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(Daily Mail)   Wheelchair-bound teen calls police over non-emergency. Police send in the SWAT team   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2013-08-29 07:28:07 PM
I listened to the call and was surprised that the police came even though she never revealed that she was in a wheelchair. She was really sweet and apologetic and just really wanted some advice. Good for the police.
 
2013-08-29 07:31:38 PM
Brown recluse spiders don't typically grown larger than three quarters of an inch in diameter.

Don't typically grown?  Are you sure about that?
 
2013-08-29 07:35:09 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Brown recluse spiders don't typically grown larger than three quarters of an inch in diameter.

Don't typically grown?  Are you sure about that?


I think news sources should be fined if they get caught using spell check as an editor.
 
2013-08-29 07:35:35 PM

catmandu: I listened to the call and was surprised that the police came even though she never revealed that she was in a wheelchair. She was really sweet and apologetic and just really wanted some advice. Good for the police.


Yea, I'm glad. That's how it SHOULD work and it's nice that she lives in a town where they were happy to help her.
 
2013-08-29 07:37:44 PM
Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.
 
2013-08-29 07:38:36 PM
Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.
 
2013-08-29 07:39:12 PM

"She also says that she didn't call 911 - instead she called the police non-emergency number for advice on what to do. "


0118 999 881 999 119 725

3.

Again, that non emergency number is: 0118 999 881 999 119 725

3.

/Had a bit of a tumble running from a brown recluse.

 
2013-08-29 07:40:33 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


I'm honestly not sure if you just didn't get the joke or if you are trolling.  So...  good job?
 
2013-08-29 07:40:52 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


The submitter was using a little word play. In this case the "SWAT" team was the officer with the rolled up newspaper that swatted the spider.
 
2013-08-29 07:41:09 PM
Not that crazy of a request, considering the damage those suckers can do if they bite you.

Not something I would recommend GIS for, although it's not a patch on Krokodil (definitely do not GIS that, you have been warned.)
 
2013-08-29 07:42:14 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


SWAT, that's the JOKE....SWATTED the Spider....

/facepalm
//thatsthejoke.jpg
///amIbeingtrolled?.jpg
 
2013-08-29 07:43:30 PM
A baseball sized brown recluse? Someone's been watching too much scyfy
 
2013-08-29 07:47:46 PM
I went to basic at Ft Leanordwood, those little bastards were everywhere.
 
2013-08-29 07:50:27 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


Indeed, dark stars are the densest objects in the universe.
 
2013-08-29 07:51:14 PM
The spider had it coming with all those working legs and walking all over the place and all.
 
2013-08-29 07:54:51 PM

wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.


They still leave some nasty assed bites.
 
2013-08-29 07:56:28 PM

bones870: SWAT, that's the JOKE....SWATTED the Spider....


Uh, now I really get it. I thought it was "Sergeant With A Tabloid"...
 
2013-08-29 07:57:16 PM
Over 15 comments and I'm still waiting for the "I'd hit it" joke about the girl.   Farkers are slacking
 
2013-08-29 07:58:15 PM
Ha ha +1 subby, I lol'd, would lol again.

/ That girl is cute
 
2013-08-29 07:58:47 PM
stanhapsburg: Uh, now I really get it. I thought it was "Sergeant With A Tabloid"...

Spider Wants A Tasing?
 
2013-08-29 07:59:29 PM

Obscene_CNN: Over 15 comments and I'm still waiting for the "I'd hit it" joke about the girl.   Farkers are slacking


I'd hit it with a rolled-up newspaper.
 
2013-08-29 08:00:34 PM

MrKevvy: LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.

Indeed, dark stars are the densest objects in the universe.


ZING!
 
2013-08-29 08:02:22 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


arch.413chan.net
/full disclosure: It took me reading the article twice to get it.
 
2013-08-29 08:02:35 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Brown recluse spiders don't typically grown larger than three quarters of an inch in diameter.

Don't typically grown?  Are you sure about that?


At least they didn't use "groan"...
 
2013-08-29 08:04:35 PM

LtDarkstar: Subby obviously didn't read the article, there is nothing in there about a SWAT team and the article itself was kinda dull. Sad that Subby had to resort to LYING to get a green on this carp.


SWAT team, get it? Swat the spider?
Get it yet?
Huh?
 
2013-08-29 08:10:16 PM

wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.


