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Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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You're just out trying to get some exercise and BAM, heart attack...

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/AFD-warns-public-about-health-hazards-posed-by-snow-shoveling-410755655.html

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - After an overnight snowstorm blanketed the Anchorage area Friday night, many residents were outside Saturday with shovels and snowblowers trying to clear their driveways, sidewalks and roads. With the fresh layer of snow came a cautionary reminder from the Anchorage Fire Department about the dangers of strenuous activity during the winter months.


According to AFD, thousands of people sustain physical injuries or suffer heart attacks while shoveling snow in the United States every year. In Anchorage, the fire department has already responded to a number of medical emergencies related to snow shoveling so far this winter, according to Station 3 paramedic Dan Otis.

“Every year we have people that have heart attacks while out shoveling their snow. So it’s important that they know the signs and that they call early if they’re having any of those symptoms,” Otis said.

The fire department says that cold weather causes blood vessels to constrict, bringing less oxygen to the heart. This coupled with an increased heart rate from shoveling snow can result in a heart attack. The risk is heightened for people with a history of heart disease, high cholesterol, sedentary living and smoking.

“It’s going to be cold outside, you’re going to be under a lot of load and stress and that can cause increased blood pressure and increased heart rate,” Otis said. “For people that haven’t been very physically active over the winter months, that can be a big shock to the system.”

In order to avoid the risks, experts recommend dressing warmly, staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks while shoveling. It’s also important to go slow and avoid over-exerting yourself.

Symptoms of a heart attack include a sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness. If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, the fire department says you should stop shoveling immediately, call 911 and try to remain calm.
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
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Front Range, dude...
A greedy, self centered, xenophobic, homophobic, sexually predatory, narcissistic douchebag is poised to become one of the most powerful people in the world.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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A greedy, self centered, xenophobic, homophobic, sexually predatory, narcissistic douchebag is poised to become one of the most powerful people in the world.
And the Republican party who at one point had a Never Trump campaign will just follow along because they are more concerned with power than governance.
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
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Front Range, dude...

Sandro

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Nov 12, 2006
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The old world
The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.

The new data was gathered in nature reserves across Germany but has implications for all landscapes dominated by agriculture, the researchers said.

The cause of the huge decline is as yet unclear, although the destruction of wild areas and widespread use of pesticides are the most likely factors and climate change may play a role. The scientists were able to rule out weather and changes to landscape in the reserves as causes, but data on pesticide levels has not been collected.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers
Full study: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809
 

mandown

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Quelle fucking surprise. How does someone on suicide watch, who‘s death would be mighty convenient for the rich and powerful, manage to commit suicide? Guess we’ll never know.

I’m so surprised. No revealing testimony about pedo-bear island? Guess the door is closed on that case.
 

Jm_

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Jan 14, 2002
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Quelle fucking surprise. How does someone on suicide watch, who‘s death would be mighty convenient for the rich and powerful, manage to commit suicide? Guess we’ll never know.

Over? Maybe not. This thread is a good read: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/hangar-talk/73134-gulfstream-girl.html

Seems that back in the day he enticed a young model turned pilot, then groomed her to be his personal pilot and she in turn lured in other young girls, participating in the sex acts with them. She would pilot the aircraft going around the world picking up girls. It seems she has a large amount of culpability. This thread was started long before this was a "thing", but there were suspicions for a while. Her web pages, appearances, have all gone "silent". A good read if you have the time.

Starts getting interesting around page 18.
 
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Toshi

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Sales down 20%. A storm’s a-comin’.
 

Sales down 20%. A storm’s a-comin’.
It is evident that a recession is about to whack us.
 

mandown

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Sales down 20%. A storm’s a-comin’.
Plenty of RVs in my neighborhood. Maybe they just sold all the RVs people need in this world.