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    slumdog

    Slumdog, this wasn't a hyperbaric oxygen chamber and it wasn't hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT does the OPPOSITE of what this chamber was doing. fadamor,

    Thank you for your post. It was a hyperbaric chamber which can be used either to raise or lower oxygen pressure, ie: decompression or recompression. In either case, a medical professional, preferably a physician, should be present. That was and still is my point. My post was edited to remove a comment to another poster and so my post became a little less clear.

    These machines are serious business and there are many risk factors involved including whether the user has heart disease or not.

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    slumdog

    If done correctly by trained medical staff in a hospital setting, HBOT is considered safe. In order to prevent oxygen toxicity, some people may need to take short breaks during the therapy and breathe "normal" air to prevent tissues in the body from taking in too much oxygen.

    The best way to avoid side effects and complications of HBOT is to be treated in a hospital setting with trained medical staff.

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/physicalmedicineandrehabilitation/complicationsofhyperbaricoxygentreatment134,148/

    Posted in: Man, woman die after collapsing in spa decompression chamber

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    slumdog

    Apparently Kimino used to work at a bar, and Kimino forced a woman associated with the bar into the trunk of his car and took her to the mountains. She escaped, and told the bar owner, who fired Kimino.

    Wow. That is frightening, too. I can't understand any reason why the owner would not have reported to the police or supported the woman in doing so.

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    slumdog

    Absolutely, zichi, it is so tragic and made more so because of it being so unexpected.

    By the way, could I ask you why you tend to use question marks (?) at the end of sentences that are not questions?

    Posted in: Recovery of bodies suspended at volcano due to toxic gases and ash

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    slumdog

    LostinNagoya,

    I am not sure what your point is, beond the obvious sarcsasm, of course. The phones do break way too much and too easily especially considering they are portable devices and how much they cost. They are not supposed to be delicate porcelain to be admired from afar. Is it really to much to ask the companies to make phones that are sturdy enough that they do not need cases and screen protectors?

    Posted in: Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix

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    slumdog

    Then they would have had the same problem with other phones - the consumer reports show that the iPhone 6 holds up as well as, and in some cases better than, other current phones.

    Fine. My original comment still stands. The companies know they are portable devices and and they are expensive devices. They should be strong enough that they can withstand being in pockets or being dropped a couple of times without the need to repair or replace them.

    Posted in: Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix

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    slumdog

    I've several friends that have had some trouble with bending in iPhones 6 that they kept in their front pockets.

    Posted in: Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix

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    slumdog

    My point is that this guy lost it because he'd been fired for doing something that his Christian colleagues do every day

    I am pretty sure you are incorrect. I believe most US businesses do not want you to proselytize on company time, no matter what the religion you are promoting is. I also believe they can fire you for it.

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    slumdog

    How about the make the darn thing more durable so it doesn't need the case and screen cover? For the money they get and considering it is a portable device that you should be able to put in your pocket, etc, it should be able to handle a lot more without cracking or breaking.

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    slumdog

    The UK is a constitutional monarchy. Wiki has a pretty good summation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_monarchy

    Thank you for that. In looking at the link, I continue not to be able to find the part where the Queen is not allowed to have an opinion about politics. I understand she cannot make policy. But, I am still confused as to the real problem with the Queen supposedly 'purring' and the PM supposedly quoting it. What is the big deal, after all?

    Posted in: British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

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    slumdog

    Tomita should also be suspended for at least a period of time in Japan, as well. There is no place for such conduct anywhere. We should expect more from our national representatives.

    Posted in: Japanese swimmer expelled from Asian Games for stealing camera

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    slumdog

    Are you saying the PM and the head of state shouldn't talk?

    No. I am trying to understand the Queen's actual role in British politics. If she is not allowed to get involved in or have an opinion about politics, why the need to inform the Queen about political events? If she is allowed to be informed, what is wrong with the PM describing the head of state's reaction to an important political event?

    Too much sensitivity surrounds this subject, that much is certain.

    Posted in: British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

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    slumdog

    No Slumdog the controversy is that PM Cameron revealed the content of a private conversation with the Queen in a public place and should have known better.

    No? Your answer was part of my question above your post almost word for word. Clearly the queen is involved in politics because the PM called her to tell her about political news. If Britain really does not want the royal family involved in politics, then surely it is the phone call from the PM announcing the results that is the problem and not the fact that the PM quoted the Queen's reaction publically.

    Posted in: British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

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    slumdog

    eniumfields,

    I absolutely agree with what you wrote.

    Posted in: Indonesia to censor 'pornographic' Japanese cartoon

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    slumdog

    I'm pretty sure you've seen captions saying "Yoi ko mane-shinaide ne "(don't imitate) .

    Yes, because as we all know, children would never imitate bad behaviour that they see on TV, right? Come on, there are some things children are better off not being taught to do. Pulling down their trousers and swinging their private parts in public should be one of them.

    And because he's five years old it's fine for him to do some naivety like playing elephant genitals

    On the show, he does this in public situations. I saw quite a few children imitating this in public when it was shown. Now, I believe the show is much tamer. I am sure there were a number of viewers that suggested they tone things down a bit. I met many parents that said they did not want their kids watching it because they imitated it. Naivity is fine. Having children learn bad habits that should not be demonstrated in public and that could even be dangerous in the wrong situations is a different story all together.

    I do not know whether it is the mere nudity that is the problem in Indonesia. I personally have no problem with it in a cartoon if it is done in an appropriate manner for children. But, the old shows were over the top.

    Posted in: Indonesia to censor 'pornographic' Japanese cartoon

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    slumdog

    I call Sun Yang's comment ugly.

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    slumdog

    But that does not change the fact that Israel totally over-reacted.

    Perhaps, but the two countries are still in a state of war. Do you know of any countries that are officially in a state of war that would allow penetration of their border by the country they are at war with? I don't know of any.

    Posted in: Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights

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    slumdog

    Full frontal nudity in a 5-year-old - and a cartoon character at that - is a problem in the mind of the beholder, not a problem with the cartoon.

    Perhaps, but in Shin-chan's case, he would draw a picture of an elephant down there, swing back and forth and sing the 'elephant song'. You can find stills of it on the internet for those who have not seen it.

    As you wrote, for me, it was not a matter of pornography, but of bad taste and bad influence for children as was witnessed by the many children who woud imitate the cartoon in public.

    To tell the truth, I used to get quite a kick out of the show, but I would not recommend it for young children.

    Posted in: Indonesia to censor 'pornographic' Japanese cartoon

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    slumdog

    SwissToni,

    Is that what the controversy is about? Is it about her expressing an opinion that she shouldn't have? I thought it was about the word (purr) the PM used to describe her reaction and that fact that he described her reaction publically that was the controversy, not that she actually had an opinion that she expressed.

    Posted in: British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

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    slumdog

    So, let me get this straight. The queen, a person who is mainly paid and lives off of public money, cannot be quoted?

    What makes her so special?

    Posted in: British PM to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

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