Yes, yes they do.  It isn't their normal habitat, but that hasn't stopped them from being found here.
 
2013-08-29 08:16:04 PM

Genevieve Marie: catmandu: I listened to the call and was surprised that the police came even though she never revealed that she was in a wheelchair. She was really sweet and apologetic and just really wanted some advice. Good for the police.

Yea, I'm glad. That's how it SHOULD work and it's nice that she lives in a town where they were happy to help her.


We called the local police recently because of a starved, very injured dog on our street. They were absolutely determined to save it--I honestly didnt think it would live and thought the vet would just put it down. It was starved to a skeleton, has been hit by a car, and had maggot filled gunshot wounds. The woman who took him in named after the officer ("Castle"). Mom just kept going on and on about how it had kind eyes, haha. It was a sweet dog.

Nice feel-good story (and information for donating to help his vet fees--liver problems and recently had a Parvo scare!). This is an incredibly poor area, and no real funding for animal rescue.

http://www.dogheirs.com/larne/posts/3849-police-officer-saves-stray-d o g-who-was-shot-malnourished-and-maggot-ridden
 
2013-08-29 08:25:19 PM

Kahabut: wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.

Yes, yes they do.  It isn't their normal habitat, but that hasn't stopped them from being found here.




Isn't that like a crocodile in Florida?

/has seen all kind of spiders that will fark you up
//scorpians too
///gators 3
 
2013-08-29 08:32:07 PM
 
2013-08-29 08:44:59 PM

Obscene_CNN: Over 15 comments and I'm still waiting for the "I'd hit it" joke about the girl.   Farkers are slacking


cute girl and cant run away.. there.. happy?

probably a wolf spider by the casual description... huge, scary looking. But frik'n harmless.

but I understand the paranoia. I'm still sorry they killed it. but I'm funny like that.
 
2013-08-29 08:45:12 PM
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Approves
 
2013-08-29 08:59:49 PM
Must be slow news day.  Don't see anything wrong with anything here.
 
2013-08-29 09:04:18 PM
BugStik (4' long) scoops up bug in net, take outside, bop the handle, bug falls out
www.as-seen-on-tv-products.ws
 
2013-08-29 09:05:14 PM

Obscene_CNN: Over 15 comments and I'm still waiting for the "I'd hit it" joke about the girl.   Farkers are slacking


Whats the hardest part about eating vegetables?

Manipulating the wheelchair!
 
2013-08-29 09:06:01 PM
Genevieve Marie:  Yea, I'm glad. That's how it SHOULD work and it's nice that she lives in a town where they were happy to help her.

--- I'm moving to that town.
 
2013-08-29 09:22:52 PM

puddleonfire: Genevieve Marie:  Yea, I'm glad. That's how it SHOULD work and it's nice that she lives in a town where they were happy to help her.

--- I'm moving to that town.


I think it helped that she was apologetic about bothering them and not demanding that they get over there right now (also that she did not call on 911)
 
2013-08-29 09:30:01 PM
Size of the spider has little to do with how bad the venom is to humans. The word tarantula actually comes from a Spanish dance that looks vaguely similar to the contortions of people who got bit by big hairy spiders that then got named after the dance. In actual fact, it turned out that the spider responsible was a little 1/4" one, but everyone suspected the big hairy ones.

For reference:
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If this bites you, the venom makes the bite area feel itchy.


www.spiderzrule.com
If this little guy bites you, good chance you will die.
 
2013-08-29 09:39:03 PM
While I'm at it, lets not forget is nice, little jellyfish:
2.bp.blogspot.com
They called venomization by them "Irukandji syndrome" (named after the area) for years since no one could figure out what was actually causing the symptoms. "Irukandji syndrome includes an array of systemic symptoms, including severe headache, backache, muscle pains, chest and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, sweating, anxiety, hypertension, tachycardia and pulmonary edema.[4][11][12] Pain is often so severe that patients have been reported as begging their doctors to kill them to get it over with.[13] One unusual symptom associated with the syndrome is a feeling of "impending doom".[14] Symptoms generally abate in four to 30 hours, but may take up to two weeks to resolve completely.[6] "
 
2013-08-29 09:48:13 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: While I'm at it, lets not forget is nice, little jellyfish:
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They called venomization by them "Irukandji syndrome" (named after the area) for years since no one could figure out what was actually causing the symptoms. "Irukandji syndrome includes an array of systemic symptoms, including severe headache, backache, muscle pains, chest and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, sweating, anxiety, hypertension, tachycardia and pulmonary edema.[4][11][12] Pain is often so severe that patients have been reported as begging their doctors to kill them to get it over with.[13] One unusual symptom associated with the syndrome is a feeling of "impending doom".[14] Symptoms generally abate in four to 30 hours, but may take up to two weeks to resolve completely.[6] "




Rulebreaker!

www.giantfreakinrobot.com
Enjoy your next swim.
 
