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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #675 on: October 12, 2017, 21:17:05 »
Paramedics work on cardiac arrest for 55 minutes: He's dead.
Wife: Don't stop.
13 minutes later he's alive.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4672471/man-medics-gave-up-on-saved-after-wife-pleaded-for-them-to-try-again/

Awkward.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #676 on: October 13, 2017, 10:43:57 »
Either really good CPR or his heart was still working a bit.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #677 on: October 13, 2017, 11:25:12 »
Either really good CPR or his heart was still working a bit.

They shocked him 12 times in front of the wife in the apartment. And she kept begging for more.

This gives an idea of what that's like,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h2BB1vo27s&feature=youtu.be

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #678 on: October 13, 2017, 13:13:03 »
AEDs were coming in as I was leaving the rescue world, only got to apply them twice but no shock required.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #679 on: November 06, 2017, 09:45:42 »
November 5, 2017

"Son of convicted terrorist associated with mastermind of first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 graduates to become a New York City firefighter"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5050837/Son-convicted-terrorist-New-York-firefighter.html

"The rookie firefighter is the eldest son of 58-year-old Ahmed Abdel Sattar, who was convicted in 2005 by authorities in the United States for “soliciting crimes of violence” and conspiracy to murder Jews. He is currently serving a 24-year prison term in the federal penitentiary in Marion, Illinois."

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #680 on: November 06, 2017, 10:22:22 »
November 5, 2017

"Son of convicted terrorist associated with mastermind of first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 graduates to become a New York City firefighter"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5050837/Son-convicted-terrorist-New-York-firefighter.html

"The rookie firefighter is the eldest son of 58-year-old Ahmed Abdel Sattar, who was convicted in 2005 by authorities in the United States for “soliciting crimes of violence” and conspiracy to murder Jews. He is currently serving a 24-year prison term in the federal penitentiary in Marion, Illinois."

Good on him, I'm sure he had to pass a lot of backround checks and evaluations before he passed everything.

People should be judged on the merits of their own actions, not their families.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #681 on: November 06, 2017, 10:44:48 »
People should be judged on the merits of their own actions, not their families.

In a letter to the sentencing judge the son had this to say about his father,

QUOTE

“I know that he did not commit any crimes or plan to. I feel that an injustice has been done. My father is a man of honesty and kindness, he wouldn’t attempt to hurt any one or even think about it.

Yes, he has views, like so many people, but his views were just that and nothing more.

Most importantly, he wanted us to be good children and then grow up to be better adults,” he wrote. “I will forever hold his lessons in my heart, and I thank god every day for the father I have."
http://nypost.com/2017/11/04/son-of-convicted-terrorist-joins-fdny/

END QUOTE

FDNY Disqualified Combat Veterans, Lawsuit Claims, While Hiring Son of Convicted Terrorist
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/fdny-disqualified-combat-veterans-lawsuit-claims-hiring-son-convicted-terrorist/
"A lawsuit filed in September alleges that the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) actively discriminated against U.S. military combat veterans based on stereotypes of PTSD. Simultaneously, the FDNY hired the son of a convicted terrorist who had publicly defended his terrorist leader father."


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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #682 on: December 01, 2017, 10:04:07 »
Nov 30, 2017

Two Montreal Paramedics work to remove a body from underneath a subway car.
Employee accidentally sounded the horn suggesting the train was about to move.
Lawsuit.
Verdict? $1.2 million dollars for the two Paramedics.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-paramedics-subway-scare-court-awards-damages-1.4426223
"The paramedics frantically moved to get out from under the car and only discovered later it was a false alarm."
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #683 on: December 08, 2017, 15:17:11 »
Guy cements his head inside a microwave oven. First Responders tied up for over an hour rescuing him.
https://twitter.com/WestMidsFire/status/938831999770521600

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #684 on: December 08, 2017, 17:16:21 »
Man Charged Over Rocket Launcher Snowman in Londonderry

"The man has been charged with two counts of permitting display of anything provocative." 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-42285433 

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #685 on: December 16, 2017, 13:20:55 »
Dr. working as a child-abuse Pediatrician finds girl has various healing wounds on her legs and buttocks, he didn’t think that they were consistent with child abuse. Abused girl was murdered 16 days later.

The Doctor involved was working for the county at the time. The county’s insurance provider will make the payout. The Dr. is off the hook and now works for Lurie Children’s Hospital. His life simply goes on like nothing happened.
https://luxoraleader.com/chicago-jury-awards-family-of-murdered-girl-48million/259512/

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Chicago Paramedics discovered the girl’s dead body in July 2013 when they were called to the home for reports of a child not breathing.

Upon their arrival, Helen Ford tried to send the paramedics away, saying Gizzell had been having one of her ‘fits’ but had recovered.

The EMTs pushed their way in and found the child lying lifeless, tied next to her father’s bed. The body was face down on a bloody pillow, wearing just a pair of ripped green underwear. Her father was lying on the bed in his underwear and holding a laptop.

