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spaminator
#451
New York man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator
Associated Press
Published:
October 16, 2018
Updated:
October 16, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
(Getty Images)
New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught.
Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found unresponsive. He was cut out of the shirt, rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Authorities say Alvarez had been drinking.
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/new...bway-escalator
 
spilledthebeer
#452
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

New York man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator
Associated Press
Published:
October 16, 2018
Updated:
October 16, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
(Getty Images)
New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught.
Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found unresponsive. He was cut out of the shirt, rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Authorities say Alvarez had been drinking.
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/new...bway-escalator


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Yeah- dont you just LOVE IT when govt owned infrastructure is so poorly maintained that it mains or kills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And all because govt thinks that handing out more gravy to civil service union HOGS- so their votes can be bought by LIE-berals- is more important than actually FIXING ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just look at Toronto - with THREE MAJOR water main breaks in one week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Multiple MAIN streets closed down for days at at a time while Hogs go out to PATCH the ROTTING infrastructure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we do not know yet the FULL cost of the flooding from those ruptured pipes as there are a couple of flooded underground parking garages that nobody can enter yet to assess the damage to the cars down there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



But no need to worry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our Wynne-bag LIE-berals signed FOUR YEAR wage deals with civil service union Hogs just before going down to defeat in the June election- just like turds flushed from a toilet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Jackass John- the Sorry Tory mayor of Hogtown has displayed the same dauntless generosity to Hogs as his provincial and federal counterparts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All is well- IN LIE-beralville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Blackleaf
#453
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTZ1c3hmV1o
 
spaminator
#454
'WIND GUST CAN BE FATAL???' Selfie-taking couple who died in 800-foot fall at Yosemite lived 'life on the edge'
Associated Press
Published:
October 31, 2018
Updated:
October 31, 2018 1:00 AM EDT
Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy (inset) fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite Park, Calif., while trying to take a selfie. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP/elgad/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO — She was a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and he took “wow-worthy photos” of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers.
In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy even warned daredevils who try to snap selfies from dangerous heights: “Did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???” The caption accompanies a photo of Moorthy sitting on the edge of the canyon’s North Rim.
The couple’s latest trip turned out to be their last. Moorthy and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, who were Indian expats living in California, fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week while taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.
They set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told The Associated Press. Visitors saw the camera the next morning and alerted park rangers, who “used high-powered binoculars to find them and used helicopters to airlift the bodies,” he said.
Rangers found their bodies about 800 feet (245 metres) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley below.
Their thrill-seeking social media posts foreshadow the couple’s link to the growing problem of selfie deaths.
A study published this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care said 259 people had died taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.
The report, based on findings from researchers in India who scoured worldwide media reports, said the main causes of selfie deaths were drowning, usually involving people being washed away by waves or falling from a boat, followed by people killed while posing in front of a moving train, deaths involving falls from high places or while taking pictures with dangerous animals.
More than 10 people have died at Yosemite this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters in Silicon Valley.
They graduated in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India’s Kerala state, one of their professors, Nisha Kuruvilla, told AP. She said Moorthy and Viswanath were both good students who were fond of travelling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India four years ago.
This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. Vishnu Viswanath / Facebook via AP
Moorthy described her and her husband as “travel obsessed” on their blog, “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters,” which was taken down Tuesday. It was filled with photos of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at the Vatican.
Moorthy wanted to work full time as a travel blogger, her brother-in-law said. She described herself in the blog as a “quirky free spirit” and “an ardent adrenaline junkie — roller coasters and skydiving does not scare me.”
She posed at the edge of the Grand Canyon wearing a Wonder Woman costume, writing, “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs — and skyscrapers. But did you know that wind gust can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?”
Her husband’s Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. “Living life on the edge,” he wrote.
In a post from July 2017, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by skydiving in Santa Barbara, Calif. Moorthy posted a video on Instagram that shows her in a T-shirt saying, “Gimme Danger,” and flashing a thumbs-up as she jumps from the plane.
“I believe I can flyyy. I believe i can touch the skyyy,” she wrote in the post. “Aaaand touch the sky I did from an effin’ 18000 feet thanks to the unconditional love-ninja in my life, Vishnu, who literally took this year’s anniversary surprise a notch ’higher’ than last year’s hot air ballooning adventure, by gifting this adrenaline junkie with one of the highest tandem skydives in the world!”
She also blogged about depression. In a post from April, Moorthy apologized to readers for going silent and “disappearing for more than a year.”
“Between battling the tightening tentacles of depression and blustering in the tempest of moving madness, I am afraid social media is taking a back seat??” she wrote.
The couple’s pictures indicated they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.
In an eerie coincidence, another couple who hiked to Taft Point captured pictures of Moorthy prior to her fall, saying she appears in the background of two of their selfies.
Sean Matteson said Moorthy stood out from the crowd enjoying sunset at the overlook because her hair was dyed bright pink. He said she made him a little nervous because she was close to the edge.
In this Oct. 21, 2018 photo provided by Sean Matteson, Matteson poses for a selfie with his girlfriend Drea Rose Laguillo, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The couple said Meenakshi Moorthy, seen in background at left, the pink-haired woman who fell to her death in Yosemite Park accidentally appeared in two of their selfie photos taken shortly before the 30-year-old old fell from a popular overlook. Sean Matteson / AP
“She was very close to the edge, but it looked like she was enjoying herself,” said Matteson of Oakland, California. “She gave me the willies. There aren’t any railings. I was not about to get that close to the edge. But she seemed comfortable. She didn’t seem like she was in distress or anything.”
The travel advice website MyYosemitePark.com posted a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its “bad selfies” list, warning tourists: “Don’t pose on top of a huge granite drop-off.” It added, “It would only take a loose rock or bad footing to plummet.”
Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards said officials were investigating the deaths, which could take several days.
In India, after a rash of selfie-related deaths, the Tourism Ministry in April asked state government officials to safeguard tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred declaring them “no-selfie zones.”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GkpS2eiNI_Y
http://myyosemitepark.com/photos/bad-selfies
http://torontosun.com/news/world/bro...ie-at-yosemite
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#455
Did they get the selfie taken before they died? If not, their lives would have been pointless.
 
