The Reality of Economic Collapse

Are there Implications for America in the Economic Collapse of Greece?

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing…”Elmer t. Peterson - Economic Collapse

~ Elmer T. Peterson

 

With the Greek financial debacle starting to unwind, we will see yet another nation forced to make some very tough choices about which promises they will fail to honor. Whether it is default to the International Monetary Fund, the slashing of the pensions of government retirees, or running the printing press until the currency is valueless on the international stage, these are not simple complications with clean answers. Regardless of how they choose to deal with the issues associated … Read more »

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Memorial Day

Memorial day is America’s day to remember those who perished in the wars in which America has engaged. Three years after the civil war, a war in which 498,332 Americans died, General John A. Logan (Ret.), was serving as the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic when he made the following proclamation:

John A Logan“The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.”

 The Grand Army of the Republic was founded in 1866 as a veterans organization primarily … Read more »

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Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Obama ISIS Strategy - Aegis Academy

 

Barak Obama laid out his strategy for dealing with ISIS on Wednesday, and it was a massive improvement from the “ignore it and hope it goes away” strategy we have been using. “Don’t do Stupid Stuff” is not a strategy. What he made was the clearest statement on foreign policy we have heard from this administration to date. He appeared confident and energetic and for the first time I can remember, did not blame the past administration for the problem. Most importantly it was not about what he and America would NOT do. What he said that struck me as accurate is that “ISIS is unacceptable to America and the rest of the world.”

He said that America would lead a coalition to destroy ISIS. He threw in a fair amount of Syrian, Iraqi and Muslim support rhetoric to appear that a coalition of Muslim states was being established. … Read more »

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Failing to plan is planning to fail!

Knowing what you can do is more then half the battle…

Failing-to-planThe belief that owning a gun makes you safe is as absurd as believing that purchasing a scalpel makes you a surgeon. In both cases, the blind act of owning these items alone without proper training, mindset, and planning for the item’s use actually makes you less safe.

So why would a large segment of the population fall prey to this belief? It could be images portrayed in the movies and on TV where even a novice shooter can run, jump, and flip while effectively putting rounds on target. It could be the hyper-enticing photos and images in popular gun magazines. Or, it could be well intended, but erroneous, advice passed from untrained friends, family, or gun-store sales clerks. These are first among many reasons that Aegis Academy emphasizes training and mindset (planning) over weapon selection as the most … Read more »

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