The Art and Science of Keeping You and Your Family Safe from Crime and Violence
Author: David Fowler
View: 8320In a society where crime and violence seem to be increasing daily, Be Safe, Not Sorry provides practical, insightful and informative proactive prevention strategies and defensive interventions that can save your life. The art and science of keeping YOU and your family SAFE from crime and violence focuses on the principle of AVADE(r). In this book you will learn: How to keep you and your family safe in all environments How to survive an active shooter situation What distinguishes the predator from the prey The five levels of awareness and how to increase yours What to do in a road-rage situation How to include your children in your escape planning How to recognize the assault cycle De-escalation techniques for stressed, intoxicated, angry and combative individuals How to use the Art of Distraction to give you time to escape danger What lawful self-defense means to you How the fight-or-flight syndrome is actually a life saver How your cell phone can be used to keep you safe How to create long-lasting personal safety habits And more . . . Author David Fowler reveals his life's work and personal mission to keep people safe in Be Safe, Not Sorry: The Art and Science of Keeping YOU and Your Family SAFE from Crime and Violence. David is the founder and president of Personal Safety Training Incorporated, and has spent the last 20 years in security operations, training and security education. David has worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of agencies and corporations throughout the United States and Canada. His presentations have included international, national and local seminars. David's thorough understanding of safety and security, martial science adds an exciting and interesting approach to his style of writing and presentations. He is a certified master instructor in several nationally recognized security and law enforcement training programs. David brings insight, experience, and a passion for empowering people and organizations utilizing the training programs and protective services that he offers here in the United States and in other countries. He is considered by many to be the most dynamic and motivational speaker and trainer in the security and personal safety industr
Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe in a Violent Age
Author: Tanya Metaksa
Publisher: Harper Perennial
View: 7395It Could Happen to You Three out of four women will have a crime committed against them in their lifetime. You Are Alone The police won';t help: There are no arrests in approximately 53 percent--more than half--of all violent crimes. The courts won't help: With half of all convicted rapist spending less than one year in jail, a potential rapist could be walking the streets near your home right now. Your partner won't help: Department of Justice studies report that 60 percent of female murder victims were killed by people they knew--husbands, ex-husbands, family members, or friends. Seventy-eight percent of women who are raped, beaten, or robbed are attacked by people they know. Refuse to be a Victim: Be Safe, Not Sorry According to a University of Chicago study, states that permit citizens to carry concealed handguns have reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, and aggravated assaults by 7 percent. 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 12,000 robberies, and 60,000 aggravated assaults could have been prevented each year since 1992 is all states permitted citizens to carry handguns for protection. Total violent crimes is 11 percent lower in states with "right-to-carry" laws. Criminals respond to threats of deterrence: 40 percent of felons report that they have not committed one ore more crimes because they feared their victims were armed.
Better Safe. Not Sorry
Author: David Bramwell
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 9590Illustrates how to avoid and handle trouble through preventive strategies and self-defense techniques, and includes a section on first aid should injury occur.
Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Author: Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7394Khafre K. Abif has been thriving with HIV for 24 years, and is a father of two college aged young men. He holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Abif is the Founder/Executive Director of Cycle for Freedom, a national mobilizing campaign founded in 2010, to reduce the spread of HIV among African Americans and Latinos. During the 75-day campaign, Cycle for Freedom will engage fourteen (14) African American and Latino communities along the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route by developing strategies designed to increase HIV testing, and confront HIV-related stigma, homophobia, and lack or mis-education. www.cycleforfreedom.org Abif is one of five men in the inaugural class of The HEALTH (Health Executive Approaches to Leadership and Training in HIV) Seminar Program, a year long program designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities for assuming leadership/management positions in the field of health with a particular focus on HIV for the next generation of African American MSM leaders and community based organizational practices. Abif also serves as Community Educator/Test Counselor for ONE Life of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as the Georgia HIV Prevention Community Planning Group. He formerly served on the Pennsylvania HIV Prevention Community Planning Group and was the Community Co-Chair for the New Jersey HIV Prevention Community Planning Group where he ensured PIR for the group. As a librarian, Abif managed Children’s Services for Brooklyn Public Library and was the first recipient of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Dr. John C. Tyson Emerging Leader Award. As former Director of the Langston Hughes Library for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) at the former Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, Abif was responsible for meeting the library’s mission to serve as the intellectual commons of the movement to Leave No Child Behind®. Publications include co-editing with Teresa Y. Neely, In Our Own Voices: The Changing Face of Librarianship, and is contributing author in the anthologies Poor People and Library Services, and Handbook of Black Librarianship. Forthcoming work includes Raising Kazembe, and Fall to Grace. Visit Abif at TheBody.com http://www.thebody.com/content/art60852.html
Feminism and Conservatism from Suffrage through the Rise of the New Right
Author: Catherine E. Rymph
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
View: 2850In the wake of the Nineteenth Amendment, Republican women set out to forge a place for themselves within the Grand Old Party. As Catherine Rymph explains, their often conflicting efforts over the subsequent decades would leave a mark on both conservative politics and American feminism. Part of an emerging body of work on women's participation in partisan politics, Republican Women explores the dilemmas confronting progressive, conservative, and moderate Republican women as they sought to achieve a voice for themselves within the GOP. Rymph first examines women's grassroots organizing for the party in the decades following the initiation of women's suffrage. She then traces Marion Martin's efforts from 1938 to 1946 to shape the National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs, the party's increasing dependence on the work of women at the grassroots in the postwar years, and the eventual mobilization of many of these women behind Barry Goldwater, in defiance of party leaders. From the flux of the party's post-Goldwater years emerged two groups of women on a collision course: a group of party insiders calling themselves feminists challenged supporters of independent Republican Phyllis Schlafly's growing movement opposing the Equal Rights Amendment. Their battles over the meanings of gender, power, and Republicanism continued earlier struggles even as they helped shape the party's fundamental transformation in the Reagan years.
