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How To Protect Yourself When A Dog Attacks

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We don’t talk about dog attacks very often. At least, not when the dog isn’t a pit bull or german shepherd. Every OTHER dog breed is man’s best friend, right?

Not necessarily.

Disturbingly, about four and a half million dog bites occur annually in the United States alone. It gets worse – about one in every five of these bites end up being infected. When left untreated (or improperly treated), this leads to utter disaster in an SHTF situation.

The fact is every dog – whether domesticated or not – is an ANIMAL, and will therefore rely on and use its instincts to survive. No amount of attempts at domestication will stop these dogs from reacting to a situation. And, although most dogs appear docile and gentle, they are STILL ANIMALS. Which means they still have the capacity to bite or attack if provoked.

Keep in mind most of the 4.5 million attacks per year are caused by people’s PETS. These occur when they have either gotten out of their leash or were never on a leash to begin with. The other, smaller portion of this group are victims of feral dogs.

Feral dogs are ones who are truly wild. They have never been anyone’s pet, and they are nobody’s pet now. These dogs are strays, and are often afraid of people. Many of these are also often infected with rabies. These dogs tend to form packs, and attack either alone or in the pack. They are found all over the U.S., in rural areas as well as in urban cities.

It may feel disturbing to talk about man’s best friend turning on us. However, I feel we have to fact the facts. That’s why I have to share with you these tips on…

How To Protect Yourself When A Dog Attacks

1 – Avoidance Is Key

If you encounter a stray dog that is by itself, it is the best move to avoid it. This is true even if it looks scared. However, it’s important to never come up to a dog when it is sleeping, eating, or taking care of its puppies. Many dogs are food-aggressive, or are angry and aggressive when woken up. Therefore, it’s best to leave them alone whenever possible.

2 – What To Do When One Dog Attacks

If a single dog approaches you, it’s best to stand still and not make eye contact. Keep the side of your body facing the animal, so that you’re not portraying a threatening posture. Without looking at the dog in the eyes, speak in a low, firm voice and say things like “NO” and “GO HOME.” Meanwhile, cover your neck, keeping your elbows in, in case the dog attacks.  Typically this will cause the dog to retreat.

If the dog doesn’t leave and charges you, it’s important to know how to react. According to Lifehacker

If the dog charges you, it’s still important to stand as still as possible. As Dr. Sofia Yin, DVM, MS, explains, dogs charge for one of two reasons: either because they are scared and know offense is their best defense, or because something you or another person in the vicinity did something that excited them and made them think they’re being rewarded.

People’s pets can get caught in a self-reinforced feedback loop where they “play” a little too hard and don’t know any better. If you yell and move around frantically, the dog will think you’re playing along and won’t stop.

If the dog is clearly being aggressive, not playing (growling, snarling, barking), or obviously feral (dirty, no collar, not reacting to commands), Yin recommends you try and put something between you and the animal.

A backpack, purse, jacket, or even a shoe can make for a great shield. Look at the dogs’ body language so you can prepare to block attacks. Tension in the body, raised hackles (the hair along the dog’s back), and ears that are flat against their head are things to watch for. Don’t try to hit the dog with the item, though, as this can make the dog even more aggressive. Just try to back away slowly.

If the dog knocks you down, curl into a ball with your head tucked, make fists with your hands to protect your fingers, and use your hands and arms to cover your ears and neck.

3 – What To Do When A Pack Of Dogs Attack

As you read before, dogs don’t always travel alone. In fact, feral dogs tend to hunt and attack together. Thus, your reaction will need to be different for fighting off multiple dogs. According to Lifehacker:

If you encounter a pack of feral dogs, you’ll use most of the same tactics, but there are a few more things you need to consider. As Cesar Millan (the “Dog Whisperer”) explains, the pack will split up and try to come at you from multiple angles.

The more submissive dogs of the pack will try to circle around behind you while the dominant dogs of the pack will approach you head on. Don’t let any dogs get behind you if you can help it. If you can find any sticks or stones to throw at the dogs, grab them and focus on the alpha or one of the more dominant dogs of the pack.

