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86 Convicted Burglars Tell All

Do you ever wonder whether your home security system or “Beware of Dog” sign actually keeps burglars away?

By Kyle Iboshi, KGW News,  Portland, Ore.

We did too. So KGW’s investigative team sent letters to 86 inmates currently serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections.  The inmates were asked to respond anonymously to 17 questions detailing how they broke in, when the crime occurred and what they were looking for.

What we learned could help you keep your home safe from burglaries.

Below is a summary of the answers we received.

1.    How did you typically break into a home or apartment?

Most inmates broke in through an unlocked door or window.  Several burglars kicked the door open.

“I would kick in the door rather than break glass. Loud bangs are better than loud glass breaking, plus you run the risk of getting cut,” said one inmate.

2.    Once inside, what was the first thing you looked to steal?

Jewelry, electronics, cash and credit cards are all attractive to burglars. Inmates also added collectibles and guns.

“NRA sticker on car bumper = Lots of guns to steal,” wrote one burglar.

3.    Where did you look for hidden valuables?

Most burglars started by searching the master bedroom for valuables, then moved through the rest of the house.

“Everywhere!  From the stove and freezer, to the fish tank and toilet tank, book shelves and in boxes of cereal,” said an inmate.

4.    What time of the day did you prefer to break in?

Burglars prefer breaking in early morning or afternoon.

“Between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Anyone that was home for lunch should be gone by then and most kids should all still be in school,” wrote a convicted burglar.

5.    Did home protection or security signs posted outside the home deter you?

Burglars had mixed opinions about home security signs. Some burglars said it didn’t faze them. Others said they knew how to disable alarms or avoid setting them off.

6.    Did pets in the home, like a dog, make you think twice?

If a homeowner had a big, loud dog most burglars would stay away.  Smaller dogs don’t seem to bother them.

“Dogs are a deal breaker for me,” said one inmate. “Big breeds, home protectors are the best to keep people out.”

7.    Did you typically knock on the front door before breaking into a home?

Yes. All of the inmates who responded said they would knock on the front door before breaking in.

8.    If someone answered the door, what would you do or say?

“Act like I was lost or looking for a friend.”

“I would approach the resident as though they had posted an ad on Craigslist.”

“Say wrong house, sorry and thank you.”

“Ask if they’d seen my dog and leave.”

“Sometimes I would wear nice clothing and print a questionnaire off the Internet and carry a clipboard and see if they could spare a moment for an anonymous survey.”

9.    If a home alarm system went off, what would you do?

Most intruders said they would leave immediately if a security alarm went off.

“I would try and turn it off or get the hell out of there,” said one burglar.

10.  If there was a security camera visible, would it keep you from breaking in?

Generally, burglars agreed security cameras were a deterrent. But some said it also likely signaled there were valuables inside the home.

11.  Did lights on in the home make you think twice?

Responses were mixed regarding lights on in a home. Some said it was a deterrent. But one burglar said the combination of lights on and blinds closed created an attractive location.

“Would drive through upper class neighborhoods looking for many things, like porch light on with all window blinds closed,” wrote one inmate.

12. If you heard a radio or TV on inside the home, would you still break in?

Most burglars feared someone might be home if they heard a radio or TV. They wouldn’t break in.

“Absolutely not,” wrote a burglar.

13.  Would it make a difference if there was a vehicle in the driveway?

As a homeowner, this is one of the best precautions you can take.  Almost all of the burglars said they’d think twice if there was a car in the driveway.

“Most of the time that is a sure-fire sign of someone being home,” wrote an inmate.

14.  What was your ideal target for a burglary?

Burglars don’t want to be seen. They looked for homes with big fences and overgrown trees or bushes.

“Home away from other homes, blind spots, older window frames, cheap wooden doors,” wrote a burglar.

“Large trees, bushes or shrubs around the home, or very reserved and conservative neighbors,” wrote another inmate.

“Nice home with nice car = A person with money,” another said.

15.  Did you ever do surveillance on your target?

The responses were mixed. Some burglars did surveillance before a burglary, while others did not.

16.  If you did surveillance, what were you trying to figure out?

Of those burglars who did surveillance, most agreed they were looking for the best opportunity to break-in.

