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(AJC) – The Guardian released another shocking NSA scoop on Saturday, revealing collusion and mass harvesting of personal communications among the United States and at least six European Union countries — only to delete it from their website hours after publication.
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Death of 19 firefighters in Arizona begs the question: Why do we keep putting out forest fires in the first place?
(NaturalNews) – Long before humans ever arrived on the scene, forest fires burned themselves out naturally. The forests re-grew and the cycle repeated: fire and rebirth, fire and rebirth. Over and over again for millions of years.
This was never a problem until humans came along and decided to build expensive homes and commercial buildings in forested areas that eventually catch on fire. These “fire zones” would, of course, burn up sooner or later, but people wanted to live there, so they bought fire insurance and built their homes anyway.
The inevitable cycle of fire eventually arrived. Forests catch on fire from lightning or some other cause, but the only reason the fire spreads is because the forests are full of fuel in the form of fallen branches, shrubs and other combustible material. So the fires burn fiercely, as they have always done throughout the history of the planet, “cleaning out” the underbrush and giving many plants and trees a fresh start.
But this is not acceptable to the people who built their homes in the fire zones. They scream, “Put out those fires! I’ve got to protect my home!” It’s not an unreasonable reaction in the immediate term.
So they send other people’s sons and daughters — smoke jumpers and firefighters — into the jaws of death to battle the blaze and try to extinguish it. As you might guess, sooner or later some of these firefighters end up being killed by the fires.
19 firefighters dead in Arizona
That’s what’s happened yesterday in Arizona: 19 firefighters were killed fighting a forest fire. And what were they killed fighting for? Homes. Homes that never should have been built in fire zones in the first place. Homes that were built in areas that have burned a thousand times over and over again throughout history and will burn again.
It’s time we seriously revisited this question: Is it worth losing lives just to protect property from a fire that history already showed would be inevitable?
Here’s an even better question: How does putting out these fires do anything in the long run? If the forest doesn’t burn up its fuel today, it’s just going to have more fuel tomorrow, meaning that future fires will be even more fierce and more deadly for the forest ecosystem.
I’ve looked into this issue quite a lot, and I’m convinced that putting out forest fires is bad policy. It causes more harm than good over the long haul, turning frequent small fires that “clean out” underbrush into monstrous, deadly fires that kill entire forests and destroy communities. And as I’ve seen in central Texas, immediately after a huge fire destroys someone’s home, they take the insurance money and rebuild in the exact same spot that will burn again in another fifty years or so! Why is it so difficult for people to see these patterns?
Putting out most forest fires is irrational and harmful
The truth is that forests are supposed to burn from time to time, and putting them out is an irrational, illogical human intervention that needlessly puts lives at risk for no justifiable reason. It also harms the forest.
This is the honest answer on the issue of forest fires: people should not build homes in forest fire zones unless they are willing to see them burn. I realize it’s not politically correct to suggest that people should be responsible for their own actions and decisions, but denying the reality of this won’t make you any safer. The truth is that all forests will eventually burn, and if you build a home or a business in ANY forest, your home or business will eventually burn.
Furthermore, I happen to think it’s morally wrong to ask other people to put their lives at risk to extinguish these fires. We should let them burn and focus on evacuation and rebuilding.
And yes, this even applies if, as people will say, “someone set this fire.”
How forest fires really work
So let me explain the physics of how forest fires really work. If you SET a fire in a forest, you are responsible for the immediate area that you set fire to, but not the other 50,000 acres (or whatever) that burned up because the forest was ready to burn from any ignition source, including lightning. When a forest is ready to burn — i.e. it has enough fuel to spread the fire — it’s going to burn and spread no matter what the ignition source. It is irrational to blame one person for a small fire in the forest when it is the property of the forest itself that causes the fire to spread.
I’m always amused when some news program says, “A small campfire spread to become a 50,000-acre blaze.” Oh really? I very much doubt that one match can set fire to 50,000 acres unless the forest itself lends a huge helping hand in spreading the fire. No one can force 50,000 acres to burn unless it wants to burn.
