It’s that time of year. The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2020 recreational boating statistics statistic, showing 767 deaths nationwide in 2020, a 25.1% increase from 2019.
From 2019 to 2020, the total number of accidents increased by 26% (4,168 to 5,265) and the number of non-fatal accidents by 24% (2,559 to 3,191).
Alcohol remains the main known factor in boat deaths in 2020, accounting for more than 100 deaths, or 18% of total deaths.
Wearing a life jacket is “critical” according to Captain Scott Johnson, chief of the office of auxiliary and security ship at Coast Guard headquarters. He noted that where the cause of death was known, 75% of the deaths in boat accidents were drowned, 86 percent had not worn a life jacket.
Operator inattention, operator inexperience, incorrect alertness, excessive speed and vehicle failure were ranked as the top five contributing factors to accidents.
The most common vessel types involved in reported accidents were open motor boats, personal boats and cabin boats. Where vessel types were known, the highest rates of deaths occurred in open motor boats (50%), kayaks (15%) and bridges (9%).
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“Wear a life jacket, take a boat safety course, fix switches off the engine, get a free container safety check and the boat is moderate,” said a stern summary.
To check USCGboating.org for more information.
‘The one racing to watch’
Author JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy’s quest for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio is “the only race to watch,” Axios said.
“Vance, 36, joined a GOP to occupy the main field last week to succeed outgoing Senator Rob Portman. If Vance had won the main (not sure), he would have preferred to win the seat – and would immediately talk about it as a presidential opportunity, “writes columnist Mike Allen.
Mr. Vance says the culture of annihilation weighs heavily on the conservative spirit he met on the campaign trail. The author also discovers the difference between a book trip and serious political campaigns.
“It’s different in selling a set of problems than it is in selling a set of solutions,” he said. “In a book you can just talk about the problems. It’s easier, ‘Mr. Vance said.
Old habits can be hard to break.
While in office, former President Barack Obama often shares his favorite books and music, a habit that has become a “tradition,” Obama noted in a new statement. The tradition continues. Mr. Obama continues to share news on his personal list of reading and listening rates.
Some of the 11 books on his summer reading list for 2021 include “At Night All Dark Blood” by David Diop, “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alarm; “Project Husband Mary” by Andy Weir, “Sweet in Water” by Nathan Harris; and “When We Stop Understanding the World” by Benjamin Labatut.
Obama also named 37 favorite songs. Among them: “Everything is never enough” by Wasis Diop, “I’ll Take You There” (The Staple Singers); “Switch It Up” by Protoje ft coffee; “Living Fertile” by Ella Fitzgerald; “Tumbling Bones” (“Rolling Stones”); “Desperado” by Rhianna; and “Frozen” by Sabrina Claudio
DAN BONGINO EXPLAINS CULTURE CANCELED
Who gets canceled and why?
Fox Nation will premiere a new series on Monday, hosted by Dan Bongino, titled “Cancellation in the USA. It’s considered a” deep dive “into cancellation culture, featuring comedians, teachers, business professionals and ordinary Americans who was the victim of this unfortunate movement that immediately slandered people for one thing or another.
“Bongino is providing them with a platform to share their perspectives on why they were canceled,” the network says.
The program first featured comedians Gilbert Gottfried and Adam Corolla and parents from Loudoun County, Virginia who adopted the local public school system from critical race theory.
Now there is a thought
“My son adopted a man, neutralized him, but that didn’t change his gender. Strange …” noted conservative actor Kevin Sorbo in a tweet on Sunday.
REPUBLICAN ‘MIS AVANTI’
Calls for unity in the Old Great Party come and go. Some are now saying this call should now be followed by the GOP lawmakers – or others.
“Now is the time for the Conservatives and Republicans to unite and do everything possible to achieve a governing majority in the U.S. House and Senate. The only way to stop the reckless leftist and progressive policies of the Biden administration is to win a majority. Republicans in Congress, “said Saul Anuzis, former president of the Michigan Republican Party and now president of 60Plus. , an impartial organization that tackles issues. in the elderly.
He said in a statement, successful fiscal policies, strategies and frontier tactics, personal freedom, privacy and the establishment of American values.
“Now is not the time to attack Republicans with whom you disagree on a particular vote. We need a center-right coalition that can win a majority. Choose your fight wisely. Choose your fight, focus your efforts, and don’t force wasted setbacks that take time and resources away from races we need to win against Liberal Democrats, “warned Mr. Anuzis.
He has one last tip.
“Keep your eye on the ball – this is a conservative Republican majority in 2022,” he noted.
POLL OF THE DAY
• 42% of American adults say Democrats are responsible for Congress achieving less than normal; 73% Republicans, 36% Independents and 9% Democrats agree.
• 23% generally say Republicans in Congress are to blame; 1% Republicans, 15% Independents and 70% Democrats agree.
• 31% agree with both; 25% Republicans, 42% Independents and 18% Democrats agree.
• 2% say neither side is to blame; 0% Republicans, 4% Independents and 2% Democrats agree.
• 2% not sure; 1% Republicans, 2% Independents and 1% Democrats agree.
Source: YouGov survey of 1,500 American adults, held July 3-6.
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