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  • Hurricane strikes - eastern U.S. - 1950 to 2011
    Hurricane season 2015 begins
    ALERT: This is a weathertorial (a.k.a., weather editorial). I assume all responsibility for its content.Residents, visitors and governmental officials of New Jersey know what happens when unusual events make a return visit. Hurricane/Sub-tropical...
  • Pit bull -- not the dog in the story
    Pit bull picks up baby to help but punctures infant's chest
    A new report of a baby bitten when the family dog tried to carry her inside shows why children should not be left alone with dogs at any time. This dog was not trying to hurt the baby, according to reports. ABC Action News in Philadelphia reported...
  • Coast Guard releases new boating app
    Coast Guard releases new boating app
    Chicago boating season is coming up fast and the U. S. Coast Guard is reminding Chicago boating enthusiast that while boating is a great way to have fun while enjoying the good weather, it can also be deadly fun if safety precautions are not taken...
  • Naples thunderstorm approaches - May 13, 2015
    Two injured by lightning strike in Bonita Springs, FL
    WEATHERTORIAL: The following opinions are mine alone. This weathertorial has been shared with local officials and others.Working outside and lightning don’t mix! That’s a hardened lightning safety rule that hasn’t changed in...
  • Amtrak crash
    Piling on the Amtrak wreck
    Improvement comes from learning from disasters, and continuing vigilance and attention.The Amtrak wreck last night in Philadelphia that killed six persons and injured hundreds more was a mass casualty event that was much worse than the DC Metro...
  • FDA questions safety of hand sanitizers, antiseptics
    FDA questions safety of hand sanitizers, antiseptics
    Healthcare antiseptics are mainly used by the healthcare profession in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and nursing homes. They include hand washes and rubs, surgical hand scrubs and rubs (with or without water), and patient preoperative...
  • FDA warns against DMBA dietary supplement
    FDA warns against DMBA dietary supplement
    On April 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued yet another warning against a dietary supplement for weight loss and performance enhancement. The agency sent warning letters to 14 companies in regard to a total of 17 products for which...
  • Safety while hunting and/or hiking or camping is most important!
    The safety conflict between hunters and other outdoor lovers
    It's all about safety; your safety that is. There are probably as many folks who love the out-of-doors as there are hunters (who also love the out-of-doors) in America. This creates a type of hazard or perhaps we should call it a danger point...
  • Changing landscape in Ballston
    Are vagrants and panhandlers an epidemic in Arlington, Virginia?
    Vagrancy and panhandling is a persistent problem. We have a homeless problem in Arlington County that is being addressed by Arlington County government and various non profit agencies. Their purpose is to get people located such that they have...
  • Uber cab takes on drunk driving with new breathalyzer kiosk
    Uber cab takes on drunk driving with new breathalyzer kiosk
    The app-based cab company, Uber, now plans to take on drunk driving with a new breathalyzer kiosk called “Uber Safe.” The prototype was unveiled in Toronto, Canada on April 7 and the company was so impressed with its trial run, it...
  • Tacky Tuesday - Western Saddle
    Tacky Tuesday - Western Saddle
    Western saddle are heavier and riders sit with a deep seat, sitting back with your feet in front of you. Western saddles are used for a variety of equine disciplines. Knowing the different parts of the saddle and how they work together will make...
  • supplement
    Questions arise about the safety of weight loss products, again.
    As has happened many times in the past, a nutritional supplement promoted for weight loss has come under suspicion of containing possibly harmful amphetamine like substances. This has been a repeating ongoing problem in the supplement industry. It...
  • Can you spot the shock?
    Don't let this walk be your dog's last- learning to eye the block for shock
    Spring has sprung and with the melting snow revealing large puddles and potholes, it's time to be aware of troubles that may be lurking on the streets.Earlier in the year in Massachusetts a dog was electrocuted standing next to a streetlight...
  • Are we safe?
    Critical outcome: Safety as a result from national & homeland security
    Some things are not determined by polls, and they are not up for alternative consideration either. For instance, American citizens expect that their nation will be kept 100% secure, that is economically secure and physically secure. That is why...
  • Water trough clean up
    Cool, Clear Water-Important to your horses health
    Providing your horse with a good, clean source of water is vital to their health and well being. Colic and dehydration can kill a horse and both are exacerbated by your horses refusal to drink.There are a variety of reasons a horse will not drink,...
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