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#80 - Well, I never said that, so don't put words in my mouth to try… 11/24/2014 on sad news 0
#74 - I didn't even notice, actually.. I agree with you that s…  [+] (2 new replies) 11/24/2014 on sad news 0
User avatar #77 - cupotruth (11/24/2014) [-]
We need to stop meeting in the wake of death man.

It's not healthy.
User avatar #84 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
I meet way too many people in the wake of death. Definitely not the most healthy aspect of our relationship haha..
#68 - From an EMS standpoint, I'm sorry to say, but shooting a child…  [+] (33 new replies) 11/24/2014 on sad news +2
#76 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
No orange tip = justified murder of a 12 yearold

That's a beacon of human compassion if ever I saw one.
User avatar #82 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
You're just following me around, aren't you? In my other reply, I also stated how the kid drew and pointed the gun at officers before they shot.

Let's put this in another perspective.

Say the person is a 30-year-old, and pulls a gun on the officer. Do you think the officer has the right to shoot?
User avatar #89 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Not immediately, no.
Police are not the military. They aren't soliders and shouldn't be like them.

Police training should be in trying to diffuse a situation before resorting to violence. This puts their life at risk? Well SHIT the BED it's almost like police training would actually COUNT for something!

Now don't get me wrong, I don't LIKE the idea that police should put their lives on the line and risk themselves to try and prevent pointless murder, but that's honestly a part of the job and why police should NOT be just like the rest of us, they should be a better class of people, which would justify them having the authority to control and subdue/kill us when needed.

Right now we have thugs and murderers with a license to kill.

Any one of US would either be scared or immediately attack should someone pull a gun. That's probably why we aren't police officers.
User avatar #95 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
So you're saying that, because this officer has training, he shouldn't be afraid of death? He shouldn't be afraid of never seeing his family again?

I understand that officers should try to defuse a situation, but once a suspect aims a lethal weapon at you, they already have made up their mind. They are going to shoot.

The officer did try to defuse this situation. He shouted at the 12 year old to put his hands up. The child didn't listen, and instead, he reached for his waistline and pulled out a gun. That's how the officer saw it. No orange tip or other identifier that said that it was fake.

This is a tragedy, and it is horrible that someone died, but I can guarantee you that the officer didn't go into work thinking "hey, I'm gonna go kill a kid today".
User avatar #101 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
I am saying exactly that. That would make him above us, better than us, and grant him the RIGHTFUL authority to enforce the law upon us as an officer. That, and proper training anyway. What is he without those qualities but a thug in a uniform?

No no, just train them to be good at killing and absolutely don't discipline them for ever stepping out of line. Then again I guess killing a 12 yearold isn't out of line is it.

How fast do you think a child's reaction time is? How steely do you think their nerve is? Do you think that if the officer had say, fired a warning shot, at the ground or in the air, that the child would have immediately activated his quick-draw instincts? Like a western shootout?

To be honest I think I agree with that final thing. I don't think the officer went to work thinking

period
User avatar #105 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Okay, let me ask you another question, and then I am going to come to my conclusion.

Police officers shouldn't fear death, right?

So, should firefighters fear fire? Should they fear running into a burning building?
User avatar #106 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Not really no. It would again be what elevates them to a better class of person, fit for such a dangerous job and worth the veneration they get.

Don't they have protective equipment anyway?
User avatar #113 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Yes, we have protective equipment. Is it 100% fail-proof? No, not at all.

But back to my point, we are afraid of fire. Once you stop being afraid of fire, it's time to leave the fire service. Once you think that you can outsmart it, you are going to get yourself or others killed.

Once you stop fearing death, or think that you can outsmart it, then you need not be in any emergency service. All officers are afraid of the gun that gets pulled on them, and they fear the population. Who can blame them? Most people dislike police, and the vast majority call them assholes, say that they're better off dead, or the simple "fuck da police!!". There is no reason that they shouldn't be afraid.
User avatar #117 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Then the only conclusion we can draw here is that fire and people are different

Fire is indiscriminate
People can potentially be convinced not to kill

So alright
Firefighters should respectfully fear the indiscriminate fire that will definitely burn them without hesitation or any sort of agenda

And now you're going to tell me that people are as bad as fire?
User avatar #126 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
No, that is the only conclusion that you can draw.

I can already see that I'm not able to change your mind, but that doesn't matter. All that matters is that the incident happened, and now a bunch of people have to live with the fact that a child decided to reach for a gun instead of putting his hands in the air, like he was told to do.
User avatar #128 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Terribly sorry you will never get me to justify the murder of a 12 yearold child
How fucking awful of me
User avatar #169 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
Nobody in their right mind wants you to justify a child being murdered, Only that the officers were justified in doing what their training told them to do, which basically boils down to if someone draws a gun on them, they need to draw quicker. That's how a lot of police officers have saved lives a lot of innocent people when being threatened. I don't agree with them shooting a kid, but if you want someone to blame, blame the parents of that kid who allowed him to wave that (real looking) airsoft gun around
User avatar #173 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Are you sure?

