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  • Lane closures on I-10 high-rise bridge in New Orleans likely to continue after fire damage

    11/22/2017 11:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | November 17, 2017 | Della Hasselle
    Commuters who take the Interstate 10 high-rise bridge over the Industrial Canal should be ready for continued delays, with two eastbound lanes shut down out of concern for the span's structural integrity, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Friday. Following a large tire fire Wednesday under the bridge on the east side of the canal, crews have shut down two of the three eastbound lanes on the bridge, and the work could continue into early next week. The westbound lanes are open. An overhead traffic camera operated by WWL-TV on Friday showed heavy traffic on the eastbound approach...
  • Sam Houston Tollway fully reopens after Harvey flooding, damage

    10/09/2017 11:00:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    KHOU ^ | September 11, 2017 | KHOU.com staff
    HOUSTON -- Good news for drivers heading into Monday morning: Sam Houston Tollway's main lanes are now fully open in both directions. That means tens of thousands of commuters can now get back to their regular routes. But with the good news comes some bad news: Harris County Tolls will start up again Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all toll roads except for the section of Sam Houston Tollway between Highway 59 and Highway 290. Tolls will be waived because some feeder roads are still closed. Fort Bend County Tolls resume Monday. The toll way opening is a few days...
  • Photo evidence: Media hyping hurricane damage to the Keys

    09/14/2017 7:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/15/2017 | Russ Vaughn
    Having lived right off the water in Pensacola for thirteen years and lived through several hurricanes, my wife and I have learned to be wary of the media when it comes to these storms. First, they always exaggerate the deadly potential of approaching storms, which some might consider a good thing, as it motivates citizens to prepare their property and possessions and to evacuate from vulnerable areas. However, there's the risk that such overselling a storm's threat creates a future risk that the citizenry will ignore warnings of a true killer storm. What I find unforgivable is the way the...
  • A camera store shows off gear wrecked by the solar eclipse

    09/04/2017 9:35:43 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 3, 2017, | by Andrew Liptak
    In the days and weeks leading up to the total solar eclipse over the United States last month, there were plenty of warnings for spectators: make sure you protect your eyes and camera equipment. LensRentals, a Tennessee-based camera rental shop, rented out a number of lenses before the event and warned customers to make sure that they use solar filters. Not everyone did. The store posted up a series of images on its blog, showing some of the cameras that were damaged during the eclipse. Blog editor Zach Sutton wrote that they weren’t out to criticize their customers, but wanted...
  • Selfie attempt sets off domino effect at L.A. gallery and causes $200,000 in damage

    07/14/2017 5:14:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    L A Times ^ | 07/14/2017 | Veronica Rocha
    TThe quest for the perfect selfie at a pop-up gallery in Los Angeles known for its Instagram-friendly art took a disastrous turn recently, and it came with a steep price. The calamitous scene unfolded when an unidentified woman crouched for a selfie in front of a row of crowns displayed individually on pedestals and fell backward, triggering an unstoppable domino effect in a room described by the gallery as “a serene space.” A video, posted on YouTube Thursday, captured the mishap at the 14th Factory as each pedestal fell onto the next. Simon Birch, a British-born, Hong Kong-based artist who...
  • Woman claims I-95 construction damaged her home

    05/11/2017 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    News 4 JAX ^ | May 6, 2017 | Destiny McKeiver
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman claims the ongoing construction along Interstate 95 in St. Nicholas is ruining her home. Christine Parker, who lives on Southampton Road within walking distance of the project, said heavy pounding, earth moving and other construction that's been going on for four years has caused her floors, walls and ceilings to crack. "My house is falling apart," Parker said. "The construction they've been doing (with) all the heavy pounding has ruined my home." The damage is so severe -- she claims the home built in 1922 has shifted two inches in the last three years --...
  • With Oroville Spillway Damage Spreading, Officials Prepare for Reservoir to Overflow

    02/09/2017 9:30:51 PM PST · by blueplum · 65 replies
    KQED TV ^ | 09 Feb 2017 | Staff writers
    Update, 7:15 p.m. Thursday: The situation surrounding the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam has escalated into a crisis, with state water managers hoping they can dump enough water down the badly compromised structure to prevent the state’s second-largest reservoir from pouring over an emergency release point that has never been used before. Flow rates down the collapsing spillway were increased late Thursday morning to 35,000 cubic feet per second. The result was a spectacle of churning mud and water and the further damage to the concrete structure. [snip] Officials at the media briefing repeated further reassurances that the integrity of...
  • Dramatic Photos Show Damage To Oroville Dam Spillway, Officials Say Dam Is Still Fine (NorCal Alert)

    02/09/2017 3:59:32 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 81 replies
    sf1st.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Caleb Pershan
    If you have family and friends in this area please tell them to monitor the situation. So far, no Emergency Broadcast System alerts or anything.
  • The Wheedle and the Damage Done

    09/19/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Scott Johnson
    No American president has ever done more damage to American national security or America’s standing in the world than Barack Obama. We’ve never had a president quite like him before. I think the damage is attributable to his rabid belief in the myths of the left-wing critique of the United States. We will be living with the damage he has done for a long time to come (if we are lucky, I guess). Let us count (a few) of the ways. We have the great kick-me moment of the 2009 Cairo speech and its false history (an Obama trademark). We...
  • Donald Trump admits cutting off medical treatment for his nephew's sick baby

