An artist has won almost $1.35 million in a lawsuit over a sculpture commemorating workers who were paid $5 per day to risk their lives during the construction of Hoover Dam.
A jury in Las Vegas federal court ruled last month in favor of artist Steven Liguori, creator of the bronze statue known as the “High Scaler” at Hoover Dam.
In 2011, Liguori sued Bert Hansen, longtime owner and operator of the Hoover Dam Snacketeria and the High Scaler Cafe at the dam, after the artist said he was cheated out of royalty payments and his work was used without permission for merchandise and marketing.
According to the lawsuit, Hansen commissioned Liguori to create “High Scaler” for a $166,000 fee and a share of the proceeds from merchandise based on the sculpture as well as the artist’s other dam-related creations.
U.S. District Judge George Foley ordered Hansen to pay Liguori $1.2 million for breaching their agreement and $150,000 in other damages.
The sculpture at the center of the legal dispute is modeled on a photograph of a high scaler, a special breed of Hoover Dam laborer willing to clear loose rock from the walls of Black Canyon while dangling from ropes tied to clifftop eye bolts.
“They were the celebrity laborers on the dam,” said Dennis McBride, director of the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve and a leading Hoover Dam historian. “They’d be sitting in their bosun’s chairs, and over the side they went.”
“It was the most dangerous job so they earned top dollar,” McBride said. “They earned top dollar, which was $5 a day.”
In today’s money, that translates to about $87 a day — or a little less than $11 an hour.
McBride said the man in the photograph on which the “High Scaler” was based is Joe Kine, who got a job with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and stayed on at the dam after it was finished.
Kine spent the rest of his life in Boulder City, where he died in 1997 at age 91.
The Las Vegas law firm Hutchison &Steffen, which represented Liguori, announced the final judgment in the lawsuit Thursday.
“A jury of his peers found that he just wasn’t treated fairly,” Hutchison &Steffen partner Todd Moody said of Liguori in a written statement. “Not only did they breach the contract they had with him, they also infringed on the copyright he had. And to be awarded the highest statutory amount was kind of the icing on the cake.”
Messages left for Hansen and his lawyer were not immediately returned Thursday.
I am convinced that the Hoover Dam will be destroyed as part of an antichrist “breaking of the waters” birthing ritual, but more importantly, I think I know when it will occur. Let me give you the data and then you can decide for yourself.
Now, let me give you the new data that signals a date. A few weeks ago I was made aware of a history making event—the largest projection ever—and it was at the Hoover Dam. It was a projection of the FC Koln logo—a german soccer team goat logo. The event occurred on 5/5/15 and the projection covered 39,000 (3 x 13,000) sq m. No big deal, right? Listen to this video.
Getting back to the $50—most of you know about the destruction of the Hoover being signaled on the $50, which I wrote about before in the posts above; however the researcher in the video above brought to light some new information about the pentagram and its relation to the goat logo projection.
At the end of the video the researcher posed the question about the 50s floating above the dam, as to what is their significance. To me they kind of look like golden colored confetti floating down during a celebration.
Hmm… 50th golden celebration, let me think… how about the Jubilee year that starts on 9/13/15, which is a 50 year celebration.
Definition Jubilee Year: In the Biblical Book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year is mentioned to occur every fiftieth year, in which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.
Are the golden 50s that appear floating above the Hoover on the 50 dollar bill a signal that the Hoover antichrist birthing ritual will take place during the Jubilee year, which begins on 9/13/15?
Here is something else that I noticed; on the esoterically folded $50 there are 22 full 50s above the dam. Notice also that the ellipse in the upper right, that the big 50 is in, forms a number 9 with the right border. Thus together they make a 9/22 and in combination with the Jubilee year they make a signal to 9/22/15?
Another item of interest that I would like to mention is the infamous “predictive programming” in the 2015 Economist cover—it contains a “cymbolic” American drum set with a broken 50th drum on it. Isn’t a drum covered with a skin/membrane? Quote: Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin… So the depicted 50th drum has a broken membrane. What happens when the water breaks?
If you have been following the internet chatter you know there has been a lot of talk about a meteor/comet hitting the earth in September 2015, which I discuss in the post above. I believe this supposed event will involve great deceptions and will be antichrist related. Along those lines I “just happened” to run across a video that agreed with my theory about the coming meteor deceptions, and also included info about the Hoover Dam and suggested they may occur at about the same time.
