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2020-09-10 4:41:20 AM  
Wow. They really are sparing no expense on the Blade Runner 2049 sequel.

/Stay safe everyone.
//If you are told to leave. LEAVE.
 
2020-09-10 5:39:18 AM  
Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.
 
2020-09-10 5:39:39 AM  
If you took a newscast from today and sent it back in time to one year ago, people would be terrified.  Pandemic, masks, and dark orange hellscapes.

Jesus farking Christ.
 
2020-09-10 5:45:20 AM  
It looks like this:

R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World (Official Video)
Youtube Z0GFRcFm-aY
 
2020-09-10 5:47:16 AM  
Well. It's farking orange. Almost like message from God.
 
2020-09-10 5:47:55 AM  

Socrofece: If you took a newscast from today and sent it back in time to one year ago, people would be terrified.  Pandemic, masks, and dark orange hellscapes.

Jesus farking Christ.


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2020-09-10 5:49:31 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.


That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.
 
2020-09-10 5:53:32 AM  
Drone video below was shot near me in the south bay earlier today. South San Jose. The weird part is that the air quality wasn't horrible compared to the last two weeks. The smoke is up high and the marine layer is down low. The hellscape that is my neighborhood is shown at 30 seconds.

End of Days.
Youtube 5d9-NKJ5jSQ
 
2020-09-10 5:55:36 AM  
What Color is the Sky in Your World?
Youtube -ZDewhEHKD0
 
2020-09-10 5:55:44 AM  

Abacus9: It looks like this:

[YouTube video: R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World (Official Video)]


The Suicide Machines - It's The End Of The World As We Know It
Youtube QC-YQQTNA_s
 
2020-09-10 5:56:33 AM  
Germany quite literally just tested the nation-wide "world is on fire" sirens just a few minutes ago.
 
2020-09-10 6:02:59 AM  

BafflerMeal: Germany quite literally just tested the nation-wide "world is on fire" sirens just a few minutes ago.


Now that was utterly lame in my edge of the woods. Air raid sirens set to minimum volume for like five seconds. I was expecting a bit more from a DOOM alarm.
 
2020-09-10 6:09:49 AM  

Europos: BafflerMeal: Germany quite literally just tested the nation-wide "world is on fire" sirens just a few minutes ago.

Now that was utterly lame in my edge of the woods. Air raid sirens set to minimum volume for like five seconds. I was expecting a bit more from a DOOM alarm.


Ours were pretty good. Like two rounds of the Morlock's air sirens in The Time Machine (1960). But I have to say the local churches compete every day on volume. (We have three that fight for dominance daily)
 
2020-09-10 6:10:58 AM  

phishrace: Drone video below was shot near me in the south bay earlier today. South San Jose. The weird part is that the air quality wasn't horrible compared to the last two weeks. The smoke is up high and the marine layer is down low. The hellscape that is my neighborhood is shown at 30 seconds.

[YouTube video: End of Days.]


O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics
Youtube nIwrgAnx6Q8


To inject a small note of levity...
 
2020-09-10 6:15:52 AM  
It's much worse in Brazil and has been for years and years.   But nobody lives in the Amazon so nobody cares.
 
2020-09-10 6:17:27 AM  

phishrace: Drone video below was shot near me in the south bay earlier today. South San Jose. The weird part is that the air quality wasn't horrible compared to the last two weeks. The smoke is up high and the marine layer is down low. The hellscape that is my neighborhood is shown at 30 seconds.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5d9-NKJ5​jSQ]


It was weird, right? It was much the same in the lower East Bay. The air didn't really smell bad at all, and no problems with sinuses or eye irritation. However, there was a lot of new ash on the cars.
 
2020-09-10 6:20:37 AM  
It's beautiful.

...he says, from a good, safe distance.
 
