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 EU’s Controversial Copyright Reform.
Your Car and Phone are Selling Your Data
James C. sent us a link to this 9-minute video: Your Car is Selling Your Data.
And speaking for data, check out this piece at CNBC: Stores are starting to track your every move.
Bottom line: Either drive an older car or disable your car’s satellite and cellular connectivity. And if you must have a cell phone, then make it an older-generation flip phone with a removable battery–not a smartphone.
Thomas Sowell on a Socialist America
A good read, over at The American Thinker: Thomas Sowell Is Right to Predict a Socialist America. The article also has some great quotes from Alexis de Tocqueville.
Illinois Judge Rules FOID Unconstitutional
Counter-Caliphate Chronicles Series is Still on Hold
I’ve had several recent queries about the status of my Counter-Caliphate Chronicles novel series. The manuscript writing has been postponed, since I’m now under contract to write an illustrated book for Carlton Publishing of London, England. That as-yet untitled book–in a large “coffee table book” format–should be released in 2020. After that manuscript is complete, then I plan to get back to completing books 2 and 3 of the Counter-Caliphate Chronicles novel series. Book 1 (Land of Promise) is still in print. Thanks for your patience.
CDC Skewing Gun Death Data
A hat tip to DSV for sending this: Why is the CDC Lying To Us About Gunshot Data?
New Zealand Criminalizing Thought Crimes
The latest from Montana vlogger Matt Christenson: ‘Chief Censor’ Explains New Zealand Criminalizing Possession of the Manifesto — It’s Not For You. It is richly ironic that in reaction, the government of New Zealand is doing exactly what the terrorist intended them to do.
Fasting: A History
Reader DSV sent this scholarly piece: Fasting: A history. I’ve selected a pericope:
“Fasting is one of the most ancient and widespread healing traditions in the world. Hippocrates of Cos (c 460 – c370 BC) is widely considered the father of modern medicine. Among the treatments that he prescribed and championed was the practice of fasting, and the consumption of apple cider vinegar. Hippocrates wrote, “To eat when you are sick, is to feed your illness”. The ancient Greek writer and historian Plutarch (cAD46 – c AD 120) also echoed these sentiments. He wrote, “Instead of using medicine, better fast today”. Ancient Greek thinkers Plato and his student Aristotle were also staunch supporters of fasting.
Sheriff and Deputies Quit to Protest Jail Conditions
Reader L.U. suggested this article: What Good Cops Look Like: Sheriff and All Deputies Quit to Protest “Unconstitutional” Jail Conditions