Comment: I said that was the first thought in my head. I did not say you

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I said that was the first thought in my head. I did not say you

were crazy. I wrote that to be funny. I am sorry to have offended you. But as far as that goes, I figure we are all a bit crazy in our own way.

Anyway, you are not going to convince me that all firemen and all policement are goons. And, I haven't heard a siren in my neighborhood for weeks. Maybe you should call city hall and complain if it is really a problem.

I would say for the most part, people appreciate firemen. You are the first person I have ever heard disparaging them.

We have volunteer firemen where I live. So our fire workers are The People. My brother-in-law is one in a town south of us. He is not a goon. He is a farmer, a father, a husband, an all around great guy to be around.

People are individuals. You may have 1 goon in your area that blares his siren. Why don't you find out who it is or who they are and then file a complaint.

When I call for the fire department, I want them to come immediately.

As far as a tax being voluntary, call it a voluntary fee if you like. Call it a voluntary payment if you like. We don't have to use the word tax.