Friday, February 24, 2017

On Chemical and Radiologic Weapons

                

(Photo: PIR Center)



        When Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London at a tea house with polonium that could only have come from the Russian government or military, people were shocked and upset. When Litvinenko fell ill and was hospitalized, and polonium was eventually discovered as the cause, law enforcement and the medical establishment realized that not only was a man poisoned and murdered, but a swath of innocent people in a foreign land were exposed as well. Everyone from the people in the plane that transported the polonium from Russia, to those in the tea house, those in the tube train, those walking down to street, in addition to the physicians and nurses in the hospital, were all exposed. This is why such an action should not be forgotten. Litvinenko was actually a British subject at the time of his killing. Whomever killed Litvinenko didn't care that citizens in another land might die as well.

                    Two weeks ago, Kim Jong Nam, the elder brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, was similarly murdered.  VX Nerve gas has been found on his face and on his eyes on autopsy. Four presumed North Korean agents are said to have placed the VX on his face as he walked through the airport in Kuala Lampur in Malaysia. Minutes later he died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital. One of the attackers began vomiting presumably due to exposure to the agent, despite the fact that she tried to wash it off her hands in a bathroom.

             Since Kim Jong Nam was actually the elder brother, and had wanted to ease toward democracy in North Korea, had he ever become it's leader, his father, Kim Jong Il, decided to make Kim Jong Un his successor. The elder Kim Jong Nam was a close as North Korea would ever have had to a reformer. His father had wanted this beloved brother to be left alone. Kim Jong Nam therefore spent a lot of time in university in Switzerland, and learning about technology. Most recently he was living in China and took fairly frequent trips to Malaysia. He traveled often and was the father of a number of children.

             Once again, N. Korea, strongly felt to be the body who ordered this hit, thought nothing of exposing those in a foreign land to the most dangerous chemical weapon known to man. This should have implications for any nation that had even polite relations with N. Korea.

               A new dimension to terrorism has begun. The use of chemical and radiological weapons as a means to completing a hit have been acceptable now to two nations. Such actions, if continued, are likely to impact the innocent as well. VX can be delivered to thousands in a number of ways.  Neither of these killings should be forgotten. Such weapons exist and there are those on Earth who will not hesitate to use them.


VX Gas


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Affordable Survival Home in Connecticut



                            A lot of people know that Idaho, or a state known for having a lot of forest and rural lands might be a better choice as a place for a survival home, but they are tied into the Northeast with friends, families and jobs. In addition, land can be very pricey in the northeast, as can property taxes. I wanted to post this for those of you in such a situation.

               This is 90, Sunset Ridge in Norfolk, Connecticut, 06058,  which is in Litchfield County.

This property is on 38 deeded acres, but should be resurveyed, as it could be slightly more or slightly less.


Three Bedroom, 1 Bath home on 38 acres. A diamond in the rough, this property is tucked away down a private drive yet within walking distance to the Norfolk Village center and the Norfolk Library, Infinity Hall, the Yale Estate as well as within walking distance to Norfolk’s ballfield and Toby Pond. Norfolk, CT, is located in the Litchfield Hills and close to the Berkshires, Appalachian Trail, Wassaic train station and the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers that boast wonderful fly fishing. It also has a Haystack Mountain view. There is also a detached garage.

 It is a current listing and is presently only $198,000. US


 https://www.harneyre.com/real-estate-property/home-for-sale-litchfield-ct-eh3350/


   This permits a family to have land, security and some gardening potential, while remaining in the Northeast near family, friends and familiar health care. 

     Please do your due diligence and check zoning laws to ensure that your plans for such a property are in keeping with the planning department of the township, county and state.  The property taxes are over five thousand dollars a year, which is quite typical for many homes in the area, even those without acreage.


 Agent Contact Information:


Dianna Christinat
diana.christinat@snet.net
(860) 738-3720
(860) 309-1828
View Agent's Page
 


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Survival Home in Virginia

     Once again, I have no financial interest in this or in any other property for sale by Survival Realty. However, depending upon where you are living in the US, this is an excellent buy. It is South of Richmond , Virginia in a rural area off Interstate 95.

The information between the two set of undulating lines is the work product of Survival Realty.

