Health: Facebook Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The “Faces” of FTSD There I was, fidgeting anxiously in my shrink’s waiting room, thumbing through magazines, nervous for the session to start, but also afraid of where the conversation might go. I had been struggling for months with anxiety and paralyzing panic attacks, unaware of the cause of my deepening distress or even that […]

IAFF Politics: Tim Kaine and Being on the Sidelines

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Schaitberger’s Cowardly Dithering Many will know that Harold Schaitberger’s latest excuse for sitting out Campaign 2016 is waiting to see who the respective vice-presidential choices are, as if that could, or should in any way influence the decision on who to support. He probably knows by now that HRC chose Virginia’s Tim Kaine, who has […]

Books: When the “Japs” Weren’t Coming

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American-Japanese Concentration Camps When Admiral Yamamoto’s forces conducted their mostly successful raid on Pearl Harbor, many Americans panicked over the thought of a follow-up invasion of the west coast. U.S. Army officers baldly asserted that American-Japanese were all under the control of the Japanese Emperor and therefore consisted of an enemy “fifth column” waiting for […]

“One-Two” Punch: Is the GOP Moving On?

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Kasich Rolls the Grenade John Kasich, the sitting governor of the presidential bellwether state of Ohio is asserting, according to CNN, that, “Trump’s son, Donald Jr., tried to entice Kasich with a position as the most powerful vice president in history, but he turned it down. Kasich would have been in charge of all domestic […]

Schaitberger’s VP Dodge: Now He Knows, Now What?

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Happy to Let You in on the Big Secret So, Our Dear Leader has been furiously stalling, telling us the reason the IAFF is dead-in-the-water politically, is because he was waiting to find out who the US vice-presidential candidates would be. Well, now he knows that Bigot Trump has chosen Indiana’s Mike Pence, a virulent […]

War, Terror, Policing

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Death in Baton Rouge Three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers were murdered yesterday in a daylight ambush by Gavin Long. Long was later killed. He  was from Missouri and apparently leaves behind a trail of social media posts defining his radical views and beliefs. According to the Guardian, “In May 2015, Long filed court papers […]

Schaitberger Hides as Trumka Takes on Trump

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Trumka Proves Real Union Leaders Do Exist AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka fights back against Donald Trump’s bigoted speech and actions in stark contrast to IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger’s complete silence. NBC News quotes Trumka,”If you are trying to raise wages for working people, you cannot do that so long as racism exists…” USA Today […]

An Islamist in Turkey? You Betcha.

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When a Coup is Not a Coup Obama and the US foreign policy team are clear in their support of Islamist President and all-around thug Recep Erdogan today after yesterday’s attempted military coup. A few years ago when Egypt’s Morsi, also an Islamist and also democratically elected, was overthrown by the Egyptian military, Obama and […]

Schaitberger and that “Knee-Grow in the White House”

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Tony Barcelona Writes: “Do not appreciate the ethnic play on words, you lose credibility when you stoop to that level. This is so not the time to add fuel to the racial fire, especially when we have brothers and sisters that are vulnerable to the threats that have already been made.  WSCFF chose to endorse […]

Schaitberger Stalls Again: “Waiting on VP”

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IAFF Dead in the Water Anyone who has known Harold Schaitberger, Our Dear Leader, over the years knows well of his all-consuming devotion, lust really, to be involved in US presidential electioneering. He begins by wining and dining every prospective nominee, chatting them up at the Prime Rib or the Capital Grille. A “lucky” few […]

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