Up in Smoke Over the next few days, I told the story many times. And what struck me was how differently people reacted to it. "I don’t believe him," my ex told me a few days later. (And why was I talking to my ex about this anyway? Smart women! Foolish choices!) How to Pick Your Way Out of Handcuffs Editor’s note: This post was written by the ITS Tactical Crew and originally ran on ITS Tactical. Today we’ll be showing you how to pick your way out of handcuffs using only a bobby pin. We realize this may be a sensitive issue to some out there, as this information in the wrong hands could be detrimental; here’s our take. The current “swinging bow rachet – type” adjustable handcuff design dates back to 1912 when the Peerless Handcuff Company patented it.
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Talk to the Police REASON #1: Talking to the police CANNOT help you. If the police are talking to you, it’s because they suspect you have committed a crime. If they have detained you, it’s because they already have enough evidence to arrest you and they want to see if you will admit it and thus, give them an even stronger case against you. If they have evidence to arrest you for a crime, they will. If they don’t, they won’t. It’s as simple as that. Cybersecurity Policy-Making at the Local Government Level: An Analysis of Threats, Preparedness, and Bureaucratic Roadblocks to Success - Iceweasel 1Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA 2University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA Corresponding author: Kiki Caruson, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Tantra, Martial Arts, and The Metaphysics of Pain “Pain is one of the keys to unlock man’s innermost being as well as the world,” wrote Ernst Junger. “Whenever one approaches the points where man proves himself to be equal or superior to pain, one gains access to the sources of his power and the secret hidden behind his dominion. Tell me your relation to pain, and I will tell you who you are!” Freedom From…Freedom To There are two kinds of freedom. Freedom from (negative freedom) and freedom to (positive freedom). The splitting of freedom into this binary framework can be traced at least back to Kant, was articulated by Erich Fromm in his 1941 work, Escape from Freedom, made famous by Isaiah Berlin’s 1958 essay, “Two Concepts of Liberty,” and explored more modernly by Charles Taylor.
Seven Military Classics The Seven Military Classics (traditional Chinese: 武經七書; simplified Chinese: 武经七书; pinyin: Wǔjīngqīshū; Wade–Giles: Wu ching ch'i shu) were seven important military texts of ancient China, which also included Sun-tzu's The Art of War. The texts were canonized under this name during the 11th century AD, and from the time of the Song Dynasty, were included in most military encyclopedias. For imperial officers, either some or all of the works were required reading to merit promotion, like the requirement for all bureaucrats to learn and know the work of Confucius. There were many anthologies with different notations and analyses by scholars throughout the centuries leading up to the present versions in Western publishing. The Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty commented on the seven military classics, stating, "I have read all of the seven books, among them there are some materials that are not necessarily right, ... and there are superstitious stuff can be used by bad people."
8 Ways Soldiers Overcome Fear - Military Tricks to Overcome and Conquer Your Fear Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a dumbass. I should probably explain that. Sure, he was a stellar president, but he also said some pretty stupid things. Anomie: What It Is and How to Conquer It In the Art of Manliness Community, members often pose questions to the forum asking for advice. One question that pops up from time to time runs something like this: “I feel like I’ve lost passion for everything in life. Nothing seems to interest me and life feels empty.” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management EditorIrmak Renda-Tanali, D.Sc., Editor-in-Chief, Professor, Homeland Security Management and Emergency Management Studies Program Director, The Graduate School,University of Maryland University College; Maryland. Irmak.firstname.lastname@example.org Managing EditorSibel McGee, Ph.D., Managing Editor, Principal Analyst, Applied Systems Thinking Institute (ASysT), Analytic Services, Inc.
5 Morning Habits that can Turn your Life Around “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” ~ Joseph Campbell Over the years I have realised that a good start to your morning sets the tone for the whole day. Am sure your mornings are busy, you have to rush to work, go for that 10 am meeting, get kids ready to school, pack their tiffins and so on. The Law of Sacrifice Last month, James “Jimmer” Fredette was selected in the NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. It was a moment that capped off a breakout season for Jimmer. In his senior year, Fredette captured national attention with his dazzling three-point shooting and led the Brigham Young Cougars to a record-breaking number of wins and the school’s first trip to the Sweet Sixteen in thirty years. The moment also represented the fulfillment of a contract his older brother had drawn up and Jimmer had signed a few years before:
The United States Army By Jeffrey Hasler Originally published in the July-September 2012 edition of Special Warfare “Let China sleep, for when she awakens the whole world will tremble.” — Napoleon Bonaparte After a decade of large land-power campaigns in southwest Asia and the U.S. Central Command’s area of operations , the national defense guidance Sustaining U.S.
Think like a Human of Action, Act like a Human of Thought “A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is an age of advertisement and publicity. The age of the great and good actions is past, the present age is the age of anticipation where even recognition is received in advance.” ~ Kierkegaard Can we transform this “age of anticipation” into an age of liberation, an age of revolution?