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    [–] Father at centre of measles outbreak didn't vaccinate children due to autism fears | CBC News SillyPhillyDilly 76 points ago in worldnews

    You don't need criminal intent to be indicted for a crime. You need negligence. That doesn't mean a willingness to do something wrong, being the perpetrator of a crime unintentionally is good enough. There are types of crimes that require intent, but in all instances negligence is required for prosecution.

    [–] Buying black in madison SillyPhillyDilly 1 points ago in madisonwi

    I disagree with your last paragraph. We artificially support community businesses all the time. For instance, I don't have a car anymore but when I did I knew how to change my own oil. I could buy my oil on Amazon (shameless plug: AmazonBasics oil is actually very quality) and change it myself. I chose, however, to take it to a local mechanic and have them do it, even though they cost slightly more than Jiffy Lube. I put money I didn't have to in the local community because I wanted to support my local small businesses.

    In fact, any time you decide to buy locally instead of from a chain, you're doing the very same thing. You're specifically seeking out an alternative to an online or major chain product. Will their product be inferior? That's up to you to decide. If it is, don't frequent their business anymore, but you won't ever know if you're immediately dissuaded from the idea because people want to sell a specific type of business.

    This doesn't apply to black-owned businesses, either. A Woman's Touch is incredibly popular because it's ran by women who provide a non-judgmental atmosphere. Willy St Co-op is LGBT- and eco-friendly. These local businesses also support minority communities and a clean environment, so people seek them out because of those qualities. Is it contrived to buy from a business that supports the environment over that of one which doesn't make a stance? I'd say no. And the same logic here follows.

    [–] REAL LIFE ROCKY IV-ASKREN 🇺🇸 VS KHABIB 🇷🇺 SillyPhillyDilly 30 points ago in ufc

    Lemme tell you a little about Ben. I wrestler with him back in high school, and the asshole was the most slippery person I had ever seen. He would practice in his basement where he had a full wrestling practice room. Him (and his brother Max) would invite people over and just hand their asses to them like it was a video game. I don't know if it still holds, but he blew the WIAA takedown records out of the water. He could easily win matches by pin if he wanted to, but he would destroy people with takedowns in the first period. His offense was nearly unbeatable. His defense was just as crazy.

    Back then he was one of the most pleasant people to be around. Like, he was a jock, he would talk shit, but it wasn't ever with the intent of ill will and you knew it. He had one of the craziest work ethics I've ever seen. My coach - who has been following him, has helped him train in Bellator, and also helped train CM Punk - says this man is by far one of the most natural wrestlers he's ever seen. He doesn't even need to think, he just somehow does it.

    I'm a huge fan of that clunky ass kid from Arrowhead.

    [–] Buying black in madison SillyPhillyDilly 3 points ago in madisonwi

    I don't think anyone is going out of their way to receive an inferior good. I myself also don't know of any large minority developers, let alone ones that aren't willing to invest in the community.

    Even so, if a business is minority owned, decides not to invest in their community, and has an inferior product, given the negatives they don't deserve to be in business in our community. That's just my honest take. A business should invest and bring opportunities to its community other than jobs. It should provide means to an end, or a product available in a desert (kinda like Luna's that just opened up which is Latino owned).

    [–] Buying black in madison SillyPhillyDilly 14 points ago in madisonwi

    Whenever people ask about buying from black businesses, several people will ask "would it be offensive if I said I wanted to buy from white businesses?" There is no clear answer to that, but the question I have to that is what would motivate you to? Some people want to purchase from black businesses to support minorities in business. Some people want to because they want to invest in the black community. Others want to because they want to root for the underdog. Whatever reason one may have, it's ultimately about one thing: supporting local small business. There's nothing wrong with this. So if you want to buy from a white business owner? Go ahead, support local small businesses. But if you're doing it out of spite because someone else wants to support a minority for whatever reason they may have at the time? Well, I'm sorry that you feel such a way, and I hope one day you won't take offense to someone trying to do a service with a specific community.

    Support local small business owners so we can invest in Madison and make it a better place.

    [–] So is the city’s plan to build a hotel on the corner of State Street and Dayton then another hotel nearly kitty corner at the MATC downtown campus? SillyPhillyDilly 8 points ago in madisonwi

    The city is faced with a harsh decision: more hotels or less conferences. So they're letting developers come in to build hotels to keep that business, which is pretty vital to the community. They're stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    But yes I'd rather have the movie theater at what's now Lucky back.

