HEALTH: DVT prevention; your responsiblity — not the airlines or the Gooferment

http://www.popsci.com/legroom-blood-clots

Health
How to prevent blood clots as airlines squeeze you into tighter spaces
THE POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION IS LIKELY TO INCREASE AS LEGROOM DECREASES
—BUT IT’S TOTALLY PREVENTABLE
By Claire Maldarelli

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The bottom line, Stewart says, is that as long as people continue to practice unhealthy plane habits, the rates of DVT will either remain the same or increase—but with a little knowledge (and movement), the condition could be completely prevented.

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It’s a systemic problem we have the airplanes, their design, and the Gooferment. No one is responsible for the result —  crippled and even dead people!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Isn’t “price-gouging” satisfying the neediest?

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/07/24/feds-open-probe-into-whether-airline-price-increased-in-wake-amtrak-crash/?intcmp=hplnws

AIRLINES
Feds probe possible price-gouging in wake of Amtrak crash
Published July 24, 2015FoxNews.com

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

The Transportation Department released letters to five airlines — Delta, American, United, Southwest and JetBlue — seeking information on Friday.

“The idea that any business would seek to take advantage of stranded rail passengers in the wake of such a tragic event is unacceptable,” Foxx said.

DOT is exploring whether the price hikes violated federal regulations prohibiting airlines from engaging in unfair and deceptive practices and asked the airlines provide information of pricing and seat availability for a time period before and after the crash.

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The Gooferment’s “price-gouging” is the free market allocating scarce resources to those who need it the most.

If the price is artificially low versus the demand, then there are shortages, queues, and rationing.

If the price is unacceptably high, then the consumer will seek alternatives — driving for one thing, the bus for another, or delay / change / cancel your trip. Perhaps even carpool. 

The free market will allocate based on price to the “neediest”.

That’s the “fairest” way to handle any allocation of a scarce resource; not with a Gooferment investigation.

And, doesn’t Amtrak belong to the Gooferment!

Argh!

Perhaps they are trying to distract us from their immoral, ineffective, and inefficient “running of a railroad” to the evil private airlines.

Argh squared!

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