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Portuguese government debt (Maastricht debt) keeps riding significantly ahead of Portugal's GDP (gross domestic product), especially since June 2011, when right-wing Coelho took office as Prime Minister.
The socialist Costa did not perform much better since he took over on November 2015. His spin-doctoring efforts may have succeeded in deceiving the credulous, but the fundamentals are as shaky as ever and may hit back at any moment...
By late 2017, the AHA (American Heart Association) issued new guidelines setting normal blood pressure at less than 120 and 80, and the hypertension threshold at 130 over 80, in place of the previous 140 over 90 benchmark. They also established five, instead of the previous four blood pressure ranges as follows:
|Category||Systolic mm Hg|
|Diastolic mm Hg|
|Normal||Less than 120||and||Less than 80|
|Elevated||120 - 129||and||Less than 80|
|Hypertension Stage 1||130 - 139||or||80 - 89|
|Hypertension Stage 2||140 or higher||or||90 or higher|
|Hypertensive crisis||Higher than 180||and/or||Higher than 120|
The new guidelines place a large percentage of the previously healthy population in the hypertension category, possibly requiring medical care and medication...
Yes, corruption keeps carrying on, as unflinching as a Swiss clockwork, bearing witness of the specious ingenuity of the white knights whose willingness to spout anti-corruption balderdash on us is commensurate only with their resolution to serve their personal interests first.
Indeed, the preposterous anti-corruption bravado of statesmen, high public officials, international civil servants, and, not to be overlooked, the righteous fellows of the non-governmental organizations dedicated to fight corruption...