Gov. Deal pins ‘Deal of Year’ on Pinewood

The Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) on Monday presented Pinewood Atlanta Studios and the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) with the 2013 Deal of the Year Award in the “Large Community” category.

Gov. Nathan Deal was on hand to recognize company and community representatives at GEDA’s Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Macon Marriott City Center.

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via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-23-2013/gov-deal-pins-%E2%80%98deal-year%E2%80%99-pinewood

F’ville’s Books Down South festival is Saturday

More than 40 local and regional authors, including several New York Times bestsellers, are participating in Books Down South, A Festival for Readers and Writers, on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the former River’s Elementary School at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway in Fayetteville (map below).

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It's The 2nd Worst Decade In Over 220 Years (And Getting Worse)

In 223 years, the average real GDP growth for the USA has been 3.8%. At 1.9%, the 2000-2010 decade was the 2nd worst decade for real GDP growth in the storied history of the United States. The worst since 1790 was the 1930s which was followed by what many hope for now, an explosion of growth that occurred in the 1940s. However, three years in, real GDP growth for the 2010-> decade does not look as good as ‘hope’ would like it to be. So what is different this time and what ‘facilitated’ the 1940s recovery? The sad, but very real, truth is… war… but funding that this time will be problem…

 

The 2nd worst decade of growth for the US ever… and getting worse

 

But what “saved” us last time looks a little more tricky this time…

 

Especially given the polarization in DC…

 

Charts: Hoisington and Citi


    



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It’s The 2nd Worst Decade In Over 220 Years (And Getting Worse)

In 223 years, the average real GDP growth for the USA has been 3.8%. At 1.9%, the 2000-2010 decade was the 2nd worst decade for real GDP growth in the storied history of the United States. The worst since 1790 was the 1930s which was followed by what many hope for now, an explosion of growth that occurred in the 1940s. However, three years in, real GDP growth for the 2010-> decade does not look as good as ‘hope’ would like it to be. So what is different this time and what ‘facilitated’ the 1940s recovery? The sad, but very real, truth is… war… but funding that this time will be problem…

 

The 2nd worst decade of growth for the US ever… and getting worse

 

But what “saved” us last time looks a little more tricky this time…

 

Especially given the polarization in DC…

 

Charts: Hoisington and Citi


    



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BofAML Turns Bullish On Gold

BofAML’s MacNeil Curry is changing his view on gold from bearish to bullish. The impulsive gains from the 1251 low of Oct-15 and break of the two-month downtrend (confirmed on the break of 1330) tells him that a medium-term base and bullish turn is unfolding. BoFAML looks for an ultimate break of the 1433 highs of Aug-28, with potential for a push to 1500/1533 long term resistance. In the next several sessions Curry suggest buying dips into 1309, cautioning that this bullish view is “wrong” if gold breaks below 1251. For those awaiting additional confirmation of a turn, Curry notes you need to see a break of 1375 (Sep-19 high & right shoulder off a multi-month Head and Shoulders Top).

 


    



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Grady Ave. developer told: ‘No apartments’

Developers for the proposed mixed residential development on Grady Avenue in Fayetteville were expected to ask the City Council on Oct. 17 to agree to have the potential development return for a full review by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. The council agreed, but with the proviso that the new re-worked proposal come with approximately 150 townhomes and cottages and no apartments.

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China Cafe robbery suspect shoots himself before capture

Faced with a potential murder charge for participating in the Oct. 11 armed robbery and shootout at the China Cafe in Fayetteville, Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, surely knew his days as a free man were over.

Instead of surrendering to a group of armed marshals Tuesday morning, Johnson ended his own life with a single gunshot wound to the head, officials said.

His lifeless body, a handgun laying beside it, was found in the closet of a relative’s apartment in Covington, according to U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Jim Joyner.

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Fayette teachers’ pay to be restored?

With news of more money in the Fayette County School System’s bank account than expected — 15 times more — a lot of teachers want their pay restored to pre-recession levels.

