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skuthorp
08-31-2013, 05:08 PM
Are you getting any news on this?
"Is an illegal marijuana farm to blame for starting California's devastating wildfire?"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407889/California-Rim-Fire-started-illegal-marijuana-farm-200-000-acres-destroyed.html#ixzz2daSYFBh9

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/31/article-2407889-1B8B28B0000005DC-515_310x442.jpg

S.V. Airlie
08-31-2013, 05:29 PM
Nothing like smoking in the hay barn. Just think, if it had been legal ( I thought it was being Cal.) it wouldn't have happened right?

Chip-skiff
08-31-2013, 07:24 PM
News? It reads like a scandal sheet, indulging in speculation for the sake of sales. Or simple cop stupidity.

For starters, if the fire origin is a "challenging hike" how would the growers get the crop out to the road?

Hwyl
08-31-2013, 07:27 PM
The Daily Mail is a trashy paper.

Jim Bow
08-31-2013, 09:07 PM
News? It reads like a scandal sheet, indulging in speculation for the sake of sales. Or simple cop stupidity.

For starters, if the fire origin is a "challenging hike" how would the growers get the crop out to the road?

The ones they find on federal land in WA and OR are usually run by Mexican organized crime. The workers backpack the stuff out, having lived with the crop as it grows.

wizbang 13
09-01-2013, 08:48 PM
crap , does this mean the price will go up?

The Bigfella
09-01-2013, 08:54 PM
crap , does this mean the price will go up?

Not in Cambodia. $20 for 3 kilos, so I'm told.... but shhh. Last guy to raise the issue of marijuana around here just got hisself banned

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-02-2013, 08:56 PM
Are you getting any news on this?
"Is an illegal marijuana farm to blame for starting California's devastating wildfire?"

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407889/California-Rim-Fire-started-illegal-marijuana-farm-200-000-acres-destroyed.html#ixzz2daSYFBh9

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/31/article-2407889-1B8B28B0000005DC-515_310x442.jpg

The Daily Mail nor any of Murdoch's rags are newspapers of record. If you read it in the New York Times the story has legs.
Wouldn't your time be better spent saving a koala bear or similar activity?

skuthorp
09-02-2013, 10:56 PM
Picked it up on a news blog while reading something else. Such a cause would have relevance here too.
Not a follower of anything Murdoch, but he owns most of the major papers here too. Hard to dodge him completely.
Saving Koalas is a mixture of biological research and habitat preservation. Some of our governments find that developers pay more than koalas.

The Bigfella
09-02-2013, 11:28 PM
Meanwhile.... across the continent

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A backyard marijuana grower is dead after being nearly decapitated by wire he’d strung on his property to protect his crop from intruders.
The 50-year-old man was driving an all-terrain vehicle in his backyard Saturday afternoon when he ran into the heavy-gauge but nearly invisible wire, said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
The man had set up other fortifications, Apple said, including barbed wire and a leg-hold trap. Authorities removed marijuana plants Saturday from the property in Berne, which is about 40 minutes west of Albany, but no one was arrested, WTEN-TV (http://www.news10.com/story/23310167/atv-accident-claims-berne-man) notes.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident, Apple said. The family did not want to comment, WTEN reports, and the victim’s name hasn’t been released.

Paul Pless
09-07-2013, 04:37 PM
The USFS is saying that the fire was started by a hunter who negligently had a campfire in his hunting camp. They know who the hunter is and have spoken with him; they have not stated whether there will be charges forthcoming. . .

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-07-2013, 06:24 PM
Are you sayin' a guy with a gun did the stupid stuff that burnt all those trees? Doesn't the NRA give seminares on the combustibility of wood? If not why not?

Paul Pless
09-07-2013, 06:30 PM
I believe that its currently archery season. . .