Skip to comments.The Real Story About How California Became ‘The Land of Raging Infernos’
Posted on 11/13/2018 8:46:09 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
While the mainstream and social media focus on what Waters is saying about President Trump, the real tragedy of what is happening in California is being told by the dead.
Maxine Waters got it bassackwards in telling President Donald Trump to keep his mouth shut on blaming mismanagement for California fires leaving death and destruction in their wake.
Waters, whose screech to impeach is more ear-piercing than anyone elses, was as silent as the dead when it came to protecting California against becoming The Land of Raging Infernos.
That’s because there ain’t no forest fires in compton.
Directed Energy Weapons, anyone?
Why was the evacuation routes so choked? Why were roads closed off that could have relieved that pressure? Why where roads not made one way to ease evacuation?
There’s so much that needs to be addressed, including decisions made by distant boards and judges that do not face reelection before the voters who are most affected.
The endless legislation from the bench is but one massive cause of death in Paradise & the other towns around it. The other is depending upon far off rule makers in deciding life preserving actions are prohibited to protect random creatures.
Gee. Won’t hear this angle from the media. Thanks for posting it.
All of this goes back to the 1980s when decisions were made in the area of Santa Monica, and boundaries were drawn with five or six state parks to the west of Bel Air, Palisades, and Brentwood. These areas were all being treated as ‘holy lands’ (note: NOT Hollywoods).
The ultra rich and ‘shakers’ of the entertainment industry bought the exclusive area...demanded moves by the boards and judges, and got most of what they wanted....an exclusive neighborhood with limited roads. Trimming back on brush and shrubs? Never was going to happen because it’d ruin the rustic nature of the landscape.
In the end, they wanted ultra-risk living conditions, and they accepted that risk as being normal. Maybe in the 1920s, we had this opportunity to trim off a huge amount of Santa Monica and most of that region as a national park and prevent the urbanization. But we are where we are...because of people and the dry conditions.
Lots of the areas that burned were under FEDERAL (mis)management, I have read. Beware of barking up the wrong tree. Not that CA isn’t crazy and incompetent, but there’s plenty of federal blame for these from how I can read the data
True, but California Environmental laws prevent the Feds from cutting fire breaks. Even though they lack the authority, the Feds defer to the State when it comes to environmental laws, at least in Cali.
Forest management by consensus. The management plans are reviewed by citizen groups comprised of environmentalist, business leaders, and other interested parties. If there are objections to certain aspects of the plans, lawsuits are filed by the objecting parties...typically environmentalist. The end results is a half assed attempt at forest management. Half assed attempts equal very hot fires with plenty of fuel to burn. Thanks to the Sierra Club and other do-gooders.
Sounds like a federal issue.
Not that I love the idiot government here, but the President should be a bit better informed. Plenty of blame for the state, but calling out CA because of FEDERAL mismanagement of lands?
This has been the routine since I was a kid living in LA and the Antelope Valley.
-No fire breaks = fire in the summer/fall due to dry conditions.
-Heavy rains in the winter leads to mud slides in the spring.
-Spring rains and ash from the fires means new growth in the late spring/early summer.
-Rinse and Repeat.
Gov. Brown started it in the 70's and has redoubled his efforts. And California burns.
I bet she was REALLY ticked off when one of the first thing PDJT said after her comment was, "I just approved an expedited request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California. Wanted to respond quickly in order to alleviate some of the incredible suffering going on. I am with you all the way. God Bless all of the victims and families affected."
Isn’t it interesting that yearly fires are only a problem within California. With the millions of acres throughout the country of national forests, its California that seems to consistently have the problems. Why is that?
Way too many people building in areas that burn every few years. Plenty of other places have forest fires, but when half million dollar homes burn it seems to generate a lot more news. A fire that burns a few shacks in Montana doesn’t generate the drama that a wiped out town, if it bleeds, it leads.
And the feds have let the state do forest ‘management’, talk about letting the inmates run the asylum, federal lands, fed’s fault regardless of what our nutters in Sacramento screech.
“Isnt it interesting that yearly fires are only a problem within California. With the millions of acres throughout the country of national forests, its California that seems to consistently have the problems. Why is that?”
Most of California is normally very dry.
When the fall Santa Ana winds come they bring hot dry air from the desert and can blow to 70 mph. The Santa Ana winds make fires much harder to fight.
High California property prices mean people tend to live wherever they can, such as in inflammable brush country.
#2 She lives in Beverly Hills so she does not care one wit if there were brush fires in Compton.
She is ok with gangs and all kinds of kinds during her decades in office.
Malibu is ON THE Pacific Ocean. The highway- US 1, is 2 lanes each direction. Evacuees were going southbound, bumper to bumper-—many of which COULD have left earlier. FIRE EQUIPMENT was heading Northbound & moving as quickly as possible.
From an eyewitness who talked to me yesterday.
Over 27,000 people in Malibu area were trying to leave all at once-—almost the same number as trying to leave Paradise in N Calif. Too many people wait until they are forced to leave by mandatory evacuation.
Paradise was different-—the fire overran the town that fast-—even with traffic moving the same direction, people actually got out of their cars & started running down the hil towards Chico.
You are correct.
Sierra Club started this group of fires when they got their charter years go.
EVERY FOOL that gives even 10 cents to Sierra Club helps to cause these fires.
Tell the smokejumpers up in Lake Almador about the Santa Ana winds...I’m sure they’re really interested.
A half a million dollars won’t buy the LAND in Malibu.
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