Friday, May 4, 2012

New Normal: disappointment, pain and suffering

Pain, suffering necessary to balance US budget (blog)
But if America is to survive, we have to all accept a new normal with disappointment, suffering and pain. America must balance its budget with effective tax increases and surgical cuts. I'm not sure who has the answers. But come Inauguration Day 2013, ... (blog)

Westpac's new normal?
Business Spectator
Westpac's first-half result provides perhaps the clearest contemporary insight into what's happening within the domestic banking system. It is a rather bleak and grinding environment for the banks. Westpac, almost a purely domestic financial services ...

Demand More than 'New Normal'
National Review Online (blog)
We must not accept the “new normal” as inevitable. American workers and their families deserve more. — Douglas Holtz-Eakin is the president of the American Action Forum and the Honorable Elaine L. Chao is the longest-serving secretary of labor since ...

Ryan Murphy's New Show May Drop Earlier Than Expected!
New Normal, which stars Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin, revolves around a gay couple getting ready to start a family! Nice! This will actually probably be very helpful, at least to schedule our TV watching! We can get a head start on that, ...

Ryan Murphy's 'The New Normal' probably getting picked up at NBC (blog)
By Rick Porter "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy is about to expand his TV reach to NBC, as it's looking like his comedy "The New Normal" is on the verge of a pickup for next season. NBC hasn't made a formal announcement yet, but Vulture reports Murphy and ... (blog)

Phl, Asia told to pursue 'new normal' growth track
Philippine Star
The report, titled "How Can Asia Respond to Global Economic Crisis and Transformation" said "the region must update its growth model to accommodate a 'new normal' - prolonged restructuring in advanced economies - and surmount obstacles to sustained and ...

Richard Dunn's Sports Column: Journey to the center of “a new normal”
Tom Wilcox is among the best Little League players in our large but tiny Newport-Mesa community, blessed with a terrific throwing arm, a great attitude and an ample physique – at 11 years old, he's a silk oak tree at 5-foot-5, 135 pounds.

China Grapples With New Normal
The Diplomat
By Eve Cary After nearly 30 years of breakneck growth, China is confronting a new normal of slower growth. While still far from reaching zero – or even falling to the growth levels of developed countries – it has moved from its peak of over 11 percent ...

Virginia: For lovers, and for Romney and Obama
Politico (blog)
For the once reliably Republican state, competitive presidential elections are the new normal. Just look at the candidates' schedules. President Obama will make Richmond the site of his kick-off campaign rally this Saturday and, as he often does, ...

Envestnet Begins 2012 Advisor Summit: Changing the Rules
Sacramento Bee
They can no longer ask when things will get back to normal but focus on thriving in the 'new normal.' That's really the purpose of the Advisor Summit," said Jud Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Envestnet, in his welcome address.

C or S Corporation Choice is Critical for Small Business
Today, limited liability companies (LLCs) are the new normal. See IRS: Forming a Limited Liability Company. But if you have a corporation—one you formed or inherited—should it be S or C? What does this alphabet soup even mean?


Startup Tech Bubble Talk Is Everywhere But Not All Agree
Business Insider
Despite his knowledge in the world of software, this entrepreneur is unwilling to commit himself to whether indicators point to a tech bubble ready to burst or whether this is simply the new normal. Business Insider An argument for common sense.

Frank Darabont's 'LA Noir' Adds 'Gangster Squad' Actress (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter
Strode, whose credits include guest gigs on Whitney, Castle and NBC's buzzy Ryan Murphy pilot The New Normal, will play the as-yet-uncast Cohen's first victim. Told in flashback, she perishes in a violent crime at the hands of a then-9-year-old Cohen.

Hollywood Reporter

Have Low Rates Ruined Treasury Management?
Novantas, LLC
Low rates seem to be the new normal. Not only has the Federal Reserve pledged to keep interest rates at historical lows through most of 2014, but the trend is further supported by downward pressure on rates in Canada and Europe.

