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Beware of Extreme Heat This Summer

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Summer is in full swing here in California, and many parts of the state are feeling the heat. While for some this is a nice change of pace from the cold of winter, for others this is just another extreme to be dealt with. Just like the cold, the heat can become harmful and even deadly. That is why people need to take the proper steps to ensure their health and well-being this summer.

When the weather grows indescribably hot, there are several things a person should do to keep cool. At excessive temperatures, keeping cool isn’t just about comfort, it is about staying healthy. At high temperatures, a person can suffer from heatstroke or heat exhaustion. Both can be very serious conditions, have their own unique symptoms, and require their own responses to keep the person suffering from them safe. The following information comes from the National Weather Service’s website.

In addition, heat cramps could be a warning sign of these illnesses starting to take effect in the person. If a person has been in hot weather and is suffering from cramps, usually in their legs or abdomen, they should:

  • Apply firm pressure to the cramping muscle.
  • Massage the muscle.
  • Sip on water so long as the person isn’t nauseous.

Feeling Tired from the Heat?

Spending too much time in the sun, or even just a warm area, can cause a person to suffer from heat exhaustion. When a person is suffering from heat exhaustion, they will experience the following symptoms:

  • Cool, pale, clammy skin.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fainting.
  • Fast, weak pulse.
  • Heavy sweating.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Weakness.

If a person is suffering these symptoms, they should get to a cooler area as soon as possible. They should loosen, or if possible, remove clothing to help cool off. If the person is conscious, give them sips of water. Apply cool, wet clothes to as much of the body as possible.

If the person vomits more than once, seek immediate medical attention.

The Signs of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is another, more serious heat related condition. The symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Altered mental state.
  • Body temperature over 103 degrees.
  • Confusion.
  • Dizziness.
  • Faints.
  • Hot, red, dry, or moist skin.
  • Nausea.
  • Rapid, strong pulse.
  • Shallow breathing.
  • Throbbing headache.

If a person exhibits these symptoms, contact 911 or get them to a hospitable immediately. If waiting for emergency services, move the person into a cooler area, preferably with air conditioning. Apply cool, wet cloths to as much as the body as possible or put them in a cool bath. Fan them only if the air temperature is under 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do not give the person fluids.

Stay Cool This Summer

During the warm summer months, it is important for person to keep cool, not just to remain comfortable, but to remain in good health as well. Not only does a person need to keep an eye on themselves during these warm times, but they need to watch out for those who can’t take care of themselves or those who are more susceptible to heat such as young children and the elderly. Doing so could keep them safe this summer.

It is also important to remember to stay hydrated when in hot weather. The human body uses water, in the form of sweat, to help regulate the body’s temperature. Without enough water, the body can begin to suffer from one of these illnesses.

What are some ways that you like to keep cool during the summer, especially while working? Let us know in the comments down below and help other people keep cool this summer.

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How to Stay Safe and Secure While Shopping Online

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With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season has begun. Now people all over begin to really crackdown on their holiday shopping lists. They want to get the perfect something for everyone on their list. Not only does this mean an increase in shoppers at stores, it also means more people will be going online to do their shopping. After all many people find this method of shopping more convenient.

Unfortunately, thieves are well aware of this fact. They become more active during the holiday season to take advantage of the increased amount of victims they can target. One thing that online shoppers need to be wary of, are fake or malicious websites.

Some thieves will take to making new websites for people to buy stuff from. They will take the person’s credit card information and then either send nothing, or send something that wasn’t what the person ordered. They will also make it difficult for the buyer to return items, or just have a bad return policy that can never be met.

One thing in particular to look for when making purchases online, is that the site is secure. This can easily be determined by checking the website address. Secure sites start with “https” and should have a lock symbol next to them in modern web browsers. This lets a person know that the site is secure, and that any information typed into it will remain private.

Always be careful when shopping online. Make sure that you are on a secure site, and that you are on the site you want to be on, not one that mimics another, well-known site. After all, you do not want to willing give your credit card information to thief.

