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Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about joining a militia. Would it be better to join the National Guard? What is the difference and does it matter. Professor Paul is glad to answer that question.

For our Quiet Time Moment from SilencerShop.com, we have another piece of literature to recommend. Tune in and be sure to listen louder.

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During the first seventeen days of the collapse of America, three men travel through the mounting destruction, seeking asylum in the Rocky Mountains, but finding instead the nucleus of who they are as men.

A jaded special operations soldier, a self-doubting family man and a once-pampered teenager make their way from three corners of the country toward a survival compound in the state of Utah, but they must first pass through a land of chaos and death ― a land that will no longer allow them to hide behind post-modern artifice.

With society on-the-ropes and Mother Nature on-the-rise, these three men must either re-invent themselves in a condition of honesty and savagery or perish with the rest of Western Civilization.

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