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December 11, 2009 – Comments (12)

LANCASTER — At least one Lancaster job has been saved due to a city employee getting called up for military duty.

Lancaster Mayor Don Rinthen said only four city employees are now being laid off at the end of December, instead of the five originally planned.

Two utility office workers also have been reduced to part-time, due to a budget deficit of at least $129,000 that Rinthen said still could be growing.

Two of the laid-off employees are maintenance department employees, Jeff Buchenroth and Keith Walton. The other two are Lancaster police officers, Rinthen said.

Initially Rinthen was going to let three police officers go, but then officer Steve Slone told him he had been called up for active duty, possibly in Afghanistan.

 http://www.amnews.com/stories/2009/12/11/loc.548492.sto

FIGHT OR UNEMPLOYED????????

If you are a small business person and your inventory is drawn down.....good luck getting financing after the end of the year....

After the first of the year, construction around the world will come to a grinding halt.....it has pretty much stopped in Dubai where half a trillion dollars worth of projects are on hold, about 20% of the worlds demand, Vegas and much of the rest of the nation has relatively little going on, and cranes go into hibernation.

1.01.10.........................................let's hope someone starts thinking soon.

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#1) On December 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM, awallejr (75.87) wrote:

As I said in another one of your similar blogs.  Google is hiring.  You will get alot of seasonal hiring this month too which may lead to some longterm placement for some.  And construction stopped in Dubai for a good reason.  Who the hell really wants to live on one of their silly looking off shore buildings.

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#2) On December 11, 2009 at 4:30 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

It was still 20% of the world's construction resources.  Construction is pretty much stopping in America as well.

Is this a sign of things to come????

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- As redemption levels surge and room rates remain under pressure, Hilton Hotels is getting ready to tighten its loyalty program, rolling out new, higher point counts that guests will need to get free stays.

The changes in the "Honors" program, which essentially devalue banked points substantially depending on the hotel category, are set to take effect in the middle of January.

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#3) On December 11, 2009 at 4:30 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

It was still 20% of the world's construction resources.  Construction is pretty much stopping in America as well.

Is this a sign of things to come????

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- As redemption levels surge and room rates remain under pressure, Hilton Hotels is getting ready to tighten its loyalty program, rolling out new, higher point counts that guests will need to get free stays.

The changes in the "Honors" program, which essentially devalue banked points substantially depending on the hotel category, are set to take effect in the middle of January.

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#4) On December 11, 2009 at 4:45 PM, matthewbanis (54.11) wrote:

really, what about 9.9.09  -  get a job, or just shut up already. 

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#5) On December 11, 2009 at 4:47 PM, awallejr (75.87) wrote:

I'd like to see you reprint a credible source that has Dubai at 20% of world's construction resources.  My money would have been on China, but since I never followed that stat I can't say except that you are notorious for exaggerating.

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#6) On December 11, 2009 at 4:51 PM, awallejr (75.87) wrote:

You are right, however, that construction in America (aside from governmental projects) has pretty much stopped.  It is also very difficult to get financing for new commerical projects.  This is what happens during recessions.  This decline eventually leads to pent up demand and eventual resumption of growth.

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#7) On December 11, 2009 at 4:52 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

9.09  Occurred....if you don't understand the implications of the FDIC, FHA, Pension Guaranty, and FNM all out of money in 9.09.....while we are running the largest deficit in human history.......

You soon will.....you simply can't borrow and spend forever.....on a long enough cycle, everything comes to an end.

I guess it is not only the military hiring....now we know why government is borrowing so much......

The number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession, according to a USA TODAY analysis of federal salary data.

Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months — and that's before overtime pay and bonuses are counted.

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time — in pay and hiring — during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector.

Defense Department civilian employees earning $150,000 or more increased from 1,868 in December 2007 to 10,100 in June 2009, the most recent figure available.

When the recession started, the Transportation Department had only one person earning a salary of $170,000 or more. Eighteen months later, 1,690 employees had salaries above $170,000.

The growth in six-figure salaries has pushed the average federal worker's pay to $71,206, compared with $40,331 in the private sector.

from mish's blog.

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#8) On December 11, 2009 at 4:55 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

Dubai: Dubai's skyline is expanding and climbing higher virtually every day. Wherever you look there is one familiar sight: a crane hanging over the horizon.

According to statistics available, about 125,000 tower cranes are operating worldwide. Industry experts cautiously estimate that 15 to 25 per cent of the world's cranes are here. (See top right for picture gallery)

Patrick Mullaney, Tower Crane Operations Manager for Select Plant Gulf, the heavy machinery arm of Al Naboodah Laing O'Rourke, arrived in Dubai three years ago to work on the new airport site.

On arrival he approached the Guinness Book of World Records to enter Dubai for the high number of cranes on the site at the time. "There were 50 cranes, all over the 12-tonne capacity. It's the most we've had at the site and we are just one contractor. We tried to get it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but they weren't that interested," said Mullaney.

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#9) On December 11, 2009 at 5:10 PM, AaronGaz (23.90) wrote:

What is going to happen on 11.12.13? I saw 2012 last night so I don't think we need to worry actually.

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#10) On December 11, 2009 at 5:47 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

You don't to wait until 13............1.01.10 is all you need.

You knew by 9.09

You felt starting 11.10.9

It happens 1.01.10.........and the world as you know it will start to grind to a halt.....but it is not the end of the world.

Debt Limit May Be Raised by Up to $1.9 Trillion in House Vote, Hoyer Says

At some point.....the money simply runs out.

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#11) On December 11, 2009 at 6:06 PM, ChannelDunlap (< 20) wrote:

Actually the only thing I've felt in 11.10.9 (clever, btw.  Good to know Alstry can count) is cold. 

Drat.  I just opened to the door for a global warming rant, didn't I?

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#12) On December 11, 2009 at 6:18 PM, alstry (36.57) wrote:

Channel,

Soon you will understand it is not all about you......we are all in this together.  When your nation is broke....you are broke.  When  the world is broke...........

Those in first class on the Titanic thought hitting the iceberg was merely a bump.......those in steerage got cold and wet almost immediately.

In the end, everyone was swimming or in a lifeboat.

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