He encounters a drug addict named Kyle (Scott Menville), who is convinced Torque is his father, and together, they head to a crack house, passing the gazebo where Torque and Carmen first met. Torque has a series of flashbacks to his early dates with Carmen, his initial employment by Blackmore, and the conflict between them over his loyalties. Heading to Miles' bar, he experiences a flashback to the incident for which he was arrested; a man threatened his children and called Carmen a whore, prompting an enraged Torque to kill him seconds before the police arrived. Miles then contacts Torque via radio, telling him they have to kill Blackmore.
He meets up with Miles, who angrily says "it's been years man, years I been trying to get the straight word on Blackmore. And what the fuck is up with you my man? First I hear this, I couldn't believe, I said no way, not my man Torque. That cracker bleeding out in the basement, he told me what's what and he got no reason to lie. My brain ready to pop. It's too whack, nobody'd make this up. Nobody would never say that you..." However, Torque blacks out, and when he awakens, Miles is dead. Blackmore then contacts Torque, telling him to come to the drowning pool beneath the prison's factory. As Torque heads there, he is attacked by Foundation soldiers backed up by a helicopter piloted by Jordan, who was lying about her men betraying her. Torque defeats the soldiers and kills Jordan.
A cracked tooth can become very problematic and lead to other, more concerning oral health problems if not properly dealt with in a timely manner. By understanding exactly what to do after enduring a cracked tooth, you can ensure you receive proper treatment and keep the pain and sensitivity at a tolerable level.
Along with treatment administered by a dentist, there are certain things that can be done to help prevent a cracked tooth from becoming more painful or causing an increased level of sensitivity. The following are five important tips to follow when treating a cracked tooth.
One of the best at home techniques for relieving pain and sensitivity brought on by a cracked tooth is to use a clove oil remedy on the tooth. Clove oil can numb the affected area and reduce the amount of discomfort that exists. However, it is important to apply the clove oil in a proper manner. Place two drops of clove oil on a cotton swab, and then lightly dab the cracked tooth with the cotton swab for several minutes or until the pain is reduced.
A big mistake that many make after suffering a cracked tooth is placing too much pressure on the tooth to try and relieve the pain. Instead, try to resist the urge to touch the cracked tooth unless instructed to do so by a dentist. Try not to chew with the cracked tooth, and avoid food and drinks that are really hot or cold.
As previously mentioned, placing too much pressure on a cracked tooth can cause an increase in pain and sensitivity. Next, it is important to clean the cracked tooth gently by softly brushing over it and using mouthwash more than usual in order to prevent an infection from developing. In the event it becomes too painful to clean the cracked tooth properly, visit a dentist as soon as possible for proper treatment.
It is also important to know the exact reason the affected tooth cracked in the first place in order to prevent teeth from cracking in the future. In the event a tooth cracked during physical activity, the cause may be obvious. A cracked tooth that results from grinding teeth at night or other less obvious reasons may be a cause that is much harder to identify. Be sure to talk to your dentist about exactly why your cracked tooth came about and how you can properly treat and prevent it moving forward.
Law enforcement officers who observe an animal in a vehicle that they reasonable believe may be suffering are entitled to take whatever actions necessary to help the animal, including smashing windows or prying open car doors.
A man goes to the mall on a hot day and brings his pet dog with him. While the man goes inside the mall, he leaves the pet outside in the car with the windows cracked and with no water. Even with the windows cracked open, the interior temperature of a car can reach extremely high temperatures on hot days. Thus it is very likely that the man could be charged criminally with leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle in violation of California Penal Code Section 597.7 PC.
In Surgeon Simulator 2, you become the surgeon, performing various procedures on long-suffering patient Bob. There are no rules in this operating room, just try your best to keep him alive. A follow-on from the first Surgeon Simulator, a huge indie hit, Bossa Studios brings more chaos to the surgery with added multiplayer and more game modes to play. It's available on PC and Xbox, adding to the impressive simulation game library on Game Pass.
In this game, you aren't a typical surgeon. There is nothing to stop you from taking a more creative approach to the task at hand. Why else would they leave a rubber duck in an operating theatre? Pans are much more effective at cracking rib cages open than your standard surgical hammer, for instance.
But, first, it's time to go behind closed doors. That's where we talk about issues that we sometimes avoid, often because of shame or fear. Today we want to talk about so-called crack babies. And if you think about it, that term tells you everything you need to know about the way children who are exposed to crack during the height of the epidemic were dismissed, demeaned and even feared.
At the time there were all manner of pronouncements about how children who were exposed to crack in utero were destined to a life of physical and mental disability. John Silber, the former president of Boston University went so far as to say that "crack babies won't ever achieve the intellectual development to have consciousness of God," unquote.
Two decades later, we're still learning about how drug and alcohol exposure by pregnant affects their children. But it turns out that children who are exposed to crack cocaine before birth are proving these worst case scenarios were all wrong. And we're joined now by several people who know about this. Joining us are Mary Barr and her daughter Nisa Beceriklisoy. Mary is an activist who discusses her past crack cocaine use while pregnant with Nisa. Nisa is about to go off to college.
Ms. BARR: Well, the crack baby myth hadn't been, you know, advertised as much as it was later on. You know, I didn't want to drink, I didn't want to smoke cigarettes, I didn't want to really do anything while I was pregnant. But one of the reasons I kept using during my first pregnancy was because, well, like, I always like to say if pregnancy was a cure for addiction, we could just go out and get all the female addicts pregnant, and, hey, no more addiction. But it's not a cure for addiction. So, even though I thought about stopping, it wasn't that easy.
MARTIN: Did you grow up hearing what was being described around kids who had been exposed to crack in utero? Were you ever exposed to any of that? Because, you know, kids can be mean. And, you know, sometimes when kids find out something about another kid, they just use it to kind of hammer them with. And I just wondered if you had ever had heard any of that kind of conversation and if it affected any sense of who you were or what you wanted for yourself.
Ms. BECERIKLISOY: I'm a little bit eccentric. Not that I'm, like not out of, really, the ordinary, but they all kind of thought, like, I'm really funny. I kind of make crack a lot of jokes and, like, I think they said that I had ADD and it was a little bit hurtful, but it was mostly just them trying to be funny. I think the last time was I was in my AP bio classroom and my teacher was, like, she was talking somebody brought the conversation to babies who were exposed to drugs and she said that oh yeah, crack babies, they have horrible lives. They all are born like they're about to die. They're addicted to drugs their entire life. It's just a very sad existence.
Dr. BELL: The fear was that women who were pregnant who were using crack cocaine would cause some brain changes in their infants. The concern since crack is a stimulant - cocaine is a stimulant - was that these areas in the brain that dealt with the issue of stimulation like attention deficit disorder or even bipolar disorder might be overly activated or somehow distorted while the baby's brain was developing. So there were all these really silly ideas about hyper aggressiveness, attention deficit disorder, manic depressive disorder in these children.
MARTIN: If you're just joining us, this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Back in the '80s and the '90s there was a panic about children being exposed to crack cocaine in utero. Now some of those kids are all grown up and doing amazing things. And we are joined by one of them, Nisa Beceriklisoy, along with her mother Mary Barr and Dr. Carl Bell, who joins us from time to time to talk about medical issues and issues around mental health.
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