The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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”. Assault Revolver?

Assault Revolver

This is the kind of article that SurvivalBlog normally doesn’t cover. It’s a sad story about a shootout between a bad guy and a cop where the bad guy is killed and the officer injured. There’s really nothing extraordinary here about the story. The cops show up in a crime ridden neighborhood, confront five individuals who just left a nightclub and the gunfight ensues almost immediately. So why does it bear mentioning? At the bottom of the article, CBS Los Angeles reports that in addition to the injuries to the perpetrator and the cop, five other people were taken in for questioning and an assault revolver with high-capacity magazines along with another revolver were recovered. Um, wait…assault revolver with high capacity magazines? What exactly is that? And they wonder why no one trusts anything they say. Thanks to J.C. for the link.

Chipped Tires

In the wake of the Firestone/Ford Explorer debacle, the US Congress passed the Transportation, Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act which mandated that car makers closely track tires from the 2004 model and succeeding years. As part of this act, manufacturers have been inserting small RF tags in tires, about the size of a grain of rice, into tires to track the inventory. Now, while I think it’s perfectly fine for a manufacturer to track their own inventory in their warehouse, once they sell the tire, you now own it and they lose the right to track it. However, this is the same technology that can be used to simply track where your car goes. Manufacturers aren’t even bothering to tell you that that chip exists in your tire. It’s an interesting Orwellian concept. Thanks to H.L. for the link.


When the United States Supreme court exceeded their authority and ruled in favor of allowing the government to define marriage, we warned that it wouldn’t be long before the next deviant group started claiming the right to be recognized. Now pedophiles are re-branding themselves as “MAPs” (Minor Attracted Persons) in that effort and they want to be included in the alphabet soup mashup of the LGBT community. The blanket term MAP includes infantophiles, pedophiles, hebephiles and ephebophiles covering the entire age range from infants to post-pubescent children. They’ve even developed their own pride flag. What’s next? Bestiality? This is what the progressive/left has wrought. Thanks to T.P. for the link.

Dirty Bomb Material

According to this article sent in by reader G.L., two security experts from the Department of Energy were traveling from San Antonio, Texas back to Idaho when they stopped at a hotel to grab some sleep on the long drive. They had been entrusted with transporting sensitive nuclear material and it was left in their car overnight. Those materials, including radiation detectors as well as a plastic covered disk of plutonium and another of cesium were stolen. The hotel, located in a high-crime neighborhood, had 87 thefts in it’s parking lot in 2016 and 2017 and the police spokesman says that the employees never should have left the instrumentation in the car.

California Thievery

California was caught with its hand in the cookie jar again. In 2012, as part of a nationwide settlement with major banks accused of abusive foreclosures, California received $410 million to help those who had been affected. California illegally diverted $331 million of that to pay state agencies in housing and other programs because of the state’s budget deficits. A state appeals court has now ordered California to cough up the money to be used for its original purpose. Interestingly enough, the blue state that singlehandedly accounted for Hillary’s popular vote win in the 2016 elections just committed an embezzlement crime in the nine figure range and pretty much no media coverage has been noticed.

Survival Realty

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    1. There is nothing to disable in the RFID chip. It doesn’t DO anything. It’s simply a unique circuit (like a serial number) that must be read by a device and then this reading now must be uploaded into a database with manually (or gps) input location data. There are NOT readers all over the roads tracking your tires. Your car or truck already has a license plate and your name is on your utility bill. THEY ALREADY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. Ugh.

      Now, tracking your movements in a store or shopping center with the tags in your clothes is another matter.

      1. I agree. No one cares where you are, the chip has to be within feet of a detecting circuit to be recognized. this is a silly worry.

        I used to have a hat that still had the RFID chip in it. It was fun to walk into Walmart and have the exit alarm go off. I would feign ignorance and look around and since I was walking in the store greeter didn’t suspect me.

  1. Dirty Bomb Material
    The thieves may not know what they stole, but I think they’ll get very concerned, very quickly, when their hair starts falling out, and they get radiation burns on their bodies.
    Karma has a way to catch up to your actions.

    1. There was a case of someone stealing medical devices in a South American country some years back. They took it apart and were exposed to the radioactive material and soon after were found at the hospital. I think they died from the exposure.

  2. Concerning the “assault revolver”, the first version of the game “Clue” that I ever saw had a card, and a game piece, that looked like a .45 automatic, but it was called the “revolver”.

    Just FYI.

  3. “demand the RFID chips be disabled – as a condition of sale. This is also your right. The tire seller has every right to refuse, of course. But he cannot force you to buy the chipped tires.”

    Of course, if you need tires, what choice do you really have??

  4. If’n I turn in mys assault revolver to a buy-back, does I be getting extra monies from da popo for its high cap clip?

    Editors, thank you for a mild chuckle and a slow shake of my head. Good grief… who writes that stuff thinking somebody is going to believe it!

    Wait. This was California. Asked and answered.

  5. The radioactive sources were micro curie check sources that are harmless. Barely enough activity to see if your detectors are working properly. But they should not have left their equipment in their vehicle, those things are tens of thousands of dollars.

  6. When d’gubmint DE-defined marriage, I told my wife that people were going to start doing this kind of thing. I’m no professor, but the lack of common sense in this judgement would’ve been apparent to a dog! I read a story a while back where a woman in San Diego was permitted to marry the San Diego Santa Fe train station; NO JOKE! Google “Woman Marries Santa Fe Train Depot.”

    …When anything goes, everything goes…

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