'cause a lot of that has been going on just now

I mean I don't know the specifics but if the officer did what his training told him then his training told him to shoot a 12 yearold child

cause that's what he did
And that's what has been justified
User avatar #185 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
So if it had been a real gun and the kid shot the cop instead, and then potentially other kids, that would have been a better outcome? Just curious
User avatar #195 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Well I went through a load of ways that maybe, just maybe, the situation could've been approached without killing a child
All I got was a lot of really questionable explain-aways about how there would have been absolutely no effect on this cold-blooded killer-child who would've returned fire and this and that and this

I mightve been less confrontational, now that I think about it, if only I would have encountered some actual people instead of these lizardmen who seem to leither misunderstand or actively oppose the idea that killing children is always a bad thing
User avatar #192 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
But it wasn't
It was a young kid who was shot to death, because of an altered toy gun

I keep hammering it home because it's really fucking jarring to me that the murder of a 12 yearold child is being justified at all. If it was anyone but a cop you can bet people would likely be on their ass, hardcore.

We live in a world where the police can shoot and kill children and the public won't even think to ask if that officicer could have done anything to avoid killing. That's upsetting man
User avatar #194 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
It's actually usually the cops who get people on their ass when they do anything, Oh he defended himself the wrong way, oh he could have done this, or that. The officer weighed his life and the others around him over the kid, and took a chance, It's too bad it had to come to that, If the toy gun hadn't been a replica or had an orange tip, then I and most people would be right with you. I'm not saying I like the outcome, but I'm not going to hate all cops because of this one situation. I'm sure the cop hates himself for it. That's all I've got to say.
User avatar #189 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
idunno man
was the cop wearing some sort of protective equipment? Would he have been able to return fire? Would the kid have fired a warning shot first? Or maybe missed?

Obviously I'm not in favour of a gun-wielding kid shooting people
But we're talking about people faced with the story of a child being murdered for having a toy gun, and people just nodding their heads and approving as if the cop in question shouldn't have tried to do something other than kill a 12 yearold child

Has it really gotten to the point where the police are no longer peacekeepers but are infact just civilian-based killers? Is it such a strongly militarized world that you don't have law enforcement, you have soldiers on the streets?

Nah man
What kind of fucking world is it where playing with toy guns puts a child's life in danger? What the fuck happened to people?
User avatar #190 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
You keep using the "killed a 12 year old child " as a focal point. If it had been anyone else, an old man, a trained soldier, a young woman, the actions of the police officer would have been no different. That's what you don't understand. There is no "12 year old kid with a gun" protocol, just "person with a gun threatening my and potentially other people's lives."
To answer your last question, it wouldn't have put the child's life in danger, if the toy gun had not been altered illegally to remove to orange tip, making it indistinguishable from a real one.
User avatar #141 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
No, I'm sorry that you won't feel that all of the other kids that could have been killed on this playground's lives aren't as important as the one with the gun.
User avatar #144 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
You're right actually

That cop could've gone on to kill many more ruthless and dangerous children in that school with absolutely no means of ensuring weapons aren't present on the playground.
What a tragedy that would've been. I imagine noone would've wept for any of them.
User avatar #151 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
He wasn't at school, he was at a recreational center that he went to with some friends.

Go through a police academy, and learn a few things. Actually, go on and try to become a police officer. You're so worried about how "bad" they are; why don't you try to change that? I mean, you'll probably die really quick since you'll assume all guns are fake..
User avatar #182 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Nah why bother
I'll have you to just murder innocent children and keep me safe
User avatar #176 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Children won't be safe at all
You'll kill them all

I mean it's that or toy guns get outlawed
But you won't wait will you

You'll just be waiting infront of toy stores to get those little killers won't you
kill all the children you hero you
slaughter the innocent
drown in their blood
User avatar #180 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Wow, you are pretty funny, I'll give you that.
Thinking ahead and such
It's cute.

You should learn how hard it is to identify between a toy and a real gun when no visual markers are there, you know, since your entire argument is bared on "IT WAS A TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!1!11!1!one!".

Anyway, like I said, have fun.
User avatar #171 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
I'm so glad someone like you will be on the force
No child will be safe

Just as intended
User avatar #174 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Me too. I'll be sure to keep people safe, and utilize the EMS skills that I have to help everyone like I already do.

Children will be the safest, though, since most of the time it's a domestic disturbance that puts the children in danger.

Best of luck to you in whatever you choose to do in the future.
User avatar #167 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
I thought the sad part was thinking that murder is a bad thing

hey when you get to the police force make sure you kill as many children as you can find
You never know
User avatar #170 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
When one pulls a gun out and points it at me, I might have to. I hope you come into some sense, though, and stop taking everything from movies and games. Maybe then, you'll understand.
#157 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
Actually I want to complain when people are calling the murder of an innocent child "justified"

That's the part that I had a problem with
And then you all tried to explain how children are all psychologically damaged cold-blooded killers with excellent weapon control and a fast killer instinct, which was really kind of sickening

But then I realized I'm actually talking to space-lizards without an ounce of human compassion, who are now charing me with becoming a superhero because I don't like murder

my day could've been worse I'll admit
User avatar #162 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Actually, I never said anything about children are "all psychologically damaged cold-blooded killers with excellent weapon control and a fast killer instinct", but you're generalizing me in with the rest of the people. A few children are, though. It's kinda sad that you don't see that...
User avatar #152 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
How about YOU do it
Clearly there is a surplus of small murderous children and the world needs a stalwart hero like yourself to slaughter them
User avatar #154 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Already ahead of you; working on becoming a police officer. Currently an EMS provider.