Quick quiz: Why do most camp fires NOT cause forest fires? Because most forests are not yet ready to burn. (They don’t have enough fuel, or they have too much moisture.) When a forest isn’t ready to burn, you can run around throwing flares everywhere and they will all just fizzle out. Why? Because the recipe for fire just isn’t there.
Fires require THREE things to spread: Fuel, heat and oxygen. The atmosphere provides the oxygen and the forest provides the fuel. “Starting” a fire means applying high heat to a very small area until combustion is achieved. From there, the fire only spreads when the forest itself provides sufficient fuel to keep the heat replicating and spreading.
Thus it is irrational to blame one person for a 50,000-acre forest fire. No person can run around applying heat to 50,000 acres. It is the forest itself that provides the means of spreading the fire, and once the fire burns out, that forest is “non-combustible” for many decades to come!
Setting more frequent forest fires helps prevent really destructive, large forest fires
In fact, the best way to prevent forest fires is to start forest fires and let the forests burn out so that they aren’t combustible. This is precisely why firefighters set fires to burn out selected areas and create “firewall” that can no longer combust.
Yes, this is the origin of the term “firewall,” for all the network engineers out there. You actually set a fire and burn down an entire wall of trees in order to PREVENT a much larger fire from spreading even further.
By the way, I’m not saying you should run out and throw matches everywhere. This kind of “prescribed burning” strategy is best left to your local fire marshal. If you actually try to start forest fires without knowing what you’re doing, you could end up getting people killed, so don’t try it. (Prescribed burns take place in very specific weather and wind conditions in order to keep the fires well controlled.)
Overall, don’t buy into the myth that we need to risk the lives of thousands of brave firefighters every year putting out forest fires. The truth is that most forests would be better off if we would let them burn. And we humans would be better off if we stopped building homes in forested areas that are sooner or later going to catch fire due to the simple fact that forests produce fuel, and fuel eventually burns.
There, I said it. Now let the bashing begin, as I have uttered the truth about forest fires, meaning I will be viciously attacked by ignorant sheeple who believe everything they’re told on TV news. “Forest fires are BAD! Put them all out! Hurry!”
Source: Natural News
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I am using webcat.freenode.net for now, but want a true native IRC client. Any how i will update as we work on that.
Monday, August 27, 2012
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Republicans and Democrats make me sick. they seem to have the same end results: Removing freedoms and personal wealth and property. although they both use different rhetoric the out come seems to be the same. my voters card is listed as NPA No Party Affiliation!
My views in ways are extreme conservative. For example:
Balanced-budget fiscal conservative, fiscal responsibility, avoiding deficit spending like the plague, promoting balanced budget is of paramount importance, Free market, Tariffs on imported good to keep them on equal footing to domestic goods,
Against abortion (legalized killing of babies), against euthanasia,
Keeping government out of the Churches (does not mean freedom from religion in government, but a freedom of the exercise of religion),
Pro Gun (everyone should by law be required to own, carry, and know how to use properly), Open Carry of guns, against gun control (take guns away from citizens, makes them a target for criminals and bad governments),
Against special rights (racial status) for groups whose ideas/religion are not a race, Against sharia law, against foreign influence on the government, enforcement of our constitutional laws,
The right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,
Limited Federal government (with Sovereign states as put forth in the Constitution), strong state government, Congress who makes our laws, a judicial branch that is a constitutional watch dog, executive branch that executes that laws made by congress, less government intervention in the lives of citizens, Back to the way our government was before the civil war, being constitutional and of the people!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Kirk came by the shop after work and brought along his Ft-707. Seems like it had some RX problems. As Kirk walked thru the alignment procedures, it seemed to come to life. Now that he has gone thru the rig, i am waiting to hear if it is running great now.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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You know listening to stations from far away countries tell of the news from their land and giving us a chance to listen to them describe their culture and history. I have been listening to shortwave since i was 8. i can remember hours of listening to exciting stories of far away and the news hours to a day or so before you see it in the local news papers. I thought this was great to be able to hear what was going on before the local gov controlled media would discuss it. Even in the 80's and 90's it was the same way.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
If this is not illegal for them by force, against your will, to take a blood sample then what is it? why are we allowing the constitution to be destroyed, by these anti-American and unconstitutional politicians that do not even follow the same laws that they pass?????? Wake up people!!! How long before they take control of all of the churches that have accepted the 501.c3 that makes them a corporation and not a church according to the irs?? Don't think i am correct? then let me ask you this when a church decides to volunteer to apply and receive a 501.c3 status why does it dictate them to have trustees? And business meeting so many times a year? Under a 501.C3 you are considered a tax exempt corp, and no longer fall under the same protection as a autonomous church body.
