California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Esperath » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:21 pm

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it's 11 am, and it's so dark outside that the streetlights still haven't turned off
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Friday » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:48 pm

Trump back in Cali today. Protesters met him at the airport with anti-trump signs taped to the end of rakes.
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:56 am

You know, rakes aren't all that far from pitchforks...
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Friday » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:43 am

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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Upthorn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:27 am

Infuriatingly informative twitter thread on the cause of the camp fire...



TL;DR a live 115,000 volt wire was hanging from a cast iron hook that hadn't been replaced in at least 97 years.
Then winds picked up and the hook broke.
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Friday » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:02 pm

To be clear to those reading this thread, that 97 year old problem is directly responsible for burning down my house, all of my belongings, my town, and killing 85 people.

And PG&E just declares bankruptcy whenever this shit happens to avoid paying the victims.

Replacing and maintaining power infrastructure way out in the middle of nowhere is expensive. So PG&E just waits till shit actually breaks to fix it, because it's cheaper that way.

Why is it cheaper that way? Because if something goes REALLY wrong and ends up burning down an ENTIRE FUCKING TOWN OF 26,800 PEOPLE, PG&E can just use the system to declare bankruptcy and pay a token fee.

Mark my words, with Climate Change getting worse, Paradise (and the fires that are happening RIGHT NOW) is just the fucking beginning of this shit for California and other heavily forested states.

PG&E is a perfect microcosm of what happens when you allow For-Profit companies to preside over life and death ... stuff. What they prioritize is right in the fucking name. It doesn't matter if it's Power, Healthcare, Food, Oil, or anything else. If they can save 100 bucks by killing 10 people through intentional negligence, they will.
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Friday » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:06 pm

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This is where I once lived.

I've already linked the google map sat photos earlier in this thread.

This wasn't a "freak" occurrence. It wasn't a one time deal, an unfortunate tragedy that could not be avoided.

We built this system. We built it on purpose. Gordon Gecko said it best, and everyone believed him.

"Greed is good."

America is based off this idea, this philosophy. Reaganomics is literally this ideal writ large and injected into our collective psyche. The more rich people and corporations make money, the better off everyone will be!

NO.

IT'S WRONG. UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY. UNCHECKED GREED KILLS. NOT AS A BYPRODUCT BUT AS A FEATURE.
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Niku » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:00 pm

have you tried voting
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Re: California Screamin: All the leaves are ash, and the skies are too

Postby Friday » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:22 am

My friends phones and my phone just blared a bunch of evac warnings. Looks like Paradise (and several other nearby towns) are threatened to burn again.

For the record, I'm not in Paradise anymore, I live nearby in the valley in Chico. So I'm not in right now immediate danger.

Probably this map auto-updates, so if you're clicking on this monday or later you might not see, but it's the current evac warnings.
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