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the DON JONES INDEX…

 

 

GAINS POSTED in GREEN

LOSSES POSTED in RED

 

    5/13/24...     14,848.65

      5/6/24...     14,852.48

     6/27/13…    15,000.00

 

(THE DOW JONES INDEX: 5/13/24... 39,572.64; 5/6/24... 38,765.78; 6/27/13… 15,000.00)

 

LESSON for MAY THIRTEENTH, 2024

MOTHER SUCKERS

 

Yesterday was Mother’s Day.  For the fortunate... in the words of Mexican President Obrador... “hugs, not bullets.”  Also candy and flowers, breakfast in bed... maybe even a little help with the housework.

There is no shortage of news about the gender gap; as much, if not more, than of the generation gap.  The talking heads during these days of rage might have one believe that men and women are enemies, as are moms (and dads) and kids, MAGA and Me Too, blacks and whites, Muslims and Jews, Christians, infidels and on and on and onwards.

But a majority, at least in these United States... if not a plurality... will honor Mom, her work amidst the house and kids and maybe an outside job (or three).

 

Motherhood, like God, the flag and apple pie, is a staple of political discourse.  So it was not surprising that President Joseph Biden paid tribute to his wife and mother, along with perhaps a hundred million others – maybe not by passing childcare or minwage legislation but, at least, by issuing a Proclamation.

“Today, we show gratitude to moms and mother-figures for loving their children unconditionally; raising them with care, courage, and grit; and leading by the power of their example.”

The President recalls his own mother, Catherine, onstage on the night that Biden and Barack won the 2008 election.  He pays tribute to Jill and to the mothers of Amrica and “225,000 childcare providers” he supported with the Child Tax Credit and American Rescue Plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2024, as Mother’s Day.  I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere.  I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities...”  (Attachment One)

But, being that motherhood, being iconic, has now become as partisan as the budget or the border, he also issued a “brutal” video (Newsweek, May 12th, Attachment Two) that “started off tranquil with scenes of mothers with their children and the words, "Happy Mother's Day" written on the bottom” but then turned dark and angry, blaming his likely Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, for separating migrant families and, now, proposing to “monitor” pregnant women to forestall abortions – an attack that garnered the equally angry response from Djonald UnSettled, who termed the message 'Sad, miserable, cowardly' and excoriated Democrats who “clearly suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.” (Fox, Attachment Three)

 

Some of the people whom you might not expect to be moms... they are moms.  Stormy Daniels, who spent much of last week on the witness stand is a mom. (legit.ag, Attachment Four)  So are Beyonce (3 kids), Madonna (6) and even MTG!  

Holy Haley Bieber!... Justin’s spouse, announced her impending motherhood this week. 

While the existant holiday is largely confined to the United States, foreigners often celebrate too, albeit on other days.  While President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday, seven years after the holidary was first started by Anna Jarvis at a Methodist church in West Virginia other countries, over the years, have adopted variants: “Mexico celebrates on May 10, Thailand on August 12, Peru the second Sunday of May, and France typically the last Sunday in May, while the United Kingdom celebrates on the last Sunday of Lent, which varies each year.” 

On the occasion, CBS News aired and published tributes to mothers as practiced across the world (Attachment Five) including revelations that Mexicans usually have the day off, so when the holiday falls on a weekday, they're able to stay home and spend the day with their mom; Peruvians “congregate at cemeteries to pay respect to deceased mothers, aunts, and grandmothers – particularly those who live in the provinces outside of the capital of Lima” and leave food, drinks, and flowers on the graves.

In the U.K., Mother's Day goes by a different name: "Mothering Sunday," which honors the connection to the church in addition to mothers. During the Middle Ages, people who had moved away would come back each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent to visit their "Mother" church — typically where they were baptized. Today, Mothering Sunday is still celebrated on the last Sunday of Lent, the date of which varies each year.  The English, to whom Princess Diana remains an idol (Queen Camilla less so) celebrate this Mother’s Day on March tenth.

In Thailand, Mother's Day is a holiday that the entire country joins in on — it's a public holiday and people are given the day off...August 12... to coincide with the birthday of Queen Sirikit, a member of the Thai royal family/  And in France, Mother's Day typically takes place on the last Sunday of May where flowers are the most common gift.

Everybody, everywhere (except in places like Rafah) eats.

 

Mothers' Day is not a public holiday in the Evil Empire, but is privately celebrated on Sunday, November 24, 2024, tho’ most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Russia.  Vladimir Putin did not issue a statement on the American holiday (being otherwise occupied slaughtering Ukrainian mothers, fathers and children) but the wio news webside dug up a photo of his mom, Maria Ivanova Putin, along with other mothers of the rich, famous and infamous – which you can see here.

“The most important thing for every woman — no matter what career she chooses and what she is able to achieve in it — is family … [and] taking tireless care of children,” Bad Vlad told the Moscow Times on International Women’s Day (March 8th, Attachment Six). 

“The statement marks a doubling down on Putin's efforts to encourage Russian women to have more children amid flagging birthrates and the loss of tens of thousands of men in the war in Ukraine.”

China celebrates on the same day as in the United States though it is considered a lesser holiday.  Childern, nonetheless, often give Mom gifts of flowers and President Xi... no stranger to public relations... offered up his own homilies to Moms and families.

