Monday, March 03, 2008

ELF at it again

As reported here, [a]rsonists set fires in a development of multimillion-dollar show homes in a suburb north of Seattle Monday, destroying three and causing at least $7 million in damage.

I heard about this on the radio this morning while I was on my way to work, and my first thought was "ELF!". This is a pattern with those wacko's. Fortunately no one was in the homes when they erupted in flames.

My next thought? What morons! Apparently they don't realize that, in burning these homes down, they are creating more environmental damage than they are purportedly trying to prevent.

How so?

Well, fire produces smoke. Smoke has toxins in it which pollutes the air. Next is the run off from the firemen's hoses, causing erosion to the ground. There is also all of the diesel used by the trucks to get to the fire, adding more pollution to the air. Then there's going to be a lot of gasoline burned by those who will be involved in the clean up, and eventual rebuilding of the homes.

Last but not least is the rebuilding of the homes. Think of how many more trees will be cut down to provide the lumber for those 4,000 + square foot homes, and the fuel burned to bring the trees to the mills, and the fuel burned to turn those additional trees into lumber.

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot! How about the fuel these idiots burned to get to these homes in the first place (you don't think they walked, do you? Pffft!), plus whatever accelerant they used in their little incendiary devices.

Yeah, ELF. Way to "protect" the environment. Morons.