Daily Archives: October 16, 2013

And PETA’s inanity continues

Whip me, beat me, but don't eat fish

Whip me, beat me, rape me, but please don’t eat fish!

Connecticut prisoner won’t have to eat fish during his 20-year incarceration after PETA intervenes on his behalf.

The state Department of Correction has agreed to serve an inmate at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution in Montville something other than fish when it comes up on the prison menu after the inmate asked for help from the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, The Day of New London reported.

The inmate — Howard W. Cosby — enlisted PETA’s help after he requested a vegetarian diet as a practicing Buddhist and the DOC balked, claiming fish was not a meat. PETA wrote a letter that asserted, in part, that fish have thoughts, interests and a central nervous system.

Cosby was arrested for sexually assaulting a teenager in Bridgeport in 2002, convicted in 2004 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.*

“We’re very pleased that (the warden) has acceded to Mr. Cosby’s legally grounded religious demands and acknowledged that fish aren’t swimming vegetables,” said attorney Jeff Kerr, general counsel to PETA, in The Day story. “Prison officials should certainly encourage an inmate’s adherence to the principles of nonviolence in all forms, including regarding his or her diet.”

I’m sure the teenager Mr. Cosby raped will be heartened to learn that his violence stops at eating flesh.

*”Cosby weighed approximately 275 pounds when he was charged with sexually assaulting a 115-pound teenager he knew in July 2002 in Bridgeport, according to court records. Cosby fled after the teen reported the rape to her mother and was arrested in Rhode Island a year later. He was convicted by a jury in July 2004 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, suspended after 15 years served and 15 years probation. His sentencing also includes an additional 42 months for failing to register as a sexual offender in another unrelated case. “

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More on 86 Cutler Road

Yesterday I wrote about this sorry POS, and the $2.650 in mortgage loans extended to a house worth, at the peak of the market, maybe $1.3. Today I went to Google Earth to check out the property because I have a client for whom this area might work. It looks as though there’s a dump on the land, which raises two questions: 1. What’s the Superfund liability for toxic waste clean up here and 2., again, who appraised this place and vouched for it being worth $2.6 million, and why isn’t he in jail?

Rather than being worth anything at all, I imagine the foreclosing bank is looking at having to sink new money into this place to clean it up and, depending on what soil sampling shows, maybe a whole lot of new money. Ow.

86 Cutler Road

86 Cutler Road

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June contract, October sale

 

133 Porchuck Road

133 Porchuck Road

133 Porchuck, $1.450 million on $2.1 asking price. 776 days on market. Not a bad price to live up here if you like this area – I do.

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And still more professional educators demonstrate the value of their training

Run away!

Run away!

Autistic 13-year-old suspended for bringing a drawing of a bomb into school.

In a statement obtained by WYFF, the school district defended its decision.

“This is one of the most difficult judgments a school official must make,” district spokesman Oby Lyles said. “This investigation began when threatening comments were made, resulting in the responsible removal of the student from the school to insure everyone’s safety while the incident and intent were assessed.”

Lyles added that the school’s response was “appropriate to the severity of the incident.”

 

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Unless, of course, it’s a call to Vladimir

No, of course I understand what a busy man he is - if he does find time, however, I'd really, really appreciate a call back

No, of course I understand what a busy man he is – if he does find time, however, I’d really, really appreciate a call back

Obama: “The coolest part of this job is that  if I want to call someone up and talk, they will answer my call.”

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Stanwich Road contract

And a price cut on Baldwin Farms

4141 Stanwich

4141 Stanwich

414 Stanwich finally has a contract. Its final asking price was $1.525 million. Owners paid $2.1 million for it in 2003 but didn’t seem to do much to it in the way of maintenance since, and it showed. Not a terrible house but quirky layout (it was added on to over the years without benefit of a master design, so far as I could tell). $1.5ish is probably not a bad price.

70 Baldwin Farms So

70 Baldwin Farms So

70 Baldwin Farms South still can’t find a buyer and has cut its price to $2.295. It sold for $2.2 million in 2002, tried without success for $2.495 in 2006 and went off the market, only to return this year.

