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  • Can I Get A Coffee, With An Ambulance Chaser, Please?

    Man with knife in chest calls 911, orders coffee

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (12-23) 05:37 PST Warren, Mich. (AP)

    A man who walked into a Michigan diner with a 5-inch knife stuck in his chest ordered a coffee and complained only about the cold weather.

    The 52-year-old man, who has not been identified, called a 911 operator in Warren on Sunday night to ask that an ambulance be sent to Bray's, an eatery in neighboring Hazel Park.

    He said he had been stabbed during an attempted robbery half a mile away, then walked to the restaurant and called 911 from a pay phone.

    On a recording of the call, the man gives a vague description of his attacker before saying, "I'm gonna sit down at Bray's 'cause they got a chair and it's cold out here."

    Restaurant employee George Mirdita tells The Detroit News the man calmly ordered coffee.

    Police said Tuesday that the man is recovering.

    Information from: The Detroit News, www.detnews.com

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz0adk20h8H
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    • The WTC News tread is locked
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      • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
        The WTC News tread is locked
        I hope you emailed them, Ray.

        How mucked up is that to close a sticky thread just because there hasn't been an update in 60 days. The WT needs to screw their head on straight before arbitrarily closing long-existing threads.
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        • This one made the radio news the other day:

          Ontario man arrested for snowblowing while drunk

          Canwest News Service January 8, 2010

          Police in Barrie, Ont., have arrested a 41-year-old man for operating a snowblower in the middle of the road while drunk.

          The man was operating the push-model snowblower Tuesday evening in the middle of a major street in the city 75km north of Toronto.

          Officers determined that the man was too intoxicated to be operating the snowblower and he was almost struck twice by passing vehicles. He was not only a danger to others but a danger to himself, police said.

          The man was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. He was held in holding cells until he sobered up.

          © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

          According to the radio, he was actually plowing the street, and not just his driveway.
          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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          • His heart was in the right place, even if his head wasn't.

            Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
            This one made the radio news the other day:

            According to the radio, he was actually plowing the street, and not just his driveway.

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            • Weird But True
              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
              343
              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
              LT. John Ginley Engine 40
              FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
              FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
              FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
              FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
              FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
              FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

              Charleston 9
              "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
              *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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              • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
                Weird But True
                Was that a "bump"?

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                • You've gotta be kidding me!!!

                  This week's medical crisis: Hot dogs
                  Posted Tue, Feb 23, 2010

                  By Jessica Ashley, Shine staff
                  Our health news is clogged with new studies and startling findings on cancer, obesity, malaria, superfoods, heart disease. And now, the American Academy of Pediatricians is calling for a redesign of hot dogs.

                  If you're like me, your first thought is how a hot dog can possibly be a hot dog if it looks any different. And then, if you are a parent, you will recall how you've been scared to death that giving your child a hot dog will surely lead to Heimlich panic or worse.

                  Really, this fear is not unfounded. USA Today reports that 10,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the emergency room every year after choking on food. Sadly, a new statement in Pediatrics says that up to 77 of those kids will die. They also assess that 17% of asphyxiations due to food can be blamed on hot dogs.

                  Because of these statistics, the AAP is asking food makers to address the size, shape, and texture of hot dogs to make them more safe and less likely to become wedged in a child's throat.

                  Some people have questioned whether warning labels are necessary for hot dogs and other foods that children can easily choke on. In response, Janet Riley, the president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (let's be honest: it's an un-funny issue but I'd love to get a hold of about 10,000 of her business cards), says that about half of hot dog labels already include choking-prevention information and that educating parents and caregivers is the best way to address these concerns.

                  The retooling Riley suggests is one she used for her own children: "As a mother who has fed toddlers cylindrical foods like grapes, bananas, hot dogs and carrots, I 'redesigned' them in my kitchen by cutting them with a paring knife until my children were old enough to manage on their own."

                  The FDA will review the AAP's statement as well. In the meantime, I do agree it is scary that so many children have choked (especially to the point of death) on a food that is so much a part of American culture. I also think it is pretty concerning that hot dogs, not exactly the epitome of health and body-developing nutrition, are on kids' plates and high-chair trays so often.

                  I agree that perhaps hot dogs should be reexamined, but I'm also buying pediatrician and author of Feeding Baby Green Alan Greene's statement that we need to look outside the bun as well.

                  "The last thing we need is to redesign candy and junk food with cool shapes, so we can give them to kids even younger," Greene said.

                  To that, I toast my organic soda.

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                  • Ok, pierced ears, nose, those have been done for centuries. Pierced lips, eyebrows, other things, well, that's just individual preferences but this is taking it kinda out there.
                    Last edited by firecat1; 04-04-2010, 06:50 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
                      Ok, pierced ears, nose, those have been done for centuries. Pierced lips, eyebrows, other things, well, that's just individual preferences but this is taking it kinda out there.
                      EEEWWWW>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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                      • We have a Senator here that wants to outlaw SALT in cooking at restaurants.....

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                        • I guess she REALLY likes her ring?
                          If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                          "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                          "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                          Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                          impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                          IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                          • Originally posted by pasobuff View Post
                            We have a Senator here that wants to outlaw SALT in cooking at restaurants.....
                            Talk about wasting taxpayer's money!!!

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                            • [QUOTE=firecat1;1149852]You've gotta be kidding me!!!

                              This week's medical crisis: Hot dogs


                              Really, this fear is not unfounded. USA Today reports that 10,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the emergency room every year after choking on food. Sadly, a new statement in Pediatrics says that up to 77 of those kids will die. They also assess that 17% of asphyxiations due to food can be blamed on hot dogs.

                              Crap, in addition to worring about how much rat feces and hair was in hot dogs, now I got to worry about choking too!!

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                              • Harbingers of Doom?

                                Giant "Earthquake Fish" Spook Japanese
                                Source: CBC News
                                Posted: 03/09/10 3:32PM

                                Rare, deep-sea Oarfish have been washing ashore, and they've got ecologists and superstitious fishermen worried.

                                Oarfish live in the depths of the ocean, surfacing infrequently when they are sick or damaged. In Japan, it is believed the appearance of Oarfish means an earthquake is imminent. Since November, over 19 of the rare fish have washed up on the shores of Japan. The animal is thought to be the origin of ancient mariner myths of sea serpents.

                                The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and its tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and are usually found at depths of 1,000 feet or more. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body, the fish resembles a kind of steam-rolled snake.

                                According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake – but experts here are placing more faith in their constant high-tech monitoring of the tectonic plates beneath the surface.

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