Links 14 May 2019

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    • I saw that video a few days ago.

      I can not believe a tyre firm lobbied against railways!

      The 1958 propaganda films from GM would be interesting to see for the lols.

      The CNBC video conflates two issues – tram lines and interstate railways. Replacing tram lines with buses is one thing, but not building interstate railways = the height of madness.

      Right wing pricks in AUS rant against high speed rail for some reason. Right wing pricks would actually benefit from HSR – interstate trains are allowed to have a J class compartment that the economy class peasants are not allowed to sit in.

      Japan will now run bullet trains at up to 360 km/h!

      11 hours ago:

      http://www.traveller.com.au/japan-tests-alfax-the-worlds-fastestever-shinkansen-bullet-train-h1ecxd

  1. Hugh PavletichMEMBER

    UNITED STATES: AEI Housing Center Announces Ten Best and Worst Metro Areas to Live in for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Jobs – AEI

    http://www.aei.org/publication/aei-housing-center-announces-ten-best-and-worst-metro-areas-to-live-in-for-science-technology-engineering-and-math-stem-jobs/

    New AEI study ranks the 30 metros with the highest number of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs in 2018 in terms of economic vitality and affordability. Besides the number of STEM jobs that a metro had in 2018, the study also took into account total job growth since 1990 and affordability for first time buyers in 2017. Dallas-Fort Worth was ranked the best and Los Angeles and Sacramento were tied for the worst. … read more via hyperlink above …

  2. The voters in Scotland are as anti-immigraiton as the voters in England:

    9 hours ago

    The Scottish Government might be pro-immigration but the Scottish people are not.

    Scots are hostile to immigration. Polling conducted last month found that 45 per cent of Scots think too many migrants are entering the country, an increase of six per cent on last year. 37 per cent think the current level of migration is about right, while only six per cent want to see more.

    72 per cent of Scots told the 2013 British Social Attitudes Survey they wanted immigration cut.

    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/05/scotlands-dirty-little-secret-were-as-anti-immigration-as-england/

    • To be honest I think most nations are fed up with migration. It seems Western nations only know 1 trick for economic growth and that is MOAR Jimmy Grants. But there is a fine line between benefit and all the downsides that come with it.

  3. Landed back home. Got waived through at the customs even through I ticked ‘Yes, I had a romp in the country side, multiple species were involved, please give me the white gloves treatment’ tick-box.

    Aaah, QR, you never disappoint: end of the line and you guys are still late 15 minutes! Actually 15 late to arrive, and another 10 to leave ….

    • drsmithyMEMBER


      Landed back home. Got waived through at the customs even through I ticked ‘Yes, I had a romp in the country side, multiple species were involved, please give me the white gloves treatment’ tick-box.

      How unsurprising that real border security issues are being ignored.

      Should have ticked the “I have more than $900 worth of goods” box. Then you would have gotten some hands on attention.

  4. The Traveling Wilbur

    If you open the hourly view of the S&P 500 VIX, right now, and rotate your screen / device view clockwise by 90°, it looks like a full profile outline drawing of Paul Eddington (Yes, Prime Minister).

    That’s the VIX index btw, not VIX futures.