Balancing Security vs. Liberty

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Anyone that gives up essential liberty for momentary safety deserve neither.”  It is amazing how this once commonplace sentiment has changed over the years.  In today’s America it is almost considered required to exchange liberty for safety.  It is important to realize that neither option is a right, nor can it … Read more

Just 2 Seconds

Book Review: Just 2 Seconds
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Just 2 Seconds covers the lessons of past assassination to prevent future ones.

Think of every assassination you’ve ever heard about. For most people, a few of these major ones come to mind: Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, John Lennon, Israel’s Prime Minister Rabin, Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto.

From start to finish, all of these attacks combined took place in less than one minute. And the hundreds of attacks studied for this book, all of them combined, took place in less than a half-hour. Those thirty minutes, surely the most influential in world history, offer important insights that can help today’s protectors defeat tomorrow’s attackers.

This 650-Page Book Contains:

An original work of new insights arising from ten years of research;
The Five Essential Lessons for protectors;
The Compendium – 400 pages of summarized attacks, near attacks, and incidents against at-risk persons all over the world from 1960-2007, more than 1400 entries;
and the Appendices – More than 100 pages of additional material and resources.

The Warrior Ethos

In The Warrior Ethos, the author talks about the nature of the warrior code and the rules by which a warrior, must follow. I like how Pressfield uses historical examples such as the famous 300 Spartans at Thermopylae but also inner conflict such as described in the Bhagavad Gita. Pressfield does not define a warrior … Read more

Biblical Quotes on Preparedness

After the earlier post, I figured I should show some Biblical Quotes on Preparedness. Genesis 6:21 “And remember; take enough food for your family and for all the animals”. God could have easily provided enough food every day for all people and animals on board, but He had Noah prepare ahead of time. God told … Read more