This is ridiculous.
Posted by Wickedpinto on June 3, 2011
There is this.
I am just amazed. It reminds me of when I was at Fort Gordon for my crypto courses, and one of the guys in the “rock” courses over a long weekend went outside of the designated diameter for a vacation to visit his family in Pennsylvania somewhere. He was almost home, and stopped at a rest stop to clean up a bit with his friend. He comes out, and hears a scream. Apparently a kid, just a few years old, walked away from his mom, and fell through the ice. The guy, cuz he was a Marine, and that’s what they do, ran out, got the info, and crawled out to get the kid, trying not to break the ice, his friend also a Marine crawled out in a different way basically to lend support. The kid went under, the guy goes into the water, and basically throws the kid to his friend, and then manages to crawl out.
The local paper played it up, Local Marine on Vacation Rescues Child. You know, good press stuff. But, BUT! he was outside the authorized diameter, and came back to get charged. ALSO When he got home, he had to go to the hospital because he was feeling sick, turned out to be nothing, but he lost a day, because he had the GALL! to be outside the allowed perimeter he got charged, (it was dropped because we all had phones and we called the local paper that ran the story in the first place, and the First Sgt, who was acting Plt Comm decided to drop the deal) but that story made me think of that.
As for people not being trained or Having the right gear, that’s a shame. If only there were, say, a private organization, that routinely trained Young Men, primarily Young Men who are Christian as an ASSOCIATION, that could train even NON-Christians, Like Say Me, to become Lifeguards in California. I know it’s just crazy talk, it’s not like such training could have any practical purpose other than indoctrinating children into the christian cult, I mean look at how successful with me, or that any USEFUL skills like being able to swim, perform rescues when necessary, and being SQ when they join the Marine Corps, in case their ship gets hit and they have to say, SWIM THROUGH BURNING OIL AND SHIT!
No, Completely useless. Maybe the California YMCA’s only cater to Village People Enthusiasts, but when I was a kid, they catered to Young Men who needed a place to train various skills, and Swimming was a big one. The Christian thing was a Hope, but not a requirement.
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