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January 17, 2020

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jim nj

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51130644

Why are Chinese fishermen finding so many 'submarine spies'?

jim nj

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/01/i-wouldnt-go-to-war-with-you-people.html

jim nj

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7897219/HALF-Manhattans-new-luxury-skyscraper-condos-sit-unsold.html

HALF of Manhattan's new luxury skyscraper condos sit unsold and empty after foreign oligarchs appear to lose interest in the New York property market

Data shows half of Manhattan condos built since 2015 have never been sold
The luxury condo market has cooled even as the economy continues to soar
Experts point to the soaring cost of new units compared to resale units
Developers have been marketing extreme high-end units at foreign oligarchs
But for foreign billionaires seem to be losing interest in NYC real estate

It's easy to mis-time the real estate market in Manhattan. From conception to completion a building make take more than a dozen years to actually hit the market.

This is interesting: "The report, which looked at buildings with 30 units or more, says the slowdown was 'not obviously caused by supply,' and suggests that pricing may be the key factor.

In recent years, Manhattan has seen an explosion of new condo units targeted at the obscenely wealthy — most prominently on Billionaire's Row near the south end of Central Park.

The price of a new condo is now 118 percent higher than a resale unit on average, up from just a 9 percent difference in 2005."

You can buy a comparable older condo for 50% less than one of the new ones. That suggests that the new highest end condos were either over-built or over-priced. Maybe both.

Similar to the building boom in Chinese real estate you can wait for buyers to finally meet your price or lower the price and piss off everyone else who already bought into your building.

jim nj

And you can get a high end home in NJ, with grounds, for a lot less money.

https://www.northjersey.com/picture-gallery/news/new-jersey/2020/01/17/north-jersey-real-estate-has-featured-several-celebrity-homes/4502100002/

jim nj

So maybe those high end condos in NYC are vacant because of faulty market projections. Maybe the foreign "whales" have less money to spend here. Maybe the change in SALT tax deductions matter. Maybe the crackdown on money laundering has had an impact.

Me, if I was suddenly rich, would probably avoid owning NY real estate. The state has tax-Nazis that go after you over the tax domicile issue. Who needs that hassle.

https://www.hodgsonruss.com/what-to-expect-in-a-new-york-residency-audit.html

JIB, have they ever come after you with a home in Florida and one in New York?

James D.

Sullivan seemed less than pleased with Powell at that hearing late last year when he slapped down whatever motion she was making at the time.

Sullivan is a coward and a tool of the deep state and a jackass.

If he’d actually done his job during the Ted Stevens persecution, and actually punished the criminal, out of control DoJ prosecutors, maybe they’d be a little less gang-ho about this endless illegitimate witch hunt against everyone associated with the President.

But he didn’t, because as noted, he’s a coward and a jackass and he can go screw himself.

James D.

jason garrett needs to take a break.

He might be better as a coordinator than as a head coach.

He’s the only decision so far for the Giants this year that I’m not totally down on.

jim nj

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/the-week-in-pictures-habemus-impeachmus-edition.php

jim nj

James D,

That was a hmm feeling for me. Garrett is very well respected by the Giants organization. Has been for some time.

My first thought was that he would prefer another head coaching job. It's hard to take a step down, but after Jerry Jones, he might have wanted a role with an organization that could be more supportive of him.

It could be great fun if Garrett feels a need to demonstrate to the Cowboys the folly of their actions.

Buckeye

jim nj

Thanks for the "dopes and babies" link.

If he didn't say that, he probably should have.

Robin, Schadenfreude Red lipstick

That WIP was the best in a long while. I giggled all the way through.

Captain Hate

I despise black robed tyrants as much as anyone but clarice stated that Sullivan followed the rules in punishing the DOJ creeps in the Stevens case as much as possible. Maybe GOPe heroes like Paul Ryan or John Boehner should have initiated changing the rules instead of following their paymasters wishes.

anonamom

Early thought on Dersh getting named to POTUSs's defense team:
will cause MSM to investigate Pedo Island!

Ruled that out--way too many Leftists must be involved.

We've not heard a word from Pelosi's daughter after her initial Tweet, counseling everyone to let it unfold, despite all who were going to be exposed, have we? Her momma must have explained to her where the money she lives off of comes from, now that the Ukrainian cash has been shut down.

