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Girl Gets Bit By Rattlesnake, Fake Or Legit?

Hits: 25134 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Weird | Added by: a1butcher
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pedology
Male, 13-17, Europe
 57 Posts
Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:43:32 PM
"$140,000 is quite cheap actually"
You, Sir, made me lol.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4471 Posts
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:01:54 AM
I'd hit it.

SoundlesHero
Male, 18-29, Western US
 63 Posts
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:19:31 AM
Antivenin goes for around 3500-6000 USD for one 10 ml vial. A full bite like that (puncture indicates full bite) and taking into account she is a full grown adult, I would say she probably took 150-200 ml of antivenin alone. Factor in her stay in ICU, $140,000 is quite cheap actually.
She's superlucky she got bit on the hand and not higher up closer to her heart and brain.

Antivenin is venom extracted from the snake and then injected into a Horse, sheep, goat, pig...etc. Those animals usually have a built up immunity, so once they have enough of the antibodies built up, it is extracted and that is what you get in the vial. All that work explains the cost and why people risk their lives extracting the venom to begin with.

A broken leg in the US costs about $40,000 on average. Argue about the merits of the system all you want, it is what it is right now so...GET INSURED!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Monday, May 24, 2010 8:47:46 AM
A: None. They just hold the lightbulb in place and the world revolves around them.


If you could only see the hypocrisy of that statement.

Was anyone else thinking quick take off your shirt and bra and tie off your arm....

GirlieMutant
Female, 18-29, Europe
 238 Posts
Monday, May 24, 2010 5:02:43 AM
How couldn't he know that was a rattlesnake? And I think they regretted not buying an insurance for that :(

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Monday, May 24, 2010 3:43:21 AM
Davymid - I told you to shutup! Admitting your affiliation with primate retardation has done nothing to bolster your recurrently insipid drivel!

gshockx21
Male, 18-29, Western US
 101 Posts
Monday, May 24, 2010 12:53:01 AM
This video was posted for this reason exactly, reading the funny flame war comments that expand longer than a paragraph.

KRAYZEEGIRL
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 445 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:05:08 PM
well it all depends what you enter the ER with here in the U.S. You will be seen immediately if it involves a poisonous bite, difficulty breathing, or if your BP is extremely high. Sometimes, as with my friend derek, they will take you back immediately if you have absolutely no skin left on your hands. I definitely think the bite and hospital video is real. I am not sure if it cost $140,000 but who knows how much the anti-venom costs and how much they had to use. It could have added up very quickly.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10184 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:01:32 PM
I don't think that I'm going out on a limb in saying that in America, as well it should be everywhere, that something this serious gets seen within 30 seconds of arrival to the hospital.

They will skip the triage in this situation.

necrobitch
Female, 18-29, Europe
 468 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 7:59:46 PM
FAKE poo

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12131 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 7:38:52 PM
Is it possible to change the character count so that it shows the number of characters that the forum software is actually counting, as that's the relevant number? As it stands, anything within 50-odd characters of the limit usually disappears and that's slightly irritating.

Yeah, sorry about that Angilion. It's accurate as long as you don't use quotes, links or images... when you do that a string of HTML text is inserted when you hit the post button, which doesn't show up in the character count.

Bear with us. IAB was coded by retarded chimps back in the mid 17th century...

Kaagan
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1550 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 5:10:58 PM
why is he filming while driving?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11744 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 2:57:44 PM
...unlike a person with a potentially fatal dose of rattlesnake poison.



Is it possible to change the character count so that it shows the number of characters that the forum software is actually counting, as that's the relevant number? As it stands, anything within 50-odd characters of the limit usually disappears and that's slightly irritating.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11744 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 2:49:26 PM
Def fake. She showed up to the hospital and got treated in 30 minutes? Maybe in bizarro land.


Maybe in anywhere that has a functioning healthcare system.

A while back, I went to hospital with a minor foot injury. I went essentially because I didn't know whether or not it was serious and wanted to err on the side of caution in case my ignorance would harm me.

I was seen immediately.

I was assessed by medical personnel within 10 minutes.

I was treated about 3 hours later.

The key thing is triage:

Initial viewing indicated that I was not an immediate emergency. The information I gave when booking in supported that. (medical receptionist)

Medical assessment indicated relatively minor injury without sign of complications that could become an immediate emergency. (nurse)

So I could reasonably be left to wait until more urgent cases were dealt with, then treated (doctor).

Unlike a perso

TxP
Female, 70 & Over, Canada
 1185 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 2:00:01 PM
daveymid-
then whos holding the bulb?
OHHHHHHH SNAP COMEBACK

DMoneys36
Male, 13-17, Western US
 222 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:57:08 PM
she's lucky she only got bit in the finger. If it was farther up her arm, she might have died. Eastern Rattlesnakes are more poisonous than western, and they younger snake's venom is more concentrated then older too.

Raokin
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 458 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 1:16:43 PM
That sounds more like a sprinkler system than a rattlesnake.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:06:58 PM
Shutup davymid.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12131 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:46:51 AM
Q: How many Americans does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: None, Americans don't like change for the good.


------------------

I've got a better answer to that one:

A: None. They just hold the lightbulb in place and the world revolves around them.

SuperSmash
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3770 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 10:17:11 AM
There's no such thing as free healthcare, or even cheap healthcare, unless you're poor. When calculating how much one pays, you have to include the thousands upon thousands in taxes they pay every year in countries that have "free" healthcare.

Not that I'm arguing for or against tax-funded healthcare, I'm just saying that the idea of free healthcare is ridiculous.


madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6116 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:59:08 AM
HOW F*ING MUCH!!!!! Ow---- I am never moving there-a) because of bitey things b) because they just bought someone a really nice car

citizen_kane
Male, 18-29, Europe
 274 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:48:31 AM
can someone do something about the spammers?

mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:46:28 AM
Health care in America is screwed up, I will be the first to admit. However, it would be better to investigate what is wrong and fixing it rather than modelling a health care system of another country. Trying to fix what is wrong would take a lot of time and investigation, though, and I don't think Obama and other Democrats were interested in something that could potentially take longer than one term in office.

mdg
Male, 30-39, Western US
 44 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:28:00 AM
>can someone please enlighten me as to how the US tax system works? here in the UK a percentage of your earnings comes off as tax and National Insurance, which goes towards free health care and state pensions.

You pay a federal income tax, state income tax, social security tax, a FICA tax, property tax, a sales tax (state and local)... the list goes on.

Don't be fooled that poor folks don't get health care in the US. We have Medicare (government health care for those over 65), Medicaid (government health care for those with low income), and various programs by state. These programs already absorb huge amounts of money.

mdg
Male, 30-39, Western US
 44 Posts
Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:15:37 AM
>It might be possible to make a sensible argument in favour of free market healthcare, but your's isn't it.

You're absolutely right, but why would MORE government intervention than we already have make things better? Go read about cosmetic surgery in the US (www.ncpa.org/pub/ba437). Those costs have decreased relative to inflation. Could it be that the government and insurance companies have have a decreased presence in these types of practices (cosmetic surgery is not generally covered by insurance in the US)?

Of course it'd be nice if everyone had access to free health care, but only a fool would believe that government provided health care is "free". Honestly, do any of you think any of the systems any of us have now are sustainable? The US and EU are swimming in debt. It will not last.

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