But no, seriously, you want to make things "right" but you aren't willing to go out and do it yourself?
#62 - They protect and serve the rest of the public by eliminating a… 11/24/2014 on sad news 0
#59 - You go for your primary sidearm first, then choose less-lethal…  [+] (6 new replies) 11/24/2014 on sad news 0
#73 - captainprincess (11/24/2014) [-]
having a toy gun is illegal/bad parenting
this is the world we live in folks
User avatar #80 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Well, I never said that, so don't put words in my mouth to try to justify your belief that the officer didn't do his job correctly.

I might think differently if the toy gun had an orange tip, but not only was the tip removed; the boy also reached for his waistline and drew the "toy" when he was told to put his hands in the air. Why was he told to put his hands in the air? Because police were called since someone was "waving a gun around a playground".

If you're going to criticize the officer, you should also criticize the parents of the other children; the ones who called 911. Tell them that next time someone is pointing a gun at their children, they need to ask the suspect if the gun is a toy or not prior to calling police.

Will that work? Of course not. The parents were afraid, the other children were afraid; when the officer got there, what makes you think that he wasn't afraid?
User avatar #67 - cupotruth (11/24/2014) [-]
Dude not to like be awkward or anything but we already had this conversation, I was the guy from a few days ago when we talked about the case of the women getting shot in the head by police after charging them with a knife.

We agreed cops were good people and it would be nice if there was easier and more effective way to incapacitate criminals.

Here I'm just trying (and failing I admit) to say the same thing.
User avatar #74 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
I didn't even notice, actually.. I agree with you that some situations could be handled differently, but they also need to be seen from the officer's perspective. It is a tragic event that happened, but I don't feel that the officer should be at fault. It's every officer's worst nightmare to kill someone, let alone a kid who had his whole life ahead of him.
User avatar #77 - cupotruth (11/24/2014) [-]
We need to stop meeting in the wake of death man.

It's not healthy.
User avatar #84 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
I meet way too many people in the wake of death. Definitely not the most healthy aspect of our relationship haha..
#26 - It gets even worse when it spreads to all of the other houses … 11/19/2014 on God hate you 0
#252 - And with the good comes the bad. Every now and again, you're g… 11/17/2014 on Nice job cops 0
#247 - Yeah, there's a lot that will go into this case, especially si… 11/17/2014 on Nice job cops 0
#240 - No, my argument isn't invalid. I'm not even talking about the … 11/17/2014 on Nice job cops -1
#189 - Truthfully, the whole Department of Justice needs to re-think …  [+] (2 new replies) 11/16/2014 on Nice job cops +1
User avatar #207 - cupotruth (11/16/2014) [-]
Yeah, with bad comes the good.

We need to be stern yet grateful.

I like it.
User avatar #252 - dammriver (11/17/2014) [-]
And with the good comes the bad. Every now and again, you're going to get an officer that does it strictly for the power trip.

Kinda like the firefighters that do it just for the title, and won't go into a burning building for any reason whatsoever.

The thing is, the good outweigh the bad by a lot.

Stern yet grateful.
#184 - Much respect to you, sir. Running with fire/EMS, I deal with p… 11/16/2014 on Nice job cops 0
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#181 - You really shouldn't have to fear and hate police, but you do … 11/16/2014 on Nice job cops 0
#174 - You're right. A lot of times, threats are all talk, and the pe…  [+] (4 new replies) 11/16/2014 on Nice job cops +1
User avatar #192 - heartlessrobot (11/16/2014) [-]
Right, but instead of saying she was gonna stab you, she just comes at you swinging the knife.
User avatar #247 - dammriver (11/17/2014) [-]
Yeah, there's a lot that will go into this case, especially since it attracted so much media attention. I'd expect to see a full toxicology report, coroner's report, and comments from friends/family about how she was "f***ing psycho" or "the sweetest girl in the world".

It's going to be a really long, drawn out case.
#186 - sexuality (11/16/2014) [-]
Threat has a more negative connotation than confront. Your opinion is obviously different, but xsap has no evidence that the victim threatened the cops with a knife.

Since she had the knife in her hand when she "threatened" the cops, your initial argument is invalid. The cops didn't go to the house and get told, empty handed, "I'm going to stab you" there was a girl in the house with a knife.

If I walk up to you with a knife, it could be argued that I was confronting you with said knife. If I walked up to you with a knife and said "I'm going to fucking stab you" it could be argued that I was threatening you with a knife.

So, here's the question, if you were in a house and someone said "I'm going to stab you" while holding a knife, you'd talk slowly and leave, whereas if someone was holding a knife near you, you'd absolutely be forced to defend yourself, with a gun, and shoot that person in the head?