When delivering his Spring Festival greetings in 2015, the dictator quoted the poem "Song of the Parting Son" by Meng Jiao in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to explain how the tradition of strong family ties remains unchanged throughout history.

"From the threads a mother's hand weaves, a gown for parting son is made. Sown stitch by stitch before he leaves, for fear his return be delayed," Xi quoted.

"The Chinese nation has always valued family and cherished familial bonds since ancient times," he said.

On Saturday,  Olena Zelenska described the Russian kidnapping of Ukrainian children and called for the world not to forget Putin’s invasion.  It is not easy being a foster mother during a time of war.  “It’s not easy to take so many children to the bomb shelter every time the air-raid sirens wail.  (Washington Post, Attachment Eight)

Similarly, on both sides of the Hamas – Israeli war, mothers have denounced the fighting.  The Islamist press is more partisan... aa.com in Turkey (Attachment Nine) wrote that “Gazan mothers grieve for children lost to war” and “...Nearly 10,000 women killed, 19,000 others injured in Israeli onslaught since Oct. 7” (choosing to omit how the war started).

They tell the stories of Palestinian parents scavenging for garbage to feed their children and “plastic, nylon, cardboard, and any combustible materials” to cook meals and heat their tents and shacks.  The Turks cited the UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) on May 3, an average of 37 children lose their mothers every day in the Gaza Strip.

The agency said that “the war in Gaza continues to be a war on women.”

The customarily fair and balanced Al Jazeera turned up the heat on Israel on March 21st in describing how one Gazan mother lost four children, killed by Jews.  (Attachment Ten)

In early December, when the children were with their father, who took them to Khan Younis for their safety, Alaa el-Qatrawi heard that Israeli tanks were getting closer to the house where they were staying. “One day, Israeli forces stormed the house and attacked her ex-husband and his brothers. They said the soldiers beat them severely and stole money, mobile phones and gold.”

That was not the worst of it. 

“She did not hear from them or find out what happened until, a month later, her brother-in-law was able to get to the house only to find it destroyed and the smell of decomposing bodies emanating from it...” Yamen, Orchid, Kanan and Carmel.”

Describing how she bought a princess dress for Orchid and toys for the other kids on a trip to the UAE, she now mourns that the toys are unused and the dress practically unworn “because it’s more of a summer dress, and now summer will come and Orchid isn’t here to wear the dress.”

She stops to cry.

“Orchid was so proud of me because I’m a poet. She used to tell me she wanted to be a poet and go on TV.

“She truly was an orchid. I chose a poetic name for her, and she grew into it.”

Over the border, families of the Israeli hostages wonder if they will ever see their loved ones again.  Also on Saturday, the Times of Israel reported that some would demonstrate to “mourn the memory of the hostages who have been killed and their bodies are being held by Hamas...” (Attachment Eleven) as Israel is readying “to mark Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and those killed in terror attacks, starting Sunday evening.”

“Time has run out for the murdered hostages. We need a deal now that will allow us to bring home the murdered for burial and the living for rehabilitation,” the Hostages and Missing Families Forum said in a statement.

Speakers at the demonstratons included: Hagit and Ruby Chen, the parents of Itay Chen, whose body is held in Gaza after he was killed during Hamas’s October 7 onslaught; Richelle Tzarfati, the mother of Ofir Tzarfati, whose body was recovered from Gaza in December; Maya Ahimas, sister of hostage Tomer Ahimas, who was killed fighting terrorists on October 7 and his body taken to Gaza; and French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy.

“Talks have continued for months without a decisive breakthrough. Israel has said it is determined to eliminate Hamas, while Hamas says it wants a permanent ceasefire and a full Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.”  Past statements from Hamas, as well as Hezbollah, ISIS and others have demanded an Israeli withdrawl from Israel and, in fact, from the planet.

“The Biden administration has said Hamas is the only party standing in the way of a deal.”

Tuesday’s Jerusalem Post also profiled the mothers of hostages and victims of the Hamas attack (Attachment Twelve) where Rachel Goldberg, the U.S.-Israeli mother of Hersh Goldberg Polin, who was taken hostage by militants of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from the Gaza Strip during the October 7 attack on a music festival in south Israel called on America to step up its support for Israel despite criticism from international humanitarian organizations and neo-Nazi college students.

"The United States is also among the victims of October 7," she said. "And it cannot see its role as a neutral mediator. Forty-five American citizens were butchered on October 7, and twelve others were taken hostage to Gaza, eight of whom are still held hostage."

Rachel and John, responding to a video, presumably coerced, asked “all intermediaries and parties involved in negotiations” to make a courageous decision that would allow them to reunite with their son. “Hersh, if you're listening, we heard your voice for the first time in 200 days. We love you, stay strong."

 

A feminist perspective (from, of all media, Feminine-Perspective Magazine, May 12, Attachment Thirteen) places all of the blame for the carnage on America and Americans.

Whereas the civilian death toll hovers in the area of 35,000 (IDF apologists say at least a third of whom are Hamas terrorists), the Femine perspective alleges a certainty of casualties, potentially reaching up to 100,000 women and children, as humanitarians are uncertain about the number of Palestinians “buried beneath the rubble caused by American bombs that collapse apartment buildings, trapping all inside.

