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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There is now a growing movement to establish pedophilia as an “alternative lifestyle” and as a recognized “sexual orientation”. This movement has been motivated by the language of the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage.

When the White House makes a statement like this with the backing of the Supreme Court…..perspective is everything:

“At root, this isn’t just about our laws; this is about who we are as a people. This is about whether we value one another  — whether we embrace our differences rather than allowing them to become a source of animus.”

What we think as insanity today just may be acceptable tomorrow. History has proven this to be the case.

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Want to be driven a little more insane and require the entire weekend to get back to normal?

The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo — even go to a tanning bed.

But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification — and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan.


I need a drink.

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“Look into the sinking of the Lusitania also,” Cassie added. “The Germans sinking that ship filled with American passengers was the reason the US got involved in World War I. The Germans posted warnings in American newspapers not to sail in the area because it was a war zone, yet the Lusitania sailed right into a place known to be filled with German subs. If the government was looking for public support to get into the war, that event gave them what they wanted.”
Mark Goodwin, The Days of Noah: Book One: Conspiracy

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Have a great weekend!!


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  1. well .. I don’t even know what to say to that .. Lifestyle ? Uhhh No.. Bring it to TN .. We know how to solve that particular problem .. A liter from “Shooter” .. “Welcome to Tennessee.. The Patron State of Shootin Stuff”

  2. I doubt Greece will be bailed out.

    1. They can’t possibly pay their bill as it is.

    2. They are asking to increase the bill by over 60%

    3. They already have a huge unemployment rate, and the ‘austerity’ measures are sure to make it worse.

    As far as the ‘USofA’ and our debt goes, we are already beyond the point of no return. If they stopped spending today, until the debt is paid, at current tax rates, stopping ALL SPENDING, including medicare, welfare, foodstamps, pensions, EVERYTHING, we would still be paying our debt down 15 years from now, if my math is right.

    It just means that we are in the position of WHEN the collapse happens, NOT IF.

    Make sure you have the means to survive for the long haul. Probably several years of self-reliance and community-reliance. Maybe our ancestors had everything exactly right, with no outside power companies, growing their own food, and providing for themselves as well as they could. That may be where we are headed, and it seems to be coming to us faster than most of us realize.

  3. I need several drinks. Question for you. Magazine spring tension. Is it best to leave a mag full or should they be switched out every so often to let the mag. spring relax?

    I Miss America.

    • Glenn – I load 28 rounds in my 30 round magazines and that is pretty much always. I have no issues with leaving magazines full even for months. Nothing wrong with rotating the magazines though. If you are shooting on a regular basis then rotating should not be an issue.

  4. Rourke, don’t know why you referenced the book mentioning the Lusitania…but it was a little more complicated than that; the U S didn’t enter the war til 2 years later

    • Steve – it was mentioned as a possible reference to the mischievous ways that governments can manipulate public opinion to fit an agenda.

  5. This country is screwed. Period.

    Glenn… As Rourke said, I also do 28 rounds in mine. My pistol mags are at capacity. With all that said, I have enough mags to rotate the ammo in and out of them after a couple months. I’ve had no issues.
    Springs typically wear out from repeated compression/decompression over and over. Not from just one or the other.

  6. Rourke– understood! ..Entering ww1 was very unpopular in1915. Some pose that it was a Churchill-led conspiracy to lure the Germans into sinking the Lusitania by having munitions shipped therein; thereby angering Americans when lives were lost–entering the war would save Britain. Who knows what gov’t is capable of when desperate?

  7. Glenn,

    “Springs typically wear out from repeated compression/decompression over and over. Not from just one or the other.”

    This is a correct statement. You are better to leave them load or unloads. The only time you would unload them is by using them.

    The 28 in a 30 round magazine only applies to .gov magazines. This is because there is not give left in the spring (low bid) to load on a closed bolt. The Magpul magazines have the extra spring space so you can load a full 30 round magazine on a closed bolt. Now you know the rest of the story!!!!

  8. Lusitania was what we would call today a false flag incident. The ship was a British ship carrying war materials among civilians, which made it a legitimate target. What the British did would be considered a war crime by todays standards in hiding the munitions among the civilians. Diver confirmed in 2008 that munitions were on the ship. They also found evidence that someone went out of their way to destroy the evidence on the ship. The evidence included depth charges around the wreckage. Who would need to sink a ship that was already sunk?

  9. So, we’ll just borrow more money from China to give Greece – and the world goes on.

    Glenn, I’ve a ME friend who is certain you’re right, springs lose their springiness by being worked in compression/decompression cycles. The great news is that there are some amazing new metals that are being used for coil springs. These new metals are 1000 fold better than the old piano wire springs of yesteryear.


  10. So, it looks like the Greek people are being sold into debt slavery for the long term. On the face of it, it appears the deal is much worse than the deal the people voted no to last week.

    With any luck, there will be a vote of their representatives that will turn the deal down HARD and FAST. Otherwise, the people will have only thought life was hard before.

    The apparent goal of the deal seems to be more delaying tactics to give the big banks time to offload the bad debt, to get it off their books and on to someone else’s back. Thereby saving the banks of the EU from the embarrassment of going under, as they are pushing the Greek government down with debt they can never really pay.

    Or, maybe, (sarcasm ON), they really are trying to help Greece become a powerhouse and positive economic member of the EU! (sarcasm OFF).

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