Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

GPD Spokesman: “We make no bones about it – this was skullduggery, plain and simple”

Greenwich man charged with stealing skeleton from Sacred Heart School. The school wanted to press charges but it didn’t have a leg to stand on.

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More scientists returning to the coming ice age theory

Shhh! Geniuses at work

Shhh! Geniuses at work

As warmists continue to push for the shutdown of the western world’s economy (India and China will take up the slack, but never mind) the “settled science” justifying such destruction is melting away.

German scientists found that two naturally occurring cycles will combine to lower global temperatures during the 21st century, eventually dropping to levels corresponding with the “little ice age” of 1870.

“Due to the de Vries cycle, the global temperature will drop until 2100 to a value corresponding to the ‘little ice age’ of 1870,” write German scientists Horst-Joachim Luedecke and Carl-Otto Weiss of the European Institute for Climate and Energy.

Solar activity is one line of evidence scientists have used to find global cooling. Low sunspot activity has been linked with colder periods in human history, like the “Little Ice Age” during the 1600s, while higher levels of sunspot activity have been linked to warmer periods.

“When we have had periods where the sun has been quieter than usual we tend to get these much harsher winters,” Sunderland University climate scientist Dennis Wheeler told the Daily Express.

Last year, Russian scientists argued that the world could soon plunge into another Little Ice Age based on solar activity, heralding a new “Little Ice Age.”

“After the maximum of solar cycle 24, from approximately 2014 we can expect the start of deep cooling with a Little Ice Age in 2055,” wrote Habibullo Abdussamatov of the Russian Academy of Science.

“So the warming we saw, which lasted only from 1978 to 1998, is something that is predictable and expectable,” said Don Easterbrook, professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University. “When the ocean changed temperatures, global cooling is almost a slam dunk. You can expect to find about 25 to 30 years yet ahead of us before it starts to warm up again. It might even be more than that.”

None of the computer models used to scare us and enrich Al Gore and the warmist industry take solar activity into account. Most of that is probably due to hubris – what possible effect could the sun have on earth,compared to mighty, wicked humans? – but it’s also probable that you can’t make money bucking orthodoxy.

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Is there anything true that’s known about this man?

The-Lying-KingObama now admits that he did stay with his uncle in Cambridge.

Just this morning Roger Simon posed the same question about Obama’s veracity and said that given all the lies and untruths set forth in Obama’s “autobiography” (Bill Ayers has consistently maintained that he wrote it for his friend and trainee), he was inclined to believe the uncle, not Obama. The White House has just proved Simon right.

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Quick sale

Belle Haven, Greenwich, CT, as viewed from the gatehouse.

Belle Haven, Greenwich, CT, as viewed from the gatehouse.

197 Otter Rock, owned by a local real estate broker and listed just yesterday for $5.5 million,  is under contract today.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Lita Drive

10 Lita Drive

While it took longer, 10 Lita Drive, $3.695 million, also reports a deal. Owners bought it new in 2002 for $2.575. Nice house, and Lita is a very convenient location, close to town.

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Great Drudge Headline

 

You can trust me this time, promise

You can trust me this time, promise

50,000 sign up for online gambling in NJ, 741 for Obamacare.

[F] ifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey’s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October.

Dr. Jeff Singer, a surgeon and scholar at the Cato Institute, told Fox News that the gambling boom shows “younger and healthier people are making the decision — rightly or wrongly — that they are getting a better value by using some of their money, for example, in a gambling site than they are for buying health insurance which is covering things that they don’t need.”

I love the smell of desperation in the morning.

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If a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged, this couldn’t have landed in a better place

9780300098242“Knock Out Game” hits Yale. Perhaps we should treat the perps to a rolling tour of Cambridge, then D.C.

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We’re back from class

The Greenwich LS is switching Monday to an entirely new  listing system and the 15,617 agents in town are being introduced to it today. Far, far better than the cobbled-together program previously provided to both us and Healthcare.gov. I understand the government is still using its version.

In any event, there are two sales and one contract to report.

717 Riversville

717 Riversville

I wasn’t wrong, just early: 717 Riversville Road has sold for $6.50 million. Back in 2010, when it sold for $8.850, I confessed that I’d been wrong, because when it had come on the market new in 2007  asking $14.7 million I’d predicted it would sell for half that. $8.850 was just 40% off, not 50, but this resale has vindicated my first guess.

18 Tomac Avenue

18 Tomac Avenue

18 Tomac Avenue, an 1840 home, sold for $2.4 million. Owners paid $2,412,500 for it in 2008 and piled a lot of money into it for renovations and an edition. They apparently didn’t get that money back.

36 Keofferam Rd

36 Keofferam Rd

36 Keofferam, on the other hand, does seem to have done well for its owners. They paid $3.775 million in 2010, renovated it and returned it to the market three months ago, asking $4.950. reported under contract today.

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But only cigarette smokers are deemed politically unpopular enough to penalize

Budget busters

Budget busters

Britain: hospital admissions double for over-45-year-old drinkers 

The terrible toll of the baby-boomer generation’s drinking habits was laid bare today.

Official figures showed alcohol-related hospital admissions among those aged 45 and over have more than doubled in the past decade.

Among those in their 60s, admissions have almost tripled.

 Meth-amphetimine users also have er, significant health problems, as do the morbidly obese, yet Obamacare allows a premium difference – double- only for smokers; everyone else pays identical rates. That’s not actuarial science, that’s politics, pure and simple. Non-smokers, better hope that whatever vice you may indulge in doesn’t fall afoul of the PC police down the road. Drinkers, say.

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Well this is just downright awful!

Bloomberg defends NYPD’s “Stop and Kiss” program (from the Onion)

 

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