H.R.5749 - Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as passed house.

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  • memafranquist 05/30/2008 3:17pm

    Yes it can be.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:18pm

    my friend and I were living in an alley next to a couple of GC’s once…

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:20pm

    It can be hard to find any good news in these times.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:22pm
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    Yeah, and I spent an extremely long weekend in idiotville one night!

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:23pm
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    O MY GOD YOU PEOPLE ARE GONNA RESORT TO GUNS NOW, YOU ARE SUCH CONTROLERS YOU ANON TROLLS…

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:25pm
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    Detroit: The Motor(showless) City?

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:26pm
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    ANONS TROLLS AND GUNS…..A LETHAL MIXTURE…

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    Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:28pm

    Boy, you sure read a lot into some posts.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:28pm
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    dont worry anon trolls cant shoot strait!

    they are cross eyed and dixlexic

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:31pm
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    Detroit little Bagdad, with blacks instead of camel jockeys.. abandoned buildings , chained up auto plants, bars on the windows of star bucks , crap hole.. Ohhh and a criminal mayor..

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:31pm

    Attention Trolls – if you had brains, you might be dangerous!
    I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful.
    Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just as for a few, stalking a strong person allows them to think they are strong, too.
    For trolls, any response is ‘recognition’; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.
    Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it’s a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial time wasting to be funny?
    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and count the responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).
    Troll Characteristics
    · No Imagination – Most are frighteningly obvious; sexist comments on nurses’ groups, blasphemy on religious groups .. I kid you not.
    · Pedantic in the Extreme – Many trolls’ preparation is so thorough, that while they waste time, they appear so ludicrous from the start that they elicit sympathetic mail – the danger is that once the group takes sides, the damage is done.
    · False Identity – Because they are cowards, trolls virtually never write over their own name, and often reveal their trolliness (and lack of imagination) in the chosen ID. As so many folk these days use false ID, this is not a strong indicator on its own!
    · Cross posting – Any post that is cross posted to several groups should be viewed as suspicious, particularly if unrelated or of opposing perspective. Why would someone do that?
    · Off-topic posting – Often genuine errors, but, if from an ‘outsider’ they deserve matter-of-fact response; if genuine, a brief apposite response is simply netiquette; if it’s a troll post, you have denied it its reward.
    · Repetition of a question or statement is either a troll – or a pedant; either way, treatment as a troll is effective.
    · Missing The Point – Trolls rarely answer a direct question – they cannot, if asked to justify their twaddle – so they develop a fine line in missing the point.
    Thick or Sad – Trolls are usually sad, lonely folk, with few social skills; they rarely make what most people would consider intelligent conversation. However, they frequently have an obsession with their IQ and feel the need to tell everyone. This is so frequent, that it is diagnostic! Somewhere on the web there must be an Intelligence Test for Trolls – rigged to always say “YES."
    Any newsgroup, bulletin board, forum or chat rooms can attract trolls, but they don’t have the brains to attack nuclear physicists, and they are drawn to the quick response where sex, religion and race are found; so politics is easy prey.
    One troll famously tried to infiltrate a mensa group; the results read like 100 trolls and one regular, it didn’t have a chance – but it was stupid enough to persist until removed.
    Usually, no, though fractured funny bones and occasional waves of nausea have been reported.
    When a troll become persistent and personal, you may need to consider the possibility that it has fermented into an Internet Stalker – equally pathetic, if not more so – but sometimes requiring weed killer

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    Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:37pm
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    That is a good one.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:34pm
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    Hey long blogger, you are anon too who knows you could be a troll, you write dumb stuff.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:37pm
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    I appologize… Senior editor troll himself has just joined the post.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:37pm
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    Long blogs by anon trolls, they are lonely and like to talk to the computer..Why don’t you go get a tattoo or something.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:38pm
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    BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES…ANOTHER ANON TROLL FIGHT IS UNDERWAY

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:40pm
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    I got a tattoo yesterday and the tattoo guy said you know these are adicting and ya know what I want another one already.. LOl he was right.. it didn’t hurt to much, it feels like a long cat scratch,uncomfortable but not really f painful.

  • memafranquist 05/30/2008 3:42pm
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    well i am going to call it a night, the detroit piston game is on.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:43pm
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    linus, go fetch me some licorice this is gonna be a grand tussle

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:43pm
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    Goodnight.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 3:47pm
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    linus get the toilet paper , need my ass wiped ,LOL I hate it when I eat to much licorice..

