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1 hour ago, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

 

Just don't see it bein' that bad.

 

Most of this is fear and panic from the weak-willed and addle-minded.

 

Kabuki.

 

It would take a stand-alone epic disaster.

 

In which case, it wouldn't matter.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Blue Devil said:

 

Just don't see it bein' that bad.

 

Most of this is fear and panic from the weak-willed and addle-minded.

 

Kabuki.

 

It would take a stand-alone epic disaster.

 

In which case, it wouldn't matter.

 

 

It happens every year. 

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6 hours ago, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

 

The only way I see this being true is if the "disaster" is something that generates a large number of injured in a place where hospitals are at (or very near) capacity...so primarily a tornado near a Midwest virus hotspot.  People have very little notice of a tornado...you can have as much as a week notice for a hurricane and a wild fire typically doesn't send that many to the hospital.

 

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5 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

The only way I see this being true is if the "disaster" is something that generates a large number of injured in a place where hospitals are at (or very near) capacity...so primarily a tornado near a Midwest virus hotspot.  People have very little notice of a tornado...you can have as much as a week notice for a hurricane and a wild fire typically doesn't send that many to the hospital.

 

But the wildfire takes a lot of first response resources.  As does a tornado. 

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7 minutes ago, lucifershammer said:

But the wildfire takes a lot of first response resources.  As does a tornado. 

 

Primarily fire fighters...who aren't that involved in the response to the virus.  They don't use medical suits, light weight face shields, thin gloves or those face masks.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

Primarily fire fighters...who aren't that involved in the response to the virus.  They don't use medical suits, light weight face shields, thin gloves of those face masks.

 

 

Most place especially California can't spare any first responders.  Firefighters are cross trained to be paramedics and EMT.

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14 hours ago, lucifershammer said:

But the wildfire takes a lot of first response resources.  As does a tornado. 

Tornados are extremely local and typically midwestern that’s not as hard hit by COVID-19. 

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23 hours ago, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

We several advantages that our ancestors didn't.  We have the science that gives us early warning.  We have an abundance of communication tools.  We have history laid out in front of our fingertips.  

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On 4/8/2020 at 8:25 AM, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

 

We've enjoyed an unusual amount of rain this year in California. So I don't think we'll be seeing wildfires anytime soon. It rained all this week.

 

Should we have a very hot dry summer and all that rain-driven vegetation was to dry out and become fuel late in the summer, then we could have issues. But it would be many months away. For the moment, we are looking good.

 

 

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On 4/9/2020 at 11:18 AM, TrumpBGoneSoon said:

We several advantages that our ancestors didn't.  We have the science that gives us early warning.  We have an abundance of communication tools.  We have history laid out in front of our fingertips.  

And, scientists are always right.  Just ask Howard Dully.

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On 4/9/2020 at 8:18 AM, TrumpBGoneSoon said:

We several advantages that our ancestors didn't.  We have the science that gives us early warning.  We have an abundance of communication tools.  We have history laid out in front of our fingertips.  

 

We also have clever campaigns, designed by Academic busybodies - like "Gun Free Zones" and the "War on Fire."

 

Which, as we all know, and the facts will support, have made thing exponentially worse than our ancestors.

 

Mine, in fact, used to burn the woods every year... and never killed one of'em as been recorded.

 

The "War on Fire," on the other hand, kills almost every forest that burns.

 

 

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On 4/13/2020 at 1:47 PM, Skans said:

And, scientists are always right.  Just ask Howard Dully.

Scientists can and do make mistakes. But as a rule, scientists have Ouija boards, mystics and mediums beat.

 

The worst natural  disasters that this country could have are earthquakes and perhaps sunamis, which are also caused by earthquakes, as there is no warning.

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On 4/8/2020 at 4:49 PM, lucifershammer said:

Most place especially California can't spare any first responders.  Firefighters are cross trained to be paramedics and EMT.

 

Yes, & first responders are often also members of National Guard.  & we've been having call ups of the NG to reinforce/support Border Patrol, & to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Except that if the NG members in question are also EMTs, then they're being pulled away from desperately needed specialties.

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On 4/8/2020 at 10:25 AM, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

Let not pretend that mother government is not going to bail them out. Who are we kidding. The credit card is out the treasury door are open wide and cash just keep on being printed. 

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On 4/8/2020 at 11:25 AM, lucifershammer said:

It's disaster season, spring tornados,  summer hurricanes,  California will be on fire again. But with a lot of state and federal resources tied up with virus related issues one big disaster could be catastrophic. 

Most of the Blue States and cities are near bankrupt. They have to go bankrupt and reorganize under Republicans.

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On 4/8/2020 at 3:49 PM, lucifershammer said:

It happens every year. 

 

And isn't it easy for those who haven't had their home flattened to say, "Ehhhhh it ain't that bad."

 

Just like it's easy for those who haven't lost several family members to Covid 19 to say, "It's the sniffles, what's the big feckin' deal?"

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2 hours ago, IkeBana said:

 

And isn't it easy for those who haven't had their home flattened to say, "Ehhhhh it ain't that bad."

 

Just like it's easy for those who haven't lost several family members to Covid 19 to say, "It's the sniffles, what's the big feckin' deal?"

I believe you took my entire  post completely out of context.

 

  On 4/8/2020 at 12:32 PM, Blue Devil said:

 

Just don't see it bein' that bad.

 

Most of this is fear and panic from the weak-willed and addle-minded.

 

Kabuki.

 

It would take a stand-alone epic disaster.

 

In which case, it wouldn't matter.

 

 

It happens every year. 

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