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Unemployment Rates By State In The U.S.

Jobless recovery, in case you were wondering, is a tidy euphemism for “the rich are fine now, but you sure as hell aren’t”:

The Unemployment Rate In The United States By State

From the Wall Street Journal:

The jobless rate was flat or declined in 27 states [in September]. Michigan still has the highest unemployment rate by far at 15.3%, as the state continues to suffer along with American auto manufacturers. Housing bubble hot zones Nevada, California and Florida still have rates over 10%, though California’s rate dropped a bit from August. North and South Dakota have the lowest jobless rates. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates higher than the national average of 9.8%.

See Also: Parsing Unemployment, The Unplanned Stimulus, California: Fading Lodestar, Weekly Unemployment Claims Increase, States Report Widespread Job Losses in September, Two Nations, “The Growing Case for a Jobless Recovery”, A New Civil Rights Movement is Afoot for the Middle Class, Unemployment: Great Depression vs Great Recession, and the growing case for a jobless recovery.

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The Bravery Of Robert Bernstein

There rarely goes a day where Israel isn’t viciously attacked by ever-powerful non-profit organizations or the bountiful exploding bottle rockets of the Hamas-Al-Qaeda-Islam-Iran Brigade. Even with the best funded, most technologically advanced army and the worlds largest undocumented nuclear arsenal, Israel is utterly helpless in the face of sternly worded human rights reports or mistranslated Ahmadinejad quotes. Thankfully, Robert Bernstein, former Executive Director of the Human Rights Watch, had the courage and temerity to stand up and say no to the impending slaughter of Israel by NGO’s in a New York Times op-ed:

Human Rights Watch has lost critical perspective on a conflict in which Israel has been repeatedly attacked by Hamas and Hezbollah, organizations that go after Israeli citizens and use their own people as human shields. These groups are supported by the government of Iran, which has openly declared its intention not just to destroy Israel but to murder Jews everywhere…

Yet Israel, the repeated victim of aggression, faces the brunt of Human Rights Watch’s criticism.

What don’t you idiotic genocidal human rights reporters get? Israel and Jews everywhere are always the victim. I don’t care how many civilians Israel kills, how many war crimes it commits, or how many wars it starts. Israel is a free, democratic nation that does everything to protect civilians from its bombs of peace, and if you don’t agree, I will bend the truth, then call you an anti-Semite when my logic collapses on itself.

PS. NEW YORK TIMES?!?!

See Also: Quote For The Day, Bernstein on Human Rights Watch, Investigating Bernstein’s Claims Against HRW, Bernstein: HRW Should Engage In Moral Relativism, ‘NYT’ continues to justify dropping white phosphorus on school children, Time for Honesty, Bernstein on HRW, It’s about time somebody said something, and Founder Of Human Rights Watch Speaks Up For Israel.

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The Taxpayers Money, Goldman Sachs Record Bonuses

While you were day dreaming of a romantic trip with the balloon boy, Goldman Sachs announced record profits of $3.2 billion, “crushing Wall Street estimates for the third straight quarter.” Alas, the record profits and “the giant quarterly gain allowed Goldman to set aside $5.4 billion for employee compensation — bringing its bonus pool to $16.7 billion through September 30.”

But they couldn’t have done it with you, Joe Taxpayer:

[Goldman Sachs] was one of the nine big banks that received loans from Treasury last fall. It received $13 billion in the costly, widely questioned September 2008 rescue of insurer AIG. It has sold $22 billion in federally guaranteed debt under a plan the feds started to restore capital markets activity. And it has been a major beneficiary of the low interest rates the government has adopted in hopes of restarting the economy.

Long story short, we all own a little piece of Goldman Sachs largess — I hope my ‘Free Ride On A Goldman Executives Yacht’ voucher is in the mail! And in case you were wondering, $17.1 billion in Goldman bonuses is equal $121 dollars from every one of the 138 million taxpayers.

See Also: Goldman Can Spare You a Dime, Banker Bonuses in a Time of Crisis, The United States of Goldman Sachs, Treasury Officials Received Millions from Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot, Goldman Sachs: All Your Treasury Are Belong to Us, It’s Time to Impose WW II’s 95% Excess Profits Tax, Time for a Windfall Tax On Goldman?, and Keep your hands off Goldman’s bonuses.

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The Lost War In Afghanistan

“We are here to kick the Taliban out. Why are you not helping us?”

“What can we provide for you? You have planes, tanks and guns. What do we have? We’re simple people…. If you can’t win, how can we?”

If you don’t mind hearing dim-witted rednecks say “governance” and “violent Islamic jihadists” every 20 seconds, this Frontline video is an exceptional look into how very lost is the war in Afghanistan.

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Coca Cola Consumption Per Capita

The astounding amount of Coca Cola consumed in the United States compared to the rest of the world:

International Per Capita Coca Cola Consumption Graph

In the United States, an average person drinks 412 8-ounce drinks — or 3296 ounces — of Coke per year. This calculates to 39964 calories consumed per year by every American, or the equivalent of 20 days of recommended caloric intake in Coke alone. Coke soda represents 5% of recommended caloric intake for the average American.

In comparison, the average global citizens consumes 85 8-ounce Coca Cola a year, the equivalent of 680 ounces or 8245 calories consumed in Coke per year.

Below is a graph detailing the trends in beverage and soda consumption in the United States:

American Beverage And Coca Cola Consumption Graph

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For more data on the subject, check out Coca-Cola’s information on global per capita consumption of Coke.

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