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The Big 3-0-0, Top 10 Blog Posts to Date

Posted by Rob on Sunday, 21 February, 2010

I just looked at my published blog entry total, and this is the 300th blog post on Pepper Spray, Stun Guns and Tasers… Oh My!

I figure this is a good time to go back through the archives and possibly refresh some of the older posts and highlight what I would consider the Top 10 Blog Posts to Date.

10. Child Guard Remote Monitoring from April 26, 2007

This was the first blog post here. I started my business on November 2006. About 6 months later I decided to go the blog route. You gotta start somewhere…

9. Vanessa Hudgens, TASER self-defense advocate? from April 10, 2009

According to my Popularity Counter plugin, this post is the all-time most viewed blog post here, with a hit count of over 33K. Gotta love the celebrity name dropping effect, and I didn’t even have to put “Vanessa Hudgens Naked” in the post tags…

8. TASER Inventor Dies at 88 from Feb 16, 2009

This is also one of the more popularly viewed blog posts. When Jack Cover, the inventor of the TASER Device died, it was quite the news story and many people surfed in to read the scoop, earning a respectable 8K worth of hits.

7. Man Steals Burglars’ Getaway Van from Feb 15, 2009

This home burglary story was just funny. A guy was at home when a set of burglars broke into his house. He snuck out the back door, and when he crept to the front, he noticed the getaway vehicle was running. So he hopped in and took off with the police on his cell phone… Classic stuff.

6. Don’t Tase the Emu, Bro! from Aug 21, 2008

This blog post was rather short, but the picture it painted was pretty funny. You kinda have to check it out to see for yourself. The emu was not permanently injured…

5. Whack-a-Mom at Chuck E. Cheese from March 4, 2008

I am pretty obsessive of checking stats and seeing what keywords get hits to which posts. This post was kinda funny about 2 soccer moms starting a fight at a pizza joint, but when “whack your mom” came up in the search phrases I was slightly troubled. People actually search for things like that…

4. Failed Ninja Robbery Attempt from April 28, 2009

Ninja stories make good blog posts, especially when the ninja is lame.

3. Do You or Someone You Know Suffer From SDDS? from June 6, 2007

This was the post when I made up Self Defense Deficiency Syndrome (SDDS) to lightheartedly illustrate the point that some people are just afraid or unable to defend themselves when a situation requiring action to be taken. I don’t know, I thought it was funny

2. Stand Back! He’s Got a Spork! from Feb 28, 2008

Sometimes the stories you read in the news are funnier than anything you could make up. Could have been called “When Sporks Attack!”

1. 300 Reasons to Learn to Defend Yourself from Aug 27, 2007
and Conscience and Consequences of Self-Defense from Oct 15, 2008

These are two of my favorite blog posts. As I was going through posts, I just found way too many posts I liked. I am going to have to do up some categorized Top 10 lists, such as Top 10 Stupid Criminals in the News or Top 10 Why Defend Yourself blog posts.

I guess narrowing down 300 posts to 10 was harder than I though, especially since I wrote them all, and must like them all at least a little bit. Did I happen to miss your past favorite? I know there has to be some long time readers here that might remember a good older post. Let me know your thoughts.

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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Oh When the Saints, Go Marching In…

Posted by Rob on Monday, 8 February, 2010

I’m not particularly a New Orleans Saints fan; I root for the New England Patriots. That is, The Patriots and any team playing against Payton Manning…

That was a stunning comeback win last night. The onsides kick to start the second half was great. The clutch interception, pretty much sealing the game was timed perfectly. Drew Brees is the man, at least this year.

Manning just choked big time, much like if he ingested a cloud of good old N’awlins pepper spray.

The Super Bowl commercials were okay, I’ve seen better in previous years. It seemed the advertising budgets are not what they used to be. I did like the Doritos shocking dog collar, the Brett Farve 2020 MVP parody and the Dodge Charger spot. Hey, I like those Vampire shows… The Green Police ad was a little over-the-top.

I wasn’t too impressed with the half-time show. I know The Who are legendary, but meh… I think they could have found a better, timelier entertainment option. Who dat, indeed.

I haven’t heard much of a Super Bowl police blotter yet, just a couple random shootings in the New Orleans French Quarter, but from reading the news reports, that isn’t overly uncommon in that area anyways, Superbowl weekend or not.

So Congrats New Orleans Saints on your first Super Bowl win! And Thanks for deflating Payton Manning’s head a little bit, a record breaking 106.5 million Americans witnessed. That’s gotta hurt.

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Speedbump Comic

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009

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Not Too Late for New Year’s Resolution

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 21 January, 2009

I intentionally waited a few weeks to repost the link to last year’s New Year’s Resolution post.