MHz
#456
Pretty long fall. I would have made a vid, fuk the selfi.
 
taxslave
#457
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

'WIND GUST CAN BE FATAL???' Selfie-taking couple who died in 800-foot fall at Yosemite lived 'life on the edge'
Associated Press
Published:
October 31, 2018
Updated:
October 31, 2018 1:00 AM EDT
Vishnu Viswanath and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy (inset) fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite Park, Calif., while trying to take a selfie. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP/elgad/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO — She was a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and he took “wow-worthy photos” of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers.
In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy even warned daredevils who try to snap selfies from dangerous heights: “Did you know that wind gusts can be FATAL???” The caption accompanies a photo of Moorthy sitting on the edge of the canyon’s North Rim.
The couple’s latest trip turned out to be their last. Moorthy and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, who were Indian expats living in California, fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week while taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.
They set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told The Associated Press. Visitors saw the camera the next morning and alerted park rangers, who “used high-powered binoculars to find them and used helicopters to airlift the bodies,” he said.
Rangers found their bodies about 800 feet (245 metres) below Taft Point, where visitors can walk to the edge of a vertigo-inducing granite ledge that offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley below.
Their thrill-seeking social media posts foreshadow the couple’s link to the growing problem of selfie deaths.
A study published this month in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care said 259 people had died taking selfies between October 2011 and November 2017.
The report, based on findings from researchers in India who scoured worldwide media reports, said the main causes of selfie deaths were drowning, usually involving people being washed away by waves or falling from a boat, followed by people killed while posing in front of a moving train, deaths involving falls from high places or while taking pictures with dangerous animals.
More than 10 people have died at Yosemite this year, some from natural causes and others from falls, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
Moorthy and Viswanath were born in India and had lived in the United States for a few years, most recently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cisco India said Viswanath was a software engineer at the company’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters in Silicon Valley.
They graduated in 2010 from the College of Engineering, Chengannur, in the Alapuzha district of India’s Kerala state, one of their professors, Nisha Kuruvilla, told AP. She said Moorthy and Viswanath were both good students who were fond of travelling and had married at a Hindu temple in Kerala in southern India four years ago.
This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. Vishnu Viswanath / Facebook via AP
Moorthy described her and her husband as “travel obsessed” on their blog, “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters,” which was taken down Tuesday. It was filled with photos of the couple in front of snowy peaks and on romantic trips across Europe, where they took selfies from a gondola in Venice, at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and at the Vatican.
Moorthy wanted to work full time as a travel blogger, her brother-in-law said. She described herself in the blog as a “quirky free spirit” and “an ardent adrenaline junkie — roller coasters and skydiving does not scare me.”
She posed at the edge of the Grand Canyon wearing a Wonder Woman costume, writing, “A lot of us including yours truly is a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge of cliffs — and skyscrapers. But did you know that wind gust can be FATAL??? Is our life just worth one photo?”
Her husband’s Facebook cover photo shows the couple smiling, with arms around each other standing at a Grand Canyon precipice. “Living life on the edge,” he wrote.
In a post from July 2017, the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by skydiving in Santa Barbara, Calif. Moorthy posted a video on Instagram that shows her in a T-shirt saying, “Gimme Danger,” and flashing a thumbs-up as she jumps from the plane.
“I believe I can flyyy. I believe i can touch the skyyy,” she wrote in the post. “Aaaand touch the sky I did from an effin’ 18000 feet thanks to the unconditional love-ninja in my life, Vishnu, who literally took this year’s anniversary surprise a notch ’higher’ than last year’s hot air ballooning adventure, by gifting this adrenaline junkie with one of the highest tandem skydives in the world!”
She also blogged about depression. In a post from April, Moorthy apologized to readers for going silent and “disappearing for more than a year.”
“Between battling the tightening tentacles of depression and blustering in the tempest of moving madness, I am afraid social media is taking a back seat??” she wrote.
The couple’s pictures indicated they liked to pose in scenic spots at sunset, which was the last time they were seen alive.
In an eerie coincidence, another couple who hiked to Taft Point captured pictures of Moorthy prior to her fall, saying she appears in the background of two of their selfies.
Sean Matteson said Moorthy stood out from the crowd enjoying sunset at the overlook because her hair was dyed bright pink. He said she made him a little nervous because she was close to the edge.
In this Oct. 21, 2018 photo provided by Sean Matteson, Matteson poses for a selfie with his girlfriend Drea Rose Laguillo, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The couple said Meenakshi Moorthy, seen in background at left, the pink-haired woman who fell to her death in Yosemite Park accidentally appeared in two of their selfie photos taken shortly before the 30-year-old old fell from a popular overlook. Sean Matteson / AP
“She was very close to the edge, but it looked like she was enjoying herself,” said Matteson of Oakland, California. “She gave me the willies. There aren’t any railings. I was not about to get that close to the edge. But she seemed comfortable. She didn’t seem like she was in distress or anything.”
The travel advice website MyYosemitePark.com posted a photo of Taft Point to illustrate its “bad selfies” list, warning tourists: “Don’t pose on top of a huge granite drop-off.” It added, “It would only take a loose rock or bad footing to plummet.”
Yosemite spokeswoman Jamie Richards said officials were investigating the deaths, which could take several days.
In India, after a rash of selfie-related deaths, the Tourism Ministry in April asked state government officials to safeguard tourists by installing signs in areas where accidents had occurred declaring them “no-selfie zones.”
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GkpS2eiNI_Y
http://myyosemitepark.com/photos/bad-selfies
http://torontosun.com/news/world/bro...ie-at-yosemite

