Men may be at increased risk for a fatal heart attack after a major snowstorm hits, a Canadian study suggests. Compared with periods without any snow, men were 16 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 34 percent more likely to die from a heart attack after a storm dropped at least 20 centimeters (about 8 inches) of snow, the study found. Women, however, didn’t appear to have an increased risk of heart attack after a major snowfall.First, metrology. Note the standard globalist assumption that fake measurements are precisely accurate to the nth decimal place, while real measurements are "about". Second, duh. Of course men have more problems because men do most of the shoveling.
“We found that both the quantity and duration of snowfall were associated with an increased risk of heart attack for men but not women,” said lead study author Dr. Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal. It’s not clear from the results why researchers only found an elevated risk for men. But the findings suggest people should be more cautious when shoveling and avoid it whenever possible, especially if they have a history of heart problems, Auger said.NOT CLEAR? NOT CLEAR? HAVE YOU EVER WALKED AROUND AN ACTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ACTUAL HOUSES AND ACTUAL DRIVEWAYS AFTER AN ACTUAL SNOWSTORM? I FUCKING GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL SEE NOTHING BUT MEN HANDLING SHOVELS. HOW DO YOU AVOID IT WHENEVER POSSIBLE? Oh, now I understand. Fake scientist cuntheads are rich enough to afford disposable Mexican servants, so they have a choice. For a fake scientist cunthead, shoveling is a luxury "workout" option. Ring for your disposable Mexican chauffeur, order him to drive you to the Snow Shoveling Workout Centre, step inside without touching any actual HORRIFYING TERRIFYING TROLL KKK HITLER snow that might have been breathed on by a Deplorable, change into your $10k custom-made Spandex snow-shoveling outfit, pick up your $15k custom-made web-connected titanium shovel with solar-electric assist, and let the shovel do the work for an hour.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.