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BUYING POWER ~APPLESEED beta test~

Started by Castle Mountain, January 13, 2011, 11:35:55 AM

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Castle Mountain




The world as a whole has been defined as a 3% world.

We all know about unemployeement statistics in our country and that it's always been around 4%. 

That is because 3% of the population is "Unemployable".  It is just the way things are. As Jesus said, the poor will 'always'
be among you. So this 3 percent is a constant!

If you start to look at alot of the problems we face in our nation today it all ends up to 3%

What ends up happening is that we spend 80% of our time working on a problem that will only be solved for 3% of the people. 

This is not an appleseed thing, it really is the same everywhere.

It comes down to what is an effective use of your time.  80% of your time spent on 3%  or  80% of your time spent on the remaining 97%

The bottom line is to Stay Focused and work where you can do the most good, because your always going to get the 3%

Does the Appleseed (RWVA membership) fall into this group?  We can do so much better with this beta test for BACKWOODS HOME MAGAZINE.

I know we can. Are we reaching only 3 percent of our membership with this message ? Perhaps it needs to be posted seperately on each state board.

Any thoughts?   Amazing isn't it? I am no Paul Revere, but 'the cause is just; and the call went out and many (3 percent maybe?) have responded but the majority have not.

Keep this event going. 24 hours will be up by dinner time today. Come APPLESEED  make this happen. What happened to that large California population.
What is going on with the BACKWOODS HOME MAGAZINE home state of Oregon? 

CM

Repost below:

If an organization can demonstrate it's credibility by manifesting some of it's buying power potential then it could be perceived
as an economic force to be recon'd with. Imagine being an Appleseed instructor and otherwise volunteer who loves his or her
expensive shooting sport could make purchases at much lower prices?    Items such as a wooden rifle stocks, or rifle scopes
or ammunition or ammo magazines or sights or knives or whatever.

Would you be interested?  Yes?

Well I have been working on this for some time now and we are getting close. However, such a benefit needs to be
reciprocal for this possibility to work. Therefore I would like to see a demonstration within Appleseed to prove
this can work. Now some of you have already this very day shown this can be done but I am looking for large
numbers. Yes this is sort of a test. JM Davis gave me the idea. If you are not already a subscriber to BACKWOODS HOME
MAGAZINE. would you sign up with a subscription right now to see how many subscriptions we can flood and I mean
flood their business with in a 24 hour period? Prove Appleseed to be an economic tidal wave and wash up on the door step
of BACKWOODS HOME MAGAZINE.

I would like to see if we can like Paul Revere rally large numbers even though this is such a simple test.
The benefits will be considerable I am certain. Benefits to all concerned. Call it
pay forward if you will. But when we have demonstrated such buying power, our ability to win over other companies
will be made easier. Also, it take money to pay for advertising which keeps such a fine magazine as BACKWOODS HOME
running and producing such valuable information. And, their willingness to help Appleseed thus far with no strings attached
and free advertising compels me to say, we need as a group, pay honor to whom honor is due.

When I can say to a CEO or marketing exec that our RWVA membership has done this for company "A" they are going to  think favorably
towards us and we have opportunity to be recipients 'as volunteers' of receiving better pricing.  This may be Armalite, this may be Vortex Optics
this may be USAammo.com, Battlecomp.com, Power Custom... the list is growing. USAammo is willing to do video shoots
for Appleseed and list us among their preferred training companies we stand to gain better ammunition prices, shipped to your door.

The possibilities are endless.
The question is.... are all Appleseeder's willing to try this, this 'one time test' to flood BACKWOODS HOME MAGAZINE with subscriptions
to demonstrate how valuable a friend Appleseed is as they have been to us and show our real appreciation.
We need to patronize our community of friends in a big way. We are now looking a possibility of a continued run of free advertising through
out the year. We, I feel, have an obligation. I hope you all do.

I have been also trying to arrange a shoot for them in Gold Beach, Oregon as well as they are so eager and wanting to have one.
This shoot will have long range benefits as well.


We can do this, if you want to badly enough!  What a surprise for BACKWOODS HOME MAGAZINE to find several hundreds of subscriptions on file the next day.
What if it were a thousand?  They will flip, I have no doubt. Show your ability and power to influence  the market place. Tis a small thing and the rewards so great.
And No I am not a share holder. I would like to see us perform an economic wave that will enhance our credibility. This is a good time
to do it.   How do you think they would respond to Appleseed in future? So, why not, lets give it a whirl, can we?

