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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #12

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and best wishes to you through this weeks ending. Hope you had a safe and blessed Independence Day with family and/or loved ones. For those of you reading this weeks newsletter, thanks for your time. Grab your choice of beverages and a snack. Our goal is to offer topics and information to readers who are at different levels of Preparedness stages. Remember, know the world but focus on your local community.

Sooooo, lets get this weeks edition rolling forward.

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In House Laundry -Just a few items to share here.

Thanks to everyone for helping transition from the email letter format to the website format.

Keep up the email traffic and communications. I will get back to you within 72 hours max. I normally read the email daily but sometimes I like to think about questions asked before responding.

If you come across good topics of interest and want to share with others, please send them to me and I will share with others, giving you credit of course.

Okay, lets move ahead....


Thoughts for the Week - It seems the weeks are moving faster and faster. It seems every time I look up from my computer another week...month... has passed. So much to do, it seems.

This week has been a complete blur. We had some commitments this week away from Alabama so we took the week off. The first phase of our time off took us to Southern WV to attend our class reunion. Ms. Lucy coordinated with some long time friends to lodge at their home on Friday and Saturday evenings and drive back and forth to the reunion, which was about one hour each direction. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with our friends. I am always a sucker for conversations on Preparedness and all aspects of it. I learned that the husband is a true Patriot and defender of the red, white, and blue. Now if I can just get him to write a few articles on tactics and close quarter self defense. Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter my Patriot brother. A big thank you to you and your Mrs. for your kindness to us. We appreciate it.

The reunion was awesome. I'm not one for crowds so I mainly went to support Ms. Lucy. The reunion was celebrating our high schools 50th birthday. So, every class for 50 years was invited. We grew up in a small farming town of maybe 5,000 to 7,500 people. Our high school was one of two high schools in the county so roughly seven communities attended our school. It has been 40 years since we had been around many of the attendees. Isn't it funny how you can pick up right where it ended 40 years ago? We loved driving around and seeing the homes we grew up in and the beautiful rolling hills and farm fields. The place we grew up in remained beautiful as did all the people we could spend time talking with. True friends for life. The weekend event culminated with a concert performed by country singer and a Patriot himself, Trace Adkins.

On our way out of WV/VA on Sunday we had the opportunity to meet up with our younger daughter and pick up our 10 year old granddaughter and 1 year old grandson for the week. So, after a dinner together we loaded up and landed at our TN home by the Smokey Mountains. It has been a pleasure having these young minds and hearts with us this week. These are the days Ms. Lucy lives for... spending quality time with the grandbabies.

I had the opportunity to drive up on the mountain to spend the day with Festus on Tuesday. A big thanks to Ms. Lucy for freeing me up. Ms. Festus had made some really exciting treats from their freshly picked blueberries. Good stuff. I have to say, after 12 hours together, my brain was exhausted when I left driving off the Cumberland Plateau headed east to my home about 95 miles away. Our time together is non-stop brain drilling and cross checking thoughts and perceptions of information we are researching and taking in to consideration. I'm not sure if topic went undiscussed during the time shared. Let's see, blueberries and way to use them, threats, snakes, dogs, scripture, bugging in and out, types of generators, fake news, books we've read and books to read, search engines, weapons, ammo, building teams, communications... We also discussed at length the process to build some mid level and advanced level community preparedness training courses. We don't get the face to face extended time to chat at length like this so we took advantage of it.

After several hours of chat, Festus and I met with two other Patriot brothers for another four hours of non stop chat on a variety of topics. I don't know about you, but these types of opportunities are the best and you don't want them to end. We had great discussions on building teams, skill sets of the teams, high value skills and possible threats to the individuals with particular high demand skill sets, We also discussed the importance of training and reading. I hope we can do this again soon. Thanks for the honor to break bread with you fine Patriots.

Festus, thanks for taking the day off from your job to share together catching up and cross checking our thoughts. Thanks for your research and efforts as well. You are appreciated my brother .

