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  1. I think we (or I) are conflating two distinct issues: 1. The newspaper and it's quest for information. Not being learned in this and just going from a common sense perspective, I personally don't think CP is in the wrong generally. They tweeted almost immediately after the accident a very straight forward description. The SR wants more details, but the investigation is ongoing--so when is the appropriate time to release it? And why is it so important to release the victim's name? That should be up to her and or her family. 2. The relationship between CF and the city of Sandusky. It seems lots of corporate folks to Charlotte, which only makes sense--centralized airport, more attractive climate etc. Sandusky is concerned. The SR just seems to stir the pot, which may be harmful to the relationship with the city even though the city has no control over the newspaper. In my opinion, just because something is legal does not make it right. A student newspaper took on a crusade with a University about a faculty member who did some bad things. The paper made FOIA requests that were denied as the investigation was ongoing. The University did finally release redacted documents with names of victims shaded out. Paper pitched a fit and sued and a few years later. But what good is it to publish the victim's names during the investigation or years later when they did not come forward after the paper pleaded them to? I think their right to privacy over rides the paper's right to their name. But again, I am in no way knowlegeable. I just have my views of right and wrong. Had I been a victim, I would not want my name published.
  2. ^I understand the tension here, but I don't think the company owes a newspaper anything other that what public record requires. The SR, in my opinion, is making things worse for the city by engaging in this fight. Right or wrong, why would a company keep a HQ in a hostile environment? The company and city should have their discussion(s) and if it is subject to public records request, then the SR should request it through channels. I the the SR is actually hurting themselves and the community by "picking this fight."
  3. ^I am not versed in law about police agencies releasing information to the press--I mean what benefit is there to revealing an accident victim's name to the public--but CP Police seem to be in the wrong if the court said so even if they were morally correct. I did not see the quoted text in the editorial, but I would agree that any amusement park is capable of performing basic first aid rather than advance medical care. Sort of like a hospital patient in acute care that needs advanced care--they are transferred to ICU. In my experience, emergency services will take a person to the closest hospital for first line care and then choppered to a level one trauma center. Sometimes the chopper is sent to the scene, but this is rare because of landing conditions. This would have been very challenging at CP with little open space and tall rides everywhere.
  4. <iframe src="https://giphy.com/embed/sBl8Fowq0ErFC" width="480" height="360" frameBorder="0" class="giphy-embed" allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/reaction-sBl8Fowq0ErFC">via GIPHY</a></p> I think we got the better coaster, as much as I like Avalanche.
  5. Wow...Kings Island might not be the place for you, Eeyore.
  6. Favorite: The Beast. I am biased, but the view, the sounds, the smell of grease and feeling like a kid again each time I ride. Alternates: Skyrush--quick and a great view of what you are facing. Lightning Run--loud, good view, slow start and then the speed kicks in. Twisted Colussus--when it actually duals, it is Racer-esque. Magnum XL-200--the view is great, it is a long ascent, and you get the classic Arrow clanks.
  7. It still amazes me that they can release chainwide numbers two days after the fact, but it takes 5 minutes to transact a Blue Ice Cream cone
  8. Taft: Best is Opening the park. Worst is backing down from resort destination to regional park. KECO: Best-growing the park and the company. Worst: Selling to Parmount. Paramount: This is difficult because it was Paramount/VIacom/CBS. Started good but went bad. Best was early days-bringing in movie IP while respecting KI tradition. Worst: The Junkyard coaster placement or the SOB fiasco. Cedar Fair: Best-thier coaster selection and a focus on nostalgia. Worst: Taking KI from a movie park to a generic park in the early years. I understand IP issues, but as they took out Paramount, the history of KI was ripped out too. Glad the current owners are restoring.
  9. The windows and such are at a smaller scale than normal for forced perspective. I think it was Bruce Bushman who designed IS using the principle that was used at Disney--it makes the buildings look bigger. I'll have to go back and read @KIghostguy's book to be sure of names and concepts. The majority of the 2nd floors are probably just facades. If you look from the ET, you can see most of the buildings have flat roofs.
  10. Whatever the outcome for this ride, the story will continue on for years. I love this ride and have hope that it will be improved. But if this is an indication that TTD has reached the end of service life, so be it. I got several rides on it (never a roll back though). It would open prime real estate and things never stay the same forever. If you say that about The Beast, I will fight you. I said what I said.
  11. Well, she seems to have trouble with reality. Remember, she claimed she was covered in the patient's blood while posting a picture of her exhausted full frontal self, wearing a white t-shirt.
  12. Which contained graphic details of an injury to a human being. This incident report likely (I am conjecturing here, not stating a fact) will likely be part of the patient's medical record. That is a clear cut case there if this is the case. If not...her social media posting gives graphic details of a injury to a human being. Once the identity of this human being is made known and she is not "woman at CP hit by piece of metal from TTD" the dots are connected. What she did is reprehensible. Staff have been terminated for sharing a picture on social media that a family member posted online with the patient and nurse--that the patient requested. A medical student was dismissed from school and reported the the board for discussing on social media details of an operation that was participated in and the family saw it and deduced who it was. A nurses aid was dismissed, had her certification removed and was reported for violating HIPAA for commenting on a post that a coworker had posted about not liking to give baths. Something to the effect of "yeah it sucks that we had to bathe that cow who wont even scratch her face and that brown hair falls out whenever you comb it." I think our conversation is derailing this thread and is kind of stoic with both of us convinced the other is wrong. I'd be happy to continue in a PM if you want to, but I feel everything that has been said has been said. I don't say this in a negative way, I just dont want to have this dominate the discussion further.
