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Old 04-20-2019, 07:40 AM
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Hey Jumpsummo what “special favors” do they get? How much do you get paid and to do what job so we can all chime in on your situation........don’t be shy
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:45 AM
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Mac; 99% of the posters here are sympathetic with you. Ignore the fools. I was in the PS radio business and saw a lot of this 2nd hand. I was able to meet a FF after a call went very wrong. Burned and forced to retire; all due to a torn hose in a house fire. An awful story. So bad his Nomex turnout coat was afire, scba melted to his face, jumped out of a 2nd floor window, landed hard, and his buddies put him out with gloved hands. There is no pay to cover this job.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew46 View Post
Playing volleyball? When you have even once (never mind on a daily basis) put your life on the line to save someone else’s property, you can speak up. Until then, maybe you shouldn’t take that sacrifice and service for granted.

And before you ask, yes, I have been a firefighter for 23+ years as well as EMS for our Ambulance Corp. All of it on a volunteer basis. I can’t tell you how many times our local “taxpayers” have complained that we are lounging on their dollar without realizing that we don’t get paid a cent.
Are you inferring that you have never lounged around the station with time on your hands, maybe just relaxing, watching TV, surfing the internet, while waiting for something to happen where you could put your life on the line?

My comment was to the guy that disparaged his tax dollars being spent on those guys responding to the call. His tax dollars were not being affected in either way. The money for the guys was spent. Maybe they were risking their lives. Maybe they were at the fire station hanging out.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
I don't think the barbs were aimed at volunteers. I'm just sick to death of all the special favors for so called first responders who do get paid too much. If people are will to do it for free why the hell are we paying so many so much?

Here's the truth. A short time if volunteer leads to a lifetime if gravy train. Say it ain't so?
I am honestly not sure how to even respond to this. “Special favors”? What/who determines that they get paid “too much”? Obviously it isn’t that well paid or you would be doing it. Or maybe you aren’t willing to risk your life for that massive compensation package a firefighter gets.

The inanity of your comment that we shouldn’t “pay so many so much” since people are willing to do it for free shocks me even for THT. Maybe if more people did volunteer, we could reduce the cost. Why don’t you start the new trend?
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:30 AM
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.......Wow...who knows what the actual cause of the accident was....at least he had it strapped...maybe he was trying pull it correctly w/ a capable tow vehicle....and stuff went wrong quick ???

sorry for his loss..

.But......WOW....to read how someone brags on a post for a towing accident.... about how he intentionally towed grossly overweight (8,000lbs) with a underrated tow vehicle (rated for 3,500lbs) and thinking somehow he’s being ...responsible..... by only going 45mph

Was he smart enough to realize he intentionally putting others safety at risk and was just to ...selfish ...to care? .....OR ....was he just not thinking he could kill someone else w/ the lack of stopping ability?......because he knew more about the safe towing limitations than the builder of the vehicle did ?

And let’s not forget.....he’s wasn’t talking 100 or 200lbs.....

Whatever his reasoning, hIs ability to go boating with a boat he could not afford to tow responsibly trumped others safety on the road.....

Let’s also not forget.....this guy is also on the water making decisions......today.

Is this worse than the overloaded deck boat.....they were putting themselves at risk....this guy was putting others at risk...?
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bushwhacker View Post
Possibly the most annoying poster on this forum.
Absolutely.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Are you inferring that you have never lounged around the station with time on your hands, maybe just relaxing, watching TV, surfing the internet, while waiting for something to happen where you could put your life on the line?

My comment was to the guy that disparaged his tax dollars being spent on those guys responding to the call. His tax dollars were not being affected in either way. The money for the guys was spent. Maybe they were risking their lives. Maybe they were at the fire station hanging out.
Yea I think some folks here have reading comprehension issues.
I took your comment the way you meant it, definitely not disparaging Fire Fighters in any way, just commenting that it doesn’t matter if they sit around or go out on a job, their salary is paid regardless. (Which was a polite way of telling the guy complaining about his tax dollars to F Off)

To all all the guys that got butthurt, go back and Read Slowly, maybe then you wouldn’t be so upset.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
Since you apparently know how much they are being paid and it is too much, please tell us exactly how much they are being paid in an actual number and then in an actual number tell us how much you think they should be paid. Seems simple enough to me for you to quantify your words.
Please pay attention. Some will do it for free hire them. Free. Free free free free free.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
I don't think the barbs were aimed at volunteers. I'm just sick to death of all the special favors for so called first responders who do get paid too much. If people are will to do it for free why the hell are we paying so many so much?

