Friday, July 23, 2010
I am so looking foward to DefCon. I spent last night packing up my practice locks, my lockpicks, and some other odds and ends. I will probably be spending every minute, that I am not in a presentation, in the Lockpicking Village.
I hope the 2 or 3 readers, I think I have, will still be here when I get back. Take care.
Monday, July 19, 2010
A little back story. I love my current job, but as part of the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure), the entire headquarters of my agency is moving from downtown D.C. to Quantico VA. Now I live in upper Maryland, about 5 minutes from the PA stateline, and I love where I live. It is a drive each day to D.C., but being that far removed from the city suits me fine, beside living in the country and having my own personal shooting range is great.
Since I am not going to move, or drive 95 miles each way to Quantico, I have been looking for a position that would keep me in D.C. or in Maryland somewhere. So "if" the future job pans out, I will be a little closer than I am now.
The job seems to be an easy one, sitting at a desk, answering trouble calls, and I would travel about 25% of the amount I have traveled for the past 9 years. In my former life as a Marine and the deployments I made, I missed a lot of my oldest daughter, who is almost 16, early years. I do not what to miss that with my younger daughter.
I retweeted a post the other day that sums up how I feel about family and why I want this new job.
"A truly rich man is one whose children run into their arms when their hands are empty"
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
take a 5 day weekend and visit family down in the home state of N.C.
It always puts a smile on my face when a cross the state line out of
Maryland. Because I know that now I am a true citizen and have the
right to self preservation. Driving through Virginia and into N.C.,
with a loaded weapon on my hip, just fills right. It always amazes me
that Virginia and N.C. grants a visitor more rights and personal
freedom, than a "subject" of Maryland.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
From "Another Gun Blog"
- Charles Austin Beard
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Being Armed means you get to influence if who gets a ride. Being unarmed, someone else makes that decision.
Friday, July 2, 2010
A lot has been said about the lack of living Medal of Honor recipeints in the War on Terror. There has been speculation on the DoD and others setting the bar to high. But hopefully this is not the first or the last award of our nations highest honor, for actions during the War on Terror.
SSG Sal Giunta, a paratrooper w/ the 173rd Airborne, is likely to be the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. He earned this by charging a group of Taliban who were trying to make off with a wounded comrade in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. His actions broke the Taliban’s attack and allowed him to regain control of SGT Josh Brennan.
SSG Giunta was a member of Battle Company and the exploits of some of his compatriots in that unit are vividly chronicled in Sebastian Junger’s book “War” and the documentary “Restrepo” (in theaters now) he made with Tim Hetherington.
It has been far too long since we have awarded the Medal of Honor to someone who survived, and SSG Giunta is a wonderful addition to the ranks of those who have earned our country’s highest honor. There are a number of others under consideration for this decoration and hopefully this is a sign that more of these brave warriors will be recognized. We have heard this was approved by the White House and they are only waiting to set a date for the ceremony.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
NOTTINGHAM, N.H. --
If you're a town employee in Nottingham, you can now bring your gun to work.
Town selectmen voted on the new policy last week, but it's still the subject of intense debate.
No other town in Rockingham County allows employees to carry guns at work, but Nottingham town leaders said it's a matter of constitutional rights.
"You don't want the employees to feel like second-class citizens," said Town Manager Charles Brown. "All regular citizens can do that, if permitted, so why shouldn't an employee be able to do that?"
Not knowing his other politics, I would probably vote for Mr. Brown in any election. Any politician who admits to there being a "Second Class" of citizens, probably understands what personal freedom means.
Anyway, the post contains one of the greatest explanations of the entire environmental hippy movement.
In sum total, what you people did was drive someplace where there wasn't a problem, complain about something you don't fully understand, get in the way of people who may actually be performing a function, and then do nothing, en masse, except hope that someone else notices your little snit and makes it all better.I love it.
My god, if there's a more perfect metaphor for the modern progressive movement, I've never seen it.