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Posted on May 11 at 2:42 p.m.

WOW .......TOO TRUE
I CANT BELIEVE THE INCOMPETENCE
OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE SOME EXPLAINING TO DO
IT IS SIMPLY A DISGRACE
WE DID NOT LEARN FROM THE TEA FIRE

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Posted on May 10 at 11:15 p.m.

i am sorry but i CANNOT help but feel that surely with the technology we have at our disposal in 2009 we could have done more to prevent a wildfire from spreading that began in broad daylight.....we could not "afford" to save our entire mountain from destruction? with a full 24 hour heads-up?
this was the best strategic minds could do?
in the wealthiest town in the wealthiest country on the planet? we can push a button and send a nuclear bomb 10,000 miles with pinpoint accuracy to kill people but we cannot kill a fire?
perhaps i am in shock and merely traumatized ....therefore,
extremely disappointed as i did bare witness to what seemed a tidal wave of fire from my living room sofa destroy my favorite places in the world....
perhaps i am paranoid....
surely i am fortunate to have a home still....
and i would hope i am fair and truly civic- minded.....
but i really have tremendous faith in the skill set and collective talent of human beings as being slightly better than this.
i am not qualified to assess the blame specifically
CERTAINLY
but, are you kidding me?
we as a community somehow dropped the ball.
were not our canyons more valuable than this?
am i the only one who assumed they would be protected
more than this? that this couldn't possibly happen in THIS
manner? am i really so entitled?
i have a suggestion for the chancellors at ucsb....
less funding in nuclear weapons research
a little more in wildfire science
thank you.

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