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 the arrest of the NFAC’s “Grandmaster Jay.”
NFAC Leader Faces Federal Charges
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: ‘Grandmaster Jay,’ leader of NFAC militia that demonstrated in Louisville, arrested on federal charge. JWR’s Comments: Readers may recall that this is the same poseur who was seen wearing Straight Outta eBay fake Airsoft gaming “body armor” at several of his organization’s public displays of force. Lest we poke too much fun at him, consider this: If these were conservatives who had done the same thing, then they too would have been charged. Hence, a lesson learned: If you want to see details of the law enforcement perched on rooftops that are glassing you while at a rally, then use your binoculars or your camera’s telephoto lens– NOT your rifle’s scope! At such public events, rifles are best kept slung muzzle-up or muzzle-down, to avoid charges of “brandishing a weapon”. Ditto for any use of laser pointers. Leave them turned off until any shooting starts. Note that state and local laws and norms of behavior vary widely. Know before you go.
New Radar Satellite Can See Inside Buildings
Jeff sent this: New Satellite Can Peer Inside Buildings, Day or Night.
Few Details Available on The Big Hack
Reader C.B. sent us this: US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack. Here is a snippet:
“The identity of the perpetrator remained unclear. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of an ongoing investigation, told The Associated Press on Monday that Russian hackers are suspected.
The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said the attack was carried out by Russian government hackers who go by the nicknames APT29 or Cozy Bear and are part of that nation’s foreign intelligence service.
The intrusion came to light after a prominent cybersecurity firm, FireEye, determined it had been breached and alerted that foreign governments and major corporations were also compromised. The company did not say who it suspected, though many experts believed Russia was responsible given the level of skill involved.”
Norway Expands Transgender ‘Hate Speech’ Law
How Digitization Will Change The Food System
Reader B.M. suggested this: The future is not what it used to be: How digitization will revolutionize the food system. Here is a brief excerpt from this overly-optimistic article:
“As many already know and are concerned by, the food journey the world currently is on is not sustainable. We share a planet currently inhabited by 7.8 billion people. By 2050, it is projected the population will balloon by another two billion. This will require an estimated 50% increase in agricultural production to feed everyone. At the same time as the number of mouths to feed increases, so does food waste and packaging — while fresh water supplies and available farmland are shrinking.
The pandemic has made the speed of this digital transformation all the more urgent. The food system was not prepared or advanced enough to shift and meet demand during this time. However, there is hope: digitization can and will completely transform and impact every link in the food value chain including agriculture, processing, packaging and purchasing — enabling us to be more prepared and ready to face future challenges.”
ISIS Affiliates: Africa’s Jihadists
Reader Claire E. mentioned this book review article: ISIS Affiliates Turning Africa into New Jihadist Battleground.