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Good news from the election

by JP Bill / November 15, 2012 12:03 PM PST
Chrysler adds 1,250 workers as it sees increasing demand for trucks

DETROIT - Auto companies are betting on a surge in pickup sales now that home building is on the rise.

Chrysler said Thursday it is adding 1,000 workers to its Ram pickup factory because it sees higher demand for the redesigned truck. Ford and General Motors also say truck sales are climbing fast after several years of small but steady growth.

Truck sales rise or fall with home construction, since they're the vehicle of choice for contractors and construction crews. And there are growing signs that home construction and prices are in the midst of a steady recovery, said Tom Libby, lead North American forecasting analyst for the Polk research firm.

For example, government data shows builders started construction on homes and apartments at the fastest pace in more than four years in September. They also requested the most building permits in four years, a sign that many are confident that home sales will continue growing. Another encouraging sign: home prices are rising in many markets.

"Almost every day there's another report of a positive measure," Libby said.
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and add that to the bad news
by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2012 5:58 PM PST

of the US stock market dropping over 5% in the last 10 days. Just another blip by the unbelievers?...or maybe they've sold their stocks to buy pickup trucks?

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Just another blip by the unbelievers? .......fugget about it
by JP Bill / November 15, 2012 7:20 PM PST
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Yeah...you're right
by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2012 7:39 PM PST

about 8500 4 years ago when Obama was first elected so approx. 50% more now now. Higher is better. Our national debt has seen about the same % of increase so we are making progress.

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Unemployment rate
by TONI H / November 15, 2012 9:42 PM PST

is about 65K higher than expected......Labor Board is trying to say that it's because of Sandy.......however, the three states mainly affected by Sandy were NY, NJ, and CT, and they had a total of about 10K or less. Surprisingly the two states least affected by Sandy (Ohio and PA) accounted for a huge majority of that increase. hmmmmmmm

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Ohio's higher unemployment rate...don't blame Obama
by Steven Haninger / November 15, 2012 10:26 PM PST
In reply to: Unemployment rate

I'm reading that's it's our governors fault. It's funny how credit and blame seem to never fall on the same person.

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I didn't blame BO
by TONI H / November 15, 2012 10:52 PM PST

I just reported the numbers; however, I was under the impression that Ohio's unemployment rate had dropped to under 8% because of Kasich......what's happened to change that?

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(NT) I've permalinked your post.
by JP Bill / November 15, 2012 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: I didn't blame BO
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I don't know why you would
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 1:01 AM PST

but in any event, I'm so proud of you I could just s..t.

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Becasue you made a post
by JP Bill / November 16, 2012 3:13 AM PST

NOT blaming Obama

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Does that mean you have a gift for me?
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:24 AM PST

Like not stalking me anymore...........or at least for a little while.

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20 years ago I might have some lumps of coal for you
by JP Bill / November 16, 2012 3:33 AM PST

There were some coal mines about 300 miles from here in Cape Breton NS...But they went out of business years ago....No one burns it anymore ....too dirty.

Those were the days...people hang their clothes on the clotheslines...bring them in all covered with soot.

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Years ago
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:40 AM PST

people had coal furnaces in their homes and burned it for house fuel. That was outlawed in the US in the middle 50's, not because of pollution but because the embers took so long to cool down that house fires were comonplace and insurance companies complained. I remember the coal truck coming and loading up our coal room in the basement like a cement mixer with the chute. We used that room as a playroom after the new gas furnace was installed.

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RE: people had coal furnaces in their homes
by JP Bill / November 16, 2012 3:49 AM PST
In reply to: Years ago

people had coal furnaces in their homes and burned it for house fuel.


You would be considered "rich" with your fancy truck delivering coal.....A horse and wagon used to deliver ours. In the summer he delivered blocks of ice with his horse and wagon and in the winter he delivered coal and used horse and sleigh.

And NO he wasn't Santa Claus.

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I remember the ice man
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:55 AM PST

delivering ice for our fridge........I also remember the horse drawn wagon that came around collecting paper and rags. They were gone by the time I reached the age of five or six though.

Never considered the rats, but my older sister and I had a favorite playground called the 'city dump'. We found all kinds of neat treasures, including little lizards that we would bring home, put into our blowup swimming pool, and be totally upset to find them gone in about a half hour. LOL

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I can't get good info on that
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2012 3:36 AM PST
In reply to: I didn't blame BO

Later radio news (can't link that stuff) has 12000 new jobs created. I believe it was 5000 private sector and 7000 government jobs....or vise verse. In any event we're very heavy in new government employment.

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Has Kasich opted out of
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:46 AM PST

setting up the Obamacare exchanges? If so, that could account for the rise in government employees because Wisconsin just opted out leaving it up to the Feds to set that up themselves.

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Looks like it
by Steven Haninger / November 16, 2012 4:35 AM PST
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Now,if Chrysler can only keep those.............
by Tony Holmes / November 15, 2012 9:11 PM PST
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If Generals can keep Privates in their pants?
by JP Bill / November 15, 2012 9:22 PM PST

Ya' get it?...Privates/Genitals...IN THEIR PANTS.

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(NT) Like Past Presidents?
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:41 AM PST
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Sure them to.....And THESE people.
by JP Bill / November 16, 2012 3:52 AM PST
In reply to: Like Past Presidents?
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You guys have had your fair share
by TONI H / November 16, 2012 3:58 AM PST
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So What?...
by JP Bill / November 16, 2012 4:12 AM PST

So What has someone drinking while working got to making a truck.

Ever hear of an accountant with a drinking problem?

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