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Jaycen has recently started playing double bass and is loving it!  The only downside is the loaner bass he has been using to learn on is no longer available and the rental fee is out of our price range.  In order to continue playing, he needs everyones help to buy/rent a bass.  We understand that...
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Drowning doesn't look like drowning. It's time for the annual re-post of maritime safety expert and former USCG rescue swimmer +Mario Vittone 's article.

What's happening physiologically when someone is drowning -- why it doesn't look like on TV:

1. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.

2. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.

3. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.

4. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.

5. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.”

This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

Head low in the water, mouth at water level
Head tilted back with mouth open
Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
Eyes closed
Hair over forehead or eyes
Not using legs—vertical
Hyperventilating or gasping
Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
Trying to roll over on the back
Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder

More on the topic at +Mario Vittone's website:
http://mariovittone.com/?s=drowning+doesn%27t+look+like+drowning

(The article is available in several publications, not just Slate, but this version of the article includes short videos.)
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed st ...
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Hanif Sangi immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan, joined the Army and earned a Bronze Star.
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Okay, this just looks so cool, I want to see this become a reality.
 
Is this the public transportation for the over crowded cities of the future
The bus would span two traffic lanes and carry up to 1,400 passengers. It would travel up to 40 miles an hour above street level on a special track, allowing regular cars under 7 feet high to freely pass underneath.

More importantly, it would run on electricity and take the place of 40 buses, which could cut annual fuel consumption by 800 tons and carbon emissions by almost 2,500 tons, according to an interview with the chief engineer, Song Youzhou


First dreamed up in 1969, the bus may help Chinese cities ease traffic and curb air pollution.
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ADVERTISEMENT It seems like, with every film release and every news cycle, there’s another update on the shifting fortunes of the comic book movies. One moment, DC is suffering, the next, Marvel is breaking a billion dollars with its efforts.
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Neocons and the Dixiecrat migrating to Republicans too. Culminated with Nixions "southern strategy".
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"Under the law, passed along party lines in 2011, a gun license is an acceptable form of ID, but a state university ID is not. A recent analysis by the New York Times of the state’s database found that nearly three quarters of gun license holders are men, and nearly 90 percent are white. Applying for a Texas gun license also costs $140, or $70 if the applicant is below the poverty line, while most university IDs are free. Obtaining a birth certificate, which is needed to get many forms of required ID, can involve an expensive and time consuming bureaucratic slog. Many of the state rural, low-income counties also lack a DMV where people can obtain an ID, forcing voters without a drivers license to somehow travel hundreds of miles to get one."
 
More voter law news. This time it's Texas, the home of the most stringent voter ID law in the U.S. A hearing is being held on the law (in the very conservative Fifth Circuit court) which if allowed to stand will disenfranchise over 500,000 registered voters in the state (most of them people of color). http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/37051-the-nations-strictest-voter-id-law-is-back-in-court
Ollstein writes: One of the most conservative courts in the nation is hearing a challenge Tuesday to Texas' voter ID law from the state conference of the NAACP and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. These groups, represented by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, argues that the voter ID requirement suppresses the votes of people of color, who are much less likely to have a proper ID and much more likely to face barriers to ge...
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Just because essential oils are naturally derived doesn't mean they can't cause your child serious harm.
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Horses have a variety of ways to communicate their condition or state of mind. In the diagrams below, we will learn what horses are communicating through their body language. Knowing your horse’s feelings will make you a more responsible rider and horse owner. Body Language Via Diaryofstar Tail Positions Via Pinterest Horse’s Ears Via westfallhorsemanship Horse’s Eyes …
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