I'm tired of arguing, but from what I read she didn't threaten anyone, that's all I was saying. That's it. So, please, keep thumbing me down you guys, it's fine, I don't care, I just want other people to realize that vernaculars are important.
User avatar #240 - dammriver (11/17/2014) [-]
No, my argument isn't invalid. I'm not even talking about the case. I'm talking about in general, how confronting is more powerful than threatening.

Also, I'm not the one thumbing you down.

Another thing; you shouldn't make your decisions until both sides get a chance to defend themselves.

Now, I don't think you understand how confrontations or threats work. It's not a simple "I'm going to stab you". If they are threatening you, they usually give you options. For instance, if I was being threatened, the person would say something along the lines of "If you don't get out of my fucking house, I'll kill you motherfucker." At that point, yes, I would remain calm, and say something along the lines of "Okay sir (or ma'am), just let me zip my bag back up and I'll be gone" and I'd keep talking in a steady voice until I was in my truck and calling for a couple officers to get here.

Confrontation isn't just holding a knife near me. If they were standing near me with a knife in their hand, I would ask them to put it down, which would either lead to a threat or a full confrontation.
Confrontation would be where said guy with knife is walking/running toward me, knife pointed in my direction, about to stab me. At this point, (s)he is beyond reasoning, and I either turn and run or use my bag as a shield.

In a police perspective, getting called to a domestic, going inside, and having someone run at me with a knife would most likely lead to me drawing my weapon and potentially firing at/killing the suspect. Remember, the shooting hand is where an officer's side-arm is. For instance, I shoot with my right, so I would have a hip-holster on my right side. If I shot with my left, my holster would be on my left. With that, your less-lethal is generally on the opposite side, facing handle-forward. This means that I have to cross my right arm over my body, pull my TASER, tell the person that they will be tazed, then fire. All that has to be done over the course of one-two seconds.
#171 - To avoid legal action in the future, the officers have to stat…  [+] (4 new replies) 11/16/2014 on Nice job cops 0
#177 - cupotruth (11/16/2014) [-]
Well then lets stop that stupid "I'm gonna taze you" and make tazers a more prevalent part of the police force as well a greater focus on non-lethal measures

The safety of our homes depend on them, I respect them immensely for that but that doesn't mean I can just turn a blind eye when they do something wrong.

I know it's not entirely their fault because of that stupid legal thing but we need to reform how they handle an average situation because these cases are slowly happening more often and we should stop it before we just go full Judge Dredd on people (I know that probably isn't gonna happen but you get the sentiment).

This will really help the public's opinion on the police as well because they will know that they will always try to just incapacitate the criminal.

Regardless I still hold police in very high regard and would never dream of outright saying and believing that they are shit because in hectic moments they didn't do an absolutely perfect job so really what I want to do is stack the deck in their favor and make so they won't have to use lethal force because the non-lethal options would be easy and at the ready.
User avatar #189 - dammriver (11/16/2014) [-]
Truthfully, the whole Department of Justice needs to re-think a lot. A lot of things need to be re-worked, and we should follow the footsteps of some other countries.

Like, when we give someone 50+ years for illegally downloading music, while a murderer will get 25 years (not all cases, but you get the picture). A lot of things need to be re-thought, and the media definitely should start to cover the good things that police do, like that video where an officer pulled over a woman who ran a red light, and saved her life with abdominal thrusts (source: www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/watch_kalamazoo_public_safety.html
Also, another that I found in the search for the first: www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/20/dramatic-video-shows-new-york-city-police-officer-save-choking-victim-on/ )
They save lives on a daily basis, and it should be recognied much more often.
User avatar #207 - cupotruth (11/16/2014) [-]
Yeah, with bad comes the good.

We need to be stern yet grateful.

I like it.
User avatar #252 - dammriver (11/17/2014) [-]
And with the good comes the bad. Every now and again, you're going to get an officer that does it strictly for the power trip.

Kinda like the firefighters that do it just for the title, and won't go into a burning building for any reason whatsoever.

The thing is, the good outweigh the bad by a lot.

Stern yet grateful.
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#31 - I go with Fire, EMS, Military, and Police (in no particular or… 10/29/2014 on Bad day 0
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#98 - There are a couple of pyromaniacs that get into the fire servi…  [+] (1 new reply) 10/28/2014 on Fire With Fire +1
User avatar #129 - Kairyuka (10/28/2014) [-]
I'd imagine. Can't be easy to hide. Especially since, with what I've seen, most firefighters are pretty good buddies
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#7 - You'd be surprised. If we can't save someone, sometimes people… 10/10/2014 on FIREFIGHTER COMP 4 +1
#21 - These definitely are interesting... Knowing you're seeing some… 09/29/2014 on Morbid pictures comp part 2 +1
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User avatar #95 - sewallman (09/18/2014) [-]
Mine has no such button :/
#96 - dammriver (09/18/2014) [-]
It should look like the loop/wire in the upper left of the pic. Pull on that wire (or push, I don't fully remember), and it should lock your car in park.
User avatar #94 - sewallman (09/18/2014) [-]
If only you fucking said this before I went to the store xDD My car wouldn't start and I called for a ride. I was driving with milk right there and it activated the fuel stop. I called a buddy of mine who's had his for a while now and he knew exactly what I was talking about.