Frank Darabont's 'LA Noir' pilot casts Haley Strode
Digital Spy
She will also appear in Glee creator Ryan Murphy's NBC pilot The New Normal. Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Neal McDonough (Justified), Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans) and Simon Pegg (Star Trek) are among the other stars attached to LA Noir.

Rising Asian prosperity to be sustained by new growth driver
People's Daily Online
"This is the new normal," renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs told the Governors' Seminar at the 45th Annual ADB Meeting here. With both the US and Europe expected to have "slow and erratic growth", Sachs said that emerging Asian economies can't sustain ...

Is your teen's asthma out of control?
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
It happens so often that coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and night-time wake-ups have become his new normal –he doesn't even notice these warning signs of trouble. It doesn't have to happen. Asthma is what's called a “reversible airway disease.

UNICO bestows Piccolo Award on WA's Frisbee
Citizens Voice
"It is never normal, this is the new normal. I just can't describe it. You get up every day and look to see which doctors you have to see. We just try to keep the normal goin and do our best. Even though she is just a kid she is more positive than I am...

Citizens Voice

Preview: Vince Gill would like to see country be more country
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
That isn't Music City's only new normal. "Income streams are dwindling. Record sales aren't what they used to be. The devaluation of music and what it's now deemed to be worth is laughable to me. My single costs 99 cents. That's what a (single) cost in ...

EDC sees strong export growth
Hall said many commentators believe the "new normal'' is continued market volatility, sluggish growth and fiscal restraint, as the global economy remains bogged down by the European debt crisis, political gridlock in the US fiscal front, ...

Bankers: Uncertainties cloud positives
Omaha World-Herald
“When everybody starts thinking that this is the new normal, that's when we would start to have problems,” he said. “People do a good job (on the farm). They just have to keep on it and don't let up. I think we've all got to be watchful.”

Pity the Poor Investor?
Huffington Post UK
What is the new normal? It is certainly part of the human condition to believe that our experience of past events provides us with a realistic predictor for future outcomes. But we probably look to our old roadmaps, more in hope, than in true certainty ...

The Rep's new 'Normal'
Arkansas Online (subscription)
By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette If “normal” is in the eye of the beholder, then consider the varied views of the word in Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey's 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, Jack W. Hill writes in Thursday's Arkansas ...

Why this year will be crucial for global economy
Against this backdrop, the region must update its growth model to accommodate a 'new normal' -- prolonged restructuring in advanced economies -- and surmount obstacles to sustained and equitable growth in Asia, the report said.


Study Redefines What a Healthy Vagina Is
U.S. News & World Report
And if it turns out that there is a "new normal" of vaginal microbiota depending on the woman, this could curb the overuse of antibiotics, the authors said. Vaginal bacteria also can affect pregnancy and fertility. The composition of vaginal microbiota ...

Did the Pulitzer Prize Miss the Season of Change in the Middle East?
Huffington Post (blog)
Explosions are a new normal in our world. Violence, indeed egregious violence, has become such a big part of our lives that in some ways we are even beginning to celebrate it. Massoud Hossaini, an Afghan news photographer, was taking pictures at a ...

Genpact's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
Our clients get focused on adjusting their business and operations to the new normal, they tell us that they're looking for partners who can help them with a number of challenges, including migrating their businesses to a more valuable cost structure, ...

Hawaiian libertarian: let freedom ring
By Keoni Galt
What's not to like about the new normal of all these broken homes, destroyed childhoods, rampant divorces, declining marriage rates, expanding police state, and a record number of incarcerated citizens? Surely things are so much better now!
Hawaiian libertarian

International Entertainment News: STRATA Survey: Agencies Target ...
By EntertainmentNews
Overall, the advertising economy is positive and appears to be back to a new normal. ... "The advertising community is facing new challenges as the economy returns to a new normal," said John Shelton, CEO and President of STRATA.
International Entertainment News

Instant Bridges - MN2020 Hindsight
"This will be the new normal," Victor Mendez, head of the Federal Highway Administration, told the New York Times. To be sure, highway overpasses and the River Street bridge over railroad tracks don't match the scale of Minnesota's many ...

