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Episode-1963- A LEOs Perspective on Contacts with Law Enforcement

Andrew is a 55 year old graduate of the University of Illinois B.A. Political Science/Economics/Criminolgy.

He also served in the  United States Army, Infantry (MOS 11B1P) but ended up in S2.  He did three years active duty, then five years in the GaANG on the pistol team, and armorer for a Personnel Services Company.

He then dedicated himself to 27 years law enforcement with a wide degree of experience including patrol/drug investigations/supervision/management in a major metro-Atlanta LE agency with +/- 1000 employees and a service population of 700,000.

He is the third generation of LEO in his family and the fourth generation was sworn in two years ago.  He joins us today with a LEOs perspective on dealing with law enforcement contacts and on LEOs that both keep and break their oaths.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • Why people become police officers, and why some make it a career
  • The culture of police officers
  • Police officers and the Constitution
  • How to interact with police officers when
    • “Stopped” perhaps as a suspect of a minor crime
    • As a witness to an incident
    • During a disaster, natural or man made
    • When armed with a firearm
  •  Marijuana why you can be for legalization even if you think it is bad
  • How to be respectful, yet not be grovelling and roll over for the cop
  • Individual officers vs. law enforcement administration
  • Race and law enforcement
  • Effective relationships between law enforcement and people to make better communities
  • Modern Survivalism and LE and how there are many intersections of principles

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Episode-1088- Patrick Barron from DefiningTheMachine.com

The Machine is Why Nothing Changes

The Machine is Why Nothing Changes

Pat Barron is a former Independent candidate for congress in 2010,with over 25 years of experience working within both public and private mental health settings.

Currently, Pat works for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Pat’s experience as a trained clinician, has helped to not only treat the symptoms of a problem, but to identify/understand the complex causes of the problem, and then find the straightest path to both stability and success.

In the 2010 congressional election Pat Barron was an Independent candidate in the 3rd district against incumbent James McGovern and Republican Marty Lamb. Pat ran as a true outsider to Washington D.C. and political partisanship.

Pat believes reform in Washington DC is the only solution to all our issues ranging from healthcare to infrastructure, to national defense. The current climate of partisanship, gridlock, national debt and congressional approval ratings in the teens substantiate this belief.

Since the last election Pat Barron has been hard at work researching and developing a seminar he is now offering called “Defining the Machine”

 Join Pat and I Today as We Discuss…

  • Partisanship and political gridlock, why it occurs and how this influences policy and fund-raising
  • The history of congressional committee term limits and does this help
  • The Bipartisan Congressional Reform Act of 2002
  • The RNC, DNC, what and where is K Street and why this matters
  • The difference between PACs, leadership PACs, and Super PACs
  • Control by the political parties through the Party Dues System.
  • Where your money goes when you donate to a candidate
  • Why change can’t happen with the current system
  • The fact that there is a published price list for committee seats
  • A new congressman’s first job is basically the same as a 9 dollar and hour telemarketers
  • Sponsorships and Co-sponsorships of bills are for sale on the House Floor
  • Congressman can legally bribe each other in their own office based on a law they passed
  • The only solution to this is education

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Episode-530- Myth Busting Day on TSP

I was looking for a new fresh topic and one sort of landed in my lap, a friend trotted out the old, “if you ask a cop if he is a cop, he has to tell the truth” line in a recent conversation and it led me to put this show together.  Join me today as we discuss a variety of myths on everything from law enforcement to money and point out where they can get you into trouble or worse.  I think that nothing is more powerful than knowledge but nothing is more dangerous that a false belief that you have enough faith in to base your choices on it.

Join me today as we tackle myths like…

  • Law enforcement myths
    • Asking are you a cop will require a cop to tell you the truth
    • Threatening to “call your lawyer” will keep a cop at bay
    • Officers must read you your rights when you are arrested
    • Not telling police what you know is “obstruction of justice”
    • You get one phone call from jail
  • Money and Debt Myths
    • Inflation always punishes savers
    • The government is who creates our money
    • There isn’t enough gold to allow a return to the gold standard
    • If you are not happy with a mortgage you just “give the house back”
  • Gun Myths
    • The best way to increase range is increase velocity
    • People shot with big guns are “blown backwards”
    • Carrying a gun makes you 100% safe
    • If a sign says you can’t bring your gun into anywhere you legally can’t
    • “Military” guns, “Assault rifles”, are more powerful than “civilian sporting guns”
    • A gun is only a “weapon” when used as such
  • Survival and TEOTWAWKI Myths
    • The best place to “survive” during TEOTWAWKI is in the wilderness
    • TEOTWAWKI will be easy for the prepared, hell it might be fun
    • As long as you have enough ammo and food you will be okay
    • If you have a gun and know how to use it you can just take what you need from others
    • The biggest threat we face is  _____________.

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Episode-479- Listener Feedback 7-21-10

So since I was out in the field on Monday I figured we would do a listener call in show for today, I have some great questions, please understand if you have asked a question or even a few questions and have not had it answered on the air that my volume of email at this point is barring on the insane.   On any given day 200-300 emails that are either questions, show comment materiel or references to relevant articles are sent in to me, that ammounts to 1400-2100 a week.  I can’t get to everyone but I work hard to get a good snapshot into each show like this.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Fun with the Border Patrol and Park Rangers at Big Bend (apparently camo on a manikin is “highly suspicious but not illegal”)
  • Here is an idea a GMO “super mosquito”  but at least it won’t carry malaria
  • The Colony Season Two will begin soon but what is the deal with their invasive facebook application?
  • Is investing in a 401k, 403b, IRA, etc . a good idea right now – this isn’t a yes or no question
  • Can a state legally nullify a federal law, under what circumstances, etc.
  • What can you trade a paperclip for, how about a house
  • Is prepping an enjoyable activity, I think so what about you
  • You can get your investment principle out of a ROTH investment penalty free, I was wrong on this one
  • When making jerky what are you looking for in a cut of meat

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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