incentive for construction. Demographics may be impacting that tho. People aren’t getting married in the same patterns they used to and single people don’t usually buy houses.


    2. 2 | March 8, 2018 8:55 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      In economic terms, housing construction is ALWAYS a lagging indicator at best.

      “The job market is red hot and threatens to overheat,”

      This on 235,000 jobs added in February? What complete and utter bullshit. This thinking is the consequences of 16 straight years of constant lowering expectation as the new normal. Way back in 1998, February only adding 235,000 new jobs was seen as an indication that the economy was in trouble.

      Under GW, the Marxist Propaganda press was constantly telling us that we needed 235,000 new jobs a month just to maintain a even economic baseline due to the natural birthrate in America.


    3. RIX
      3 | March 8, 2018 9:11 am

      Good morning. If the left including the MSM acknowledge this at all they will credit Obama and his fabulousness.


    4. RIX
      4 | March 8, 2018 9:33 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/watch-laura-ingraham-blasts-baltimore-mayor-bussing-students-gun-protest-amid-deficit-layoffs/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      This is an interview with the Mayor of Baltimore. She just spews lunacy like she is giving a speech or making a
      recording, not giving an actual interview.
      So are pols like her causing urban decay, or are they just a symptom?


    5. 5 | March 8, 2018 9:38 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I imagine the rebuilding in Napa is also a bump here in California. My roofer guy (who did my new roof at a great price because I’m his neighbor – it still works that way in America) was telling me the other day that they’re working weekends these days in getting the homes in Santa Rosa rebuilt.

      But even so, I’m seeing warehouse jobs all over the place (Football Savant Offspring is switching careers). People that lost jobs during Obummer’s tenure are now able to take their pick of jobs where they were getting a couple days here, a couple days there.

      And I’m willing to bet that UNLIKE Obummer, these are FULL-TIME jobs. His Labor Dept. fudged the numbers, using those with part-time jobs to drive down the unemployment number. Also the “jobless” claims BS as people were taken off their 99 weeks of unemployment and then jerked the system by trying to move onto Social Security disability.


    6. RIX
      6 | March 8, 2018 9:38 am

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/377505-america-should-ban-civilian-guns-to-protect-human-rights-chinese-communist-dictatorship-says-through-state-run-media/
      @ WZ
      China wants American citizens disarmed. Hey, if an enlightened regime like that says so it must be right, right?


    7. 7 | March 8, 2018 9:51 am

      @ RIX:

      Hm….the current tally board has Iran and China both telling us to disarm for the good of the nation. Well we’re 2-0 for terrorist and dictator nations agreeing with the Famewhore Four and Shannon Watts.

      We don’t even have to post a verbal response. Let’s just post two videos:

      1. Tiananmen Square 1989.

      2. The murder of Nedā Āghā-Soltān during the Iran election protests 2009.

      Yeah….gun control works.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | March 8, 2018 10:09 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      This on 235,000 jobs added in February? What complete and utter bullshit.

      Thank you, I thought it was just me. I don’t remember the background as well you do but I certainly didn’t see it as an ‘overheating’ issue. And if it were, don’t you think they’d mention wage pressure? Also, I think the type of jobs is important. 235k ‘hospitality’ jobs have a completely different meaning that 235k manufacturing jobs.

      I’m sorry to hear of your family’s new loss. You guys have taken a beating lately. Hugs and prayers, but you knew that.


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | March 8, 2018 10:10 am

      RIX wrote:

      This is an interview with the Mayor of Baltimore.

      I saw that. The woman makes DeBlasio look like Einstein


    10. 10 | March 8, 2018 11:07 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m sorry to hear of your family’s new loss. You guys have taken a beating lately. Hugs and prayers, but you knew that.

      Thank you. On the positive side, Grand-pa Ron was the last of the “Infirm” in the family. Not that my brother Cliff or Sister were infirm before cancer took them. But undiagnosed diseases/illnesses aside, everyone else is relatively healthy. So, baring any unforeseen accidents, there really isn’t anyone else that I can see dying any time soon.


    11. darkwords
      11 | March 8, 2018 11:41 am

      One thing i’ve Noticed is a tremendous amount of tractor trailers on the interstate system. A lot of stuff being moved.


    12. darkwords
      12 | March 8, 2018 11:44 am

      Article from last year wsj saying 145k jobs a month is the minimum needed to keep unemployment numbers unchanged. Anything under a 50k per year job is a temp job on the coast.


