I'm surprised by the incuriosity regarding the new paramedic.
Nationally certified paramedic Aaron Drake has joined the staff of Alcor as Transport Coordinator. Aaron brings with him years of experience as a firefighter, paramedic, cardiac technician, and FEMA disaster response worker. He is an enthusiastic addition to the Alcor team.
Apparently it's this guy. The page doesn't explain why he moved from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Phoenix:
Aaron Drake, NREMT-P, CCT
Of course, we heard he's-too-good-to-be-true gushings over Larry Johnson at the time Alcor hired him
As you all know, I was previously accused of stealing a non-disclosure form that never existed, and my resume, from my employee file, at SA. I was really miffed about that, because I've never stolen anything, in my entire life. As a result of my threats to take legal action, based on those lies and others, Charles Platt, former manager and director of SA, felt the need to hire an attorney and post a corrective statement. As far as I know Kelly Kingston kept my employee file in a locked cabinet in her office; I never saw it, or even asked to see it, and I certainly wouldn't remove anything from it. Platt and Harris couldn't defend themselves against the accusations I was leveling at them, so they did the desperate thing and spread about a bunch of malicious gossip and lies about me. If you ask me, it was all rather pathetic. Not only did it cost Platt some legal fees, but it made them, (both having been "managers" and "directors" of LEF-funded organizations, at one time or another) look rather ignorant.
Non-disclosure forms typically prevent people from disclosing proprietary information and trade secrets, NOT from objecting to unethical behavior. Paying people to keep their mouths shut usually occurs in severence packages, but even that is unlikely to protect a company from "whistle-blowing," if they've behaved unethically. I know most of you don't want to believe the claims Larry Johnson is telling, but what if they are true? I hope Mr. Drake is an honorable person. If he is, and the situation at Alcor plays out the way I think it's going to, I believe he'll have a lot to say about the quality of patient care there, too. Either that, or he'll do what I think others have done...walk away in disgust and never look back.
I thought the same thing about Catherine Baldwin, but she's still at SA...sending laymen who are already being paid 3-4 times as much as EMT-Basics to EMT-B school, (durinhg which they are unlikely to ever insert even one IV, and after which they will have no practical experience), and publishing what I consider to be blatant propaganda on SA's slick new website. Since the last published ad for a manager at SA I saw advertised a salary of $90K, I'll guess Ms. Baldwin is making close to that. What does all this say about her? (I'll give her some leeway, in stating I doubt she has any control over the hiring and firing of personnel, or SA's "research" projects.) Is she a tough cookie, who still thinks she will someday actually be able to initiate meaningful changes at SA, or is she just happy enough with her salary to go along with foolishness?