Comic 1410 - Riotary Considerations

13th Nov 2016, 9:00 PM
Riotary Considerations
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)

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Centcomm 17th Nov 2016, 7:12 AM edit delete
Centcomm
currently at the hospittal thankfully this is a scheduled thing , wish me luck!
Tokyo Rose 17th Nov 2016, 7:14 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
As of 7 AM Mountain time, Terri's been dropped off at the hospital (the normal admitting entrance, for once) to get situated for her scheduled heart cath procedure. Updates as I receive them.

UPDATE (3:10 PM MST): Terri called around 11 AM to let me know that she was in recovery. (I did not post then because I was in bed, having taken a sleeping pill to try to knock my ass out rather than spending the entire day worrying.) The bad news is that one of the bypasses has closed up; the good news is that the cardiologist was able to open up the OEM artery that had required the bypass. Two more stents have been placed (not certain of which vessels have been stented, however). She is apparently going to be staying overnight for observation. No further info available just yet.

UPDATE (5:20 PM MST): The cardiologist says that what Terri has is aggressive coronary disease, but adjustments to her medications may knock the "aggressive" part off. The two stents were placed in the right coronary artery; the bypass on that vessel is 80% occluded, unfortunately, but clearing the original artery and placing the stents should compensate. She is resting comfortably in recovery, reports no pain, and is definitely staying overnight for observation; that last part's pretty important, because an arterial catheter procedure on someone who's on blood thinners runs a risk of nasty complications like all their red stuff leaking out by accident.
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Stormwind13 13th Nov 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

YAY. New page!

LOL. Poor Noctis getting insulted like that; however, she DID sound like Luna-Comm there! :-D

The important question is how can they save Acantha now? They have some time, but their options are certainly being reduced in a hurry.
Fairportfan 13th Nov 2016, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

I prefer to believe that it was snark.

Aimed at the people largely responsible for a lot of the stuff mentioned.
Sheela 14th Nov 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply

Gotta admit, Noctis' snark is pretty dark and subtle.
Morituri 14th Nov 2016, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
Subtle. Yes. Like a chainsaw.
Stormwind13 14th Nov 2016, 12:21 PM edit delete reply

That would be Douchimus, Fairport (I believe). Who Maxus and the Cassians didn't keep in check (though they did TRY)!
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply

A stealthy Chainsaw !

... WAAAIIIT ... She's a Little Sister of the Immaculate Chainsaw, isn't she ?
Thomas 18th Nov 2016, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Oh, cool, someone's a fan of Simon R. Green.
Sheela 18th Nov 2016, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Yesssh ! :D
We are.


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Dragonrider 13th Nov 2016, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

OK folks suggestion Take Dolly's speed wagon head to New Troy Medical, Lynn stays here as guarantee no hostage taking with Acantha. As Julia and Miraiko are due on scene in about 10 seconds or so she accompanies Acantha as her Physician. Even further Dolly accompanies Acantha as her Guardian in Lieu of Noctis and TeeDee stays as Lynns bodyguard. That way Dolly and Acantha both get fixed, Lynn and TeeDee got to Irenes while Maxus sorts out Nova Roma.
Haegan2005 13th Nov 2016, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

good set of compromises there.
Gilrandir 13th Nov 2016, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
From Nova Roma to New Troy is roughly 2000 miles. (According to the map on the Tech Page*.) Assuming a sustained rate of travel of 700 mph (and allowing for takeoffs and landings) you're talking a minimum three-hour trip. That is a long ambulance ride. I have to believe there are suitable (or at least adequate) facilities much closer to where they are. They just need some insightful and creative problem solving. ...

Maybe Kyle can help them? ^_^

Really the problem seems to be that none of the current brainstormers are plugged into intimate knowledge of the medical resources available in Nova Roma, so they don't know what resources they have to work with. They are apparently starting with the most conventional and only just starting to work their way down the list. I expect a superior solution will manifest shortly. (Remember, it's weeks for us, but only seconds for them. ^_^) So much of Nova Roma's population and workforce is meat, health care facilities have to be pretty prevalent. There may even be more of them than in New Troy -- at least at the level for dealing with typical anti-social violence and workplace accident. New Troy would have a vast edge in android-capable machine shops per city block for addressing the maintenance issues of their majority population. ^_^ (Or so I would expect.)


