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   Police department plans to Tweet all of the calls that they receive for one full day so that everyone else can see the nonsense that they have to deal with

20 Nov 2012 10:53 PM   |   8153 clicks   |   Atlanta Journal Constitution
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BarkingUnicorn     
They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.

20 Nov 2012 06:59 PM
nvmac    [TotalFark]  

BarkingUnicorn: They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.


Dispatchers will likely do the tweeting, not officers on the road.

You can easily listen online anyway. Sometimes it is fascinating and yes, sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.

RadioReference.com

20 Nov 2012 07:21 PM
dramboxf    [TotalFark]  

nvmac: sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.


What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Loooooooooong pause. Squelch breaks: "Six King 1....*sigh*...10-4, enroute."

20 Nov 2012 07:51 PM
ShawnDoc     
I wonder if it will only be the calls actually dispatched, or every crank who calls in upset that McDonald's gave them Honey BBQ dipping sauce when they requested Sweet and Sour.

20 Nov 2012 07:59 PM
GAT_00     
I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

20 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire


Giuliani, is that you?

20 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...


Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

/jk

20 Nov 2012 08:39 PM
Tell Me How My Blog Tastes    [TotalFark]  
I have to say... I'm pretty interested in this

20 Nov 2012 08:40 PM
GAT_00     

Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

Giuliani, is that you?


Goddamn I actually did that.

propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

/jk


Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.

20 Nov 2012 08:45 PM
Vodka Zombie     

GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

Giuliani, is that you?

Goddamn I actually did that.

propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

/jk

Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.


We had something similar happen when a cheap box fan in the basement gave up the ghost. So much smoke. But, the ages old cobwebs looked AWESOME afterwards.

20 Nov 2012 08:56 PM
SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  
Well, there goes my work productivity.

20 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
Mark Ratner    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: Relatively Obscure: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire

Giuliani, is that you?

Goddamn I actually did that.

propasaurus: GAT_00: I had to call 9/11 last night for a fire, so I'm getting a kick...

Can't wait to hear your 911 call where you blame the fire on a lack of gun control.

/jk

Well, my downstairs neighbor was trying to burn the place down while he was out, and I wasn't so fond of that.

Actually, it was apparently dust buildup igniting in the heater which put out a hell of a lot of smoke but no visible fire. Seriously, you couldn't see more than a couple of feet through the smoke.


Are you sure it wasn't thermite?

20 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
This looks promising.

20 Nov 2012 09:15 PM
GAT_00     

SilentStrider: This looks promising.


Glad I provided the entertainment.

20 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
nvmac    [TotalFark]  

dramboxf: nvmac: sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.

What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Loooooooooong pause. Squelch breaks: "Six King 1....*sigh*...10-4, enroute."


I cringe when the officer properly guesses the name of the 'perp' and then you hear the same *sigh* and some interesting info from priors.

Or the most irritating call of all, business and personal alarms going off in heavy storms.

I was a reserve for a very brief period while i was considering law enforcement, just couldn't do the domestics. I had a loving family life and couldn't handle the dementia that some people live in evey day. It drains you.

20 Nov 2012 09:26 PM
Summoner101     
A lot of "emergencies" could be dealt with common sense or at least having a simple conversation. Unfortunately, most people would rather have emergency personnel do it instead of those same personnel actually responding to, y'know, actual emergencies.

20 Nov 2012 10:56 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Can anyone reading these tweets show up at the scene? Will addresses be included?

20 Nov 2012 10:57 PM
Lunaville     
When Dunwoody incorporated as a city, one of the first thing they did was outlaw backyard coops. I wonder how many calls will be about chickens?

20 Nov 2012 10:57 PM
LemSkroob     
i have a friend who is a medic in a very undesirable part of NYC. 90% of his runs are skells calling for an ambulance because "ambulance = free ride to a hot meal in a warm bed" for the night. They are a taxi service for the crackheads and welfare-set. The animals even know how to work the system. They say something like "chest pain" because that is something that cant be ignored.

20 Nov 2012 10:58 PM
iron_city_ap     
I'm sure nobody will call in stuff to up the humor factor which will help bury legit calls.

20 Nov 2012 11:00 PM
skinink     
"Alright, cop time!

Okay, cop coming out"

20 Nov 2012 11:02 PM
Bossk'sSegway     
Only idiots call the police. We don't need to see examples.

20 Nov 2012 11:03 PM
Rye_     

BarkingUnicorn: They don't have time to sit around eating doughnuts, but they have time to Tweet. Right.


