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Jarnhamar

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"Minister MacAulay has asked his deputy minister to review the approval process to ensure a similar mistake does not happen in the future," the spokesperson said.

How about start firing people instead.
 

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That's what happens when fluid gender studies outstrip history studies.

Probably wouldn't have happened if Veterans Affairs had some Veterans working there. ::)
 

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So, this morning a jogger in Queens, NY sees a "dead baby" near a school. Calls it in. They send a paramedic crew. Crew pronounces the baby dead at scene. NYPD is notified. NYPD sets up one those forensics tents, sets up a crime scene, officers and detectives swarm the neighborhood.

Neighbours described "at least a hundred" police on scene. Another source says 200.

This went on for over 3 hours.

...of course it turns out to be a doll. I guess they can pronounce death visually now.
https://nypost.com/2019/06/18/dead-baby-found-in-queens-park-appears-to-be-hoax/

“FDNY will conduct a medical review of the incident.”












 

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:facepalm:


‘He didn’t drink the beer ... you did’: Premier Doug Ford not responsible for Niagara man’s drinking, judge says


A Niagara man’s suggestion Premier Doug Ford was partly to blame for his arrest for impaired driving was quickly dismissed by a local judge...

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https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/06/20/he-didnt-drink-the-beer-you-did-premier-doug-ford-not-responsible-for-niagara-mans-drinking-judge-says.html?utm_campaign_id=&utm_campaign_id=GTA
 

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I figured this was the best place for this...it’s practically unsettling to look at. Creepy.

https://www.geek.com/news/watch-creepy-gorilla-crow-strikes-a-pose-in-japan-goes-viral-on-twitter-1793184/

The creature, which is dubbed “gorilla crow,” is shown perched on its big wings and looks like an ape standing on its forearms. The video, which was shot at the Parco shopping center in Nagoya, Japan by @keita_simpson, has received over 100,000 shares on the social media platform, Newsweek noted...
 

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So who did the paramedic crew run over and kill as they were leaving the station? A Firefighter who was sleeping in front of the bay door.
https://www.recordonline.com/news/20190623/port-jervis-firefighter-22-dies-after-being-hit-by-ambulance

Not usually one of your own guys, but happens more often than one might think.
 

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Cruise ship crashes into Venice dock:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/28341/enormous-msc-cruise-ship-crashes-into-crowded-venice-port-injuring-at-least-five
 

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New protocol goes into effect for all Chicago Fire Dept Paramedics. All Paramedics will now be required to check and see if their patient is actually alive before covering them up with a sheet and leaving them for dead.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/7/11/18760440/lawsuit-erin-carey-sheet-shooting-chicago-fire-department-paramedics
 

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Lady does a peter pan off a bridge over Hwy 400 in Vaughn. Paramedics remove the remains.

Fire Dept. was called to do a wash down. Refused. Too much for them to take.

Miller Paving was finally called in to do the wash down. This delay was at the height of the late afternoon rush hour.
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/07/17/ptsd-concerns-take-centre-stage-after-firefighters-refusal-to-clean-up-traumatic-scene-led-to-more-hwy-400-chaos.html





 

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Summer is here.

Time for Firefighters to spend their days removing heavy teenagers from child swings.  :)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7304915/Not-childs-play-Firefighters-rescue-teenager-little-bit-big-park-swing.html
 

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Jarnhamar said:
How about start firing people instead.

The investigation into the VE-day debacle has now hit the press.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/veterans-affairs-vetting-ve-day-nazis-video-1.5245363

Is there anyone else concerned about the fact that the video had properly gone through the review process at several managerial levels and not one of those dullards could recognize a German Army uniform?

"Staff deeply regret the error"  There is one quote in the article that raises more questions:

... By May 10, the investigation had zeroed in on where things went sideways.

"Just found out the footage in question was of German prisoners of war captured by Canadians. Taken from a Canadian Army newsreel," Embury wrote his colleagues. "I like the initiative, but without context..."
...

To put it politely those were images of very well armed Germans marching into combat. They may eventually have become someones prisoners but ...

If these people know that little about this subject field and are this sloppy should they really be working at VAC at all? Sometimes apologies just aren't good enough. Whatever happened to ministers firing bad staff and resigning over their department's incompetence?

