Several months in the life of a Secret Service Agent— (including a trial, protecting Sarah Palin, and a visit by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)

2008 was a busy year.

It started off with me getting married (New Years Day), and then several months later, being transferred to the U.S. Secret Service flagship officeNYFO (the NYC Field Office). Continue reading “Several months in the life of a Secret Service Agent— (including a trial, protecting Sarah Palin, and a visit by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)”

A family divided.

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”  – Saint Pope John Paul II

Pretty accurate quote, huh?  I think so.  Just take a look at current events.  Go turn on your television, or check the latest post to your Facebook or Twitter feeds, or pickup a newspaper—it is all clear as day.  Our families, our nation and quite frankly the world is divided. Continue reading “A family divided.”

What happens when 20 lbs of C-4 explodes?

Read to the end and you will see…

C-4 is classified as a high-order explosive (HE), that produces an over-pressurization shock wave.  It is similar to TNT, Semtex, nitroglycerin, dynamite, and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO).

It is very stable and cannot be detonated by a gunshot or by dropping it (unlike the explosive TATP, commonly referred to as the “mother of Satan,” because it is highly susceptible to accidental detonation).  In order to detonate C-4, you need to utilize a detonator or a blasting cap.

Because of its stability and destructive power, Continue reading “What happens when 20 lbs of C-4 explodes?”