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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11570 on: April 19, 2021, 10:57:57 PM »
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To contrast this, I've (anecdotally) known restaurants not say that they will not hold benydril or Epipens in stock in case if these for liability reasons.
Hopefully this changes.

I wonder how doing this in a widespread manner in food establishments would compare to the lives saved by AED's currently in circulation?

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« Reply #11571 on: April 20, 2021, 09:24:11 AM »
To contrast this, I've (anecdotally) known restaurants not say that they will not hold benydril or Epipens in stock in case if these for liability reasons.
Hopefully this changes.

I wonder how doing this in a widespread manner in food establishments would compare to the lives saved by AED's currently in circulation?


There are apparently a lot of shenanigans around epi pens. I remember reading that in the past decade price has gone up exponentially and they have them expire much sooner than needed so they can sell more.

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« Reply #11572 on: April 20, 2021, 09:26:05 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/16/22388184/new-york-affordable-internet-cost-low-income-price-cap-bill

So they’re going to raise prices on non-low-income plans to make up for all the lost revenue? More transfer of wealth...

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11573 on: April 20, 2021, 09:34:16 AM »
There are apparently a lot of shenanigans around epi pens. I remember reading that in the past decade price has gone up exponentially and they have them expire much sooner than needed so they can sell more.

There are now a lot of genetic brands of EpiPens for much cheaper

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« Reply #11574 on: April 21, 2021, 10:27:07 PM »
From the NY Post (no one should have to be subjected to the
mess that seems to be the average news website these days):

Monk chops off his own head for good luck in the afterlife: report
By Yaron Steinbuch April 20, 2021 | 12:33pm | Updated

A Buddhist monk in Thailand chopped off his own head — on his birthday — in hopes the gruesome sacrifice would bring him luck in the afterlife, according to reports. Thammakorn Wangpreecha, 68, a monk for 11 years, built a guillotine near a religious statue portraying the god Indra doing the same thing, the UK’s Metro reported.
The monk’s nephew, who found the decapitated body, said he had left behind a note.
“It stated that chopping his head off was his way of praising Buddha, and he had been planning this for five years now,” Booncherd Boonrod said.
“His wish was to offer his head and soul so the Lord could reincarnate him as a higher spiritual being in the next life,” the nephew added. Hundreds of the dead monk’s devotees later descended on the Wat Phu Hin temple in Nong Bua Lamphu to prepare his body for the funeral — placing him in a coffin, with his head in a separate casket, to be burned in a forest.


Caption: Thammakorn Wangpreecha performed the act near this statue.

“He fulfilled his goal and met enlightenment,” said one of his followers, Yu, according to the news outlet.
The National Office of Buddhism has asked the local government to help spread the message that people can give money or free captive birds as a sacrifice, rather than lopping off their heads. “Temple executives and abbots should review their practices and look after other monks in their temples. This incident is possible evidence of neglecting to do so,” office spokesman Sipbowon Kaeo-ngam said, the International Business Times reported.
“We have to prevent such unpleasant situations from happening again,” he added.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #11576 on: April 23, 2021, 07:37:43 AM »
The Asbury Park Press has an article praising Lakewood police for not using deadly force after a Black man slashed at two officers

https://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2021/04/23/lakewood-police-used-restraint-after-two-officers-stabbed/7327106002/
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« Reply #11579 on: April 23, 2021, 11:05:02 AM »
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