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Yeah. Yeah, now here comes the speech about how he's just doing his job by following orders. Friends, let me tell you about another group of hate mongers that were just following orders. They were called Nazis! - Chewlies Gum Rep
iˈniSH(ē)ətiv/ noun noun: initiative; plural noun: initiatives; noun: the initiative
1. the ability to assess and initiate things independently.
"use your initiative, imagination, and common sense" synonyms: self-motivation, resourcefulness, inventiveness, imagination, ingenuity, originality, creativity, enterprise; More drive, dynamism, ambition, motivation, spirit, energy, vision; informalget-up-and-go, pep, moxie, spunk, gumption "employers are looking for people with initiative"
2. the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do. "we have lost the initiative and allowed our opponents to dictate the subject"
Inadequate blood circulation when the ambient temperature is below freezing leads to frostbite. This can be because the body is constricting circulation to extremities on its own to preserve core temperature and fight hypothermia. In this scenario the same factors that can lead to hypothermia (extreme cold, inadequate clothing, wet clothes, wind chill)
reply to post by defcon5
Yeah, that's the same numbers I quoted you, and those are full immersion in freezing water. That's worst case scenario as water is a great conductor of heat, and causes you to lose it faster.
again from ny USSARTF guidelines
Water temperature: 32 degrees or below Time until exhaustion or unconsciousness: Less than 15 minutes Expected time of survival in the water: Less than 15 to 45 minutes
We don't know the windspeed from the news, but we know that it was -5 and -25 windchill, which means that the wind should have been roughly 14mph. That puts it in the 30 minutes zone.
reply to post by VoidHawk
Schools locally are run in a more "security conscious" fashion these days. All external doors locked and, during the drills, it requires a staff member to open a door. We just had our own little puzzled fire drill logic at my house as my youngest's school opted to have a fire drill during a severe wind alert. Made me kind of wonder why they didn't, I don't know, reschedule for the next day when the storm would have passed? Nah, more fun to watch kids get buffeted by high powered winds.