  13. She absolutely did violate privacy. She posted her incident report online. While the patient's name, DOB etc is not mentioned, it will eventually come to light when she or her family will file a lawsuit. The incident, which she has since deleted, will be available online in perpetuity. If she gave the report at a medical facility in the park, it is even more darning. That report likely is part of the patients medical record that goes to the hospital. If she filled it out at the security office, a copy may still goes to the medical record. The law is very clear--any identifying information is a violation. If, for instance, I had a patient who is a music star and I post online that I took care of a patient who was diagnosed with a meningioma and is very famous, the dots can be connected and I have violated the law. And its clear from the video that there was an issue before the video that prompted the strong reaction of "I don't want her here." If she was concerned about a cover up, the appropriate course of action was to fill out the incident report and then write details down or dictate to her phone to transcribe later. Put this in a safe place and submit as evidence when an investigation begins. Don't blast it online and further claim that you are covered in the victim's blood.--that is attention seeking behavior. As far as searching for the part--yes it could have been smuggled away by CP maintenance, but I doubt that was their priority at the time. They were probably in shock and disbelief. This happens when emergencies occur and sometimes a concious paralysis happens. They may have a policy that says to leave pieces in place so an report can be generated without a reconstruction--typical for police investigations. I would not want to grab a bloody piece of metal. But then again, maybe there is an attempt to cover up. We wont know until the report is released. It's any info that can ID a patient. She may not ID the patient but graphic info about the patient was shared, and once her condition and fate is made known, it will be connected to her report. What she did is illegal, immoral and unethical.
  14. The lady in the white shirt is the one who violated the patient's privacy by posting the incident report online. It has been taken down and her Facebook feed scrubbed, When EMS arrives, the person helping the victim steps aside. She did not want to do this. This is the same person who is a nurse practicioner at a family business that does esthitician care. I am told she put up a Facebook video going into graphic detail and stating she was covered in blood--which obviously is not the case because her white t-shirt certainly does not show it. With these theatrics, I can see why she was not wanted at the scene.
  15. ^I'm vaccinated and do not opposed others getting vaccinated. However, your post criticizes the fact that politics has been brought into the debate when in fact you bring politics up in your third sentence. I'm not the TOS police, but I think you are strattling the line there.
  16. I think this is an incomplete analogy. To complete it, it would be as if a car is driving towards a stoplight/sign from a high speed, a part of the car detaches and hits a pedestrian on the sidewalk.
  17. What she did to render aid is admirable. But she did what any HCP would do, to the best of their ability. And in they eyes of any HCP who would hear about this, they would doubt her professional integrity, values, morals and ethics. The best skilled HCP who saves a life devalues his or her standing when they make such a stupid mistake. Patient privacy is pillar of professionalism and hopefully her actions will have consequences. I have rendered aid many times outside the walls of the hospital and would never speak of that out of respect for the patient. My students get it drilled into their heads about not speaking about what they experience in the clinical setting. Unfortunately, this may because a case in point for health care students in the future.
  18. Her intent is unknown. It could be just what you mentioned, it could be that she wants 10 minutes of fame, or it could be terrible discernment. It's completely the wrong thing to do and any healthcare worker should know better. It's no different than an ED trauma nurse posting his notes from the arrival at the ED. "The patient was brought in by EMS and had injuries and....(medical jargon)...But I didn't mention a name or anything. I just want to keep ahead of the rumors that are bound to happen."
  19. While I hope we get it too, I am very happy that KD is getting extra investment.
  20. In your world. If you knew the ethical, moral and legal obligations of a caregiver to a patient, you would understand why the nurse should have never posted anything about the incident. I won't engage with you further because, based on previous posts you have made, you seem to think that you are always correct.
  21. And that is what she should have --kept her own notes. Maybe she thought that CP would supress the incident report to mitigate their liability. Or maybe she thought when she posted it that she would capitalize on her act of being a hero (in this time of medical workers being heroes, there is some pressure to one up the others). All in all, a horrible decision that was in very poor judgement. I will not search for the report and I do not know the gender of the nurse, but I went along with "she" even though she might be a he. I don't like to contribute to the stereotype, but sometimes I do
  22. Ideally, a helicopter takes a trauma to the closest level one trauma center for direct assessment and treatment. In an amusement park, especially CP, this likely is not practical with the tall rides being obstacles, crowd control etc. It is routine for trauma victims to be taken to the nearest hospital for evaluation/treatment and stabalization and then life flighted to the nearest level one trauma center. It has nothing to do with being close to home, preference of family or patient etc. So requesting a helicopter while en route to the first hospital is quite logical. There is a bit of logistical movement with availability of the chopper and staff on board. Shame on this person who posted an incident report on the internet. SHAME SHAME SHAME. When s/he began to treat the patient, s/he began a sacred relationship. To violate the patient's privacy by posting online is reprehensible. S/he may not have been in a hospital, clinic, school or whatever employ s/he has, but patient privacy is still in force outside the workplace. I hope the nursing license is investigated and suspended and s/he is held to the highest standard of the law. @Kenban thank you for the facts. I am not disagreeing with your post, but quoted you because of the shock I experienced reading about the nurse posting this online.
  23. Shame that they pre-empted the announcement since they were not invited. I was not aware it was an invite only announcement, since they are open today. I remain hopeful for this awesome park. They are adding a coaster. But this coaster is a step up from the flat ride it is replacing and it apparently is highly themed. Could this begin a trend? It will be difficult to replace the awesome Volcano: The Blast Coaster, perhaps they will install a highly themed, reliable people eater that will be a signature coaster to the park.
  24. ^Could it be that they want each park to maintain an identity and not a corporate identity? I want themed music as much as anyone, but what works at Kings Dominion wouldn't work at Schiltterbahn. Likewise, a playlist for Valley Fair wouldn't work at Kings Island. However, once we solve the music problem, can we work on area appropriate uniforms?
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