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#441 Ivanhoe

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1610 PM

Sounds to me like tropical privilege.


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#442 Stargrunt6

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 2011 PM

A bit old info . . . 

 

That's been physiological knowledge forever.  Consequence of being cold is the blood vessels constrict in order for more body heat to be maintained in the core.  Then your kidneys sense increase volume and are convinced you are fluid overloaded.  Then they secrete hormones to make you pee . . .


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#443 lucklucky

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 2046 PM

What are that hormone release consequence? and would not lead to dehydration?


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 2115 PM

What are that hormone release consequence? and would not lead to dehydration?

 

More like less hormones released, IE, angiotensin, I misspoke.  Would not lead to dehydration, once they pee enough out, the kidney will detect a normal osmolarity and start to release angiotensin.  


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#445 Ivanhoe

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 1901 PM


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#446 Stargrunt6

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 2249 PM

Fun facts about lead exposure at indoor gun ranges. I take a ton of vitamin c before I go shooting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5379568/
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#447 Panzermann

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 0518 AM

Fun facts about lead exposure at indoor gun ranges. I take a ton of vitamin c before I go shooting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5379568/

 

I just go post nuclear holocaust larping:

 

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Get out of here, stalker!  ;)

 

 

But seriously, wearing a filtermask is a good idea as well.


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#448 Rick

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 0623 AM

The ER doc is right.

https://www.aol.com/...ients/23908170/


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 0850 AM

 

The development of the doc-in-the-box gives working folks a chance to get health care outside of the 8-5 office hours of most family practitioners. But IME, you cannot deal with long-term stuff like hypertension; the box docs will write a scrip for a month or two, but not ongoing.

 

My current job has no sick leave and no flextime, and I am now of the age where I need to see specialists. Huge PITA. People are working in the 21st century economy, but docs are still working in a 1950s world. If the financial and regulatory terrain was better, I think the free market could solve a lot of the problem. Not for subsistence-level folks going to the ER for the flu, but for working stiffs.


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Posted 25 January 2020 - 1806 PM

 

What are that hormone release consequence? and would not lead to dehydration?

 

More like less hormones released, IE, angiotensin, I misspoke.  Would not lead to dehydration, once they pee enough out, the kidney will detect a normal osmolarity and start to release angiotensin.  

 

Thanks.


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#451 Panzermann

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1410 PM

Practice Fusion agreed to pay $145 million to resolve civil and criminal cases, according to documents filed in a Vermont federal court. Practice Fusion admitted to the scheme with an unnamed opioid maker, though the details of the government case closely match a public research partnership between Practice Fusion and Purdue Pharma Inc., which makes OxyContin.

 

 

https://www.bloomber...-in-secret-deal

 

 

Trust the computer they said...


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#452 GregShaw

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1413 PM

Fun facts about lead exposure at indoor gun ranges. I take a ton of vitamin c before I go shooting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5379568/

The two times a year I shoot indoors isn't enough to worry about. The 300 lbs of lead I cast into boolits each year I don't worry about either.


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#453 Panzermann

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1418 PM

 

Fun facts about lead exposure at indoor gun ranges. I take a ton of vitamin c before I go shooting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5379568/

The two times a year I shoot indoors isn't enough to worry about. The 300 lbs of lead I cast into boolits each year I don't worry about either.

 

 

when you melt and cast the lead with good ventilation and a mask and do not lick your hands, you should be fine.


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1516 PM

I was positive I posted this before but can't find it.  Quick, but depressing read, about how it's harder to be thin compared to thirty years ago.  The tl;dr being a likely combination of greater exposure to chemicals and additives, weakened gut biomes, and less active lifestyles mean even accounting for food and exercise folks are heavier today than they were thirty years ago.

 

Won't quote the article because it has some great Old Economy Steve memes worth seeing, like this one!  :D

 

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Here's the article and some follow-up covering basic questions/observations.

 

https://www.theatlan...e-1980s/407974/

 

https://www.theatlan...-fatter/408460/


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#455 GregShaw

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 1755 PM

 

 

Fun facts about lead exposure at indoor gun ranges. I take a ton of vitamin c before I go shooting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5379568/

The two times a year I shoot indoors isn't enough to worry about. The 300 lbs of lead I cast into boolits each year I don't worry about either.

 

 

when you melt and cast the lead with good ventilation and a mask and do not lick your hands, you should be fine.

 

Yep, cast in my garage about 1 m from the open garage door. Don't eat or smoke while casting, wash up well when finished.


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 0433 AM

The intelligence gap. The privilege of those that eat meat... :)

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/...ur-intelligence


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#457 Rick

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 0527 AM

I was positive I posted this before but can't find it.  Quick, but depressing read, about how it's harder to be thin compared to thirty years ago.  The tl;dr being a likely combination of greater exposure to chemicals and additives, weakened gut biomes, and less active lifestyles mean even accounting for food and exercise folks are heavier today than they were thirty years ago.

 

Won't quote the article because it has some great Old Economy Steve memes worth seeing, like this one!  :D

 

d78da2694.jpg

 

Here's the article and some follow-up covering basic questions/observations.

 

https://www.theatlan...e-1980s/407974/

 

https://www.theatlan...-fatter/408460/

"...The tl;dr being a likely combination of greater exposure to chemicals and additives, weakened gut biomes," 

That technically is not what the article said. It said "might" which is a form of the word "maybe" I will agree with you on the less active life style/diet choices though. 


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#458 Stefan Fredriksson

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 0941 AM

Over the years over here (Sweden), private healthcare has grown bigger, which has now peaked my curiosity.
1. Has the US always had the current system, or was is more "social" before?
2. What is your biggest problem with socialized healthcare, any of the reasons John Oliver lists, or other reasons?

https://youtu.be/7Z2XRg3dy9k

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 1232 PM

https://www.newsweek...OEYmwLA_4igpyxo

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Medicare for all would save $450 Billion annually.


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 1308 PM

https://www.newsweek...OEYmwLA_4igpyxo

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Medicare for all would save $450 Billion annually.

Article is not worth reading because it fails to explain anything. It simply makes bold claims without proofs.


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