Also posted on http://www.coachdavidalexander.com. This is not a technique that we would normally use in the B.E.T. Self Defense System. It would only be used if you were a larger defender against a much smaller attacker.
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Have You Reverted to Being a Sheeple When You Vacation?
By millenniumfly at reThinkSurvival.com
We, as preppers, tend to pride ourselves on being aware and prepared individuals. We don’t like to be as herd animals are and given the answer without question. The thing is that this is basically what happens to you when you go on vacation. Think about it for a moment… were you really in charge the last time you were on vacation, or was the hotel, the amusement park, the locals? You’re in their world buddy, not yours.
Obviously, it’s just natural that I’m more prepared for emergencies at home; I would suspect that you are as well. After all, this is where most of our supplies, gear, food, and plans are. It follows, therefore, that you will be less prepared for an emergency when you are away from home, such as at the office, in the car, when travelling for business, and especially on vacation.
Vacations, in my humble opinion, are a very specific concern for three primary reasons: (1) you’re likely to have a bare minimum of emergency supplies with you–if any at all, (2) your fire safety and personal security may be sub-par (or even non-existent), and (3) your situation-awareness radar is probably turned off because when you’re on vacation you’re there to relax.
The first concern, that you’re likely to have a bare minimum of emergency supplies with you, can be somewhat difficult to deal with, in particular when you’re travelling by plane. In a car, for example, you should be able to include your vehicle emergency kit, you’ll have your car-specific supplies (e.g., fluids, tire sealant, tools, etc), and whatever you have on your person. You’ll obviously have the clothes you packed in suitcases and so on.
Of course, this assumes that you will have room to include your vehicle emergency supplies along with a lot of luggage; I have been know in the past to remove said emergency supplies because I simply had no room for them and luggage too. I have since become more stern and determined to keep the emergency supplies in the care no matter what, and suggest you do as well.
In addition to the typical emergency supplies you keep in your car, I would also encourage you to pack a few other supplies that you may tend to have handy at home, such as a flashlight, weather radio, etc.
The second concern, that your fire safety and personal security may be sub-par (or even non-existent), is actually a much larger concern than the first. Think for a moment about the fire safety actions and gear you may have at home. This may include additional smoke alarms, fire extinguishers in strategic places, emergency power out lights, fire escape ladders, smoke masks, and a practiced plan for you and your family to escape a fire.
Now, think about what might be missing when you stay at a hotel room or even a friend or relatives house. Sure, they probably have at least one smoke alarm and probably one fire extinguisher, but is that enough to trust your life to? Do you know where these devices are? How will you escape if you need to? You could very well be on the 10th floor of a hotel when you need to escape. Should you include smoke masks, flashlights, and so on in your luggage?
The other concern mentioned here is that of your personal security. Perhaps you take your family’s security to heart and have upgraded your doors and windows properly, you use door security bars religiously, have installed window laminate, and even have a CCW on you at all times; the list can go on and on. How does all this translate to staying at a hotel or other resort? Chances are pretty good that a vast majority of these security measures do not travel well.
The third concern, that your situation-awareness radar is turned off, can be the biggest danger of all. We’ve all heard the horror stories that befall hapless tourists, sometimes by doings of their own and sometimes not… just remember that this could be your family! Chances are pretty good that you’re fairly alert to problems or when “things just don’t seem right” in your everyday life. Strangely, a switch seem to flip when people go on vacation: the radar just turns off. I’ve surely done this and I’ll be you have to.
The obvious question then is: what should you do about a lack of situation-awareness on your part? I would say it starts with knowing where you will be vacationing–including friends and relatives houses–but especially when travelling to popular tourist resorts. The scum bags will be there looking for easy targets. As such, avoid looking like the easy target. Be careful with how you dress; the Hawaiian tropic shirts are dead giveaways.
Be vigilant with whom you share your vacation plans, even in passing. They may just the person looking do you harm. The same can be said for not discussing any personal details to anyone. Ensure your kids really understand this as well.
