Jack LaLanne, Fitness Guru, Dies at 96

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Known as the “Godfather of Fitness,” LaLanne is remembered for his workout show that promoted simple exercises to get fit.

He passed away Sunday of respiratory failure due to complications from pneumonia at his Morro Bay home on California’s central coast.

Despite his age, LaLanne managed a rigorous exercise routine. He said he usually spends two hours in the weight room and an hour in the pool each day, cementing his “Godfather” nickname.

(More on TIME.com: See Jack LaLanne as part of the top 10 badass geezers.)

From the 1950s to the 70s, his “Jack LaLanne Show” brought the not-yet-hot hobby of physical fitness into Americans’ living rooms. His exercises were simple enough to do anywhere, anytime, and required only the use of a chair and a towel. He advocated a healthy, vegetarian diet, avoiding processed foods and promoted weight training.

And always following his own advice took him to a ripe age of 96. LaLanne truly was the personal trainer for the everyman – or woman. (via Washington Post)

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ssscccooo
ssscccooo

Simon,

Sorry to admit, your article is ill-grounded and seems intended to discredit Ukraine. First of all, so-called "MRE case" with which you pretend to "light the fuse", seems ridiculous. I bet you now that MREs are indeed widely available. For example, one of the leading online stores in the U.S. gives us a range of instructions on where to find MREs:

"Where to find them?

Someone in the military: if you know someone active in the military, there's a chance they can get some MREs for you. Full-time military personnel and part-time reservists/National Guard often get these during training/field exercises.

Army Surplus Stores: you can almost always find MREs at these places. Unfortunately, these are also where the MREs are the most expensive. I've seen individual MREs being sold for $8 and a case of them (12 per case) for $80. That's outrageous. It's fine if you just want one or two to try and you have a surplus store nearby but for any sort of quantity, don't get suckered in by these guys. If you happen to live near a military base, there's a good chance the MRE prices there will be much more reasonable because of the sheer number of local people selling them to the surplus stores.

Gun shows: you can usually find MREs at a local gun show. The prices can be more reasonable than surplus stores - $45-$60 and some vendors even have individual MRE components (entrees, snacks, sides, heaters, etc.) for sale.

Ebay: outside of knowing someone in the military or living near a base, this is the #1 best place to buy MREs. You can find a whole range of MREs types, dates, cases, quantity, etc. Even better, you can often find a case of MREs for sale with "Buy it Now" still available for a reasonable price (around $45). This saves you a lot of grief of waiting around 3-5 days for the auction to end only to sniped by $1 in the last 30 seconds."
(C) http://www.mreinfo.com/us/mre/buying-mres.html

Moreover, the MREs you mention in your article, could not be necessarily made in the U.S. Or did you see a barcode? Maybe they were made in China, or even in Ukraine itself? When something becomes fashionable, small businesses is the first line to meet that demand, especially if there is nothing really illegal in marketing such a product, isn't it? So why do you blow things out of proportion?

Another point of your speculation is a story about the Chevrolet Explorer Express minivan taken from Yanukovych Jr.'s garage by Right Sector's activists. A day before your article was published, they have returned the vehicle directly to the State motor licensing and inspection department of Ukraine. The news appeared in Ukrainian media on March 31: http://www.ukrinform.ua/ukr/news/praviy_sektor_povernuv_militsiii_pozicheniy_avtomobil_yanukovicha_1923949
But you didn't check this, perhaps beeing interested in just a cheap splash. Shame.

Adam1Baum
Adam1Baum

Taking food from the mouths of homeless Americans and giving food to Ukrainian bassterds sounds like the work of John McCain and his Neo-nazi Shadow Congress.

JacoMaso
JacoMaso

Corruption plagues Ukraine??  Ha, whatever, this article could easily of been describing Illinois just as well.


wilddolphin
wilddolphin

http://youtu.be/pVX4jpKJ0yo, Movie that explains some details on who shot protesters. Yarosh people did it, movie maintains. Could be too graphical, hope young kids not interested in Time discussion club.

wilddolphin
wilddolphin

Yarosh use of presidential cars reminds of hyper cargo cult - who gets into president car first, is a president. Nationalist and extremist Yarosh is hiding behind animal facade a simpleton behavior. In short, this man is a village idiot. And candidate for presidency.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

There is a big difference between Jack Lalane and Hamid Karzai. So why are comments re Karzai in Jack Lalane`s passing /

MildredGRichardson
MildredGRichardson

just as Josephine implied I am dazzled that some people able to make $5447 in a few weeks on the computer . more info here 






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eetom
eetom

To ask politicians to root out corruption is like doing what the Chinese says, "与虎谋皮"--asking the tiger for its skin.  

