Daniel Patrick Alston - United States Citizen Soldier
10 OCT 2013 - update
I wrote this soon after the election of Obama for his first term in 2008. I felt that his actions would speak for themselves and the idiocy of socialism and big government would become evident and the people of America would wake up. I also thought things would happen sooner than they are.
As time went on it became obvious to me that the majority of the people weren't waking up. The decades of propaganda and drugging was winning. The schools were turning out citizens who didn't understand how their government was supposed to work and they had been converted to believing that big government providing everything for it's citizens was the American way.
When Obama was reelected that was my breaking point. It didn't matter if the votes were manipulated, the majority of Americans wouldn't stand up to stop the rush to socialism. The federal government was a joke. They were guilty of crimes that would have gotten previous members impeached or jailed and they just distracted the Americans with politically correct diversions about race, gender preference, abortion and any other divisive issues they could make up. Their complicit main stream media partners would publish about those issues to distract the public back to their sports and reality shows. Then we appointed the criminals who caused the problem to create some new rules to solve the problem. And America snored thru it.
I also came to the realization that they would be able to maintain the charade for years longer than I at first believed. It wouldn't surprise me to see it drag out for decades. It eventually has to come apart because we can't possibly ever pay back what we owe. When we loose the reserve currency status it will come down quickly. In 2008 that was not happening but now it is happening all over the world with no fanfare or reporting on its significance.
The currency and travel restrictions are slowly increasing but you can still move your wealth and people around fairly freely but it will all be recorded somewhere with the federal government. You need to develop a plan for the future that deals with what is realistically going to happen not what the government news network is telling you will happen.
I sold my private practice in 2011 and took Command of the 143rd Dental Company (AS) FWD in Kuwait. I spent the next 2 years in the desert with the Army drawing a federal paycheck and I started receiving Social Security while I was there also. I decided I would take myself out of the private sector which I felt was going to be targeted by the feds and get some of my tax money back. I used the tax free status of combat zone service to pay off all my loans and earn a 20 year retirement. I had to spend 2 years away from my family but I would never have been able to become debt free in two years if I had to pay taxes on everything I earned.
I only give this illustration to show you that you have to think outside the box with the current economic situation. I have always been an entrepreneur working in the private sector so moving to the public sector was not in my game plan. With Obamas reelection I went back to the drawing board and took advantage of an option that presented itself.
1 JAN 2009 Original post
I am a dentist by profession. I have a private cosmetic practice in Ogden Utah. I was born in Oakland California in 1946 at the leading edge of the baby boomers.
I am the oldest of 8 children and moved around a lot as a child. I spent much of my youth in Fairbanks Alaska. I went to high school in Sacramento California, undergrade at UC Davis and I went to Dental School at Univ. Of Calif at SF Medical Center. I graduated in 1970 with a DDS degree and then served 2 years in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood and Camp Pelham Korea.
I was a co-founder of Orchard Dental Group in Fair Oaks California where I practiced until 1995.
I was a co-founder of Alston Race Car Engineering in Sacramento in 1973. The corporation was sold to one of our out of state dealers in 1990 when we got fed up with trying to do business in the Peoples Republic of California.
I founded a dental management consulting business in the early 80's and divided my time between that and dentistry.
In 1995 we were fed up with doing business in California and I retired and I sold all the business's and moved to Utah.
I failed at retirement. I joined the Army Reserve in 1997 and started another dental practice, www.OGDENSMILES.com
In 2005 I went to Iraq for the summer and I served in Tikrit Iraq in the hospital at FOB Speicher.
I am politically and socially conservative. I am angry at the trashing of our Constitution and the apathy of the citizens of this country.
The silver lining in the election of Obama is that he has implemented his agenda too fast. It is now obvious to everyone what the left is up to and this country is now awake.
Welcome to the fight if you are just getting involved. We have a lot to do and the first thing is we must defend our freedoms. You have to diversify your income while you can. You need to arm yourself while you can. You need to stockpile food and water while you can. You need to reposition your investments while you can.
It isn't being alarmist, it is being a realist. History will tell you what is going to happen when a government starts printing money like ours has. If you are prepared you will survive and prosper through it. If it isn't as bad as it could be, you will still be better off.
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