If you take for granted your right to own a firearm and use it to protect your home… take some time and check out the interviews on this link at NRA News. Castle doctrine in New Hampshire gives a whole new meaning to fighting the good fight. RAGE ON NRA!
WHAT A NIGHT!
A heartfelt salute to the sponsors and volunteers for the “Warrior Appreciation Night” held at Gordon Biersch on Thursday, Jan. 19th, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Just under $25,000 was raised for 5 fantastic non profit organizations! All the proceeds will directly benefit veterans, law enforcement and active duty military families. We are already planning next years event and I expect that our wonderful sponsors and donors will come through again. So, please… spend your money with these companies when you need a product or service this year!
~ Special thanks to SGM Mark Christianson, Mark Quinn and Matt Burkett. I know many others had their hands in this event and it could not have been done without you all!~
I’m looking forward to having a big role in next years event, so contact me with your sponsorships, donations, ideas and requests. Lets double the donations next year!
God Bless you all in 2012 and thank you from Patriot Promotions and the US Veteran Corps!
REMINDER: THAT TODAY OUR DEBT: 15.2 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Whats happening with the half a trillion budget cut to the military? First of all, every one of our forces will be effected. Its been stated that these cuts will significantly impact our government contractors and Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta said they have to figure out which ones they can’t cut off completely. We must continue to fund the most important companies in order to not lose our essential contractors, if and when they are needed to produce their products quickly. However, immediate cuts will delay or stop much of the new stealth bombers and our replacements for the aging air fleet, already under contract. Additionally, new weaponry projects are being put on hold in favor of high-tech warfare contractors, ie: unmanned drones and such.
The reasoning? Counter insurgency campaigns are technically over, so we don’t need as many troops on the ground. 75,000 will remain active and more special operation forces will be trained and funded. This is how our future military is described and its happening right now.
1/9 of the budget reductions are going to be felt in a reduction of military pay and we’re supposed to feel better about that because there will be an adjustment period for those currently enlisted before they see any changes… but don’t expect raises in pay. Healthcare changes are included as well, mostly for retiree’s and especially for the younger vets who are actually lucky enough to be employed. This goes hand in hand with the huge push for corporations to employ veterans, especially those who are out for more than 6 mths. I’m sure Mr. Panetta didn’t want to start coup by saying they were going to cut the retirement benefits of the currently enlisted… So he stated they “don’t know what to do” about it just yet, as they didn’t want it to appear on the chopping block. To avoid the obvious, they made a “commission” to discuss it further.
BOTH ROMNEY AND NEWT ARE CAMPAIGNING HERE IN FLA. SAYING THEY WOULD BUILD UP THE MILITARY, BUT NO ELABORATION ON WHAT ELSE THEY WOULD CUT INSTEAD…NOR ANY MENTION OF WHAT WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH NOW AND HOW TO FIX IT.
I’m afraid that BOTH are at a loss for words about this historical budge cut and any candidate will be inclined to make an empty promise, at this point. The debt will continue to affect the budget, just as it does now and it’s not going to look much different unless our economy is stimulated by taking back the manufacturing industry from overseas, cutting taxes for small business, reforming the legal system rising the cost of healthcare, among other things. The bottom line is that the money just isn’t there to support all the programs and services people have come to expect and rely on. Entitlement has become a multi-generational way of life. We don’t take care of each other like we used to, rather we rely on the government to do it for us. The longer we are in debt to the world bank, and paying them to make all our products at the same time, the less likely we are to have everything we need and want for our country anyway, so this is the future…its here and now we have to find a way to deal with it. Its going to affect us all, if it hasn’t already.
I try to look at the silver lining and the good part I see is that we will be a more technologically advanced military with awesome special ops forces who are proven to be more effective than ground troops in a counterinsurgency strategy. The sad fact is that tribal populations and other similar type civilizations, don’t understand much about negotiations. They don’t get what they want and won’t trust an outsider. Instead they play both sides and ultimately, no one wins. What they do understand and respond to is sad but true… death and destruction. Also, if we can keep ourselves out of a conflict that would need a huge ground force presence, we will have less of our children coming home with wounds that would have previously killed them, along with mind-blowing angst from traumatic stress, causing unbelievable burdens on our heroes, the family and ultimately society. However, if we must occupy another country for the good of saving our own, we have no choice but to have boots on the ground. That is the piece that worries me the most about such a drastic downsize of our troops. It means there may be a time when it has to be drastically increased and I don’t want to see another draft because the way we take care of the troops we do have, is not attractive to recruit and retain.
Bottom line is that I’m not happy about these cuts when there are other places that should be completely disassembled, before our military. Lets start with downsizing the major agencies that weren’t in existence before 1970 and help the States take care of their own.
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FNH’s TOM THACKER Wins the 3 Gun competition in Vegas with the biggest payout ever in competitive shooting sports history! Mark Hanish gave it a good run, coming in 2nd. Wished it would have been my friend Taran Butler, cause he’d be really deserving too. We know he could spend that dough! Regardless of the match winner, the important thing is that like George and Weezy…we’re moving on up!
Working with Dave Sevigny, I have witnessed the real deal in action! Let’s face it…its not easy being a professional shooting sports competitor. Whether its 3Gun, USPSA, IDPA or any others, it takes determination, discipline, focus and consistency. Not to mention…its damn expensive! Posers want more product as prize. The real deal shooters don’t need anymore product…. they need some greenbacks!
FINALLY… Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sports has delivered a prize package that will give proper appreciation to the competitors and the attention to the sport that it deserves! I’m against re-inventing the wheel (as I always say to non profits) but this holds true even in media…so here is the good word from the other awesome match sponsors…Ammoland! (Special shout out to Leupold for their support of the Warrior Appreciation Event at Shot Show, as well!)
Now lets bring the same to USPSA people! I know Phil Strader is ready to BRING IT on in his first term as President! I’m doing whatever I can to help. How about you?!
Does anyone remember their history? Certain there are a lot of people who would prefer that we forget our history. Mitt Romney and the establishment would certainly prefer us to.
What is it they would like us to forget?
In 1978, a Republican from Georgia was elected to the House of Representatives. His name was Newt Gingrich. When Newt went to Washington in 1979, Jimmy Carter was President.
IF YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: Don’t miss out on the Youth Education Summit in DC! “Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than 630 students have graduated from Y.E.S. and over $340,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Entry into the program requires submission of a completed application form, high school transcript, three-page essay on the Second Amendment, one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. Interested students should have their application post-marked no later than February 1, 2012.” http://ow.ly/8pwb8
Despite the threat of Veto…NH sticks to its guns! Here’s an link to that local article. http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/302606/despite-veto-threat-gun-bills-passed?CSAuthResp=1326046509%3Availd9mus17345v7k05nm6naf2%3ACSUserId%7CCSGroupId%3Aapproved%3A64BC342D9EA1D747B5834BA9E497EEFC&CSUserId=94&CSGroupId=1
Food for thought…
The bad guys conceal and carry already. They aren’t going to register or get permitted, so why should I?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?