11 thoughts on “It’s No Joke

  1. They should be thankful they didn’t live a half mile away… That fire had to be hot as hell. I wonder if the rest of the car has melted plastic all over? I bet the car gets totaled.

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  2. That was a pretty place. Detroit is also gone, along with Ashland. It’s starting to look like a concerted effort to burn out the small communities in the woods of Oregon and Cal. Of course, I just may be a ‘conspiracy theorist’ (thanks, CIA).

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    • We got some smoke haze mixed in with a cloud cover, I don’t know if it is going to rain water droplets or ash. It hasn’t bothered my bronchitis or COPD, so that is a blessing.

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  3. Here is a 30 minute helicopter flyover of the Alameda fire (from Ashland to Phoenix):

    The video is focused on areas burned. There is only a few seconds where our old neighborhood is visible (at about 28:50), and it was untouched while just north of the high school is obliterated.

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    • “In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old O├Âlitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upwards of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” [From Mark Twain – Life On The Mississippi]

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