The First Implantable Pacemaker is the way to change..

A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the heart’s natural pacemaker) is a medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart’s natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or there is a block in the heart’s electrical conduction system. Modern pacemakers are externally programmable and allow the cardiologist to select the optimum pacing modes for individual patients. Some combine a pacemaker and defibrillator in a single implantable device. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronisation of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.

The most often used codes are:

AAI: The atria are paced, when the intrinsic atrial rhythm falls below the pacemaker’s threshold.
VVI: The ventricles are paced, when the intrinsic ventricular rhythm falls below the pacemaker’s threshold.
VDD: The pacemaker senses atrial and ventricular events, but can only pace the ventricle. This type of pacemaker is used in patients with a reliable sinus node, but with an AV-block.
DDD: The pacemaker records both atrial and ventricular rates and can pace either chamber when needed.
DDDR: As above, but the pacemaker has a sensor that records a demand for higher cardiac output and can adjust the heart rate accordingly.
Biventricular pacemakers (CRT-P): Leads in both ventricles are present for synchronized contraction. The lead pacing the left ventricle is usually positioned in the coronary sinus. This cardiac resynchronization therapy can improve symptoms and survival in some heart failure patients. Several optimizing methods are being evaluated to find the most effective pacing delay between left and right ventricles. They include echocardiography, finding the narrowest QRS, and invasive hemodynamic measurements with pressure and flow wires.
ICD (Internal Cardioversion Device): This device can detect and treat Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation. ICDs are a separate category and usually not considered pacemakers although they do have a pacing function. Usually the first treatment is anti-tachy pacing (pacing at a rate +- 10% above the ventricular rate in ventricular tachycardia, which can convert the rhythm to sinus rhythm). If this is not effective, a defibrillator shock is delivered, usually with 16-36 Joules of energy. ICDs can save lives in patients who have a high risk of ventricular arrhythmias. All ICDs have optional pacemaker activity to treat bradycardias. New biventricular ICDs have 3 leads: an atrial lead, a left ventricular lead and a right ventricular lead.
Biventricular ICDs (CRT-D): an ICD with biventricular pacing option.

The first implantable pacemaker

World’s first Lithium-iodide cell powered pacemaker. Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. 1972
History

In 1958, Arne Larsson (1915–2001) became the first to receive an implantable pacemaker. He had a total of 26 devices during his life and campaigned for other patients needing pacemakers.
In 1899, J A McWilliam reported in the British Medical Journal of his experiments in which application of an electrical impulse to the human heart inasystole caused a ventricular contraction and that a heart rhythm of 60–70 beats per minute could be evoked by impulses applied at spacings equal to 60–70/minute.

In 1926, Dr Mark C Lidwell of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of Sydney, supported by physicist Edgar H Booth of the University of Sydney, devised a portable apparatus which “plugged into a lighting point” and in which “One pole was applied to a skin pad soaked in strong salt solution” while the other pole “consisted of a needle insulated except at its point, and was plunged into the appropriate cardiac chamber”. “The pacemaker rate was variable from about 80 to 120 pulses per minute, and likewise the voltage variable from 1.5 to 120 volts”. In 1928, the apparatus was used to revive astillborn infant at Crown Street Women’s Hospital, Sydney whose heart continued “to beat on its own accord,” “at the end of 10 minutes” of stimulation.

In 1932, American physiologist Albert Hyman, working independently, described an electro-mechanical instrument of his own, powered by a spring-wound hand-cranked motor. Hyman himself referred to his invention as an “artificial pacemaker”, the term continuing in use to this day.

An apparent hiatus in publication of research conducted between the early 1930s and World War II may be attributed to the public perception of interfering with nature by “reviving the dead”. For example, “Hyman did not publish data on the use of his pacemaker in humans because of adverse publicity, both among his fellow physicians, and due to newspaper reporting at the time. Lidwell may have been aware of this and did not proceed with his experiments in humans.”

An external pacemaker was designed and built by the Canadian electrical engineer John Hopps in 1950 based upon observations by cardio-thoracic surgeon Wilfred Gordon Bigelow at Toronto General Hospital . A substantial external device using vacuum tube technology to provide transcutaneous pacing, it was somewhat crude and painful to the patient in use and, being powered from an AC wall socket, carried a potential hazard of electrocutionof the patient by inducing ventricular fibrillation.

