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      05-18-2008, 06:41 PM   #23
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      05-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #24
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So... for emergencies, you dial 911... Really???

a 20 minute wait?

over here, they pick up instantly and a trooper is usually there in 5-10 mins (depends on urgency)
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      05-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #25
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Ironically i always dream of dialing 911 for what ever emergency purposes but i always fail and then i get super frustrated so pissed in my dream that i wake up... so i guess its true ehhh
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      05-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #26
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All this America bashing, and you all are still free to do what you want and drive a fucking BMW. No place is perfect, but your pathetic lives could be far worse. Vote with your feet, pack up the family and move to Europe.
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      05-18-2008, 08:02 PM   #27
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All this America bashing, and you all are still free to do what you want and drive a fucking BMW. No place is perfect, but your pathetic lives could be far worse. Vote with your feet, pack up the family and move to Europe.
what's the problem?

why should people leave their homes if they are unhappy about things they can't change?

did you ever consider that complaints are made, not to insult and degrade, but rather to help guide improvements?

you seem to be too narrow minded. you should do some traveling - it will give you a better perspective

USA is not the only country where people have basic freedoms. to the contrary, Americans are quickly becoming some of the least 'free' people in the world.
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      05-18-2008, 08:52 PM   #28
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Shoulda just cruised around going 140 or something, there's always a cop in the road catching people speeding...

that way, you can tell him/her what happened.
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      05-18-2008, 09:44 PM   #29
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what's the problem?

why should people leave their homes if they are unhappy about things they can't change?

did you ever consider that complaints are made, not to insult and degrade, but rather to help guide improvements?

you seem to be too narrow minded. you should do some traveling - it will give you a better perspective

USA is not the only country where people have basic freedoms. to the contrary, Americans are quickly becoming some of the least 'free' people in the world.

Very well said.
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      05-18-2008, 10:42 PM   #30
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i thought this thread was about the Porsche 911
Me Too! 911 is an F'ing joke though. No offense to anyone but I think they hire a bunch of idiots over there. At least in IL!
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      05-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #31
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Gotta be prepared to take care of yourself and be able to respond to trouble/danger on your own...

All the Police are good for is taking a memo after the fact. All the Unarmed, unprepared are little more than victims. Expecting the Police to be there to protect you or a loved on is a joke...
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a 20 minute wait?

over here, they pick up instantly and a trooper is usually there in 5-10 mins (depends on urgency)
In most of the U.S. help is about 2-10 minutes away. Life flight 12-15 and you can find yourself in a world class trauma center in under 30 minutes just about anywhere in the country.

Do these response times prevent crime? No of course not, but the victims and those in accidents rarely have to wait more than 10 minutes or so from time of accident to 1st response.

Some areas are better than others though, My wife crashed her motorcycle about a block from our home and she had a moto-officer on scene in about 60 seconds, EMT and Fire on scene in about 3 minutes. This is typical for most urban areas.

Lots of drama queens want to make things sound much more dire than they are cause they listen to too much NPR and are used to being "victimized"... It's their role.
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      05-18-2008, 11:31 PM   #33
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I work in public safety and deal with people who call 911 every day. Let me explain why you are on hold so long.

When you call 911 from a cell phone you get CHP. If you are in an area where you need local law enforcement, the CHP call taker will transfer you to the correct agency. Think about all the people calling 911 in the greater LA area. Then double it when you add all the crazy people that call 911 for no reason. The general public would be very surprised if they knew some of the reasons people call 911.

Hope this helps people to understand the system a little bit
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      05-19-2008, 12:11 AM   #34
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omg did you stop to see if she was ok?
No, I did not because there were bystanders on the sidewalk starring and looks to be walking towards her. I was still driving at a slow pace and waiting for the call to go through. In addition, she was hysterical and screaming on her phone, so I figured that she's probably ok... rather, frightened.
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      05-19-2008, 12:25 AM   #35
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Wow, that's unbelieveable and scary at the same time.

They must be short staffed....heh.
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      05-19-2008, 02:27 AM   #36
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I blame Bush for all this.

+2.....here in sunny NorCal, cell fone 911 are routed to small call station w/ 30 or so employees located at Vallejo i think. w/ all the buget cuts across the board every gov. agencies gonna feel it. we spend 16 BILLIONS a month on the war that we have no business being in. California has a 14 Billions deficit. education and healthcare suffers. go Bush
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      05-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #37
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20min on hold with 911? We don't even have those waits during a tornado warning. I get mad when I call - generally off duty and I see a wreck - and the phone rings more than twice.

911 originated just north of me about an hour's drive. The first 911 call? Came in as a pregnant lady needing an ambulance. She was told to hang up and call the fire department. My how it's mission has changed...

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I imagine they would welcome such a lawsuit. Hard for city admins or the county commish to say no to an equipment and staffing upgrade when you are holding a federal court order.
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      05-19-2008, 10:32 AM   #38
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+1 on the slow cell 911 response. i dialed 911 last summer to report a violent crime (got jumped), and was on hold the entire time that i was chasing ater the guys (not a good idea -- the chasing part). ended up flagging a passing police cruiser that was going somewhere else.

however, i was kinda interested by the '911' mode that my phone went into, i had to finally enter some crazy key combination to actually hang up the call.
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i thought this thread was about the Porsche 911
hahaha,me too
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LOL @ Bush being the one to blame.
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