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Veteran’s Day – a different twist

by Glen Tate on November 11, 2014

 

On Veteran’s Day, everyone casually says, “Thank you, veterans, for keeping us free.”  Corporations say this in their ads to make veterans and their families feel good so they come in and buy things.  Politicians say this to get votes.  It’s sort of like mindlessly saying “bless you” or “gezuntite” when someone sneezes.  People just say it.  They don’t think too much about it.

Not me.

I have a very clear vision of exactly how veterans keep us free.  They do two things.  First, they enter the military culture.  They take an oath to support and defend the Constitution – not an oath to obey orders from politicians – and they see senior NCOs and some officers who live by that.  They see with their own eyes that they, as members of the military, work for the Constitution, not whomever is the President at the time.  This keeps us free from a President who would be a tyrant if he could get the military to carry out his unconstitutional orders.

The second thing veterans do to keep us free is that they take take this culture of serving the Constitution back with them to civilian life.  There are literally millions of veterans who are now out of the military and living among us who will not tolerate unconstitutional behavior by a President.  These veterans have the culture and military skills that allow them to be a spectacular deterrent against any President who wants to be a tyrant.  These former-serving veterans are forward deployed in our neighborhoods to pick up the fight for freedom.

That’s what I mean when I say, “Thank you, veterans.”

 

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Here’s how the contest works:
(1) Do a review on Amazon of each of the nine books.  A short review like “Awesome” works just fine.
(2) Do a “share” of  www.299Days.com on your Facebook page.
(3) Take a picture of you and your 299days gear (books, tshirt, patches, etc) and post on the 299days fb page, and email it to us at glentate123@gmail.com
(4) Send an email to me at glentate123@gmail.com and let me know your Amazon user name so we can check and make sure you did the reviews. If you’ve done extra stuff to help the book, like told your friends to read it, let me know that too. Also what name you would like to name one of the 43 colonels. These 43 Colonels are all patriots who helped during the War.
(4)Your name will go into a drawing to pick one of the several 43 Colonels still yet to be named.
(5) If you are one of the winners, we will contact you and get the name you’d like to give to one of the 43 Colonels in 299days book 10.
(6) You will get to enjoy seeing the name you have chosen for one of the 43 Colonels in book 10 *The 43 Colonels* which will be released Fall of 2014.

Help us pick the narrator for the audio book!

by Glen Tate on May 14, 2014

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You guys are more than just “readers” – you’re community.  I value your opinion.  I received 212 (!) auditions from narrators.  I narrowed them down to the 12 below.  I won’t guarantee that your pick will be the guy, but I’m very interested in what you guys think.

Each narrator is listed below in alphabetical order.  A link to his audition is provided (in one case, to his three readings).  They are all reading the same passage (the extra-readings guy has two extra) so you can get a standardized reading.  This allows an apples-to-apples comparison.  The standardized reading includes various characters’ voices, including a female one.

There’s a handy poll feature below so you can simply rank them that way.  You can go on Facebook or email me with your picks, but it’s way, way harder for me to keep track of your picks that way.  The poll feature is the way to go.

Thanks again for being a community.

OK, here are the narrators (in alphabetical order):

 

Help us make 299 Days: THE MOVIE!!!

by Glen Tate on May 2, 2014

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Yep.  This is the big announcement.

Let’s make a movie.  For real.

Everything you need to know is here, on the Kickstarter page for 299 Days.

Here’s more detail: We have a real Hollywood producer – who is a Patriot and prepper (!) – and we’re going to raise the money to make the first of hopefully three 299 Days movies.  Movie One will be based on Book One and Book Two.  You can listen all about it on this interview of me on the Survival Podcast (which, by the way, is the best interview I’ve ever done.)

We know Hollywood is full of left-wing lunatics so we’re not counting on them to make this movie.  Instead, we – the Patriot and prepper community – are going to do it ourselves.  We’re self-reliant; doing things ourselves is what we do.  A movie is no exception.

We will raise the money in two stages: (1) pre-sales of DVDs and Blu-Rays, and (2) a Kickstarter campaign for the remainder.  (Here is background on how Kickstarter works.)  No one has to pay a dime unless we meet our funding goal and can then make the movie.  Here are the details:

The first stage is from March 20 to April 1 when we will pre-sell DVDs and blu-rays of the movie.  You can pledge to buy them here.  We are not collecting your credit card numbers now; you are merely pledging to buy DVDs and blu-rays.  If we don’t meet the funding goal  We’re doing pre-sales to raise as much money as we can this way so we can ask for less in a Kickstarter campaign.  If we don’t meet your Kickstarter funding goal then we don’t get the Kickstarter money, so we want the Kickstarter goal to be as low as possible.  So please pre-order as many DVDs and Blu-Rays as you can – they make great presents to hand out to people to described why they should be a prepper.  The more you order, the better the chance of the moving being made.

The second stage is from April 2 to May 2 when we launch the Kickstarter campaign.  In that time period, you can go onto the Kickstarter web page for 299 Days and (1) view the magnificent video trailer we did (some of the screen shots are below), and (2) make a pledge.  The great thing about Kickstarter is the rewards.  You get something cool for your pledge.  For example, a $20 pledge gets you a sticker or patch.  A larger pledge gets you a signed movie poster.  An even larger pledge gets you a role as an extra.  A really big pledge gets you all of those things plus a weekend out at the cabin with the Team or a trip to Jack Spirko’s.