    13. darkwords
      13 | March 8, 2018 11:53 am

      It’s still not easy to move across jobs and occupations. Benefits are lost. Sometimes critical benefits. So it becomes risky to move if you have a family. I did a move and lost dental insurance that added $4,000 last year to family costs. There were benefits to the move but dental care was a casualty. You scramble. Delay treatments. Pay just ahead of being farmed out to a collection agency. And find out your internet service is no longer robust and the cell connections have dead spots in your location. First world problems. My moving checklist seemed to account for none of the hidden costs.


    14. 14 | March 8, 2018 12:08 pm

      darkwords wrote:

      Article from last year wsj saying 145k jobs a month is the minimum needed to keep unemployment numbers unchanged. Anything under a 50k per year job is a temp job on the coast.

      Yea, they kept dropping that number every year of Obama Presidency because the jobs rate kept falling. It started off back around 9/11/01 at if memory serves me correctly around 285,000 per month. But of course, that was under a republican POTUS and they were trying to blame the end of the world on him.

      http://thewildernessofmirrors.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/god-rest-you-dr-bombay/


    15. 15 | March 8, 2018 12:38 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Oh, and let’s not forget that Obama’s Labor Department counted PART-TIME jobs in that job count, as well as part of the unemployment rate. Traditionally, part-time jobs were not included in either total, if I recall correctly. Obama needed to include them to make his numbers look good.


    16. RIX
      16 | March 8, 2018 1:03 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Hm….the current tally board has Iran and China both telling us to disarm for the good of the nation. Well we’re 2-0 for terrorist and dictator nations agreeing with the Famewhore Four and Shannon Watts.

      We don’t even have to post a verbal response. Let’s just post two videos:

      1. Tiananmen Square 1989.

      2. The murder of Nedā Āghā-Soltān during the Iran election protests 2009.

      Yeah….gun control works.

      Makes you wonder if they have read the memo that Obama is no longer president.


    17. RIX
      17 | March 8, 2018 1:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      This is an interview with the Mayor of Baltimore.

      I saw that. The woman makes DeBlasio look like Einstein

      Excellent point. The humorous part is that you could tell that she thinks that she is an intellectual giant.


    18. 18 | March 8, 2018 1:35 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      if I recall correctly. Obama needed to include them to make his numbers look good.

      And do not forget the magical metric Obama created of … “Jobs Created or Saved”…


    19. 19 | March 8, 2018 2:43 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      I had quite forgotten about that. So you could basically count as a “job saved” everyone who didn’t get fired in the reporting period.


    20. Aussie Infidel
      20 | March 8, 2018 4:44 pm

      RIX wrote:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/watch-laura-ingraham-blasts-baltimore-mayor-bussing-students-gun-protest-amid-deficit-layoffs/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      This is an interview with the Mayor of Baltimore. She just spews lunacy like she is giving a speech or making a
      recording, not giving an actual interview.
      So are pols like her causing urban decay, or are they just a symptom?

      Yup I saw that performance by the mayor of Baltimore. She went in determined to answer no posed questions and was determined to filibuster for the whole 7 minutes, which she successfully did. Did you notice the sly smiles now and then that she couldn’t suppress? This moron actually believed that her play acting was actually something positive. It shows the depths to which the Marxist progressive left have arrived at. The mayor wasn’t there to answer anything. Her job was to waste time of her enemies and give give the verbal finger to the audience. She succeeded. Alas for her the deeper aims were missed by a mile. She just confirmed that anyone debating her was wasting their time and that she was nothing but a ‘wind up ideologue’ with a big mouth and a brain full of nothing but talking…. and talking ….. and talking points.


    21. eaglesoars
      21 | March 8, 2018 4:52 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      unfortunately for her side,she came across as none too bright.


    22. Deplorable Bumr50
      22 | March 8, 2018 4:54 pm

      Jeff Flake threatens to nullify Trumps tariffs.

      Just got an alert on my phone.

      Funny how they didnt put out an alert during the actual announcement.


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | March 8, 2018 5:29 pm

      RIX wrote:

      China wants American citizens disarmed. Hey, if an enlightened regime like that says so it must be right, right?

      all power flows from the barrel of a gun – Mao


    24. eaglesoars
      24 | March 8, 2018 6:20 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      Jeff Flake threatens to nullify Trumps tariffs.

      how,pray tell, does he intend to accomplish this?

