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This Diva Kitteh is just way too cool:

Or lazy. Lol
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Feb 20, 2015, 05:30 AM (2 replies)

Treating Frostbite (Especially important in this weather)

Frostbite Overview
Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze. This condition happens when you are exposed to temperatures below the freezing point of skin. Hypothermia is the condition of developing an abnormally low body temperature. Frostbite and hypothermia are both cold-related medical emergencies.

The condition has long been recognized. A 5000-year-old pre-Columbian mummy discovered in the Chilean mountains offers the earliest documented evidence of frostbite. More recently, Napoleon's surgeon general, Baron Dominique Larrey, provided the first description of the mechanisms of frostbite in 1812, during his army's retreat from Moscow. He also noted the harmful effects of the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle endured by soldiers who would warm their frozen hands and feet over the campfire at night only to refreeze those same parts by the next morning.

Although frostbite used to be a military problem, it is now a civilian one as well. The nose, cheeks, ears, fingers, and toes are most commonly affected. Everyone is susceptible, even people who have been living in cold climates for most of their lives. Some groups of people at greatest risk for frostbite and hypothermia include those:

who spend a great deal of time outdoors, such as the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.;
under the influence of alcohol;
who are elderly without adequate heating, food, and shelter;
who are exhausted or excessively dehydrated;
who are mentally ill.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014
Medical Author:
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor
Medical Editor:
Mary Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
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Read the rest for causes, treatment and other info:
Much more: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/frostbite/article_em.htm
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 07:11 AM (5 replies)

Oliver Sachs has terminal cancer.

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. Although the radiation and lasering to remove the tumor ultimately left me blind in that eye, only in very rare cases do such tumors metastasize. I am among the unlucky 2 percent.

I feel grateful that I have been granted nine years of good health and productivity since the original diagnosis, but now I am face to face with dying. The cancer occupies a third of my liver, and though its advance may be slowed, this particular sort of cancer cannot be halted.

It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can. In this I am encouraged by the words of one of my favorite philosophers, David Hume, who, upon learning that he was mortally ill at age 65, wrote a short autobiography in a single day in April of 1776. He titled it “My Own Life.”

I love his books.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 04:35 AM (3 replies)

Best police report ever:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 04:16 AM (49 replies)

Gato Malo

You talkin' to me?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 09:11 AM (5 replies)

Evergreen LL VP that dimed Jackie Robinson West admitted his LL also had ineligible players

Association vice president Chris Janes — the whistleblower in the Jackie Robinson West saga — told the Sun-Times on Thursday his Little League has violated residency rules, but only so the league didn’t have to turn kids away from its house league.

Janes stressed Evergreen Park has never violated residency rules in picking its All-Star teams, which is why the rules exist.

Renee Cannon-Young alleged on a Channel 7 report that her son, Jacoby, was recruited to play in the Evergreen Park Little League in 2011.

Janes said he “vaguely” remembers the child in question.

“Looking at him in the picture and trying to remember who he was, if he played in our league he was about 7 or 8 years old in 2011,” Janes said.

Little League rules mandate that any participant in a given Little League must either live within the boundaries of that league or go to school within its boundaries. That rule includes a league’s All-Star and house-league teams.

But Janes said that Evergreen Park isn’t in the business of turning kids away from playing baseball.

“Full disclosure: There is a Little League rule buried somewhere that says if a kid doesn’t live in your boundary, he shouldn’t play baseball for you at all,” Janes said. “Forget about tournament teams and all that. Every year, we have a handful of kids from Chicago that end up playing in our league. We’re just like this oasis in the middle of Chicago,” Janes said.

“What happens is we have a boatload of Chicago people that drive to Evergreen every day and work here, and as result, they drop their kids off either with another relative or in a day care facility in Evergreen. So every year we get a handful of folks saying, ‘We don’t live here, but we’d like to play baseball for you here.’ ”

In each of those cases, Janes said that Evergreen Park Little League volunteers meet with each of those parents and explain that they will be allowed to play in their house league. But because they do not live inside the Evergreen Park Little League boundaries, they cannot play on any of Evergreen Park’s All-Star teams.

“I will tell you 1,000 percent that we have never, ever, ever had a kid on one of our All-Star teams that wasn’t in our boundaries,” Janes said.
House league teams play only within their own league. So Janes scoffs at the notion that Evergreen Park would have recruited the child in question — there’s no benefit to recruiting for a house league.

Sanctimonious hypocrite.
The rules don't allow Little League players to play in another district FOR ANY REASON.

AND they knew well before the LLWS that Jackie Robinson West had 'ineligible' players. Bet they waited to speak up until maximum attention and thus embarrassment could be achieved.

Investigate every single team and clean up this mess. JRW is being unfairly singled out.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 09:19 AM (33 replies)

BREAKING: The Jackie Robinson Little League Team has had its 2014 wins vacated

for using ineligible players. The U.S.title will go to the Las Vegas team.
Per ESPN TV-Mike & Mike show
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 07:58 AM (43 replies)

The people of Iceland took care of an anti-gay preacher who came to speak. Lol

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:28 AM (5 replies)

BREAKING: Coach Dean Smith, retired coach of the UNC BB team, has passed.

Sad news per @UNC_Basketball: Former head coach Dean Smith has passed away at age 83. http://t.co/oGqdS0sbKO

Here is an article about what he did:

A salute to a true warrior. He stood up for equality when few did. He was much more than a basketball coach.
RIP Coach Smith....
You fought the good fight.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:21 AM (10 replies)

BREAKING:Multiple killed, including children, and others taken to hospital after Douglasville, Georgia shooting,

@mpoppel: BREAKING:
Multiple killed, including children, and others taken to hospital after Douglasville, Georgia shooting, officials tell @BNONews

Checking for more info. Just reported.

And it's breaking my heart...
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Feb 7, 2015, 04:48 PM (23 replies)
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