This is simply a fishing expedition to see if there are any interested parties West of St. Louis that might be interested in getting together and discussing the current situations our region may be facing on a National, State and Local level. I, for one, have no faith in anyone other than a couple of close associates that I genuinely trust, in being able to deal with the aftermath of an SHTF event for whatever reason it may occur. My motives here are to identify information that may be useful in planning, as well as identifying and engaging like that minded individuals that are patriots, that support, and would be willing to defend the Constitution of the United States, which I believe is and has been being eroded in content and authority. I am not interested in discussing or debating anything related to left-wing thought or beliefs, which I find, on their face, immoral, unethical and completely against the thought processes which led to the need for America to be fought for originally. I bear no malice towards anyone that holds these left-wing beliefs as valid and important, but as for me, they are a waste of valuable time, and more tragically a waste of the blood spilled by patriots that originally provided our freedom and those that have displayed the courage and willingness to honorably defend it to this day, even if they were deceived into believing it was necessary by others with ulterior motives. I have no final objective in throwing this line in the water, but if you think things are or may not be as we are being led to believe, and are in the area mentioned above, let me hear from you.