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What’s your “trigger”?

What is your trigger point-

I was recently contacted by loyal reader AP. AP brought up the fact that his group meets a few times per year and develops guidelines as to what needs to occur to cause his group to drop everything and head to the groups site. Interesting.

This is a popular subject in many survival & preparedness forums (see here, here, and here). What qualifies as a SHTF event is one of the main items of discussion

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Is there a coming race war?



The recent blatant assassination of white Texas Sheriff’s deputy Gofourth is just one sign that a coming race war may have started. I am not referring to a 2nd civil war pitting one half the country against the other. I am referring to coming widespread violence being carried out based entirely on race being motivated by racists groups and organizations who exist solely to accelerate division. To what scale this race war will exist

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This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History


Rourke: This article was originally published HERE over at The Economic Collapse blog.


By Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than

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To our Military, Police, and Firemen



I just want to say a very sincere “THANK YOU” to our military forces, our police, and our fireman for all that they do.

I am but a lowly Production Manager in small manufacturing company. I so respect and look up to these great men/women who risk their lives and go to work everyday to keep this country and its citizens safe.

Thank you!!!





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Panhandle Rancher on……Active Shooters, Civil Unrest … and Despair?



Recent homicide by shooting has once again caused a great sadness to come unto our society. Sadness unlike anything our father’s generation would expect or tolerate. That generation was predominately Judeo-Christian with well-defined values including a belief in sanctity of life. We are now at war most serious whether we believe or even understand it. This war has many fronts, some at physical locations, but the most insidious, nay the most dangerous, is the

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April 13th, 2029


I recently found out that on Friday April 13, 2029 an asteroid will come very, very close to Earth. So close in fact that it will pass between the Earth and many satellite orbits. In much of the research that I have read – scientists state that the asteroid will come close – but will not come in contact with the planet. I hope they are right – although in the back of my mind

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


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

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


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

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A few thoughts on gun control…..


Gun control is certainly on the lips of many today due to recent news headlines and gun control is one issue that I certainly have opinions on.

Top online criminal justice programs, police academies, and everything in between all teach that as guns are harder to legally buy so increases the illicit market and use of other weapons. This truth is often ignored by news media and groups critical of gun use, especially in the

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


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

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


As I write this the information on the shooting at two military facilities in Tennessee is becoming more clear. It is certainly looking like what I would call an Islamic terrorist attack. Time will tell the truth…..maybe. What is ridiculous is the banning of guns on military bases. Soldiers not allowed to carry firearms. Just doesn’t make sense. If someone can enlighten me feel free.

Notice the “no weapons allowed” sign in the window of

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Video of the Week: It’s Sheepdog time…..


YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

In the times we live in we need more people that will not stand by while injustice takes place and wrongs are carried out. We need

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Arlene on current Avian Flu situation

where most antibiotics go…


Recently the Dept. of Agriculture stated that 41.1 MILLION chickens have been wiped out in the midwest and

7.5 Million turkeys have died or been killed. This is all due to the avian virus H5N2. Eastern states are preparing for this epidemic. No birds are allowed at State or county fairs this summer/fall as a precaution to slow down this virus.

The Turkey federation has stated that there are enough frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving

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


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


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

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I can see it coming…..



I can see it.

I can see the countless stories of kids lemonade stands being shut down due to local governments requiring permits. I can see towns fining people who back into their driveways rather than pull in to expose their license plate. Of course the town officials must make sure that all vehicles are registered and not left just sitting in the home owners driveway.

I can see tax bills arriving to the

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Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1


This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you

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This country is doomed?


Last week I published a video from YouTube’s SouthernPrepper1 regarding the current condition of the United States. To summarize SP1 expressed frustration with the direction the country is heading and the lack of true Constitutional representation. If you missed the video I am republishing it below.

Lot’s of comments were made and many were very insightful. This is an important topic and wanted to pass on these insightful words……



From Badger:

I sub

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What I like about President Obama



























The Greatest Threat To Our National Security


The following was originally published over at the Center for Security Policy.


By Admiral James Lyons

When President-elect Obama declared that he was going to “fundamentally transform” America, not many Americans understood what that meant. They certainly did not understand that he did not believe in America’s exceptionalism and greatness. They were also unaware of his past Marxist indoctrination, blaming America for many of the world’s problems. Therefore, anything that undercuts and withdraws America’s

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Terror Threats Mounting ISIS Calls For Attacks in the U.S. and Europe


Rourke: Here is the latest update from AlertsUSA. Concerning……


Late last week the Islamic State released a new propaganda video (GRAPHIC)entitled ‘We Will Burn America” within which threats of another 9/11 style attack are made, and which calls on supporters here in the U.S. homeland to carry out their own attacks.

“America thinks it’s safe because of the geographical location. Thus you see it invades the Muslim lands, and it thinks that the army

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Where does evil come from?


Rourke: If you do not care to read an article that involves religion – skip this one.


I will not even attempt to answer the question of which this post is titled.

Writing this Saturday night I’m thinking about the evil that exists in the world. Across the United States women are beaten, raped and murdered. The same happens to children daily as well. People are beaten and murdered over a few dollars and

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Freedom Must Be Protected



This post appeared originally at Check it out HERE.

In our present day, enemies of faith and true freedom don’t even want to acknowledge the supernatural power that influenced America’s birth or the importance of God, faith, family, and the principles necessary for freedom. Their coalition of hostile forces, however different, diverse or distinct, refuses to be divided. They stand together hell-bent in opposition to undeniable, absolute, transforming truth. Sadly, those who know

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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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