I know all about Miramar.My brother lives in San Diego. He works on Mirimar and is in the Navy. I haven't heard from him yet today, I tried to call him but he never answered....
He might be at Qualcomm Stadium as that's where most people are heading to. I'm not sure what they did during the last fire though.If that area is being evacuated, then Miramar is being evaced as well most probably. I doubt the military is going to leave personnel on the base in harms way. That goes against everything I've learned in the Military. When Katrina hit, 99% of the people on Keesler AFB were evacuated to Sheppard AFB and other bases... I forget all of them right now... I am going to call my brother tomorrow and hopefully he answers his phone.
Oh, I forgot to add that my brother works on helos, mostly the guidance and electrical stuff, weapons etc. As the "Navy" owns all of the Marine birds, he works on those too. Right now, he's on Miramar teaching the Jarheads how to do his job. A Squid and a Jarhead.... a rough combo... :wink:
Actually, yeah I was as that's all he's got. He does have a home phone number, but I can never get him on it, as he's never there. He works full time and goes to school full time as well.... So to say he's a busy man is an understatement. If I needed to know anything, I'd have heard it already.Primal, people are being told to stay off their cell phones, so I don't know if that's how you're trying to reach him or not. That was the latest I heard on the news.
I think many places should look to the Menomonee Indians of Wisconsin for a great way to run a logging industry. They work their way from West to East, cutting down only the oldest trees in their forest, and leaving the younger ones. Once the reach the end of their reservation, they go back to the western side, and start all over again. By this time, the younger trees have grown older, and there are new younger trees where the old ones once were. They have one of the greenest forests in the world. In fact, you can see the reservation from space. An astronaut said it looked like a "green jewel."I think he was saying that since they're communists, they are getting theirs... I could be wrong though. There's also the fact that the tree huggers have, for so long, been all up in arms, and not allowed any of the wooded areas to be thinned, or allowed them to burn when they could safely do so. Now it's just a tinderbox waiting to go up. Karma? No. But it is a result of bad decisions over an extended period of time.
We always joke about Kalifornia needing to drift off into the ocean, but I wouldn't ever wish someone to lose their homes... This is no laughing matter.
As a "tree hugger" I would say I have a hard time believing that people were actually fighting against the underbrush being cleared in the forests. Then again, I don't live in Cali, so maybe they have a very different breed of "tree hugger" thereApprently alot of people dont understand what karma is. Kali's poor forest mangement is coming back to haunt them. For 30 years the tree huggers have prevented any kind of thinning of forest growth including the low brush and small short term growth that makes wildfires like these possible. You dont see large scale fires like this in states like oregon and washington where sensible forest management has allowed fires to be controlled and limited in size.