      I heard an interview he did awhile back after he announced his departure. Arrogant, obnoxious prick. Who thinks he’s going to run against Trump and win, although he didn’t say that, his disdain for Trump seeped thru the radio.


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | March 8, 2018 6:21 pm

      so I guess S. Korea is going to announce it will have or has had talks with North Korea.

      I wonder how Obama gets credit for this one.


    26. 26 | March 8, 2018 8:14 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      By operating under the same delusion that even though he can’t even be re-elected in his own state, somehow the rest of the Country is yearning for him to be President. Personally, I think he’s been drinking the Kasich Koolaid.

      @ eaglesoars:

      The MSM will find a way. They always do.
      But I wonder if this time will be different that all the other “we’re coming to the table,” but after they get what the need, they’ll go back to plotting. I think Trump will require them to verify before he starts shipping flour and foodstuffs. I also wonder if Kim DonkeyKong is starting to feel pushback from his supporters.

      Time will tell.


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | March 8, 2018 8:20 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      I also wonder if Kim DonkeyKong is starting to feel pushback from his supporters.

      That would have to be the military. I wonder how much that most recent defector worried them.


    28. eaglesoars
      28 | March 8, 2018 8:22 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Personally, I think he’s been drinking the Kasich Koolaid.

      Well, at least I haven’t heard Flake say it’s all about God’s plan for him. Probably because he thinks he IS God and he’s just waiting for the rest of us to realize it.


    29. 29 | March 8, 2018 8:26 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I wonder how Obama gets credit for this one.

      The only way he has ever gotten credit for anything… By lying his ass off.


    30. eaglesoars
      30 | March 8, 2018 8:48 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      he didn’t need to lie to get the Nobel. All he did was breathe.

      I’m still waiting for his university transcripts, tho. You’d think SOMEBODY could hack those


    31. AZfederalist
      31 | March 8, 2018 8:59 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      We don’t even have to post a verbal response. Let’s just post two videos:

      1. Tiananmen Square 1989.

      2. The murder of Nedā Āghā-Soltān during the Iran election protests 2009.

      Yeah….gun control works.

      quite well for oppressive regimes. [just finishing your thought]


    32. lobo91
      32 | March 8, 2018 9:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      he didn’t need to lie to get the Nobel. All he did was breathe.

      I’m still waiting for his university transcripts, tho. You’d think SOMEBODY could hack those

      Can’t hack what’s not online


    33. RIX
      33 | March 8, 2018 9:16 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      China wants American citizens disarmed. Hey, if an enlightened regime like that says so it must be right, right?

      all power flows from the barrel of a gun – Mao

      That is who they are.


    34. eaglesoars
      34 | March 8, 2018 9:19 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Can’t hack what’s not online

      They’re online somewhere. They’re just air gapped.

      If this Trump deal has any good consequences watch the Nobel Committee give the Peace Prize to L’il Kim.


    35. RIX
      35 | March 8, 2018 9:22 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Have you noticed that Baltimore and all of the cities governed by Democrats have devolved to hell holes.
      What could the common denominator be?


    36. eaglesoars
      36 | March 8, 2018 9:39 pm

      off to read. nite


    37. RIX
      37 | March 8, 2018 9:41 pm

      I just visited one of the Never Trump sites with all of the “Principaled. Conservatives”.
      I won’t bother posting anything from there, but suffice it to say that they are mocking Trump and pulling for him
      to fail in the talks with Kim. Strange principals.


    38. Aussie Infidel
      38 | March 8, 2018 10:19 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Have you noticed that Baltimore and all of the cities governed by Democrats have devolved to hell holes.
      What could the common denominator be?

      I have noticed. So have the progressives and they know that they can’t keep lying forever before the folks tumble to their wicked game.


    39. rain of lead
      39 | March 9, 2018 6:32 am

      morning y’all
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/08/president-trumps-stunningly-effective-north-korea-policy-leaves-professional-diplomatic-corps-gobsmacked/

      A year of targeted and strategic geopolitical policy execution by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has resulted in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un accepting denuclearization and requesting a meeting with President Trump to achieve terms therein.

      wow


    40. 40 | March 9, 2018 7:29 am

      @ rain of lead:
      How long before the left claims Trump had secret NK backing?


    41. eaglesoars
      41 | March 9, 2018 8:03 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ rain of lead:
      How long before the left claims Trump had secret NK backing?

