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”. In today’s edition, learn how to remove Google from your life.
Confusion on New Gun Rules
Over the last two years, California has passed considerable gun control legislation. Without getting to political, I think it’s fair to point the finger at Reagan’s immigration amnesty program as one of the root causes of the left leaning biases in the state today. A fair warning to anyone considering such an action today. With many of the new rules being challenged in court, how do you know what you can and can’t do right now? Reader P.S. sent in this article with a reasonable interpretation of the current state: New gun restrictions are coming to California in 2018. Here’s what they mean to you
A 19 year old girl has been arrested for the murder of a 19 year old male in Texas after an attempt by the young girl to steal the mans guns turned into a domestic violence incident and resulted in the girl shooting and killing the man. the man was apparently dating the girl, who then stole the guns and held them for a $2000 ransom. the negotiations turned deadly after the man apparently grabbed her in a headlock and held a pistol to her head. there are so many things wrong with this story it literally makes my head spin. thanks to T.J. for the link.
Too Much Money
The latest fad in Silicon Valley is drinking raw, untreated water. I guess this is what comes when you have too many people squeezed into too little land with entirely too much money. I don’t doubt the benefits of drinking water that has not gone traditional city water treatment. But I certainly don’t equate drinking untreated water with drinking raw sewage like so many do in that community. (Unless, of course, you actually are drawing water from contaminated sources.) I would never consider paying $15/gal for raw water. perhaps I should start packaging my well water and shipping it to Silicon Valley?
U.S. Medical System Unprepared for Nuclear Disaster
Researchers at the university of Georgia have found that the majority of first responders across the nation have received no training in dealing the the aftereffects of a nuclear attack. this lack of training means that responders have no idea of what types of injuries they will be expected to treat if such an attack were to occur. this is not difficult training and surviving a nuclear attack is a reality (unlike what movies tend to show). If you are a first responder, you should start this conversation with your leadership.
Malvern Hills, UK has a novel approach to solving the problem of their waling paths being littered with dog feces. According to the article sent in by D.S., the town commissioned a prototype streetlamp powered by methane. A walker can deposit their their dog’s poo and a digester provides the conditions necessary to extract methane. Ten puppy poos can power the lamp for up to two hours. I guess the question now is “will the lazy people pick up their dogs poo and deposit it?” If you have animals that provide a significant amount of poo are you effectively using it?
Do you know how many sites that you that you regularly visit use Google Analytics or Google Adwords on their site? Nearly 75% of the top million website do. Every time you visit one of these sites, you allow Google to track your visits. With that many sites using the tracking system, they effectively build profiles of your browsing habits. Did you know that Google answered over 100,000 requests in 2016 alone of law enforcement or even divorce lawyers requesting that same information. Reader G.P. sent in this article on how to remove Google from your life. By the way, unlike many blogs, SurvivalBlog refuses to allow Alexa or Google access to our readers.
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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!