A number of innovators, including Paul Zoll, made smaller but still bulky transcutaneous pacing devices in the following years using a large rechargeable battery as the power supply.

In 1957, Dr. William L. Weirich published the results of research performed at the University of Minnesota. These studies demonstrated the restoration of heart rate, cardiac output and mean aortic pressures in animal subjects with complete heart block through the use of a myocardial electrode.

In 1958 Colombian doctor Alberto Vejarano Laverde and Colombian electrical engineer Jorge Reynolds Pombo constructed an external pacemaker, similar to those of Hopps and Zoll, weighing 45 kg and powered by a 12 volt auto battery, but connected to electrodes attached to the heart. This apparatus was successfully used to sustain a 70-year-old priest, Gerardo Florez.

The development of the silicon transistor and its first commercial availability in 1956 was the pivotal event which led to rapid development of practical cardiac pacemaking.

In 1958, engineer Earl Bakken of Minneapolis, Minnesota, produced the first wearable external pacemaker for a patient of Dr. C. Walton Lillehei. This transistorized pacemaker, housed in a small plastic box, had controls to permit adjustment of pacing heart rate and output voltage and was connected to electrode leads which passed through the skin of the patient to terminate in electrodes attached to the surface of the myocardium of the heart.

The first clinical implantation into a human of a fully implantable pacemaker was in 1958 at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, using a pacemaker designed by Rune Elmqvist and surgeon Åke Senning, connected to electrodes attached to the myocardium of the heart by thoracotomy. The device failed after three hours. A second device was then implanted which lasted for two days. The world’s first implantable pacemaker patient, Arne Larsson, went on to receive 26 different pacemakers during his lifetime. He died in 2001, at the age of 86, outliving the inventor as well as the surgeon.

In 1959, temporary transvenous pacing was first demonstrated by Furman and Schwedel, whereby the catheter electrode was inserted via the patient’s basilic vein.

In February 1960, an improved version of the Swedish Elmqvist design was implanted in Montevideo, Uruguay in the Casmu Hospital by Doctors Fiandra and Rubio. That device lasted until the patient died of other ailments, nine months later. The early Swedish-designed devices used rechargeable batteries, which were charged by an induction coil from the outside.

Implantable pacemakers constructed by engineer Wilson Greatbatch entered use in humans from April 1960 following extensive animal testing. The Greatbatch innovation varied from the earlier Swedish devices in using primary cells (mercury battery) as the energy source. The first patient lived for a further 18 months.

The first use of transvenous pacing in conjunction with an implanted pacemaker was by Parsonnet in the USA,[10][11][12] Lagergren in Sweden[13][14] and Jean-Jaques Welti in France in 1962–63. The transvenous, or pervenous, procedure involved incision of a vein into which was inserted the catheter electrode lead under fluoroscopic guidance, until it was lodged within thetrabeculae of the right ventricle. This method was to become the method of choice by the mid-1960s.

The preceding implantable devices all suffered from the unreliability and short lifetime of the available primary cell technology which was mainly that of the mercury battery. In the late 1960s, several companies, including ARCO in the USA, developed isotope powered pacemakers, but this development was overtaken by the development in 1971 of the lithium-iodide cell by Wilson Greatbatch. Lithium-iodide or lithium anode cells became the standard for future pacemaker designs.

A further impediment to reliability of the early devices was the diffusion of water vapour from the body fluids through the epoxy resin encapsulation affecting the electronic circuitry. This phenomenon was overcome by encasing the pacemaker generator in an hermetically sealed metal case, initially by Telectronics of Australia in 1969 followed by Cardiac Pacemakers Inc of Minneapolis in 1972. This technology, using titanium as the encasing metal, became the standard by the mid-1970s.

Others who contributed significantly to the technological development of the pacemaker in the pioneering years were Bob Anderson of MedtronicMinneapolis, J.G (Geoffrey) Davies of St George’s Hospital London, Barouh Berkovits and Sheldon Thaler of American Optical, Geoffrey Wickham ofTelectronics Australia, Walter Keller of Cordis Corp. of Miami, Hans Thornander who joined previously mentioned Rune Elmquist of Elema-Schonander in Sweden, Janwillem van den Berg of Holland and Anthony Adducci of Cardiac Pacemakers Inc.

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German police raid Deutsche Bank..

