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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0245 - The Christmas Spirit

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Lets not forget that because it is Christmas we owe it to our husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers to be there to enjoy Christmas this year and for many more to come. Embrace the Christmas Spirit, but never forget that your innocent life has much more value than the life of scum no matter what time of year it is, and not just to your family, but to society as a whole. When someone has earned it, there is nothing wrong with giving the gift of multiple palm strikes to the face or shots to the torso. Get in the spirit and be generous!

0241 - The Throw Away Wallet

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I try to make sure that all of my EDC items are EUI, as in Every Day Use. My TAW or throw away wallet is no exception. It is the wallet I use most often, and in a pinch it may serve as as way to avoid crime, keep it from escalating, or create the opportunity for you to turn the tables and dominate. If you don't have one, get yourself a throw away wallet.

0237 - Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

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I'm not sure that you could catch me shopping on Black Friday. I know that the deals are great, but are they worth the hassle, the frustration and the mobs. I'm starting to think that we should call Black Friday, "Occupy Retail." The point is, I'm not going out because for me it just isn't worth it. If I can't afford it on Saturday or Wednesday, then I probably don't need it anyway. You or those that you love might feel differently so today we will take a look at how you can keep Black Friday a bit safer!

0236 - Green Light on Condition White

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Have you ever lost the screw out of your eyeglasses, or the pin out of your watch band? Those are pretty common experiences that happen to people that take our focus from the world around us and put it into a relatively small area. We NEED to find that item, or at least that is what we perceive. In that split second that we are watching that watch band pin tumble to the ground in slow motion we are oblivious to the world around us. For all intents and purposes we are in condition white.

0228 - Be Aware Picking Up the Morning News

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One of the things I love about the SSA Podcast is how the topics I write on develop through the writing process. I may begin writing about a specific topic and find out as I continue to work that I am illustrating completely different points than I thought I was going to be leading to. That is the case today. I started out to tell you to pay attention to how you handle yourself when you are heading out to grab the morning paper. As I made my case, I made an equally strong case for some darkness operational tips and why we need to think like a dirt bag. So, skip your meds and see if you can follow along!

0224 - When Life Gives You Lemons, Train!

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Either life is full of problems, or life is full of opportunities depends on our outlook. What we make of those situations is also up to us. When I get a choice, I learn from my challenges so that the next set of challenges will be even easier to deal with than the last. The more experience, the simpler life gets. What do you do?

0162 - Use Glass to Cover Your...Six

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Last week one of our episodes covered a simple routine I use to make sure that I stay aware in places like gas stations and convenience stores. I use the letters CCSEBB to keep my awareness up and to provide an opportunity for practice in staying aware. I wanted to point out a tip that came from Kevin regarding the podcast. Our awareness should start in the parking lot. Today I wanted to take a minute to talk about another awareness technique that I use that is a ton of fun to practice. I use glass to cover my...six.

0159 - Convenience Store Awareness

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In the past week or so we have been talking about the importance of awareness and I talked about the daily practice I do to help improve my awareness skills. Today I want to give a specific example of an exercise that I use to practice that can be adapted to many situations.

0131 - LE Get Some Rest

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It seems a bit silly to talk about the importance of sleep in staying safe, however, I'm guessing that more bad stuff happens every day due to fatigue than any other reason.

0129 - Field Trip to the Parade

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Since today is St. Patricks day and supposedly EVERYONE is Irish. We headed downtown for the parade. Us country folk don't automatically get eaten alive the minute we step into the concrete jungle as long as we take some precautions... Those precautions are our topic for today.