It is now normal for me to find US news in England thanks to the Daily Mail. The New York Times had a tiny story about this disaster. California is a disaster area. It was home to my family for 150 years and we all got fed up with it and all left. The heavy rains after brush fires (yes, brush fires which burned houses) meant loose dirt hillsides. More than an inch of rain would cause mudslides, my family knew this from experience but 90% of the people in California have little experience so they are sitting ducks for disasters.
There are heavy consequences for electing idiots who are newcomers to any state or city. Warning people about dangers is dangerous because if the danger doesn’t do its worst, the newcomers, instead of falling to their knees and thanking the Death Gods that they were spared yet again, newcomers whine that they shouldn’t have been bothered by warnings.
We call people like that ‘fools’. I spring to action whenever a danger looms. I track the weather all the time, all my life. I track earthquakes, too, and my parents were volcano experts as well as astronomers and spies. We were all raised to watch everything, all the time. This is called ‘survivalism’. I am a ‘survivalist’. Big time.
It puzzles me that people can be so stupid. Look at the story:
Jeff Gater, Santa Barbara County’s emergency manager, said a text alert was not sent until 3.50am on Tuesday, by which point tons of mud and soil which killed 17 people was already barreling towards homes.
Sending a TEXT MESSAGE at 3am is INSANE. This guy should be charged with being mentally incompetent. Gater belongs in a home for the mentally impaired. He should have had the police and sheriffs go around the place with sirens and loudspeakers yelling ‘evacuate NOW’.
Gater said the alert system was not used earlier because he was concerned that people wouldn’t take it seriously after a slew of similar fire warnings before Christmas.
How insane is this? The path of potential mudslides is obvious geography. Planning for this when the weather forecast for heavy rain appeared at the National Weather Service should have put the authorities into action. Passively waiting until it was happening is again, insane. And criminal. Arrest these clowns.
‘If you tell everyone to get out, everyone get out, the next time people won’t listen,’ he told the LA Times. ‘If you cry wolf, people stop listening.’
So, the story of the wolf: um, so the boy in the story saw the wolf for certain and didn’t bother warning the town. NOT. He did warn them again and they refused to listen, not the reverse.
A dozen people are still missing and 50 had to be rescued by helicopter while more than 100 properties were destroyed and 300 damaged during the slides.
So, over 30 people died because the authorities decided to not warn them of obvious danger. The utter failure of this DNC run state is painfully obvious. All the disasters California has so far are due to human stupidity, building where it is very dangerous (ahem) or arson caused by humans or in the case of the dam disaster, humans in the government refusing to understand the future due to insane ideology of global warming and perpetual drought.
This mess is due to too much rain, not drought. So there is utter inaction in the government where the ideology is, water is rare, it is not a problem and dry climate events are the only future. Here is the front page of the New York Times which steadfastly refused to warn our population of impending blizzards, deadly cold, etc. It is all about global warming all the time as we see yet another major blizzard looming this weekend.
Near the bottom of the New York Times front page is the story about citizens dying in this mudslide. No mention that the DNC officials running that state off the cliff, not warning anyone until the mudslide was actually happening. Nope, their top top story is…global warming! As usual.
The Democrats have gone insane. Hillary yapped about starting WWIII with a four minute warning during the debates and not one leftist peacenik batted an eyelash. The guys at Antiwar.com yelled about it but not the left dudes.