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Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:05 PM EDT

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:14:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.

Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington’s wildfire, the largest in the state’s history. …

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TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; globalwarminghoax; obama; slowo; wildfires

1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:14:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What meteorology school in Indonesia, Pakistan or Kenya did he attend?


2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:16:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s a silly boy with a one-track mind:
Gay sex.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:19:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right, incompetent federal forest management has nothing to do with it!


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:20:35 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

“...and a lot of that has to do with climate change.”

Oh, obviously. The great Bagwanbama pronounces the cause of a natural wildfire. Never pass up an opportunity to suck political advantage from a natural tragedy. (sarc)


5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:22:30 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Olog-hai

Really preposterous when an idiot politician is telling you a local event was caused by some global theory.

Too bad Republicans don’t have many politicians with the intelligence to understand that.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:22:31 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Olog-hai

I’m told that when barry first read about this.....in the paper...that he thought the fires were in Washington...D,.C..!!


7 posted on 07/22/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Olog-hai

He told people doctors cut off your dad’s leg or your kid’s tonsils just for the fee, and Obamacare will cure them with vitamins.

No one challenged him on it.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Olog-hai

Fifty eight years ago there was a Smokey Bear advertizement on Tv warning about wildfires. It said that so many wildfires burned so much acreage each year in the USA they could cover the entire state of Louisiana.

So, are there NOW more fires than there were back then?


9 posted on 07/22/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Olog-hai

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****, right Barry?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What meteorology school in Indonesia, Pakistan or Kenya did he attend?

He attended Pimp School, nothing else.
The speech writers are even stupid. OR, maybe they had him say something else and he didn't believe them and ad libbed the entire thing. What a moron: pimp moron.

11 posted on 07/22/2014 8:40:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Olog-hai

So now he’s a scientist?


12 posted on 07/22/2014 8:42:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****, right Barry?

Baffle? I would be amazed if he said anything that made sense.
But, then, if he shows his ugly pimpface on the boobus toobus, I immediately change channels.

13 posted on 07/22/2014 8:43:01 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You know Smokey the Bear’s middle name?
The.

Know why Smokey and the missus never had any cubs?
‘Global warming/climate change’:
Whenever his wife got too hot, he beat her with a shovel.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 8:44:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Fifty eight years ago there was a Smokey Bear advertizement on Tv warning about wildfires. It said that so many wildfires burned so much acreage each year in the USA they could cover the entire state of Louisiana.
So, are there NOW more fires than there were back then?

Back then the forest service tried to put out ALL those fires IMMEDIATELY.

Now, they decided to use their brains and realize that forest fires are natural events in nature. They have entire programs dedicated to explaining why it's STUPID to put them out or even try to control them. When I first saw this program I was brought to realize how complex the forest ecosystem is. Now, I see the light! AAAAmmmmeeeeen, BROTHERS and SISTERS!!!!! I see the light!!

Folks who live in those forest fire areas are just as stupid as the folks who built on the flood plains of the Mississippi River. Rivers with YEARLY flooding aren't going to STOP flooding because John and Mary Dumb-Butts wanna build on the river front.
Oh well, the culling of the species continues.

15 posted on 07/22/2014 8:49:42 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: tumblindice
Whenever his wife got too hot, he beat her with a shovel.

That is SO stupid!!

.

Heeheehee! Cracked me up!!

16 posted on 07/22/2014 8:51:51 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I’m here all week ... two drink minimum. Don’t take room towels to the pool. Hey, you’re a great crowd, for one guy!


17 posted on 07/22/2014 8:54:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Olog-hai

islamism


18 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: tumblindice
I’m here all week ... two drink minimum. Don’t take room towels to the pool. Hey, you’re a great crowd, for one guy!

Thanks.

I'm with Weight Watchers now but when I lose this excess weight -- WAIT til you see me in a bikini.
NO SCREAMING please! I'm a sensitive old broad fatso lady woman. It WILL be a two-piece so the world can see that I'm not a guy. :o) Thangkew.

19 posted on 07/22/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: onedoug

Yes; terrorist arson is very likely one of the real causes.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 9:00:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Here’s my tweet on this subject:

Disasters blamed on gays? Replace “gay” with “climate” and a “crazy, hateful” sermon becomes a presidential speech


21 posted on 07/22/2014 9:04:59 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty sure the big one in Washington was caused by lightening. Curiously, it was after obama was elected and he caused the sea-levels to fall. Falling sea levels and worse wild fires, probably a one-to-one relationship.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 9:06:57 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Olog-hai

the top 3 scapegoats, Bush, climate change, Republican Congress, these three things define the Obama presidency.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:51 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: Olog-hai

Same BS from our village idiot in the governor’s mansion. These morons are so invested in that bogus concept that they have no idea that it’s all worn out by now, and they just make themselves look sillier trying to tie it to the natural processes that happen every year. Or like the big fire in Kellogg, ID in 1910.

Not to mention their own crackpot theories that we shouldn’t manage the forests - and just let the understory fuels build up.

And I thought Gov. Lepetomaine was just a movie character...


24 posted on 07/22/2014 9:28:16 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So, are there NOW more fires than there were back then?

Well they can't be forest fires, right? Because all the green weenies tell us that the bad capitalist loggers have cut down all the forests.

25 posted on 07/22/2014 9:35:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

What ever happened to the National Forest Service div of BLM?
AWOL?


26 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:56 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- Pres. Reagan)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So, are there NOW more fires than there were back then?

Nope. Just more gullible people.

27 posted on 07/22/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai

VERY mild fire season so far this year, comparatively.

