Calendar year, 2014
- Permits to date: 2,028
- Projected permits for the year at this point: 2,926
- Permits as of September 10, 2013: 1,736
- Projected permits for the year at this point: 2,505
- Permits as of September 10, 2012: 1,575
- Projected permits for the year at this point: 2,272
The Wall Street Journal
Captain America lays out the plan for the world's best military to join forces with the rest of the world to destroy ISIL. Apparently, the strongest military in the world "will rely on local forces in Iraq" to destroy ISIL, the same forces that have been so successful to date in holding back ISIL.
West Nile virus slams California; due in part to the severe drought. The risk, of course, is that West Nile virus could jeopardize building the bullet train, just as malaria jeopardized the Panama Canal. Well, maybe that's a stretch.
Looks like Syria used weapons of mass destruction (chlorine) .... we've seen this movie before.
The Ukraine president says that most Russian troops have been withdrawn from eastern Ukraine.
France lowered its growth forecast again and warned it will need more time to bring its public deficit in line with European Union rules. Oh, boy.
Several stories on Scotland going its own way; the vote is September 18, 2014.
Growth in the cost of health care coverage appears to be slowing; perhaps up only 3% this year, pushing the average annual premium for a family plan to just under $17,000. Well, that's good news.
Charles Munger defends Warren's recent deals.
The Los Angeles Times
Top story: Captain America vows to hunt ISIL militants "whever they exist." Except, of course, if they are coming through our southern border, along the Texas, Arizona, California borders. There his OPEN BORDERS policy takes priority, I suppose.
Time for Roger Goodell to be sacked. Like that will happen.