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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Ferguson


The furor at Ferguson, Missouri can be said to arise in part from the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution. This Amendment stipulates that trials for felony violation can commence only after indictment by grand jury. This amendment also protects the accused against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime) and protects the accused from being compelled to reveal information that may be used to incriminate (from which we get the

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Rourke and The Panhandle Rancher speaks….



Things to ponder from the pen of General Petraeus:

“1-53. Weapons are especially important. In some parts of the world, lack of access to weapons may forestall insurgencies. Unfortunately, there is widespread availability of weapons in many areas, with especially large surpluses in the most violent regions of the world. … Insurgents can obtain weapons through legal or illegal purchases or from foreign sources. A common tactic is to

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REMINDER: “The Minuteman” News at ModernSurvivalOnline

“The Minuteman” news is now available here on ModernSurvivalOnline 24/7. The Minuteman is a custom news source made specifically for the readers of ModernSurvivalOnline. It is available here within the pages of MSO (HERE) or as a stand alone website – available HERE.

I created The Minuteman to provide a “one stop shop” for getting news – as well as provide a service to all of you – MSO readers. News categories include HEADLINES, World,

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America’s most incurable disease is spending


Rourke: The following post was originally published over at

Taking prudent steps now will improve health down the road

By Ben S. Carson

I have had a fulfilling career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, which unfortunately included numerous instances where worst-case scenarios played out in the operating room. Good surgeons plan ahead for these possible events so that bad outcomes are minimized. But of course, few treatment plans will succeed if the doctor

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Can America As We Know It Survive Two More Years of President Obama?



BY FRANK DOWD, IV The morning after the 2012 presidential election, I jotted down 10 things we could expect in a second term from President Obama—some positive in a hopeful sense, and others quite negative. A year later I looked back on my predictions and found that I had been far too optimistic; the record of the Obama administration was abysmal, and the state of our Country reflected it. The Charlotte Observer published my

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Another one bites the dust…..


The following is a chain email getting sent around the Internet. I am always suspicious of these emails and research them out before I believe them fully. The follow is no different but I did look into it and it can be verified.



Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University.



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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……THE FRANCHISE



Upon the Ballot Box hangs our future well being and prosperity.

I write this in the aftermath of the recent brave action by the Sergeant of Arms of the Canadian Parliament, whom having heard the sound of gunfire, charged valiantly into battle – and prevailed; and here in the United States, following yet another tragic school shooting. I fear either or both of

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Vote – and Vote Wisely

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Rourke: The following post was originally published over at It can be seen HERE in its original format.

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Many in national leadership have proven without a doubt to be incompetent. On November 4, they must be replaced by principled, qualified leaders in the House, Senate, and many local elections. It is the responsibility and privilege of every American to vote.

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Michael Savage: 1 month left to save America


The following post was originally published over at It can be seen HERE in its original format. I am republishing this here to provoke thought and discussion.

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When Barack Obama introduced himself at the 2004 Democratic National Convention declaring there was only one America – “not a liberal America and a conservative America” and “not a black America and white America” – many instantly envisioned him as

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North American Alert Map


The following link will take you to the Emergency and Disaster Information Service(EDIS). This emergency information service is provided free of charge and is operated out of Hungry. The link provided goes to the North American map, however other maps are also available.

What is really cool is the ability to zoom in close to an area. As of this writing – zoom in to Dallas, TX. No doubt many

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1st domestically contracted Ebola case


BREAKING NEWS: Sunday it was announced that the first domestically contracted case of Ebola has been initially confirmed. It is being reported that a health care worker(nurse?) has tested positive for Ebola. This health care worker was involved in the care for Thomas Eric Duncan prior to his death in Dallas and had “extensive ” contact with Duncan.

Head over to the for news links for the latest information.

The video below shows Dr.

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Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously


By Joe Alton, M.D – Contributing Editor, ModernSurvivalOnline

When I first wrote about Ebola early this year, I was hoping that it wouldn’t be a news item 6 months later. In my March 2014 article, I mentioned my concern about 86 cases and 59 deaths reported in the country of Guinea. The article you’re reading now counts 7500 cases and 3500 deaths in several countries. Dire projections by some experts predict more than a

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OPSEC and you.