Quick. Ban cell phone cammeras.
 
MHz
#458
Better chance of success than banning stupid.
 
spaminator
#459
Aussie man dies nine years after eating garden slug on dare from friends
Postmedia News
Published:
November 6, 2018
Updated:
November 6, 2018 1:34 PM EST
(Getty Images)
An Australian man died Friday, more than eight years after being paralyzed by eating a garden slug on a teenage dare.
Sam Ballard, then 19 and a star rugby player, reportedly became infected with rat lungworm after eating a slug on a spur-of-the-moment challenge by friends during a “wine appreciation night” back in 2010.
“The conversation came up, you know, ‘Should I eat it?,’ and off Sam went,” friend Jimmy Galvin told news.com.au. “Bang. That’s how it happened.”
Ballard didn’t get sick until a few days later but eating the slug was quickly dismissed as a cause, with his mother telling him “no-one gets sick from that.” Multiple sclerosis, which his father had, was also feared to be causing his symptoms before being ruled out.
Contracting eosinophilic meningoencephalitis from the rat lungworm, he wound up falling into a coma for 420 days and, due to brain damage, was paralyzed when he awoke.
Nearly nine years after chowing down on the slug, Ballard, 29, died in Sydney’s Hornsby Hospital, according to reports out of Australia, surrounded by friends and his mother, Katie Ballard.
“He had his voice and he said ‘I love you’ several times to Katie,” a friend told 10 Daily.
“Sam was a true battler and hero to his younger brother Joshua and sister Melanie. He had an army of friends and family who have loved and cared for him for which he was truly grateful,” Ballard’s online obituary said. “His last days were the happiest and he was surrounded by a room full of love.”
http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/980382413573406722
http://news.com.au/lifestyle/health/...9d2dd92dfeaa8f
http://tendaily.com.au/views/a181105...-most-20181105
http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituarie...&pid=190659994
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/aus...e-from-friends
 
