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Slavery: Ben Affleck and Buyer’s Remorse

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¬†A¬†Complicated Matter Hacked Sony emails show that Actor Ben Affleck, while participating in PBS’s Finding Your Roots, found his and wasn’t so thrilled. His very great granddaddy owned African slaves. I can remember when the scandal would have been the discovery of African blood coursing in “white” veins, certainly not owning a few. Is Affleck’s […]

Winning: Battle NOLA @ 200 Years

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Seesaw on the Mississippi War consists of two basic options: defense or offense. The middle ground is the perilous transition between the two, mastered only by the truly expert. Two hundred years ago today, the war of 1812 thundered to an effective close when two able leaders, Andrew Jackson and Edward Pakenham made history on […]

Leadership: Some Real “Swag”

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On the Square Benjamin Ogle Tayloe (1796-1868) is the son of Colonel John Tayloe III, the man who built the Octagon House at 18th and New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., about 1800. The Octagon House was the stand-in White House for the Madison’s after the Brits burned the real one around the corner during […]

Books: So, You Want to be President?

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Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House “He can’t do that to me.” Such was JFK’s response when he was told at 8am, while still in bed in pajamas, reading the morning papers, about the missiles in Castro’s Cuba. He, of course, was Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier and Kennedy’s chief antagonist. Kennedy’s exclamation underscores how […]

Irony: Alive and Well at the Holocaust Museum

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have been working these past few years as a Washington, DC, city guide. It’s a bit like working for the fire department.

Books: Leadership- LBJ and that Day in Dallas

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  President Johnson This November 22 marks the 49th anniversary of JFK’s assassination†as he rode in an open convertible through Dealy Plaza. †America was changed forever in the minutes that followed as Kennedy’s death was confirmed and Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) became president as he stood in a commandeered examining room at Parkland Hospital. Robert Caro, […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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dave statter
DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large
Also Eric, Local 36 souded the alarm on the tablets wel before thid child died. They warned of disaster and no one listened. During the Ellerbe administration they also warned of impending fleet problems and paramedic shortages. Again, no one listened. That is more leadership on crucial issues than those in charge showed.
2015-07-30 03:55:42
dave statter
DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large
Eric, there is a lot to look at in the lieutenant's statements that make you question his abilities. That said, if every time an officer hears a unit on an EMS call in their first due they call communications or put themselves on the call you will have chaos. The pattern you are missing, that…
2015-07-30 03:31:50
Eric Lamar
DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large
The Post: "But the report also says the lieutenant failed to correct dispatch after his units were dispatched then canceled, even though he could have reached the child faster. " That's reasonably clear to me.
2015-07-30 02:06:57
Sid Polish
DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large
You state Engine 20 was dispatched on the call? Did you even read the report? Your lack of credibility is ruined by the simple fact that you fail to post the correct information. When you want to have an intelligent conversation about this let me know. I'd be glad to inform you of your errors…
2015-07-30 01:57:51
Eric Lamar
DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large
Stolen? Hardly. Used without attribution? Definitely. Removed when pointed out? Instantly. That's the ability to admit a shortcoming, and to correct it, by the way.
2015-07-30 01:06:18
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