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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we again look at the rise of YouTube censorship.
YouTube Demonetization is All About Control
Communist China & YouTube – Demonetization isn’t censorship, but it is control. Here is a related web page, on some of YouTube’s outright bans: Channels that Have Been Recently CENSORED By Youtube, and How to Find Them.
Bunker Explosion Kills Three in Texas
Atlas Survival Shelters posted this: Bunker Explosion Kills Three in Texas. And here is a television news story on the same tragic event: Three dead following explosion in Red River County. A quote from Atlas Shelters: “Ron has been preaching that you should not have explosive materials in your bunker. We are sad to report that three men are now dead probably because they put a propane water heater inside their bunker. At this time we do not know who built this bunker but it was not Atlas Survival Shelters!” (A hat tip to Tim J. for the links.)
Washington Racist is Red Flagged: A Very Bad Precedent
SurvivalBlog reader Pat C. sent this news link: Police seize guns in Snohomish County from man accused of ‘preparing for race war’. JWR’s Comment: This red flagging event is a very bad precedent case. While I absolutely loathe racism, I can see that this red flagging case was the proverbial “Camel’s nose under the tent.” If they can red flag this man for a non-specific threat, based on his beliefs, then they can red flag you or me, because of our beliefs. In his case, it was his hateful belief that people should arm themselves in preparation for a race war. But what if they start red flagging people simply for the belief that people should arm themselves in preparation for a socioeconomic collapse or a natural disaster? Please contact your legislators and urge them to oppose all “red flag” and “Extreme Risk Protective Order” (ERPO) laws!
New ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Diffraction Material
Alan W. was the first of several readers to mention this article: New ‘invisibility cloak’ is remarkably effective. JWR’s Comments: I’d like to know how much this material reflects sunlight. And I’d also be curious to know how it looks through light amplification and thermal scopes. That will tells us if it something practical, or just a gimmick.
Ethnicity Recognition Face Scanning
Reader M. in Canada sent the link to this paper written by Chinese scientists: Facial feature discovery for ethnicity recognition. JWR’s Comment: This “technological advancement” has some frightening prospects for future totalitarian subjugation or even for genocide.
Anti-Gunner Michael Bloomberg May Run for President
A Primer on Blue Light Hazards
A primer on the hazards of excessive blue light exposure is available at: BlueLightExposed.com. (Thanks to DSV for the link.)