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March 22, 2017 daaswampman 0

Mythbusters was a pretty good TV show – but that is what it was. Considering how few people wash their hands, let alone properly wash their hands, I doubt a little arosol crap would make much of a difference. I don’t wash my hands or flush in public restrooms like Walley World! I figure a little of MY crap on me is better than someone else’s! I do carry those little hand sanitisers that come in individual packets. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Toilet Plume

March 22, 2017 daaswampman 0

Mythbusters was a pretty good TV show – but that is what it was. Considering how few people wash their hands, let alone properly wash their hands, I doubt a little arosol crap would make much of a difference. I don’t wash my hands or flush in public restrooms like Walley World! I figure a little of MY crap on me is better than someone else’s! I do carry those little hand sanitisers that come in individual packets. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Toilet Plume

March 21, 2017 oldasrocks 0

See? Toilet to sink to toothbrush- quit brushing!!!!!

BTW- if you flush with the lid up are you covered in fecal matter also? Is this what they call “toilet water” ? Why would they bottle that stuff anyway? This is getting more confusing all the time.

Maybe you need ‘toilet water” to spray on yourself if in an outhouse and flushing is not an option? I haven’t seen “toilet water” on the market for a while so with the invention of the flush it was not longer necessary to carry a bottle.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Toilet Plume

March 21, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
IceFire wrote:

Gunns wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

lol…. Friggin’ love you. :rofl::rofl:

Ya we always shut the lid before the flush. Always.

Not only do I shut the lid prior to flushing, but I ALSO keep a cap on my toothbrush, for when my husband forgets to close the lid.

Hate to burst the bubble(Or is it Plume? :) ), but Mythbusters covered this ages ago….. Seems the fecal matter on the toothbrush is coming from the sink water vs the Plume…Funny episode though. :D
http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/surprise-toothbrush-minimyth/

somehow we’ll all survive….

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Toilet Plume

March 21, 2017 oldasrocks 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

Rocks, you used the plural “teeth”. Didn’t you mean “tooth” :?
Reb

Well I could just put a cap on the glass with my teeth in it. but I still want the 10 mil for research.

Lid? What’s that. The ex used to complain about not putting the seat down so I just took it off.

Reb is probably confused on this ” flushing” thing. He’s probably outside now trying to find the flush handle in his outhouse.

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March 20, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
oldasrocks wrote:
A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

Rocks, you used the plural “teeth”. Didn’t you mean “tooth” :?
Reb

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March 20, 2017 IceFire 0
Gunns wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

lol…. Friggin’ love you. :rofl::rofl:

Ya we always shut the lid before the flush. Always.

Not only do I shut the lid prior to flushing, but I ALSO keep a cap on my toothbrush, for when my husband forgets to close the lid.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured

March 20, 2017 Gunns 0

Many years ago I had this great Doctor. Thorough and precise and straight to the point. My wife didn’t care for him, he could be rough sometimes but he did say you can’t always be a gentle doctor and find the problem. He was very good. One day he pointed out to the Doctors only parking lot and asked what I saw.

I said I see a lot of BMW’s, Mercedes and a beat up Toyota. He said his was the Toyota and he couldn’t be my doctor any more. He lost his job. Seems the insurance companies were giving bonuses to doctors to NOT use ct scans and mri’s. He said you could make hundreds of thousands on bonuses. His problem was he never got bonuses. He said CT Scans at certain ages could save lives. I remember him telling me before that he spotted more tumors and problems from them way before they were problems.

Well he ended up in Rochester MN where Mayo is. He had a major run in with them. IBM ended up constructing his very own clinic and assigning all the IBM employees to his clinic. He specializes in preventing problems and IBM’s incidents to health insurance have dropped every year since he started. The man is a genius and really believes in helping.

Haven’t found anyone that cares as much since.

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March 20, 2017 Gunns 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

oldasrocks wrote:A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

lol…. Friggin’ love you. :rofl::rofl:

Ya we always shut the lid before the flush. Always.

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March 20, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
oldasrocks wrote:
A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

lol…. Friggin’ love you. :rofl::rofl:

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March 20, 2017 oldasrocks 0

A long time ago I read that this “toilet Plume” will mist over the whole bathroom if you don’t close the lid first. It will even cover your toothbrush with nasty germs. For this reason I will never brush my teeth again.