I'll have to check under the dash to see if I have that button though, I have the switches and siren still attached, I just need to reconnect the wires ;)
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User avatar #1172 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
I'm doing my best to defend you in the comments, but sometimes you can't argue with stupid.
User avatar #1173 to #1172 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
I know, I just stopped arguing. We can't get through his thick head, and he isn't going to accept any form of reason. Thank you for helping, and I think the sheer amount of people that understand that the officer did what he had to is good enough.
User avatar #1174 to #1173 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
I've actually thought about becoming a police officer, or working with them. I've been a certified gunsmith for a year now, but since I'm not 21 I can't get an FFL which really sucks.
User avatar #1175 to #1174 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
Right now I'm trying to get into security, since it will really help my resume. Right now I'm more on the fire/EMS side of things, but I have wanted to be a police officer since I was like 4 or 5 years old.
User avatar #1176 to #1175 - KakashiHatake (11/24/2014) [-]
Well good luck to you, I'm still unsure what I want to do, at least you have a goal.
User avatar #1177 to #1176 - dammriver (11/24/2014) [-]
I do have a goal, but I'm still not too sure how I want to reach it..

But yeah, thanks!

Good luck to you in whatever field you decide to pursue.
User avatar #1154 - wfddfw (04/17/2014) [-]
where in CT are you from brother?
User avatar #1155 to #1154 - dammriver (04/17/2014) [-]
Extreme northeast area, about 20 minutes from the Mass border, and 10 minutes from the Rhode Island border. You?
User avatar #1156 to #1155 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
Litchfield County. In the Torrington area
User avatar #1157 to #1156 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
I'm Windham County lol..

Are you paid or volunteer?
User avatar #1158 to #1157 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
Volunteer. Looking to move out of CT and becoming paid
User avatar #1159 to #1158 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
More southern parts and cities like Hartford have paid, unless you just want to get out..

If I were to leave CT, I'd probably try to go LAPD or LAFD..
User avatar #1160 to #1159 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
Im thinking of leaving completely.
wanna go somewhere south, like the Carolinas
User avatar #1161 to #1160 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
Myrtle beach is a nice area. A lot of action due to tourists, as well.

I'm looking at becoming a state trooper in a few years, so I'll probably be in CT for the majority of my life..
User avatar #1162 to #1161 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
a good friend of mine is trying to become a state trooper. props to you and him. they have to deal with a lot of ****
User avatar #1163 to #1162 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
That's actually one of the reasons that I joined the fire department (I'm volunteer as well). I wanted to know what I'd be seeing, and what I would be dealing with.. Kinda also wanted to make sure that I could handle all of the blood and gore (though I was pretty sure that I could). After I joined, I fell in love with it.
User avatar #1164 to #1163 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
that's exactly what happened with me.
I've seen so much **** that I'm used to it. First dead guy was a week after I turned 15, because i was involved with the junior firefighter program on my department
User avatar #1165 to #1164 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
I'm still involved with the junior firefighter program, actually.. I joined fairly recently, and I'm 17.. Been to a lot of overdoses, some to people that I knew.

I think that my biggest problem is going to be children.
User avatar #1166 to #1165 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
I'm 17 as well, to be honest.


My biggest problem is children. I refuse to go to calls involving kids and pedis. We had a pedi CODE a while back and I just couldn't bring myself to go.

I've had my fair share of CODEs and doing CPR already, but it's just something about calls with kids that I can't handle

User avatar #1167 to #1166 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
Yeah, that's the same thing I hear with a lot of people.

But, on the brighter parts of it, the brotherhood is amazing, the bonds between us and t=police officers is awesome, and the fact that we are a community that does everything from have a cookout at somebody's house to fighting a fire in a matter of minutes is also awesome.. It's one big family, and I really enjoy it.
User avatar #1168 to #1167 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
that's what I love about it too.


I've been involved with it for a little over 3 years already and i gotta say, I'm glad I did it. I made so many awesome friends with it. and they've taught me so much. its great
User avatar #1169 to #1168 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
I only joined abut six months ago, and I've met a lot of awesome people as well. Plus, it's an exciting conversation starter. Wearing a sweatshirt that says what department you're from, and all of the other firefighters start to talk to you.
User avatar #1170 to #1169 - wfddfw (04/18/2014) [-]
very true. That's what I love the most. the comradery. meeting guys from other departments and swapping stories is always a ton of fun
User avatar #1171 to #1170 - dammriver (04/18/2014) [-]
Yeah, it is. From all over the country, or even just the next town over.
#1146 - greedtheavaricious (03/21/2014) [-]
Hey. Haven't seen you in a while.
User avatar #1147 to #1146 - dammriver (03/21/2014) [-]
Haunter?

Yeah, it's been a while..

How are you?
User avatar #1148 to #1147 - greedtheavaricious (03/22/2014) [-]
It's been going okay here. I'm getting a job, get my drivers license paid and it's all around going fine, though the downside is I have to leave everything behind when I have to move in with my dad.

How are you?
User avatar #1149 to #1148 - dammriver (03/23/2014) [-]
Well that's kinda good.. Why do you have to move?

