daniel_

daniel_ wrote

Reply to tobacco by akkuflex1312

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/aussie-grandma-no-smoking-viral-judy-lawson-grocery-shop-a4347511.html

I support tobacco, it's deep cultural history both in cultivation and consumption. I do not support adulterated hyper addictive, hyper regulated commoditized products with embedded fiberglass filters that birds choke on for $58 dollars a pack (90% of which is taxes). Tobacco isn't great for you if you use it heavily, but research indicates the carciongenicity of it may actually be due to the fertilizer https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2270238/ and not the tobacco itself.

People should grown their own tobacco (without synthetic fertilizer), and not smoke chemical papers. By law they must add a chemical to cigarette paper that stops it from burning if left unattended, so people don't fall asleep and light their houes on fire... It should be consumed in traditional ways or using natural vehicles (corn cob pipe, tobacco leaf) instead of all the shit we're doing now.

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daniel_ wrote

The fire service is not Burger King. She knows what she signed on for, which includes obeying orders, whether they are orders about IG or extinguishing a fire. She's gone out of her way to prove she isn't capable of following simple orders, nobody is going to trust someone like that in a mission-critical setting.

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daniel_ wrote

All she had to do was take down photos that were 1. taken at the firehouse/on firehouse property and 2. take down photos where she was in official uniform/gear. They asked her nicely, told her firmly, and finally formally requested that she remove said photos. Not a very difficult thing to do...

When someone demonstrates their unwillingness to compromise, refuses to obey polite and formal requests for something relatively trivial it shows their recalcitrant attitude. If they can't follow small, simple orders, how can they be trusted for more important things?

Do you want someone like that responsible for your hose line? There is a nuanced social aspect to the fire house, bringing that kind of drama and then running to the newspaper when you don't get your way proves that she is unfit.

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daniel_ wrote

not sure why I even bother explaining things to angsty teenagers, but whatever, here we go: when you are on scene at a fire incident, about to run into a burning building, you realize that it's critically important that everyone follows orders, right?

if a firefighter deviates from their assigned duties they, their colleagues, victims, and bystanders could all be seriously injured or killed. save your rebel LARPing for the frisbee quad and go back to ripping your bong.

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daniel_ wrote

Not sure why this is news. The first full fire service founded in Rome in 6 A.D. Emperor Augustus formed the Vigiles Brigade to protect Rome from the ravages of fire. Fire Departments/Brigades as we know them today are a direct result of the paramilitary structure and operating systems they developed. The chief (or other superior) gives you an order, you follow it. If you don't follow that order, you can be terminated. That's just the way the fire service works.

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