Posted by member, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm
I really have to agree with you. This city is practically being ruled by the gang element. It is getting so much worse as time goes on. Where are the MV officers as people are being harassed and sometimes much worse? The tagging is ridiculous. Twenty years ago this was not the case. I didn't have any problem walking around at night. Now I will not go out at a later hour. And we're doing such a great job not selling cigarettes to kids and placing the correct advertising in the windows. Really? Congratulations Mountain View! Great job! Now let's get on with the more serious issues at hand, shall we?kzr1d
Posted by HB, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Mme Jeanne Calment, who was listed as the world's oldest human whose birth date could be certified, died at 122. She had begun smoking as a young woman. At 117 she quit smoking (by that age she was just smoking two or three cigarettes per day because she was blind and was too proud to ask often for someone to light her cigarettes for her). But she resumed smoking when she was 118 because, as she said, not smoking made her miserable and she was too old to be made miserable. She also said to her doctor: "Once you've lived as long as me, only then can you tell me not to smoke." Good point! [USA Today, "Way to go, champ," 10/18/95].
When Mme. Calment died at 122 in l997, the new longevity champ became 116-year-old Marie-Louise Meilleur, of Canada. Mme. Meilleur had chain-smoked all her adult life (as her grandson said, "She always had a cigarette dangling from her lips as she worked,"--AP, 8/15/97, reported in Miami Herald, p. 2A). She did give up smoking, however, when she was nearly 100.
Posted by Got Science?, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2011 at 9:00 am
HB, If the women both also ate eggs do you think there's a connection between eggs and long life?
Fact of the matter is these women had the genetics of super long life, resistant to cancer, heart disease or any sort of illness that will likely kill the rest of us one day. Even smoking could not trump their genetics. It didn't kill them because of their genetics. Believing anecdotal situations are applicable to all can lead to embarrassing revelations about one's own ability to think rationally.
Posted by K, a resident of another community, on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:52 am
I think the editor of this article should show us proof of such ordinance for no smoking inside apartments of Mountain View.
I don't think Mountain View has an ordinance clearly stating this yet?? If anyone has more correct knowledge of Mountain View Policy please provide proof. I know of an MV Apartment complex that has a No Smoking Policy in Lease but Managers are not following up on violations. Second Hand Smoke is a proven bad health risk!