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« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2006, 11:56:20 AM »
On the other hand, a couple of years ago a good friend of mine was charged with resisting arrest, after two cops jumped him from behind and dragged him to the ground for no apparent reason.  This was in front of the York.  He was resisting because he didn't know they were cops, as they jumped him from behind.

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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2006, 12:03:35 PM »
I find it disgusting that they don't operate right away, especially on the eye.

After your comment Debra ('tear into') I can see why your son does not want you to come along besides what it means to a young man his age to show up with his Mom.

Just in case you didn't already know this.

Hang in there, Debra. Bon courage.

P.S. I was once almost beaten to death (or so it felt at the time) by two young guys hitting me with 1 X 2s while I was on the ground and heard the third one shout "finish him off Charlie, finish him off Charlie".

It was the only time I was glad to hear a police car siren and the shock lasted for a long time. Whenever I passed the neighbourhood where those guys lived on a bus I started shaking, for a long time.

I hope your son is tougher than I am.

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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2006, 01:52:30 PM »
I too find it bizarre that your son hasn't been treated yet.  I cannot imagine going around with a broken anything without immediate treatment, let alone an eye in a precarious state and having to drive around to get treatment that apparently didn't happen.

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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2006, 02:01:20 PM »
He is going to Peterborough this afternoon, apparently there is an eye specialist who will see him. I'm hoping that once the doctor sees him he will order proper treatment.

And now son tells me he is going back to work in a couple of days because he works for a siding company under the table(so no benefits) and can't pay his rent if he doesn't work.
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2006, 05:34:01 PM »
Quote from: 'lance
Maybe I sound callous, but I'm absolutely not. Altogether the opposite. But you can see why I refuse to be sentimental about small towns.

A while back there was a thing on The Current about a study that shows that Canada differs from other industrialized countries in that our large cities are safer per capita than smaller communities and rural areas. I think the extreme poverty of some northern communities skews the stats a bit, IIRC.
You keep buying these things but you don\'t need them,
But as long as you\'re comfortable it feels like freedom.
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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2006, 05:45:32 PM »
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A while back there was a thing on The Current about a study that shows that Canada differs from other industrialized countries in that our large cities are safer per capita than smaller communities and rural areas. I think the extreme poverty of some northern communities skews the stats a bit, IIRC.


It could be. I have no idea how the rate of violent crime differs between towns (or rural areas) and cities. I just have no time for all that folderol about how "in small towns, everyone knows everyone else, people don't lock their doors" and so on. It perpetuates an idealized view of small-town life that hadn't much truth to it even back in some (mythical, non-existent) "good old days."

Things change, of course. For example, it's possible that less of this nonsense gets retailed nowadays. I doubt it, though. Some things  remain more or less the same -- viz., the ability of people to fool themselves.

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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2006, 06:20:29 PM »
Debra, I hope everything went well with the eye specialist.

Agent204, I was having a similar discussion with friends who live in a rural area. I was discussing how much safer I feel in urban areas. While we were having our pints on Elgin Street, Ottawa's first drive by shooting occured killing a young man from England. It was such a rare and bizarre event -- hard to fathom in such a relatively safe city.
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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2006, 07:12:03 PM »
So the doctor in Peterborough said that because of the way the eye muscle is lying he thinks it might be better to leave it to heal on it's own surgery may result in a fairly high risk of blindness in that eye.

However, he wants to be notified immediately if the doctor in Oshawa wants to operate on the orbital or jaw bones next week as he wants every precaution taken. Finally someone who actually gives a crap.
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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2006, 07:15:37 PM »
I'm so glad that doctor is taking your son's well being so seriously. Must make you and him feel much less anxious.
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2006, 07:33:48 PM »
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So the doctor in Peterborough said that because of the way the eye muscle is lying he thinks it might be better to leave it to heal on it's own surgery may result in a fairly high risk of blindness in that eye.



Surgery always has risks and should be avoided unless abolutely necessary.

All the best to Mother and Son!

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« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2006, 08:05:59 PM »
That's terrible Debra. I'm really sorry to hear this.

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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2006, 12:38:14 AM »
I am just baffled that this could happen and someone not end up spending at least some time behind bars.

There has got to be something that can be done.  This is just obscene.

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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2006, 10:29:50 AM »
Why not write a snail mail letter to your provincial AttorneyGeneral, tell him what your son says happened, and ask when something is going to be done about the swarming situation and the seeming lack of services in your area?

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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2006, 10:35:09 AM »
That's a good idea Anne
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« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2006, 12:01:04 PM »
Are there further improvements in the medical situation Debra?

I hope so.

 

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