It's because the unemployment data is fake, that's why. The real unemployment figure is somewhere around 23%, and there is absolutely no competition whatsoever for workers; where demand is small and supply is high, the price of a commodity will stagnate or fall. This isn't that complicated.
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So Apple announces their craptastic watch, and it turns out to have an awful battery life and cost far more than it's worth. But hey, you can get a gold one for $17,000! It'll be obsolete in a year and you can't replace the battery, but ZOMG GOLD APPLE WATCH!
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Still more evidence of data tampering by NOAA because global warming is real, and they'll prove it is even if they have to make it up.
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...I wonder whatever happened to that MP3 player I had, the one with the touch screen that I bought about four years ago? I don't expect that the thing still works.
Trying to find out when I bought it, though, I came across a bit of wisdom for the ages in this Fungus post:
IT'S VODKA! YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DRINK IT, NOT STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!I think there may be a lesson there for all of us.
Anyway, April 21, 2011 was when I bought it. I think I used it three or four times. Now I haven't the foggiest idea where the hell it is.
Well, I suppose it'll turn up eventually.