Revealing Personal Info Without Even Trying

By John Farnam

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Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Once again, DHS and the FBI are sounding the alarm, warning active-duty, and retired, LE and military personnel not to expose on-line profiles openly.

ISIS spokesman, Mohammad al-Adnani, said this in late September:

“Kill the disbeliever, whether civilian or military, for they have the same ruling. Both of them are disbelievers.”

For one, I take him at his word. They are serious.

We are not!

DoD, USA, USAF, USCG, USMC, and USN installations (and USN ships) all maintain elaborate and revealing websites that plainly tell our enemies just about everything that they would want to know about personnel and units. Ditto for most LE departments, federal, state and local. We’re doing much of their work for them!

However, being secretive, personally and institutionally, is toilsome and only of limited usefulness.

Individual readiness and resolve are still the keys to victorious living.

So long as we, distrusting our own people, continue in the foolish delusion of “enforced impotence,” among military personnel and “Gun Free Zones” at military bases, no amount of electronic precaution will effectively prevent, nor dissuade, the next series of murderous attacks by Islamic terrorists.

Unarmed soldiers and unloaded weapons are a reflection of a corrupt state of mind: Professing “warriors,” perpetually unprepared to do battle. For one, when I hear, “Oh, don’t worry. You’re safe here,” I reach for my pistol!

‘You are on your own’  is the beginning of self-defense wisdom. You are in deadly, personal danger in every place, and at all times. Plan, prepare, and train accordingly, so that you and yours may live confidently and victoriously in perilous times. There is neither confidence, nor happiness, in denial, willful ignorance, inadequate preparation, and ‘learned helplessness.” ~ Phil Palmer

Who constantly “fear to fail” will, in the end, fail without even trying.


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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6 years ago

When I was in the military I worked with military secrets. I found that all government’s secrets could be found out. We had to really dig to get the secrets of our enemies. They only had to turn on the CBS Evening News to get ours.