Don't be too concerned or lose any sleep over it, I take lot of posts with a grain of salt. We all come from different backgrounds and view things very differently. I know that if we worked with each other at different capacities we would all get along just fine, regardless of how we seem to be very different here. Besides, I am guilty of being more critical of those posters that have poked me in the past, as what has probably happened here. So, I offer my sincere apology to you for throwing a few stones myself.
If I had been an EMT I would probably stand firmly in their corner too. They do perform a wonderful service to our community and I felt bad taking that poke at Firemen/Paramedics. When those often cush, action filled, well compensated (in LA) jobs are available it's not the Fireman that should be faulted for filling those positions. Heck, I would like my son to get a job like that irrespective of whether my state can afford to pay them as they do.
I enjoy ARP and how we can bang our thoughts off people of different perspectives. The illusion is that we can change people, as was proven with the Zimmerman thread. We should be happy with our ability to converse in this way while observing what makes people tick.
My Best Regards As Well,