Forest fire fighters altruistic slaves?

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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Jul 2, 2013
Forest fire fighters altruistic slaves?

So the question is, do these forest fighters get a decent wage and living standards… a career.
Why do we always make heroes out of the mindless slaughter of dead men?
Mr BurnsNeeds IdiotHomers

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Jul 2, 2013
'slaughter of dead men'?

unlike those working at Dirty Bombs (nuke plants to ewe) who get paid Too much and endanger us all and don't care, firefighters truly are altruistic heros trying to save us FROM danger
Unlike fires, nuke plant problems often mean lots of radiation leaks- something that can't just be 'put out' but takes Hundreds of f*ing Years to 'die down'

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Death of 19 firefighters in Arizona begs the question: Why do we keep putting out forest fires in the first place?
http://www.infowars.com/death-of-19-firefight...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Jul 2, 2013
"At 6 p.m. Monday, federal officials took command of the fire from Arizona forestry officials, meaning firefighting efforts will be directed by the U.S. Forest Service. The shift makes the fire a “Type 1” incident, which will bring in the most experienced teams and potentially more resources."

So the fire response was run by inept political cronies…
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Jul 2, 2013
Did prescott Az make money off sending their boys to die?
Boogie

Bennington, VT

#5 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Forest fire fighters altruistic slaves?
So the question is, do these forest fighters get a decent wage and living standards… a career.
Why do we always make heroes out of the mindless slaughter of dead men?
They are very well paid.

And we make heroes of people who die doing things that require courage to do. They are dead. Why mock the way we remember the dead? After all it is not like they were bad people like Trayvon.
Boogie

Bennington, VT

#6 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Did prescott Az make money off sending their boys to die?
No. And they were all volunteers and generally loved being firefighters. It was an honorable endeavor sought out by brave young men who wanted to serve us.
Joe Shlabotnik

White River Junction, VT

#7 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Did prescott Az make money off sending their boys to die?
Has anyone ever to told you that you are a moron? Oh yeah. I have. How could I forget?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Jul 2, 2013
Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, part of the Prescott Fire Department, lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that ignited Friday south of Prescott.

pay is $30,000 to $55,000...

It is part town fire department...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#9 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#10 Jul 2, 2013
I just want to understand the wider organization model with what is going on here...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Jul 2, 2013
Sounds like runaway rugged individualism in young men that has gone wild.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#12 Jul 2, 2013
Prescott has the only municipally financed hotshot team, which is part of its fire department.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Jul 2, 2013
Sounds like runaway rugged individualism in young men that has gone wild.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#14 Jul 2, 2013
Joe Shlabotnik

White River Junction, VT

#15 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I just want to understand the wider organization model with what is going on here...
Why? Oh yeah. Yesterday I could not spell scholar, but today I are one.
A bunch of guys were killed doing their job. Show some class for a change will ya? Instead of trailer park intellectualism.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#16 Jul 2, 2013
It is this republican and government hating decentralized governmental mythological and ideological crap…
Joe Shlabotnik

White River Junction, VT

#17 Jul 2, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
It is this republican and government hating decentralized governmental mythological and ideological crap…
The roof on your trailer is leaking. Go stop the dribble. I mean drivel. Whatever. Lack of "class" is apolitical anyway.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Jul 2, 2013
http://www.today.com/news/ariz-firefighters-w...

Sounds like it was a cult?

“It was everything to him. Outside of the love he shared for his family members, hotshot firefighting was his life,” his wife said.“He had his priorities in line, but when he was there, he would tell me,‘They say jump and I’d say, how high.’ Their main goal was to save lives.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#19 Jul 2, 2013
So, you think this small town going to be able to pick up the financial responsibilities of these 19 dead men and their families and children...

As of the census[27] of 2000, there were 33,938 people, 15,098 households, and 8,968 families residing in the city. The population density was 915.6 people per square mile (353.5/km²). There were 17,144 housing units at an average density of 462.5 per square mile (178.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.93% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.77% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. 8.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#20 Jul 2, 2013
Wink, wink…all white men and no girls…

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