Change is not always bad. Many times from my perspective; I needed something to change. I say this to encourage you to embrace change and don't fear it. With your training and a good work ethic you could change your entire career and become successful as you have always dreamed. Consider futures trading and FNL. Futures Networks Live. Let me share how I learned to change and became associated with FNL. A big change from where I was (stuck doing the same mistakes over and over). After a couple tours in the Army and then the National Guard and Law Enforcement; I became a successful contractor and then I sold my company a few years back. I was doing a few consulting gigs, but I was getting bored so bad. I knew I had retired too quick and now it was time to go back to work and get out of the house again. My hobbies allowed me to travel, but as my brothers and mother aged; I wanted to stay closer to home. My grand kids were having school plays and now sporting events and concerts; so I still needed to be involved and an online company I joined that taught Futures Trading was ok for a couple years, but I was stalled in my trading career and going no where. ( and you will find out how expensive most online trading companies are) My financial goals to retire were already met, but I wanted to leave a legacy for some charity groups and missions I have supported thru the years. By accident, I as introduced to FNL. Futures Networking Live. Actually learning a new trading career (Futures and Options Trading) would allow me to travel as I desired, stay home and work from my home office, or work a few hours a day as often as I liked. FNL. With this freedom, I could work on my financial goals and have a great new group of friends to visit and learn together. If I decided to work part time or full time, it's quite up to me. On call and on the way A time to remember, a time to change. This is how (by accident) I learned about FNL. Futures Networking Live. I was talking to a group of futures traders at a local monthly social meet-up. We belonged to a nationwide group and the local traders met together once a month to visit and talk Trading. The group was growing smaller, and I found out that a lot of people I knew and respected had formed a new group and were testing and exploring quite a few new ways to trade. This new group is called Futures Networks Live (aka FNL). FNL is a membership organization of non-professional market speculators that collectively enjoy social networking & collaborative market evaluation of futures markets & indices. FNL members help one another mitigate the inherent risks involved in trading by sharing their experiences & insights. Memories [...]
In uncertain times, it' s a comfort to have men and women standing beside you that you trust and they trust you. So what has changed? You're a civilian now, and the feeling of isolation and the uneasy sense of no mission or even despair seems to affect every aspect of your life. The partner you walk or rode a beat with, the men in your squad or company. It seems as if it was in another world so long ago and so far away. You are not alone. The world has changed and you have changed too. Try as you may, you can't go back in time to those days that your memory has told you were the "good old days". The wet and cold marches in the mud, the sleepless nights on watch and yes the fear that you may miss something and your buddies would pay for your mistake. The battle to keep your eyes open and not fall asleep as you dream of eating a hot meal at home. Yes, those are the "good old days that some how still haunt you. Remember the day you got off the plane and stepped on to American soil and literally kissed the ground? Well, those are the good old days too. For the LEO, the day or 2 or 3 when the adrenaline finally when away after a bloody fight to save your partner or your self from some godless hopped up asshole criminal. Your nerves finally calmed down and you could hold down a meal. These memories are what make you who you are. They are not so much good or bad, but they are your memories and men and women like you share in these. How you respond now will write you future story. Join a team. Find someone to talk to. Don't isolate your self. And you can answer this question for the rest of your life , knowing you stepped up to the plate and did your part for others; For your friends and family. Don't let your mind lie to you. You have value. Your world is changing, but you are changing too. Please talk to someone. You carried a heavy burden for what seems forever, and now is the time to share that burden, share the load. There are so many men and women that really do care and would gladly help with that load you are struggling to carry. Let us help. The World as we see it today is not what you worked to prevent, but the day is still young and there are many men and women standing behind you to step up and fight that good fight you endured for so long. Give them a chance to prove they are as committed to Freedom and you are. Trust them. Let them step up and help as you so freely did when you started this journey. If you have any thoughts of [...]
December 16, 2020. A day of morning and a day of reunion. Today at Arlington National Cemetery, funeral services were held for Army Special Forces Medal of Honor recipient COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR BENNIE ADKINS . CSM Adkins was reunited with the love of his life, his wife of 58 years,Mary; who was buried at Arlington Cemetery last year. Many use the term hero. Few are a hero as this man was. His life and sacrifice was defined not by his extraordinary courage or bravery ; but by his love of his fellow soldiers. The peril he faced as he saved the men around him that certainly would perish but for his actions under fire. Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins The record of his actions and sacrifice are too long to list here. Please take some time and find out at the highlighted links; more about his life and the lives he saved. Till we meet again Sergeant Major. You are a true hero. Your example gives meaning to the small sacrifice most of us endure while in uniform. You will be missed. Bennie and Mary , March of 2015 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Mary and Bennie here.
David McNerney, born in Massachusetts and moved to Texas. A true hero that went beyond what most men could only imagine. See his Youtube video here. The Medal of Honor foundation has his citation here. Such a gracious man in his later years when I met him and had the honor to spend a few hours with him. He is laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery. October 10, 2010, he was laid to rest. I cannot add words to the stories and descriptions above. He is missed by all who knew him. Till Valhalla
Planned for construction near Arlington’s Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the first national museum of its kind would open to the public in 2024. This will be a huge asset to the Arlington, Texas area to host the National Medal of Honor Museum. What a great honor. As a Veteran, I can think of no Museum I would rather see. The N. Texas area has hosted many Medal of Honor Recipients. They visit our area and spend time with civic clubs, local schools, and Gold Star Families. What a joy to have them come and stay a bit with us. Here is a group of Medal of Honor Recipients at a gathering in N. Texas a few years ago. The Marine in the middle is trying on some new boots made for the occasion. Hershel Woody Williams. Woody is a huge supporter of multiple civic and military causes. At 96 yrs young, I challenge anyone to keep up with his travel schedule and personal appearances. Visit his page here. If you have the occasion to meet and greet any of these recipients, take the time to meet them and they will share with you the real reason for the actions that caused the United States to bestow the highest honor on them. You will understand that bravery, courage, fear, anger, etc. were not the driving force. The men in this picture all agree as they reflect on their actions, "No greater love has any man, but that he would lay down his life for another." No Greater Love Woody and Brent Casey Also, I want to acknowledge a friend of mine that works with Medal of Honor recipients and the Gold Star Families Foundation. Brent Casey. Brent has started a new business and if you will, give him some love and order your challenge coins, etc. from Brent. Find his FB page here. He is a tireless advocate of veterans health issues and the Medal of Honor Foundation. Forgive the obvious commercial advertisement, but men like Brent that give so much to others also have bills to pay and travel expenses. Help them help others. Sent a little love his way. Here again, is the site to go to. He will help you put together a great coin or token. Oh, I forgot, I spend more time than I should trying to make this site intelligent and interesting. I hope I don't disappoint my followers. If you like my site and I haven't bored you to death yet, send me some emails or share my new FNL Site. Recent developments have had me transition from an educational/software based trading group to a more social collaboration and sharing trading group of non-professional traders whose primary goal is to lift each other up, share and collaborate new ideas, and overall make trading fun again! Moving forward, this transition will benefit all in terms of the blogging that you will be reading and the structure of Futures Networks Live [...]