Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb are teamed as "Dr. Doom and the Black Swan" by the childish nits at CNBC. These questioners take turns poking the bears with inane asides about rock-star status and babies.
Monday cut and paste text from the New York Times. Image from www.cocoavillage.com.
Hundreds of buildings commissioned by the Works Progress Administration
and Roosevelt’s other “alphabet” agencies are being demolished or
threatened with destruction, mourned or fought over by small groups of
citizens in a new national movement to save the architecture of the New
Thomas Oliver in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, thinks he has it figured out that bailing out homebuilders and their banks is the way to fix the economy. I thought we were already helping banks. But apparently it was the poor home builders who were hurt first and most. And their bankers too - boo hoo.
Remember poor Pulte whose CEO only made barely $11 Million in 2004?
Home builders and their ancillary business partners were the first
in the unemployment line. Others from other industries soon followed;
to be followed by ever more as the fallout continues to reach into
every corner of the economy.
And on horseback. That's him on the plug-ugly horse, center.
John Fleck has a great tale in the Albuquerque Journal about Leopold's recommendations for creation of bird habitat at the University of New Mexico in 1918. He also served Albuquerque as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce about that time and advocated for city planning.
Land Use and Democracy was the title of an article he wrote for Audubon magazine in the Fall of 1942.
Here's a wee tale of a would-be bike shop in Sacramento Oakland. It captures a core complaint of the corruptibility of land use code administration. From San Francisco Chronicle writer Chip Johnson.
One of my coffee shop pals, Rob "Chi" Kong recently tried to open his own business - a bike repair shop - at the corner of 10th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland. The self-employed 33-year-old, who cobbles together a living working three part-time jobs, recognized a market niche for a shop geared to customers with older bikes that are sometimes difficult - or expensive - to service at newer cycle shops.
His idea dovetailed with Mayor Ron Dellums' latest plan to shift the city's economic strategy from real estate development to business retention and development.
There is a quaint charm to our New Mexico State Senate. It's the Jurassic Park of New Mexico politics -- dinosaurs in suits. The place still runs under Manny's Rules - just without Manny. It's where good bills go to die horrible deaths - like Domestic Partnership. And the bills it spawns just rise straight out of some primordial political muck.
Signs of chocolate have been found in pottery at Chaco Canyon indicating an earlier history here than previously thought. The Los Angeles Times reports findings reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and quotes Albuquerque archaeologists at UNM.
Update: John Fleck wrote about this for the Albuquerque Journal today but I can't get into their site. (This red is really cheering me up.)
February feels like a month in which we begin with a call to clean
house, both as a country and as individuals. Tend to the seeds of the
dreams that were sown in the late fall and early winter. These seeds
must be nurtured, and provisions must be made in preparation for a
possible extension of the winter.
Imbolc is generally a time hope, as we see small signs of spring
occurring as the light’s return gains speed. This particular Imbolc
feels more like a reminder not to forget the dark so easily, not to
leap forward blindly toward any sign of warmth and light. The cold and
darkness are incubators for something in us that, perhaps, needs a
longer gestation period.
Shucks. I was all about leaping forward blindly toward the warmth and light.