At a fund raiser – the only thing this moron has demonstrated any ability for – Obama said “the world is spinning so fast, nobody can control it.” He certainly can’t, at any rate, and, like his phony ISIS battle plan, we knew that from the beginning, too.
Daily Archives: October 8, 2014
145 Shore Road, asking $2.225 million, which sounds about right: it sold for $2.125 in 2008. Perfectly nice house, although Shore Road’s pretty busy here when the beach is open. Walk to the school, the train, Rocky Point or Tod’s, at what in Old Greenwich passes for a reasonable price.
282 Overlook Drive, Milbrook, $2.995 million, has a contract. The mind boggles.
17 Pleasant Street, Cos Cob, has sold for $620,000 (asked $749). Due to the Greenwich Association of Realtors new policy of keeping public information private, you can no longer find the details of this listing, but we discussed it here when it was under contract. It’s about what you see in the picture.
52 Doubling Road, which sold for $2.250 back in 2012, has been “renovated” and returned to the market at $3.750 million. I liked the house in 2012 – in fact, clients of mine came very close to buying it, but it does have a steep, winding driveway leading up to its very attractive yard. The 2012 price may have been a trifle low (which is why my clients and I were visiting), due to a contentious divorce between the owners, but it wasn’t worth their original asking price of $4.695 back in 2008, and I’m not sure that there could have been enough work on it since this last purchase to justify its new price now (my link is to the 2012 listing – check on line tomorrow for the new one). Good hose, close to town, though.
Google “Walrus gathering” and you’ll find hundreds of stories about this “disaster” and what it means for the globe – here’s just one, from the Washington Post, to give the flavor:
In days of yore, the life of a Pacific walrus was idyllic. Blubbery and social, these 1 1/2 ton beasts laid on sea ice, holding court. Their favorite food, shellfish, was just a short trip down to the ocean floor. Sure, it’s cold down there, but these tusked giants can slow their heartbeats to withstand polar temperatures. If there was a squabble, it was likely about love or love lost.
This harmony has now been threatened by climate change. Due to global warming, the sea ice favored by walruses has disappeared — and now, in northwest Alaska, more than 35,000 walrus have come ashore seeking refuge.
“The walruses are hauling out on land in a spectacle that has become all too common in six of the last eight years as a consequence of climate-induced warming,” said a release from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Ignored by these people, and their scribes in the press, was the fact that the phenomenon is nothing new, has happened repeatedly over the centuries, and has nothing to do with melting ice, Al Gore or drowned polar bears.
Today, Business Insider, one of the hysterics does a follow up: “What happened to all those walruses?” They’re gone.
Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a mesmerizing aerial photo showing an estimated 35,000 walruses gathered in one spot. The walruses came together in record numbers off Alaska’s northwest coast because they couldn’t find enough sea ice to rest on, a grave sign of a warming planet.
There was a lot of commotion over the walrus cluster when the pictures first came out — for a brief time, flights were canceled over the Point Lay shore where the walruses were grouped to avoid a panic-triggered walrus stampede — but there have been few updates about the marine mammals’ status since then.
According to a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund, the animals have probably dispersed by now, after eating up all the food in that area.
Here’s what a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund had to say over email:
According to our expert, there haven’t been any flights over Point Lay since the Sept. 27 report, so there isn’t an update on the count of walruses. Most likely, the 35,000 walrus are no longer there. Haul outs don’t usually last very long and with 35,000 walrus there won’t be enough food for them to stay. Such a large number of walruses probably cannot stay in the same place for very long because they will have to travel longer and longer distances to find food. Experience from previous years, has shown that around this time, walruses at Point Lay typically start filtering over to the Russian haul outs.
The World Wildlife Fund, which today acknowledges the truth and admits that these “haul outs” aren’t rare, last week attributed it to global warming, just like their peers.
These people: global warm-mongers, are criminals with an agenda.
Dallas Ebola patient dies (much to the disappointment of the DA who wanted to prosecute him), but there’s a greater threat coming across the Obama Line
ISIS terrorists. “At least ten” have been apprehended, says Congressman Duncan Hunter, which, if they have the same odds as drug smugglers, means 90 are here, working their magic, and many more to come.
Hunter is not the first lawmaker to report such disturbing news.
Last month Utah U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz asked Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson about a report that four men with ties to terrorists were apprehended trying to enter the U.S. through Texas on Sept. 10.
Johnson said that he had heard reports “to that effect,” but did not elaborate.
In his interview Tuesday, Hunter cited remarks made by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, who in August warned that, because of open borders, terrorist activity posed an “immediate threat.”
12 Ballwood Road, Old Greenwich, land sale (o.44 acres in R-12), $1.8 million, reports a contract just 24 days after hitting the market. It’s in the VE zone, so look for house on stilts and, if the buyer has a memory that extends beyond two years, a demand for rubber raft to be included.
65 Winthrop has cut its price, again, to $2.295 after starting out a year ago this month at $2.850 million. With .65 of an acre in the R-12 zone (meaning a huge FAR allowance), I’d say that the property’s chief value is as a building site, in which case the new price is approaching market value, while the original price didn’t reflect it.
12 Byfield Lane, the endless foreclosure, appeared on the market a short time ago at $7.499 million and has been yanked off again, possibly because the case is still going on in federal court? This was a 10,000 square foot spec project, built on land purchased for $1.925 back in 2007 and priced in 2009 at $11.999. No way it was ever going to fetch that much (I said so at the time, and the builder came close to punching me out before he calmed down). There was a foreclosure, a predatory lending suit that reversed that result, then another default and another foreclosure action and so on. It’s now sat empty, at various stages of completion, for seven years and as its pricing history indicates, time has not been on its side.
Maybe $4.5 million?