In communal bathrooms this can be a major problem as this fecal matter will migrate into the brains of the bathroom users especially when brushing their teeth like in a dorm room. This matter will migrate into the brain and multiply. This may explain why snowflakes have Sxxx for brains.

We’re not real sure about this but if I can get a Grant for $10,000,000. I promise to research this problem deeply.

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March 20, 2017 daaswampman 0

Just when you thought you were safe to check it out, Toilet Plume comes along! Sweet Dreams! Swamp

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There’s a certain comfort in the toilet seat cover, the tissue-thin layer of grace between your bare behind and a piece of cold, dirty plastic. But what happens if you forgo the cover, boldly plopping down on a surface crawling with who knows what?

Probably nothing, according to public health experts. Seat covers do not stop germs, they said, and you’re not likely to catch an infection from a toilet, anyway.

Toilet seat covers are absorbent and bacteria and viruses are tiny, able to pass through the relatively large holes in the cover’s paper, said Kelly Reynolds, a public health researcher at the University of Arizona. That means they don’t stop the spread of germs, she said, but the risk of germ transmission from your skin touching a toilet seat is unlikely in the first place.

Germs will more likely spread after you flush, when bits of fecal matter blast into the air in aerosol form, a phenomenon known as “toilet plume.” From there, Reynolds said, the “bits of fecal matter settle on surfaces, contaminate hands and then get spread to the eyes, nose or mouth.”

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative medicine at Vanderbilt University, agreed. He pooh-poohed seat covers to the Huffington Post, which found research has refuted notions that toilet seats spread sexually transmitted infections or gastrointestinal infections.

“That’s because toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents—you won’t catch anything,” Schaffner said.

And covering the seat with toilet paper? That may even make things worse. Placing pieces of toilet paper around the seat as an impromptu cover only increases the surface area for germs to multiply on, as Raymond Martin, a director with the British Toilet Association, told Buzzfeed. That makes it “considerably less hygienic,” he said. (And toilet plumes may have blasted fecal matter onto the toilet paper anyway.)

The seat covers can keep things cleaner, however, said Reynolds: They make people more likely to sit on toilets rather than hover over them, reducing general splatter. That makes them a “net benefit,” she said.

The biggest risk in public restrooms remains the spread of fecal matter to the mouth, Reynolds said, and that starts with the hands. Just remember to wash your hands, lathering with soap and scrubbing for 20 seconds before rinsing, as the CDC recommends. Then you’re truly covered.

http://www.wltx.com/news/nation/what-ha … /423671682

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured

March 19, 2017 anita 0

I get a discount at my dentists (both mine and pediatric dentist) because we don’t have dental insurance. I got a discount at my eye doctor because of lack of insurance. I was waiting with my son to pick up his glasses a couple years ago, and a woman came in to pick out new glasses, and would only buy what her insurance paid for. She got about 5 choices for frames.

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March 19, 2017 daaswampman 0
arkieready wrote:
DH just spent a few days in the hospital to treat an infection. He has name brand insurance, a good coverage. In the ER, I guessed 90% were not. If he could have gotten home sooner we could have skipped ER, so it was the Saturday evening crowd. Staff was overworked, waited 3hours for a room. When he finally got settled in, one nurse apologized for not getting his rounds done in time because there were too few CNA’s. He was stretched thin. Then they couldn’t find a surgeon to take his case. The people were great, but they can only do so much.
Is this caused by insurance dragging their feet? Obamacare? People on Medicaid clogging it up instead of going to a primary care physician?

Cast iron, there are dentists and doctors who do not take insurance now. Paying cash used to get me a discount at the dr office. Billing at best costs extra, at worst it’s never paid.

It is caused by the masses of bloodsuckers that don’t pay anything for their care! They use the ER’s for every tiny problem, because it is free and they have time to waste! It is not like they have to get up in the morning and go to work or hand over some of their vice money! Our misguided laws makes you see everyone, even when it is obviously not an emergency or they are just seeking drugs. Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: tired of the negitive news

March 19, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

We truly live in interesting times. As a kid and then a young man, we the people got our news from the big three news stations. In this day and age, I don’t listen to a word. The truth is out their, but even our conservative side tris to spin facts.

words have been weaponized. The media, and the education systems need to be held accountable, for their crimes against we the people. Both have clearly been occupied by Marxist, socialist fascist groups.