“Visiting these structures with dogs while studying missing person reports we know there are thousands of unreported dead buried deep by America’s 2,000-pound deep penetration bombs that are deliberately focused on mass killing women and kids as a recipe for ethnic cleansing.”

The “Feminine” solution...promulgated by one Michael John O’Brien (!) is simple.

“Palestinian people must be set free from American-enforced Israeli apartheid over the occupied territories of the Palestinians. American colonization of Israel must end too.

“Exploitative USA imperialism is arguably what is killing tens of thousands of women and children in Gaza, the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. America’s subordinated Israeli colony is worse.”

American-supplied 2,000-pound BLU-109 bombs kill civilians by “imploding residential apartment buildings inwards on the young women and small children living within their apartments” which makes America guilty of genocide. “Happy bloody mother’s day, Biden, Netanyahu,” the FP adds, concluding that: “The history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism and genocides.

On another issue, America is not quite the epitome of all that is evil in the world, but its status had slid somewhat since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Somewhat confirmed in gist, if not in venom, ABC News (June 23, 2023, two years ago, Attachment Fourteen) reported that the U.S. ranking for gender equality worldwide fell significantly over the past year due to a “widening gap in political empowerment and health outcomes between men and women, according to a study released on Tuesday by the World Economic Forum.”

The falloff in the U.S. ranking from last year “was largely due to a widening gap between men and women in the realm of political empowerment, which measures factors such as the share of women who hold positions in the federal legislature and as heads of state, the study found.

The U.S. also faces a growing gender divide over life expectancy, the study showed. Over the last decade, women's healthy life expectancy has declined by five years and men's by close to three years, according to the study.

 

Whether or not America and Israel are bad countries, full of bad people, a number of august international organizations and media have taken up the practice of ranking nations upon various topics, based on various perspectives.

For Mother’s Day, a few of these relative to the status of women (some dating back days, months or even years)  include...

U.S. News Best Countries 2023 rankings: (Attachment Fifteen) which finds Switzerland to be Number One and the United States to be Number Five (of 87... worst of which is Iran)...

The World Bank (Attachment Sixteen) ranking of gender inequalities and equalities... finding Australia to be the most equal among 189 with America ranked 20th and Yemen last...

CEOWORLD magazine (a presumed Bible of Chief Executive Officers... and all that that implies) ranked the Netherlands as the world’s best country for women.  (Attachment Seventeen, April 15th, 2024),  Again, the USA ranked 20th of 156 surveyed (the rankers rank or don’t depending upon their own whims) and the worst country for women was deemed to be the Central African Republic.

 

 

Another ABC News report (this on May 4, two years ago, Attachment Eighteen) reported that  United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres  has “long believed that sexual and reproductive health and rights are the foundation for lives of choice, empowerment and equality for the world's women and girls," said Farhan Haq, a spokesman for the secretary-general shortly before the overthrow.

After Politico obtained a leaked draft of the high court's conservative majority’s intent to overturn the 1973 abortion rights precedent from Roe v. Wade “via a case the court is currently deciding, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”, Mister Haq said that "[Guterres] has repeatedly pointed to what he has said is a global push‑back that we're seeing on women's rights, including reproductive rights and essential health services.”

Several other indices of women’s status have also been found and are included as Attachment “A”.

 

Our Lesson: May Sixth through May Twelfth, 2024

 

Monday, May 6, 2024

Dow: 38,952.27

It’s National Nurses’ Day.  For those nursing a Cinco de Mayo hangover, it’s just another Monday... probably worse than most.  For some residents of the Midwest, it was probably a lot worse... due to flooding rains, hail and tornadoes.  “It ain’t a fire,” one exasperated Jones says, “but it’s a close second..” some places have gotten 800% of the normal rain – and there’s more to come.

   Stormy weather extends to court as Stormy Daniels takes the stand to testify against Djonald ExPosed... which she does with a vengeance.  And with details: some talking heads describe them as tawdry.  Maybe even too graphic for the National Enquirer!

   RFK Junior and Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) enter the week on winning streaks but both are tripped up by critters, and by their own tongue.  Not yet nominated Veep yet, Noem publishes her autobiography/manifesto and describes murdering a disobedient puppy.  Bobby’s boy tops this by revealing that his brain is being eaten by worms – just what you’d want in a President. 

   And the rest of the week goes on like the last with wars... Ukraine and Gaza... SecState Blinken’s hopeless negotiations to seal a cease fire/hostage deal: President Joe warning Israeli PM Netanyahu not to send ground troops into Rafah (which, of course, he does).  And atop it all... cicadas!

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Dow:  38.88

Israel blows off Hamas “generous” deal, pissing off President Joe who threatens to suspend offensive military aid if they invade Rafah (which they do).  Republicans pissed off because Biden is an anti-Semite.  Protesters say “we’re not gonna solve everything in the MidEast but let’s being the hostages home.”  Rich college kids protest Biden as anti-Muslim, then pivot to force the Boy Scouts to change their name to Scouting (Girl Scouts can keep their name, and their cookies).  Spin doctors spin to fit November’s elections.

   Neglected campaign issue: social security will go broke in 2035, requiring either benefit cuts or taxes raised.  But new graduates cannot find jobs because scammers are taking control of the hiring process.

   Stormy jury takes a day off from the sex to scrutinize receipts and bookkeeping entries as Don Jones yawns and Miss U.S.A. resigns because the pageant was destroying her mental health.