Year-to-date large fires: 1,562,243 acres vs
Year-to-date 10 year avg: 3,772,922 acres

Y-T-D fires 30,839 vs
Y-T-D 10 year avg 44, 663

3/4 as many fires, and only 1/3 as many acres burned this year so far, of the year-to-date 10 year average.

National Interagency Coordination Center
Incident Management Situation Report
Tuesday July 22, 2014 – 0530 MT
National Preparedness Level 3

http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf


28 posted on 07/23/2014 1:56:59 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Olog-hai

So far in 2014 we have had the fewest acres burned in the last 10 years (almost 1/3 of the average to date).

And the 2nd fewest number of fires total (fewest was last year).

http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm


29 posted on 07/23/2014 1:58:59 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: ApplegateRanch

jinx you owe me a coke


30 posted on 07/23/2014 1:59:40 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

For the numbers, see my #28 below. This year is WAY below 10 year averages.

...and thanks again for the fruit cake recipe; we loved it.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 2:00:37 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama came to WA State to fund raise, not for help the fire victims. While towns all over WA are holding fund raisers for the fdisplaced victims of the wild fires, Obama comes into Seattle at rush hour and ties up traffic to fill his political coffers.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 2:01:56 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Royal Wulff

2 minutes is as good as a mile! LOL


33 posted on 07/23/2014 2:07:53 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: tumblindice

Smokey had no middle name, his name was Smokey Bear.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 2:41:56 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: tumblindice

Smokey Bear Museum and Grave

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/3635


35 posted on 07/23/2014 2:46:34 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Olog-hai
Yo, Mr.-Certified-57-States-Stupid, there has been no climate change for 18 yaers.
Or are you just lying again, Skippy?
36 posted on 07/23/2014 3:37:03 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Eva

Traffic issues were worse than on a normal weekday commute as only 1 regular lane and 1 HOV lane of the I-90 bridge were open and there was a Mariner game at Safeco (for those that don’t know - north of Boeing Field where AF1 lanes) and a Seattle Storm game at the Key Arena - both at 7.
They were suggesting that some people work from home yesterday, which may have helped with making the commute not as bad as it could have been.

Whenever Obama comes to town one fairly liberal radio host says, “he’s coming to visit his ATM in Bellevue again - he never has time for the little people”.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 3:51:03 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: 21twelve

You’re correct, it was started by lightening. We’ve had a beautiful summer so far - -a few days over 80 (which we usually don’t get until Aug)in the Seattle area and not much rain. East of the mountains and Eastern WA is usually warmer.

I heard on the radio last night that they may get rain over the fire area today. Which on one hand is a blessing, though they were concerned if there was a lot of rain there could be flooding as apparently the fire causes the ground to get hard so the water doesn’t sink in easily. They indicated there could be more lightening, too.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 3:58:56 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Olog-hai
You mean, like this one?

Great_Fire_of_1910

What human-caused climate change was responsible for this one? Yes, some parts of the fire were sparked by human activity, but lightning was involved, too, along with severe winds.

39 posted on 07/23/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: cloudmountain
Folks who live in those forest fire areas are just as stupid as the folks who built on the flood plains of the Mississippi River.

The problem is still mismanagement. Those fires that were fought so ardently in the past, lack of logging, and other greenie-weenie crap has reduced once-great forests to dregs.

We're no longer allowed to log like we used to. So too many trees fight for too little water, then get weak and are prone to beetle infestation. They die, and become tinder for the next little fire to blow up into a big fire.

There was a lot of reaction in the SW after the Rodeo-Chediski fire caused unprecedented damage on National Forest land, but had little impact on adjacent White-Mountain Apache forest land. The Apaches had allowed logging to thin the forest, and it suffered little damage in comparison.

Entire forests of dead/dying trees to become the next match-head to ignite.

40 posted on 07/23/2014 7:19:53 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
What ever happened to the National Forest Service div of BLM?

The Forest Service is an agency under the Department of Agriculture. The BLM is an agency under the Department of the Interior.

41 posted on 07/23/2014 7:27:05 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Royal Wulff

From your link:

Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 7/2214) Fires: 30,839 Acres: 1,562,243
2013 (1/1/13 - 7/22/13) Fires: 26,405 Acres: 2,171,893
2012 (1/1/12 - 7/22/12) Fires: 34,759 Acres: 3,791,054
2011 (1/1/11 - 7/22/11) Fires: 42,189 Acres: 5,875,756
2010 (1/1/10 - 7/22/10) Fires: 34,982 Acres: 1,914,930
2009 (1/1/09 - 7/22/09) Fires: 53,501 Acres: 2,870,165
2008 (1/1/08 - 7/22/08) Fires: 52,572 Acres: 3,360,649
2007 (1/1/07 - 7/22/07) Fires: 54,827 Acres: 4,209,806
2006 (1/1/06 - 7/22/06) Fires: 67,394 Acres: 4,838,319
2005 (1/1/05 - 7/22/05) Fires: 35,885 Acres: 3,926,435
2004 (1/1/05 - 7/22/05) Fires: 44,118 Acres: 4,770,213
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 44,663 Acres: 3,772,922

Note: these are year-to-date numbers for each year, not totals for the prior years. 2011 was the worst season of the decade, and that was primarily from the Wallow Fire in Arizona.

We got the smoke from that one for several weeks here in the Albuquerque metro.

2013 was an interesting season. It virtually dropped off at the end of August, when fires usually burn well into September and even October.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 7:35:28 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Yep.


43 posted on 07/24/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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