Daily Archives: December 11, 2009

Has there really been a sale at those Sound View condos?

If you go by what’s reported to our MLS, two of the 17 $3 million plus units have now sold, one last May, one yesterday. I don’t want to sound skeptical, but I’m having a hard time believing that anyone would pay that kind of money for a project that is less than half-built and so far from completion. I’m not saying it couldn’t have happened, just that I’m skeptical. And why, I wonder, was yesterday’s sale never reported when it “went to contract”, according to the sales report, November 17th? That’s the kind of happy news that you’d expect to be reported immediately so as to encourage other buyers who might be holding off.

I wonder whether, like some other condo projects in the area that are dragging, the underlying loan documents require certain sale activity within a certain prescribed period. That’s what I wonder.

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Golf clubs, raw steaks, now grits – women are getting downright nasty!

Woman dumps boiling grits on boyfriend. James Taranto suggests it might be the work of a cereal killer.

UPDATE: It’s got to be cellphone waves or something. 98-year-old woman strangles her 100-year-old roommate.

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Nothing to hide

UN Global Warming conference sics armed guards on journalist asking annoying questions. Once the debate is over, it is pointless to tolerate skeptics and other peckerheads.

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This is just plain unfair

Come up and see my open house, big guy

Sex sells real estate. Or real estate agent services, anyway.

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Scratch him off the “Realtor of the Year” short list

Real estate agent accused of child molestation found shot to death in home.

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Jesus Christ

From the Bovina Bloviator:

When Lefties have too much time on their hands …

They churn out crap like this.

Children’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine has been attacked by a Canadian academic [Shauna Wilton] for its “conservative political ideology” and failure to adequately represent women.

The show’s right-wing politics shows the colourful steam engines punished if they show initiative or oppose change, the researcher found.

She also highlighted the class divide which sees the downtrodden workers in the form of Thomas and his friends at the bottom of the social ladder and the wealthy Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt, at the top.

Still have doubts this dame has too much time on her hands? Doubt no more.

She then analysed the plots, characters and other aspects of 23 different episodes to draw her conclusions, which she then presented at a conference of political science in Canada.

Opressor of women and right-wing conspirator

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Good question: do forced abortions constitute an infringement upon a woman’s “reproductive rights”?

You wouldn’t think so from the deafening silence that women’s groups accorded Canada’s Daily Post’s advocacy of such a policy. As Jonah Goldberg points out, had the same paper called for a universal ban on abortions, we’d be hearing about it from Malibu to New York City.

It seems to me that women’s rights groups are actually interested solely in abortion advocacy and not, contrary to their claim, individual rights of privacy and liberty. At least, I sure haven’t heard them protesting smoking bans, helmet laws or, now, this whacko’s prescription in the Post (or China’s original one child policy, come to that).

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