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  • Here's Why Warren Buffett and General Electric Are Betting Big on Natural Gas

    04/07/2014 5:33:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jason Hall
    "Our confidence is justified both by our past experience and by the knowledge that society will forever need massive investments in both transportation and energy." -- Warren Buffett, 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders According to the company's most recent fact sheet, Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary BNSF Railways ships enough coal every year to power 10% of America's houses, and enough crude oil to fill the gas tanks of nearly 650,000 cars every day. Transporting energy is pretty important to BNSF, and BNSF is pretty important to Berkshire, having generated some $3.8 billion in net income in 2013. At the same...
  • Obama Fundraisers to Deny Thousands a Day at the Beach [Obama shuts down public beach]

    08/04/2012 9:47:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    A popular Connecticut park and its 234 acres of wetlands, woodlands and beach on Long Island Sound will be shut down all day Monday so that President Obama can use the location as a base for fundraising nearby. The Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut will have to turn away thousands of bathers so that Obama can get to and from his events, including a $35,800 per head bash at the 9,000-square-foot, $8.3-million waterfront estate of movie mogul Harvey Wienstein, according to The Connecticut Post. Here’s a look at what people will be missing: The Obama incursion is already...
  • Time with Obama: $38,500 in Westport, $500 in Stamford

    07/24/2012 12:15:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Political sources say President Barack Obama is coming to Connecticut Aug. 6 for two fundraisers in the political cash machine known as Fairfield County, whose residents already have written checks for more than $5 million to presidential candidates in 2012. Movie producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, will host the president at their waterfront home in Westport for the more expensive of the two events. Tickets are $35,800 each or $71,600 per couple. Then it will be off to the Stamford Marriott, where $500 will gain admission to the ballroom and $10,000 will buy a handshake...
  • Where in the World is Westport™ WiNG?

    05/21/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Triple · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/21/2012 | Westport
    PLYMOUTH, MI, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, is taking its first natural gas pick-up truck on a road trip across the Eastern USA this week, from May 21 to 24. Driving entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG), a team from Westport Innovations will make the 700 mile drive in the brand new Westport™ WiNG powered bi-fuel Ford F-250 Super Duty truck. During stops in Cleveland, OH; Canton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Pottstown, PA; the public will have the chance to view and drive this low carbon fuel...
  • Patti LaBelle [ordered bodyguards to assault innocent person] Sued By West Pointer Over Guard Attack

    06/03/2011 3:14:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 85 replies
    Never come between the "Godmother of Soul" and her luggage. That's the lesson a West Point cadet says he learned at Houston airport when he charges Patti LaBelle's security guards roughed him up. Richard King, 23, is suing LaBelle over the incident, captured on surveillance video last March 11 at Bush Intercontinental Airport. King, a Houston resident who is a senior at the military academy, had come home for spring break when he wandered close to LaBelle's limousine. He was talking to his brother on his cellphone when her bodyguards "sprang into action," according to the civil suit he filed...
  • Pol nabbed on New Hampshire booze run (Dem Avoids His Own Tax)

    09/04/2009 12:50:17 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,646+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/02/09 | Michele McPhee, Dave Wedge and Hillary Chabot
    A Westport lawmaker who voted to hike the state sales and alcohol taxes was spotted brazenly piling booze in his car - adorned with his State House license plate - in the parking lot of a tax-free New Hampshire liquor store, the Herald has learned. Michael J. Rodrigues’ blue Ford Crown Victoria, emblazoned with his “House 29” Massachusetts license plate, was parked outside a Granite State liquor store on Interstate-95 South over the weekend, according to a witness who provided pictures to the Herald. The witness, who requested anonymity, claimed he approached Rodrigues, noted his State House plate, and asked...
  • Westport to Martha Stewart: Leave already!

    08/12/2006 9:42:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 310+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/12/06
    Six years after Martha Stewart said she was leaving Westport, Conn., the domestic diva really is bidding farewell to this wealthy seaside town -- if only someone will buy her house. Stewart has been trying for more than two months to sell her early-19th-century federal-style farmhouse for $9 million. Real estate experts say it's not unusual for luxury homes to take at least a few months to sell -- even those with Martha's famous touch. ``It's the most beautiful property I've ever seen,'' said Eileen Hill, president of the Mid Fairfield County Association of Realtors. ``Every blade of grass stands...
  • Martha Stewart plans to sell Connecticut home

    10/31/2005 5:48:36 PM PST · by nutmeg · 23 replies · 2,609+ views
    WTNH.com ^ | October 31, 2005 | WTNH - Channel 8
    (New York-AP, Oct. 31, 2005 2:30 PM) _ Martha Stewart tells Fortune Magazine she plans to sell her famous Turkey Hill Farm in Westport. She says she hardly ever goes there anymore and does not miss it. Stewart now spends most of her time at her home in Katonah, New York, on 153-acre estate in the rolling horse country 40 miles north of midtown Manhattan. She bought the property in 2000 for $16 million . Stewart had been a fixture in Westport since 1971, when she and her former husband, Andrew, purchased the nine-room, 19th-century Colonial house and gated Turkey...
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign in Westport

    09/28/2004 8:23:32 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 511+ views
    WFSB-TV.com ^ | September 28, 2004 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Connecticut to throw her support behind Fourth Congressional District candidate Diane Farrell. Clinton will attend an Oct. 3 reception in Westport for Farrell. Tickets are going for $125 apiece. The fund-raiser is a part of the campaign's Women for Farrell initiative. Former Texas Governor Ann Richards is scheduled to attend an Oct. 15 reception for Farrell at a private home in Stamford. Farrell is the first selectman of Westport. Her challenge is considered the toughest Republican Christopher Shays has faced in his 17 years in office. National...
  • Freeping Hillary In Westport

    04/03/2004 3:29:22 PM PST · by LaserLock · 13 replies · 383+ views
    My Post | April 3, 2004 | LaserLock
    Today I went to Westport, CT to freep Hillary. Though I didn't know the exact house number on Bayberry Lane, I knew there would be tell-tale signs that would let me know which house she's holing up in. I arrived at 10:45am and drove along the entire Bayberry Lane with no signs of hillary. I knew it was early, so I went for a cup coffee and would come back later. While driving along Bayberry Lane I noticed that the road would not allow for a freep. It's only a two lane road and there were no sidewalks. I came...
  • Leftport, Connecticut: Why I'm taking flight from the Bush-hating 'burbs.

    05/03/2004 6:32:16 AM PDT · by jcb8199 · 71 replies · 213+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | Monday, May 3 | ALAN BROMLEY
    Leftport, Connecticut Why I'm taking flight from the Bush-hating 'burbs. BY ALAN BROMLEY Monday, May 3, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT These weekend invitations to Westport, Conn.--I've started calling it "Leftport"--are becoming burdensome. I find myself surrounded by people who have moved from Manhattan to homogeneous suburban enclaves encircled by white fences, white neighbors and purer-than-thou philosophies. Never mind that they moved there for better public schools and lower tax rates--and to see Paul Newman at the local grocery store. They are now of one mind: to defeat President Bush! They hate his swagger, which I find a bit annoying; they...
  • Kansas City police kill man wanted for murder in Nevada

    03/19/2002 4:43:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 216+ views
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) --  A gun-wielding man who was shot and killed as St. Patrick's Day festivities were winding down in the city's popular Westport entertainment district was wanted in Nevada for attempted murder, authorities said.</p> <p>Police on Monday identified the man as Kirt J. Morrissey, 46, of Pahrump, Nev. Police said Morrissey's ex-wife has relatives in Kansas City.</p>