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January 08, 2014

Japan's Bunny Cafés!!!
(Oh, and By the Way, A Woman Died Soon After Being Delayed By Traffic Snarls During Ambulance Transit)

The Japanese love the cute and weird.

What's cuter than a bunny?

What's weirder than eating in a café peppered by rabbit turds?


In Japan you have to pay extra for the privilege of dining amongst rodent feces.

No but seriously I'd love to go drink tea and pet rabbits. Why not?

So now that that that's out of the way... Yeah, this Christie thing is going to get worse before it gets better. (Or, for some of you anti-Christie folks: It's going to get better before it gets even better still.)

Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations – including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious – due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough’s EMS department.

The woman later died, borough records show.

In at least two of those instances, response time doubled, noted EMS coordinator Paul Favia, who documented those cases in a Sept. 10 letter to Mayor Mark Sokolich, which The Record obtained.


It also took EMS seven minutes to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman who later died of cardiac arrest at a hospital. Although he did not say her death was directly caused by the delays, Favia noted that “paramedics were delayed due to heavy traffic on Fort Lee Road and had to meet the ambulance en-route to the hospital instead of on the scene.”

I imagine these EMS workers are government union workers: So expect lots of details and interviews.

Corrected: I wrote that the woman died in the traffic snarl. That's just not true. She died at the hospital. It is suggested that the delay in traffic contributed to this.

Though I doubt it did.

But that's not a headline you want to see.

Thanks to @comradearthur for bunnies, @drewmtips for Republican Doom tips (of course), and BCochran for the correction.

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