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October 26, 2007

Countermoonbattery Saves Lives and Property from California Wildfires

A little good news regarding the California wildfires that are finally starting to wane: by standing up to the envirokooks who forbid forest clearing and prevent it with lawsuits, people were able to save lives and property in Lake Arrowhead:

LAKE ARROWHEAD — As flames ravage surrounding communities, this resort town high in the San Bernardino Mountains emerged largely unscathed, an island in a sea of destruction.
The credit for that isolated victory, federal officials say, should go to firefighting tactics, shifting winds and favorable terrain — and a sometimes controversial U.S. Forest Service effort to eliminate the tinder that fuels forest fires.
Since 2002, the Forest Service has removed millions of trees, thinned brush and cut low-hanging branches, creating fuel breaks around almost 80% of the community. Fires don't spread quickly or easily through such areas, instead burning lower to the ground and with less intensity.
"The fuel breaks saved Lake Arrowhead," said Randall Clauson, the Forest Service's division chief for the San Bernardino National Forest and incident commander earlier this week on the two biggest wildfires still burning in the mountains.
He said he believes that, without the breaks, "the fire would have run right through Lake Arrowhead and gone to Highway 18, cutting off the evacuation route and probably resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives."

Environmentalists are no doubt appalled by all the CO2 emissions that will result from the lives that were saved.

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Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on tips from Scott.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 26, 2007 8:03 AM

Comments

Posted by: V the K at October 26, 2007 9:29 AM

HA! VtheK - that's funny! I liked the comment...

Well, there's Randi lying through her tooth again.

I dern near busted a gut on that one!

Flash back: There were also a few "lawbreakers" back when Tahoe was burning who saved their homes through dilligence of brush clearing.

Posted by: Jimbo at October 26, 2007 9:57 AM

Comment by SeargentROCK: "No, Bush used his space-based giant magnifying glass to start the fires."

V the K, many thanks for the link...many hard laughs on that piece!!!!

Posted by: Toa at October 26, 2007 10:12 AM

Totalitarian enviros want destruction. They want to stop people from living anywhere and will prevent people from protecting themselves.

Posted by: d at October 26, 2007 5:11 PM

How DARE they!!! How DARE they clear out that underbrush!!! That underbrush, dead leaves, fallen branches, etc. that they so carelessly "cleared out" like it was just trash, that happened to be the home of chipmunks, snakes, bunnies, and other inhabitants of our natural world.

Those sleazy bushites just coudn't stand to have a few rodents live in harmony with nature. They just had to go in and clear out the so-called fire hazzard!!! What a bunch of bushites!!!

Well, I hope you're happy. I hope you can sleep nights knowing that clearing out that underbrush, althought it "supposedly" saved your precious homes and loved ones, in reality caused the horrific deaths of DOZENS of indiginous creatures that only wanted to live in peace.

Way to go, capitalistic-war-mongerers!!!

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Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at October 30, 2007 9:19 PM

and leave Britney alone!!!!

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at October 30, 2007 9:21 PM