Holy SHIAT, Right? Just THINK about how much time it takes to send EVERYONE a message in 2012,

20 Nov 2012 11:04 PM
thisisarepeat     
I'm ok with this.

20 Nov 2012 11:08 PM
Godscrack     
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20 Nov 2012 11:09 PM
buzzcut73     
I spent three years working 911 in a mid-sized college town on the 3-11 shift. Besides the phones, we also had to man the walk up desk and oversee the drunk tank. The amount of sheer stupidity you dealt with on a daily basis would drive anybody to drink.
Come to think of it, that's why I worked 3-11. Bars were open til 2, and I could sleep in.

20 Nov 2012 11:15 PM
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness     

iron_city_ap: I'm sure nobody will call in stuff to up the humor factor which will help bury legit calls.


The best lolz are the kind that get you arrested.

/wife is an emergency services operator/dispatcher
//the level of WTF she deals with on a daily basis is astounding

20 Nov 2012 11:15 PM
wambu     
Um . . . that shiat comes with the job.

20 Nov 2012 11:25 PM
semiotix     

dramboxf: What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."


Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?

20 Nov 2012 11:27 PM
theenez    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: Can anyone reading these tweets show up at the scene? Will addresses be included?


Yes, and adresses of any call for service are always publicly available.

20 Nov 2012 11:29 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: SilentStrider: This looks promising.

Glad I provided the entertainment.


actually I was referring to TFA...

20 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
mr_larry     
Why is there no "Like" button on Fark?

20 Nov 2012 11:36 PM
Shyla     
@LAScanner Does a GREAT job reporting all the nonsense around Hollywood and L.A. They're on a little break for the holiday, but all the rest of the time, it starts in the evening and goes all night.

20 Nov 2012 11:38 PM
Goodfella     
Its just the updated version of your local neighborhood police blotter.

20 Nov 2012 11:40 PM
Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus     

semiotix: dramboxf: What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?


There is a police scanner app for android and probably iphone that lets you listen live to scanners all over the world. Not sure if you were aware.

20 Nov 2012 11:48 PM
astouffer     

semiotix: Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?


Some places switched to encrypted radio but most are still open air. Do yourself a favor and buy a USB dongle from the RTL-SDR project. Costs like $20 and tunes anything you could ever want including the OP25 encrypted raidios (with the help of program called DSD). Before this discovery you had to buy a special $300 scanner.

20 Nov 2012 11:50 PM
Ryker's Peninsula     
I'm not sure which is more disturbing... Police re-posting on twitter instead of trying to prevent actual crime, or that this will probably be the most effective thing they've ever done to prevent crime.

20 Nov 2012 11:51 PM
kendelrio     

dramboxf: nvmac: sometimes, the calls are ridiculous.

What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Loooooooooong pause. Squelch breaks: "Six King 1....*sigh*...10-4, enroute."


Ok, I larfed out loud at this visual.

/thank you!
//still have no idea what a twitter is

20 Nov 2012 11:57 PM
Lehk     

semiotix: dramboxf: What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?


They all offer encryption, but it gets turned off 'cause the old gear won't work with the new gear in encrypted mode,

or because a radio or two went out without the key set properly and caused a shiatstorm

Or nobody knows how to set it up

Or the encrypted mode is not compatable with the fire departments radios

Or the encryption makes the range too short

20 Nov 2012 11:58 PM
colithian     
The dispatch radio for my county is pretty boring. The most crime we get around here is underage drinking and pot smoking. So I'm sure they have to deal with a lot of bullshiat calls.
Also, it keeps crackling so I get like "10-4 th-...i-... Gera- Stree-...."
Any Ham radio enthusiasts got some good dispatch stories?

20 Nov 2012 11:58 PM
colithian     

Shyla: @LAScanner Does a GREAT job reporting all the nonsense around Hollywood and L.A. They're on a little break for the holiday, but all the rest of the time, it starts in the evening and goes all night.


From what I've seen on @LAScanner, it seems to all be legit violent stuff and car accidents. I don't see any bullshiat "I just want my Western Burger" calls.

21 Nov 2012 12:07 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Summoner101: A lot of "emergencies" could be dealt with common sense or at least having a simple conversation. Unfortunately, most people would rather have emergency personnel do it instead of those same personnel actually responding to, y'know, actual emergencies.


