Posts Tagged ‘00x27ips’

The Presidency: The Hardest Job in the World – The Atlantic

February 9, 2019

Good quotes:
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Hoover noted, “When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer; and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.”

There’s just too much to do. Instead, presidents should follow Calvin Coolidge’s model. “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business,” he said. …
Can one person handle all this? In 1955, former President Herbert Hoover completed a review—his second—of executive-branch efficiency and suggested the addition of an administrative vice president to help the overloaded president. (The existing vice president was apparently already too busy.) Hoover’s report was issued a few months before President Eisenhower had his first heart attack. It was the fifth heart attack or stroke to hit a current or former president since the Wilson administration ended, in 1921. This caused the columnist Walter Lippmann to wonder whether the job was too much for one man to bear. Addressing the “intolerable strain” on the president, Lippmann wrote, “The load has become so enormously greater … because of the wars of this century, because of the huge growth of the American population, of the American economy, and of American responsibilities.”
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/a-broken-office/556883/

Wine May Cut Risk of Esophageal Cancer

January 13, 2019

https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20090302/wine-may-cut-risk-of-esophageal-cancer#2

Noisy neighbors: Turning up the volume against the uproar next door – NY Daily News

December 15, 2018

https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/noisy-neighbors-turning-volume-uproar-door-article-1.204509

Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas – The New York Times

June 30, 2018

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/upshot/why-the-medical-research-grant-system-could-be-costing-us-great-ideas.html

Who Are the One Percent by Income and Net Worth?

June 16, 2018

$430K/yr & $10M
vs
$1.1M/yr & $43M for .1%

https://dqydj.com/who-are-the-one-percent-united-states/

Facilities update: beneath the surface

April 23, 2018

https://messages.yale.edu/messages/University/univmsgs/detail/169065

Limits of Amazon..

January 3, 2018

Even Amazon, a Colossus, Has Its Limits, by @mims
https://www.WSJ.com/articles/the-limits-of-amazon-1514808002 Quote: “Imagine the data-collecting power of $FB wedded to the supply-chain empire of $WMT — that’s $AMZN.” But I thought Wal-mart was pretty good at data collection & analytics!

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All of these moves fit into Amazon’s core mission as a data-driven instant- gratification company. Its fanaticism for customer experience is enabled by every technology the company can get its hands on, from data centers to drones. Imagine the data-collecting power of Facebook wedded to the supply-chain empire of Wal-Mart—that’s Amazon. “}}

How the Ferry Is Changing the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront – NYTimes.com

December 3, 2017

Interesting reading. Noted the: Durst’s, Spitzer’s, Ferries, Red Hook
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/realestate/how-the-ferry-is-changing-the-brooklyn-queens-waterfront.html

2015 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

September 18, 2017

Yale University has completed its annual report on campus security and fire safety for 2015. This report is now available on the Public Safety website at
http://your.yale.edu/annual-safety-report-campus-crime-and-fire-incidents. The report contains three years’ worth of campus crime statistics as well as security policy statements, fire safety information, and information on how students, faculty and staff should report crimes.

CT real estate agent info

September 17, 2017

Useful thoughts….

http://stephaniegosselin.com/understanding-connecticut-agency-law/

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The Buyer Representation Agreement is with a firm
A Buyer’s Agent…
Assists in making an offer with the buyer’s interests in mind by showing what other buyers are paying for similar properties in the area.

Dual agency occurs when a Buyer’s Agent shows a property to a buyer that is also represented by that Realtor’s firm, or when the Listing Agent shows real estate to a buyer who is also represented by the same firm.
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http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?q=423310

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When you hire an agent to help you buy a home, the agent must be working for you — and only for you.
Every real estate agent’s commission is negotiable. There is no set percentage or commission to which an agent is entitled. Before signing the contract, you can ask the agent to take a smaller commission than what he or she proposed. …
The duration of your agreement with the agent is also negotiable. ….
he contract must have a beginning date, an ending date, and be signed by all parties to the contract.
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http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/11/realestate/new-law-to-change-broker-client-relationships.html

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”If the seller refuses to pay the commission, even though he agreed to it when the listing was taken,” Mr. Halsell said, ”the buyer is liable for it and he can bring down the price of the house by that amount. It’s not a good situation.”
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http://www.ctrealtors.com/mt_consumers/selectingARealtor.shtml

https://www.thebalance.com/should-buyers-sign-exclusive-agreements-with-an-agent-1798310

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Should You Sign an Exclusive Agreement?
Little turns off buyers faster than an agent they’ve looked up online who emails a buyer’s broker agreement before they meet in person. …
Interviewing a real estate agent can help to ease a buyer’s
uncertainty. But many buyers are leery of signing agreements because they are concerned that the relationship might not work out. They don’t want to be stuck with a crummy agent, and that’s understandable. …

Ask for Short-Term
The term of a buyer’s broker agreement is negotiable. Although many agents might request a 90-day commitment at a minimum, you are free to ask for a 24-hour, seven-day or 30-day term; it’s whatever you can negotiate.

Request a Nonexclusive Agreement
These agreements provide compensation to the agent if you switch agents midstream but end up buying a home introduced to you by the first agent. …
Compromise
You can tell the agent that you prefer to spend a little time getting to know her before signing an exclusive buyer’s broker agreement. It’s reasonable to say, “Let’s spend an afternoon looking at homes, and if I think we can work together, I’ll sign an agreement with you before we go out again.”
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