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Old 12-16-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
wanneroo wrote:
There are a lot of other options out there to be petroleum independent.
Your comment reminds me of the movie


Back To The Future,

where Doc Brown ( Christopher Lloyd ) stuffs the fuel tank of his time machine with common garbage, backs out of the driveway and says to Marty ( Michale J Fox ), Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
You never know we might have Mr. Fusions someday.

It actually makes a good point how much energy is required to propel and car and riding around on a 1000 pound battery pack fueled by a windmill isn't going to cut it.

 
Old 12-19-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Unemployment numbers came out for November and while nothing to have a party over they are essentially even. That bodes well as we enter 2010.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I saw this about Pueblo's economy, this is about the change in unemployment numbers, and thought I would put this is the economy thread as it shows Pueblo is ready for the recovery............

The Reno-Sparks area only performed better than Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Ariz., while Pueblo, Colo., ranked first overall in the report. The Reno-Sparks area ranked last for changes in unemployment ending in September, rising from 5.8 percent in 2008 to 13.1 percent this year.

The link: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20091220/BUSINESS/912189968/1070&ParentProfile=1058
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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More good news for the Colorado economy! Grand Junction was 3rd.

Five Colorado cities appeared in the large metropolitan area listing, with Greeley coming in 20th, Fort Collins-Loveland coming in 22nd, Boulder placing 44th, Denver-Aurora was in 55th place, and Colorado Springs placing 101st. Pueblo ranked 33rd in the small metropolitan area list.

The link: http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2009/12/21/122209_1a_Best_biz_cities.html
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Here is the lead headline in today's Boulder Daily Camera:

IBM gets $35,000 business incentive from Boulder, will add 500 jobs - Boulder Daily Camera

This is great news for the north metro area and all of Colorado!
 
Old 12-22-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
Here is the lead headline in today's Boulder Daily Camera:

IBM gets $35,000 business incentive from Boulder, will add 500 jobs - Boulder Daily Camera

This is great news for the north metro area and all of Colorado!
It is congrats!

 
Old 12-22-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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More good news for the Colorado economy! Grand Junction was 3rd.

Five Colorado cities appeared in the large metropolitan area listing, with Greeley coming in 20th, Fort Collins-Loveland coming in 22nd, Boulder placing 44th, Denver-Aurora was in 55th place, and Colorado Springs placing 101st. Pueblo ranked 33rd in the small metropolitan area list.

The link: http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2009/12/21/122209_1a_Best_biz_cities.html
What Joseppie isn't telling us is that the study is based off of data collected before the recession/depression hit those areas.

Here's another link for your reading enjoyment.

Mesa County foreclosures up (http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2009/12/21/122209_1a_Foreclosures.html - broken link)

Quote:
Mesa County had the largest increase in foreclosure sales among the dozen largest counties 181 percent.
Foreclosure sales also increased 126 percent in Boulder County and 11 percent in El Paso County.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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The report Josseppie cites is pretty much crap. As noted, the data was gathered before the energy industry busted. It's instructive that the top 5 "small" communities listed in the report are highly tied to the boom/bust energy economy.

Of the big cities listed, nearly all have one or two features in common--either they, too, were tied to the energy economy, or they have a high percentage of government/military employment. In other words, they rely on either extractive industries subject to wild swings in their economy, or they rely on taxpayers as the base of their economic activity. Not exactly a pro-free enterprise or pro-business economic model. Of course, the report was also prepared by a realty/land development organization--the same bunch of pump-monkey types that are responsible for a good deal of our current economic problems. Like Bob from Down South likes to say, "You can rub it and you can scrub it, but you can't shine s***!"

The brains of the "journalists" who publish these propaganda articles and the idiots who eat them up are so shallow that if you walked through them, you wouldn't get your feet wet.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The report Josseppie cites is pretty much crap. As noted, the data was gathered before the energy industry busted. It's instructive that the top 5 "small" communities listed in the report are highly tied to the boom/bust energy economy.

Of the big cities listed, nearly all have one or two features in common--either they, too, were tied to the energy economy, or they have a high percentage of government/military employment. In other words, they rely on either extractive industries subject to wild swings in their economy, or they rely on taxpayers as the base of their economic activity. Not exactly a pro-free enterprise or pro-business economic model. Of course, the report was also prepared by a realty/land development organization--the same bunch of pump-monkey types that are responsible for a good deal of our current economic problems. Like Bob from Down South likes to say, "You can rub it and you can scrub it, but you can't shine s***!"

The brains of the "journalists" who publish these propaganda articles and the idiots who eat them up are so shallow that if you walked through them, you wouldn't get your feet wet.
Pueblo has consistently been ranked high on lists that talk about the recession rather its the least affected city or one of the cites to come out or this list. Sure if it was just one list you might say its odd but since its more then one I say its a trend and I look forward to what 2010 has to offer!
 
Old 12-28-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Green shoot sighting!!

Labor Dept Reports 10.2% Available Labor Rate
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