Oh.....yes.

And then these same people wonder howcome cops have such bad attitudes all the time. It's because they've had seven hours of dealing with idiots calling them to complain that the next-door neighbor's dog keeps barking and why can't they make it stop? (the cops, not the neighbor) And while they're here, can they do something about the leaky faucet the landlord won't fix? Oh, and by the way, the traffic from the freeway is so loud whenever I try to go to sleep, who can I call to complain? Would you mind doing it, since you're already down at City Hall all the time? What do you mean, you can't do that?!??!?

And before anyone says "That's part of the job," no...no, it isn't. Police are not babysitters for retarded adults.

21 Nov 2012 12:08 AM
relcec     
STFU and do your job.

21 Nov 2012 12:10 AM
illannoyin     

semiotix: dramboxf: What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?


I am not a "law and order" guy (TV show or otherwise) but I am an amateur radio operator and former scanner user. I had a high end AOR scanner back in the day that was a lot of fun to listen to. Anyhoo, most of the EMS, police, and government radio traffic went digital back in the early 2000's. They do use encryption and other methods of making their traffic less easy to monitor.

For example, here in IL. To monitor the Illinois State Police and other state agencies a digital trunking scanner radio is needed as they operate on the StarCom21 APCO25 digital trunked system.

If you're interested you can read how a trunked radio system works

Here

A high end scanner basically monitors all the talk groups and decodes some of the encryption. Kind of like a pirate cable box back in the 80's (only legal).

Of course, you can always go the full on Joe Pesci in 'casino' and buy the super expensive radio equipment that the government has but unless you are really into hearing a lot of boring talk with perhaps some good action very sporadically it's really a waste of money.

And can potentially land you in the klink...

Link

/Hope this has been informative

21 Nov 2012 12:17 AM
foxyshadis     

semiotix: dramboxf: What I find most amusing while listening to scanner is the number of "unwanted persons" calls (basically asking the cops to tell the homeless to move on to some other place) and 415D, or "domestic disturbance" calls. The 415 dispatches alone are worth the price of the scanner.

"Six King 1, 415 Domestic at 123 xyz street, RP (reporting party) claims her grandmother has been drinking since six am and is now running around the apartment naked and throwing things at her cats."

Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?


Most radios are still open, but every department I've seen uses cell phones for all but emergencies and running warrant checks. Nowadays the scanner seems to be nothing but traffic stops.

21 Nov 2012 12:23 AM
illannoyin     

astouffer: semiotix: Serious question--why is it still possible to listen in on police frequencies? (Assuming it is.) It's not Starsky and Hutch days anymore, when walkie-talkies were minor technological miracles in and of themselves. Ten cents' worth of encryption hard-wired into the radios would completely defeat the commercial scanner market.

I'm not advocating for encrypted police communications--I think scanners are neat too, although I haven't listened to one in at least ten years. I'm just surprised that police departments haven't moved to putting all their conversations behind encryption as a matter of course. It's not like cops get a lot of chances to say, "Thank goodness you were listening in on the scanner, citizen!"

Any law-and-order Farkers want to weigh in on this? What's the state of the technology out there? Is it all in the clear, all behind encryption, some of each?

Some places switched to encrypted radio but most are still open air. Do yourself a favor and buy a USB dongle from the RTL-SDR project. Costs like $20 and tunes anything you could ever want including the OP25 encrypted raidios (with the help of program called DSD). Before this discovery you had to buy a special $300 scanner.


Wow, I am out of the loop. My few minutes of research on those pegged my radio nerd-o-meter.

/Thanks!

21 Nov 2012 12:46 AM
King Something     

LemSkroob: i have a friend who is a medic in a very undesirable part of NYC. 90% of his runs are skells calling for an ambulance because "ambulance = free ride to a hot meal in a warm bed" for the night. They are a taxi service for the crackheads and welfare-set. The animals even know how to work the system. They say something like "chest pain" because that is something that cant be ignored.


Consider for a moment that those "animals" need to call 911 and complain of chest pain just so they can have food and shelter for one night. Food and shelter whose costs come out of your pockets in the form of increased insurance premiums because they can't even hope to pay for it themselves -- if they could afford to pay for a hospitalization, or the insurance that would cover the costs, they wouldn't need to go to the emergency room just for a hot meal and a warm bed in the first place.

