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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    I must have missed that requirement to reply to this thread...
    Reading the article is a good way to not say stupid **** and look silly.

    This story is one of those that screams that there is more to the story. Something isn't right. When something sounds too ridiculous to be true, there usually is more to the story.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    I replied to the original post, not the article itself. As the act of replying is not under a precondition, it seems to me all the comments about my reply are just opinion or intolerance of participation. Since this thread is not about my reply how about getting closer to topic now.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Hogwash. More than once I picked a radio up to let dispatch know that we were responding to where we were for what we were doing. Judgement like that demands a desk job, not one where the public is at risk.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    I replied to the original post, not the article itself. As the act of replying is not under a precondition, it seems to me all the comments about my reply are just opinion or intolerance of participation. Since this thread is not about my reply how about getting closer to topic now.
    In other words you replied before having the facts, just a knee jerk, ignorant response using the respondent's favorite whipping boy, a sort of trolling stupid crap...

    It was an observation on the typical ignorant response such news stories seem to attract. Not intolerance of ignorance, just a helpful hint to engage the brain BEFORE the fingers wander across the keyboard...

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    I replied to the original post, not the article itself. As the act of replying is not under a precondition, it seems to me all the comments about my reply are just opinion or intolerance of participation. Since this thread is not about my reply how about getting closer to topic now.
    Look, by your own admission on this thread, you don't know what you are talking about. You can certainly say whatever you want. But, your silly defense of your willful ignorance suggests to me that you purposely don't read before you pontificate. You'll pardon me if I ignore your uninformed posts.










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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    In other words you replied before having the facts, just a knee jerk, ignorant response using the respondent's favorite whipping boy, a sort of trolling stupid crap...

    It was an observation on the typical ignorant response such news stories seem to attract. Not intolerance of ignorance, just a helpful hint to engage the brain BEFORE the fingers wander across the keyboard...
    Seems to me that getting into a flame war with another poster over a comment about unions that you find knee jerkingly distasteful, instead of talking about the topic of the thread is what is ignorant here.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    A friend tried to call 911 for a man who collapsed outside a strip mall. They asked for the address but he didn't know it (like anyone ever does) he told 911 where the strip mall was, on such and such a street just off of the highway and which store he was in front of but they refused to do anything without an address. Another bystander ran inside and got the address from the manager. A total waste of time but that was their procedure. FYI the friend is a rescue worker and deals with 911 all the time but usually it is 911 that calls him.
    Never found out what happened to the man who collapsed.

    The same thing happened to me, I saw a head on collision in the state over and didn't know the exact address but gave detailed information on where we were but the operator was being rude saying "we can't help you if we don't know the street address" it was so frustrating. But what a coincidence about a block down was a fire station and someone on that side went in for help and they came rushing out to help.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    I replied to the original post, not the article itself. As the act of replying is not under a precondition, it seems to me all the comments about my reply are just opinion or intolerance of participation. Since this thread is not about my reply how about getting closer to topic now.
    Yeah, it is every one else, not your posting stupid crap.....
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Seems to me that getting into a flame war with another poster over a comment about unions that you find knee jerkingly distasteful, instead of talking about the topic of the thread is what is ignorant here.
    You are a sensitive sort for this guy... I am not flaming the guy, just pointing out how ignorant his comment was and trying to HELP him back on the path of reasoned discussion. I didn't say his momma didn't raise him proper or he lacks the brain cells of someone worthy of apposable thumbs- I simply said he should make himself a bit more informed and not rely on knee jerk hack attacks.

    Personally if he had just said my bad and moved on I would have liked that post, instead he tries to get all uppity about it.

    And funny YOU try the same knee jerk response instead of sticking to the topic...

    Just trying to have a teachable moment here

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says - CNN.com

    If this is actually what happened......

    Emergency Response can't respond without a "proper 911" call????

    They can't walk/run across the street????
    I've got to believe this has something to do with insurance . . . or union rules . . . they certainly thought they were "in the right". Whatever rules they thought they were violating? Should be changed.

    Even from a humanitarian standpoint, these guys sure don't look like heroes.

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