   Pulitzer Prize goes to the Invisible Institute for its work on black women who have gone... uh... missing.  The Oprah book of the month is “Long Island” by Colm Toibin.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Dow:  39,051.89

It’s National Holocaust Remembrance Day.  President Joe pauses his gift of 3.500 bombs to drop on Rafah civilians.  DefSec Austin and Homeland Security Chief Mayorkas maintain that they still believe a deal can be dealt.

   Ms. Daniels takes the stand.  Tabloid-town goes positively giddy over the salacious stories that slide off Stormy’s tongue... silk pajamas, spankings.  Djonald seethes and curses as the witness calls him an “Orange Turd” and Judge Marchan recesses testimony until tomorrow. 

   Down in Mar-a-Lago, the docs case was postponed again... probably until after the election... because there are just too many docs to process.

   As if Stormy sex wasn’t enough, there’s the Kendrick Lamar v. Drake feud (which more than a few of the media hopes ends up like the Tupac/Notorious B.I.G. scuffle).  A security guard has already been shot outside Drake’s Canadian home, and Kendrick calls his rival a pedophile... speaking of which, Harvey Weinstein is sent back to Riker’s Island.  In the other feud of the week, Prince Harry snubs dad and brother as he flies back in and out of England for the Invictus Games.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Dow:  39,397.76

The tornadoes keep rolling in from Texas to the Carolina, plus numerous thunderstorms.  Weathergirl Ginger Zee says “...we got a ton of popcorn and it keeps poppin’”) adding that temperatures reached 108° on the streets of Laredo, but only 29° in Colorado.

   No popcorn in Stormy’s court but the testimony and tempers are poppin’ too as Team Trump takes its turn cross examining Daniels, but eliciting only more delicious dirt.  But Trump wins one in Atlanta where a court agrees to consider removing evil Prosecutor Fani Wallis, delaying that case too.  Once a slinger of anti-Semitic slogans, Djonald is now posing as a defender of Israel and foe of all those idiot college protesters. 

   As contentions of election deceptions refuse to go away, TikTok agrees (under pressure) to label posts that are believed to be AI generated “deep fakes” that even soil the Met Gala with footage of celebrities there who really weren’t there.

   Durty stinkin’ RINOs join with donkey boys to save the job of Speaker Mike and sent MTG into a rage against traitors.  She’s looking for help from Djona;d, but Trump avoids comment.

 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Dow:  38,765.78

Today is the deadline that Israel gave America to complete a deal with Hamas before they invade Rafah and start killing (more) civilians... a State Department report confirms that they are using the American weapons for Gazacide; Netanyahu stands firm, vowing to fight with his fingernails as President Joe trembles, but promises to withhold thousands of rockets and bombs and drones.  Russia is launching a spring offensive in the northeast, near Kharkiv, so here’s a solution: give weapons designated for Israel to Zelenskyy (survivor of another assanation attempt) to fight Mad Vlad.

   Anti-Israel Kollege Kids ain’t satisfied with Biden, they continue rioting and forcing graduation ceremony cancellations; police fight back with tear and pepper gas and rubber bullets and occasional real bullets that draw events ever closer to Kent and Jackson State.  A school board in Virginia retaliates by re-naming a de-named school after Confederate heroes.

  The week ends mostly as it began... stormy weather (the tornadoes have shifted southeast from Texas to Tallahassee) and Stormy on the stand with her pornographic testimony and naked marching... t-shirts and candles and comic books – telling critics she’s just aping Djonald’s Bibles.  She also denied that she faked sex in 200 x-rated movies but was disgusted by the sight of Trump on her bed in his underwear.

  Next week: Michael Cohen.  Judge Marchan takes a break from fining and gagging Trump to warn Cohen against Trump trolling, but no fines or jail term.  As yet...

 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Dow:  Closed

Weekend polls show swing voters hate Biden’s “open borders” policy (after several high-profile murders) but would worry about Trump’s conviction chaos but the swing to RFK Junior craters after he blabs about his brain being eaten by worms.  Are he and Nicki Haley that stupid, or do they just don’t want to be President?

   Maybe not as housing prices rise ten percent yearly and homeless rises among working people (not just crazies and junkies) while hopelessness spikes abroad.  Russia’s spring offensive catches and kills in Ukrainian towns near Kharkiv as Netanyahu blows off Biden to send IDF into Rafah, killing a few Hamasites and many more civilians.  Peace talks collapse and Blinken goes back to America with hat in hand as critics attack the State Dept. report from left and right and a dissident Israeli General warns that Rafah invasion might escalate into a war with Egypt.

   As national debt nears $35 trillion and personal debt tops $100T (or 500 Elon Musks). Texas appeals court blocks Biden election year order to credit card companies to lower late fee gouging to $8.  The matter next goes to the Supremes, likely to reward Big Gouging with a Big Win.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Dow: Closed

It’s Mother’s Day and the talking heads are all celebrating Mom and marching everything from flowers to candy.  Coincidentally, the Eurovision wokesters award victory to a non-binary Swiss but heckle the Israeli entry as the IDF drives deeper into Rafah and spokesjews allege their assault is “limited” to finding terrorists and tunnels while Hamas (believe ‘em or don’t) says the civilian death toll now tops 35,000.