      That’s only if the talks fail. If they make any progress, Obama will get the credit


    42. eaglesoars
      42 | March 9, 2018 8:18 am

      I’m reading comments at the DM. Some are crediting Putin’s announcement of new missiles as forcing Trump to the table, as Russia and China are allies and China won’t let anything happen to NK

      Putin. Got it. Wait till Mika reads that one.


    43. RIX
      43 | March 9, 2018 8:55 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/03/08/uh-oh-cnns-erin-burnett-triggers-resistance-meltdown-with-possible-trump-nk-legacy-video/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning fun seekers. Erin Burnett commits heresy on CNN , giving an honest evaluation of Trump dealing
      with North Korea. The resistance goes into full hysteria mode. The comments are entertaining, and the logic is
      bizarre.


    44. coldwarrior
      44 | March 9, 2018 8:59 am

      Nonfarm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February vs. 200,000 est.


    45. eaglesoars
      45 | March 9, 2018 9:01 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      wage growth 2.6%, manufacturing leads jobs growth

      Varney

      win


    46. coldwarrior
      46 | March 9, 2018 9:03 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      wage growth 2.6%, manufacturing leads jobs growth

      Varney

      win

      🙂

      he’s gonna wreck the economy, dontchaknow.

      i was told that right here by a finance major.


    47. eaglesoars
      47 | March 9, 2018 9:05 am

      @ RIX:

      <emDon't you people get it? Trump wants one thing and one thing only. He wants little rocket man to tell him how to become a dictator over America. For God's sake people, get your head out of your ass & get that idiot out of the White House.

      Imagine having to live with THAT brain


    48. RIX
      48 | March 9, 2018 9:12 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      <emDon't you people get it? Trump wants one thing and one thing only. He wants little rocket man to tell him how to become a dictator over America. For God's sake people, get your head out of your ass & get that idiot out of the White House.

      Imagine having to live with THAT brain

      Yeah, it is amazing.


    49. eaglesoars
      49 | March 9, 2018 9:23 am

      Here’s another brilliant analysis from “Vengeance is Mine” at Rawstory.org

      ——–

      In a freewheeling speech to Republican donors at his Mar-a-Lago estate
      in Florida, Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for ditching term
      limits. (A recording of the speech was obtained by CNN.)

      China calls off their attack dog

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/former-cia-officer-phil-mudd-calls-bs-kim-jong-uns-offer-dont-buy-second/?comments=disqus

      sometimes I wonder what these people do for a living. I hope they aren’t doctors or anything. Or auto mechanics.


    50. lobo91
      50 | March 9, 2018 9:37 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      They certainly aren’t plumbers…


    51. 51 | March 9, 2018 10:03 am

      @ RIX:

      While I can appreciate there is healthy skepticism as to the rationale of why Kim DonkeyKong is coming to the table, as they have in the past (to get concessions and then break the deal later), there is a significant difference this time.

      He’s going to be looking across the table at the man who wrote The Art of the Deal, not some pussy politician who cares about the Nobel Peace Prize.

      And Trump will take “trust but verify” to an art form.


    52. 52 | March 9, 2018 11:01 am

      Hearing that Justice Kennedy will be retiring during the summer Supreme Court recess.

      Hopefully Neil Gorsuch has a brother.


    53. eaglesoars
      53 | March 9, 2018 11:05 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Hearing that Justice Kennedy will be retiring during the summer Supreme Court recess.

      Hopefully Neil Gorsuch has a brother.

      Wow. Who is on the short list?


    54. 54 | March 9, 2018 11:11 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Weren’t those numbers adjusted down most of the time during Obama’s time in office?


    55. 55 | March 9, 2018 11:12 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      I wish Buzzy would retire too.


    56. 56 | March 9, 2018 11:18 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Hearing that Justice Kennedy will be retiring during the summer Supreme Court recess.

      Hopefully Neil Gorsuch has a brother.

      Wow. Who is on the short list?

      Back in November 2017, this was the short list:

      Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
      Britt Grant of the Georgia Supreme Court
      Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
      Kevin Newsom of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
      Patrick Wyrick of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

      Wonder why Bill Pryor is no longer on the list.


    57. 57 | March 9, 2018 11:19 am

      @ right_wing2:

      Buzzy will end up being William O. Douglas in a skirt. Literally needs to be TOLD she must retire, does and then acts like she’s the Tenth Justice.


    58. eaglesoars
      58 | March 9, 2018 11:33 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Wonder why Bill Pryor is no longer on the list.

      I dunno. Didn’t he call for Judge Roy Moore to be removed for some reason or other? IIRC, he’s a REAL Southern Conservative.


