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Surgeon General Reports Substance Abuse America’s #1 Threat

By Jeff Hastings | Nov 17, 2016

November 17, 2016, just released, The Surgeon General reports substance abuse America’s #1 threat.  Notably, the Surgeon General  focused upon substance abuse and addiction for the first time in today’s report. That’s most likely because our country’s addiction epidemic is now the number one cause of accidental death.  So, the time has come to […]

Proposition 64 How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect California Workplaces

Employers And Legalized Marijuana

By Jeff Hastings | Nov 13, 2016

Thankfully, the contentious 2016 election is finally behind us.  However, many questions remain. Among them are issues regarding employers and legalized marijuana. For example, Proposition 64, the newly ratified law in California.   CBS News affiliate KOVR interviewed JumpStart Security’s President, Jeff Hastings, about employers and legalized marijuana on Friday, November 11, 2016.   “Medical” Marijuana: California […]

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Legalize Marijuana? Lessons From Colorado. No on Prop 64.

By Jeff Hastings | Oct 31, 2016

This election, many states will be voting on de-criminalizing marijuana.  Some may allow so-called “medical” marijuana.  Further, others may vote to make it an altogether legal product.  So, before you vote to legalize marijuana, take a look at lessons we have learned from Colorado.  The State has the longest record of legalized pot and results may […]

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Pot Makes Teens Stupid

By Jeff Hastings | Oct 7, 2016

New Study Confirms Pot Makes Teens Stupid A new study released October 5, 2016, again confirmed that pot makes teens stupid.  Doctors Osuch and Rea, with Western University in Canada, conducted the study.  They are leading experts studying mood disorders and the effects of marijuana. Many teens use marijuana with the mistaken belief that it […]


Avoid Telemarketing Fraud

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 19, 2016

When you send money or personal info to unfamiliar people, you increase your chances of becoming a victim. Therefore, the FBI offers some tips to help you recognize and avoid telemarketing fraud. Recognize Telemarketing Fraud Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud—what a caller may tell you: “Act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be […]


Workplace Violence Warning Signs

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 19, 2016

Workplace violence affects society as a whole.  Hence, economic costs are substantial.  Also, there are intangible costs.  Specifically, workplace violence damages trust, community, and the sense of security that every worker deserves.  Therefore, it is important to recognize workplace violence warning signs. Employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment free from […]


Who’s At Risk For Workplace Violence?

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 19, 2016

The news stories air every day.  More and more violence is visited upon us while we are working. Which begs the question, who’s at risk for workplace violence?  Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats […]

Opioid Addiction Epidemic In America

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 18, 2016

The media and legislators are trying to figure out the opioid addiction epidemic in America.   And with good reason.  As The American Society of Addiction Medicine now reports: “Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic.  There were  18,893 […]

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Basic Firearm Safety

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 18, 2016

You may be brand new to firearms and shooting.  Or, you could be a grizzled old veteran shooter like me. In any case, basic firearm safety must always be first and foremost on your mind.  I offer the following basic firearm safety tips based on decades of shooting experience and having been a State of California Department […]

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Martial Arts For Self Defense

By Jeff Hastings | Sep 17, 2016

  There are many ways to protect yourself. And among the best is to learn a martial art. It can help you feel safer and defend yourself in a frightening situation.  Also, it can help you feel better about yourself and be more physically fit. But which martial art should you choose? That question requires some […]