Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded!
Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA
PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
Monday, March 02, 2015
Speaker Boehner's Fifth Column tactics are damaging America's Image here and across the globe. When will we-the-thinking-people say... ENOUGH'S, ENOUGH? thinkingblue
911 Centers Outdated Technology Can't Always Locate Callers - Ending in Death
We have a real infrastructure vulnerability that many of us are not aware of… It’s a common belief that a 911 emergency call is infallible but now we find out, it is anything but, when your life depends upon it. A 911 cell phone call can’t always identify your location when minutes matter. How very cruel for a victim (and their loved ones) to hope there will be a rescue and then suffer the unbearable moments waiting, before they die. I have a friend whose niece experienced this and lost her life. When it hits your own existence, it becomes a grievous reality and not just something, that happens to other people. What a reprehensible failure for our democracy, a warning message should have been blasting its way across media outlets that you can’t always trust your 911 mobile calls; perhaps if victims had known this; they would have exhausted other means to save themselves.
Many 911 Centers Can't Locate Callers Because of Old Technology
BY JEFF ROSSEN AND CHARLES MCLRAVY
DURING AN EMERGENCY, THE TIME IT TAKES BETWEEN CALLING 911 FROM YOUR CELL PHONE AND WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVE ON-SCENE CAN MAKE THE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.
BUT IN THESE LIFE AND DEATH SITUATIONS, WHEN EVERY SECONDS, CAN YOU RELY ON THE 911 SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY FIND YOU IN TIME?
A NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND THAT MANY 911 CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY STILL RELY ON DATED TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF SOMETHING AS WIDELY USED AS GOOGLE MAPS, WHICH MEANS DISPATCHERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND YOU WHEN IT MATTERS MOST. EXPERTS CALL IT A PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS, STATING THAT THE MAJORITY OF WIRELESS CALLS TO 911, SOME 60 PERCENT OF CALLERS, CANNOT BE LOCATED BY EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS.
AND THE CONSEQUENCES HAVE BEEN TRAGIC. NONE MORE SO THAN THE CASE OF SHANELL ANDERSON, WHO DIED IN DECEMBER AFTER ACCIDENTALLY DRIVING INTO A POND IN SUBURBAN ATLANTA. AS HER SUV BEGAN TO SINK, ANDERSON CALLED 911 FOR HELP BUT DESPITE REPEATING HER LOCATION OVER AND OVER AGAIN, DISPATCHERS COULDN'T FIND HER ON THEIR MAP. IT TOOK NEARLY 20 MINUTES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS TO GET TO HER — SHE DIDN'T SURVIVE.
This is medical news that should be of importance to every one of us. You can pick up a deadly bacterium just by sitting in a chair or touching a counter in your doctor or dentist office. (Or any kind of medical facility that you are counseled or examined in). We had a family member die after a dentist visit for a cracked wisdom tooth. When the dentist was finished extracting 10 teeth and prescribing antibiotics by the truckload, our cousin contracted C-Diff. The D-Diff caused unbearable diarrhea for many months until her death. What a horrible way to die, especially when it should never have happened. I guess this is what you would call a classic case of medical BUYER BEWARE. thinkingblue
Bill O'Reilly Claims His War Stories Were Not Embellished- Ya Wanna Bet?
Of course, he would make such claims, he has lied and distorted his stories so abundantly over the years, he, himself believes them. ‘Tis a pity, that NBC saw fit to punish Brian Williams for exaggerating a story he was covering and someone like Big Blowhard Bill, who is the personification of mendacity, gets rewarded for his acts of dishonesty.
We do not live in a fair world, this is obvious when a news outlet like Fox hires a lying egomaniac like Bill-O to be their anchor and then acts as though they are fair & balanced. thinkingblue
"After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn't "half as responsible as the men who forged the nation." He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other "distortions" by left-leaning outlets. Yet for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.
O'Reilly has repeatedly told his audience that he was a war correspondent during the Falklands war and that he experienced combat during that 1982 conflict between the United Kingdom* and Argentina. He has often invoked this experience to emphasize that he understands war as only someone who has witnessed it could. As he once put it, "I've been there. That's really what separates me from most of these other bloviators. I bloviate, but I bloviate about stuff I've seen. They bloviate about stuff that they haven't."
Fox News and O'Reilly did not respond to multiple requests for comment.*
Walmart Family Is the Unsurpassed Winner of the Gluttony Award
Walmart family worth 144.6 Billion Dollars is unsurpassed, the Greediest Human Beings to exist amongst us... How do these people live with themselves, is the 64 million dollar (chump change) question. I know, they rationalize like the other rich republicans and believe they’re the creators of jobs, thus are American heroes. It doesn't matter to them that they are responsible for the new income category called WORKING POOR. Hey, let’s not mince words here… they are Greedy Bastards and I believe deep down inside of their covetous brains...THEY KNOW IT. thinkingblue
Why do the Religious Right vote for those who have the power to keep them stupid? OK they are not ALL stupid but since the smart ones remain silent and let the STUPID ones speak for them, they’re ALL considered stupid. thinkingblue Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative. ~John Stuart Mill~ The 10 Commandments Explained Bring the Hammer & Chisel
Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and
free-thinking, the other intolerant and close-minded!
Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND FREE-THINKING USA
PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh et al reside in the intolerant America!