Prevention of fires like the one on Maui, corruption by special counsel and other comments

Scientists: Prevent fires like those on Maui

“What went wrong on Maui?” asks Wall Street Journal engineering professor Costas Synolakis. Fires last month on Rhodes, a Greek island similar in size and economy to Maui, killed just one volunteer firefighter while evacuating 30,000 people.

On Maui, only 11,000 tourists were evacuated and there were at least 96 deaths. “Many people did not receive timely warnings,” and sirens were reportedly not blaring either. Greece has learned from a fire in Mati in 2018 and introduced new warning systems, as recommended by an investigation led by Synolakis.

Advanced detection technology, “enhanced emergency alert systems”, better first responses and proper forest management can prevent “disasters”.

Conservative: More media smear against DeSantis

The media is “playing” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suspension of Attorney Monique Worrell “as an attack on democracy itself, not as the removal of a prosecutor whose obviously miserable decisions have made the people of Florida significantly less safe.” ” complains Becket Adams at The Hill.

“Florida’s governor has the legal authority to suspend prosecutors,” and Worrell “has failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for her office’s remarkable leniency toward violent repeat offenders,” including her failure to indict a man who “allegedly had five shot people and killed three”. , including a 9-year-old girl and a 24-year-old TV reporter.” Just pretend for a moment [the media] I understand that DeSantis has the power to suspend prosecutors. If Worrell doesn’t clear the bar of dereliction of duty and incompetence for them, who will?”

Ed Desk: NYC Spends More, Trains Less

Although California lost “more than 136,000 students, or about the same population as the entire city of Pasadena” in four years, scoffs Reason’s Matt WelchThe New York City public school system’s budget has grown by $4 billion and it will “go on an expensive hiring frenzy thanks to” the state’s NYC-only “class reduction law.”

Its “estimated cost per student” will be $38,000 this fall and reach $44,000 in fiscal 2026. “The system as it stands has all the hallmarks of a political vicious circle.” More than a third of New York City’s gargantuan budget is spent on a system from which tens of thousands of families are desperate to flee each year because the government “borders on blatant abusiveness “.

Justice Watch: Corruption in the Special Counsel

The selection of a special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden case shows that ‘the Department of Justice is unabashedly left-leaning’ notes Quin Hillyer of the Washington Examiner. “Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed the same man, US Attorney David Weiss, who has been falsifying (or perhaps trying to bury) the investigation for more than five years.”

The decision “is a great contradiction in terms,” ​​as “Garland and Weiss have pointed out.” [for months] that Garland already had “ultimate authority” to press charges against the president’s son in any judicial district.” Further evidence of corruption: If the Justice Department’s controversial decisions “were accidental, both conservatives and liberals would complain.” But it’s only the conservatives who complain, because all the “odd calls seem to penalize the right while the left gets away with it.”

From right: Time to heed Mayor Adams

“Mayor Adams has to acknowledge that he has tried to prevent the migration to New York from leading to an outright public collapse, as evidenced by the ever-growing tent camps forming in California cities.” Watch the editors of the National Review. Adams is wrong when he calls for the government to relax work permit rules because it would be “just another magnet driving up immigration” and expanding the pool of exploited workers. But he’s right when he says, “The current immigration rate to New York City is ‘unsustainable.'” “Team Biden needs to start “enforcing the law at the border and tightening our asylum procedures.” The current neglect of immigration law by the government “is proving itself humanitarian even as it exposes more immigrants and asylum-seekers to hazardous travel and exploitation.”

Compiled by the editors of the Post


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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