Allow Firearms at Republican National Convention! Says The Petition signed By 20,000 People!

As many as 20,000 people are of the opinion that at the Republican National Convention, attendees should be allowed to carry open firearms. The Republican National Convention is said to be held in the month of July in Cleveland.The petition which only required 5000 signs, was posted on on Monday. This petition was initiated by the Americans for Responsible open Carry, which is a group who is in favor of the rights of the citizens to carry guns.Even though only 5000 signs were required, people have given an overwhelming response and as of now 20000 people have signed the petition. The Quicken Loans Arena where this Convention will be held comes under the Gun Free zones.

According to the petitioners, this Convention will be the soft target for any terrorist group wanting to make a big statement. In the view of latest terrorist attacks, such conventions are the perfect place of attack where many dignitaries are gathered at one place. Making it further easy for such destructive elements, this convention is in an area where no firearms are allowed. This will make the attendees very vulnerable to any such attacks. In thecase of any attacks, they will not be able to protect themselves. This can result in a very serious situation.

The group of Americans for Responsible Open Carry have some more demands which they want to be fulfilled. In addition to the permission to carry firearms in the convention area, the group wants the ban in Ohio on guns in apublic area to be condemned. Their next demand is that the Governor John Kasich should override the Ohio law regarding the gun free zones by suing his executive power.According to toe the petition, if these demands are not met, then the Republican National Convention should be held at a different venue where the attendees will be able to carry their guns.

The petition says that as per the National Rifle Association, such gun free zone make it easy for the terrorist to plan and execute their attack as they are aware of the fact that they will not face any counter attacks from people in such gun free zone. They can get maximum damage at such places at minimum risk to their own members. The petitioners also suggest that such gun free zones are against the Second Amendment.

According to the petitioners, carrying guns for protection of themselves and their family is their God given rights and when a gun free zone was selected as the venue of the convention, the organizers have put all the people’s lives in danger as they will not be able to protect themselves in any terrorist attack. The existence of any such petition was not known to the Ohio Republican Party and the party is not involved in the arrangements regarding the convention.However, the arrangement of the security and safety of the attendees of the convention is being handled by the state and federal authorities and the Secret Service. Let us see how the scenario develops in next few days.…

The Role of Professional Overseas Defense Contractors

Defense contractors or military overseas contractors who work overseas on behalf of the federal government are there primarily to provide work in civilian areas, and do not generally provide direct support for any operations of a military nature. This is because that if they did provide direct support they could be deemed to be legitimate targets of attacks by an enemy military under the Geneva Convention of 1949.

Over the past decade, defense contracting has exploded in scope, as just in the past year alone over $316 billion has been allocated by the US Department of Defense for contracts in this area.

Another factor is that defense contracting has taken on a much larger role in an on-the-ground presence in the various involvement of America in the conflicts in the Middle East.

The first Gulf War in 1991 there was roughly a 50 to 1 ratio of soldiers in uniform to contractors. During the first four years of the war in Iraq, the number of contractors hired was an estimated 190,000, which was way more than the total presence of the American military. In Afghanistan, the ratio of contractors to the military is about 1 to 1 with about 100,000 present in that country.

Working as a defense contract worker can be a challenging, but rewarding career, as there are certainly issues we don’t encounter stateside, but the pay is obviously higher too.

Of course, assignments can vary and they are not all in war zones, or even near war zones. Assignments also can occur in parts of the world where there have been natural disasters, and major rebuilding needs to be undertaken. Workers must be prepared to live and work in areas where the comforts of home may be non-existent.

There is a large contingent of workers who work in Antarctica as they provide support in all aspects of the maintenance of weather stations, maintenance of airfields, ice and snow removal, and the providing of services required to run an infrastructure in one of the most unforgiving sections of the world.

Normal jobs are needed such as cooks, forklift drivers, electricians, plumbers and all manner of workers that any society needs to function and maintain itself.

Offshore oil and gas contractors also live and work in a harsh environment, as they may encounter environments nearly as bad as Antarctica, but over the water as well. The pay in these areas is very good, as one would expect, and it is a way for an individual to earn a lot of money in a very short period of time. However, the jobs can be very difficult and it takes special qualities in order to be able to do the job maintain it.

