Dangerous Places

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Australian Shooter Magazine had an interesting letter that I came across and I thought I would share it, I quote:

“If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq .”

Conclusion: “The US should pull out of Washington .”

I am not posting this for political reasons, I am posting because it presents a great talking point about Self-Defense.  This little quote makes the point that you can be in greater danger on the streets then on the battlefield.  Of course the soldiers on the battlefield are well trained and prepared, are you?

Cyber Sparring

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Well it has been an interesting week… Last week a Russian hacker was able to find some vulnerable code on our site and insert some malware.  I am not proud of this fact but honesty is the best policy.  Regardless I spent a good portion of the past week trying to isolate and extract the hacker’s code from the site.  My efforts were intermittently though always temporary success.  I was reminded of my younger days sparring some of the older and more experienced students, just when I would find their weakness, a way around their defenses…they would correct their error and shut down my successful attack.  I wish my cyber struggle was as easy as they made it seem.  I wish I could get the hacker in the sparring ring for three minutes!  Well there are always lessons to learn and I will walk away from this experience a wiser man.

I had been planning on overhauling the site, cleaning out old functions and modernizing everything, well as they say there is no time like the present! (except when it is your busiest time of the year…)  I have preserved all of my content and learned a new appreciation for my backups.  Like training to stay sharp managing a cyber world requires diligence and practice.

Hope everyone likes the new look, feel and functionality of the site.  As always, drop me a note with your comments and suggestions.