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    Still just waiting to get my score patiently... Any idea when?

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    Apologize for the mistake. Need to know when in 2009 did Perez and the Queen of Quotas King

    actually got involved with the case. I know that AG Gonzales actually filled the original lawsuit

    but that was buried in the back yard of the White House, nothing more than playing too his

    Hispanic base. George Bush was in total support of Merit Based Hiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTown View Post
    Apologize for the mistake. Need to know when in 2009 did Perez and the Queen of Quotas King

    actually got involved with the case. I know that AG Gonzales actually filled the original lawsuit

    but that was buried in the back yard of the White House, nothing more than playing too his

    Hispanic base. George Bush was in total support of Merit Based Hiring.

    I dont know that George Bush or Barack Obama have ever taken a position on either side of this lawsuit to be honest.

    It was Bush's DOJ that filed the suit and a Clinton Appointee that screwed everybody on List 6019.

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    This is totally of topic but out of curiousity does any one know when the next port authority test is? Or where to find out and get a honest answer. I don't want it but figured I would at least look into it, incase I don't make the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    This is totally of topic but out of curiousity does any one know when the next port authority test is? Or where to find out and get a honest answer. I don't want it but figured I would at least look into it, incase I don't make the dream.
    Sorry to say this bro but PA will not be having a test anytime soon. I think Nassau is having a test soon and NYPD has test 6 times a week, keep your options open and take all of them, you never know atleast you will have something to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellestoria View Post
    I dont know that George Bush or Barack Obama have ever taken a position on either side of this lawsuit to be honest.

    It was Bush's DOJ that filed the suit and a Clinton Appointee that screwed everybody on List 6019.
    Obama hasn't spoken out specifically about our situation, but in the past he has given his opinion on the matter. It's pretty scary to see his take on the issue. Take a look at this:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...ama-con-law-II


    He basically spelled out the parameters of our case in 1996.


    The Mayor decides to deal with two issues: racial disparities in city contracting, and racial disparities in the city’s Fire Department (foreshadowing the Ricci case, in which Justice Sonia Sotomayor was overruled).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerkAlert View Post
    Get ready guys. After us EMS guys go in you're all def going. I started the CPAT prep at the rock. Its fun. As per the LTs of the fitness staff they are going to be starting a class of 300+ ems Jan 14th (with judges ok) and like Manhattan Medic stated, if they can they will have another full class of EMS after that in July but most likely it will be mixed with EMS and OC. He said that they will be putting classes of 300 in every 5 months for AT LEAST the next 2 to 3 years. We have waited long enough and I know its hard to fall for the hype after all everyone has been through but I think this is it. Instructors at The Rock are dead serious about everyone getting in shape NOW and they offer everyone so much help and opportunity to improve. Take advantage of it!
    Definitely feels good to have some light shine through on this issues that has seemed dead for a few months now. I don't know about the rest of you but I was beginning to get comfortable just training and staying focused on daily life, hearing this news has definitely raised my anxiety level all over again similar to before I took the test and review session. Good luck to those who were contacted to speak at the hearing and i cant wait to hear from the department within the next few months... good luck to all and KEEP TRAINING!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    This is totally of topic but out of curiousity does any one know when the next port authority test is? Or where to find out and get a honest answer. I don't want it but figured I would at least look into it, incase I don't make the dream.
    Do your self a favor and go back to school ( if your not currently enrolled ) and chase a feasible dream that you can see your self doing your whole life and enjoying.
    Dont be one of those miserable people who take every civil service test, just to get a job and a pension. youll soon find that your working everyday to retire and never were happy.
    If you get on fdny good for you and good for everyone who does. At the same time " Take every civil service test so you have something to fall back on" is not a good PLAN B.
    just my opinion.

    with that being said, your better off getting a job in LE with NYPD. Your chances are much higher. The job isnt the same, youll be a summons whore giving out tickets all day to meet quotas.

    unless you know someone in the PAPD or TBTA ( and your question shows me you dont ) also those jobs are getting slim to none, great pay, but its all about who you know. They rarely post their job postings to the public.



    If you REALLY want to get a gig being a fireman, move out of ny as your chances are alot better. nonetheless, good luck and i hope you get in.


    Go here for civil service jobs
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/em...schedule.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonhurstlovesme View Post
    Do your self a favor and go back to school ( if your not currently enrolled ) and chase a feasible dream that you can see your self doing your whole life and enjoying.
    Dont be one of those miserable people who take every civil service test, just to get a job and a pension. youll soon find that your working everyday to retire and never were happy.
    If you get on fdny good for you and good for everyone who does. At the same time " Take every civil service test so you have something to fall back on" is not a good PLAN B.
    just my opinion.

    with that being said, your better off getting a job in LE with NYPD. Your chances are much higher. The job isnt the same, youll be a summons whore giving out tickets all day to meet quotas.

    unless you know someone in the PAPD or TBTA ( and your question shows me you dont ) also those jobs are getting slim to none, great pay, but its all about who you know. They rarely post their job postings to the public.



    If you REALLY want to get a gig being a fireman, move out of ny as your chances are alot better. nonetheless, good luck and i hope you get in.


