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From the Desk of John Rourke – July 31st, 2015

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Folks – political correctness and the Progressive movement has reached an all time ridiculous high.

The New York Post is reporting that the Commission for Human Rights has fined an Indian restaurant for trying to hire a…..wait for it……Indian server. The amount of the fine? $5,000.

How dare they!! How dare an Indian restaurant attempt to do what makes incredible common sense and be allowed to make decisions that is in the best interest of

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 31st, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – July 30th, 2015

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Years ago my brother and I were introduced to paintball. My brother had a Brass Eagle Stingray and I had a Tippmann Carbine. Paintball was new and back then masks were actually optional. We wore goggles. I think back and it was pretty dumb to only have that limited protection.

We played in the property behind his house. A couple acres with two abandoned homes and wooded areas provided ample areas to track, hunt, and

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 30th, 2015

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

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It is pretty rare that I do something like this. In fact – I don’t think I ever have. There is a women who I am friends with on Facebook who is going through a pretty horrible set of circumstances. Her name is Erika. Her desperation has piled up to the point that she is asking for help. She has just started a GoFundMe page.

Here is the deal:

Okay so back in

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 29th, 2015

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

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Awhile back I published a couple video’s from SouthernPrepper1 related to his being fed up with the government and stating that we need to publicly make our grievances known.

I agree with David that we need to publicly make it known what our grievances are. I think think needs to be done for a few reasons:

1. We need to be able to identify like-minded people who are on our side.

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

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

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Another reminder that next week I will be AFK. I will not be responding to emails, comments, or dealing with any website issues until August 8th at the earliest. If you see any issues please email me at emergencycd (at) gmail (dot) com. I will get to it when I am able.

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This past Saturday went shooting with a co-worker who is a first time gun owner. He followed my

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 27th, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – July 24th, 2015

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One of MSO’s many readers “Rob” offered to send me a bunch of old issues of “SURVIVE” magazine. Awesome! As a teenager I would anxiously await each and every copy at my local newsstand. I would read them cover to cover absorbing every word.

Thanks Rob!!

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Read that the Department of Justice is looking at opening a case to investigate a gun shop who states they will

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 24th, 2015

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

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Health & Fitness Update: A few weeks ago my back developed a muscle spasm that was very painful. I am at about 95% right now and doing sooooo much better. A few days of trigger point massage – which is painful in itself – has taken care of it.

I continue to stray from Crossfit. The reason is primarily a few injuries and a lack of motivation to kill myself the way that Crossfit is.

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 23rd, 2015

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

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Options are always good. I know a few people who have bought inserts for their shotguns to shoot a variety of calibers in their shotguns beyond just the normal 12 gauge. Not sure how accurate these things can be but being able to utilize an assortment of ammunition is certainly beneficial.

I have a group member that has done something similiar with his Glock. Having extra barrels and magazines allows for interchangeability between 40S&W and

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 22nd, 2015

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

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Wanted to remind everyone that I will be AFK from August 1st through August 8th. Access to Internet and doing anything with email and MSO will likely be non-existent. I have repaired the issue with posts not going live as scheduled and having to be manually published. With that said there will be posts going live that week.

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The 2016 Presidential Elections are 18 months away and the GOP looks

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 21st, 2015

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

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Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine went well. Organized my garage some, test fired an AR pistol I recently built, and did some good food prep for the rest of this week.

“Food prep” in case you are unfamiliar is preparing food for the entire week and freezing it until needed. Helps efforts in eating healthy and staying on course. My diet has sucked recently and need to get back on course.

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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 20th, 2015

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

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So the deal has been made with Iran and Iranians are dancing in the streets. The deal has to survive Congressional scrutiny which is not very comforting. As usual biased news agencies on both sides are just that – biased and not reporting the deal fair and balanced. With that I do not know if it is a good deal with what is in the best interest of the world or not. What I do

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 15th, 2015

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

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This will be short. Had a thunderstorm last night and lost power for a bit.

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Over the weekend I played around with my new Sun Oven. It is an incredible piece of equipment. The owner of SunOven.com and myself will be holding a webinar within the next few weeks. I am negotiating with them to try to get a really special offer for MSO readers.