“Who lives in the home, what are their weekday schedules (weekends are too unpredictable), what they drive, is there a dog, a hidden key,” wrote one inmate.

“What time the house would be empty and for how long,” wrote another.

17.  What is the one thing homeowners can do to avoid being burglarized?

Burglars suggest homeowners make their property visible with good lighting and trimmed bushes and trees.  You should get to know your neighbors and alert police if you see anything suspicious.

“In my opinion, I think homeowners should always leave a TV or radio on,” said one inmate.

“Get a camera and make it visible!” wrote another.

“Put bars on your windows and doors, get an alarm, keep an extra car in the driveway, keep lights, TVs and radios on when you leave your home,” read one questionnaire.

“Home alarm, know your neighbor so they can report suspicious people around the neighborhood,” said a burglar.

Many of those inmates who responded were remorseful. They don’t want homeowners to be victimized.

“Thank you for giving me the chance to help and give back something that will actually help people,” wrote one inmate.

“I’ll never be able to give back the sense of security I destroyed but I can help prevent others from losing theirs,” said another convicted burglar.

Related: What burglars said they do after they get into a home

Below are two letters sent along with the questionnaires from convicted burglars. Names and profanity have been removed.

 

Preppers Stuck In Cities: Elite Chartering “Getaway Boats in Case of Manhattan Emergency” – SHTFPlan.com

The 1% got to be the 1% by making smart investments.  I can’t see this business model working unless this guy has actual clients.  And if he has clients, it makes me wonder what they know that I don’t.

Folks, the shit may never hit the fan during your lifetime.  But if it does, it will be too late at that point to learn new skills and prepare to keep your family safe from harm.

■Mike


FROM – SHTFPlan.com

There is an inherent dilemma for most of the people living in cities.  Even those who are aware of the extremely fragile fabric of society are often stuck living urban lives. Perhaps they plan to retire to a country abode, or construct a hideaway to escape to if the need ever arises, but for now, they are stuck in the city making a living.

This is true even for the rich, but now, they have a back-up plan.

The biggest of American cities, and one of the most gridlocked, is New York City, with Manhattan and Long Island both isolated islands – trapped during emergencies from the rest of the world.

That’s why those with means, and forethought, are now chartering emergency charters to get out of the city – probably a good idea, especially if the helicopter is out of your price range.


via NY Post:

“A lot of people don’t want to wait on a line to get on a ferry, and they don’t want to worry about walking off of Manhattan, as people had to do in the past,” [Chris Dowhie, co-owner of Plan B Marine] told The Post.“They know a boat is the fastest way, and we take the worry out of maintaining and preparing and always readying your vessel,” he added.

Not only does the company promise a speedy getaway, it plans individual evacuation routes for each person, depending on their personal needs.

“You don’t have a captain. You have to drive this boat yourself,” Dowhie told The Post, adding that in a crisis, people are more concerned with helping their own families than maneuvering someone else’s escape vehicle.

The unique evacuation service costs an annual fee of $90,000 and is catered toward wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t have time to mastermind their own escape.

Clients access the boats with an individual punch-in number, and should they need to abandon it at any time, Dowhie’s company will locate it.

 


Interesting concept, and the fact that this has become a business model is also telling of the times.

Estimates have placed evacuation from major coastal cities at more than 24 hours:

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Estimated evacuation times during major emergencies.

For Long Island, where millions of New Yorkers live, it would be 20-29 hours to get off the island – during that time, people will lose their patience, run out of gas, become hungry, be denied access to medications and drugs, need emergency services, resort to crime, etc.

The one percenters have long been serious about their prepping, for they know too well about the very real dangers being constructed, and the house of cards that is ever poised to collapse.

There has been a steady rise in the upper class investment into underground bunker communities – typically decked out with furnishings and amenities that nearly compare with above-ground living.

They have also been the high profile investors buying up getaway farms in places like New Zealand or South America, and hedging with mountain retreats and fortified safe rooms.

While the amount of money they are spending remains mostly pocket change the biggest players, it represents a serious consideration of the high risk for social disruption, chaos and mega-disasters, such as the collapse of the power grid.

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The good news is that while the rich may indeed be living the high life, with escape hatches built in, there are many steps that the average, and more modest, individual can also take to increase your chances of survival during modest times.