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The investigation centers on allegations that Germany’s biggest lender helped clients set up offshore companies in tax havens to “transfer money from criminal activities” to Deutsche Bank accounts, the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said.

Some 170 police officers and investigators from the prosecutor’s office were searching 6 of the bank’s premises in and around the city, it added in a statement.

Deutsche Bank confirmed the raids and said it was “fully cooperating” with the authorities.

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A professional online presence will help your fans, other artists, promoters, and agents discover your talent. Your site should reflect your personal style. In this industry, you are your brand. The following tips expand on how you can be proactive about securing bookings.

Be social

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Be yourself

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You can’t personally hand out business cards to all the right people, but your site’s navigation menu can (and should) include links to your “Contact” and “About Me” pages. Feature your biography, and the bios of any band members on your “About” page, relaying the best bits of your musical journey to your visitors. The attention created by your stories and friendly energy (in posts and in-person) can lead to bookings and other interesting opportunities.

Be taken seriously

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Be prepared

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Be proactive and SEO savvy

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Be the fan favorite

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Capitals Ground Jets 3-1; Pheonix Copley Strong In Goal

The Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Sunday evening at Capital One Arena. The win improves the Capitals record to 41-21-7 (89 points) on the season. The win is also the Capitals seventh-straight. The Capitals now hit the road for four games starting with a tilt with […]

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DIY Reflow Oven is Heavily Documented

[DJ Legion]decided he wanted a reflow oven so he bought a toaster oven and an assortment of parts including a solid state relay, a Teensy, a display, and a thermocouple. What makes this a different project is the amount of video documentation. The four videos below encompass about 50 minutes of information and he’s…

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Ice Cream with Milk and Strawberry The new sweets are available at Family Mart (ファミリーマート) stores for a limited time period.

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Research Reveals Plants Can Think, Choose & Remember.

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/10/research-reveals-plants-can-think-choose-remember/

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JWoww Gets Surprise Visit From Teresa Giudice At Her Surprise 33rd Birthday Party – What Happened

Wow morning was surprised not only with a party for her 33rd birthday, but also by ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice!

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Not needed!But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves

Possessing the TreasureBut prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. James 1:22 (NASB) The visible Church in our time has been compromised for the most part by human philosophy and has succumbed to the pressure from the world to not emphasize…

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GLAIZA DE CASTRO myIdol..

Glaiza de Castro From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Filipino actress and singer In this Philippine name, the middle name or maternal family name is Castro and the surname or paternal family name is Galura. Glaiza de Castro Birth name Glaiza Castro Galura Born (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 31) Valenzuela, Philippines Genres Pop Rock R&B Indie […]

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Each Tooth Is Associated With An Organ In The Body – Pain In Each Tooth Can Predict Problems In Certain Organisms.

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March 10 For the love of Goddess

Exodus 21; Luke 24; Job 39; 2 Corinthians 9 the first two verses of the following poem are a meditation on part of Luke 24:1–8, 13–25. The last two verses draw on other resurrection accounts (John 20:24–29; Heb. 2:14–15; 1 Cor. 15:50–58). It may be sung to the Londonderry Air (“Danny Boy”). They came […]

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Truly Random MIDI Controllability

Generating random data is incredibly hard, and most of the random data around you isn’t truly random, but merely pseudo-random. For really random data, you’ll have to look at something like radioactive decay or *holds up spork* something like this. YouTube commenters will also suffice. The idea of using random data for generating musical notes…

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Climate Change to Blame for Cold February Jobs Slowdown

Guest essay According to Forbes contributor Erik Sherman, February’s unusual cold is a portent of the future climate catastrophes we shall experience if we don’t mend our wicked ways. If Weather Affects Hiring Now, Wait For Climate Change To Get Worse Erik ShermanContributor Personal FinanceMar 8, 2019 It’s never a good idea…

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March 9 Genuine Security’s

James 4:13–14 Key Verse: Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. The older we grow, the more security conscious we become. The prospects of putting kids through college and providing for retirement, savings, and investments take on disproportionate significance. In reality, however, […]

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Lamb and Beetroot Curry 🍛

Ingredients l kg boneless lamb from the leg, cut into 5-cm pieces 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 heaped tbsp panch phoran (see note below) 8 cardamom pods, lightly crushed with a pestle and mortar 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp mild chili powder 1 tsp palm sugar 1 tsp tamarind paste 400 g (about 4 […]

