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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:27 AM

Trump mocked for telling California to rake its forests like Finland to reduce fire risk

Source: Mercury News




Twitter users lampooned President Trump Saturday with images like this doctored photograph after he suggested that California could reduce its fire risk if it raked forests like Finland. (Twitter image via @ajhtweeting)

UPDATED: November 18, 2018 at 4:38 am

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“You gotta take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important,” Trump told reporters, as Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood nearby. “You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story. I was with the president of Finland and he called it a forest nation, and they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things and they don’t have any problem. And when they do, it’s a very small problem.”

Trump appeared to be talking about the need to thin forests that are overgrown from decades of fire suppression, something that Brown accelerated this fall when he signed a law approving $1 billion in state money over the next five years for forest thinning projects and controlled burns. Trump did not mention the role of drought or climate change in drying out the state’s forests, or power lines. Or the fact that many of the fires, particularly in Southern California, aren’t burning in forests at all, but in chaparral, or that fact that this one began in an area of federal land, the Plumas National Forest. His communications staff immediately cut off further questions.

Social media users pounced, noting that while California has a mostly dry Mediterranean climate, Finland is a Nordic country at the same latitude as Siberia, Greenland and Alaska, where temperatures reach -45 F in the winter, and the local animals include reindeer.

Under the hashtag #rakeamericagreatagain they raked away at the topic......................................

Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/17/trump-mocked-online-for-telling-california-to-rake-its-forests-like-finland-to-reduce-fire-risk/








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Reply Trump mocked for telling California to rake its forests like Finland to reduce fire risk (Original post)
riversedge Nov 2018 OP
marylandblue Nov 2018 #1
Ohiogal Nov 2018 #3
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #2
agingdem Nov 2018 #4
Jarqui Nov 2018 #5
EricMaundry Nov 2018 #6
OnlinePoker Nov 2018 #7
underpants Nov 2018 #8
Cetacea Nov 2018 #13
lunatica Nov 2018 #14
mitch96 Nov 2018 #9
marybourg Nov 2018 #12
Ramsey Barner Nov 2018 #10
nwduke Nov 2018 #11
Sunlei Nov 2018 #15
Initech Nov 2018 #16
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #17
Bayard Nov 2018 #18
KayF Nov 2018 #19
bdamomma Nov 2018 #20
brooklynite Nov 2018 #21

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. Wait, it's a great idea, this could be great for economy

We could hire unemployed coal miners to do the raking. Then we can sell the leaves to Disney which can operate Leaf World, where kids pay money to jump into 30-foot high leaf piles.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:41 AM

3. That certainly would be "the American way"!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:39 AM

2. He* should rake his stupid KGOP republican toupee

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:42 AM

4. rake his fat ass out of office

trump has his MAGA hats we have our rakes...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:44 AM

5. California became a state in 1850

with less than 93,000 of the nearly 40 million who populate it now.

In the thousands of years prior to 1850, who raked California's forests?
The Chinese invented the rake around 1100 BC.
I'm not sure how much the North American Indian used a rake for forest management but I would guess extremely little if at all.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:49 AM

6. I dont see a rake in trumps hands

 

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:52 AM

7. It's not just thinning the forest, but clearing the accumulated deadfall

Here in BC, one community, Logan Lake, took it upon themselves and got provincial funding to do this. They hire high school students for the summer and they work their butts off. It already had a positive impact last year when a small fire started but couldn't make it into the crowns of the trees. Here's the story on this effort.

https://cfjctoday.com/article/631689/wildfire-mitigation-efforts-reducing-risk-logan-lake

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:04 PM

8. He's finished

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:14 PM

13. He's Finnish

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:40 PM

14. LOL!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:06 PM

9. I mean where does commander shitstain get these ideas??

Pulls 'em out of his ass and expects people to believe him?? As far as I'm concerned anything he says is untrue until proven otherwise.. period..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:46 PM

12. He gets these ideas from his Intelligence Agency, aka

Nutjob Rightwing TV and radio hosts.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:10 PM

10. Trump: A Rake's Progress?

"T[rump] has descended into madness. He is now in Bethlem Hospital or ‘Bedlam’, as it was known.

The inmates around him – a tailor, a musician, an astronomer and an archbishop – are suffering various delusions. One man thinks he is a king, but is naked, carrying a straw crown and sceptre."

?itok=WCCvU3KB

https://www.soane.org/collections-research/key-stories/rakes-progress

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:43 PM

11. It can only be....

Rake News!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:57 PM

15. fire tinder will just grow back next year. to bad there's no wildlife to eat the spring forage.

that cheat grass is wildfire tinder by fall.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:12 PM

16. God forbid we should actually talk about California's lack of rain!

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:22 PM

17. Well see, that's why he should give out garden hoses

Hoses make way more sense than rakes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:44 PM

18. Has he ever even BEEN in a forest?

Or would the golf cart bounce off too many trees?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 04:19 PM

19. ha ha ha

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 08:07 PM

20. Someone

should rake him, what a delusional POS.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2018, 01:26 PM

21. "Rake American Great Again"

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