    59. 59 | March 9, 2018 11:40 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Good memory, eagles. When he was Alabama Attorney General, before being appointed to the bench by GWB, he called for Moore to be removed as chief justice over the Ten Commandments.


    60. eaglesoars
      60 | March 9, 2018 11:44 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      after a brief review, I choose Kavanaugh


    61. eaglesoars
      61 | March 9, 2018 11:46 am

      oh god. of all the ideas of how the NK thing came about, there’s Mika. It’s a distraction from the Stormi Daniels porn payoff story.


    62. RIX
      62 | March 9, 2018 1:23 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ RIX:

      While I can appreciate there is healthy skepticism as to the rationale of why Kim DonkeyKong is coming to the table, as they have in the past (to get concessions and then break the deal later), there is a significant difference this time.

      He’s going to be looking across the table at the man who wrote The Art of the Deal, not some pussy politician who cares about the Nobel Peace Prize.

      And Trump will take “trust but verify” to an art form.

      True, Trump is a whole nother thing. If Kim tries to play him that would be a mistake


    63. RIX
      63 | March 9, 2018 1:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      oh god. of all the ideas of how the NK thing came about, there’s Mika. It’s a distraction from the Stormi Daniels porn payoff story.

      After the left scoffed at criticism of Clinton being just about sex the tune is different now.
      The chubby intern in the Oval Office?Forget about it. Juanita Broderick and the accusation of rape?
      Hey , the statute of limitations has run.
      But here if true between two consenting adults, now is a big deal?


    64. eaglesoars
      65 | March 9, 2018 1:49 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      1000?? Jeebus.

      Rush was talking about some company I think he called Red Robin. I don’t know if it’s retail or restaurant chain or what. Anyway, it’s laying off 500 people.

      $15 min wage.

      I wonder if anybody is keeping track of those numbers


    65. rain of lead
    66. eaglesoars
      67 | March 9, 2018 1:55 pm

      RIX wrote:

      But here if true between two consenting adults, now is a big deal?

      I’m willing to bet it’s even worse in some quarters than they think. “So he nails this hot chick and then gets his lawyer to pay her off with HIS OWN MONEY??!! Dude, Mexico is paying for that wall, count on it”

      HA!!


    67. coldwarrior
      68 | March 9, 2018 1:55 pm

      maybe that satan-worshiping bastard vampire romney shoulnd’t have liquidated that steel mill in MO…

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-campaign-romney-bailout/special-report-romneys-steel-skeleton-in-the-bain-closet-idUSTRE8050LL20120106

      bastard.


    68. coldwarrior
      69 | March 9, 2018 1:55 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      1000?? Jeebus.

      that’s BANK! those are high paying jobs.


    69. rain of lead
      70 | March 9, 2018 1:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      red robin
      craft burger chain

      5 guys is waay better
      their fries rock


    70. 71 | March 9, 2018 1:59 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      red robin
      craft burger chain

      5 guys is waay better
      their fries rock

      Red Robin does have a great onion ring tower. However, this has to be in places where there’s a $15 minimum wage. I don’t think we even have this in Calfiornia yet (but we’re getting there).

      Guess what guys – you have to work HARDER for that $15.


    71. rain of lead
      72 | March 9, 2018 2:01 pm

      ALIEN ICE!!!

      What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth
      http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/go-for-launch/la-sci-sn-water-in-diamonds-20180308-story.html

      Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.

      The finding, published Thursday in Science, represents the first detection of naturally occurring ice-VII ever found on Earth. And as sometimes happens in the scientific process, it was discovered entirely by accident.

      Ice-VII is about one and a half times as dense as the regular ice we put in our drinks and skate on in winter, and the crystalline structure of its atoms is different as well.

      In normal ice, known as ice-I, the oxygen atoms arrange themselves in a hexagonal shape. In ice-VII these atoms are arranged in a cubic shape

      huh, who knew?


    72. RIX
      73 | March 9, 2018 2:07 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      But here if true between two consenting adults, now is a big deal?

      I’m willing to bet it’s even worse in some quarters than they think. “So he nails this hot chick and then gets his lawyer to pay her off with HIS OWN MONEY??!! Dude, Mexico is paying for that wall, count on it”

      HA!!

      One way or the other China pays.


