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  • Where Is China Going? Beyond the current Real Estate Crisis, how will China evolve to cope with Covid, Growth and Demographics?

    12/08/2021 9:22:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Morning Porridge ^ | 12/08/2021 | Bill Blain
    “When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills..”Evergrande will default, but the Chinese economy will probably avoid a property contagion crisis as the government becomes increasingly interventionist. Longer term, how will China evolve to cope with Covid, Growth and Demographics?I’m going to go off on something of a tangent on China today. It can hardly come as much of a surprise to markets that S&P says Evergrande’s default is “inevitable”. (One of my highly coveted No Sh*t Sherlock awards is on its way to the US debt rating firm for stating the downright bleeding obvious).Evergrande’s...
  • Economic growth rate slows to 2 percent as delta derails recovery

    10/28/2021 7:15:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2021 | Sylvan Lane
    Economic growth slowed sharply between July and September as the emergence of the delta variant derailed the recovery from the coronavirus recession, according to data released Thursday by the Commerce Department. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 2 percent in the third quarter, according to the Census Bureau’s first estimate. The economy grew at a 6.7 percent yearly pace in the second quarter of 2021, marking a sharp slowdown as the delta surge began. “The increase in third quarter GDP reflected the continued economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A resurgence of COVID-19 cases resulted...
  • These Will Be The 20 Fastest Growing and Declining Jobs In The Next Decade

    09/15/2021 10:08:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 09/15/2021 | Tyler Durden
    The employment landscape is constantly shifting. While agricultural jobs played a big role in the 19th century, Visual Capitalist's Jenna Ross points out that a large portion of U.S. jobs today are in administration, sales, or transportation. So how can job seekers identify the fastest growing jobs of the future?The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects there will be 11.9 million new jobs created from 2020 to 2030, an overall growth rate of 7.7%. However, some jobs have a growth rate that far exceeds this level. In this graphic, we use BLS data to show the fastest growing jobs—and...
  • A new Howard Frankland is rising, with tolls, bike lanes and room for rail

    09/12/2021 4:46:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 15, 2021 | Anastasia Dawson
    Long before she was tall enough to sit behind a steering wheel, Paula Nelson-Blattner was experiencing the best and the worst of the Howard Frankland Bridge. “As a kid, I was always nervously asking my parents, ‘Did you check your gas?’” said Nelson-Blattner, 52, who got the creeps crossing the concrete span, perched as it is atop golf-tee shaped pillars as far as 58 feet above the waters of Old Tampa Bay. “Of course, once you’re close enough to read the warnings, not a gas station is in sight and it’s far too late to turn back.” The “check your...
  • Inflation Hits Highest Since 1974 in Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey as Growth Unexpectedly Slows

    08/19/2021 7:32:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2021 | John Carney
    Inflation signals climbed in August even while the pace of growth in manufacturing unexpectedly slowed in August, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Fed’s survey of manufacturers showed the current activity index slipping from 21.9 to 19.4 in August, the regional Fed bank said Thursday. Economists had forecast an increase in the index to 25. Yet the slowdown in the pace of growth did not slow down price increases. To the contrary, the price indexes climbed in August.
  • Utah DOT to work on 185 transportation construction projects in 2021

    05/11/2021 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Roads & Bridges ^ | April 19, 2021 | Utah DOT
    The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently released a list of some of the agency's most impactful road and bridge construction projects to drivers for 2021. UDOT will be working on 185 projects across the state in 2021, with a value of $3.45 billion over the life of the projects, many of which span multiple years. Planned improvements range from repaving rural highways and building freeway-style interchanges to widening and repaving interstates and demolishing and rebuilding bridges. The traffic delays from these projects range from overnight lane restrictions to full road closures with major detours. “These projects are an essential...
  • Tech upgrades aim to curb I-4 crashes, congestion between Tampa and Orlando

