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        06-28-2012, 02:30 AM
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    im going insane! I could be home right now working with my father and the volunteers to get this under control but no. Im across the freaking ocean....aaaaaaah
    It's hard, and I can relate.. look how across the freaking ocean I am lol. All of my friends are in CO, my teachers, some family.. I lived there for 6 years so I'm feeling about as helpless.

    I'm praying that they get it under control.. it's very heart breaking
         
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        06-28-2012, 03:02 AM
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    It's hard, and I can relate.. look how across the freaking ocean I am lol. All of my friends are in CO, my teachers, some family.. I lived there for 6 years so I'm feeling about as helpless.

    I'm praying that they get it under control.. it's very heart breaking

    Haha you and me seem to always be in the same predicaments! I hope the horses are branded or chipped so they can all go home to the right people. But I wouldd take the pali, bucksin and the grullas in a heartbeat!
         
        06-28-2012, 03:08 AM
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    Yeah that's funny isn't it? Lol..

    Apparently Obama is going to visit CO to "tour the fires"

    Yeah, I don't see that helping..
         
        06-28-2012, 03:23 AM
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    SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!?!

    That pic was ALL over facebook today! Every major horse page, Ariat to little ones had that. And its crazy, I really hope they can fix things, find places for all the animals and get the fires in control or out completely.
         
        06-28-2012, 03:24 AM
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    Yeah that's funny isn't it? Lol..

    Apparently Obama is going to visit CO to "tour the fires"

    Yeah, I don't see that helping..
    I don't either, Sky, Obama don't help to much with anything in my view. Im going to move to Canada now :P
         
        06-28-2012, 03:31 AM
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    Yes, huge fires here recently, too. The smoke was so thick you could cut it. I feel so bad for the wildlife...I pray they all get/got out unharmed and find new homes - its so incredibly sad.

    Prayers for all, people and fellow creatures alike, in CO.
         
        06-28-2012, 03:36 AM
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    I guess to show his support, but honestly I think he should be funding some evacuations (if he isn't already.)

    I have no idea where they are even putting the people they've pulled from the Mountains, Fort Collins, and such.. :/
         
        06-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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    I have a lot of family in Colorado Springs. If you want to help a small bit, 2 of my nephews there, one with a marketing firm and one that owns a design business, are making T-shirts, with all proceeds going to help. A couple of manufaturers have donated the shirts.

    Here is a news article that has a link to the special website for the shirts. They have raised over $25,000 in just a couple of days...

    Local designers find inspiration for a cause in the Waldo Canyon Fire - Colorado Springs Travel | Examiner.com
         
        06-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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    I'm from Colorado although I don't live there now. I've been watching my friends' updates on Facebook.

    But SERIOUSLY, you guys are slagging Obama for visiting the state? In case you haven't noticed, it's customary for presidents, no matter what party, to put in an appearance at the site of any major disaster. Kind of a moral support + politicking thing that they all do. I bet conservatives didn't complain or say "well, what's that going to do" when Bush went to New York after 9/11 or New Orleans (eventually) after Katrina.

    Also, the federal government has indeed sent in teams to help local authorities deal with the disaster and federal funding has been diverted to cope with both the evacuations and fire-fighting. The president's physical location matters neither here nor there when these systems are brought into play. To answer Sky's other query, the Red Cross has shelters open and on stand by across the state, as it does whenever lots of people have to be evacuated from their homes due to tornados, fires, and such things. These will be schools, churches, rec centres, basically any large building. Other people will be with friends and family, but the shelters are there for anyone who does not have those resources available.

    Sorry, the partisanship + misinformation combo that defines American political discussion really gets my goat. Epic fires in CO, lots of people in Red Cross shelters, many losing their homes, and the president shows his face, which is part of his job as head of state whether he's Republican, Democrat, or from Jupiter.
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        06-28-2012, 09:07 PM
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    But SERIOUSLY, you guys are slagging Obama for visiting the state? In case you haven't noticed, it's customary for presidents, no matter what party, to put in an appearance at the site of any major disaster. Kind of a moral support + politicking thing that they all do. I bet conservatives didn't complain or say "well, what's that going to do" when Bush went to New York after 9/11 or New Orleans (eventually) after Katrina.
    I'm not a political person.. I just don't see (besides the moral support) what touring CO would do atm. I'm more of an action person.

    To me it just seems like a waste of funds.. the state is on fire. Visiting doesn't put the fires out.

    I could understand being there for Katrina and 9/11, because the turmoil was over and all there was to do was assess the damage and support the state. But CO is still on fire, and I think that there should be action instead of tours.

    Nothing against the president.. but logically to me it doesn't make much sense.
         

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