Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Daddy_O, Oct 21, 2007.
:icon_eek:thats dedication by the league and the fans:yes:
I jes heard on nbc 739 that they were axtin for such items as feminine hygiene products :icon_eek:
It might be for a good cause but I'm not buying no damn tampons
Actually that makes sense and is probably not something a lot of people think of as far as donations.
I wont even buy my wife's, much less a total stranger's.
As long as the winds start blowing from the West, the air quality should improve over the next few days.
On shore flow should return tommorrow and we should see the return of a marine layer by thurs/fri.
Air will clean up real quick once this happens.
I'd do almost anything for people when they are in a time of need. Modesty be damned. Buying pre-packaged anything isn't something to be squeamish about.
Nut up boys.
This plane is flying over my house right now. A fire broke out in the hills of Wildomar about 2 miles from my house. I drove down the street to see the fire and it was almost out. I think this goliath had something to do with it although I saw no water drops.
They did not pay for parking; they have a free entrance in and out of the stadium. There are 100's of stores within walking distance; do they want us to pick up the beer and pizza too?
They just showed the plane on the news Trumpie getting water out of the lake...yeah the Wildomar fire is contained...it started around noon and right away they had helicopters, lots of engines, etc.
They are showing it again..."Hawaii/Martin Mars"...can fly 7 hours before refueling and lets out literally a "swamp" of water covering acres...they are going to use it on the on-going fires in So Cal...Thank you Canada.
I read it was something around 7,000 gallons of water. That is a lot of weight.
That's patently obnoxious.
Hope you never have to go through a fire, flood, or some other emergency.
Many people probably got out with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Maybe they don't have their cars, their ATM cards, or any cash.
Whatever. Grow up.
Doesn't water weigh about 8 lbs a gallon? It's amazing it can even get off the ground! I mean the Lake!
I hope they catch that damn OC arsonist...20,000 acres burned in the Santiago fire...he should never live another free day.
I have been through 2 Typhoons, 3 flash flood warnings, and 1 other fire evacuation. What are you trying to say?
and why aren't there a couple more of these planes.
Is it the plane works so well that the planners of this plane got so excited they accidently ripped up the plans of it so no others could be built.
In SD year round :yes:
Have you ever lost everything in a natural disaster?
Your comments were some of the most insensitive I've seen. Those people aren't there because they want to be there. Some can't just go get their own food and necessities.
If you can't see how insensitive your comments were, then you need some real help. Hope you find it.
Its not like fires don't occur. It might be a good idea for the two countrys to get it organized to build a squadron of these planes to go to problem fires for both countrys. Or is it that blackwater just needs more money for torture equipment. Or halliburton needs the money to squander on stuffing their pockets even more. Gee. I wonder what auhorization of funds is more important. Will america ever wake up.
Some dude bought 4 of these planes for $100k total and gutted them and came up with this plane.
Our firefighters are truly Heroes
For weary SoCal firefighters, rest is not an option
2:27 p.m. October 24, 2007
RUNNING SPRINGS – Forty hours after he arrived in the San Bernardino National Forest, firefighter Peter Stanton stepped gingerly over a sleeping colleague and wondered what his next assignment was going to be.
“We've been going nonstop. I kind of hope they're going to send us to sleep, but I'm pretty sure we're going back out,” he said.
Fire crews, tankers and helicopters poured in to Southern California on Wednesday, bringing welcome relief to firefighters exhausted by as many as four straight days of fighting unusually ferocious blazes that were scattered across a huge swath of Southern California.
From mountainside resorts to the shores of Malibu to the Mexican border, as many as 16 blazes destroyed at least 1,500 homes and threatened tens of thousands of others.
In some cases, however, the firefighters called on to relieve exhausted colleagues were just as fatigued.
In northern Los Angeles County, for example, some of the fire crews that had all but contained a 38,000-acre wildfire near Santa Clarita were being dispatched to the Lake Arrowhead area.
That is cool. Thanks.
Our firefighters are truly Heroes
We went and toured our local fire station up here in san gabriel with the Cub Scouts last night, and their primary engine and one of the crews was down in SD helping on the fires.
Welcome to the post BRAC era.
There just not enough $$$$ to go around. There is a lot of great wants, but when it comes down $$$$, what are you to take away from to fund this? To keep these planes operational requires a great deal more. Pilots must maintain minimum flight hours to remain "Current". The $$$$ for the maintenance, and preventative maintenance of these Planes could run into the Millions of Dollars. Spare Parts and their accusation and trying to keep them would turn into logistical nightmares.
BRAC sucks :icon_evil:
Maybe the insurance companies themselves could fund the operation and maintenance of these planes.
Surely it would be financially prudent to pay $10 million annually for them than undergo having to write out checks totalling hundreds of millions of dollars to homeowners who have lost their houses every several years.
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