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”. Barter wins again today in Socialist ravaged Venezuela. As the economy has tanked the cost of a haircut has radically changed.
China is reportedly increasing their lazing of American military flights near a U.S. Military base in Africa. High power lasers are being aimed at U.S. aircraft flying over the east African country of Djibouti, aimed from the Chinese base in Doraleh resulting in eye injuries for two American pilots. The U.S. has lodged a formal complaint with the Chinese government, but China has not officially responded. China has complained about U.S. flights over it’s Djibouti outpost in the past though. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Eleven Farm Attacks in 100 Hours
According to this article sent in by M.S., the situation in South Africa continues to escalate with 11 attacks against White-owned farms in 100 hours. In those 11 attacks, there were three murders committed. With an estimated 30,000 farmers, being a white farmer is now one of the most dangerous occupations in South Africa. The included video brings to light the escalated violence showing looting, burning, destruction and chaos during the riots in the North West province. It should also be noted that while the violence is escalating, the media coverage is headed in the opposite direction.
Seattle has made promises to the homeless population that they don’t have the funds to keep. A recent proposal by the government was the “head tax”. If you are a large employer, Seattle will charge you 26 cents per hour for each employee that you have to fund these socialist initiatives. Amazon, who would end up paying about $20 million of the estimated $75 million raised each year, responded by shutting down a massive construction project in protest. This prompted the city to hold an open news conference which was protested by construction workers shouting “No head tax!” each time the city council member tried to speak. This came on the heels of a heated town hall meeting the night before. Construction workers said that Amazon has provided over a million man-hours at a workable living wage in the last year alone allowing them to provide for their families. The cities response was to claim that Amazon could easily afford the tax so whats the big deal? Thanks to P.L. for the link.
Cost of a Haircut
Things have gotten so bad in the socialist utopia of Venezuela that barter has taken hold. The author of this article sent in by reader S.R. states that his parking was paid for by a bagel. The cost of a hair cut is five bananas and two eggs. You can get corn meal if you have rice to barter and sugar if you have flour. A taxi will drive you where you need to go if you give him a carton of cigarettes. The Bolivar is pretty much useless and you can’t eat it anyway. In a country where the average citizen has already lost 20 pounds due to lack of food, you can get what you need if you simply have some food to barter with. Hmmmm, Revelation 6:6 does come to mind at times like this.
Hornady has taken a stand against the state of New York. The state despicably asked New York banks, financial institutions and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun and ammo industry. In response, Hornady accused New York of blatant and disgusting abuse of office and has decided that they won’t be associated with a government that acts like that. They have stated that they will not knowingly allow their ammunition to be sold to the State of New York or any New York agencies. I think I’m going to go out this weekend and purchase some Hornady ammunition just to show support.
JWR’s Comments: Hornady just moved up to the top of my purchasing list. Their new Critical Defense line of bonded JHP pistol ammunition is quite reasonably priced. I hope that they have plenty of it on hand, since they will probably get deluged with orders from the other 49 States. I encourage other ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessory manufacturers follow Hornady’s example!
Public School Failure
Coming soon to your state! Reader M.B. sent in this article about the Illinois senate passing a bill that requires LGBT history to be tought in their public schools. Specifically, the bill requires all elementary and high schools to teach a unit on the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the history of this country and the state of Illinois. The bill does leave the amount of time spent on the subject up to the school districts. Note how the socialist bent of public schools is becoming more brazen with each passing moment. The schools are failing miserably to teach the basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills required by society and are spending more time of worthless socialist pursuits all the while demanding more money to ruin your kids futures. Tell me again why you think that public schools are a good idea. Get your kids out while you still have a chance to save them!
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