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May 11th 2011 7:10PM I argue that death isn't so quick with blood clots. My dad suffered a pulmonary embolism and my mom was there holding him while he faded away. She said it looked like he knew what was happening but he couldn't do anything but lie there and knowingly die. Doesn't sound like a quick and painless death to me.
Mar 22nd 2011 3:58AM They use the smallest shrimp on the market, and to only have 6 in a soft taco slathered in ranchero sauce was very dissapointing. I wish they would bring back the BLT soft taco. At least the tortilla tasting like bacon tasted better than slimy week old shrimp.
Feb 11th 2011 3:08PM Or the Yankee's are just stupid.
Feb 11th 2011 3:06PM I wish both sides would just pull their collective heads out of their arses. Professional football is my favorite sport and there are millions like me, at least 111 million according to the latest Super Bowl figures. They are both at fault for this; the owners for pandering to the greed of the players and the players for using their talents to justify their greed. If there is a question to be asked, then what would it be? Here is one; who is ultimately responsible for the taxes on the 9 billion dollar revenue? If the feds collect 60% (5.4 billion dollars) of that revenue and the players ask for 50% of 3.6 billion dollars of what's left over? The owners now have to split 1.8 billion dollars 32 ways (56 million dollars) to pay their annual operating costs, team marketing, travel expenses, rent, local taxes, construction costs, utilities, laundering services, and non player salaries. It stinks that NFL players are entitled to 100% of their salary after taxes with their multimillion dollar contracts and now they complain about owners revenue. If the players get what they want, then the owners should just stop with the mega million contracts.
Jan 7th 2011 6:59PM Goatcars - Ryan Leaf was the exact person that came to mind for me as well. The numbers are there, but what isn't there is how his mental toughness holds up when he's not so great in the NFL.
Jan 7th 2011 6:25PM Awesome
Jan 7th 2011 6:13PM Oh, Katydid...Fox did run a positive story on this guy and then let it be, like good journalists usually do. Instead, NBC and CBS harped in on this guy like the vultures they are in a childish attempt to garner ratings. NBC and CBS stood in the way of this man's reunion with his mom to stage a show instead of providing independent and unbiased reporting of the event. But you instead call Fox 'faux'...how original. Anyway, I'm glad this guy gets a second chance and his mother finds her son once again. I wish this family the best and for the NBC and CBS news organizations to go out of business.
Apr 12th 2010 10:51PM The disorientation due to the effects of pressure change on the ears is not likely. Unless your eustacian tubes are clogged and the inner ear fills with fluid in 1 sec after the ear drums rupture, then maybe. The real cause of disorientation is most likely hypoxia and the fact that an explosive decompression will take what ever air is available inside your lungs away causing the rapid onset of hypoxia symptoms - one of which is disorientation.
Apr 12th 2010 9:31PM The flash freezing isn't a factor due to the Brunelli affect. The real problem with an explosive decompression at FL350 is the time of useful conciousness. The TUC at altitude is about 30 seconds on average, but you add a rapid decompression and your TUC will be 3-5 seconds. You better hope that those oxygen masks come down by then. Oh, if you think you can hold your breath, forget it. Once the decompression happens, it not only sucks the air out of the cabin, it takes all the air from you lungs too.