Once we have our Instructor Web site up and running these friendly vendors and their  potential benefits  could be made available  privately to
instructors  will start to be listed as they are developed. I personally have enjoyed great savings already.  But I/we need proof that we (like I have personally been)
are also a economic value to them. Large numbers make it easier.

Here is the web site to subscribe : http://www.backwoodshome.com/store/files/subscriptions.html

Main web site is here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/

CM


Aut viam inveniam aut faciam- will find a way or I will make one".
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."  one who has not qualified himself with the M-16 may not be considered to be a responsible citizen."

—Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

"Terrorism is the best political weapon, for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."
-- Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
 

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in

AFTERMATH

So, uh, what does it mean if we only average less than 2% of members on line at any given time?   #)
And 75% percent of those are the same 100 members.

By the way; California, Wisconsin and Illinois are amongst the top 10 of all the boards on this sight!
Why not Minnesota?  Let's get these buckets moving!

Backwoods Home Magazine has been an excellent ally in our quest for Liberty!
In fact, I believe they may have even sacrificed some of thier previous subscriber base by supporting a firearms related organization.... 
But you didn't hear that from me.  ::)
If you've got a few extra FRN's; it wouldn't be bad investment to help out our supporters and learn more about backwoods living!
You'll also be recieve all the future, excellent articles on Appleseed!
Perhaps, you can choose to let one of your other subscriptions go....  Shooting Times and Guns And Ammo, both have the same stuff anyway!
If you're able, I recomend it.  I may even be able to squeeze out the dough myself for this.

By the way; Hinckley dates just got aproved.  They should be coming to a schedule near you!


As always,


Aftermath
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]

Cooper

I ponied up for three years yesterday, and put Appleseed in the "where did you hear about us? -Other box)
Janelle
"This Appleseed thing doesn't look like it would be for everyone, but it really is." Zac, age 7  كافر
"He who dares not offend cannot be honest." ~ Thomas Paine    "Cooper, you're an a**hole!" - recent Shoot Boss's compliment
"I don't know where "brave" leaves off and "foolish" picks up, but you've certainly got your share of courage." - FuzzyMath
"For the Rifle!, the Rifle!, in our hands will prove no trifle!" ~from the lyrics of "The Bennington Riflemen"
Understand the urgency of our mission; no amount of bailing can raise a sunken ship.
I don't want to be forced back into the darkness.
 

"Shut up and color." - slim

Taylor

Quote from: AFTERMATH on January 13, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
By the way; Hinckley dates just got aproved.  They should be coming to a schedule near you



SEE YOU THERE
Honoring the memory of Adonijah Taylor (1730-1810) my Grandfather seven generations back, Deerfield MA Militiaman and Patriot, who answered the alarm on April 19, 1775 and along with his six sons served in the War of the Revolution.

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think." - Adolf Hitler

"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." - Mao Tse Tung

"Those bold enough to believe that they can change the world, are usually those which do."
-Albert Einstein

"Let Freedom never perish in your hands."
-Joseph Addison

Puma Mami

Last Tuesday I bought a couple of sets of back issues of Backwoods Home that were on sale at 1/2 price (including the issue with Appleseed on the cover). I did mention that I heard about Backwoods Home on the Appleseed forum. That was a bit early, but still probably went in with "the wave" of Appleseed orders. O0

I was planning to subscribe a bit later, but I went ahead and put through a subscription today and mentioned Appleseed again under "other."
"Saving America...lots of things are easier to accomplish, few are more worthwhile." ~Fred

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."  ~Albert Camus

Castle Mountain




Having spoken with Fred today (I called him) about this Backwoods Home Magazine ~ beta test~, please note it was never intended to be presented
nor interpreted as 'spam'. This effort has been as Mission specific an effort possible although it may have been interpreted otherwise by some
that I employed inappropriate use or abuse of our forum.   Indeed, the fact is,  I have been a practitioner of SOM this whole time. This forum is a vehicle for SOM. :cool2:

You know I used to get paid big money for what I  now do as a volunteer.  I was respected and paid handsomely for thinking out side the box.