Construction workers are required everywhere, and especially for projects that involve US installations such as US consulates, military installations and so forth. There is always some sort of construction going on in nearly every part of the world where laborers working for defense contractors take part. If you are a defense contractor and need legal representation, there are many DBA experts available, such as Matthew T Singer, Defense Base Act Attorney.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Europe

In 2015 more than a million refugees and migrant people crossed the borders of Europe and Europe was really not prepared for it. It has created a classic case of talking a good game, but really not being prepared to cope with the difficulties that have been the result of this mass migration.

Yes, the people are largely displaced, honest and hurting by virtue of what is going on in Syria. If your home, your city and your entire existence is totally destroyed by war, you will do anything you can to survive.

Plus the fact that there is no easy way for any society to adequately come up with easy solutions to a crisis of the magnitude that has been occurring. Arrangements have to be made for housing, food, medical help and all of the other logistic needs that such a large group requires.

The real threat is the possibility of terrorists being among the group as there is photographic documentation of ISIS leaders being among some of the groups of people coming in. What does that fact foretell for the future of any area with such a crisis that is ongoing?syria-refugees

Most of the people came by water on the sea, but many also were able to come into Europe by land, mainly through Turkey and Albania. It is one thing to help people and reach out to them, but it complicates matters when incidents like the shootings in the Paris nightclub occur and other terrorist actions loom as possibilities.

Countries have borders for a reason, and it is not just to punish others who may or may not be as fortunate as you. To level down the more successful countries in a way so as to make everyone more equal is not the answer.

There have always been inept leadership in countries throughout history that have caused populations to suffer, but to blindly accept the theory that if you live in a successful country, you should decrease your success and immediately accommodate everyone else, regardless of their abilities or intentions.

From a practical standpoint, that just doesn’t work because in the end you wind up with not just one impoverished country, but two when the invaded country runs out of resources because of the unplanned “peaceful” invasion.


While it is so that these huge populations of migrating people are desperate, countries should not be expected to blindly take in mass populations without having the opportunity to prepare for the onslaught.

It is also interesting to note that Arab countries such as Saudia Arabia, which has the means and the capital to be of great assistance in this matter, staunchly refuses to have anything to do with helping any of these people.

Of course, Europe is much closer to the problem, so they get the first stop of desperate populations seeking refuge. But in this modern age of travel, transporting people is not the problem.

What make the issue especially sad is that the entire problem is politically driven and should not have happened in the first place.…

A Glimpse At 2016 US elections

2016electionWith fall approaching and election season heating up, it is becoming clear that people are choosing sides. There are a lot of things going on that indicate we may be in for a shift in the political landscape. The lines in the sand have been drawn, and after two historic terms, Barack Obama will leave office and voters will name another president. You should understand a few points about what is currently going on in the political landscape, so that you understand more about what to expect from the 2016 US elections overall.

The Republican Field

One thing for sure is that Donald Trump has been the most polarizing figure of the entire US presidential election landscape. His outspoken ways have garnered him plenty of criticism and praise alike. Those who criticize Trump see him as a substance-less candidate who is only ruffling feathers. He has made disparaging remarks about certain minority groups and has posed controversial ideas, such as building a wall to keep Mexicans out and to forbid Muslims from traveling in and out of the country. There have been a number of moments in recent weeks that Trump rallies have been scrutinized, due to them being canceled after being overtaken by protesters, certain individuals have been removed and Trump has made remarks that created headlines. When it is all said and done, Trump will be the most standout candidate in terms of notoriety and controversy, whether he ends up winning or not.

By the looks of polls and primaries, Trump will receive the Republican nomination, as other top candidates, such as Ben Carson, have already dropped out of the race, Carson in particularly, dropped out and yielded support to Trump. With Trump clearly leading the pack, it remains to be seen who he will square off against in the general election.

The Democratic Field

After the Democratic field has shaken out, it appears that  there are two candidates left duking it out — Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton has the backing of many years in the limelight of the political scene, and a near successful run for president prior to Obama taking office. Sanders has been a long time politician and activist, but has re-energized a segment of the voter base who believe he could be the change that the country needs on the political scene.

As you can see, whether you are voting Republican or Democrat, there are a lot of storylines that you can follow in order to see where you fit in, in terms of the political process. The primaries will run into the summer time, at which point the general election will begin in earnest and then heat up going into the fall. Take advantage of these points and use them in order to be sure that you are able to do your due diligence and learn more about how you should vote, depending on what you believe in from a political standpoint.…