And I'm alright. Joined my local fire department as a volunteer, and I should have my Emergency Medical Responder certification by the end of June. Helping people out around my school and stuff.. It's good.
User avatar #1150 to #1149 - greedtheavaricious (03/23/2014) [-]
Ahh, didn't see that until now, sorry.

You're going to be a firefighter, eh? You're doing gods work, man.

Helping people out is always a good feeling, you bring a smile to their faces and that's always awesome.
User avatar #1151 to #1150 - dammriver (03/23/2014) [-]
Yeah, I love doing it. Helping people is definitely something that I'm happy to do..

So what's up with you? Why are you moving and everything?
User avatar #1152 to #1151 - greedtheavaricious (03/24/2014) [-]
God, I should really stop replying so slowly.

Well, where to start... job offer from dad at his company. Well, not his, but he's a high ranked animal there, so I'll be learning under his wings. He's living a couple hours away from here, means I'll have to move. Electrician! Something I've wanted to do since I was a toddler. Obviously wanted it because my dad does it, and sons usually try to become like their dads, eh?^^ Well I still want to, this time out of own reasons though. Learning how to install, reapir and maintain electric stuff, for example.. **** I barely know anything about it, but hey, I'm going to learn.
User avatar #1153 to #1152 - dammriver (03/25/2014) [-]
Don't worry about replies lol

And that's awesome! I've been studying electrical for the past 3 and a half years.. I'm not really a fan, but yanno..
User avatar #1132 - haunterbrony (05/29/2013) [-]
Ugh.. sorry forthe late popping by, my sense of time got kinda mixed up. How are you?
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User avatar #1115 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
Hey Dammdamm.

User avatar #1116 to #1115 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
Hey, what's up?
User avatar #1117 to #1116 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
Doctor Who, and lots of it.^^

What's with you?
User avatar #1118 to #1117 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
Not much' kinda miss a couple of users...
*sigh*
How are ya? Coming to the Tinychat 'party' later?
User avatar #1119 to #1118 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
Naaah, I need to sleep early. Not that tomorrow is anything, just getting used to more sleep. Which is also by far better for my metabolism, which I need.

Who do you miss?
User avatar #1120 to #1119 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
Zephy, Shy, and a couple more... Those two are closer to "top" of my list right now, though...
User avatar #1121 to #1120 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
Zeph is going through a hard time right now. And what happened with Shy... I don't know what's with him :I
User avatar #1122 to #1121 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
I know about Zeph, thanks to Delta, but Shy... I just wish I could give him a hug :/

I hope that he either didn't go through, or something failed... I really do... I don't know where he's from, though... I don't know much :/
User avatar #1123 to #1122 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
Let's just say I hope he's still breathing. One time the only reason he didn't do it is because the lack o a rope. I dearly hope he didn't find one.
User avatar #1124 to #1123 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
Did he ever say why he wanted to?
User avatar #1125 to #1124 - haunterbrony (05/05/2013) [-]
He is constantly depressed. I tried several times to get to him but.. well, he never really opened. Doesn't mean I won't try it again when he returns from wherever he is.
User avatar #1126 to #1125 - dammriver (05/05/2013) [-]
I'm going to try to take a passionate/calm and caring approach at first, then, if that doesn't work, I'm going to try to be more 'assertive'... Damn my mind and its desire to help everything with everything. I guess it's a good thing, though, because it makes me stand out from the average crowd...

Anyway, I hope he comes back...
#1107 - haunterbrony (04/29/2013) [-]
Hello, Dammy.
User avatar #1108 to #1107 - dammriver (04/29/2013) [-]
Hey... How are you?
#1109 to #1108 - haunterbrony (04/29/2013) [-]
I'm pretty good. Nothing to complain about for once. How are you?
User avatar #1110 to #1109 - dammriver (04/29/2013) [-]
I'm okay... Got some more 'fun' news this weekend :/

April just needs to be over, and May needs to be better...
#1111 to #1110 - haunterbrony (04/29/2013) [-]
News? What news? Need to talk it out?
User avatar #1112 to #1111 - dammriver (04/29/2013) [-]
Don't really need to talk it out, but I found out that someone that's in my shop (a 'friend', but not close) at school was involved in a serious motorcycle accident... They don't know if he's going to make it...
#1113 to #1112 - haunterbrony (04/29/2013) [-]
That's pretty harsh... I'd say go and visit him.

How's life treating you otherwise? Going halfway okay?
User avatar #1114 to #1113 - dammriver (04/29/2013) [-]
Yeah, I guess... I can't wait for April to be over...
User avatar #1100 - dammriver (04/18/2013) [-]
jimimipw
haunterbrony
...
Either of you know anything about what's up with Sal?
#1104 to #1100 - jimimipwr (04/18/2013) [-]
Nope. I dunno man...
User avatar #1105 to #1104 - dammriver (04/18/2013) [-]
*sigh*
I wish he'd come back...
User avatar #1106 to #1105 - jimimipwr (04/18/2013) [-]
Me too, man...
I miss the guy.
#1102 to #1100 - haunterbrony (04/18/2013) [-]
**** if I know. Either he quit the internet for good and needs a long ass break or... let's not even consider the second option.
User avatar #1103 to #1102 - dammriver (04/18/2013) [-]
I just... ******* hell :/
User avatar #1101 to #1100 - dammriver (04/18/2013) [-]
* jimimipwr
User avatar #1084 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
Hey
User avatar #1085 to #1084 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Hey, how are ya?
#1086 to #1085 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
Well still not doing too well......
User avatar #1087 to #1086 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Well,what's bothering you?
#1088 to #1087 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
A lot of things...primarily losing my house and such......
User avatar #1089 to #1088 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Do you have a place to go?