New Year’s Resolutions: Personal Safety for Yourself and Family!

Now, a couple weeks into 2009, once the luster of the original resolutions is starting to fade, hopefully some more important once will have a chance to stick around abit longer. I’m figuring the local gym rush only has another week or so before the equipment starts to free up again.

So if you missed it last time around, here is the link again. If you read it last year, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a second glance.

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Happy Cyber-Tuesday!

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

I know, Black Friday (the biggest shopping day after Thanksgiving) is normally only followed by Cyber Monday (the biggest online shopping day when people go back to work after the holiday weekend), but everyone uses that one, so we will celebrate Cyber Tuesday (and the rest of the Cyber week).

Since there is only a few weeks left before Christmas, and in honor of the rest of this week’s shopping festivities, if you spend $50 or more, plug the word “cyber” in to your discount code when checking out for an additional $5.00 savings on top of our already discounted prices.

What can an extra $5.00 get you?

- a free keychain pepper spray stocking stuffer($4.88)
- a free kubotan keychain ($4.88)
- a free heart attack self defense key chain ($4.88)
- $3.95 flat rate shipping (normally $8.95)
- or just a cool $5.00 off our already discounted prices on any one item, can’t beat that!

Many of us are forced to cut back on extravagant holiday gifts this year, opting for some more practical choices. Socks, underwear, useful appliances, you know, all the less-than-fun items.

What can be more useful or practical than saying “I love you and want you to be safe and secure” with a personal protection device? Sure, it may not be a mink jacket, but it could save the life of a loved one. You can’t put a price tag on that one.

Undecided on exactly what to buy? Go the traditional gift certificate route and let your loved one pick out whatever self defense option is right for them.

We got you covered this holiday season, in more ways than one! Order now to beat the rush and get your items delivered by Christmas!

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Wanna buy a Taser, Paris Hilton?

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 31 July, 2008

I was surfing some gadget review site today, not sure why, but I ended up skimming a new cell phone write-up. One of the lines that caught my attention was the line “…solid option compared to the (other cell phone) — but only if you live and die by instant messaging and you don’t mind being seen with Paris Hilton’s device of choice in public.”

I was thinking how can that be a bad thing? I’d love to be associated with some big time celeb using my products. I would have to name dropped to, I don’t want Paris Hilton running around town with one of my fashion pink C2 Tasers and have some other website’s sales go up, she’d have to say she got it at WorthProtectionSecurity.com or at least WorthProtection.com so they can follow the main link in. That link is shorter to remember.

Hey Paris, Please buy a taser from me and tell or text all your friends where you got it!

Maybe I can get Billy Mays to do an infomercial, that would be cool. Sadly I just saw Billy on TV doing some silly insurance commercial. What gives there? No more laundry detergents, stain removers, or silly putty glue to endorse? I mean freaking insurance Billy?? I got some pepper spray or a cool cell phone stun gun that you would be perfect to endorse. I just don’t have the advertising budget right now for it.

Hey Billy, “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a infomercial today”?

You guys let me know, ok?

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,
Rob

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Changes in Shipping Costs

Posted by Rob on Monday, 21 July, 2008

Starting this week, we will be changing the $6.50 flat rate shipping for orders under $50.00 to a flat rate $8.95 shipping and handling for all orders.

The old rate was in place for quite some time, and this small increase is a result of the increasing prices of UPS and USPS freight across the board, as enforced by our supplier. Besides normal shipping costs, there is also the hidden money spent on boxes and packing material and the labor to pull, pack and ship the order. Unfortunately, these all add up.

UPS also has extras that they add to the cost. One is a fuel surcharge if the package is going to a remote location. UPS has their own definition of remote. Another is a $1.95 surcharge for residential deliveries, which is the bulk of out orders. They also charge extra for odd size boxes, etc. These extra charges are how UPS makes a living, those brown vans cost big bucks to keep on the road. And we all know how the US Post Office rates keep creeping higher and higher.

My other option, that many other self-defense retailers are taking, is the actual cost calculation based on weight and delivery distance. This option defers the entire shipping cost to the customer, with no supplemented discount for your business with them.

We at Worth Protection Security value your business and strive to offer low and competitive pricing on all of our products. I greatly prefer to continue to keep the shipping costs simple and affordable. I hope you all understand and can appreciate what drives this.

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It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,
Rob

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Random Acts of Violence

Posted by Rob on Monday, 9 June, 2008

It really amazes me sometimes when I hear how oblivious some people are to the possible threat of crime. I’m not talking about full fledged paranoia all the time, but some people take the “It won’t happen to me” syndrome to the opposite extreme. There are even self-proclaimed self-defense experts that will lead you to believe that avoiding the dangerous neighborhoods and dark places will sufficiently keep you 100% safe. While avoiding potential trouble spots is not bad advice, by and large trouble may randomly seek you out, no matter what neighborhood or time of day you venture out.

