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From the Desk of John Rourke – – December 15th, 2014

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The regular “From the Desk of” posts will be sporadic this week due to the number of posts scheduled.

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Today at 10:00am I will be having my appointment for trigger point injections in Charlotte, NC. I pray that they work as they did a couple years ago. Last several days have been extremely painful. Feeling pain constantly really zaps your strength and I have not felt like doing nothing.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 12th, 2014

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So – the Liberal’s in Congress lead by the Wicked Witch of the West Diane Feinstein have gone on record that it is un-American to torture. I guess we are expected to understand terrorist, have empathy, and treat them fairly. Really? Consider a man that has kidnapped your daughter, your wife, your son, or your husband. Would you sit down and ask them politely where they might be and feed them coffee and crumpets? No

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 11th, 2014

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What is Instagram?

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.

I have been enjoying Instagram connecting with like-minded people and sharing thoughts and ideas. Check it out if you are interested however be aware that if you are easily offended – you

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 8th, 2014

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Voters sent another message that they are tired of the Liberal Agenda and the Obama Administration by ousting Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Now – what will the newly elected Republican-controlled Congress do with this new majority power? I wish I could be more hopeful. It would be great to see ObamaCare get overhauled, immigration taken care of by getting a wall built to secure the border – and government made smaller. Yup –

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 4th, 2014

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My favorite place to eat breakfast has been closed for the past few months due to a fire and just reopened. Can’t wait to go gets some eggs and a waffle. Best I have ever had – bar none.

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Balance in Life. Something I have always struggled with as once I get interested in something I tend to go overboard with it. All you have to do is watch Doomsday

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 2nd, 2014

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Oklahoma experienced an earthquake the other day. Earthquakes in this part of the country is not often heard about. Another reason in a list of many why prepping is prudent and not crazy.

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Had my 45th birthday over the weekend. Not a big deal really. Just another day. Went out to a local Texas Roadhouse restaurant and had a good meal with some friends.

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This

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From the Desk of John Rourke – December 1st, 2014

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From what I saw in my area shoppers were few in numbers. I went out Friday morning with my wife and there were very few shoppers out compared to previous Black Friday’s. Even Thursday night when many of the bigger sales occurred numbers were lower. We’ll see what the retailers report. I took advantage of some good pricing on Amazon to be honest. No sales tax, no shipping fees.

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Just

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 28th, 2014

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Hello folks – hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We ate around 1:30pm and it was fantastic. I am writing this at 9:00pm Thursday night and getting ready to go cook an apple pie. – Mrs. Smith.

I started Thursday by going out and working on my HAM repeater build. Trying to get it up as high as possible I have been using a small compound bow and fishing line. This worked for lower elevation(40

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From the Desk of John Rourke – Ferguson Verdict

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As I type this I am watching the announcement of the Grand Jury verdict finding that there was not sufficient evidence to charge Officer Wilson with a crime in shooting Michael Brown.

Police in riot gear pouring out of the building in preparation of rioting/violence/whatever. I suspect it will be a long night in Ferguson and I hope peaceful. The Grand Jury heard the facts and next to Officer Wilson are the best positioned to

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 24th, 2014

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Sometimes your the windshield. Sometimes your the bug.

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I have been thinking of buying a Parrot AR 2.0 Drone. Looks like it would be a blast to mess with and may just have some “prepper” uses.

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So looking forward to having this Thursday and Friday off. Hoping to get some much needed rest and just become a coach potato. Probably won’t

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 20th, 2014

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I never thought I would see gas prices this low – $2.45/gallon here in South Carolina. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Ever tried to talk logic to a teenager? Don’t bother – they think on an emotional level. Ever walk in and ask a son or daughter to pick their room up and they FREAK OUT? Yup – there is your proof.

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Another PR –

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 19th, 2014

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I managed a 275 pound squat. This is pretty good for me and I think a PR(personal record). I felt like I could go heavier but didn’t want to push it. Actually – proud of myself considering a couple years ago was told I would never workout again due to back pain.