Dirk

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March 19, 2017 arkieready 0

DH just spent a few days in the hospital to treat an infection. He has name brand insurance, a good coverage. In the ER, I guessed 90% were not. If he could have gotten home sooner we could have skipped ER, so it was the Saturday evening crowd. Staff was overworked, waited 3hours for a room. When he finally got settled in, one nurse apologized for not getting his rounds done in time because there were too few CNA’s. He was stretched thin. Then they couldn’t find a surgeon to take his case. The people were great, but they can only do so much.
Is this caused by insurance dragging their feet? Obamacare? People on Medicaid clogging it up instead of going to a primary care physician?

Cast iron, there are dentists and doctors who do not take insurance now. Paying cash used to get me a discount at the dr office. Billing at best costs extra, at worst it’s never paid.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: tired of the negitive news

March 19, 2017 JayJay 0
prepper87 wrote:
I have stopped watching any form of news 3 weeks ago. It doesn’t matter what you watch, read, or listen to all they do is bash Donald. Now matter what he does they will find a way to put a negative spin on it. Let the man do his job for Christ sake. I hated the fact that Obama got elected I was sick to my stomach when he got reelected but I accepted it and went on with life. no protesting or boycotting or rioting like these asswipes are doing.

I read that if Trump ‘walked on water’, the news would begin with…’Trump can’t swim’. :?

I don’t have tv..just Roku for entertainment; even music. I am a more seasoned soul without news. ;)

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March 19, 2017 prepper87 0

I have stopped watching any form of news 3 weeks ago. It doesn’t matter what you watch, read, or listen to all they do is bash Donald. Now matter what he does they will find a way to put a negative spin on it. Let the man do his job for Christ sake. I hated the fact that Obama got elected I was sick to my stomach when he got reelected but I accepted it and went on with life. no protesting or boycotting or rioting like these asswipes are doing.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured

March 18, 2017 daaswampman 0

The BEST facilities in this country and the rest of the world, do not take insurance. Their clients don’t need insurance and prefer privacy. Nor are the services they receive billable to an insurance company! If you live in places like L.A., there are fully staffed mobile ER’s and Day Surgery Units that come to your home. 24 hour Physician at bedside is available for those that can afford it!

I recently visited a facility in Dallas and there are no outer signs it is a hospital. Some of the suites are larger than my home. All patients have their own nurses at bedside and many have dedicated in house physicians.

I am glad others have seen this, as most Americans are clueless to the world around them! Few Americans drive the best cars. Few Americans live in the best homes. Few Americans enjoy the best food, education, etc., etc. So why do most Americans think they are entitles to the best medical care available? Swamp

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March 17, 2017 Gunns 0
anita wrote:
When we found out my husband had cancer, we went to Mayo.

We were surprised at the number of foreign people there. They had a special lounge with concierges to help them, fruit and snacks out all day, coffee, and so forth. If they had anything like that for Americans, no one told us. (Our hotel couldn’t print our airline tickets, so they suggested we go to the international lounge and speak to a concierge. Obviously there was nothing similar to help Americans).

We assumed that the foreign patients were paying the full freight, as opposed to the Medicare/Medicaid patients, or even those who had insurance, because the fees would be discounted.

They pay premium dollars for care. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) was there for treatments also. A friend and veteran that is now dead met with the Shah on a few occasions. They even hung out at Mayo. The Shah got very special treatment, my friend who was just as ill did not.

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March 17, 2017 Gunns 0
anita wrote:
When we found out my husband had cancer, we went to Mayo.

We were surprised at the number of foreign people there. They had a special lounge with concierges to help them, fruit and snacks out all day, coffee, and so forth. If they had anything like that for Americans, no one told us. (Our hotel couldn’t print our airline tickets, so they suggested we go to the international lounge and speak to a concierge. Obviously there was nothing similar to help Americans).

We assumed that the foreign patients were paying the full freight, as opposed to the Medicare/Medicaid patients, or even those who had insurance, because the fees would be discounted.

