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Forum Post: Is that a forest fire, or something else?

Posted 1 year ago on May 9, 2016, 2 a.m. EST by Shule (2638)
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Anybody check out that "forest" fire in Alberta Canada. Is it really just an out of control forest fire, or really something else; something much worse. Like maybe the tar sands are on fire? Is it really a tar sands fire caused by clear cutting of forests, and extracting oil from the tar in the ground? Now that is curious, how can there be a forest fire out of control in an area that is clear cut of trees? Do I got that right (I probably don't.) But anyway is this really a fire caused by nature as so many forest fires are, but rather one caused by human abuse of the environment, sort of like that BP Gulf of Mexico thing , but which the Oil Corporations and controlled governments and media do not want to admit to because of the likely damming repercusions on their dirty business if it actually is so. Did they cut so many trees so that only dry underbrush was left in an area, and then poof a lighting strike, or more likely somebody dropped a ciganrette? Or did they pull too much water out of the ground with their oil extraction operations thus making the ground ripe for ignition? Probably the fire is a result of global warming which the Corporations don't want to admit to either; that global warming has turned Canada into a giant tinder box, and this fire is just one for starters.

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[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

It's something else, a burning hole in oil consumers' pockets. Anyone who has gassed up their gasoline-powered cars should have noticed.

Why were there so many people and housing in such great wilderness? Oil from the bitumen and Athabasca river water for the refinement process. Strictly speaking, everything is physical and natural but that is not our colloquial usage. The oil boom town was built for satisfying human needs for fossil fuels. It's possible that arson was involved because there are also great human needs for higher fossil fuel prices to stuff their pockets with money. There were also many layoffs due to the precipitous drop in crude prices so burning things down in frustration is a very human response (Manhattan's East Harlem also had many burnt-out buildings after the 1960's war- and race-related civil unrests).

Bitumen is rather difficult to be ignited but it can really get going once the fire's hot enough. It's similar to diesel being able to provide more energy than the same volume of gasoline. Bitumen is like extremely heavy diesel. Canada pretty much had forest fires in the Athabasca Basin before but the scale of devastation of human dwellings is definitely due to artificial causes.

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 1 year ago

Now that is something scary did not occur me; that the fire was set with malice. Not only scary, but also plausible which makes it more scary.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

Whether Canada, America, or elsewhere, greed, corruption, dashed hopes, and despair burn.

Sections of New Amsterdam had burnt into urban war-zone cinder and abandoned buildings were boarded up so I worry about Greater Appalachia and our ghettos. I worry about the relentless rotations of the machine going crunch, crunch on the bones, squeezing out the fat, and humming, "Burn, Baby, Burn!"

[-] 1 points by Shule (2638) 1 year ago

Certainly, the elite do not give a hoot as to what is burning and what isn't. Scary is that not only the environmentalists would like to see them Canadian tar pits disappear, but also some of them same people who bring us them wars in the Middle-East. That is what makes the thought of an intentionally set fire so plausible. They do it all the time.

[-] 1 points by grapes (4989) 1 year ago

It's what a board director called the "alignment of interests" for "Burn, Baby, Burn!" The Big-Horned Owl which doesn't give a hoot has humongous eyeballs and very little room for brains - "See everything" makes necessary "Understand nothing" as proven on 9/11. The owl's damned neck cannot swivel a full-360° yet so more funding is needed, like for the xSA.

I recommend that all toilet bowls be installed with under-the-rim security cameras to monitor the flushing of illegal drugs and used tampons in a wrong-sexed restroom. That's a law-enforcement blindspot as well as a hotspot for federal-state sex/gender scrimmages. A camera on every tree (whether utility pole or live) and every leaf (whether fig or not), would jumpstart the economy and help catch the arsonists.