* - Of course, the map on the Tech Page has two different locations marked for Logrin's Bunker, separated by about 1000 miles, so perhaps a grain of salt is in order? ^_^)
Dragonrider 13th Nov 2016, 10:24 PM edit delete reply

Another suggestion would be the Luna Med facilities there, Maxus had an appointment for Ari to get treatment for her condition. Also sure there are excellent Med Facilities in Irene's town, no mention of rioting there so far.
DLKmusic 13th Nov 2016, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

I don't honestly think that 3 murderturds working in cooperation would be enough to get Noctis to leave Acantha's side, Dragonrider. Her first duty is to protect the person sitting on the throne, and even though it's only defacto at the moment, Noctis will be stuck like glue here.

The rest kinda makes sense, although I don't see Dolly being willing to leave Lynne's side either, wounded or not.

Another small but not insignificant detail that no-one is considering is that both Dr. Silver and "Charlie" are currently in a situation where if they step out of the building they will be shot, and that has not been rescinded, even with the Cease fire.

Apparently Cassians don't like cyberpaths for some reason...
rob 13th Nov 2016, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
i kinda agree here,, nobody is leaving anybody's side,, take queen out of city, NOT happening,, Blue leave Lynn , again NO.
oh an @Mudge: NO.! bring in an unknown to work on Queen.. yeah ,, NO.
i forsee city ( ? Areanus ?) bringing things under control now that hes repaired
Dragonrider 13th Nov 2016, 10:31 PM edit delete reply

Don't see Noctis attaching to Acantha at this point she has to make sure there is a throne, she will probably continue with Maxus until order is restored, As for Silver, think her battle droids both ground mods and the aerial mods will keep her safe when she leaves comm center for Nova Roma pickup. The Cassian team is not aware of how close accurate,and deadly top cover her aerial droids can provide.
Dragonrider 13th Nov 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply

@DLK Don't like Cyberpaths? wait till they meet Rose.
Gilrandir 14th Nov 2016, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
Noctis might well assume that "The Specialist" is the cyberpath, currently speaking from within the palace network hub through Nox's hardware. After all, that seems more likely than that there are two cyberpaths involved in the assault, one operating from a remote vastness in some arctic climate thousands of miles away (or wherever Rose's actual corpus is presently located).
Dragonrider 14th Nov 2016, 12:45 AM edit delete reply

Underneath Tokyo
Gilrandir 14th Nov 2016, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
If Astraea hasn't been ordered to stand down by now, then Maxus is breaking faith with the invaders, since "cease-fire" means "cease fire". I suspect, just because we didn't see lots of different individual unit orders go out, that it happened "off-screen". (Of course, I could be wrong. Or Noctis might just have 'conveniently forgot' to obey an order she was clearly given.) I really don't think this possibility is consistent with the personalities involved.

I could easily see the current group breaking up, if there was any reason to, but there really isn't (IMHO). However, the following links would necessarily be preserved (again, IMHO):

Ada will not leave her patient (Acantha).
TeeDee will not leave Ada.
Maxus will not leave Acantha.
Noctis will not leave Maxus. (She will strongly discourage Maxus from leaving Acantha, but obey direct orders if necessary. However, see above.)
Dolly will not leave Lynn.
Lynn will be strongly motivated to stay with Acantha, but might be persuaded with sufficient pressure.
Tokyo Rose will keep trying to stall them all to stay in the room with Nox's head until one of her other agents can arrive on the scene because she doesn't trust everyone to act properly without her being able to influence the situation in some way if another attack of the 'stupids' breaks out. (Thanks, Kyle. ^_^)
Nox's remains will not leave the room. (It would undoubtedly appeal to Tokyo Rose's macabre sense of humor if she could manipulate the situation so that she can arrange for Maxus to be carrying a severed head when he emerges from the tunnels, but not enough that she will put in the energy it would require to make it happen. She has more important things on her plate.)

Just my guesses ... maybe all of them are wrong. Guess we'll find out.
Dragonrider 14th Nov 2016, 12:44 AM edit delete reply

Reasonably close with the exception Maxus has to get out and be seen by the troops otherwise whats left of Douchie's Praetorians are gonna ruin riot and rape pillage and generally cause more problems as word gets out that Hiz Douchieness is crispy crittered and Kali when to escort him to Tartarus.
Sheela 14th Nov 2016, 8:40 AM edit delete reply

I dunno man, I could totally see Nox body leave the room ... without the head, of course.

