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Blundering builders bulldoze beautiful chateaux in Bellevue by Bourdeaux belonging to Belarussian businessman
1 posted on 12/05/2012 4:55:15 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

LOL


2 posted on 12/05/2012 4:58:03 PM PST by Mears
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To: Uncle Chip

Someone has some explaining to do.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 4:59:38 PM PST by matt04
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To: Uncle Chip
Um, I suppose we shouldn't use this as an opportunity to tell Polish builder jokes?

employed a team of Polish builders

4 posted on 12/05/2012 4:59:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: Uncle Chip

Oooops!


5 posted on 12/05/2012 5:00:02 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Uncle Chip

“Polish workers,” eh. Maybe there’s something to those jokes. ;)


6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:00:46 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Uncle Chip
LOL. I think it was a little revenge.

hehehehehe

You know. Poland. Russia.

Just a guess.

7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:03:27 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Moeskie, Curlyskie and Joeskie


8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:04:40 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Uncle Chip
First thing I thought of was Mr. O'Reilley, the cheap contractor Basil always insisted on hiring on Fawlty Towers. Polish and Irish jokes being largely interchangeable and all.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:09:00 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Uncle Chip
I wonder if he needs any paintings restored...


13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:11:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Uncle Chip
Wow.

Russian oligarch? Those builders' lives aren't worth a plugged nickel now.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:13:32 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Uncle Chip

Mistake? Incredibly valuable salvage there, you know it didn’t go to a landfill, don’t you?


16 posted on 12/05/2012 5:16:58 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: Uncle Chip

Having this Polish joke occur was probably the only way he could arrange the demolition. The newly wealthy Poles are probably lounging on the Mediterrean by now. And the Russian can rebuild the house the way he wants.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 5:17:26 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Actually, now that I've read the article, it's possible the owner did want a teardown (he says it was in bad condition) so he could put up a replica with modern amenities.

It's better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission - the French authorities would probably have objected to full modernization of the lighting, plumbing, etc.

20 posted on 12/05/2012 5:18:41 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Uncle Chip

If they were working for the Obama administration it would be just another day on the job


38 posted on 12/05/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Uncle Chip

The AC-cent was on the wrong syl-LAL-ble.

Nice alliteration there, BTW.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 6:35:44 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Uncle Chip

Polish builders... Russian businessman...umm sure it was a misunderstanding ;)


40 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:49 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Uncle Chip

“.....employed a team of Polish builders to renovate.....”

Key word: Polish.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 7:26:17 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Uncle Chip

In the 1970’s Steve Martin wrote a short story about a similar occurrence.

It seems a Mr. Rivers was New York City crane operator for a demolition company. He was sent to France for a special job. He started work, and due to a poorly drawn map, began the demolition of the Cathedral at Chatres.

He knocked out all of the stained glass and a couple of the walls of the structure.

He was sent back home immediately, and upon his return, went to the library and opened up books on the Cathedral and read about it. He thought to himself how lucky he was to have seen it before it was destroyed.


42 posted on 12/05/2012 7:59:34 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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