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Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich's Blog – January 2011 Archive (6)

Collapse of a Different Sort

I want to know how something works.

I want to know when something doesn’t work and why it doesn’t work.

It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a product or process. I want to know what makes it go and how to fix it when it doesn’t.

Please try to control your excitement as I tell you this…

The report on the causes of the financial crisis, as prepared by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) is out. Their website is…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 30, 2011 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

Out of Air®

My good friend, Shawn Longerich, Executive Director for the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC) at www.FireSmoke.org sent me the video “Out of Air”; currently in Beta testing.

The video is just under an hour long and it is, as Captain Mike Gagliano of the Seattle Fire Department and a board member at CPTC pronounces; an homage to those firefighters who have succumbed to the effects of smoke inhalation.

“Out of Air” opens with a…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 22, 2011 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

The Mission Position

There should be no question as to the core mission of any fire department and that should be to help people in their time of need-any people; regardless of their circumstances that includes socio-economic.

Our passion for the job and the compassion for our fellow humans demands that we put everything else ahead of ourselves/our well-being, if need be.

But once again, the bloggers are busy churning up sentiment, punctuated by their eloquent and often emotional perceptions of the…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 19, 2011 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Doin’ the Monkey Fling!

Have you ever been to the zoo and watched the monkeys fling their own poop at each other?

Yeah; some of you already know where this is headed.…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 12, 2011 at 1:22pm — 5 Comments

Racing to an Early Death is a Drag



Note: The opinions stated in this article are based upon the information contained in the relevant links at the end of this article.

Who is Jeffery Wilkes Bassett?

Author? Actor? Jet-setter? Innocent victim?…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 6, 2011 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Debate in the Virtual Fire House

Over the years, fire service websites have marketed their sites with the idea that they are bringing the fire station to the firefighters; that they are creating a virtual place where firefighters from all over the world can bring their firehouse

kitchen to your firehouse kitchen; a fantastic concept.

Why do I mention the kitchen? Well;…

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Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on January 2, 2011 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

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