What You Need to Know to Live a Safe, Secure Life In today's society, predators lurk in unexpected places, but awareness is the first step in preventing personal attacks, burglaries, workplace violence, and other crimes. Think Safe shows you how to: Ensure the safety of your children, from before birth, through school, and into college and adulthood, with straightforward advice and prevention strategies; Protect yourself and your loved ones against common, but often unforeseen, scams and swindles; Find help and support for such issues as domestic violence, sexual harassment, personal attacks, identity theft, and elder abuse; Identify and act on potentially violent behaviors in your employees and coworkers; Assess the security of your home and neighborhood with an industry professional Residential Security Survey.
Master Roy Day has addressed this subject with a comprehensive, encyclopedic approach in Crime and the Disabled. This book covers personal safety, crime prevention, and self-defense for the walking, rolling, and institutionalized disabled. It presents to the public the martial art RoPo Kenpo, the martial art used in the We Defend System of Self Defense. Crime and the Disabled is an absolute Must Read if you have a loved one in an institution, or you are in an institution, or are active disabled. In the sister book the We Defend System of Self-Defense Manual the system revealed in Crime and the Disabled is shown in an easy to use manual. It demonstrates in large easy to follow photos how to take the hand of an attacker and through joint manipulation bring them to submission or break their wrist. Learn how to defend against a punch and how to attack the eyes to blind or the throat for a knockout or lethality. Learn to take away a knife or a gun. Master Day offers sound advice to large segments of the disabled community and their loved ones on how to live a safer life. He offers a self-defense art for those in chairs and techniques for those using canes, crutches, and electric chairs, and strategies for those with loved ones in institutions.
This potentially lifesaving guide explains how to avoid crimes and dangerous situations through forethought and planning. The authors offer easy-to-implement suggestions from public safety experts, law enforcement officers, and security specialists for protecting family, home, car, and office.
Fueled by more than 40 years in the safety industry and having conducted thousands of interviews with managers and workers worldwide, the author confronts the safety industry's most prevalent and dangerous myths in Changing Safety's Paradigms. Numerous case studies and examples in the book give insight into how these myths can be changed.
"We sometimes feel disgusted by-even alienated from-our desires. Suppose I feel alienated from my persistent desire to smoke, and disgusted that the thought of dying while my children are still young isn't enough to extinguish that desire. I could talk to my friends about my predicament, confident that they would sympathize at least to some extent. If I were so inclined, I could also consult work from many distinct philosophical traditions, written in many different centuries, to learn what philosophers have thought was the best way to characterize someone in my condition; what they have thought someone in my condition ought to do; and what philosophical problems they thought could be illuminated by considering conditions like mine. I might learn that reflection on such cases could help in developing accounts of self-deception, wishful thinking, moral motivation, the nature of agency, and the boundaries of the authentic self. We also sometimes feel disgusted by-even alienated from-our experiences. More specifically, we sometimes feel alienated from a perceptual or sensory experience of ours because we are troubled by its evaluative shading. Many people, if you press them and they trust that you won't immediately turn and berate them, will acknowledge that they have experiences like the one I am about to confess. A woman walks by, and my visual perception of her includes the content fragility, and on reflection I realize that this content is positively valenced in my experience. And I don't just perceive her as fragile in the sense of floaty or graceful, but fragile in the sense of breakable, or erotically consumable. I am disgusted with myself because no one is breakable in that sense. How could I be such that a fellow human looks that way to me? Yet if I look again, my moment of anguished self-castigation doesn't shake the way she looks to me. She still looks fragile, and in a pleasing way. Such experiences-and alienation from them-are, I contend, disturbingly common. Yet if I were to try and read some philosophy to help me understand this predicament, as I might have done in the case of my alienated desire, I would find almost nothing. Philosophers in many different centuries, and in many different traditions, construe sensation and perception as passive. They talk about experiences in ways that would lead us to conclude that someone's feeling alienated from a particular experience, unlike her feeling alienated from a particular desire, is an odd neuroticism-not a phenomenon deserving of serious philosophical reflection. Within contemporary analytic philosophy, philosophers frequently argue for views of mind, self, and action on which many aspects of a human life can be understood as expressive of agency. And yet even in these approaches, we do not see experience treated in a way that would enable us to make sense of this common human response to it. We certainly don't see philosophers set it up, as a condition of adequacy for an account of experience, that it make room for the phenomenon of alienation from experience. (In contrast, a philosopher might treat the ability to account for akrasia as a condition of adequacy for accounts of belief and desire, or of practical reasoning generally.) And so of course no one goes on to ask what progress on other philosophical problems-like the nature of self-control; or the functions of ascriptions and avowals of experience; or the status of folk-psychology-might be made if we were starting from an account of experience that made room for alienation from particular experiences"--
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Have you ever wondered why one house gets burgled and the one next door does not? Why some people get attacked, while others never will? Or even why some people live in fear of crime and others have a seemingly carefree attitude and never become a victim of crime? Crime of any description happens for a reason. With a unique firsthand insight from both sides of the law, this book reveals the real reasons why crime happens and what you are able to do to reduce the probabilities of crime happening to you or your loved ones to a minimum. Your first line of defence must be your mind and not your wallet; you will learn how to “think yourself safe” by using your mind with easy-to-follow directions and exercises. The information contained in this handbook has the potential to be literally lifesaving.
Being human is hard. Being a good human is even harder. Practicing kindness, honesty, and self-awareness in the face of doubt, failure, ambiguity, and vulnerability can feel insurmountable. How to Human is here to help. Alice Connor draws on nearly a decade of experience as a college chaplain to provide a tender and irreverent take on one of life's most fundamental questions: how to be a better human in a world dead set against it. Connor offers sage wisdom and no-nonsense realism through real-life examples that strike right at the rashes and rubs of the human experience. She'll take you by the hand, tell you what you need to hear, and encourage you to embrace the chaos. How to Human will help you see life as an experiment--not a quest for the right answers.