Daily Archives: August 21, 2015

They’ll probably be tossed from the corp for being too rough with him

Two unarmed U.S. Marines subdue Moroccan terrorist about French train

A group of unarmed US Marines on board a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris foiled a terrorist attack after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding three people.

The 26-year-old Moroccan national, who was known to security services, came out of the toilet brandishing the gun and opened fire. Fortunately, two US Marines were nearby and overpowered him before he could massacre passengers.

The suspected terrorist had at least nine full magazines of ammunition holding almost 300 rounds. He was also carrying a knife.

Unfortunately, one of the Marines was shot and is believed to be in a critical condition.

… “The motives behind the attack were not immediately known, although a spokesman for the interior minister said: ‘It is too early to speak of a terrorist link’.”

He’s obviously been talking with our State Department.


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Cat Rock contract

60 Cat Rock Rd

60 Cat Rock Rd

60 Cat Rock Road, asking $2.250. One price cut, 100 days on market. Owners paid $1.825 for it in 2012, but did some renovating. Not particularly appealing to my eye from the outside, but very nice inside, and that’s where the living goes on, so who cares?


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Our military in action, protecting child molesters, punishing our protectors

REMFs - rear echelon mother f**kers

REMFs – rear echelon mother f**kers

A Green Beret Sergent has been removed from the Army for shoving an Afghan police commander to the ground, after that chief raped a 12-year-old boy and beat the boy’s mother for reporting it.

A decorated soldier who has worked for the U.S. Army Special Forces for 11 years is being kicked out after he stood up for a young rape victim and his beaten mother in Afghanistan, it is claimed.

Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, 33, was serving in the country’s war-torn Kunduz Province in 2011 when he apparently learned an Afghan police commander he had trained had raped a boy.

He and his team leader, Daniel Quinn, confronted Officer Abdul Rahman – who had also allegedly beaten the 12-year-old’s mother for reporting the sexual assault – and ‘shoved him to the ground’.

Despite Rahman walking away only bruised, Martland and Quinn were disciplined. The Army reportedly halted their mission, put them in temporary jobs, and then, finally, sent them home.

Upon their return, Quinn quit the Army and secured a job on Wall Street, Fox News exclusively reports. However, Martland, from Massachusetts, launched a fight to remain a Green Beret.

But now, the dedicated soldier has been ‘involuntary discharged’ from the Army following a ‘Qualitative Management Program’ that was apparently carried out in February this year.

An Army spokesman refused to confirm the details of Martland’s discharge for privacy reasons.

However, several army officials – and politicians – have expressed outrage at the verdict, which they believe was made due to the negative mark on Martland’s record from the January 2011 incident.

Back in 2013, the Marines expelled Marine Major Jason Breezier for blowing the whistle on a corrupt Afghanistan police chief who, besides raping young boys, collaborated with the Taliban. The Marine’s offense? Sending classified materials over  private computer. Sound familiar?

More than a year after three Marines were shot to death on their base in an insider attack by an Afghan police chief’s “tea boy,” there is still no official explanation for why a warning that could well have prevented the tragedy seems to have gone unheeded.

There is also no explanation for why the police chief was allegedly allowed to sexually assault children with apparent impunity on an American military facility.

But authorities have taken action against one person they should be praising, the 32-year-old Marine Reserve officer who issued the warning about the police chief and his crimes.

Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler—now also a firefighter with the elite Rescue 2 of the FDNY—faces a forced exit from the Marine Corps as a result of an inconsequential security infraction he committed in his hurry to respond to an urgent email from Afghanistan that he received two years after he returned home.

On August 10, 2012, just over two weeks after the warning that should have resulted in the police chief being banned from the base, one of Jan’s teenage “tea boys” went into the FOB Delhi gym with what was apparently the police chief’s AK-47. The tea boy, Aynoddin, proceeded to kill three unarmed Marines, Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson, Cpl. Richard Rivera, and Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. A fourth, Staff Sgt. Cody Rhode, survived despite being shot five times.

Back when Brezler self-reported the security violation resulting from the urgent email response, his immediate commanding officer had found no cause to pursue the matter. The investigating officer from his headquarters recommended the matter be closed with no disciplinary action. An assessment in Afghanistan determined that this intelligence “spillage” was of no military importance and recommended that the emailed report be declassified. The military analyst who wrote the report is of the same opinion.

… “There is no allegation that Major Brezler was unauthorized to receive these documents in the first instance, or any evidence of additional spillage of these documents,” writes Carroll in a summary of the case. “NCIS closed their investigation without any criminal referral. Agents even remarked in the case file upon Major Brezler’s remarkable cooperation and transparency.”

“Pursuant to a NCIS investigation that substantiated the mishandling of classified information, Maj. Brezler has been ordered to show cause for retention in the U.S. Marine Corps before a Board of Inquiry. The Marine Corps will not comment further on this case at this time because we do not want to influence the Board of Inquiry’s decision-making process and/or jeopardize the due process Maj. Brezler should be afforded during this administrative hearing.”


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Alright, EOS, quit yer whining

If you owned here you'd still live here

If you owned here you’d still live here

Some statistics as per EOS’s request. Not quite what she asked, because it’s hard to sort the data, but, as of today, there are 57 houses 10,000 sq.ft. or more actively for sale, ranging in price from $58 million to $3.290 (5 Dwight Lane, which has been on the market since September 2012, when it started at $5.295).

In the past three years, August, 2012-2015, a total of 72 houses of this size have sold. It’s impossible, without searching the history of each listing, to determine how long each property sat or what its final sale-to-ask ratio was because agents are always resetting the clock; a house may show as 333 days on market, for instance, asking $4.5 million, when research shows that it’s really been for sale for five years and once asked $7.5. It’s a fair assumption, however, that the 25 or so houses showing two-years-plus before selling are just a portion of the actual old listings.

For the same three-year-period in the good old days, 2006-2009, 73 homes sold. The difference, if there is one, is that only 23 of those sales in those three years were for homes that got $10,000,000 or more. In the 2012-2015 period, 26 sold above $10,000,000 and today’s inventory has 37 priced in that range. Some home owners are in for a long wait.


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And another back country price cut

32 Lower Cross Rd

32 Lower Cross Rd

32 Lower Cross Road, of Conyers Farm but not in it (it’s across the street), has cut its price again, and is now asking $7.9 million, down from the $11.750 it started off at in 2012. Looks like a nice house that was apparently custom built by the current owner in 2002, but 11,000 sq.ft. homes way up here aren’t very popular these days.


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Quick sale

27 Perryridge Road

27 Perryridge Road

27 Perryridge Road, asking $1.945 million, was first available for showings on August 6, and already reports a contingent contract. Owners paid $1.539 for it in August, 2012, so that’s not bad, even discounting commissions and transaction costs.


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