From the Desk of John Rourke – July 21st, 2015

Wanted to remind everyone that I will be AFK from August 1st through August 8th. Access to Internet and doing anything with email and MSO will likely be non-existent. I have repaired the issue with posts not going live as scheduled and having to be manually published. With that said there will be posts going live that week.

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The 2016 Presidential Elections are 18 months away and the GOP looks like a barrel full of monkeys trying to hump a doorknob. I do feel there are some excellent choices but they are diluted with numerous “same ole crap” candidates.

It’s going to be interesting but in the end I still believe Hillary will win it all. Terrible.

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Anyone have an experience going on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Cococay and Nassau?  Curious what your opinion is of the ship experience as well as on the islands.

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Started doing a camo paint job on one of my AR’s (see Part 1: AR Budget Build) . I know – paint is not durable. That is fine and understood. It can be done over and over again and if necessary can always strip it off.



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  1. You’ll love Royal Car…this beyond a doubt the best lines running. Have done the East and West PAC cruises. Love it

  2. We did a Med Cruise on Royal (my first cruise on anything larger than a 90ft. patrol boat) and it was excellent! If you’re a drinker, be careful, since you don’t pay for any amenities until you depart, and booze adds up quickly, (I had a glass of wine with dinner every night and we had a beach drink or two while hanging at the pool along with numerous Cokes and we still owed around $175 upon departing, just FYI) also have at least $100+ cash for your tips at the end too. (waiter, cabin boy/girl, bartender, etc)

  3. More of a request than a comment – Any chance of you posting a picture of the AR pistol you spoke of the other day? I’m curious to see what that would look like.

  4. ever look at cerakote ? We have some local guys licensed to do it that do a really good job and it is pretty durable

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