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(Yahoo)   Soldier admits to shooting friend to cure him of hiccups   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 33
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2013-02-01 01:13:54 AM
so many choices of tags to use

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/hot farking png, dumbass
 
2013-02-01 01:28:53 AM
Did it work?
 
2013-02-01 06:58:11 AM
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Hic! Kill me. Hic.
 
2013-02-01 07:24:36 AM
Nice ... he'll never have the hiccups again!
 
2013-02-01 07:25:16 AM
I can see that.When I get the hiccups they're so bad I want someone to shoot me. And then i want to shoot all the people who offer their own remedy that "works every time".
 
2013-02-01 07:29:02 AM
Teaspoon of sugar. Works like a charm and no 30 day waiting period.
 
2013-02-01 07:29:03 AM
soldiers are ghay
 
2013-02-01 07:29:11 AM

Chariset: Did it work?


My thought, instantly.
 
2013-02-01 07:32:18 AM

SwiftFox: Chariset: Did it work?

My thought, instantly.


Same here, just not instantly enough.
 
2013-02-01 07:35:47 AM
What if he had a dose? He may have been shot somewhere important.
 
2013-02-01 07:36:46 AM
If only the guy had had a gun...
or
If only he had been trained and licensed...
 
2013-02-01 07:37:24 AM
It's been mentioned before but may need repeating:  Ignorance is a curable condition;  Stupidity is often fatal.

If this speaks to the quality of soldiers protecting us, then I weep for my nation.
 
2013-02-01 07:37:27 AM
He thought the gun had dummy rounds? This guy was trained by the US military and he still ignores one of the most basic gun safety rules?
 
2013-02-01 07:39:47 AM

Myers told police he thought the weapon had dummy rounds


Well, there was at least one dummy involved. :-(
 
2013-02-01 07:44:13 AM

Jlop985: He thought the gun had dummy rounds? This guy was trained by the US military and he still ignores one of the most basic gun safety rules?


well if he just replaced the gun with a nug he might have just got stoned instead
 
2013-02-01 07:46:09 AM
Well, it was technically effective.
 
2013-02-01 07:53:25 AM

thepeterd: SwiftFox: Chariset: Did it work?

My thought, instantly.

Same here, just not instantly enough.


I know right? And TFA never actually says...it just leaves us hanging.
 
2013-02-01 08:06:42 AM
I have an odd feeling that drinking may have been involved.
 
2013-02-01 08:26:17 AM
Fark needs a military tag.
 
2013-02-01 08:48:31 AM

Jlop985: He thought the gun had dummy rounds? This guy was trained by the US military and he still ignores one of the most basic gun safety rules?


No shiat.  The gun is always loaded.  Even when you know it's unloaded, it's still loaded.  And it's not a farking toy.  He should have received a dishonorable discharge, not just bad-conduct.
 
2013-02-01 08:58:07 AM
Next time some idiot says they want to require government training to own/buy a gun, feel free to refer them to this thread.
 
2013-02-01 08:59:56 AM
Another responsible gun owner.
 
2013-02-01 09:15:16 AM

jtown: Jlop985: He thought the gun had dummy rounds? This guy was trained by the US military and he still ignores one of the most basic gun safety rules?

No shiat.  The gun is always loaded.  Even when you know it's unloaded, it's still loaded.  And it's not a farking toy.  He should have received a dishonorable discharge, not just bad-conduct.


Well, he is going to jail for three years, so there's that.
 
2013-02-01 09:42:27 AM

MNguy: jtown: Jlop985: He thought the gun had dummy rounds? This guy was trained by the US military and he still ignores one of the most basic gun safety rules?

No shiat.  The gun is always loaded.  Even when you know it's unloaded, it's still loaded.  And it's not a farking toy.  He should have received a dishonorable discharge, not just bad-conduct.

Well, he is going to jail for three years, so there's that.


But he can still own firearms.  With a dishonorable discharge, federal law would prohibit him from legally owning firearms.
 
2013-02-01 10:04:41 AM

jtown: He should have received a dishonorable discharge, not just bad-conduct.


I read your comment before I read TFA. Jesus Christ what exactly do you have to do to get a dishonorable discharge?

My worthless addition to the hiccup cure pile is induce sneezing. Don't ask me how, if your hiccups were as violent and unending as mine are you would find a way. Works every time for me. Before that when I got them they would last for days and just rack my entire body. There were times I would have welcomed a bullet.
 
2013-02-01 10:16:47 AM
I do the drink upside down from the opposite side of the glass thing, works the first time nearly every time. Sometimes it takes a second go.
 
2013-02-01 10:35:33 AM
In the butt with his gun?

