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If people who know the most about it wont do it why should we?
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Everyone should read this just for safety!
 
Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning! Please take a few moments and read this, it could save a life! Going to be busy weekend with memorial day weekend here, and summer on it's way.

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 straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”
How did this captain know – from fifty feet away – what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten? Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.
The Instinctive Drowning Response – so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic from the surface drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children, age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents) – of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In ten percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening (source: CDC). Drowning does not look like drowning – Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene Magazine, described the instinctive drowning response like this:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Source: On Scene Magazine: Fall 2006 (page 14))
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.
So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK – don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you alright?” If they can answer at all – they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents – children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.

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Public Assistance Facts

Fact 1:
PA can pay for your home

It will be in a crime-ridden neighborhood with awful conditions. It will be structurally inferior to any other residence allowed to legally rent to tenants. It will not be maintained. There will be no amenities. You will not be moving into a clean and painted space, and you will have restrictions against painting and/or changing things.

If you are a family, you will be placed on a long waiting list and not be eligible for any housing assistance until approved. If you are single, you will not be provided enough housing allowance to live in that awful place alone and will need to have a roommate. Your roommate will be as wild about you as you are of them.

Fact 2:
PA can pay for your food

Food stamps is a fantastic program. You are permitted to buy a wide range of food, from junk food to expensive healthy food. Some ready-made deli food is not eligible but some of it actually is covered.

Food stamps is based on income so the less you earn, the more food stamps you will receive. Unfortunately, this means that the moment you start to make any money at all, even when it's not enough to cover your bills, let alone pay for groceries, your Food stamp allowance will be severed by half and then none at all.

Unless you can find a job that can handle all your expenses all at once, included well-balanced meals for your children, you're better off unemployed so the Food stamps don't stop.

Fact 3:
PA can pay you cash for anything you want

This is the best thing ever. The government will just give you money. You can take it out of the ATM and spend it on tattoos and drugs and souped up cars and designer clothing... the best that $300 per month can buy for a family of four!

I hope you don't need toilet paper, deodorant, soap, shampoo, running water, or electricity. I suppose you could write each thing on a slip of paper, mix them up in a hat and have a fun raffle each month to decide which you get for that month!

But do you know what $300 per month is? It's better than nothing. So the poor people take it gratefully and buy what they can for their families with it. It does come with a catch. You have to enroll in the job placement program. More on that later.

Fact 4:
PA will pay your utilities

There is a very specific program that receives money separate from Public Assistance that will pay an electric bill for you once per 12 month period to prevent your electricity from being shut-off. Use wisely.

Apparently, water is not as important as electricity, but that's okay because Food Stamps covers bottled water and you can't really afford soap, anyway.

Fact 5:
PA will pay your health care

Medicaid programs exist. In fact, there's programs that focus on children so no matter how much the adults are getting screwed around by their employers or the system, children will always have insurance coverage via the government.

But Medicaid has a lot of rules, a lot of contradicting and nonsensical rules, a lot of rules that puzzle physicians and surgeons and nurses... and these are really smart people. They know Medicaid rules weren't made by doctors, they were made by politicians and insurance lobbyists. So they do what they can how they can, sometimes performing incredible acrobatics to treat a patient... other times simply walking away and not bothering with the patient at all.

Don't expect dental insurance. There may be a public dental clinic you can go to if you need to but you'll never get an appointment and you'll feel like Frankenstein's monster by the end of it. You may even have to pay a portion. If you don't have the cash for that, despite being handed a whopping $300 for the whole month, you'll just have to forego the dentist.

I started to address optical and began laughing too hard. Let me just say, No.

Fact 6:
PA will get you a job

PA will require you to show up for the job center at a specific date and time not set by you. You will be assessed on your skills through a series of tests that take a duration of time that is not within your control and leaving before you are done will forfeit your completed work and participation in the program, thereby also endanger your ability to receive that incredible $300 each month to pay for the essentials for your family of four.

After you spend the entire day taking skill assessment tests, you will meet with someone who will dismiss you. You'll be entered into a database and offered every job that sits about 10 skill levels below where you tested. If you refuse any one of these jobs, despite the hours conflicting with the needs of your family, transportation making it impossible to oblige, or knowing that working for such a low paying job won't meet any of your bills but will still sacrifice your government housing, medicaid, food stamps and cash assistance.... you will be out of the program.

Fact 7:
Unemployment will help you sustain

While not a PA program, Unemployment has its share of ridicule and unfair claims that people "milk" the system and live "off the government" using the program.

In truth, the Unemployment program is so complicated that less than 30% of participants really understand what money is due to them, leaving more than half of them underpaid. Furthermore, the Unemployment agents are trained to side with the Employer when there are disputes, which has produced more Employer-instigated disputes over Unemployment claims and fewer Unemployment claims approved.

Fact 8:
PA will NOT pay for your child care

There's no fine print to the claim that Public Assistance provides assistance for child care. It's a bold-faced lie. PA does not. The most you get for child care is a credit on your taxes when you file.

Some Conclusion

The system is designed to cut you off cold-turkey if you show the slightest hint of self-improvement. Let's say your expenses for a full house range around $2000 per month. Then if you take a job earning $10 per hour, you are no longer eligible for food, housing, medicaid for yourself (just your kids will be covered) or cash assistance. If you don't bring in $2000 each month, your family suffers and you plunge back into debt and poverty. Since these sub-standard jobs are all the job placement programs offer people, despite how they rank on the skill assessment tests, and it is with the knowledge that your ability to receive $300 per month in cash assistance was based upon your cooperation with the job placement program, any lack of cooperation drops you from receiving specific benefits while cooperation drops you from receiving even more benefits. They know this. It's been designed this way.
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