Mama’s Boys

Forbes –

More Millennials Living at Home than Ever Before

  • More young adults are living at home than five years ago, despite the economic recovery
  • Young people have more debt, a higher cost of living and stagnant relative wages

As national unemployment rate for millennials declined to 7.7 percent from 12.4 percent in 2010, Fry found it surprising that more young adults were living with parents now than in 2010. Richard Fry, Senior Researcher at Pew Research Center

Ha. In fairness to the millennials,  Fry may be the only ‘researcher’ in the economics game who doesn’t realize that the unemployment statistics are a complete hoax.  The labor force participation rate continues to climb while the unemployment stats go down.

Yay! It’s a recovery!

Right. Just cut loose all the people who didn’t find jobs after a year.  You eliminate the deadwood like that you can make the statistics say whatever you want.

But then there is this:

Fry, who conducted this study, agrees that higher cost of living and increasing student debt are factors that could contribute to the lack of household creation. But he thinks an attitudinal change could be at play as well.

My suspicion is that I think there has been a change in attitude both on the part of parents of young adults as well as the young adults themselves about this living arrangements,” he says, careful to point out that he has not done any attitudinal research on this topic and it is purely “conjecture.”

Yes. Well, we could speculate further about that change, but it’s sufficient perhaps just to note that this is a pretty stark contrast with the way young people thought 30 or 40 years ago.

I can only speak from my own experience.

The thinking back then on the part of parents was you needed to get out there and get a job and start learning to support yourself. Any job. If you weren’t able to get anything better than a ditch digging job, well, you’d learn something from that.

You’d learn that ditch digging is a rough life.  You’d either work your way up from that or head off to college in a few years with a new perspective on what the college experience was all about.

It was about not having to spend the rest of your life in that ditch.

This tended to focus the mind and strongly influence a lot of your decisions when you walked into the old ivy halls.

The other half of this equation was that parents were not real keen on you having your girlfriend stay over, or you staying up late partying with your buddies smoking reefer.

If you wanted to do those things, and most guys did want to try and swing at least the girlfriend end of the formula, you needed to get out on your own and get a place.

Ergo, you needed a job.

Once you found it, voila! Household formation.

But guys are happy just to live at home now with mom and dad and play video games.

So it’s no surprise to see this:

Fewer American teens are having sex, but the teen birth rate is still high

The results showed a pretty large decline in the proportion of teens who had had sex by the time they turned 20. Overall, 47 percent of boys and 44 percent of girls aged 15 to 19 reported having sex at least once — down from 60 percent of boys and 51 percent of girls in 1988.

See how that works? Dang. I must be a natural genius at this sociology stuff.

Look at this here clown pundit explanation and see if it makes any sense to you.

Washington Post  Wonkblog says: Why American teenagers are having much less sex

Crotchety adults may joke: Maybe they’re too busy messing with their iPhones.

That’s actually a decent theory, said Dr. Brooke Bokor, an Adolescent Medicine Specialist at the Children’s National Health System. More teenagers than ever have smartphones, including those with no traditional computers at home. Many are more comfortable searching in private for credible information about sexual health, she said. They could be better educated about the risks — and more mentally prepared before that first heated moment ever comes.

“They’re looking on the web,” Bokor said. “They’re looking for guidance from parents, guardians and physicians. They can and will make positive decisions for their own health, both sexual and otherwise. We really need to be prepared to treat our youth and young adults as educated consumers.”

Notice how the wonkblog person opens with a commonsense explanation that might lead somewhere, and then adroitly transforms it into horseshit with this “they’re better educated” angle.

I guess that’s what they learn to do in the “wonk” disciplines like poli sci.

These people in the media just are congenitally incapable of even obvious truth on any topic. It’s been scorched out of their DNA by their politically correct upbringings and environment.

They really would rather lie than tell the truth, even if the truth is easier.

The Clown Prince

Let me begin by stating at the outset of this piece that I will not vote for any of the current crop of clowns for head auctioneer of the assets of the United States.

You may know the head auctioneer as the so-called President.

Call him what you like, but whoever ultimately gets elected is just a well-paid bureaucrat who presides over the distribution of the wealth of the country among the various corporate entities that control this wholly owned enterprise we still laughably call a republic.

It makes no difference which clown you elect. You can have the dumb, happy strutting clown from Texas, or you can have the folksy sounding blackface clown with the big ears.

It doesn’t matter. The asset stripping and enslavement of the populace proceeds apace. The only difference is the clown’s costume.

So I am just trying to get whatever entertainment value I can extract from the upcoming performance of the grand national charade for the lemmings.

I’m talking about the 2016 presidential election.

And as far as I’m concerned, there’s no contest.

The winner, the clown prince of the festival of lies and theft, is Donald Trump.

I guess the powers that be decided the party needed a little jazzing up this time around, a jester to liven up the proceedings.