   Pro-Joe talkers tremble at the prospect of a three (Gaza, Lebanon, Egypt) or six-point (add Jordan, Iraq and Syria) war.  Sen. Chris Coons (D-De) blames Iran while Mike McCaul (R-Tx) remembers Reagan’s genius in Iraq to FDR groveling and giving E. Europe to Russia. Faithless John Kirby says Rafahgate will kill “massive” numbers of civilians as Hamas just “melts away” to fight another day.   “This Week”’s round circle alleges Don Jones only cares about e-con-Me, not Rafah or Stormy (Charles Lane, WashPost) as President Joe muddles in the middle (Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review) and all predict Republicans will resort to impreching Biden again.

   On “Face the Nation” lefty Sen. Chris van Holland (D-Md) praises Biden’s decision to suspend delivery of the 3,500 pound Big Bombs to Bibi while MAGAnaut Tom Cotton (R-Ar) calls POTUS a “weasly mealymoutn” who views foreign policy through the prism of the election and says under President Trump, Hamas would never have attacked Israel.  “60 Minutes” warns Americans not to forget Hezbollah in Lebanon and mourns Mother’s Day inflation (with roses $67 a dozen, buying potted plants recommended). 

   Pundit and SecPress emeritus George Stephanopolous merches his new book “The Situation Room”, dealing with occurrences therein, while comedian Bill Maher merches his “What This Comedian Said Will Shock You” calling out the partisans and cancel culture.

 

Yet another slow week... gains on Wall Street overtaken by mean legislation by corrupt politicians (especially in Florida). Talking heads argued whether the Joneses were following Trump’s trials and more or less agreed they were... but only for the salacious sex stuff (which a majority of MAGAmen saw as a testimony to the former President’s virility.  Even the Christians went along... some of them also joining up with left-wing college dupes and neo-Nazis to hate on the Jews (who made it easier via their indiscriminate bombing of Gaza).  All in all a sour week, but not very... Easter and Mother’s Day are over, for what they were worth, and it’s two weeks to Memorial Day.

 

 

THE DON JONES INDEX

 

CHART of CATEGORIES w/VALUE ADDED to EQUAL BASELINE of 15,000

(REFLECTING… approximately… DOW JONES INDEX of June 27, 2013)

 

Gains in indices as improved are noted in GREEN.  Negative/harmful indices in RED as are their designation.  (Note – some of the indices where the total went up created a realm where their value went down... and vice versa.) See a further explanation of categories here

 

ECONOMIC INDICES 

 

(60%)

CATEGORY

VALUE

BASE

RESULTS by PCTG.

SCORE

OUR SOURCES and COMMENTS

INCOME

(24%)

6/17/13 [revsd. 1/1/22

LAST

CHANGE

NEXT

LAST WEEK

THIS WEEK

RESULTS by STATISTIC.

Wages (hrly. Per cap)

9%

1350 points

5/6/24

 +0.13%

6/24

1,503.91

1,503.91

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages   29.79 nc .83

Median Inc. (yearly)

4%

600

5/6/24

 +0.0025%

5/20/24

670.17

670.19

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   39,513

Unempl. (BLS – in mi)

4%

600

5/6/24

 +2.56%

6/24

584.92

584.92

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000   3.8 3.9

Official (DC – in mi)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.13%

5/20/24

235.85

235.54

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      6,757 768 777

Unofficl. (DC – in mi)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.08%

5/20/24

250.05

249.85

http://www.usdebtclock.org/      12,768 779 789

Workforce Participation

   Number

   Percent

2%

300

5/6/24

 

 +0.006%

+0.0002%

5/20/24

302.27

302.27(05)

In 161,840 853 863 Out 100,082 088 093Total: 261,922 941 56

http://www.usdebtclock.org/   61.79

WP %  (ycharts)*

1%

150

5/6/24

  +0.32%

5/24

151.43

151.43

https://ycharts.com/indicators/labor_force_participation_rate  62.70

OUTGO

(15%)

Total Inflation

7%

1050

4/24

+0.4%

5/24

962.47

962.47

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.4  nc

Food

2%

300

4/24

+0.1%

5/24

273.80

273.80

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.1

Gasoline

2%

300

4/24

+1.7%

5/24

233.15

233.15

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +1.7

Medical Costs

2%

300

4/24

+0.5%

5/24

290.49

290.49

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.6

Shelter

2%

300

4/24

+0.4%

5/24

264.72

264.72

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm     +0.4

WEALTH

Dow Jones Index

2%

300

5/6/24

 +2.08%

5/20/24

325.16

331.93

https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/index/   39.572.64

Home (Sales)

(Valuation)

1%

1%

150

150

5/6/24

  -4.34%

 +1.42%

6/24

135.96

281.21

135.96

281.21

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics

Sales (M):  4.19 Valuations (K):  393.5

Debt (Personal)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.04%

5/20/24

264.02

263.93

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    75,985

GOVERNMENT

(10%)

Revenue (trilns.)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.21%

5/20/24

409.58

410.40

debtclock.org/       4,829

Expenditures (tr.)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.21%

5/20/24

311.22

310.56

debtclock.org/       6,651

National Debt tr.)

3%

450

5/6/24

 +0.046%

5/20/24

387.48

387.30

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    34,731

Aggregate Debt (tr.)

