From the Desk of John Rourke – January 23rd, 2017


Madonna states she has been thinking of blowing up the White House. OK Secret Service – where are you?

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It is amazing the rumors and flat out insanity spewed by people that have no idea what they are talking about. My wife is a teacher and many of her co-workers are suggesting all kinds of things about Trump, healthcare, and education. Several said Trump is taking teachers assistants out of the classroom. Hmmm……Trump doesn’t have anything to do with such a thing. Several have made statements about how Trump is going to take away healthcare “benefits” they currently have. Again – that is not Trump himself but regardless no doubt changes are coming. Democrat’s and Republican’s alike have some very similar beliefs on fundamental characteristics of the modified healthcare system.

Regardless of who does what the line at the emergency room and local urgent care will likely remain extremely long.

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Worked for awhile over the weekend on my electronic preparedness library. Certainly time consuming but getting quite a bit together. Organizing is what takes the most time. Looking for a way to share with everyone when I get done.

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Looking at picking up a Windows 10 laptop from This is a Chinese brand laptop that receives pretty good reviews from multiple sources. Under $200 isn’t bad. I’ve been using a Chromebook for the last 3-4 years and it serves me extremely well however a Windows-based laptop would come in handy ever so often. Right now I use my wife’s when necessary.

It’s interesting there are many popular brands over in Europe, Japan, and China that compete with common brands we recognize here in the states – but we have never heard of them.

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Picture of my bug out bag and custom Ruger 10/22.

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Today’s Freebies

Gardening: A Complete Guide

Dirt Cheap SHTF Prepping

BUSHCRAFT: A Complete Beginners Guide

The Perseid Collapse – Book 1 – FICTION

Tactical Morse Code

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