Lack of rebar and structural steel: The Wright homes are built out of concrete sans rebar with too little steel, absurdly
5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House
So, once things start going bad, it cost an enormous amount to fix the problem and pour new concrete with lots of nice strong rebar; this is a problem specifically attributable to Wright, not the builders.
12 Facts About Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
"Fallingwater is an architectural marvel, but it still has a few major flaws. Its skylights leak, the waterfall promotes mold growth (Kaufmann nicknamed Fallingwater “Rising Mildew”), and—even worse—the builders didn’t use enough reinforcing steel to support the first floor’s concrete skeleton.
Kaufmann had initial doubts about the technical feasibility of Wright's concept, and he hired consulting engineers to examine Wright's plans. They discovered that the main floor's girders needed additional reinforcement, but Wright dismissed this claim and forged ahead with construction.
Over time, gravity caused the home's first floor cantilever to sag, and in 2002, the structure’s foundation was reinforced to prevent a future collapse. In the process, the first level’s stone floor and furniture had to be ripped out."
If you're a slow walker, you're more likely to die young
Wife is Speedy Gonzalez.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » GOOD QUESTION: What stopped Japan from intercepting North Korean missile? The projectile was appa…
Probably not the best of ideas to shoot a missile down while it is on the way over a populated land mass. If it should fall and kill someone better to let the opprobrium fall fully on the thin, flabby shoulder of Dear Leader FatBoy.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » WELL, GOOD: Erdogan guards face three new indictments over Washington DC brawl. Tuesday’s grand…
"Tuesday’s grand jury decision means that a total of 19 people – 15 identified as Turkish security officials – have now been charged over their roles in the violence on 17 May during Mr Erdogan’s state visit to the US."
Elderly Houston Couple Rescued After Ordering Lunch and a BOAT from Chick-fil-A (Video)
I thought that was Waffle House!
I bet racist Chic-fil-A called the racist Cajun Navy for the boat and Jet Ski . . . which was driven by a black man? Leftist progressives heads are a poppin' tonight.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: High Times, Low Prices. After decades of dodging law enforcement an…
The price of weed is bound to drop to near zero. US farmers are behemoths of efficiency, and pot is the perfect over priced weed needing a price reduction.
I am Going To Make A Fortune in the New Legalized Marijuana Market.... Uh, Maybe Not | Coyote Blog
Made in the USA (by Robots): China to Open Sewbot Factory in Arkansas, Producing Shirts for 33 Cents | MishTalk
We can see the total number of jobs this automation will replace, and the total number of employees the plant will retain, which is much lower than a non-automated facility. What we cannot see is how this cost savings and release of labor will result in other unseen jobs. Many of these jobs may not even exist today. Just as factory jobs did not initially exist as tractors, combines and other mechanical devices released farmers from labor on the land so today's automation will eliminate jobs but we will not be able to see the jobs which will come in replacement.
The pessimists believe no jobs will replace these lost jobs. Why this would happen for the first time in human history not one of them can explain, but they believe this fervently.
5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Applying To Law School
I am a retired lawyer. After graduating law school, I passed the Oregon Bar and the Washington Bar. My practice was an active litigation practice focusing on medical issues, administrative law, and construction law. I practiced in a mid sized firm, a smaller boutique firm, and as a sole practitioner. I hated my last boss most of all, that sole practitioner was a heartless bastard.
My thoughts below.