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2009 August 01 — Why Now?
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Bad Fires Conditions Continue In BC

FireThe CBC outlook isn’t promising for British Columbia: Lillooet wildfire less than 1 kilometre from town

A wildfire burning near Lillooet, B.C., continued to grow in size Friday night, and officials said Saturday morning the blaze was less than one kilometre from the town.

Crews braced themselves for an intense battle as the fire on Mount McLean, southwest of Lillooet, nearly tripled in size from an estimated 1,000 hectares last Monday to about 2,600 hectares [10 square miles] on Saturday.

Officials said the blaze near the southwest Interior town, about 180 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, was in danger of growing even larger given the tinder-dry conditions and thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday afternoon.

“The fire is burning on steep slopes above Lillooet and west of Lillooet in very, very dry conditions,” said fire information officer Gary Horley.

“The area is under an extreme drought and fuels are critically dry and easily combustible,” he said.

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August 1, 2009   9 Comments

One Pill Makes You Larger…

As Elayne says White Rabbit.

First off, I would like to remind people that on January 30th, 2008, before he was the nominee, I stated, flat out, that Barack Obama was a moderate to conservative Republican based on his limited voting record as a US Senator, and his personal choice of Joe LIEberman as his mentor in the Senate. The nominal D after his name was irrelevant.

The votes he later made in the Senate on FISA and other issues simply confirmed it, but few “liberals” wanted to hear criticisms of Obama. I’m a little tired of listening to people trying to explain away the actions of the Obama administration as some “ineffable plan”, it isn’t even involved enough to be a cunning plan

“We shall grapple with the ineffable, and see if we may not eff it after all.” — Douglas Adams in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Ockham’s razor is useful beyond the scientific world. Everything he has done is readily explained by the fact that his administration is pretty much what would have happened if Mitt Romney had won. In case you missed it, Obama is pushing Romney’s health insurance proposal. Stop looking for a liberal or progressive President, you didn’t vote for one. His votes in the Senate were more conservative than Hillary Clinton’s. If you wanted a liberal, Kucinich was running.

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August 1, 2009   8 Comments

Oh, No! Crocs On A Plane!!!

From your source of all things croc [no, not the stupid plastic shoes], the ABC, we have: Rogue croc sparks panic aboard Egypt flight.

Yes, a real live crocodile moving about the cabin causing mayhem, which is pretty good a foot long baby reptile. Nice security check on that airline.

August 1, 2009   2 Comments