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Are Your Words Offensive?

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As Americans we love our freedom, and one of our favorite freedoms is our freedom of speech. This is granted to us by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The amendment allows us to speak our minds, practice any religion, and protest. The internet now allows us to exercise our First Amendment right daily and anywhere we’d like. The problem is that the internet is still a new world and no one is quite sure how to handle it yet.

The First Amendment protects people who we don’t necessarily want to protect. Website that may contain what could be considered hate speech are protected under the First Amendment. These sites can say horrible things, but are still allowed to exist so long as they do not incite violence or are what is referred to as a true threat. A true threat is classified as statements where the speaker means to communicate a serious expression of intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group of individuals. As long as websites don’t cross that line they are protected under the First Amendment just like everyone else.

All freedom comes with a price, and the freedom of speech comes at the cost of allowing hate speech to exist. Hate speech, according to the American Bar Association is, “speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits.” While being able to speak our minds freely, without fear of repercussion for a difference in opinions is good, not everyone has something nice to say. Many people out there don’t follow the age old adage of: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

There will always be pros and cons to everything in life. While it may be good to allow people the freedom of speech, we have to be willing to acknowledge the bad that comes with it. Without freedom of speech we would be living in a completely different world. Speeches like Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” would have never occurred if we didn’t have the First Amendment in our country’s Constitution.

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What Is the Fourth Amendment?

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Here in the United States, we are granted a lot of rights and freedoms thanks to the US Constitution. Many of the most basic rights we have come from the Bill of Rights, which is the first ten amendments of the Constitution. One of the many important amendments there is the Fourth Amendment.

The Fourth Amendment prevents unreasonable search and seizures of a person’s property. The official wording is as follows:

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

What this means, is that law enforcement officials cannot search or take a citizen’s belongings unless they have reasonable suspicion that criminal activity has or will take place, or have a warrant. This also states that the officers can only search and seize things that are listed on the warrant they presented.

This simple law protects a person from having their house searched, and belongings taken without reasonable cause. Reasonable cause means that officers cannot simply search a person because they feel like it. Instead they need to find proof and provide enough evidence that warrants their need to search the house.

The Fourth Amendment is one of many laws within the US Constitution that helps protect everyday citizens from government officials abusing their powers. This is why the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights is so important. They give us our rights and freedoms, and help keep the government from abusing its power.

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California’s View on Golf Carts and Alcohol

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All of us know that alcohol and driving a car/pickup truck/motorcycle don’t mix. In order to avoid getting a DUI some people decide that rather than drive their car to the local bar or party, they’ll take a golf cart instead. They figure that since you don’t need a driver’s license to operate a golf cart, you don’t have to worry about the police.

Unfortunately, California’s legal system doesn’t see things the same way.

Golf Carts and the Police Have Long History

It often seems like a joke when a report of someone getting pulled over while driving a golf cart appears in the newspaper or social media outlets, but the truth is that since the first production of motorized golf carts all the way back in 1951, golf carts have been involved in a number of police incidents. You can look at police records in any state, probably even every county, and find instances where someone was operating a golf cart after having one to many and did something silly, such as trying to take the cart on a freeway, running it into a wall, and even driving it into a swimming pool and lake. There have even been cases where operating a golf cart while under the influence has resulted in fatalities.

California’s Policy About Golf Carts and DUI’s

While the laws about driving a golf cart while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs vary from one state to another, in California Section 23152 of the California Vehicle Code makes it very clear that in the eyes of the court, the golf cart is a motorized vehicle and you will be charged with a DUI if you’ve been drinking. It also means that if you have an open container in it while you’re driving on a public roadway, you can also be charged.

One man faces DUI charges in California after he made a mistake while turning the golf cart, which resulted in the him flipping the cart and becoming pinned beneath it. He was arrested after the police lifted the cart off him.

If you plan on going out for the night and having a few drinks, the best way to keep yourself out of jail is by leaving both your car and golf cart parked in your garage and arranging to take a taxi, Uber, or have a friend act as a designated driver.