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    Quote Originally Posted by CdnFyreGuy View Post
    Imagine what you could learn if FyredUp and Paul G were both in your firehouse. And Kiwi, I'm probably gonna regret this, but what's a boabab tree?

    i think it is baobab tree:very high and old.

    according to the webster dictionnary:baobab=a broad-trunked old world tropical tree of the silk-cotton family with an edible acid fruit resembling a gourd and bark used in making paper,cloth,and rope.

    but i think,Kiwi wanted to write a metaphor with that word.
    "sauver ou périr"

    "courage et dévouement"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdnFyreGuy View Post
    Imagine what you could learn if FyredUp and Paul G were both in your firehouse. And Kiwi, I'm probably gonna regret this, but what's a boabab tree?
    That would be interesting as they seem to have diametrically opposing views on a lot of things. I do know that Paul believes we can do more to stop injuries and death on the fire ground. And I agree with that philosophy. And probably Fyredup has some good knowledge as well, however his attitude and degrading commentary style detracts from his abilities. We had a chief like that at one time, always putting people down and calling them idiots or morons. There he was with his 10th grade education calling people stupid. How smart is that?

    As for Mr. Fyredup I have one thing to say - Let he who cast the first stone have no sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    We had a chief like that at one time, always putting people down and calling them idiots or morons. There he was with his 10th grade education calling people stupid. How smart is that?

    He led your Department...e'nuff said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    That would be interesting as they seem to have diametrically opposing views on a lot of things. I do know that Paul believes we can do more to stop injuries and death on the fire ground. And I agree with that philosophy. And probably Fyredup has some good knowledge as well, however his attitude and degrading commentary style detracts from his abilities. We had a chief like that at one time, always putting people down and calling them idiots or morons. There he was with his 10th grade education calling people stupid. How smart is that?

    As for Mr. Fyredup I have one thing to say - Let he who cast the first stone have no sin.
    Trottsd,

    YOU are the only one casting stones...

    Have a nice life.

    FyredUp

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    Why don't you just puts Trotts on your ignore list like the rest of us and let him rant on to nobody?

    Every time you reply to his ramblings you encourage him to continue.

    Ignore him and he'll eventually go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    He led your Department...e'nuff said!
    Remember, this is a volunteer outfit where the chief is elected by the membership. So like any political event, he played politics and brought out every one of his cronies to vote. We saw people we hadn't seen for two or three years. Trust me, he didn't lead this department. He had the title but was no leader. Matter of fact, he helped to get his friend elected as chief, because he had a better chance. The non-leader got in as an assistant chief, mostly because some felt he would work better with the chief. However as assistant, he was calling the shots. 6 months in, the chief resigns, everyone moves up the ladder, and we have a new chief. He didn't work with the commissioners and did things his way, ignoring all of the standards and regulations. The commissioners eventually removed him because he didn't work with them, he violated their direction, and he misused his authority.

    Just because someone has a title doesn't mean they can do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Trottsd,

    YOU are the only one casting stones...

    Have a nice life.

    FyredUp
    I would suggest that you take a good long hard look in the mirror. You offer up some good stuff, but sometimes....you really amaze me with your incoherent blabber. I'm sure in the real world we would get along just fine. Out here in cyber land you lose a lot. There is no body language, no tone, and no way to instantly reply to a comment. It's really hard to call someone out when they make a mistake or talk crap off the cuff.

    Anyone, do a self assessment and you will see that you have cast many a stone. Also take a look at some of the others, I've seen more than once where one of the long time established will take a pot shot at a newcomer, and the lad defends himself. Unfortunately for the newcomer, he doesn't know the rules and ends up getting the boot. Names like Jeremy and Kevin come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    I would suggest that you take a good long hard look in the mirror. You offer up some good stuff, but sometimes....you really amaze me with your incoherent blabber. I'm sure in the real world we would get along just fine. Out here in cyber land you lose a lot. There is no body language, no tone, and no way to instantly reply to a comment. It's really hard to call someone out when they make a mistake or talk crap off the cuff.

    Anyone, do a self assessment and you will see that you have cast many a stone. Also take a look at some of the others, I've seen more than once where one of the long time established will take a pot shot at a newcomer, and the lad defends himself. Unfortunately for the newcomer, he doesn't know the rules and ends up getting the boot. Names like Jeremy and Kevin come to mind.
    Okay Trotts,

    I have tried over the past few days to not get involved in this with you. I have not made a single derogatory comment about your posts.

    I have repeatedly asked you to stop your endless attempts to continue what I have clearly walked away from. Since you refuse to let it drop I now have no choice but to put you on ignore.

    Have a nice life and please do continue to show what a complete hypocrit you are by keeping this alive when I have clearly tried over and over to let it die.

    Have a nice life, since you have now become what you rail against.

    FyredUp
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