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 Internet censorship. I’ve already described this trend in SurvivaBlog. For example, see: Phase Three of the Internet Censorship War. I believe that it is important to present other perspectives on the growing censorship and blacklisting problem. The first few posts in this column are just a sampling.
Beginning of the End for YouTube?
Vlog commentary from Vincent James of The Red Elephants: Is This the Beginning of the End for YouTube? James documents blatant de-ranking and de-monetizing. This is censorship, plain and simple.
Infowars and the Use of Name Alex Jones – Banned
President DJT Retweets PJW and Shares Infowars Video
The mainstream media is aghast that President Trump is taking sides. This is from Esquire: Trump Spent His Morning Retweeting Alt-Right Extremists and Shared a Video from InfoWars.
Twitter Bans Election Campaign Accounts
A recent commentary from Montana vlogger Matt Christiansen: Twitter Protects Election Integrity… by Banning Sargon & Tommy Robinson’s Campaign Accounts. JWR’s Comments: He points out the supreme irony that the same liberals who have hounded DJT for some non-existent collusion in foreign election meddling are now doing their own foreign election meddling! And here is another good commentary from Matt: Facebook Purges Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Milo, Laura Loomer & More — ‘Dangerous Individuals’
Paul J. Watson Banned By Facebook & Instagram
Video from Paul Joseph Watson: BANNED BY FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM.
Major Escalation as Purge of Conservatives Continues
Another recent vlog by Vincent James of The Red Elephants: Major Escalation as PURGE of Conservatives Continues, Here’s What You Can Do. JWR’s Comment: Vincent James posts his news analysis vlogs daily. I recommend subscribing to his YouTube Channel.
In Venezuela, Arms Ownership Matters
England Bans Pest Bird Shooting
England bans pigeon and crow shooting. JWR’s Comments: This is yet another example of where England’s Nanny State is running amok. I encourage British shooting enthusiasts to prayerfully consider emigrating to the United States and settling in a firmly pro-gun, pro-hunting state that respects the rights of land owners.
UNC Charlotte Cadet to be Buried with Military Honors
At The Blaze: Student who sacrificed himself to stop UNC Charlotte gunman to be buried with military honors. Please take a minute to sign the White House petition.
Stress and Cardiovascular Disease
Reader DSV sent this: Chronic Stress Raises Your Risk of Several Types of Cardiovascular Disease. here is a snippet:
“Recent research shows people with stress related disorders are 29% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to a sibling without a stress disorder, and 37% more likely compared to the general population.
Within the first year of a stress diagnosis, the risk for cardiovascular disease is even greater — 64% greater than that of a sibling and 71% greater than the general population. The link is also particularly strong for those under the age of 50.
Previous research has demonstrated that stress increases your risk of heart attack and stroke by causing overactivity in your amygdala, your brain’s fear center.
As your stress level rises, so does your level of disease-promoting white blood cells, and this is yet another way by which stress can lead to atherosclerosis, plaque rupture and heart attack.“
Freedom Versus Liberty
A new essay, over at Ammo.com: Freedom vs. Liberty: How Subtle Differences Between These Two Big Ideas Changed Our World. I pulled this quote:
“To better understand what freedom and liberty mean, it’s helpful to look at the respective etymologies of these words, digging into their histories and how they developed.
Freedom comes from Old English, meaning “power of self-determination, state of free will; emancipation from slavery, deliverance.” There were similar variants in Old Frisian such as “fridom,” the Dutch “vrijdom,” and Middle Low German “vridom.”
Liberty comes from the Latin “libertatem” (nominative libertas), which means “civil or political freedom, condition of a free man; absence of restraint, permission.” It’s important to note that the Old French variant liberte, “free will,” has also shaped liberty’s meaning. In fact, William R. Greg’s essay France in January 1852 notes that the French notion of liberty is political equality, whereas the English notion is rooted in personal independence.”