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 4:20pm
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    www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-fri-sears-earnings-lampert-may30,0,7080577.story

    chicagotribune.com

    A giant continues to unravel

    Amid a quarterly loss and sagging sales, investors find it tough to believe Edward Lampert can make Sears whole again

    By Sandra M. Jones

    Tribune reporter

    May 30, 2008

    The situation has turned so grim at Sears Holdings Corp. that most investors have given up on the prospect of a retail turnaround and are counting on Chairman Edward Lampert to begin raising cash through asset sales.

    The Hoffman Estates-based company posted its biggest quarterly loss since Lampert combined Sears and Kmart three years ago, as shoppers cut back spending on appliances and clothing and the company stepped up promotions to clear inventory.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 4:26pm

    New Overdue Home Loans Swamp Effort to Fix Defaults (Update3)
    By Josh P. Hamilton and Bob Ivry

    May 30 (Bloomberg) — Newly delinquent mortgage borrowers outnumbered people who caught up on their overdue payments by two to one last month, a sign that nationwide efforts to help homeowners avoid default may be failing.

    In April, 73,880 homeowners with privately insured mortgages fell more than 60 days late on payments, compared with 39,584 who got back on track, a report today from the Washington-based Mortgage Insurance Companies of America said. Mortgage insurers pay lenders when homeowners default and foreclosures fail to cover costs.

    Foreclosure filings surged 65 percent and bank seizures more than doubled in April compared with a year earlier as rates on adjustable mortgages increased, according to RealtyTrac Inc. Lawmakers and Federal Reserve officials are trying to ease the worst U.S. housing slump since the Great Depression through tax rebates, expanded federal mortgage insurance and other programs.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=arGQ_rKO2ai8&refer=us#

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 4:38pm

    U.S. Economy: The Worst is Yet to Come
    By Mark Weisbrot, Huffington Post
    Posted on May 29, 2008, Printed on May 30, 2008
    http://www.alternet.org/story/86681/

    Since the U.S. economy showed positive growth for the last quarter, some commentators in the business press are saying that we are not necessarily going to have a recession, or that if there is one it will be mild. This is a bit like the proverbial story of the man who jumped out of a window 60 floors up, and then said “so far, so good,” as he passed the 30th floor.

    The United States accumulated a massive, $8 trillion housing bubble during the decade from 1996-2006. Only about 40 percent of that bubble has now deflated. House prices are still falling at a 20 percent annual rate (over the last quarter). This means that the worst is yet to come, including another wave of mortgage defaults and write-downs. Even homeowners who are not in trouble will borrow increasingly less against their homes, reducing their spending.

    President Bush says we are not in a recession. One commonly-used definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of declining output (GDP). The first quarter of 2008 came in at 0.6 percent, although it would have been negative if not for inventory accumulation. So by this definition we cannot say with certainty that the recession has started, although it could well have started this quarter. Of course, for most Americans it has felt like a recession hit some time ago, with real wages flat since the end of 2002, and household income not growing for most of the six-and-a-half year economic expansion.

    The National Bureau of Economic Research will eventually decide on the official onset of the recession, but even its definition is arbitrary. All the indicators of a serious recession are swirling around us. The economy has lost jobs for four months in a row, which has never happened without a recession. Consumer confidence has dropped to a 28 year low — a level not seen since Jimmy Carter was president. Home foreclosure filings are up 65 percent over last year. And now commercial real estate prices are heading south, dropping 6.2 percent in the first quarter.

    With oil prices hitting record highs, and the Fed beginning to worry more about inflation, more restrictive lending practices and other fallout from the credit crunch, the near-term economic future looks even dimmer.

    Some look to exports to lead the recovery, but these are only 11 percent of GDP, and consumption is about 70 percent. Still, the fall in the dollar over the last six years is helping — making our exports more competitive and reducing the subsidy that we have been giving to imports for many years. In a sign of how economic illiteracy prevails in the United States, most people (thanks largely to what they hear and read in the media) see the dollar’s decline as bad economic news.

    We are facing the prospect of millions losing their homes, their jobs, their retirement savings, their health insurance, and their livelihoods.

    This serious economic situation greatly raises the stakes of the 2008 election. What will the government do to help the victims of economic mismanagement, to provide health insurance, and to restart the economy? Is it really more important to spend billions each week on the occupation of Iraq?

    So far the government hasn’t done much. The stimulus package now taking effect, at about one percent of GDP and much of it likely to be saved, is quite small. The major legislation that Congress is considering for the housing crisis would mainly bail out lenders and investors while doing little for most underwater homeowners.

