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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on the emerging threat of fusion center surveillance.

Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed

I saw this article mentioned at the FreeZoxeeFriends site: Details of Fusion Center Surveillance Revealed. Here is a key passage from the article:

“In 2012, a special white paper was submitted to the House of Representatives wherein the DHS was encouraged to embark on an “evolving mission” away from its ostensible purpose of fighting terrorism, toward becoming the administrator of an enormous domestic intelligence agency resulting from an integration of the country’s local and state law-enforcement agencies.

This report was written by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, co-chaired by former DHS chief Michael Chertoff. The blueprint promoted in the White Paper pushes Congress toward green-lighting the growth of the DHS and the dissolution of local police and sheriffs.

The organization described in the paper, entitled “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission,” is reminiscent of more draconian governments. For example, one section of the report calls for a transition in the mission of DHS away from protecting the country from the “terrorism” of foreign militants and toward “more specific homeward focused areas.” Additional sections of the report lay out the plans for building a DHS/police hybrid agency that can monitor Americans in any town and prevent threats from fellow citizens.

In order to achieve their ultimate aim, the globalists demand that the DHS or some other federal agency take control of the personnel decisions currently made by local police chiefs and county sheriffs. “As the threat grows more localized,” the report claims, “the federal government’s need to train, and even staff, local agencies, such as major city police departments, will grow.” Put another way: The federal government will run your local police department and sheriff’s office.”

Military Train Transits La Grange, Kentucky

This video provides a fascinating military vehicle identification quiz: Military Train Goes Through La Grange, Kentucky. The camera angles are advantageous. The second half of the video is a reverse angle repeat of the same train.  Note the differences between the doors on the standard HMMWVs versus the up-armored variants. I was quite surprised to see how many vehicles were equipped with expensive CROWS mounts. Apparently they are now getting wide fielding. These quite sophisticated mounts are made by Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, in Kongsberg, Norway. Even a couple of the the LMTV trucks had CROWs–you can see them at the 4:10 and 5:55 marks in the video. Aside for the sprinkling of towed 105mm howitzers and the ambulances, it looks like they were moving your basic Transportation Battalion. La Grange is in Oldham County, in North-Central Kentucky. According to InfoGalactic: “An unusual feature of La Grange is the CSX Transportation mainline on Main Street.”

LeAnn Rimes’ Dog Mauled By Coyote

Tim J. suggested this: LeAnn Rimes’ dog dies after being mauled by coyote in front of her: ‘You were and always will be our angel‘.

Police Reveal Suburban Underground Shooting Range

Also from Tim J.: The California police discover secret underground shooting range, weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo at gang member’s home. JWR’s Comment: The gasping tone of this article approaches that used by British journalists, whenever any gun outside of the confines of a shooting club is mentioned. (“The Horror.”)

New Mexico Sheriffs Say No to Gun Laws

Reader DSV spotted this one, at The Blaze: New Mexico sheriffs take defiant stand against state’s new gun control legislation.

Power Grid at Risk in East, Midwest

This article was just posted by The Hill: Power grid serving 65 million may be at risk in East, Midwest. Here is a snippet:  “Right now, domestic gas is cheap and abundant, but that won’t always be the case. A global market for natural gas is evolving, and the United States is becoming a major player. Indeed, within a few years, America is projected to become the world’s second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). A decade from now, according to a recent forecast by the World Bank, average gas prices will be at least 50 percent higher than they are today, making gas-fired power generation a more expensive proposition.” (Thanks to Gregg P. for the link.) West Coast Wall of Gun Control Expanding in the Pacific Northwest?

The West Coast Wall of Gun Control

FPC: Is the West Coast Wall of Gun Control Expanding in the Pacific Northwest? A key quote: “There is no appetite for gun control, outside of the Seattle and Portland metro areas.”

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  1. Washington, another sad casualty of Californication. The trouble is, those on the west side of the state that pass laws will never allow secession because they enjoy the tax revenues generated from the east side, et al. Without legislature ratification, which the west enjoys the majority on, the east will be stuck with whatever bad laws and regs come from Olympia. BOHICA.

  2. DHS.
    This was always the plan. Study the Communist East German plans and tactics. The blueprint, although technology has changed, is very similar. Oh, by the way, the long march is over and finally being rolled out down to the unit level in the military. The Revolution is upon us.

