#246291 Nov 16, 2012
The gathering of the "witnesses" was quite interesting, and i especially enjoyed the part where Renesmee referred to Edward as "Daddy" for the first time. Maybe this kid wasn't so bad afterall? The Voluri arrived and within 5 minutes automatically believed Bella and Edward's story. Then why the hell are they sticking around?! It made absolutely no sense. Sure they claimed to want "justice" and everyone knew that but honestly, we all knew how it would end. get on with it. Finally, it looked like the Cullens weren't going to win afterall. Bella's pessimistic assesment of the situation and tearful goodbye to Edward, Jacob, and Nessie had me bawling. Why? this wasn't the goodbye i was anticipating at all! Before i began the book i had prepared myself for a different one. Bella was supposed to be leaving Jacob and all of Forks to live as a vampire with edward! that was the emotion i was ready for. But no, lame as it was, SM's magical words had me emotional for a character i didn't even care for. Yeah, i was impressed too.
#246292 Nov 16, 2012
The Warren Report is the US governments official
investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. It is
analogous to the FEMA report about theWorld Trade Center
collapse, but the Warren Report has much more detail. It
contains the testimony of 552 witnesses, and it contains our
governments analysis of that testimony. A lot of people put a
lot of time and effort into the Warren Report.
As is typical of crimes, the testimony in the Warren
Report is full of contradictions. The government had to pass
judgement on which testimony was the most accurate, and
which testimony should be ignored. They ended up
concluding that Oswald killed Kennedy. However, some
people looked at the same conflicting testimony, decided to
ignore different bits, and ended up concluding the FBI killed
Kennedy. Other people ignored still other bits and found a
military or CIA killing. Some people found a Soviet killing.
How do we determine whose theory is more accurate?
This chapter will discuss the testimony of the doctors
who treated Kennedy at the hospital.(Unless specified
otherwise, the quoted material is from the Warren Report.)
#246293 Nov 16, 2012
Just as the pressure was building up, the lovely Alice and Jasper arrive gracefully.(of course.) I was so glad. Even though Bella had been following Alice's "clues" i still couldn't get out of my brain that she up and left town! Super Alice saves all of vampire-(and 'shape-shifter') kind and everyone lives happily ever after.
#246294 Nov 16, 2012
The hospital was only a few miles from the location
Kennedy was shot, so he arrived within a few minutes. The
Warren Report does not provide details about what was
happening at the hospital at the moment Kennedy arrived,
but we can assume that most experienced doctors were busy
with patients. Some doctors may have been in surgery and
could not stop what they were doing. Who were the first
doctors to see Kennedy? Were they the best doctors the
hospital had? Or were the trainees the first to see him?
In case some of you are unaware of what goes on in
hospitals, after a medical student gets out of school he often
gets on-the-job training at a hospital. These students are
often referred to as interns, and sometimes as doctors,
but they could be referred to as trainees or students.
Also, in 1963 there were fewer concerns about malpractice
because Americans did not file nearly as many lawsuits in
that era, and monetary awards were much smaller. One of
the reasons malpractice cases have since become so
numerous is that there were occasional abuses in that era,
such as when nurses, interns, and medical equipment
salesmen assisted with medical treatments when the doctors
were busy. Today hospitals are careful not to allow anybody
to do something they were not specifically trained for.
#246295 Nov 16, 2012
Right? Bella and Edward can live at peace with their family and co exist with their human friends. Bella has perfected her talent and is now unstoppable! Edward finally finds a way to read Bella's mind, and the two (err....three) of them are free to live in a cutesy little cottage in Forks (which Bella and Edward will hopefully 'knock down' according to Emmett)
#246296 Nov 16, 2012
So Now, that i've ranted for ages over why i didn't care for this book, i'd figure i'd break it down nice-n-easy for those who are very err....human, as Edward would say:
#246297 Nov 16, 2012
As the Warren Report explains, Doctor Carrico noted
that Kennedy had some serious medical problems:
Dr. Carrico noted two wounds: a small bullet
wound in the front lower neck, and an extensive
wound in the Presidents head where a sizable
portion of the skull was missing. He observed
shredded brain tissue and considerable slow
oozing from the latter wound,...
In Appendix 8 we find more details:
Dr. Carrico noted the President to have slow,
agonal respiratory efforts. He could hear a
heartbeat but found no pulse or blood pressure
to be present.
People such as myself, who lack medical training, would
assume the lack of pulse and blood pressure means that
Kennedys heart was not beating, which in turn means there
was only a few minutes before irreversible brain damage
occurs. Since I dont know how to start a heart beating, if I
had to deal with Kennedy I would have given up and
announced that Kennedy was dead. But Dr. Carrico did not
consider him dead yet:
He noted that the President was blue-white or
ashen in color; had slow, spasmodic, agonal
respiration without any coordination; made no
voluntary movements; had his eyes open with
the pupils dilated without any reaction to light;
evidenced no palpable pulse; and had a few
chest sounds which were thought to be heart
beats. On the basis of these findings, Dr.