3%

450

5/6/24

 +0.09%

5/20/24

397.06

396.69

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    100,097

TRADE

(5%)

Foreign Debt (tr.)

2%

300

5/6/24

  +0.12%

5/20/24

297.65

297.29

http://www.usdebtclock.org/    8,303

Exports (in billions)

1%

150

5/6/24

   -2.05%

6/24

159.99

159.99

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/current/index.html  257.6

Imports (in billions))

1%

150

5/6/24

   -1.50%

6/24

167.52

167.52

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/current/index.html  327.0

Trade Surplus/Deficit (blns.)

1%

150

5/6/24

  +0.72% 

6/24

302.85

302.85

https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/current/index.html    69.4

 

SOCIAL INDICES 

 

(40%)

ACTS of MAN

(12%)

 

World Affairs

3%

450

5/6/24

  -0.2%

5/20/24

447.57

446.67

A stupid soldier follows his Internet date to Russia where she turns him in to the police, meaning he can be held and traded for more Puticians.  Homelessness soars in liberal Netherlands.

War and terrorism

2%

300

5/6/24

    -0.3%

5/20/24

285.09

284.23

Bibi shrugs off Biden’s threats on Rafah.  Russia launches Spring Offensive.  Cease fire for hostages deal collapses in Gaza.  Cartels killing candidates in Mexico’s election, Hindu-Muslim wars driving India’s race.  World forgets Haiti as gangs continue warring for control.

Politics

3%

450

5/6/24

   +0.2%

5/20/24

477.62

478.52

Speaker Mike’s job is saved – by Democrats!  MTG is left one angry mother... uh... mother of three.  Divorced.  Stormy testifies and merches comic books and candles to counter Djonald’s Bibles while Trump holds a “massive” rally on the Jersey shore.  Bruce doesn’t show and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) goes on trial for trading favors to Egypt and Qatar for gold bars.  (He blames his wife.)

Economics

3%

450

5/6/24

      -0.1%

5/20/24

443.69

443.25

With Social Security and Medicare going broke in a decade, be reasy for more rate hikes and/or service cuts.  Planet Fitness raises monthly fee from $10 to $15.  National retailers’ lobby says Americans will spend $3.3B on Mother’s Day gifts.

Crime

1%

150

5/6/24

  -0.2%

5/20/24

235.67

235.20

Florida sheriff goes to wrong address and shoots black USAF airman.  Five cops shot in Atlanta, suspect killed.   Scammers targeting high school and college graduates with job offers that seem to good to be true... and are!  Cyberhackers shut down hospitals for fun or ransomes.

ACTS of GOD

(6%)

Environment/Weather

3%

450

5/6/24

 -0.1%

5/20/24

386.03

385.64

A whole week of rain, hail, flooding and tornadoes.  In Kalamazoo, MI, people shelter in libraries and Fed Ex building.  “Immense and dense” tornado tally keeps rising... 110 Thurs., 125 Fri.,  259 by Saturday.  Solar storms make for brilliant Aurora Borealis for those not under stormclouds (but also impacts power grids and cellphones to draw first NOAA warning in twenty years). 

Disasters

3%

450

5/6/24

    nc

5/20/24

419.67

419.67

The wicked weather causes tragic deaths and inspirational rescues... flash floods kill hundreds in Afghanistan and Brazil, but a nine year old boy saves his parents from twister-crushed truck; fisherman survives fall into ocean full of hungry sharks.

LIFESTYLE/JUSTICE INDEX

(15%)

Science, Tech, Education

4%

600

5/6/24

     -0.2%

5/20/24

634.63

633.36

Boeing looks to save its reputation by sending astronauts to the ISS on its Starline rocket but... being Boeing... the launch fails.  There are more plane crashes and near crashes (some are Boeing’s fault, others due to shortage of air traffic controllers) so the FAA starts drafting air safety bills. Teenage angst over potential TikTok ban, vigilantes say even Biden uses it.  College commencements disrupted, even cancelled by rich, white, wealthy Hamas followers.

Equality (econ/social)

4%

600

5/6/24

       -0.3%

5/20/24

648.12

644.18

Pulitizer winning Invisible Institute of Chicago investigating missing black women.  Wokesters enhance and complicate matters by bring back schools named after Confederate heroes as Kim Godwin, the first Black woman to run a broadcast news division, is purged, Chinese banned from buying homes in Florida (which also bans enacting shade and water protection for workers and lab-grown meat).  Target removes gay merch under threats of boycotts and killing employees.

Health

4%

600

5/6/24

    -0.2%

5/20/24

465.27

464.34

Planters recalls tainted snacks as Mister Peanut is supplanted by Mister Listeria.  Fast food prices have doubled and home prices up 40% over four years,  so low-income workers have to buy tents and fall back on garden weeds and ramen.  RFK junior confesses that worms have been eating his brain and Americans who eat processed food are also killing their brains.  “Brains!” 

Freedom and Justice

3%

450

5/6/24

   -0.1%

5/20/24

466.94

466.00

Back to Rikers’ Island goes Harvey Weinstein.  The Stormy show runs nearly all week – next week: Michael Cohen whom TV lawyers call a “wild card”.   Miss Teen USA follows Miss USA in resigning from what they think is a corrupt organization marching contestants to “rich old men.”  Texas court blocks bank fee reform, gratifying gougers.