2013-08-29 09:54:13 PM

Obscene_CNN: Over 15 comments and I'm still waiting for the "I'd hit it" joke about the girl.   Farkers are slacking


What joke? She's hot and a broomstick in the spokes means I'll have her forever.
 
2013-08-29 10:41:43 PM

wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.


WHO CARES IT WAS A F*CKING EVIL SPIDER KILL IT WITH FIRE.
 
2013-08-29 10:55:50 PM
Some other place I could appreciate the joke.  It was pretty good.

But between some very bad headlines and outright lying and trolling being so frequent in headlines, and a bunch of cop hate nearly always present on Fark, it's easy for some jokes to go right past.  It was TOO good. By the time you read the article(if you're the type to actually read them), it's highly likely you'd forget the SWAT part.  SWAT is a real word/acronym, the odd part of the headline was calling 911 over a spider, so reading the article necessitated a sorting out of facts.

Calling attention by typing "swat", lowercase like, would have worked much better as a joke.  Intentional or not, it did end up coming out as a troll.  Subby missed it by that much.
 
2013-08-29 11:25:50 PM

skinink: "She also says that she didn't call 911 - instead she called the police non-emergency number for advice on what to do. "
0118 999 881 999 119 725

3.

Again, that non emergency number is: 0118 999 881 999 119 725

3.

/Had a bit of a tumble running from a brown recluse.


Favorited for that one, Moss
 
2013-08-29 11:30:23 PM
FTFA: "...though they are seldom aggressive."

Then you have never been around them. Brown Recluse are some of the most aggressive spiders I have ever been around. I had one crawl out on my workbench and spent the next few minutes crossing in front of me, stopping every few seconds to raise up its forelegs in a classic attack posture. I think he was mad I turned on the radio that sits on my bench. Obviously not a fan of Paul Simon. Anyhoo, after trying to be intimidating, he decided to crawl back to wherever he came from.

/He never made it back..... darn things. I love spiders, but not the 'nasty, kill humans with my mega venom' kind.
// one of the many fun things about living in the South...
 
2013-08-29 11:31:30 PM
Oops, I meant 'she'...
 
2013-08-29 11:33:26 PM
Damn funny subby.
 
2013-08-30 01:25:23 AM

Glitchwerks: Not that crazy of a request, considering the damage those suckers can do if they bite you.
Not something I would recommend GIS for, although it's not a patch on Krokodil (definitely do not GIS that, you have been warned.)


i did not heed your warning, and now i wish i had.

freak7: I went to basic at Ft Leanordwood, those little bastards were everywhere.


so did i, back in 86. when we bivouacked a guy got bit on the a$$ by one. by the time he went to sick call the hole was the size of a nickel. by the time he got out of the hospital they took tissue the size of a grapefruit out and had to rebuild it with muscles taken from his calves so he would be able to walk.. eventually. So for someone in a wheelchair that would be a seriously bad situation, especially if they couldn't feel it. Glad someone helped her out.
 
2013-08-30 01:34:19 AM

wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.


They're not native to the PNW, but they are occasionally found here. Lots of odd things hitch rides with cargo. I used to work for an aquarium fish wholesaler here in WA, and we had fire ant colonies all over our warehouse.
My brother got bitten by a Hobo spider. He spent 3 days on intravenous antibiotics so his toe did'nt fall off. Nasty little buggers.
 
2013-08-30 02:37:34 AM

wantingout: Brown recluse don't even live in Oregon. It was probably a hobo spider. A rag from the UK would have no concept of this. Must be a slow news day.


Hobo spiders have a nasty bight. They can also be aggressive.
 
2013-08-30 02:39:39 AM
Spider, you say? Two inches in diameter, you say? Completely justified. Kill that big, hairy, arachnid bastard!
 
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