Daily Archives: January 13, 2016

Cautionary bunny boiler tale from across the sea

Careful who you date

Careful who you date

Jilted dominatrix gets revenge

However, when she found emails and ‘distressing adult sites’ where Mr White ‘advertised himself as a prostitute’, an ‘angry and irrational’ Smith began putting together a ‘character assassination’ of him.

She told his family, including ex-wife of 15 years Amanda, his brother, nephew and niece over Facebook, over fears he ‘might hurt somebody’.

Smith, of Bristol, then sent nine brown envelopes to his new bosses at Radical Sportscars, who told Mr White: ‘You’d better have a look at these.

‘These have been sent by someone who doesn’t like you.’

She wrote a letter to staff, sent blog cuttings he wrote on a BDSM (bondage, domination, sado-masochism) community website and a booking form he used to hire her.

She also sent photos of him tied to a cross, surrounded by sex toys and whips, wearing a female corset, trousers and eye mask, it was said.

It pushed Mr White to the verge of a nervous breakdown and, following his suspension from work, he went to the police and begged: ‘Please help me.’

Smith admitted her behaviour was ‘irrational’ but said she wanted to come clean about Mr White’s ‘sexual deviance’, adding: ‘I didn’t do it the right way but I did it for the right reasons.

‘I was trying to protect the world from this man.’


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Slowly, I turned, step by step, inch by inch

218 Clapboard Ridge Road, which hit the market at $25 million in September, 2013, has dropped it price again, and is now asking $12.5. Way back in that September – try to remember – I guessed $10.  If I’m right, there’s still some more beating to endure.


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Taking a break from curing cancer, Joe Biden explains what happened in Iran


U.S. sailors kneel in gratitude for their new friends’ help.

The Iranians didn’t seize our sailors, they were just helping those in peril on the sea 

Did the US demand an apology from Iran for capturing two US Navy boats and ten sailors before their release this morning? Of course not, Joe Biden told Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell this morning. Iran merely saw that the two boats were “in distress” and rescued them, so we didn’t ask for an apology.

And just to emphasize that the incident was not a hostile act but rather the fruits of the administration’s new rapprochement with the Ayatollah, John Kerry released his own thank you note, with flowers and candy to follow. You can forget Iran’s boast that the seizure was “a lesson for troublemakers in the U.S. Congress” – they didn’t mean it.

Making America great again or, as the Dear One proclaimed last night, showing the world that America is the most powerful nation on earth.

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Faint whispers of real estate news

I expect it to pick up after MLK’s birthday, as most activity in Greenwich stops during the weeks leading up to that event while our residents prepare for the celebration.

83 sawmill Lane

It’s that 80s look

83 Sawmill Lane, asking $3.1 million, reports a contract. Owners paid $2.895 million in 2002. Better to have rented, and put the money to good use.

19 Carrige

Waders not included

19 Carriage Road, 2 acres of swamp with  dated ranch, closed at $950,000.

87 . StonehedgeAnd after 15 months of trying to get $1.675 for her property at 87 North Stonehedge, the owner has admitted defeat and lowered its price to $1.650 million. That should do it.


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Pour encourager les autres

Execution of Byng

Execution of Admiral John Byng

Isis burns its own fighters alive for losing battle.



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Didn’t we pretty much hear all this in 2008? What happened?

To the moon, Joe!

To the moon, Joe!

This time, he’s going to cure cancer, which is pretty cool, and generous of him. Too bad he took so long to get around to it, but with Joe Biden in charge of the effort, can success be far behind?

Can he do it? Of course he can – the man stopped the oceans in their inexorable rise, brought peace to the world, and restored our country’s image abroad, all in just seven years. Surely a mere matter of cancer shouldn’t take more than 10 months.

His acceptance speech in 2008 promised a lot, too – Mission accomplished.

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.


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