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(ABC)   Flint, Michigan mayor claims rash of arson fires work of terrorists, laid-off fire fighters or both   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 75
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2010-05-21 05:35:49 PM  
So...Flint is in charred ruins?

How can they tell?
 
2010-05-21 05:51:57 PM  
It's a little early for Devil's Night...yes, yes?
 
2010-05-21 06:05:29 PM  
The mayor won't say who he believes is behind the arson spree, but said he doesn't believe members of Flint's fire department were involved.

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"It is an individual or group of individuals who have a certain level of training, a certain lack of fear of fire," Walling said. "Often multiple fires are set within the same structure... When I say training it means somebody who understands - whether it means from an engineering or architectural or military perspective. Those initial arsons were not someone paid by a gang member."

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As soon as the laid off firefighters returned to work, the number of fires began to trickle from six to 10 a day to three or four, officials said.

Yeah, GFY Mr. Mayor. It just sorta happened when firefighters got laid off, it's far more professionally done than you would expect, and it's dwindling as you rehire. fark you and fark your firefighters. They're crooks you lying gas bag. I actually hope the mayor, the head of the firefighters union, and the people who are responsible for this really do die in a fire.
 
2010-05-21 06:54:22 PM  
White people live in Flint?
 
2010-05-21 06:54:29 PM  
www.movieactors.com


Why Axe, why?
 
2010-05-21 06:54:38 PM  
Well, it's named "Flint"!
 
2010-05-21 06:55:01 PM  
I know Grand Funk Railroad is from there. So now that's 2 things I know about Flint.
 
2010-05-21 06:55:40 PM  
drjekel_mrhyde: White people live in Flint?

Why do people do anything?
 
2010-05-21 06:56:45 PM  
Laid-doff terrorist firefighters?
 
2010-05-21 06:58:52 PM  
153 of 202 fires since March?! Holy hell, are they running background checks on firefighters before hiring them?
 
2010-05-21 06:59:59 PM  
FTFA:

"It is an individual or group of individuals who have a certain level of training, a certain lack of fear of fire," Walling said. "Often multiple fires are set within the same structure... When I say training it means somebody who understands - whether it means from an engineering or architectural or military perspective. Those initial arsons were not someone paid by a gang member."

Walling's insinuation has infuriated the city's firefighters union.



I'll give the Mayor credit, he's the first politician I've seen in a long time who's not a total farking moron.
 
2010-05-21 07:00:32 PM  
ivan: I know Grand Funk Railroad is from there. So now that's 2 things I know about Flint.

I know this lady there that sells rabbits, for pets or meat.
 
2010-05-21 07:02:37 PM  
FTFA: A handful of arrests have been made in connection with the fires, including gang members and people scavenging abandoned buildings for cooper and metal.

Fires aside, I hope they find this Cooper guy that's gone missing.
 
2010-05-21 07:03:23 PM  
FTA: "A string of suspicious fires that hit the battered city of Flint, Mich."


Battered and fried?

/tasty
 
2010-05-21 07:03:43 PM  
Knucklepopper: 153 of 202 fires since March?! Holy hell, are they running background checks on firefighters before hiring them?

Why? The mayor has already said this isn't the work of those brave, brave city firefighters, and they have already arrested a number of suspicious poor people, so let's just all rest easy.
 
2010-05-21 07:06:39 PM  
strathmeyer: Knucklepopper: 153 of 202 fires since March?! Holy hell, are they running background checks on firefighters before hiring them?

Why? The mayor has already said this isn't the work of those brave, brave city firefighters, and they have already arrested a number of suspicious poor people, so let's just all rest easy.



To be concise, it's not the work of the firemen who still have jobs.

It's the work of suspicious poor firemen who no longer have jobs.
 
2010-05-21 07:06:50 PM  
outatime: FTFA: A handful of arrests have been made in connection with the fires, including gang members and people scavenging abandoned buildings for cooper and metal.

Fires aside, I hope they find this Cooper guy that's gone missing.


Damnit, ya bastard, I wanted to point that out.
 
2010-05-21 07:06:58 PM  
 
2010-05-21 07:07:45 PM  

...those damn TERRORISTS!

(firefighters)
 
2010-05-21 07:08:05 PM  
Insurgent freedom fighters should never be confused with terrorists.

/WOLVERINES
 
2010-05-21 07:08:33 PM  
Sorry I got so drunk at the secret meeting guys. I'm having a hard time remembering the details so can someone please remind me when the walls going up around Michigan?

Thanks.
 
2010-05-21 07:10:14 PM  
www.definitivejux.net
 
2010-05-21 07:10:20 PM  
Sleeper cell terrorists that were employed as firemen?
 
2010-05-21 07:11:33 PM  
Geeze, was I not mocked by one poster when I warned of Michirabia becoming a terrorist zone>?

It was one post people, nothing to get a flame over.

Anyrate, take back your country. Britain has already lost Europe to the mid-east. You did not know that? Well, as with Japan, China, Korea's, the US, the media is being blocked.
 
2010-05-21 07:11:52 PM  
Nocens: To be concise, it's not the work of the firemen who still have jobs.

It's the work of suspicious poor firemen who no longer have jobs.


And also happen to be gang members???

So, it's not their fault that they got fired and had to start fires?
 
