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 media has no shame. It would appear that Paramount Pictures is releasing what may be the fiction of the year as a documentary on Waco.
There are a number of stories where young female teachers are seducing underage boys. I recognize that in high school, a young man’s hormones are raging and while I believe it is morally reprehensible, I understand why they might engage in this behavior. What I have a hard time understanding is why these female teachers would engage in this behavior. Once caught, your career is over even if you avoid jail time. How can they consider the risks worth it? Speaking as a teacher, this sort of behavior is never a secret in the student body. It’s just a matter of time before you get caught. In any case, as a parent, I will never expose my children (or grandchildren now) to this moral cesspool.
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And showing that the men are every bit as depraved as the women who violate the public trust with your children, an IT employee with a Washington state school district has been arrested on suspicion of sexual voyeurism after he taped an electronic device to a campus urinal. In this case, the IT employee targeted a young male student, but the student found the device and recieved notes of a non-sexual nature addressed specifically to him which he turned over to school authorities. Thanks to reader F.M. for the link.
Gabby Giffords gun control group released a report showing that they don’t just want your assault rifles and handguns. They want them all. The report is warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles. They claim that these guns are “extremely lethal firearms and devices” and that they skirt federal firearms laws. Really? Muzzle loaders? Yes, they are lethal by design as are all quality firearms, but they are certainly not manufactured to skirt laws. Obviously, they are referring to SilencerCo’s Maxim 50 which is a muzzle loader with a permanently attached sound suppressor and does not require a tax stamp to purchase. With regards to the word “silencer”, I think Inigo Montoya’s words of wisdom apply: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Fiction of the Year
Reader T.P. sent in the link to this YouTube video of the new Waco miniseries trailer. It looks like the new Star Wars film won’t be the only large budget science fiction release this year. As far as I can tell, this is a retelling of the FBI and ATF’s version of events. I bet they don’t say anything in the miniseries that one of the FBI HRT snipers on site was Lon Horiuchi (of Ruby Ridge infamy) and that there were unaccounted for, expended sniper rounds from his sniper perch that were discovered which probably started the whole shooting match. It is also a good bet that there will be no mention of the military team that took part in the raid and actively fired upon the Branch Davidians keeping them from escaping the burning inferno.
While not excusing the actions of the Branch Davidians, the actions of the government in this case are a prime example of how the government can demonize any American through propaganda and create a situation where law enforcement (or military) will fire on American citizens.
When Zimbabwe’s Army Chief takes a trip to China and is met by two of the most senior members of China’s military and then orchestrates a military coup, questions start getting asked. Was the visit to warn China of the impending coup? Was it to receive the blessing of China since Zimbabwe obviously has large Chinese investments in it? China is actively pursuing resources on the African continent and the visit suggest Chinese involvement in some way, but not much else is known at this time.
The American Heart Association president has spent time over the last year attacking the usage of coconut oil as “dangerous” and suggested that the solution was blood pressure drugs. He also came out against the use of butter in cooking, suggesting that highly processed vegtable oils be used instead. The irony of John Warner suffering a minor heart attack is not lost on us. Canola oil, the AHA’s choice of oils is actually made from genetically modified rape seed and has clear ties to heart disease. That certainly makes you wonder doesn’t it? I much prefer naturally produced oils and fats in moderation. Thanks to DSV for the link.
Millennials and Communism
A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials think that they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than a capitalist democracy. This is clearly the result of a generation of brain washing from our educational institutions. It is also a failure of parents to impart the values of our country to their children. Now, reader S.M. sends in a link to this article with a message to millennials: Hey Millennials: Communism Sucks, I Lived It.
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