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The Propaganda Multiplier: How Western Media Report On Geopolitics | Zero Hedges

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system – and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris… Via Off-Guardian.org, This study by Swiss Propaganda Research was first published […]

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Science Says You Should Embrace #Hugging someone

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If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? Well, for OneNote

How reading an interesting article in the Atlantic, normally not exactly my source for information because they’re so ridiculously left-wing extremist, but I happened on an interesting topic so I clicked on the click-bait… The question they seek to answer is why aren’t smart people happy? Humorously, they do eventually get around to politics and […]

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Living With Diversity’s

The must rise above demanding; Those who would hold us back… Covering our light with darkness; Telling us we must conform. Some would have us call Darkness light and light darkness; In a world where darkness rules Always distorting the truth. Others would like us to believe Conformity is the answer to faith… That […]

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Make XKCD-Style Plots From Python

Certainly understands the power of graphical representation of data. The humorous plots in his xkcd webcomic are one of the favorite parts for many readers. Their distinctive, Tufteian style delivers the information – in this case, a punch line – without excessive decoration. To be honest, we can’t get enough of them. A…

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March 7 The Wisdom Words

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. The apostle Paul made a clear distinction between the learned wisdom of his time and the wisdom of God. Such a difference still exists in this so-called intellectual age. As we […]

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Solar input to high latitudes and the global ice volumetric

A review of the relationship between the solar input to high latitudes and the global ice volume over the past 2.7 million years. Abstract While there is ample evidence that variations in solar input to high altitudes is a “pacemaker” for the alternating glacial and interglacial periods […]

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Cal Fire report pinpoints thinning of forests to reduce Ca. wildfire risked

Guest essay A new February 22, 2019 report was issued by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) which announces a plan that the state of California needs to implement to address forest management and community development actions required immediately to accomplish reductions in risks of future wildfires. Specifically…

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What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigation

They can’t put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy’s mass, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. Source: What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate — ScienceDaily

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5G looks like it’s the next best thing in tech, but it’s really a Trojan horse for harming humanity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-5g-trojan-horse-for-harming-humanity.html

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Global Temperature Report: February 2019

Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 C per decade February Temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.36 C (+0.65 °F) above seasonal average Northern Hemisphere.: +0.46 C (+0.83 °F) above seasonal average Southern Hemisphere.: +0.26 C (+0.47 °F) above seasonal average Tropics.: +0.43 C (+0.77 °F) above seasonal average January Temperatures (final) Global composite… […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Now One of the Greatest Threats to World Health

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WHO: Anti-Vaxxers Now One of the Greatest Threats to World Health

Don’t Wait. Live Nowhere

There is no question that life can throw some serious unexpected curve balls, sometimes at your face, that make you truly think about everything that deeply matters to you. Its times like these that have the potential to shatter your plan and make you take a good hard look at your life in a way…

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Edible Flowers — lifeless ins

Two of these lovely bouquets were on the table at my friend DePaul’s birthday party. For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

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Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar Energized

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7 march (1858) 365 Days with Spurge-on

Human inability “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.” John 6:44 suggested further reading: 1 Timothy 4:1–5 When man fell in the garden, manhood fell entirely; there was not one single pillar in the temple of manhood that stood erect. It is true, conscience was not destroyed. […]

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Deadbeat Nation: 37 Million Credit Card Accounts In The U.S. Are “Seriously Delinquent” Right Now – End Of The American Dream — Loderico Ochia

Originally posted on Truth2Freedom’s Blog: Is the consumer debt bubble finally starting to burst?? If the latest numbers on delinquent credit card accounts are any indication, that appears to be precisely what is happening.? As I noted?the other day, Americans currently have 480 million credit cards, and they are carrying?870 billion dollars?worth of…

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Deadbeat Nation: 37 Million Credit Card Accounts In The U.S. Are “Seriously Delinquent” Right Now – End Of The American Dream

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Is the consumer debt bubble finally starting to burst? If the latest numbers on delinquent credit card accounts are any indication, that appears to be precisely what is happening. As I notedthe other day, Americans currently have 480 million credit cards, and they are carrying870 billion dollarsworth of balances on those cards. That is one giant pile of debt, but there won’t be a problem as long as the vast majority of Americans regularly make their credit card payments. Unfortunately, the number of credit card accounts that are delinquent has been steadily rising, and now we are being told that the number of “seriously delinquent” accounts has shot up to37 million

