How are Californians so stupid? Hundreds missing in wildfires.

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    California fires: At least 23 dead as hundreds reported missing - CNN

    The whole world has been watching these fires for DAYS. How can you not know it's time to GET THE FUCK OUT when you're only miles from the fires. Meanwhile I'm sitting in the heartland and even I know if you're near that shit it's time to go.

    I don't mean to seem insensitive but WTF??? These deaths are just mind bogglingly senseless to me.
     
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    Cali gives illegals all kinds fo free shit and cant give out free fire alarms? Even the inbred redneck rube state like TN does that.
    Sad
     
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    I dunno about all of that but you don't need an alarm to know about the fire that the whole world is watching on tv. It's visible for miles. How can you not know to leave???
     
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    Well a lot of people may have nowhere to go, and they may not think they are in danger.

    I mean I don't know, I'm just speculating.
     
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    it seems to me that lots of illegals are between a rock and a hard place. They may not have a place to which to run. They may be afraid of ending up in public shelters and thence
    into the hands of the INS
     
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    I don't think it's illegals dying but either way self preservation exceeds everything. You don't need "somewhere to go"...

    Go the opposite way of the fire!
     
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    If they weren't stupid they wouldn't be in CA.
     
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    Have you ever seen a Santa Ana wind driven firestorm? If not, you really don't know how fast they move. Plus, they jump....sometimes miles.
     
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    I've not been following this story at all. That said, my CA refugee has some NoCal friends who are kind of stuck in place. (or at least they were when I talked to him about it a couple days ago) Something about roads being closed off or in danger of being overrun so they're being told to stay put.
     
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    I have heard. I'm not a Californian and I would know to leave.

    When we get tornadoes in our area I always send my pets & grandkids to the basement even if it is miles away. I don't need to see it across the street to know the danger it poses & how unpredictable it can be.
     

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