Daily Archives: December 31, 2015

I’m beginning to wonder if they accomplished ANY of this stuff

Iran mssles

At least it’s not aimed at Syria

Three days after our administration was patting itself on the back for bringing peace to Syria, successfully negotiating  Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and ending global warming as we know it,  Iran has announced it will speed up its testing of ballistic missiles.

President Obama has been golfing all day and is unavailable for comment.


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An idiot and his Porsche are soon parted

Clown car

Clown Car

Two Porsche Porche Macan Turbos  (SUV’s for soccer moms) , a 2015 and 2016 model, respectively, were stolen from Old Greenwich homes early this morning or late last night.

In both cases, they’d been left unlocked, with the keys in the ignition.

These things start at just $75,000 and run up to no more than $105,000, so they probably belonged to the teenagers in the house. Still, shouldn’t they be taught to be more careful?


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A slow beheading with a dull knife is a hate crime; this is just lame

I'd have just affixed this to the door, and called it a night

I’d have just affixed this to the door, and called it a night

FBI investigating a piece of bacon draped on a mosque’s door handle. Seems a bit of an overreaction by the federal government. Don’t they have something better to do, like investigate what goes on inside that mosque?

UPDATE: Glenn Retnolds points out, “Put a crucifix in urine, meanwhile, and you can get an NEA grant.”


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End of year closings

The Greenwich MLS has shut down for the year, but not before the following sales were reported. Most, or all of these have been discussed here before, when they first went to contract, but the final prices are sometimes interesting.

548 North Street , listed as both a 2-acre building lot and a residence, sold for $1.850 million. The agent reported the land listing as closed and cancelled the residential listing, so it’s probably safe to assume that the nice house on this property is slated for demolition. It was purchased, as a house to live in, in 1996 for $1.050 million.

16 Porchuck Rd

16 Porchuck Rd

16 Porchuck Road, on the Merritt Parkway, sold for $2.086 million. At this price, for this house, someone was willing to overlook the noise. I probably don’t blame him. The owner, by the way, paid $1.415 for this house in 1999 and did a beautiful renovation in 2010, so that didn’t work out so well.

749 Riversville Rd

749 Riversville Rd

749 Riversville Road, just about in Bedford, sold for $2.435 million. 6 acres, 6,700 sq. feet, but it’s basically Bedford, and who wants that?

12 Ricki Beth Lane

12 Ricki Beth Lane

12 Ricki Beth Lane, Hillcrest Park, $1,466,661 (someone didn’t give up without a fight, here). Started at $2.193, though, so maybe the seller just likes odd numbers.

8 Old Club House Rd

8 Old Club House Rd

8 Old Club House Road, OG, closed at $2.151 million. Sellers paid $3 million for it in 2007, so that must have hurt. Owie.

119 Hendrie Avenue

119 Hendrie Avenue

119 Hendrie Avenue, Riverside  sold for $1.975 million. Sold in 2000 for $1.5 million.



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Who could have seen this coming?

Gary Nathaniel Moore

Gary Nathaniel Moore – must be a Trump supporter

“Hate crime” arsonist who burned mosque was a devout Muslim and member of that mosque.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

As always in these cases, the mosque leaders deny all knowledge of the perpetrator (see, e.g., San Bernardino)

We’ve seen the mattress girl, the VA rape, nooses found on trees and many, many more of these incidents all exposed as hoaxes. In fact, as Glenn Reynold points out, “You know, the good news is that without fake hate crimes, we’d hardly have any hate crimes at all.”


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The science is settled


Dr. Albert Gore delivers his objective, considered opinion on global warming

Oh dear, you mean all those stories about journals and bureaucracies silencing “deniers” to create the impression that there was unanimity on this were true? Yup just as we’ve been saying here for years. The global warming whooped-up hysteria is about centralized power and control and money, not science.

Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

The survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists. Two recent surveys of meteorologists (summarized here and here) revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims.

According to the newly published survey of geoscientists and engineers, merely 36 percent of respondents fit the “Comply with Kyoto” model. The scientists in this group “express the strong belief that climate change is happening, that it is not a normal cycle of nature, and humans are the main or central cause.”

The authors of the survey report, however, note that the overwhelming majority of scientists fall within four other models, each of which is skeptical of alarmist global warming claims.


Taken together, these four skeptical groups numerically blow away the 36 percent of scientists who believe global warming is human caused and a serious concern.

One interesting aspect of this new survey is the unmistakably alarmist bent of the survey takers. They frequently use terms such as “denier” to describe scientists who are skeptical of an asserted global warming crisis, and they refer to skeptical scientists as “speaking against climate science” rather than “speaking against asserted climate projections.” Accordingly, alarmists will have a hard time arguing the survey is biased or somehow connected to the ‘vast right-wing climate denial machine.’

Another interesting aspect of this new survey is that it reports on the beliefs of scientists themselves rather than bureaucrats who often publish alarmist statements without polling their member scientists. We now have meteorologists, geoscientists and engineers all reporting that they are skeptics of an asserted global warming crisis, yet the bureaucrats of these organizations frequently suck up to the media and suck up to government grant providers by trying to tell us the opposite of what their scientist members actually believe.

People who look behind the self-serving statements by global warming alarmists about an alleged “consensus” have always known that no such alarmist consensus exists among scientists. Now that we have access to hard surveys of scientists themselves, it is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.


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