There are plenty of other ideas that are readily available via a Google search on “vacation safety”. Spend a few minutes and look it up. The point here is to re-raise your awareness level to a point akin to being at home because it is precisely those times when your guard is down that bad things can happen.
|12 Factors That Are Turning The Streets Of America Into A Living HellPosted: 13 Jul 2012 05:20 PM PDT|
The United States once had safe, beautiful cities that were the envy of the entire world, but now many of them are degenerating into rotting, festering, crime-ridden hellholes. All over the country there are communities where crime, drugs, gangs and human trafficking have gotten completely and totally out of control. Once upon a time you could walk down the streets of most U.S. cities at night without much fear, but these days there are many large American cities where it would be absolutely crazy to wander around the streets at night unless you want to be mugged, shot or sexually assaulted. If you end up at the wrong place at the wrong time you might end up being abducted by a human trafficker or have your face eaten off by a crazed drug addict high on bath salts. With each passing day our cities degenerate just a little bit more, and life in many of our worst communities truly has become a living hell. Sadly, this comes at a time when the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world by far. We have tried to lock as many people away as possible and our communities are still turning into hellholes. So where do we go from here?
The following are 12 factors that are turning the streets of America into a living hell….
#1 Out Of Control Gang Violence
The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world. This makes it easy for gangs to make money and to grow.
In Chicago, there are 200 police officers in Chicago’s Gang Enforcement Unit to go up against an estimated 100,000 gang members in the city.
How would you feel if you were outnumbered 500 to 1?
One of the Gang Enforcement Unit officers described to CBS News what gang activity in Chicago is like these days….
Sgt. Little is a decorated veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that parts of Chicago are comparable to what he saw in combat.
It’s “tribal warfare,” he said, “and as it continues to build unless we manage to interdict it, and manage to stop it long enough for the blood to stop boiling, the heat to die down.”
You can see a video news report about gang violence in Chicago that contains this quote right here.
Has your community been taken over by gangs yet?
At this rate, they will take over all of our communities eventually.
#2 Naked Criminals Going Crazy
Lately, we have seen a rash of truly bizarre drug-fueled crimes all over the United States.
Of course most of us have heard about all of the “zombie attacks” that happened all over the country recently that involved criminals attacking and trying to eat their victims.
But now another trend seems to be emerging.
Now, a lot of these drug-fueled crimes are being committed by people that are completely and totally naked.
This first example comes from down in Florida….
A naked man allegedly flew into a violent rampage, biting a chunk out of another man’s stomach after leaping from his roof onto a truck and urinating inside his home.
Officers responding to the scene needed backup to restrain Jeremiah Aaron Haughee with leg shackles, a spit hood and handcuffs after he continued fighting despite being Tasered five times.
Authorities did not carry out tests on Haughee to see if he was under the influence of any drugs.
Police first arrived at the home in Flagler Beach, Florida at 4.30 a.m. to find two men restraining the naked 22-year-old in a puddle of urine and glass.
Another “crazy naked criminal” incident happened recently at a hotel in California….
A naked man who may have been on drugs was arrested Saturday for killing a Tracy motel employee.
Andrew Carreiro, 25, is behind bars accused of killing the 62-year-old woman who cleans rooms at the Hacienda Inn on the 600 block of West 11th Street.
Witnesses say they found Carreiro covered in blood and standing near the partially naked body of the woman, say witnesses.
“[It’s] most definitely the craziest thing I’ve seen in my life, most definitely,” said Jermaine Haynes, a motel resident who made the gruesome discovery.
Why are we seeing so much bizarre behavior all over the nation these days?
Can anyone explain this?
#3 Jersey Shore In Real Life
America loves to party. In a nation where even Secret Service agents “party like rock stars“, it shouldn’t be surprising that partying is getting out of control in communities all over the country.
Over in New Jersey, one borough “was forced recently to amend its public-urination ordinance to include defecation” because there has been such a problem with public drunkenness.
Some people watch MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and they assume that stuff like that simply does not happen in real life.