Todd Savage, who specializes in strategic relocation, says that finding balance is key. For some, a permanent move isn’t possible because of work, medical needs or family life:

Not everyone will prepare for the same threats. It’s a personal choice. Some folks think that a nuclear exchange is imminent, others a socioeconomic collapse, maybe an EMP (solar or military), or a worldwide pandemic.

Everyone who is concerned with a potential disaster should perform a personal threat assessment. It can help you decide to either relocate permanently to a rural homestead or acquire a bug-out survival property.

When it comes to elite prepping, you have to always ask yourself: ‘Do they know something that I don’t know?

Considering their access to power, and their insider vision of human affairs, the chances are very good that they may.

Boats and hideaway properties can be arranged at lower prices as well, or DIY. If you’re not on an island, there are likely some back roads that can save your life, and keep you out of the major chaos. Plan your escape route, with several alternate routes, that avoid the major intersections with highways, bridges and other points at which the majority of traffic is forced to flow, at a slow, grinding and dangerous pace.

Safe rooms can been adapted to almost any space, and for relatively little money, and fortifications can be retrofitted where ever you need them. Just food for thought, better now than too late.

Something big is coming.

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

We are living in uncertain times.   While the Left/Socialist-Progressives continue to undermine the Trump Administration, world leaders are rattling their “attention sabers ” too.

IRAN – continues to test ballistic missiles.

NORTH KOREA – continues to test ballistic missiles.

CHINA – protesting the THAAD missile system being deployed in South Korea.

History is seasonal, and winter is coming.


Michael Snyder – The Economic Collapse, writes the following:

Iran just conducted another provocative missile test, more U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East, it was just announced that the U.S. military will be sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to South Korea in response to North Korea firing four missiles into the seas near Japan, and China is absolutely livid that a U.S. carrier group just sailed through contested waters in the South China Sea.  We have entered a season where leaders all over the globe feel a need to rattle their sabers, and many fear that this could be leading us to war.  In particular, Donald Trump is going to be under the microscope in the days ahead as other world leaders test his resolve.  Will Trump be able to show that he is tough without going over the edge and starting an actual conflict?

The Iranians made global headlines on Thursday when they conducted yet another ballistic missile test despite being warned by Trump on numerous occasions…

Continue reading here – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/global-leaders-rattle-their-sabers-as-the-world-marches-toward-war

 

ACLU holds Nationwide “resistance training” event.

Many people, myself included, feel that the Second America Civil War has begun.  It’s a Cold War right now, but the lines have been drawn and there are cinders burning all around us.

Obama faced resistance to his agenda from the Right during his Presidency, just as every other Administration before Obama did from the opposition party.

The Left has changed the rules of the game.  Riots, Leaks, the establishment of the Left-Shadow Government, Fake News, Anti-Trump Propaganda, fake/staged hate crimes and the list goes on…

If you are concerned about your future, as I am sure you all are, then I hope you are paying attention to the warning sides along the road.  We are in for difficult times if the Left continues to fight the results of the election.  The Left has declared war.  They are calling on their supporters, in and out of government, to resist and sabotage Trump’s effort to Make America Great Again.


From Zero Hedge

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.

A month ago Kellyanne Conway pointed out the media’s role in “emboldening” violent protesters (in this case at Berkeley).

Per The Hill:

 “What’s going on out there is what’s going on all across the country,” Conway, a key aide to President Trump, said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

 “You have protesters who feel very emboldened,” added Conway, who served as Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager. “They’ve got media cameras following them, they give interviews.”

 “I don’t even know if they know what they’re protesting. Really, what is it, the free speech? Having someone on your campus who has a dissenting point of view or wants to present an alternative point of view?”

 Conway said students lashing out at Yiannopoulos, who is a popular figure with the alt-right, are in for a rude awakening upon graduation.

 “In the real world, when these kids grow up and try to find jobs – which they will in the Trump economy – [they’ll see] life doesn’t work that way, folks.”

Which was followed last week by the violent clashes between pro-and anti-Trump protesters (in Berkeley)…

This week then saw the non-violent “day without women” protest the ultimate in “virtue signalling bullshit.”

And so, as tensions roil between the left and the right, the gay and the straight, the ‘everyone else’ and the white, the legal and the illegal immigrants, and the taxpayers and the freeloaders; it appears the ACLU has decided the already-divided nation needs help… in becoming more divided (as AP reports):

 Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.

