Well my OP is my very first update, so unless I'm having a mindlapse - to just do that I'd need to copy and paste each update to the next post until I either get to the end, or (most likely) find a post of mine that I'm willing to just copy over. But that may mess up how people responded to certain updates, showing the update they're talking about as coming a day afterwards.
Then again, I could just merge the first and second updates together in the second post, now that I think about it, and make this entire problem irrelevant.
The return from destroying infrastructure is dismal, that's just how the game mechanics are set up. Therefore, it's not a bug or anything along those lines, you just need to be careful with your purchases.