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    Saw this today...still choked up.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    Saw this today...still choked up.
    Justin and I saw the movie Saturday. So very sad, when one knows that it is based upon what really happened to those men..
    Being burned to death.. That is a very dangerous job and no way would I ever think of doing.--Tyr
    My father- "Take pride in who you are and where you came from. Life is hard, often fighting is the only option!"
    Ernest Hemingway- “In order to write about life, you must first live it.”
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    That's on the Yarnell hotshots? I want to see it, I've read a lot about the firefighters, the survivor, and the impact on the community.
    “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” De Tocqueville



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    That's on the Yarnell hotshots? I want to see it, I've read a lot about the firefighters, the survivor, and the impact on the community.
    Granite Mountain HotShots but they died in the Yarnell fire. They're based out of Prescott so there were really close to where you're at.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
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    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    Granite Mountain HotShots but they died in the Yarnell fire. They're based out of Prescott so there were really close to where you're at.
    I had never heard of this sad story and what happened, I must have been under a rock that month.

    I read MANY stories today, and watched endless videos of the funeral procession of so many hearses coming "home". So sad.
    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
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    I'm interested in seeing it. Firefighters IMO don't get enough credit. They jump straight into the Apocalypse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    Granite Mountain HotShots but they died in the Yarnell fire. They're based out of Prescott so there were really close to where you're at.
    Yes, Prescott is working on a memorial site for them. That was such a grave loss to a smallish community. Prescott is 'big' around here, but still around 45k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    I'm interested in seeing it. Firefighters IMO don't get enough credit. They jump straight into the Apocalypse.
    Fire can spread VERY fast. Most folks would underestimate how quickly the fire can spread and jump around during events like happened here. You couldn't pay me enough to fight fires like that, let alone volunteer.
    I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
    Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    I'm interested in seeing it. Firefighters IMO don't get enough credit. They jump straight into the Apocalypse.
    Screw THAT noise. They get plenty of credit from those that know what they face every time they suit up.

    I'd rather re-deploy back to SW Asia or Africa. It's safer.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    It was extremely hard to watch because I knew the story and because of all the fires in my hometown in Sonoma County. Watching the fire scenes and imagining it racing through my old neighborhoods was heart wrenching.

    Great movie.
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLady View Post
    It was extremely hard to watch because I knew the story and because of all the fires in my hometown in Sonoma County. Watching the fire scenes and imagining it racing through my old neighborhoods was heart wrenching.

    Great movie.
    Did the fires ever get around Monterey/Ft Ord? Lived there 3 different times as a kid. The old man was a linguist in the USAF. I kinda liked it there. Odd, all that 60s-early 70s hippy crap was going on there all three times I lived there and I never knew it
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    I always wait until they come out on disc, hopefully 4K.

    Thanks for the heads up about this movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Did the fires ever get around Monterey/Ft Ord? Lived there 3 different times as a kid. The old man was a linguist in the USAF. I kinda liked it there. Odd, all that 60s-early 70s hippy crap was going on there all three times I lived there and I never knew it
    Sonoma and Napa counties
    If the freedom of speech is taken away
    then dumb and silent we may be led,
    like sheep to the slaughter.


    George Washington (1732-1799) First President of the USA.

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    This just appeared on my FB:

    Cottonwood Arizona Police Department

    4 hrs ·

    Today (06/30/2018) at 1642 hours (4:42 pm) Fire Dispatch will send tones, an announcement and a moment of silence in remembrance of the Granite Mountain 19 Hotshots.
    The announcement: “At this time, 5 years ago today, the fire service lost 19 of its best in the hills above Yarnell. We respectfully ask that all members of our local fire agencies take a moment of silence to commemorate the lives of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots.”
    Pause….19 seconds
    “Thank you Granite Mountain….we’ll take it from here” … “Alarm Clear 1642 hours.”


    Cottonwood Arizona Police Department

    4 hrs ·







    Today (06/30/2018) at 1642 hours (4:42 pm) Fire Dispatch will send tones, an announcement and a moment of silence in remembrance of the Granite Mountain 19 Hotshots.
    The announcement: “At this time, 5 years ago today, the fire service lost 19 of its best in the hills above Yarnell. We respectfully ask that all members of our local fire agencies take a moment of silence to commemorate the lives of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots.”
    Pause….19 seconds
    “Thank you Granite Mountain….we’ll take it from here” … “Alarm Clear 1642 hours.”


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    Saw the movie a few months ago.... a really good one! and yeah, brave mean doing scary, risky stuff. I am pretty familiar with the breed....
    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
    Thomas Jefferson


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