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 feature an article that describes some secret military bases, such as Pine Gap, Australia. (Pictured.)
Mike Williamson: The Virginia Debacle, Summarized
Over at our own Michael Z. Williamson’s personal blog (The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse), there is this:
The Virginia Debacle, Summarized (And Why You Should Buy More Guns). Here is a quote from Mike’s essay:
“I spent 19 of my 25 service years in the Guard. I don’t want to see either side of this.
This is why more and more counties are deciding to be “sanctuary” and totally sit this one out. Good for them.
If you’re willing to use military force and murder people over ownership of anything, we’re back to tar, feather, and lampposts.”
Secret Military Bases
Linked over at the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Exploring the Most Secretive Military Bases in the World: Area 51, Kasputin Yar, Porton Down, Floating China Bases, Pine Gap. Here is the article’s teaser opening paragraph:
“In a time when we are overloaded with information, it’s important to distinguish fact from fiction. We are here to verify some real-life military bases around the world. These bases have been shrouded in mystery and protected from the public eye for decades. At the same time, their locations and existence have been covered by the media for years or decades, so no top-secret military secrets are shared here, sorry! We’re simply here to separate the fact from the fiction for you, and perhaps stoke your imagination just a little bit.”
Bloomberg Spending $4.2 Million Per Day on Ads
By way of the Rantingly news aggregation site, I found this at The Washington Examiner: Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign spending $4.2 million per day on ads. A pericope:
“Michael Bloomberg’s bottomless pockets are funding campaign ads at a rate of $4.2 million per day, part of his massive investment already showing moderate success for his unconventional campaign strategy.
Bloomberg’s campaign-to-date and planned spending on television, Facebook, and Google from Nov. 25 through Dec. 22 is $117.8 million, according to the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics.
The sum on ads alone is nearly as much as the $130.7 million that the four top-tier candidates (former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg) spent combined on their entire campaigns, including staff salaries, travel expenses, and voter-outreach efforts, from their campaign launches through the end of September.” [Emphasis added.]
An Operation Fast and Furious Retrospective
Thousands Die Each Year Waiting for U.K. Hospital Beds
H.L. sent us this: Thousands die each year waiting for hospital beds in U.K.’s government-run healthcare system, doctors’ study finds. Here is how the article leads off:
“5,449 patients have died in the U.K. over the past three years because they had to wait so long for a bed in the government-run healthcare system’s overcrowded hospitals, a study by leading NHS doctors has found.
Nearly two thousand patients per year “lost their lives since 2016 as a direct result of waiting anywhere between six hours and 11 hours” to be seen, despite being gravely ill or injured, according to research reviewed by the Guardian. The doctors concluded that the deaths were “entirely and solely caused by the length of wait.”
Virginia Gun Sanctuary County Movement Spreads
Massive Glacier Calvings Caught on Camera
And in closing, just for the fun of it: Massive Glacier Calvings Caught on Camera. (Thanks to Cuz Mike for the link.)