SHUT UP-OBEY AND DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD--THE OTHER SIDE TO THE LOSS OF OUR FREEDOMS, read it here first before I too am censored-In America alone, 30 million now unemployed. How many years will it take to recover? and Protests not allowed during pandemic, say NYC mayor and police commissioner
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Hundreds of millions of people are out of work around the globe. I am reporting (as I am a Journalist) some other opinions of how the Quarantine was handled and continues to be handled. Please don't be mad at the messenger for giving you some food to think.
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In America alone, 30 million now unemployed How many years will it take to recover?
This is what the jobs number that will show for last week.
The first monthly data showing the magnitude of job losses due to virus shutdowns come this week, but economists will still rely on the weekly claims data as a barometer of how the labor market is faring as the economy reopens.
ADP's private-sector report on Wednesday showed 20.2 million people lost their jobs in April, and the government's employment report Friday is expected to show a decline of 21.5 million nonfarm payrolls for the month.
On Thursday, the jobless claims report is expected to show 3.05 million new applications for unemployment benefits last week, and that continuing claims is nearing 20 million.
Private-sector payroll data shows more than 20 million jobs were lost in April, and Friday's government report is expected to be a million more, but the most important numbers will show up in Thursday's report on how many Americans are filing new unemployment claims.
No numbers have shown the economic pain caused by coronavirus shutdowns more than the real-time filings of unemployment claims by American workers. So far, 30 million workers have filed for state benefits since late March, and 3.05 million more are expected to have filed for last week, down slightly from the four million the week earlier.
But as the economy reopens in the coming weeks, yet another number will become an even more important barometer: the number of continuing claims, or workers who remain on unemployment rolls and have not returned to work. That number is expected to reach nearly 20 million for last week, up from 18 million the previous week according to Refinitiv. It should ultimately start to decline, as workers go back to their jobs.
"It's a lot more timely. What will be important to pay attention to as the economy opens more and more is what does hiring look like, and what does continuing claims look like, and how quickly can we bring back those tens of millions of jobs lost," said Jon Hill, fixed income strategist at BMO. "It won't be immediate and it will also be partial. Of 25 million people, are we talking about now that 20 million go back to work? Or 24 million? This will be an important high-frequency measure to watch in the next few weeks."
On Friday, the April employment report is expected to show a shocking 21.5 million jobs were lost in April, and unemployment climbed to 16%, according to Dow Jones. The unprecedented one-month job losses dwarf the decline of 701,000 in March when unemployment rose to 4.4% from a decades low 3.5%.
"Frankly, the magnitude of the losses here are so great that none of these numbers, none of these special employment indicators are going to hit the nail on the head and get the jobless count right. It's bad. It's going to be enormously terrible," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank. "The one-month change is off the charts."
The fear is that shutdowns have continued longer than expected, and companies are making tough choices about trimming their workforces, even before they try to resume more normal activity.
For instance, MGM Resorts International closed down in March, furloughed thousands of employees, and reportedly told workers that there's now a risk the furloughs could turn into layoffs by Aug. 31. MGM is far from alone, grappling with the reopening challenges in an industry that was particularly hard hit by the abrupt shutdowns.
ADP said that of the unprecedented 20.2 million jobs lost in April, 16 million were in the services sector. Of those, 8.6 million worked in leisure and hospitality — at hotels, bars, and restaurants. Another 3.4 million lost work in trade, transportation, and utilities.
In the ADP report, 9 million workers were laid off from large companies, while 6 million were laid off from small companies and 5.3 million were with mid-size companies.
The degree to which workers return to their jobs and how they feel about job security is critical to the economy's recovery, especially since the services sector for the first time led the U.S. into recession.
The employment picture will also play a big role in whether the post-shutdown recovery looks like a V, which few now expect, a slower U-shaped recovery, or even an L — a slow, sideways move.
Claims data is reported at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the government report is due Friday at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Economists say the unemployment rate may be difficult to forecast since some workers may not categorize themselves as looking for work because they expect to return to jobs. Rupkey said the number of jobless may not even show up in claims since some workers do not apply, others don't qualify and now states may still have many workers they have not processed.
Goldman Sachs economists also pointed out the various data cannot capture the extent of the losses.
"The ADP report explicitly noted that it 'does not reflect the full impact of COVID-19 on the overall employment situation.' Reflecting this and the ADP modeling approach, we continue to believe the April ADP measure understated true job loss by several million workers," the economists noted.
Ideas, that help explain how the world works
If you throw away a bowl of Chinese soup, is that wonton destruction?
Texas salon owner Shelley Luther, who had been jailed for opening her business in violation of state coronavirus restrictions, has been ordered released by the Texas Supreme Court, Fox News is reporting.
The order came as Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order retroactively eliminating jail time for those found violating the state's restrictions.
Abbott tweeted on Thursday: "Throwing Texans in jail whose biz's shut down through no fault of their own is wrong. I am eliminating jail for violating an order, retroactive to April 2, superseding local orders. Criminals shouldn't be released to prevent COVID-19 just to put business owners in their place."
Luther is the owner of Salon A la Mode in Dallas.
She was sentenced to seven days in jail and a $7,000 fine by Judge Eric Moyé, after she refused to admit that her motivation in keeping her salon open was "selfish."
Moyé said Luther had violated Texas stay-at-home orders when she reopened her salon.
The governor's decision was hailed by the state's attorney general, Ken Paxton.
