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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 29th, 2015

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One out of every 5 children in the US receive nutrition via food stamps. Wonderful.

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I think now would be a great time to start buying silver.

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AmmoToGo.com has a SPAM can of Tula .223 Rem ammo – 500 rounds – for $129.99. I have shot a lot of Tula and never had an issue. Check it out HERE.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 28th, 2015

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Get a load of this: A new law was just passed making it illegal to throw food away in the trash in the City of Seattle. These Progressives just never cease to amaze me.

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I can’t get that damn Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off” out of my head.

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Last couple weeks have been hitting the gym pretty hard. I continue to go to Crossfit,

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 27th, 2015

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Reader “CH” recently suggested a good hiding place for money and ammunition is the inside of a vacuum cleaner. Good idea especially if it is a model with a bag. Would hate to forget about the funds and throw away a few hundred dollars by mistake changing a bag. Possibly a vacuum cleaner stuck in a closet that doesn’t even work but is meant just as a cache or hiding place? Maybe even out back

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 26th, 2015

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Good luck and stay safe to all those in New England about to get hammered by this massive winter storm. Be smart: Stay in place, don’t travel, stay warm – and ask others for help if you need it. More information can be found HERE.

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I have a new AR arriving today. Review in a few weeks after I get a chance to test is out. Time to have some

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 23rd, 2015

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I am thinking that the most important thing going on in the world right now has nothing to do with Tom Brady’s balls.

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Just found out that President Obama will not be meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits the United States to address Congress in March. Wonderful.

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Why is it that no other company can make crayons as good as Crayola?

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 22nd, 2015

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I have been a little slack on responding to comments and emails lately. Jonathan is giving me problems and it is keeping me AFK(away from keyboard). If not aware – Jonathan is my 16 year old son. Got me behind on judging the most recent Guest Post Writing Contest. I apologize…..

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Botach Tactical is having a great sale on Fobus holsters. Huge variety available at some of the best prices

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 21st, 2015

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If you have never checked out BestPreparednessDeals.com – head over there now. Daily deals on survival and preparedness products.

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Michael Moore is an assclown for his negative comments on Twitter regarding snipers. It was an obvious jab at Chris Kyle and American Sniper.

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Favorite superhero – – – > Batman.

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Just started watching Season 3 of Dual Survival. I like

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 20th, 2015

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I am a big believer in a national, Federal flat tax. Everyone pays the same percentage. 10% seems like a fair number. Get a paycheck for $1,000 – pay $100 in taxes. Get a paycheck for $1 million – pay $100,000. There is no reason why someone should pay more just because they make more.

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Hope everyone will join me tonight while watching the State of the Union. See HERE

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 19th, 2015

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At any given moment I could eat an entire box of Kellogg’s Blueberry Pop Tarts – and have……several times.

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I went and saw “American Sniper” Saturday night. Fantastic movie and very emotional. If you haven’t gone to see it – go ahead. You won’t regret it.

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After I get my Kel-Tec PMR30 off layaway next purchase will be a Remington 700 SPS .308 Winchester. Have

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I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were.

Tonight when I made myself a bowl of Cheerios I carried the bowl into the living room with my right hand. Of course – I usually use my left. This is really not a huge feat but felt very weird. Why am I

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 16th, 2015

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Just received a LUCID M7 red dot sight. Initial impression is extremely positive. One aspect that is really impressive is a special setting that allows the dot to increase and decrease in intensity – automatically. Yes – you read that right. In bright sunlight the dot gets brighter and when it is darker the dot decreases. Will be running it through some tests over the next few weeks.

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I suspect

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 15th, 2015

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This one is going to be short. Had some car problems so getting to this late.

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Appreciate the comments to my recent Baofeng GT-3 review. It’s a great radio – and an incredible value for the money.

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Had a chance to test an AR upper I received from ClassicFirearms.com. It is manufactured by Beaver Creek Arsenal. Thus far – works great and I am very

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 14th, 2015

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Every so often I share some pictures from my Instagram account. If you visit my Instagram account and are easily offended – well….you just might be. I don’t hold much back when it comes to my beliefs and feelings on things there.

