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”. Our Hearts and prayers go out to the victims of Las Vegas, Nevada Shooting.
In the deadliest mass shooting incident in modern U.S. history, a gunman has killed at least 59 people and injured 500+ others. The shooter obtained a 32nd floor room facing an outdoor venue at a concert and continued firing until police entered the room and killed him. No official motive has been released yet. Our thoughts and prayers go with the victims, but this also stands as a warning as to the dangers of large congregations of people.
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Never one to let a good emergency go to waste, Hillary Clinton (among others) jumped right on the anti-gun bandwagon claiming a suppressor would have made things much worse and blaming the NRA. Of course, simple physics dictates that a “suppressor” would not have helped the shooter at all. But why let facts get in the way?
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CBS terminated an executive today after a heartless tweet. Haley Geftman-Gold, vice President and Senior Counsel at CBS’s legal department made a typical leftist statement about having no sympathy for the victims because they were probably Republicans. (Because, apparently, only Republicans listen to country music.)
The hepatitis on the west coast continues to spread with Seattle being the latest major city to deal with the outbreak. King County is taking aggressive action and removing homeless people off the streets to power wash them (the streets, that is.) A hepatitis outbreak is what it took to get the city to do what they should have been doing all along. Remember, this is the city that compared power washing the streets to using fire hoses on blacks. Suddenly now, managing hygiene isn’t racist after all. Remember, the single best defense against Hepatitis A is simply washing your hands (especially before you eat or touch your face.) Thanks to P.S. for the link.
The American far left (Antifa) likes to complain that Trump is a fascist, but they should be looking no further than the Spain Catalan Referendum on independence. The government of Spain claims the vote is illegal and actively worked to shut it down. Even to the point of firing rubber bullets and brutally beating those who came to vote at the polls. Despite the jack-booted treatment, the referendum passed with 89% of Catalans voting for independence. Of course, Antifa won’t look at that because the actions of the Spanish government are very similar to their own actions. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Reason #5033 to Leave Public School
Reader G.G. sent this link on British schools. Across the country, schools are abandoning the traditional terms of “BC” and “AD” in favor of “BCE” (Before Common Era) and “CE” (Common Era). I wouldn’t have an issue with this if the reasoning was sound. We know that there are errors in the date (probably somewhere between 4 to 8 years) when using “BC” and “AD”, but that is not why they are abandoning it. Their reasoning is so they don’t offend non-Christians (read that as Muslims). The sad part is that both Muslim and Jewish leaders have publicly stated that they are not offended by the terms. Another solution in search of a problem.
Can You Hear Me Now?
After two devastating hurricanes, you would think that every able-bodied Puerto Rican would be out clearing roads, driveways and repairing their homes to better their living conditions. You would be wrong. Apparently, millennials are diligently searching for and gathering in droves at locations with cell phone service so they can get back on social media. The photos in this article would be funny if the circumstances weren’t so sad.
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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!