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A Facebook Event Encourages Spokane Residents To ‘Blow Smoke Away To Canada’

Mac Slavo
August 21st, 2018
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The smoke from the wildfires in Canada has gotten so severe that there are suggestions to send it all back to Canada. A social media event posted on Facebook is encouraging residents of Spokane, Washington to “blow smoke away to Canada.”

“After much deliberation and mathematical calculation, we have figured that it is absolutely possible for us to blow this smoke away with high powered fans,” the Facebook event description reads. According to KREM2, a CBS affiliate, the Inland Northwest has been socked-in with wildfire smoke for about a week and frustration is growing.

Canada’s British Columbia experiencing the third-worst fire season in recorded history, and all of the smoke from those fires spreading across much of the continent and even further diminishing air quality. Air quality across the region did improve Monday night to “unhealthy for some groups,” according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, but a portion of the smoke blew into the Inland Northwest from Canadian fires burning just above the border.

So now, out of apparent frustration, Caleb Moon and his friends created the event on Facebook and are suggesting using box fans to blow the smoke back to Canada – where it came from.

And the idea came to him when he turned on his own box fan. “So we turned the box fan on and it just kind of hit me there thought why not have everyone in Spokane turn their fans on and see if the smoke can get out of here,” Moon said. On Friday, Moon and his friends are asking people to gather their fans, climb to their rooftops, crank up the speed and point their fans toward Canada. “That’s where the smoke came from so why not send it right back,” Moon said.

Although this event sounds more like a joke than anything, Moon says he’s seriously asking all Spokane residents to put five box fans on their rooftops and turn them on high to clear the air of the smoke. “We figure a small box fan can move smoke about six feet, so if you put 500,000 of them together, you can do the math on that, we can probably get it pretty far into Canada,” he said.

The events “resident math guy,” Nic Huber said it could work some, maybe. “If you’re actually pulling the air from the underneath you’re going to get at least some of the input from above which is going to be cleaner than the air we have on the surface,” Huber said. “But once again, it’s mostly a joke.”

British Columbia Center for Disease Control senior environmental health specialist Sarah Henderson told Global News that the idea was “very ridiculous,” noting that a fan does not magically clean air but “pulls air through it.” So even if it did work (which, again, it would not) the fans would probably just pull in more fresh smoke from the California wildfires.

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Author: Mac Slavo
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Date: August 21st, 2018

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  1. Old Sailor says:

    These are the best and brightest? Man, this country is in trouble. You just can’t fix stupid.



  3. Fritz says:

    I’ve heard about blowing smoke other places but never to Canada.

  4. Yep, another fine example of “You can’t fix stupid”.

  5. A more logical solution is to buy an air purifier for your home. At least keep the internal air quality as pure as possible.

    Maybe a face mask outdoors would help a little.

    Then again for maximum effect, and to help asthmatics: buy a real gas mask from Mac Slavo here at SHTF plan, or where gas masks are sold.


  6. It’s a crazy idea but that seems to the only kind of ideas that catch on. Of course, it isn’t like the Canadians are doing it deliberately. Eh?

  7. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant solution! Thanks to our commie-infiltrated educational system this asshat actually has a soapbox to live in.

  8. aljamo says:

    Sounds funny and retarded at the same time.

  9. Sgt. Dale says:

    I think they inhaled too much wacky weed smoke. This just goes to show you just how insane the Libtards are.


  10. This Texan Has Had Enough says:

    We are getting that smoke in the Panhandle of Texas since the jet stream dipped south. Makes a light haze where I live but in Amarillo the photos look like thick fog.

  11. Off Topic:

    A more serious situation.

    A threat to freedom of speech.

    A threat to the Constitution.

    Proposed amendment to the The First:
    Outlawed would be any speech bla bla bla
    This would be the first cut.
    Death by a thousand cuts.
    Any exception to freedom of speech
    is an open door to criminalize, and jail
    people for their words, opinions, comments.

    As some people say, hate speech is any speech
    The (((—__—))) does not like.

    What if it is retroactive? Will commenters on SHTF
    be sent to the gulag?

    Stay tuned.

    Never forget. Six million. Not Five million Nine Hundred.
    Never forget Dresden and the Holodomor.
    All suffering is not equal. Some suffering is more equal.

    In Europe Holocaust denial is a crime.
    There is no freedom of speech.
    There is no exception or mercy for old or children.
    A 90 year old lady is in prison for saying that:
    “if there is no crime scene, there is no crime”.

    That’s what will happen if this proposed legislation
    is approved.


  12. GETTING REAL says:


  13. Mac do an article on asian tits see if google puts up one of those mail order bride sites

  14. Jim in Va. says:

    Don’t get Bill Clinton involved….he won’t exhale.

  15. Yahooie says:

    While someone is getting all those fans on their roof with accompanying extension cords, they also have to be careful not to plunge to their death.

    How about just a good rain dance to douse the flames up there.

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