    04/14/2021 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | April 14, 2021 | C.T. Bowen, Tampa Bay Times
    TAMPA — Transportation planners are preparing to use new technology to try to solve an old problem — traffic crashes and congestion on Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. The state Department of Transportation is designing a corridor management system that will relay real time information directly to motorists about congestion, accidents, work zones, weather warnings and even end-of-the-traffic-back-up locations on I-4 and alternate routes. The idea behind so-called connected vehicle technology is to improve traffic flow on the interstate and east-west alternatives without adding new lanes or acquiring new right of way. On Wednesday, Hillsborough’s Metropolitan Planning Organization —...
  • Fathers Know Him Who Is From The Beginning...I John 2:12-14 pt 5

    I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. ( I...
  • The Young Men In The Church...I John 2:12-14 pt 3

    I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father , I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.( I...
  • Coronavirus: Growth in Daily U.S. Deaths Plateaus

    08/12/2020 8:55:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2020 | Edwin Mora
    There has been little or no change in the average daily growth of new coronavirus fatalities reported in the United States since early August, a Breitbart News data analysis revealed. The seven-day moving average count of new deaths had plateaued at below 1,200 as of the end of Tuesday, data maintained by the COVID Tracking Project revealed: On Tuesday, the average count of new daily cases recorded over the last week stood at 1,067, less than half of the peak level reported on April 21 (2,467), data from the tracking project showed. Health analysts rely on the seven-day average number...
  • 2019-20 TLM Survey: What We Learned About Latin Mass Attending Young Adults

    05/29/2020 8:39:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 29, 2020 | Brian Williams
    2019-20 TLM Survey: What We Learned About Latin Mass Attending Young Adults Editor’s note: originally published at LiturgyGuy.com, we are reprinting the following TLM survey results here at the author’s request, as we believe they are of interest to our audience.  Traditional Latin Mass National Adult 18-39 Survey by Fr. Donald Kloster Diocese of Bridgeport, CT revfrkloster@yahoo.com Contributors: Sha Balizet Fisher, Ph.D., Steve Tschopp (Statistics), Brian Williams-liturgyguy.com, Jon Alsenas (Consultants), James Chessman (Webmaster) IntroductionLet us consider Kevin Cotter’s review of Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell which appears on the Focus Blog. He lists some alarming statistics. Here are four notable Novus...
  • Grand Parkway debate comes east with construction three new segments

    01/14/2020 7:42:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 26, 2019 | Dug Begley
    Houston is a faraway place on FM 1413 in southern Liberty County, where a driver is more likely to see a pony munching on grass than a shop on the corner. If not for the trees and an electrical transmission line, the sky would be unbroken, horizon to horizon. It soon could look a lot more like other parts of suburban Houston where the Grand Parkway has gone, with cul-de-sacs replacing horse pastures and retail centers sprouting at major intersections.
  • How the 2010s Became the Decade of Debt

    01/08/2020 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 07, 2020 | David Ditch
    At the end of 2009, the total federal debt was $12.3 trillion—a staggering amount of money. Now, it stands at an astonishing $23.1 trillion. That’s roughly $180,500 of debt for every U.S. household. It is important for Americans to understand how we got here, and what lawmakers can do to bring back fiscal sanity. Poor Handling of the Financial Crisis The federal government entered the 2010s with sky-high annual deficits. This had two primary causes. First, the Great Recession reduced incomes and profits, which meant a sharp decrease in tax revenue. A slow economic recovery kept tax revenue relatively low...
  • Economic Growth Accelerated to 2.1% Rate in Summer

    11/27/2019 7:05:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/27/2019 | John Carney
    The American economy grew at a faster pace this summer than estimated earlier. Gross domestic product grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate for the third quarter, the Commerce Department said yesterday in its second estimate of economic growth. That is a substantial boost from the 1.9 percent in the earlier estimate. While businesses pulled back on investment in the summer, likely because of fears of sluggish global growth and uncertainty over the direction of trade and monetary policies, consumers remained confident and spending high, thanks to rising wages and extremely low unemployment.
  • A Pro-Growth Alternative to the Left’s Tax Hike Agenda