2020-09-10 6:26:26 AM  
Unless started by lightning.
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2020-09-10 6:29:08 AM  

BafflerMeal: Abacus9: It looks like this:

[YouTube video: R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World (Official Video)]

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To be fair, I'm familiar with the band so I listened before I turned it off after 5 second (I'm from Detroit, after all). I think this one suits though:
 
2020-09-10 6:30:15 AM  

Abacus9: BafflerMeal: Abacus9: It looks like this:

[YouTube video: R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World (Official Video)]

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To be fair, I'm familiar with the band so I listened before I turned it off after 5 second (I'm from Detroit, after all). I think this one suits though:


The Suicide Machines - Islands
Youtube meujAc-RfDk
 
2020-09-10 6:30:26 AM  
It's 3AM, and I'm up because the smell of smoke is starting to get stronger.
Luckily the heatwave is over so I can keep my windows closed.

#orangeskybad.
 
2020-09-10 6:34:11 AM  
So I lost you again FARK, I have two girls any help in car money and insurance?
 
2020-09-10 6:38:30 AM  
Looks like Doom to me... where is the chainsaw?
 
2020-09-10 6:40:41 AM  
BafflerMeal:

You ever see them I saw them once. I was lucky to to seem them SoCal
 
2020-09-10 6:51:44 AM  
My wife's cousin and her fiancee live in Oregon.  Found out yesterday they lost everything.  Most of their town is gone.  Entire apartment building is cinders.  Said it was an hour or two between when the town said people need to prepare and when they said GTFO. Had time to grab their cats and a few personal effects.
 
2020-09-10 6:53:58 AM  
Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.
 
2020-09-10 6:59:58 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.


Lol...no.  No, no, no.

People don't give a shiat about the environment.

Which is fair, since the environment REALLY doesn't give a shiat about us.

/the planet will keep spinning
//whether or not we're here to enjoy it is up to us
 
2020-09-10 7:08:35 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.


California has put in many times the carbon emission the last few days than all the factories in the world.
 
2020-09-10 7:10:40 AM  

Socrofece: If you took a newscast from today and sent it back in time to one year ago, people would be terrified.  Pandemic, masks, and dark orange hellscapes.

Jesus farking Christ.


When I was growing up in Florida we had summers like this quite a bit. 

The skies yellow, thick with smoke, raining ash......people wore masks, and we were scared of West Nile at one point. Everything old is new again.
 
2020-09-10 7:10:42 AM  

PunGent: AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.

Lol...no.  No, no, no.

People don't give a shiat about the environment.

Which is fair, since the environment REALLY doesn't give a shiat about us.

/the planet will keep spinning
//whether or not we're here to enjoy it is up to us


No offense, but that's the stupidest thing anyone's ever said. Ever. The fact that the environment doesn't care about us is EXACTLY why we should be defending against it.
 
2020-09-10 7:14:00 AM  

PunGent: AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.

Lol...no.  No, no, no.

People don't give a shiat about the environment.

Which is fair, since the environment REALLY doesn't give a shiat about us.

/the planet will keep spinning
//whether or not we're here to enjoy it is up to us


Mr. Burns? Is that you?

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"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor. Well, maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys!"
 
2020-09-10 7:23:20 AM  
Here's what the end of the world looks like: the sun expands, and the atmosphere burns off. The oceans boil away. Then the Earth disintigrates as the sun engulfs it. Luckily, it's highly probable all life on the planet will have died off much earlier than that, due to human greed and stupidity.
 
2020-09-10 7:25:30 AM  

schubie: Well. It's farking orange. Almost like message from God.


Or it's just the physics of atmospheric scattering.

\funny that according to the bible water didn't refract light until after the Flood
 
2020-09-10 7:44:32 AM  
The end of America is not the end of the world.

We still need to see a temple in Jerusalem.

Trump is far too stupid to be the Anti-Christ

The Great Apostasy - 2 Thess.
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. 3Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
 
2020-09-10 7:51:45 AM  

Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.

That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.


Ooo, a "your mom" joke. How clever, original, and cutting.

