Inaugural Benefit for Operation 300, March 22! UPDATED with More Information

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UPDATE, March 2, 2014: We have a venue, a time-frame, additional confirmed speakers and a NEW price — please see below and scroll down for speaker updates!

Location: Martin County High School Auditorium, 2801 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, Florida 

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price: $55.00 per person, including lunch.

RSVP by March 17, 2014

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In Touch Events is proud to present our inaugural benefit in support of Operation 300 on Saturday, March 22. Here’s a bit about this worthy organization, but be sure to click on Operation 300 to find out more about them and how you can help support their mission:

Operation 300 is a non-profit foundation designed to create a week long experience for children who have lost their fathers as a result of service to our country.

The camp will provide an opportunity to participate in activities that embody the spirit of adventure that characterized the lives of their absent fathers while fostering a culture of courage, strength, freedom, endurance, honor and godly morality embodied by fearless patriots throughout the history of our American Republic.

We’re thrilled to confirm the following fabulous speakers:

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Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon is a libertarian author, activist and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand.  His newest book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress is like no other book written on American politics. It’s designed to expose, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. His latest effort explains to American voters exactly how modern communism works and impacts their lives, every single day.

Just how do the communists win big on things like Obamacare and immigration “reform,” which go completely against the wishes of the American people?

The Enemies Within answers this perplexing question, building upon Louden’s first book, Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, which details the Communists, Socialists and Progressives that shaped and influenced the President from an early age, and exposes his close relationship with Van Jones. Glenn Beck says, “Trevor Loudon does the job that few in the media ever attempt.”

Loudon believes in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. His ideal society is one in which government is confined to protecting its citizens from criminals and external enemies and he believes in working with all those who are moving in broadly the same direction. This prolific author, blogger, political researcher and speaker is also the founder and editor of KeyWiki.org, a rapidly growing website with the goal of unlocking the covert side of U.S. and Global politics.

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Billy and Karen Vaughn

Billy Vaughn was a farmer and local businessman from the heartland of America.

Since the tragic loss of their son, Billy Vaughn and his wife Karen have found a new mission dedicated to the preservation of the military and the defense of our nation’s defenders.

After the stunning news of their son’s death on August 6, 2011, the Vaughns began searching for answers to what they believed to be simple questions. But as they searched, their eyes were opened to vile atrocities being played out on America’s military. They quickly came face-to-face with their worst nightmare…our men shouldn’t have died that night.

The downing of Extortion 17 was at best unnecessary and at worst a negligent, reckless loss of life.

Political games, criminal Rules of Engagement and Washington’s total, wanton lack of regard for the battles our fearless warriors face on a nightly basis finally culminated in the greatest one-day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare.

If these atrocities had ended on August 6, 2011, their battle would never have begun. But multitudes since have breathed their last –at the hands of the same disgusting lack of regard and/or criminal behavior. Our defenders deserve to be defended. The burden of their covering rests on us, the patriots of this nation. It is imperative that we stand together and demand change. Although the Vaughns cannot be engaged in this war kinetically as Aaron was, they feel the absolute need to be engaged culturally.

WilliamFederer

William J. Feder is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. Raised in south St. Louis as the fifth of 11 children, he gained national recognition for lecturing and writing, receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from American Christian College in 2004. His honors and awards include: Gold Medallion Book Award nominee; George Washington Honor Medal by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Broward County Chapter; Bott Radio Network Great American Award, honored by the American Legion Defense of Veterans Memorials Project, Rees Lloyd, Director; Eagle Award from Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum, Delegate Republican National Convention, 2000. In addition to serving on numerous advisory boards, Bill is an original signer of the Manhattan Declaration.

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John L. Casey

John L. Casey is a former White House space program advisor, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and space shuttle engineer. He is one of America’s most successful climate change researchers and climate prediction experts. Mr. Casey is the leading advocate in the US for a national and international plan to prepare for the next climate change to one of a dangerous cold climate era. This new cold era is caused by a historic decline in the Sun’s energy output, what he calls a “solar hibernation.” In the spring of 2007, he became the first researcher to announce this dramatic change in the Sun to the White House and the mainstream media. In addition to correctly predicting the hibernation of the Sun, recently confirmed by NASA and other science organizations, he has correctly predicted the end of global warming, and the long term decline in the Earth’s temperatures. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed climate science book, Cold Sun which describes the rationale for understanding why global warming has ended and the effects of the new cold climate era. Mr. Casey is currently President of the climate research company, the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), in Orlando, Florida. Through his years in climate research he has been outspoken in saying that the Sun is the primary driver to climate change.