Why do I do this for free?  Same reason you do. I believe in the program.  O0

However, Fred advised and encouraged me to post one more time but only to those states who have larger memberships . I hope
I have not offended anyone, it is not our intent. So I will begin this final appeal everyone, one more time by referencing Aftermaths comments:    ........
Let's get the buckets moving ....
O0 ..:..  :sos:





Quote from: AFTERMATH on January 13, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
So, uh, what does it mean if we only average less than 2% of members on line at any given time?   #)
And 75% percent of those are the same 100 members.

By the way; California, Wisconsin and Illinois are amongst the top 10 of all the boards on this sight!
Why not Minnesota?  Let's get these buckets moving!

Backwoods Home Magazine has been an excellent ally in our quest for Liberty!
In fact, I believe they may have even sacrificed some of thier previous subscriber base by supporting a firearms related organization.... 
But you didn't hear that from me.  ::)
If you've got a few extra FRN's; it wouldn't be bad investment to help out our supporters and learn more about backwoods living!
You'll also be recieve all the future, excellent articles on Appleseed!
Perhaps, you can choose to let one of your other subscriptions go....  Shooting Times and Guns And Ammo, both have the same stuff anyway!
If you're able, I recomend it.  I may even be able to squeeze out the dough myself for this.


As always,
Aftermath

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You ask a good question Aftermath.  O0  Thank you for your support. It brings into focus that we are not mandating anything upon anyone
but reminds us to ask the question........what is the chief object of Appleseed?  I know and observe how hard you are working your program in your state
and I salute you sir. :bow: You and your crew are going to blaze a trail this year. I know it. O0

As you know, Backwoods Home Magazine owes nothing to us and has no obligation to Appleseed. Moreover they are our friends and they support
what we do in the name of Liberty. Free full colour advertising presenting Appleseed to our fellow liberty loving Americans.
Why should we not support such people. A strong support that demonstrates Appleseed has the credibility of numbers
opens further opportunities which information has been recently gifted to me with further opportunity of being able to stage a  Project Appleseed
yield or coverage to 1.5 million people this year. We are in the mode of sewing seeds so that we can reap nationally a greater harvest
and thus double our numbers each and every year. So the value of supporting BWH opens other doors for our program should be self evident.
How is this not staying on Mission?

Now we have the balance of this week to subscribe if the many who have not could and and would
by this Friday's deadline to complete my effort to produce a metric for other Appleseed venues. The support of the movers
and shakers in Appleseed is appreciated. It would be splendid to see the great states of California, Texas, New York,
Florida, and the rest of the Midwest  with larger membership help drive this metric to greater numbers by or before this Friday.

Can we get some help  with this last effort to push our numbers  up by this Friday? Hello?  Illinois, are you listening? @@)

A certain Appleseed instructor wants to buy a M1-A National Match rifle. I just happen to have established a solid Appleseed
relationship  I have worked at establishing over the past year with the owners of a certain store (both of whom are former military).
This instructor ( a great guy)  wins because of this relationship because it was my determined effort to see instructors benefit because
of what they voluntarily do for the program. Why?  Because that company promotes Appleseed. Because they do so I refer business to them.
Therefore this is a win/win opportunity for both.  If body deserves a break it is our instructor corps. O0

Fred purchased a three year subscription not because he needed another magazine but because he knows how things
in our program get reciprocated. Fred proves, Fred demonstrates as have so many others, not mentioned here, how to walk the talk.
Do what you can folks, whatever that might be in terms of a subscription. Appleseed prospers because of your effort day in and day out.
But, we are finding out what we can do as a large group. We will have a good idea come Friday.

Those precious people within Appleseed who not only talk the talk, but walk the talk,  I read every single post of those whom have
subscribed to Backwoods Home Magazine and truly treasure every remark. You are the one's who get it. O0   You are the ones
who inspire this nation as you demonstrate the power of action.   No different than when you stand and present your benedictions
and ask Americans if they would do just a little more.  I would like to get the rest of us to pick up a bucket and bail a little more. We need everyone.
In the words of one of the owners of BATTLECOMP, Captain Nick Guttoso  ..." what Appleseed is doing in an incredibly noble thing for this country, we
it is amazing what you are doing."
I sure agree.       http://battlecomp.com/  Patriot Gal and I were delighted to be able to make a purchase
at law enforcement prices, they were very gracious to us. Good people.  Hope to have them listed on the new instructor forum as  Applseed friendly vendors.