They pay premium dollars for care. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran) was there for treatments also. A friend and veteran that is now dead met with the Shah on a few occasions. They even hung out at Mayo. The Shah got very special treatment, my friend who was just as ill did not.

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March 17, 2017 anita 0

I follow the REIT markets (used to write about them) and just noticed this interesting tidbit about Welltower, which is one of the large health care REITs. Welltower’s stock has dropped recently.

Thankfully, there’s a simple explanation for the fall. Welltower has been selling off facilities that depend on Medicare and Medicaid in favor of those that are funded by private payers. This decision is designed to reduce the company’s exposure to public payers,

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March 17, 2017 anita 0

When we found out my husband had cancer, we went to Mayo.

We were surprised at the number of foreign people there. They had a special lounge with concierges to help them, fruit and snacks out all day, coffee, and so forth. If they had anything like that for Americans, no one told us. (Our hotel couldn’t print our airline tickets, so they suggested we go to the international lounge and speak to a concierge. Obviously there was nothing similar to help Americans).

We assumed that the foreign patients were paying the full freight, as opposed to the Medicare/Medicaid patients, or even those who had insurance, because the fees would be discounted.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured

March 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

Mayo Clinic to give preference to privately insured over Medicaid, Medicare patients:

This is nothing new, but it is refreshing that they will publicly admit it!

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Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, told employees in a recent speech that the Rochester, Minn.-based system will “prioritize” patients with private insurance over Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries if the patients have similar conditions and seek care at the same time, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“We’re asking … if the patient has commercial insurance, or they’re Medicaid or Medicare patients and they’re equal, that we prioritize the commercial insured patients enough so … we can be financially strong at the end of the year to continue to advance, advance our mission,” Dr. Noseworthy said in the videotaped speech, according to the report.

Dr. Noseworthy said Mayo will continue to take all patients, regardless of payer source, and the policy will not apply to patients seeking emergency care.

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/fi … ients.html

Meanwhile in these parts!

Mississippi’s Only Academic Hospital Cuts Jobs to Fix Budget

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center said Thursday that it would cut jobs and impose temporary salary cuts to help close a $32.7 million budget shortfall.

Medical center leaders said Thursday that 195 employees will be laid off and 85 vacant positions will be eliminated, saving $1.5 million. The hospital complex reduced the salaries of 439 faculty members until June 30, saving $1.9 million.

The hospital also worked to cut supply chain and lab costs, and restructure departments to consolidate similar positions.

The $32.7 million deficit comes from a combined $24.5 million in Medicaid funding reductions and $8.2 million in state funding reductions, said spokesman Marc Rolph.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states … fix-budget

Stay healthy and save your money!

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • WEB BOT, BITCOIN & THE COMEX ARE SCREAMING: “HYPERINFLATION!

March 6, 2017 daaswampman 0

WARNING: WEB BOT, BITCOIN & THE COMEX ARE ALL SCREAMING: “HYPERINFLATION!”

This is a short video I feel is worth watching! It is an angle I never considered and it seems to make sense. In essence the COMEX is grossly manipulated and has been for many years. In all honestly, all stock, bond, and commodity markets are manipulated by a few huge players and do not honestly reflect real value.

Bitcoin (something I never cared for) does not have huge market players and it is on a terror when priced in US Dollars. I would like your thoughts! The video does plug a newsletter, but that is your choice. Swamp

http://investmentwatchblog.com/warning- … inflation/

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Drug OD deaths nearly tripled since 1999, CDC says

February 25, 2017 IceFire 0

A big problem lately is that the drug dealers are cutting heroin with carfentanyl…that stuff is used as ELEPHANT tranquilizer, and is WAY stronger than fentanyl, resulting in a lot of OD deaths.

Frankly, I’ve never understood the “need” for people to get high. Yes, I’ve been prescribed opioids before…for migraines, as well as a back fracture. All it’s ever done for me is take the “edge” off the pain, and help me rest. I’ve taken the minimum amount needed for pain control, it’s never made me “high”, and I’ve never gotten hooked on it. I just don’t “get” how that happens.

