Affirmative action, yeah

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  1. booybob

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    I just hope the poor people in Brooklyn don't have to die so they can see that having QUOTAS disqualifies the most qualified candidates.

    Howard related because he no support this position which he opposed for years.

    [h=1]Meet the seemingly unfirable female firefighter[/h] By Susan Edelman
    November 10, 2013 | 3:55am
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    Wendy Tapia attends the FDNY's training graduation ceremony in May.
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    She’s the Teflon probie.
    Despite failing a required FDNY running test five times, Wendy Tapia was allowed to graduate from the Fire Academy and become a firefighter. On Dec. 2, she is taking the test for an unprecedented sixth time.

    Tapia was one of only five women among 285 new firefighters who graduated from the FDNY’s Randall’s Island training academy on May 17.
    The class was hailed as the most diverse group of rookies ever, all of them EMTs or paramedics seeking promotion to firefighter. She joined a group of just 35 women among the 11,000 Bravest.
    But Tapia, 31, has yet to work a shift at her firehouse, *Engine No. 316 in East Elmhurst, Queens, where she was assigned May 18.
    At the end of 18 weeks of probationary training, Tapia failed to run 1¹/₂ miles in 12 minutes without gear, as required by the academy. She blamed a foot injury.

    The FDNY let her graduate anyway — and gave her five more deadlines over the past six months to pass the running test.
    She failed all five times, insiders said.
    Normally, probationary firefighters who fail the running test at the end of academy training don’t graduate — period. They flunk out but can join the next academy class, start over and get another chance to pass the course.

    Tapia’s treatment has inflamed male and female colleagues alike.
    “I don’t know how she got to graduate. It never should have happened,†a female firefighter told The Post. “You should not graduate if you can’t meet all the requirements — male, female, black or white.â€
    After graduation, instead of joining fellow firefighters in the field, Tapia went on medical leave from May 20 to June 10 to recover from her foot injury. She then went on light duty until July 2, reporting to FDNY headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.
    She “reports to work . . . wearing our uniform? F- -KING JOKE!†one firefighter fumed on an online rant site.
    Tapia returned to full duty — but was sent back to Randall’s *Island for extra help.
    “They put so many resources into training just her,†an insider said. “Every time she fails, she has a different excuse.â€

    Tapia failed the running test once in August, once in September and three times in October, said sources familiar with her situation.
    In her last try, on Halloween, she clocked a 12:23, still too slow.
    But FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano gave Tapia another break after United Women Firefighters (UWF), a fraternal group of active and retired FDNY women, intervened to block her potential firing. They said she had an *upper respiratory infection.

    But suffering a cold is no excuse, the female firefighter said.
    “We have to do our job in all types of situations,†she said. “If I go to a fire, what am going to do — tell the guys I’m staying out by the *engine because I’m not feeling so good? It’s 100 percent unheard of.â€
    She said FDNY brass, under pressure from a court order to hire more minorities, “want their numbers — that’s all it is.â€
    But that does female firefighters no favors, she added.
    “It’s making us look bad. It’s undermining *everything we’ve strived for and achieved of our own accord,†she said.
    Another insider said it also *undermines confidence in the Fire Department.
    “If someone’s life is hanging on the line, you only get one try. There’s no *do-overs when it’s for real,†the insider said.

    Tapia was “unavailable for an interview,†the FDNY said.
    A spokesman said Tapia “successfully completed every requirement to graduate from the academy except the run — which she was unable to do after sustaining a work-related injury. We have provided her time to recover from her ijury and will test her again on Dec. 2.â€
    He did not address Tapia’s five failed attempts since graduation.
    Officials from UWF did not return calls or e-mails.
     
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    Here is to hoping that this "firefighter" ends up being on call whenever whatever judge/political hack decreed that 'minorities' (How women are a minority when they outnumber men in this country is beyond me) has need of them so they can end up dieing due to their decision.
     
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    Affirmative action is wrong on all levels.
    Supreme Court ruling on college admissions coming soon. :cheer:
    My sweet little white boy may have a chance again.
     
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    [video=youtube;oHT-tEaNOhI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHT-tEaNOhI[/video]
     
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    I don't know of too many minorities who approve of QOTSA...

    [video=youtube;n_LPngx_WRo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_LPngx_WRo[/video]
     
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    Affirmative action creates hostile work environments and reduces productivity.

    It's science. Which is why it needs to go.

    Unless you commie douche-bagger types are anti-science. :coffee:
     
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    :lol:
    QOTSA
     
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    But it is needed because a few white guys owned slave 100's of years ago.
    In the 150+ years since the Civil War ended and they are still owed s[special privileges because of what a few old white men did in the 1700's.

    Fucking White Man caused all of the problems in the world that exist today so programs like this are needed to tilt the scales back towards fairness.:facepalm:
     
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    But he now has to compete with the Koreans. :bigcry:
     
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    I say more University professorships for Reh-tards!
     
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    I just watched some segment on Real Sports on HBO about video game tournaments and the koreans are abandoning school to become video game :quote: athletes :quote:

    Between the video games and adapting an american diet, they'll be lazy, dumb, diabetics by the time your son enters the workforce.
     
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    AA isn't supposed to be about filling quotas, technically. It's about monitoring hiring, which is why this case is odd.

    In any case, I watched a TED talk about a guy who predicts market crashes. January 2014 should be a doozy according to him. And if that happens ain't nobody gunna got time fo' this drippy hippy bullshit.
     
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    :pray:
     
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    It's pretty hard NOT to be able to run just a mile and a half in 12 minutes given a couple months to prepare. If there was money on the line, I think I would be able to do it with a few days notice........ And I haven't ran more than a half block in like 5 years.
     
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    it would seem that tapia has connections in the dept.

    btw, am i the only person who retches whenever the word "diverse" is mentioned??
     
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    You might be, this is a diverse crowd.
     
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    Nope.

    Mandatory diversity goes against all of nature.