American Elephants


The Right Hand Knoweth Not What the Left Hand Does by The Elephant's Child

The official U.S. employment rate has fallen steadily for the past few years, but it is a percentage of a smaller and smaller group of those who are employed, so it is essentially meaningless. The labor-force participation rate recently hit a 36 year low of 62.7%

The number of Americans who are not in the labor market set a record high of 92.6 million in September. The big increases in new jobs in recent months have been in bartenders and wait staff — part time.

Middle-class incomes have continued to fall during the past few years and raises are meager if they occur. Fifty million Americans are ranked as being in poverty.

So that’s when we want to add illegal workers from other countries and enable them to compete in an already depressed labor market, demand a raise in the minimum wage, and turn down a significant number of jobs by opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. Some of these things don’t fit with the others.



Zoned Out, Total Collapse! by The Elephant's Child

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Sorry about the absence of blogging. Sleep problem, or more accurately coffee problem. Wide awake for 32 hours, then slept for 12. Coffee doesn’t usually bother me, but an overdose combined with”The Speech” was just too much. Not even melatonin helped. Apparently I am not as immune to caffeine as I thought I was.  Must be global warming.




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