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  • Weird But True

    July 30, 2003 -- A 90-year-old Oregon woman fed up with the cockroaches in her bedroom began roasting them alive with a portable blowtorch - and nearly burned her house down.
    Firefighters in Kenton raced to the home of Ona Bates to find flames pouring out. The home sustained $4,500 in damages.

    "I've heard this one before. I don't know where they get the idea to do it," Fire Bureau spokesman Neil Heesacker told The Oregonian.
    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 08-06-2005, 08:12 AM.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
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    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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  • #2
    As I say,

    Stupid people equals job security.
    "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers

    The borrower is slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 - Debt free since 10/5/2009.

    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

    "As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government." - Dave Barry

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    • #3
      And the best thing is......you have enough fried cockroach to feed the family!
      Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
      Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

      *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
      On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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      • #4
        I wonder how long a cockroach can live with its head on fire. A week?
        IACOJ

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        • #5
          Thank G-d that there is no cure for stupid . We would all be outta jobs.
          "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear" - Ambrose Redmoon
          “It’s like Lego’s for firefighters.” Robert James III talking about hose appliances.
          "Police, Firefighters and EMS are the most collectively dysfunctional group of people in existence and only we understand each other!"

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          • #6
            who wants a cockroach for dinner?

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            • #7
              I can see it now

              Ah yes, I can see it now.
              Granny running around the house with a blow torch
              chasing the little buggers down and frying them their
              pest.
              Gods Speed to our Troops!

              If you can't stand the heat, Get out of my way !!!
              MEMBER OF I.A.C.O.J.

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              • #8
                More Weird But True

                Never underestimate human stupidity. A 28-year-old guy called 911 threatening suicide. His method? He swallowed several nitroglycerin pills, prescribed for a heart condition, and repeatedly slammed himself into the wall, trying to make himself explode.
                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                343
                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                Charleston 9
                "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                • #9
                  Wanna blow yourself up?

                  ..All he had to do is eat some of the "food" some of our "cooks" prepare... (not me of course)
                  IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                  • #10
                    A "Weird Al" type of parody

                    Originally posted by Quigger
                    who wants a cockroach for dinner?
                    A "Weird Al" type of parody...

                    La Cucaracha....

                    La cucaracha, la cucaracha
                    freshly roasted in a pot
                    la cucaracha, la cucaracha
                    come and get them while their hot!

                    They go good with enchiladas,
                    burritos 'n tacos too
                    they go great with a cold Corona
                    why don't you come and try a few!

                    You can roast them, you can bake them
                    you can put them in a stew
                    You can fry them, microwave them
                    cucarachas good for you!

                    La cucaracha, la cucaracha
                    freshly roasted in a pot
                    la cucarach, la cucaracha
                    come and get them while their hot

                    Cha Cha Cha!
                    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                    • #11
                      Re: More Weird But True

                      Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                      Never underestimate human stupidity. A 28-year-old guy called 911 threatening suicide. His method? He swallowed several nitroglycerin pills, prescribed for a heart condition, and repeatedly slammed himself into the wall, trying to make himself explode.

                      ROTFLMAO!
                      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                      • #12
                        I see your in a creative mood today, Gonzo!
                        Chris Minick, P.E., Firefighter II
                        Structures Specialist, MD-TF 1

                        These statements are mine and mine alone
                        I.A.C.O.J. Building crust and proud of it

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                        • #13
                          Reminds me of my first working fire. Seems like the homeowner had a problem with several bee nests in his attic. He decided to use a blow torch to burn them out. We arrived on scene to find the roof had already self-ventilated. 1st FF up there, looked in the vent window and said he could see flaming bees flying around, landing on different spots, spreading the fire.

                          like I said, "stupid should hurt"


                          Tanker
                          I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

                          "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
                          Gunny Ermey


                          "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


                          Humpty Dumpty was pushed

                          Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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                          • #14
                            ANOTHER ROACH STORY

                            A bid to beat the record for domino toppling was foiled when a cockroach pushed one of the tiles and sparked a chain reaction that knocked down tens of thousands more.
                            Ma Lihua, 24, of Beijing spent weeks setting up 350,000 dominoes for the feat, then watched in horror as the bug wreaked havoc.

                            Don't you just want to scream
                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                            NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                            343
                            CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                            LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                            FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                            FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                            FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                            FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                            Charleston 9
                            "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                            *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                            • #15
                              Nuke the Roaches!


                              oh...wait a minute, they can withstand nuclear radiation.....nevermind.....
                              ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                              Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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