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George Wallace said:
Some of the news we read really falls under one category: The WTF News

Can anyone say anything else after reading this:

LINK

Reproduced under the Fair Dealings provisions of the Copyright Act.
Bizzare !
 

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To be fair, as soon as I read "Oklahoma" I figured it would be something like this.

Oklahoma man driving stolen vehicle caught with rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey and firearm: Police

https://abcnews.go.com/US/oklahoma-man-driving-stolen-vehicle-caught-rattlesnake-uranium/story?id=64265490&fbclid=IwAR26qOLOozccOlfvZHq6iYlQTG1LGPucEmUzM5-3Xgx9esCF4fSD16YgbcI
 

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Classic Air Canada

Irish woman forced to sit in her own urine for 7 hours after flight crew refused to let her use toilet
https://www.irishpost.com/news/irish-woman-forced-sit-urine-7-hours-flight-crew-refused-let-use-toilet-171914
 

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"That’s when the crew member named John


"Oh the Irony"
 

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First there was the Tide Pod Challenge, now the Fire Challenge.

Michigan boy suffers second-degree burns in 'fire challenge'
Taylor Romine and Evan Simko-Bednarski, CNN
Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:25AM EDT 

A 12-year-old Michigan boy is recovering from second-degree burns after being set ablaze in what is being described as a social media challenge.

Tabitha Cleary of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, told a reporter for CNN affiliate WDIV that her son, Jason Cleary, suffered second-degree burns to his chin, chest and stomach after he was set on fire at a friend's house.

"I just want everybody to know that these challenges, or whatever they're watching on YouTube, is not worth your risking your life," Cleary said. "My son got burned second degree, and it could have been way worse."

Her son's injuries are thought to be due to the "fire challenge" in which children pour a flammable liquid like rubbing alcohol on themselves, and then ignite it. Videos of such attempts have been making their way around YouTube for several years.

Cleary told WDIV that she heard her son screaming outside, after his friend brought him to their door on his bicycle.

"And I immediately started to freak out, 'Take him to the hospital, take him to the hospital!'" she said. "I'm starting to cry, he's crying."

Jason told WDIV that his burns came from the second fire of the day, sparked by nail polish remover.

"The first time it was like, a little tiny fire. Then they swatted it off," he said, "The second time it engulfed, and they kept spraying it on me."

His parents rushed him to the hospital.

A spokesperson for Children's Hospital of Michigan would not confirm the boy's treatment to CNN Monday, citing hospital policy to not comment on pediatric patients.

Dearborn Heights police confirmed that they are investigating the matter, but would not comment further.

"Because of the ages of the individuals involved, I am unable to provide any details other than we will be coordinating with child protective services to assure the safety of all persons involved," Captain Mark Meyers told CNN.

Tabitha Cleary did not immediately respond to CNN's request for further comment.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/michigan-boy-suffers-second-degree-burns-in-fire-challenge-1.4629033
 

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Ew. That is all.

Blood floods a family's basement and we could not be more horrified

Halloween horror came early for one Iowa family when their basement flooded with five inches of animal blood.

According to WHO Channel 13 News, the flood happened after a meat locker next to the family's home discarded animal blood, fat, and bones down a floor drain that likely connects to the Lestina family's pipe system, although an investigation is ongoing...

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https://mashable.com/article/blood-basement-flood-iowa/
 

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FJAG

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BeyondTheNow said:
Ew. That is all.

Blood floods a family's basement and we could not be more horrified

More at link:

https://mashable.com/article/blood-basement-flood-iowa/

Reminds me of a case I had several decades ago about a defective chiller unit at a hog processing plant. We went for a site visit and were given a hard hat and a raincoat like slicker and were asked if we wanted rubber boots too. I chose the boots. As we wandered through the kill floor we were walking through several inches of blood and offal. Made me wonder why the boots had been optional?

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FJAG said:
I chose the boots. As we wandered through the kill floor we were walking through several inches of blood and offal. Made me wonder why the boots had been optional?

:facepalm:

We ALWAYS wore our boots when they sent us into the Stockyards.

Finally moved it from The Junction up to Cookstown in the mid-1990's and replaced the slaughterhouses with a shopping centre. 
 
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