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”. We’ll start today off with a story sure to send the current crop of snowflakes and progressives straight into an apoplectic fit – The Texas Tattoo!
Texas “Looter” Tattoo
In the French Caribbean, fear and looting grip the island in the wake of recent hurricanes. Chaos reigns in the streets and the strong take what they want. Politicians cry for armed European soldiers to come to their aid. Meanwhile, Texans have their own brand of law and order. This picture of the time honored tattoo placed upon looters is priceless. We love our Second Amendment! Thanks to reader T.P. for the link.
From the desk of Mike Williamson, SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large: German Analysis: Florida Evacuation With E-Vehicles Would Mean “Mass Death On The Highways” – Yeah, electric vehicles – a bad idea in a disaster.
SurvivalBlog reader P.S. sent in this article outlining a hepatitis A outbreak that has been declared in Los Angeles county. So far 10 cases have been confirmed among the high-risk homeless population. Four of those confirmed cases have been identified as individuals who spent time in San Diego which has also previously had a hepatitis A outbreak. You can get hepatitis A if you come into contact with an infected person’s feces or through contaminated food or objects including, water, drug paraphernalia and/or certain sexual practices.
Reader V.T. notified us that Illinois has just reformed it’s asset forfeiture laws in what appears to be a very positive way. We do not have confirmation or details at this time, but if you live in Illinois and/or are familiar with the laws in question, you might consider giving SurvivalBlog readers a heads up on what has changed.
Russia Gets it Right
Russia unveiled a monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47. While a Kremlin guard of honor stood to attention and the Russian national anthem was played, the statue was revealed with a Kalashnikov quote hewn onto the pedestal: “I created a weapon for the defense of my fatherland.” It’s too bad Americans can’t erect monuments to John Moses Browning, or Eugene Stoner, or any of the uniquely American great firearms architects. Instead we create powerpoint presentations on workforce diversity and harassment. Thanks to J.N. for the link.
According to this article sent in by reader J.C., four people asked to hold some chickens are a Colorado farm that prides itself on their humane treatment of animals. Though destined for consumption, the chickens lived a free range life on large pastures, were fed appropriately and humanely slaughtered unlike the large chicken farms. However, the four people promptly tucked the chickens under their arms and walked off with them. An animal rights group has publicly claimed responsibility for the thefts. They claim that the birds have been released at a “sanctuary”. The Larimer County Sheriff’s department is investigating and may file felony charges against the four.
The Dark Side of Amazon
If you’ve shopped on Amazon, you know about the recommended products when you view any particular product. It’s a great way to find associated products that may go well with the one you have. A few times, I’ve actually changed my selection based upon these recommendations. However, it is a complex algorithm that uses data like what other people have purchased and what your purchase history may be. Now the British are claiming that when you purchase certain items used to make homemade bombs, Amazon will recommend other products that help with that. That is an interesting claim to say the least. Thanks to M.R. for the link.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!