Friday, May 16, 2014
SatCom & a mini-rant
Paul L. (Paul - not going to publish your surname unless you specifically ask me to do so ;) sent this link regarding Satellite Comms. As part of a complete suite, I hope Patriots are working this into their quiver.
Yes, I know this stuff is expensive. To my Organized Militia allies - I know you hate fundraising as much (probably even more, if that's possible) as do I. But please, please consider going to your community and remind them how much you do as quiet professionals, and that you need support. Touch base with your churches, your VFW - you know who is friendly to your mission. The fact is simple - most of your units are under-resourced and under-funded. Yet when it is time for you to deploy, there is never a limit put on you by your neighbors as to what they expect you to accomplish.
Dammit - ladders to reach the second-story of a home cost money. Gasoline in the fuel tanks of your vehicles costs money. Stanley FUBAR entry tools cost money and may be the difference between saving that granny or her burning to death. There is NO SHAME in asking your community for support. I get it - I HATE asking for money. But without money - or donated items - we will face the same perils George Washington faced. I f'n refuse to fight in winter without shoes - unless I have to give mine to one of the men at my shoulder. Let's avoid that paradigm. Bake sales. Get a permit for town square and hold a Search & Rescue demonstration. If you are on good terms with your Sheriff, get him to give a speech. Pass 2 things to the crowd: 1) An entry form to win a widget. Make sure the entry form has an email address on it so you can email your community later. 2) Pass the collection hat.
Ok, I'll stop harping. If you Militia Units need help raising money for your units, email me and we'll work together to put something together. I find having to ask people for financial help to be repugnant. But I also know my history - General Washington and his troops were permitted to shiver and starve, while being expected to fight for the Liberty of those who were letting them shiver and starve!
If the repugnant must be done, I can't do it for you, but by damn, I'll do it with you.
Here's the link to the SatCom gear graciously recommended for consideration by Paul.
**Note** Paul - I have read your email, please don't think I'm ignoring you. I simply am swamped in email. I promise I'll get to you, eventually. Thank you for your support.
Posted by K at 11:28 AM