Buckeye

TWIP

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/the-week-in-pictures-habemus-impeachmus-edition.php

Buckeye

Maybe GOPe heroes like Paul Ryan or John Boehner should have initiated changing the rules instead of following their paymasters wishes.

Damn stain on Ahia that we "educated" one of those twits and produced the other.

Hangin' my head in shame.

Buckeye

If Maryrose is awake, I'm gonna pay for that:)

peter

little video that reminds me of the stories daddy would tell here - encounters with moose
http://trk.klclick.com/wf/click?upn=4hdMzM-2FtPhT6wuf-2BMaqPoADH-2FqBYBklmgfKauREbQs2NlBQysizlc9jcz2F1xoPj_SbirsJZo5PXPqz5bcGS0OTHsyM8G7fMd-2BkYluBR7CJZvKZ8UJn-2Bf8eOLmONEU0PTLvx8DH1IB0ObnTCuKnhdMOJQB18n7-2FgztQbPg1tK9tsNrVVDVaCqotnlluyXV-2FZcSoNTcAv53s7pvWBlVi6Mu9Ws1SMDjleVyKEfP-2FBMDcx7vbBFQpsT0iwTPCXIWIDC8jPY1ir7NMJwO-2BnSbSNrPoNWfkABbOdI2oclNkGEMHN9Wna3ueL-2FSCU1R2P8qXlG1cJOp2JlV1zhS1DA928a0t0Wn1-2FXwFOnA084aYx0IyKKagqCTNM2mvZMAvGO03pa-2BASNEnWaf6INx4O4Je3-2Fur0ZNr-2B-2BEjGlLBR8G48WEbnBXuQc9H42b7Rx-2Bs4IDbGGAFg92w9Pn6MD700BSS5ttBsofuJFNm4-2BGwsHNGNpdaI-3D

peter

Ok, let's try that again:

An Alaska man on a casual stroll to take a sack of garbage to his shed last Saturday found himself briefly trapped by a bull moose. (Amy Phillips via AP Video) pic.twitter.com/ltjrvNa7Uy

— WATE 6 On Your Side (@6News) January 18, 2020
Buckeye

2 possible explanations Peter.

1) Something in the garbage smelled good.

2) Bulwinkle wanted to play:)

mike in houston

After that AK video, this is just embarrassing. What is it about a pellet gun they don't understand?

Squirrel terrorizing Cypress neighborhood has already sent 2 mothers to hospital

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/01/15/squirrel-terrorizing-local-neighborhood-has-already-sent-two-mothers-to-the-hospital/

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Picture at the link.

First stop in the Hawkeye State! Women for Trump are excited to show support for @realDonaldTrump - a great panel with @LaraLeaTrump @mercedesschlapp & @kayleighmcenany #WomenForTrump #Iowa #LeadRight pic.twitter.com/zuAuW6dsNU

— Ashley Hayek - Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@ashleyhayek) January 16, 2020
Captain Hate

Does anyone care about what the McCain family thinks about anything?

https://mobile.twitter.com/mdrache/status/1218176229074984960

McSally crashed fewer planes, Jake, Cindy and Mega.

MissMarple2

A great day at the White House for our National Champions, the LSU Tigers! https://t.co/0sbotFsMO7

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2020

Link goes to tweet with video by Ja'MarrChase.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
41m
Tremendous surge in new housing construction in December, 16.9%, biggest in many years!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
28m
“Day after day, really good news on the economy. By the way, this didn’t just happen by accident, it’s the result of a lot of the policies that Donald Trump has put into place. Obviously, the Tax Cut, and now we have these two BIG trade deals.” @StephenMoore
Great future growth!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
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26m
“Trade Deals Drive Stocks To Record Highs.” @FoxNews

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Picture at link.

Honored to join @LaraLeaTrump @kayleighmcenany @ashleyhayek on the #WomenForTrump bus tour. Meeting amazing Iowan women who are committed to re-electing @realDonaldTrump in 2020 pic.twitter.com/20rBFgcdCl

— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) January 16, 2020
MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

Sean Hannity
@seanhannity
·
17h
Think about it. Since @realDonaldTrump
was elected, what have Democrats, what have the media ever done to improve the lives of Americans? Create jobs? Safety, security, peace?

Captain Hate

West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution 8

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions

Buckeye

West by God:)

Jack is Back!

New.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

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