I carry a clear plastic Ziploc sandwich bag when cycling that contains
my license, insurance info, kin and primary Dr. contact info, some basic
medical info (like "No known med allergies" and my blood type) and $10.
I never knew you guys can't open that.
I teach cycling classes, and will make sure to add the necklace reminder
to the course. I've had cops in the classes on many occasions, and they
hadn't mentioned the property angle, so this is great stuff to know.
I have to believe though that if one is receiving medical attention and the
cause of the distress is not apparent, then an EMT or a doctor in an emerge
will see if there's any information in a wallet. In actuality, I've seen it
happen while waiting for treatment in an emergency ward.
Of course, it's up here in Canada I've seen it so I don't know how the same
emergency personnel would act down in the US where lawsuits are more
commonplace. As far as the bracelet goes, I tried one for a short period on
my wrist and it kept getting caught when I was rolling around in my
wheelchair. The neck type was irritating, so I don't wear any med alert
stuff and have all the necessary information in my wallet. Maybe I'm at
risk, but so be it, I've taken all the precautions I'm willing to take.
We have an "implied consent" statute which covers the unconscious, and all
minors in absence of parent, but it's strictly for medical treatment. I've
used it a few times, even waiting until a patient I knew was about to crash
did so so I could treat them. Cops, on the other hand, can do things like
put people in protective custody if they seem a danger to themselves or
others, determine if they're too drunk to give "informed consent," and do
the same with their personal property.
Patient belongings are routinely collected in the Emergency Department, but
I wouldn't want to be the caregiver of record when someone claims they had
fifteen hundred bucks in their wallet before I picked them up!
Wed, Aug 1, 2007, 5:36am (EDT+4) email@example.com (Puckdropper)
doth wisely counsel:
ICE is frozen water. Since it's capitolized, it's being emphasized in
some matter, such as ICE CREAM! <snip>
Mmmm, ice cream. Best explaination I'v had in quite awhile. Mmmm
ice cream. LOL Thanks.
I do things I don't know how to do, so that I might learn how to do
| ICE is frozen water. Since it's capitolized, it's being emphasized
| in some matter, such as ICE CREAM!
Better hope not - if it's capitolized, add it to the list of things
the legislature has grabbed for itself.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
You've got a vonage box, with a wired connection to the wireless base-station,
If so just run that same wiring out to the 'same old' flashing light in
Or did you have some kind of 'ultra fancy' light that reacted to the
-sound- of a ringing phone nearby -- as distinct from something that
reacted to the ringing signal on the phone wire?
signal 'identified'? *WHAT* signal??
Anything that supports a POTS phone uses a standard 2-wire connection to
If the Vonage adapter will ring a _phone_ plugged into it, it *WILL* activate
any other 'direct connect to the telephone wiring' device that reacts to
ringing. Such a device 'looks like' a regular POTS phone to whatever is on
the other end of the wiring..
Radio shack used to sell 'em, under the name "Fone Flasher", to mention one
of the most widely available ones. Unfortunately, it seems to have been
discontinued several years ago.
Our cordless setup has a flasher on the handset to let you know that the phone
is ringing, if you can't hear it...
As most of the time I DON'T hear it, I'm glad that it also blinks when someone
leaves a message..
When we lived in the States, I had the base unit in the shop, so that I could
use a ringer/flasher from radio shack... now, I just let the wife answer it,
it's usually for her anyway.. *g*
Please remove splinters before emailing
Our VOIP from Charter Net came with a box that took the CABLE input
and provided the POTS (tip and ting?) connector to which we simply
attached our existing phone wires. We did NOT have to change phones,
nor ringers, flashers, fax nor answering machine to get the service.
Maybe you should call the VONAGE folks and complain. They may have a
solution as he feature is BIG FOR DEAF PEOPLE which is a handicap and
likely covered by some statute(s) somewhere.
Tip and Ring. Think phone plug, one conductor is connected to the
tip, the other to the ring. Old convention Red = Ring = Right. (the
red (ring) conductor would be on the right side of a connection block).
My Panasonic cordless phone (plugged into my vonage network adapter) has
a light on the end of the antenna that flashes when the phone rings.
IIRC the phones were pretty cheap at Circuit City.
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