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Private Oasis on Over 47 Acres!

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Your private oasis awaits! Sited on over 47 acres, this custom-built retreat offers 3,100 sq ft in the main house with stunning open concept and no detail spared. Step inside the spacious foyer and be greeted by beamed cathedral ceilings, a breath-taking cypress vaulted front wall and many windows, illuminating the craftsmanship and detail throughout. The beautifully designed kitchen offers granite counter tops, tile backsplash, tin ceiling and state-of-the-art appliances.


Located on the first floor, the master suite provides a luxurious bath featuring a large tile steam shower, soaking tub and heated floors. The spacious second floor loft overlooks the lower level and provides plenty of space for relaxing. Two additional bedrooms offer private full baths.
The pool house adds an additional 2,450 sq ft of finished and conditioned space, housing the 36×12 heated salt water pool. Additional private rooms transform this building into a welcoming guest house. The oversized two-car garage features a half-bath and utility area as well as plenty of storage. There is an unfinished apartment above the garage with private entrance.
Conveniently located off Interstate 95. Stokes Plat. More details below:
  • 85_1611319_45_1461691977_636x435Land 48 acres +/-
  • Wildlife: Deer Turkey Hawks
  • Lots of country roads for great bike rides
  • 5 miles off 95
  • 20 minutes to Emporia: Wal Mart, Food Lion, Pebbles
  • 30 minutes to SouthPark area: Target, Best Buy, Lowes, Sears, numerous medical facilities, restaurants, etc.
  • Farmers market in Emporia, greenhouse/produce at Pinewood Greenhouse 10 minutes away.
  • Drilled well with 86 gal water tank and ¾ hp pump.
  • Infiltrator Panel System installed in septic drainfield
  • Main House completed in 2008. 3100 square feet
  • Has passive solar orientation, 24” overhangs for summer/winter energy savings.
  • 2×6 construction
  • Radiant barrier in ceiling for additional insulation in roof (R-Value 48)
  • Roof baffles and continuous ridge vent to prolong life of roof
  • 30 year architectural shingles
  • 1611319-1Low E glass Windows
  • Ext Fiberglass doors with interior blinds and PVC jambs
  • Foundry Hand Split Shake Vinyl Siding
  • Timbertech back deck
  • Stone veneer foundation
  • Interior walls as well as exterior walls are insulated
  • Moisture barrier in crawl space
  • Water proof 4’ lights in crawl space.
  • RV Connection in driveway near garage
  • Gate at road
  • Solar motion detection lights at gate.
  • Omni Security system with 4 cameras, DVR, cameras can be viewed on TV; expandable to 9 cameras
  • 3 American Standard Heritage 15 SEER HVAC systems: one for master suite, one for upstairs
    and one for downstairs. Each system has a whole house air cleaning filter system and
    programmable electronic communicating thermostat.
  • Generac Generator
  • 500 gal propane tank
Main house:
  • 1611319-2Laundry room has tin ceiling, built in cabinets, broom closet, granite countertops.
    Instant Rinnai gas hot water heater for continuous energy efficient hot water
  • Kitchen has tin ceiling, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, custom basswood cabinets with 41” tall wall cabinets, above and below cabinet lighting. 5’ refrigerator and freezer (Kenmore). Bosch dishwasher. Kenmore Elite Dual Fuel 40” range features five gas burners, and 2 electric. Ovens: one main and one side oven. Main oven is also convection. 48” Broan Elite 61000 series range hood with removable washable filters and 4 halogen lights.
  • Open concept living area with cypress T&G ceiling, cypress also on vaulted front wall.
  • Tiled floor installed on tilebacker cement board throughout first floor.
  • Custom energy saving blinds on 1st floor.
  • Media closet, surround sound throughout85_1611319_9_1461691965_636x435 house and on back deck.
  • 6’ storage closet
  • Recessed lighting
  • Half bath with vintage school desk vanity with granite top, vessel sink and vintage mirror.
  • Main floor master suite with wood floor, tray lighting, walk-in closet.
  • Master bath has granite counters. 1 sink and vanity area, double mirrors. 6’ Maax “Moonlight” soaking tub. Tiled steam shower (5’5” x 7’) with glass blocks, 6 jets, rain shower head and hand held faucet. Radiant heated tile floor with programmable thermostat.
  • Non load bearing log pole (from property) at stair case, stair case has bluestone treads, rockwall beside stairs.
