Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week and want to share. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Mark Rippetoe exposes the single biggest myth in fitness training today. Everyone who works out would benefit from heeding his advice here!
Continuing on with the “less is more” theme from the Rippetoe article. Here’s another expert’s take on how you may be inadvertently causing damage with your exercise plan.
“The job of media is not to inform, but to misinform: Divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or continuous flood of distractions and insignificant information.”
Read these 10 strategies to learn how they do it.
Great article here about the most common causes of AR-15 malfunctions and how to fix them.
Did you know that 30,000 drones are expected to be in use domestically by 2020? Read the article. If the scenario the author presents isn’t frightening enough for you read the book Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez. You’ll change your mind.
If you want some more information, check out this informative article on the domestic use of drones.
“People obsess over the end times because they are bored and safe and sleepy. They want to be afraid and threatened and alive. Or at least sometimes they do. Most of the time people are happy enough to watch other people be afraid and threatened and alive on television.
In times of chaos and danger, men with heroic traits emerge from the crowd to lead, to protect, to do what needs to be done, to take what we need from “them” and bring it to “us.” Natural hierarchies form, and men follow men of action — men who are a little larger than life. Strong men. Courageous men. Men who master the world. Men of honor.
There isn’t a lot of room for those kind of men in their future.
Their future is for small, petty men.
It’s made by and for the kind of men who terrorize with pencils and keyboards and electronic ticketing devices. The kind of men whose chests expand only when they have other men with truncheons and pistols behind them. The kind of men who wield the power of the ever-expanding bureaucracy. The clipboard carrying box-checkers and the bean counters; the meter maids and tax collectors. The junk inspectors; the pat-down police. The pee collectors and finger prickers. The tow truck drivers and claims adjusters and collection agents. The shoe-shine boys for the police state.”
Excellent advice from business guru Seth Godin.
Great information from my friend Dave Spaulding about how to exit a vehicle under fire. Watch how he uses his leg to keep the door completely open. This is a good technique to practice. I’ve seen lots of students trapped in cars under stress because they open the door too hard and fail to block it to facilitate their escape.