Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

This might work in our fifty states, might not

Puerto Rico gets its housing market moving again. The beauty of having fifty states and a few territories is that they can try lots of different experiments -some will work, some will fail, some may be site – specific, some might work across the country. Same with medical care, education, and so on. A one size fits all solution, imposed by Washington, is less likely to succeed.

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Perfect murder or tragic accident?

American held in Aruba after his girlfriend disappears. No body, no evidence, I think he walks. But interesting.

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Idiots

Verizon strikers cut police lines for 21 hours.

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Robert Heinlein

From Instapundit:

AUGUST 12, 2011

SOMEHOW, I THINK THIS ROBERT HEINLEIN QUOTE IS WORTH REPEATING ONE MORE TIME:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

You know?

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Another sale

78 Butternut Hollow sold for $1.730 in 2002, was renovated that year and placed back up for sale in 2006 for $3.150 in 2006. It took awhile, but has now sold for $2.150.

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Bobby Bonilla’s house finally sells

(That was supposed to be a complete post, but didn’t make it – let’s try again)

390 Round Hill Road. $5 million, after asking $7.5 million. Decent house, four acres, divorce. So it goes.

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Say goodbye to our $4 million artificial turf?

PCBs found in the Greenwich High School playing fields.  I happen to think this whole PCB business is a bunch of whooey,  but the Whole Foods mommies will never, ever, let Precious play on contaminated soil, so we’re in for an enormous expense.

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