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Friday, April 14, 2017

The Independent: All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn. Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth tend to indicate life, suggesting that there might be living things under its icy shell. Scientists have long thought of Enceladus as one of the prime candidates for life within our solar system, in large part because of its subsurface ocean that covers its entire body. But the new research gives the best look yet at that moon, showing that it has a chemical energy source capable of supporting life. read more

Monday, April 10, 2017

The removal of vast quantities of chemical weapons from Syria's soil was indeed an achievement. When Obama contemplated attacking Syria, a major problem with his plan was that most of the chemical weapons would not have been destroyed.

But the Obama administration had a tendency to oversell what was accomplished, perhaps because Obama received so much criticism for not following through on an attack if Syria crossed what Obama had called "a red line." We have a reasonable-person test here at The Fact Checker, and it's doubtful many NPR listeners realized that "known" was code for the fact that Rice only was referring to chemical weapons stocks declared by Syria -- or that chlorine weapons were not covered by the agreement.

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders "would have won the primary if not for the shenanigans of the Obama-Clinton party managers who kept him out." read more

Thursday, April 06, 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. In an interview with the New York Times, Trump defended O'Reilly against new revelations that he, Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox had paid a total of $13 million in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse. "I think he's a person I know well -- he is a good person," Trump told the Times. "I think he shouldn't have settled; personally I think he shouldn't have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don't think Bill did anything wrong."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Just a fraction Ford's investment "announced" today constitutes new spending or job creation. Most of it is a just a confirmation of the deal worked out between Ford and the United Auto Workers back in 2015, under President Obama. read more


almost nothing, it appears. no job...not trying. not in school, etc.

What are you basing that on?


Unemployment rates by age range for March 2017:
18-19 y/o = 11.2
20-24 y/o = 7.3
25-34 y/o = 4.5

Labor force participation:
16-24 y/o ............................................... 59.9(1950) 56.4(1960) 59.8(1970) 68.1(1980) 67.3(1990) 65.9(1998) 67.1(2015)
25-34 y/o ............................................... 63.5(1950) 65.4(1960) 69.7(1970) 79.9(1980) 83.6(1990) 84.6(1998) 86.6(2015)

Looks like they're working plenty.

Even more so...

Young adults ages 18-19 are typically transitioning into postsecondary education or the workforce. Between 1990 and 2014, the overall enrollment rate (i.e., enrollment at both the secondary level and the postsecondary level) for young adults ages 18-19 increased from 57 to 68 percent. The enrollment rate during this period for these young adults increased from 15 to 20 percent at the secondary level and from 43 to 49 percent at the postsecondary level. Most of the increase in the overall enrollment rate for this age group took place during the later part of this period. From 2000 to 2014, the overall enrollment rate for those in this age range increased from 61 to 68 percent; the enrollment rate increased from 16 to 20 percent at the secondary level and from 45 to 49 percent at the postsecondary level.


Most 20- to 34-year-old students are enrolled in college or graduate school. Between 1990 and 2014, the enrollment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds increased from 29 to 38 percent, while the enrollment rate increased from 10 to 13 percent for 25- to 29-year-olds. During this same period, the enrollment rate for 30- to 34-year-olds did not change measurably. Between 2000 and 2014, the enrollment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds increased from 32 to 38 percent and the rate for 25- to 29-year-olds increased from 11 to 13 percent. Although the enrollment rate for 30- to 34-year-olds in 2014 (6 percent) was not measurably different from the rate in 2000, the enrollment rate for this age group fluctuated over this period.


IOW, seems as though these folks are not doing any less than the previous generations. If anything, seems as though they are doing more than previous generations. At least that's what these stats suggest.

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