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

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 – 185 pound Clean & Jerk. Don’t know what a C&J is?  – Check out this short video.

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I just watched this past Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. Much different than normal.  It was actually kind of boring – yet riveting at the same time. I like the direction the show is heading this season. I still can’t figure out how they can be finding so much ammo – and batteries for their flashlights. Show is incredible.

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Am I the only one that is seeing a growing underground economy happening all around us? This is beyond yard sales and Craigslist. Seems that there are websites, Facebook Groups, etc. where people are selling things “off-grid” avoiding taxes and government intervention. I think the reason for this is pretty clear: The economy is not as favorable for the average citizen as it is for big business.

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  1. Hey just letting everyone know if you don’t already, cabelas has 300 rds. of PMC .223 in an ammo can for $109.00… black Friday deal today only.

  2. First congrats on the PR. Second how is your form? Based on your other PR’s I’d expect your clean to be above 2 bills. Really emphasizing dropping your A&& to get under the weight might help. That way you only need the strength to move the weight (albeit explosively) to about belly button level.

    • Thanks Ryan. You are correct – my form is OK but my technique could be better. I struggle getting under the bar on cleans, snatches, and jerks. I know if I could get my technique down I could clean 225. Looking for an Oly Lifting Coach that can tutor me some.

  3. When daughter-in-law suggested we get rid of extra stuff because they didn’t want to have to do it after we were dead, DH said “Oh no that is the kids punishment for not clearing there rooms when asked to as a teenager!” I guess the chicken came home to rest.

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