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I have to say that at points I have a high faith in America and sometimes the actions of the stupid sap it right out of me by how easily so many follow like a cat with a laser pointer.
Congrats on Colorado getting the win, and good luck against Cal. Oregon and Colorado had three very close games this season, and I look forward to more competitive games in the future.
About the war or the lemmings?
I still think that we will invade. I don't think there could be any more popular sentiment against war but we have a country that is willing to follow when lead by fear.
Interesting article about Iran and Russia:
I don't know how they would represent that to be honest. The problem with it all is that it is estimates. Even the labor force participation is an estimate based on a much smaller sample.
They adjust the employment numbers to take into account seasonal variation. Such as holiday employment to handle the Christmas rush and then suddenly those people get "laid off". They do this because the unemployment number is suppose to be used to judge the state of the economy and holiday part timers don't stay long regardless of the state of the economy.
I'm not sure how seasonal adjustment works, but that appears to be the discounting factor.
I don't really know how they measure it, they give a description but I don't know how they measure it. Basically more productivity is better for the economy, which means a GDP jump.
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