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”. Wait till you hear the latest on SkyNet!
Maine has become the first state to enact a “Food Sovereignty” law which allows communities to regulate their own local food economy. This frees up the church potlucks and the local farmers markets. Even the local dairy farmers who sell raw milk to those who want it. You can now legally sell your eggs to your neighbor without worrying that the S.W.A.T team. They won’tl be breaking down your front door, trashing your home and abusing your family.
Old Home Day
New England has a tradition called Old Home Day where the old ways of farming are taught to those who have an interest in such things. It was originally started years ago to teach the returning soldiers from the Civil war how to farm, but it is now entrenched as a tradition. If you’re in the area, you might want to stop by and see what it’s all about.
The US military has long had a policy of keeping a human in the decision loop when artificial Intelligence is used in support of the operation. This thinking is even evident with Steve, the robot that tried to drown itself last week. Even Steve had a human counterpart that it worked with. The reasoning is simple and understandable. AI can make fast decisive decisions, but it lacks a moral basis for those decisions. The U.S. stays away from fully autonomous robots, but that is also a weakness. In any competition between human assisted and fully automatic, the human assisted looses. The Kalashnikov Group has announced a Fully-Automated Combat Robot that will be unveiled publicly later this year. SkyNet, here we come! Thanks to K.B. for the link.
JWR’s Comment: What could possibly go wrong?
Reader DSV sent in This article that summarizes 5 other articles on how the state is taking the rights of parents away. From California to Oregon to across the pond in Britain, the state thinks that it knows best how to raise and care for your children. If you disagree, they will threaten and cajole you until you succumb to them or you will lose your children. And now the number one selling device on Amazon Prime day turns out to be a smart device that spys on you in your own home.
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In Boulder, if you don’t push the “Walk Button” to cross the road, you’re going to get a ticket for $50. It started with the “Jaywalking” ticket when you didn’t stay between the lines (literally — the crosswalk) and now it has progressed where the robot (you) must perform the appropriate maneuver (activate the cross walk) before you step off the sidewalk. This is all done under the auspices of your own safety. Apparently, you can’t be trusted to look both ways before you cross. Thanks to H.L for the link.
Reader P.C. wrote in to suggest the Netflix documentary “Is Genesis History?” as a homeschooling resource. This is apparently a documentary supporting a Bible based beginning.
Reader P.S. sent in this link to a PDF hosted by the Portland, Oregon government on a twin-bucket system toilet. This was designed from the lessons learned after the major quake in New Zealand in 2011. One bucket is for pee, which is basically sanitary and the second bucket is for poo, which requires more care due to the potential diseases which can be spread. With proper care, a single bucket can last 3 people up to 3 weeks.