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[UPDATED ] Of Forest Fires and Portland Riots

Oregon builder and Essential Craftsman Scott Wadsworth offers some needed wisdom in the Essential Craftsman Podcast.


My brother lives in Oregon City (Redland) Oregon. In the last couple of days, he has been in the level 1 evacuation because of the fires in Clackamas County. Well, today he went to Level 3 which means LEAVE NOW. He woke up without electricity and started to get ready to leave, the fire was close, ash falling outside. So he hooked up his tent trailer and started the first part of the evac.

Took him 2 hours to travel 12 miles because of the bumper to bumper traffic on Redland Road. He got his tent trailer parked at Clackamas Community College and headed back to his house to grab the balance of his stuff. Clackamas Community College is now being evacuated because they have just gone to level 3 also.

When he got back home, his neighbor was packing up to leave and they stopped to chat for a moment. The neighbor works for Portland General Electric. He had been out working on the lines all morning. He told my brother that it is ANTIFA starting the fires. Told him that they have arrested 6 of them and almost caught another one today.

He said now they are breaking into homes in Canby, Orrgon and starting the fires inside the homes.

Thought you would like to know what is really happening in Oregon.

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  • Casey Klahn September 12, 2020, 3:42 PM

    Good one.

    So, using the analogy given, let’s talk solutions. The USFS and state forests, etc., should go back to management practices before “preservation,” and log, thin, clear forests so that fires of large sizes that become out-of-control near urban areas can be prevented. This was done to good effect for generations because your fathers weren’t idiots.

    Screeech. An unmarked van pulls up; a helicopter beams a spotlight overhead, and riot leaders are arrested and held for prosecution pending the end of the riot period. Federal police knock down doors at the homes and offices of billionaire financiers of riots, BLM, democrats and Antifas, confiscate hard drives, and arrest dozens fro sedition. The national guard is quietly placed on alert, and begin to fill DC with troops placed between street thugs and the seat of government.

    IDK why I’m not in charge of everything.

    Carry on.

  • jwm September 12, 2020, 5:27 PM

    American Digest got top billing today on the morning thread at Ace of Spades HQ. KT posted a lot of links, and had some very nice things to say about the site, Gerard’s writing, and the overall brilliance of the regular commenters here. (OK, I just made up the part about the commenters.) All goofing aside, it is a very cool review of the site.


  • Gordon Scott September 12, 2020, 6:25 PM

    KT does the before-the-garden-thread posting every week on Saturday morning. It is really the best deep thought essay of the week there.

  • Vanderleun September 12, 2020, 6:54 PM

    Oh my.,…. gotta beat feet over to the Ace Place. Thanks for the heads up.

  • ghostsniper September 13, 2020, 4:30 AM

    standing seam metal roofs, concrete walls, metal window and door shutters. lawn sprinklers on the roof, back-up electrical provision, remove all vegetation over 20′ tall 50′ around buildings. Or, as Remus says, “Avoid Crowds”, think of fires as crowds.

  • John The River September 13, 2020, 7:44 AM

    Shoot the looters on sight.
    When caught, hang the arsonists. Leave the bodies out in public view.

    Find the rich SOB’s paying them and try them then put them in Supermax, or execute them.

    That’s why I’m not in charge of anything.

  • butch September 13, 2020, 7:53 AM

    If caught, bind them hand and foot, and leave them to enjoy their handiwork.

  • Jack September 13, 2020, 8:28 AM

    I do like to think that if Mr. Trump is reelected he will turn his full attention to these things, clandestinely or otherwise but I don’t believe even for a second that these Antifa/BLM, et al will cease and desist until we root them out and stack their bodies in the streets. And, like I have stated in other posts, when it comes to this kind of enemy I don’t believe in long jail terms, rehabilitation, release or any other kind of ‘mercy’. For me it’s all or nuthin’.

  • James ONeil September 13, 2020, 9:26 AM

    Ah shut the heck up, stop talking, start doing!

    That why I’m hardly in charge of anything, let alone everything. 😉

  • Richard Berger September 13, 2020, 11:04 AM

    Not sure if these are Antifa thugs, yet. News reports identify two, but the FBI warns that there are “conspiracy theories” about the cause of the fires. They claim that these “theories” are wasting valuable resources. The fact that the FBI makes these statements is fishy. Of course, if some of these fires are tracked back to Antifa, it would be devastating.

  • Casey Klahn September 13, 2020, 12:51 PM

    What the FBI (in Oregon, no less) says is a big, fat tell. I had a special agent tell me that MidEasterners buying fucktons of radios was completely innocent, which was almost 2 years before 9-11. The FBI and its buttbuddies at the CIA did a terrific job on that one, huh? Lots of intelligence, there. Hoo boy!

    On YouTube there are a couple, at least, videos with an eyewitness and a wife telling hubby’s eyewitness account (he was out on a dozer on the fire lines) of arsons. There have been several arrests for arson, perhaps 4 or 5; one right by me. The Left will use the logic that if every fire is not arson then it’s just conspiracy theory run amok. The Left have problems thinking, as you can tell. One Portland blue haired lady says if you can’t prove its Antifa then don’t accuse them. The fuck you say? Why would I ever think that Antifa would start fires?

    Ok. Here’s what it is: a clear and present danger. If your brain won’t follow the train of logic, then no amount of convincing will penetrate your skull. The men who arm themselves and go out to protect from potential arson are doing the right thing.

    Other than the assassination of the Czar’s family and Rasputin, this is getting more interesting than Russia in 1917-8.

    looking at an app my wife has of where the fires are does show some I-5 corridor fire activity, but not enough to show me suspicion that an I-5 arson event is ongoing. It might be because it’s plausible. HFS LA is fully on fire. My area is actually not the worst; our 100k acre fire was started as a farming accident (combine touched a live wire). Fires exist here but like maybe a bad fire season. If that app shows the truth, the number of fires in the West are phenomenally numerous. It’s a hellish nightmare, I guess. Or, a big propaganda move.

    At any rate, my home is so swathed in smoke the visibility is maybe 200-300 feet. It sucks.

    Fuck the FBI, and every politician and bureaucrat in Oregon. Newson, in Cali, is a loaded retard and a moral and physical danger to humanity.

    So, Antifa isn’t lighting fires, huh? The LEO and Gov. Brown said so! Fukme sideways. That’s among the richest things I’ve heard this year.

  • KT September 13, 2020, 1:14 PM

    Thanks for the compliments from commenters. Been a while since I commented here.
    Thanks for stopping by in the comment thread over at Ace’s, Gerard.

    And this is an interesting post, too. My sister lives not too far from Portland.

  • hugh Perry September 14, 2020, 6:51 AM

    Civil war has been thrust upon us, by and old and evil enemy.
    Zionists, Communists and Progressives.
    The sooner we realize it the sooner we can root out this infectious cancer from our midst.

  • DJ September 14, 2020, 6:03 PM

    How may reports of arson was there last year?

  • DJ September 14, 2020, 6:05 PM

    Why did we hear less about riots when the fires started?