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#1 Perchance these wild fires in heavily populated areas at a time when the insurance racket, er, business is in dire straights and our credit markets in a shambles could be terrorism.
AQ ie Binny, have always thought of economic destruction of the US as the way to defeat the great satan.
Posted by James Carville 2008-11-17 10:56||
#2 If someone sets a fire intentionally they should be burned alive. The amount of lives put at risk could easily put a wildfire up there with a mass killing. And you have the value of destroyed property and the lives that were terrified, endangered and disrupted. We have been far too tolerant of firebugs year after year.
Posted by rjschwarz 2008-11-17 11:18||
#3 " deputies have arrested a 39-year-old man suspected of starting a fire near Malibu Creek State Park"
Is he a mortgage broker?
Posted by crosspatch 2008-11-17 11:57||
#4 Throw the book: Reckless endangerment x all affected, assaulting police officers, assaulting firefighters, stick'em with the bill civil cases, bail based on estimated damage, hunting without license and illegal weapon, eff'n illegal parking etc.
Otherwise, shackle the legs and drop him off at the headfire with a flyswatter.
Heart goes out to everyone affected by these fires with lost homes and being downwind. This Witness saved a lot by taking the initiative and putting the fire out - get this Witness a nice plaque from Mayor, Chief Fire/Police, nice little golden extenguisher emblem and such; something to put on the wall to show the kids.
Posted by swksvolFF 2008-11-17 12:08||
#5 Armenian ethnicity.
Posted by Milton Fandango 2008-11-17 12:09||
#6 Yes, one of several reasons why I filed it where I did.
Posted by lotp 2008-11-17 12:11||
#7 what would the chinese do?
Posted by Claviger Jones8446 2008-11-17 12:16||
#8 i think this is just a solo nut. our enemies are profoundly inept and the subtlety of thinking a wildfire would push the insurance industry over the economic cliff is outside of their demonstrated skill set.
#9 i think that once the fires are out and the path is backtracked, the source will be a soon-to-be- lost-to-foreclosure-insurance fraud that got out of control.
the OBL scenario is plausible only because it has been mentioned for a couple of years.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2008-11-17 17:28||