The greatest enemy of Ukraine is not Russian.  It is the Ukrainians themselves.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

Ukraine, like all former Soviet republics, especially Russia, is very corrupt. The EU loan package which set off the entire chain of events in Ukraine was given on the condition that Ukraine clean up its economy and reduced corruption. Personally I hope Timoshenko is not elected president. She is not just extremely corrupt, but also as Russia-friendly as former president Yanukovych was, and likely to try to set herself up as a Russian puppet dictator just like Yanukovych did.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Here we go again. Never learned our lesson in Afghanistan. Karzai is a multi millionaire by now while the Afghans are bait for the Taliban.

wilddolphin
wilddolphin

Any EU assisted uprising in IL followed by Chicago takeover? No? Well, then... Carry on stealing, nobody interested.

wilddolphin
wilddolphin

Russia, comparing to democratic Ukraine, is not corrupt whatsoever. After Soviet Union breakup, Russia assumed all debts, paid it all, and maintains healthy budget. Ukraine, being a West darling, borrowed heavily, and heavily indebted.

Yes, Russia has resources and sell it. However if corruption is significant, money won't stay in country, and flow away. Russia managed to keep some. Lots of low level corruption, yes, but taxpayers monies can be accounted for as they were used for high profile projects.

wilddolphin
wilddolphin

Yanukovich was not a dictator, he even did not control his own security detail. Also he was not in position to steal much of country money, as Ukraine maintained huge external debt, and all budget went to pay interest on loans to outside lenders like IMF. This debt was created in years following Ukraine becoming an independent country, as Russia assumed all Soviet Union debt. The lenders, IMF and others, sucked Ukraine economy dry, so nothing much was left around to steal. Most of debt was created during earlier governments, that were on good terms with international financing community, run by "democrats" and West puppets. Yanukovich's opulent residence was a gift from one of oligarchs, Rinat Ahmetov. In short, comparing to previous governments, Yanukovich did not look too bad, and that's why he was elected.

EU agreement was delayed by him as he realized he did not consult with trade unions, so by his own words, he was afraid said unions will block EU agreement in court. Poor sod did not realize what forces will be unleashed upon him for his meddling.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

@ReneDemonteverde I'll never understand why the US didn't have Karzai assassinated many years ago. The US knew he was bad news almost from the start.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

@wilddolphin There was no "EU assisted" uprising in Ukraine either, but hey, don't let facts get in the way of your propaganda.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

@wilddolphin Hahahaha seriously Dolphin, if you're going to be an effective propagandist you need to avoid saying things which are blatantly, obviously, untrue -- like for instance that Russia isn't corrupt. You're supposed to say mostly truth, but spin it to benefit your employer.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

@wilddolphin He tried to become a dictator, at the order of Putin; his last years in power were spent trying to outlaw free speech and the political opposition, going so far as to imprison and torture the leading opposition politician Timoshenko. 

Putin likes dictators, perhaps because he is one himself, or perhaps because he finds it easier to just bribe people to get his way instead of having to go through official channels, but he installs them everywhere he can, from Chechnya to Belarus. 

As for Ukraine's economic problems, those were created by Russian meddling in Ukraine, for instance turning off gas deliveries and blocking border passage whenever Ukraine did or said something Putin didn't like.

Bumsteer
Bumsteer

@WilfTarquin @ReneDemonteverde  Karzai was "voted" in by his people......you know, how a democracy is supposed to work.


Wasn't that the whole idea in bringing American style democracy to "these people?'  


Maybe, just maybe we'll realize that we can't force people to adopt our assigned style of government and once we leave, will eventually revert back into the way it was before.  

wilddolphin
wilddolphin

@WilfTarquin Look who is talking - a guy with Bush face and US insignia, propagandist squared. You are funny.

WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

@Bumsteer @WilfTarquin@ReneDemonteverde To preserve democracy is why Karzai should have been assassinated in a "Taliban attack". Now he'll rule until he dies of old age, and all the while corruption will increase and the Taliban come creeping back.

Also, your view that arabs are subhumans incapable of freedom and democracy is not just racist, but counterproductive, as the only way to guarantee that the US will not have to go back is to change their culture.