From: Miguel Cruz on
Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)> wrote:
> They died mainly because there was no air conditioning.

If that was the case then half the people here would be dead. It is as
hot as France, and more humid. However, I have never heard of anyone
here dying as a result of heat, because they know how to deal with it.

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From: nobody on
Mxsmanic wrote:
> They died mainly because there was no air conditioning.

No, they dies because they didn't know how to cope with the heat. Drink
lots of water, take cold shower etc etc. There are plenty of ways to
cope with relatively extreme heat if you are in a house.

However, older people tend to not think of this, close their windows
(because that is what they instintively do for anything) and just sit
and watch TV and hop the heat goes away.

Same with cold. When there was the ice storm, there was quite a bit of
debate about whether police/social agencies should have the right to
remove old people from cold homes if they felt those people weren't
coping. And many just sat in their living room with a blanket over
them, not moving and getting very sick from the cold and lack of food.

When you put someone in an unfamiliar environment, that is when they
tend to have problems that can cause death. But once a person is used to
the environment, it is a totally different story. The human body has a
remarquable ability to adapt to weather in a matter of days.
From: JohnT on

"Miguel Cruz" <spam(a)> wrote in message
> Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)> wrote:
>> Too many people here are more concerned with attacking me than they
>> are with finding out the truth. They are like schoolboys on a
>> playground, ready to rumble but without a clue. Look it up _first_,
>> then speak only if I've clearly made a mistake (which is rare). You
>> see, I _do_ look things up.
> You make plenty of mistakes, and your version of "looking things up"
> often amounts to having a recollection of reading something once upon a
> time.
> However, you spend so much time surgically editing the messages you are
> replying to in order to create the impression that people are saying
> different things from what they actually were, that you are frequently
> able to declare victory to your own satisfaction. To onlookers it
> appears ridiculous, but I think there's a certain lack of self-awareness
> at work here.

Or perhaps it is due to Aspergers Syndrome.


From: Dave Frightens Me on
On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:54:32 +0200, Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)>

>Dave Frightens Me writes:
>> Yes it would have. Examine the cases where people people died, and
>> invariably they neglected to do something well within their power.
>Like buying an air-conditioner?

This really is a fixation of yours. Why do you continue pushing the
point? It's almost as if you truly believe you know better than the
From: Dave Frightens Me on
On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:55:25 +0200, Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)>

>Dave Frightens Me writes:
>> Mainly? It seems to me you consider air con the sole means of dealing
>> with heat.
>Ultimately, it is.

What about putting your feet in a bucket of cold water, and switching
a fan on?