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”. Apparently, a UK judge believes that knives are too sharp now.
Prepping in America
Reader H.J. sent in this article on what preppers are prepping for in America. Interestingly enough, unlike what Doomsday Preppers would have you believe, evidence of paranoia is pretty slim. Most folks are motivated by the media’s non-stop coverage of natural disasters and well as a government that encourages people to prep.
I could have helped the author out here. In our case, it’s not about TEOTWAWKI, EMP, earthquakes or anything else. It’s simply following through on the promise I made to my wife and family that I would take care of them no matter what. When any hardship comes, I will still feed and clothe my family and make sure that they have a safe place to lie down. I don’t care whether it’s a terrorist attack or simply losing my job. I will take care of my family. That’s pretty much what responsible people have been doing for thousands of years.
Knives are Too Sharp
Reader T.P. sent in this article on a judge in the U.K. who has proposed filing down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic. In his words:
“It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends,”
I suppose the next step will be to mandate that all car batteries are sealed AGM batteries so the average person can’t access the acid in them too? I wonder what will happen when they realize that a knife used in nefarious ways is far more damaging when used in a slash than a poke?
Oops! Hormel has recalled more than 228,000 pounds of canned pork and chicken products because of small metal particles that have been found inside the product. There have been some minor injuries reported. If you recently bought either of these products, you should check your cans:
- 12-oz metal cans of SPAM Classic (expire date of Feb 2021) with these production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These were shipped throughout the U.S.
- 12-oz metal cans of Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf (expire date of Feb 2021) with these production codes: F02098 and F02108. These were shipped to Guam only.
Thanks to reader M.D. for the link.
Active Shooter Response
Oklahoma City recently had an example of an active shooter that showed the ridiculousness of the gun control mind set. “Louie’s On The Lake” has the legal signage to block open carry firearms from the restaurant, but of course the bad guy apparently didn’t read that sign. The deranged shooter entered the restaurant and began randomly shooting the patrons. Two of them had to run to their vehicles to retrieve their firearms and then open fire on the gunman who was killed in the exchange. Thankfully, the only death was the gunman, but several patrons were shot and injured. I guess deranged gunmen can’t read. Thanks to DSV for the link.
The European Union has now implemented their General Data Protection Regulations and it would appear that some of America’s biggest newspapers and online services are finding that it is easier to just block half a billion people from accessing their site than it is to comply with the new regulations. The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and The New York Daily are just telling people that their services are unavailable to most European countries. SurvivalBlog would like to take this moment to remind people that we do not collect personal information from our readership, nor is there any membership required to read our site. We don’t even maintain a mailing list or e-mail list.
Tommy Robinson was recently arrested, taken directly to court, arraigned, re-sentenced, then taken directly to prison–all in less than four hours–for covering the U.K. government’s actions in the culture war (rape and torture perpetrated by the Muslim immigrants). The press can’t even cover the incident because the government has issued a “D Notice” which effectively mutes any public press coverage. All because Tommy exercised his First Amendment right – Oh, wait.… that’s right. The U.K. has no such protections on free speech and free press. The citizens of the U.K. are living in Orwell’s 1984. This apparently marks the first time that a journalist has been silenced and then all journalism about that journalist has been silenced.
JWR Interview on QAnon and the Deep State
Don’t forget to catch JWR’s latest interview on the Critical Disclosure podcast. They cover the Deep State, the Inspector General Report, Saudi Arabia, QAnon, the Mass Media agenda and more. It’s worth a listen!
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