From the Desk of John Rourke – August 18th, 2017


Pulled up most everything out of the garden except eggplants, peppers, and okra. The second round of plantings did not pan out too well. The heat and intense sun really did a number on cucumber and squash plants.

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In my area, there are signs on the highway warning of severe traffic on Monday – due to the eclipse. I live in an area that runs right along with the best visibility for the eclipse this many will be traveling through here. I’m thinking of taking Monday off from work so I don’t need to deal with the possible congestion.

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As of this writing, Amazon has the KMASHI 10,000mAh Battery Power Bank on sale for only $11.99. This is a heck of a bargain and as a very happy user of two of them, I just ordered a third. Perfect to have in a glove box or purse to charge phones.

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The Urban Homestead is one of my favorite books in my survival library.

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While everyone is fighting over statues and debating why the Civil War was fought the National Debt continues to spiral out of control towards $20 trillion with no fix in sight.

How far we have fallen since 9/11 that America is divided over illegal immigration, history, and even responding to a country who threatens to nuke us.

There is true evil at work here. Think for yourself. Do your research. Soul search. Consider what’s right and wrong not just easy and what is popular.

Think like an American Patriot rather than a Sheeple.

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Have a great weekend!!!

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When The System Fails

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