Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rage is the new normal in Wisconsin

Winconsin's New Normal
National Review Online (blog)
By Christian Schneider Rage is the new normal in Wisconsin. The big crowds may have disappeared from the state capitol, but a small yet vocal cadre of angry protesters remains intent on disrupting the state's genial Midwestern rhythm. ...

Fake tan: How did it become the new normal?
BBC News
By Tom de Castella BBC News Magazine The fake tan's move to the mainstream is now complete, and even public health bodies are having to take notice. So why is artificially bronzed skin the new normality? "If I had to choose a religion, the Sun as the...

New normal of intrusion
The Hill
The lasting impact is a new normal of intrusion: a sacrifice of some privacy and some civil liberties, such as warrantless eavesdropping on American citizens within US borders, and in some cases the sacrifice of individuals' personal dignity, ...

For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'
NPR
As the entertainment industry struggled to find its way in the New Normal, once seemingly innocuous projects that dealt with terrorism were delayed or pulled from distribution pipelines. The American action hero who takes names and kicks tail — a ...

"New normal" means a lot more pain to come: Fed economist
Housing Wire
The nation is in a "new normal" marked by 2% to 3% growth rates, more frequent recessions, low interest rates and sluggish consumer spending, said William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. ...

The 'new normal' not so normal
Marketplace
One thing could be that lousy becomes the "new normal," which doesn't sit well at all with commentator Robert Reich Robert Reich: Even if we produce new jobs at the best rate we've achieved this past decade, we wouldn't get back to 6 percent ...

CACI's Chris Bonin saw a 'new normal' emerge at Ground Zero
Bizjournals.com (blog)
We now have a new normal." When the north tower of the World Trade Center fell, it damaged 7 World Trade Center across the street that— in a warped bit of irony — was where the city's Office of Emergency Management was located. ...

Postcard from Pittsfield: The new normal
vtdigger.org
by VTD Editor | September 6, 2011 Members of the Maine National Guard take a break after working into the evening to fix damage caused by Hurricane Irene in Pittsfield, Vt., on Sept. 5, 2011. Photo by Jim GreenHill. Editor's note: This article is by ...

'Breaking the Fear Barrier': New Book
CNBC.com (blog)
... Courage by Tom Rieger, author of "Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It" The recession may be over, but the anxiety and fear that has spread has firmly rooted itself in “the new normal. ...

Learning to live with terrorism
Toronto Star
The full-body scanner became the new normal at airports after the "underwear bomber" tried to bring down a plane mid-flight in 2009. (Nov. 22, 2010) For Canadians, the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the US will bring back many memories, ...

Obama should focus on trade, energy, deregulation
Baltimore Sun
By Peter Morici The new normal is not good enough. The unemployed can't find jobs, the old can't retire and those in between live in constant fear of being tapped on the shoulder and thrust into the abyss. Property values are lower than a snake's belly ...

Michigan Public Schools Deal with a 'New Normal'
WKZO
KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Michigan public schools are open, most of them working with fewer teachers, declining enrollments and lower paid employees. In Kalamazoo, where student enrollment is up because of The Promise, Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and his ...

Md. lawmakers warned about transportation funding uncertainty in Washington
Washington Post
“We can't even call it the new normal, because every couple of months there's a new hiccup, a new element introduced into the uncertainty.” Rayman also noted that transportation funding has become a highly charged partisan issue in Washington. ...

How Kraft Will Market Its Grocery Business After the Split
AdAge.com
"If you believe that there is a new normal of slower consumption growth in North America -- and we do -- certain capabilities will be even more important in the future," Ms. Rosenfeld told analysts at Barclays Capital's Back-to-School Consumer ...

Remembering 9/11 in Rancho Santa Margarita
Patch.com
President Bush asked us to return to normal, and many of us have done so—but to the 'new normal,' not the one we grew up with. As we approach the 10-year anniversary of this dark day, Patch is asking the question: What's your story? What stands out? ...

Barack Obama can still pull US back from a slide into Japan-style stagnation
The Australian
Conventional wisdom maintains that the US, along with Britain and most of Europe, is now stuck in a "new normal" of high unemployment and economic stagnation, similar to the "lost decades" suffered by Japan since 1989. This dismal economic outlook is ...

Hopes are high as children, teachers return to South Jersey classrooms
Cherry Hill Courier Post
... to school across South Jersey on Tuesday, optimism filled the air as outdoor activities were quickly relocated indoors and districts made the most of opening day despite some changes that reflected the new normal of having to do more with less. ...

Old nostrums not enough to meet modern economic challenges
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Some economists speak of a “new normal” of growth of at most 2 percent per year for an extended period of time. At that rate, joblessness will remain high.” In other words, even before the recession hit, the US economy had been growing at well below ...

No Language Legacy: Where's The Sept. 11 Vocab?
NPR
It would change the way we think and create a new normal. It defined a generation. And from the beginning, people looked to the language to bear witness to how utterly differently we were seeing the world. Ten years later, it's not so clear. ...

