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  1. mariomike

    Medics requiring to maintain a license

    That's good. Sounds like things have improved over the last ten years.
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    Medics requiring to maintain a license

    Saw this in another thread. Figured it better to reply in a necro-thread, rather than start a new one since the topic has already been discussed, and so as not to take the original thread off-topic. Paramedic licensure is set by the provincial regulators. I was only familiar with one city, in...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    There's no Democratic or Republican way to fix a sewer.
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    Mandatory Service in Canada (split fm Ukraine - Superthread)

    Especially when they are enrolled young and "moldable". More likely to have a crime-free background with a ( relatively ) clean background check. Important for applicants from a disadvantaged backgound. Like the old saying, "You never had it so good."
  5. mariomike

    Mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut

    People may not read as many books as they used to. At the library, fiction is kept separate from non-fiction. On the internet, not so much.
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    Mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut

    Update. https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/alex-jones-damages-sandy-hook-shooting-1.6542279
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    Georgia to consider charges in killing of unarmed black jogger as video emerges

    For anyone interested in an update on the state and federal sentencing, https://apnews.com/article/ahmaud-arbery-georgia-race-and-ethnicity-sentencing-savannah-0d1a8ed25f1a075844160f253a9d0535
  8. mariomike

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    For those keeping score, https://www.macleans.ca/canadas-most-dangerous-places-2020/ https://www.statista.com/statistics/433691/homicide-rate-in-canada-by-metropolitan-area/
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    This article from 2007 predicted the mess we are in now. Canada's looming acute-care crisis The health-care system is about to embrace the baby-boom generation and a recent symposium at Queen's University forecast that, at best, the results will be problematic. At worst, our system may implode...
  10. mariomike

    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Worked the Don part-time. Enjoyed the job. Hope they never deinstitutionalize Penetang. What a spooky place that was! :)
  11. mariomike

    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    Saw this from B.C. nine years ago, https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mayors-calling-for-re-opening-of-riverview-hospital-1.1428007 Nothing new about deinstitutionalization. Toronto experienced similar problems after the partial deinstitutionalization of 999 Queen St., and the closure of 3131 Lakeshore...
  12. mariomike

    Breonna Taylor Shooting

    I'm not an expert on American criminal justice, or police procedures. It was the financial cost of the lawsuits I was commenting on. https://www.governing.com/archive/gov-police-misconduct-growing-financial-issue.html Not just in the U.S, and not just the police. The city I worked for paid...
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    Breonna Taylor Shooting

    The City of Louisville taxpayers will pick up the tab. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, $5 million is coming from the city's risk management fund, while the remaining $7 million will be paid via the city's self-insurance fund. To make matters worse, the insurance company, General...
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    Breonna Taylor Shooting

    Update. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/04/us/breonna-taylor-federal-charges/index.html
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    Ontario Election/Campaign June 2022

    The Toronto Sun can't diss the gift of two of the city's sons to the people of Ontario. Doug's nephew, Michael Ford. Now Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.
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    Victoria is facing a public-safety crisis

    From up-thread. Deinstitutionalization.
  17. mariomike

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    From what I understand, anyone who wants to work on a film set must be at least triple-vaxxed, and double-masked ( even the crew ) when not in front of a camera. As far as the science goes, some do their online research, and some are influenced by their favorite media and political...
  18. mariomike

    The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    Still got my old Cooey. Nice and light.
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    Drunk B.C. RCMP officer who passed out in drive-thru keeps job

    We called it Standby Pay. But, I guess it's the same thing. If you don't mind me asking, how much is on call / standby pay? We received three (3) hours pay at regular straight time hourly rate for each twenty-four (24) hour period within which you were assigned to stand by.
  20. mariomike

    Drunk B.C. RCMP officer who passed out in drive-thru keeps job

    In my former place of employment ( unionized ), ours would be sent to Runnymede First Responders PTSD Rehab Centre in Toronto (named Station 3434). After that, likely some time at The Farm. They operate a working farm near the Don Valley. Or, maybe the ferries. All sorts of places for some...
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