 The event, staged in town hall style, was aimed at capitalizing on numerous demonstrations since Trump’s election in November and to make sure people know their rights to protest, Romero said. He said priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.

 “We will bring all the lawsuits necessary to defend these rights,” Romero said. “We’ll do the work in the courts. You do the work in the streets. People are motivated. They want to be engaged.”

 The ACLU also launched a new grassroots online organizing platform called PeoplePower.org. It’s billed as a way for people considering a local protest or rally to connect and coordinate with others around the country with similar intentions, and to provide details of ACLU initiatives.

 Another plan is creation of “freedom cities” around the country that would encourage local officials to pass laws resisting Trump policies such as stepped-up deportations of people living in the country illegally, said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political director.

Other parts of Saturday’s event detailed the rules for demonstrations on streets, sidewalks and in public parks, and the rights people have when arrested such as the right to remain silent. ACLU attorney Lee Rowland said large demonstrations generally require a local permit, but government can’t typically shut down protesters in public places without good reason.

 “The government can’t censor you just because it disagrees with your opinion,” Rowland said.

Also speaking at the event was Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-born cookbook author, actress, model and television host. She said she emigrated to the U.S. at age four and said the nation appears to be retreating from its welcoming ways.

 “Lately I’ve started to feel like an outsider,” she said. “What makes America great is our culture of inclusion. We must not tolerate the intolerance.”

With half the nation being pumped on the belief (by various entities) that their protests will unseat a president that they have been told – day in and day out – is as bad as hitler, is a racist, sexist, mysoginist, pussy grabber – we suspect this will only end badly. As Chindit13 previously concluded, the ‘other side’ has been waiting…

 The Deplorables have already considered what is coming.  They are as prepared as they can be.  Years of decline have enabled many to build their survival skills, to make due with less, to build real communities where one man can trust another, to discover what is truly important and what can and should be salvaged from this society.

 Outside of that demographic, however, people are stark naked.  They are vulnerable in ways they simply cannot imagine.  They are unprepared and unskilled for what will matter most.  They are cannon fodder living on borrowed time.

 History is full of examples of this sort of collapse.  We humans have always rolled along a sine wave of progress and decline, of civility and social unrest.  We think we have outgrown the sort of mayhem with which the history books are full, but that thought stems from recency bias.  Most of history—the vast majority—is not peaceful.

 Societies are not, on average, stable and safe.  Thomas Hobbes knew that quite well, as evidenced in his most famous quote.  Humanity is likely on the verge of returning to the mean, and the mean is exactly that:  mean.  In case some have forgotten their Hobbes:  solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

 

Your life can change in an instant.

Imagine you are having a conversation with a friend; now imagine you have a gun aimed at your face.  What would you do?

In the video, we see a security guard talking with the clerk.  And from what I could learn from searching the web this was a convenience store and gas station in South America.

  1. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

The first step to not being a victim is paying attention to the world around you.  In police work, and the self-defense world, this is often referred to as “situational awareness.”

Jeff Cooper described four distinct mindsets in his book, Principles of Personal Defense.  The most important piece of equipment in surviving a lethal confrontation, according to Cooper, was the brain between your ears!

Cooper’s Color Code goes like this…

White – “Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me.” (You don’t stay in White, you either move to Red or Black)

Yellow – Relaxed alert. No specific threat situation, but you are actively paying attention to your surroundings.

Orange – Something is not quite right and has your attention. “If that person does X, I will do Y counter them”.

Red – X has happened, the fight is on.

Black (added by me, not from Cooper) – Curl up in a fetal positon and sob.

Most people live in Condition White and when bad things start happening they say, “Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me.”  After the Virginia Tech shooting, survivors reported thinking to themselves “this can’t be happening.”  Survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack said the same thing.  Authorities from all over the world report the same thing in after-action reports from nearly every other active shooter or terror attack.

The “Oh my God, this can’t be happening” crowd, which includes the vast majority of people in the world, fail to take action in the face of a lethal threat.  Precious seconds, and surviving these events can come down to seconds, are lost while Condition White people fight acceptance.

If you stay in condition Yellow, you’ll be on the lookout for shady characters and people acting strangely.  And the earlier you detect these people around you, the more time you have to remove yourself from that environment.