If nothing else, then because Tokyo Rose's humor *is* a bit .. dark. :D
Ryu Santos 14th Nov 2016, 11:01 PM edit delete reply

Having her walk out holding her head might be fun.
Sheela 15th Nov 2016, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

Better yet, put the head on top of Maxus' battle armor. :D

Properly macabre, that would be.
Ryu Santos 15th Nov 2016, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

How about TeeDee carries Nox's head while Nox's body walks behind Noctis on a tether.
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

But then TeeDee wouldn't be able to hold her gun !
Ryu Santos 16th Nov 2016, 11:42 AM edit delete reply

TeeDee can still hold her gun. Nox's head would be strapped to the gun.
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 5:41 PM edit delete reply

I dunno ... one shouldn't mess around with TeeDee's gun.
Mudge 13th Nov 2016, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Comm Luna and request a trauma team stat. Luna has advanced tech, they could probably make the trip in an hour.
Stormwind13 14th Nov 2016, 1:01 PM edit delete reply

Only problem I see with that, Mudge, is Luna might be reluctant to drop their personnel into a civil war!
Centcomm 15th Nov 2016, 1:18 PM edit delete reply

Luna Comm will not be involved in any way..
Tokyo Rose 15th Nov 2016, 3:59 PM edit delete reply

Luna-Comm is terrible at customer service as it is. They'd make really awful EMTs. ;D
rfaramir 16th Nov 2016, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Luna Com might be asked, "Where's the nearest hospital capable of handling Acantha's condition that isn't too much on fire?"

They may be far away and no good at emergency medical services, but they are masters of communication. No doubt they have been following what's going on as closely as possible. Maybe the chaos is NOT very followable, but if anyone has the ability to glean intelligence from a mass of frightened comms, it's Luna Com.
Gilrandir 16th Nov 2016, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Why would you imagine that LunaCom would have superior intelligence about that state of Nova Roma's public medical facilities than Nova Roma's own emergency response network?

To me that seems analogous to a riot situation in (for example) Dublin, Ireland. In order to find the nearest available hospital, you contact the American CIA with their network of spy satellites, rather than calling the Dublin Police? Okay ... possible, I suppose. Especially if the Dublin police have just been the target of a vicious hack attack on their information network, but still ... not the way I would go.
xpacetrue 13th Nov 2016, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

I do realize that Ada is trained in emergency medicine. But do we know how extensive or lacking her medical background is?

If she's qualified, why not take Acantha to the palace's med center after Maxus sends his troops to secure it and put the fires out? And why not have Ada use the equipment there to save her?

I'm thinking that if Ada, an android from New Troy, gets the credit for performing surgery on and saving the life of Acantha - their princess and new regent - that would go a long way towards both restoring public opinion of androids and improving relations with New Troy. (That, or at least minimizing the fallout of this incident. The New Troy team did provide guns, supplies, and data to the rebels, helping to organize this rebellion.)

Of course, that might lead to questions of why a New Troy android is there and they probably don't want the whole story out. The part about restoring Aeneas, in particular, needs to be handled carefully. But it's not like the public isn't going to find out that Aeneas is restored, anyway. That's one cat that they can't keep in the bag.
Sheela 14th Nov 2016, 8:41 AM edit delete reply

Burning equipment tends to be bad for operations.
Randonymous 14th Nov 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Well, at least it's sterile?
Ryu Santos 14th Nov 2016, 11:10 PM edit delete reply

Finding out New Troy was involved might not help all that much.Learning about Aeneas will make a great distraction though.
Sheela 15th Nov 2016, 12:04 AM edit delete reply

Alas, soot isn't very sterile.
Ryu Santos 15th Nov 2016, 10:53 PM edit delete reply

Soot is for the birds.
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

If you'd ever been in a burned down house, soot is EVERYWHERE !
Ryu Santos 16th Nov 2016, 11:45 AM edit delete reply

That's just soot sprites.
StellarJay 16th Nov 2016, 1:16 AM edit delete reply

No, no! No soot for the birds; we don't want any of it. Where there's soot, there's no birds. Completely unsootable.
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 5:42 PM edit delete reply

