Finally saw Fast Five.
I liked it, but it was slightly less believable than Thor.
"Initiatives Look to Create a Business-Friendly Bend."
This sounds good, except I'm not sure the way the article is phrased as to whether they are actually making Bend more business-friendly or looking for ways to make Bend SEEM more business-friendly.
It's like everyone thinks that all problems can be solved by public relations.
"...revamp it's image..." "...no longer wants to be perceived..." "...wants to appear more friendly to businesses..." "...create more jobs...in part by marketing it as a good place to do business..."
But the substance of the changes seem pretty minimal. Hiring yet another consultant. Changing the format of an 'advisory' board.
Somehow it doesn't seem to add up to real change.
Just more spending or spending differently.
The sun shines -- until I put on my gardening clothes. I gotta stop doing that!
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