Tuesday, February 23, 2016

9th NC PATCON June 1 - June 6th 2016



Event will follow schedule of PATCONS before and will be updated as events/speakers/classes/sponsors/raffle items are added. (See below)


8th NC PATCON September 30 - October 5th 2015 




Southern Manners Are Expected From all.  As my mother would say, if you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything at all.  Thank you. :)

 Under 7, free

7-12, $14

13 and up, $25

Includes world famous East Carolina *Pig Pickin' on Saturday!   

*Chopped pork, Southern fried chicken, black eyed peas, string beans, baked beans, rolls, tea, water and banana pudding.

If you are planning to attend the June PATCON,  please remit your fees ASAP, but NLT 20 May.  Please send check to Cape Carteret address below.  I do not deposit checks until the week before and I would appreciate all remit funds now.  Thank you.

Brock Townsend
319 Holly Lane
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

The funds will be used for seating, tables, porta potties, Eastern North Carolina Barbecue with all the trimmings, equipment and tent. We would like to encourage company sponsors to donate money for this event. Any company donating $50 or more will be listed as a sponsor on the website and at the PATCON.

 Camping available Wednesday - Sunday.

No animals, please, as my Peacock is more than sufficient to annoy all but us.:)

The PATCON will be held at
*94 Roberson School Rd

Tarboro, NC 27886 

*Use the front entrance for those camping. As you cross the second set of cattle guards, camp to the right in the area with fruit trees alongside the fence and a fire pit in the middle.  For those not camping,  come in the side entrance by the graveyard and parking will be in the area of the two tobacco barns.



 Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum

 Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum Radio Podcast Artwork Image

CADD Graphics  


Saturday's Schedule

Meet and Greet Until 11:00

 Michael Downing: Welcome and Introduction 11:00 to 11:15


Tom Green of the Alamance County Rangers: A map and compass training seminar. Includes Instructional  kit,compasses, maptools and quad topo maps. 50 kits of "make your own pace count beads" in zip lock bags for give-aways  and setup along the front fence line a measured 100 foot line to check pace sizes for everybody. 11:15 to 12.00  

Cousin John Blessing 12:00   

Pig Pickin': 12:00 to 1:00


Zello and Community Protection Teams by Ron Newman: 1:00 to 2:00


Via Peter White:

Former Combat Engineer: Barbed Wire Obstacle Emplacement 2:00 to 2:45 

Former Combat Engineer: The Making Of Improvised Spears 2:45 to 3:15

Questions: 3:15 to 3:30


Round Table hosted by Peter White starting at 3:30


Saturday's Raffle


Uniden BCD436HP HomePatrol Series Digital Handheld Scanner

  • Favorites List, System, Department/Site Quick Keys and temporary avoid
  • Enhanced dynamic memory with narrowband reception and location-based scanning
  • Preemptive trunking priority and multi-site system support
  • S.A.M.E weather alert with USA/Canada radio database and fire tone-out alert
  • Close Call RF capture with 4GB of memory. Please refer User Manual before use.

Donated By Peter of WRSA 


Ruger 10-22 TACSTAR 22LR BL/SYN 

 Winner can have the NC PATCON Logo as above (CADD Graphics) engraved on the condition that the rifle will not be sold.

Donated by Dixieland



 North American Hunt Club Rifle Case

Donated by Cousin John Pippin 


Bernie Sanders Supporter on Judge Judy

Via Billy

Senate: No vote on Supreme Court nominee this year

Via Billy
The Senate’s GOP leadership said Tuesday there will be no hearings or votes for a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia this year.

The announcement came following a closed-door meeting in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell’s office with key leaders, including those on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Presidents have a right to nominate just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent,” McConnell said. “In this case, the Senate will withhold it.”

Trump: As president, I would prosecute Clinton

Via Billy

Donald Trump said Monday night that he believes Hillary Clinton will likely get away with her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but said that as president, it's only fair that he'd look to prosecute Clinton.

Fox News' Sean Hannity asked Trump in front of a live Nevada audience if his attorney general would go after Clinton should an investigation find she broke the law while serving in the Obama administration.

"You have no choice," Trump replied. "In fairness, you have to look into that."

Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

 Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary.

Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded the Trump vote.

Why this sudden interest in arithmetic?

If the field can be winnowed, we were told, if Carson and Kasich can be persuaded to follow Bush and get out, if Cruz can be sidelined, if we can get a one-on-one Rubio-Trump race, Trump can be stopped.

Behind the thought is the wish. Behind the wish is the hope, the prayer that all the non-Trump voters are anti-Trump voters.

But is this true? Or are the media deluding themselves?

Watching these anchors, commentators, consultants and pundits called to mind the Cleveland Governors Conference of 1964.

Former Gitmo Detainee Arrested on Terror Charges As Obama Announces Closure of Gitmo

Via Billy

Barack Obama announced Tuesday his plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

Obama told Yahoo in December that “only a handful” of Gitmo detainees has returned to a life of terrorism.

The actual number is closer to 196… So he was only off by 191.

According to Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, 117 former detainees are confirmed of returning to terror. 79 more detainees are suspected of returning to the fight.

Obama Administration Lifts Entry Ban on More Diseases

Via sauced07

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama announces his appointment of former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Tom Donilon to the the newly-created Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity in the Oval Office at the White House February 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Having previously served as Obama's National Security Advisor, Donilon with chair the commission and Palmisano will be his deputy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“This change in policy illustrates, once again, that increased immigration is the main goal of the Obama administration, no matter the costs,” he said in a statement. “

More @ Breitbart

TRUMP To Skip FOX GOP Candidate’s Town Hall with Megyn Kelly on Wednesday

Via Billy

trump megyn kelly

Trump to Skip Another FOX News Candidates Forum!

Fox News announced their next GOP event today, a town hall style event hosted by Megyn Kelly.

Four GOP Candidates will attend — BUT NOT DONALD TRUMP
The two-hour voter summit taking place in Houston, The Kelly File: Face to Face With Candidates, will feature the four additional remaining Republican candidates, according to Fox News. Those men are Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich, who will join the event via remote. Audience members will pose questions to the candidates who will be onstage one at a time, according to the network.
Trump originally said he would attend the event but his campaign announced on Monday he was busy.

There is no shortage of STEM workers

Via Mike

I first met Sen. Marco Rubio at a Republican fundraiser in 2014 where he was the featured speaker.
“Hi, my name is Mark Thies”, I said. “I’m an Engineering Professor at Clemson.”

“Engineers!”, he said. “Boy, we sure need a lot more of them, don’t we!”

I shook my head in wonder at his comment. Indeed, if you get your news from the mainstream media you might think there’s a big shortage of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The truth, however, is quite different. For example, Clemson’s engineering enrollment has reached almost 5,300 students – an 80 percent increase since 2008! In my 30 years of teaching, I’ve never seen classes so large – and so many bright students! Equally compelling data are stagnant STEM wages, with increases averaging a tiny 0.4 percent per year from 2000-2012 (cis.org/no-stem-shortage). In 2013, PBS ran a story called "The Bogus High-Tech Worker Shortage: How Guest Workers Lower US Wages".  And last week in his blog, Professor Norm Matloff at University of California-Davis pointed out that computer science starting salaries went up a microscopic 0.06 percent last year.

More @ Greenville