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Rant VIII: The Reckoning

Discussion in 'General' started by Cheesy1, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. North_Ranger

    North_Ranger The Prokrastinator Staff Member

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    They will be. The Doctor's already been there ;)
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    LittleKagsin la femme

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    I don't know where to put this..

    But I just 'Wow, that's never happened to me before moment'.

    After reading a story from one of my favorite costumers, I cried so hard I threw up. I'm so glad I've calmed down now, but..that was just weird. I don't know why I feel so much for people I don't even know, but..I have a tender heart.

    But the rant part and why I was crying:

    A costumer, who I admire so very much, just posted what happened to her sister, her sister's boyfriend, and her sister's dogs. This sister was on a walk with Boyfriend and (4 houses away mind you) was crossing through a cross walk and was hit by car. The boyfriend shoved Sister out of the way at the last second, taking the full force of the car. Carnage. The dogs were killed instantly, luckily both Sister and Boyfriend will survive.

    But the idiot driver? They took off! In a wake of destruction they left the scene, a witness said they didn't even slow down. Like...I just...can't even. Why??

    As wrong as it is for me to say, I hope that driver is haunted forever! There is nothing okay with what happened. Hopefully they can at least be caught and answer for the events that transpired..

    Anyway..I'll probably calm down in a few minutes and possibly delete this post.
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  3. Bones

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    That kind of shit never gets easier kags, and I do my best these days to try not to read about stuff like that, to depressing.
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    Update on my husband: It's not his leg. It's his back. He's got two herniated/bulging disks (L4 and L5). Right now he's on steroids and B vitamins to help the nerves. He also finally got his wallet, passport, and laptop off of the ship. The full results of his tests will be available tomorrow. The doctor wants him to have electrograph therapy but they are backed up until next month. The guy who is his escort is an idiot. He sent a message to the command telling them all the wrong info about Mr. Wasabi's condition. He also uses the bidet for a urinal and often misses. When Mr. Wasabi told him what a bidet is for, the guy told him he didn't know what he was talking about. Mr. Wasabi has been using the guy's towel to dry/clean up the pee. :devil:
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    I laughed for a good 5 minutes when he told me about the towel.
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    It amazes me how much beaurocratic bullshit the men and women in our armed forces have to go through to get serious medical care.
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    Hear, hear. It's not like we should be treating them well or anything, right? :rolleyes:
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    So my sister-in-law is in the hospital. She and my brother drove to Chicago to meet my niece for her visit. On the drive back my SIL started getting migraines and vomited in the car. They stopped for the night at a hotel, and she thought she just needed to lie down for a nap. My brother took my niece out for some dinner, and when they came back they found a crowd hovering around my SIL, who had passed out in the hotel lobby. She was disoriented and had aphasia, which was freaking my brother out even more. Now she's spending the night in the hospital while a neurologist prepares to do more tests tomorrow. No one has any idea what the hell is going on, and my brother is scared shitless. My mom hopped on a red-eye to give him a hand.

    I just wish there were answers. I hope she's going to be okay.
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    Any word on your SIL, Tress?
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    LittleKagsin la femme

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    Oh my gosh, yes!!

    Yes, yes, yes! All of the yes-es!

    Aaaannndd..more tears.

    Thank you so so much Cheesy1! :)
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    I want to hurt that guy so bad.

    Not only should he have stopped even IF he thought he only hit one dog... I just cannot believe him considering he hit FOUR dogs AND TWO PEOPLE!
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    Cheesy1 Nice Guy a la mode

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    The dude is a waste of carbon. According to that article, his whole life has been one DUI charge after another.
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    I could not read all of it, and did not click play on the clip. I get mad enough about these things as it is. Grrrr!!
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    Still waiting.
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    I wonder if a hit and run is punished less severely than a hit while intoxicated.
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    He'd get charged with both anyway.
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    Unless they can't prove he was intoxicated, which is something that can be harder to determine with time.
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    You always should flee the scene if you hit someone drunk. High profile case here about a month ago. Guy was drunk and texting, hit a girl and drove off. He claims he thought he hit a deer, and didnt realize the flesh and blood on his hood was a woman (he's a doctor btw). Found not guilty because they couldn't prove he was drunk.
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    See, that's just wrong. But our current justice system makes the punishment less in that case.
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    Sadly, unless you've done something VERY minor, it's almost always a better idea to run.
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    How about you just don't drive drunk? Wouldn't that be a crazy idea??
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    That's just horrible...
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    Didn't intend it as criticism of the Chinese. That's horrendous everywhere.
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    I don't know how widespread this problem is, but one of the things that bugs the shit out of me is what I'll call the "DUI culture" around here. What I mean by that is the mentality many people have that getting a DUI and/or driving drunk is perfectly normal. A friend of mine was dating a guy whose friends congratulated him when he got his first DUI, because he was finally "part of the club." They all had 2 or 3 DUIs, and they looked upon as some badge of honor. Every day we hear about professional athletes arrested for a DUI, and most people just shrug it off as some sort of "boys will be boys" thing. I'll often overhear random people in public talking about how they got "another DUI" like it's no big deal. One woman complained that the court installed a breathalyzer in her car that she had to blow into before it would start. Her complaint was that she got it after her third DUI, arguing that was too few. She felt you shouldn't have that until your fourth or fifth conviction.