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So – Charles Manson is getting married to a 26 year old women while in prison. Luckily –

Continue reading From the Desk of John Rourke – November 19th, 2014

From the Desk of John Rourke – November 18th, 2014

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Why does it bother me that a Muslim IMAM was allowed to praise Allah on the floor of the House of Representatives on November 13th? You probably know why.

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I am needing an upper for my New Pioneer AR lower. Would like to buy complete as saving time has value. Looking to finish this budget build.

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Had a situation where my wife was leaving the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 17th, 2014

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Pretty impressed with the landing of a spacecraft onto a comet. I mean – if man can do something like this we should be able to solve any problem.

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Getting ready to order some more antibiotics for my 205 pound “fish”. My source is http://www.aquaticpharmacy.com/eshop .

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I have watched the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her several times – excellent. Dinesh D’Souza takes the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 14th, 2014

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I went to a meeting at Christopher’s Middle School. The Assistant Principle was talking about a trip to Sea World that was being offered and a parent asked about fund raisers to help pay for the trip. The Principle stated that there usually are fund raisers such as selling Krispy Kreme donuts but with the Federal Government now keeping unhealthy foods out of the school the successful program was off the table. The government can’t

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 12th, 2014

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I have mixed feelings with the Seal coming forward and talking about the killing of Bin Laden. I was not able to watch the Fox News special – but will likely catch it on Youtube or download a bootleg copy off the Internet. On one hand the Seal and other veterans make incredible sacrifices for peanuts. If they can benefit themselves and their family by telling the truth – so be it. On the other

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 7th, 2014

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Am I the only one that imagines myself as the lead character in every action movie I have ever watched?

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A Father in India tortured and killed the man that raped and impregnated his 14 year old daughter. And what is the problem?

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I was kind of surprised I did not get more comments on my homemade repeater post. I got s few but I

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 6th, 2014

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Just found out I am going to have to travel to Buffalo New York in December. Crap.

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If I had to choose between a big knife and a small knife I would go with the big knife every time. Luckily that is not a real world choice that has to be made.

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Football season is over for Jonathan – my 15 year old. This means

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

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I do most of the grocery shopping in my home. This past weekend I took my wife with me and she was constantly complaining about the prices. Since it had been quite a while that she had been in a grocery store the increase in prices were shocking to her. In particular bacon, beef, milk, and some fruit especially noticeable. I have said it before and I will say it again – food storage is

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From the Desk of John Rourke – November 4th, 2014

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Folks – it’s important to get out there and vote today. I will be standing in line at 7:00am.

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Never ceases to amaze me how it seems that every time there is a scandal with the current administration something happens to distract the populace. Illegal immigration and thousands of illegals streaming across the border is not heard of nearly to the level it was. Ebola took care of that. The

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 31st, 2014

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! If you are looking for a scary movie to watch tonight – or over the weekend – check out Incidious: Chapter 2. It is on Netflix and can be rented at a local Redbox. No need to see the first one – it stands alone just fine. I saw it in the theater – very scary and well done. The Conjuring is another good one if you haven’t seen it.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 27th, 2014

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Getting ready to get back to my Filipino Stickfighting class. They are Thursday nights at 8:00pm but the last couple months I have missed them due to my son’s football games. Have been taking Balintawak for 10 years. This is a single stick art and it has improved my hand speed tremendously.

Yeah – I can punch an ISIS terrorist three times in the chest and then reach in….pull his heart out…and show it to

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 24th, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed Ebola infection in New York City.

The 33 year old man is a doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. He reportedly began to experience a fever and gastrointestinal problems and sought medical attention. The doctor placed himself in quarantine once he started feeling poorly however just prior to that he had ridden the subway and gone bowling.

Concerning is that once again people are allowed in this country after possible

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From the Desk of John Rourke – October 23rd, 2014

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Last year I went to the Uwharrie National Park on an off-road trip with some friends. I drive a stock Jeep Wrangler 2-door and was told we were going to stick to the easy trails. Well – once we started out it wasn’t bad but soon the one-way trail turned a lot rougher than I wanted to take my daily driver. You know what? NO PROBLEM! Took it slow and was just amazed at what

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