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”. Patriot Nurse needs your help today.
YouTube strikes again! Patriot Nurse is yet the latest example of the liberal/progressive agenda on social media platforms. On April 11, she woke up and checked her channel and found that practically all of her videos had been demonitized including those that had nothing to do with firearms or patriotism. Even the video with medical training had been demonitized. Of course, there is no recourse for her as some libtard at YouTube has now decided that her work is worthless. Thankfully, she has her Patreon channel. If you enjoy her videos, please consider supporting her through Patreon.
Government and Guns
The government hates your guns. Bill Buppert over at Zerogov.com has a blog post out that examines the history of the U.S. government and it’s views on the Second Amendment. The government doesn’t care about the Second Amendment and shows it’s contempt for it by passing things like the 1934 NFA, the 1938 NFA, 1968 GCA and so on. Those who run the government not only don’t believe in your right but feel that their discomfort over you having a gun merits the wholesale confiscation of property. I wonder how many of these gun control advocates have actually studied the outcomes in history that always follow such moves?
BOA Joins Anti-Gun Fray
While Wells Fargo has been resisting pressure to refuse to do business with entities like the NRA, other major banks are happy to fall in line with the anti-gun crowd. Bank of America has now decided that they will no longer make loans to companies that make “military-style” weapons. They publicly stated that they would drop current loan-customers like Vista Outdoors, Remington, and Sturm Ruger. They will also blackball any other manufacturer of “assault” weapons. Bank of America also did not rule out boycotting retailers who sell such weapons either. The list of acceptable banks is growing thinner and thinner as these financial institutions take sides on whether or not they should be regulating your private purchases. Thanks to DSV for the link.
New Cars in Colorado
A news story out of Colorado is reporting that the state will deploy roadside sensors to communicate with the onboard computers in new cars. The sensors will keep in constant communication to spy on drivers and determine when they used their windshield wipers, braked, crashed and any other data that the computer records from the vehicle. This is just one more reason to avoid buying new cars. Older cars cannot be tracked like this. There isn’t a list of which cars will communicate in this manner yet, but I’m sure it will be forthcoming as word gets out.
Reader H.L. sent in this link which has a fairly extensive list of various pests that affect your garden along with suggestions on how to handle them. The list covers everything from Ants to Deer to Voles. If you are considering starting a garden, this is an excellent place to get an idea of what pests may affect you. If you are currently having a pest problem, it provides a quick look up on what the most common methods of dealing with those pests are. As a bonus, the article also gives a list of the top 25 herbs and plants to cultivate to help you manage those pests. This is worth bookmarking or even printing out for your files.
Facebook may be in for a rude surprise over the coming weeks. CEO mark Zuckerberg has been appearing before two senate committees to testify over the last two days. It is with some humor that I note some of the testimony. Really, shouldn’t the senators (whose average age is 57) have a clue about using computers and social media before they are allowed to ask questions? Some of the questions asked are rather ludicrous. However, there have been some good ones too.
During the questioning, Zuckerberg basically announced that Facebook was no longer just a platform, but they are publisher responsible for content. This stance gives him the ability to freely censor content like they are continuing to do. But the upside is that it also makes them liable for that content. As Ben Shapiro notes: “How many copyrighted photos are illegally uploaded to Facebook every second?” He notes that the DCMA carries stiff penalties for each separate incident. Let the lawsuit feeding frenzy begin!
Big Brother in India
Reader H.L. sent in this article on how India has implemented polices that require bio-metric data scans to receive food and medicine. The unprecedented scope of the program requires that scans of fingerprints, eyes and faces are tied to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones. The poor can scan their fingerprints at the ration shop to get their government allocations of rice. Retirees must do the same to get their pensions. Students cannot enter the annual water department painting contest without submitting their identification. The Modi government has even ordered the people to link their cellphone and bank accounts. This is a hackers dream. While the database appears to be largely secure for now, it’s just a matter of time before it is hacked and all of this personal data is exposed to the wild.
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