Dan Rather says Hugo Chavez is on death’s door. To be honest, I’d thought Dan was co-hosting with Mike Wallace somewhere other than here on earth but I guess not. Nice to contemplate Chavez joining Mike in the broadcast booth, however.
Daily Archives: May 30, 2012
Martha’s Vineyard “Wampanoag Indians” present plan for casino at Gay Head. Locals don’t want it and voted it down in a non-binding referendum but like Connecticut’s own casinos, this has nothing to do with the law or local sentiment and everything to do with (Malaysian) money.
From EOS comes this story from the Vineyard: Solar wind farm area off Hyannis is cut again. Originally 3,000 square miles, the feds cut the area that wind turbines could be installed to 1,200 and now its sliced it again, in order, they say, to save sea ducks. More cuts to follow as the save the whales movement weighs in.
Which neatly illustrates my point that the non-fossil fuel crowd has no intention or desire to see alternative energy sources replace what they’re destroying. “The World Without Us” is more than a book, it’s a dream.
And in fact, I did. 38 Carriglea in Riverside has now dropped its price to $2.995 million from a February start price of $3.995. While it is true that the same one acre on Carriglea waterfront sells for $5 million, that does nothing for a non-waterfront building lot, and the fact that this property is listed as both a residence and a land parcel is acknowledgment that 1972 contemporaries add nothing of value to this land (even though, to my eye, it looks like a very appealing house – get it for free!).
Nothing else of interest to report on as of 3:00, except that the highest-priced new listing is $649,000.
I spoke this morning with a friend who’s writing a piece for Wall Street 24/7 and he’s concluded, based on national data, that the recovery is underway. We both have our statistics and arguments but perhaps our main disagreement came on a non-real estate issue: the pending collapse of Europe and thus the American economy. He discounts that possibility, I don’t.
And if the mark of a man’s intelligence is the extent to which he agrees with you, here’s a piece from a true genius, who thinks the housing recovery is a chimera and is due for (a further) collapse.