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 Antifa’s latest bullying.
A Homestead for Sale in Vermont
My #1 Son alerted me to this new listing over at his SurvivalRealty.com site: Homestead & 31+ Acres w/ House Off-Grid.
Terrorist Warned Off By Facebook
Mike Williamson (our Editor At Large), sent us this: Police Tracked a Terror Suspect — Until His Phone Went Dark After a Facebook Warning
Is Mikey Buying the Election?
Regular link contributor DSV sent this article that shows how Mike Bloomberg is trying to buy the presidency: National Poll: Michael Bloomberg Ties Elizabeth Warren for Third Place. And even more recently, this was reported: Bloomberg drops $10 million on campaign ad to air during Superbowl LIV
New Laws Now in Effect
More of the annual litany: New laws on guns, privacy, electric cars go into effect across US. Here is a snippet:
“In Colorado, a new ‘red flag law’ will allow family members and law enforcement to request guns be seized from people who are ultimately deemed to be a threat to themselves or to others. The seizure can last up to a year, and the burden of proof is on the gun owner to have it revoked.”
Rope Caused a Weeklong Water Crisis
Reader Sean B. suggested this article: Report: Rope caught in valve caused Poway’s weeklong water crisis. Sean’s mentioned these takeaways:
- It’s all a lot more fragile than it might seem.
- It’s often the little things that cause the big problems.
- With the proper preps, a big problem for others can be a relatively minor inconvenience for you and your loved ones.
Five Times More Murders with Knives Than with Rifles
Daniel sent us this: FBI stats show 5 times more murders by knives than rifles. JWR’s Comment: So why aren’t the radical leftists screaming “knife control!” Hmmmm? Perhaps it is because it is battle rifles that that are used to fight guerilla wars, not knives.
Geospatial Imagery Analysis SW Now Export Controlled
Republican Governors Who Asked for Refugee Resettlement
Here Are the Republican Governors Who Betrayed Trump, and Their Constituents, by Asking for Refugee Resettlement in Their States. Here is the article’s lead paragraph:
“If you’re a resident of Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, or West Virginia who voted Republican in your state’s most recent gubernatorial race, did you also hope your vote would help facilitate the voluntary admission of more refugees from the third world? If not, too bad, because that’s exactly what it did, thanks to an astonishing level of guilt-induced moral preening from eighteen (and counting) RINO squishes all too happy to put foreigners over the citizens who elected them to office.”
AntiFa Lives Up to Their Reputation
Reader H.L. sent us this to file under Burning Irony: UBC cancels Andy Ngo talk on antifa violence due to violent threats from antifa. An excerpt:
“Headed into 2020, the University of British Columbia is still struggling to balance free speech with safety concerns posed by antifa-linked groups, who threaten violent protests against speakers they object to on ideological grounds.
The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo had his speaking event cancelled at UBC after safety concerns due to potential violent protests from antifa groups. Ngo’s scheduled presentation, ironically titled “Understanding Antifa Violence,” was scheduled to take place on January 29 at UBC’s Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.”