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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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This past weekend “The Group” went camping. The Group is the MAG survival group I belong to. Great group of guys and truly feel that we are turning into a Band of Brothers that can be there for each other whenever needed. Camping was good although the heat was. Some of us brought our kids and I brought Christopher – my 12 year old. Did a little fishing and canoeing.

Saturday night

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

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

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There has been an onslaught of rimfire pistols and rifles coming online over the past couple years. With .22LR becoming more widely available these firearms are looking more attractive. The .22LR is my favorite caliber. Why? It represents so much fun for very little money.

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Looks like the Progressives have totally taken over Tylenol from what I have seen of their recent marketing efforts.

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Looks

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

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It was recently suggested to me that I periodically change the format of my “From the Desk of….” posts to video. Maybe a video a week. Interesting idea and not overly difficult to do.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund accessible is important. This fund should NOT be at a bank or credit union. If something should happen and access to ATM’s and banks are not available

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

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

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Couldn’t decide if I was going to write this or not. Its late and I am supposed to get up and work out in the morning.

Charleston.

It’s everywhere. The tragedy of 9 innocent people being murdered in a church. It’s terrible. Let me tell you what else is a tragedy…….the main stream media.

Everywhere the fact that the killer is white and the victims are black are being broadcasted. Gun control is being mentioned

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 18th, 2015

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Week of July 5th will be “Medical Week” here on MSO. Medical info might not be as exciting as guns and ammo but essential nonetheless. Stay tuned!

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The news coming out of California with this drought is incredible. Areas have had their water rights revoked in an effort to conserve as much water as possible. Within days they will run out of water unless alternate suppliers can be found.

In

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 18th, 2015

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

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Appreciate all the concern about my blood pressure. It will be fine. I am on my meds and only need to tweak it down a bit. Follow up appointment end of July.

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Capt. Michaels left a link to this video yesterday in a comment. I have seen it several times and it brings tears to my eyes every time. Yup – tears. My man card remains intact regardless.

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

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

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Spent Monday morning at an urgent care center. Over the weekend just felt…..”off”. Sunday night went to a grocery store and checked my blood pressure and it was higher than I have ever seen it. Not crazy but high for me – 167/94. I had blurry vision as well.

Monday morning went to the urgent care and my BP was high but not as bad as Sunday night. Doctor wrote me a script and just

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

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Looking forward to taking another course from Wolf-Fire Firearms in July. This next one is titled “Tactical Response Course” and promises to be both educational and fun. If you are in the Mooresville, NC area check ’em out.

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Went and saw Jurassic World this past weekend. Impressive. Great entertainment.

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Major heatwave through the South this past week as well as upcoming. Unusually hot in the

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

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

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I respect SouthernPrepper1 tremendously on YouTube. I am way behind watching many of my favorite channels but happened to catch the following video he uploaded yesterday. David is a smart man, a father, a soldier, and a Patriot. I have to agree with him on what he says.

If you are reading this David let me ask you this question in response – “What is next?” I agree with you but beyond writing and calling

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 12th, 2015

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 11th, 2015

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As I do every so often here are several images from my Instagram account. If easily offended I recommend avoiding my account. I deal with the truth. I deal with facts. I also throw up some humor. Of course – humor depends on perspective.

My Instagram account covers topics such as politics, guns, outdoor adventures, preparedness, working out, thoughts on life, Patriotism, and my life.

Here is a sample:

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

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The makeup of this country is changing. Illegal immigration has provided millions of people with totally different cultures an opportunity to effect how this country evolves in the coming decades. I have nothing against LEGAL immigration and yes this country came from a melting pot of immigrants however the level of immigration and the methodology was different. Frustrating to see so many illegals protest because they want US to change for THEM.

Insane.

Think this

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

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ModernSurvivalOnline.com sponsor CampingSurvival.com has recently added a bunch of nrw products. Check out the “New Arrival” section of their website HERE. The also have sandbags back in stock and their clearance section is packed with paracord.

Great deals.

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Pretty interesting. I will let you draw conclusions….

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Put up a new 14 foot above ground pool this past weekend. They make these things so they

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

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

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So looking forward to this weekend. Cooking some burgers and hotdogs on the grill. Been eating pretty good so going to cheat a bit. Pop tarts. Yeah – Kellogg’s blueberry pop tarts.

Wife and Jonathan have to work so it will be Christopher, the dogs and I.

Going to have a beer – or twelve.

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Scientists recently discovered lobster fossils 7 feet in length. That would be some seriously

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

From the Desk of John Rourke – June 3rd, 2015

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Saw that Palmetto State Armory now has an AK with their name on it. Can’t find a price anywhere but it looks to be a very nice rifle. 100% American made.

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I am up to Episode 145 of the old television series M.A.S.H. . Great show.

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Pretty tired of hearing Bruce Jenner being hailed as some kind of hero. The men and women in our

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – June 3rd, 2015

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

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FYI – the SHTF Loadout Photo Contest mentioned yesterday does not require that you are featured in the picture. Couple people emailed me asking about that. Not a requirement.

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Wolves are one of my favorite animals. Guess this was my attraction to getting Siberian Husky dogs – which I have two. Here is the latest pic – Bella u front and Jake in the back.

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

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

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Reader sent in this story about a low flying plane seen above Minneapolis, the Mall of America, and the Southdale Center recently. This plane flew very low for several hours.

Many are concerned that this could be terrorists looking for a target or in planning mode. Similar flights have been seen all over the country and reported.

Probably nothing. Maybe.

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Took my buddy to the range Saturday. This guy had

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