I feel caught in the Crossfire on this the 326th Episode of the Urban Shooter Podcast. Going to talk about Snowden, Conspiracies, Secrecy, Superman, Suzanne MCComas, her new book, the unofficial ammo Shortage report, and the Ten Myths about Gun control.
Whistleblower, Patriot or Traitor?
One of hottest topics this week has been on the American defense contractor that exposed Top Secret information to the media and fled to Hong Kong. Folks are conflicted on whether he is a patriot, whistleblower or a traitor. No matter what you think of this guy, or the US government what he did was illegal.
Let me explain. In business when you are privy to information before the general public of a product or service you are required to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). What is more prominent than the James Bond type spying is corporate espionage? Folks will “bite your rhymes,” steal your concepts and go to China and duplicate your stuff on the cheap. They’ll sell your eBooks put your digital media property on Bit Torrent and give away your stuff for free just to be cute. It’s not cool.
If you are big company, you take the sucka to court. If you are a small business you just make them persona non grata in your community. You spread the word that they are not welcomed and move on. The offender usually becomes a hater, a troll, and creator of conspiracy theories.
In the US government, especially the intelligence community you sign secrecy agreements. It’s like the NDA. You will be privy to bits of information that is of interest to foreign governments. Intelligence is gained in pieces not chunks. Our system is great but not perfect. America is great but not perfect. In our freedom we give away stuff we shouldn’t. The media and Congress give away so much classified information; hostile governments don’t even need safe crackers, and all the gizmos on a Mission Impossible movie. They just need a physically appealing person, liquor and the Internet. You can follow people and get bits of information. We want to tell everything we know. Well, some of us.
For example, you are a groundskeeper at a government facility. Because you have a clean record, you got a good government job. Because it is in a classified place you get paid more than you would cut for me. Well, because you are a cool guy, folks that work in some sensitive projects talk to you at lunchtime. You hear bits and pieces about something you would never hear about anywhere else. What seems safe is more than the Chinese know about the top-secret project they have been interested in. If you were to go to the press for your ten minutes of fame, are you a whistleblower?
You are about to be visited by the FBI for violating the secrecy agreement. All the real spies in the land are going to try to befriend you to see how much more you know before the FBI snatches you off the street.
If you work in or for the US government as a contractor or a staff employee, be a person of integrity or get another job. Your momentary fame hurts America. It doesn’t expose the wrongful activity of our government. We voted for that horrible Patriot Act. We voted for the inept, corruptible and been in office too long politicians. It’s not whistle blowing. It’s not patriotism. It’s criminal. I know a good spy story is sexy. This ain’t it.
I’d tell you more but I have signed a secrecy agreement.
The Great Ammo Shortage
45% – Holding/hoarding ammo
10%- No Change, still shooting
40%- shooting less, more 22LR, dry firing more, not shooting big bore
5%- reloading their ammo,
E.W. Jackson For Virginia Lt. Governor
My friend, Republican candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, E.W. Jackson, held his first press conference today in Manassas, VA. At the press conference, Jackson responded to criticism and personal attacks on his character.
Jackson, the great grandson of former slaves and Virginia sharecroppers in Orange County, VA, told his life story of how he struggled growing up, rebelled for a short while as a teenager, only to later overcome his difficulties through his religious faith. Jackson later graduated from Harvard Law School, sharing classes with now Chief Justice John Roberts.
During the conference, Jackson highlighted his vision and showed his support for personal liberty by saying, “Virginians do not need a government to tell them what to do or control their lives. They need a government that will do its job to protect their rights without overtaxing, over regulating or invading their privacy.” http://Jacksonforlg.org
Barbara Baird wrote a great article that is in the June/July edition of SHOT Business called “What Women Want” They Want To Be Treated Like Any Other Customers.
Send an email to TopHookerCasting@gmail.com with your name, age, phone number, location, a recent photo (without hat and sunglasses please!) and a brief explanation of why you are America’s next Top Hooker.
Gun Rights Magazine.com
http://gunrightsmagazine.com/gun-free-zone-fails-murder-at-santa-monica-college Rob Morse produces a good piece on gun free zones.
The FN as a funny but good link from Gene Ballay about his father’s day gift. Check that out. And welcome to all the new members.
Superman and World War Z are on the way for the movies. I have been a superman fan since 1963. You know two Jewish high school kids wrote it from Ohio in 1933. Sold to Detective Comics aka DC comics and has gone through some changes and reiterations of the years to what it is today. Superman is American though, through and through. It’s in our culture.
WW Z was a great audio book if you have a long commute. Not sure how the movie translated it but I loved the audio. Not a big fan of Angelina Jolie’s husband, probably because I coveted her but that is a personal problem I had to pray about. I am over her now.
Suzanne McComas has a new book out.
The Un-Named Church Podcast
The Un-Named Church Podcast is doing well. It is growing as I am. I will keep producing this podcast until my money runs out for the hosting and stuff. Check out my Christian ministry site at BlanchardChapel.us. As some of you know, I resigned from the pastorate of the church I had been serving in for seven years in March. I am now serving at St. Matthews Baptist Church in SW DC. I just helping the pastor who just so happens to be my mentor anyway and playing my guitar with the choirs. It’s working out well. Not sure what the Lord has in store for me but it’s going to be for the best whatever it is.
Happy Fathers Day fellas!
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He produces the Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs, motivates, inspires and writes for the Blanchard Media Group. http://twitter.com/kennblanchard, email@example.com
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