spaminator
#460
Mom of man who died after injecting scrotum with silicone blames death on bondage partner
Postmedia News
Published:
November 8, 2018
Updated:
November 8, 2018 2:05 PM EST
Jack Chapman (centre) and his mother, Linda (right). (GoFundMe)
The mother of an Australian man who died after injecting his scrotum with silicone as part of an inflation fetish confronted his American bondage master in an episode of The Project.
The episode of the Australian news affairs program, which aired Tuesday on Channel 10, Linda Chapman, mother of Jack Chapman, said someone convinced her son into injecting his scrotum with silicone.
According to the Daily Mail, Chapman confronted Dylan Hafertepen, Jack’s reported bondage partner and blamed him for her son’s death. Chapman instructed Hafertepen to leave her house.
“What sort of person injects into their balls … What sort of person does that?” Chapman asked Hafertepen while in tears.
“Someone who feels so badly about themselves, someone who was vulnerable, who just wanted your love at any cost .. and the cost of his life.”
According to his autopsy, the 28-year-old Jack — also known as “Pup Tank” — died from silicone embolism syndrome in October. Jack was reportedly part of a cult fetish scene spearheaded by Hafertepen, where followers were required to have large scrotums along to go with their hulking physiques.
Jack’s mother claimed she didn’t learn about her son’s disorder until a day after his death.
Chapman said she didn’t know Jack was in the hospital under an induced coma before his eventual demise.
“I never got to hold him, I never got to hug him. I never got to say goodbye,” she said on the show.
Linda Chapman holds a picture of her son, Jack, while talking to Dylan Hafertepen during a confrontation on an episode of The Project. (YouTube)
According to Seattle-based independent newspaper The Stranger, Jack was one of many men, nicknamed “pups,” linked to Hafertepen as part of a polyamourous “self-made family” where the men cater to the needs of the master in hopes of winning his affection.
On social media, Hafertepen was known as Noodles and Beef, where he’d regularly post photos of the bulging boys who served him.
Dylan Hafertepen. (YouTube)
The Daily Mail reported in the weeks leading to his death, Jack left a US$200,000 inheritance in his will to Hafertepen.
The Project documented Hafertepen flying from Seattle to Melbourne, where he returned Jack’s ashes to his family.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6KiSTe2KOmE
http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/video
http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ge-master.html
http://thestranger.com/features/2018...-of-a-kinkster
http://torontosun.com/news/world/mom...ondage-partner
 
MHz
#461
Natural selection at work, the really stupid ones can cause their own extinction.
 
spilledthebeer
#462
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Natural selection at work, the really stupid ones can cause their own extinction.


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SORRY..........................NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Natural selection has been mostly sidelined by the LIE-beral nanny state that will protect us from EVERYTHING EXCEPT the consequences of LIE-beral policy FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
MHz
#463
How many empires has imploded rather than conquered by outside forces? This world as we know it is under prophecy that point to the 'patients' running the 'asylum'. Take a wild guess who that is in this day and age.
 
spilledthebeer
#464
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

How many empires has imploded rather than conquered by outside forces? This world as we know it is under prophecy that point to the 'patients' running the 'asylum'. Take a wild guess who that is in this day and age.




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POOR MHz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lost in his delusions he has given himself a promotion from psychiatric patient - TO DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It makes me think of the old Jamaican song about "put de lime in de coconut and drink `em all up.....and soon you feel better"!


Though really MHz you ought to rethink skipping your meds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spaminator
#465
American realtor in hospice care after botched nose job in Mexico
American Media Inc.
Published:
November 18, 2018
Updated:
November 18, 2018 3:11 PM EST
Laura Avila. (GoFundMe)
A Dallas, Texas realtor is in hospice care after a botched nose job in Mexico, as KVIA has reported.
Laura Avila, 36, is near death after her rhinoplasty procedure in Juarez went horribly wrong and she suffered severe brain damage.
Devastated family members now say “her fate is in the hands of God.”
Avila was on life support, but on doctors’ advice, relatives transferred her to palliative care on Friday, November 16.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Avila.
They have also hired attorney Larry Friedman, who plans to sue the Rino Center in Juarez, Mexico, where Avila’s surgery took place, and others responsible.
Avila headed to Juarez, with her fiance Enrique Cruz along for moral support, to save money on her nose job, which would cost about one third less than the $7,500 it would cost in America.
Doctors began the operation on October 30 by administering Avila anesthesia via her spine.
The anesthesia traveled to her brain, instead of downward throughout her body.
Avila soon went into cardiac arrest and hospital officials put her into a medically induced coma to prevent further brain damage. The rhinoplasty was never performed.
Cruz, who was in the waiting area, was allegedly lied to about what had happened.
He told WFAA, “I was really concerned… I got upset because they wouldn’t let me see her.”
He said doctors finally told him they couldn’t do the surgery because Avila’s blood pressure had dropped.
After four days in a Mexican clinic, Avila was transported to a university hospital in El Paso, Texas.
However, her family said officials at the Rino Center tried to stop them from leaving with Avila because they didn’t pay the bill.
“The hospital in Mexico basically held us hostage because we wouldn’t pay the full amount,” her sister sighed.
Texas hospital doctors confirmed that Avila was brain dead.
Her heartbroken fiancé Cruz wrote on social media, “I love you so much, I’m so lost without you.”
http://kvia.com/news/el-paso/texas-w...arez/860313382
http://gofundme.com/laura-loves-outloud
http://wfaa.com/article/news/from-no.../287-613905409
http://torontosun.com/news/world/ame...-job-in-mexico
 

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