I'm guessing you're just too stupid to get the joke. Not guessing actually; I've read since of your other posts.
 
2020-09-10 7:55:52 AM  

mr-b: The end of America is not the end of the world.

We still need to see a temple in Jerusalem.

Trump is far too stupid to be the Anti-Christ

The Great Apostasy - 2 Thess.
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. 3Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.


Yeah, and pi = 3. Let God smite me for that. See ya tomorrow then.
 
2020-09-10 7:56:06 AM  
Our doom was foretold in starflight!

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2020-09-10 7:59:01 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.

That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.

Ooo, a "your mom" joke. How clever, original, and cutting.

I'm guessing you're just too stupid to get the joke. Not guessing actually; I've read since of your other posts.


You advocated raking in chaparral to cut down on wildfires. Maybe you're the stupid one. Just guessing.
 
2020-09-10 8:03:12 AM  

Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.

That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.

Ooo, a "your mom" joke. How clever, original, and cutting.

I'm guessing you're just too stupid to get the joke. Not guessing actually; I've read since of your other posts.

You advocated raking in chaparral to cut down on wildfires. Maybe you're the stupid one. Just guessing.


Are you American? Are you new to fark? You're arguing with a person who agrees with you, you just don't seem to get the initial joke / reference.

/ hint only a stupid person would suggest taking a a cure all for CA wildfires
// a really stupid person
/// also loud and narcissistic, and orange
 
2020-09-10 8:17:22 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Here's what the end of the world looks like: the sun expands, and the atmosphere burns off. The oceans boil away. Then the Earth disintigrates as the sun engulfs it. Luckily, it's highly probable all life on the planet will have died off much earlier than that, due to human greed and stupidity.


The world will be just fine for hundreds of millions of years after humans have disappeared ( which will be soon).
 
2020-09-10 8:28:43 AM  

youngandstupid: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.

That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.

Ooo, a "your mom" joke. How clever, original, and cutting.

I'm guessing you're just too stupid to get the joke. Not guessing actually; I've read since of your other posts.

You advocated raking in chaparral to cut down on wildfires. Maybe you're the stupid one. Just guessing.

Are you American? Are you new to fark? You're arguing with a person who agrees with you, you just don't seem to get the initial joke / reference.

/ hint only a stupid person would suggest taking a a cure all for CA wildfires
// a really stupid person
/// also loud and narcissistic, and orange


That was my point. The rest was their outrage over a silly joke. The fact that they were so outraged over such a dumb joke was childish, and makes it funnier to me, but their point was still stupid (I'm not convinced they were joking about the raking). You white-knighting this clown is totally smart though.
 
2020-09-10 8:47:36 AM  

Abacus9: PunGent: AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.
Lol...no.  No, no, no.
People do't give a shiat about the environment.
Which is fair, since the environment REALLY doesn't give a shiat about us.
/the planet will keep spinning
//whether or not we're here to enjoy it is up to us
No offense, but that's the stupidest thing anyone's ever said. Ever. The fact that the environment doesn't care about us is EXACTLY why we should be defending against it.


Hahahahaahhaaaaaa. I know you aren't new here, but you must not have met our new best friend--Denial.
And you don't "defend" yourself from nature. That's exactly our problem now. You work with it, and learn from it, unlike anything any man on earth ever thought of doing.
Hey, how are things working out now that we've "tamed" that wild beast?

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2020-09-10 9:08:19 AM  

Abacus9: youngandstupid: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Abacus9: ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.

That doesn't work in chaparral, like it does in a colder moister climate, like your mom.

Ooo, a "your mom" joke. How clever, original, and cutting.

I'm guessing you're just too stupid to get the joke. Not guessing actually; I've read since of your other posts.

You advocated raking in chaparral to cut down on wildfires. Maybe you're the stupid one. Just guessing.

Are you American? Are you new to fark? You're arguing with a person who agrees with you, you just don't seem to get the initial joke / reference.