Here's the truth. A short time if volunteer leads to a lifetime if gravy train. Say it ain't so?

What do you think they should be paid?
What is the price you would pay to say save your child in a accident or if they were trapped in a house fire?
You do know there is a shortage of volunteers (fire) nation wide?
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:32 AM
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Oops wrong door ... looking for the " nice " wrecked Yellowfin thread , carry on .
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Beings a lot on here sorta brag about running 70-75 mph towing, you don't think this just might have something to do with it?
perhaps..
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Oops wrong door ... looking for the " nice " wrecked Yellowfin thread , carry on .
OH, you missed the rules sticky. All threads over 2 pages are for entertainment value only.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:19 AM
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Glad to hear no one was hurt. That is a lot of boat to tow. I shake my head when I see boats being towed at 80 MPH.

To the jerk or jerks bashing the firefighters; when you are snuggled safely in your bed tonight think about the firefighters out there somewhere cutting someone out of a wreck at 0300 AM in the pouring rain. Hopefully it will never be your kids, wife, parents friends etc.

I suppose the Paris Firefighters should have said screw this and let Notre Dame burn to a stump.

25 % of the men I worked with early in my firefighting career are dead most from cancer. None of them were older than 65.

What do you do for a living and what are you paid? Have you ever saved a life? Talking trash because the firefighters are lending a hand is wrong. If that was your boat you would appreciate the help.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Jumpsummo View Post
Please pay attention. Some will do it for free hire them. Free. Free free free free free.
Dude dude I did it for free back in the 70s. You're the one making the comment about being paid too much so how much is too much? dude come on give us a number with actual dollar signs attached.

also while you're at it, how about listing all the major metropolitan areas over a hundred thousand people whose firefighters and EMTs work for free free free free.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:23 AM
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Sorry for my part in going off track.

Anyone know the exact circumstanced that caused the crash?

To that other conversation. If they get paid more than a SGT E-5 in the Marine Corp or Army they are paid too much. Way too much in benefits.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:27 AM
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Glad to hear no one was hurt. That is a lot of boat to tow. I shake my head when I see boats being towed at 80 MPH.

To the jerk or jerks bashing the firefighters; when you are snuggled safely in your bed tonight think about the firefighters out there somewhere cutting someone out of a wreck at 0300 AM in the pouring rain. Hopefully it will never be your kids, wife, parents friends etc.

I suppose the Paris Firefighters should have said screw this and let Notre Dame burn to a stump.

25 % of the men I worked with early in my firefighting career are dead most from cancer. None of them were older than 65.

What do you do for a living and what are you paid? Have you ever saved a life? Talking trash because the firefighters are lending a hand is wrong. If that was your boat you would appreciate the help.
Were YOU at Notre Dame? See this is exactly the point. Those guys over there did something important to them and yes many do but YOU are taking credit. It very simply was their job to put that fire out. I don't know any Paris Firemen. How did this become the topic?

Dead from cancer. How many smoked 3 packs a day? You act like none of us ever went to a fire station?

It was on the Florida ballot last year to give "First Responders" additional benefits. I forget the exact thing they wanted or if it passed. Not that guy who got burned saving Grandma, ALL of them. Who went around getting that on the ballot? On paid time?

Have I saved a life? Why would I tell you? People looking to be called hero seldom earned it. You protest too much. I know the type.

Don't get me wrong. Some earn it in spades a few days in long careers. Most never do and you know it. So does the mirror so give this crap a rest before this hero complex gets to you when you think about it too much.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:35 AM
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I said another Bud Light, not take a right you dumbass!!
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:34 PM
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They had wing nuts on the batteries instead of lock nuts. Could have all been prevented
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:49 PM
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"sorry for my part in going off track", but let me put on these mud tires.....special kind of stupid.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:51 PM
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Just a recap of all the posts to date for those tuning in just now...


Yellowfin takes backwater challenge somewhere near Gainesville.

- size of tow vehicle or mitigating circumstances unknown
- rumored “wrong ball size” on hitch
- members debate sanctity of two vehicle size, why people even tow, and other items- all speculated
- transom straps were used, some members are now believers
- a debate over extent of damages and best Uncle in CT to fix the boat
- standard Freeman vs Yellowfin debate
- 2 parties have a miscommunication about the service of the First Responders seen in the picture and the “applicability of our tax dollars” vs “justifying pay for First Responders”
- one member further misconstrues this communication error as his chance to wonder aloud “why all the special treatment for first responders”
- a public stoning ensues of aforementioned party (rightfully so)
- The vessel in question has been removed from the accident (so far as we know)

what did did I forget to include?
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