back to the story. Have the american people given up all sense of what freedom is? Remember our founding fathers started a constitutional republic NOT a democracy!!!! look thru the writings of our founding fathers and you will see they despised democracy and socialism (and today they would stand against the other -isms (globalism, communism, marxism, fascism, and socialism)).
Where is the outcry fro the people???? have we been chemically neutered by our food?
Florida is among several states now holding what are called ‘no refusal’ checkpoints!!!
Are you doing your part to keep personal and religious freedoms.
We are coming to a crucial time in our country. We are loosing our personal freedoms and our religious freedoms that men like Dr John Clake, Obadiah Homles, John Leland, John Marshal, Patrick Henry, Shubal Stearns, and others that i don't have space to mention believed from God's Word that these were given to man by God, and were un-seperateable from man.
These men have stood up, suffered and gave their life to bring this country to a point where it would allow personal and religious freedoms. Freedoms that are given by God, protected by the constitution. These Baptist Preachers who were beaten, had all that they owned stolen by the magistrates, and imprisoned. Why did these things happen to them? They happened because the state-Church did not allow freedom.
As we trace our Baptistic history, we find that the Baptistic people have not persecuted those who differed from them both secular and religiously. These Baptistic people have been severely persecuted and put to death by those who believed that there should not be any freedom to worship.
We are now seeing the special rights groups trumping the rights of all others. The hate crimes bills will not take us back to a time when Baptist People are beaten and imprisoned for preaching God's Word. What will come next? Will they push to have Baptist people executed because they preach God's Word and preach against sin? If you don't think that they will, just look back at the "catholic church"(and all the harlots of Rome(the protestant groups)), how has it treated Baptist people thru the ages? It has aflicked them with every evil it can imagine. Also the islamic "faith" through their history has offered death to all those who do not convert. These actions are totally against what God has written in His Word.
Why do they execute those who do not believe and worship like them? It is called replacement theology. Replacement theology is where these groups believe they are the "new Israel". Just as God told Israel to wipe out the people when they came into the promised land, they are (in their mind) supposed to wipe out and one who does not worship like them. They totally missed why God told the Children of Israel to wipe these people out. They make of themselves Priest, and separate the Church leadership from the laity(church body). the Bible does not teach separation from the preacher and the Church members.
Look at our history here in America, How can we as Americans allow our freedoms to slip through our fingers? Because we have stop teaching our kids that sin is sin, and there are certain things that are wrong and certain things are right. I feel sorry for our brave solders who fight with all their might to keep us free, and have politicians slap them in the face and take away the freedoms that they have fought for.
A friend once said, "to be politically correct is to be morally wrong". In this day of political correctness we have forsaken God's law. Political correctness should be labeled "situation ethnics" and should have a warning sticker that says, "straight from the communist manifesto". PC has done so much harm to logic and justice. PC even changes as the need of the special rights groups changes and what focus are they trying to achieve. How can a special rights group who comprises less than 5% at most(more likely 1 to 2%) be given a higher status and protection than those of minority races? It is called situation ethnics or Political correctness, and these are a curse to any nation who follows their satanic teaching.
Now ask yourself, Have I stood up and made my voice known? When it comes to elections have you done your part to vote? Have you talked to your kids and friends about God? Have you discussed what is right and wrong? Can you take the Bible and show someone where sin is wrong? Do you have enough back bone to stand up against sin and things that are wrong.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tom Tishken KD4WOV