Sometimes pictures on Instagram are hints of things to come on MSO as well.

Here are some of my pictures……

(and that last picture is of my dog “Jake”…..)

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 13th, 2015

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I have had a heck of a time finding cell phone chargers that will work with all the different phones that are in my family. I bought some off eBay but they worked for a short time and then crapped out. I ordered one off Amazon a few weeks ago and so far it works great. In fact – it has a 2.1 amp port which will charge devices twice as fast as most normal

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 12th, 2015

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“American Sniper” will hit theaters Saturday. Can’t wait.

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VA wants personal information in order to get “free” gun locks. Wonderful.

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Polymer AR lowers. I know – traditional folks will scoff at the idea. Change is difficult and back in the 80’s when Glock first brought to market their “plastic pistol” people laughed. Laughing now? It works. An AR lower is certainly a different entity. They

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 9th, 2015

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Just picked up a Magpul MBUS Rear Site for my new AR. Hoping to do some testing this weekend. Going to mount an optic but of course need open sites just in case. Something interesting about this build? Less than $500 total. Full report coming soon and that’s all the info your going to get!

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The terrorist attack in Paris is another example of radical Islam allowed to grow

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 8th, 2015

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Just saw that American Idol is getting ready to come back on. Could care less.

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Went on Tuesday and received what hopefully will be my last round of Trigger Point Injections. Afterwards I celebrated by going to my Crossfit Box and rowing 5000 meters. Wasn’t doing it for time really. Just doing it – to see if I could. 5000 meters – never rowed that far. Wanted to keep going

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 7th, 2015

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Watching a documentary on North Korea. I have to be honest I should educate myself more on other countries and issues that effect world events. Pretty pathetic life many of the citizens of North Korea live.

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Well – Boehner won his third term as Speaker of the House. Pathetic. Even more so is those that voted against him were punished by Boehner for doing so. Maybe I would do the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 6th, 2015

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Had some “technical difficulties” yesterday as a couple of posts did not go live until 2:00pm EST. Whoops!

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So, Boehner has someone stepping up to challenge him as Speaker of the House. Interesting. If the other members had any gonads Boehner will be out. Likely will not happen due to the corrupt environment in Washington. Too many favors owed to those in power will keep votes heading in Boehner’s direction.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – January 5th, 2015

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The flu continues to spread across the US at an alarming rate. My youngest – Christopher – was diagnosed several days ago and has fully recovered. Tamiflu was prescribed. Not exactly sure what I had but it took quite a while to get over it. A lot of my co-workers came down with it as well.

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I put a Kel Tec PMR30 pistol on layaway at my local gun shop.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 31st, 2014

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Bought a new camera for my wife. Hopefully this will lead to some better photography here on MSO. Expensive but the difference in picture quality is amazing.

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I am really looking forward to seeing the movie “American Sniper”. Looks awesome.

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Many of us will be celebrating the end of one year and beginning of another with a drink – or twelve. Use a designated driver

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 30th, 2014

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I just recieved several of the new Hexmag AR 30 round magazines. Haven’t shot them yet but the feel and appearance of them are impressive. The surface texture provides excellent gripability and they have a unique multi-color identification system built into each one.

Full review coming soon.

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I just got finished watching The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington. Very good movie. I watched the first season of Homeland and thought

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 29th, 2014

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Being sick sucks. Last four days – feel just terrible. Really don’t feel like writing much. Hope it goes by soon. Emergency rooms, doctor offices and Urgent Cares all across the country are packed as sickness spreads.

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Been thinking about lever action rifles lately. I have an old Winchester 94 lever action. The gun that won the West!

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I watched “The Interview”. Probably one of

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 26th, 2014

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Hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday. If you are heading back to work today – well, hopefully you have the weekend off. I used a vacation day today. Looking forward to a few more days off.

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BACK UPDATE: My back is doing MUCH better. I had two spots in particular the muscle spasms were causing pain. Two shots and about 24 hours the pain was much better. I still

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