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  • Federal 2018 Data: Falling Killed 126 Times More People than Rifles of Any Kind

    04/05/2021 10:42:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 4/5/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    Federal data on causes of death in America show that, as recently as 2018, falling accounted for at least 126 times as many fatalities as rifles of any kind — an inconvenient fact for Democrat lawmakers who are currently demanding a new round of nationwide gun controls. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2018 National Vital Statistics show 37,455 people died from unintentional falls throughout the year. The same CDC data shows unintentional firearm deaths for 2018 came in at 458, which means accidental death by falling was about 82 times more likely than accidental death via any kind...
  • Biden Falls on Stairs Boarding Air Force One (Audio Enhanced)

    03/21/2021 7:45:25 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 17 replies
    March 21, 2021 | Allan J. Favish
    Biden Falls on Stairs Boarding Air Force One (Audio Enhanced)Bitchute: YouTube: Rumble:
  • Biden Falls on Stairs (with a twist)

    03/21/2021 3:34:52 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 22 replies ^ | March 21, 2021 | Allan J. Favish
    Biden Falls on Stairs (with a twist)Rumble:
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Bloodbath Warns of Monday Market Crash

    05/04/2020 8:19:06 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies
    After reporting loss in airlines and liquidation of airline holdings, BRK.A down as much as 2.95% today (over $8,000 per share).
  • Dow Plummets 2,000 points, S&P 500 Sinks More Than 7% Amid Oil Price War

    03/09/2020 11:41:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Stocks cratered Monday as investors grappled with the sinking price of oil and the spread of the coronavirus.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tanked 2,043 points, or 7.9%, on pace for its worst day since December 2008. The S&P 500 plunged 7.5%. The massive sell-off triggered a key market circuit breaker minutes after the opening bell. Trading was halted for 15 minutes until reopening at 9:49 a.m. ET.  The sharp declines followed a roller-coaster week that saw the S&P 500 swing up or down more than 2.5% for four days straight. While Monday’s drop was significant, it still didn’t crack the 20 worst days for the S&P...
  • Brad Gobright: Free solo climber falls [rappelling] to his death

    11/28/2019 6:41:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/28/2019
    Gobright was best known for free soloing, or climbing without any safety gear, but at the time the two were rappelling, a technique using ropes. Climbers descend a rock face by using a doubled rope coiled around the body but the method is described by experts as one of the most common causes of deaths in the sport. "We started rapping," Mr Jacobson told the Outside website. "I was a bit above him. I was on the left. He was on the right. Then all of a sudden, I felt a pop, and we started dropping."
  • OPUS 192 Pompeo Falls Down

    11/20/2019 3:00:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Dr. Steve Pieczenik via Youtube ^ | 11/20/19 | Dr. Steve Pieczenik
    Pompeo is a smarty BUT he is a poser and a tool. He needs to go now  
  • I-4 Ultimate: Delays, overruns and deaths plague project

    10/30/2019 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 25, 2019 | Kevin Spear
    I-4 Ultimate’s promise five years ago was that private financing and management would make Florida’s largest road reconstruction project better, faster and cheaper. Today, the 21-mile and $2.3 billion rebuilding of Interstate 4 through metro Orlando is slogging through rising costs to an uncertain finish date, with crews working day and night under the pall of repeated worker fatalities. Some of the issues: - The fifth death of a construction worker last month that preliminary findings say would have been avoidable with a more cautious approach to bridge building that SGL Constructors made mandatory this month. - Construction consortium I-4...
  • [C]ollege student falls to her death off Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas while posing for photo

    04/17/2019 7:12:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/16/2019 | Theresa Braine
    A 20-year-old college student from South Dakota fell to her death off Hawksbill Crag, a popular tourist spot in Arkansas, while posing for a photo. Andrea Norton, of Hot Springs, S.D., was visiting the area on a school-related trip, Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler told the Springfield News-Leader on Saturday. “She was here with a group from her college, and the professor that led the group has been coming here for more than 20 years and bringing groups here,” Wheeler told NBC affiliate KY3. Norton was hiking with classmates from Sioux City, Iowa, when she slipped and fell off the...
  • Another Grand Canyon visitor falls to his death

    04/05/2019 12:21:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    cbs ^ | 04/05/2019
    Park rangers responded to a call shortly before noon Wednesday that someone had fallen over the rim. The park's helicopter and technical rescue team recovered the body of a 67-year-old man. The name and hometown of the man wasn't immediately available. The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating the death, park officials said. A spokeswoman said it was the first over-the-edge death this year at Grand Canyon National Park, which had 17 fatalities last year.
  • Jane Fonda's induction into Women's Hall of Fame has host town threatening to pull support

