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  • December 27, 2005 -- The Mounties always get their man — and these days, they do it with a little high-tech help. The famed Canadian cops used a satellite-based global-positioning system to track a suspect in a major liquor theft. About 200 cases of booze, valued at $80,000, were swiped from a trucking compound in Kelowna, British Columbia. What the crook didn't know, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is that the truck he stole was equipped with a GPS tracking device. The truck made an hourlong stop outside a Kelowna home — and police had no trouble bagging the booze bandit.
    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 *
    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."
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    • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
      December 27, 2005 -- The Mounties always get their man — and these days, they do it with a little high-tech help. The famed Canadian cops used a satellite-based global-positioning system to track a suspect in a major liquor theft. About 200 cases of booze, valued at $80,000, were swiped from a trucking compound in Kelowna, British Columbia. What the crook didn't know, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is that the truck he stole was equipped with a GPS tracking device. The truck made an hourlong stop outside a Kelowna home — and police had no trouble bagging the booze bandit.
      Sounds just like a KOKANEE commercial
      September 11th - Never Forget

      I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

      Sheri
      IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
      Honorary Flatlander

      RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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      • Originally posted by RspctFrmCalgary
        Sounds just like a KOKANEE commercial...
        What the heck is a Kokanee anyway? A fish
        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 *
        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."
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        • http://www.kokaneebeer.com/

          Kokanee TV commercials have this sasquatch that constantly outwits the "Ranger" with his 3 sexily clad "assistants" and always ends up stealing the Kokanee this "Ranger" is supposed to protect. Hard to explain Kind of James Bond-like, except the sasquatch always wins.
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          September 11th - Never Forget

          I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

          Sheri
          IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
          Honorary Flatlander

          RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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          • Oh...it's a Canadian thing A
            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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            • December 28, 2005 -- Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Wolford once owned about 200 action figures. Now he's about to become one. Wolford, of Fayetteville, N.C., is one of nine soldiers chosen to be in an online video game called "America's Army: Real Heroes," which lets players fight as actual decorated soldiers. It's made as a recruiting tool by the Army, which will also make plastic dolls of the men. While flattered, Wolford hopes "they don't make me look like a freak."
              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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              • December 29, 2005 -- In the Hawkeye State, a sicko delivered some very unwanted Christmas gifts — bottles of his urine, cops say. Truck driver Reno Tobler, 54, of Clive, Iowa, was busted when police caught him allegedly lobbing the waste-filled containers into people's back yards. "We've got a Grinch that has been lobbing urine," said Clive Police Chief Robert Cox.
                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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                • December 29, 2005 -- Just call him Santa Claws.
                  A Long Island man paid more than $100 for a giant lobster yesterday, to spare the roughly 90-year-old crustacean from its likely fate — a pot of boiling water. Alan Stewart, 57, bought the nearly 15-pound shellfish — which he promptly nicknamed Hercules — so he could retire it to a tank at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. The Merrick man is president of Aqua- Visions, a company that installs and services aquariums. On Tuesday, while servicing a tank at a Shop Rite Supermarket in Syosset, he noted the 29-inch behemoth. When Stewart realized the Canadian crustacean was a wily senior citizen "who had avoided the fishermen's nets for all those years," he knew he had to rescue the thick-shelled rascal. He paid $103 for Hercules to get him out of the tank before things could hit the boiling point. "He is probably 90 years old — close to a century old. I decided to buy him and donate him . . . We're putting him out to pasture," Stewart said. The average 1-pound lobster is about 5 to 7 years old. In the wild, lobsters can live to over 100 years old.
                  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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                  • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                    December 29, 2005 -- Just call him Santa Claws.
                    A Long Island man paid more than $100 for a giant lobster yesterday, to spare the roughly 90-year-old crustacean from its likely fate — a pot of boiling water. Alan Stewart, 57, bought the nearly 15-pound shellfish — which he promptly nicknamed Hercules — so he could retire it to a tank at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. The Merrick man is president of Aqua- Visions, a company that installs and services aquariums. On Tuesday, while servicing a tank at a Shop Rite Supermarket in Syosset, he noted the 29-inch behemoth. When Stewart realized the Canadian crustacean was a wily senior citizen "who had avoided the fishermen's nets for all those years," he knew he had to rescue the thick-shelled rascal. He paid $103 for Hercules to get him out of the tank before things could hit the boiling point. "He is probably 90 years old — close to a century old. I decided to buy him and donate him . . . We're putting him out to pasture," Stewart said. The average 1-pound lobster is about 5 to 7 years old. In the wild, lobsters can live to over 100 years old.
                    I hope Hercules survives ... last time something like this was tried, the poor lobster died after it was saved.
                    September 11th - Never Forget

                    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                    Sheri
                    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                    Honorary Flatlander

                    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                    • December 30, 2005 --Happy anniversary to the world's most unlikely couple. It's been one year since a baby hippo named Owen, separated from his family by the Indian Ocean tsunami, made friends with Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise — and the pair are still inseparable, even sleeping next to each other. And three may be a crowd if conservation officials in Nairobi, Kenya, who are caring for the pair, have their way. They plan to introduce Owen to a 13-year-old female hippo named Cleo.
                      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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                      • This guy's a deep sleeper....

                        From USA Today

                        Port Orange man unaware he was shot in head

                        PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A man who woke up and found his head bleeding, drove to work and left a note for his boss before going to the hospital to find he had a bullet lodged in his brain, authorities said.
                        When Glen Thomas Betterley, 53, noticed the blood Thursday morning he asked his girlfriend if she had struck him. Emma Lorene Larsen, 65, said no.

                        Betterley went to Halifax Medical Center emergency room where he learned he had been shot in the forehead.

                        While Betterley was being treated, police called Larsen and heard a single gunshot. When investigators arrived at the home, they found Larsen dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

                        Betterley was in stable condition Friday

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                        • December 31, 2005 -- Another year has gone by.
                          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 *
                          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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                          • Sure is a lot of weird ***** out there in our world, isn't there

                            Thanks, Ray

                            HAPPY NEW YEAR!
                            September 11th - Never Forget

                            I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                            Sheri
                            IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                            Honorary Flatlander

                            RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                            • January 1, 2006 -- My head hurts and this is my 1st post of 2006. Wearing your feelings on your sleeve is one thing, but a PETA staffer went at least one better by legally changing his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com.
                              The former Chris Garnett, a youth outreach coordinator for the Norfolk-based animal-rights group, said his new name "never fails to spark a discussion" about what PETA alleges is the chicken chain's inhumane treatment of chicken.
                              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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                              • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                                January 1, 2006 -- My head hurts and this is my 1st post of 2006. Wearing your feelings on your sleeve is one thing, but a PETA staffer went at least one better by legally changing his name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com.
                                The former Chris Garnett, a youth outreach coordinator for the Norfolk-based animal-rights group, said his new name "never fails to spark a discussion" about what PETA alleges is the chicken chain's inhumane treatment of chicken.

                                His momma must be real proud....
                                ‎"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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