    73. eaglesoars
      74 | March 9, 2018 2:12 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      huh, who knew?

      one of the many reasons gemology is so fascinating. ‘flawless’ diamonds are boring


    74. eaglesoars
      75 | March 9, 2018 2:17 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      one of the many reasons gemology is so fascinating.

      this came out yesterday

      ——–

      Scientists have found a never-before-seen mineral in a diamond formed deep in the Earth’s mantle. Thought to be the planet’s fourth most abundant mineral, calcium silicate perovskite is usually buried 400 miles below the surface.

      The diamond provides “fundamental proof” of the long-theorized idea that slabs of oceanic crust that sink deep within the Earth are recycled into the lower mantle, researchers said.

      http://www.newsweek.com/minerals-perovskite-diamond-836197

      The caption on the 2nd pic says it’s of the diamond but I think it could only be a portion, it doesn’t have a crystalline structure, so I think it’s a close up of the inclusion.


    75. eaglesoars
      76 | March 9, 2018 2:21 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      bastard.

      The story of Bain’s failed investment in the Kansas City mill offers a perspective on a largely overlooked chapter in Romney’s business record: His firm’s brush with a U.S. bailout.

      that wasn’t a failed investment, genius


    76. rain of lead
      77 | March 9, 2018 2:21 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I didn’t mean the diamond but that there are 7 types of ice


    77. eaglesoars
      78 | March 9, 2018 2:49 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      I didn’t mean the diamond but that there are 7 types of ice

      I know! MY point is that gemology is a window into so much. Not just hard science, but history/trade, etc. too. I loved it.


    78. coldwarrior
      80 | March 9, 2018 4:13 pm

      “Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in February,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its monthly employment report released today. “Within the industry, employment rose in transportation equipment (+8,000), fabricated metal products (+6,000), machinery (+6,000), and primary metals (+4,000).”

      The last time there were more manufacturing jobs in the United States than there were in February was in December 2008, the last month before President Barack Obama took office. That month, according to BLS, there were 12,850,000 manufacturing jobs. But, in January 2009, the month Obama was inaugurated, manufacturing jobs dropped to 12,561,000—and did not move back above 12,600,000 until last month.

      those jobs arent coming back, remember?


    79. coldwarrior
      81 | March 9, 2018 4:14 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      good deal, i was waiting for this


    80. 82 | March 9, 2018 4:51 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      those jobs arent coming back, remember?

      Hey… Maybe Trump does have a “Magic Wand”…


    81. eaglesoars
      83 | March 9, 2018 4:57 pm

      Well, that was fun. Mia started with the vomiting and diarrhea. Vet took her asap, looks like she got into something. Parvo test, fecal, x-rays, $356 just like that.


    82. 84 | March 9, 2018 5:03 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      those jobs arent coming back, remember?

      Hey… Maybe Trump does have a “Magic Wand”…

      There’s a really, REALLY bad double endentre or “Stormy Daniels” joke in there….aaaaaand I’m just gonna step outside here for a moment.

      BTW, did any/all of you see that wonderful portrait Jon McNaughton painted of Trump holding a trampled U.S. flag, with sadness/anger in his eyes and you see the vague rendition of a FOOTBALL field behind him? Amazing. He’s the one that painted “Trump and the Forgotten Man” portrait.

      And Mr. President, you need to appoint him for your official portrait. It will be painted with love, respect – and probably on a par with Kennedy’s when he’s finished.


    83. eaglesoars
      85 | March 9, 2018 5:08 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      BTW, did any/all of you see that wonderful portrait Jon McNaughton painted of Trump holding a trampled U.S. flag,

      nope. All I can find are ones w/the WH in the background


    84. coldwarrior
      86 | March 9, 2018 5:11 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      Yeah, not bought off by the CoC and globalist/Marxists


    85. coldwarrior
      87 | March 9, 2018 5:16 pm

      I’ll back the guy who was bangin porn stars over the guy who sleeps with a wookie.


    86. eaglesoars
      88 | March 9, 2018 5:31 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Well done, Mr. President!

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/377732-breaking-trump-pardons-kristian-saucier-former-sailor-jailed-for-submarine-pictures/

      I’m betting his financial issues mysteriously disappear too


    87. 89 | March 9, 2018 5:31 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      BTW, did any/all of you see that wonderful portrait Jon McNaughton painted of Trump holding a trampled U.S. flag,

      nope. All I can find are ones w/the WH in the background

      https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/02/27/provo-patriotic-painter-jon-mcnaughton-gets-a-boost-from-sean-hannity-but-art-critics-scoff/


    88. eaglesoars
      90 | March 9, 2018 5:34 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      wow. thank you


    89. 91 | March 9, 2018 5:35 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I started to read the enlightened liberal comments on the article but stopped when I had to suppress a desire to put my fist through the monitor.


