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Msg ID: 2586745 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
8/8/2019 10:26:53 PM

Just curious what humorous (or even serious things to help take the edge off) things you tell patients or passengers when you fly...

Msg ID: 2586747 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +5/-1     
Author:Idiot from the Woodwork
8/8/2019 10:34:04 PM

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"Is this your first time in a helicopter? Wow, mine, too!"

Msg ID: 2586750 I tell Ďem I love working for Air Methods... (NT) +2/-0     
Author:...breaks everyone up every time!
8/8/2019 10:39:05 PM

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Msg ID: 2586751 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +2/-0     
Author:Michael "BB" Moore
8/8/2019 10:46:50 PM

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My helicopter doesn't run on biomass, yet

8 Aug 201993


LOS ANGELES (AP) — What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary Planet of the Humans, which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival.

The film, which does not yet have distribution, is a low-budget but piercing examination of what the filmmakers say are the false promises of the environmental movement and why we’re still “addicted” to fossil fuels. Director Jeff Gibbs takes on electric cars, solar panels, windmills, biomass, biofuel, leading environmentalist groups like the Sierra Club, and even figures from Al Gore and Van Jones, who served as Barack Obama’s special adviser for green jobs, to leader Bill McKibben, a leading environmentalist and advocate for grassroots climate change movements.

Gibbs, who produced Moore’s Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, didn’t set out to take on the environmental movement. He said he wanted to know why things weren’t getting better. But when he started pulling on the thread, he and Moore said they were shocked to find how inextricably entangled alternative energy is with coal and natural gas, since they say everything from wind turbines to electric car charging stations are tethered to the grid, and even how two of the Koch brothers — Charles and David — are tied to solar panel production through their glass production business.

“It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit center.”

Both know the film is going to be a “tough pill to swallow.” It was a difficult eye-opener for them as well.  “We all want to feel good about something like the electric car, but in the back of your head somewhere you’ve thought, ’Yeah, but where is the electricity coming from? And it’s like, ‘I don’t want to think about that, I’m glad we have electric cars,’” Moore said. “I’ve passed by the windmill farms, and oh it’s so beautiful to see them going, and don’t tell me that we’ve gone too far now and it isn’t going to save us … Well, my feeling is just hit me with everything. I’m like let’s just deal with it now, all at once.”

It’s part of the reason why they had to make it independently. Gibbs said he tried for years to get an environmental group on board to help offset the costs, only to be turned down at every door. He was further disheartened when, in the film, he approaches people like Jones, McKibben and a local Sierra Club leader, and asks them about their stance on biofuel and biomass. Biomass, like wood and garbage, can be used to produce heat and is considered a renewable source of energy. It can also be converted to gas or liquid biofuels that can be burned for energy.  He finds every one ill-prepared to comment on their stance about the biomass process, which the documentary says requires cutting down enormous numbers of trees to produce the woodchips that are converted into energy. Neither Jones nor McKibben responded to request for comment from The Associated Press.

“I like so many people in the film and I’m one of those people who wanted to believe all of these years that that was the right path,” Moore said. ”(But) I refuse to let us die out. I refuse to let this planet die.”

They were even nervous to show it to the festival crowd, where they expected maybe a “50-50 response.” Instead, they got a standing ovation. And there were even members of The Sierra Club there.

“It’s up to people who actually share the same values to sometimes call each other out and bring out the uncomfortable truths,” Gibbs said. “This is not a film by climate change deniers, this is a film by people who really care about the environment.”

Although the findings will be disheartening, both Gibbs and Moore say they hope that it inspires people to reset and start thinking differently.

“Now we can begin to come up with the right solutions that might make a difference … The film doesn’t have the answers but it will get us asking a better set of questions,” Gibbs said. “I really do trust that when millions of people are discussing an issue, answers will emerge … This is what we do as humans, we solve problems, but we’ve got to have the right questions.”

Msg ID: 2586776 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +2/-0     
Author:King Coal
8/9/2019 8:10:01 AM

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These dopes just now figured out that the environmental movement is a huge con? 