At the end of 2018, Americans struggled to make payments on the country’s $870 billion worth of credit card debt.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE VAST WASTE OF MONEY-MAKING

This article looks at the vast sums of money being used to promote climate alarm and the “cure” of reducing CO2 emissions. There are so many good points made in the article that it needs to be read throughout. This passage gives a flavour:Nothing that is required to harness breezes and sunshine to power civilization […]

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This BeagleBone’s Got AIRPORT

There are a lot of BeagleBones, from Blue, to White, Green, Black, and we think there’s a purple one in there for some reason. The diversity of BeagleBones is due to the openness of the design, and are the biggest advantage over the ‘bone’s main competitor, the Raspberry Pi. Now, there’s a new BeagleBone, and…

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Falmouth’s Two Turbine Wind Farm Fiasco: Shutdown Order Leaves Town $7,000,000 in Debts

Take a small township, add two wind turbines, mix with hubris and arrogance and you have a perfect recipe for disaster. In the beginning, there was the notion that a wind turbine or two would help Falmouth save on power costs and unite the community in an effort to purportedly save the planet. That […]

via Falmouth’s Two Turbine Wind Farm Fiasco: Shutdown Order Leaves Town $7,000,000 in Debts

Stop using ‘non-stick’ Teflon pans! This is what happens to your risk of cancer, liver and kidney diseases

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The Khashoggi murder isn’t stopping SoftBank’s Vision Funding

Money talks in the startup community, especially when SoftBank comes knocking with the megabucks of its Vision Fund. Despite the public outcry’s around the firm’s dependence on money from Saudi Arabia in the wake of that country’s assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, deal flow for Softbank’s Vision Fund appears to be back to…

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By Jealousy, This Smart Lamp Really Shines

As a lover of lava lamps,knew when he saw a coworker’s modern LED incarnation of the classic piece of illuminated decor that he had to have one for himself. The only problem was that the Kickstarter for it had long since ended, and they were no longer available. So he did what…

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2 HOAs deal with Canyon Country landslides Landed

The Independent Communities 5 homes now yellow-tagged due to landslide About two weeks ago, several Santa Clarita homeowners noticed their back yards began to break apart and slide downhill. Two homes on Terri Drive in American Beauty Classics were yellow-tagged, and several other homeowners in The Trestles were notified of the problem.…

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It’s Time to Teach Young People How to Stop Being So Offended its Better

An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times, thinks it’s about time we all stopped getting offended. Speaking to TIME at New York’s Tenement Museum,argues that when we allow ourselves to take offense, we miss out on the opportunity to learn from people with views that differ from…

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Almost $19 million, this Bugatti is the most expensive new car ever sold.

It is not news that Bugatti makes very expensive automobiles. A Bugatti Chiron, the brand’s basic model, costs about $3 million. Bugatti’s latest creation, though, sets a new bar in price and exclusivity. Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire cost €16.7 million, or almost $19 million, including taxes. Before taxes, the car cost $12.5 million. According to…

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Uber and Lyft IPOs to usher in new wave of climate pressures

Planned IPOs by Uber and Lyft will likely lead to pressure from shareholder activists who want the ride-hailing giants to act more aggressively on stemming carbon emissions. Why it matters: The IPOs come as some analysts fear that the growth of ride-hailing is siphoning riders from more climate-friendly mass-transit options and adding to congestion. Once […]

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A montage of stirring photoshop

Sometimes when We eat lunch We watch YouTube videos, and of course they suggest other videos on the right margin because the damn site collects your history. Well, that’s not all bad, because I like to look at photography, and so this 15-minute video was suggested to me. There are some wonderful photos here, and […]

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NeNe Leakes Defends Reaction To Porsha & Kandi Going Into Her Closed

NeNe Leakes refuses to back down. The ‘RHOA’ star has gone into a lengthy explanation about why she flipped out during the March 3 episode because Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams went into her closet.

