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Monthly Archives: October 2007

“Rape Whistles”

At a seminar I did recently someone asked me about carrying a “rape whistle” on her key chain.  I don’t think much of that idea and this is why: 1.  you are carrying the key in your hand, not the … Continue reading

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Mace & Pepper Spray Part 1

I was teaching a seminar on how to protect yourself to a college sorority last week.  Thank you all ladies of Alpha Phi at GMU it was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed talking to all of you.  But seriously, … Continue reading

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Mace & Pepper Spray Part 2

Another issue with carrying Mace or Pepper Spray:  some people aren’t affected by it.  You can hit me with pepper spray and it just clears my sinuses.  Mace just makes my eyes water badly but it’s not completely incapacitating.  Military … Continue reading

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Mace & Pepper Spray part 3

Another issue with Mace & Pepper Spray:  you have to carry it in your hand, ready to use.  You cannot fumble for it when you need it.  So carrying it on your keys doesn’t make much sense:  If your key … Continue reading

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Mace & Pepper Spray part 4

Are you really prepared to spray someone as they approach you?  Are you going to hesitate?  These sprays won’t work if an attacker already has his hands on you–you will only spray yourself.  Worse, can you use the spray accurately … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents

We’re approaching the Holiday season now and the present-buying time is approaching. Well, something that came up at my seminar for the Alpha Phi ladies of GMU is this:  the police stop cars periodically, especially as the holidays approach us.  … Continue reading

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laptops

Someone I know left a laptop sitting on their kitchen table for a little while. When they returned the laptop was gone.  So was a lot of other stuff that was on the laptop.  Fortunately, it was not a total … Continue reading

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