    People don't see it as dangerous. They don't think about what could happen, or why society punishes people for it. They just see it as "the man" being uptight. You'll even hear some people joke that it's fun or that they drive better when they're drunk. I don't fucking get it. I'm not saying that the first time a person gets a DUI they should be tarred and feathered. I just think people should take them more seriously, at least acknowledge that it's bad to drive drunk. It's not a fucking joke.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 20, 2012 ---
    Oh, and while I was typing that I got an update on my SIL. All this is according to my dad, who got it from my mother, who heard it from my brother, so it's a bit like playing telephone. Basically the doctors don't know what started it all, but her symptoms are all related. She has some sort of chemical/electrical imbalance in her brain that's causing her to have seizures. This is coming completely out of the blue. She's 29 and has never had any kind of problem like this before. Apparently she's going to start some medication that will hopefully prevent any other seizures, but it won't fully take effect for another 2 weeks. So she can't drive or work during that time, and she has to be prepared for further problems until the medication can kick in.
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    Every DUI I've given has been near life ruining, since most of them were given to long haul truck drivers in the area I used to do general duty. DUI's in Alberta are an automatic license suspension with a 3 week temporary license to get your affairs in order followed by a mandatory 3 month suspension, regardless of conviction. If convicted it's another 12 months.

    Don't get a DUI here.
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    Professional drivers DUI deserve to lose their income for a while. They're playing with lives. I work in mobile security, I've send people home before because they were taking too many pain killers. I notice one who's drunk even one beer and he's gone. Cars, in the hands of people not responsible about their usage, kill. Just like guns :troll:
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    Momma called the doctor and the doctor said, "That's what you get for jumping off the high chair!"

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    The splint obscures the break a bit, but the xray strongly suggests a buckle (torus) fracture of the left radius. I'm unhappy with my doctor and the xray lab because we had the xray done wednesday morning, but when we called thursday morning they told us to wait, and didn't pester the lab. I called this morning and suddenly they decided to call around and we finally found out the extent of the injury 2 days after the xray. Now we get to wait until monday to see the pediatric orthopedic surgeon. At least it isn't going through the growth plate, so we can be glad about that. Chances are good it's going to simply be a cast for a few weeks and follow up xrays to make sure growth is normal after the fracture.

    For those keeping score, this is the second baby we've broken. 2.5 years ago child #5 rolled off the bed and fractured his tibia (lower leg bone).

    This time this little monkey climbed up into his high chair, then attempted to climb down. He was successful in his attempt to dismount the high chair, but not in his attempt to do so slowly and without injury.

    Even though he's got the splint on what has he decided to do this morning? Climb things - effectively one handed.

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    Stepping on one of those lego blocks will hurt like hell.
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    Yeah, the kids have to clean up daily, sometimes more than once, in order to keep them off the floor. I haven't been bit yet, though in the 12 years I've been a dad with legos, so it's not a problem for me.
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    Dammit, stienman! How can you make me feel guilty for laughing so hard?!
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    My work has me so pissed off that I just want to walk out the door and never come back. I am not going to do it but I am so very tempted to yell at my boss and just walk out. I just want to go home and sit in a quiet room with the lights off and not think about work. I just want this day to end very quickly. I work my ass off and what do I get for it? Lies,blame,and a bunch of other bullshit. I am so freaking tired of it.
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    Jet got bitten by another kid at the day care today.

    It broke the skin and looks really nasty.

    How did Jet take it? He cried...and then agreed to share the marker they were fighting over with boy. They were pitting dinosaurs against each other when I went to pick him up.

    This is a rant because I think the bite may be infected.