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Tennessee woman who declined to pay an annual fire protection

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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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is this what you all are fighting for....


Its obvious that the couple are UNABLE to pay for that pay for spray you F_ morons, what does it take for you to understand, perhaps some brains you douchebags




posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:02 AM
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the vid clearly states : that they declined to pay - not could not afford it

the fire dept is not a charity - funded by goodwishes , its budget has to come out of the tax fund , one way or another

if you refuse to pay taxes - why should you recieve the benefit of services funded by taxes ?



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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I know several volunteer firefighters in my town and I understand that it is a tough job.

But where is the line between helping someone in need and just "doing your job."

What would happen if our police officers sat outside a house where a rape or robbery was being performed and watched because you didn't make a donation to the local sheriff's office?

I think that is the most disheartening thing of all, having them sit and watch it happen and do nothing when they clearly could have. They can't go to every fire, true, but at least they were at THAT one.

Sad.

King



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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the vid clearly states : that they declined to pay - not could not afford it

the fire dept is not a charity - funded by goodwishes , its budget has to come out of the tax fund , one way or another

if you refuse to pay taxes - why should you recieve the benefit of services funded by taxes ?


here we go again, do you know how many times i refuse to pay and they write it up as declined to pay. Whats wrong with you all, oh yeah wait, i can see that couple had to make payments on her beach house in Malibu so they declined to pay the fire protection charge....

wtf..



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:12 AM
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Originally posted by Kingalbrect79
I know several volunteer firefighters in my town and I understand that it is a tough job.

ut where is the line between helping someone in need and just "doing your job."

What would happen if our police officers sat outside a house where a rape or robbery was being performed and watched because you didn't make a donation to the local sheriff's office?

I think that is the most disheartening thing of all, having them sit and watch it happen and do nothing when they clearly could have. They can't go to every fire, true, but at least they were at THAT one.

Sad.

King



But where is the line between helping someone in need and just "doing your job."

That sir what i refer to as rational interaction, but sadly its F_ morons running primary areas of the community that lack the ability of making a call when its needed and with no time to spare.


Question : Would you want this person as your C.O. while your in battle ?
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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from the transcript :


decided not to pay the $75 , because they didnt think a fire like this would happen to them




posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:18 AM
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Look Ape,
When you decline to pay for something an explanation is awlays given. Obviously it would have been less humiliating to say that " they didnt think a fire like this would happen to them " then to say " i barely have enough to buy milk " Get it..! are you on the ball now ...! or does everything need to be in picture format.
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Pretty disgusting that they would let a home burn over $75, the States is becoming a third world country
The UK may be crap but at least our services and Healthcare are top notch.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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Originally posted by On the level
Pretty disgusting that they would let a home burn over $75, the States is becoming a third world country
The UK may be crap but at least our services and Healthcare are top notch.


I personally wouldn't have gone as far as that, seeing as the NHS has already tried to kill my wife and brother in law in recent years. 7 years to discover my wife had a problem and not just IBS, typical fob off. Pancratitus nearly killed her.

Brother in law, laid up ill over xmas, back and forward to doc and hospital, ended up causing him ulcerative colitis, only fixed as he was ill on holiday (Turkey), went to local doc, some tests 2 hours later found the cause, a third world parasite, given antibiotics sorted in 3 weeks, NHS excuse we didn't test for it as we are a first world country,FFS. We live in a global economy he still has to take medication for the next 5 - 10 years because the NHS didn't do it job properly, so forgive me for not sharing your opinion of our services



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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As I stated in the other thread about this situation - I would have shoved $75 into the hands of the fire fighters. This is disgusting and inhumane.

I am so glad I still have empathy and still care - in spite of all the pain that abounds - everywhere. People should not have to pay - the government should be paying - oh but that's right - they need to build bombs and artillery to fight their bloody wars.

Anyone who does not see how immoral this story is has ceased being a human and all I can do is wish you well. No offence but I am soooo glad I do not live in America. So many of you are so heartless - towards your own kind!!

Much Peace...for the people who now have no home...



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 06:04 AM
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oh dear - you are just making it up as you go



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 06:14 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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oh dear - you are just making it up as you go


what am i making up ? , you lost me at the last corner



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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you lost yourself in the OP

what you made up is your fantasy about the reason for not paying the fire tax

you have no evidence that the home-owners are destitute and cannot pay - its just what you want to believe



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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you lost yourself in the OP

what you made up is your fantasy about the reason for not paying the fire tax

you have no evidence that the home-owners are destitute and cannot pay - its just what you want to believe


yeah right, okay think what you want, i mean surely and i hate to say this but for 75$ you would risk 100k home to a fire or does it stand to reason they simply chose to spend 75$ elsewhere that was obviously far more and instantly needed.

Second of all and as always and thank god for that mayor and the firefighters for if they were to stand by while my house was burning down then i can assure you the house would not be the only thing going 6 ft under and not by me but by my fellow neighbors, as for the mayor or who ever passes this stupid law all i can say is i hope he dont surf weird porn cause i have my eye on his online activity from this point on.

sheez for a louzy 75 bucks were discussing if someone should or should not pay. obviously noone should pay and if the FD is unable to pay its own way through gov grants then close the F_ thing down and seek federal help....Good God, talk about bad judgement F_ calls.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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If you two nit-wits are done arguing semantics, can we actually address the issue of the video?

Granted the OP might not have made his point perfectly clear, but then again no OP is ever perfect regardless of topic.

I think the main point of the thread is that we should be discussing the rational of the firefighters that chose to WATCH a house burn because they weren't compensated by the couple in question. Regardless of WHY they didn't pay, or HOW they didn't pay, the fact of the matter is that the house is gone because they didn't get their money.

What kind of protective service is that? What are the potential circumstances of this spreading to other emergency services? How about an ambulance driver that will watch your father die of a heart attack because he didn't donate to the local branch that year for "protective service?"

Now how about the issue?

King



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