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1 hour ago, Unruly said:

 

You can buy all the DOOM minis in a set, right now, from Bethesda. It's $200, and it's still being manufactured by Reaper using the original molds.

 

I came at you, bro.

 

That's nothing. A friend of mine who was in EMS for over 20 years had a coworker get stabbed a couple years ago because he administered narcan to an OD, and the OD's friend didn't take kindly to saving the OD's life. From what I understand, it's because people don't know what narcan is, and don't know how it works, so it's like black magic or something else that can only be bad. But it's not uncommon for EMS to be assaulted while trying to administer it.

From what I understand, not only does narcan reverse an OD, but also causes the high to crash, and crash HARD. 

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4 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

@Dr.Bedlam At what age does a cranky middle aged man become a cranky old man?

 

Asking for a friend.

:ph34r:

I'm not sure I want the answer to this... 

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18 minutes ago, Darsc Zacal said:

@Dr.Bedlam At what age does a cranky middle aged man become a cranky old man?

 

Asking for a friend.

:ph34r:

 

At the point where your "friend" starts saying: "Is it just me?" and: "I don't believe it!" 

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1 hour ago, Darsc Zacal said:

@Dr.Bedlam At what age does a cranky middle aged man become a cranky old man?

 

Asking for a friend.

:ph34r:

 

Hey! I resemble that remark. :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

And I thank you... Except they're out of stock. Grrrr!

 

I posted in Acquisitions about them when they first announced them a couple weeks ago. I think I also posted in Randomness as well It may have been a limited time thing, but I don't know. I just know that they were up for preorder then.

 

2 hours ago, Crowley said:

From what I understand, not only does narcan reverse an OD, but also causes the high to crash, and crash HARD. 

 

That's exactly what it does. It shoves the opiates out of the receptors, instantly ending the OD and the high in the most complete way possible, and preventing you from getting high again for at least a few hours.

 

But that's not the only reason why people freak out over it. A lot of people believe all sorts of stupid crap they hear from whackjobs, like the people who claim narcan causes brain damage when the more likely case is that it was caused by the 2 minutes of not breathing before the narcan was administered. Those people will attack EMS to prevent their wife/husband/friend/whoever from having their life saved out of that belief.

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5 hours ago, Unruly said:

 

That's nothing. A friend of mine who was in EMS for over 20 years had a coworker get stabbed a couple years ago because he administered narcan to an OD, and the OD's friend didn't take kindly to saving the OD's life. From what I understand, it's because people don't know what narcan is, and don't know how it works, so it's like black magic or something else that can only be bad. But it's not uncommon for EMS to be assaulted while trying to administer it.

I was about to say, wait, isn't that the stuff that's designed to stabilize someone so they can be rushed to an ER and have an actual chance at surviving?  ...And Google pretty much said just that (I've only ever heard of it as Naloxone)... 

 

And people wonder why I will literally block traffic so emergency services can get through... did it last week because despite lights and sirens and DRIVING DOWN THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD (which is usually a dead giveaway they NEED to get somewhere) nobody would stop to let the fire truck through so it could get to the clearly burning building that was just after the intersection they were trying to get through... Heck I've jumped curbs, jumped sidewalks (after checking for pedestrians) in a vehicle, driven through red lights... You name it, I've probably done it at some point.  You sure feel that curb the next day when driving a P500 though! I've even deliberately hit one of those pedestrian controlled lights to FORCE people to stop so emergency services can get through (when I was a pedestrian). 

 

But wow, people going after a paramedic... Someone that's just doing their job... Simply because they aren't able to answer what they're doing right at that moment... Because of the fact they're trying to do their job(s) and they know seconds count... 

 

 

... Wow, I'm a tad... Passionate about emergency service personnel it seems.  Then again, it's a job I had wanted to get into, but never even went in for EMR training as I didn't trust myself to be able to get past that dreaded lockup/brainfreeze when solo.... Had a few close calls because of lockups, and I decided then and there that maybe a position where you absolutely must be on your game when lights go on wasn't for me. 

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7 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 I'm thinking we totally need to arrange a flash mob at the next RCon of people to go stop in front of Doc - every time he tries to move, someone else will step up to block him until he's entirely penned in, lol. ::D:

 

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! NEXT REAPERCON THE EPIC THROWDOWN BETWEEN THE DISEMBODIED SKULL AND THE GRUMPY OLD MAN!!!! 

 

WHO WILL SURVIVE! WILL THERE BE ANYTHING LEFT STANDING! 

 

TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!!!

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22 hours ago, paintybeard said:

I think idiotic, amazingly anti-social parking could fill a large thread all on it's own.

 

And as a parallel thread there have recently been a number of elf-holes practically assaulting ambulance crews who are attending life-threatening accidents, just because some fool has their driveway temporarily blocked.

 

This is happening in the Netherlands as well.

And on top of that last New Year's Eve there were many incidents, youth throwing heavy fireworks at Police/Ambulance Crew and Firefighters.

I don't get it.

Sometimes I think certain people are just practicing for a civil war, but it is probably pure idiocy fueled by drugs/booze and testosteron..

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

@Dr.Bedlam At what age does a cranky middle aged man become a cranky old man?

 

Asking for a friend.

:ph34r:

Judging by the age that I started wandering around work muttering about "those damned kids", I'd say 22.  Then again, I worked in retail in electronics and toys, so...

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I'm not that Old....and I'm not that Crancky!

I just need all you whippersnappers to behave!

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor cranky old man meme

 

 

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1 hour ago, FaekiasDracon said:

Judging by the age that I started wandering around work muttering about "those damned kids", I'd say 22.  Then again, I worked in retail in electronics and toys, so...

Yeah, I've been an old lady since I was 20 :lol:

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

This is happening in the Netherlands as well.

And on top of that last New Year's Eve there were many incidents, youth throwing heavy fireworks at Police/Ambulance Crew and Firefighters.

I don't get it.

Sometimes I think certain people are just practicing for a civil war, but it is probably pure idiocy fueled by drugs/booze and testosteron..

 

 

 

 

In Britain we are still lucky enough to have a National Health Service that provides all of us with free treatment for most medical matters and pretty much anyone turning up at an accident department will get their injury treated at short notice with nothing to pay. The system is under severe strain but it is just about managing to keep going.

 

 And yet idiots regularly attack doctors and nurses going about their life-saving work in these hospitals.

 

 When I get made King my first act will be to pass a law that anyone who makes any sort of an assault on any medical worker loses all rights to free medical treatment FOR EVER.

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I foresee a future when an ambulance arrives at the scene of an accident.

A Military vehicle escorts the ambulance.

Then a squad of special forces is deployed to clear the area so the medics can do their job.

An assault helicopter hoovers over the scene.

 

 

 

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