All Veteran Company Creates First Feature Film

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Over the past year, several media outlets such as Fox News, Huffington Post, and the  Hollywood Reporter revealed a new rising star out in Hollywood called Zulu 7. A production company formed by former special operators, intelligence officers, and defense contractors, many believed Zulu 7 was trying to do the impossible—utilize disruptive theory to create feature length films. But for combat seasoned warriors, like those who formed Zulu 7, nothing is impossible.

After observing and orienting themselves to the way most Hollywood productions are created, Zulu 7 formulated a master plan and put such plan into execution. They observed wasted spending and resources and knew there could be a better way in creating films much less expensive than what has become the norm out in Tinsel Town.  Even with less spending, they refused to jeopardize quality.

As of April 8th, the company’s first official trailer called Zulu 6 was released.

If you love the Walking Dead and loved Act of Valor, you’re going to love Zulu 6. Why? Because Zulu 6 is filled with zombies and a bunch of real combat seasoned service-members who served in our most recent wars.

So who are some of the stars seen in Zulu 6? [Read more...]

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Dear NY Times, Your Reporting on ‘Veterans and White Supremacy’ Sucks

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As a veteran, I am appalled at your most recent attempt to fulfill any form of journalistic reporting on veterans and white supremecy. In your recent article titled Veterans and White Supremacy, not only did you sensationalize a disaster which appears for political ideologues, you misinformed readers with reality.

Of course your author Kathleen Belew threw in a caveat claiming not all veterans go to hate groups but any informed reader can easily see why she threw that in their. She was blatantly attempting to cover her own ass due to the nature of her article.

Let me keep this as short as possible for your entire staff and Kathleen Belew through a few facts that either she ignorantly fails to accept or failed to realize to be true. [Read more...]

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Ft. Hood, PTSD, and Horrific Media Reporting

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First and foremost, my heart goes out to those recently affected by the heinous act of violence out at Ft. Hood. It is definitely one base that has had their fair share of tragedy. This latest incident will not set Ft. Hood back though.

Like the Nidal Hassan shooting, the folks at Ft. Hood will get back on their feet and move forward—that’s what our military folks do when faced with tragedy—we look tragedy in the face and knock it the hell out of our way.

It is way too early to write about the incident at large but as early as it is, there still remains plenty to write about and two of those things are the recent media reporting on the incident and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I am appalled at some of the ongoing media reporting and commentary taking place today. I watched Sean Hannity last night on Fox News and was utterly repulsed. He kept pushing and pushing on his panel to speak about this incident which was fine. But it was my perception that infuriated me once I realized what I thought he was really pushing—the incident as an act of terrorism let alone politicizing the tragedy.

I am convinced that some persons in today’s MSM actually WANT every violent act that unfolds across America or the world for that matter to be terror related. There is a major difference between something being terrorizing in nature (which the recent FT. Hood shooting surely was) and actually terrorism.

No one has a clue what the shooter’s motives were. And without a firm motive discovered, it is impossible to categorize any act of violence as an act of terrorism. It is apparent that media pundits like Sean Hannity just don’t “understand” that…or, maybe he does and he really is just an absolute douche.

Understanding is part of the biggest problem I find in today’s media. Not only were several pundits going on and on about this act being possibly affiliated to an act of terrorism, they were incredibly quick to bring up Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“He had PTSD”….”He was being treated for PTSD”…..”He was being evaluated for PTSD”…..blah, blah, blah, blah…. [Read more...]

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Afghanistan: No US Fatalities in March but what will April bring?

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It was reported that for the first time in several years, there were no US fatalities in Afghanistan during the month of March. While that statement may be true, it is also misleading. And, for anyone to believe the lack of US casualties in Afghanistan during the month of March will be replicated in April, think again.

March was an interesting month in Afghanistan. Everyone and their mother was preparing for the elections to unfold in country—local and Presidential. When I say everyone, I am including not just the Afghan government and the Coalition Force but also the enemy such as the Taliban, HiG, LeT, etc.

Make no mistake though that there were US casualties in March that came from the Afghan War. Approximately 22 veterans and one active duty person takes his or her own life each day. To be more precise, since the start of the New Year, it has been estimated that over 1,800 veterans took their own life—that’s 60 per month. How many of them were veterans from the Afghan War?

Let’s not down play the reality of America’s longest and potentially most controversial war known as the Afghan War. People who have served in country have died and many have succumbed to the aftermath from the mental anguish inevitably leading to suicide.

Whether US persons were killed in Afghanistan during the month of March is for the most part irrelevant. Yes, it is wonderful hearing we did not lose another son, daughter, mother, or father, etc. But reality is, violence in country is at an uptick. While US casualties may be down, for now, there are indeed casualties every day.

According to sources working “outside the wire,” the Taliban are “whacking their own older commanders and replacing them with younger, more radical, violent ones.” Apparently the current infighting within the Taliban and other opposition ranks stems from preparation for the next surge of insurgency offensives. [Read more...]

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Can Crowdfunding Help Save the Economy—Ask the Guys from Ranger Up

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Crowdfunding, it’s a social phenomenon making serious headway these days. Sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdfunder, and Rockethub rank top in the list of crowdfunding sites, according to Forbes. But, is the concept truly viable for economic growth?

Depending on one’s interests, crowdfunding can be incredibly useful. Many micro-budget films and documentaries are being funded through crowdfunding along with an array of other artistic endeavors. Without crowdfunding, reaching artistic goals in creating specific products can be incredibly difficult if not almost impossible.

I personally have used Kickstarter recently to acquire $10k for a documentary meant to showcase some of the struggles, but more importantly, the successes from America’s veteran community. The team I worked with actually exceeded our goal and raised $3k more than planned. We were lucky.

Crowdfunding does more than assist the arts. Some businesses are getting started through the concept and for many, it works incredibly well. Just ask the guys from the apparel company Ranger Up, recognized by Internet Retailer as one of the Hot 100 e-commerce firms in the United States.

Last year, Ranger Up invested more than $100k into what they refer to as their “veteranpreneurship” program. It’s a program where the company finds a veteran wishing to create a small business of their own. [Read more...]

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