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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Moist Mouser Monday, Wheelizens!

(Yeah…strained alliteration. It’s Monday.)

Sure hope firefighters can make some serious progress on the Thomas fire today; 360 square miles is -- to me -- a hard-to-imagine amount of devastation.

Criminy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Good morning,

Schools in the Santa Maria/Santa Ynez areas are closed today due to poor air quality. That’s anywhere from 30-75 miles north of the leading edge of the Thomas fire -- gives you an idea of how huge this thing is. We can still see flames from it’s east edge from our place.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven!

Amazing that you can see flames from so far away. (Must be nerve-wracking despite the distance.)

So…some dipshit mostly failed -- fortunately -- to light off a bomb in NYC this morning:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5167317/Explosion-reported-NYC-Port-Authority-bus-terminal.html

There are reports of a terror attack in New York City, after an explosion was felt Monday morning in a Subway station near Times Square.

Commuters said they felt a blast in the Subway tunnels underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal around 7:30am. The bus terminal is a major transit hub for people commuting to and from New Jersey by bus, and is located just a block from Times Square.

Police have taken one man into custody, who was carrying a pipe bomb with a battery back, a source told the New York Post. He was injured when the bomb malfunctioned, but is alive and in stable condition, according to the FDNY.

The FDNY says a total of four people were injured and that the injuries were non-life-threatening. The injured count includes the suspect.

The authorities are actually calling this a “terrorist attack”; amazing!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

I’ve got a colleague who lives in Ojai -- she’s been under mandatory evacuation orders since at least Saturday morning. Let’s pray the winds stay calm and they can get this fire under control.

Fatwa -- calling an act of terrorism “terrorism”? Will wonders never cease!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

I see they’ve lifted the evacuation orders for Ojai, but the fire is continuing to push west, towards Goleta.