/ hint only a stupid person would suggest taking a a cure all for CA wildfires
// a really stupid person
/// also loud and narcissistic, and orange

That was my point. The rest was their outrage over a silly joke. The fact that they were so outraged over such a dumb joke was childish, and makes it funnier to me, but their point was still stupid (I'm not convinced they were joking about the raking). You white-knighting this clown is totally smart though.


I seriously can't tell if you're joking, deliberately obtuse, or have an inability to understand human conversation.

In case it's the latter, the rake comment was a reference to the president of the United States suggesting that raking would solve wildfires in CA. It was making fun of that idiotic idea. Therefore you arguing that that idea (raking leaves solves wildfires) is dumb, is the same argument the original poster was making.
Do you understand?
I don't care about the mom joke. It's juvenile, but we're on fark and that's kinda the point.
Lastly, I'm not white knighting. I'm trying to facilitate you comprehension of what occurred. It's a pet peeve of mine.
 
2020-09-10 9:26:55 AM  
I should add, in our post satire world. If the original poster was earnest in their support of raking as a cure all, they are dumb. I'll also eat the requisite amount of crow.
 
2020-09-10 9:32:43 AM  
Or the opening to the 1990 Hardware movie.

HARDWARE 1990 - Opening Credits
Youtube pEXxkhSKvG8
 
2020-09-10 9:48:29 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Wouldn't have these problems if they'd just rake once in a while.


They wouldn't have these problems if the timber industry cleans up after a clear-cut. They leave behind a termite heaven in the forest while others are growing trees just to turn them into chipped wood. I'm on the backside of the Olympic Mountain in Washington -NO! the OTHER Washington- but I'm pretty sure same methods are used. If they'd chipped up the larger pieces afterwards, the fuel load would be much less and the understory would have a chance to reach maturity, cutting down the air access under the trees that gives wildfires the ability to become raging infernos. There are plenty of samples of truly healthy forests in the National Park here and its because its out if reach to the "biologists of the forest service, who main goal is to grow trees for the timber industry, not to protect the forests.

/ A slip of the finger made "methods" into "methgods", which is another issue in the wildfire debate.
//
 
2020-09-10 9:52:52 AM  
Was this due to the gender reveal party???  Man 0 -Man!!  Someone should give them the bill!!!  Congrats its a BOY!!!!  Here is your 20 million dollar fine!!!
 
2020-09-10 10:18:27 AM  
Why go through this every year? Clearcut California.
 
2020-09-10 10:21:36 AM  
Look to the left in the picture, that's Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, just a weird day yesterday
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2020-09-10 10:22:15 AM  

Abacus9: PunGent: AdmirableSnackbar: Maybe people should start taking climate change seriously and stop whining that the Green New Deal is too expensive.

Lol...no.  No, no, no.

People don't give a shiat about the environment.

Which is fair, since the environment REALLY doesn't give a shiat about us.

/the planet will keep spinning
//whether or not we're here to enjoy it is up to us

No offense, but that's the stupidest thing anyone's ever said. Ever. The fact that the environment doesn't care about us is EXACTLY why we should be defending against it.


I think you missed my point under my subtle sarcasm :)

Yes, we SHOULD be doing more to preserve the environment...we just aren't, and won't be, anytime soon.

Wasted several years of my life back in the 80s trying to convince people of that.  The lefties thought "the government would handle it", the righties told me "the free market would take care of it", and the fundies told me 'the Rapture was coming, so, no need to worry about it".

You can see how well all three of those predictions worked out :)

/also got my car windows broken, and got called a communist, because, as we all know, geophysics gives a fark about where you sit on an arbitrary political spectrum
//more importantly, I fell behind my peers in earning power
///so now, fark all y'all, I'm just going to watch my investments grow and enjoy my life...I don't have kids to worry about needing any of that annoying clean water, breathable air, or food
////you'll know people take the environment seriously when environmentalists are as common, and as well-paid, as, say, dentists or accountants
 
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