Carrico concluded that President Kennedy was
#246298 Nov 16, 2012
Doctor Carrico had a plan to treat Kennedy and bring
him back to good health. He decided to use the bullet hole
in his neck to help him breathe. The plan was to widen the
bullet hole, insert a tube in the hole, and connect it to a
machine that forces oxygen into Kennedys lungs. This
procedure is known as a tracheotomy.
Doctor Carrico started this tracheotomy almost
immediately after seeing Kennedy. Soon afterwards Doctor
Perry arrived and took over the tracheotomy while Carrico
started other treatments.
I never had any medical training, so perhaps that is why I
dont understand the purpose of the tracheotomy.
Specifically, why put oxygen into his lungs when his heart is
not circulating the blood? Was it because these doctors had
no idea what to do about a failed heart, so they did what
they knew and hoped that soon a heart specialist would
And why did these two doctors ignore the bullet wound
in Kennedys head? Was it because brain problems are even
more complex than heart problems, and neither of these
doctors had a clue as to what to do with the head wounds?
Even with my lack of medical training I can figure out
how to force air into a persons lungs, but I dont know how
to start a heart beating, and I have no idea how to deal with
head injuries. Maybe these two doctors were as inept as me.
Maybe they were not real doctors; maybe they were
salesmen for tracheotomy equipment, or maybe they were
students. Maybe the oxygen tank was the only device they
knew how to use!
The doctors told the Warren commission that the
tracheotomy required 3 to 5 minutes. This is plenty of time
for the doctors to ask themselves why they bother to force
oxygen into his stagnant blood.
#246299 Nov 16, 2012
Top Ten Things In 'Breaking Dawn' That Bugged Me
#246300 Nov 16, 2012
10. The concept of a Bella/Edward lovechild...too bizarre!
#246301 Nov 16, 2012
9.Jacob's entire loss of personality after Nessie was born.
#246302 Nov 16, 2012
Both towers survived the airplane crashes, and slowly the
flames were replaced by wisps of dark smoke. With
hundreds of firemen rushing into the towers it seemed that
the fires would soon be extinguished and the nightmare
would be over. However, the South Tower suddenly
collapsed 56 minutes after the airplane crash. About 40
minutes later the North Tower suddenly collapsed, which
was 103 minutes after the airplane crashed into it. Why did
the South Tower collapse so soon after the airplane crash?
The portion of the tower above the crash zone was
about twice the size in the South Tower (Figure 5-1). Many
people, FEMA included, believe the weight of this section
caused the South Tower to collapse first. However, the steel
columns in the crash zone of the South Tower were thicker
in order to handle the heavier load above them. Therefore,
the increase in weight above the South Towers crash zone
should have been compensated for by the increase in
thickness of the steel columns.
#246303 Nov 16, 2012
8.Wtf happened to Quil and Embry? no happy ending for Jacob & his best boyfriends?!
#246304 Nov 16, 2012
7.Marcus' boredom.... that guy need's some "South Park" in his life!
#246305 Nov 16, 2012
6. Charlie is on a "need to know" basis!
#246306 Nov 16, 2012
5. Charlie is totally hooking up with Seth's mom!
#246307 Nov 16, 2012
4. Leah needs to read COSMO. she can't keep asking Jacob about her 'lady problems'
#246308 Nov 16, 2012
3. Renesmee's name. COME ON!
#246309 Nov 16, 2012
2. Two words....JAZZ & EM?!
#246310 Nov 16, 2012
FEMA does not explain the collapse of the South Tower.
Rather, they have a vague remark that the collapse was
probably similar to the North Tower:
The same types of structural behaviors and
failure mechanisms previously discussed are
equally likely to have occurred in WTC 2
So lets look at FEMAs explanation of the collapse of the
FEMA agrees with many experts who believe the
collapse began when fire caused steel beams to expand,
which then lead to the breaking of joints. FEMA has two
diagrams in their report to explain this. The first diagram
(Figure 5-3A) has the title Expansion of floor slabs and
framing results in outward deflection of columns and
potential overload. It shows the fire heating the floor above
it, and the expansion of that floor is pushing against the
exterior and core columns, causing them to deflect.
How many millimeters did the columns deflect? The
towers were designed to be flexible enough to sway in
storms, so a small deflection would be insignificant. Was the
deflection beyond the design limits of the tower?
Unfortunately, FEMA does not provide such details, nor any
supporting evidence for their diagram.
FEMAs second diagram (Figure 5-3B) shows a floor
falling down. This diagram makes it appears as if the floor
was held to the columns at only two locations, but the floors
were grids of steel (Figure 3-12). In order for a floor to fall,
hundreds of joints had to break almost simultaneously on
236 exterior columns and 47 core columns. FEMA does not
bother to explain how this could occur.
FEMA believes the first floor to break started a chain
reaction when it hit the floor below it by breaking the joints
holding that floor. This resulted in two floors that were falling,
which then broke the floor below them, and so on. FEMA
refers to this as a pancake-type collapse of successive floors.
(Professor Bazant promoted this Pancake Theory for the
North Tower, so maybe FEMA got the idea from him.)
But asking the obvious question:
"Where's the pile-driver"?
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