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2020-09-18 5:40:58 PM  
Are gender reveal parties worse than the Holocaust or just equal to the Holocaust?
 
2020-09-18 7:23:38 PM  
Thats not a gender reveal - article never revealed the gender of the dead person
 
2020-09-18 7:23:40 PM  
"You killed a boy!"
 
2020-09-18 7:25:44 PM  
Charges upgraded from arson to manslaughter
 
2020-09-18 7:26:04 PM  

Mugato: Are gender reveal parties worse than the Holocaust or just equal to the Holocaust?


I'd put them at about 2.833 (repeating of course) 9/11's.
 
2020-09-18 7:27:01 PM  
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2020-09-18 7:28:01 PM  

Mugato: Are gender reveal parties worse than the Holocaust or just equal to the Holocaust?


Well, I am betting that more than a 1/3 of people under 25 believe that gender parties exist at any rate
 
2020-09-18 7:28:38 PM  
Good luck finding a homeowners insurance carrier willing to carry them on their new residence. Or even renters insurance.
 
2020-09-18 7:30:10 PM  
Hey should we infringe on people's freedoms of doing things that light forests on fire and kill people?

Seems like it's their right to do whatever they want no matter how it hurts others or damages others.

People shouldn't have to be responsible about other people's safety!!!

(Now see how stupid this sounds? It's just as stupid when you say it for wearing mask or social distancing)
 
2020-09-18 7:31:10 PM  
Why is it important to the reporter that this was a gender reveal party? Sounds just like a regular party of stupid that ended in tragedy me.
 
2020-09-18 7:31:32 PM  

shinji3i: (repeating of course)


igotthatreference dot jay pegg

God DAMN it, Leroy!
 
2020-09-18 7:32:24 PM  
If enough people of the opposite gender from the baby get burned, it foretells a sex change in their future.

/There can never be enough
//The flames always hunger
 
2020-09-18 7:32:45 PM  
The first few minutes after the firecracker went off, I wonder what the people there were thinking about the fire they ignited. Surely it started small. I wonder if they tried to pour beer on it or stomp it out.

A little more effort right there at the very start of this calamity could have probably saved this life as well as the acres and acres of land.
 
2020-09-18 7:34:18 PM  

Paleorific: Why is it important to the reporter that this was a gender reveal party? Sounds just like a regular party of stupid that ended in tragedy me.


It's a special feature of gender reveal parties that they use colored fireworks as the highlight of the evening. A regular party doesn't necessarily have a big fire-based performance as its centerpiece.
 
2020-09-18 7:38:42 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Paleorific: Why is it important to the reporter that this was a gender reveal party? Sounds just like a regular party of stupid that ended in tragedy me.

It's a special feature of gender reveal parties that they use colored fireworks as the highlight of the evening. A regular party doesn't necessarily have a big fire-based performance as its centerpiece.


Used to just be a cake doused in food coloring. But no, everyone's gotta one-up everyone else. Everyone wants to go viral. Well, these idiots went viral. Hope they're farking happy.
 
2020-09-18 7:39:30 PM  

Paleorific: Why is it important to the reporter that this was a gender reveal party? Sounds just like a regular party of stupid that ended in tragedy me.


um, regular parties are not regularly not based around literal high explosive charges and/or large firework displays?
 
2020-09-18 7:39:44 PM  
Jesus fark RBG dead...
 
2020-09-18 7:40:09 PM  
I'm pretty sure the first victim is the unborn child, knowing these are the parents it's stuck with.
 
2020-09-18 7:40:13 PM  
It's gonna suck if that dead firefighter gets reincarnated as the baby who was the cause of this fire.
 
2020-09-18 7:40:17 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: The first few minutes after the firecracker went off, I wonder what the people there were thinking about the fire they ignited. Surely it started small. I wonder if they tried to pour beer on it or stomp it out.

A little more effort right there at the very start of this calamity could have probably saved this life as well as the acres and acres of land.


Dude, it was Milwaukee's Best!
 
2020-09-18 7:44:03 PM  

Corvus: Hey should we infringe on people's freedoms of doing things that light forests on fire and kill people?

Seems like it's their right to do whatever they want no matter how it hurts others or damages others.

