27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

Want to get a feel for blitzkrieg muggings? Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ztLtpuwkM   I don’t know who in the world filmed this video, but it looks like some guy just sat at his window for the whole Brazil Olympics and videotaped the street outside.   These are almost all snatch-and-go, blitzkrieg style robberies. The BG’s… Continue reading 27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

Common sense driving skills for safety

The saddest part about the internet is how hard it is to find good advice through all the noise. ITS Tactical has some good old common sense advice on driving skills for the civilian interested in safety. Read it now: 5 Tactical Driving Tips for the Everyday Civilian By Wyatt Knox Rarely, if ever, will… Continue reading Common sense driving skills for safety

There is no safety

There is no such thing as safety. It is an illusion. You may be safe at any given time, or you may not. But safety, as a concept, doesn't exist. A video everyone should watch to remind them there's no difference between you and the people who get stabbed in these videos. What actions are… Continue reading There is no safety

Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Are you fit enough to save your own life? What about the lives of your family? Mark's Daily Apple has a nice definition of being competent (in terms of fitness): "the ability to save your own life in an immediate (however rare) crisis should be the absolute baseline for general competency"   While general definitions are… Continue reading Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Can you save your own life? First aid edition

Protests are on the rise where I live. It seems to be getting worse (and no, I don't think it's just increased media coverage). Grazes, cut and scrapes don't worry me too much, but gunshot and stab wounds do.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2iLU4Ur9w   It doesn't matter how long the ambulance takes - if you get injured,… Continue reading Can you save your own life? First aid edition

“She was asking for it” – where did it come from?

There's something you'll notice if you look for it - people mix up causation and correlation all the frickin time.   A look at stereotypes What's the profile of a girl who dresses excessively sexily (i.e. someone who crosses the sexy – slutty line)? It's most likely to be a girl desperate for attention and… Continue reading “She was asking for it” – where did it come from?

The way you dress means you’re “asking for it”

What's the number 1 thing Bad Guys want from a victim? Safety.   Yup, safety. While some victims will be more "rewarding" than others, a Bad Guy can get some of what he wants from just about any victim. A mugger can still get the spare change from a beggar's pocket. A serial rapist can… Continue reading The way you dress means you’re “asking for it”