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The Inertia

Well, first off, it’s Paradise, not “Pleasure,” which was basically burned to the ground this month in the massively-destructive wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres in California. Paradise and the most iconic surf village in the whole of the United States, Malibu, were hit by the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, respectively.

But President Trump is staying on this forest mismanagement kick, namely that the wildfires could have been prevented,  saying that the “forested nation,” of Finland spent a lot of time on “raking and cleaning.” But according to a UC Santa Barbara professor, the Woolsey Fire is actually an “urban interface” fire and did not actually start in a forest. It appears Finland isn’t actually clear where that came from, either.

The Commander-in-Chief has drawn ire across the political spectrum this week as he’s under fire from the military community for going after Admiral William H. McRaven, who led the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. After an op-ed appeared in the Washington Post from McRaven criticizing the president over revoked security clearance, Trump fired back that McRaven should have found the terrorist sooner, drawing deep and widespread outrage from military officials. It’s been one of those weeks.


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