Friday, August 20, 2010

Like the plague?

Here's a sobering little clip which shows the unemployment rate by county across the United States. We go from a cheery yellow (overall) to a depressing black in very little time.  Like a plague?

Beans and rice, folks...


  1. This is "Change you better believe in" and prepare A.S.A.P.

  2. Chalk up one more for the state of IN. My husband was laid off last month. He is in his late 50's--what do you suppose are his chances for a new job? Slim to none.
    And, don't even get me started on the insurance problems we will face with my chronic illness.

  3. (wince) I'm so sorry, Kathryn...

    - Patrice

  4. That's a sobering visual. It's one thing to hear the stats, it's another to "see" them.

  5. So how's that change (to statism) working out for everybody so far? Hang onto your hankies, it's gonna get worse.

    To those who have lost jobs or whose spouses have lost jobs, my sincerest condolences. I truly have empathy for you. Fortunately, if you've been a prepper, you'll get through these hard times much less painfully than the average American. Hang in there, a mighty big wave of dissatisfaction and anger is headed towards Washington, DC this November and its name is -- WE THE PEOPLE. A tsunami of votes will flood the halls of Congress and wash out all the riffraff. In that tsunami, each of us is a drop and each drop matters. 308 million drops will make a very big splash. So, put on your raingear and your hip boots and get your mops, we've got some House cleaning to do.

    Vote them out. Vote them all out.

    Anonymous Patriot

  6. I'm with you, A.P.

    We'd better get this horse's head up and get her under control or we're liable to get bucked off and stomped into the ground. Time for America to get straight on who's the horse and who's the rider.

    A. McSp

  7. It presumably just demonstrates that rural and allied economies are the most stable even if not the most lucrative.

  8. which brings to mind using the bicycle running on a hedge clipper motor......trying to get a few other people and things off the back.....