Saturday, January 17, 2015

SpaceX Did What? Landed a Rocket on a Pinhead

In case you been living underneath the rock there are a number of private companies that are challenging the field of rockets. Okay, I'm making a very complex science simple but it's true, there is a race to see if we can get into space cheaply. Not only is the pursuit to put private 'tourists' in space for a relatively low cost, they're our own words and prizes available for companies who can meet certain criteria. Then there's Elon Musk entrepreneur extraordinaire. You might remember him from such companies as PayPal. He's do some amazing things with his company spaceX. The most recent accomplishment? Nearly landing a rocket that went out into space on a barge no larger than a quarter of the football field. Basically a rocking went to space and they try to landed on a tiny strip of the boat in the middle of the ocean. Don't leave me? These guys are not only legit but the also celebrating their mistakes, Assuming you can call this a mistake. Can't wait to see what comes next, this is human achievement and pioneering at its finest.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Job Growth in US Economy Under Obama

Spent eight years destroy the economy and making the rich richer, as somewhere suggest, then Obama had the dubious distinction of picking up and putting back the pieces. This article looks at employment, and unemployment, and had some interesting facts. It would seem that job growth hasn't been this robust since the Clinton era. This is of course evidence but only the evidence that some people may want to pay attention to. It's ironic that under Democrat Presidents the economy has been better off job wise. Where is under Republican control the rich get richer and everybody else seems to suffer. The middle class is eroded. That's not to say that it's been reclaimed under Obama by any means, yet to see the job growth that we have it's in the very least a positive sign. Couple that with housing market and a slow uptake in housing starts and you have the impression that there is sustained growth.