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Episode 210th January 2024 • The Constitution Commandos • Chris Williams
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And to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.

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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

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And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible,

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with liberty and justice for all.

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Good morning, my fellow Americans.

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I hope your new year is starting out well.

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We're about to kick off the second episode of 2024.

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And we'd like to hear your opinions and thoughts on this new direction

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we've taken in our conversation.

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Conversations, just drop us an email at pod team at the

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constitution commandos org.

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Don't forget to sign up for our weekly emails.

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We'll never miss a new episode.

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My name is Chris Williams.

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I'm the host.

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My brother Patrick Williams is co-host, and together we

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are Constitution commandos.

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There's when, before both of us went in the military, you had told me you

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were doing something just to get ready.

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And just so everybody knows, we were not spring chickens

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when we went into service, but.

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There was something you were doing that I started doing.

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I thought it was pretty cool, you know, because, you know, we don't really know

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what to expect going into bootcamp.

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Yeah.

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We've been told the stories.

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We kind of have an idea, but we don't really know.

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But remember you told me that every time you cross the threshold

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of a door, you would drop, do 10 pushups or 15 pushups, 20 pushups.

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Now here's the thing.

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That's a cool thing to do just to get in shape.

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But while you're down there doing those push ups, be looking around

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the floor and see what may be in the way, see what might be useful.

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You know what I mean?

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Use that 10 push up time to, to discover things.

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Look around.

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I mean, and if you, I mean, in a dwelling, if you have a place to live right now,

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that is your most important place.

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You need to know it above all else.

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And I'm not talking about within the four walls or the confines of your dwelling.

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You need to know the boundaries that, you know, the external parts as well.

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So when you cross a threshold, do your 10 push ups and see if you

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can find your fire extinguisher or, you know, your screwdriver.

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I mean, whatever.

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Yeah.

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All American Commando: You can multitask.

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Look at things like your carpet corner is lifting a little bit.

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That's a trip hazard.

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You know, find little things like that.

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I mean, you just want to make sure that you have awareness.

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I mean, from the ceiling to the floor, every piece of furniture,

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all of your emergency supplies, you need to have situational awareness.

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That's right.

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And if you think any of this sounds crazy, just wait

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until the lights go out and you can't turn them back on and you

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trip over that corner of the carpet.

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You look back on it and say, man, I should have paid attention to that.

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All American Commando: Well, I mean, once again, that's where

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the beauty of this is right now.

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You don't have to do this or you're not in a situation where

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it's mandatory to accomplish this.

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So get ready now.

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And occasionally when it's dark outside, you have no sun coming in, right?

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Tell yourself, Oh, I'm going to find my first aid kit.

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Go with no lights on and get your first aid kit.

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And then, like

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I said, I can't emphasize this enough.

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Start training, period, in the dark.

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If the sun's out, blindfold yourself, practice.

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Believe me, it will

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All American Commando: be important.

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Absolutely.

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I would say another thing that goes along with sight defense, or when I say

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sight defense, I'm saying everything I say when I say sight defense is

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basically preservation of life, because you have to be smart and you have to

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understand there are times where you will not be able, or it would not be

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smart, to maintain your location and you will have to leave your location.

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Chris, are you still there?

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Yeah, I am.

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Sorry.

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I was blocking out background.

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Okay, but when we're talking about site defense, it's important

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to get to know and do it now.

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You don't have to bring politics into the picture.

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You don't have to go out and just openly express ideologies.

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But meet your neighbors.

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Please meet your neighbors.

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That right there will be one of the things that will enable you

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to stay at your place longer.

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If you meet your neighbors, you find out.

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Like I said, don't bring up politics.

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That's nothing but a divider.

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Nowadays, people are on such opposite ends of the spectrum.

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And some people get so hostile, don't create a problem.

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Just talk to people, ask.

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Kind of vague questions.

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Get to know your neighbor and get to know how they feel about certain situations.

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And if those things arise, you know, these, whether it be a hurricane or

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tornado or societal breakdown, are they willing to be a community for

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the good and not to be a disruptor?

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And.

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And look, before

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you even engage in those conversations, and, and Patrick,

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I'm saying this with you here, before you even get engaged in those

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conversations, just be a neighbor.

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You know, if you see your neighbor's grass is getting tall, just help

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them out and build relationships.

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Cause if you don't have the relationships, I promise you, it's only, it's only

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going to be worse than you can imagine.

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All American Commando: Absolutely.

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And once you develop your Your relationships in your immunity, I'm going

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to continually utilize myself as examples.

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And when I say no, your neighbors and develop the community, I'm not talking

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about the municipality that you live in.

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I'm talking about the people that live on your street, live on your block.

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Live in your neighborhood.

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This is why I say in your neighborhood.

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My home, if I had to stand alone, You'd be screwed.

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is completely indefensible.

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I have too many avenues of

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and I don't just stop with my neighbor to the left and to

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the right or across the road.

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I go over time and I meet the neighbors that live down the road

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and around the corner or I meet the neighbors that live behind me.

