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Weekend Knowledge Dump- October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016 4:19
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Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.

You must be vigilant: How to protect yourself in the face of terror

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“We stop and look both ways before we cross the road because we realize we are entering a potentially dangerous environment. This is second nature and no one considers it a burden.

We should similarly stop and look whenever our environment changes. When we walk into a new building, or exit onto the street. Whenever our train stops at a new stop. Your environment has changed as new people get on, and some get off. That means it requires a new look.”

Are YOU easy prey for pickpockets?

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Seven of the most common pickpocketing tactics.

MilSurp: The SKS Carbine—What You Need To Know

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Useful information for anyone who works on SKS rifles.

Self-Defense Turns to Murder When a Defender Can’t Control Himself

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Turning it off is just as important as turning it on.  And don’t carry your gun in your glove compartment.

Tip: Fix Your Ankle Mobility, Fix Your Squat

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A lot of folks have ankle mobility issues.  Here is a quick test to see if you have any problems and an easy prescription to fix any problems you find.  If you want some even more thorough ideas for mobility improvement, you need to read Dr. Kelly Starrett’s book “Deskbound.”

Pedal to the Metal: 5 Tactical Driving Tips for the Everyday Civilian

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Driving skills are something we all need and use daily, but few of us have formal training in the subject matter.  Here are some tips from a pro driving instructor.

Higher Cholesterol Is Associated with Longer Life

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Do your research before blindly accepting a prescription for cholesterol lowering drugs.

Second American Revolution: You’re a Fool.

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I may be a pessimist, but I really don’t see a solution to the problem.  I think a lot of folks are going to sit back and “Enjoy the Decline” hoping to rebuild from the ashes of what’s left of our country.

Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism

This is actually a succinct video full of valuable information about how terrorist cells work and what the general public should be alert for.

Why Liberals Should Get Guns

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I’m a political atheist, identifying myself as neither liberal nor conservative.  I reject the false dichotomy between the two groups that has been force fed to all of us by the political parties and the media.  I have friends of every political affiliation.  I hope my liberal friends pay attention to this piece.  Marc provides some good advice.  Things aren’t what they seem:

I can tell you how fast mobs can form and turn against you. More importantly I know how groups you thought you were sympatico with can go tribal — and your narrow little ass ain’t in that tribe. That especially applies to progressives turning against liberals. There are a lot of people who are more than happy to commit violence on their fellow citizens in the name of their ideology. 

I’m very sorry to say, the pressure is growing.

This is why I’m saying liberals should seriously think about exercising their Second Amendment rights to own a gun. Not because you’re planning to be part of some glorious uprising against oppression, but to keep your home and loved ones safe in case that push towards violence gets out of hand.

As in, it comes to your neighborhood.”

CAIR Has Always Been Hamas

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Confused about the phenomenon that Marc MacYoung mentioned above?  Here is a prime example.  Many of my liberal friends are supportive of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations).  CAIR’s public face is that of an educational and activist group that works to end discrimination against Muslims in the United States.  What good person could be against that?

The only problem is that CAIR is really the American face of the Hamas terrorist organization.  Educate yourself.  Read the supporting documents linked in the article.  Those Hamas terrorists really don’t care about your liberal support when they plant a bomb in your neighborhood.

As I said, things are not what they seem.

9 Apps to Help You Stay Safe in an Emergency

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Some emergency apps you should consider adding to your phone.

Dallas Police Pension On Verge Of Collapse As Record Number Of Cops Seek Full Withdrawals

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My cop and firefighter friends really need to pay attention here.  Your pension system is not as secure as it claims to be.  You all are working your asses off padding that pension with extra overtime earnings so that you can “live the good life” when you retire.  Have you ever considered that your pension may not be there for you?

You MUST develop alternate skills and additional income streams.  Stop working all those overtime jobs and extra duty details.  Instead, use that time to improve your skill set and build a business that is not dependent on corrupt politicians and the whimsical wishes of a public that will vote to end your pension if it means lower taxes.  The only “job security” in the current market is the security you provide yourself by building a useful skill set.

How to Make & Use a Tourniquet: An Illustrated Guide

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If you don’t know how to improvise a tourniquet, here is a quick infographic that will explain how to do it.  The article recommends putting the tourniquet two inches above the wound site.  The current standard is instead to place the tourniquet as high up on the limb as possible.  It works better that way and compensates for an error in determining exactly where the wound is.

Don’t use narrow material like shoe laces or zip ties for your tourniquet.  If the band is too narrow, it won’t adequately occlude blood flow and will be more likely to cause nerve and tissue damage.

Improvising tourniquets is a great skill to have, but you are much better off carrying a purpose-built tourniquet.  The CAT or the SOFT-T Wide are your best choices.

If you like the Art of Manliness website, check out their article “The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry.”

News You Can Use: How to Avoid Getting Shot by the Police

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“Whatever the misdeeds of any of the police officers involved in these incidents, it remains a fact that even in those instances where the officers were charged with crimes, the officers had legal cause to detain the men who later died in the encounters. It was the decisions made by those men that set the fatal chain of events in motion. Yes, police officers are obligated to follow the law, but so is everyone else. When the police catch you dirty, the only wise choice – and the only legal one – is to put your hands up and do as you’re told.”

Sheriff’s Tips: Practice With Either Hand

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I’m astounded by the incredibly high number of recreational and defensive shooters who never practice with their non-dominant hand.  Here are some good reasons to add weak hand shooting into your practice routine.

Training Dogs for Home Defense

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Some expert dog trainers and K9 handlers weigh in on the issue of home protection dogs.

Organizing Your [Tax] Stamp Collection

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Some suggestions for those of you who have Class III weapons and suppressors.

How local knowledge can save your life

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When traveling internationally it is very important to befriend the locals.  This short article details some incidents when having local contacts provided life saving information for the author.

Here’s a tip for you…When meeting a local, you don’t want to disrespect his culture.  Read this article to learn the handshake etiquette for various countries around the world.

Humans: Unusually Murderous Mammals, Typically Murderous Primates

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Fairly definitive evidence showing how Lt. Colonel Grossman’s assertion that humans have an innate reluctance to kill members of their own species is erroneous.

October Rangemaster Newsletter

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Tom Givens always offers excellent information in his monthly newsletter.

Bobby E. Smith, PhD

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This week the world lost one of the most positive and influential people I’ve ever met.  Bobby Smith was a Louisiana State Trooper.  He was shot in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun.  He survived his injury, but was completely blind.  He overcame his disability and went to school, earning a PhD in counseling psychology.  He specialized in helping police officers deal with traumatic events.

He was a dynamic speaker.  I attended several of his lectures over the years.  If you are a cop who is going through some hard times, you owe it to yourself to read his story.  His book is titled Visions of Courage.

The Ostrich Effect

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If you enjoy podcasts, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.  John Johnston interviews my friend William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting.  William is an experienced law enforcement officer and a practicing psychologist.  William and John discuss lots of the psychology pertaining to firearms training.  I found it to be a fantastic interview.

* Some of the above links (from Amazon.com) are affiliate links.  If you purchase these items, I get a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   I spend a lot of time writing articles on this site.  All my information is given free of charge.  To ensure a positive viewing experience, I don’t have any paid advertising  When you use my affiliate links, you support the writing you enjoy without subscription fees, annoying ads, or donation requests.  Thank you for helping support my work.

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