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  • Zoroastrianism Rises in North America

    09/28/2020 5:45:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 25 June 2020 | Amy DePaul
    ...“To Zoroastrians, fire is the physical form of God’s energy. It’s in all Zoroastrian rituals,” Mr. Bhandara explains. “We say that the fire has warmth and light. Light is a metaphor that cuts through the darkness of ignorance, bringing one face to face with the truth of the divine.” ...The supreme deity in the faith is Ahura Mazda. Zoroaster, or Zarathustra in ancient Persian, was actually a prophet after whom the religion came to be known among Westerners. Cyrus the Great, founder of the first Persian Empire circa 550 B.C., was a Zoroastrian. While Persia served as an incubator for...
  • Suspicious Fire Destroys Trump Supporter’s Garage, Truck; Pro-Biden, BLM Graffiti Left At Scene

    09/24/2020 8:23:17 AM PDT · by euram · 27 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | Sept 23 2020 | Esme Murphy
    The family says they got the Trump flags just a week ago after Dennis, a contractor, had a dispute at a work site over his support for the president. Since they have had the flags up, they say people have been driving by their house very slowly, some taking pictures. “We’re just very happy to be alive, and praise God that we’re alive,” Deana said.
  • ‘How Many Suburbs Will Be Burned’ If ‘Climate Arsonist’ Trump Is Reelected, Joe Biden Asks

    09/15/2020 1:25:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 67 replies ^ | September 14, 2020
    Calling President Donald Trump “a climate arsonist,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden predicted dire environmental consequences Monday if Trump is reelected. “If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires? How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms?” Biden asked while giving an outdoor environmental speech from Wilmington, Delaware. “If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more America ablaze? “If you give a climate denier four...
  • Oregon: Sheriff investigating 8 'suspicious fires' early Monday outside Sweet Home, Brownsville

    09/14/2020 3:18:44 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 12 replies
    KVAL EUGENE, OREGON ^ | September 14, 2020 | News Staff
    ALBANY, Ore. - Firefighters and deputies responded to 8 small fires early Monday morning in Linn County. Sheriff Jim Yon said "deputies are investigating several suspicious fires that began early this morning at 2:41 a.m." "Deputies and fire personnel responded to eight different small fires in the areas of Scott Mountain Road west of Sweet Home, Whiskey Butte Drive east of Sweet Home and Washburn Heights Drive outside of Brownsville," the sheriff's office said. "All the fires occurred within a two-hour period." The sheriff said a small white or silver 1990s Nissan pickup with a black canopy was seen in...
  • Armed Oregon Residents Set Up Roadblocks After A Fire Was Ignited Intentionally, Police Say

    09/14/2020 2:02:38 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2020 | Jake Dima
    Bands of armed Oregonians blocked roads and demanded identification from motorists after a small fire was ignited intentionally on Saturday, police said. Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said the blaze was started by an illegal firework and was put out quickly, according to a Saturday tweet from the department. Oregon has been plagued by wildfires in recent days, as 22 people on the West Coast have lost their lives and large portions of the state were covered by an orange hue, ABC News reported. “We started receiving reports of local residents establishing roadblocks in East Multnomah County,” Reese said in...
  • NOT CLIMATE CHANGE: Oregon Woman Catches Arsonist on her Property with Matches — Holds Him at Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

    09/14/2020 9:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    GP ^ | 09/14/20 | Jim Hoft
    An Oregon woman found an arsonist on her property over the weekend. The woman held him by gunpoint on the ground until police arrived.She told the man if her husband would have caught him he’d be dead.The mainstream media ignored this citizen’s arrest.It goes against their global warming and anti-gun narrative. 
  • All-Volunteer, ‘Redneck Crew’ Credited with Saving Molalla Neighborhood

    09/13/2020 1:19:28 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 22 replies
    CanbyFirst ^ | Sept. 13, 2020 | TYLER FRANCKE
    Much to his surprise, Bob Oblack’s home on Dickey Prairie Road in Molalla was not destroyed by a raging wildfire Friday. When he found it intact the following day, he wondered what had happened. He soon found out in a text from a neighbor: “A 100% redneck fire crew rolled through here yesterday. They stopped the fire a mile from my house.” The “Redneck Fire Crew” may not be exactly how they would describe themselves, according to another resident, whose husband — a 20-year veteran of the fire service, including fighting wildland fires in California — helped lead the effort....
  • Didn’t do anything wrong’: Oregon Fire Marshal explains resignation

