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Maui had a firebug on the loose and a
fancy warning system that didn't work:
Hawaii governor blames global warming

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Posted By: PageTurner, 8/11/2023 1:39:51 PM

Hawaii had the world's fanciest natural disaster warning system on the planet. It also had an ongoing firebug problem, and recent academic study warning that the place was very vulnerable to fire catastrophes. Somehow, none of that figured in the government's fire plan. The firebug is still out there. The conditions created for big fires, such as the proliferation of non-native grasses, remain on Maui. And the fancy emergency warning system somehow didn't work. Never mind any of that: Its governor says the problem is global warming.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Paglia guy 8/11/2023 1:45:49 PM (No. 1532538)
See? Democrat dis-function, my first reaction to the news of these fires. Wildfires are down in number from years ago, but the catastrophes seem only to occur in democrat/lib voter areas, California, Canada. Hawaii. Sounds like poor management over and over again. Many of us have little sympathy for the residents’ ignorance, whether or not it’s their fault.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/11/2023 1:55:47 PM (No. 1532547)
Never let a disaster go to waste, the saying goes..... so Dem governor blames glo-bull warming, stepping around charges of goobermint incompetence.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rivetjoint 8/11/2023 1:59:36 PM (No. 1532548)
As a Democrat bastion, Hawaii probably never really expected to use the fancy warning system and the money for it was likely frittered away on a well connected low bidder.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 8/11/2023 2:02:03 PM (No. 1532551)
Some longtime residents have been worried about fires for a while. That particular area is semi-arid since the mountains block most of the rain. All the grasses and trees planted around the town dry out and are like kindling. Plus the buildings weren't much more than old wooden shacks. A perfect setting for a wildfire.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: itsonlyme 8/11/2023 2:03:01 PM (No. 1532552)
My tire pressure is low. Blame it on global warming and DJT.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Right Time 8/11/2023 2:05:53 PM (No. 1532554)
It was a DEMOCRAP Firebug!!…A Biden voter!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Birddog 8/11/2023 2:06:41 PM (No. 1532555)
While one island was receiving the heaviest rainfall in HISTORY, 57inches...maui had a 2500 acre wildfire burning...within sight of each other(on a clear day)...2018
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono 8/11/2023 2:09:19 PM (No. 1532559)
Instead of getting busy with rebuilding and relief plans, they're doing the most important government work after a disaster -- get busy finding all the people we can blame and the reasons it was their fault.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Birddog 8/11/2023 2:25:58 PM (No. 1532567)
The Hawaiian language name Lā hainā means "cruel sun", describing the sunny, very dry climate. HAS to admit that the climate there HAS changed, after all it was originally at least 1500degrees there, with massive plumes of superheated greenhouse gasses, billions of gallons of boiling seawater instantly atomized, towering thousands of feet into the atmosphere, dust, ash, and sulpher in plumes large enough to permanently alter the entire global climate, as the island rose up several MILES from the sea floor, in a very short period of time.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared 8/11/2023 3:07:01 PM (No. 1532581)
Why does nobody ask, if the climate changers are correct and the earth will warm 1.5 degrees in 100, 50 or 20 years, how would anyone notice? And how can that start spontaneous wild fires. It's been unusually hot here in Florida and we haven't had any noticeable fires here.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Luandir 8/11/2023 3:35:51 PM (No. 1532596)
Incompetence...and ecoterrorism.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/11/2023 3:53:14 PM (No. 1532602)
"Firebug" that some sort of a rare insect? How about using real words like ARSONIST. An arsonist is on the loose, and set this fire....also known as an ecoterrorist.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99 8/11/2023 4:11:14 PM (No. 1532615)
Globull warming = send federal tax dollars.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: AnotherYank 8/11/2023 5:50:27 PM (No. 1532639)
If doing everything the Climate Change people want will only affect the global temperature, say, .03 degrees, then how much can so-called anthropomorphic effects (industry/deforestation/cars/cows) actually be adding to global temperature?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Goose 8/11/2023 6:20:55 PM (No. 1532650)
I'm sure glad it was global warming. Their second choice would have been Trump.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/11/2023 6:38:09 PM (No. 1532658)
A firebug sure makes more sense as to why there were fires in close proximity to each other, and with the hurricane winds coming from the South of the Island, it created a cataclysmic event in Lahaina. Interesting that when it first happened, we were getting reports from the Acting Governor, so wonder where the Governor was as it was taking place. And, that their warning system didn't work is something new I'm reading. I do understand their cell service is out as the towers burned, and they're using satellite phones.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NeonVortex 8/11/2023 7:22:40 PM (No. 1532676)
They voted for this. No sympathy.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Maggie2u 8/11/2023 8:25:17 PM (No. 1532705)
On the news earlier today about this terrible fire, some survivors were complaining that the tsunami warning didn't go off and were wondering why. My question is that if those sirens had sounded most people would have run to high ground and definitely would have been killed. A lot of people survived by jumping in the ocean, which is the last place anyone would have gone if there had been a tsunami siren. Prayers to everyone who have lost loved ones. I can't imagine the sorrow they are all going through right now.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Geoman 8/11/2023 8:49:19 PM (No. 1532718)
I'd be looking at Sen Hirono as the firebug. Would she sacrifice Maui and everyone on the island if it would result in the remaining oil rigs in Texas to be permanently shut down? I reckon so.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/11/2023 8:58:28 PM (No. 1532722)
Climate change, global warming... or Bigfoot. All are scary legends.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 8/11/2023 9:15:52 PM (No. 1532729)
So basically this apocalyptic level disaster proves that you get what you vote for. What a moron those voters elected. This disaster is so far over their paygrade and that governor should be voted out of office as soon as possible.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: PostAway 8/11/2023 10:48:54 PM (No. 1532750)
Contrary to an earlier post, maybe I’m missing something but it seems unlikely that any thought was put into not using the warning system. If Hawaii’s public safety officers are so daft that they’d believe that people would hear a tsunami alarm, run outside, see a wildfire heading towards them and think “As if THAT’s got anything to do with the siren. That is a tsunami siren so by God there has to be a tsunami headed my way but I’ll run into the blazing inferno and then I’ll survive” they are complete morons. But then again Hawaii is Democrat through and through so maybe that is what the leadership actually thought.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mifla 8/12/2023 5:25:38 AM (No. 1532837)
Every time a government employee screws up, it is blamed on global warming.
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