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Monday, February 25, 2008

Winners and Losers

Well OK, winners, losers and assholes.

The sad story of the first woman goes like this.

An American Airlines passenger returning home from Haiti collapsed and died after a flight attendant told her he couldn't give her any oxygen and then tried to help her with an empty oxygen tank, a relative said.

American Airlines confirmed the flight death and said medical professionals tried to save the passenger, Carine Desir.

Carine had complained of not feeling well on the Friday flight from Port-au-Prince.

A few minutes later, Carine said she was having "trouble breathing" and asked for oxygen, but a flight attendant twice refused her request. (That's two times folks, count em', two!)

The flight attendant, apparently after a phone consultation with the cockpit, tried to administer oxygen from a portable tank and mask, but the tank was empty.

Then two doctors and two nurses who were aboard tried to administer oxygen from a second tank............. which also was empty!

Desir, who lived in New York, was placed on the floor and a nurse tried CPR but that didn't work either.

A defibrillator was also applied, but didn't function effectively.

"I cannot believe what is happening on the plane," a passenger said, sobbing. "She couldn't get help, and nothing on the plane worked."

One of the doctor's said he then asked for the plane to "land right away so I can get her to a hospital" and the pilot agreed to divert to Miami, 45 minutes away but during that time Desir collapsed and died.

She's a loser alright, she lost her life, but it also makes American Airlines the Asshole of the Week. (And this is only Monday!)

Our next loser also paid the ultimate price but it was more self inflicted than anything.

A man has died after taking part in a competition to see how many cup cakes he could eat at once, officials in Britain said Monday.

Paramedics were called to revive Adam Deeley, 34, after receiving a call saying he was choking at a cafe in Swansea, south Wales, in the early hours of Friday but could not save him and he died in hospital.

But what the hell, since we don't have any Idiot of the Day awards yet, he did after all win the competition, so were are going to give him the Winner of the Day award.

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com



Anonymous Meryl Johnson said...

American Airlines has denied causing the death of the woman, and yet there seem to have been plenty of witnesses to what happened. Let's hope the whole truth comes out about this.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:21:00 a.m.  

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