CULTURAL and MISCELLANEOUS INCIDENTS

(6%)

Cultural Incidents

3%

450

5/6/24

   -0.2%

5/20/24

529.33

528.27

NBA down to Elite Eight.  “Planet of the Apes” leads at box office, despite racist implications.  Swiss transgender Nemo wins at Eurovision; Israel’s entry booed and heckled.  Weird fashions manifest at Met Gala, which raises $26M, up from 22 last year, for the the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

   RIP: Roger Corman, King of the B’s (Little Shop of Horrors), David Shapiro: famous feet on desk Columbia protester... in 1968... drummer David Thompson (MC5), Richard Slayman, pioneer pig kidney transplant recipient,  Rep.  Pete McCloskey (R-Ca), anti-Nixon activist, “Little Joe” the St. Louis zoo gorilla and the Chevy Malibu.

Misc. Incidents

3%

450

5/6/24

   +0.2%

5/20/24

513.08

514.11

Terrified civilians call 911 over noisy cicadas... foodies respond: “Eat them!”  A woman makes clothes out of the ugly bugs.  Amazon rolls out 13,000 electric delivery vehicles with 100,000 more to come.

 

The Don Jones Index for the week of May 6th, through 12th, 2024 was DOWN 3.83 points

 

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ATTACHMENT ONE – FROM WHITEHOUSE.ORG

 

MAY 10, 2024

A Proclamation on Mother’s Day, 2024

     Today, we show gratitude to moms and mother-figures for loving their children unconditionally; raising them with care, courage, and grit; and leading by the power of their example.

     On my desk in the Oval Office, I have a picture of my mother, Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan, in Grant Park on the night that President Barack Obama and I won the 2008 election.  That night, my mother walked on stage, took my and President Obama’s hands, and said, “Come on honey, it’s going to be okay.”  That was my mother — fearless, caring, and ready to lend anyone the bravery that always resided in her heart.  She taught my siblings and me that courage was the greatest virtue, instilled in us the belief that everyone is your equal, and inspired us to lead lives defined by honor and integrity.

     I have also seen the way that my wife, First Lady Jill Biden, has put her whole heart into being a wonderful mother and grandmother.  She brings our family so much joy and is the source of so many of our best memories.  She has also guided our family forward through the most difficult times, always finding the strength to hold us together.  Every day, she shares her heart with the students she teaches full time and so many others who find inspiration in her leadership, kindness, and wisdom.

     Across the country, mothers are raising their children, caring for their families, and making history.  Mothers are leaders in every field — from Main Street to Wall Street, they are driving innovation and strengthening our economy.  They are the health care heroes, service members, and public servants, who sacrifice so much for all of us.  They are the artists, journalists, engineers, and scientists creating new possibilities.  They serve at the highest levels of my Administration, working hard to open the doors of opportunity wider for the next generation.

     Moms do so much for all of us, and my Administration has their backs.  During the pandemic, I signed the American Rescue Plan, which helped keep the doors open for 225,000 child care providers so families could go to work while their children were cared for.  At the same time, we expanded the Child Tax Credit, giving moms and families some breathing room — which helped slash child poverty rates in half during my first year in office.  My Administration is also making sure that the good-paying jobs from our once-in-a-generation investments in infrastructure and clean energy go to women, who have been underrepresented in these sectors for too long.  I also signed legislation to ensure employers make reasonable accommodations for pregnant and nursing mothers, who deserve to have job security and common-sense workplace protections — such as breaks to drink water, eat, rest, or use the restroom.  These protections help ensure that pregnant workers and new moms do not have to choose between their job and their health.

     My Administration is working to make sure that mothers have access to the health care they need.  With the leadership of Vice President Kamala Harris, we released a Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis, which outlines actions the Federal Government will take to combat maternal mortality and improve maternal health.  Further, the American Rescue Plan also gave States the option to provide a full year of postpartum coverage to women on Medicaid, increasing it from just 60 days previously.  Now, 46 States, Washington, D.C., and the United States Virgin Islands provide a full year of this critical care.

     This Mother’s Day, may we all show gratitude to our mothers, who are our rocks, believing in us so that we may believe in ourselves.  May we pray for those who have lost their mothers and miss their comfort each day and for the mothers who have lost a child — a piece of their soul.  May we wholeheartedly support the countless mothers across the country who work tirelessly to make the American Dream real for their children and families.

 

     The Congress, by joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as “Mother’s Day” and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance.

 

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2024, as Mother’s Day.  I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere.  I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-eighth.

 

 

ATTACHMENT TWO – FROM NEWSWEEK

DONALD TRUMP QUESTIONED ON HIS ABORTION STANCE

By Rachel Dobkin   Published May 12, 2024 at 4:33 PM EDTn

Updated May 12, 2024 at 5:17 PM EDT

 

President Joe Biden's campaign dropped a brutal Mother's Day ad on Sunday attacking Donald Trump's past and proposed policies regarding mothers and women.

It's six months until the presidential election and Biden has ramped up insults about his political rival Trump, who has relentlessly attacked Biden since his 2020 campaign. With Biden as the Democratic incumbent and Trump the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, November is looking like a heated rematch between the two. One voting block that the Biden campaign is focusing on is women following abortion bans that states have enacted after the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 2022.

