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Hiding the news?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-2 by WALTER784; 469 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-2

Go to Yahoo and do a search for [April Construction Public Safety Building Spending]... I did and the results of the top 10 are as follows:

#1 was: www.mortgagenewsdaily.com > ... > MND NewsWire Home - Healthcare and Public Safety Expenditures Boost ... http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/05042020_construction_spending.asp but thata's from May 4, 2020... listed at the top.

#2 was: www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf - MONTHLY CONSTRUCTION SPENDING, APRIL 2021 - https://www.census.gov/construction/c30/pdf/release.pdf

#3 was: spectrumlocalnews.com/.../construction-spending-posts-... - Construction spending posts modest 0.2% gain in April - https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/jamestown/ap-top-news/2021/06/01/construction-spending-posts-modest-02-gain-in-april

#4 was: www.breitbart.com/...april-construction-spending...publ... - Carney: April Construction Spending Disappointed Becaus - https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/06/01/carney-april-construction-spending-disappointed-because-public-safety-building-crashed-under-biden/amp/

#5 was: www.victoria.ca/.../construction-of-victoria-s-new-publi... - Construction of Victoria's New Public Safety Building Rea - https://www.victoria.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2021-news/construction-of-victoria-s-new-public-safety-building-reaches-key-milestone.html

#6 was: www.sfearthquakesafety.org/public-safety-building.html - Public Safety Building - Earthquake Safety and Emergency ... - https://www.sfearthquakesafety.org/public-safety-building.html

#7 was: www.esquimalt.ca > Home > Public Safety - Public Safety Building Construction Project | Corporation o - https://www.esquimalt.ca/public-safety/public-safety-building-construction-project

#8 was: www.timescolonist.com/.../victoria-s-new-public-safety-... - Victoria's new public safety building mixes fire hall with ... - https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-s-new-public-safety-building-mixes-fire-hall-with-affordable-housing-1.24306986

#9 was: www.bozeman.net/city.../bozeman-public-safety-center - Bozeman Public Safety Center | City Of Bozeman - https://www.bozeman.net/city-projects/bozeman-public-safety-center

#10 was: www.paloaltoonline.com/.../plummeting-revenues-threa... - Plummeting revenues threaten planned public safety buildin - https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/10/20/plummeting-revenues-threaten-planned-public-safety-building

And I continued looking in the top 30 to find any one of the major liberal news media (ABC, AP, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc.) but not a single one was found. Note: They may have been listed after #30 because I didn't look further but they were NOT in the top 30!

Such an important economic indicator ignored by all the major liberal news media!

Why?

Carney: April Construction Spending Disappointed Because Public Safety Building Crashed Under Biden

U.S. construction spending rose by only a modest two-tenths of a percentage point in April, missing expectations for a half a point gain.

A big drag on construction this month was the unexpected decline in public sector spending, which is less subject to the whims of the market. Usually, when the government—whether its the federal government, a state, or a city—has decided its going to build something, the money gets spent regardless of the prevailing market conditions that might deter private construction.

There’s an important exception to that rule: when a category of government construction is politically charged and control of the government changes hands.

The data from the Census Bureau show that government spending on a category called “public safety” fell 15.2 percent in April compared with the prior month. It is down by nearly 25 percent since January. That is the biggest monthly decline ever recorded.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/06/01/carney-april-construction-spending-disappointed-because-public-safety-building-crashed-under-biden/amp/

For those who don't like Breitbart, get on the horn to your usual liberal news media and get them to publish the news rather than hide it! Their silence speaks volumes.

FWIW

  • Edited June 2, 2021 5:16 am  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-5

I wondered why Breitbart even appeared on your list, as they usually never do on Google searches.  Then I saw the point, that only alternative or low end news outlets appear at all. I’m surprised there wasn’t an article saying how, great the Biden economy is in spite of this and how the other sources are all wrong.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-5

Showtalk said...

I wondered why Breitbart even appeared on your list, as they usually never do on Google searches.  Then I saw the point, that only alternative or low end news outlets appear at all. I’m surprised there wasn’t an article saying how, great the Biden economy is in spite of this and how the other sources are all wrong.

ROFLMAO... you really humor me...

That's because I use Yahoo and not Google! And there is your answer!!!

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jun-5

Try Google and test the results.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-5

Showtalk said...

Try Google and test the results.

I have them blocked (numerous URLs) and it would take too long to unblock them so I'll pass.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jun-5

I never even thought of that.  I prefer to get everything.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-6

Showtalk said...

I never even thought of that.  I prefer to get everything.

Well, it's a PITA to set up, but I do it to NOT give everything of mine to Google rather than getting something from them.

And some sites which heavily use Google in their home pages can load quite sluggishly because I don't go to Google and thus have to wait for their page to timeout the Google plugs. I usually don't visit those sites.

There are about 34 Google related URL's I have plugged in my HOSTS file with the IP address of 127.0.0.1 (local loopback).

So if a page tries to redirect me to one of those Google sites, the request doesn't go out of my PC as it's just locally looped back and thus nothing is given to Google.

Then, I have some very advanced Firewall settings using AWK scripting to block numerous other Google related URLs as well.

I wouldn't recommend such settings for anybody except professionals.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jun-6

How do you know which sites to block?  Another choice is to use a different search engine.  If you can write code, you can create your own search engine.  Apparently it’s not too complicated.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Jun-6

Showtalk said...

How do you know which sites to block?

There are a group of professionals who constantly update their list of Google sites to block.

Showtalk said...

Another choice is to use a different search engine.

I use Yahoo for my search engine. And it's not just Google's search engine that I block, but all of their advertising and other related intermediary sites which all attempt to collect data from you. Your operating system, type and version of browser, what browser options you have turned on or not, any other information they can gather from your machine.

So they collect very little to no information from me because I don't allow my PC to go to their sites... or many other non-Google related sites as well. Well known blacklisted sites which often harbor malware, other information gathering sites with less than good intentions, etc. I block a lot of unnecessary Yahoo URLs as well, but not the ones I use frequently.

Showtalk said...

If you can write code, you can create your own search engine.  Apparently it’s not too complicated.

They have dummy or just about finalized search engine templates available, but you constantly have to update them and check them for security flaws, etc. and it's just too much of a hassle. Yahoo is good enough for me.

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk

Jun-6

If you write your own, you don’t need a template.

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