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Coming Out of the Foggiest

We can finally say with pride I am out of the depression cycle. FINALLY!!! Sorry for yelling, but it feels so good. Depression, my old friend, it really something. I am glad to be rid of you. Coming out of a depression cycle really feels as if you are coming out of a fog. I…

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Trump So far: A Balanced Reflections

The Trump presidency has this train wreck quality by which observers are obsessed with the unfolding drama, a presidency so unconventional and so volatile that both detractors and amused supporters do not know what is coming next. It is easily the most captivating and entertaining US Presidency Everahhh! Just now we have the best and […]

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New Attorney General William Barr Won’t Recuse Himself From the Russia Probed

Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia probe. The Justice Department said Monday that career ethics officials advised Barr that he should not recuse himself from Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller is investigating possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Some Democrats had raised concerns…

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Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not cause autism, new study finders 🦊

The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. Researchers used a population registry to evaluate whether the MMR vaccine increased the risk of autism in children born…

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When sexism is okay 👌

Here’s one of the funnier articles I’ve seen from The Onion, and it’s only just outside the boundaries of reality. It’s surely something that Titania McGrath could have written. The entirety of the article is below: NEW YORK—Decrying the label as “shamelessly sexist,” media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting issued a statement Monday condemning […]

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How to spot warning signs, symptoms of a strokes

Medical Center say knowing the symptoms of a stroke and how to respond can help save a life, even your own. The sudden death of actor Luke Perry after suffering a massive stroke has reignited the conversation about strokes and what symptoms to look out for. A stroke…

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At Least 14 Dead as Storms Tear Through the Deep South

A sheriff confirmed at least 14 people were killed by a possible tornado in Alabama on Sunday as severe storms destroyed mobile homes, snapped trees and left a trial of destruction and weather warnings extending into Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Dozens of emergency responders rushed in to assist in Lee County,…

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Non-Compliant Democrats: Speaker Pelosi Wants To Change Rules, AOC Wants Activists to Target Them.

On Wednesday House Democrats organized a voted for legislation to increase federal background checks for gun purchases. House minority republicans offered a ‘motion to recommit‘ adding a minority amendment provision requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified if an illegal alien attempted to purchase a firearm. Twenty-six moderate House Democrats voted in favor […]

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Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey Kills [SPOILER] In Chilling New Footage

Sophie Turner is ready to bring the fire in 2019. A new trailer for ‘Dark Phoenix’ is here, and Jean Grey is more powerful than ever. But the more power she gains, the more unstable she becomes. Watch the thrilling trailer now.

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February 28♨️

Roasted Sun-Dried Tomato Beef Tri-Tip with Peppers and Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Beef Top Sirloin Steak with Asparagus & Tomato Orzo Wisconsin DOJ: Domestic Abuse Data dashboard

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How Perception of Fossil Fuel Futures Have Evolves

A couple decades ago an international team of volcanologists arranged for the tag-on launch of a first generation orbiting gravimeter in order to study volcanism (the legitimate auspicious being pure scientific endeavor). While that intended function was successful, a much more important capability unexpectantly came to pass. Subsequent generations […]

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Chinese government bans and censors books published in Australia and targeted at Australians✅

Chinese government censors are reading Australian publishers’ books and, in some cases, refusing to allow them to be printed in China if they fail to comply with a long list of restrictions. Publishing industry figures have confirmed that the censors from the State Administration of Press, […]

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We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for use📱

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. They’re here. I’ve seen them, and even, briefly, touched one. And that’s about as far as it goes, to be honest. A week after Samsung kicked off its S10 event with an in-depth look at the…

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Here’s the 2020 Zero SR/F Electric Motorcycles

It’s an Impressive-Looking Bike The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has finally released the details of its new SR/F electric motorcycle. The company spent the last couple of months teasing little tidbits of information about its bike, and now with all of the stats in, we can say things look pretty good. The Zero SR/F looks […]

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The 15 Best Vodkas for Every Budgetary

Skeptics claim that vodka is bland by design, but that’s simply not true. As with any spirit, there is diversity within the category. Certain vodkas are light and crisp, others are round and viscous, and some smell alarmingly like nail polish remover. We tasted vodkas across a broad array of price points, countries of origin,…

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The law of the fintech jungle is changed😇

Today when I went out to buy my lunch, nursing a crushing migraine I accidentally pulled out my company debit card to pay for the transaction. Luckily, in my glucose deprived eleventh hour, I realised the grey card was not the orange card, and yelled out to the operator to stop the transaction. Not a […]

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Evidence that humans are responsible for global warming hits ‘gold standard’ certainty leveled

And Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday. “Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of…

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Fire department posts photos of what happens when you park in front of a hydrant☀️

ANAHEIM,Police and Firefighters officials issued a warning to drivers after firefighters ran a hose through the window of a car that was parked in front of a hydrant as they battled a blaze on Tuesday morning. Crews were dispatched to the 100 block of North West Street to battle the residential…

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Colour-Code Your Way To Timber Satisfactions

As Hackaday writers we see the insides of as many hackerspaces as we can, and some of us make it our business to be members of more than one within reach of our homes. Thus it was that a simple but extremely elegant hackerspace lifehack came our way, courtesy of our friends at Milton Keys…

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Is This the Battery Boost We’ve Been Waiting For?

