Tuesday, July 31, 2012

QUADRATEC SUPPORTS BLUERIBBON COALITION

Quadratec supports landuse, BlueRibbon Coalition and Del & Stacie Albright by joining BRC and supporting Team Albright travel to All 4 Fun in Colorado with the Mile-Hi Jeep Club event.

We've got Quadratec catalogs with us at All 4 Fun so stop by our BlueRibbon Coalition booth and pick up a copy for the latest Jeep essentials you might need.

Don't miss out on the goodies,sales and Hemi giveaway!!!  

Vendor day is tomorrow, Wednesday, here in Empire, CO, not far outside Denver.  Fun starts at 10am so come on by and see about 40 vendors putting on the goodies!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

ACCESS ARMY RECREATION NATION TIMES JULY 2012

Politics, trails, several states, NOHVCC, Cal4, BRC, and more....in this issue of the Access Army - Recreation Nation Times, from editor Todd Ockert.  Get a nationwide wrap up of some of the key things going on in the off-road and recreation world.

Download and read it here: http://www.lockandlow.com/vb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=860&d=1343302799


Saturday, July 21, 2012

LANDUSE AND VOLUNTEERISM BOOK HITS STORES!

Well, ok, so not in stores, but the new book is HERE!  Shortcuts to Landuse and Volunteerism arrived yesterday and we are in the process of shipping to those who reserved a copy of this first run batch.

Many, many thanks to our book sponsors and advertisers who helped make this book FREE to you.  Title Cover Sponsors include: 4Wheel Parts, Nemesis Industries and BFGoodrich Tires.

Reserve a copy while they last here:  http://www.delalbright.com/book_order.html

Del

Sunday, July 15, 2012

LANDUSE UPDATE JULY 2012


Landuse, Access, Backcountry Outdoor Recreation News from Team Albright, July 15, 2012



WIN A JEEP: Buy Jeep Sweepstakes tickets from Tierra del Sol 4x4 Club (donated from Jeep themselves to help landuse):

ARTICLE: Truth in Government? By Del Albright here: http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/truth_government.html

MAGAZINE COVER: Team Albright makes cover (and feature) of 4Wheel Drive Magazine: http://www.delalbright.com/Articles/jeep_cover_4wd.html

EVENT: Cal4Wheel (CA4WDC) High Sierra Poker Run on Labor Day will have BFGoodrich Tires reps to present Outstanding Trails donation/recognition for Mirror Lake Trail.  We will be there for BlueRibbon Coalition.

Team Albright

TRUTH IN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT?


TRUTH IN GOVERNMENT?
Some Random and Ranting Thoughts...
By Del Albright

(NOTE: no "slam" is intended for our honest, hard-working politicians and bureaucrats who do try to let the truth guide them in what they do and say.  To the rest, I say wake up and get real because America is tired of being lied to). 

Rarely is there truth in government relations/affairs; just different perspectives. I think Tom Clancy said that. But from my three decades of dealing with bureaucrats and politicians, I can attest to this adage first hand:
Truth is out there for some folks; usually hidden, buried; but most always certainly only from their perspective when it comes to government relations.

If I'm a conservative, my "truths" will be slanted in that direction.  If I'm a liberal, my "truths" will be slanted thus.  Just take that into account when you are listening....because the truth in government is most always hidden in a perspective...one way or another.

Perception can be a reality. If people think it is true, it might as well be true for some.  That is why credible organizations and folks fight for reality, to correct mis-perceptions.  Unfortunately, for some government affairs, money gets in the way of reality.

In politics it's always about the money. Politicians want votes and donations == money.  I know it sounds a bit mean, because not all politicians are like this; but so many are that it's hard to sort out the honest ones.  Government officials (politicians and bureaucrats of the highest levels) seem to say what is convenient more often than what is true...

How do you filter out the truth in an issue? Distrust of the “system” is rampant. I guess the best advice is to trust those that have let you down the least.  Awful, huh?

You can start by trusting those with credentials.  Even in backcountry recreation, you can increase your chances of finding more reality and truth by knowing as much as your time allows you to spend on any one topic. Listen more; speak less; read often; and read between the lines.  And start your foundation of trust with those who have been there, done that, and proven up with their credentials of successes.

Realize that in a lightning fast communications age, truth and facts still take the slowest route.  Truth in politics and government are slow to surface....and usually very hard to determine.  Bad news and bad science, on the other hand, rocket to the headlines.  Human nature?  Perhaps...so another bit of advice is to watch for the slow boil...the steady hand...the solid, credential-backed sound bytes. 

People are people, no matter what field they are in.  Remember that just because it quacks like a duck, does not mean it can fly like a real duck. Amateurs always try harder to be louder; but not necessarily “righter.”
Professionals who stay the course; stick to the facts; land on the high ground more often than not; and speak the truth, will prevail in the end.  You can find them if you try...


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ALBRIGHT JEEP MAKES 4WD MAGAZINE COVER

Jeep Albright on cover of 4Wheel Drive (& Sport Utility) Magazine, with 6 pages of feature write-up.




See more of (and subsribe to) this great magazine at: http://www.4wdandsportutility.com/index.html
Del