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qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
Hinkdad - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
db1998 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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Farmers less optimistic going into 2014

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The latest DTN-The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index shows farmers are less optimistic about the ag economy as lower crop prices meet higher input costs. DTN surveyed 500 farmers and ranchers across the U.S. from December 3rd to December 13th. Caledonia Solutions designed the survey - and owner Robert Hill says crop producers seem to see input prices as unfavorable and their current farm income is taking a hit. Hill says this most likely is due to high cash rentals and increased costs per acre to control weeds. In this survey - farmers are asked to assess input prices and net farm incomes - as well as what they expect input prices and income to be like in 12-months. Those assessments are turned into the overall index value, present situation index and expectations index.

Currently - farmers rate their present situation at 120.7 - which is down from last year’s 137.2. While still pessimistic about the future - that pessimism is a little lower than last year’s at 93.6 instead of 90.5. Regarding income - producers have said it’s shifted from good to normal. Only 23.4-percent of producers think current input prices are good - 45-percent say prices are normal - and 31-percent consider them bad. Looking ahead to next year - 42-percent see input prices staying the same - and 38-percent see input prices getting worse. Only 18-percent think they could improve. Overall - the index value for crop producers is 104.3 - but in the Midwest - it’s 103.4. The index for livestock producers is 107.7. Southwest producers are more optimistic this year with their index at 110.6 - and their expectations index is 102.


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