It’s Time To Admit That Neo-Nazis Are Real

When I was 11 years old, my dad gave me the Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics for my birthday. This wonderful anthology collected many of the most historically-significant stories in comic book history, including the first appearances of Superman and Batman. Near the end Read More …

Navy SEAL & Deadliest Warrior (Podcast #13)

In this episode, I interview Colin L. Palmer, a former Navy SEAL and Blackwater security contractor. Colin was one of two SEALs who appeared on the “Navy SEALs vs. Israeli Commandos” episode of Deadliest Warrior (SEALs won, by the way). Colin has a tremendous range Read More …

WTF Is Situational Awareness?

Love it or hate it, but the concept of “Situational Awareness” pops up in almost any discussion of personal safety. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion about what the fundamental concepts of situational awareness actually are. How are you supposed to be aware of your Read More …

Israeli Security Concepts (Podcast #11)

In this episode, I speak to Ami Toben, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, and director of consulting and training for HighCom Security Services, an elite private security firm based in the Oakland/San Franscisco Bay Area. Ami writes extensively about security-related issues on his Read More …