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February 25, 2017 daaswampman 0

I have lost people who knew better, but that is the nature of addiction and the excuses for recreational and prescription drugs. It is not the drug, but the need for it, that will kick your butt in the long run. Most Americans are weak and can’t face life without a fix. Nor is it just narcotics. The behavior drugs may pose a greater risk if they can’t get it!

As one of the old AA’er’s I have heard all the stories and it is always multiple issues. I wish patients were as honest as admitted users. Swamp

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February 25, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

I lost a very close friend to opioids…Truly Tragic. he left behind 2 beautiful small children and a loving wife. He was very young, a forward observer in Iraq, and AMAZING person that would do ANYTHING at the drop of a hat to help you even if you didn’t ask for it…..There was HUNDREDS of people at his funeral…..so sad. Almost no one even knew it was going on.

I see this report today also in my alerts…. http://missoulian.com/news/government-and-politics/restrictions-on-opioid-prescriptions-passes-initial-vote/article_1f76ca62-bd0c-5327-906c-cff70d9323d1.html

I at one time was dealing with really bad ostio arthritis…. They were prescribing me Vicodine like it was water…serious amounts, like 2 a day…no questions asked…I got off that crap finally after finding out what it was doing to me and “Shocker” my arthritis has cleared up…so far pain free for 2 years now when there were days I couldn’t even walk.

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February 25, 2017 donba 0

The DW and I have a policy. When the Dr. proscribes Pain relief, we wait 24 hours then determine if we need it or not. It turns out usually not. We then destroy the proscription. My two sister-il-laws gobble that stuff up. No way are we getting hooked. One of them almost got addicted to Oxey a few years ago. She went through 3 different operations on one of her arms. The Doctors finally got it right. I guess thats why they call it a practices……

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Drug OD deaths nearly tripled since 1999, CDC says

February 25, 2017 daaswampman 0

Drug OD deaths nearly tripled since 1999, CDC says

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Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government report shows.

More than 16 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, compared to just over 6 in 1999, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

Heroin and other opioids accounted for about half of these deaths, a reflection of the damage wrought by the prescription painkiller epidemic this decade, said Dr. Edwin Salsitz, an addiction medicine specialist.

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Overdose deaths are so common that they’re driving down the average life expectancy for white Americans, said Salsitz, who is with Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.

The CDC report, released Feb. 24, found that drug overdose deaths have risen among whites at a rate of about 7 percent each year, compared with 2 percent a year for blacks and Hispanics. The overdose death rate among whites in 2015 was nearly 3.5 times the rate it was in 1999.

“Life expectancy of whites in America is going down, whereas it’s not going down for other racial or ethnic groups,” Salsitz said. “Accounting for that lower life expectancy is the increased number of overdose deaths from opioids.”

Drug overdose deaths increased from 1999 to 2015 in all age groups, but adults aged 45 to 54 had the highest death rate — about 30 fatalities for every 100,000 people.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-od-dea … -1999-cdc/

Something you might want to consider before stockpiling and playing doctor! The police may not care about your motives and a addict will slit your throat for a fix. If something happens, I doubt many survivors would admit they were ever Doctors or tell anyone of anything set back.

Tens of millions of Americans are dependent on drugs and they think it is perfectly “normal” to get stoned or pop pills to get “normal”. News Flash – Dependency is Dependency! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: CDC halts work over equipment concern

February 20, 2017 anita 0

This reminds me of something in the book Hot Zone (I think) which is about Ebola, and a woman who worked with Ebola had a problem with her suit. I don’t think it was her air hose though. It has been several years since I read it. But it was rather sobering as to how accidents happen, even with the most knowledgeable people.

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February 20, 2017 daaswampman 0

CDC halts work in its highest security laboratories over equipment concern

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily suspended work in its highest security laboratories because of concerns about critical air supply hoses that attach to full-body suits that protect scientists against exposure to the world’s most deadly viruses

The air hoses, which have been used by about 100 workers inside CDC’s biosafety level 4 labs in Atlanta since they opened in 2008, may never have been intended to be used for carrying breathable air, the agency announced Friday. The CDC said it learned of the potential issue on Monday, as the agency was in the process of ordering replacement air hoses for the first time since the maximum containment labs went “hot” nearly a decade ago inside its $214 million Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory building.

