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 the likely hoaxers of the  “Patriot Front”

Is The “Patriot Front” Group a FBI Hoax?

In a recent video, conservative commentator “Mr. Reagan” asks: Is Patriot Front an FBI Hoax? Two of his observations:  “Conservatives don’t care if their t-shirts match”, and “It is the least convincing hoax that I’ve seen in a while.” JWR’s Comments:  It seems like some leftist video game designers were given a big budget for LARPing, and this is what they came up with. I find that it all smacks of something remotely financed, cast, staged, hired, propped, pre-printed, hyped, and phony!  Beware, folks. Beware of rhetoric like: “Revolutionary consciousness.” Beware of the long-haired leader of a conspicuously short-haired group. Beware of slick web sites that look like they came out of Madison Avenue. This hoax has a malodorous stench to it that indicates that it is a well-orchestrated false flag operation. Expect nothing good to come of it, and plenty of Federal prosecutions in the next few years.

Cost of Living in the Great Depression Baffles the Internet

H.L. sent this Newsweek link: Cost of Living in the Midst of the Great Depression Baffles the Internet: ‘Incredible’.  Here is a quote that illustrates the cost of living in that era:

“Sugar cost 59c for 10 pounds, vitamin D milk was 50c a gallon, ground coffee cost 39c per pound, bacon was 32c per pound and eggs were 18c a dozen. For those who could win a place, tuition at Harvard cost $420 a year.”

JWR’s Comment: Their incredulity of how much prices have risen shows just how blind most Americans are to the peril of an unbacked currency and the erosive long-term effects of general price inflation. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: Inflation is robbery in slow motion via a hidden form of taxation.

Michigan Democrats Push for “Gun Control”

The latest from the Mass Media Propagandists: Michigan Democrats resume push for gun control after school shooting. JWR’s Comment: They should be careful, dancing in the blood. It is slippery, and it leaves stains.

How to Evade Trackers and Tracking Dogs

very useful piece, over at Daisy Luther’s Organic Prepper blog: ESCAPE: How to Evade Trackers and Tracking Dogs.

Compulsory Schooling Laws Under Scrutiny in Michigan

Over at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) web site: Compulsory Schooling Laws Under Scrutiny in Michigan Following Deadly Tragedy.  Here is an excerpt:

“Compulsory schooling, or compulsory attendance, statutes date back to the 19th century, when Massachusetts enacted the first law of this kind in 1852. Horace Mann, then president of the Massachusetts state board of education who is considered to be the architect of the American public school system, was captivated by the Prussian model of education that hinged upon compulsion and standardization. Mann imported that model to the US, where widespread anti-immigrant sentiment in places such as Massachusetts made it easier to pass compulsory schooling laws.”

Lethal Drones and Robotic Tanks?

Linked over at the news aggregation site: US rejects calls for regulating or banning ‘killer robots’.

Jan. 6 Committee Chair Says Pleading the Fifth Is Evidence of Guilt

The latest from Montana conservative commentator Matt Christiansen: Jan 6 Cmte Chair Says Pleading the Fifth Is Evidence of Guilt | Defend the Const. by Shredding It.

Stuck Jet Stream, La Niña Causing Weird Weather

Reader C.B. suggested this, over at Explainer: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather. JWR’s Comment: Readers should take note that if the jetstream had been locked in just a few degrees more southward, then it would have been Oregon and American Redoubt (generally downwind) that would have been the recipient of the massive flooding, instead of British Columbia.

Passive Solar Greenhouses in Ladakh

Reader Tim J. sent this: Passive Solar Greenhouses in Ladakh.

DeSantis Re-Establishes Florida State Guard

A recent interview by Dunagan Kaiser of Edwin Vieira: DeSantis Re-Establishes Florida State Guard. JWR’s Comments: So Florida is now the 23rd State to establish (or re-establish) a State Guard.  Every state should have one! And I’ll go further to suggest that all states should distribute battle rifles to individuals of militia service age, just as the Federal CMP does.

NYC Expands Vaccine Mandate to Whole Private Sector

An NBC affiliate in New York reports: NYC Expands Vaccine Mandate to Whole Private Sector, Ups Dose Proof to 2 and Adds Kids 5-11.

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