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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Fire the city drones but give them a defibrilator as a parting gift

Yesterday, an elderly man collapsed at the Philadelphia airport. In spite of the efforts of a cardiologist who happened to be at the airport, the man died. Reports say the airport had defibrilators on hand and the doctor tried to use 2 or 3 of them but none worked properly. The doctor and several bystanders were quoted in the newspaper as stating the equipment didn't work.

The head of the airport ( a city employee) immediately disputed that claim. I say fire them all if they can't admit a mistake by not maintaining this lifesaving equipment. On the other hand, I don't agree an airport should be required to have that type of equipment available BUT if they do have it at least keep it in working condition.

This is just more evidence the city has no business being in the airport business; the city should sell the airport to the highest bidder or perhaps the mayor's brother, Milton who would agree to hire many Democratic ward leaders.

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