Daily Archives: September 7, 2014

Shocker: Neutral think tanks are actually in the tank of foreign governments

Let me give you my unbiased, objective view of the matter

Let me give you my unbiased, objective view of the matter

NYT details the “independent advice” propounded by Washington think tanks, including the Brookings Institution, and the governments that fund and dictate the results, from concocting globe warming to support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

All of this would seem to be in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, but in a town like Washington, where these organizations provide a revolving door  sanctuary for politicians to rest and get rich in while sitting out an election cycle, we can be sure that nothing is wrong.

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Well sort of

Give us beach cards or give us death!

Give us beach cards or give us death!

Is 181 Shore Road the oldest house in Greenwich?

So says the Greenwich Time today, which cites historians as saying that it “could date back to 1640”,  but earlier this summer the same paper and, presumably the same historians noted that it has been rebuilt repeatedly over the years, beginning when the British blasted it to pieces back during the Revolutionary ar and continuing up until 1900, when it was rebuilt a final time.

To my mind, “recycled” is not original. I’m not in favor of razing the few scraps of history still left in town, but if I can remember what the paper wrote last month, you’d think its editor could too, and at least mention the matter in today’s article.

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When Jimmy Carter vowed that we’d run out of oil by 1985, he probably thought he’d have another term to accomplish it

So they hoped

So they hoped

Venezuela set to import oil

There was a popular riddle bandied about the Soviet Union back in communist days that went something like this: Question: if the Soviet Union conquered the Sahara, what would happen? Answer: nothing for 50 years, then a shortage of sand.

Thanks to the accelerated speed of modern life, Chavez accomplished that in a mere 15 years.

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Chris R unearths disturbing video of Obama addressing his followers in 2008

We should have known, but the mainstream press suppressed this and claimed it was merely Lawrence Olivier horsing around. (UPDATE: It was AJ who found this damning evidence, not Chris R. I did wonder what ChrisR was doing on Mars)

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Our town’s government is so inept, even a liberal notices

Bob Horton is escorted from Peter Tesei's office

Bob Horton is escorted from Peter Tesei’s office

Bob Horton’s out with a most excellent column this morning. Nothing you haven’t read here before, but Bob does venomous sarcasm better, which is why I’ve almost always admired him and always counted him as a friend.

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Silver lining

8 Cherry Blossom Drive (representative)

8 Cherry Blossom Drive (representative)

Two more of Greenwich developer Greg Silver’s projects have been returned to their lenders, vacant land at 8 Cherry Blossom Road (debt, $6.365 million, and the maxi-pad at 605 North Street, still asking $7.395 million. 

The debt on 8 Cherry Blossom must be for the entire failed development; the current asking price, $1.245 million, will presumably be reduced after the foreclosure Law Day comes and goes. I’d think that $750,000 for a 2.4-acre lot up here on the Banksville border might be reasonable.

605 North Street

605 North Street

605 North Street is a lot of house and a lot of noise, given its proximity to the Merritt Parkway. $3.5 million? Just a guess. The new owner will doubtless resist such a haircut, but foreclosing banks are often doomed to disappointment.

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