10 Thursday AM Reads | The Big Picture
By Barry Ritholtz
China Grapples With New Normal (The Diplomat) • Why is an FT subscription so expensive? (Reuters) • Edward Luce: America is A Nation of Spoiled Brats (Foreign Policy) • The Obsessive Habits Of Bruce Berkowitz, Morningstar's Manager Of ...
The Big Picture

Acorn Cottage Artisanry: a Kaylee kind of super-power
By Alison
Not that I mind being told how strong I am, or how this is just the next step in the journey, or that I'll get through it to find a "new normal", but sometimes I do not feel strong, often I wish I did not find myself on this path, and I was quite happy with ...
Acorn Cottage Artisanry

Don't judge a nonprofit by its admin budget…Local leaders urged to ...
By christian clansky
However, local nonprofit organizations that provide basic human services are already operating at bare bones levels after years of government cuts and increased need. This should not become the new normal. The region cannot fully recover ...
Washington Grantmakers Daily

The Best Browser is the One You Have with You: EServer Technical ...
Stephanie Rieger of and the W3C presents principles to understand and design for a new normal, in which users are channel agnostic, devices are plentiful, standards are fleeting, mobile use doesn't necessarily mean “hide the ...
EServer TC Library: Recent Additions

Battleground Virginia
For the once reliably Republican state, competitive presidential elections are the new normal." "Just look at the candidates' schedules... Both campaigns are also moving swiftly to build their organizations. Romney recently brought his Iowa ...
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

dday anniversary
By Lon
... and I wonder if the human condition is not one that we should truly be celebrating "successful" marriages - I look at my own parents and it makes me a little sad, after experiencing this new normal it feels to me as though lifelong monogamy is ...
Talk About Marriage

North America Manufacturing Rebound (Asian Chemical Connections)
By John
However, as we discuss in chapter 10 of our free e-book, Boom Gloom & The New Normal, success is far from guaranteed. *The chance to replace these lost petrochemical volumes with greater sales inland, as China moves its basic ...
Asian Chemical Connections

By blastoise
this is getting insane every · blastoise O. (Neanderthal, 3583. Points). on 5/3/12 at 12:06am. this is getting insane every day a stock is dropping >20% is this the new normal..... 0. blastoise's picture ...
Wall Street Oasis - Traders Train

Social 101 eBook – a Primer for Newbies to Social Business - The ...
By Wendy Gibson
Social is the new normal – it is everywhere and is becoming a crucial part in both our personal and professional lives. And as social continues to inch more and more into our lives, it is almost mandatory to possess a thorough understanding of ...
The Telligent Blog

The new normal. « …musings of Tonya LaTorre
The new normal. Babies grow so fast. I recently purged Kira's toys from all the baby items and replaced them with toys that encourage imaginative play and ...

Debt – The New Normal? [AUDIO]
If you lost your job or experienced a decrease in income, would you cut back on spending? According to trends throughout the last couple of decades, most ...

a CRAZY kind of FAITH...: New Normal?
My apologies for being out of the blogosphere for a while. Life's welcomed distractions have kept me pretty busy without the chance to put things into words ...

Philanthropy's New Normal « The Trust Blog
The following is a cross-post of the CTK Blog, written by Bunkie Righter, a business development director at GuideStar. You can find the original post here.

Is Your Law Department 'New Normal'? -
When we first started this series, there were many lawyers who thought the New Normal was overdue, others who thought it had already happened, and perhaps ...

Based on foot traffic at two recent Valley Home Builders Association events, Dennis O'Brien, president of O'Brien Builders of Hortonville, has plenty to be ...–-the-...

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