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  • How Can I Flee Wildfires in My EV When There's No Electricity?

    10/28/2020 10:10:31 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    Institute for Policy Innovation ^ | Oct 27, 2020 | Dr. Merrill Matthews
    You can’t make this stuff up! Last month California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order “requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035 and additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector.” Just one month later California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced it would be cutting electric power to about 1 million of the state’s residents in an effort to reduce the risk of downed powerlines starting even more wildfires. “It’s the fifth time this year that Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest utility, has cut power to customers in a...
  • Silverado Fire in Southern California forces up to 60,000 to evacuate – Power cut to 1 million due to fire danger

    10/26/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    SS ^ | 10/26/20 | SS
    A new blaze, the Silverado Fire, prompted evacuations for about 60,000 residents – also affected about 10 schools – Monday in the Orchard Hills neighborhood of Irvine, Orange County, California. The fire, which began Monday morning at 6:47 a.m. PDT, quickly exploded to 500 acres during some of the season’s most extreme fire conditions. Much of the state is under red flag warnings because of high winds and low humidity. Wind gusts and low humidity are making for dangerous conditions in parts of California. Gusts over 80 mph have been recorded. At least 20 wildfires still have not been fully...
  • NBC News Admits Wildfires Due to ‘Decades of Mismanagement,’ Still Blames Climate Change

    10/20/2020 7:43:24 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/20/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Remember when media outlets like BBC were casting shade on President Donald Trump for placing the blame for the out-of-control West Coast wildfires on forest mismanagement? It looks like NBC News just admitted that the president may have been right about forest mismanagement. Yet, the outlet still tried to pin some of the blame on climate change. NBC News published a story admitting that “Decades of mismanagement led to choked forests — now it's time to clear them out, fire experts say.” NBC News immediately tried to throw the eco-spin on their own admission: “as climate change continues to fuel...
  • Thousands impacted as Calwood and Lefthand Canyon fires ravage parts of Boulder Co.; 26 homes lost

    10/19/2020 7:59:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Oct 19, 2020 | Robert Garrison
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A large area of Boulder County, including the towns of Jamestown and Ward, are under a mandatory evacuation order after two new wildfires sparked over the weekend. The 8,788-acre Calwood Fire started Saturday and is burning near the Cal-Wood Education Center in the Jamestown area, and officials Sunday night confirmed that 26 homes were lost to the fire, so far, mostly on the eastern side of the fire along Mountain Ridge Drive and Foothills Ranch Drive. No injuries were reported. ... On Sunday, a new wildfire, dubbed the Lefthand Canyon Fire, started in the 14,000 block...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/16/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/16/2020 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Orthodox Jewish religious schools (yeshivas) carry on in spite of New York state orders to shut down in coronavirus "hotspots".... In Israel new less strict coronavirus lockdown rules laid out.... Today police in Thailand trying to put down anti-monarchist protesters with stinging liquid fired from water cannons.... Turkey firing a missile today along its northern coast in what is believed to be a test of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system..... European Union leaders condemning "unilateral actions and provocations" by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.... In a Paris suburb a decapitation attack on a middle school teacher the attacker shouting...
  • About those Cal fires.

    09/29/2020 9:50:28 PM PDT · by crz · 42 replies
    Myself/vanity | 09.29.20 | Crz
    Report from friends on the front lines of the Creek Fire and other fires in CA
  • There are millions of dollars out there! Californian growers terrified about wildfires destroying their pot plants

    09/28/2020 4:28:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    ss ^ | 9/28/20 | ss
    Smoking weed is the newest worry for California firefighters as the state’s biggest wildfire races toward the nation’s biggest marijuana-producing region. The wildfire is headed for Post Mountain and Trinity Pines, two small communities northwest of Sacramento that lie in the heart of cannabis country. And many of the locals — up to 1,000 — are refusing to evacuate because they want to protect their pot. Law enforcement officials went knocking on doors, but can’t make anybody go, Trinity County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Trujillo told the AP. “It’s mainly growers,” Trujillo said. “And a lot of them, they don’t...
  • Emigrant Lake arson suspect pleads “not guilty”

