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”. Today, Steven Crowder answers his critics over the allegations that he faked his Alexa video.
Reader P.S. sent in this article with North Korea showing that it is continuing in their quest for an ICBM that can reach any part of North America. In their latest test, the missile reached the highest altitude of any NK missle test yet and splashed down in the Sea of Japan. The test shows that they now have a vehicle capable of striking the U.S. but they do not yet have the miniaturized nuke to place on the missile. However, it is only a matter of time. In conventional thinking, this ability is a ploy to gain concessions from the U.S. as they have done over the last two decades because any such first strike would lead to certain annihilation. But it is Kim Jong Un we are talking about.
Mark Zuckerberg is showing a remarkable inability to grasp the dangers of AI. Facebook recently announced that they would be running algorithms to identify users who are suicidal. Stating that this automatic recognition simply forwards the posts to human managers, Facebook believes it will be able to save lives and everyone will love it. The company does not have any answers on how it will avoid scanning for political dissent or petty crime. Additionally, users do not have the ability to opt out of the scanning. Every user account will be scanned. Thanks to DSV for the link.
Hawaii is the latest state in legalizing the medical usage of marijuana. The difference with this state is that if you obtain a permit to use the drug, you get a letter in the mail stating that you have 30 days upon receipt of the letter to “voluntarily” surrender your firearms, permit and ammunition to the police. There is an active clash of laws as the states move to legalize the drug while the federal laws prohibit firearms purchases and ownership. The Honolulu letters possible represent the first time a law enforcement agency has proactively sought state registered patients out though. Thanks to D.S. for the link.
On Sunday, SurvivalBlog ran an article in Odds ‘n Sods with Steven Crowder showing that Alexa was a liberal SJW. Apparently Crowder received much backlash over this video with many people claiming he faked the interaction with Alexa. SurvivalBlog even received some communication from our readers regarding this exact subject. Now, Crowder has released the original video without cuts so that viewers can see the unedited version showing that Alexa did indeed answer in a very liberal fashion. With the video garnering over 1 million views in just three days, it is entirely possible that Amazon took notice and changed things so you may not get the same responses. However, many viewers did.
Buns of the Illegals
A chicago bakery (which makes buns for McDonald’s and other restaurants) is struggling to keep its door open this year. They have lost nearly $21 million dollars because INS raided the company and it lost nearly 800 workers. That is one-third of their entire workforce. The company says they are struggling to replace the workers and are facing pressure to raise wages. On wonders how you can unknowingly employ that many illegal aliens and not have a clue?
Reader Mark B. sent in this video from Bill Whittle: Socialism is for Suckers. If you have friends who believe in socialism, you should get them to watch this video with you. Bill profiles Venezuela and how they have been turned from the richest country in South America with quite possibly the largest oil reserves in the world to one with starving people. Bill shows pictures of the plight of Venezuela’s zoos and pets because currently, one can of dog food costs nearly a full day’s wages but then assures us that we don’t have to worry about those animals anymore. The starving people of Venezuela broke into the zoo and ate all of them. A similar fate has befallen the family pets. Yet through it all, there is one person in Venezuela who is worth over four billion (with a “B”) dollars. Maria Chavez, the daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, is the richest woman in Venezuela. Somehow, she ended up with all this wealth as her country starves to death. Yep, socialism sure has been good to her.
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