People shouldn't have to be responsible about other people's safety!!!

(Now see how stupid this sounds? It's just as stupid when you say it for wearing mask or social distancing)


If you want to refrain from lighting small explosives in a tinder-dry forest nobody is stopping you.
 
2020-09-18 7:45:19 PM  
Did they get the gender of the dead fire fighter right at the reveal?
 
2020-09-18 7:45:43 PM  

Fear the Clam: "You killed a boy!"


I feel so bad for laughing at that dark comedy, Kudos
 
2020-09-18 7:47:45 PM  
Pretty presumptuous picking a gender before the baby has a chance to pick for itself.
 
2020-09-18 7:48:40 PM  

Mugato: Are gender reveal parties worse than the Holocaust or just equal to the Holocaust?


Your asking that question is worse than slavery!
 
2020-09-18 7:50:33 PM  
An ape has killed ape

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2020-09-18 7:51:30 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: The first few minutes after the firecracker went off, I wonder what the people there were thinking about the fire they ignited. Surely it started small. I wonder if they tried to pour beer on it or stomp it out.

A little more effort right there at the very start of this calamity could have probably saved this life as well as the acres and acres of land.


I read an article that said they did try to put it out. That can mean a lot of things though. One person stomping on one small shrub then giving up. A couple of kids running forward to throw dirt on a couple of the smaller flames. Maybe someone had a bottle of water and tried splashing it on some flames. A couple of adults giving it their all and needing more help only to helplessly watch as everyone else ran for it. I see no reason to give that group the benefit of the doubt. I need to see the video to believe they really tried.
 
2020-09-18 7:52:03 PM  
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2020-09-18 8:11:42 PM  
So, it's not global warming?
 
2020-09-18 8:22:02 PM  

Birnone: We Ate the Necco Wafers: The first few minutes after the firecracker went off, I wonder what the people there were thinking about the fire they ignited. Surely it started small. I wonder if they tried to pour beer on it or stomp it out.

A little more effort right there at the very start of this calamity could have probably saved this life as well as the acres and acres of land.

I read an article that said they did try to put it out. That can mean a lot of things though. One person stomping on one small shrub then giving up. A couple of kids running forward to throw dirt on a couple of the smaller flames. Maybe someone had a bottle of water and tried splashing it on some flames. A couple of adults giving it their all and needing more help only to helplessly watch as everyone else ran for it. I see no reason to give that group the benefit of the doubt. I need to see the video to believe they really tried.


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2020-09-18 8:23:14 PM  

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One can hope at least that.
 
2020-09-18 8:23:54 PM  

Corvus: Hey should we infringe on people's freedoms of doing things that light forests on fire and kill people?

Seems like it's their right to do whatever they want no matter how it hurts others or damages others.

People shouldn't have to be responsible about other people's safety!!!

(Now see how stupid this sounds? It's just as stupid when you say it for wearing mask or social distancing)


An /s would have worked. But, then again... Welcome to Fark 2020.
 
2020-09-18 8:26:18 PM  
"I'm having a child. This makes me want to blow something up."

Perhaps, not your calling.
 
2020-09-18 8:29:08 PM  
"It's a prison sentence!"
 
2020-09-18 8:35:23 PM  
Feh. Still not as interesting as a Dothraki wedding.

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2020-09-18 8:38:22 PM  

emersonbiggins: Charges upgraded from arson to manslaughter


Under California law if they're charged with a felony in regards to starting the fire then the it would be murder.
 
2020-09-18 8:39:03 PM  
then the charge for the death would be murder. Not then the it. I goofed.
 
2020-09-18 9:14:20 PM  
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2020-09-18 9:23:44 PM  

Gordon Bennett: emersonbiggins: Charges upgraded from arson to manslaughter

Under California law if they're charged with a felony in regards to starting the fire then the it would be murder.


Either way, the verdict reveal party is going to be lit.
 
2020-09-18 9:26:21 PM  
I thought these were stupid when they were first a "thing".  To date I have not been convinced I'm wrong.
 
2020-09-18 9:34:24 PM  
I don't think this is necessarily the first victim though, I seem to remember some guy blowing his head off or his wife's head off at one of these awhile back.
 