Let's ignore for a moment that some are gaming the system for whatever reason while others genuinely need the help. There's a way to decrease the number of people going to the emergency room for primary medical care or basic subsistence (and driving up everyone else's costs in the process), and that is to increase spending on social services. Help those who need help -- isn't that what Jesus would do?

We could pay for that by not buying tanks and fighter jets the military neither needs nor wants, or even just buying a bit less -- I'm sure Boeing would understand that our air defenses are currently more than just merely "serviceable" -- and saving $150 million by buying one less air superiority stealth fighter jet (of which we have over 180) would make that $150 million available to make our nation better.

To use the (horribly flawed) comparison between your household budget and the federal budget -- you pay your bills and pay for food and shelter for your family in part buy not buying things you and your family neither need nor want, like buying groceries instead of a Turkish siege engine, and paying your monthly loan repayment bill for your college education instead of paying your monthly loan repayment bill for a loan you took out to buy a ceiling painting of 800 velociraptors doing the macarena. Shouldn't the government follow suit, stop spending money on unneeded and unwanted military equipment and start helping the people who need help? Stop spending money on the military industrial complex and giving to those who will only hoard wealth, and start spending money to help people live a life worth living?

21 Nov 2012 12:51 AM
astouffer     

illannoyin: Wow, I am out of the loop. My few minutes of research on those pegged my radio nerd-o-meter.

/Thanks!


You're welcome. Check ebay for E4000 or R820T tuners. If you're on windows get SDRSharp for listening.

21 Nov 2012 01:22 AM
chaosweaver     

King Something: LemSkroob: i have a friend who is a medic in a very undesirable part of NYC. 90% of his runs are skells calling for an ambulance because "ambulance = free ride to a hot meal in a warm bed" for the night. They are a taxi service for the crackheads and welfare-set. The animals even know how to work the system. They say something like "chest pain" because that is something that cant be ignored.

Consider for a moment that those "animals" need to call 911 and complain of chest pain just so they can have food and shelter for one night. Food and shelter whose costs come out of your pockets in the form of increased insurance premiums because they can't even hope to pay for it themselves -- if they could afford to pay for a hospitalization, or the insurance that would cover the costs, they wouldn't need to go to the emergency room just for a hot meal and a warm bed in the first place.

Let's ignore for a moment that some are gaming the system for whatever reason while others genuinely need the help. There's a way to decrease the number of people going to the emergency room for primary medical care or basic subsistence (and driving up everyone else's costs in the process), and that is to increase spending on social services. Help those who need help -- isn't that what Jesus would do?

We could pay for that by not buying tanks and fighter jets the military neither needs nor wants, or even just buying a bit less -- I'm sure Boeing would understand that our air defenses are currently more than just merely "serviceable" -- and saving $150 million by buying one less air superiority stealth fighter jet (of which we have over 180) would make that $150 million available to make our nation better.

To use the (horribly flawed) comparison between your household budget and the federal budget -- you pay your bills and pay for food and shelter for your family in part buy not buying things you and your family neither need nor want, like buying groceries instead of a Turkish siege engine, and paying your monthly loan repayment bill for your college education instead of paying your monthly loan repayment bill for a loan you took out to buy a ceiling painting of 800 velociraptors doing the macarena. Shouldn't the government follow suit, stop spending money on unneeded and unwanted military equipment and start helping the people who need help? Stop spending money on the military industrial complex and giving to those who will only hoard wealth, and start spending money to help people live a life worth living?


Try telling the soldier whose life was saved by that extra half inch of armored plating, that he 'didn't need it'. Yes there are things in the military budget that are going to waste, or are overpriced, hell, the contractors we had in Kosovo were getting paid better than I was. But the waste is not where you seem to think it is.

21 Nov 2012 01:26 AM
Medic Zero     

LemSkroob: i have a friend who is a medic in a very undesirable part of NYC. 90% of his runs are skells calling for an ambulance because "ambulance = free ride to a hot meal in a warm bed" for the night. They are a taxi service for the crackheads and welfare-set. The animals even know how to work the system. They say something like "chest pain" because that is something that cant be ignored.


You know, these people don't bother me half as much as all the pussies who come in to my ER because they puked twice, or have a fever, or had diarrhea for a couple of hours. No one seems to understand what an actual EMERGENCY is anymore. I get AT LEAST as many of these asshats who think they can just go to the ER instead of their doctor, or a clinic, or an urgent care, or just man up and suffer for a few hours, because you know what? People farking get sick, and we don't have a magic pill for that.

21 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
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