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Old 11-20-2019, 05:15 AM   #16
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Well, it didn't take long, and as expected, more fires...
 
Old 11-20-2019, 05:55 AM   #17
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The setup here is that the "conservative" side is a weird mixture ideologies and the "progressive" side is an equally weird mixture of different ideologies. Both sides are "pragmatic" enough to ignore long term planning in their efforts to play the power game, and right now the environment is not seen... as a vote winner. The Greens (appear to) care about environmental (ie survival) issues, but they have their own weird mixture of ideologies when it comes to other matters.
Wow! You've just summed up the coming election in the UK better than the BBC could do it!
 
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How many of those "fire bugs" are genuine arsonists (with the primary aim of starting a large fire) and how many are careless wannabe-campers who just want to roast marshmallows, but don't know or don't care how to control the fire?
 
Old 11-28-2019, 08:43 AM   #19
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How many of those "fire bugs" are genuine arsonists (with the primary aim of starting a large fire) and how many are careless wannabe-campers who just want to roast marshmallows, but don't know or don't care how to control the fire?
Probably around half give or take would likely be just careless rather than deliberate. Like for example tossing a cigarette butt out the window of a moving car, and/or throwing one into dry bushland or similar, campfires getting out of control, etc.

Just remembered: There was even one guy that tried to do his own "backburn" to try and save his dope plants, only problem was, it got out of control, and he got charged with growing weed too! Poor bastard!

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How many of those "fire bugs" are genuine arsonists (with the primary aim of starting a large fire) and how many are careless wannabe-campers who just want to roast marshmallows, but don't know or don't care how to control the fire?
Or incompetent power companies?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/b...camp-fire.html
 
Old 11-28-2019, 09:32 AM   #21
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^ and that (at least one of the most recent fires in the state I live in was because of either arcing powerlines/faulty transformer box on the power pole), lighting strikes are another cause...
 
  


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