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  • Texas Homeowner Solves Mansion Cliff-Hanger by Burning Down the House

    06/13/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 13, 2014 | JON HERSKOVITZ AUSTIN Texas Fri Jun 13, 2014
    Demolition crews on Friday burned down a luxury house that had been left dangling 75 feet (23 meters) above a lake when a decaying cliff gave out underneath the abandoned structure. After a planned burn where crews set fuel-soaked bales of hay at strategic points throughout the house, most of the structure was reduced to ashes or plunged to the lake's coast within an hour of the fire being lit. TV news helicopters circled over the house, that once had an estimated value of $800,000, for live broadcasts of the blaze, which took place on Lake Whitney, about 75 miles...
  • UDC Asks for $4 Million to Finance Layoffs (DC area)

    11/26/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 13 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | Monday, Nov 26, 2012 | Brandon Benavides
    School plans to layoff 25 faculty and staff members The University of the District of Columbia is asking the city for $4 million to pay for the severance packages of dozens of professors and staff members it wants to lay off. UDC plans to lay off 25 faculty and staff members, and eliminate seven departments and two dozen majors. School officials say it's expensive to eliminate positions because of a strong union presence. The school already eliminated 30 positions. A university spokesperson said the school expects the city to pay for the severance packages because the city ordered UDC to...
  • Update on effort to suppress "Burning Down the House" Video

    09/30/2008 12:38:09 PM PDT · by GVnana · 83 replies · 3,337+ views
    9/30/2008 | GVnana
    Update on effort to suppress "Burning Down the House" Video "Burning Down the House: What Caused our Financial Crisis" is a video the Obama campaign does not want you to see. The first YouTube posting of this video received over one million hits in less than five days. It was removed by YouTube after a copyright complaint by Warner Music. The second posting of this video has also now been removed from YouTube after receiving 100,000+ plays in one day! Aother version of the video, created by the same YouTube account holder, pointed out that the Obama campaign received nearly...
  • House Committee Hearing on 'Warming of the Planet' Canceled Because of Snow/Ice Storm

    02/13/2007 4:30:48 PM PST · by Arcy · 133 replies · 5,676+ views
    Drudge ^ | Feb 13 2007
    House Committee Hearing on 'Warming of the Planet' Canceled Because of Snow/Ice Storm
  • The Hobbit Hole XXVI - Home is behind, the world ahead

    12/11/2005 8:37:40 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 7,042 replies · 52,622+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Home is behind, the world ahead First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • Arab man sets himself on Fire at the White House

    11/15/2004 11:00:29 AM PST · by Dog · 850 replies · 43,418+ views