If you believe Al Gore and his friends – and why wouldn’t you? – global warming has melted the polar ice cap and our northernmost sea is now ice free, year-round. So where’d it all go? South to Lake Superior, where the ice has lasted into June and, the Coast Guard warns, may persist until July.
Daily Archives: June 4, 2014
269 Palmer Hill Road, almost 10 acres and asking $6.3 million, has a buyer. It’s one-acre zoning here, and I think the consensus was that you could get up to six lots. If so,I suppose it makes economic sense, maybe. Out of town broker, buyer, if that’s any indication.
And over in the northwest corner, 35 Locust Road, an 1802 home on four acres, also found a buyer after three years of looking. It’s been asking $3.495; no indication yet what its sales price will be.
The Harvard Law School grad is also suing Manhattan-based Droga5, which counts Healthcare.gov, HoneyMaid and Motorola as clients.
He wants Chobani to immediately stop using his trademarked philosophy, plus unspecified money damages.
If Dov had lifted his nose out of a law book up there in Harvard, he might have discovered the works of Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880 – July 13, 1954) who, long before young Dove was even a gleam in his proud mama’s eye, wrote,
- “For when the One Great Scorer comes
- To mark against your name,
- He writes – not that you won or lost –
- But how you played the Game.”
- Of course, Dove is probably planning to sue the estate of Mr. Rice, too, probably because he’s been inspired by another of Rice’s poems:
- “Money to the left of them and money to the right
- Money everywhere they turn from morning to the night
- Only two things count at all from mountain to the sea
- Part of it’s percentage, and the rest is guarantee”
Got a panicked call from my musician daughter Kate today: back in April, while in NYC, she deposited $2,100 in a Wells Fargo ATM and got back a receipt for $1,600. She was with a friend, who witnessed Kate count out the bills, place them in the deposit envelope and mark the envelope correctly, so Kate had an eyewitness to the error but the bank itself was closed, so she reported the error immediately by phone.
A few weeks later Wells Fargo sent her an email, admitting that an error had been made and promising to correct her balance.
So far, so good, until today, she was notified that Wells Fargo had changed its mind and unilaterally extracted $500 from her account. Kate calls the bank, gets the run around, is finally kicked upstairs to a supervisor who informs Kate that if she’ll submit income tax returns proving that she had $2,000 to lose, the bank might reconsider. WTF?
So, Kate calls her dad the lawyer, dad the lawyer calls Wells Fargo – no go. “If you’re not on the account, no one can discuss this with you.” Told that I’m a lawyer, the idiot says, “then you have to file papers of representation with our legal department.” “And how do I get those?”, I ask politely. “You’ll have to subpoena them.” “Subpoena them? You mean, file a law suit against you in order to get a simple form?”
Etc. No, the supervisor wouldn’t talk to me, but I was being transferred to “customer service” – who I assumed I’d been wasting the past twenty minutes with – but they, alas, “are not answering calls, so you re being disconnected.”
Okay, I get the joke. I will now sue Wells Fargo in Small Claims court and Wells Fargo, being a corporation, will have to send a lawyer down to Stamford to defend a $500 claim (plus, just for kicks, a claim for unfair trade practices, costs of suit and interest). I imagine we’ll settle out of court, but how much will this cost Wells Fargo, when a simple dispute resolution process could have avoided the expense?
I imagine this sort of short-sighted inefficiency is rife within the organization, so next time you see the bank’s earrings report, you’ll know where the profits went.
Connecticut’s Senator Chris Murphy says it’s “Obama haters” who are criticizing decision to trade Taliban for Private Ryan, “who chose to fight to protect us.” Uh, no, Mr. Murphy, the man chose not to fight for us, or even his comrades. Furthermore, are those Pentagon officials who “warned that releasing these particular Taliban leaders would be like releasing five four-star generals” also swayed by hate for Barry O?
And, just as a bye-the-bye, the “story” is not that his platoon members are angry, but why they are angry, you frickin moron. Ct Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for electing this dolt but, of course, they’re not – they’re proud.
Hedge fund managers did rather well last year: senior managers’ mean pay rose 27.6% to $1,465,468, and junior managers were up 81% to $887,717. Too bad for their investors that most of the funds they “managed” returned far less than the S&P, but genius demands its due. Besides; don’t get mad, sell them a house!
Troops dispatched to rescue kidnapped school girls, earthquake relief efforts, and now, military bases used to house illegal migrant children. All laudable, all completely irrelevant to what we once authorized the raising of an army for.
But it will run on “green-energy”, so there’s that.
I suppose the citizens of Boulder should be grateful he was exposed as a psychotic before he turned his attention to humans
A former police officer accused of killing “Big Boy” — a huge elk beloved by a Colorado community — was convicted Tuesday of all nine counts against him.
A jury in Boulder County found Sam Carter guilty of illegal taking of big game, attempting to influence a public official, forgery and tampering with evidence, among other charges, said Boulder County prosecutor Stanley Garnett.
Carter was accused of killing the elk as it ate crabapple leaves on Jan. 1, 2013, in the Mapleton Hill area of Boulder. Prosecutors said he shut off the GPS in his squad car when he shot Big Boy, then forged a tag to try to pass the elk off as road kill, The Associated Press reported.
They said Carter got fellow officer Brent Curnow to help him cart off the body in a pickup and butcher it.
The officers swapped text messages about “hunting” for “wapiti,” the Shawnee word for elk, the AP said. Before Carter began his shift that day, he sent a text saying: “He’s gonna die.”
The elk’s death and Carter’s arrest had sparked outrage in Boulder, along with marches and prayer vigils.
It doesn’t surprise me that Boulder’s pot heads would hold “prayer vigils” for a dead deer, but I’m more heartened by the fact that officer Carter could get as much as six years in jail. Hang him high.
People Magazine is first out of the gate with a fawning article on our witless ex-Secretary of State, but while it superimposed a face twenty years younger than the current version, it left in her walker. Stupid, or hedging its bet?
UPDATE: Who’s sensitive? People Magazine and Clinton campaign rush to “debunk” suggestion that the feeble old candidate is clutching a walker. Relax guys, it was a (cruel, perhaps) joke.
Related: Coaches must decide who gets to have sex. Well Mrs.Morsi
is was a gym teacher; isn’t that good enough?
But one sale, 141 Doubling, full price: $2.299 million, in 32 days. About what you’d expect to get for this house, this location, but certainly not the most exciting property I’ve seen.