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(New York Daily News)   It didn't take long before people in Colorado decided to raid and steal from homes evacuated due to the threat of wildfires   (nydailynews.com) divider line 147
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2012-07-01 09:28:01 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.
 
2012-07-01 09:37:39 PM

miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house

mountain.

Fixed.
 
2012-07-01 09:40:08 PM

miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.


You'd probably be surprised to know that not only do the helicopter buckets carry thousands of gallons of water at a time, but they are are also able to refill the bucket quickly by dipping it in a nearby water source such as a river or lake.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-01 09:43:37 PM

Bathia_Mapes: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.

You'd probably be surprised to know that not only do the helicopter buckets carry thousands of gallons of water at a time, but they are are also able to refill the bucket quickly by dipping it in a nearby water source such as a river or lake.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x391]


Yeah, I remember seeing something on Discovery about their carrying capacity. It's pretty impressive.

But when the whole damn mountain is on fire I'm sure it just feels like a hopeless cause.
 
2012-07-01 09:49:47 PM
So we need fewer firefighters to combat the wildfires, and fewer cops to arrest the looters. Because taxes.

Gotcha.
 
2012-07-01 09:50:30 PM
welcome to shiat idiots due during disasters, you may have seen our previous episodes during hurricane katrina, hurricane rita, and any major disaster in the last 30 - 40 years
 
2012-07-01 09:51:24 PM
The free market at work.
 
2012-07-01 09:51:27 PM
I always wonder how many fish get grilled in these fires when they get pulled out of their lakes and rivers and dumped on a raging fire.
 
2012-07-01 09:51:28 PM

miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.


It's a grower not a shower.
 
2012-07-01 09:52:57 PM

zelachang: I always wonder how many fish get grilled in these fires when they get pulled out of their lakes and rivers and dumped on a raging fire.


hey look, wood fire grilled fish, fresh from the colorado rivers at the nearest buffet
 
2012-07-01 09:54:08 PM
heinekenbeerlooter.jpg
 
2012-07-01 09:54:14 PM

miss diminutive: Yeah, I remember seeing something on Discovery about their carrying capacity. It's pretty impressive.

But when the whole damn mountain is on fire I'm sure it just feels like a hopeless cause



It's the best plan out there. Sometimes there is no really great plan. The only thing to do here is to drop enough thimbles of water on that fire until it's done or contained. And I wish them good fortune at it, because that's about all I can do from way out here on the east coast.
 
2012-07-01 09:57:24 PM
Redistribution of wealth
 
2012-07-01 09:57:27 PM
Takes a special kind of asshole to do that.
 
2012-07-01 09:58:16 PM

miss diminutive: Bathia_Mapes: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.

You'd probably be surprised to know that not only do the helicopter buckets carry thousands of gallons of water at a time, but they are are also able to refill the bucket quickly by dipping it in a nearby water source such as a river or lake.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x391]

Yeah, I remember seeing something on Discovery about their carrying capacity. It's pretty impressive.

But when the whole damn mountain is on fire I'm sure it just feels like a hopeless cause.


True, but the helicopters are generally assisted by planes doing water drops of their own (the water is pumped into holding tanks in the belly of the plane), plus planes dropping fire retardart too. I've seen them do this on forest fires in Central Oregon, near Sisters in the past.
 
2012-07-01 09:58:26 PM
Well, from where I am, I'm just glad the prevailing winds are from the West.
 
2012-07-01 10:03:18 PM
At least try to limit the robbing to houses that are actually going to burn to the ground. Don't go in till you see the fire coming.
 
2012-07-01 10:04:31 PM

miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.


That's actually the pickup hose, the water is all housed in the fuselage and doors open above the drop like a clamshell.
 
2012-07-01 10:05:37 PM
They're probably white so this counts as "finding" per post-Katrina rules.

Maybe even "boot-strappiness"
 
2012-07-01 10:06:05 PM
Possession is nine tenths of the law in Libertarian land.
 
2012-07-01 10:06:11 PM

loonatic112358: welcome to shiat idiots due during disasters, you may have seen our previous episodes during hurricane katrina, hurricane rita, and any major disaster in the last 30 - 40 years


They should have expected that. Unfortunately looters are like cockroaches and can't be destroyed.
 
2012-07-01 10:06:24 PM

Somacandra: Takes a special kind of asshole to do that.


like the assholes that rob a house when the family is at a funeral?

Yeah, real assholes.
 
2012-07-01 10:06:42 PM
Back in the day, looters were shot and no but the looters had a problem with this. Ahhhh, the good old days.
 
2012-07-01 10:08:04 PM

AbbeySomeone: loonatic112358: welcome to shiat idiots due during disasters, you may have seen our previous episodes during hurricane katrina, hurricane rita, and any major disaster in the last 30 - 40 years

They should have expected that. Unfortunately looters are like cockroaches and can't be destroyed.


too bad mantraps are a bad idea

i'd hate to hurt anyone but a looter
 
2012-07-01 10:08:22 PM

miss diminutive: Bathia_Mapes: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.

You'd probably be surprised to know that not only do the helicopter buckets carry thousands of gallons of water at a time, but they are are also able to refill the bucket quickly by dipping it in a nearby water source such as a river or lake.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x391]

Yeah, I remember seeing something on Discovery about their carrying capacity. It's pretty impressive.

