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the 100% directionless thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by KEVD18, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. TransportJockey

    TransportJockey Forum Chief

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    Yep
     
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  2. AZEMSPRO

    AZEMSPRO Livin’ Life With Lights & Sirens Blaring

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    Its not really a percentage its an computer adaptive test which means it starts with a higher difficulty level question and based on how you answer it selects questions in that bracket. It does have a minimal level, which if you can not correctly answer, it will boot you off the test after so many and you will need to re-take it. Now the NREMT does experiment with new questions and if they decide to test out a question on you, you will take the whole 120 questions but the new questions will not count against you or boost your score.
     
  3. Old Tracker

    Old Tracker Forum Captain

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    T4, I remember that now, but I'm completely wrapped up in prepping for the AEMT test that I drew a complete blank on it. Thanks.
     
  4. Aprz

    Aprz Forum Deputy Chief

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    I like to use clear nail polish instead.
     
  5. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    I'll have to try that some time lol.


    On another note, I get to spend 290 dollars to replace my brakes and flush the lines. Dealership wants 430. Would be cheaper if I didnt need to buy all the tools too.
     
  6. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    No local stores will allow you to rent the tools?
     
  7. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    I'll look into that, though most of the tools would be useful later and I wouldn't mind owning them. Plus it would make the brake and rotor job a 90 dollar job in the future.
     
  8. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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  9. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Hits me right in the feels. I'm pretty over this whole "monthly school massacre" thing. I'm a gun owner and like shooting, but I'm over this whole "assault rifles easily obtained" thing. We've tried doing nothing...maybe something will work.
     

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  10. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    I swear my pickup must have some sort of reverse opticom installed due to the sheer numbers of lights that just love to turn red on me....
     
  11. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    We tried doing something in the 90's. People still got shot when Clinton was President and had a ban in effect. Our murder rate was actually significantly higher then than it is now.

    However, I tend to believe in looser restrictions on rights in general though. Ex. Fully believe Westboro Baptist church has the right to be ****y and protest how they do, but I fully support (note difference in wording) the people who use the same right to drown out their protests.

    Same goes for the 2nd. Own whatever you can afford, whether it be a hi point or a custom $10,000 set up. I want my guns to be reliable, effective, and efficient, because if the day ever comes that I draw mine I fully intend for someone to leave that situation dead. That may come with a risk, just as a loose 1st Amendment has with the above example, but both are a risk I am personally willing to take being targeted by.

    I don't know though. The ball got dropped on this one though pretty hard....people actually tried reporting this dude and nothing came of it....
     
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  12. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    Do something based off evidence, not feelings. When you start trying to do "something" because it feels better to than "nothing" usually leads to illogical actions. The laws did not fail, the system did. Law enforcement dropped the ball. There are numerous times this kid should have gotten mental health treatment and his gun rights revoked. People want to use this as a fuel for the gun ban debate and comman sense gun laws are anything but. Probation as never worked for anything in American history. And unfortunately you can not stop these types of things. If evil people want to do evil they will, if it' a gun, knives, bomb, or car.

    You do not take away my right to drive a car because my neighbor got drunk and killed somebody. Why do people take this stance on guns
     
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  13. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    Not a lot of mass shootings done with hunting rifles. A few, but 3-4 deaths is preferable to 17, 26 or 58
     
  14. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    Correlation doesn't equal causation. Nor is there any reason to think that shootings done with an AR-15 are more deadly than others.

    The Virginia Tech massacre was one of deadliest mass shootings (33) and was done with with handguns. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold had semi-autos at Columbine, but they also had bombs, handguns, shotguns, and an elevated position overlooking one of the primary exit routes from the school, so I don't think there is any reason to think that the bodycount that day was primarily a result of one of their weapons being a semi-auto rifle. The massacre in Charleston was done with a single handgun. Gabrielle Giffords was shot with a 9mm handgun. Holmes shot almost as many people with his shotgun and Glock 22 as he did his MP15 with the 100-round drum magazine.

    People use AR-15's because they are available, not because they are especially deadly. Take away that option and someone hell bent on shooting people will simply choose another platform. You can get 33 round magazines for a Glock 17 and with two of those pistols clack off 66 rounds in seconds and reload at least one of them just as quickly as you can an AR15. Even a handful of the standard 17 rounds magazines is an awful lot rounds that can be fired quickly, and much more easily concealed than a rifle.

    Evil exists and it doesn't care what type of weapon it uses. If you got rid of every single "assault rifle" in the US it wouldn't put a dent in the number of people killed in mass shootings (which, FWIW, is still an extremely low number).
     
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  15. VentMonkey

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    I vote y’all take this debate to the gun thread, or create a new one entirely.

    In directionless news, I anticipate the media here will be feeding the masses a “severe drought alert” all summer long again:rolleyes:.
     
  16. VFlutter

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    I dropped a 14g in a patient's EJ yesterday. That was neat.
     
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  17. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    I had hot brass fall down the front of my shirt prompting me to do my best Mick Jagger impression yesterday.
     
  18. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    I (tried to) do my taxes yesterday...Normally I've always just done Turbo Tax (or Credit Karma's free version last year) cuz normally its just input a W2 or 2 and done.....however with the move across state lines (and the little bit of Ubering I expiremented with last year) I decided to visit H&R Block....and lets just say I didn't know what I didn't know and had to make a follow on appointment to come back with documents and stuff I had never heard of lol (fun fact, Uber may not be such a great side gig when the tax lady told me they don't take taxes out of your earnings....you have to manually pay those yourself, which of course, just like the scummiest dialysis taxis running around LA, they don't tell you any of that, so there's a chance instead of a refund I might have to pay the IRS....lovely. I'd rather go back to school and sit through a full State EMT course again and get a part time AMR job vs paying to do Uber ha
     
  19. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Kept getting drunk freshmen and GI issues. Zero critical thinking required.
     
  20. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Fancy Book Learnin'

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    I heard the dialysis rodeo is looking at a 23% rate cut by October
     
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