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 American weapons in the hands of teh Afghan Taliban.
US-Supplied Weapons Now in Afghan Gun Shops
For sale now: US-supplied weapons in Afghan gun shops. Here is an excerpt:
“American M4 carbines sell for about $4,000, the dealers said, especially if equipped with a laser sight or under-barrel grenade launcher. In contrast, a Kalashnikov rifle sells for about $900, the dealers said, and a Russian-made rocket-propelled grenade launcher for about $1,100. Pistols that NATO forces supplied to Afghan police officers sell for about $350. Almost all their transactions are in Pakistani rupees, and in cash, the dealers said.”
Modern-Day Living Off The Land
Avalanche Lily stumbled into a videoblogging couple that is striving toward food self-sufficiency: Six Months of Only Eating what we Catch, Grow or Raise.
Garland Weaponized the Department of Injustice
System Collapse and Shortages of Everything?
Over at G. Edward Griffith’s Need to Know: Global Supply-Chain Workers Warn of System Collapse and Shortages of Everything.
Military Members File Class Action Vaccine Mandates Lawsuit
Reader Tim J. spotted this: Military Members from All 5 Branches File Class Action Lawsuit Against the Pentagon for Vaccine Mandates. One interesting detail is mentioned in the article:
“Army Regulation 40-562 provides documented survivors of an infection, a presumptive medical exemption from vaccination because of the natural immunity acquired as a result of having survived the infection,” the legal complaint added.”
Your Last Ditch Guns
Some wisdom from Commander Zero of the Notes From The Bunker blog: Those hideout, bugout, cabin, last ditch, barn guns.
“Militia Violent Extremists” Category Added by FBI
Mary sent us this from Mass Private: “Militia Violent Extremists” Added To A Growing List Of 9 Violent Domestic Extremists Groups. A pericope:
“Worried about offending minorities, the FBI has decided that the best thing to do is to categorize all minority civil rights demonstrations as Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism.
Which brings us to Homeland Security’s latest categorization: “Militia Violent Extremists.”
According to the White House, domestic violent extremist’s ideological agendas are derived from anti-government, anti-authority sentiment or perceived government overreach.
Using that definition, it’s a wonder that law enforcement has not categorized millions of Americans who took part in the BLM protests as Militia Violent Extremists.”
China Takes Lead in Hypersonic Arms Race
Another article linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: China takes lead in hypersonic arms race as US, Russia & NK battle for 21,000 mph nukes that can hit anywhere in minutes
Biden Admin Caught Colluding to Silence America’s Parents
“The letter, from the nonprofit organization America First Legal (AFL) to the United States Inspector General, claims, “In light of the Attorney General’s Memorandum of October 4, 2021, it appears the Department of Justice is committing the full weight of its federal law enforcement resources to prevent parents from exercising constitutionally-protected rights and privileges, for inappropriate partisan purposes.”
CBS: Foreign Hackers Target Hospitals with Ransomware
Rob S, sent us the link to this CBS news story: Foreign hacking group targets hospitals, clinics with ransomware attacks, says new report.
Vermont: 76% of September Covid-19 Deaths are Vax Breakthroughs
News from Vermont: 76% of September Covid-19 deaths are vax breakthroughs. JWR’s Comment: It is noteworthy that Vermont has one of the highest Wu Flu vaccination rates in the country and one of the highest infection rates.