Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

A tale of two countries; unfortunately, we’ve got the one with Obama

I don't just rush into things, you know

I don’t just rush into things, you know

Two responses to the attack on Parliament today by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who recently converted to islam and attacked on the day Canada granted honorary citizenship to Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who herself survived a Taliban assassination attempt.

The Canadians take one view: Canada’s government is tracking today’s violence as a terrorist incident, and will reportedly continue treating it as such until evidence suggesting that it is not terrorism comes to light.

Obama is more nuanced, naturally: “It’s just too soon to draw any conclusions”. Could be another one of those mohammedan workplace violence cases, after all, like Dr. Hassan out at Fort Hood.

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He could always immigrate and come to work for the LIRR

Italian coal miner who claimed he was claustrophobic and couldn’t work, retires on pension after collecting sick leave for 35 years.

“I invented everything – amnesia, pains, haemorrhoids, I used to lurch around as if I was drunk. I bumped my thumb on a wall and obviously you can’t work with a swollen thumb,” Mr Cani told La Stampa daily on Tuesday.

“Other times I would rub coal dust into my eyes. I just didn’t like the work – being a miner was not the job for me.”

But rather than find a different occupation, he managed to milk the system for 35 years, until retiring on a pension in 2006 at the age of just 52.

“I reached the pensionable age without hardly ever working. I hated being underground. “Right from the start, I had no affinity for coal.”

The English never liked mining either.

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Finally, a global warmest reveals the movement’s true goal

Sister Gaia, just before she begins her final starvation diet

Sister Gaia, just before she begins her final starvation diet

“We must de-industrialize and go extinct if we are to save the world from global warming”.

Mankind is doomed unless we immediately de-industrialize and slash carbon dioxide emissions, according to Guy McPherson, emeritus professor from the University of Arizona.

McPherson appeared on Paul Henry’s New Zealand-based talk program to warn that global warming was “irreversible” and the only way to stop it is to “terminate industrial civilization.”

“I think there’s ample chance we can save the living planet, but not our species. … Some people think that this whole thing is about us,” McPherson told the Paul Henry Show. “We just showed up… I don’t think this is about us, I think it’s about the living planet.”

“The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization,” he said. “The evidence is clear on that front and it is in the refereed journal literature.”

The Arizona climate professor and grief counselor reportedly lives in “a straw house in the middle of the woods surrounded by animals.”

Professor McPherson claims to be an “agrarian anarchist” and cites the father of our modern high school history curriculum, Howard Zinn, as his role model and fellow anarchist.

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Wow, that reader was right – there’s nothing going on in Greenwich real estate right now

The Scholtz Model

The Scholtz Model

One pending sale, no other activity. The pending is 296 Stanwich Road, which has been asking $5.995 million lately after starting our just over a year ago at $6.750. It sold new in 2006 for $6.5 million.

There’s nothing particularly wrong with the house (assuming colonial graveyards in the front yard don’t bother you – I kind of like ’em, myself); it’s the standard, high quality Jordan Saper house, indistinguishable from his other efforts, but the houses all look alike because he quickly finds buyers for them, so why change the formula? I’m not sure why this one took so long to find a buyer because Saper houses usually do well in the resale market; nonetheless, it’s heading off the market, and that must be gratifying for its owner.

The Kardashian Stairway

The Kardashian Stairway

The Louis XIX Dining Room

The Louis XIX Dining Room

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Off to Maine

Heading down east for a few days to visit John and the clan: Pal Nancy, Sarah, and her dog, Avett. Blogging will be non-existent while I drive, but should be back on the air by this evening. Until then, you’ll just have to find another way to be annoyed.

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Of course it’s racism

As the DOJ moves to end its investigation of the Michael Browns death and declining to bring a case, supporters of the “Gentle Giant” claim – again – racism. Meanwhile, here are pictures taken from an in-store surveillance tape showing Mr. Brown on a procurement expedition a few minutes before his death.

“That video means nothing”, White House spokesman Chris Matthews insisted to FWIW. “There’s no proof that Michael didn’t turn to Jesus after beating that little wog and before encountering officer Wilson; no proof at all. It was a police assassination, plain and simple.”

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