But when the whole damn mountain is on fire I'm sure it just feels like a hopeless cause.


Because it is.

Fire helicopters can, however, save an area. So they can keep the pressure on and help maintain a cordon at pinch points. Then if the weather's good and it rains, they can start to hit the stubborn parts and kill it quickly, long before hoses get there. .
 
2012-07-01 10:08:30 PM
All the police have to do is troll eBay looking for ads with smoke smell in the description, along with the always popular, singe marked but otherwise new.
 
2012-07-01 10:09:27 PM

AKTurkey: heinekenbeerlooter.jpg


Why is it a bannable offence to post that picture?

/honestly..
 
2012-07-01 10:09:46 PM
Not that I actually support the looters here, but that shiats gonna burn anyways...
 
2012-07-01 10:10:14 PM

Marcintosh: Somacandra: Takes a special kind of asshole to do that.

like the assholes that rob a house when the family is at a funeral?

Yeah, real assholes.



Now THAT is a great idea. Only how can I make sure they have a funeral they have to attend?...
 
2012-07-01 10:11:03 PM

Cuyose: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.

That's actually the pickup hose, the water is all housed in the fuselage and doors open above the drop like a clamshell.

helicopter's dong.

ftfy
 
2012-07-01 10:12:30 PM
Hmm, this will be a south park episode within a year.
 
2012-07-01 10:14:04 PM

Bathia_Mapes: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

You'd probably be surprised to know that not only do the helicopter buckets carry thousands of gallons of water at a time, but they are are also able to refill the bucket quickly by dipping it in a nearby water source such as a river or lake.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x391]


At what cost?

thxforthe.info
 
2012-07-01 10:17:33 PM

powtard: Not that I actually support the looters here, but that shiats gonna burn anyways...


That's a good point.

At the same time, as someone pointed out before looters used to be shot on sight and I'm okay with that.

Basically it should be people can loot and while the goods would still be stolen if you're caught later, no one would try to arrest you. I think that would be the most amicable way to deal with the situation.
 
2012-07-01 10:17:56 PM

miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.


Ah, such a sexy best. It holds around 2,500 gallons of water.
 
2012-07-01 10:18:36 PM

change1211: miss diminutive: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x670]

I'm sure helicopters are a vital part of the forest fire fighting team, but this picture just looks like it's carrying the equivalent of a thimble of water to a burning house.


Ah, such a sexy beast. It holds around 2,500 gallons of water.
 
2012-07-01 10:18:58 PM
I can only assume that they're shooting the looters on sight.
 
2012-07-01 10:19:09 PM
Brother-in-laws house got missed by a few feet.
He leaves for Afganistan in a few days. Tour number who keeps track anymore.
Takes a special kind of dumbass to loot houses in a military neighborhood.

Lotters oughtta DIA...well you know....
 
2012-07-01 10:20:14 PM
Black people live in Colorado?
 
2012-07-01 10:20:31 PM

lordargent: Hmm, this will be a south park episode within a year.


THey should just grind one out and release it online. And what the heck, attach it to some kind of charity. There are plenty of coloradans who will be needing help of various kinds.
 
2012-07-01 10:20:50 PM

Satanic_Hamster: I can only assume that they're shooting the looters on sight.


Only blacks and Hispanics.
 
2012-07-01 10:21:27 PM

loonatic112358: welcome to shiat idiots due during disasters, you may have seen our previous episodes during hurricane katrina, hurricane rita, and any major disaster in the last 30 - 40 years


Yeah, the funny thing is, this show didn't seem to catch on in Japan.......
 
2012-07-01 10:22:38 PM
Shoot looters on sight.

/fixed
 
2012-07-01 10:22:38 PM
Did Lickenpooper call in the National Guard to guard homes from lootie?
 
2012-07-01 10:22:46 PM
*snap crackle of radio static*

"Guns*, we have vermin in Zone B. You are cleared hot."

"Roger...going hot"

ransomechua.files.wordpress.com

* - don't know what the USMC calls snipers...in the AF we call anyone at a gun..."Guns"
 
2012-07-01 10:22:55 PM

hbk72777: Black people live in Colorado?


yes, they're driving up there specifically to loot those houses, cause of course no dumb ass cracker white people would be doing anything that would make them feel like thieving
 
2012-07-01 10:23:56 PM

Gyrfalcon: So we need fewer firefighters to combat the wildfires, and fewer cops to arrest the looters. Because taxes.


As I recall the Colorado Springs Police Department has a policy of not responding to burglary, vandalism, and who knows what else type of call. They do however encourage citizens to go online and fill out a form regarding such incidents.

As a result the CSPD really does not have the manpower to send out a large police presence.
 
2012-07-01 10:23:59 PM

SurelyShirley: Shoot looters on sight.

/fixed


Not without asking for ID....
 
2012-07-01 10:24:12 PM

nunpunter: Yeah, the funny thing is, this show didn't seem to catch on in Japan.......


some things just don't translate well across the pacific, but it does seem to be a hit in the americas and in part of europe
 
2012-07-01 10:24:51 PM
The owners need to get together like these guys did:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-01 10:25:06 PM
Wow - this is a complete farking surprise? Was in Boulder during the last major fire - they were keeping people away from houses - badly. So when legitimate owners tried to protect their property they were turned away. But non-legitimate? Just walked around the check points and stole whatever they wanted.
 
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