SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods – a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Since today’s focus is on the USS Fitzgerald collision, we’ll start with that.
The Democratic psychosis continues this week with several prominent Democrats saying the dumbest things. A Nebraska Democratic party official was removed from his job after a recording surfaced of him saying that he was “glad” that Representative Scalise was shot. It wasn’t enough though. He continued on the recording saying “I wish he was [expletive] dead.”
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Reader H.L. sent in this article detailing that at least 30 GOP congressmen have been attacked or threatened since May! Some have only received death threats while others have been accosted in public spaces as well as their own homes. Several have had their homes vandalized. Only some of the offenders have been arrested, but many have not.
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This has a rotten smell to it. JWR’s Comment: It appears that their main concern was avoiding a Federal prosecution. Because if there were ever a Federal trial, then Bill Clinton could get a subpoena. And in the eyes of the Feds, the Clintons are Special People and Untouchable. And even after molesting more than two dozen teens, this Friend Of Bill gets to walk away from Federal prosecution. Seeing this bias sickens me.
Reader H.L. sent in this article on The Art of Manliness on improving your Situational Awareness. This is something that most people need much improvement in. It goes beyond just getting your nose out of that smartphone. While people walking into manholes on the sidewalks of New York provides much entertainment on YouTube, the reality is that even a mild lack of SA can be extremely detrimental to your health. Do you know who is carying when you stand in line at McDonalds? Can you recognize the signs of an impending attack on the clerk when you get gas at the gas station? Spend some time reading this article and start practicing and honing those skills now.
The military isn’t saying much right now about the accident (rightly so, since it is still an active investigation), but it appears that the freighter was on autopilot when the collision occurred. We still don’t know why the much more nimble Navy ship couldn’t foresee and avoid the collision, though we do know the captain was not on the bridge at the time.
communism and Socialists almost always bring slow death to their citizenry. Remember as you read this that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want socialism here.:
- The Wall Street Journal has an article on how the shortages of products and services in Venezuela is spurring people to take perilous sea journeys, traveling 10 hours just to buy food.
- Defections of key Chavistas continue as they abandon Maduro while the crises intensifies. As Maduro attempts to get the congress to rewrite the constitution to give him even more power, these key figures are beginning to speak out.
Turkey, the Islamic oddity in NATO is now finding itself more isolated. Erdoğan had been trying to forge a Middle East Sunni Turkish empire similar to the Ottoman empire. with Erdoğan as caliph. However, he has mis-stepped on several occasions. Qatar has come under intense pressure from the Saudi kingdom due to it’s ties to terrorism and the threat to the Saudi ruling family. By backing Qatar, he has continued isolating Turkey and weakening his power base. For a while it looked like Turkey and Iran would be battling it out for Middle East dominance, but it now looks like that contest will be between Saudi Arabia and Iran.