    [–] What is the most hurtful thing a medical professional has ever said to you? SillyPhillyDilly 6 points ago in AskReddit

    I never questioned anyone when they tell me their veins roll. It's pretty common, so while you don't NEED to tell me (I can tell when I palpate/touch the vein), it doesn't hurt to know I should be thinking about a 23 or 25 gauge. If someone misses a vein that rolls, it's usually because they didn't anchor it (pulling down on your skin) correctly or the veins are pretty small.

    I've worked with every size gauge of needle, from 16s for blood donation to 25s for peds. I've had them all roll on me. I've missed a bunch. I've been called down to the ED to stick veins people thought were impossible, and I was the last resort before they had to bring in the anesthesiologist. I've stuck people while they were sleep, I've stuck veins on fingers, and on knuckles. I've stuck babies that were minutes old and someone who was 110 and literally no visible veins. We know how to do many, many, many types of sticks, and each one requires a different technique. In your case, I would recommend a heat pack and double tourniquet with your arm as low as you can possibly get it. Get your heart pumping before you draw, too, so that blood pressure increases.

    Please be patient with phlebs or any other person that puts needles in you. We understand it hurts. We understand it is uncomfortable. We try our best to hit it the first time and even though we refuse to admit it, missing on the first attempt is a HUGE hit to the ego. It can seriously affect the rest of the draws that day.

    [–] You only got 1 second to save the president's daughter SillyPhillyDilly 7 points ago in gaming

    In healthcare and among first responses there's a widely known acronym when it comes to fires: RACE. Rescue, Alert, Contain, Extinguish/Evacuate. So from the perspective he did everything* right.

    • - he couldn't possibly alert the fire department, it would have been an extra four scenes before the call ended

    [–] 4000 lumen flashlight through my hand. SillyPhillyDilly 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Start above the long and ring metacarpals and follow that cephalic vein up. I know the basilic is the preferred target because (in my experience) medial IVs run poorer, but also in my experience they stand out more. Make sure the arm is as low as you can possibly get it, and it's best if they're sitting up. Throw on the tourniquet about 3 to 5 inches upsite from your scrub. Don't be afraid to use a bp cuff inflated to 60, 90 as a high, because it gets real uncomfortable after 100-120. Wrapping the entire forearm in a heated blanket does wonders. And that's all the easy part, the worst is trying not to infiltrate with such a difficult vein.

    God help you if you have anyone who's systolic is less than 80, though! That might have to be an AC stick, just as distal as you can possibly get because the line WILL occlude like every 30 minutes when they're alert lol. Have fun!

    [–] What is your favorite "holy crap this actually works" trick? SillyPhillyDilly 44 points ago in AskReddit

    Am phleb, can confirm. There was only one time where I had to use it, any other time some spot treatment with regular laundry soap then a cold wash cycle worked. When getting blood out of other people's clothes, though, I've always had peroxide on standby. They think it's some voodoo shit.

    [–] White Referee Fired After Forcing Black Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks SillyPhillyDilly 12 points ago in news

    As a black father who had locks before and also a daughter, idk where YOU are getting any of this from. My locks took mad effort with regular twisting, almost daily. I made the mistake of washing too soon and it looked like sandpaper to a wool sweater. Otherwise, when I didn't twist it would just mat up in huge clumps.

    My daughter also has fine, curly biracial hair. It mats up FAST if there's no combing at least once a day. It doesn't lock. Her shrinkage is crazy, so that's also a big factor in matting.

    [–] White pride huh SillyPhillyDilly 1 points ago in MurderedByWords

    I want to elaborate, but judging by your post history it seems you already have a very negative disposition towards whatever I would have to say. Have a good day and reddit freely.

    [–] White pride huh SillyPhillyDilly 1 points ago in MurderedByWords

    Thanks friend, I've had this discussion several times and recently it's been rekindled because of the Baraboo incident. It's not too far north of me, like a 30 minute drive. The Midwest is fuming. Add that to my city being ultraliberal and it makes sense when I say there have been rallies, protests, demonstrations, and other various social situations where my friends have had to discuss this same topic for a bit.