By BePrepared

So by now Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out and hopefully you have watched it. It is not only great escapism for a couple of hours it has at it’s core a very significant message. How much protection is too much protection and more importantly, who exactly is providing that protection?

The main premise of the movie is about Project Insight: three Helicarriers linked to

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“ISIS – if not already on American soil – will be here.”


Below is a transcript from September 20th when Judge Jeanine Pirro stated on Fox News that America is not ready for an attack from ISIS and citizens should be afraid. I suspect she is correct. Although I hope ISIS fails to carry out any kind of attack – we need to be ready. I think there is a good chance of a “lone wolf” attack where in public an innocent civilian is killed. Now would

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Cops getting set up or infringing on our rights?


I watched a video on YouTube which is another “police infringing on out rights” piece. I am posting it below. The issue I have with many of these video’s is the cops are set up and the person filming is basically begging for trouble. Don’t get me wrong – police should NOT infringe on our rights, but come on! In the video below a guy is filming police vans coming into a police parking garage.

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I Miss America…….


A few years before his death, I asked my father if he ever regretted leaving England after WWII and emigrating to the United States of America. He told me that even with the troubles here (9-11, poor economic outlook, big and growing Federal Government) that he would never go back. When I ask him why, he simply said “I would never want to be a Subject again”. I have thought about this statement many times

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As so many go out about their business today considering such important life factors such as what flavor coffee they should buy – remember. Remember the events of September 11th, 2001 and the days and weeks after. Consider the families – the husbands, wives, sons and daughters that were lost.

There are those out there wishing to do us harm, wishing to make 9/11 look like a mere fender bender. We must remain strong

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Re: Are people digging in?



Rourke, Digging in? Some of us never really dug out. I, like you Rourke, am a child of the Cold War. The Russian Bear and global communism were rampant. Terrorism was everywhere.

Let’s take at step back to the early 80’s shall we? Increasing tensions between Ukraine and Russia and Russia and the United States. Remember when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan? I do. Why did they do it? To help the

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Bewildered by Evil


This post appeared originally at Check it out HERE.

The man in black hid behind a balaclava as he pronounced a death sentence over journalist Jim Foley, but we know the face that lurks behind the mask. It is the face of evil.

Relativism in our society today purposely blurs the distinctions between good and evil. But horrific actions, as we recently witnessed, snap us

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Are people digging in?

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I am hearing from a growing number of people so concerned with current world events they are stepping up their preps and getting ready to “dig in”.

These people are not quitting their jobs or bugging out however they are taking significant actions to put back more food, medical supplies, firearms – and those items which would be needed related to what they feel is coming. What is it that is concerning people? Well –

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PICTURE OF THE DAY: Harry Reid – corrupt

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This picture represents the problem with Congress – and it happens on both sides of the aisle. Harry Reid in particular is the worst of the worst representing large corporations, possibly foreign governments and companies, and special interests above the people of Nevada whom he represents.

He – like many other of the corrupted in Congress – play games with their power and our money.

Consider your vote, and your voice – a powerful tool

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American Veteran writes letter to ISIS….”Do you really think you stand a chance?”


Over at the Warfighter blog they published a letter to ISIS written by Marine Veteran Nick Powers. I think he pretty much tells it like it is. ~ Rourke

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“As I sit here constantly hearing and watching you execute innocent men, women and children in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I

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Ebola as Biological Weapon?


From Rourke: This post was originally published over at It can be seen in its original format HERE.

With Ebola in the news, there are some that have pointed out the possibility that some nations may attempt to weaponize the virus. This is a concern that deserves discussion, so let’s talk about something that few consider a likely cause of a collapse scenario: biological warfare.

Biological warfare is

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ISIS is here…..


I find the majority of people I talk to about ISIS in Iraq and their relentless mission to slaughter Christians and others whenever possible, well….they simply don’t care. It is disappointing and disheartening and really goes to show how far we have fallen. I do understand though peoples hard feelings with our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but we cannot go back in time and change anything. We have to deal with the here and

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