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 some newly-developed camouflage-breaking software.

The Advent of Camouflage-Breaking Software

Let’s begin with this from SurvivalBlog reader C.B.: ‘Camouflage breakers’ can find a target in less than a second. Here is a quote from the opening of the article:

“After looking for just one-twentieth of a second, experts in camouflage breaking can accurately detect not only that something is hidden in a scene, but precisely identify the camouflaged target, a skill set that can mean the difference between life and death in warfare and the wild, investigators report.

They can actually identify a camouflaged target as fast and as well as individuals identifying far more obvious “pop-out” targets, similar to the concept used at a shooting range, but in this case using easy-to-spot scenarios like a black O-shaped target among a crowd of black C shapes.

In fact, the relatively rapid method for training civilian novices to become expert camouflage breakers developed by Medical College of Georgia neuroscientist Dr. Jay Hegdé and his colleagues, also enabled the camouflage breakers to sense that something was amiss even when there was no specific target to identify.”

Salmon Virus Spreads From Atlantic to Pacific

Reader C.B. sent this: Salmon virus originally from the Atlantic, spread to wild Pacific salmon from farms.

More About The ATF’s Planned Arm-Braced Pistol Ban

Video: The Truth About The New ATF Pistol Brace RulePlease do post a comment at the ATF site!

Missouri Governor Will Sign Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

Reader H.L. sent us this, from The Epoch Times: Missouri Governor Will Sign Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws: Spokeswoman. This will add Missouri to the growing list of Second Amendment Sanctuary States.

National Parks Are Overcrowded

Signs of the times: National Parks Are Overcrowded and Closing Their Gates.

Biden Staffer Goes Full Stasi: Encouraging Informants

At the White House website: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.  JWR’s Comment: This is straight out of the old East German Stasi playbook: “Inform on your neighbors, Comrade.”

Details on January 6th Pre-Trial Prisoner Mistreatment

Over at American Greatness are some details on the mistreatment of the January 6th protestors being held without bail before trial: Letters from a D.C. Jail.

More About Globalized Digital Health Passports

Courtesy of G.D.: It’s D-Day In Battle Against Globalized Digital Health Passports. Here is a an excerpt:

“We have a very short window in which to stand and reject this attempt by big business, in collusion with big government, to impose the most invasive, intrusive and coercive measures ever seen on people of the free world since the conclusion of World War II and the Nuremberg trials.

In the U.S., businesses are imposing the digital passports with the silent blessing of the Biden administration and a majority of the governors from both political parties.

Whether as a digital app on your phone, a bracelet with a scannable QR code [see photo below], or an old-fashioned piece of paper, if these passports become normalized, we will devolve into a “show your papers” society.

I don’t think many Americans, Canadians, Aussies or Europeans want that to happen. But, whether out of ignorance or cowardice, many will concede to it by their silence. The majority will either rise up with a resounding “NO,” putting a stop to this unprecedented intrusion on personal privacy, or they will accept the passports as just the latest inevitability pressed upon them by a pandemic that never seems to go away no matter how many concessions we offer up in terms of our freedoms.”

Reporter Who Broke Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Story Found Dead

Should this be added to the “Arkancide” list? Reporter Who Broke Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Story And Received ‘Significant’ Death Threats Found Dead.

Pro-Palestinean Protestors Target Seattle Port Workers

And finally, I found this linked over at the news aggregation site: Pro-Palestinian groups backed by Antifa target Seattle port workers.

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