/pol/shit, Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the shitposting

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Hassknecht, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Reminds me of a thing a Canadian told me about when the Pro-Environment types got into to power they cut funding for clearing operations which lead to half of Alberta catching fire.
     
  2. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah, I am sure the heavy urbanisation and density in that area didn't play any role.
     
  3. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    521
    Jul 29, 2016
    @Crni Vuk

    Actually for Alberta and the Fort Mac fire neither theGM or you are right. The heavy (which is actually quite laughable when you have actually seen it to call heavy) industrialization was actually a huge benefit as it provided camps for people to stay when the evacuations to the south were no longer possible, as well as some of the only roads to be able to get in to fight the fire, and an alternate airport. When half the province is covered in trees forest fires happen regularly and are generally a good thing as they allow for the natural refresh and renew of an area. But when you let those forests creep right up to the edge of your community, that has limited access and very limited roads around it...….

    Fort Mac is just bad city planning to keep that natural look. They should have had an 800m firebreak around the whole city, but nobody wanted to see that many trees cut down.
     
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  4. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Isn't that what I just said by what was said to me?
     
  5. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    521
    Jul 29, 2016
    Well kinda, there was no lack of funding to create such a firebreak, it was a lack of will to cut down the trees that needed to be cut for fearing of being portrayed as more environment hating, and the residences loved having the forest "right out their back yard".

    So no lack of funding (although this was claimed for part of the hard part of fighting the fire itself as some people where claiming that assets were not in place because of this but it is also bullshit as Alberta has no cap on the spending for fighting emergencies like this), and the heavy industries were a huge benefit to fighting the fire. But those that lean to far right say lack of funding and those who lean to far left say its the oilsands fault. Reality is bad city planning and nature revitalizing itself.

    As for California, well lack of water and 100 year old eucalyptuses trees excreting oil make for a bad fire.
     
  6. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Another thing I remember hearing about from when Alberta was on fire was the Trudeau government turning down international aid to help fight the fires as well as withholding federal assistance for reasons.
    Can you go one post with out shooting yourself in the foot, or at this point the bloody hip nub thing you got going on.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Why not both? Why is it always this or that with you Left/Right retards. I'm talking to all of you radical fuckers on either side.

    Was that vitriolic enough?

    *throws shit*

    YOU A BIG MAN. ARE WE USING OUR BIG BOY VOICES!? Haha I jest.

    I'm tired of worrying about the amount of cancer causing substances in my water. When I die of cancer guys, make sure you think of the little guy. The one with the tin foil hat(e). More than enough to go around.

    https://web.archive.org/web/2018111...om/2018/11/13/media/cnn-sues-trump/index.html

    This is what the US needs right now. More lawsuits. Morons. We need more people catching themselves on fire in parking lots I think.
     
  8. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

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    Jul 29, 2016
    While I cant say anything good about "the turd" and federal assistance, I will speak to the foreign aid with Fort Mac. We had a contingent of South African fire fighters show up and I have heard that we spent quite a bit getting them pretty much all new equipment as what they had was to worn out/incompatible with what we have, plus they needed training and such and in the end I don't think they spent to much time fighting the fire. I have been taking some emergency management courses and there are some things that you learn that I guess are public knowledge without the public actually knowing much about it. In essence there was a lot that went wrong with Ft. Mac both before and during the fire, and while many carried out a heroic effort during it, we have learnt a lot since then from it. One of the things is that while foreign help is nice, it sometimes is not.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
  10. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Yer fond of me Lobster!

    Oct 26, 2016
    @TorontRayne Are you posting web archives to get around pay-walls / intrusive adverts?
     
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    That is partly the point. I didn't go through the trouble though. Some other autist did.
     
  12. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    50 + dead in the Cali fires and hundreds still missing. And isn't Cali supposed to be one of the 'important' states of USA? Third world -level stuff.
     
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Why the fuck has everyone become so damn serious these days ...
     
  14. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    I do remember 800+ dead after Finnish ship sank in Baltic Sea two decades back, don't pretend drunk Finns can handle rough weather better than Yanks.
     
  15. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    You not really as dumb as your posts make you seem, are you?
     
  16. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    If you're talking about MS Estonia it was made by the Germans and belonged to a Swedish-Estonian company. Try harder troll. Many passengers were Finns, yes, but so fucking what.
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    All of that brainwashing you fagulas won't admit is real.
     
  18. GonZo_626

    GonZo_626 Well Shit!

    521
    Jul 29, 2016
    Wow, you really are a piece of shit aren't you? Every tragedy you can find is used by you to show how bad the states is. How about you quit pretending to be a real person and go back to your shitty mono-cultural nation that would rather be a bunch of fucking Nazis. Keep dancing on graves and pretending you know what the fuck you are talking about. I would rather see Virgil or the mental case Dog on here then have to read another useless fucking comment from a piece of shit like you. FUCK YOU GRAVE DANCING NAZI.
     
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  19. SquidWard

    SquidWard Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Wow. That's pretty pathetic dude. What's your deal MutantScalper?
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's a low point even for RetardScalper, but this is the /pol/shit thread and it shall not be moderated.
    MutantScalper should, however, seriously consider therapy or a high velocity intracranial lead injection.
     
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