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Re: Peak Life passed

August 9th, 2017, 8:28 pm

  • Mormon men who never smoked, attend church at least weekly, obtained at least 12 years of education and are married have a 50 percent less chance, on average over the years, of dying than their national counterparts.

    Well, that's a hard act to follow.
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 9th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
  • Mormon men who never smoked, attend church at least weekly, obtained at least 12 years of education and are married have a 50 percent less chance, on average over the years, of dying than their national counterparts.

    Well, that's a hard act to follow.
So, 50% of them are immortal....

Methinks this must be based on self-reported age data and Mormon men with multiple wives (and mother-in-laws) report they feel like they've lived an eternity.
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 9th, 2017, 8:59 pm

 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 9th, 2017, 9:07 pm

Collector wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
Air pollution now kills 3.3 million people prematurely every year – more than HIV, malaria and influenza combined – with emissions from diesel engines among the worst culprits; a joint investigation by the Guardian and Greenpeace showed hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across England and Wales are being exposed to illegal air toxicity levels from diesel vehicles. And yet such was the more or less widely accepted thinking as recently as Superbowl XLIV in 2010 – namely, that cars running on diesel fuel could be driven with a pure, unclouded conscience.

In Norway they lowered taxes on diesel cars and put up taxes on gasoline cars. This despite plenty of evidence that diesel is much more dangerous for humans and animals. But the focus was only on CO2  (food for plants, and no toxicity for humans and animals for the levels we are talking about in the atmosphere). Scandalous!


I believe the same thing held for the european union, which is why diesel at one point had more than a 50% share of the auto market in the eu compared to what, 1% in the US.
And I suspect the tax advantages extended to the fuel as well as the cars, and they taxed diesel fuel preferentially compared to gasoline.
There's all sorts of nasty crap in diesel, including lots and lots of particulate matter
Not just scandalous but also stupid.
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 9th, 2017, 9:13 pm

This is Vladimir Putin's hero!
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 10th, 2017, 2:46 am

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Thanks! Cool stuff. I've learnt a quite lot about the diet of ancient Egypt in Museo Egizio in Turin, but they had direct evidence in the form of food found in the graves.
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 10th, 2017, 2:10 pm

katastrofa wrote:
Traden4Alpha wrote:

Thanks! Cool stuff. I've learnt a quite lot about the diet of ancient Egypt in Museo Egizio in Turin, but they had direct evidence in the form of food found in the graves.

Also humans and cats where found in the graves? some of them mummified!

Egypt before or after Jared?
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 10th, 2017, 6:32 pm

They killed kittens :-( Good that Libyans destroyed them.
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

August 10th, 2017, 6:56 pm

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They killed kittens :-( Good that Libyans destroyed them.

Stray kats. Fell down the chutes.
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Re: Peak Life passed

April 1st, 2018, 10:26 pm

UK:
Life expectancy to fall one year, with middle classes among hardest hit 

``And they said “awful” increases in death rates in recent years had forced the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to revise its forecasts, reducing UK predicted life span by almost a full year."

"The researchers called for an urgent investigation into the recent spike in deaths, which they said could not be explained by the increase in flu or the ageing population."  

Rapid rise in mortality in England and Wales in early 2018 – an investigation is needed

US
"Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped for the second year in a row, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics."

just the beginning, complete lack of understanding risks among bureauc-rats will almost for sure ensure this is just the beginning of a ugly trend. When no skin in the game people with no clue about risk is in charge this is the result, likely the begging of the ugly result...
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

September 12th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Britain and the US are the only two western nations where life expectancy is FALLING - as experts compare the 'major warning sign' to the post-Soviet era

"However only the UK and US failed to rebound, according to data published in the British Medical Journal."

"Official figures revealed 10,000 more people died in the first two months of this year that expected - the largest jump since World War Two."

just the beginning (?)
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

September 13th, 2018, 7:50 am

A friend went to the doctors the other day.  He  said he wanted to live forever.

So the doctors asked him if he drank, smoked, took drugs, drove fast cars or had multiple sexual partners. 

He replied no he certainly did not do those things. 

The doctor then asked: Why on earth do you want to live forever?
 
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Re: Peak Life passed

September 13th, 2018, 11:31 am

“I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.” 
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