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Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire

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I do recall Trump cutting the budget for national parks and forests... apparently it was more important than the idiot realized. So he put the blame on the state.

https://www.npca.org/articles/1750-trump-proposals-fail-national-parks

https://therevelator.org/budget-crunch-national-parks/

https://thinkprogress.org/national-parks-trump-infrastructure-budget-f0530e5fa7c4/

"Our focus is on the Californians impacted by these fires and the first responders and firefighters working around the clock to save lives and property - not on the President's inane and uninformed tweets," said Evan Westrub, a spokesman for California Governor Jerry Brown.

Remember what I keep saying about reality vs idealism? Here be the consequences.

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Isn't Trump blaming the forest for this? and the firefighters? while cowering away from standing up for fallen soldiers in France? I guess that's easier than going and paying respects while admitting that perhaps cutting Parks' budgets and denying climate change. Always someone else's fault.

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What a tragedy. When these fires enter inhabited areas, they are hard to stop. The Malibu fire reminds me of the '93 Laguna fire. http://www.light-headed.com/asite/laguna/laguna_history/laguna_beach_fire.php

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Isn't Trump blaming the forest for this? and the firefighters? while cowering away from standing up for fallen soldiers in France? I guess that's easier than going and paying respects while admitting that perhaps cutting Parks' budgets and denying climate change. Always someone else's fault.

Were you as quick to point fingers when Obama came to Japan instead of being at home to honor the fallen?

Although I do like Trump, I think his rhetoric on forest management, is ludicrous.

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Trump has no idea what forest management happens here. His response to this tragedy is completely opposite what an actual leader would say. Pulling funding from California is a play toy for him. And in the midst of calamity, Trump makes it all about him, again. Toddler in Chief.

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Oh boy! that looks a mess, its very sad that people have not only their lives, but their property to. we also forget the environment and the impact the fire has had/caused, hundreds of trees have been burnt to charcoal, then there is the animals from birds to deer, insects, that have lost there source of food, the whole eco chain has been disrupted for quite a few years. we hear often about "global warming" I just wonder how much of these fire actually add to GW, they must realise tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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The native peoples of California knew that fires were part of nature and necessary. I read that state and national park management had been working with the native Americans to bring back controlled burning for the health of the natural areas. They burn before there is too much flammable tinder. It helps the trees, other plants, animals, and insects.

https://www.wired.com/story/wildfires-native-tribes-controlled-burns/

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Many of these places used to be uninhabited terrain, so past fires were of no danger

But now people live there, so the same fires threaten lives and properties

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It is so sad that so many lost everything and we don't know yet how many lost their lives. I drove into the bay area a week ago to blue cloudless skies and for the past few days you can't see the sun or hardly breathe outside from the smoke and i am 155 miles southwest of Paradise! Trump's comments are as usual stupid and hurtful. Not much of a leader. Where is the national guard and military to assist local first responders?

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Isn't Trump blaming the forest for this? and the firefighters?

Yes and with good reason

Cal Fire is likely to take months to determine the official cause. But in wine country, there is already one prime suspect: utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric, this wouldn’t be the first time to suspect the companies.

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while cowering away from standing up for fallen soldiers in France?

What?

I guess that's easier than going and paying respects while admitting that perhaps cutting Parks' budgets and denying climate change. Always someone else's fault.

Take a look again.

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Yesterday my car and everyone's vehicles had a fine powder coating which is the airborne ash from the burned town of Paradise. There may also be cremains of the people that were incinerated in the inferno mixed in to those ashes. RIP Paradise Lost.

I have given up on Trump's lack of concern for this country's citizens.

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Pretty obvious these aren't normal fires - what kind of fire melts aluminum wheels and engine blocks? Houses burn from the inside out? Someone is lying about these fires.

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Donald trump is only concerned about one thing,,,,,,, Donald Trump,

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