    09/13/2020 6:38:30 AM PDT · by FreedomVsControl · 78 replies
    KOIN ^ | Sept. 13, 2020 | KOIN Staff
    Didn’t do anything wrong’: Oregon Fire Marshal explains resignation Sep 12, 2020 / 10:48 AM PDT / Updated: Sep 13, 2020 / 04:41 AM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker was placed on paid administrative leave Saturday. Then just hours later, he resigned, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP did not immediately provide a reason for Walker’s departure. However, Walker spoke with KOIN 6 News Saturday evening during which he said he was placed on leave by OSP Superintendent Travis Hampton after trying to help a co-worker whose family was missing in a fire zone....
  • God saves Portland (Saturbray)

    09/12/2020 7:41:28 AM PDT · by bray · 25 replies ^ | 9/12/20 | bray
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 King James Version God saved Portland from being decimated by one of the deadliest fires Oregon has ever seen. If not for the winds miraculously changing from easterly to westerly and soon bringing the rains it is very possible much of Portland would have burned to the ground. It is inconceivable why the Lord saved Portland other than he will not take the righteous with the wicked, but there is no other explanation than God for how this miracle happened. Oregon has over a half a million...
  • Man charged with starting SR 167 fire not out of jail long before arrest in break-in

    09/11/2020 6:30:16 PM PDT · by Professional · 22 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 09/11/2020
    A man accused of starting a brush fire on state Route 167 in Puyallup was out of jail less than two hours before he was arrested a second time. On Friday, Pierce County prosecutors charged Jeffrey Acord, 36, with second-degree arson for allegedly starting a fire Wednesday that burned nearly two acres in the Route 167 median near North Meridian. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Friday afternoon.
  • Source: Series of Wildfires on the West Coast may be “Coordinated and Planned” Attack

    09/10/2020 9:52:31 PM PDT · by FreedomVsControl · 72 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | Sept. 10, 2020 | Amie Flanagan
    Source: Series of wildfires on the West Coast may be “coordinated and planned” attack A federal law enforcement source shared with Law Enforcement Today that the feds are looking into whether some of the cases are linked together… and warn there could be more “attacks”. “We are reacting to a coordinated series of attempts to start fires anywhere and everywhere in Oregon. Public and Private lands, incorporated and unincorporated areas. By all indications so far in the preliminary stages of these investigations there is a coordinated effort on the part of these individuals to start fires in areas that are...
  • It was “by far the toughest flying I have ever done”, said helicopter pilot about rescuing trapped people at the Creek Fire

    09/09/2020 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Norski · 26 replies
    Fire Aviation ^ | Sept 9,2020 | Bill Gabbert
    As of noon Tuesday, California National Guard and U.S. Navy helicopters had rescued 362 people and 16 dogs that had become trapped as roads were blocked by the fast moving Creek Fire northeast of Fresno, California. Civilians extracted from the Edison Lake and China Peak areas were flown to the Fresno airport in Blackhawks, Chinooks, and a Navy Seahawk. Examples of their missions Tuesday at Lake Edison: A Stockton-based Cal Guard Ch-47 chinook evacuated 46 people and four dogs. A U.S. Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter rescued 17 people and one dog. Two Cal Guard UH-60 Black Hawks and one CH-47...
  • Portland's Burning Man Inspires the Internet, Hilarity Ensues

    09/08/2020 11:21:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies ^ | September 7, 2020 | JEFF REYNOLDS
    A riot in Portland on Saturday night produced some spectacular images, and the internet has responded. Normally a repository for the most craven of human impulses, the internet can occasionally produce something magical. Such is the case for the man who caught himself on fire trying to kick a lit Molotov cocktail towards a line of police officers. PJ Media’s Victoria Taft covered some of the hilarious videos that emerged, but the internet has produced many, many more:
  • Creek Fire: Iconic Cressman's General Store in Fresno County destroyed by wildfire