2020-09-18 9:41:06 PM  
Bless the one who died. Hopefully this will be a wake up call to everyone who thinks anyone actually gives a  hoot about their crotch fruit's gender.

This selfish party idiocy reminds me of the time when I was managing a wedding hall on Lake Tahoe in the historic Crocker estate on Forest Management land. The bride at one wedding had signed a waver saying no fire would be used during the reception or wedding due to the historic building and fire danger. Then they showed up with a stack of boxes of 2 foot long sparklers they planned to light down the avenue of pine trees as the Bride and Groom left the venue. In the middle of tinder-dry federal land. In July. They fought me tooth and nail and I had to confiscate them until after the party. I told them it was that or call the forest service on them, but that would have ruined the reception and cost them a load of cash. Then I gave most of the boxes back to be locked in someone's trunk. Freaking morons. Great sparklers, though.
 
2020-09-18 9:52:03 PM  
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2020-09-18 10:18:06 PM  

bfh0417: So, it's not global warming?


I know that science confounds you right-wingers, so the fact that climate change created drier conditions than normal and that trade winds are stronger in coastal areas as a result create optimal conditions for larger wildfires is probably too complex of a concept for little right-wing minds to comprehend. But look forward to someone taking you to the zoo.
 
2020-09-18 10:55:29 PM  
Wouldn't it be hilarious if she ended up getting an abortion instead?
 
2020-09-18 11:05:32 PM  

Royce P: Wouldn't it be hilarious if she ended up getting an abortion instead?


I was think maybe a CRISPR altered kid.
 
2020-09-18 11:08:37 PM  

Royce P: Wouldn't it be hilarious if she ended up getting an abortion instead?


The punishment for the moron parents, after a fair trial of course, is to have a forced abortion and then be forced to eat the fetus.  Then have the morons burned till dead.  These fark jobs set off fireworks in CA in the hight of fire season.  They murdered a firemxn.  They burned homes down.  The ruined lives.  All because they wanted fireworks to tell people if their progeny had a penis or vagina.  Which most humans in the entire history of humans have one or the other or both of.  It isn't novel or rare for a human fetus or baby to have a penis or vagina.  They were making a show out of something totally average and murdered a firemxn and ruined lives to do it.

I hope they suicide out of shame.
 
2020-09-18 11:27:58 PM  

Royce P: Wouldn't it be hilarious if she ended up getting an abortion instead?


No, but a miscarriage would be brutal karma.
 
2020-09-18 11:28:17 PM  

Claude Ballse: It's gonna suck if that dead firefighter gets reincarnated as the baby who was the cause of this fire.





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/ hey assholes I am going to make your life a living hell
 
2020-09-19 1:20:04 AM  
I can see the flames of this fire from my current fark position, JD & Coke in hand. I can only see the flames because at last the smoke has cleared enough from the El Dorado and the Bobcat fires for me to again watch the world burn.
Of course they didn't think that just because it was 114° and it's 2020 that this could go so wrong. But that's the problem. People don't think. And it's 2020.
 
2020-09-19 3:44:50 AM  
I feel awful for the firefighter and the family and I feel bad for the unborn kid that will eventually have to hear this story and know its part in it.
 
2020-09-19 5:06:27 AM  

Royce P: Wouldn't it be hilarious if she ended up getting an abortion instead?


She better hurry
 
2020-09-19 9:01:34 AM  
This is tragic and I hope the legal outcome is satisfactory. However, we should refer to these travesties of celebrations as what they really are: sex reveal parties. Oh, does that sound creepy? Well, people who are not caregivers or medical personnel concerning themselves with the reproductive organs of minor children _is_ super creepy and dangerous.
 
2020-09-19 12:34:15 PM  

meerclarschild: This is tragic and I hope the legal outcome is satisfactory. However, we should refer to these travesties of celebrations as what they really are: sex reveal parties. Oh, does that sound creepy? Well, people who are not caregivers or medical personnel concerning themselves with the reproductive organs of minor children _is_ super creepy and dangerous.


I see it as another attention whore party to get more gifts.

/wants to sabotage one and change the color to purple
 
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