2010-05-21 07:13:34 PM  
Ah, Flint. The only city in the United States that makes Detroit look good.
 
2010-05-21 07:16:50 PM  
Wanted for questioning:
www.digitalcontentproducer.com
 
2010-05-21 07:17:33 PM  
I was up there and saw one of the smokers going from a distance.
 
2010-05-21 07:18:08 PM  
Terrorists? So now they are doing the US favors?
 
2010-05-21 07:18:28 PM  
They are gonna knock down 10,000 wrecked houses anyway. Where are all the rats gonna go?
 
2010-05-21 07:19:33 PM  
MaxxLarge:
So...Flint is in charred ruins?

How can they tell?


Because it is a vast improvement?

/Been to Flint.
//Ick.
 
2010-05-21 07:21:07 PM  
strathmeyer: Nocens: To be concise, it's not the work of the firemen who still have jobs.

It's the work of suspicious poor firemen who no longer have jobs.

And also happen to be gang members???

So, it's not their fault that they got fired and had to start fires?



Gotta find some way to stay warm when you can't pay the heating bill.

Global warming isn't quite here yet to save these poor souls. They have to do what they can until the arrival of the "Promised Day by Scientific Consensus."
 
2010-05-21 07:23:11 PM  
The_Sponge: It's a little early for Devil's Night...yes, yes?

I spent my first Devil's night (officially Angel's night) in Detroit last year. I live across the street from Engine No. 5 (2 engines, ladder truck, and EMS). I did not see them all night, usually they are not busy and parked at home from 11pm-8am. No city worker was allowed to take the day off. The city is so short on cops they had the Dept. of Water and Sewage repair trucks driving around my neighborhood like cops. It was surreal.
 
2010-05-21 07:23:53 PM  
Sounds like the Fed needs to go in and clean house a-la Buddy Yancey (sp?) in RI.
 
2010-05-21 07:24:19 PM  
Ringtailed79: drjekel_mrhyde: White people live in Flint?

Why do people do anything?


pix.motivatedphotos.com

/the more you know...
 
2010-05-21 07:27:40 PM  
It sounds to me like someone(s) has the right idea.
I remember living there and thinking, "Someone needs to burn this sh*thole to the ground." And that was 15 years ago.
 
2010-05-21 07:30:41 PM  
It's a shame they didn't burn the houses all the way to the ground. Now they are going to be left to rot.
 
2010-05-21 07:34:38 PM  
As someone currently working on a research grant to improve policing in Flint, I'm getting a kick... out of seeing Flint and its mayor on Fark!

/trying to train some community police officers to re-establish neighborhood patrols, community policing, etc.
//deindustrialization is a real biatch.
 
2010-05-21 07:34:59 PM  
MaxxLarge: So...Flint is in charred ruins?

How can they tell?


It's was warm for a little while. The fires provided heat for the people of flint for once.
 
2010-05-21 07:36:35 PM  
So if they want to start new fires, they'll need a new Flint?
 
2010-05-21 07:40:59 PM  
Firefighters burning their own town?
Must be img60.exs.cx!
 
2010-05-21 07:44:04 PM  
The other day I went over to my friends house. His little girl was hiding and jumped out and scared me. So doing the right thing against someone who "incites terror" I pulled out my concealed weapon (Thanks to my state issued CHL) and put 2 in her head.

That sure showed that terrorist!
 
2010-05-21 07:45:01 PM  
Ringtailed79: drjekel_mrhyde: White people live in Flint?

Why do people do anything?


Wait I am talking about from the picture
 
2010-05-21 07:45:10 PM  
Arson(In Flintshiat, Michigan)= Urban Renewal
 
2010-05-21 07:54:36 PM  
spartywrx: The_Sponge: It's a little early for Devil's Night...yes, yes?

I spent my first Devil's night (officially Angel's night) in Detroit last year. I live across the street from Engine No. 5 (2 engines, ladder truck, and EMS). I did not see them all night, usually they are not busy and parked at home from 11pm-8am. No city worker was allowed to take the day off. The city is so short on cops they had the Dept. of Water and Sewage repair trucks driving around my neighborhood like cops. It was surreal.



:-O
 
2010-05-21 08:01:07 PM  
I attend Kettering University (in Flint) and these replies are giving me a sad. Flint is screwed. I am so glad I am on the way out and not stuck here.
IMHO it is the firemen starting these fires. The fires started the same day as the lay-off and they haven't stopped since March. I really didn't think there was so much left in this city to burn. Surprise! I've said too much.
 
2010-05-21 08:06:29 PM  
So Flint has a volunteer fire department, then?

/i keed, i keed.
//started off as a volunteer.
 
2010-05-21 08:13:25 PM  
Nocens: FTFA:

"I'll give the Mayor credit, he's the first politician I've seen in a long time who's not a total farking moron.


You obviously don't live in Flint. Walling's a total moran. He's also laid off police officers to the point that shots fired calls are answered 30 - 40 minutes after the call.
I'm waiting for him to blame the laid off cops for the increased shootings.

/Lived in Flint all my life.
//Yeah, I'm white.
 
2010-05-21 08:18:40 PM  
I probably know you SpartanDave. I live near Kearsley Park. What about you?

Thread jack sorry.
 
2010-05-21 08:19:25 PM  
I think I played this scenario in SimCity 2000.
 
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