    09/08/2020 2:14:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Footage shows the smoldering ruins of the iconic Cressman's General Store in Fresno County after the Creek Fire.Cressman's General Store and Gas Station, a frequented stop for travelers headed toward Shaver or Huntington Lakes, was destroyed as the Creek Fire grew in Fresno County overnight. The walls of Cressman's General Store and Gas Station were turned to rubble, and the once-green trees surrounding it were left charred and bare. Located between Auberry Road and Cressman Road on Highway 168, the store, which has been around since 1904, sold snacks, drinks, and fishing gear for visitors flocking to the Fresno County...
  • Creek Fire in California

    09/08/2020 10:15:43 AM PDT · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 51 replies
    myself | Sept 8, 2020 | myself
    The Creek Fire in the Central Sierras has again almost doubled overnight. As of this morning, it is 134,000 acres and that was a number from several hours ago. The 80-90% tree mortality is a major contributor to the feeding of this monster. The fire started at Big Creek which is a So Cal Edison town that supplies hydropower to So California for SCE corporation. The cause of the fire is unknown. It decimated Big Creek, has taken out half the town of Shaver Lake and is moving south to Auberry and east to North Fork, Bass Lake, and Oakhurst....
  • Marion County declares state of emergency as wildfires grow to 300,000 acres

    09/08/2020 6:10:45 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 34 replies
    Fox12 ^ | Fox12 staff
    According to the state fire marshal, the fires grew tremendously overnight and together are estimated at approximately 300,000 acres, with the Beachie Creek Fire estimated at 180,000 acres.
  • The Portland protestor did NOT set himself on fire. This other video proves that it was SOMEONE ELSE who set him on fire.

    09/07/2020 6:04:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 81 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 7, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Portland protestor did NOT set himself on fire. This other video proves that it was SOMEONE ELSE who set him on fire. Let’s start out with the video that so many people have already seen: ANTIFA lights themselves on fire—5 minutes into the March, officers attempted to put him out.— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) September 6, 2020 Many people, having seen this video, assumed that the protestor set himself on fire.But this other video proves that it was actually someone else who set him on fire. Skip to 0:43
  • El Dorado Fire was caused by mishap during gender reveal party in Yucaipa; 7,000 acres burned amid evacuations

    09/07/2020 9:00:36 AM PDT · by granite · 40 replies
    KTLA ^ | Sep 6, 2020 / 11:19 PM PDT | by: Kristina Bravo, John Fenoglio
    The wildfire that has burned more than 7,000 acres in Yucaipa and surrounding areas was caused by an explosive used during a gender reveal party, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The state agency said the fire started at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa on Saturday morning, when a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device at the party sparked the flames. The wildfire broke out at 10:23 a.m., spreading to areas further north and triggering mandatory evacuations, officials said. Dubbed the El Dorado Fire, it more than doubled in size Sunday as firefighters grappled with challenging weather conditions...
  • Latest Updates: Cameron Peak Fire grew almost 10,000 acres overnight (Colorado)

    09/06/2020 3:47:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9-6-20 (update) | web Staff
    A large wildfire continued to grow Thursday in the wilderness west of Fort Collins. It has been burning since Aug. 13. The Cameron Peak Fire, as it has been named, has forced the evacuations of several nearby campgrounds and communities. Click here for updates from the US Fire Service. UPDATE (Sept. 6, 3:36 p.m.): The fire moved south into the remote northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park late yesterday. Because of Red Flag Warnings, critical fire weather conditions and active fire behavior on the Cameron Peak Fire, Trail Ridge Road in RMNP will close at 3 pm today due...
  • Heavy first responder presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft

    09/06/2020 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    KHON2 ^ | September 5, 2020 -- 11:39 PM HST | KHON2 Web Staff
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A heavy presence of fire trucks and police could be seen at the Daniel K. Inouye airport just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Residents nearby have reported hearing sounds of explosions. They said that they saw bright flashes of light that may have been fire coming from an aircraft. Video: Heavy police, HFD presence at Honolulu airport after reports of explosive sounds coming from aircraft According to the Department of Transportation, the aircraft is a military chartered jet that flew out of Hickam Air Force Base. Officials revealed that there was an in-flight emergency aboard...