The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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 Saber Rattling in the Arctic.

More Saber Rattling in the Arctic

H.L. sent this: Russia Warns US & NATO Over Increased Military Activity In Arctic.

Meanwhile, the view of NATO allies: In the Russian Arctic, the First Stirrings of a Very Cold War.

SCOTUS Decision May Lead to End of Red Flag Laws

Some great news from Jon Patton: SCOTUS Decision May Lead to End of Red Flag Laws – Fight for Gun Rights!

We’ll All Be Targeted Under the New Precrime Program

Reader H.L. also sent us this piece by John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute: Total Tyranny: We’ll All Be Targeted Under the Government’s New Precrime Program. Here is an excerpt:

“Precrime, straight out of the realm of dystopian science fiction movies such as Minority Report, aims to prevent crimes before they happen by combining widespread surveillance, behavior prediction technologies, data mining, precognitive technology, and neighborhood and family snitch programs to enable police to capture would-be criminals before they can do any damage.

This particular precrime division will fall under the Department of Homeland Security, the agency notorious for militarizing the police and SWAT teams; spying on activists, dissidents and veterans; stockpiling ammunition; distributing license plate readers; contracting to build detention camps; tracking cell-phones with Stingray devices; carrying out military drills and lockdowns in American cities; using the TSA as an advance guard; conducting virtual strip searches with full-body scanners; carrying out soft target checkpoints; directing government workers to spy on Americans; conducting widespread spying networks using fusion centers; carrying out Constitution-free border control searches; funding city-wide surveillance cameras; and utilizing drones and other spybots.

The intent, of course, is for the government to be all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful in its preemptive efforts to combat domestic extremism.

Where we run into trouble is when the government gets overzealous and over-ambitious and overreaches.

This is how you turn a nation of citizens into snitches and suspects.

In the blink of an eye, ordinary Americans will find themselves labeled domestic extremists for engaging in lawful behavior that triggers the government’s precrime sensors.”

Food Buckets and Canning Scams

Reader Tim J. liked this video at An American Homestead that warns about more fraudulent Chinese junk: Food Buckets and Canning Scams – Yikes!

The RyanAir Forced Landing/Kidnapping in Belarus

CBS News reports: Supporters of Belarus activist taken from diverted plane fear he’ll be tortured in jail. JWR’s Comments:  This extremely heavy-handed arrest of an activist blogger will have a chilling effect on any expatriates/exiles sheltering in any nation who are named “enemies of the state” of their homeland nation. Extreme state actions like these have precedents: Just do some research on Mordechai Vanunu (kidnapped in Italy by the Israeli Mossad), or any of the 14 Russians that were reportedly killed in exile in England. And while you are at it, read about the fate of outspoken Thai exiles. Liberty-loving people around the world must demand: Free Roman Protasevich!

A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America

Another from Tim J.: ‘You Can Feel the Tension’: A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America. JWR’s Comment:  This is Bakke-Esque reverse discrimination, writ large. This does not bode well for those of us who simply want everyone to be treated equally.  Get ready for your “Pre-Civil War Reparations” tax bill, aimed at your great-great-great-grandparents, but billed to you. See: Ezekiel 18:19:  “Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.” (KJV)

Mayor Charged With “Illegal Gun” Crime

Peter sent us this: Mayor Vowed To Take “Illegal Guns Off The Street”. Police Just Found One In Her Home. JWR’s Comment: This is just the latest example of duplicitous “anti-gun” mayors with illegal guns and assorted felonies. The trend got so bad that Mike Bloomberg had to change the name of his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) organization, re-branding it as Everytown For Gun Safety.

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