But it does happen in real life. In fact, some New Jersey towns along the coast are being invaded by hordes of people that want to live the “Jersey Shore lifestyle” and the results have been absolutely nightmarish.
The following is from a recent Bloomberg article….
For Dave Cavagnaro, life as a full- time resident along the New Jersey shore came with small headaches he expected: scant weekend parking, congestion and the occasional piece of litter.
Nothing prepared him for what is going on these days in his hometown of Point Pleasant Beach, about 90 minutes by car from Manhattan. Public urination. Beer bottles tossed on his lawn. Screaming crowds pouring onto his street after the 2 a.m. bar closing. He’s even caught a couple having sex against the side of his house.
#4 Horrifying Abuse Of Children
America is a world leader in the abuse of children. Sadly, there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.
Much of this abuse is sexual. What goes on behind many closed doors all over America is so sick that it is hard to find words to even describe how horrible it is.
In the United States today, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults.
How did we sink so low as a nation?
In this country we are also very physically violent with our children.
One man up in Wisconsin recently brutally murdered his three young daughters right inside the home of his ex-wife.
Unfortunately, that was not an isolated incident.
In fact, the United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.
So what is causing all of this child abuse?
Well, the explosion of pornography on the Internet is certainly not helping matters.
Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are involved in trading dirty child pictures on the Internet.
And in a country filled with men that have dirty minds the following kind of thing can happen….
Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds.
Along with the children, 10 adults were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter said. One month after a raid on the house, authorities are still trying to determine how the children are related and why they were there, she said.
Yes, life in many of our communities is actually turning into a living hell.
#5 Nightmarish Abuse Of Wives And Girlfriends
Children are not the only ones being abused.
All over the United States there is an epidemic of abuse against wives and girlfriends as well.
For example, it was recently reported that one West Virginia man kept his wife chained up for nearly 10 years and treated her like a slave.
And even our politicians get into the act when it comes to domestic abuse. The following is what Massachusetts State Representative Carlos Henriquez is accused of doing to his girlfriend….
Gonzalves told police that Henriquez came to her mother’s home around 2 a.m. and picked her up, telling her that he wanted to discuss their relationship. She said the conversation turned tense, and that Henriquez spent the next two hours driving around downtown Boston, and along Storrow Drive and into the Fenway neighborhood – assaulting her and refusing to let her out of his car.
“Ms. Gonzalves stated that Mr. Henriquez had punched her with a closed fist repeatedly and strangled her while she was in his motor vehicle,’’ police wrote in the report. “Ms. Gonzalves stated that every time she attempted to jump out of the car the suspect (Henriquez) grabbed her wrists to prevent her from jumping out of the motor vehicle.’’
#6 An Epidemic Of Sexual Predators
In America today you aren’t just in danger of being abused in your own home.
The truth is that there are millions of sexual predators out there waiting to pounce on you and your children.
Unfortunately, you never know who to trust these days. Someone like Jerry Sandusky can seem very respectable, but it turns out that he was an absolute monster and his crimes against children went unreported for years and years.
Sadly, the truth is that there are hordes of Jerry Sanduskys out there. If you can believe it, it is estimated that 500,000 Americans that will be born this year will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
Yes, there have always been sexual predators in America, but these days they seem to be multiplying.
You never know where one is going to pop up. For example, just check out what happened at a Wal-Mart down in Georgiarecently….
A man posing as a representative of the “America’s Funniest Home Videos” TV show tricked an 18-year-old Georgia woman into allowing him to suck her toe inside a Walmart in Georgia, police report.
According to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report, the teen was shopping Tuesday evening when approached by the middle-aged suspect, who cops have identified as Joey Leaphart, a 43-year-old registered sex offender whose rap sheet is littered with foot-related crimes.
But that teen got off easy. Other sexual predators will kill you once they are done with you.
A recent Daily Mail article detailed a nightmarish incident which took place in North Dakota. Two crack-fueled predators abducted and brutally murdered a 43-year-old math teacher named Sherry Arnold….
