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Old 10-10-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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That was not meant for you. Got reading comprehension?
That would mean that you have some problem with writing, since your post had no relation to anything that was said previously. And "Got reading comprehension?" Is that supposed to mean something? Or just another of your incoherent rants.

 
Old 10-10-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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My post was meant for the OP..not YOU.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Much ado about nothing.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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In Babylon Village, the firemen came right to the house to ask for money. I never begrudged them any donations because they were doing what I probably would not be able to do.

I know that in Setauket, the firepeople (EMTs) came to the house several times when my Dad needed to go to the hospital. They were wonderful; kind and competent. I know they saved his life more than once. I will always be grateful to them.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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You can come to my house and knock on the door to no avail all you want, but don't unconstitutionally seize me on the road for no apparent reason other than to panhandle for money.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 04:59 PM
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Location: Forty Fort
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You can come to my house and knock on the door to no avail all you want, but don't unconstitutionally seize me on the road for no apparent reason other than to panhandle for money.
Seized you? They seized you? Care to tell us which part of your anatomy they "seized"?

For God's sake, you would think that you were shunted to the side of the road and held hostage by a big bad fireman who wanted to go through your pockets and take your last dime.

I can't vouch for the volunteers where you are, but I can tell you that the folks here who are willing to walk into a wall of fire to effect a rescue don't have a collection for "recreational" activities. They have an annual picnic, in one of the volunteers' back yard. They chip in for food and liquid refreshments.

Sure, they may get a smidge of the property tax money but it certainly isn't enough to support their needs, and if you like, they could sit back and just let the millage increase to compensate. How much tax do you want to pay? Rather the mandated tax payment or a voluntary buck or two at the Boot Drive?

I sincerely hope that none of you who are denigrating the volunteers ever need their services. But I can guarantee that if you do, they'll show up.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Coin toss fundraisers have been around as long as I can remember and I have run into many of them in rural areas of NY and other states but have never seen one on LI. You cannot compare volunteer fire depts. on LI to anywhere else. Many of these rural communities are using hand me down equipment from wealthier areas while LI vollies are equipped to the hilt. That being said, if you don't want to throw a quarter into the helmet just drive through, why let it ruin your weekend?
 
Old 10-10-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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I remember a famous trap in Hackettstown, NJ on rt 46 before I-80 went through there .. they would stop your car to sell tickets to a local event (don't remember what is was) ... would also do a "courtesy" inspection of your vehicle
 
Old 10-10-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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You can come to my house and knock on the door to no avail all you want, but don't unconstitutionally seize me on the road for no apparent reason other than to panhandle for money.
aha ! a solution for cash-starved Nassau and Suffolk counties. Stop all those BMWs and Audis heading to the Hamptons at the NYC border on Friday evenings and shake the owners down !
 
Old 10-10-2011, 07:22 PM
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Location: Islip,NY
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They did the same thing out in riverhead near the outlets. If you don't want to donate fine, if you do that's great but don't clog up traffic. Riverhead near the outlets is bad enough with morons trying to get into tanger.
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