Picks & Pecks Editorial: Let's hear i...

Picks & Pecks Editorial: Let's hear it for karma

There are 16 comments on the The Reporter story from Feb 4, 2012, titled Picks & Pecks Editorial: Let's hear it for karma. In it, The Reporter reports that:

It was just another burglary, until, a week later, Vacaville firefighter Louis Jones spotted some of his missing property at a mobile home park, where his crew had been called to assist with a medical aid.

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Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#1 Feb 4, 2012
I think it's interesting that the first item that caught the guys attention was stolen fire department property that was stolen from his house.
D Marino

Vallejo, CA

#2 Feb 4, 2012
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
I think it's interesting that the first item that caught the guys attention was stolen fire department property that was stolen from his house.
What was the property? It is not mentioned in the short article.

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#3 Feb 4, 2012
D Marino wrote:
<quoted text>
What was the property? It is not mentioned in the short article.
It was some sort of a wedge for getting people out who are pinned in a car. Here is the story.

http://suisuncity.patch.com/articles/vacavill...

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#4 Feb 4, 2012
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It was some sort of a wedge for getting people out who are pinned in a car. Here is the story.
http://suisuncity.patch.com/articles/vacavill...
Thanks, Bob. I didn't know what that thing was. Now I understand his saying it was an unusual thing to see. So busted...

“Grrrrr”

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#5 Feb 4, 2012
It wasn't written that way in The Reporter story.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#6 Feb 4, 2012
"A wedge" !? You seem to be implying that the ff probably stole it from the fd to begin with. It is basically a $1 door stop that can be bought at harbor freight. The color could have caught his attention but a "common wedge" must have had the ff initials or a dept I'd on it. A wedge? Gimme a break! Let's make mountains out of molehills.

Certainly more news worthy than the forest service employee that embezzled a quarter of a million $'s ?

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#7 Feb 4, 2012
anon wrote:
"A wedge" !? You seem to be implying that the ff probably stole it from the fd to begin with. It is basically a $1 door stop that can be bought at harbor freight. The color could have caught his attention but a "common wedge" must have had the ff initials or a dept I'd on it. A wedge? Gimme a break! Let's make mountains out of molehills.
Certainly more news worthy than the forest service employee that embezzled a quarter of a million $'s ?
If it was the wedge that they needed to free you from your burning car and it was missing from the truck, I'd bet you would think it was a big deal.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#8 Feb 4, 2012
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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If it was the wedge that they needed to free you from your burning car and it was missing from the truck, I'd bet you would think it was a big deal.
1. The "wedge" may have been personal property. As teachers use their own $ to purchase school supplies ff AND cops purchase items they find necessary to make their job easier. Therefore, not stolen from the FD.

2. If someone was using a wedge to get me out of a burning car, they would probably be as smart as you on the proper equipment to be used at a job and all hope would be lost anyway. Guys/gals like you should be equipped with handguns to put victims out of their misery because a rescue by you would be slow death by torture. I'd rather be water boarded.

“America, love it or leave it”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#10 Feb 4, 2012
anon wrote:
<quoted text> I'd rather be water boarded.
we can arrange that oh minion of Kurshan.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#11 Feb 4, 2012
Traditional Values wrote:
<quoted text> we can arrange that oh minion of Kurshan.
Thankfully, the odds of you being able to place me on a water board are the same as Birds Landing Bob being able to make an attempt as rescuing me/anyone with his doorstop wedge from a burning car. I feel safe. However, if you want to set it up and think you can drag me over to it, go ahead. Go for it Mr. Bluster.:)
SilasBarnabe

Vallejo, CA

#12 Feb 4, 2012
anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Thankfully, the odds of you being able to place me on a water board are the same as Birds Landing Bob being able to make an attempt as rescuing me/anyone with his doorstop wedge from a burning car. I feel safe. However, if you want to set it up and think you can drag me over to it, go ahead. Go for it Mr. Bluster.:)
Then why did you suggest waterbaording torture if the above is your view?

“America, love it or leave it”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 4, 2012
What do you expect from someone that supports Sam Kurshan? Hypocrites one and all. They speak with forked tongues.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#14 Feb 4, 2012
SilasBarnabe wrote:
<quoted text>Then why did you suggest waterbaording torture if the above is your view?
I've been water boarded. Never been trapped in a buring car. What they both have in common for me is that I have/would fight with every ounce of strength I have to escape the situation. Waterboarding you end up wet and are sure you never want to do it again. The car is a lot less controlled, I assume you would never want to do it again, and you may end up with painful 3rd degree (probably worse) burns that last much longer than being wet.

I don't think Birds Landing Bob has even a remote chance of knowing what to do. That thought is backed up by his unitelligent comment about needing a door stop to effect a rescue from a burning car. Both situations would be bad. Ater Bob attempts and fails I may be maimed for life. After waterboarding, I am only wet.

What would you choose?

It was really just meant to be a figure of speech to illustrate that "Bob" is an imbecile. If I did not make my point ..... oh well. Whatever.
GEE

Santa Clara, CA

#15 Feb 4, 2012
Why the focus on the yellow wedge only?
The FF also found HIS washer and dryer at the home of the person they were called to assist.

I suppose inquiring minds could make a trip to Vacaville and visit the fire stations for further and complete info of items recovered.

Since: Aug 10

Oakland, CA

#16 Feb 5, 2012
If this piece of equipment is so insignificant than why are we spending good money to put them on the trucks?
anon

Vallejo, CA

#17 Feb 5, 2012
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
If this piece of equipment is so insignificant than why are we spending good money to put them on the trucks?
You can't figure that out? Why does a carpenter have more than one type of hammer or saw or tape measure?

The door stop is insignificant in a rescue situation from a burning car.

Do you really think that if there were no door stops or wedges on a truck that the ff's would not be able to affect a rescue? To steal a word from Silas, that is "stupid".

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