 

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US Navy SEAL and President of Daniel Risk Mitigation Dan O’Shea

Daniel Risk provides risk mitigation strategies and services for clients operating in irregular and challenging environments.  An asymmetric warfare specialist with extensive overseas and combat experience, Dan O’Shea is a recognized subject matter expert in counter-insurgency, terrorism, and kidnapping/hostage rescue.   Dan O’Shea most recently served as a counter-insurgency (COIN) advisor for the Commander International Security Assistance Force  (COMISAF) Afghanistan – Gen John Allen USMC from 2011-2012. O’Shea, is an Army Ranger qualified officer and SEAL Commander in the Navy Reserves.

Following the attacks of September 11th, O’Shea volunteered to returned to active duty.  CDR O’Shea served as a Special Operations Command CENTRAL (SOCCENT) liaison and planning officer assigned to the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) headquartered in Tampa and Qatar during the wartime planning and execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  O’Shea routinely briefed flag level officers concerning classified combat theater operations involving special operations forces.  Responsible for the flow of all headquarter planning information that consisted of over 17,000 SOF and conventional armed force members, geographically displaced in over 12 different locations and engaged in combat operations throughout the Iraqi Theater of Operations.

In July 2004, O’Shea established and served as the Coordinator of the Hostage Working Group (HWG), at the US Embassy in Baghdad Iraq until April 2006.  HWG was the US Mission’s primary planning facilitator, intelligence fusion node, and coordinating element for all hostage-taking incidents in Iraq.  The HWG coalesced the entire spectrum of inter-agency (IA) operations from diplomacy, Intelligence-sharing, law enforcement and military special operations into a force multiplier and post 9/11 model for success.  O’Shea expertly managed the inter-agency coordination of more than 300 kidnapping incidents and played a direct role in every major international kidnapping incident in Iraq from 2004 to 2006.  O’Shea arrived at the height of the hostage-taking campaign targeting foreigners that averaged more than 40 per month; by the end of his service, foreign kidnappings in Iraq were in single digits with only one foreigner reported taken, in each of the last two months of his tour.

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Prior military service included SEAL Team THREE, Coronado CA from 1992-1998.  LT O’Shea served as the Commander of two Naval Special Warfare Task Units and as the SEAL Team Platoon Commander of the theater contingency ready platoon deployed to Southwest Asia.  O’Shea planned the coordination and command of maritime special operations supporting US Central Command prepared to execute classified contingency operations during periods of heightened tensions in the region.  Supervised and led more than 100 high-risk training evolutions with allied and foreign-service personal that included SERE (escape & evasion) parachuting, closed/open circuit scuba, demolitions and weapons training.  O’Shea conducted joint and combined exchange-training exercises throughout Southwest Asia, including Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Eritrea and Pakistan.

Dan O’Shea graduated from the US Naval Academy with a BS in History in 1991 and received a Masters in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego Business School in 2001.

Dr. Angela Graham West

Dr. Angela Graham West

Dr. Angela Graham West (wife of Lt. Col Allen West)

Dr. Angela Graham West is a financial advisor for Raymond James and Associates, Inc. She also has worked as a consultant with Clairol/Bristol Myers Squibb, AT&T and Home Depot. Graham-West has served as an assistant professor and international research fellow for Kansas State University’s business school and the International Trade Institute. Graham-West is a member of the National Association of University Professors, as well as of the Congressional Club, the Congressional Spouses Club and the Palm Beach Republican Club. She received a Ph.D. in education from Kansas State University, a Master’s of Business Administration in finance from Long Island University, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from Kansas State University.

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Tom Trento

Tom Trento is one of the leading academic activists in the United States. A highly skilled debater and dynamic public speaker, Tom frequently goes toe to toe with Muslim Brotherhood representatives exposing their radical agenda to the public and elected officials. Mr. Trento with earned degrees in Law Enforcement and Philosophy and Theology was awarded the The Carnegie Hero Medal Award for saving a man from a burning car.

Mr. Trento has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe lecturing and exposing Islamic violence and infiltration in government, law enforcement and academic institutions. He is one of the co-authors of Shariah: The Threat To America and appears frequently on major media outlets and talk shows as an authority on Islamic ideology.

