FO: Battletracking The Inauguration

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Sam Culper sends:

Starting on Thursday and running indefinitely through the weekend, Samuel Culper and volunteers will be meeting in Austin, TX to battle track the protests/riots during the Inauguration ceremony.

‘Battle Tracking’ is an important skill that allows us to map events in real-time so that we understand the local security picture. We use this map data and other developed intelligence to make better decisions about our security, and we also use this intelligence to drive operations. Without knowing how to implement these intelligence gathering concepts, you are at a severe disadvantage.

Picking up where we left off with the Ferguson riots and the 2016 GOP Convention protests, Forward Observer will again drive a real-time, real-world exercise so that students can get a better understanding of intelligence gathering and analysis. These are skills that we’re going to need to increase our survivability and to drive operations, and there’s no…

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Former Ringmaster’s Take on Circus Closure

Exposing Modern Mugwumps

by Rev. Austin Miles

(Before becoming a minister, this columnist in younger years worked as a circus ringmaster for major shows throughout the U.S. and Canada, bringing extra insight to this breaking story)

The Ringling Brothers Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth, will be no more after May 1, 2017. It is closing for good. Like everything else, it has had its day. The surprise announcement was made to heartbroken performers this past Saturday, January 14th, after a performance in Orlando.

This came as a shock since only a couple of days before, they grandly announced they would have the first female ringmaster in the 146 year history of that circus.  She was counting on a full career. She was in rehearsals to take that spot. So there was no clue of the almost immediate announcement.The season for the grandeur we all looked forward to is sadly coming to a close.

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