I’m not sure where the false sense of security comes from when living in “good” or affluent neighborhoods come from. I mean, where do you think the criminals want to go to steal stuff, the run down projects or the “good” neighborhood where people have money and better stuff to steal?

And what about being safe in public during the day when there are crowds of people around to “deter” crime? What about that lunatic in Japan who decided to drive his car down the street in Akihabara, Tokyo’s biggest electronics shopping district? This disturbed individual intentually crashes his car into a crowd, then proceeds to get out and rampage through the street with a knife. He ended up killing seven random people.

This attack in early June followed the killing of a person in a random stabbing during the day outside a train station north of Tokyo in March. Five random people were hurt in a similar attack in January. Also in March, a teenager pushed a random stranger under a train in western Japan, simply saying he felt like killing someone. All of these particular incidents out of a country typically proud of its low crime rate.

While these random acts of violence are comparatively rare occurrences, they are not as improbable as some would make them out to be. And they don’t always happen in the bad neighborhoods or dark alleys late at night.

Some members of the public pointed to an economic downturn and government policy as reasons for rising frustration. “Politicians don’t think about the people, they raise taxes and change the healthcare system,” is the opinion of one Japanese citizen. “I think that’s what breeds this violent behavior. People begin to hate society when they can’t succeed.”

One of Japan’s top government spokesperson said it is hard to pin down reasons for attacks like these but thinks tighter controls should be considered on weapons, like the survival knife the attacker used. Again with the misguided weapon controls as the answer to end crime. Come on now. What about his car that he started his rampage with when he crashed into a crowd of people? Should the now try to ban automobiles, or only automobiles when used as weapons?

So what is the answer? Stricter laws and harsher penalties would likely not be helpful. Statistically this has not really seemed to work. “If they have the urge to commit suicide, people will do these things in countries that have the death penalty,” says a criminal psychologist at Tokyo Institute of Technology. “But when these people fail to fulfill themselves in socially acceptable ways, they are treated as losers and their frustration builds up,” he added. “A series of disappointments can lead them to try to regain their sense of self through crime.”

Not feeling too warm and fuzzy at the moment. So while the “experts” and government officials debate the issues, apply more misguided legislation and continue to depress the economy further causing desperate people to take desperate measures… You might want to take some proactive protective measures for your home, family and self.

Again, not the holy grail answer to keep you 100% safe against the randomness of violence and crime, but I’d rather have a security alarm, some pepper spray, Taser or stun gun on hand and ready… just in case.

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It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob

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It Pays to Know as Much or More Than a Thief

Posted by Rob on Friday, 6 June, 2008

Fietsersbond, a Dutch bike group intends to offer lessons on how to steal bikes, in a unique attempt to curb bike theft in the Netherlands. The believe that teaching more people across the country how to steal bikes has showed that big-city bike owners became more security-conscious after taking the training sessions.

“Someone specialized in locks shows people how to unpick them. This teaches people how to better secure their bikes,” a Fietsersbond spokeswoman says.

Last year, about 700,000 bikes were reported stolen in the Netherlands, where 18 million bikes are housed. Bicycles are by far the most common form of transport in the Netherlands.

Fietserbond’s bike theft lessons have also been helping many students who move to big cities like Amsterdam. Usually these new students yet to experience the threat of bicycle theft poorly secure their bikes. “If freshmen move to the city with their bikes, it is a party for bike thieves,” states a Fietsersbond spokeswoman.

People are urged to record thier bike’s serial identification number and report any bike thefts to the police.

As well as bike theft, there are other important safety concerns regarding bicycles. Bicycle Safety Lights are the safe and convenient way to illuminate your bike. These micro bike lights, bicycle headlights and bicycle tail lights are visible at distances up to a mile. Convenient bungee closure attaches to any bike. Long Lasting LED Rated at 100,000 Hours of Use.

These safety lights are also great for hiking and camping. How many times have you gotten up in the middle of the night to walk you wife to the rest room? Now the Bicycle Safety Light can be mounted on top of your tent and guide you back.

For more information on our new bike lights, or more bicycle riding safety tips check out https://worthprotectionsecurity.com/bikesafetylights.htm

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob

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Shameless Squidoo Plug

Posted by Rob on Saturday, 31 May, 2008

Quick post today to get some Squidoo hits…

Bear Pepper Spray

Telescopic Steel Batons

Diversion Safes

Non-Lethal Self Defense

How Hot is Pepper Spray?

Nanny Cams

Cell Phone Stun Guns

C2 Tasers

Every Little Bit Helps.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in Safety,

Rob

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