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Eliminate Passenger Screening

Years ago, I worked as a private security officer (both armed and unarmed- primarily in healthcare environments). I also used to own a company that sold military and law enforcement equipment to local, state, and federal governments as well as to private individuals and security firms. I have sold tactical equipment to various police departments and SWAT teams, the US Department of Defense, the US Navy, US Army, Drug Enforcement Agency, and others. In fact, I once equipped a 25 man assault team on the USS Port Royal with tactical gear and body armor. So needless to say, I'm very familiar with the worlds of security, military, and law enforcement. I am generally a supporter of law enforcement officers, military personnel, and security officers but let me qualify that support... I support those aforementioned personnel who understand, respect, and cherish the Constitution of the United States. Many of those personnel swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United Stat…

Firearms at School

The mere thought of firearms in educational institutions cause liberals to panic. The anti-gun media and political propaganda of the left would have you believe that firearms and education do not mix, and the mere mention of guns at school would cause wholesale panic. Hence the leftist authoritarian 'zero-tolerance' policies that have led to school students of all ages being suspended or even expelled for pointing their fingers like a pistol, for having plastic guns or squirt guns in their possession, butter knives in their lunch boxes, and God-forbid they profess that their parents own guns. They will be branded as neo-heretics and shunned by the liberal elitists in training, taught to believe their opinions are somehow superior to those of everyone else.
In fact, the idea of firearms being separate from education is a relatively new idea. The first federal law prohibiting firearms in K-12 schools didn't exist until 1990. It wasn't all that long ago that students …

The ROI of Higher Education

If you've read any of my previous blog posts, you already know my opinion of academia and their attempt to brainwash today's college students and convert them into liberal drones who can echo themes of multiculturalism and socialism, but have little to no understanding or appreciation for the real-world- the capitalist world, that makes things work outside of academia. And most certainly do not have an appreciation for the hard-fought freedoms we enjoy as Americans thanks to our Constitution and the sacrifices of generations of American soldiers. But I digress....
The topic of this post is to address the value of a college degree, strictly on the basis of return-on-investment (ROI). I read an article a few years ago that provided mounds of economic data to backup their claim that, essentially for 50% of people going to college, it's a waste of money- from a purely economic standpoint, over the course of their life. Unfortunately I can't find the article, but I will …

Socialism and Health Care

The health care debate continues to rage on as I write this, with President Obama and Speaker Pelosi engaging in every form of arm twisting possible, legal or otherwise, to ensure passage of a sweeping health care bill that will socialize the health care system of the United States, and result in bringing 1/6 of the U.S. economy under federal control. Pelosi has even proposed an unconstitutional procedure to "deem" that a bill has passed, even though it has not, in order to ram this bill through, since she can't do it legally. This is frightening for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, the federal government has absolutely no authority to do this under Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, which is why several states are preparing to file suit against the federal government if this bill passes, and many states are considering laws and even amendments to state constitutions (i.e. Arizona) to essentially prohibit the federal government from imposi…

Airsoft Games 2009

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, I compiled what turned out to be a pretty cool video of some of our Airsoft games in 2009. It's pretty funny that the lyrics of the song I used (Chosen Ones by Dream Evil) "we kill the Dragon" corresponded perfectly to when I shot Dragon from Team WEST. I didn't plan it that way, but the timing was perfect so I left it.