Thousands Evacuated – Lake Elsinore Threatened by Wildfires

The holy fire, as dubbed by locals, is aggressively spreading, and more than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the fire for their own safety as over 19000 acres of forest, north of San Diego has been destroyed by this force of nature.

What is both interesting and very worrying though, is that this wildfire, which is one of the largest in California’s history, was actually man made…

The Fire-starter: Forrest Clark, a 51 year old male suspected of starting the fire after a decade old dispute with his neighbours.

The Fire-starter: Forrest Clark, a 51 year old male suspected of starting the fire after a decade old dispute with his neighbours.

The man, a 51 year old called Forrest Clark is strongly suspected of starting the wildfire over a dispute with his neighbours, with Orange County officials saying that Forrest had emailed the local fire chief (who himself was a volunteer) threatening that “this place will burn”, Forrest Clark was arrested on Tuesday outside his cabin home and is now in court for the charges of arson and a bail of 1 Million USD.

The fire shows no signs of stopping, and could in fact only get worse with the reported weather, with the gusty winds, dry plants and high temperature being the perfect conditions for a fire to spread, and fast. The fire is actually so large scale, that neighbouring states are now having the quality of their air lowered by the constant smoke bellowing from these wildfires.

18 wildfires, 600 fire fighters and 290,692 acres of land that has been burned in the Mendocino Complex Fire, with firefighters struggling to keep control of the fire and the fire chiefs expecting these wildfires to rage and burn for the rest of the month.

The fire is such a large scale problem, that even a bolstered fire team consisting of US Army Personnel, fire crews from other countries and even low risk criminal offenders are all having to help, just to keep the fire in control.

This holy fire, the machination of one, very angry, vicious and spiteful man, has put an entire state on its heels, unified all types of communities, and set a whole state ablaze, all for what? A decade old dispute with his neighbours… About what? We do not know…

John Kerry: The Last Great Tightrope Walker

John Kerry performed magnificently in the 2004 presidential elections. The great flip-flopper, as we so affectionately remember him, brilliantly [tip-toed] between the mainstream beliefs of Americans and the hardline left who control his own party. If you recall, it was only after Howard Dean was gaining momentum in the primaries as an anti-war candidate that Kerry was forced to start his flip-flopping career over the war he initially supported.

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Life in Iran

A Firsthand Look

Iran has been at the center of the political spotlight for sometime now, with the U.N. Security Council at a complete standstill as to how to act against its threat of a nuclear holocaust against the West and its allies (they’ll probably pass some economic sanctions and that will be about the extent of it). But before you get sucked into the hippie movement against any action our government may take against Iran let’s take a minute to consider the facts.

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Modern Conservatism Through the Marriage Amendment

As you know, the Congress recently voted on the marriage amendment. The Senate voted on it on June 8th, and it stalled there because four Republican Senators joined side with the Democrats on this issue. The House voted on it on July 18th, and it stalled there as well.
This reminded me of a book I recently read a book titled “Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder;” it is written by Michael Savage, a conservative radio talk show host. In the book, Savage mentioned that “the conservative revolution is dead.” I frowned at it when I first read it. However, the recent developments in the marriage amendment issue have made me rethink about it and realize what he said might be the reality.

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California’s Crazy Gun Laws

One Gun is Never Enough

This past year has seen a bevy of attempts to change California’s firearm laws. Also, a tremendous legal victory has been converted into a significant real victory for gun enthusiasts. There are also big things on the horizon for California’s gun owners.
The biggest real improvement for firearm enthusiasts is that AR-15 and AK-47 clones are once again for sale in the state for the first time since SB-23 (California’s Assault Weapons ban) took effect on January 1, 2000. In Harrott v. Kings County, the California Supreme Court overturned the earlier Kasler v. Lockyer that expanded the 1989 Assault Weapons Control Act list of banned guns (the Kasler list.)

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They Woke The Giant

It was a conflict that officially lasted for 34 days. The widely televised Israeli incursion within Lebanon was a front-page news story for the month after the battles began. It all started July 12th, when Hezbollah gunmen captured two Israeli soldiers and took them to Lebanon. Israel immediately demanded their soldiers back, and when both Hezbollah refused to comply, and Lebanon made a mockery of trying to help, Israel decided military action was necessary.

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Welcome To UCSD

 

Warning Message to Incoming Freshmen

For those of you who are new here, welcome to UCSD, we’re glad to have you. We are the number one school for science and research in the country, and if you made it here, you most likely have a good head on your shoulders, or at least good grades and SAT scores. At UCSD, we get our coffee at the Grove, we work out at RIMAC, and we party at Geisel. Pizookies are our favorite dessert, we know that the cliffs is the best place around to watch the sunset, and we have a talking, a singing, and a silent tree in our forest. Also, at most universities, its safe to say that the students are crazy, and the professors and faculty must do all they can to keep the students in line. Here at UCSD, we like to mix things up a bit.

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