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Doctors Warn Tri-State Area Residents About Falling Victim To "Heat Rage"
CBS New York ^ | July 19, 2013 | CBS New York

Posted on 07/19/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by Biggirl

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The temperature isn’t the only thing getting hot these days. If you’ve been outside, you may have noticed tempers are flaring.

As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Thursday, the hot weather does a lot to our behavior.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ct; fakescience; nj; ny

1 posted on 07/19/2013 10:05:47 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

They just make this stuff up as they go.


2 posted on 07/19/2013 10:06:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes - making up excuses for people acting badly. Look - hot, cold, rain, shine - bad behavior is a CHOICE one makes.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Biggirl
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4 posted on 07/19/2013 10:10:28 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Biggirl

Wow... I am SOOO impressed - “98 degree streets”. Give me a shout out when you leave 100’s behind and I might start having a little sympathy.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 10:11:14 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: b4its2late

LOL!


6 posted on 07/19/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: TheBattman

heat index is like112/115 here in NYC.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 10:13:51 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dr. Max Gomez, PhD btw, I wonder what in?


8 posted on 07/19/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Biggirl

Of course they need another excuse for bad behavior-if people went into “heat rage” here, I’d be living in a war zone...


9 posted on 07/19/2013 10:17:38 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: wiggen

Sounds like what I am quite familiar with - hot and miserable... but no excuse for people acting badly.


10 posted on 07/19/2013 10:19:10 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Texan5

‘heat rage’ - especially when they get their electric bill....


11 posted on 07/19/2013 10:19:36 AM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: b4its2late

Wow forgot all about Mr Bill,what show was that on?


12 posted on 07/19/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wow, I am truly amazed, global warming not mentioned.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 10:21:18 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As a volunteer EMT, I will tell you we do see many more cases during a heatwave. It’s not just heat-related illnesses and chronic conditions worsening. People are mentally off and far more prone to accidents even though just about everyone in town is air-conditioned. So, irritability is a form of being mentally off. Lots of people, male and female, PMSing.

I get mighty p.o’d standing in the sun when called to a fender-bender with no injuries, per protocol. I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t have to stand in the sun, on the blacktop. I’m wearing white bermuda shorts and the heck with being out of uniform.


14 posted on 07/19/2013 10:21:34 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Biggirl

I remember in the late 80’s trying to change a tire on my parent’s car that had failed, in part, due to the extreme temperature (pavement was insanely hot). In jacking up the car (or TRYING to jack up the car), the jack just sank into the hot asphalt like it was made of jello. Had to beat the jack after lowering to get it out of the pavement and get a large board to put under it - otherwise, I couldn’t get the car far enough off the ground to change the tire. I used floor mats to isolate my body from the pavement - and you could smell the rubber/plastic matt backing after a few minutes. Air temp was around 102 with a heat index WAY up there. Absolutely no fun. But I didn’t hit somebody, rape somebody, or carry out some other violent behavior because of it (and yes - I was quite unhappy).


15 posted on 07/19/2013 10:22:48 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman

how many people u have within 10 feet of you? Go on a subway? huge difference to hot and hot and crowded.


16 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Biggirl

So now they can blame the fact that they are @$$holes on Global Warming!


17 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:55 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Biggirl

Winter puts the lid on riff raff.
When it is 10 degrees outside you don’t see roving gangs of yutes. LOL


18 posted on 07/19/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: heartwood

This smells like the Superbowl Sunday wife-beating hoax to me.


19 posted on 07/19/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: t1b8zs

SNL


20 posted on 07/19/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory

SNL when it was funny?


21 posted on 07/19/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: qwerty1234

Probably true, if it isn’t expected-I doubt most of the people are aware that weather has something to do with the cycle of sunspots and such.

That said, I wouldn’t want to pay an electric bill in NYC for even a pleasant, cool month in Spring...


22 posted on 07/19/2013 10:30:06 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NativeSon

And going to the gym will help you loose weight.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Being hot and uncomfortable doesn’t make you grouchy? Violent crime does tend to rise in the summer months. Maybe opportunity, but maybe mood.

If figure this is a public service announcement. “The heat is making you grouchy. Try to rise above it. Try to stay cool.” In other words, it’s asking people to be self-aware and take responsibility, not providing excuses as some here think.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Biggirl
Doctors Warn Tri-State Area Residents About Falling Victim To "Heat Rage"

If one more doctor warns me about anything, I'm going to kick things over and break windows.

25 posted on 07/19/2013 10:36:09 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Biggirl

This must explain why Arizona is such a “hot-spot” for violent activity.

Not!


26 posted on 07/19/2013 10:40:36 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: heartwood
Violent crime increases to a point not because of the heat, but because people spend more time outside interacting with each other, providing more opportunity for violent crime to occur.

When it gets too hot they start staying inside and crime goes down.

The Hazy Science of Hot Weather and Violence

27 posted on 07/19/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: heartwood

Back when I still lived with swampcooling late July and early August were bad bad times for me. Any little thing would send me in a rage, broke a lot of my own stuff. The heat and humidity gets to you after a while. Once I moved to a place with AC that stopped, I could actually be not boiling most of the time. Alfred Hitchcock Presents had an episode about heat rage, two scientists that had predicted at one temperature a neighborhood roughian would actually take it to the point of actually killing his wife. So “heat rage” is clearly not a new concept.


28 posted on 07/19/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A lot of violent crime is domestic and under-reported so being cooped up with your nearest and dearest may not be good as it looks.

From what studies I’ve seen crime rises over 80 and drops after 90 when people retreat inside. Now in the old days when air conditioning wasn’t common, days over 90 were probably bad days.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 10:55:22 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

That’s your opinion. Just like some people have the opinion that global warming is real.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 10:56:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Biggirl

Did they make up these kind of excuses for George Zimmerman’s (supposed) bad behavior.

Did Zimmerman have Heat Rage? or any other “rage” due to all of the other kind of normal nuisances that we all deal with?


31 posted on 07/19/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Biggirl

98 is a cool wave here in Texas where we don’t act out over temperatures. It must be a libtard genetic behavior.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 11:00:26 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Biggirl

OMG!! I am sick of hearing about the “heat wave” in the Northeast! In the South and Southwest, we call these temperatures “summer”!!


33 posted on 07/19/2013 12:04:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Biggirl

What about rage caused by side effect riddled drugs like Lunesta or Rap music? Does no one ever stop to consider to ask these people if they were listening to it or took Lunesta or any other RX drug known to cause mental impairment?


34 posted on 07/19/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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