Any confirmations? Look at this Evan Almighty trailer—it has a big dam breaking, and the date they give in the movie just so happens to be 9/22!
Did you notice the number 7.1 associated with the earthquake that destroyed the Hoover in the San Andreas movie? Is that another signal? The number 7.1 can be written as 7.10. Hmm… How about the 7th month and 10th day? In the Hebrew calendar the 10th day of the 7th month is Tishrei 10. Guess what day is Tishrei 10 in the Hebrew calendar this year–September 22/23, 2015!
And who might be responsible for such an event? The same entities that did this.
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It’s been a shaky week at Hoover Dam, so you can forgive folks there for being a little rattled.
First a faulty gauge led to a phantom report — plus a few earthquake-related conspiracy theories — about an 8-foot drop in Lake Mead in a single hour early Saturday morning.
And now both the dam and the lake behind it are falling victim to another fictional disaster, this time at the hands of the massive quake featured in the new summer CGI-fest “San Andreas,” which opens Friday at multiplexes nationwide.
Rose Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Boulder City, isn’t looking forward to all the calls she’s going to get as a result of the summer blockbuster.
“I’m going to boycott that movie, by the way,” she said with a laugh.
The producers of “San Andreas” actually asked permission to film at Hoover Dam, but “we turned them down,” Davis said.
Turns out the federal agency that operates the dam has script approval when it comes to movie shoots there. In this case, Davis said, the request was denied “because Hoover Dam is built with earthquakes in mind” and would likely withstand even the largest temblor.
“We didn’t want to participate in that kind of far-fetched thinking,” she said. “We’ve also turned down plots that involved terrorists blowing up Hoover Dam.”
According to Review-Journal film critic Christopher Lawrence, who got a sneak peak of “San Andreas” earlier this week, a swarm of mini-quakes near Hoover Dam starts the whole mess. That leads to a magnitude 7.1 that takes down the dam and, based on a newscast in the background of one scene, causes a spot of trouble for the Colorado River communities of Laughlin and Needles, Calif.
No need for a spoiler alert. If you’ve seen trailers for the movie, you’ve already seen the dam come down.
Hollywood’s latest assault on Lake Mead comes just six days after a brief water scare triggered by “an elevation gauge that was not operating correctly,” according to bureau spokesman Doug Hendrix.
The faulty data, which appeared on the bureau’s website for a few hours before being replaced by corrected information, showed the nation’s largest man-made reservoir somehow shedding enough water in 60 minutes to supply the entire Las Vegas Valley for about three years.
The sudden drop was easy enough to identify as a glitch since it popped up alongside a list of water releases that showed no sudden spike in the amount of water passing through the dam.
Even so, the faulty gauge readout led some to speculate that Lake Mead actually did lose that much water and that a magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Caliente on May 22 was to blame.
Still, the idea prompted enough questions and online chatter that the National Park Service responded with an advisory refuting the sudden dip at the lake.
In reality, Hendrix said, “we hadn’t dropped a bit. It was our normal release schedule.”
Then there is this: It’s physically impossible for Lake Mead to lose eight feet of water in one hour. Short of the complete collapse of Hoover Dam — and remember we’re talking about a 6.6 million-ton wedge of concrete more than 725 feet tall and 660 feet wide at the base — the most water the structure can release in 60 minutes is just under 2 billion gallons.
An eight-foot drop in the lake would total more than 260 billion gallons, roughly 130 times more water than the dam is capable of releasing.
But take heart, disaster movie fans: Lake Mead is bouncing along at its lowest level since it was first being filled in 1937, and forecasters expect it to drop even lower, triggering water shortages. It might not happen quickly enough to be cinematic — or require the heroics of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — but many experts agree the crisis is coming soon.
Who knew FC Koln were so popular on the Colorado River?
OK, the 10th-place Bundesliga side really isn’t that popular at the Hoover Dam, but you wouldn’t have known it as their logo was projected on the giant American landmark all week.
It was a record-setting projection. Nice work, FC Koln. But why, exactly, was the side’s logo randomly projected there and setting a new Guinness World Record in doing so?
Per the Bundesliga’s website (h/t Dirty Tackle), it was the handiwork of a PR agency experimenting with a new lighting system.
Others see it as Suspicious. Saying The Goat is a representation of Baphomet, Above 2 Towers(9/11), Projected Onto The Spot of the Next “Big Event”!? Or , was it done just to Set a New World Record?
You be the Judge! More info below!