President Obama Has Convinced Americans To Settle For A Poor Economy. Feb. 1, 2012: President Barack Obama speaks in Falls Church, Va.AP Democrats rejoiced Friday when it was revealed that America's unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent and 247,000 new jobs were added in January.
To them, this was confirmation that President Obama will take them to victory in November. Whoa! Prospects for more improvement are not great, and President Obama was smart to greet the jobs report with caution. Let's be fair. Jobs creation has barely kept up with population growth—the same percentage of adults is employed today as when unemployment peaked. The most effective Obama jobs program has been to convince more Americans they don’t want a job—without that, the unemployment rate would still be at least 9.5 percent. Many of the jobs created in recent months don’t pay well, and too many well educated Americans are relegated to low skilled and part-time work for lack of opportunities.
These last several months, stronger jobs reflected stronger fourth quarter GDP growth. Mr.
Red. Etymology and definitions The word red is derived from the Old English rēd. The word can be further traced to the Proto-Germanic rauthaz and the Proto-Indo European root reudh-.
In Sanskrit, the word rudhira means red or blood. In the Akkadian language of Ancient Mesopotamia and in the modern Inuit language of Inuit, the word for red is the same word as "like blood". The words for 'colored' in Latin (coloratus) and Spanish (colorado) both also mean 'red. In the Russian language, the word for red, Кра́сный (krasniy), comes from the same old Slavic root as the words for "beautiful"—красивый (krasiviy) and "excellent"—прекрасный (prekrasniy). In heraldry, the word gules is used for red. Shades and varieties Red can vary in hue from orange-red to violet-red, and for each hue there are a wide variety of shades and tints, from very light pink to dark burgundy. (Lists of shades of red and shades of pink are found at the end of this article.) History In the ancient world. Blue. Surveys in the U.S. and Europe show that blue is the colour most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, and confidence.
In U.S. and European public opinion polls it is overwhelmingly the most popular colour, chosen by almost half of both men and women as their favourite colour. It is also commonly associated with the sky, the sea, ice, cold, and sometimes with sadness. Shades and variations Blue pigments were originally made from minerals such as lapis lazuli, cobalt and azurite, and blue dyes were made from plants; usually woad in Europe, and Indigofera tinctoria, or True indigo, in Asia and Africa. Today most blue pigments and dyes are made by a chemical process. Etymology and linguistic differences In Russian and some other languages, there is no single word for blue, but rather different words for light blue (голубой, goluboy) and dark blue (синий, siniy).
Several languages, including Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Lakota Sioux, use the same word to describe blue and green.