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Entry from May 08, 2011
Bureau of Lies and Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS nickname)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was established as the Bureau of Labor in 1884. Some of the statistics that it compiles include the consumer price index and unemployment rates. Critics of the BLS have complained that the Bureau frequently distorts its statistics to look more favorable to the administration it serves.

There are many BLS nicknames, usually including the words “lies” or “liars” or “lying.” Some of the BLS nicknames are:

. Bureau of Lies and Statistics (cited in print since at least August 2000)
. Bureau of Lying Statistics (July 2002)
. Bureau of Lying Sadistics (August 2002)
. Bureau of Lying Sycophants (March 2005)
. Bureau of Lies and Shenanigans (February 2009)
. Bureau of Lies and Scandals (October 2009)
. Bureau of Lies and Stupidity (December 2009)
. Bureau of Liars and Shysters (February 2010)
. Bureau of Lying Slimeballs (February 2010)
. Bureau of Liars and Swindlers (June 2010)
. Bureau of Liars and Shills (September 2010)
. Bureau of Lying Standards (September 2010)
. Bureau of Lying Statisticians (January 2011)
. Bureau of Lying Scoundrels (February 2011)
. Bureau of Lies and Scams (February 2011)
, Bureau of Lies and Shams (May 2011)
. Bureau of Lies Standardized (May 2011)
. Bureau of Lies and Spin (July 2012)
. Bureau of Lies and Subterfuge (November 2013)

The BLS has also been called “Bullshit Labor Statistics.”

Wikipedia: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is a governmental statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor representatives. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

The BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including relevance to current social and economic issues, timeliness in reflecting today’s rapidly changing economic conditions, accuracy and consistently high statistical quality, and impartiality in both subject matter and presentation. To avoid the appearance of partiality, the dates of major data releases are scheduled more than a year in advance, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget.

Google Groups: soc.culture.polish
Newsgroups: soc.culture.polish
From: (Jack R. Badura)
Date: 2000/08/04
Subject: Re: Pomocy!!!

According to BLS - (BS) bureau of Lies and Statistics) Nonsense - it is paper manipulation - all indeces and so called “productivity”,

Google Groups: alt.politics.economics
Newsgroups: alt.politics.economics, sci.econ
Followup-To: alt.politics.economics
From: “Michael L. Coburn”
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 15:26:24 GMT
Local: Mon, Jul 8 2002 10:26 am

Enron is nothing compared to the BLS. (Bureau of Lying Statistics)

Google Groups: sci.econ
Newsgroups: alt.politics.economics, sci.econ, misc.consumers.frugal-living
Followup-To: alt.politics.economics
From: “Michael L. Coburn”
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:42:40 -0700
Local: Wed, Aug 14 2002 1:42 pm
Subject: Re: Cool Your Jets.

The “data” at the “Bureau of Lying Sadistics” claim that the workweek as worked by an individual has declined to 34 hours.

Google Groups: sci.econ
Newsgroups: sci.econ, alt.slack, can.politics, alt.activism
From: polar bear
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 15:44:01 -0800
Local: Sun, Mar 13 2005 6:44 pm
Subject: Re: Questions about Community Currency.

The BLS, which I fondly refer to as the Bureau of Lying Sycophants distorts CPI through hedonic adjustment, substitution, rent-equivalence and leaving out things it just doesn’t like, such as oil and food.

Google Groups: sci.econ
Newsgroups: sci.econ
From: The Trucker
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 15:48:52 -0800
Local: Mon, Dec 3 2007 6:48 pm
Subject: Re: Bureau of Lying Sadistics

Google Groups: alt.politics.economics
Newsgroups: alt.politics.economics, alt.society.liberalism, alt.politics.usa.republican, misc.invest.stocks, alt.politics.bush
From: Mani Deli
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:43:01 -0500
Local: Mon, Mar 3 2008 1:43 am
Subject: the Bureau of Lying Statistics reports

Every time we get a positive statistic, we have to cut it in half to arrive at the truth, and every time we get a negative statistic, we have to double it to get the real picture.  So you know that when the New York based Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index falls to 75 in February from 87.3 in January, its lowest level since February 2003, and the Bureau of Lying Statistics reports that the PPI, wholesale inflation, rose by 1 percent in January—more than the “experts” estimated—on rising oil and food costs, you can just imagine what the real truth might be.

Sunday, February 1, 2009
Job Losses and Protectionism
All year, the Bureau of Lies and Shenanigans (BLS) uses what they call the “birth/death model” to attribute for new business creation.

Zero Hedge
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Real Memo Out Of The Bureau Of Lies And Statistics
Posted by Tyler Durden at 9:52 AM
“We’re leveling off! We’re leveling off!"—so is the hope of TTT, Helicopter Ben, Larry the Wall Street Lackey and the rest of Team Obama. “This recession is leveling off!”