One of our Patriot brothers shared he just completed reading "The Unthinkable" by Amanda Bradley which I referenced in Hope For Survival and also sent out a link to a recent FEMA podcast of her speaking. My undergrad is in Psychology and I was very interested and impressed with the description of what was learned from the book. You are very perceptive, sir. You are on target and now realize the importance in understanding the brain is the most important tool in your tool box. As the famous Chinese General and Philosopher, Sun Tzu once said, "know yourself and you will win all battles". Keep on charging my Patriot other, You and your family are doing great things.

On Independence Day eve I was out about 10 pm driving to our community grocery store and when I was crossing the lake I could see lightening filling the sky with bright flashes which lit up the lake below the bridge. It was quiet a spectacular thing to see. Especially being the eve of Independence Day.

Ms. Lucy and I had two Patriot families over to grill some burgers and hot dogs before watching some neighborhood fireworks. I always enjoy talking with like minded people. One of the Patriot families retired and escaped from California not long ago. It was interesting to hear what life was like as a Christian conservative. Amazing stories. Why anyone would stay and pay the taxes paid in Cali is beyond me. A big thanks my Patriot brothers and friends for sharing your evening with us.

We have several Patriot brothers and sisters going through some tough times and challenges right now . Please lift them up in prayer if you would be so kind. Several illnesses and the death of a coworker are impacting our Patriots. Keep the faith my brothers and sisters.

What else is on my mind this week.

Last evening, the 4th of July celebration was booming and flashing around us while thunder and lightening competed for attention. Ms. Lucy and two of our grandkids, and our visiting friends, oohed and aahed through the pops and flashes. In the background behind me I could hear deep rumbles through the trees up in the mountains. It reminded me of my time in Bosnia and Kosovo and how at night I would stand in the dark on the tarmac waiting to fly out. You realized some place close by innocent people would die.

I look at my young grand kids and it concerns me to no end what is ahead of them. They are totally innocent to the world around them. They played no role in creating this mess or the debt that will be handed to them in time. If not taught differently at home, they will only know what is taught in the public school system. They will become part of this system that is destroying their minds and innocence. They will not know the God and country taught to us years ago. They will

not know the wars fought by their forefathers to grant the freedoms that allowed this craziness to take root. Imagine a day when it will be a crime to educate your grandkids on the truth. Will their come a day in my life where the rumbling I remember from Bosnia and Kosovo is here in the hills near by?

I ask again, is this the Patriots last stand? What Say You ...

Independence Day Quiz by Jason Stevens - Test your knowledge.

Just Saying of the Week - Amelia Clarke - Dailey Mail - - Putin attacks Western views on gay rights and multiculturalism and says immigrants are free to 'kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights are protected' Do I need to say more? Self-destructive behavior is bad enough but when their anchor starts sinking the Patriot ship, will we allow it to sink or save the ship? In the same paper and a different article the Dalai Lama warns that the whole of Europe could become 'Muslim or African' if migrants are not returned to their home countries. What is so hard to understand? Just sayin...

Quote of the Week - From Dan Crenshaw - The Burning Platform - "When you say #cancelstudentdebt, you’re saying a minority of people who had the advantage of obtaining a degree should have their debt paid off by hardworking taxpayers, 2/3 of whom don’t have degrees themselves, or already paid their own student debt off".

Funny of the Week - From - John - Wilder, Wealthy and Wise - - Speech you don’t agree with is violence. I’m triggered! Violence you agree with is free speech. Punch a fascist! I wonder if the author was in Oregon when writing these thoughts.

Website of the Week - - This week's selection for website of the week is Mr. Glen Tate's site. Some of you may or may not recognize the name. Glen is the author of the outstanding fiction series titled "299 Days" and the eleven book series is one of the best I have read from a post-apocalyptic approach. Glen's site also offers a lot of good stuff to listen and get further educated on topics in the world of preparedness. Enjoy. BTW, Glen is located on the left coast so it is pretty cool to hear a like minded Patriot coming from across America.