    Go here for civil service jobs
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/em...schedule.shtml
    How you suppose to know what you like if you don't try it first? . Who knows maybe he would like being a "summons whore". But everyone is different so we all have different point of views. I agree with you on one thing though, I don't want to wake up in the morning everyday hating my job.

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    The odds of being a firefighter are MUCH better down south..metro DC area, they hire regularly every year 2 years tops..However...I think that this FDNY list is the list to be on..

    Not only for those who legit scored high enough, but for those further down on the list because you know a lot of scrubs will drop out of the academy..

    Having a pension and good pay and decent job security is paramount now a days..don't count on SS being around when most of us hit retirement age..and most smart people frown upon going to school because the job market is so trash that you spend 4 years of your life, get a piece of paper and 50-100,000 dollars in debt and your serving tables at planet Hollywood..not that that is a bad gig...but you feel me.

    Civil service was, and still is the way to go.

    And as far as the NYPD goes, of course your going to get the crap jobs, do you think a FDNY probie will have it any easier? Of course you aren't going to go ESU your first 6 monthes..you need to work in the trenches and do the crap work. Entitlements man..some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTown View Post
    Need help ASAP. Anybody have any idea as too the timeline as to when the obama DOJ got
    actively involved in this lawsuit? Need to know if it was before 2009? Looking for links too
    Thomas Perez and Loretta King who worked in the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. And if possible
    post any links to official gov info. Maybe Chief Mannix could be of great help. Thanks
    Here is a link from the webpage for the Center for Constitutional Rights that is working with the Vulcan Society. There is a timeline on the lower part of the page. I hope this helps.

    http://ccrjustice.org/ourcases/curre...ty-v.-city-new
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    Thank you for posting that link retired senior. Very very very interesting 24 min clip.
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    I will not tire, I will not falter, and I will not fail!!!

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    Here's a simple guide to whether or not you should become a cop: do you have any desire to become a cop? Would being a summons whore make you happy? If the answer is no then don't. I know a few people that left EMS to become cops. Some love it, others are miserable and joke about eating their gun, which is horrifying to hear a friend say. Don't do something you have no desire to do just to get a pension, you have no way of knowing if you'll live to enjoy it.

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    Retired Senior, thanks again for posting that link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    This is totally of topic but out of curiousity does any one know when the next port authority test is? Or where to find out and get a honest answer. I don't want it but figured I would at least look into it, incase I don't make the dream.
    Listen Brooklyn, you can still make your dream. I like to compare it to baseball, the FDNY is like playing for the Yankees. Everyone may want to be there cause of the prestige and all but there's nothing wrong playing for the Nationals, Phillies or Red Sox, your still playing professional baseball. Myself and quite a few other guys who were on 6019 and in that "phantom" class that the judge held up realized that being a Firefighter anywhere is still living the dream and we got on the job somewhere else. Are we still trying to pursue a career with the FDNY, of course!!!, but in the meantime you can still learn how a hi-rise pack works (as horrible as it is) you can still have you fancy leather New Yorkers or Houston's on your head.
    Don't take one shot at one dept. and not have it work out and bascially just give up on Firefighting all together. You never know you may just like doing the job somewhere with different challeges than NYC. Miami has a way bigger marine unit than FDNY and in the DMV area you actually could end up doing wildland work, which has a whole new set of problems that the FDNY really doesn't have to worry about.
    If firefighting is in your heart don't miss out on a great career cause the Yankees weren't offering a roster spot. That's for everyone on here to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retired senior View Post
    Here is a link from the webpage for the Center for Constitutional Rights that is working with the Vulcan Society. There is a timeline on the lower part of the page. I hope this helps.

    http://ccrjustice.org/ourcases/curre...ty-v.-city-new
    If people are speaking and going to mention any lawyers involved with the other side, I would make sure you watch this video and use Richard Levy's name. The guy is such a publicity whore it's ridiculous, and he's made bonehead after bonehead statement either on the radio or in print. I've exchanged emails w/ the guy in the past and all he does is point the finger at Bloomberg rather than trying to debate on how the FDNY's hiring practices are discriminatory.

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    I'm looking for a good pair of running sneakers, anyone here can give recommendations on some comfortable and durable ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    This is totally of topic but out of curiousity does any one know when the next port authority test is? Or where to find out and get a honest answer. I don't want it but figured I would at least look into it, incase I don't make the dream.
    Your best bet was MTAPD. They just had filing for their new exam. All I ever see them do in Penn station is either stand around the LIRR and drink coffee, or sit around the 6th ave entrance and text. Not very exciting at all, but the paycheck and pension are stacked. Maybe consider going through ems or becoming a medic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    I'm looking for a good pair of running sneakers, anyone here can give recommendations on some comfortable and durable ones?
    I would deff suggest anything brooks or saucony (sp). They are both respectable brands and last pretty long. A good rule of thumb depending on how many miles you are logging weekly, change your sneakers every 3 to 4 months.

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    roadrunnersports.com give them a call and they'll recommend shoes based on your running style and body type. all the people that work there are runners and are very helpfull.

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