    09/26/2020 10:07:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 35 replies
    Fox Medford, Or ^ | 9/25/20 | Fox
    JACKSON CO., Or.- Today, a grand jury indicted the man Medford police are charging with lighting a vehicle on fire near Emigrant Lake the same day the Almeda fire sparked. 45-year-old Vance Nguyen is in Jackson County jail on a first-degree arson charge. Today Nguyen appeared before a judge and pled “not guilty.” Police arrested Nguyen after investigating a vehicle that was set on fire near Emigrant Lake. Greensprings firefighters says they found the vehicle in flames, with a propane tank on the top of it. They tell us the direction of the wind that day prevented it from spreading...
  • 5 of the 6 largest California wildfires in history started in the past 6 weeks

    09/23/2020 12:16:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    sacbee ^ | 9/22/20 | Michael McGough
    The staggering statistics keep piling up for California’s wildfire season: August and September account for five of the six biggest fires in nearly 90 years of recorded history for the state. The destructive Creek Fire that continues to burn in Fresno County grew about 3,000 acres between Monday and Tuesday for a new total of 283,724 acres, leapfrogging the 2017 Thomas Fire for the No. 6 spot, according to Cal Fire records. It is 30% contained. Ahead of the Creek Fire, which started Sept. 4, are four massive wildfire complexes that sparked during a freak mid-August thunderstorm. The storm pummeled...
  • It’s Not Climate Change, Stupid

    09/21/2020 7:20:49 PM PDT · by logician2u · 41 replies
    Thoreau Institute ^ | September 17, 2020 | The Antiplanner
    Early this week, Oregon governor Kate Brown went on national television to call the Pacific Coast fires a “bellwether for climate change.” As UC Berkeley professor of sustainable development Maximilian Auffhammer writes, “It’s the climate change, stupid.”This is one of four responses to the Pacific Coast fires. Brown and Auffhammer are warmers, people who believe the earth’s climate is changing and the fires must be due to that change. In the warmers’ minds, the fires themselves then become evidence that we need to change our lifestyles to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.A second group are the burners, people who...
  • State That Just Voted To Reduce Penalties For Pedophiles Not Sure Why God Keeps Lighting Them On Fire - Satire

    09/16/2020 7:22:17 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 9/15/20 | Babylon Bee
    SACRAMENTO, CA—California is currently on fire, having also been plagued by darkness, earthquakes, and hippies. State leaders are claiming they have "no idea" why God keeps lighting them on fire, though they just voted to reduce penalties for pedophiles in the name of equality for the LGBTQ+ community. "It's unclear here what exactly we're being punished for," said Governor Gavin Newsom at a press conference as the state burned down around him. "We are a progressive utopia. We're the other states in fast-forward. We pass amazing legislation that shows our love and inclusiveness of pedophiles of all sexual orientations. We...
  • Western Wildfires Are Due to Arson and Stupidity, Not Climate Change

    09/16/2020 6:01:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | September 16, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    Unfortunately, we are living in a world where facts don’t matter much anymore. For instance, the wildfires that have swept across the western United States over the past few weeks are being almost universally blamed on climate change, even though the facts tell otherwise. The fires in California and Oregon are not due to climate change. They are due to arson and sheer stupidity on the part of many, including those who are responsible for the environmental stewardship that is supposed to prevent them in the first place. According to the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit, “the El Dorado Fire,...
  • Kamala Harris: Wildfires burning in Western United States 'utterly predictable' (only 10.34 years left)

    09/16/2020 1:39:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/15/20 | Daniel Uria
    Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris returned to California on Tuesday as wildfires burn across her home state and much of the Western United States. Harris, D-Calif., made her first trip to California since being nominated as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate. She and California Gov. Gavin Newsom met with emergency officials as wildfires have burned more than 3.2 million acres in the state. "Sadly, these wildfires and the devastation they cause are utterly predictable," she said. Harris joined Newsom and the governors of Oregon and Washington, which have also been hit hard...
  • Gavin Newsom Asks Trump to 'Agree to Disagree' That Climate Change Has Impact on California Wildfires