On Sunday, Biden's campaign released an ad that started off tranquil with scenes of mothers with their children and the words, "Happy Mother's Day" written on the bottom.

Then, the screen goes black with only the words, "But not from Donald Trump."

Trump/Biden

Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media at Manhattan Criminal Court on May 10 in New York City. Inset, President Joe Biden speaks on May 2 in Washington, D.C. Biden's campaign dropped a brutal... \

A clip of Trump talking about his administration's migrant family separation policy played next: "When you say to a family, that if you come we're gonna break you.

Fox News host calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene for causing "disruption"

Republicans grilled on Ronald Reagan leveraging military aid to Israel

Fox News host confronts GOP senator on going after Judge Merchan's family

Republican confronted on Donald Trump's "antisemitic trope"

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT THREE – FROM FOX NEWS

TRUMP TEAM FIRES BACK AT BIDEN CAMPAIGN'S MOTHER'S DAY VIDEO: 'SAD, MISERABLE, COWARDLY EXISTENCE'

The Biden campaign claimed in a Mother's Day video, 'Daughters have fewer rights than their mothers or grandmothers did because of Donald Trump'

Stepheny Price Fox News  Published May 12, 2024 3:39pm EDT

 

The Biden campaign is using Mother's Day to cirticize former President Donald Trump in a new campaign video, urging Americans to "Stop Trump."

"Happy Mother's Day. At the Biden campaign, we are asking Americans to do the moms in their lives a favor. Stop Trump," the Biden campaign wrote in a press release.

In the video, the Biden campaign claims that "On Mother’s Day, a reminder: Donald Trump stands only for himself – and not mothers across America and their families."

"The stakes of this election are high for all Americans, but especially moms across our country who will suffer under a second Trump term," the video states.

"Under Trump, the government will be allowed to monitor their pregnancies, and rip their families apart. Meanwhile President Biden is fighting to bring back his historic expanded Child Tax Credit to give families a little extra breathing room, and ensure paid leave for all Americans," the message from the Biden campaign continued. 

The Biden campaign made five points, explaining why voters need to vote for him in the upcoming election over Trump.

His reasoning included blaming Trump for families being denied access to fertility treatments, allowing states to monitor women's pregnancies, claiming that Trump believes that women who have an abortion should face "some form of punishment," and that Trump "proudly separated mothers from their children."

Biden's other points claimed that Trump would devastate maternal health and hurt women across the country by working tirelessly to sabotage and repeal the Affordable Care Act. His final point claimed that Trump's economic plan would be an "inflation bomb" which would raise costs for mothers' and families. 

"Families depend on moms – and moms deserve a President they can depend on to protect their rights, work to lower their costs, and fight for them. Donald Trump wasn’t and isn’t that President, but Joe Biden is," Biden's campaign wrote.

WHITE HOUSE SHOULD BE 'CONCERNED' AS TRUMP RALLIES AS MANY AS 100K IN DEEP-BLUE NEW JERSEY: 'EXTRAORDINARY'

 

In response to the new campaign video, Trump's team fired back at the president, calling his video a disgusting move to make, especially on Mother's Day.

"What a sad, miserable, cowardly existence Crooked Joe Biden and his campaign must have to make such a disgusting ad on such a joyous day. Their lives are obviously filled with anger, hate, and resentment because they clearly suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome," Trump's team told Fox News Digital.

"President Trump continues to live rent-free in their pea-sized brains, even on Mother's Day."

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT FOUR – FROM  LEGIT.NG

 

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https://www.legit.ng/ask-legit/biographies/1589059-caden-crains-biography-meet-glendon-crain-stormy-daniels-daughter/

 

 

 

ATTACHMENT FIVE – FROM CBS NEWS

MOTHER'S DAY TRADITIONS DIFFER ACROSS THE WORLD — SEE HOW OTHER FAMILIES CELEBRATE

 

It wouldn't be Mother's Day in the United States without the classic traditions Americans know best: large bouquets of roses and carnations, homemade cards, special outings, and accolades for moms near and far. 

When the holiday was first started in 1907 by Anna Jarvis to honor mothers, the day's event was at a Methodist church in West Virginia, where white carnations were reportedly distributed to those in attendance. President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 declared the second Sunday of May a national holiday. 

Jarvis fiercely advocated for a day dedicated to mothers and then famously regretted how commercialized it became. In the years since, the holiday has become even more commercialized, with consumers spending a record $33.5 billion.

Over the years, other countries have adopted Mother's Day, each offering its own unique take — some perhaps closer to the celebrations Jarvis envisioned.  Some countries celebrate on different dates, and others in May. Mexico celebrates on May 10, Thailand on August 12, Peru the second Sunday of May, and France typically the last Sunday in May, while the United Kingdom celebrates on the last Sunday of Lent, which varies each year.

There's everything from mariachi serenades to visits to the local church to traditional meals made to honor the family matriarch. No matter how the festivities may look, the intention is the same: to share an appreciation for the women at the center of the family. 

Here's a sampling of some of the Mother's Day traditions in other places around the globe. 

Mexico

Día de Las Madres is celebrated each year on May 10, and festivities do not disappoint. Mexicans usually have the day off, so when the holiday falls on a weekday, they're able to stay home and spend the day with their mom.