Accrued Interest
Friday, October 02, 2009
Jobs: You… want… this...
10/2/09 11:35 AM
In Debt We Trust said…
The Bureau of Lies and Scandals revised its figures by losing an additional 824,000 jobs in LTM period ended March 2009, in addition to the already disclosed 4.8 million job losses.

Zero Hedge
The Truth About The BLS Lies
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/04/2009 16:26 -0400
All you need to know about how the BLS really counts unemployment in one simple cartoon.

And, as we expected earlier, here is Mr. Biderman’s summation on what will likely one day (after Russian hackers get into BLS emails) turn out to be an advance April fool’s joke by the Bureau of Lies and Stupidity:...
by Anonymous
on Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:17
The “L” in BLS is a little redundant.

Seeking Alpha
Net Jobs Growth Begins with Chance for Substantial Additions by Spring
by: The Good News Economist
February 7, 2010
2010 Feb 08 12:46 AM
How anyone can believe anything that comes from the BLS (bureau of liars and shysters) is unbelievable

Sons of Light
Monday, February 8, 2010
BLS: Bureau of Lying Slimeballs
You might think that BLS stands for Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not so! It stands (REALLY) for Bureau of Lying Slimeballs. The BLS BS is not just manufactured out of stupidity or ignorance - it is PURPOSEFUL DECEPTION of the true state of Unemployment (and Employment trends) in America.

Seeking Alpha
Today in Commodities: Market Crossroads
by: Matthew Bradbard
June 3, 2010
2010 Jun 03 04:23 PM
The BLS Bureau of labor statistics or more commonly referred to as *(the Bureau of liars and swindlers)manipulates employment data upward .

Zero Hedge
Visualizing The Propaganda “Error Term” Behind The Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/09/2010 11:31 -0400
by VK
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:36
BLS = Bureau of Liars and Shills.
by Cognitive Dissonance
on Thu, 09/09/2010 - 12:36
Bureau of Lying Standards.
After all, someone has to set the standard, right?

Naked Capitalism
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Guest Post: “The Fed No Longer Even Denies that the Purpose of Its Latest Blast of Bond Purchases … Is To Drive Up Wall Street
→ Washington’s Blog
Jim Haygood says:
January 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm
Meanwhile, the BLS [Bureau of Lying Statisticians] says U.S. food prices rose an imperceptible 0.1% last month, as food riots break out in Asia and Africa.

Zero Hedge
In 2011, Non-farm Payrolls Have To Grow By 121,000 Per Month Just To Keep Up With Population Growth
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/17/2011 20:34 -0400
by Eireann go Brach
on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 22:36
The “BLS” Bureau of Lying Scoundrels will perform better tricks than Houdini ever did, as they will get the UE rate below 8% in no time..and that quivering pale faced crack head lookalike Bernanke will starve new born babies to keep population growth down!

MartketTicker Forums
NAR: Truth Or Pumpers?
Posted 2011-02-22 08:19
by Karl Denninger
Kind of like the Bureau of Lies and Scams (BLS) produces their “birth-death” model in which they assume that people start businesses even when there’s no capital formation and no customers, right?

The Orange County Register (CA)
O.C. unemployment edges up to 9.2% in January
March 4th, 2011, 6:36 am · posted by Mary Ann Milbourn
foolishpleasure says:
March 4, 2011 at 10:45 am orange county is supposed to be one of the mostdiversified economic areas in the entire nation-yet we had an enormous increase in bankruptcy filings in january- yet the BLS (bureau of lies and scams) tries to get us to believe there was a miraculous increase in jobs-

Zero Hedge
PriceStats - The Beginning Of The End For BLS Data Manipulation?
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/06/2011 16:52 -0400
by gorillaonyourback
on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 17:45
yeah i just sent an email saying...................with the you takin over for the bureau of lies and shams (BLS) you gonna be steping on their toes.
by ebworthen
on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 18:13
BLS = Big Lies Standardized

The Huffington Post
Mitch Feierstein
Author, ‘Planet Ponzi’
The Bureau of Lies and Spin: A Guide to Understanding the Unemployment Statistics
Posted: 07/16/2012 6:07 pm

Zero Hedge
The October 2012 Pre-Election Jobs Report Was Faked
Tyler Durden’s pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/18/2013 22:29 -0500
The only real good news, as noted above, is that yet another conspiracy theory is forever cast into the void, and going forward the only thing the random, but manipulated, number generator out of the Bureau Of Lies And Subterfuge will be good for, is to prod the just as pathetic HFT algos into a buying frenzy when month after month the economy is painted with rosy brushes, even as millions forever drop out of the labor force, never to return.

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