[QUOTE=Stu;2266180]When I travel abroad, I have to tell people that I’m an American, because if I say I’m from North America, I know they’ll just assume I’m Canadian.[/QUOTE]You used to tell people you were from North America when travelling abroad? I’ve never heard Americans nor Canadians doing this practice to indicate their place of origin. Usually it’s ‘I’m from America; I’m American’ or ‘I’m from Canada; I’m Canadian’. Never heard ‘I’m from North America’. And what makes you think people abroad will “assume you’re Canadian” if you say you’re from North America? Doesn’t speak much of what their view of “North America” is when the U.S. arguably has a more worldly impact on culture and economy than Canada.
maybe i’m nit picking the story, but if he was conscious, aware, able to speak and breathe they should NOT have been doing CPR. This quite possibly caused the death. Imagine being conscious and breathing while some idiot breaks your sternum and squishes your heart with chest compressions.
Dress the wound, pressure, and elevation is all you can do until EMTs arrive unless he’s ceased breathing and does not have a pulse.
In the end, it is a sad loss of life. So were the 33 lives taken by one individual at VT a few years ago @ ignorant police officer.
Just like the 13 dead and 29 wounded at Fort Hood in 2009. Or the 13 dead and 21 injured at Columbine. Or the 81 civilians murdered by the ATF & FBI in 1993.
Any loss of life is unfortunate, and the overwhelming majority is indeed very tragic. But exponentially more tragic than any of that, is an idiot in charge of a law enforcement agency who doesn’t know anything outside his personal bubble–or, at the very least, opens his mouth before engaging his brain.