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Forest fires in the NW
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:50:18 PM »
Forest fires continue to rage out here.

Air quality is so bad it looks like cloudy overcast every day for the last week it looks like cloudy overcast but it's smoke instead.

Daytime when the sun manages to peek through it is orange. At night when the moon manages to peek through it is orange also.

The fire is now within 20 miles of the city (Portland) and our main freeway east is closed in both directions.

This morning when I went to get in my car, the entire outside of it looked like an ashtray. In fact the entire city does.


     
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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 12:55:37 PM »
Hi A51..  what area of the US is on fire there?..  I am in the UK and we don't see the US news in depth at all  :-[ :-[

Do they have a root cause for the fires?

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 02:43:06 PM »

Fans - The cause of this fire (as usual) is lightning.

Unfortunately the fire now encompasses the entire Columbia River Gorge. Even worse the environmentalists have now convinced the governments of both Oregon and Washington not to put out forest fires anymore because previous policies have let fuel for these fires build up over the years and it would be better to let these fires 'run their course' so as to keep fuel levels low in the future.

The smoke in the city is now like when a building is on fire in your neighborhood and you can't even see a 1/4 mile.

There are a few pictures left in my thread (no thanks to photobucket's new owner facebook) about my vacations in the Gorge.

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum/index.php?topic=5091.msg68799#msg68799

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum/index.php?topic=8358.msg115077#msg115077


It is sure to burn to the ground because there is always a strong wind in the Gorge.

That's one of the reasons they built a wind farm there.







So bye bye Gorge, it's been nice knowin ya. 

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 03:14:59 PM »
  for  others not living  in the u.s.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/ash-falls-like-snow-in-seattle-as-wildfires-rage/

Ash falls like snow in Seattle as wildfires rage in Pacific Northwest
Originally published September 5, 2017 at 7:08 am Updated September 5, 2017 at 2:54 pm

1 of 12 pics at the link




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https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/firemap.aspx

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 04:27:52 PM »

Great link sky, that photo gallery shows exactly what it looks like around here!




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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 04:31:00 PM »
Update - local news is reporting one of several teenagers has been caught who started the fire by setting off fireworks while hiking.

 >:(

eta: One of the witnesses who turned them in said they were giggling and laughing about the fire they had started.

 >:(  >:(

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 05:12:44 PM »
Update - local news is reporting one of several teenagers has been caught who started the fire by setting off fireworks while hiking.
I heard today on the radio that in Portugal the police has already arrested 120 people suspected of starting fires. There's always a few idiots that like to play with matches.

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:17:14 PM »
Update - local news is reporting one of several teenagers has been caught who started the fire by setting off fireworks while hiking.

 >:(

eta: One of the witnesses who turned them in said they were giggling and laughing about the fire they had started.

 >:( >:(

These lads should spend a few years in Cell Block #9, pumped full of smoke and heated to 120°F 24/7/365.
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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 06:09:54 PM »


The fire has now jumped the river so both sides of the Gorge are now burning.


















First responders now say the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge is surrounded by fire and they see no hope of saving it -




















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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 06:29:46 PM »
 :'(
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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »


So the witness that turned them in said the Kids were videotaping themselves throwing the fireworks and the fires they created.

Time for a selfie I guess. When approached and asked didn't they realize the danger of what they were doing?

One Einstein replied "Well whattaya expect us to do about it now huh?"

Which of course got a big laugh from the crew.

Was either 6 or 8 of them I forget, but 1/2 boys and 1/2 girls.


We are seeing what happens when humans are raised by X boxes instead of humans. 

Everything is a game with no consequences that every problem can be solved by pressing reset.

I have been rear ended twice in the last 2 years by kids that drive like it's a video game where texting is not a problem.

They think it's a driving game, while my car was totaled and I had to be in rehab for my arm and back for a year and a 1/2.

I hate to even think about how many houses gone and people dead when this is over.


I hope their little video selfie was worth it.


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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 10:59:44 PM »

So Zone 1 for evacuation is now down to 257th ave.

I live on about 122nd ave.

Looks like I'll be up several times tonight checking the progress.


 

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 12:28:12 AM »
So Zone 1 for evacuation is now down to 257th ave.

I live on about 122nd ave.

Looks like I'll be up several times tonight checking the progress.

Well DAMN   be safe  Don't wait for the last minute to bug out...  :o

Geez I was going to move out there this year... one of the houses we were looking at just burned down   

That really sucks about the Gorge and landmark... 

Its all down California too... We have a War coming up in Oct Don't know yet if its still happening because we haven't had our check cashed yet  Need to call tomorrow

You take care and be safe... 

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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 02:09:03 AM »

So the witness that turned them in said the Kids were videotaping themselves throwing the fireworks and the fires they created.

Time for a selfie I guess. When approached and asked didn't they realize the danger of what they were doing?

One Einstein replied "Well whattaya expect us to do about it now huh?"

Which of course got a big laugh from the crew.

Was either 6 or 8 of them I forget, but 1/2 boys and 1/2 girls.


We are seeing what happens when humans are raised by X boxes instead of humans.

O bull of the Bharata race, in the Krita age, everything was free from deceit and guile and avarice and covetousness; and morality like a bull was among men, with all the four legs complete. In the Treta age sin took away one of these legs and morality had three legs. In the Dwapara, sin and morality are mixed half and half, and accordingly morality is said to have two legs only. In the dark age (of Kali), O thou best of the Bharata race, morality mixed with three parts of sin liveth by the side of men. Accordingly morality then is said to wait on men, with only a fourth part of itself remaining. Know, O Yudhishthira that the period of life, the energy, intellect and the physical strength of men decrease in every Yuga!

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And the Brahmanas, speaking disrespectfully of the Vedas, will not practise vows, and their understanding clouded by the science of disputation, they will no longer perform sacrifices and the Homa. And deceived by the false science of reasons, they will direct their hearts towards everything mean and low. And men will till low lands for cultivation and employ cows and calves that are one year old, in drawing the plough and carrying burthens. And sons having slain their sire, and sires having slain their sons will incur no opprobrium. And they will frequently save themselves from anxiety by such deeds, and even glory in them.

And the whole world will be filled with Mleccha behaviour and notions and ceremonies and sacrifices will cease and joy will be nowhere and general rejoicing will disappear. And men will rob the possession of helpless persons of those that are friendless and of wisdom also. And, possessed of small energy and strength, without knowledge and given to avarice and folly and sinful practices men will accept with joy the gifts made by wicked people with words of contempt. And, O son of Kunti, the kings of the earth, with hearts wedded to sin without knowledge and always boastful of their wisdom, will challenge one another from desire of taking one another’s life.

And the Kshatriyas [monarchs, police, and soldiers] also towards the end of such a period will become the thorns of the earth. And filled with avarice and swelling with pride and vanity and unable and unwilling to protect (their subjects), they will take pleasure in inflicting punishments only. And attacking and repeating their attacks upon the good and the honest, and feeling no pity for the latter, even when they will cry in grief, the Kshatriyas will, O Bharata, rob these of their wives and wealth.


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Re: Forest fires in the NW
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 02:36:14 AM »
So Zone 1 for evacuation is now down to 257th ave.

I live on about 122nd ave.

Looks like I'll be up several times tonight checking the progress.
Mike, get out of there, man, don't wait around to see  :o best be moving to a safe area quickly

I hope they find all those on that tape and make them pay for their actions for the rest of their lives...

and you are correct, we have 2 generations running amok that think everything is a video game  ::)
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