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”. Leading with a quote from Mike Rowe.
There is a growing disparity in job outlook in the U.S. right now. For years, our pseudo
indoctrination camps education system has hammered home the concept that a college education is mandatory and in many cases is refusing to grant diplomas for those who have not enrolled in a college. But there is a whole sector of high paying blue-collar jobs that continue to go unfilled. Tucker Carlson recently interviewed Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs fame). The interview was focused on “emojis” but ended on his advice about today’s young people interviewing for a job. I absolutely love his advice:
“If you can, put yourself in the chair of the person considering hiring you and say to them exactly what you would want to hear if you were them. Hi. It’s great to be here. Here is the deal. I will be early every day. I will stay late every day. I will ask you what I can do every day to make your life simpler. If there is a difficult task, I will volunteer to do it. I will do so cheerfully. In two years from now, I’m going to be sitting where you are.”
I agree completely with Mike on this one. If someone said that to me, I’m not sure I’d even bother checking references. “I’ll see you here tomorrow!”
Reader H.L. sent in this article on “14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade” along with this statement:
“Home Schooling may not be easy, but it is the only way in America. There are several very good online K-12 curriculums, and home schooling parents have organizations that can be a help. They also get together with their children for outings, etc. So, the child is not isolated.”
Reader G.P. sent in this link on an innovative lighting system for third-world countries. I’ve seen alot of lighting solutions, but with the advent of the low power white LED, all sorts of possibilities have opened up. This one is a gravity powered light source that operates similar to how a weight driven pendulum clock works. A bag filled with heavy objects (like rocks) slowly drops, driving a small generator that lights the LED. It takes seconds to reset and a single loading will power it for about 20 minutes.
The rogue officer who staged a helicopter attack on a government building reappeared in an online video claiming success in his ventures with no collateral damage. Local reaction is mixed with many believing that he is a government plant designed to justify the harsher crackdown and tactics now being used by the oppressive government against dissenters.
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Violent clashes are now a common occurrence in the country as the government attempts to crack down on the rioters who stormed the Venezuela national Assembly. The country is inching towards a civil war. In the three months that anti-government protests have been active, over 91 people have been killed in clashes with the police.
A SurvivalBlog reader brought our attention to the incredible variety of “survival seeds” packages that are available on Amazon. You might want to take a look if you are thinking about gardening or storing seeds.
A SurvivalBlog reader sent this humorous article on George Clooney: Open Borders Advocate George Clooney Moving Family Back to Trump’s America for ‘Security Reasons’. I wonder if the irony of the situation has occurred to him yet?