    03/29/2019 7:48:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 111 replies
    Herald-mail ^ | 03/29//19 | Victoria E. Freile
    Inducting Jane Fonda into the National Women's Hall of Fame could cost the organization its partnership with Seneca Falls, New York, its host town and the site of America's first-ever women's right's convention in 1848. Earlier this month, the Hall of Fame announced the actress would be among its class of 2019. Citing Fonda's actions during the Vietnam War, Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro released a resolution Thursday morning that would pull the town's support out of respect for veterans in the community. The resolution, which is expected to be proposed at next week's town board meeting, was released to...
  • Erdogan says lira under attack as currency hits new low (Turkey)

    05/08/2018 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took aim at investors who are selling Turkish lira, saying the currency was under attack as it hit fresh record lows against the dollar. Erdoğan said there was no technical or rational reason why the lira should be losing so much value. Turkey has prepared a “project” that will reverse this trend, he said in a speech on Tuesday. The lira hit a new record as Erdoğan spoke, falling to as low as 4.3 to the U.S. currency. It declined 0.6 percent to 4.2946 at 1:28 p.m. in Istanbul. The currency had traded at 1.15...
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Florida Woman Falls to Her Death at Grand Canyon Hours After Posting Photo of Herself on Cliff Edge

    07/12/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 157 replies
    People ^ | 07/12/2016 | Char Adams
    Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, was hiking with friends near the South Kaibab Trail on Friday when she accidentally slipped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon National Park official tells PEOPLE. Park rangers located her body about 400 feet below where she was standing. ... One friend who was with Burns on the trail described her final moments to WESH. "She was just, like, stepping out of the way for another gentleman to, kind of, squeeze in," Jessica Roman told the station. "Unfortunately, Colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards....
  • Home Ownership Rate Falls to 50 Year Low Ownership rate has since fallen to 63.4%

    08/24/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/22/15 | IRWIN M. STELZER
    There are times when excessive attention to monthly data reporting what’s up, what’s down, can be allowed to obscure underlying structural changes in an economy. With the game of what-will-Yellen-do-next in full flow, this is one of those times. No, the proverbial tectonic plates are not shifting, whatever that phrase might mean when applied to an economy other than one in the throes of an irreversible Margaret Thatcher-style revolution. But there are significant trends underway, trends that are unlikely to be reversed and which, as they play out, will result in an American economy considerably different from the one we...
  • Dow falls 300 points, Nasdaq plunges 2% as Street eyes Fed, oil

    08/20/2015 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/20/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by continued uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike and low oil prices. ( Tweet This ) "The market has really taken a pessimistic stance vis-a-vis the Fed," said Dave Schiegoleit, a senior portfolio manager with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Los Angeles. "I think we're hearing comments from people taking a dovish stance that the Fed could cramp the fragile growth we're seeing," he said, noting that he expects a rate hike in September. On the hawkish side, "if the Fed holds off then that...
  • Dow falls 150 points into the red for the year as Greece weighs; tech lags

    06/15/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded about 1 percent lower on Monday, following a decline in European equities on the collapse of weekend talks between Greece and its creditors. "Right now the key driver in the U.S. and international markets seems the breakdown in the Greece negotiations," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell back into the red for 2015. The index traded about 160 points lower after earlier falling nearly 200 points, with United Technologies leading all blue chips lower. Information technology led declines across all 10 S&P 500 sector
  • Oil extends rout, falls below $51 a barrel

    01/05/2015 6:50:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 01/05/0=15 | William Watts
    Oil futures continued to tumble Monday, knocked to fresh 5 1/2 year lows as investors remain focused on a surging dollar and growing supplies of crude oil. Meanwhile, news reports last week said Russian oil production continued to rise in December. “The reason behind what could be the next leg lower? The economic conditions the oil markets face have not changed, which is eliminating buyers from even considering entering [long] positions,” said Jameel Ahmad, chief market analyst at FXTM. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated crude more expensive to users of euros, yen and other units.
  • Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (See it to believe it)

    10/03/2014 8:34:19 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sarah Barness
    When a baby elephant fell over while trying to climb out of a small ditch at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich, two adults rushed over within a few seconds to help. Footage of the event, which took place at the zoo's new Kaeng Krachan elephant house, was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 6. Though it's not clear from the video whether the baby's mother is one of the adults that comes to its aid, elephants are known to have tight bonds with herd members outside their immediate family. Mother and calf share a special connection, but adults have been known to watch...
  • Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Show Falls To New Low, CNN’s ‘Unguarded’ Takes A Hit

    11/11/2013 3:36:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies ^ | 11/11/13 | D Patten
    You would not be saying TGIF in cable newsland if you were Alec Baldwin or Rachel Nichols last week. The actor’s 10 PM MSNBC show Up Late and the former ESPN reporter’s Unguarded on CNN both hit demo lows on November 8. With guests Cristina Tzintzun of the Workers Defense Fund and the Coalition for the Homeless’ Mary Brosnahan talking immigration reform and anti-poverty programs, Up Late With Alec Baldwin pulled in just 101,000 viewers among adults 25-54 on Friday. That’s a 41% drop from the 172,000 demo results of the one-hour show’s October 11 debut. While Baldwin’s total viewers...