The last volume of Edmund Morris’s biography of Theodore Roosevelt is out, to excellent reviews. I’m reading a biography of George Washington at the moment, but look forward to this one. One of our very best presidents, in my humble opinion, and a fascinating man. And Morris is an outstanding biographer.
Daily Archives: November 20, 2010
Iranians introduce phony Barbie doll to lure girls away from the real thing. This should prove as successful as France’s attempt to keep English out of their mush-mouth language.
Pope says homos with AIDs can use condoms, but not married couples with one infected partner. The befuddled, celibate old fool must consider this a progressive position, so to speak. There’s a moron heading the largest Christian population in the world. How very odd.
Subjects or citizens? As citizens howl, TSA cracks down. Fire them all.
UPDATE: Homeland Security Chairman asks TSA to reconsider policies. I’ve emailed my Congressman and Senator and I guess I’m not alone. If all this stuff made us safer, no problem; but no one I can find says it’s anything except ‘security theatre”.
I saw this article in the NYT this morning bot the paper has once again decided to not recognize my sign in, so I couldn’t post it.
STUXNET WORM really quite clever. So far as messing with the Iranians is concerned, that’s great. But there’s this:
Widespread distribution of the Stuxnet code could lead to disaster. Equipment made by Siemens and its competitors is used around the globe to manage virtually all of the world’s transportation, power distribution and communications systems. Joe Weiss, managing partner at Applied Control Systems, a consulting firm based in the Silicon Valley that organized the conference in September, said he was concerned that computer security organizations were not adequately conveying the potential for serious industrial sabotage that Stuxnet foretells.
“I just want the lights to stay on and water flowing, and people not dying,” he said.
Feds going after inside traders - these are our people, folks. Admittedly, Walter Noel’s place is still not for sale, but we might be seeing some distress sales soon especially on Round Hill Road.
The NATO summit is having loads of fun sending reporters and lesser heads of state around in electric buses while OBummer tools around in a zero-mpg monster because well, green stuff is for the little people.
Does anyone in Portugal, or Washington, remember what NATO was supposed to be about? It had nothing to do with dealing with Greenpeace.
I’ve got a line on a big house, $7.5 million expended, 4 + acres, whose owner has, according to his banker, gotten bored with finishing it – he’s out of the country 3 weeks a month, and it just doesn’t make sense for him to finish it. It’s closed to the weather, slate roof, windows wiring, etc. completed, but I was up there this week and I’d estimate there’s another $2 million to put into finishing and landscaping. My banker friend says the guy will take $6.5 but I think $5 million is the right price. That puts you in maybe a $9, $10 million house, for $7. Or maybe offer $4.5.
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Citizens or subjects?