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

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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?

Self defense when SJW’s carry baseball bats – 3 tactics for the Alt-Right

So the Social Justice Cupcakes fancy themselves Social Justice Warriors these days, and they've started carrying baseball bats around campus. So here are some thoughts on self defense against baseball bats. The nice thing is that there’s carry-over - learn to deal with baseball bats and anything that causes impact trauma and is swung at… Continue reading Self defense when SJW’s carry baseball bats – 3 tactics for the Alt-Right

Safety concerns for those of you who like restaurants with kids play areas …

It took about 3 seconds to kidnap this child. The parents had maybe 2 - 3 seconds more to react. If they had been looking the other way, or happened to be checking facebook ... https://vimeo.com/222334473 When you leave your kid to play in one of those "supervised" play areas, do you check on them… Continue reading Safety concerns for those of you who like restaurants with kids play areas …