Spotting the blackbox models that work - and those that don't
Citywire.co.uk
by David Campbell on Sep 07, 2011 at 08:09 The new normal has rapidly entered the lexicon as one of the worse clich├ęs of investment management. But someone forgot to tell the machines. Quant or blackbox models have famously come a little unstuck over ...

What President Obama Needs to Say and Do
IndustryWeek
By Peter Morici, professor, University of Maryland School The new normal is not good enough. The unemployed can't find jobs, the old can't retire and those in between live in constant fear of being tapped on the shoulder and trust into the abyss. ...

Blow hot, blow cold
Business Standard
While many would say volatility is the new normal, it wouldn't be far off the mark to say this turnaround may be short-lived, as India's domestic problems and global risk aversion continues. Nearly a month after the S&P downgrade, emerging markets (and ...

Bad Economy? A Good Time for a Steamy Affair
CNBC.com
“People have just accepted that the new normal is a bad financial situation,” Altshuler said. What has changed, however, is how people divide up the marital assets. The home used to be a couple's biggest asset, now for many, it's their biggest debt. ...

Five Picks for a Slow-Growth Economy
Morningstar.com
By Esther Pak | 09-07-11 | 06:00 AM | E-mail Article The current economic recovery has been tepid at best--right in line with PIMCO's vision of a "new normal." Indeed, the persistently high levels of unemployment, a still-troubled housing market, ...

Ten years after 9/11: How America has adapted to evolving threat of terrorism
Suburban News
Ten years after the deadliest terrorist attack in history, this is the new normal. Air travelers are analyzed, patted down and X-rayed, their bags "sniffed" by machines for bombs, their past trips stored in databases that flag suspicious patterns. ...

OPINION: Talking To Your Children About September 11
Patch.com
As we have become accustomed to the post 9/11 “new normal” and as we approach the tenth anniversary of the day that history was rewritten, it is easy to forget that America's youngsters have forever lived in a post 9/11 world. They did not bear witness ...

When it comes to regional resilience, leadership can come in many forms
Press-Register - al.com (blog)
"Yet arguably, Mississippi is close to the new normal, while New Orleans is way below," Plodinec said. "That is indicative that (leaders in some communities) can get the resources, finally, but they don't have the connections to use them well. ...

9/11 burn victim: 'There's nowhere to go but forward'
msnbc.com
you describe your life now as a new normal. how different is it from the old normal? >> i think that i've reconciled with the fact that i live with mass degrees of imperfection and i've learned to inhabit the body that i have. and i think emotionally ...

"New normal" means a lot more pain to come: Fed economist ...
By KERRY CURRY
The nation is in a "new normal" marked by 2% to 3% growth rates, more frequent recessions, low interest rates and sluggish consumer spending, said William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. ...
HousingWire

Is the “Hollywood Model” Becoming the New Normal? - Center for ...
By Dr. Sammis White
Is the “Hollywood Model” Becoming the New Normal? Author: Dr. Sammis White. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Academic Insights. Many forces are dramatically altering the workplace. The result is that employers are increasingly ...
Center for the Study of the Workplace

Are you a Leader or a Laggard? | Manufacturing Innovation Blog
By Buckley Brinkman
Volatility and uncertainty have become ingrained in the new normal. Change continues to accelerate and affect all parts of the economy. All of this volatility, uncertainty, and change creates opportunities for Leaders ready to embrace the ...
Manufacturing Innovation Blog

NewsDaily: U.S. safer 10 years after 9/11, but at what cost?
By Daniel Trotta
"At some point if you don't reverse that process you really have moved yourself into an Orwellian state." For many who remember the mass loss of life on that crisp, clear Tuesday morning 10 years ago, the "new normal" has served the country ...
NewsDaily: Top Headlines

State lawmakers warned of transportation funding uncertainty
By Associated Press
“We can't even call it the new normal, because every couple of months there's a new hiccup, a new element introduced into the uncertainty.” Rayman also noted that transportation funding has become a highly charged partisan issue in ...
Maryland Daily Record

Wisconsin's New Normal - By Christian Schneider - The Corner ...
Christian Schneider writes on NRO: Rage is the new normal in Wisconsin. The big crowds may have disappeared from the state capitol, but a small yet vocal ...
www.nationalreview.com/.../wisconsins-new-normal-christian-...

Growth is not sustainable: New Normal
New Normal. In the United States so far this year, families and communities have been slammed with 10 weather disasters costing $1 billion or more. Damages ...
growthisnotsustainable.blogspot.com/.../in-united-states-so-far-...

Overweight is the New Normal Weight - Eating - Health.com
By Julie Upton, RDA new report issued last week warned us that, if trends in the U.S. waistline continue as they are, 50% of our population would be obese by ...
eating.health.com/2011/09/06/overweight-is-the-new-normal/

The New Normal: Protecting the environment | Twin Cities Daily Planet
The Daily Planet's New Normal Project is a series of news stories and community conversations devoted to identifying community priorities as we face serious ...
www.tcdailyplanet.net/.../new-normal-protecting-environment

The 'new normal' not so normal | Marketplace From American Public ...
The unemployment rate is roughly 9%. And some say that's going to last for years -- unless a major policy shift happens.
marketplace.publicradio.org/.../pm-the-new-normal-not-so-no...

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