Gotta admit, not much compatibility between birds and soot.
Kelon 13th Nov 2016, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Stay, doesn't Aeneas have some way to put her into statis? I seem to remember a cookie being preserved for all time.
Dragonrider 13th Nov 2016, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

As I seem to recall she is "Golden" for 7 hours in the current warm stasis, doubt the Stasis unit Aeneas used would react well with live tissue. However the question about Ada's Med background assume as a senior S&R Nurse she has knowledge to perform emergency surgery if needed to save human life, we know Julia is qualified with Ada as a surgical nurse, problem is facility. Probably where Lynn had her "intake" physical and bone set.
HiFranc 14th Nov 2016, 12:47 AM edit delete reply

That was the Palace facility (the first place they considered).
Dragonrider 14th Nov 2016, 12:56 AM edit delete reply

As I recall it was one facility and not Julia's favorite due to older equipment. However, I believe good enough for this if, big IF they can type match and obtain a replacement heart from an organ bank.
Sheela 14th Nov 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply

Aeneas is busy with other things though.
Centcomm 15th Nov 2016, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

the stasis that the cookie is in would kill a normal human.
CptKerion 16th Nov 2016, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
It may not require a replacement heart immediately available, if they can get the bleeding staunched and keep Acantha's blood flowing via machine, they could keep her alive until such a time as an appropriate heart was found.
mjkj 14th Nov 2016, 12:34 AM edit delete reply

*lol* indeed ray of sunshine - and really that sounded like luna comm...


I hope you both are well...
Mark_L_A 14th Nov 2016, 3:33 AM edit delete reply

I think TeeDee is about to start swearing. A LOT at a rather increased volume also.
Sheela 14th Nov 2016, 8:44 AM edit delete reply

Oh noes, we dropped to Rank 6 !
highly irregular 14th Nov 2016, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
back at 5! Climbing!
mjkj 14th Nov 2016, 12:15 PM edit delete reply

Dropped again - but still only about a hundred votes to rank 4...
Matt Knab 14th Nov 2016, 2:17 PM edit delete reply

Haha, funny stuff.
I was thinking myself if there was anything NOT on fire at this point.
Dragonrider 15th Nov 2016, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

Has anyone heard from Terri?? Or are we in a spoiler rich environment?
Centcomm 15th Nov 2016, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

I am worried about Thursday so im playing some fallout 4 to relax.. there is a buffer so we are good to go!
Dragonrider 15th Nov 2016, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

To hell with the buffer, we are worried about>>>YOU<<< NOT, the damn buffer.
chk 16th Nov 2016, 8:36 AM edit delete reply

What Dragonrider said.
Stormwind13 16th Nov 2016, 2:57 PM edit delete reply

You just take care of yourself, Terri. ::HUGS:: We will be patient, while you are a patient. Please take care.
Mark_L_A 17th Nov 2016, 6:31 AM edit delete reply

If you don't take care of yourself, I will be very upset.

Trust me, you can ask my mother, my kids, my brothers and all of my friends.

I am one person you DON'T want to get upset.

So TAKE CARE OF YOU!!!

We'll hold the fort for you.

And wait for you magic.
Rashala 15th Nov 2016, 1:10 AM edit delete reply

*rash checks the ceci plushie for an a is chip snuck there by rose with ceci and her fido downloaded to. If not, then starts filling a giant black lump of rock full of teedee clones to be dropped on cents home on DEC 25th!!!*



Also I am thinking two things now. One Ada's gonna hit someone if they don't get to a med bay stat, and that tedee andnoctus should just kiss and get it over with!

Stormwind13 15th Nov 2016, 6:33 AM edit delete reply

Ada won't be punching anyone, Rash. Her hands are full. Now siccing TeeDee on them, that I could readily see. :-D
Dragonrider 15th Nov 2016, 11:48 AM edit delete reply

Get both of them the human interface modules and turn them loose, talk about a dynamic duo.
Rashala 17th Nov 2016, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

One does not "sic" teedee on anyone.