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #686 on: December 20, 2017, 09:36:29 »
This is really not WTF. You can get half a box of beer in BC with $25. ::)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/loblaw-parent-company-alerted-competition-watchdog-to-bread-price-fixing/article37387816/

How to receive a $25 Loblaw card after bread price-fixing arrangement


Loblaw Companies Ltd. is offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.

"This conduct should never have happened," said Galen G. Weston, CEO, during a conference call with analysts Tuesday.

"The gift card is a direct acknowledgment of that to our customers. We hope that they'll see it as a meaningful amount that demonstrates our commitment to keeping their trust and confidence," he said in response to how the company arrived at the card's $25 value.

Here's how to redeem the offer:

Customers can visit  https://loblawcard.ca/ and enter their email address to be notified once registration opens.

The company expects registration to begin on Jan. 8.

Full details will follow, but broadly speaking, visitors to the site will have to declare that they are the age of majority or older, said spokesman Kevin Groh, in an email.

The age of majority is 18 in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, P.E.I., Quebec and Saskatchewan. It is 19 in B.C., New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the three territories.

They will also have to declare that they bought certain packaged bread products at one of the eligible banner stores in Canada before March 1, 2015, he said.

Registration closes May 8.
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #687 on: December 21, 2017, 10:05:36 »

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #688 on: December 21, 2017, 21:24:20 »
Wow, that pretty much defies sensibilities.    :o.....

Even after dealing as a young student nurse in the 80s the removable “private parts”of both gender of mannequins to practice doing peri care (aka cleaning for those unable to do self care).

Did appreciate the comments  :rofl:

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #689 on: December 21, 2017, 21:27:45 »
Question: Where can I get a black one?
Answer: When the lights are off, they're all black.

Wow.....just....wow.....
Insert disclaimer statement here....

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #690 on: December 21, 2017, 21:35:48 »
Just in time for the holidays. Just right for that hard to buy for wanna be Mohel in you life.  :)

Question: Where can I get a black one?
Answer: When the lights are off, they're all black.
https://www.amazon.com/Life-form%C2%AE-Infant-Circumcision-Trainer/dp/B0151ALHNW/ref=pd_sbs_236_9?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0151ALHNW&pd_rd_r=23HE7BCHY4A338QCVS10&pd_rd_w=EH9Ba&pd_rd_wg=JbgCx&psc=1&refRID=23HE7BCHY4A338QCVS10


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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #691 on: December 22, 2017, 01:00:41 »
That is hilarious MM. Cheers  :cheers:
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #692 on: December 22, 2017, 08:25:50 »
What is seen, can never be unseen...

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #693 on: December 24, 2017, 15:11:07 »
Not really sure where to put this.

Video: Citizen 'reporter' Rhoda Young is live on the scene and in charge at a house fire. If you watch all the way through, it's worth every minute of your time. Gets surprisingly good at the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuUkvE0H1Ig

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #694 on: December 26, 2017, 14:07:31 »
"Why You'll Never See A Paramedic Running, Even In A Dire Emergency."
https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/12/26/why-youll-never-see-a-paramedic-running-even-in-a-dire-emergency/#74b104c91ecc
Gives eight very sensible reasons why not to run. I could probably add a couple more.

But, it then goes on to say, "The only real reason to run is that people would stop assuming a lack of urgency/concern when we merely walk briskly towards them."

Which is why I used to run.  :)

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #695 on: December 28, 2017, 23:40:12 »
...nothing to see here. Just a crazy naked guy with a knife riding on the top of a truck on a highway near Washington Dulles International Airport.
https://www.facebook.com/350649401614499/videos/1765189190160506/

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #696 on: December 29, 2017, 10:03:37 »
Is this guy frigging serious...oh wait, he lives in Toronto and is clearly more special than every other Canadian...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-man-comes-home-from-trip-to-a-wall-of-snow-blocking-his-driveway-1.3738833

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #697 on: December 29, 2017, 10:50:54 »
Is this guy frigging serious...oh wait, he lives in Toronto and is clearly more special than every other Canadian...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-man-comes-home-from-trip-to-a-wall-of-snow-blocking-his-driveway-1.3738833

Incredible!  Just incredible having to put up with something like that. Imagine.  :o

The guy should move to a place where this never happens. I could suggest places like Quebec City, St-John's or Fredericton, and many others.

  :sarcasm: 

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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #698 on: December 29, 2017, 11:10:35 »
In Kingston, some idiot called 911...twice...   :not-again:

http://www.thewhig.com/2017/12/28/plowing-priorities-questioned
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Re: The WTF News Files
« Reply #699 on: December 29, 2017, 11:24:15 »
In Kingston, some idiot called 911...twice...   :not-again:

http://www.thewhig.com/2017/12/28/plowing-priorities-questioned

I honestly think that, as the population of Canada ages (and urbanizes) and includes more and more immigrants from warm countries, we are collectively becoming more and more stupid about living in a country where it snows, and has always snowed, in winter.

I also have to say that the News Media constant harping on what I like to call "What-if-ism" as news doesn't help: What I mean by that is their constant reporting that "things could have been worse if the facts had been slightly different". Well, they weren't different and it wasn't worse, so get off already!