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the ha ha guy     
He's no arsonist, he's a "Job Creator"™.

04 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
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Apos     
Suspected co-conspirator:

www.rankopedia.com

04 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
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New Age Redneck     
God bless you Monsieur Rosewater.

04 Nov 2012 09:30 PM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Where there's smoke, there's fire.

04 Nov 2012 09:32 PM
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Nunpoo     
Captain Beatty or Guy Montag?

04 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
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mavrickatubc     

04 Nov 2012 09:35 PM
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onomatopoeon     
I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.

04 Nov 2012 09:36 PM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     
Some men just want to see the monde burn.

04 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     
I may have had a spelling error.

04 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

the ha ha guy: He's no arsonist, he's a "Job Creator"™.


More like job security.

04 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
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Felgraf     

onomatopoeon: I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, uh, have you looked at your southern neighbor lately?

And at the Republican party in said southern neighbor?

04 Nov 2012 09:41 PM
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skinink     
I guess he hates all the "French Signs Only" as much as I do.

04 Nov 2012 09:42 PM
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Pray 4 Mojo     

mavrickatubc: Apparently, surprisingly common.


Is it really surprising?

04 Nov 2012 09:53 PM
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natmar_76     
Can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs
Can't fix a car without getting your hands dirty
Can't fight a fire without starting a fire

04 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
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G.I.R.B.     

04 Nov 2012 09:59 PM
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onomatopoeon     

Felgraf: onomatopoeon: I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, uh, have you looked at your southern neighbor lately?

And at the Republican party in said southern neighbor?


You are quite correct, sadly. I'm seriously considering moving to Norway, because the US seems to be a prime suspect for inbreeding, unless there is some other factor at work.

04 Nov 2012 10:02 PM
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fnordfocus    [TotalFark]  
Lightweight.

Captain John Orr is suspected of over 2,000 counts of arson and had the balls to publish a novel describing a "fictional" heroic arson investigator who started fires.

He's serving multiple life terms for the four people who died when he burned down a hardware store, and brush fires around LA went down 90% after his arrest, but of course his colleagues are still calling for his release.

04 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
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LaughingRadish     
That's not nearly half as wacky as the arson investigator who wrote a novel about a firebug arson investigator. A couple years after the book was published, he was popped for setting fires up and down the state of California.

04 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
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ShobuZukuri     
It happens more times than you think.
Link

04 Nov 2012 10:13 PM
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Benevolent Misanthrope    [TotalFark]  

onomatopoeon: I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.


Aren't they already a separate nation within Canada or something? So, basically, gimme gimme gimme, but don't you dare ask me to do my share for the country as a whole...

04 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
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Wingnutwillie    [TotalFark]  
probably trying to get some english speakers out of his neighborhood.

04 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
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onomatopoeon     

Benevolent Misanthrope: onomatopoeon: I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.

Aren't they already a separate nation within Canada or something? So, basically, gimme gimme gimme, but don't you dare ask me to do my share for the country as a whole...


lol. Scandinavian nations pretty much know Canada as one of their own already, as we do them, so there shouldn't be much of a transition problem. Us communist countries pretty well stick together. :-)

04 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
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Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

LaughingRadish: That's not nearly half as wacky as the arson investigator who wrote a novel about a firebug arson investigator. A couple years after the book was published, he was popped for setting fires up and down the state of California.


John Orr's book was never published. The closest it came to being published was when parts of it were put on the record when he was tried for numerous arsons (and ~4 murders).

04 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
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Tell Me How My Blog Tastes    [TotalFark]  

mavrickatubc: Apparently, surprisingly common.


Not surprising in the least. If you like fire, you'd hang out in a fire department. And if you really really like fires... well, you get the point. It's called a self-selecting sample. Kinda like how pedophiles who hate their sexuality go into the priesthood to be in a place where they're not expected to have sex. That kind of idea.

04 Nov 2012 10:37 PM
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fnordfocus    [TotalFark]  

Paris1127: John Orr's book was never published. The closest it came to being published was when parts of it were put on the record when he was tried for numerous arsons (and ~4 murders).


So I'm imagining this book and the Ray Liotta movie?

At least Orr's not likely to be able to spend most of the profits anytime soon.

04 Nov 2012 10:38 PM
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BronyMedic     
Arsonist becomes Volunteer Firefighter, and continues starting fires, and gets to play the hero as well as he watches his work burn?

Shocking. Not uncommon in the least, actually.

04 Nov 2012 10:40 PM
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Gyrfalcon     

fnordfocus: Paris1127: John Orr's book was never published. The closest it came to being published was when parts of it were put on the record when he was tried for numerous arsons (and ~4 murders).

So I'm imagining this book and the Ray Liotta movie?

At least Orr's not likely to be able to spend most of the profits anytime soon.


