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IAFF Corruption: Our Most (un) Union-Like Leaders

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Is There a Spine in the House? The IAFF Executive Board has hired a company to spy on email and other communications of our union’s staff and (presumably) elected officials to find the “rat” as Harold Schaitberger terms it. That’s right–the spineless board will allow Harold  Schaitberger to search their own email and communications in […]

London: Kumar’s Cup of Coffee

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Tale of the Idiot American First, a weather report, especially for my east coast friends:  65 degrees with the sun in and out of the clouds, just cool enough to need a light jacket. Sorry, I had to do that. I returned to the hotel at about 6PM and happened to notice that the coffee […]

London (D3): Soane’s, Surgery, Dr. Sam and a Look at the Thames

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John Soane, Architect My friend David Barbour suggested I see the home of John Soane, a 19th-century architect who lived in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Soane collected Roman antiquities partly as teaching aides for students when Rome was off limits for military reasons. Today, the house is a museum by act of Parliament. It may be […]

Health: Flying Too Close to the Flame?

Who We Are, Really Peter Wollheim, a Boise, Idaho based licensed professional mental health counselor and nationally known suicide prevention advocate committed suicide last month. His sister, quoted in People magazine said, “Peter had been very depressed for years, but didn’t seek therapy, even though he knew firsthand what people go through and how important it […]

DCFD: Incompetence Writ Large

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Technology as Cover-up The Washington Post reports that the city released a scathing review this week on the choking death of  a 13-month old infant after the closest unit failed to respond. Thanks to the apparently faulty rollout of a dime-store solution to GPS tracking, the communications center had inaccurate information regarding who was available […]

Pollard the “Kook”

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Timing is Everything Dare I say it, but I easily recall when J.J. Pollard was busted for selling US secrets to the Israelis in 1985. He pled guilty in 1987 and received a life sentence, becoming a cause-celeb in Israel as someone whose jail term was unfair as he was only selling US secrets to […]

The Apocalypse and John Houser

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Hitler and Westboro Baptist Tea Party supporter and Hitler-admirer John Houser killed two and wounded nine more in a shooting rampage in Lafayette, LA, this week. News sources report that Houser admired Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh and often described America as a “financially failing filth farm” a not especially optimistic alliteration. He also was […]

The Trumpster, Unleashed

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“Riling Up the Crazies.” John McCain knows his party pretty well. In response to Donald Trump’s Mexican trash talk, the Times reports that McCain said, “Trump is riling up the crazies.” Yesterday, at a Republican political forum, Trump replied: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people […]

The Social Media Ejaculation

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Last week the Washington Post reported, “During a heated exchange with another commenter, Guy Estergall, a 26-year veteran of the Cleveland Fire Department, wrote that the “overwhelming majority of pedophiles are homosexuals” before calling on the man to get psychiatric help “to become normal.” The smashup was in reference to a Facebook page showing a tearful […]

A Confederacy of Dunces*

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The Revisionist Itch Last week South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation removing the confederate battle flag from the statehouse. A good move as the flag was a historical reference to US citizens turned traitors and latterly a symbol of hate appropriated by the KKK and others. While it is an inapt democratic symbol, current […]

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
My assignment for you, tell me where I am wrong?
2015-08-28 18:00:16
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I'm pretty sure you're wrong.
2015-08-28 17:57:36
Jeremy
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I'm pretty sure the gift rule doesn't apply to dinner.
2015-08-28 16:47:24
Jeremy
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
I see a lot of accusations and no proof of anything. Do you have any to back up these claims?
2015-08-28 16:45:37
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
Of course, what Joel fails to say is that Greater Washington MDA then sends money to MDA which then sends money to the IAFF. You can dress it all up in a fancy disguise but it is all still there and it isn't pretty.
2015-08-28 13:09:21
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