One merely does not get in her way anymore and let her do what she will!
KarToon12 15th Nov 2016, 5:28 PM edit delete reply

I love the running gag about everything being on fire. XD
Gilrandir 15th Nov 2016, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
I agree. It's spreading.
Rigor 15th Nov 2016, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Tha's all important discussion, but how did TeeDee get through an entire sentence without swearing?
Gilrandir 15th Nov 2016, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
She used "ugh" as a non-obscene expletive. It's like methadone for an obscenity addict. ^_^
Dragonrider 15th Nov 2016, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

@Gilrader if that is true why don't we ever hear it from Rose?
Gilrandir 15th Nov 2016, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure @Tokyo Rose is best qualified to answer that question, but if I had to guess, I'd venture that Rose is confident she has her habit totally under control, she can stop any time she wants, and she has no need of any kind of crutch.
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 2:25 AM edit delete reply

Indeed. My cursing habit is totally under my own fucking control, I can stop any goddamn time I please, and like hell do I need any shit like a fucking crutch to tide me over in between outbursts.

That said, I need somewhere to vent, it's almost on topic, and this is as good a place as any (and better than most).

To The Five Brainless Shitpotatoes Who Are Having A Violently Emotional Shouting Match Ten Feet From My Fucking Window In The Goddamn Parking Lot:

You're all absolutely fucking right. One and all, you are sluts, cheaters, liars, thieves, racists, sluts*, and assholes. This is definitely the time and place. No, you don't need to call Casey and obtain further testimony on the subject of slutting, cheating, lying, thieving, racism, and assholery, because you are all clearly experts in said fields. Casey probably couldn't contribute meaningfully to the conversation, since from all verbal evidence, he or she must be terribly busy having extraordinarily complicated sex with an astonishing number of people. No, good sir, may I suggest you use the phrase "bushels of dicks", since "tons of dicks" seems rather bland. Yes, I concur that one or more of you needs to "step up" to one or more of the others and "start something", though I pose the fucking question of whether "something" has already been "started" by virtue of this goddamn screaming match. Please, miss, please stop crying, it sounds like what one would expect to hear if the world's most inept whaler was trying to kill a walrus with a harpoon that is clenched firmly between their asscheeks. DO ANY OF YOU SHITFLINGERS EVEN LIVE HERE?!

* This is being repeated frequently enough from all parties involved that I have to give it more than one entry.
Timotheus 16th Nov 2016, 3:12 AM edit delete reply

At times like that I've found my heavy duty headphones and the "Sounds of Loon Lake" CD to be very helpful.
Tahg 16th Nov 2016, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
You know, while this rant of TR's is probably? OOC, I imagine it could equally likely happen IC, if albiet "off-page". (Aside from the fact, that IC she's not likely not actually physically near a window, but hey, being nearly omniscient I'm sure there's tons of windows within her virtual reach at any given time)
Centcomm 16th Nov 2016, 9:02 AM edit delete reply

This must have happened after you dropped me off from the store :D
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

This was written just about in real-time, around 3 in the morning, well after I'd dropped you off. Otherwise, you'd've heard about it firsthand.
Dragonrider 16th Nov 2016, 9:38 AM edit delete reply

OMG Are we neighbors? Sounds like a typical Friday night around here.
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

Thankfully, it is not typical.
Dragonrider 16th Nov 2016, 6:56 PM edit delete reply

Understand I have security on speed dial
Gilrandir 16th Nov 2016, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
So, @Dragonrider, there you have it. ^_^

I appreciate the sharing, @Tokyo Rose, but now I'm going to be caught up in wondering about the fate of poor Casey, and whether or not he ever manages to find True Love in a parking lot, or just ends up dragging himself through a sad, meaningless existence surrounded by those lacking the gift of truly imaginative invective.

To aid those of you who may want assistance in finding your happy place, I offer this little thought: Imagine, if you will, the reaction of one of these five people if it should turn out that they are regular readers of the DataChasers webcomic. ^_^ Hope that helps.
Dragonrider 16th Nov 2016, 9:46 AM edit delete reply

Doubt they are, don't think they can understand the story line, and besides TeeDee collects bags full of Dicks as get well presents for Freedom Fighters. So someone would be in a bad place if they had that many dicks. Last Panel #1295.
DLKmusic 16th Nov 2016, 12:05 PM edit delete reply

@dragonrider: I'm still creeped out over that btw...
Timotheus 16th Nov 2016, 2:05 PM edit delete reply

Bad, bad, Teedee, have you any ****s?
Yes sir! Yes sir! Three bags full!
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 3:31 PM edit delete reply

The real challenge here is getting a good rhyme out of the situation.
Dragonrider 16th Nov 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

TeeDee,TeeDee,
Have you any dicks,
Yes Sir, Yes sir,
Three times six.

