Emergency Services Important Call-Outs #35

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Emergency Services Important Call-Outs #35

Postby ssar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:19 am

Oh, and here's another one of those stories that makes you shake your head and think, wtf? -


http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/s ... 28,00.html


"Room demolished as 318kg woman rescued" (where else but in the USA of course :P
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Postby ssar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:22 am

And speaking of other news-worthy items...

"Metallica may be a cool name for a heavy metal band, but a Swedish couple is struggling to convince officials it is also suitable for a baby girl."

http://www.theage.com.au/news/people/me ... 81390.html

Awesome.
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Postby Corth » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:27 am

What the hell is a Kilogram?!? :)
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Postby Ambar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:05 pm

she weighed about 700 pounds

mm small girl


kg x 2.2 = pounds
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Postby Birile » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:31 pm

I'm relatively certain Corth knows what a kilogram is.
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Postby sok » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:03 pm

it said she had an operation? did she get her stomach stabled?
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Postby Yasden » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:23 pm

Nah, probably had a surgery to make her mouth bigger and throat wider so she could inhale food faster.

Oh wait, I bet it's a thyroid condition....pfffft.
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Postby Cirath » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:03 pm

ssar wrote:"Metallica may be a cool name for a heavy metal band, but a Swedish couple is struggling to convince officials it is also suitable for a baby girl."


Please tell me that this became an issue because someone got anal about copyright laws, and that the Sweedish government doesn't have to approve the name of every child born to its citizens.
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Postby Kifle » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:56 pm

Cirath wrote:
ssar wrote:"Metallica may be a cool name for a heavy metal band, but a Swedish couple is struggling to convince officials it is also suitable for a baby girl."


Please tell me that this became an issue because someone got anal about copyright laws, and that the Sweedish government doesn't have to approve the name of every child born to its citizens.


Lol, while I kinda agree with your annoyance here, I think people that name their kids shit like "metallica" should be shot on site anyway; so, either way, I don't care as long as that kid doesn't have to suffer through life with a jack-ass name like Metallica.
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Postby Ambar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:26 pm

Birile wrote:I'm relatively certain Corth knows what a kilogram is.


He asked, I answered :) He may and probably indeed does know, now those that didn't know do now! :) In fact the use of the :) indicates he probably does know :)
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Postby Ambar » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:29 pm

Cirath wrote:Please tell me that this became an issue because someone got anal about copyright laws, and that the Sweedish government doesn't have to approve the name of every child born to its citizens.
Mystra is Swedish? *smirk*
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Postby Disoputlip » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:02 am

The danish state has to approve all names given here. I assume it is the same in Sweden.

It gives a very few problems with foreigners. E.g. Morgan is an approved boys name, but not a girls name, so those that wish to have a girl morgan need to convince the state that it is a female name.
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Postby Gormal » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:26 pm

This thread is the best response to any "Sweden is better than America thread" ever.
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Postby Ambar » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:58 pm

I know its a choice what to name your child, but I do wish we had something like that here .. some of the names I have seen are sooooo crazy .. people throw letters together and call it a name .. much like old school name acceptance!! Just keep adding letters til it gets approved!
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Postby Gormal » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:11 pm

I'm sorry, but parents should be allowed to raise their children however they want. Even if we disagree with their methods (unless its abusive of course), its important that people be allowed their freedom.
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Postby Botef » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:01 pm

American names are the best!

Funny though, naming a kid after a band. See, here in the states we don't name kids after bands, the bands name kids after things. Names like 'Blanket' or 'Moon Unit' rock.

I met a guy once who's legal name was Seymour Butts, he didn't seem to really care and seemed quite proud of it.
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Postby Ssnyss » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:18 pm

Lol S. Butts is a porn guy heh. His dads a funny character.
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Postby daggaz » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:13 pm

Heh diso, if you are a foreigner you can call your kid almost anything and they don't really care. Especially if you are non-european/non-american.

But yeah, Norway and Sweden have the same rules. Not sure about Finland, and in Iceland I don't think anybody gives a f*ck, not that it matters cuz frickin everybody has the same ten names anyhow, except for bjork.
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Postby Birile » Mon May 21, 2007 1:54 pm

I really don't care what anyone says (okay, that's not true, I do care because they get in the way of my realization of Utopia, but whatever), the way some European countries really think outside the box and are willing to try new things and see how they fly should be commended. I'm nto saying all of their ideas are good, but it shows a willingness to go out on a limb that is rather refreshing, and oftentimes beneficial to the world at large.
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Postby Cirath » Mon May 21, 2007 11:03 pm

Birile wrote:the way some European countries really think outside the box and are willing to try new things and see how they fly should be commended.


You mean like this?
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Postby Yasden » Tue May 22, 2007 1:30 am

As if. I don't think politics and publicity stunts vary across the Atlantic. :P
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Postby Birile » Tue May 22, 2007 3:29 pm

Bah. Put a warning on those things if they're not okay for most work environments!

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