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 changing of the guard in the District of Criminals (DC). There, on Wednesday, we witnessed the expected thunderous applause of the Democrats.
Social Media Bans Threaten Free Speech For All
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: The Cold Civil War: Social Media Bans Threaten Free Speech For All.
ABC News Calls for ‘Cleansing’ of Trump Supporters
ATF Encroaching on ‘Solvent Traps’ and DIY Suppressor Components
Reader J.T. sent us this: ATF Encroaching on ‘Solvent Traps’ and DIY Suppressor Components
What if Opting Out of Data Collection Was Easy?
Reader C.B. suggested this piece: What if opting out of data collection were easy?
Facebook Bans Weapons Accessory Ads
C.B. also sent us this sign of the times: Facebook bans weapons accessory ads.
Brave Browser Adds Peer-to-Peer to Combat Censorship
And one more from C.B.: Brave browser adds peer-to-peer IPFS protocol to combat censorship. The article begins:
“In what might be the first salvo against the decades-long dominance of the HTTP protocol for internet data retrieval, an open source web browser devoted to privacy has introduced an option that allows for direct peer-to-peer transfers. This means that instead of relying on a massive network in which data are stored on dedicated servers, information can now rest on and be accessed from numerous nodes dispersed globally.
The browser Brave this week issued an update that relies on IPFS—InterPlanetary File System—to collect data from a decentralized network.
The protocol offers serval advantages over HTTP, a protocol unveiled in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the internet. Utilizing widely dispersed server nodes means users can retrieve data faster. It will also lower costs for content providers who will not depend as much, or at all, on web-hosting services.”
Exiting DJT Issues Dozens of Pardons
Biden Issues Barrage of 17 Executive Actions on Day One
Biden Issues Barrage Of 17 Executive Actions On Border, Climate, Immigration & “100 Day Masking Challenge”. JWR’s Comment: He’ll probably pause briefly before issuing has expected anti-Second Amendment edicts. But don’t cower in fear and give up open carry or vehicular carry. Walk like lions.
Democrats Take Control of 50-50 Senate
Democrats take control of 50-50 Senate, with Harris presiding for first time. JWR’s Comment: The key question: Will the Dems do away with the ability to filibuster? If that happens, then they can ramrod through most of their socialist agenda.
Oregon Bill Would Allow Seizure of Private Property in Emergencies
South Africa COVID Strain Poses ‘Re-infection Risk’