Tag Archives: US Army

No Turning Back: Alice in Afghanistan

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As the American Civil War progressed, Abraham Lincoln despaired of the apparent inability of Union generals to take the fight to the confederacy.  Some generals were blatantly political while others could not withstand the carnage resulting from improved weaponry and bludgeoning tactics.  Then came Grant. The enduring image of U. S. Grant is of the […]

Firing Line: Three More Years of This?

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Twelve more Americans were killed yesterday in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing as they were being transported in an armored vehicle. Yesterday’s killings included five US combat troops. The bombing occurred not in some far off province or in a supposed Taliban stronghold, but rather in downtown Kabul on Darulaman Road, also the site of a […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Milton Painter
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
A few years ago, someone told me the IAFF received a "kickback" from MDA, I didn't (want to) believe it then and (really) don't (want to) believe it now, but..... As someone who is retired from the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, that for as long as I can remember, consistently went back and…
2015-08-28 02:46:56
Don Jewett
IAFF Corruption: Shaking Down Jerry’s Kids
Sadly I can only imagine the locals saying "it's only five percent, what's the big deal?". It's a huge deal, there shouldn't be any profit gained by the IAFF. We don't do our job for profit!
2015-08-28 01:15:19
Eric Lamar
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
I'll give you $50 for every politician at either of those dinners. Will you give me $50 for every IAFF member around that table? Members of Congress have a gift rule limit of $50. You couldn't get an appetizer and a drink for $50 at Il Mulino.
2015-08-27 16:55:58
Jeremy
IAFF Corruption: $795.30
What's the context of these dinners? One of the jobs of the president is to lobby politicians and that includes wining and dinning.
2015-08-27 16:52:44
Paul Hoffman
IAFF Corruption: That Ole’ Grey Goose
Don't forget the Silver Oak or Franciscan...oh but wait we do have some kind of wine deal via the IAFF for gift giving...Right?
2015-08-27 14:48:51
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