Electric cars are among the products that stand to benefit from new lithium-ion cells that could store as much as 40% more energy. A BMW i Vision Dynamics concept electric automobile, made by BMW AG, on display in September.The batteries that power our modern world—from phones to dronesto electric cars—will soon experience something not heard of in years: […]

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Can silicon anodes be a great leap forward in battery technology

As ever there’s a big gap to be bridged between lab tests and industrial-scale application, but tests seem promising. The latest lithium-ion batteries on the market are likely to extend the charge-to-charge life of phones and electric cars by as much as 40 percent, says TechXplore. This leap forward, which comes after more than a […]

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Japanese Spacecraft Has Landed on an Asteroid to Look for Clues on Origins of Life

Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from space indicated the Hayabusa2 spacecraft had…

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Radiation Detector Eschews Tubes, Uses Photodiodes earth

When the topic is radiation detection, thoughts turn naturally to the venerable Geiger-Müller tube. It’s been around for ages, Russian surplus tubes are available for next to nothing, and it’s easy to use. But as a vacuum tube it can be somewhat delicate, and the high voltages needed to run it can be a little…

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Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction? Asteroid/comet likely reignited Indian volcanoes 66 million years ago, but their role in extinction unclear — ScienceDaily

Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction. But if greenhouse gases emitted before the impact created a hothouse climate that set life up for a fall when the impact […]

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Experts Claim Every Kind of Weather Proves Global Warming Is Fer’ Real.

Experts Claim Every Kind of Weather Proves Global Warming Is Fer’ Real, by David Ivan.The US is undergoing a cold snap at the moment. For the last three years, each year’s cold snap has been more severe than the last. From Anthony Watts: Desperately cold weather is now gripping the Midwest and Northern Plains […]

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House Democrats To File Resolution to Block Emergency Declaration.

House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that’s aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border. That could set up a vote by the full House by mid-March. The clash is over a declaration that Trump is using to try spending billions of…

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When surveillance meets incompetence📡

Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state — especially a shabby one, as China’s apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records of Chinese Muslims being tracked via facial recognition — an ugly trifecta of prejudice, bureaucracy, and incompetence. The security lapse was discovered by Victor Gevers…

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Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department For ‘Coup’ Documents — The Gateways

Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Justice Department for all ‘coup’ documents following Andrew McCabe’s claims DAG Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire in a plot to record President Trump and ultimately remove him from office via the 25th Amendment. In addition to McCabe’s […]

via JUST IN: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department For ‘Coup’ Documents — The Gateway

Using Young People’s Blood to Prevent Aging Has No Proven Clinical Benefits, FDA Warns.

Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley — has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of…

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❤️Valentines Daytime❤️

It’s Valentine’s ❤️ Day and love is in the air. This is that time of the year you will find couples doing romantic things for each other which will definitely make you go aww… The first day of Valentine’s week is celebrated as Rose Day, then Chocolate Day, Propose Day, Promise Day, Teddy Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day and then finally Valentine’s Day. While this day brings couples closer together, even if you are single, it a good time to celebrate with your friends make this day about love rather than having a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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Love ❤️ has the ability to grow endlessly and it would be perfect in future. On the first day I met, you took my breath away and I could not respond to it. The more guys I meet, the more I realize that you are the perfect person I could have ever asked for. Happy Valentine’s Day my love! On this Valentine’s Day, I wanted to tell you that my love for you would never die. I love the way how you kiss me for no special reason. I believe that love would cherish forever. From random kisses to random laughs, I feel how lucky I am to be in a relationship with you.spread the love wherever you go. You would definitely be blessed with the love you get in return. Love me without any restrictions and feel free to accept who I am. Happy Valentine! Every single day, I fall in love with you and it would be forever. Happy Valentine’s Day! I fall in love with my eyes when you take a look at me I love you my love when you say it. I love my life when you love me.happy Valentines baby ❤️.