Author Archives: Eric Lamar

IAFF: Schaitberger Issues Statement

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He calls for unity amidst pension scam and growing probe.   President-for-life President-for-life Harold Schaitberger posted a letter on the IAFF website in the face of mounting evidence of his unethical and corrupt actions. In it he tries to explain his on-going and unsuccessful attempt to cover up and downplay the revelations in secretary-treasurer Ed Kelly’s widely […]

IAFF: Edzo Peeps Out

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But please, let’s not get too giddy.   Three-(Very-White)-Guys Ed Kelly made a (surprise) appearance on Facebook, in garb designed to drive IAFF president-for-life Harold Schaitberger right up the wall. Schaitberger hasn’t worked a shift in 44-years, yes — you heard it right — 44; seeing Edzo on duty at Ladder 17 is yet another […]

FDNY’s Hagan: Schaitberger = Treason

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Former Local 854 Leader   FDNY’s Hagan Al Hagan, the respected former president of the IAFF’s New York Fire Officers 2,700-member Local 854, makes no bones about it when he asks: “I wonder if anyone will get to spend some quality time in a Federal Correctional Institution?” Hagan was commenting on the recent revelations concerning […]

IAFF: The List of Charges

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It’s not just a pension scam.   Brother, can you spare a dime? The board has apparently acted to stop Schaitberger’s illegal pension grab but he will need to be watched closely as he will try to undo their work through bribery, bullying and treachery. It’s crucial to remember that where Schaitberger’s damage to the […]

Schaitberger Cut Off

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Vice-Presidents Stop Pension Pay-Out   Schaitberger IAFF executive board members have stopped payment on Harold Schaitberger’s improper pension as a result of pressure from the membership, affiliate leaders and negative news coverage. IAFF members are reported to be furious at Schaitberger’s pension scam as well as the board’s attempt to hide the details. Schaitberger has […]

The Edzo Strikes Back

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105-page document details Schaitberger Corruption   Ed Kelly   IAFF secretary-treasurer Edward Kelly has begun to publicly expose Harold Schaitberger’s long history of corruption at the IAFF. His current foray is a 105-page memorandum containing some of Harold Schaitberger’s most flagrant abuses; along the way he amply confirms that Schaitberger’s IAFF pension, which he has […]

Schaitberger Bankrupts Pension Fund

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2006 Secret Amendment Cause of Massive Deficit The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) executive board was rocked by news at its recent meeting that their pension system requires an immediate $2 million dollar bailout; one of possibly many, in order to remain solvent. Plan documents show that liabilities have skyrocketed from $65,000,000 to over $87,000,000, […]

1917: “Some Men Just Want to Fight”

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  All wars are horrible but not equally so; WWI will always rank among the worst chiefly because of the gruesome reality of trench warfare where opposing sides faced one another for months or years in a static defense. Enemies could be close enough to hear one another and on at least one occasion, get […]

The Bound Brook, NJ Fire

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  Bound Brook, NJ, experienced a devastating fire and facts are once again ignored concerning a primary community function: fire protection.   If there had been a serious crime event, perhaps a mass shooting, there would surely be details about the police response including the number of officers and their response times to the scene. […]

Travel: Under the Lucky Star

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To the Caucasus (and Back) Last Summer I traveled with a friend to the Central Asian countries of  Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, of the famed Silk Road, the ancient trading route stretching from China to Europe and the Middle East. For thousands of years it was the path of commerce and a swirl of clashing […]

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