Like your friend in Las Vegas, or the one in Cali?
#1090 to #1089 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
Possibly....only problem is the cost of getting there....would love cali more than Vegas cause my friends in Vegas are not so understanding of me.
User avatar #1091 to #1090 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Do you have an income, yet?
User avatar #1092 to #1091 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
No....and it wouldn't help since my parents would use my pay to help pay off what they owe to banks....while they just pressure me and sit around watchign TV
User avatar #1093 to #1092 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Is there a way that your friends could come get you?
User avatar #1094 to #1093 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
not sure since only thing they would be doing is a round trip to here......my friend in Cali wont mind having me over there but my friends in Vegas may get a little irritated at how long it may take for me to actually start paying them rent....only problem I have is getting there and such......not sure how anyone can help me with this and not entirely sure how to get their own my own.
User avatar #1095 to #1094 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Hmm... So basically, you just need transportation...

Somewhat a waiting game, now...
What else is bothering you?
User avatar #1096 to #1095 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
Ponyville kind if having a lot of drama lately.....and stuff.

Mostly my worries are in transportation seeing as how I have no way to cover that cost on my own.
User avatar #1097 to #1096 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
Any way to start a fundraiser of some sort?
User avatar #1098 to #1097 - princesscadence (04/15/2013) [-]
not sure how to start one
User avatar #1099 to #1098 - dammriver (04/15/2013) [-]
https://www.youcaring.com/create-fundraiser.aspx

www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/signup/create

There's some others, too...
User avatar #1076 - haunterbrony (04/12/2013) [-]
DAMMY
User avatar #1077 to #1076 - dammriver (04/12/2013) [-]
HAUNTY
User avatar #1078 to #1077 - haunterbrony (04/12/2013) [-]
HOW IS YOU
User avatar #1079 to #1078 - dammriver (04/12/2013) [-]
I IS GOOD

HOW IS YOU
User avatar #1080 to #1079 - haunterbrony (04/12/2013) [-]
I'S GEWD TOO

I'S BORED
User avatar #1081 to #1080 - dammriver (04/12/2013) [-]
I'S BORED TOO...
User avatar #1082 to #1081 - haunterbrony (04/12/2013) [-]
LET'S ENTERTAIN EACH OTHER THEN!
User avatar #1083 to #1082 - dammriver (04/12/2013) [-]
BUTT HOW?
#1075 - alicornking (04/11/2013) [-]
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#1051 - timmywankenobi (04/01/2013) [-]
hey dammy how ya doing ? we haven't talked much have we that's probably my fault though ..anyway I didn't just stop by to say hello I also came to ask if you could find a moment to sign my petition it is nearly full but every vote helps . anywho it was nice seeing you we should talk again soon... see ya later.

www.funnyjunk.com/user_pictures/timmywankenobi/4508362/Save+Timmeh/
User avatar #1043 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
Well, I was going to go to sleep, but decided to check how things are here first. How are you?
User avatar #1064 to #1043 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
Just as an update, my aunt had a severe heart attack last night... We didn't find out today, but she apparently died on our floor, and came back in the ambulance...

Right now, she is being transferred to another hospital that specializes with the heart... Before they left, though, they couldn't stabilize her heart rate... I don't know if she's going to be ok, but I hope so...
#1065 to #1064 - haunterbrony (04/03/2013) [-]
I'm certain it will be fine. And if not... let's not think about the worst possible outcome for now. Are you feeling better?
User avatar #1066 to #1065 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
Slightly. I'm making headway in the 'peer counseling' thing that I've set up. We had the main 'starter' meeting today, and now we're waiting on getting members and setting everything up...
#1067 to #1066 - haunterbrony (04/03/2013) [-]
Now that is at the very least something. I wish you good luck with that, and hope you and your aunt will be well.
User avatar #1068 to #1067 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
Thanks, and me too...