Thanks again to all who have responded so wonderfully this past week. You have made a significant impression on BWH and enhanced our programs credibility
and it will be really nice to see a large body of evidence that Appleseed can demonstrate it can in fact be an economic engine with some serious horse power.  O0

Castle Mountain


P/S, I thought I was finished with this post , good grief. I just got off the telephone with the marketing manager of Armalite Corporation. He called me
from the Shot Show in Los Vegas Nevada to tell me he appreciates all I have done for them (Armalite is I gather contemplating a booth also for the upcoming Illinois Deer $ Turkey Classic)
and that they are looking forward to meeting with Deacon (Appleseed Wisconsin State Coordinator) who is our national representative at the shot show this week.
Deacon is working  the shot show booth with another
excellent corporate supporter 'Vortex Optics'. Deacon is our emmisary and he build further Appleseed raport  with several companies I have been in liaison with
and build even closer relationships for us all.

Some of those companies are:


  • Armalite
    Vortex Optics
    Usaammo
    Battlecomp

So you see good things are happening and we are indeed SOM.  Thank you Fred, Patriot Gal, EEL, Pappy, G69 Coly Cat, Gopher Boy and Dragon Fly for your encouragement.
You have kept me in the fight.  :---

This is the time to sew appleseeds... from April on end it will be for growing and harvest time. Lets produce riflemen and rifle women by the bushel
this year, shall we? We are giving it our best!        Go Deacon Go......... ~~:)  Mush you husky :)






Aut viam inveniam aut faciam- will find a way or I will make one".
"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."  one who has not qualified himself with the M-16 may not be considered to be a responsible citizen."

—Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle

"Terrorism is the best political weapon, for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death."
-- Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
 

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in

Puma Mami

Quote from: AFTERMATH on January 13, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
So, uh, what does it mean if we only average less than 2% of members on line at any given time?   #)
And 75% percent of those are the same 100 members.

I usually don't log into the forum unless I want to actually post something. So maybe other people are reading the forum without logging in, too. That wouldn't give you accurate statistics.

Quote from: Castle Mountain on January 17, 2011, 10:28:17 PM
Having spoken with Fred today (I called him) about this Backwoods Home Magazine ~ beta test~, please note it was never intended to be presented nor interpreted as 'spam'.

It didn't seem like spam to me. But then I was already planning to subscribe, anyway.
"Saving America...lots of things are easier to accomplish, few are more worthwhile." ~Fred

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."  ~Albert Camus

Puma Mami

Quote from: Puma Mami on January 17, 2011, 10:58:41 PM
Quote from: AFTERMATH on January 13, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
So, uh, what does it mean if we only average less than 2% of members on line at any given time?   #)
And 75% percent of those are the same 100 members.

I usually don't log into the forum unless I want to actually post something. So maybe other people are reading the forum without logging in, too. That wouldn't give you accurate statistics.

It's making me log in to read the Minnesota forum now, so that should give you better statistics. Someone must have fixed a setting on here.
"Saving America...lots of things are easier to accomplish, few are more worthwhile." ~Fred

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."  ~Albert Camus

AFTERMATH

Quote from: Puma Mami on January 19, 2011, 06:51:24 PM
Quote from: Puma Mami on January 17, 2011, 10:58:41 PM
Quote from: AFTERMATH on January 13, 2011, 08:25:55 PM
So, uh, what does it mean if we only average less than 2% of members on line at any given time?   #)
And 75% percent of those are the same 100 members.

I usually don't log into the forum unless I want to actually post something. So maybe other people are reading the forum without logging in, too. That wouldn't give you accurate statistics.

It's making me log in to read the Minnesota forum now, so that should give you better statistics. Someone must have fixed a setting on here.

Yeah, it does seem as though, the accessibility changes from time to time!

Thanks for boosting our Stats!   ;)

Aftermath
"We intend to produce men who are able to light a fire for Liberty in men's minds, and make them the finest rifle marksmanship Instructors on the planet." - Son of Martha

"Tyrants rise and fall, but tyranny lasts forever." -Me

[What kind of megalomaniac quotes himself?]