In a move certain to strike fear into the hearts of all Greenwich real estate agents, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is urging employees to eschew any large purchases while the kerfuffel over GS bonuses rages. Of course he doesn’t mean huge houses, my merry bankers – those are investments, not purchases, remember? Trust me on this.
Daily Archives: August 4, 2009
Hezbollah stockpiles 40,000 rockets next to Israel. Fortunately, the UN is on the scene and has already expressed its concern.
All sides agree that the threat is not a bluff. Last month the scale of the Hezbollah build-up was revealed after an explosion at a huge Hezbollah ammunition bunker in the village of Khirbet Slim, 12 miles from the Israeli border.
Surveillance footage, obtained by The Times, reveals that Hezbollah fighters desperately tried to salvage rockets and other munitions from the site, while obstructions were placed in the way of Unifil peacekeepers coming to investigate.
Alain Le Roy, the head of UN peacekeeping operations, told the Security Council last month that the ammunition explosion amounted to a “serious violation” of UN resolution 1701, which imposed a ceasefire and arms ban after the 2006 war.
“A number of indications suggest that the depot belonged to Hezbollah, and, in contrast to previous discoveries by Unifil and the Lebanese Armed Forces of weapons and ammunition, that it was not abandoned but, rather, actively maintained,” he said.
Sounds hokey and way too smarmy for this blog and I’m mildly embarrassed to do this but heck, I’ve got readers and I have two houses to sell in Riverside, neither one listed, that I think are good deals. So I’ll do it. Send stones through my windows, if you wish. One is $3.7, great location great land, views, and (big) newish (2005) house, the other’s $1.5, needs work, great location, workable house for someone content with (gasp) 8 foot ceilings. If interested, you know what to do. I prromise not to flog these again.
White House ignoring Birthers’ claims about Obama’s Kenyan citizenship. Yup, this seals the deal for me alright. I mean, they ignored the truth about Cheney Bush setting incendiary charges in the Twin Towers, right? RIGHT???!!! I rest my case – off to de-fluoridate my water.
The lady who killed her kids, relatives and passengers in the car she hit while driving on the wrong side of the Taconic was dunk (0.19 BAC) and stoned. I don’t suppose it would have made any difference, but I was hoping that she had suffered a stroke or was otherwise impaired from a more innocent cause. Damn her.