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  •  Thanks for the public service - from a trauma Doc (6+ / 0-)

    That's me, the one who has to deal with the broken people and occassionally non-heart beating ones who are finally scraped up and taken to my trauma center. Speaking as an academic I can say with all professional candor that the diarist is dead-on accurate.
      Speaking as someone who lives in a bad weather state, I can say the driver is dead-on fucking accurate (like that comment about how SUVs are not immune from the laws of physics when driven on icy conditions at 60 mph. . . I have known state troopers to fall into this trap).
      And lastly, speaking as a parent of a daughter and a citizen who has to read about three teenages recently killed in a wreck, as well as taking out two other older people going the other way when they crossed the median, because in all likelihood the teenage male was concentrating more on his female teenage girlfriend sitting next to him than on the road - good kids, not drunk or high, just inattentive and inexperienced and unaware of this; well I can say the diarist is dead on fucking-A better listen to this accurate. I get tired of these sad conversations I have to have with parents, and I can tell you that the scariest thing in the U.S is, amazingly, not Dick Cheney. It is multiple teenagers in the same car.
      You have been warned.

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 02:13:32 PM PST

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