Why Doesn’t anybody ever check the information on non-political topics? It seems there’s been a huge smoke screen lately in regards to Natural Disasters. We’re always being told such events would be the “Worst” ever in history. Just recently, we saw Hurricane Harvey flooding out Houston TX area, they told us it was the worst Hurricane harm ever. Not correct. They told us such a flood in that area was unprecedented, also not accurate, but Houston has large flood events at least twice a decade, yes, this was the worst in years, but hardly the worst in history – only more people there today to be flooded out.
It burnt around 7,000 plus acres. He explained it was the largest fire in LA County history – he looked directly into the TV cameras with a straight face and told a bold-face lie. It was not anywhere near the worst wildfire, brush fire, or even the most property damage or expensive for that matter.
For Example from September 28 to October 6, 2005 that the Topanga Fire burnt 24,175 acres; or the Station Fire from August 26 2009 to October 16 2009 which burnt 160,577 acres and we dropped 209 constructions and there were two fatalities. The Springs Fire that began in Ventura County which said on May 2, 2013 burned 24,000 acres of which about 8,000-plus acres were in LA County.
And, mind you these are flames are not that Long ago, in actuality, there are still brush burn scares on the paths – you can see if you go hiking, burned-out brush will still smear charcoal onto your thighs when you run against it, trust me, I’m an avid trail runner and return frequently with black stripes in my thighs from fires almost a decade ago. Really, in the La Tuna Fire, the Firefighters really got a rain storm which significantly knocked down the fire and it had been put out entirely rather quickly in short order.
Why all I believe it’s so politicians can claim “devastation” to induce more Federal and State monies to the area from Emergency Disaster Relief Funds. So they could activate more support from the Federal Government to cover aerial fire tanker support, and to aggrandize themselves as they run for Governor, or try to become re-elected Mayor. Irrespective of why they know they are not telling the truth and believe “we” the citizens are so dumb and have such short memories that we do not understand the difference or we are duped because the media keeps repeating the lie.
I dare to ask? Side-by-side with those politicians and keep silent, they understand the The lie in exchange for high paid jobs, pensions, and benefits? Scary Thought, particularly considering this trend. Read more news on naija news.