  3. I had a visit one afternoon by a state police investigate dispatched from the state’s fusion center to conduct an interview with me. Dressed in civies and driving a nondescript economy car, he identified himself and went on to inform me that “a neighbor” had complained that I had been doing a lot of shooting on my property. (I lived in the “country” and most of my neighbors shot.) He wouldn’t identify the complainant. I didn’t shoot that often, the last time prior to this visit was over a month and then it was a newly purchased .380. He asked if I watched the TV show “American Preppers” and went on to mention those hoarding food and buying AR15s. I told him that I didn’t know anything about all that. Point is, someone picked up the phone and made an anonymous complaint about me that was untrue for no other purpose that to cause me grief. It was malicious. I knew it wasn’t a neighbor, but I had tangled with several leftists on the local editorial page. This is the America we now live in. A rat can “rat you out” for no reason at all and do it without being identified. Shame

    1. Your neighbors probably did not rat you out, that’s the point of the fusion centers. They watch everything, even that comment you made in the on the local newspaper editorial page.

  4. re: gang member’s fox hole
    Not much info or coverage there but They made sure they got the American flag in their picture…
    That unspecified gang may have been some of those Domestic terrorist/ bitter clinger types…
    just sayin

  5. I don’t see how they could get enough people to fill the local PDs and Sherriff’s departments, short of bringing in the Blue Helmets. Perhaps incrementalism? This also ties in well with your latter article on Sheriffs refusing to enforce the laws. The train video showed some up-armored vehicles, but the majority were not. Interesting train cargo. I also am concerned about the many “Red Flag” laws being implemented. They don’t even need a nosy neighbor, they just fabricate one, and take everything your have. PVC much?

  6. Don’t mean to be off-topic, but I know there was some discussion about this a few days back. Palmetto State Armory has there PA10 AR-10 variant on sale today @$599.99. Legitimate .308 battle-rifle at under $600 is amazing. At the Palmetto site, search on SKU: 5165447827. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen prices like this (I have no formal or informal relationship to the seller)

    1. I see. Yeah I reckon most of us are but I don’t ever see that happening with celebrities. I think mostly they are just examples of what not to do which I guess this is another case of

  7. I ” like ” the name……..fusion centers…..reminds me courtesy of my Euro parents hatred of all things Socialist, akin to , do as we say or we terminate you, or liquidate you, the NWO group think are not very original in their descriptions are they ? seem’s to me, they don’t care anymore what the plebs down below them think of them or try to hide their agenda for a one world Godless state of total control.

    I think my German mother and Czech father like most from the end of war era, appreciate freedom far more than most citizens born into the consumer me me me lifestyle we have, pity.

    When real privation and hardship comes, how will most survive ?.

    peace and God bless


  8. #1, my son having been discharged form the army at Ft Lewis, met and married a girl from Washington state told about the little town of Napa Vine that they lived in. Very nice town, with really nice people there, but they, the town had applied for a permit to drill a new well 25 to 30 some yrs ago and still haven’t received the ok to start drilling because all the EPA studies that have been on going from Seattle. One resident offered his well water to the city, but the state EPA said that wasn’t allowed. Now you need a meter on your well ( on your own property ), a meter on your cistern, and a meter if your are pumping water from a stream that crosses your property, as the state is telling that all water ( on the ground and in the air ) is state property. My understanding is Oregon and Colorado is or are going the same way.

  9. re: the lng issue. here in aus about 30 years ago lpg (liquid petroleum gas) was touted as the answer to high petrol prices. lots of people had their cars converted, and most could run on petrol or gas. Car makers got on board and the whole thing became fairly popular. At the start, the gas cost about 25 cents per litre, but not many fuel retailers had the relevant bousers. As it got more popular and widespread the state gubmints realised there was a handy revenue stream available. Now the price is over $1.10 per litre. We produce and have vast reserves of gas, most of wich is sold overseas, because the gubmints prefer the revenue to national, domestic benefit. All you need to do to ruin something or create a shambles is to add gubmint.

  10. Military Train:

    I noticed most of the vehicles were capable of accepting a turret of some kind. Just makes you wonder where all this equipment was headed and where it is to be used.

    As an aside, I hate to say it, because I agree with her on virtually nothing, I had to agree with Rep Ilhan Omar (D. Mn) on her attacks on the despicable Elliott Abrams. He is one evil scumbag.

    Finally, I’ve never heard of a show called “American Preppers”. I’ve heard of and even watched, with a giggle I might add, “Doomsday Preppers”. Am I missing something?

  11. “They” will have no problem filling the “police” forces. Every dictatorship has been highly successful recruiting those who would prey on the population and enjoy privileges, including better food, than those under their thumb. Today’s antifa, tomorrow’s secret police.

  12. Re-Fontana Police Department:
    “We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence,” the press statement read. “We are the champions at Hide n Seek and no manhole will help you. If you hide we will find you. If you run you will go to jail tired. If you do crime in our city, we will hunt you in the pursuit of justice for our community.”

    Seriously? The last time that Fontana was a safe city was 1994. Now? The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Fontana is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Fontana is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Fontana has a crime rate that is higher than 54% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.
    Remember, when seconds count, the police are just minutes+ away!

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