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

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Reports indicate that some 10,000 ISIS fighters have been killed by coalition forces. I just hope their recruitment numbers are well below this number.

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Almost all 4.2 million Federal workers private information was hacked by elements possibly involving Chinese government. The specific information accessed is not publically known however this is just another piece of the puzzle that when put together shows increased activity between the US and China/Russia.

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

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

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Information is still coming in but it appears that the two shooters in Texas were acting with ISIS in mind – or at least radical Islam. I guess they should have known not to mess with Texas!

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I am feeling rather philosophical this week. Consider “overreaction”. I often come across people that overreact to different words and topics. General acquaintances – those not normally within my inner circle – are

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – May 5th, 2015

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

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Want to buy guns online? Check out my local shop Nichol’s Store for great selection and prices.

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As of this writing the situation in Baltimore is getting worse. Rumors are spreading that rival gangs have called a truce and will work together to take out police officers. 15 officers have been injured – some seriously. Vehicles are being set on fire and there is continuous looting going on.

Pathetic.

I

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 28th, 2015

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

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Watching one of those cop shows yesterday there was a story of a guy riding down the street on a bike and he gets pulled over(don’t remember why). He was searched and they found $200 in 5’s and 1’s, and a Hi-Point 9mm pistol. He had no ID therefore no permit. Here is what I wanted to pass on about the show – the officer investigating checked the magazine and saw the hollow points. He

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – April 17th, 2015

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SCORE!!!!!Picked up a couple boxes of .22 Magnum Critical Defense ammo. $14.99 a box is not bad in today’s market.

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I grew up having some of the first movies I ever saw being JAWS, Rocky – and Star Wars. As a kid of the 70’s and early 80’s I was a Star Wars nut collecting every figure and vehicle I could find. I just watched the new Star Wars trailer

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – April 17th, 2015

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

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This is “Gardening Week” here on MSO. Hope you find something useful.

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This past weekend started planting. A few mounds of cucumbers, zucchini, and crookneck yellow squash. Also started some yellow onions which I should have started a bit earlier. Lastly – threw some seed potatoes in the ground.

I made a PVC gate for the entrance of my main garden to keep the dogs out.

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

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

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Governor Jerry Brown orders first statewide mandatory water restrictions in California. The drought of historic proportions has plagued the state for months. Prepping isn’t so crazy , is it?

Get ready to see food prices increase.

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Next week will be “Gardening Week” here on MSO. Gardening continues to be one of my most enjoyable activities during the Spring and Summer. Gardening also continues to be a priority-skill that not enough

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

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

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New Cabela’s just opened up less than 1 mile from where I work. Will head over there today and check them out. Yesterday was their Grand Opening and people had camped out for a couple days to be the first ones in. Looks to be quite a place. Hope to find some .22 Magnum’s there but likely sold out.

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Mentioned I was interested in getting a bolt action centerfire. Checked

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

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

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Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield’s killer found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justice served.

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The latest episodes of The Walking Dead have me a bit…..bored. Don’t get me wrong the show is still great there is just something different about it. I continue to wonder where they get all their ammunition and batteries. Scavenging? Maybe for the batteries not so sure on the ammo.

If the

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

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

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Happy Birthday to the smartest man I ever met. I miss you Dad.

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California basically is looking to ban pistols. They want to pass a law requiring that when a pistol fires it places a traceable mark on the case. Each pistol different mark? Do you realize how expensive this would be?

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Obama makes statements about the three young people in North Carolina killed and

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – February 19th, 2015

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

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Guess my prediction wasn’t too far off for the Super Bowl. Great game regardless who won. Yeah – stupid call at the end but if he had caught that ball Seattle’s coach would have been called a hero.

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5.5 million illegal immigrants not entitled to Green Cards were given them over the last 6 years. Those that say that this administration has not created an incentive for illegals to cross

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – February 5th, 2015

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

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Question: Anyone have any experience with ATI firearms(American Tactical Imports)?

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I just discovered that I love peanut butter fudge. I wonder if I can get some for long term storage? 😉

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Ryan over at TotalSurvivalist.com continues to talk about the Operational Cache. I am overdue in creating my own. One of the areas of controversy is whether or not you should place your top tier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – December 10th, 2014

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Craziest thing – bending over to pick something up and I pulled a muscle in my back. I have a history of back problems going back close to a decade. Muscle spasms are the problem. It has been a couple years since my last flare up and this one is pretty bad. I have an appointment at a pain specialist in Charlotte, NC for a Trigger Point Injection Monday.

Wonderful

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Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – December 10th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – December 9th, 2014

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Life without cable or satellite is coming up on 1 year. I have no regrets whatsoever. I am going to write up a post soon on how I did it and what I have done since to provide entertainment & news – and how the rest of the family have dealt. I will say that getting local channels was made easy by my purchase of an HD antenna. This model bought on Amazon for less

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – December 9th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – December 5th, 2014

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I am looking forward to watching Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt when it comes out on DVD. I have seen Part I and Part II numerous times and really enjoyed them. Interesting is when Atlas Shrugged Part I first came out in 2011 I thought it was an accurate representation of what it could be like in 15 years or so. When Part II came out in early 2013 I watch Part I and

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – December 5th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2014

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The Walking Dead’s last episode this past Sunday until February was pretty good. I am really impressed with how the writers of the show keep it fresh – and the viewers wondering what is going to happen next. I can’t believe they haven’t come out with a spin-off yet. Fan’s can’t get enough.

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I miss simpler times. I could write an entire post on just that statement but it is

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – December 3rd, 2014

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

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I guess my hopes for peaceful protests in Ferguson was a dream. Pretty pathetic the violence, property destruction, and flag burning. Those US flags the “protesters” are burning – – hundreds of thousands of people died for that flag. Show some respect. Pathetic. Half the protesters are there just to cause trouble and the other half are taking selfies on their Obama phones so they can post on Facebook that they are there. Going

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 26th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 21st, 2014

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Charlotte, NC ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon just went to prison after admitting to taking bribes. Pathetic excuse for a man in my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes but that doesn’t mean I have to like it nor have any use for them. What makes matters worse I heard a reporter interviewing one of his supporters and she said he never took bribes and if he did – it was to help the City of Charlotte. Folks –

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 21st, 2014