I didn't know it had gotten published either. Is that a novelization of the film? According to the Wiki article, and the publication date of the book, Orr was already in prison doing his time when both the movie and that book were released; and the Son of Sam laws would have prohibited him from participating in either. And I can't imagine Orr's victims' families allowing the release of the manuscript--or as big an egomaniac as Orr permitting the book's release without his participation.

Better go do some research.

04 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
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fnordfocus    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: I didn't know it had gotten published either. Is that a novelization of the film? According to the Wiki article, and the publication date of the book, Orr was already in prison doing his time when both the movie and that book were released; and the Son of Sam laws would have prohibited him from participating in either. And I can't imagine Orr's victims' families allowing the release of the manuscript--or as big an egomaniac as Orr permitting the book's release without his participation.


Found one of Orr's appeals.

It looks like the trial judge screwed up, and Orr will get to keep proceeds once he's satisfied any restitution requirements (see Paragraph 23).

04 Nov 2012 10:58 PM
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Ihaveanevilparrot     

onomatopoeon: You are quite correct, sadly. I'm seriously considering moving to Norway, because the US seems to be a prime suspect for inbreeding, unless there is some other factor at work.


Don't judge us, 'til you try it.

Kidding.

But I do currently live near Arkansas, so I think that makes me an expert on inbreds.

04 Nov 2012 11:06 PM
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Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

fnordfocus: Paris1127: John Orr's book was never published. The closest it came to being published was when parts of it were put on the record when he was tried for numerous arsons (and ~4 murders).

So I'm imagining this book and the Ray Liotta movie?

At least Orr's not likely to be able to spend most of the profits anytime soon.


I've seen numerous documentaries about Orr, some of them recent, and not a single one has mentioned his book being published. So this shocks me...

/frequently bought together with Joseph Wambaugh's book about the case

04 Nov 2012 11:08 PM
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Ihaveanevilparrot     
Meant to bold the inbred part, not the last part. Don't worry, I'm just incompetent, not inbred.
Though my mom's family does have some cousins marrying cousins not so far back. Hmmm.

04 Nov 2012 11:10 PM
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Russ1642     
Here's the guy you're looking for:
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com

04 Nov 2012 11:18 PM
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Bit'O'Gristle     
Ah yes, the old "hero" syndrome. Yes, it's called something else, but it's late, and i don't care that much.

04 Nov 2012 11:31 PM
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BronyMedic     

Bit'O'Gristle: Ah yes, the old "hero" syndrome. Yes, it's called something else, but it's late, and i don't care that much.


Provided he's not a pathological arsonist, it's Munchausen's By-Proxy, or Malicious Hero Syndrome. He creates an event which allows him to be portrayed as a hero. It's the same kind of pathology that goes on when a nurse poisons their patients so they can "save" them and be the hero.

04 Nov 2012 11:48 PM
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sheep snorter     
ever notice how when you are at a good barn burner and theres someone videoing with a slow pan of the watching crowd?

/Facial recognition is such fun.
//Compile a file from various fires in various areas on repeat faces and it saves you a ton of pretend work to zero in on the arsonist.

05 Nov 2012 12:35 AM
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Clemkadidlefark     
The biggest wildfire Colorado has ever fought was started by a a Part-Time Ranger looking for more hours on her paycheck.

Well, she's got more hours now. Making license plates.

05 Nov 2012 12:46 AM
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Porous Horace     
He would have gotten away with it all if he hadn't started that one fire in English that caught the attention of the language police who eventually told the fire dept.

05 Nov 2012 12:54 AM
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Gyrfalcon     

fnordfocus: Gyrfalcon: I didn't know it had gotten published either. Is that a novelization of the film? According to the Wiki article, and the publication date of the book, Orr was already in prison doing his time when both the movie and that book were released; and the Son of Sam laws would have prohibited him from participating in either. And I can't imagine Orr's victims' families allowing the release of the manuscript--or as big an egomaniac as Orr permitting the book's release without his participation.

Found one of Orr's appeals.

It looks like the trial judge screwed up, and Orr will get to keep proceeds once he's satisfied any restitution requirements (see Paragraph 23).


Interesting. Appalling, but interesting.

05 Nov 2012 01:41 AM
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D_S_W     
Here in Australia, the Rural Fire Brigade is full of these sickos.

05 Nov 2012 03:29 AM
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Franko     

onomatopoeon: I hate to say this, being a regular Canadian and all, but this coming out of Québec surprises me not at all. Québec is easily the most corrupt and inept province in Canada, but some people there think that they can be a viable country. Riiight. That could happen someday, I suppose, right after retards get a worldwide political lobby.


You should work for the "NO" side if there's another referendum.

"Quebec can't be a country because that volunteer firefighter started some fires on purpose"

05 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
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SkunkWerks     
kateblogsnow.files.wordpress.com

05 Nov 2012 01:07 PM
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