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2013-02-01 11:48:13 AM
A sure-fire hiccup cure is known: a UFIA. The discoverer won an Ig Nobel Prize for it (curing a lady who had had continuous hiccups for years). He then went on to discover that any large stimulation of the vagus nerve, such as orgasm, will do the trick.

/srsly
 
2013-02-01 12:14:02 PM

Mugato: I read your comment before I read TFA. Jesus Christ what exactly do you have to do to get a dishonorable discharge?


I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there has to be some kind of intentional maliciousness as opposed to stupidity. That being said, I don't think prison is really appropriate in situations like this. Incarceration can't cure someone's poor decision-making skills (and in all likelihood will make them worse), and since the guy was his friend I'm guessing he already feels plenty bad about it. Forbid him from legally owning or handling firearms, then send him to some kind of counseling to work on his fundamental decision-making abilities. I guess it comes down to whether or not you believe in punishment for its own sake.

My fool-proof (for me and others) hiccup cure: Go somewhere quiet with no distractions, close your eyes if it helps, breathe normally, and concentrate all you attention on when the next hiccup is going to come out. Don't try to stop it or to force it out, just think about predicting the moment it will come out. It sounds silly but it works every time for me and for others I've taught it to since my brother-in-law taught it to me.
 
2013-02-01 01:27:42 PM
I hope this doesn't touch a sympathetic nerve with this involuntary act..
 
2013-02-01 01:37:11 PM

Quaker: Mugato: I read your comment before I read TFA. Jesus Christ what exactly do you have to do to get a dishonorable discharge?

I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there has to be some kind of intentional maliciousness as opposed to stupidity. That being said, I don't think prison is really appropriate in situations like this. Incarceration can't cure someone's poor decision-making skills (and in all likelihood will make them worse), and since the guy was his friend I'm guessing he already feels plenty bad about it. Forbid him from legally owning or handling firearms, then send him to some kind of counseling to work on his fundamental decision-making abilities. I guess it comes down to whether or not you believe in punishment for its own sake.

My fool-proof (for me and others) hiccup cure: Go somewhere quiet with no distractions, close your eyes if it helps, breathe normally, and concentrate all you attention on when the next hiccup is going to come out. Don't try to stop it or to force it out, just think about predicting the moment it will come out. It sounds silly but it works every time for me and for others I've taught it to since my brother-in-law taught it to me.


Are you arguing against giving kids time-out?  A very serious adult mistake should require an adult time-out.  He needs to make sure to think about this the whole time he is in prison, inorder to instill thought before action in the future.  It will make up for the time he didn't take to think before stopping someone's life decades early.  I am okay with time sentenced, because more time would be too much.
 
2013-02-01 02:19:26 PM

lack of warmth: Quaker: Mugato: I read your comment before I read TFA. Jesus Christ what exactly do you have to do to get a dishonorable discharge?

I'm not sure, but my guess would be that there has to be some kind of intentional maliciousness as opposed to stupidity. That being said, I don't think prison is really appropriate in situations like this. Incarceration can't cure someone's poor decision-making skills (and in all likelihood will make them worse), and since the guy was his friend I'm guessing he already feels plenty bad about it. Forbid him from legally owning or handling firearms, then send him to some kind of counseling to work on his fundamental decision-making abilities. I guess it comes down to whether or not you believe in punishment for its own sake.

My fool-proof (for me and others) hiccup cure: Go somewhere quiet with no distractions, close your eyes if it helps, breathe normally, and concentrate all you attention on when the next hiccup is going to come out. Don't try to stop it or to force it out, just think about predicting the moment it will come out. It sounds silly but it works every time for me and for others I've taught it to since my brother-in-law taught it to me.

Are you arguing against giving kids time-out?  A very serious adult mistake should require an adult time-out.  He needs to make sure to think about this the whole time he is in prison, inorder to instill thought before action in the future.  It will make up for the time he didn't take to think before stopping someone's life decades early.  I am okay with time sentenced, because more time would be too much.


That's a very facile analogy. By the time someone becomes an adult, just giving them a "time-out" generally won't change the fact that they tend to act impulsively, especially when that time-out is in our prison system where impulsiveness and aggression are often necessities. The only way you can hope to change such a fundamental problem in an adult's thought process is with a lot of psychological therapy, and even then it's not a sure thing. As for "making up for the time he didn't take to think before stopping someone's life", no amount of punishment can ever, in and of itself, make up for taking someone's life in the way that I think you mean. That's exactly what I was talking about, punishment for punishment's sake.
 
2013-02-01 09:57:33 PM
My cure is to take in as long a medium breath as possible and exhale at the same rate as long as possible.  Usually only takes a minute or so no matter how drunk I am.  Try it next time.
 
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