    90. 92 | March 9, 2018 5:40 pm

      And here we go again:

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/377738-breaking-active-shooter-takes-hostages-at-veterans-home-in-yountville-ca/

      I know this Veteran’s home. It is situated on a hill about a mile off California 29. It would have taken forever for police/SWAT anyone to get there after it started.


    91. eaglesoars
      94 | March 9, 2018 6:14 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      AHAHAHAHA!!

      Not a chance in this house. Willow body-slams Mia out of the way. She really needs to watch it. Mia has absolutely no fear of her and when their weights become more equal, Willow is in serious trouble.


    92. rain of lead
      95 | March 9, 2018 7:10 pm

      I’m sick, so I needed something funny
      The Limerick Song (uncensored)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei68YJe-nA0


    93. 96 | March 9, 2018 8:48 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      This will give you a chuckle.

      https://twitter.com/multitasker333/status/972276987237621760


    94. rain of lead
      97 | March 9, 2018 8:56 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      if only


    95. rain of lead
      98 | March 10, 2018 7:43 am

      morning y’all


    96. 99 | March 10, 2018 8:36 am

      @ rain of lead:

      Apparently aint no here gets up in the morning anymore.


    97. RIX
      100 | March 10, 2018 9:25 am

      Good morning. Reading the Chicago Sun Times they are making a big deal out of the Stormy Daniels thing.
      What am I missing?if true it was two consenting adults. She signed a non-disclosure and now claims that it is invalid
      because Trump did not sign it. Here is the part that the Sun Times gets indignant. Allegedly Trumps lawyer threatened her if she violated the agreement! Ok, he threatened legal action which is in itself legal.
      So where is the crime?


    98. Canoe Convoy
      101 | March 10, 2018 9:27 am

      Hey — I thought I would stop by, and type, “Hello.”


    99. RIX
      102 | March 10, 2018 9:31 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/03/10/cnn-sent-a-reporter-to-interview-people-at-the-strip-club-where-stormy-daniels-performed/
      @ Twitchy
      CNN is on the case. They sent a correspondent to a clum to watch Stormy Daniels strip, and interview her!
      CNN the midst trusted name in news.


    100. eaglesoars
      103 | March 10, 2018 9:46 am

      Canoe Convoy wrote:

      Hey — I thought I would stop by, and type, “Hello.”

      did it work?

      RIX wrote:

      They sent a correspondent to a clum to watch Stormy Daniels strip, and interview her!

      didn’t they just get back from interviewing a jailed Russian ‘sex coach’ in Thailand? Join CNN, see the world!

      The NYT apparently thinks Trump’s lawyer’s payoff – assuming it occurred – should have been reported as in ‘in kind’ campaign contribution.

      go for it. watch what happens when we apply the same rules to the Dems.

      Powerline is all over it

      http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/stormy-daniels-seriously.php


    101. 104 | March 10, 2018 10:31 am

      This ought to piss a few people here off…

      https://twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/972494829086273537


    102. eaglesoars
      105 | March 10, 2018 10:44 am

      @ doriangrey:

      Not me! Credit where due………


    103. lobo91
      106 | March 10, 2018 10:52 am

      Virginia Social Worker: I Was Fired Over My Concealed Carry Permit

      The National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit over Florida’s new gun law, which increases the age to buy rifles in the state from 18 to 21. Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill yesterday. Yet, the pro-Second Amendment organization should consider joining another lawsuit in Virginia, where a social worker was reportedly fired for being a concealed carry holder. On Facebook yesterday, Storm Durham, a social services worker, described how three Roanoke police officers escorted her out of her office. She said some of the officers had accompanied her on child services visits. Durham was also not allowed to use the bathroom on her way out due to safety concerns. On Twitter, Durham said that she’s already obtained lawyers.

      “I have a concealed carry permit. I own guns. I hunt. I target shoot. I represent Women hunters and outdoorswomen. Does that make me a criminal? Does that make me a safety risk to others? A big enough safety risk to be escorted by three Roanoke City Police officers?” asked Durham of what appears to be a humiliating ordeal. “So scary and threatening that I need to be treated like a criminal?” she added.

      Durham said that she never brought her firearm to the office, and that she bought one for self-protection being a survivor of sexual assault.