    The voice of the people has yet to be heard on these questions in the halls of power. It had better get a lot louder, soon.

    Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

    © 2008 Huffington Post All rights reserved.
    View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/story/86681/

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 4:45pm

    Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM1xqqTX_g

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 5:00pm

    look at this job op-the issue that burns me up
    ( Fluency in Spanish – oral & written – is preferred)

    I went to college for a Bachelors Degree, NOW I HAVE TO TAKE SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE!!

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    · Bachelors Degree in Business or a related discipline is preferred

    · 2+ years of related experience

    · Good Communications skills, written and verbal

    · Fluency in Spanish – oral & written – is preferred

    · Good conflict management and customer service skills

    · Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook

    · Customer oriented

    · Must be able to work independently and as party of a team

    In exchange for your talents, you’ll earn a competitive salary with bonus, a comprehensive benefits package including paid medical insurance. Interested? If so, take the next step and apply online today!

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 5:12pm

    Would it burn you up if it were German?

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 5:19pm

    I ran into this one at Lowe’s.
    “Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions (Other preferences will be given for special language skills when there is a business need)”
    It turned out where I live Spanish is a “business need”.
    Two of my grandparents had to learn English when they came here {one was German}. They didn’t expect others to learn their language.

  • concerned_in_MI 05/30/2008 5:49pm

    “…My husbands company is thinking of putting everyone on 4 days ten hours to save on gas for the employees. As I am unemployeed I really do not go to far and walk and bike.”

    In MI they are talking about getting all companies to go to a 4 day, 10 hour a day work week, it was on AM950 approx. a week ago.

    UE in MI

  • Anonymous 05/30/2008 6:11pm

    Attention Trolls – if you had brains, you might be dangerous!
    I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful.
    Disrupting a stable unemployed newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just as for a few, stalking a strong unemployed person allows them to think they are strong, too.
    For trolls, any response is ‘recognition’; they are unable to distinguish between irritation and admiration; their ego grows directly in proportion to the response, regardless of the form or content of that response.
    Trolls, rather surprisingly, dispute this, claiming that it’s a game or joke; this merely confirms the diagnosis; how sad do you have to be to find such mind-numbingly trivial time wasting to be funny?
    Remember that trolls are cowards; they’ll usually post just enough to get an argument going, then sit back and laugh out loud and count the mass of confusion responses (Yes, that’s what they do!).
    Common Troll Characteristics
    · No Imagination – Most are frighteningly obvious; sexist comments on nurses’ groups, blasphemy on religious groups .. I kid you not.
    · Pedantic in the Extreme – Many trolls’ preparation is so thorough, that while they waste time, they appear so ludicrous from the start that they elicit sympathetic mail – the danger is that once the group takes sides, the damage is done.
    · False Identity – Because they are cowards, trolls virtually never write over their own name, and often reveal their trolliness (and lack of imagination) in the chosen ID. As so many folks these days use false ID, this is not a strong indicator on its own!
    · Cross posting – Any post that is cross posted to several groups should be viewed as suspicious, particularly if unrelated or of opposing perspective. Why would someone do that?
    · Off-topic posting – Often genuine errors, but, if from an ‘outsider’ they deserve matter-of-fact response; if genuine, a brief apposite response is simply netiquette; if it’s a troll post, you have denied it its reward.
    · Repetition of a question or statement is either a troll – or a pedant; either way, treatment as a troll is effective.
    · Missing The Point – Trolls rarely answer a direct question – they cannot, if asked to justify their twaddle – so they develop a fine line in missing the point.
    Thick or Sad – Trolls are usually sad, lonely folk, with few social skills; they rarely make what most people would consider intelligent conversation. However, they frequently have an obsession with their IQ and feel the need to tell everyone. This is so frequent, that it is diagnostic! Somewhere on the web there must be an Intelligence Test for Trolls – rigged to always say “YES."
    Any newsgroup, bulletin board, unemployed forum or chat rooms can attract trolls, but they don’t have the brains to attack nuclear physicists, and they are drawn to the quick response where sex, religion and race are found; so politics is easy prey.
    One troll famously tried to infiltrate a mensa group; the results read like 100 trolls and one regular, it didn’t have a chance – but it was stupid enough to persist until removed.
    Usually, no, though fractured funny bones and occasional waves of nausea have been reported.
    When a troll become persistent and personal, you may need to consider the possibility that it has fermented into an Internet Stalker – equally pathetic, if not more so – but sometimes requiring weed killer


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