Author: Betty Crocker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 6817Fire up the flavor with Betty Crocker! Who can resist the tangy kick of great barbecue or a juicy steak grilled to perfection? Betty Crocker gives you everything you'll need to make your grill sizzle all year long. Get great recipes for main dishes, savory sides and even desserts you can make right on the grill. Boost the flavor of fish, beef, pork and chicken to new heights with sauces, rubs, marinades and seasonings! For more great ideas visit bettycrocker.com
The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party
Author: Geoffrey Kabaservice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 1460The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mounted primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appeared to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise were dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seemed, had suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the moderate Republicans' downfall began not with the rise of the Tea Party but about the time of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address. Even in the 1960s, when left-wing radicalism and right-wing backlash commanded headlines, Republican moderates and progressives formed a powerful movement, supporting pro-civil rights politicians like Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton, battling big-government liberals and conservative extremists alike. But the Republican civil war ended with the overthrow of the moderate ideas, heroes, and causes that had comprised the core of the GOP since its formation. In hindsight, it is today's conservatives who are "Republicans in Name Only." Writing with passionate sympathy for a bygone tradition of moderation, Kabaservice recaptures a time when fiscal restraint was matched with social engagement; when a cohort of leading Republicans opposed the Vietnam war; when George Romney--father of Mitt Romney--conducted a nationwide tour of American poverty, from Appalachia to Watts, calling on society to "listen to the voices from the ghetto." Rule and Ruin is an epic, deeply researched history that reorients our understanding of our political past and present. Today, following the Republicans' loss of the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, moderates remain marginalized in the GOP and progressives are all but nonexistent. In this insightful and elegantly argued book, Kabaservice contends that their decline has left Republicans less capable of governing responsibly, with dire consequences for all Americans. He has added a new afterword that considers the fallout from the 2012 elections.
An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
View: 8086Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations
A Reference Handbook
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Category: Political Science
View: 3573This balanced, objective examination of the gun control debate in America gives the general reader access to contemporary research on both sides of the argument. * A chronology of gun control, including key legislation, court decisions, and historical events * An annotated bibliography points readers to reliable additional print and nonprint resources
Nine Messages They Need to Hear from You
Author: Jim Taylor
Publisher: The Experiment
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 5002In a world full of negativity, a psychologist reveals how to send your kids healthy, positive messages—both verbally and nonverbally. As a parent, you constantly send your children messages with your words, attitudes, and actions, creating their earliest ideas about themselves, others, and the world around them. This guide describes the vital opportunity you have to shape your children—even when they may not appear to be listening—and shows how you can instill healthy beliefs that will strengthen them against peer pressure, manipulative media, and other negative influences. Your Children Are Listening offers: Nine essential messages all children need to hear—on love, competence, security, compassion, gratitude, nature, respect, responsibility, and emotion Why these messages are so important The different “conduits” through which children receive your messages “Message blockers” that can prevent them from getting through Fun catchphrases and activities you can use to send these messages every day
Author: Sheree Bykofsky,Lou Krieger
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
View: 8051It takes a special book to take a player to the next level, and this is that book. --Amy Calistri, Poker School Online While other highly touted books on hold'em poker offer enough tips to turn a committed beginner into a moderately successful player, none offers the strategies needed to turn an experienced player into a consistent winner--until now. This guide even goes one step further by exposing exactly what the pros don't want you to know. "My only worry is that they have given away too much information." --Matt Lessinger, author of The Book of Bluffs Revealed within these pages are the actual techniques--equally effective for virtually all poker games--that professional gamblers use to win consistently. You'll find out how to quickly recognize and capitalize on betting patterns, how to develop a table image that pays big dividends, advanced bank management techniques, and why the cards you hold are often less important than the way you play them, plus: • Why folding more can lead to winning more • How betting limits dramatically impact the way you should play your hands • Why women have an innate edge • Telltale signs to look for when choosing a casino table • Why it's smarter to be the one who bets and not the sucker who calls "Easy to understand, helpful, and fun to read." --Dave Scharf, author of Winning at Poker Take that next step--armed with the secrets of the pros! A popular columnist for several magazines, including Bluff and Fifth Street, the newspaper The Nevada Sunday, as well as the author of seven top-selling books on poker, Lou Krieger is one of gaming's biggest names. In 2000, he was dubbed "one of the most influential gaming writers of the past hundred years" by Casino Journal--an honor bestowed on only four others worldwide. Sheree Bykofsky has been the winner or first runner-up in hundreds of poker tournaments, both in casinos and online, and won a seat as a participant in the 2004 World Series of Poker. She is also a literary agent and the author of more than twenty books, as well as countless articles on a variety of subjects, which have appeared in major magazines and newspapers.