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    Quote Originally Posted by ff4405
    Has FH's legal department ever considered their violation of this country's 1st Amendment rights?

    Can they legally ban someone based on what they say?
    Please tell us that you are joking....


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    In defense of firehouse.com, the First Amendment "right to free speech" protects the individual from the government, not the owners of a website. The servers and hardware is considered private property, and the owners can allow access to it just as you would let someone in your front door. However, this in no way implies that I agree with the web team decision, nor am I convinced the rules are enforced in a consistent manner. The web team is probably overwhelmed with the number of posts vs. the amount of available time and staff.

    ...and GONZO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!! Even though none of apparatusfan's comments were directed at me, I found some of them to be highly offensive and intentionally inflammatory, but I don't picture the Gonz crying and hitting the panic button. Send me a time and place for the last week of April and I'll buy the first round of Guinness.


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    George Wendt writes "Because you have zero credibility to make that judgement."


    Thanks for making my point, George!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmarsh
    George Wendt writes "Because you have zero credibility to make that judgement."


    Thanks for making my point, George!
    Happy tenth post!

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    If your self esteem is so low that you need to be a bully on an internet forum, you've got no place in the fire service
    Bully? These are words being exchanged here, not punches. Last time I checked these forums were for fire service members. Do you really think your words would translate well into the average firehouse kitchen?

    Perhaps those who feel "bullied" by mere words are the ones who lack the fortitude the fire service requires.

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    George and I have gone at it pretty hard at times. I don't seem to recall either one of us running to tattle. The strong opinions on these forums are not unlike a firehouse kitchen. Most of your fellow firefighters wouldnt go crying to the chief when things got a little "heated". ..But there is always one in the crowd. Then there are times when George and I agree. I agree with him on this 100 %. The Captain is a good man. He took his rip with humor, chagrin and even a touch of humility. All you "internet bullies" better just go away now. The "good guys" out there will make sure to hold everyones hand while they are navigating this scary internet world.
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    Default Okay.. I am back!

    First of all....

    To those who supported me... thank you from the top of my leather lid to the soles of my leather boots!

    Second..

    I want to thank the Firehouse.com webteam for reinstating my posting privileges.

    Allow me to say that I did "cross the line" in the posts I made on the apparatus thread. I was wrong, I got called on it, I accepted my punishment with grace and now it is time to move on.

    Third...

    To paraphrase my signature, Firehouse.com isbn't a democracy and ain't Utopia. The webteam makes the rules. When you accepted the terms, you accepted the rules. The WT does allow some leeway, but one can only push the envelope to a point, then it tears. If you tear the envelope, be prepared to accept the consequences.

    I moderate on two other websites, and trust me it is not easy to make the decision who to punish for infraction of the rules. Both sites I moderate on have about 800 or so members (give or take a few), while FH.Com has about 10K+ members. They cannot monitor the boards 24/7/365 and still provide quality content.

    We can have healthy discussions and agree to agree, agree to disagree or in some cases just engage the brain before placing one's fingers on the keyboard. I didn't, and got caught up in the emotion of the moment and paid for it.

    Alan Brunacini, love him or hate him stated in his book "Fireground Command"... "If you lose your head on the fireground, the next thing you'll lose is your a**!"

    The same thing goes for the forums.

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    Holy Guacamole.. Things sure happen fast out here. Welcome back Ron !
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    Welcome back!!!

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    Let me add my name to the long list of Guiness offered.

    Welcome back Cap.
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    Alan Brunacini, love him or hate him stated in his book "Fireground Command"... "If you lose your head on the fireground, the next thing you'll lose is your a**!"

    The same thing goes for the forums.

    Sincerely...

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    Mind your own business, ya old fart!

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    LMFAO Artie!

    Welcome back, Ron!!! You dealt with the whole situation with grace, no "woe is me" ***** going on here. Good on ya!
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    Welcome back Gonz!
    All of the above comments are solely mine and not those of anyone else.

    Nobody is ugly after 2 A.M.

    Some see the glass as half-empty, some see it as half-full, I just wonder who in the H#$* is drinking my beer!!

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    Good to have you back!

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    Cap, good to have you back, Sir!
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    Welcome back
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    Stay safe out there!

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    Welcome back Cap. and for once george and I agree. See, it can work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvwrench
    Welcome back Cap. and for once george and I agree. See, it can work.
    OMG! The end IS here. Just want to say welcome back Capt before I rush of to get my affairs in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEYLIKESIT
    George and I have gone at it pretty hard at times. I don't seem to recall either one of us running to tattle. The strong opinions on these forums are not unlike a firehouse kitchen. Most of your fellow firefighters wouldnt go crying to the chief when things got a little "heated". ..But there is always one in the crowd. Then there are times when George and I agree. I agree with him on this 100 %. The Captain is a good man. He took his rip with humor, chagrin and even a touch of humility. All you "internet bullies" better just go away now. The "good guys" out there will make sure to hold everyones hand while they are navigating this scary internet world.

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    So what DID you do with all the extra free time that you had since you couldn't post here?

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