"I applaud Gov. Abbott's decision to ensure that penalties for violating public health orders are reasonable and not excessive," Paxton said. "All Texans are trying to get through this crisis together and no one should be put in jail unnecessarily."
SHUT UP-OBEY AND DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD--THE OTHER SIDE TO THE LOSS OF OUR FREEDOMS
A hair salon owner in Texas followed rules until the money from work needed to feed her children and to allow her workers to feed their families jailed (and another report indicated a fine was involved, a large fine; don't know if it was either or what), The woman defended herself when the judge who sentenced her said she was selfish, etc.
Tucker: Elites don't want you to question their coronavirus policies
They want you to shut up, obey and do what you're told. #FoxNews#Tucker FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for 17 consecutive years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country. Additionally, a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states Fox News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country, while a 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that among Americans who could name an objective news source, FOX News is the top-cited outlet. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
City demands churches turn over names, addresses, phone numbers!
Governors and mayors across the nation have claimed that their emergency powers allow them to ban large groups during the coronavirus pandemic. They don't want groups gathering in malls, movie theaters or even churches, despite the constitutional protection of religious rights.
Now one official is moving into extreme territory, demanding churches provide him with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of anyone who shows up to worship.
Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver noted Kansas City is requiring that churches "submit list of members and attendees along with their names, addresses and telephone numbers to city officials for tracking and surveillance purposes."
"I am running out of adjectives to describe how completely insane the tyrannical abuses launched by state governors and local officials against pastors and churches are becoming," he said in his newsletter. "It is as if these leaders never bothered to so much as glance at the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. They seem to be governing from some make-believe, dystopian viewpoint."
He said the order also applies to businesses, but that doesn't make it any more constitutional.
"The new order states that by recording names and contact information, the health department will be able 'to more quickly trace, test, and isolate individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19,'" he explains.
"The Germans did this very thing to Jews – collecting the names and locations of all known synagogue attendees - in the early days of the Nazi regime," he points out.
A WND message left with the office of the mayor did not generate a response.
Online, the city makes clear its "10/10/10" plan.
"Businesses" are allowed to reopen with 10% of their occupancy or a maximum of 10 people. And and they must "take down contact information for anyone in their building more than 10 minutes in order to conduct contact tracing if there were an outbreak."
"Religious gatherings" are allowed under the same restrictions. The city specifically states it wants to "quickly trace, test, and isolate individuals."
Staver told WND the requirements will make people not want to go to church.
That's because 10 days later, they could "get a phone call that someone in that vicinity may have COVID-19. Then they get summoned to quarantine," he said.
That requirement chills constitutional rights to free speech, religion and assembly.
Further, he warned it's just the low-tech version of what several states are trying to do. Some plan to utilize smartphone technology to monitor people who test positive.
Anyone who, through Bluetooth, is identified as having been in proximity to an infected person would be contacted by the government and could be ordered quarantined.
Staver has received complaints from several churches in Kansas City and is awaiting word on whether his organization should take action.
"Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined Nazi-like measures designed to surveil, track and spy upon what was once a FREE American people. Yet that is exactly what Kansas City's misguided government officials are now demanding," he said in his newsletter.
Protests not allowed during pandemic, say NYC mayor and police commissioner
Right of Free Speech" and Right of Assembly no longer allowed in New York City
NEW YORK - After a news conference by activists critical of Mount Sinai Hospital's relationship with a religious organization during the coronavirus pandemic, the city's police commissioner and the mayor said "protests" would not be tolerated.
About a dozen activists with the Reclaim Pride organization took to First Avenue in Manhattan outside the hospital to hold a news conference Sunday slamming Samaritan's Purse for being allowed to set up a field hospital.
About two dozen police officers showed up and forced the crowd to disperse. Reporters, who were told to leave, said social distancing rules were being followed at the event.
By comparison in Israel, while I did not participate in any personal protest, the Quarantine rules always said a limited number of people could gather for a protest
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea was asked Monday about the move and if it infringed on Americans' freedom of speech and freedom to protest.
"You're talking about some of the values we hold in the highest regard in this country and certainly in this city, the right for people to gather, the right to free speech and the right to protest," said NYPD Commission Dermot Shea. "But now comes the bad news, we're in a pandemic and executive orders have been issued, these are laws that have been passed down through executive order to keep people alive, while we greatly, greatly respect the right of people to protest, there should not be protests taking place in the middle of a pandemic by gathering outside and putting people at risk."
... While we greatly, greatly respect the right of people to protest, there should not be protests taking place in the middle of a pandemic.
— Dermot Shea, NYPD Commissioner
At the end of March, a 68-bed field hospital was built in Central Park by Rev. Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse Christian organization. Its purpose was to treat dozens of coronavirus patients and ease the crowding at Mount Sinai.
Activists questioned how and why the organization was allowed to work in a city that supports LGBTQ rights.
"People who want to make their voices heard there are plenty of ways to do it without gathering in person," added de Blasio. "The question is always whoever has whatever cause they want to speak to are they interested in protecting other people's lives? If they are, use all the other tools you have to get your point across but avoid anything that might put other people in harm's way."
Unfortunately the mayor never read the First amendment:
U.S. Constitution First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.So with that I will end with some good news and bad news;A Leaky Situation
A rabbi stands before his congregation on Rosh Hashana and reports to them that there is a massive hole in the roof of the synagogue.
"Now I have good news and bad news for you," the Rabbi continues. "The good news is that we have the money to repair it. The bad news is that the money is in your pockets."