If you can scare the leaders off, the rest will follow. Also, if you have any weapons on you, like pepper spray, a baton, a knife, or a gun, keep them handy. Lastly, if you can spot any high ground, like the top of a car, the back of a pickup, or an electrical box, slowly back your way toward it so you can climb up if you need to.

4 – How To Treat A Bite

If a dog attacks and you end up getting bitten, you must treat it IMMEDIATELY to help prevent infection. According to Lifehacker:

If you get bitten, the CDC recommends you wash your wounds with soap and water as soon as possible. After you’ve cleaned your wounds, seek immediate medical attention to prevent infection, especially if the wound won’t stop bleeding, you’ve lost function in the bite area, you can see muscle or bone tissue, or you’re experiencing extreme pain. The same goes if you develop a fever after receiving the wound, or it becomes red, painful, warm to the touch, or swollen.

Dog bites—even ones from somebody’s pet—may pass on Rabies, Capnocytophaga spp., Pasteurella, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Tetanus, so it’s imperative you get checked out. It’s also a good idea to contact your local animal control agency or police department to report the incident. If you know the dog that bit you is somebody’s pet, contact the owner and make sure the animal has a current rabies vaccination. Get their rabies vaccine license number, the name of their veterinarian, and the owner’s name, address, and phone number.

Like I said, the idea of a familiar (or even unfamiliar) dog turning on you can be a frightening thing. However, by taking the proper precautions now, you can educate yourself and help prevent future dog attacks. When utilized, these tips can even help save your life.

Remember, when you Prepare Now, you’re more likely to Survive Later!

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Judge Threatens to Arrest Trump for Going to His Son’s Graduation

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Donald Trump, often maligned by his critics, has demonstrated one undeniable truth throughout his public life: he is a devoted and exceptional father. Observing him with his children—Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron—reveals a man who is not only proud but profoundly nurturing. This connection with his children, built on respect and genuine affection, is something that any parent can recognize as authentic and admirable.

Amidst his many battles, the commitment Trump shows to his family life remains unshakeable, even as he faces an unprecedented and, many would argue, highly politicized trial. It’s utterly disheartening to see how low his opponents are willing to stoop in their pursuit to tarnish his image—so much so, that they would even suggest jailing him should he decide to attend his youngest son Barron’s graduation. This insinuation by Justice Juan Merchan is not only absurd but strikes at the heart of basic human decency.

Consider the sheer joy and pride a parent feels witnessing their child achieve a milestone like graduation. Barron, having grown up under the intense scrutiny of his father’s high-profile career, deserves to celebrate his graduation day with both his parents by his side, without the shadow of political vendettas darkening this important family moment.

The trumped up case against Trump, centered around alleged hush money related to an encounter with Stormy Daniels, is based on alleged actions that took place long before he entered the political arena. If we examine this scenario critically, it’s clear that this is a common enough practice among the elite to protect personal and family privacy. Yet, it’s portrayed as a sinister plot solely because Trump is the individual involved. This represents a glaring double standard, especially when compared to how similar situations have been handled with other public figures.

Let’s not forget, Bill Clinton, while President, engaged in far more directly compromising behavior, yet faced no criminal trial. His ability to attend his daughter Chelsea’s graduation and celebrate this occasion publicly was never questioned or jeopardized by his legal entanglements or the moral judgments of others.

It’s a stark illustration of the hypocrisy and bias that drives the actions of those who oppose Trump at every turn. This trial, and the drama surrounding his ability to participate in his son’s graduation, underscores a broader attempt to undermine him in the most personal and painful ways.

Should the situation arise where Trump is barred from attending Barron’s graduation, he should undoubtedly prioritize his paternal duties. Such an act would likely resonate with many Americans who value family and parental rights, potentially rallying more support for Trump in any future endeavors, including elections.

In the end, Trump’s enduring commitment to his family, despite the relentless attacks against him, not only humanizes him but also exemplifies his resilience and dedication. It’s essential to recognize and commend his role as a father amidst the tumult of political strife.

 

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Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden

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During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.

 

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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?

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Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.

 

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