The home of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, located on a vineyard outside of Los Angeles, is "burning down" in Southern California’s wildfires, according to an NBC News report on Wednesday. Bloomberg News reported earlier Wednesday that the area around Murdoch´s Moraga vineyard in Bel-Air was ordered evacuated as firefighters battled wind-whipped fires that continue to spread. Murdoch´s property is "a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean," according to the Moraga’s website.
Murdoch means nothing to me; still, the devastation of this fire is nothing to celebrate. I think of the people who have worked hard for many years to create a thriving vineyard. May God protect all who are in harms way today and those who have stepped up to help. Ramona (the Pest)
I believe the Getty has, in the past fires, used a protective foam spray on the property, but I don’t know if they have that capability today. I hope so. I also think they have an evacuation plan to save as much as possible—I seem to recall this from the last round of fires. Living in So. Cal myself and having this experience twice before, I am praying for all of us. Wish us luck, everyone.
Just like his 21st Century Board--they were sued by a shareholder (Monroe City Pensions) for the sexual harassment-induced golden parachutes Ailes and O´Reilly received. The Board´s third party insurers settled the claim for $90 million and since board members cannot receive compensation from claims, it was transferred to the corporation.
It´s good to be king. It´s even better to be a corporate crook. If I have offended any Rupert or James Murdoch supporters, please....come after me with all you have.
all of it is tragic beyond words. for everyone..I, grieve especially for the animals that cannot be evacuated and saved. there were 30 horses lost in one place. I weep for how those poor babies suffered with pain and terror..I weep.........
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Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire exploded in size Sunday, forcing more people in the path of the unpredictable flames to get out with their lives. The so-called Thomas fire has burned about 200,000 acres and is only 15 percent contained, Fox 11 reported. The fire grew by more than 25,000 acres during the day, the Los Angeles Times added. Officials ordered new evacuations for people living east of Mission Canyon and north of Highway 192. “Some places the smoke is going straight up in the air, and others it’s blowing sideways. Depends on what canyon we’re in,” Santa Barbara County
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WASHINGTON — David Brock’s Media Matters for America appears to be granting hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable funds to political groups that are trying to impeach the president and unseat Republicans across the nation. Brock’s Media Matters for America is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status. That tax-exempt status comes with an important caveat: the non-profit is barred from participating in political activity–funding or otherwise–that is in support or opposition to a candidate for office. Media Matters for America granted $200,000 in 2016 to a Brock organization,
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