      “I am an American, a gun owner, and a proud sponsor of hunting across America, and I, nor my lawyers, judges, or support systems will rest until something is done until someone answers for punishing me and taking away my constitutional right,” she declared.


    104. lobo91
      107 | March 10, 2018 11:00 am

      Abolishing ICE Looks Likely To Become 2020 Campaign Issue For Democrats

      Left-wing pundits and activists are increasing pressure on Democratic politicians to embrace the fringe position of abolishing ICE.

      Once a fringe idea on the far-left, abolishing the nation’s immigration enforcement agency now looks likely to become a campaign issue in the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary.

      Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon came out for abolishing the agency in January. “ICE operates as an unaccountable deportation force,” Fallon argued. “Dems running in 2020 should campaign on ending the agency in its current form.”

      “Should ICE exist?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday. Harris’s answer — “certainly” ICE should exist — sparked a backlash among some liberals.

      Liberal writer Jack Mirkinson on Friday slammed Harris for her answer in an article titled, “Not Good Enough, Kamala Harris.”

      “Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S. Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough,” Mirkinson wrote on Splinter, a left-wing website.

      “Kamala Harris is very likely running for president in 2020. It should be a political problem for her that she is not willing to take her criticisms of ICE to their logical conclusion and call for its abolition. She should be asked, over and over again, why exactly she is willing to uphold the legitimacy of such a racist, corrupt, and thuggish organization,” Markinson concluded.

      “Anyone else who decides to run—Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Garcetti, you name it—should be asked the same question.”


    105. eaglesoars
      108 | March 10, 2018 11:03 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      Virginia, where a social worker was reportedly fired for being a concealed carry holder.

      yeah, I want to hear the rest of this story. This sounds sketchy as hell.

      lobo91 wrote:

      Left-wing pundits and activists are increasing pressure on Democratic politicians to embrace the fringe position of abolishing ICE.

      Bring. It.


    106. 109 | March 10, 2018 11:12 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      That’d mean the next step for the Democrats would be a platform calling for open borders.


    107. eaglesoars
      110 | March 10, 2018 11:16 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      That’d mean the next step for the Democrats would be a platform calling for open borders.

      yep. Another area to keep an eye on is this ‘guaranteed income’ thing. I forget where they’re doing it, but it will be combined with open borders as part of the globalist manifesto.

      must run, later.


    108. RIX
      111 | March 10, 2018 11:16 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Thanks, they see it as a campaign violation.


    109. RIX
      112 | March 10, 2018 11:38 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/supposed-surprised-former-nyt-executive-editor-admits-carries-barack-obama-therapy-doll-purse/
      @ GP
      Progressives have safe spaces and therapy petting llamas etc. Well this lib takes it to another level. a comfort
      Obama doll.! I guess that just the image of his fabulousness is enough to combat the evil Trump.


    110. darkwords
      113 | March 10, 2018 12:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Yes. Basically I voted for Trump to destroy the msm, build the wall, and jobs.


    111. darkwords
      114 | March 10, 2018 12:18 pm

      @ lobo91:
      I saw that. If true it would seem like a big lawsuit.


    112. darkwords
      115 | March 10, 2018 12:23 pm

      @ lobo91:
      I will agree if we replace ICE with IRS. In the days of the internet I would think we could surgically alter the cause of the immigration in the source country. Instead of being a population release valve for corruption.


    113. coldwarrior
      116 | March 10, 2018 7:02 pm

      gonna watch trump speak at Moon Twp, and have a cigar and a nice tequila then render a hand salute to AF1 as it flies over my house.


    114. Deplorable Bumr50
      117 | March 10, 2018 8:03 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Called Chuck Todd a son of a bitch!!

      LOL!!


    115. Deplorable Bumr50
      118 | March 10, 2018 8:05 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      IMHO if Saccone wins, and I hope he does, it will be in spite of Saccone.

      Terrible campaign.


    116. RIX
      119 | March 10, 2018 8:55 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Called Chuck Todd a son of a bitch!!

      LOL!!

      Yeah, sleepy eyed son of a bitch.


    117. darkwords
      120 | March 10, 2018 10:07 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Watched it. Trump was entertaining. I laughed at his tax cut vs tax reform anecdote.


    118. coldwarrior
      121 | March 11, 2018 5:51 am

      darkwords wrote:

      I laughed at his tax cut vs tax reform anecdote.

      a very telling anecdote indeed.


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