    09/15/2020 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    California Governor Gavin Newsom met with Donald Trump on Monday for a briefing on the wildfires that continue to ravage the state and much of the West Coast. Newsom asked Trump to "agree to disagree" on the politics of climate change, telling the president point-blank that "climate change is real" and is only exacerbating the deadly fires. "We can agree to disagree, and I appreciate your frame on the politics of this, but let me just acknowledge two things briefly," Newsom said in the meeting, which took place at the Sacramento McClellan Airport in McClellan Park, California. "There's no question...
  • Is California Going Up in Flames?

    09/15/2020 7:52:41 AM PDT · by MacNaughton · 24 replies
    Prager University ^ | 8/24/2020 | John Kobylt
    California used to be the Golden State. Now the Blackout State might be more accurate, as the fear of wildfires forces public utilities to periodically power down. But wildfires have always been part of California’s history, so what’s changed? Radio talk show host John Kobylt’s answer to this burning question might surprise you.
  • Huge Dump Of Articles and Videos Showing Arsonists To Blame - Not Climate Change - For Fires On The West Coast

    09/15/2020 12:40:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 58 replies
    Centipede Nation ^ | September 12
    The following is a collection of articles, tweets and videos that show many of the fires on the West Coast have been initiated by Arsonists. The West Coast is on fire and tens of thousands of people are being evacuated and displaced as a result. The MSM and ‘Fact Checkers’ are trying to convince the American people that arsonists aren’t responsible for deliberately setting wildfires on the west coast. Pelosi wants you to believe that “mother earth is angry” and that these fires are a result of climate change, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. So far the...
  • Wildfires Will Get Worse Under Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Veteran Forester Says

    09/14/2020 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    daily signal ^ | 9/14/2020 | chris white
    Nearly 30 years ago, President Bill Clinton made a significant change to federal land management that created the conditions necessary for massive wildfires to consume portions of the West Coast, according to a fire expert who predicted the problem years ago. Shortly before leaving office in 2001, Clinton limited the ability of the United States Forest Service to thin out a dense thicket of foliage and downed trees on federal land to bring the West into a pristine state, Bob Zybach, an experienced forester with a Ph.D. in environmental science, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The former president’s decision...
  • Oregon man, freed after using Molotov cocktail to start fire, set six more: cops

    09/14/2020 12:37:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 14, 2020 | 1:11pm | Updated | Lee Brown
    An Oregon man was charged with using a Molotov cocktail to start a brush blaze in the wildfire-devastated state — then busted again just hours later for allegedly going back and starting six more, cops said.
  • Inslee, Merkley criticize Trump for suggesting forest management to blame for wildfires

    09/14/2020 7:39:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | 09/13/2020 | Jack Arnholz
    As wildfires ravage the American West Coast, with more than four million acres burned and at least 33 people dead, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., slammed President Donald Trump for his comments redirecting blame for the wildfires away from climate change. "We know that climate change is making fires start easier, spread faster and intensify. And it is maddening right now that when we have this cosmic challenge to our communities, with the entire West Coast of the United States on fire, to have a president to deny that ... these are climate fires," Inslee told...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 9/13/2020 Freedom First

    09/13/2020 9:18:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A strict three week national coronavirus lockdown for Israel will begin Friday afternoon. "Closure was planned in advance out of lack of appreciation for Jewish holidays" Israel's Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman resigning today over the coronavirus lockdown in Israel.... Thousands gathered in Montreal to protest restictions in Canada's province of Quebec. The Saturday protest came on the first day that police in the province were given authority to fine people who are not wearing a mask.... Armed citizens in Corbett, a community near Portland, set up roadbocks Friday after a fire was intentionally set using fireworks. The armed citizens were...