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Marketing / Re: (US) March of the Non-White Babies
« on: Today at 07:23:44 PM »
As U.S. fertility rates collapse, finger-pointing and blame follow - The Washington Post

"William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, said that what struck him about the new report is the figures on Hispanic women, who have traditionally had high fertility rates. From 2007 to 2017, Hispanic women experienced a 26 percent drop in fertility rates in rural areas, a 29 percent drop in smaller metro areas and a 30 percent decline in large metro areas.

He said the fertility rates for Hispanic women in urban areas are now below the 'replacement rate' of 2.1 children per woman, which would keep the population stable."

David’s Bridal stops payment as private-equity owner seeks finance deal

Facebook will have a meltdown when they pull the plug on David’s Bridal.  I'm not sure the intertubes will be able to withstand the firepower of 200,000 livid brides-to-be.

Water Cooler / Re: Federal flood insurance has a cap
« on: Today at 07:15:13 PM »
"Specifically, uninsured flood loss for the same {NC,SC,VA) area is estimated to be between $13 billion and $18.5 billion. Wind losses are estimated to be an additional $1 billion to $1.5 billion."

Or roughly 3-4 times the estimated insured loss.

Water Cooler / Re: Possible CoreCon 2019 - Maybe
« on: Today at 02:16:23 PM »
>HOLD May 10th & 11th 2019 OPEN   Asheville, NC

Barring the unforeseen, I'm in.

And keep in mind that people are now buying suvs & pickups that are well north of $40k. $60-80k is not unheard of in my neighborhood.  Travoli posted somewhere that 60% (??) are upside-down and just continue to roll it forward.

What really haunts me is that th3core nailed the last housing recession months before it happened ---and did nothing.  Laughed it off as impossible that housing values could drop (a mere) 25%.

Analyst who predicted the 2008 crash warns of bubble brewing in U.S. household wealth

Hardware & Technology / Re: I need a W10 crapbook
« on: Today at 12:02:02 AM »

I bought an Acer r11 hybrid chromebook w/ 4g ram.  I've wanted to see how these perform for a while now. They supposedly run extensions AND android apps.  We'll see how tampermonkey runs.  If I don't like it, I'll give it to Louise for travel.

Traffic / Re: List of Banned Facebook Page - The Purge
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:12:54 PM »
Supreme Court case could decide FB, Twitter power to regulate speech

Hardware & Technology / Re: Big G throws their toys out the pram
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:40:24 PM »
>Was that something shown to their tablet users as a default?

I have owned about a half-dozen Fire tablets and I've never stumbled across it.

Economics & Investing / Re: Schwab starts talking about recession
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:33:04 PM »
Where I read, they've been hollering for 6 weeks now. (As opposed to where Mackin reads, where they're *always* hollerin'. hhh)

Housing starts are down. New construction sales are down.  Mortgage rates up.  Consumer debt going off the charts again.  All fundamental signs pointing to downturn.

> macro, philosophical, boring, level-headed observation

Yep. That's why the "C School" was the hardest major at W&L.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Big G throws their toys out the pram
« on: October 18, 2018, 01:48:28 PM »
"The alternative is to use none of Google's suite of apps, and thus you don't get access to the official Play Store."

EU phones will then be about where Amz Fire tablets are.  I install the apks on Fire which allows loading of Playstore, it takes 15 minutes. Still that will be toooo technical for the great majority of users.

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