Throughout your day, there may be moments where you switch to Condition Orange.  Have you ever driven a car on a long road trip?  You know how you are exhausted when you arrive, despite the fact that all you have been doing for the last 8 hours was sitting on your butt.  That’s Condition Orange, you are acutely focused on everything around you and it gets tiring.  This is why thinking that if Yellow is good, Orange must be better doesn’t work.

The other part of situational awareness is accepting that bad things happen to people just like you.  Accept that violence can find you, that it can happen to you or yours any time, in any place.  Statistically, the odds of being a victim of violent crime are low, but there are real people behind those statistics; people like you.

Condition Yellow/Acceptance people have the opportunity to detect threats early and begin to take preemptive action.  Then it’s Yellow-to-Orange-to-Red (if necessary).

  1. ACTION IS FASTER THAN REACTION

Bad Guys are the Attackers and Good Guys are Defenders.  What I mean by this is as a good guy you are usually reacting to the actions of the bad guy.  Just because a guy looks shady doesn’t mean he will attack you.  Therefore, we aren’t going to launch our counter-attack unless he does something to indicate an attack.  The main point of Good Guys are Defenders…as a defender you are a step behind as you are reacting to the actions of another and action is always faster than reaction.

Speed, Surprise and Violence of Action.  Now it’s called Deliberate Action for PC reasons, but Violence of Action is really what is happening.  On both sides of the fight, good and bad, these elements have a lot to do with who wins.

In a deadly force encounter, decisions of life and death will be made in the blink of an eye.  At the range, or in martial arts class, it is impossible to create the same stress level of a real event.  That said, the only way to improve your performance under stress is to push yourself in training.  Inoculate yourself to stress.

  1. COMPLIANCE

Many people think, “I’ll just give him my money and he won’t shoot me.”  If someone is pointing a gun at you or is holding a knife, your life is in danger.

If you do not have the attitude, skills, or a plan to defend yourself, then your only option might be to submit to their demands and hope it works out for the best.  Even if you lack skills or training if, it’s a matter of life and death you must do whatever you can to survive.

Only you can decide if the attacker is using their weapon as an intimidation tool or if they really intend to do you harm.  Giving up your phone or wallet to escape the danger zone can be an acceptable choice.  Either way, you must count the potential cost of your life vs. your possessions and take the best action that protects your life, which is infinitely more valuable than your things.

Remember, just like correlation does not mean causation, compliance does not guarantee survival.  The Urban Survival Syndicate’s goal is to educate and raise your skill level so you have a plan and the spirit to execute it.

  1. EVIL EXISTS

Evil exists in our world.  Ignoring that violent crime exists everywhere will not keep you from being a victim.  In over 22 years as a law enforcement officer, I have seen countless examples of bad things happening to good people.  Evil people do evil things, and good people must be ready and willing to stand between them and innocent people and do enough violence to stop them definitively.

The odds of being a victim of a violent crime are low, but these events do happen.  And when they do happen, I can guarantee you that few, if any, of the victims thought it would happen to them.

  1. COUNTER ATTACK

In the moment an armed robber attacks you, you must look for your opportunity to protect yourself.  moment of the attack is not that moment. You want to wait for the time that the armed robber is not focusing on you to act with decisiveness to protect yourself.

The guard had a brief moment just after the bad guy stepped inside to launch a counter-attack.  He chose to comply and submit to the bad guy and that proved to be the last decision he made.  Remember, when facing death, you must look for your opportunity to defend yourself.  You should wait for a moment when the armed robber is not focusing on you and act with speed, surprise and violence of action.

In the video, the guard had a brief moment just after the bad guy stepped inside to launch a counter-attack.  He chose to comply and submit to the bad guy and that proved to be the last decision he made.

  1. ALWAYS WORKING FROM BEHIND

When you are the defender, you are always working from the ambush.  You are always reacting and behind in the time curve to the attackers actions.

  1. YOUR WORST MUST BE BETTER THAN THEIR BEST

Your worst level of skills and performance of those skills must be better than the bag guy’s best level of skills and his performance of those skills.  And, he will only be attacking when he is at his perceived best.

 

 

A simple step you can take.

There’s no telling if you will find yourself in a life-threatening situation tomorrow.

