Archive for July2014

Quest For Equality: U.S. @ 238

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 That All Men are Created Equal Of course, they meant white men with property and as for women, well, not a word. Black Americans, free and slave, fought for both America and Britain, hedging their bets on an outcome that could include freedom for some and citizenship rights for all. But blacks lost the bet […]

Firefighters, Facebook and Life Online

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In January I wrote of dozens of New York firefighters and police officers caught up in a Manhattan district attorney (DA) investigation over obtaining fraudulent disability benefits, including from 9/11. Supposedly fully disabled public safety types were outed by their Facebook photos on jet skis, etc. [ http://www.turnoutblog.com/2014/01/07/911-drove-me-crazy/ ] The plot has thickened a bit as Facebook […]

IAFF Ethics: Pay Day!

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“Uncle” Harold Takes the Nephews for Ice Cream, (On Your Dime, of Course.) Time was when you could say that the only people who got 40% pay raises were bankers and hedge fund managers. Not any more. To the list add IAFF district vice presidents, at least if  Harold Schaitberger has his way. The upcoming convention […]

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