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IAFF Corruption: When Walker Wins

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Outside the IAFF Bubble Think of the IAFF “Bubble” as Pyongyang in DC. IAFF HQ and those dependent on Schaitberger’s largesse operate in a sphere where information is refracted through the lens of a narcissist. Our Dear Leader and his scribes sculpt the response to all matters IAFF to the point that they believe their […]

IAFF Corruption: Nice Ride, Dude

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When Only the Very Best Will Do Anyone working, or trying to find work, during the recession of 2009 will not soon forget it. Things were so bad that Paul Krugman, the well-known economist, termed it the beginning of the Second Great Depression. Danielle Kurtzleben has written that median household wealth fell 35% in the […]

Death of the Fire Service?

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This past week Fred S. McChesney, law and economics professor, wrote in the Washington Post that decreasing fires made most paid municipal fire departments unnecessary and that volunteers were the answer. McChesney said, “There are half as many fires as there were 30 years ago, but about 50 percent more people are paid to fight them.” If […]

IAFF and Labor Day: Is Our Future More Corruption?

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Saving the IAFF 2018 is just around the corner and sooner than we think the IAFF will be 100 years old. Now is the time to contemplate where we are and where we want to go when we begin our second hundred years. And, Labor Day, when we celebrate the accomplishments of our united efforts, […]

Schaitberger MDA Shakedown: “Unprecedented”

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A Double-Take I have been astonished at some of the statements in support of the IAFF  bilking the Muscular Dystrophy Association out of millions of dollars meant for the care and treatment of sick children. So much so that I arranged to meet with a former philanthropy professional who has served on a number of […]

IAFF Corruption: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Bull’s Eye  Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following  symptoms: Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, […]

IAFF-MDA: To Fund a Narcissist

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Reaping What We Sow IAFF-MDA began in Boston with Local 718 in 1952 when they instituted a community-wide fundraising effort. It started with a selfless appeal to help a single family and evolved into a North American effort involving tens of thousands of IAFF members. That original selfless act has turned into a for-profit entity […]

IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids

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More Revenue Than The IAFF Financial Corporation This Labor Day Weekend when thousands of IAFF members hit the streets for MDA, little will they know that a nickel of every dollar they collect will be skimmed off and siphoned back to the coffers of the IAFF to help support the champagne lifestyle of our leadership. […]

IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose

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Let’s Hope It Was At Least The Grand-Daddy Size Mr. Schaitberger’s distinct preference for Grey Goose Vodka is legendary. Less well known is how much of your money he would pay to have a bottle of it delivered to his hotel suite. The vast majority of folks staying in a hotel who want a drink […]

IAFF Corruption: $795.30

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Living the High-Life, On Us I’ve never spent $795 in a restaurant in my life. Even when I treat friends and family I can’t remember it costing more than $400. I guess it’s the restaurants we go to and what we choose to eat (and drink.) I don’t think I’m any different than other firefighters […]

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