    11/21/2019 2:14:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Adam Michel
    America needs a bold agenda to solidify the current economic expansion and return hard-earned money to taxpayers. That runs counter to the consensus of those on the left, who want large increases in federal spending and dramatic tax increases to pay for them. Their plans are so expansive that it will require both middle-class payroll tax hikes and broad new taxes on American savers, investors, and employers. Opposing that growth-killing agenda isn’t enough. Conservatives need to draw a stark contrast and push for a second round of tax relief that will let workers keep more of their money, make it...
  • Maryland and Virginia to rebuild and widen the American Legion Bridge, governors say

    11/15/2019 12:47:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2019 | Robert McCartney, Luz Lazo and Katherine Shaver
    Maryland and Virginia will partner to rebuild and widen the American Legion Bridge in a ­billion-dollar project to relieve congestion at the Washington region’s worst traffic bottleneck, the states’ governors announced Tuesday. In an unusual example of interstate cooperation, Virginia has agreed to help pay for the project even though most of the bridge — like the Potomac River flowing beneath it — belongs to Maryland. The plan marks a breakthrough in a years-long impasse over widening the bridge on the northwestern stretch of the Capital Beltway. In the past, Maryland has said it didn’t have enough money for the...
  • ADOT widens I-10, but will it be enough?

    10/06/2019 8:27:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | October 1, 2019 | Jake Steinberg
    Interstate 10 is now three lanes both ways between Tucson and Casa Grande, but your commute probably won’t get faster. The Arizona Department of Transportation projects I-10 could be bumper-to-bumper all the way to Casa Grande during rush hour by 2035. The route currently carries around 60,000 vehicles daily, and that could quadruple depending on the region’s growth, according to an ADOT spokesperson. John Moffatt, director of economic development for Pima County, said those backups won’t just be bad for commuters. He said they will hurt trade with Mexico. “Trucks are like water. They find the path of least resistance...
  • A Wealth Tax Is Pro-Growth: Don't Believe the Scaremongering (NY Times Op-Ed)

    10/03/2019 10:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2019 | By David Leonhardt
    Does this sound like a healthy economy to you? * In nine of the last 10 years, the economy has grown more slowly than professional forecasters had predicted. * Annual G.D.P. growth has not reached 3 percent in almost 15 years. * Median net worth for American households has declined, after adjusting for inflation, since the late 1990s. Those are all big warning signs. They show that the United States is suffering through an era of slow growth — and that the gains from that growth are flowing disproportionately to a small slice of mostly affluent households, making the gains...
  • I-11 opponents in Hidden Valley find accord with Finchem (Arizona)

    09/22/2019 1:41:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    In Maricopa ^ | August 27, 2019 | Raquel Hendrickson
    Republican Mark Finchem and Democrat Tom O’Halleran agree on at least one thing regarding Interstate 11. Both expect to be deceased before the proposed roadway becomes a reality. Finchem, a District 11 state representative spoke to Hidden Valley residents last week in a gathering attended by Blanca Varela, a representative from Congressman O’Halleran’s office, at Mountain View Community Church. The proposed interstate is a long-range goal of Arizona Department of Transportation and is expected to pass through Hidden Valley south of Maricopa. While Finchem has been outspoken against I-11, O’Halleran has remained neutral. Varela said the congressman had expressed to...
  • Roads vs. pristine Florida? Gov. DeSantis signs massive toll road bill

    06/11/2019 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Florida Phoenix ^ | May 17, 2019 | Michael Moline
    Despite pleas from two former state governors and at least 90 environmental and community groups and businesses, Gov. Ron DeDantis on Friday signed a multibillion-dollar plan to build long stretches of toll roads across undeveloped sections of the state. The legislation has been labeled “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” And the Florida Sierra Club has warned of pristine areas becoming urban sprawl, where “subdivisions and strip malls will proliferate and the natural resources that bring visitors to the state will be overused and overrun.” DeSantis approved the bill anyway. The announcement came not from the governor’s press office...