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If I do that then and I'm not saying look in a bad situation.

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Everybody has a use.

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So when I say this, I don't mean it like use your neighbor.

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That's not what I'm talking about, but that is a resource.

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Your neighbors will look out for you.

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You will look out for them.

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And if all possible, only willing participants.

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I mean, don't just go around and start asking people, Hey, well, can

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I get your phone number and all this, that, and the other, I want to start.

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What we called an alpha roster or an alert roster in the military.

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That's kind of like a pyramid.

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It's no one

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who can do what, where they can be best

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Yep.

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Yeah.

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But you'll have a commander at the top of the pyramid.

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And then he's going to have a sergeant that he calls the first sergeant is

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going to call his platoon sergeants and the platoon sergeants call people

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in their section sergeants, then the section sergeants call the people

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in their section and eventually everybody on that list has knowledge

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of what's going on at that moment.

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So, right, developing.

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You know, if you have a babysitter, you'll have your pediatrician's number

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listed, you'll put your number on there, you'll put the location's phone

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number of where you're going to eat, or, you know, you will put a list

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of numbers for emergency contacts.

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That is basically what an alpha roster is.

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So if you get to know your neighbors, me, I have a retired Marine across the road.

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I have a retired colonel living right next door to me.

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I used to have a deputy sheriff on the other side.

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I've got my son in law lives down the road for houses.

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I've, I have a pretty decent knowledge of people on my road,

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but I have to go further and meet people around the corner on the

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road behind me and things like that.

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And after you develop these relationships or while you're

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developing them, talk to your neighbors.

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They might have a specific skill that you don't have.

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So if it comes to a point of a societal breakdown or a long period

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of time with no power or water, they might be able to do something.

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to benefit you and some other people in the neighborhood.

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But at the same time, you yourself will probably have a skill that will be needed

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by somebody else in your community and you have to be able to help them out.

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So the ultimate goal is to have all the eyes in the community for the rest of the

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eyes in the community and That will enable you to stay in your home much longer.

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You know, you bring

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that, all that, all that right there, and I didn't even

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think about it until you just now said something, but I know like when we were

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kids growing up where we grew up, which we were actually pretty lucky growing

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up where we grew up, but um, if ever we went, let's say we went to Atlanta or we

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went to, let's say we went to Talladega, we were usually gone for a week, right?

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Yeah.

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We'd go for.

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We'd go for the races leading up to talent.

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All American Commando: For four or five days.

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Yeah,

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we'll be there for qualifying.

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We'll be there for the dirt races.

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I mean, it was basically our vacation, but the bottom line,

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we was gone for at least a week.

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But when we left back then, you know, there were neighbors that knew we were

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leaving a couple weeks in advance, keeping an eye on our house type of thing.

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Right?

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All American Commando: Collect our mail.

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Yeah.

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I can't think of a time since we left there that that's happened.

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I didn't think about it until you started talking about that, but yeah,

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who watches after each other anymore?

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I mean, if you don't have those relationships, you don't have people

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watching after you probably watch it for you to leave, but that's about it.

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But anyway, I just, I just thought about that when you said

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All American Commando: that.

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So go ahead.

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And this is site security.

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Hold on, he's breaking up.

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Hold on.

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Can you hear me?

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I think it's coming back.

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Yeah, there you are.

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Okay.

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Go ahead.

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All right.

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So if you have a neighbor and you know they're going to go out of town for

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a week or two, then if they get the newspaper, Well, their house becomes

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an obvious target if they've got a week's worth of newspapers sitting on

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the driveway or on the front doorstep, collect their newspapers for them.

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If somebody wants to come back, a lot of mailboxes are on the curb.

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Now, if somebody drives by and looks in a mailbox and the mailbox is slapped full,

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they know that somebody that's right.

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So their home has just been marked as a target.

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Right.

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An easy target.

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So if you get to know your neighbors, that is called site security.

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And if you also get to know your neighbors and you go out of town, ask those people

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to do those little things for you.

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And is it going to prevent a break in?

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No, because a determined criminal is going to do something anyway,

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but it will deter a break in.

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Yeah,

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and, and the thing is, I know there's somebody, there's a lot

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of people I know that will, you know, there's a lot of people that will say

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something stupid like, I don't care about my neighbors, blah, blah, blah, blah.

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That's their business, not mine.

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But here's the thing, when you leave your house for a week, and people start

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noticing the newspaper pile up, or the mailbox is overflowing, that means

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your neighbors aren't watching you.

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It's not just that you're an easy target because you're not there.

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Your neighbors ain't watching after you.

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So, it's basically hand you over to the wolves.

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I mean, You know what I mean?

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Your neighbors aren't watching either.

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So it makes it an easy target.

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I mean, why not?

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They move, put a moving truck up there in the driveway, kick the

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door in, move everything out.

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All American Commando: Well,

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that's it for today.

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Thank you for joining us.

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Until next time and on behalf of my brother and myself we're the Constitution

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Commandos and we're signing off.