Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hmmm... I don't have a can for the .22 (link fixed)

so I've got a slight handicap if this were to be true.

Damn bad time for this to happen, with .22 in short supply.


jetfxr69 said...

Link is to NJ story from other post?

Firehand said...

Dammit, I hate it when that happens

KM said...

Someone is pulling peoples chains or they have bad record keeping...or both.

Firehand said...

Borrowing from Capstick, 'It's AFRICA, so there's no telling.'

markm said...

KM: It's much simpler than that. No one did a thorough examination before declaring them dead. Would you closely examine an Ebola patient if you were ought of rubber gloves or disinfectant?

And even if they had, they probably have no better technology for distinguishing coma from death than a 19th century American doctor. That was the era when patented coffins were sold with systems to ring a bell or raise a flag if the deceased wasn't actually deceased and started clawing at the coffin lid after burial. (Or you could have your loved ones embalmed and make _sure_ they were dead.)

Finally, mistakes happen even with modern technology. I can't remember the details, but this summer there was a report of a "dead" person somewhere in the USA, declared so by an American doctor with all the modern medical instrumentation available, waking up on the embalming table.

markm said...

Aagghh! "Out", not "ought".