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I’M JUST LOOKING

If the main stay is the first 30 secs of impression when greeting. Why waste it on ‘I’m just browsing’. You have much better things to do like build rapport. Your commissioned based so steady up to your task of filling your wallet well. Avoid in every instance giving the right for the customer to making you a bad meal by using that line. In theory your suppose to be…

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. – Havelock Ellis

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I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? – Jean Kerr

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Just because you are blind, and unable to see beauty doesn’t mean it does not exist. – Margaret Cho

Morning Beauty The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. - Havelock Ellis I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep.

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Where I’m coming from and how I got PTSD in the first place. How it almost ruined my life.

Where I’m coming from and how I got PTSD in the first place. How it almost ruined my life.

Where I’m coming from and how I got PTSD in the first place. How it almost ruined my life..

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We used MANPOWER or the badge and uniform…we called a code, and all hands (many little hands of nurses and a doctor) were on deck as we gently put  patients in restraints.    Intravenous access (IV),  labs and administration of medication For an acutely agitated, belligerent confused patients  as well as Trauma work-up for patients without  prior history of confusion including EKG (Cardiac and Infectious problems often present with confusion), head and neck imaging and urinary catheter.  For all others,  vigilance was key in monitoring  patients in the EDs I worked. Always, attempting to Calm patients even if I sometimes fed into their fantasies of the stars just to talk them down calmly if need be.

Never provoke agitated patients…because it is well-known it only agitates patients more causing higher blood pressures and  tachycardia. But isn’t that common sense basic training?

Manpower did not seem to be an issue in any of the videos of police violence. Mike Brown had his hands in the air…. The uniform calms all but the acutely psychotic patient.

At nights when staff was minimal, if a patient became violent –spitting and wielding wildly at staff or I sometimes with sharp objects– we backed-off, usually I talked to the patient until the police arrived. One officer and he never drew his gun in my over 20 years experience working in EDs.

Do not accept the  aggressive and threatening behaviors and attitudes of cops as first responders. As first responders there are protocols that should be adhered in cases of patients with altered mental status. Why did cops fire  their weapons when there was no emergent or imminent threat ? And why does the medical system condone use of unnecessary force with lethal outcomes when non-lethal means are routinely used in EDs?  

 Concern for ED staff and patients when the wrong cop is called to help with a belligerent patient, will he or she immediately fire a weapon multiple times in a busy ED?   What if the ED staff is discriminatory  (like the crew I met at Tufts) will the officer fire his weapon indiscriminately at any  black person?    We do not know !  Let us not wait for this eventuality.

Observations:

1.  Virtually all  victims’ videos were unarmed, alleged to have a knife, (usually a pocketknife or scissors) and  alleged to resist arrest  and shot  at least 6 times by veteran cops with unknown names and no accountability or arrests.

2.  Murder taken so lightly by society,  emboldens more murders as we see today where it is daily.    A blatant derision of the constitution and  reflection of privileged status above the law.

3.  Less paper-work with a dead victim as well as  fringe benefit of  paid time-off if disputed.

4.  The default discriminatory :  Weapons in cases of black and brown folks and treatment in cases of white men and often white women.  An unarmed black person is killed every 28 hours  by  police in one report read recently about the New Jim Crow.

I would venture to guess 90% of “normal” white males have never experienced discrimination. Discrimination throughout all dimensions, vertical and horizontals, what do you think?

The above images have a common theme of manpower?  Why do deaths invariably occur  before manpower arrives ?  Is this a delay in the EMS system?   Or is backup not called under after a police killing?

VIDEO: Family Releases Video of Man Being Killed by Fort Bend Officer (graphic)

http://benswann.com/video-family-releases-video-of-man-being-killed-by-fort-bend-officer/#ixzz31YDI3UiK


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2.  How should police handle people with autism?

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Working Relationships Working Relationships We used MANPOWER or the badge and uniform…we called a code, and all hands (many little hands of nurses and a doctor) were on deck as we gently put  patients in restraints.    
WHAT IS COURAGE?

Courage is a woman voicing her opinion and a man agreeing with it freely without compromising it.

WHAT IS COURAGE?

Courage is a woman voicing her opinion and a man agreeing with it freely without compromising it.

Report recommends more police training for dealing with mentally ill | CTV News

Report recommends more police training for dealing with mentally ill | CTV News

Report recommends more police training for dealing with mentally ill
A new report released by The Mental Health Commission of Canada indicates there are more interactions between these two groups now than there were five to seven years ago

A lack of treatment and support for those with mental illness, plus the stigma, mean police are often in a situation where they have to deal with the crisis.


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DON’T EAT YELLOW SNOW

It’s nearing that time of the year again. They haven’t invented a pee bag for dogs yet.

DON’T EAT YELLOW SNOW

It’s nearing that time of the year again. They haven’t invented a pee bag for dogs yet.