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

Installed some software that is supposed to make it easier to view MSO on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Please let me know if you have any issues.

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Spring is fast approaching and Amazon has a slew of outdoor fun stuff on sale. From camping and hiking gear to skateboards and clothing. Check it out HERE.

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Gardening Tip: I often make mounds of dirt 6″-8″ high and a foot or so across and about 24″ wide. I plant a couple cucumber plants 6″ from each end and then directly in the middle I dig down and place a plastic flower pot with its top flush with ground. When I hand water from my rain barrel I will water the flower pot in the middle. The water leaks ut from the holes in the bottom of the plastic flower pot and goes directly to the roots.

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If you are a fan of Maineprepper on YouTube it is good to see him back and feeling better. Never watched his video’s? I highly recommend them.

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I have it on a very reliable source that Obama has invested heavily in the firearms industry and is raking in the dough as every time he does something regarding guns sales increases dramatically.

OK – just kidding.

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Local Sam’s CLub has large #10 cans of whole potato’s for $1.91. Excellent deal. Expiration date is in a little over a year. Understand that 5 years from now I will happily eat those potato’s. When it comes to canned goods I feel pretty safe eating most anything years after their expiration date. Regardless – rotation is important.

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Quote – “the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall”, “John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache”




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  1. I like your cucumber watering tip- will try it when the snow and then the mud leaves in JUNE ??-smile. Ah 43 today and the giant chunks of ice came sliding off our roof-weighing two hundred lbs a piece and breaking the plywood roof that is a small porch over our back door. Very relieved that I was out from the house far enough when this occurred.We usually get a Jan. thaw and didnt this year.More snow due Sat and Sun. Signs of almost spring-Mud where there isnt ice and snow-4 wild turkeys at the bird feeder-……
    A solar flare affected our country last night and we had interruptions with our TV and lights for awhile.
    A very appropriate book about the current administration and our issues is presented in THEY FIRED THE FIRST SHOT .(non-fiction)
    “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state,but from the hand of God.” John.F. Kennedy

  2. I really have been concerned about maineprepper. It seemed he spent very little time in the VA hospital. He does seem better now, but I hope they did more than adjust his meds. He is an awesome individual. Would like to have him as a friend for sure.

  3. I remember hearing on around 11 megacycles “Sky King, Sky King, this is Elmendorf, this is Elmendorf. Do not answer, do not answer: migrate, migrate. Kilo, Bravo Niner, Zulu Zulu…” Now those were real scary days. God Bless General LeMay.

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