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”. Things are happening fast on the African continent. It will be interesting to see who the dictator of the week will be in Zimbabwe.
Reader G.P. sent in this aptly named article: You Have the Rest of Your Life to Get a Tourniquet. The difference between life and death can be just seconds when you have a major arterial bleed. You never know when you will end up with one of those. The article profiles an Iranian police attempting a “non-lethal” shot in the leg to a bank-robber waving a knife. The bank robber then proceeds to bleed out in just about 20 seconds. My first reaction was “That guy shouldn’t have robbed the bank” and then I started thinking about all the bystanders and the U.S. police propensity to accidentally shoot bystanders. Hmmm, carrying a tourniquet all the time is starting to make much more sense now. (Warning: graphic video.)
In his latest interview, Joe Biden doesn’t believe the man who stopped the Texas church shooter should have had an AR-15, despite the fact that the bad guy had one also. He then droned on and on about his track record of anti-American gun control laws. Of course, this is coming from the guy who thinks you should just blast away with a shotgun through a closed front door, or randomly fire shots in the air from your balcony. Old gaffe-a-minute is at it again. And this is the man who still has his eye on a presidential run in 2020. Of course, that man (Willeford) specifically says that if he had not had his AR-15, but had run out of his house with only a pistol, he would not have been able to deal with Kelley’s body armor. Thanks to T.J. for the link.
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On another absurd front, Sandy Hook families are asking Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate their lawsuit against Remington because they believe Remington knowingly marketed its version of the AR-15 to a high-risk group of young men. This merits of this lawsuit still show a profound lack of understanding of not just the Second Amendment issues and the federal law that protect gun-makers from frivolous lawsuits, but of human nature in general. I can certainly understand their anger and grief, but they are sorely misdirected in their actions.
How to Stop Mass Shootings
Reader B.B. forwarded this article featuring Bill Whittle. We know how to stop these types of mass shootings, but we just can’t do it. The only thing all of the mass shooters in the last 20 years had in common is that none of them expected to survive. It’s basically suicide, except the news media makes them famous. If the media would quit covering them so that the person knew they would not make the evening news, they would be far less likely to perform their heinous actions. Of course, the media plasters their faces and actions all over the media because it gives them great ratings. They get great ratings because we watch it – repeatedly. One more reason to pull the plug on your TV or cable.
Dictator of the Week
In an apparent coup, Robert Mugabe (the infamous dictator of Zimbabwe) is now in military custody. While a Zimbabwe army spokesman assures the world that this is not a military takeover of government, he also states that they are only targeting the criminals around Mugabe that are causing social and economic suffering. It’s just temporary. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s most likely a duck… It should be noted that Robert Mugabe is the oldest dictator in power (or was.)
Socialism in School
Kent State University’s socialist student groups refused to participate in the “capitalists vs socialists canned food drive”because of the “dangerous” views of their political opponents. This shows how government schools are not teaching Capitalism, but brain washing children that Socialism is the best way to live. Parents are also lax in that they do not have an understanding of what is going on, nor do they know how to explain why Capitalism – the free Market – is the best, most productive, most fair way for a nation’s citizens to live. The schools want little robots that will be “slaves” to the Orwellian system that is now being created in America. Thinking people need to fight back! As Winston Churchill said, “Socialism will drag us all down to the same dreary level”. – Reader H.L.
While the plague in Madagascar is nothing new and they have outbreaks every year, this year is becoming more alarming. There is now indications that the antibiotics are not working as well as they should. This year’s version is mostly pnemonic plague and can kill in as little as 24 hours if left untreated. The poor health infrastructure is inhibiting the medical communities ability to treat the disease and it will probably get worse before it gets better. As always, there is also the fear that it could mutate causing additional issues. We are still in the beginning stages of the typical plague season, but they are already seeing cases crop up in the cities and there is some concern that modern transportation could take the disease global. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
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