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#41 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 05:12 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 10 November 2018 - 04:58 PM, said:

He probably has no clue what chaparral is.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:49 PM

Here's an explanation of how these massive fires burn. All the fire retardant and death defying drops of water on fires is pretty useless. We might as well save the money on that and use it on controlled burns.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:31 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 14 November 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

Here's an explanation of how these massive fires burn. All the fire retardant and death defying drops of water on fires is pretty useless. We might as well save the money on that and use it on controlled burns.
As part of my forestry degree (a prior career), I had to take a forest fire policy class. We spent several weeks on meteorology, and as the article points out, big fires create their own weather. It's been documented that entire trees can be uprooted and catapult into the air for miles, like a burning spear that can jump canyons and bodies of water.

I've also been on a fire crew with the US Forest Service, though on the east coast where fire behavior is almost an order of magnitude easier to manage. Conifers, steep terrain, and dry summers create the trifecta of dangerous conditions for western fire crews. And even when it's hot as hell, you still need to dress from head to toe in uncomfortable clothing that's treated with a fire-retardant, which is what those yellow long sleeve shirts are about. It's horrible work. I'd like to see that fat ass Dumpster on a fire line with a backpack and Pulaski tool.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:11 PM

My life... Smoke from Camp Fire Making Sacramento the Most Polluted City on Earth on Thursday. I'm not complaining too much. The smoke will blow out eventually and I still can live a normal life, unlike the thousands that lost a place to live.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:33 AM

But this guy has the truth. It's all attacks from aerial drones and directed energy weapons.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 10:01 AM

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:25 PM

Speaking of cuckoo

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Trump predicted that spending more time raking the forest floors would "work out well" preventing future wildfires in California


Because that's what the President of Finland supposedly told Trump that they do there.

https://www.sfgate.c...ke-13401694.php
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 17 November 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

Because that's what the President of Finland supposedly told Trump that they do there.

https://www.sfgate.c...ke-13401694.php

Seriously, do you blame him? Given how much trouble Trump has caused for the rest of the world, a bit of harmless pranking is getting off easy.
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:37 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 17 November 2018 - 08:39 PM, said:

Seriously, do you blame him?

The guy from Finland? No.
Trump? Yes.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 12:20 AM

I'll have to check with my university to see if Advanced Forest Raking is a class they offer now in the undergraduate forestry program.

Dumpster could start his own youth program (when they aren't all busy learning how to bayonet brown children at the border). The CRC - Civilian Raking Corps.
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