Daily Archives: August 9, 2011
NASA: solar storms could disrupt electricity for years. In fact, NASA has warned of this for the past several years but I guess they thought it prudent to warn us again – could come between now and 2013. What are we doing about it? What can we do about it? Probably nothing. Get a three-year supply of candles.
Michelle Obama flies to visit her brother in government jet and an eleven car caravan escorts her to his home. I wonder if she was joined by Barbara Streisand?
Missed both the book and the movie, a lapse I intend to remedy, but this Aussie resistance fighter in France had quite a life.
Man stuffs pistol in his waistband while shopping with girlfriend, shoots himself in his wing wang. Is there a Darwin Award for removing your would-be children from the gene pool?
It’s August – nothing much going on. The broker open house list today was less than a page long and had nothing of interest, we’re not seeing contracts (which may have more to do with the chaos on Wall Street than the time of year) and few notable sales. 38 Hidden Brook in Riverside is reported as sold for $2.050, a good price for an excellent street, a large (0.67?) lot and a so-so, but in good condition, house.
Otherwise, that’s all I have to report.
When you disarm your public, this is what you get. There’s another story, which I’m too lazy to find right now, that encourages London residents to stand outside their houses armed with pots and pans.
Man panhandles for rich wife on the Upper East Side. I’d try it here in Greenwich but he’s been doing it since 2001 without success, so I’m not encouraged.
(2:55) Dow down 120 points and falling fast. But what rabbit did these guys expect to be pulled out of the hat? Obama couldn’t be reached on the golf course for comment but no doubt has his speech writers busy crafting something as reassuring as the one they gave him to read yesterday.
I suppose that will make large banks happy, but how will it possibly help the economy when the banks won’t lend their government loot? I’m no economist, but it seems to me that easing capital requirements for local banks or somehow encouraging them to resume lending would be more useful than improving Goldman Sach’s profits. But then, Goldman runs the Fed, not me.
And good for him. I missed this story last week but a Bloomberg columnist (with a Jewish surname, just by the way) gives a great review. I’ve been guilty of a few rants now and then but my goodness, trying to stop a judicial appointment merely because the candidate is a Muslim? That’s not our country, and never should be. I do like this governor.
Written a year ago, reposted today by Business Insider. Makes sense to me.