    [–] [OT] Macau GP Sophia Florsch crash viewed from grandstand SillyPhillyDilly 2 points ago in formula1

    Spinal fractures could mean anything. It could be a spinous process fracture, where the tab that sticks straight out is broken. Could be a burst fracture, where the vertebrae cracks outward, or a compression fracture where it cracks inward/in on itself.

    Given the severity of it, I wouldn't be surprised if there were several burst fractures. Maybe some ruptured discs and compressed nerves. Since she's in stable condition, worst case scenario is that she requires some multi-level fusions. Best case scenario is that she requires injections. What will most likely happen is some nerve decompression and discectomies.

    I've seen reports of people walking away from a three level cervical spine fusion with little reported pain, but I've also seen people suffer from pain related to radiculopathy long after receiving surgery to decompress the nerve root. It's a massive toss-up with the spine sometimes.

    Again, she's in stable condition. So expect more positive news in the future. Fuck me your was hard seeing though, and I'm only a casual.

    [–] White pride huh SillyPhillyDilly 14 points ago in MurderedByWords

    I feel that there's so much derailment and talk about black pride and how inevitably white pride is racist. Well, if anyone has ever wanted an answer, I've been mulling this over since I was a kid and here's the best answer I have.

    When people say black pride, what they're referring to is slavery-descended Afro-American pride. It's less dependent on race and more dependent on culture. It's a way to recognize that we don't have anything to reference our ancestors beyond slavery, meaning we can't be proud of where we came from other than knowing we (most likely) came from Africa. Many people can track back their lineage to a home country, like Italy or France, but unfortunately we don't have the luxury.

    In short, black pride is celebrating a culture we had to make up instead of one that's already been established.

    Moving on to white pride, is perfectly fine to be proud of who you are culturally. A really big example? Texan Pride. I'm not mad at Texans for being proud to be Texans, they have a historically rich context to be proud about. Of course there are tragedies, those should be remembered, but it's about being proud of where you come from. White pride doesn't celebrate where you've come from, nor does it celebrate culture like black pride does. Most often than not, white pride doesn't have anything to celebrate instead of race.

    To elaborate further about white pride, it would be wrong to pin white people under one category because they are way more diverse than that. People of European descent are not and should never be stripped of their ancestral identity. It's perfectly fine to have Spanish Pride, Finnish Pride, French Pride, German Pride, but to say White Pride erases all of those cultures, all of that history for the sake of rebuking Black Pride. If I knew what country my ancestors were from and someone tried to erase that for any reason, I would be upset.

    There's also this sentiment in America that's like "you're American, you came from America, your ancestors have nothing to do with anything." I live in Wisconsin and the mere fact that people here love bratwurst and beer more than anything kind of proves that ancestral lineage has a huge influence on our current world. There are a lot of things culturally that we don't even realize we carry, like the way Frenchmen will always have an attitude about wine, or the way Italians have a bottle of olive oil in their purses. I don't know why, I didn't make the rules. We also live in a land where almost all of us migrated to. Unless you're Native, you're the descendant of an immigrant and simply because you moved doesn't erase that. Be proud of where you came from, because your ancestors would be proud of where you are.

    Let's be real, though. Being white is way too broad of a generalization. Are you Irish descendant? You may have been oppressed as fuck when your family first came over, sometimes by force. Are you English descendant? Maybe the same thing. Russian descendant? Thanks for propping up our vodka sales. Being white is too big of an umbrella, so having white pride isn't really feasible in the long run. Always be proud of who you are and where you came from. That's what pride is. As long as you're not using your pride to crush others, and as long as you're not just trying to erase the pride of others to have your own, be proud with whatever you want to be.

    [–] Okay now that's crazy. Like neurosis crazy. SillyPhillyDilly 9 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    When I was a kid, I lived in GA. Got to experience all the Confederate racism. I've lived in WI since 99.

    It's worse here.

    [–] Police: Woman remotely wipes iPhone X in evidence after shooting SillyPhillyDilly 30 points ago in technology

    That's a fairly unreasonable time for labs to come back. For BACs you can have results back within the half hour. But if it worked out for you, more power to you lol

    [–] As of yesterday, marijuana for recreational use is legal along the American coast from Mexico's western coast to Maine. SillyPhillyDilly 1 points ago in MapPorn

    Sometimes I wish there were a dot in the middle of Wisconsin on maps like these; in the city of Madison, and separately the county of Dane, it is legal to possess and use marijuana up to a certain amount.