Friday, August 08, 2008

Random Friday afternoon musings.....

PBT today touches upon the pension problems locally and across the state
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PG talks about the differing projections being made for what revenue a Pittsburgh casino would bring in. Not sure its a big surprise that there is a range of projections given how many unknowns there are. But if you want to look at a projection of Pittsburgh casino revenue that is at least objective in that it is not tied to any particular project or developer you can look at this study from a few years ago that said a Pgh casino would grow from 377 to 405 million annually over the first 5 years of operation.
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Maybe Pittsburgh is a desert? Missed this, but last week the Smoking Gun had an update on court filings in the case pitting a local household vs. Google over their street view program.

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Why are people always trying to blow up Pittsburgh. Governing has a proto-review of movie filming here that uses Pittsburgh as the background for a post-disaster wasteland. Great.

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An ADB put this up first, but I had seen this list worth burying on the fastest dying cities compiled by Forbes. How did we keep ourselves off that list?

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and from BFD... again just up the pike there is an interesting wiki project: http://mapthemess.net/wiki. There is an interesting map being generated of their ongoing corruption investigations. Yes yes, I know from innumerable emails I have received and indirect connections about the Pittsburgh Wiki project (not to be confused with the Pittsburgh Wikipedia project). It's a decent idea and I will keep an eye on it. Some years ago, a few readers of this blog set up a Pittsburgh development wiki, but I think it withered because I just didnt have time to help out much. If this new wiki goes over well, I may need to revisit the old idea.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Johnny G said...

Re: Top dying cities.

It seems that Forbes might have a soft spot for the 'Burgh. It recently ranking us as one of the top-10 up-and-coming tech hubs in the U.S. I suppose that it would be tough to also rank us as one of the top-10 dying cities.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 12:16:00 PM  

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