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Jiu Jitsu or Krav Maga? - Martial Arts for Women

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Jiu Jitsu or Krav Maga? - Martial Arts for Women

But Erin, don't you carry concealed? Well, of course I do but I don't see my firearm as the end all, be all. It's my equalizer if my life is on the line, regardless of the size of my attacker. But what if I can't get to my firearm? Or worse...what if I'm in a GUN FREE ZONE? Those are popping up left and right in this free nation of ours. 

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Stop the Smartphone Madness with Kids!

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Stop the Smartphone Madness with Kids!

At what age did/will you give your kids a cell phone? Will it be a smartphone or a simple talk and text phone without apps? Maybe your kid wore you down enough for you to finally agree to a smartphone. Heaven forbid they're the ONLY kid in their class without one. You realize it doesn't stop there, right? Now they HAVE TO have social media. You either gave your kid the phone and have no further involvement or you gave the phone and attempted to place as many parental controls on the device as possible, while trying to regulate activity....

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Active Shooter Training With A.L.I.C.E.

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Active Shooter Training With A.L.I.C.E.

ALICE training teaches the attendees how to respond in an active killer situation, regardless of the venue or weapon of choice. Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate

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Afraid No More

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Afraid No More

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered scared and teary, I wondered what could make me cheery. Then I realized all along, the happiness I'd plum forgot, was really more a thing than not. 'Twas a right to have the safety, that which was fought and won. Some think that right is not right, but that it's wrong to have a gun.Over wine and cheese my love and I, speak of those who tell the lie, that some rich and famous shout about. They say the good should do without, and the evil ones who lurk about will have...

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#TakeAKnee vs #iSTAND: Will We Ever Agree?

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#TakeAKnee vs #iSTAND: Will We Ever Agree?

Once again, Facebook erupts with arguments between friends and strangers. WHY? It’s a perception/perspective thing. Everyone has a certain perception based on his or her upbringing, influence and experiences. Just as we saw this same bickering around the election, it’s reared its ugly face again. Blame the president if you’re so inclined. That’s one perception. Realty: The nation IS divided by perceptions and lack of empathy to see how and why another group does what they do. The president didn’t create it. It’s been here all along. Should he speak publicly about his stance? Your opinion on this topic probably...

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