Maybe, partially, says Superintendent Jody Barrow, but let’s go slow.

There are about 1,346 teachers, part of the approximately 3,200 system employees, according to system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

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Greenspan Admits He "Knew There Was A Bubble" In 2008", But Refuses To Apologize

Alan Greenspan is out pitching his news book. We explained the miracle of revisionist history and questioned the sanity of anyone buying this ‘guide to economic forecasting’ earlier in the week, but in his appearance this morning on CNBC, the “maestro” did a great job explaining just how flawed his own logic was (without our help).

Flip-flopping from some rational efficient market based economic prognostication to the human nature based entirely non-random cyclical and feedback-loop engaging reality, he explains (sadly reflective of the current clairvoyance of Jim Bullard) that, speaking for himself and his FOMC colleagues, “all of us knew there was a bubble,” though failing to admit to being the progenitor, “but we badly missed the timing.”

Perhaps summing up the mantra of his ilk better than any other sentence, Greenspan concludes, “a bubble in and of itself does not give you a crisis…”adding, during a later Bloomberg TV clip, “I missed certain forecasts, you don’t apologize for that. Do you? I don’t. We are not omniscient. I am a human being.”

 

Perhaps not, but with every muppet leveraged to the tick on the Russell 2000, we suspect he’ll reject that thesis once again in the future…

Must watch (brief clip) for insight into just how sociopathic our central bankers have become..

 

 

Doing the rounds, Greenspan later dropped this little beauty on Bloomberg TV…

 

 

“I am in the business where, Harry Truman once said, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’… I apologize for something I did wrong, and I do apologize. I don’t apologize…I was doing the best I can.

 

The arguments, some of which are quite accurate is I missed certain forecasts, you don’t apologize for that. Do you? I don’t. We are not omniscient. I am a human being. I cannot see beyond the horizon any more than anyone else can.

 

Now to apologize for not being Superman, I just refuse to do that because that never entered my mind.”

 

Perhaps some ‘honesty’ like that during your reign would have helped temper the bubbles you created…


    



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Greenspan Admits He “Knew There Was A Bubble” In 2008″, But Refuses To Apologize

Alan Greenspan is out pitching his news book. We explained the miracle of revisionist history and questioned the sanity of anyone buying this ‘guide to economic forecasting’ earlier in the week, but in his appearance this morning on CNBC, the “maestro” did a great job explaining just how flawed his own logic was (without our help).

Flip-flopping from some rational efficient market based economic prognostication to the human nature based entirely non-random cyclical and feedback-loop engaging reality, he explains (sadly reflective of the current clairvoyance of Jim Bullard) that, speaking for himself and his FOMC colleagues, “all of us knew there was a bubble,” though failing to admit to being the progenitor, “but we badly missed the timing.”

Perhaps summing up the mantra of his ilk better than any other sentence, Greenspan concludes, “a bubble in and of itself does not give you a crisis…”adding, during a later Bloomberg TV clip, “I missed certain forecasts, you don’t apologize for that. Do you? I don’t. We are not omniscient. I am a human being.”

 

Perhaps not, but with every muppet leveraged to the tick on the Russell 2000, we suspect he’ll reject that thesis once again in the future…

Must watch (brief clip) for insight into just how sociopathic our central bankers have become..

 

 

Doing the rounds, Greenspan later dropped this little beauty on Bloomberg TV…

 

 

“I am in the business where, Harry Truman once said, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’… I apologize for something I did wrong, and I do apologize. I don’t apologize…I was doing the best I can.

 

The arguments, some of which are quite accurate is I missed certain forecasts, you don’t apologize for that. Do you? I don’t. We are not omniscient. I am a human being. I cannot see beyond the horizon any more than anyone else can.

 

Now to apologize for not being Superman, I just refuse to do that because that never entered my mind.”

 

Perhaps some ‘honesty’ like that during your reign would have helped temper the bubbles you created…


    



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