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 look at blackouts in the socialist dictatorship of Venezuela.
Demographics History & Predictions
Over at Unz Review: Top 25 Cool Demographics Facts. The tables and maps are fascinating.
Radio Free Redoubt: Our Options – Capitulate or Fight
NASA Gas Detector Plane Identifies “Super-Emitters” Across California
H.L. sent this: NASA Gas Detector Plane Identifies “Super-Emitters” Across California. JWR’s Comment: Flatulent landfills. The horror!
Everytown Spent Record $2.5 Million to Flip Virginia Red to Blue
Everytown Spent Record $2.5 Million to Flip Virginia Red to Blue. JWR’s Comment: Everytown was of course founded and now financially backed by Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has frighteningly totalitarian plans for you guns. And Virginia’s new Governor? He is already making major civilian disarmament plans.
35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California
Michael Snyder: 35 Reasons Why You Should Move Away From California
My Socialist Hell: Living in Post-Electricity Venezuela
Reader H.L. sent us this from Breitbart: My Socialist Hell: Living in Post-Electricity Venezuela. A pericope:
“The much-anticipated collapse finally happened on March 7, 2019.
The entire country was thrown into the Middle Ages in a snap. I went thirty hours without power. It returned to my area for approximately twelve hours. Then I was met with another thirty-hour blackout.
Caracas felt like a ghost town. You couldn’t hear a single thing, not even gunfire and car alarms — quintessential sounds that one often hears through the night. It was as if we were all collectively going through a bizarre mass solitary confinement.
Water distribution was disrupted, people desperately sought for it, even in sewer drains. Telecommunications, as well – we were essentially disconnected from the world. We couldn’t even access our money since the banking network was offline. In Zulia, all hell broke loose.
After the longest blackout in Venezuelan history, power continues to be erratic. The power had scarcely recovered before a second series of long blackouts hit the country towards the end of March. Power, internet, and cellphone reception continue to be unstable. The blackouts and brownouts are constantly interrupting my ability to write this article right now.”
Internal Passports Come to America
“Real ID”? Internal Passports Come to USSA.
Survival Shipping Container Home Near Aspen
This one is not yet on the SurvivalRealty.com web site, but it should be: Survival Shipping Container Home Near Aspen.
Arlington, DC Stores Have Run on Bottled Water
Reader R.R. spotted this: Arlington, DC stores hustle to restock bottled water amid boil advisory.
YouTube Can Delete Accounts if Not Commercially Viable
G.P. sent us this link to an interesting Mashable article: YouTube says it can delete your account if you’re not ‘commercially viable’. Here is a snippet:
“People are, of course, freaking out. On Reddit, a on the topic has more than 32,000 upvotes and 2,300 comments at the time this post was published. Tweets shining a light on the terms of service update are receiving thousands of likes and retweets.”