Toxic Assets

Mortgage flipping in Florida and other stories…

Loads of great other stuff to listen to here as well.

Space shuttle Endeavour’s final journey

Photographing the Last launch

"To prevent the cameras from tipping over on their tripods, Winters drills anchoring posts deep into the soil and attaches the tripods to them with the same tie-down straps truckers use to secure their loads. He also braces each leg of the tripod with 50-lb. (23 kg) sandbags to minimize vibration. Waterproof tarps protect the whole assembly until launch day, when they are removed and the cameras are armed. Throughout the launch, they fire at up to five frames per second. Only after the vehicle has vanished into the sky and the pad crew has inspected the area for brushfires, toxic residue and other dangers, are the photographers allowed to recover their equipment."

Dan Winters, Last Launch. 
Abandoned Lots

Inside Expedition Everest