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  • warning: sarcasm rant is ON!

    Oh My God! The horror!

    There are more important things to worry about than what type of footwear somewbody wore to the White House!

    rant is now OFF.
    ‎"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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    • Just today I heard a poor dispatcher trying to contain herself as she toned out a "Chihuahua attached to a belly button ring" call for a Mercer County ambulance service. I was LMAO!!!
      May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

      I.A.C.O.J. Safety/Traffic Control Officer

      E6511

      "Who's Who Among American Teachers" - 2005, 2006 Honoree

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      • July 27, 2005 -- A sicko Web site called murderauction.com is selling off the personal items of America's most notorious killers. Inventory includes Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's shoes, dishes and typewriter, John Wayne Gacy's Illinois license plate and letters written by Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. Much of the proceeds will go to the victims, but Gary Wright — left with 200 shrapnel wounds from the Unabomber — said, "I don't think there's ever enough money to pay for damage to your body, or your mind, or your psyche."
        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
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        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

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        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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        • July 28, 2005 -- Ezekiel Rubottom has his left foot back exactly where he wants it — in a bucket on the front porch of his Kansas home. Cops in Lawrence returned the amputated foot to him after seizing it to check out just how it got there. Rubottom, 21, had surgeons cut it off three weeks ago after a series of medical problems, asked the hospital if he could have it, then started keeping it in a bucket of formaldehyde. "Now I've got my foot back," he said. "That's all I wanted. I'm not sick or, like, a danger. I just wanted my foot."
          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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          • HOW DUMB CAN A PERSON BE?

            Thief's lesson: never rob a donought shop

            Canadian Press July 28, 2005

            TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - With an FBI office a few floors above him and the agent in charge waiting in line, Andrew Johnson picked the wrong coffee shop to rob.

            The 34-year-old went behind the counter and grabbed $165 from a cash drawer, authorities said. Carl Spicocchi, head of the FBI's Toledo office, thought Johnson was an employee until the store manager confronted him.

            Johnson then jumped over the counter and threw the store manager into a juice machine, police said.

            The manager, Spicocchi and two others tried to get Johnson on the ground. Spicocchi said he called 911, and other FBI agents in the building came down and handcuffed Johnson.

            Police charged Johnson, of Toledo, with robbery and felony vandalism. Authorities said he later kicked out the back window of a police car.

            © The Canadian Press 2005
            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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            • THE FOOTS IN THE CAN MAN

              I don't really know what to make of this one.....

              **but I am sure some Smart Alec will make some reference to "Airplane"**

              Man gets amputated foot back after police seize it briefly

              Canadian Press Thursday, July 28, 2005

              LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) - Ezekiel Rubottom now has his left foot back exactly where he wants it - in a bucket on the front porch. Police in Kansas has returned the amputated foot to him after seizing it during the weekend to check out just how it came to be there.

              The 21-year-old man's foot was amputated three weeks ago after a series of medical problems, and he started keeping it in a five-gallon (20-liter) bucket filled with formaldehyde.

              It came to the attention of police after a call from a parent whose child reported seeing the severed foot. Officers who went to the home late Saturday night found the foot, and some of Rubottom's friends, but no sign of Rubottom himself.

              Unsure of what to make of the unusual discovery, police confiscated the severed foot and put it into evidence storage.

              "We had to make sure that no crime had been committed," said Sgt. Dan Ward.

              Rubottom, an artist, recovering methamphetamine addict and occasional hip-hop master of ceremonies, said he was born with a clubbed foot and has dealt all his life with pressure sores and infections. An infection this summer became so severe that doctors at Lawrence Memorial Hospital decided it should be amputated.

              Rubottom asked to have the severed foot. A pathologist at the hospital checked to make sure it wouldn't be a hazard and told him he could have it, provided he kept it in a container labeled with instructions for handling the formaldehyde.

              Karen Shumate, a vice president at the hospital, said people can keep parts removed from their bodies if they want them.

              "They've had women that want their uterus," she said. "People take tonsils. They take appendixes. I think it's unusual that someone would want a foot, but it's within their rights because it's theirs."

              After a friend picked up the bucket at a hardware store, Rubottom added several objects as well as the severed foot - including a porcelain horse and can of beer - to make what he called "a collage of myself." He also cut off two of the toes, saying he was considering giving them to friends.

              On Monday, police returned the foot to Rubottom after taking him to the hospital, where he signed a release allowing them to see his medical records.

              "It's cool. It's all good," said Rubottom. "Now I've got my foot back. That's all I wanted.

              "I'm not sick or, like, a danger," he said of his decision to keep and display the foot. "I just wanted my foot ... I just figured I'd do with it whatever I pleased."

              © The Canadian Press 2005
              If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

              "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

              "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

              Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

              impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

              IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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              • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                July 28, 2005 -- Ezekiel Rubottom has his left foot back exactly where he wants it — in a bucket on the front porch of his Kansas home. Cops in Lawrence returned the amputated foot to him after seizing it to check out just how it got there. Rubottom, 21, had surgeons cut it off three weeks ago after a series of medical problems, asked the hospital if he could have it, then started keeping it in a bucket of formaldehyde. "Now I've got my foot back," he said. "That's all I wanted. I'm not sick or, like, a danger. I just wanted my foot."
                Didn't you notice Ray's post, Rick .... the last post before yours? I guess I don't understand why people post but don't read first
                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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                • Re: THE FOOTS IN THE CAN MAN

                  Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
                  I don't really know what to make of this one.....Man gets amputated foot back after police seize it briefly....
                  Law suit??? Boy....this guy doesn't have a leg to sad on
                  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 RspctFrmCalgary


                    Didn't you notice Ray's post, Rick .... the last post before yours? I guess I don't understand why people post but don't read first
                    Actually I did look, but I "failed" to notice Rays. It was an oversight caused by work getting in the way........
                    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                    • Right, makes sense
                      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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                      • The local news here ( in Kansas City) showed the guy sitting on his front porch , stirring the foot around in the bucket. He stated that he would add and remove things from the bucket as his life or personality changed. It was really just kinda gross. I will dig around and see if I can find the video link.
                        Last edited by pvfire424; 07-28-2005, 11:14 AM.
                        I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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                        • Well, I said I would look and post if found. I am unable to post a direct link, however if you go here KMBC KC, MO , scroll down to KMBC video online and look for "amputated foot returned..."
                          I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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                          • July 29, 2005 -- A Kansas teen convicted of battery for vomiting on his high-school Spanish teacher has been given a gross but appropriate sentence — he must spend the next four months cleaning up anytime someone throws up in a police car. Court records revealed the 17-year-old student, from Olathe Northwest HS, was so proud that he even bragged to a coed the next day.
                            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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                            • That story was "big enough" that it was reported on the radio on the weekend. What happened to the days when a student put an apple on the Teacher's desk?

                              However, I think in this particular case the punishment does match the "crime". It's nice to see that some court officers still have a bit of forward thinking.
                              If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                              "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                              "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                              Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                              impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                              IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                              • All i know is that cop cars get puked on like nobody's business...sucks for that kid. Maybe he will stop puking on people.

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