Maybe you are prepared for the worst by carrying a concealed handgun.  Or, maybe you’ve decided to carry a pocket knife.  Perhaps you decided to build your fighting skills by taking martial arts classes.

For most people, the real answer is that they haven’t done anything to prepare themselves for surviving a life threatening event.  Odds are it won’t happen to you, right?

We all have only so much time and money to satisfy any need.  We all must balance our own work/home/play ratios.  You could spend all of your time and money training for “that day.”  And training for what is possible can drain your bank account and lead to a divorce.  North Korea could poison our water and start the zombie apocalypse.  It’s IS possible, right?  Or a giant asteroid could knock us back to the stone age.  Don’t say it can’t happen or did you forget about the Dinosaurs?

The good thing is being mentally prepared for a fight requires less of your time and money.

The first step to not being a victim is paying attention to the world around you.  In police work and the self-defense world, this is often referred to as “situational awareness.”

Jeff Cooper described four distinct mindsets in his book, Principles of Personal Defense.  The most important piece of equipment in surviving a lethal confrontation, according to Cooper, was the brain between your ears!

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Cooper’s Color Code goes like this…

Condition White – “Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me.”  (You don’t stay in White, you move to Red or Black)

Condition Yellow – Relaxed alert. No specific threat situation, but you are actively paying attention to your surroundings.

Condition Orange – Something is not quite right and has your attention. “If that person does X, I will do Y counter them”.

Condition Red – X has happened, the fight is on.

Condition Black (my opinion, not part of Cooper’s levels, ) – Curl up in a fetal position and sob.

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Most people live in Condition White and when bad things start happening they say, “Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me.”  After the Virginia Tech shooting, survivors reported thinking to themselves “this can’t be happening.”  Survivors of the San Bernardino terror attack said the same thing.  Authorities from all over the world report the same thing in after-action reports from nearly every other active shooter or terror attack.

The “Oh my God, this can’t be happening” crowd, which includes the vast majority of people in the world, fail to take action in the face of a lethal threat.  Precious seconds, and surviving these events can come down to seconds, are lost while Condition White people fight acceptance.

If you stay in condition Yellow, you’ll be on the lookout for shady characters and people acting strangely.  And the earlier you detect these people around you, the more time you have to remove yourself from that environment.

Throughout your day, there may be moments where you switch to Condition Orange.  Have you ever driven a car on a long road trip?  You know how you are exhausted when you arrive, despite the fact that all you have been doing for the last 8 hours was sitting on your butt.  That’s Condition Orange, you are acutely focused on everything around you and it gets tiring.  This is why thinking that if Yellow is good, Orange must be better doesn’t work.

The other part of situational awareness is accepting that bad things happen to people just like you.  Accept that violence can find you, that it can happen to you or yours at anytime, in any place.  Statistically, the odds of being a victim of violent crime are low, but there are real people behind those statistics; people like you.

Condition Yellow/Acceptance people have the opportunity to detect threats early and begin to take preemptive action.  Then it’s Yellow-to-Orange-to-Red (if necessary).

There’s one more piece of this puzzle too.  The bad guy.  He gets to pick the time and place of the attack.  He also has surprise on his side.  You will be reacting to him and we all know that action is faster than reaction.

Oh, and he will be at his perceived best when he attacks.  To survive?  Your worst level of survival performance must be better than your attackers best.

Let’s assume your attacker skills, tactics, and ability (on a scale of 0-10) is a 5.  Your worst execution of you survival skills and tactics must be at least a 6.  If not, you are not in control of your own fate.

So, the next time you find yourself at a bank, the grocery store or buying a sandwich for lunch actually look at the people around you.  Does anyone look out of place?  Is someone looking around often (could be a witness/cop check)?  Why does that creepy guy keep checking his waistband (often this is a weapons check)?

When you live in Yellow/Acceptance, you will start to notice how few people are paying attention to anything.

I can usually spot an off-duty cop or a combat vet, as they are generally the only people who will stop what they are doing and make eye contact with me.  We’ll give each other a nod, knowing that if shit breaks bad I have at least one person who will have my back.

You’ve worked hard all your life to be the person you are and have the family and career you have.  Don’t let some low life piece of trash take that away from you.  Cooper’s Color Code is an easy first step to living a safer life.

 

■ Mike