 

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Sale along the Merritt

9 Paddock

9 Paddock

9 Paddock Street sold for $2.340 million. I thought this house was a good value: 4 acres, great renovations, dead end street not too far from town, but clients balked at the Merritt Parkway’s proximity. Life is compromise, but it’s taken a while for someone to accept that here. By way of history, the house sold in 2002 (in 16 days) for $2.5 million, and that was before all the renovation money was poured into it. A Cate Keeney listing – Cate’s one of my favorite realtors.

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No surprise here: BOE appointee Ramadamadingdong demands racial rebalancing of our schools

Greenwich Democrat Town Committee officers cheer on their candidate at last night's BOE "debate"

Greenwich Democrat Town Committee officers cheer on their candidate at last night’s BOE “debate”

Why else would our local Democrats appoint her?

Tamm was the only member to indicated strong support for the racial-balance mandate.

“The fact is, separate is not equal… It is not an equal situation,” she said.

Greenwich Academy, where the lady sent her own daughter “Jayanti”, is apparently both separate and equal: “I always encouraged Jayanti to invite the GA custodians’ children to come to our commune to play after school,” Ramadamadingdong explained to FWIW. “The fact that they never took her up on that invitation was their problem, not mine – screw ’em.”

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Real estate action

Sale (from August; price reported today), an accepted offer and Sherwood Lane cuts its price again.

15 Irvine

15 Irvine

15 Irvine, in Old Greenwich, went via bidding war last April, closed August 30th and was reported today: $3.305 million on a $3.295 ask. 3,500 sq. ft.(plus finished basement) , 0.3 acre, detached garage, it sold in 2008 for $3.150.

16 Elizabeth Lane

16 Elizabeth Lane

16 Elizabeth Lane, NoPo Riverside, has an accepted offer: asking $949,000. Hey; it gets you into town.

15 Sherwood Lane

15 Sherwood Lane

15 Sherwood Lane, over beyond the pale in Glenville, continues to drag. It sold new in 2004 for $3.450 million, came back up for sale in 2011 at $4.550 and today asks $3.995. Something below that 2004 price ought to do it, although the contemporary farm house look is not awfully popular in Greenwich.

The Sherwood/Stillman Lane development is very nice, by the way, with top quality homes and relatively decent yards, but I think its location hurts it. It’s not as though the homes are far from Greenwich proper: a mile or two, but buyers resist its charms. That may change when the Rockefellers develop their next huge parcel across the street and add still more luxurious homes into the neighborhood but for now, prices are dropping, not appreciating.

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So what job are these people actually qualified for?

Any job?

Any job?

A troll was busy last night (I assume it’s Dollar Bill with a new ip address – there can’t be two of them, surely) with the usual swill, but I was struck by this portion of his screed:

Most young people that are now out of a job [“out of” implies they once had one – ED] thanks to republicans won’t have to worry about health coverage cause under Obamacare they will be covered.

Leave aside the idea that it’s the millions of regulations and laws that are drying up the job machine that was once America – that’s a concept too contradictory to their belief system for them even to consider, and let’s ask what kind of job, precisely, these child-adults think they are capable of? What value could they bring to an employer, and who is that employer?

Corporations are out: they hate corporate America and want nothing to do with it. They could go to North Dakota and earn $100,000 a year in the new oil fields, but we know how they feel about fossil fuels, so that won’t work.

They have no math or science skills, or they’d be employed today. What they do have are college degrees in psychology, victimhood studies and history as taught by Howard Zinn. They have no thinking skills: these children suffer from a group think psychosis that keeps them trapped in a paralytic fear of breaking from the herd; they haven’t had an original thought in their lives, and wouldn’t know what to do with one if it oozed from behind the wax in their ears and they will not, cannot challenge authority as it is expressed by the mainstream media, their professors and the Jon Stewart Show.

So what are they qualified to do and who would pay them to do it? What “job” do they expect and demand be given to them?

I wouldn’t hire them, and not because of their politics but because they’re useless, and offer nothing from which I could derive a profit. And I don’t do charity to unwashed ingrates.

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