So cool.

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 14th, 2015

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

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1 in 5 kids do not graduate high school. Not a good stat and yet there is little discussion about the problem. If 1 in 5 cell phones stopped working today there would be panic in the streets and protest galore.

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I am about 25% through Book 2 of The Days of Noah. It is a very compelling read and has generated a lot of thought about the possible methods

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 13th, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – July 10th, 2015

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Looks like Greece will be bailed out…..again. Once more governments show no responsibility for their actions.

Amazingly the US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew stated that debt which Greece has accumulated is “not sustainable”. The Greek public debt to income ratio is 180%. Horrible. How does this compare to the United States? The US debt to income ratio according to the IMF is 104.5%. Not as bad as Greece but pathetic still and growing.

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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 10th, 2015

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

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The situation yesterday with the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines had a lot of people thinking. Combined with the free-fall Chinese stock market and their economy along with the situation in Greece people were beginning to wonder if the pieces of the puzzle were starting to come together.

Officials were quick to come out discounting the event as a cyberattack however I wouldn’t be surprised if it was and there is a cover

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 9th, 2015

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

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I guess the times are getting to me or maybe I am “waking up” more. My opinions on this world, this country and the people in it and running it are degrading over time. They are getting darker. I believe in the greatness this country once held and the many Patriots that live here. What I once brushed aside as conspiratory I now look at as possible and sometimes very likely.

The ignorant and the

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 8th, 2015

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

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This latest and highly publicized case of an illegal immigrant murdering an American citizen is really nothing new. In this specific case the murderer has been previously deported 5 times. Yes – 5 times! If this case doesn’t wake up America to the immigration problem – no, to the INVASION that is occurring then not much will.

The United States and all for which it stands is being attacked on several fronts including one which

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 7th, 2015

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

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Loyal reader sent in news that Ruger has come out with an AR-15 that can be broke down into a very small and portable package. I see a lot of advantages to this unique characteristic with the ability to store it away in small spaces including backpacks, behind and under seats, etc. See it HERE.

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First week of August I will be AFK(away

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 6th, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – July 2nd, 2015

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The United States – President Obama – has blocked efforts of our Middle Eastern allies to fly heavy weapons to the Kurds fighting ISIS.

This at the same time that ISIS executed over 70 kids.

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One of my favorite animals is the shark. Ever since seeing Jaws in the theater as a kid I have been fascinated with sharks. Last weekend I watched the entire 2013 Shark Week series. This

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 2nd, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – July 1st, 2015

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Greece’s unemployment rate sits at over 25%. This is just one indication of a country run by Socialists where the vast majority of citizens actually work for the government. Greece has not made their scheduled $1.8 billion dollar loan payment to the I.M.F. however there is still a possibility that they will make a deal with their creditors. I

In July Greece has another scheduled payment due. This one is to the European Central Bank

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – July 1st, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 30th, 2015

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I have put this out there before and made some contacts: If you are in the York County, SC area and interested in joining a MAG send me an email. A local group there is looking for potential members. emergencycd(at)gmail(dot)com

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Yesterday Glenn Beck commented on the situation in Greece. Listen to it below. Very interesting. About 8 minutes:

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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 30th, 2015

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

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Just a reminder: Several weeks ago something happened and many of the first 2 years of published posts disappeared. I ended up finding them. Rather than republishing them all at once I sometimes pick one here and there and bring it back to current. If you see something and it looks familiar – this might be the reason.

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There are a series of buttons at the bottom of each post

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 29th, 2015

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

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My nephew just picked up an AR. Even better is he is asking about training – which I am very happy about. Far too often a checkmark is placed in the box next to “defense” just because a firearm is bought. I have made a lot of strides in my ability to put rounds down range, moving, reloading, etc – but have a long ways to go.

Hopefully my nephew and I will get a

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 26th, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 25th, 2015

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A new video has been added to the Patriots membership area. I have several more planned as well as additional articles and downloads. I am also negotiating with a few more online vendors for more discounts.

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Just ordered a 2-meter J-pole antenna for ham radio use. Thing gets great reviews on YouTube and I am looking forward to setting it up.

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The town I live

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 25th, 2015