No matter what you do, please do two things: (1) watch the Kickstarter video once it’s up on April 2, and (2) share the this blog post and (after April 2) the Kickstarter page on Facebook, Twitter, and by email to your friends – and post about it on forums.  Get the word out about the Kickstarter campaign.

We can do this.  But we need your help.  Think how great you’ll feel if we can actually make the first movie that accurately portrays us – and you had a direct part in making that happen.

Thank you.  Each and every single one of you.

“Glen”

Here are screen shots from the Kickstarter video that will be available starting April 2 on the Kickstarter page for 299 Days (link to be provided on April 2).

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Sign up for the pledge

In an effort to reduce the funding amount we need to ask for on Kickstarter, we are offering a discounted price on the pre-sale of DVDs. In addition to receiving an autographed DVD, you will get email updates on the progress of the production, your name on the “Special Thanks” wall of the 299 Days website, a .pdf of the script, and a “Thank you” post, on your Facebook wall, from Glen himself. This reward on the Kickstarter campaign will go for $65. If you pledge now, you will receive it for only $50 (30% discount).

This form is only a pledge to pre-order. No payment is required until we reach our goal on the Kickstarter campaign. If we do not reach our goal, you will not pay anything.

This pre-order opportunity is available from March 19th through April 1st, 2014. We will then launch the 30 day Kickstarter campaign to raise the balance of the funds needed. Only if we are successful, will you be asked to remit payment for your pre-ordered DVD(s).

The information on this form will be kept 100% confidential. The data will not be shared with anyone.

The pre-sale pledge period has ended.  To obtain a signed DVD or BluRay, please go to the 299 Days Kickstarter page.

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James Yeager video review of 299days

by Glen Tate on August 6, 2013

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James Yeager – yes, THE James Yeager – does a short but awesome review of the 299 Days book series.  Hint: He really likes it.  And you’ll find out what his favorite flavor of PopTarts is.  For real.

Radio Free Redoubt, which is a fabulous podcast you should listen to, mentioned an upcoming joint interview with me and (one of my heroes) Stewart Rhodes, president of Oath Keepers.  The interview will be up in early August, which will be after the July 27 event that both Stewart and I will be at.  Here is the link to the RFR episode; the mention starts at 31:00 and goes to 35:30.  You should subscribe to Radio Free Redoubt on iTunes.
 
PS: This is how I’ll act when I get to talk to Stewart Rhodes (I’m Chris Farley).

Patriot of the week (July 3, 2013)

by Glen Tate on July 3, 2013

 

This comes from an Oath Keeper named Chester. God Bless you, brother.

A great interview on the Practical Defense Podcast.  The host, Alex Haddox, is a very serious and credentialed personal defense instructor and author.  He brings a great perspective to the interview.  He also assesses how I performed a few days ago when I had to pull a gun on a dude.  Find out how I did.

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Another great review,  this time by Simpler Times Homestead of book 3, The Community.

Patriot of the week (June 20, 2013)

by Glen Tate on June 20, 2013

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This brother took this picture at work-see, there are plenty of Patriots inside sensitive government positions. (This of course, is bad news for the Loyalists. Good.) He taped over the lot numbers on the ammo cans so you couldn’t figure out where he was. Thank you “Mr. Ammo” for the picture. You, sir, are the Patriot of the week.

 

 

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Good ol’ WildChild produces another review, this time of Book Five.  He has an amazing ability to capture what the books are about.

There must be something wrong with me – I went on the Politics and Guns podcast again. Hear about how I had to pull a gun on a dude. For real.  Great interview.  It starts at 23:00. P.S. Listen to the last 50 seconds for an outtake involving Dr. Foxy.

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GET YOUR *I MISS AMERICA* T-SHIRT here!!

by Glen Tate on June 13, 2013

Do you miss America? Me too. Get your “I MISS AMERICA” T-shirt here at the
TSP gear shop.

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Note from author Glen Tate: This T-shirt says it all, doesn’t it? In the book 299 Days, “I miss America” becomes the Patriots’ slogan. It captures what you are feeling: you want your country back. Get people thinking, “Yeah, I miss America too.”

Patriot Of The Week (June 12, 2013)

by Glen Tate on June 12, 2013

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American productivity has been on the decline for several days – ever since Book Six came out.

THE 17th IRREGULARS is available for purchase!

by Glen Tate on June 11, 2013

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299 Days Book Six: The 17th Irregulars, the longest book in the series yet, is now available in paperback, Kindle and Nook! Read as the Team prepares for guerrilla warfare. Click here to purchase AMAZON PAPERBACK, AMAZON -KINDLE , NOOK-BARNES & NOBLE

 

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Another great review, this one from Great Northern Prepper.

 

Patriot of the week (June 1, 2013)

by Glen Tate on May 31, 2013

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Brady takes this picture from his nightstand. You got all you need bro: 299 days and a Glock with a light. No bad guys can touch you.