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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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
Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.
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”
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
Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air
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
Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.