Spell and Waters had left Colorado days before the crime claiming they wanted work in eastern Montana and western North Dakota’s oil fields.
After smoking crack cocaine over the entire trip, Waters allegedly told Spell the drug ‘brought the devil out in him’ and began talking about kidnapping and killing a female, AP reports.
After they spotted Arnold, Spell claims that Waters told him to ‘grab the lady’ and pull her into their Ford Explorer as she jogged by.
Once they got her into the Ford Explorer, they choked the life out of her and then buried her body in a shallow grave in North Dakota.
Many of these crimes are completely and totally senseless.
But they keep on happening with increasing frequency.
Sexual predators have become so common on Facebook that Facebook is actually using software to track “suspicious behavior and keywords”. So what happens if the software finds something? A recent article by Paul Joseph Watsondescribed what comes next….
Words or phrases considered vulgar or an attempt to exchange personal information are red flagged and brought to the attention of Facebook employees, who then decide whether the content is worthy of being brought to the attention of law enforcement.
#7 Horrifying Abuse Of Animals
Is it just me, or does it seem like the abuse of animals is reaching horrifying new levels?
The way we treat our animals says a lot about where we are as a society.
And right now, our treatment of animals says that we are very sick.
For example, one man down in Florida has been charged with biting the lips off of a kitten.
In Waco, Texas police say that a 22-year-old man recently strangled and ate the family dog while he was high on drugs.
Down in Arizona, authorities recently removed dozens of cats from the home of an elderly woman. This was the third time that they had removed cats from her home. This time they discovered that she had 64 cats living in her house. In the past, authorities say that the elderly woman would make a “feline stew concoction” with any of the cats that ended up dying.
#8 Rampant Theft All Over The United States
As the economy has crumbled and unemployment has soared, millions of Americans have started to become very desperate.
All over America we are starting to see desperate criminals steal anything that they think that they can sell for money.
For example, down in Bristol, Tennessee authorities say that there has been an epidemic of lawn equipment theft lately.
Over in California, criminals will even steal the gold right out of your mouth….
Robbers targeted a 17-year-old who had his grill of gold mouth jewelry taken in South Sacramento.
The Sheriff’s Department said three men, at least one armed with a gun, beat the teen who was sitting in a car early Sunday morning. Besides taking cash, they took his gold grill, the mouth jewelry worn by many hip-hop fans.
With robbers going wild, stealing gold chains from victims in Stockton, it stands to reason that a grill would be stolen. An average set covering the upper and lower teeth can cost between $600 and $1,600. More if they are embedded with diamonds.
Down in Fresno, California thieves are stealing so much copper wire from city street lights that it is costing the city about $50,000 a month. So far, approximately 2,500 street lights have been stripped of their wiring by thieves.
#9 America’s Meth Epidemic
As mentioned earlier, America has the biggest drug problem in the world and one of America’s favorite drugs is meth.
According to PBS, there are approximately 1.4 million meth users in the United States right now.
Meth can destroy your life faster than just about any other drug. If you doubt this, just check out these before and after pictures.
Unfortunately, there are lots of signs that meth use is rising again.
That is very, very bad news. When people become meth addicts they do absolutely crazy things. The following examples are from a recent USA Today article….
A mother in Bakersfield, California, was sentenced Tuesday for stabbing her newborn while in a meth rage. An Oklahoma woman drowned her baby in a washing machine in November. A New Mexico woman claiming to be God stabbed her son with a screwdriver last month, saying, “God wants him dead.”
And meth is so addictive that addicts will do just about anything to get more of it.
One woman in St. Louis was recently charged with cooking meth inside her purse while she was inside a Wal-Mart store. When an addict wants more meth, not much else really matters at that point.
#10 Mob Robberies
Groups of young people are banding together in “flash mobs” and are robbing retail stores all over the country. During a “mob robbery”, dozens of people will storm into a store and grab whatever they want and then storm right back out. The following is one recent example that happened in Baltimore….