  • 2nd floor has open center room for entertainment/ recreation; two additional bedrooms with 2 full baths. Wood floor throughout 2nd floor rooms. Each bath has tiled floor installed on tilebacker cement board. One bath tub/shower, vessel sink. 2nd bath has shower and pedestal sink. Bedrooms’ crawl spaces have access doors for additional storage.
  • All interior doors are solid wood.
  • Ceiling Fans throughout
85_1611319_22_1461691968_636x435Pool House (2450 sq ft)
  • Same footprint as Main house with passive solar energy saving
    features such as orientation and length of overhang.
  • Ceiling is moisture resistant PVC T&G, walls are James Hardee cement board, deck around pool is tinted concrete. Walls and ceiling have a vapor barrier as well as all seams sealed to prevent moisture damage.
  • Timbertech deck on side and rear of pool house
  • Pool house has DRY-AIR dehumidifier system professionally engineered to control humidity
    and prevent deterioration of building from moisture. System does dehumidification, space
    heating, pool water heating and air conditioning. The heating is propane so there is also a
    boiler in the mechanical room.
  • DRY AIR system also has a three way valve for energy efficiency. Excess heat from heating
    space or dehumidification is dumped into pool as needed to maintain pool temperature.
    Pool is salt water with a diatomaceous earth pool filter and Hayward Pool Pump. Also has
    the Aqua Plus Automation and Chlorination pool controller. With the Aqua Plus controller,
    salt level is monitored, filtering times can be set as well as chlorinator percentage. A Ranco
    temperature gauge sets the pool temperature.
  • 85_1611319_25_1461691969_636x435The pool house has security system (all doors are alarmed) and video monitoring. (Great
    for monitoring swimmers from main house!)
  • All windows are tempered glass and all electric is ground fault.
  • Negative pressure fan in ceiling
  • Completely open with 12 x 36 vinyl pool, mechanical room, exercise area and full bath with
    shower, toilet and utility sink, also washer and dryer hookup.
  • Five speakers in pool house with media system in exercise room.
  • Exercise room has a separate HVAC system.
  • Spiral staircase leads to second floor (approx 465 sq ft) which overlooks pool. Has glass
    panel rail so view of pool is not obscured.
85_1611319_34_1461691972_636x435Garage 32 x36 (2300 sq ft)
  • Built in 2013. Has two roll up 10 x 10 insulated Pantego garage
    doors.
  • Storage cabinets installed on one wall, walls and ceiling are finished.
  • Downstairs also has half bath with utility sink, storage closet and craft area with wall cabinets.
    The second floor of the garage is an unfinished apt with own entrance. The electric has
    been run. Rough in HVAC is completed. Unfinished kitchen and vanity cabinets for
    apartment convey.
  • Termite prevention and maintenance in 2015 (all buildings)
  • HVAC maintenance (main house) 2015
  • Pool systems maintenance 2014
  • Pool Dry Air maintenance 2014
  • Manuals available on request.
  • Direct TV
  • Exede Internet (other satellite systems are available)

Deborah Edgar

Deborah Edgar Real Estate Group    Richmond, Virginia    Properties (1)
With over ten years of powerful negotiating skills as a multi-million dollar producer, it is my mission to help you reach your desired real estate goals efficiently, effectively and with utmost profit. I specialize in urban, historic and waterfront properties, but am able to assist in any market whether it is investment, suburban or even commercial properties. Knowledge is power and I am committed to knowing and understanding our current market conditions so that your goals can be reached. In addition to powerful negotiating skills, I pride myself on customer service, attention to detail and forming life-long relationships with my clients. Please use my Website to access powerful features such as the access to the MLS through my MLS Wizard. Selling your home takes special care and attention in order to get the highest possible price and you can feel free to use my Value Wizard to get an instant comparable sales report. My links section is designed to point you to important information on home shopping, owning and selling. If you cannot find the information you seek, contact me and I will do my best to get you an answer or point you to a resource.





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