Msg ID: 2586756 "You think you are having a bad day now. (NT) +2/-0     
Author:Wait till you get the bill"
8/8/2019 11:30:25 PM

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Msg ID: 2586773 "You think you are having a bad day now.  +2/-0     
8/9/2019 7:47:56 AM

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Not during a flight but afterward, I'll be somewhere and I'll get the "I got a bill for $XX,000 etc".  I tell them, "If it makes you feel better, I didn't get any of it." or I tell them "Don't pay it."

Msg ID: 2586759 I don't say anything, med crew can do all that. (NT) +3/-0     
Author:A to B for me.
8/8/2019 11:50:33 PM

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Msg ID: 2586762 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
8/9/2019 12:17:03 AM

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Am I going to die?

Well, we are all going to die!

Msg ID: 2586769 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
Author:Iím as scared as you are.
8/9/2019 4:04:35 AM

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Yes, this is dangerous as all hell.

Msg ID: 2586775 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
8/9/2019 8:01:47 AM

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i tell them “next time you can fly and I’ll ride in the back”. Usually brings a smile!

Msg ID: 2586774 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +4/-0     
Author:5 Minutes
8/9/2019 7:58:55 AM

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A routine transport, patient was concious and stable.  Almost there, 5 minutes out, the patient yells to the nurse "Am I gonna be alright?"  Nurse smiles and replies "Yeah! 5 minutes, (shows open hand for number 5) I'll give you some medicine, you will feel fine."

Except the patient actually asked "Am I gonna die?"  Yeah! 5 minutes....  After the flight the nurse is saying, He was doing great, next thing I know he freaking out, vitals all over the place.  In the commotion the medic couldnt tell him what had happend until after they got inside.  

The nurse's nickname from then on was 5 Minutes.

Msg ID: 2586777 What do you tell your patients/passengers? (NT) +0/-1     
8/9/2019 8:15:27 AM

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Msg ID: 2586780 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
8/9/2019 8:55:14 AM

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"You know buddy,that sprained shoulder is going to cost you about $50,000."

Msg ID: 2586782 "Don't worry, if it's your day to go, it's your day to go. +1/-0     
Author:Just Sit back and enjoy the flight."
8/9/2019 9:18:06 AM

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"Of course, if it's my day to go, it's your day to go too!"

Msg ID: 2586795 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
8/9/2019 10:59:17 AM

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If you are with one provider you can tell them the "price" is $45K just to lift off.  Mileage is another $155 per.  If you are with another provider, you can tell them that it costs $32,796 to lift and $505 per mile.  

Msg ID: 2586803 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
Author:No Membership Required
8/9/2019 11:23:15 AM

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And if you are with another provider, the average out of pocket costs after insurance last year was under $100. 

Msg ID: 2586843 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +2/-0     
Author:Circus Monkey
8/9/2019 1:16:50 PM

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Sit down & Just STFU !

Msg ID: 2586892 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +1/-0     
Author:Jim Jones
8/9/2019 4:39:15 PM

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If family members are driving to the receiving hospital, I tell them to drive carefully and don't try to beat us there. Then follow up with "However, if you just happen to be waiting at the helipad when we arrive, I want a ride in whatever got you here so fast. "

Msg ID: 2586920 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +1/-0     
Author:Canadian Prick
8/9/2019 7:37:37 PM

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In the unlikely event of a water landings your bloated carcass will act as a flotation device.

Msg ID: 2587073 What do you tell your patients/passengers? +0/-0     
Author:I tell
8/10/2019 8:31:56 PM

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them we'll be on our way soon, probably 48 minutes enroute, we'll be flying over XYZ, the crew will take excellent care of you, ask for what you want or need, weather is nice, smooth flying, we'll be on our way in 4-5 minutes.

Deviate as necessary.

Msg ID: 2587101 What do you tell your patients/passengers? (NT) +0/-0     
Author:I tell them itís free
8/11/2019 1:36:07 AM

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