“They went in, they started going everywhere in the store, grabbing things and then they just run out. And I knew that they didn’t buy it because they just run out,” Kendra Mellerson said. “They ran that way and they ran that way. And the guy was trying to come out and stop them but they couldn’t because there was so many.”
After some kids ran away, a store manager blocked the door to keep the rest of the kids from leaving. But those kids got so mad that the door was blocked, they started punching the store manager.
“Yes, they really started hitting that guy and he couldn’t keep getting beat on so he eventually let them out. And then they just ran,” Mellerson said.
Mob robberies are kind of like shoplifting on steroids.
You can see video of one very disturbing mob robbery that happened over in Detroit recently right here.
When we start to see groups of young people banding together to commit crimes like this that is a sign that our society has decayed really, really badly.
#11 Police Are Becoming More Corrupt And More Abusive
When bad things do happen, most people respond by calling the police.
That is who we are supposed to call, right?
Unfortunately, it appears that the police in America have become more corrupt and more abusive than ever.
Up in Seattle, police recently tasered a pregnant woman three times after she refused to sign a ticket for a traffic violation.
Who would do such a thing to a pregnant woman?
That little baby could have been easily killed.
Down in Georgia, one police officer recently kicked a woman who was nine months pregnant directly in the stomach. Amazingly, his superiors in the local police department defended his actions.
If that is how police will treat pregnant women, then how are they going to treat you?
Sadly, police all over the country continue to get caught breaking the very laws that they are supposed to be enforcing. For example, just check out what one police officer has been charged with doing in Philadelphia….
A Philadelphia cop was arrested over allegations that he abducted a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulted her and made her watch him have sex with a prostitute.
Police found Anthony Dattilo, 36, at a motel in the Bensalem area of the city Wednesday while responding to a possible abduction, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.
Dattilo, a 12-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, is reportedly in custody at the Bucks County prison on $500,000 bail.
#12 Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is big business. It is a 32 billion dollar industry worldwide, and it is an industry that is rapidly growing in America.
Most of those that are abducted and forced into sex slavery are women. A very large percentage of them are under 18 years of age.
This is one reason why it is a really, really, really bad idea for girls to run away from home.
All over America tonight, “pimps” will force young girls to have sex with strange men at hotels, truck stops and in back alleys.
The following is what one CNN reporter witnessed at a truck stop down in North Carolina recently….
The woman sports baggy shorts, a white T-shirt and frizzy hair. Her fat middle-aged pimp sits in a beat up red Honda, watching as his “lot lizard” moves from truck to truck, in broad daylight. If this pimp has a cane it is for substance, not style.
She moves through the parking lot, occasionally opening a cab’s passenger-side door and climbing in.
The trucker and hooker disappear in the back for 10 minutes.
Danielle Mitchell watches from the other end of the parking lot and shakes her head.
“We know from talking to other victims and other agencies that girls are taken to truck stops and they’re actually traded,” she says, sitting in her car, a shiny silver sport utility vehicle, keeping a healthy 50-yard distance from the pimp.
Sadly, this is rapidly becoming an out of control epidemic in the United States.
According to the Daily Mail, the FBI recently rescued 79 sex slaves all across America in just one three day period….
The FBI has rescued 79 teens held against their will and forced into prostitution from hotels, truck stops and stores during a three-day swoop on sex-trafficking rings across the country.
The sex slaves were aged between 13 and 17, although one said she had been involved in prostitution since she was just 11, authorities said.
During the sting operations across 57 U.S. cities – including Atlanta, Sacramento and Toledo, Ohio – 104 alleged pimps were arrested.
Unfortunately, getting those 79 sex slaves off the street barely made a dent in the overall problem.
America is very sick, and our cities continue to get even worse with each passing day.
You can find even more evidence that our society is collapsing right here.
This article is already over 3000 words long, and I feel as though I have barely scratched the surface.
Sadly, most Americans don’t think about these kinds of things very much.
Instead, most of them spend their time obsessed with entertainment and celebrities and other things that don’t mean a whole lot in the long run.
Our priorities are seriously messed up.
So what do all of you think?
Are the streets of America turning into a living hell?
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