Steve Monroe, CDC’s associate director for laboratory science and safety, said the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. “There is no reason to suspect these hoses contained any toxic material,” Monroe said in an interview. He said CDC will be testing the air coming out of the hoses to see if it meets federal standards for breathable air. Results are expected next week.

USA TODAY revealed last month that these same air hoses have a history of disconnecting from CDC lab workers’ suits as they do experiments with lethal and often untreatable pathogens such as the Ebola virus.

“The air hose connector on my suit came off while I was working in [redacted] again,” a CDC scientist wrote in a May 2013 email to other agency staff. The email was among dozens of heavily redacted lab accident reports the CDC took nearly two years to release in response to a federal Freedom of Information Act request filed by USA TODAY in January 2015.

The scientist wrote that a colleague helped them “get out safely, reattaching my hose as best he could … I live to work another day!” The CDC sent out a mass email to about 40 lab workers the same day reminding them to make sure that their protective suits are in working order and to “be sure to pay attention to your breathing air hose” and ensure connections are tight, the records obtained by USA TODAY showed.

In response to USA TODAY’s report, leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked CDC to provide a full accounting of all lab incidents at the agency since 2012.

Monroe said Friday he didn’t know why CDC facilities staff had recently decided it was time to replace the air hoses, but that he didn’t think it had to do with disconnection issues. When facilities staff contacted the company that now owns the firm that made the hoses, they were told that the hoses were not certified for use with breathable air. The CDC and Monroe would not name the company.

The CDC is contacting other operators of biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) labs that may use similar hoses. But so far, Monroe said, they have not found other labs that have been using the same hoses.

About 80 to 100 air hoses dangle from the ceiling in the CDC’s BSL-4 labs. Lab workers, connect to the nearest hoses as they work in various locations in the labs. The hoses supply purified air that is used for both breathing and creating positive pressure inside the moonsuit-like protective gear.

Monroe said the CDC expected to get a small shipment of hoses on Friday night, which will allow the agency to do critical work until additional hoses are obtained. He said the reporting of the issue to his office and the agency’s transparency about it with staff and the public is an example of safety improvements at the embattled agency. “To me this is a success of our efforts over the last two years to enhance the culture of safety with laboratory staff,” Monroe said.

Lab safety at the CDC has been under intense scrutiny since 2014 when the agency had a series of high-profile lab incidents involving anthrax, Ebola and a deadly strain of avian influenza. An ongoing USA TODAY investigation has revealed that the CDC’s labs have faced secret federal sanctions, and it has also found hundreds of safety accidents at other public and private research facilities nationwide.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017 … /98065184/

Think about this for a moment! The experts who are there to save us – are too incompetent to know what their equipment is intended to be used for and are willing to lie to cover up their mistakes! Do you feel safe? Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:35 pm


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Russian Embassy Flooded With American Men

January 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

One of the most important thing that underpin western civilization is the “family” which consists of a man a woman & their child or children. One of the greatest threats to this “foundation stone” is domestic violence. This is the justification for laws against and sanctions for acts of violence within a family. Slapping the heck out of your wife threatens all of us in ways that are too numerous to list. So, YES it is everyone else’s business. The Russians are complete idiots in this.

That being said we need to be careful of this stuff as it goes both ways. Men beat up women and women beat up men often in equal proportions. The law should, but often does not work both ways as many times no one believes that a sweet lady could do violence. I’d suggest from the writing of many females on this forum that the perception is pretty off base. Women, if necessary are very deadly and rightfully so. I can also attest from personal experience that it can happen. Early on in our marriage Mrs. Drak flew into a rage when I told her “no there is no money for that right now”. She hauled off and smacked me. I did nothing. She repeated that hit twice more. At that point I spoke. “I decided that if you ever hit me I would take it three times. You’ve had your three. If you move to hit me again I will block the punch and you will find yourself on the ground. Remember that I am able to punch around a hundred times harder that you. Are we clear?”

I watched carefully as a wave of good sense washed over her face. It’s going on fifty years at this point and there has never been another “hitting” incident. In fact hash words are so rare as to be non existent. I wonder if we are simply lucky or smart enough to know that there are some things that are out of bounds. I’m also eternally thankful that the Good Mrs. Drak backed off, as I’m to this day not sure if I would have hit her.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:10 pm