IAFF Corruption: Freddy Does the Trick

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Rick Walsh, former IAFF 7th district vice-president, issued a video last week explaining his rational for resigning. It didn’t take long for Shady Schait’s headquarters whorehouse to come up with a willing “trick” to undertake the dubious task of trying to explain away Walsh’s underlying concerns. Vice president Fred LeBlanc says Walsh’s video is “disingenuous”, […]

Schaitberger Corruption: Walsh’s Big Crime

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Discussed Widely Known Conflict of Interest When former 7th district IAFF vice-president Rick Walsh released his bombshell video last week he indicated that the Schaitberger inspired kangaroo court which led to his resignation was accusing him of releasing a confidential document. Walsh went on to point out that the document in question was not only […]

IAFF Bombshell : Former DVP Walsh Releases Video

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Says, “Two Sides to Every Story.” Former IAFF 7th District vice-president Rick Walsh alleges in a video released today that he was effectively blackmailed into resigning his office by General President Harold Schaitberger and “a few select district vice-presidents.” Walsh says that Schaitberger gave him an “ultimatum” to resign or face charges. He says his […]

IAFF: Shady Schait and the Memphis Belle

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Board Meeting as Soap Opera High level sources report that last week’s IAFF board meeting in Washington, DC, was General President Harold Schaitberger’s bizarre attempt to deal with the fact that his hired guns/private dicks, otherwise known as IGI, had apparently uncovered communications between Assistant to the General President Lori Moore and among others, former […]

IAFF Corruption: Chad Talks Teeth But “Balls” Are Needed

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Chad Bronkhorst Writes: You keep publishing these editorials but never any details.  I appreciate your opinion and have tremendous respect for both Gorman & Walsh (great men) however, all i hear is opinion.  To me secrets are only rumors and rumors are worthless.  Let’s see something with teeth! Dear Chad, If you look back over […]

Schaitberger’s Private Dicks, Again

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Board to Receive IGI Final Report Many will know that last summer IAFF General-President Harold Schaitberger hired a firm of “private-eyes”, Investigative Group International (IGI), to “review…recent incidents that suggest that some proprietary documents are in the possession of persons who are not authorized to have them.” That’s all fancy language for what is really going on: […]

Fire and Race: “That Nigger Funeral Home”

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“You Know I’m Not a Racist.” News services report that a North Carolina volunteer fire chief, Todd McNeill, who also works as a career firefighter in a nearby department, was ousted this week after referring to a Sanford, North Carolina, funeral home as the “nigger one.” McNeill applies the vilest racial epithet also to the […]

Getting There: Tuk-Tuks, Trains and Boats

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Part of the adventure of travel is experimenting with getting around to see how other folks do it. This trip has had a fair amount of that. When heading for the airport in Chiang Mai, the hotel staff urged that I take a tuk-tuk three-wheeler rather than a taxi as it would be quicker. Indeed, […]

Some Bangkok Fire/Rescue

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Bangkok Bangkok has its version of the same old story of occupation by various European powers, the French, British, etc. Today, it is a gigantic city and growing larger by the day. There are construction cranes by the dozens and they can be seen in all directions for miles on end. In land area the […]

Sri Lanka This and That

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Some Parting Images While it’s time to move onto Thailand I realized I still had some images I wanted to share. A stack of brooms used to clean around the Jaya Sri Maha Bodi, the oldest human-planted tree in the world in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The ever familiar petal decoration adorning many famous buildings in […]

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