    01/10/2016 3:41:15 PM PST · by TBP · 196 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated: 01:50 EST, 4 January 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    *Trump's older brother Freddy died an alcoholic at the age of 43 in 1981 When Trump family patriarch Fred Sr. died in 1999, *Freddy's children were cut out of the will Donald helped draft *Donald admitted he reneged on a pledge to pay the medical bills for the medical care of the sick infant when the Freddy's children sued *Claimed Donald and his siblings had influenced their late grandfather to leave them out of his will Donald Trump has admitted cutting off medical treatment to his nephew’s sick baby after he allegedly had his alcoholic brother’s children cut out of...
  • Soggy revenge? Water damage discovered after tenant evicted

    09/19/2015 8:34:03 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 13 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Lindsay Cohen
    Donald Rennie, who co-owns the business next door, said he returned to work from a Bahamas vacation Monday to find the ocean had practically followed him home. About 2 inches of water had seeped into the carpet and onto the furniture from the neighboring storefront, Rennie said. "I opened the door and smelled a horrible smell. My feet were actually squishing in the carpet from the amount of water that was in here," Rennie said. "All of that water seeped in over here and it was just a mess." Police are still trying to track down the woman who owned...
  • How Emotion Can Damage America

    05/07/2015 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 26 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Talking Points ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    The debate continues to rage over whether an anti-Muslim group was justified in insulting every Muslim on the planet. As you may know, two jihadis were killed by a brave police officer in Garland, Texas on Sunday after they tried to storm a conference held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The dead men deserved what they got. But the incident was ignited by a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Any depiction of that Islamic icon is a sin in the Muslim world. Many Americans believe the provocation was legitimate under freedom of speech. But that is not...
  • Damage By Oakland May Day Protesters ‘Worst Seen In Years’

    05/02/2015 6:22:43 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 45 replies
    OAKLAND (KCBS) — Glass from shattered windows, graffiti, and debris littered the streets Saturday in the aftermath of Friday’s May Day demonstration in Oakland. As the cleanup effort got underway, the damage was described as the worst seen in years. Late Friday night, violent protesters broke windows at businesses and damaged dozens of vehicles along Broadway’s Auto Row. They even set cars on fire. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff said it was a very small band within the group of 300 or so demonstrators, who were responsible for the damage. “They came with rocks in their pockets and malice in their...
  • Flooding, damage reported after Friday storm. Fort main gate closed, ...

    07/13/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — More thunderstorm activity which could release heavy amounts of rain is predicted to continue, according to a federal meteorologist.. Friday’s storm created the need to call out additional Sierra Vista Police officers, because of the need to establish traffic control at intersections where traffic lights went out, said Officer Jock Russell. Additionally, there was a criminal incident being investigated which involved the transportation of marijuana during the storm, he said Saturday. “We were slammed, we had to call in extra officers,” Russell said. On Saturday, calls were still coming in of damage to include trees down, power...
  • White House in damage control on health care jobs report

    02/04/2014 4:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Medical Xpress. ^ | 2/04/14 | Stephen Collinson
    **SNIP** It said that the CBO summary instead showed that some who stay in low paid jobs or put off retirement to keep health insurance plans linked to employers would no longer have to under Obamacare and could chose to leave the work force or toil for fewer hours. "Claims that the Affordable Care Act hurts jobs are simply belied by the facts in the CBO report," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement, which appeared just before the White House conducted a hurriedly organized call for reporters. "Since the Affordable Care Act passed into law in March...
  • Human services secretary stops in Orlando for Obamacare damage control

    11/19/2013 9:58:38 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-19-2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — After the botched rollout of Obamacare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a stop in Orlando Tuesday morning in an attempt at damage control. WFTV reported earlier this month about cancer patient, Gloria Canter, who received a cancellation notice from her health insurance company due to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Screen problem with Nexus 7

    09/22/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 14 replies
    me ^ | me
    My son's Nexus 7 has developed several lines that run across the screen. They are on the side that has the power/volume buttons. The screen is not cracked nor scratched. I have tried doing a system reboot, but the problem remains. We just bought it in April, so I suppose it still has a warranty. I have no idea if we still have the receipt or box though. My son says that he didn't drop it, but who knows? Any ideas on what the problem might be? I tried google searching but didn't have much luck. Most of the links...
  • America’s Nine Most Damaged Brands

    04/12/2013 8:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/12/2013
    Source: courtesy Best Buy Co. Inc. Brand reputations are among the most prized assets major corporations have. A look at relevant surveys shows that brand valuations are often so high that they compare to the market values of the public companies that own them. But brands can fall as fast and as hard as they have climbed.While a reputation can take years to build, it can be battered or ruined in a very short time. This certainly happened to J.P. Morgan after it reported a $6.2 billion trading loss in its London office. It happened to Hyundai after it overstated...
  • Rand Paul stumbles but doesn’t fall at Howard University

    04/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/11/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. delivered an effective speech at Howard University, even though he rhetorically stumbled at points. The audience was mostly silent through Paul’s prepared speech, which highlighted traditional Republican policies such as school choice, free markets, and limited government. Paul’s more libertarian ideas, however, appeared to resonate with the audience, as they applauded for his views on reduced jail penalties for non-violent drug users and a more humble foreign policy. “Republicans are often miscast as uncaring or condemning of kids who make bad choices,” Paul said. “I, for one, plan to change that.” Paul admitted that Republicans had...
  • Researchers Discover 28 New Cases of Brain Damage in Deceased Football Players

    12/03/2012 10:02:10 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | December 3, 2012, 12:01 am ET | Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players — including 15 who played in the NFL — more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease. The NFL players include two Hall of Famers: running back Ollie Matson, who played 14 seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, and Colts tight end John Mackey, who played 10 seasons and once served as the head of the NFL players’ union. Both died last year after suffering from dementia