Daily Archives: January 14, 2013

So we’re better judges of character than women – what’s new?

Guilty as charged

Guilty as charged

Study: Male jurors more likely to find fat female defendants guilty.

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New York State to ban all modern weapons?

That seems to be the promise. . A total ban on “assault rifles”, which is a meaningless term but presumably means anything that looks scary, and all guns look scary to anti-gun nuts, and the outlawing of any gun, handgun or otherwise, with a magazine capacity larger than seven cartridges. Modern semi-automatic pistols, even .22s like my own Ruger Mark III, have 10-round magazines. Revolvers hold just six, so apparently Jesse James can come back from the dead and terrorize the residents of Deadwood with impunity. That’s assuming murder will be legalized, of course, but the New York legislators don’t seem concerned with those kind of laws.

“The legislation will require owners of guns that become illegal under the stricter statute to register their weapons and that the new laws will prohibit transfer of those weapons.”

Confiscation. And state Republicans aren’t even attempting to fight back but instead are squabbling about pork money for schools. Time for a new party.

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Gun statistics

These seem to be useful for anyone interested in the current gun debate, pro or con.

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And why is our highway “trust fund” going broke?

Obama and his crowd want to impose a user fee for highway use and scrap the more visible gasoline tax. Nothing wrong with paying what’s necessary to maintain our roads and bridges, but I’d like to see how much (One third? Half?) of the money currently being collected is diverted to light rail projects in California and high speed trains to Springfield, before we triple our taxes.

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This is interesting

From reader EOS, who is one of the most sensible contributors to this site:

Just had an experience that freaked me out. Tractor trailer delivery for son for which the driver needed a signature. No problem. BUT, when I reached for the clipboard, what did I see under the receipt but the JOURNAL NEWS map of gun owners, our house circled!!!! I was afraid to confront him and ask what the hell he was doing. Instead, my instinct was to whistle to our pit bull to come sit by my side. She obliged. Nicely.
I think the gun map is an open door policy for any and all users – from truck delivery men who want to see if a house is armed, to Craigslist, to Match.com first dates.

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Riverside continues to perform

7 Dorchester LaneOctober contract, but 7 Dorchester Lane, a 1950 house on 1/4 acre, asked $995,000, sold instantly for $1.025. I’d say “gosh”, but there’s no inventory in this price range.

29 Long Meadow

29 Long Meadow

29 Long Meadow Road, over in NoPo in a good neighborhood, started at $1,099,000 in August and still won’t sell. It’s marked down to $837,000 today – I thought it was a decent value back when it was in the high 8s and I think it’s an even better deal now.

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And to think of all I’ve tried to teach him

A client of mine sends along these pictures of 11 Park Avenue with the large commercial building behind it Phtoshopped out and replaced by clouds. He seems to be surprised by such duplicity! A really nice guy, but a slow learner.

As seen on TV

As seen on TV

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