Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Party at police headquarters!

Their air conditioned lobby is open 24 hours a day during this heat wave. A little more seriously, I used to keep an eye on an elderly lady in Byram for a few years, and her apartment could get really, really hot even with a window a/c. If you have a friend in a similar situation, you may want to check in on them – it’s pretty nasty out there.

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Short the Euro

New bailout plan announced

UPDATE: I’m no John Paulson (boy, am I no John Paulson) but he’s shorting the Euro.

 

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It’s a poor workman who blames his tools

Tiger Woods fires his caddie.  What a yo-yo. I once respected this man.

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So just don’t sell them cars – the greens will love it and Birkenstock sales will soar

California’s zero emission rules threaten car makers. Barbara Streisand will, of course, receive a special exception.

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It has always been thus

Young couples prefer suburbs to the city. It has always been my contention that, so long as NYC continues to draw young, intelligent people, they will meet, fall in love, have babies and move out, all to Greenwich’s benefit. So I suppose we should all hope for NYC’s continued success.

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Jefferson said it long ago

Of Federal bureaucrats, he said, “few die, none retire.”  Here’s proof that some things haven’t changed in 200 years.

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If Walt doesn’t get computer privileges, we may not hear from him for three years

Diaper-wearing man sentenced to prison.

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I understand the legal principle, but who the hell is Kim Kardashian?

Lady sues Old Navy for using a look-alike in its ads.

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Politics, the SEC and Ponzi schemes

The SEC, under political pressure from Senators, has ordered the SIPC to pay back victims of Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme. It might be the right thing to do – certainly the victims believe it is – but it’s troubling when a law is reversed not by legislative action but by pure political pressure. Or I think so, anyway.

UPDATE: I’ll confess that I wish the SIPC was working this way when I was chasing stock brokers.  I once, in a masochistic mood, went through my files and figured I had $3 million in arbitration awards against defunct penny stock firms. One third of that would have been nice to have. Oh well.

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Why I love cops (most of the time)

Amazing story from the Daily News of a detective who saved the life of a suicidal woman. Service totally beyond the call of duty, yet he did it.

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Well there goes that $80 billion

Madoff Trustee Picard drops most of his claims. If you can still sell your claim for seventy cents on the dollar, go for it.

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Fiend of Binney Park appears in court

Flasher pleads not guilty

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