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News Roundup – Jobs, Bin Laden, Trump, Airplane Engines

New jobs report – Although the headline number for job creation was below expectations, this was still a decent report.   Some positives include more wage growth (see below), fewer part-time workers for economic reasons, fewer long-term unemployed, and a decline in U-6 (an alternative measure of underemployment). Earlier: April Employment Report: 160,000 Jobs, 5.0% Unemployment Rate A few numbers:  Total employment is now 5.5 million above the pre-recession peak.  Total employment is up 14.2 million from the employment recession’s low. Private payroll employment increased 171,000 in April, while government employment declined 11,000 in April, mostly at the Federal level.  Private

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The August 6 Presidential Daily Briefing

I wrote this a couple of years ago about the importance of the August 6th PDB. I still like it.  No other document, in my opinion, reveals how clueless the Bush administration truly was prior to 9/11. This document is little over a page long, yet it holds some alarming information. First, read the memo. Now, re-read the memo and imagine that you are the President of the United States in August 2001. You are responsible for the well being of over 275 million people. Secondly, focus on the title – Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US. Now, in August

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Zero Dark Thirty

Simply put, Zero Dark Thirty is an enjoyable thriller. I thought the writing was tight. I thought the direction was good, if not inspired. This movie hinges on the performance of Jessica Chastain. I have been out of the moviegoing business for a while. I don’t remember seeing her in anything else. (I think that says something about me and not about the number of movies she’s been in.) Anyway, Jessica Chastain is brilliant. There’s a lot of scuttlebutt out in the community that this movie is nothing more than an expensive piece of propaganda for the White House and Barack

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