How are you?
User avatar #1069 to #1068 - haunterbrony (04/03/2013) [-]
I'm doing fine. Only problem is, I can't be arsed to study, since I have neither motivation, nor pressure due to few time. Funny enough it is in less than two weeks, so I should feel pressure.
User avatar #1070 to #1069 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
I know what you mean... That feeling of "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?"
User avatar #1071 to #1070 - haunterbrony (04/03/2013) [-]
Heh, exactly that feeling. Why do a presentation today if you can throw some random **** together the day after?
User avatar #1072 to #1071 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
Hah, yep...
User avatar #1073 to #1072 - haunterbrony (04/03/2013) [-]
Well Damdam, I'm calling it a night. G'night buddy, and have a good one. Love you.
User avatar #1074 to #1073 - dammriver (04/03/2013) [-]
Goodnight, love you too :3
User avatar #1044 to #1043 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
I'm ok. Not guaranteeing anything for tomorrow, but I don't really want to go to school in this mood... I hope some people don't take it personally.
User avatar #1045 to #1044 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
Huh... maybe you should just take the day off tomorrow, which of course means fake being sick. Please consider this if you feel too bad to go to school.
User avatar #1046 to #1045 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
If I feel too bad, then yeah... If not, I might just head over to the guidance office some time tomorrow...
User avatar #1047 to #1046 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
I understand how you must feel right now. If you feel like school will help due to distraction, then go. If you're like me and can't focus on anything in such a situation, it would probably be better for you to just stay at home, and try to relax a little.
User avatar #1048 to #1047 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'll see how I feel tomorrow... I have some good teachers, so I think that they'll understand... I'm just hoping that my father follows through and goes to a rehab facility tomorrow.
User avatar #1049 to #1048 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
And if not, you just gotta push him a little so he goes.

I really need to sleep now, good night. I'll be dropping by tomorrow. Love you man.
User avatar #1050 to #1049 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
Ok, good night, and I love you too...

Also, thanks...

*hugs*
User avatar #1052 to #1050 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
And there I am, heh. How are you?
User avatar #1053 to #1052 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
I'm ok, how are you?
User avatar #1054 to #1053 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
I'm pretty okay myself. Staying up late again, because I'm smart.^^
User avatar #1055 to #1054 - dammriver (04/01/2013) [-]
Lol, who needs sleep?
User avatar #1056 to #1055 - haunterbrony (04/01/2013) [-]
I don't even know wha- hold me I'm passing out..
User avatar #1057 to #1056 - dammriver (04/02/2013) [-]
And I just had to call an ambulance for my aunt -_-

Life is playing a fun game of "How much pressure can he ******* take?!"
User avatar #1058 to #1057 - haunterbrony (04/02/2013) [-]
Christ... are you okay? I mean, given the circumstances, dumb question, but.. are you still running?
User avatar #1059 to #1058 - dammriver (04/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, I am. I think I'll be able to handle stress like a ******* champ when I'm older.

She went into very severe respiratory distress, and her lips were purple before the first guys even got here. There was a point when she stopped breathing altogether, but she'll [hopefully] be ok... She was doing better once they got her in the ambulance, but she still wasn't too good...
User avatar #1060 to #1059 - haunterbrony (04/02/2013) [-]
Buddy, you already do handle stress like a ******* champ. Highly doubt many could do that without breaking down.

Holy **** man.. I hope everything will be fine. For now we can only wait and drink tea. Speaking of tea, I recommend sweet chai tea. That is one hell of a bad time to speak about tea.
User avatar #1061 to #1060 - dammriver (04/02/2013) [-]
Tea is love
Tea is life

But yeah, me too. Hah, and I have a meeting the next three days; One regarding peer counseling, and two regarding another program that I'm in.
User avatar #1062 to #1061 - haunterbrony (04/02/2013) [-]
And I say again, if there is something you don't actually need and could neglect it, in order to focus on more important things, then I highly suggest doing it. As for now, I need sleep. Good night, and you should go to sleep, too.. since it is something after 10 PM at your place, I guess.
User avatar #1063 to #1062 - dammriver (04/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, I will in a few minutes.

Goodnight <3
User avatar #1037 - haunterbrony (03/17/2013) [-]
Hellp Dammy.
User avatar #1038 to #1037 - dammriver (03/17/2013) [-]
Help, or hello?

Either way, whats wrong / how are you?
User avatar #1039 to #1038 - haunterbrony (03/17/2013) [-]
Curse my grammar... *Hello. Well, also help.. though I don't really know with what, so... hi!^^

I'm doing good.. just wanted to check up on you. How are you?
User avatar #1040 to #1039 - dammriver (03/17/2013) [-]
I'm ok. My friend is doing better, so that's a plus.

What's up?
User avatar #1041 to #1040 - enslavedyouth (03/17/2013) [-]
Haunter here, back to my starter acc

That is a good thing. Still, go and hug her! :3

Not much going on here. Just at a friend right now and watching some random show. Poor ****** is emotionally devastated watching this. Though I'm pretty sure he's just playing.^^
User avatar #1042 to #1041 - dammriver (03/17/2013) [-]
I will! Don't worry, I will.

That's cool (well, not the emotionally devastated part, lol) :3
#1033 - princesscadence (03/15/2013) [-]
hey there, how are you?
User avatar #1034 to #1033 - dammriver (03/15/2013) [-]
I'm ok... My friend just lost her grandfather, though. It's really hard on her, and I'm trying to help her as much as I can... Really, all that I can do is talk to her.
#1035 to #1034 - princesscadence (03/15/2013) [-]
Sometimes that's all you can do....
Sometimes that's all you can do....
User avatar #1036 to #1035 - dammriver (03/15/2013) [-]
Yes, it is... I wish I could do more, but I don't know how much I could do...
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