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Burning Man
American Spectator, by Claire Healey

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/1/2013 3:23:34 PM

About a month ago, a wildfire ravaged about 28,000 acres over the mountains around Mount Charleston, Nevada, leaving burn marks and charred land 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The fire, declared a major disaster by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, forced the evacuation of over 500 people, threatened over 500 structures, and was rated the nation’s number one wildfire priority on July 7. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wasted no time blaming the fire’s devastation on global warming. Though the senator from Nevada doesn’t usually discuss climate change in his press conferences, he addressed the issue twice in one week

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 8/1/2013 4:13:20 PM     (No. 9453536)

Once again, the guy comes across as having spent a lot of time at Burning Man-like festivals during his youth - including the ingestion of some really bad chemicals - such that today he´s little more than a fried burn-out.

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