Surely for something like this, it's not even the case that you'd need instructions. A quick hit on Wikipedia tells me that Ricin occurs in Castor beans and the pulp of about eight beans contains enough to kill an adult human. Well I thought ricin came from rice (don't know why), but once you've crossed that bit of ignorance, it surely can't be that hard to derive ricin, can it? Buy castor beans, pulp them up and try a few experiments at getting a solution out of them. You can test it on mice bought from any old pet store. (I wouldn't, I'm vegetarian, but I'm presuming some terrorists have fewer reservations about animal testing). That's assuming that the information isn't already out there. I quick search finds that the process for extracting ricin is actually FILED AT THE US PTO. It's a matter of public record! Hillarious!
The devil is always in the details. Dealing with any extremely toxic material is not just a matter of following a cook book recipe. If you think that your lab technique is good, try weighing out a few samples of silver nitrate on the bench top. Unless you do chemistry for a living I expect that you will find little black specs on your hands the next day, no matter how careful you think you are. I can't imagine extracting ricin anywhere but a well equipped laboratory with serious safety precautions. It's not something any sane person would consider doing in the kitchen.
sadly not the case.. for NC
Basically i know several people from Brazil who came up here for 1-2 years of High school - on the student visa got an apartment - and enrolled in college with instate tuition.
By now they have gotten green cards - but the didn't have that originally when they where getting instate tuition.
This is BS. If you answer the questions on the application for residency status truthfully, establishing residency for tuition purposes in North Carolina is actually pretty difficult. The situation described in the parent post, students coming to the US on a student visa for the last 1-2 years of highschool and renting an appartment wouldn't cut it. The only way these people from Brazil might have been able to qualify for in-state residency was if they moved in with relatives who were permanent North Carolina residents and the relatives became their legal guardians. From the NC State web page: For any person under 18 years old, the traditional common law generally presumes that minors share the same legal residency as their parents. Thus, if both parents have established legal residency, the minor will also have legal residency in N. C. If the minorâ(TM)s parents are divorced/separated with one living in N. C. and one living out-of-state, the minor may be presumed to share legal residency with the in-state parent if the in-state parent claims the minor as a dependent for tax purposes. Some exceptions exist (see GS 116-143.1(j) and k). If anything, it is more difficult to establish residency if you are over 18. North Carolina requires that you live in the state for 1 year (not six months) before you can be eligible to enroll as an in-state student. In addition, you can't just live here on daddy's dime, you have to show that you have the resources (generally a job) to stay here without assistance from parents, or other guardians that live out of state. If you leave the state for traditional school holidays (spring break, Christmas break, summer break etc.) you pretty much lose in-state residency for tuition purposes. If you have an out of state drivers license, you don't get in-state tuition. If your car is registered or insured in another state - no in-state tuition for you. The list goes on. For non-US citizens, you must provide proof that you are eligible to remain in the United States permanently. Anyone that is at the university on a Student visa (like the hypothetical Brazilian students in the parent post) are automatically disqualified from receiving in-state tuition. And they do read the application for in-state tuition. I've been a North Carolina resident for my entire life, but prior to when I started graduate school in the late 1990s my job had me out of state for six consecutive weeks. One of the questions on my in-state residency application was "Have you been out of NC for more than 30 consecutive days in the last year" The yes answer was an automatic denial of in-state residency. I had to appeal the decisioin, provide proof that I had maintained a legal residence in NC, that I never changed car registration, etc. before I was able to get in state residency for tuition purposes. Here's a link to the NC State page describing the process for establishing NC residency for tuition purposes. http://www.ncsu.edu/legal/legal_topics/residency.php#II No argument that there are lots of problems with immigration, student visas and so on. This just isn't one of them
This is a dangerous myth that way to many people believe. The fact is, it's just not true. All hospitals that accept federal funds of any kind, including medicare and medicaid payments must provide an evaluation and appropriate emergency treatment. If a woman presents in active labor, they either have to treat her, or if they can't safely treat they must arrange for appropriate transportation to another facility. If a patient presents in the emergency room with a condition that will, in the short term, become life threatening, the hospital must treat. Other than those 2 cases, the hospital has no obligation to provide treatment.
Have strep throat. The hospital must evaluate, but are under no obligation to run a strep test or provide antibiotics to treat the problem unless it has progressed to sepsis.
Present with a blood glucose level of 250. Might not even be diagnosed, depending on the acute symptoms. No obligation to treat, no required follow-up for diabetes education, no requirement to provide a blood glucose monitor or test strips, no requirement to provide medications that control the condition.
Present with asthma. Most of the time, this gets you to the front of the line right up there with the cardiac patient. They have to get you stable, might even have to admit you for a day or two to get the symptoms under control, but the hospital has no obligation to treat after the crisis has passed.
Show up with an obvious 1 cm melanomia on the back of your hand. Don't expect a dermatologist to come down, remove the cancer and do a biopsy and provide on going treatment. At best you'll get a refereal from the ER doc and an admonition to see a specialist as soon as possible.
Bottom line, unless the patient is in active labor, or the condition is such that there is a significant possibility that the patient might die in the short term, there is no legal obligation for the hospital to provide any treatment whatsoever.
I am sure that there are clinics and hospitals out there that provide on-going treatment for chronic conditions and will work out a payment plan for you. But no one should believe that there is a legal requirement for any health care organization to provide routine care if you have no means to pay for it.
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