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Posted By: StormCnter, 9/7/2020 4:19:59 PM

The family behind the gender reveal party that sparked a California wildfire could be hit with charges — and a massive bill to cover the costs of putting out the blazes, authorities said. Cal Fire spokesman Bennet Milloy said the group could be on the hook for millions to cover the hundreds of firefighters, helicopters and planes employed to tackle the El Dorado Fire, the Daily Mail reported. They also could face a “variety of charges,” including arson, which carries a sentence of up to nine years, Milloy said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/7/2020 4:23:38 PM (No. 534112)
How about we end 'Gender Reveal' parties once and for all and call it even. Let's go back to passing out a cigar with a blue or pink band - after the baby is born.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 9/7/2020 4:29:19 PM (No. 534117)
Good! And as it should be. No one cares about what sex your brat is. Don't people ever get tired of showing off?? Time to rectify that age old saying and using it often ... "No one cares, you are just a pimple on the fanny of the world, just like the rest of us".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 9/7/2020 4:35:24 PM (No. 534121)
They should just proclaim it a protest against Racist Nazi Trump and his evil po-lice, and they will be off the hook.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/7/2020 4:35:44 PM (No. 534122)
My guess is the family was from Mexico. Probably illegal. So good luck collecting that. But that's just my guess.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/7/2020 4:38:50 PM (No. 534129)
Terry Barton, the U.S. Forest Service employee who started the 140,000-acre Hayman Fire in 2002 southwest of Denver in Colorado did a lengthy prison term, but, still owes the government $42.5 million in damages. In her case, she started the fire by burning a letter out in the woods that she received from her ex. She is lucky that this is all that happened to her considering the many homes that were burned to the ground due to her marital problems. Those who started this California fire can expect the same outcome. Their lives are over.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MMC 9/7/2020 4:46:52 PM (No. 534137)
What is the purpose of gender reveals when it is the Doctor that ascribes gender, but kid can decide later.. per the Kindergarten teaching in California..
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHHolliday 9/7/2020 4:51:56 PM (No. 534139)
I don't have much sympathy for careless people who cause massive damage like this but it seems like you need to prove a real crime was committed. What happens if a backfire from your motorcycle ignites a giant fire. You could be charged with improper maintenance and get a billion dollar lawsuit against you and/or prison time. I could name a dozen more examples like this one. Whoever these people are unless they are Bill and Melinda Gates, they won't have any means to pay this. What then? Prison? That sounds more like the old debtor's prison system.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo 9/7/2020 5:06:43 PM (No. 534149)
Another sign of this generation's narcissistic excesses. You can add the ridiculously inconsiderate and expensive "destination weddings" to the list, along with these elaborate "gender reveals". Maybe the tab for this will finally convince these people to get their gender reveals the old fashioned way...when the baby pops out and you can check out the plumbing.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 9/7/2020 5:08:14 PM (No. 534151)
When my niece and hubby had a gender reveal party, they just bought a cake. Cheaper, safer and the cake was delicious. (It had blue icing in the middle layer, btw. ) The only one who got to see the results of the sonogram was the baker.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jinx 9/7/2020 5:34:27 PM (No. 534167)
I don't understand the gender reveal party. I thought that fetus's aren't babies and therefore can't have gender. You can kill a fetus but not a baby, right? Once the baby appears, you have to call it an it because someone will get offended if you refer to it as a boy or girl without asking. Once the baby is out, parents can then determine which they want, a boy or a girl. We live in a crazy world with insanity all around us. Life was much simpler when a boy was a boy and a girl was a girl. Also, the "peaceful protesting" members of Antifa are setting fires and destroying businesses and killing people every day in the big cities of America. We need to find out whom to send the bill to for that and then put them away for life. Beam me up!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/7/2020 5:54:34 PM (No. 534190)
They will declare bankruptcy, and Ca. will get nothing. Don't waste our time.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: singermom9 9/7/2020 6:00:45 PM (No. 534192)
Why. There should be insurance. S/O
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyVet 9/7/2020 6:17:03 PM (No. 534198)
So when will they be sending out bills to BLM and Antifa?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TexaTucky 9/7/2020 7:00:31 PM (No. 534218)
Dumb clucks. All they had to do was say they did it on purpose and they'd be out on bail right now with an agent to book their appearance on Okra.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 9/7/2020 7:12:58 PM (No. 534224)
Be irresponsible.....get a big bill. Not a lot of sympathy for fools like this.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/7/2020 7:47:08 PM (No. 534253)
Seems to me the purpose behind a gender reveal is so the participants can get the right baby gift of the proper color and type so the 'poor post-natal baby mama; won't have to get off her couch to go to Walmart or Target to exchange the largess reward for getting knocked up.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: janjan 9/7/2020 7:51:10 PM (No. 534256)
I see no reason here to blame this on ‘gender reveal’ parties. The parties don’t cause wildfires - the irresponsible people with fireworks do. The parties are usually harmless and fun. You all sound like a bunch of grouchy old people. Lighten up.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LadyHen 9/7/2020 8:56:20 PM (No. 534291)
Um... this could have been any kind of party. Why pick on gender reveal parties unless ehichare usually innocuous and family oriented unlessyou are so.e sterile progressive liberal type that hates kids. I thought Conservatives were the party that loved babies and didn't call them "brats" like the nonbreeding homosexuals that loath us breeders. Seems like has been invaded by some Liberal trolls trying to make us look bad.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: PostAway 9/7/2020 9:39:43 PM (No. 534317)
Agree with #9,17 and 18. Gender Reveal parties are new because parents have only been able to know their child’s sex prior to birth for about 2 generations. Some of you sound like old fogies. Lighten up. There is nothing wrong with parents wanting close friends and relatives there to share in such fun news.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JoElla Bee 9/7/2020 10:34:47 PM (No. 534337)
Causing a destructive fire is no small matter for obvious reasons, whether accidental and unintentional or deliberate and malicious. What interests me most about this one is that it appears to be accidental and unintentional, yet how quickly we are hearing that some of the family may be incarcerated and fined millions to make restitution. In their ignorance, the people apparently had no idea that the smoke machine could cause a fire - and no, ignorance doesn’t absolve of guilt or change the outcome, but there appears to be extenuating circumstances. I haven’t heard any such news about restitution for the maliciously deliberate destruction of businesses and livelihoods by fire in these Democrat controlled cities across the country. To the contrary, the argument is that the destruction is justified. I did read that, not only was a woman’s 30 year old business burned and destroyed by rioters, but the city charged her $200,000 to have what was left of the burned out building removed and cleaned up. There is just something very wrong about all of that to me.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/7/2020 11:44:44 PM (No. 534356)
Why not "reveal" the guilty parties to the people who lost everything, including the firefighter's.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: pensom2 9/8/2020 1:53:33 AM (No. 534409)
Previous poster: "There is nothing wrong with parents wanting close friends and relatives there to share in such fun news." Of course not. But there is something wrong with using pyrotechnics in a bone-dry forest or brush-covered hillside. There seems to be no limit to human stupidity.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: PostAway 9/8/2020 9:45:40 AM (No. 534640)
#22, you’re absolutely right. However, it is an extreme rarity for reveal parties to result in wildfires. They usually involve a non-incendiary cake.
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