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Gary Berntsen

Gary Berntsen served for twenty-three years in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Berntsen served as a CIA Chief of Station during three separate assignments in the Middle East and Latin America. Mr. Berntsen also led CIA’s major counterterrorist deployments in East Africa following the attacks on the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam and led CIA’s largest paramilitary team during the 2001 liberation of Afghanistan. Mr. Berntsen was awarded CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and Intelligence Star. He is also the recipient of the first William F. Buckley award for leadership in Intelligence. Mr. Berntsen is the author of the bestselling book“Jawbreaker” – The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account By The CIA’s Key Field Commander.

We’re looking forward to hearing from these patriot voices and adding quite a few others to the line-up for March 22. Please stay tuned for updates!

Phyllis Frey

In 1976, statistically, Phyllis Frey represented one tenth of one percent of all female commercial pilots in the United States. Today, that number has soared to 10 per cent. As a retired airline pilot and FAA Safety Check Airman, she has undertaken the fight against Regionalism in Florida known as Seven 50—the plan to control seven Southeast counties within 50 years under Soviet-style Central Planning. 

 

After founding the American Coalition 4 Property Rights in Indian River County, Captain Frey focuses on educating the public about the inescapable consequences of Seven 50’s federalization of our living spaces, where the rights of the individual take a back seat to Collectivism. Under the Seven 50 plan, unelected bureaucrats bypass local Home Rule of Law. In a massive redistribution of population and wealth, Seven 50’s plan for social reengineering will forever change how and where we live and travel, if allowed to prevail. Under the Seven 50 plan, if you like your single family home, you can keep it. Period.

 

Learn more about Regionalism and how it will take over our traditional American way of life unless we stop Seven 50 and other plans like it across the country. In Florida, due to the efforts of the American Coalition 4 Property Rights, nearly half of the Florida counties and cities have withdrawn from the Seven 50 plan. Join us in learning how to educate others so that they may join us in defeating Seven 50 and preserving our right to own private property.    

 

 

 

 

   

Gary Berntsen

Gary BerntsenGary Berntsen is a decorated former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) career officer who served in the Directorate of Operations between October 1982 and June 2005. During his time at the CIA, he served as a CIA Station Chief on three separate occasions and led several of CIA’s most important counterterrorism deployments including the United States’ response to the East Africa Embassy bombings and the 9/11 attacks. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal in 2000 and the Intelligence Star in 2004. In August 1998 Berntsen led the response team to the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The subsequent investigation led to the capture of some 21 individuals involved with the planning and execution of the attacks.[2]

Berntsen went to Afghanistan in March 2000 as a part of a CIA team that planned on capturing a senior Al Qaeda leader. Berntsen writes that though leaders at the CIA, particularly Cofer Black and Henry Crumpton “had shown a willingness to plan and execute risky missions,”[3] top US government leadership including President Bill Clinton and CIA Director George Tenet were unprepared to take the increased risks. It is recognized that the environment for covert CIA operations in areas of Central Asia significantly shifted after the September 11 attacks in 2001 on New York City and Washington, D.C. The legitimacy for conducting such operations received widespread recognition and the actions carried out by CIA personnel after the attacks allowed for greater efficacy in targeting Al Qaeda personnel planning and conducting operations against US interests. Furthermore, Berntsen’s mission was also undermined by a CIA station chief in a neighboring country, dubbed Lawrence, who contacted CIA Headquarters calling for the mission to be called off. The mission was never executed and the CIA’s indecision would lead the Northern Alliance’s leader Ahmad Shah Massoud to conclude that the US was “not serious”[4] about fighting the Taliban.

In his 2005 book, Jawbreaker, he alleges that Osama bin Laden could have been captured at Tora Bora if the US military (specifically United States Central Command) had devoted more resources to the operation. This claim gained substantial traction due to a Senate Report on the circumstances of bin Laden’s escape. According to both Berntsen’s account and the Senate Committee’s report, “Bin Laden and bodyguards walked unmolested out of Tora Bora and disappeared into Pakistan’s unregulated tribal area.”[6] Berntsen insists this would have been stopped by a US military presence on the Afghan-Pakistan border, instead of a reliance on corrupt local warlords.

In November 2008, Berntsen published Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadership: A Practical Guide. This book was written to serve as a manual for the incoming president and White House staff and includes highly specific recommendations and policy prescriptions for human intelligence and counterterrorism operations.

Berntsen continues expressing his opinions and analysis to the news media and several government entities including police departments and federal agencies.