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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee 2058

Posted by samzenpus
from the deadly-serious-homeowner's-association dept.
Dthief writes "From MSNBC: 'Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. "They could have been saved if they had put water on it, but they didn't do it," Cranick told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The fire started when the Cranicks' grandson was burning trash near the family home. As it grew out of control, the Cranicks called 911, but the fire department from the nearby city of South Fulton would not respond.'"

Comment: Re:Not this again... (Score 1) 861

by austinpoet (#32435038) Attached to: <em>The Hurt Locker</em> Producers Sue First 5,000 File-Sharers

you forgot, watch it at someone else's expense who has done any of the above 6 things (or who has a d/l of the movie)

however:

1. is not an alternative to a downloaded file since you are not able to timeshift/placeshift a movie theater
4,5,6 is not an alternative to a downloaded file since you are not able to placeshift a cable wire

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