Six for old Casey,
Six for Bishop too,
That leaves six,
I can paint blue.
Tokyo Rose 17th Nov 2016, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

@Dragonrider

YOU FUCKING MAGNIFICENT LYRICAL GENIUS.
Dragonrider 17th Nov 2016, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

Thankee kindly m'lady I does me best.
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 3:31 PM edit delete reply

Teedee's trolling Ada. There was an incident early in their S&R careers that involved a bunch of Gutters...
Tokyo Rose 16th Nov 2016, 3:28 PM edit delete reply

@Gilrandir

Don't forget that Casey's sad, meaningless existence will also be surrounded by staggering quantities of sex. Seriously, the way they were going on, Casey is some kind of Olympic-level fuck impresario.
Sheela 16th Nov 2016, 5:48 PM edit delete reply

Well .. compared to THEM, he probably is.
CptKerion 16th Nov 2016, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Rose, that kind of wee-hours-of-the-morning crap, combined with the guys who like to shoot alone the street getting the most out of their riceburner's fart can that they concievably can, right after I just fellt asleep, is why I have such a tempation to mount a .50 caliber machine gun in my bedroom window.
However, given the obvious thickness of the skulls of these evidently otherwise thin skinned and loose legged individuals, I am uncertain as to the efficiency of anything short of an 88mm anti-tank gun at dispatching them.

In other words, I can relate.
xpacetrue 16th Nov 2016, 11:17 PM edit delete reply

{quote= Tokyo Rose} ...The Five Brainless Shitpotatoes Who Are Having A Violently Emotional Shouting Match Ten Feet From My Fucking Window... {/quote}

{quote= Dragonrider} Sounds like a typical Friday night around here. {/quote}

{quote= CptKerion} ...In other words, I can relate. {/quote}

O_O I don't think that I've ever been more glad that I live out in the boonies.
Dragonrider 16th Nov 2016, 11:18 PM edit delete reply

88 Mike Mike would be a bit overkill. Don't recommend anything over 30 Mike Mike, too much potential for collateral damage to the neighbors cat.

Sheela 17th Nov 2016, 1:54 AM edit delete reply

Smart seeking rockets - That's the answer to your problems. :)
Timotheus 17th Nov 2016, 1:13 PM edit delete reply

A friend kept his serpentine loaded with rock candy on the theory it would dissolve in the body fluids before an autopsy could be preformed.
CptKerion 17th Nov 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Problem is that rock candy would powder on firing and then be completely useless as a projectile. It also burns at those temperatures, so it would make one impressive cloud of fire, but not an especially lethal one. The biggest possible hazard, which I doubt it could achieve, would be a thermobaric effect which would actually be of much greater danger to the person firing the weapon than anyone else.
Even if the projectile remained intact, the extreme levels of sugar in the blood would be detected, and the weapon could be easily identified based on the residues in it, and its nature as being able to fire such a payload.
A further challenge is that the rock candy, even if intact at a sufficient scale to cause lethal injury, would scatter a lot, and I'd imagine that it looks really suspicious when there are high velocity impacts with a bunch of sugar in them.
Stormwind13 17th Nov 2016, 6:40 AM edit delete reply

Praying for a successful procedure for you today, Terri. Please take care. Let us know how you are doing, when you can.

Edit - LUCK very much is wished for you. :-)
Uncle Rat 17th Nov 2016, 9:21 AM edit delete reply

Hope every thing is going good today Terri, and Rose, that sounds like a good place for a frag grenade to me ;)
Dragonrider 17th Nov 2016, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

Terri, Take care Dear Lady thoughts with you sending all good energy I can. Walk in Light my Friend.
Stormwind13 17th Nov 2016, 5:07 PM edit delete reply

Thank you for the update Rose. Sorry she has to endure it, but sounds like they are on top of it.
Gilrandir 17th Nov 2016, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
I am wishing only the best for @Centcomm. I am saddened that she is experiencing complications. I am also regretful that I am one of those people who cope with difficult situations through the use of inappropriate humor, rather than via some more socially acceptable outlet (like overindulgence in strong drink). Accordingly, I apologize in advance to anyone I may be about to offend ...

It's a good thing for Terri she has a cardiologist who's been around the block a time or two. ^_^
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