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NiteDog #1 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 15:11

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Looking from my upstairs veranda, SW and panning to SE at the Santa Ana Mountain Range; located just a few miles South of Chino Hills State Park, which is a sitting time bomb if any fire reaches it. Prayers to those people that have lost so much.

 



facepuncher_22 #2 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 16:06

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cesar milan has his dog rehabilitation center up in those hills.  where are they gonna go?

Panzerkind #3 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 16:13

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Yeah but is it 20F outside? 

 

I think I'd rather have my backyard on fire than have to shovel 2ft of snow the first week of October.  



NiteDog #4 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 16:15

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View Posthugh_jasol_22, on Oct 30 2019 - 07:06, said:

cesar milan has his dog rehabilitation center up in those hills.  where are they gonna go?

Certainly not my house.



PuddleSplasher #5 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 16:27

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View PostPanzerkind, on Oct 30 2019 - 15:13, said:

Yeah but is it 20F outside? 

 

I think I'd rather have my backyard on fire than have to shovel 2ft of snow the first week of October.  

 

Seriously??? Even in jest this is in extremely poor taste.

 

I have personally risked my life for 30 years as a FireFighter responding to all types of fires when I wished I was clearing 2ft of snow with a shovel.

 

 



moogleslam #6 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 16:48

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60mph was almost every day for me growing up :)

heavymetal1967 #7 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 17:25

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Vulcan_Spectre #8 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 17:51

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America should just ban California, they can have their fires and earthquakes

MudShark92553 #9 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 18:26

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Please send rain, but not enough to wash away the hillsides. Mo Valley

 



the_dude_76 #10 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 18:31

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But the good news is that those nasty loggers are still kept at bay and no animals or their habitat are being displaced or destroyed by those senseless controlled burns or the removal of underbrush... /sarc

 

Hard to feel sorry for the people who are lying in the bed that they've made even when the bed is on fire...



Syberfly #11 Posted Oct 30 2019 - 18:48

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All those fires are Mothers natures way of saying she wants her desert back, and to stop California from taking all the water from the Colorado river so it can once again flow.

tod914 #12 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 03:12

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Hope your neighborhood remains safe out there Nitedog.

 

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Klaatu_Nicto #13 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 04:27

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Good luck Nitedog. I hope you stay out harms way. 

NiteDog #14 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 04:38

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View Posttod914, on Oct 30 2019 - 18:12, said:

Hope your neighborhood remains safe out there Nitedog.

 

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Thanks Tod. I'm lucky so far.



NiteDog #15 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 04:39

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Oct 30 2019 - 19:27, said:

Good luck Nitedog. I hope you stay out harms way. 

Thanks Klaatu, I'm safe so far.



Gothraul #16 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 11:53

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California is only proving to be a lost cause not so much because of the fires but rather things like PG&E as well the endless social problems plaguing the state. No other state is still using utility poles from the 1930s and line equipment from the 40s due to greed and incompetence as they literally refuse to replace or upgrade anything until it either burns down or falls down.

the_dude_76 #17 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 16:06

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View PostGothraul, on Oct 31 2019 - 04:53, said:

California is only proving to be a lost cause not so much because of the fires but rather things like PG&E as well the endless social problems plaguing the state. No other state is still using utility poles from the 1930s and line equipment from the 40s due to greed and incompetence as they literally refuse to replace or upgrade anything until it either burns down or falls down.

 

 You think Greed and incompetence is the root cause?? Maybe if they didn't have to spend so much money switching 60% of their production over to renewable sources they'd have a little more money for upgrading existing infrastructure. The national average is just 15%, but California utilities have to quadruple that capacity in just a decade. Energy from renewable sources is currently FAR more expensive. They even have to pay customers with solar panels the peak rate for anything they produce over their own consumption. That is 2-3 times as much as they pay for large scale production. Add to that the fact that the state places caps on what they can charge and it's little wonder they balk at any additional expenses.

 

I have no clue what sort of company this is, maybe they are greedy and incompetent. But the root cause of this problem lies with the people who run the state. Don't allow them to pass the buck to climate change or utility companies. The greatest level of incompetence lies within the elected officials there. People have been waving red flags of this potentiality for years but in California the green agenda always wins out even when the stupidity is blatant and obvious.



Klaatu_Nicto #18 Posted Oct 31 2019 - 19:31

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View PostNiteDog, on Oct 30 2019 - 19:39, said:

Thanks Klaatu, I'm safe so far.

 

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View Postthe_dude_76, on Oct 31 2019 - 07:06, said:

 

 You think Greed and incompetence is the root cause?? Maybe if they didn't have to spend so much money switching 60% of their production over to renewable sources they'd have a little more money for upgrading existing infrastructure. The national average is just 15%, but California utilities have to quadruple that capacity in just a decade. Energy from renewable sources is currently FAR more expensive. They even have to pay customers with solar panels the peak rate for anything they produce over their own consumption. That is 2-3 times as much as they pay for large scale production. Add to that the fact that the state places caps on what they can charge and it's little wonder they balk at any additional expenses.

 

I have no clue what sort of company this is, maybe they are greedy and incompetent. But the root cause of this problem lies with the people who run the state. Don't allow them to pass the buck to climate change or utility companies. The greatest level of incompetence lies within the elected officials there. People have been waving red flags of this potentiality for years but in California the green agenda always wins out even when the stupidity is blatant and obvious.

 

 

About two decades ago I read about a man in California who broke the law in order to save his house from fire. An insect had been declared an endangered species so people in his area were prevented from clearing brush around their property. During one hot, dry spell with fires breaking out in his area he created a fire break around his property. Fire did come to his area and his was the only house that did not burn to the ground. 






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