Trump: Rick Perry ‘Put On Glasses So People Think He’s Smart’

After Sen. Lindsey Graham called Trump “the world’s biggest jackass” during a television interview, the billionaire developer read Graham’s personal cellphone number and showed it to TV cameras at a campaign event. Graham joked that he would have to buy a new phone. His voice mail quickly filled up.

 All I can say is I’m delighted to see Trump enter the arena.

Like I said, I’d no more vote for him than I would any of the other lying sociopaths up there vying for the lead in the biggest reality show on earth, but it’s clear that he’s going to furnish plenty of quality belly laughs while he sticks around.

And it looks like he’s going to be playing a new supporting role in this cycle of the national kabuki show.

Apparently he’s going to be the Don Rickles, the insult comedian of the bunch.

As the curtain goes up and the actors begin to take the stage, all I can say is pure genius.

Now those of us who checked out on this farce years can watch propaganda from time to time and get enough chuckles from it to stay awake.

Let the greatest show on earth begin!

Was Greece Always Part Of The Plan?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Wait, that one doesn’t work so good anymore.

OK, the bear.  You know, the one about the bear.

Is that still true?

Goldurn right it is.

The Euro never could have worked without FINANCIAL as well as currency union. And financial union essentially equals political union.

Since its inception, critics of the eurozone have been pointing to its incomplete nature — everyone uses the same money but keeps their own national budgets and tax regimes — and speculating that this “fatal flaw” would doom the system. Other observers, however, gave the euro’s creators more (Machiavellian) credit and assumed the initial version was simply what was politically attainable at the time. Future leaders, they predicted, would wait for (or engineer) a crisis and then use it to bully their reluctant citizens into a centralized government.

Simple as that. Get it?

France’s Hollande Proposes Creation of Euro-Zone Government

(Bloomberg) – French President Francois Hollande said that the 19 countries using the euro need their own government complete with a budget and parliament to cooperate better and overcome the Greek crisis.

Circumstances are leading us to accelerate,” Hollande said in an opinion piece published by the Journal du Dimanche on Sunday. “What threatens us is not too much Europe, but a lack of it.”

It don’t stop in Europe boys and girls.

The nutcases out there talking about global government? They’re right. That’s where this is headed.

But maybe you just fell off the tater truck the other day and that sounds just great. Peace and justice for all and all that.

Right.

 

‘Artificial Intelligence = NUCLEAR WEAPON

I swear these fellas stole the picture I stole to illustrate MY recent post here.

Either that or shameless sensationalizers all think alike.

Be that as it may consider:

Artificial Intelligence is as dangerous as NUCLEAR WEAPONS’: AI pioneer warns smart computers could doom mankind

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  • Expert warns advances in AI mirrors research that led to nuclear weapons
  • He says AI systems could have objectives misaligned with human values
  • Companies and the military could allow this to get a technological edge
  • He urges the AI community to put human values at the centre of their work 
The old boy is probably right, but I think the more pressing problem is the waning presence of natural intelligence here on Terra.

Redneck QE

I don’t know what all the fuss is about.

Sounds to me like the old gal was just trying to do a little country QE

You know, help the folks on MAIN STREET instead of WALL STREET.

But of course slaves ain’t allowed to have free money. Only bankers.

You ask me JANET YELLEN is the one ought to be under arrest.
“All These Other Bitches Get To Print Money So I Can Too”

My nomination for most creative attempt by a non-banker to realize some benefit from QE.

“..a woman from Kingsport, Tennessee was arrested for counterfeiting money. That in itself is not surprising – it was her justification why she did it: she told police that she thought she was doing nothing wrong because she had read online that President Barack Obama made a new law allowing her to print her own money.

…a white female had handed him a $5 bill, which he suspected to be counterfeit.

….the bill had been printed on regular computer paper and each side had been glued together (but was falling apart), the officer immediately recognized the bill as a fake.

..she was arrested, and she gave the best money-counterfeiting “defense” we have heard in a long time:

“I don’t give a ****, all these other bitches get to print money so I can too.”

Sorry darlin’.  Don’t work like that.

You  have to work for a living.
Only bankers and their cronies get free money.

 

 

Pope Francis Accepts “Hammer and Sickle” Crucifix & Medallion

I guess I gotta be the one to tell some people about this.

Look, I used to be a Catholic. I don’t like this, but here it is.

You make of it what you want to.

Pope Francis accepts “hammer and sickle”  crucifix
Unbelievable.
Unbelievable.
Watch the video of this below.

Observe closely.

At the 2:47 mark, look at the medallion the Pope has accepted.
It features a hammer and sickle as well

Perhaps the Pope had no idea that any of this would happen.

Right.

I have no commentary.
Just waiting for an explanation from the Vatican… . . .
Still waiting. . .   .    .      .       .        .          .               .

Bubba Joke

Bubba walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan Officer.

He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an International Redneck Festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked out.

The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.

Later, the bank’s president and it’s officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan.

An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s private underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07.

The loan officer said, “Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a distinguished alumni from Ole Miss University, a highly sophisticated investor and multi-millionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Sweetwater, Texas. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The good ‘ole boy replied, “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?”