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, the emphasis is on freedom of speech.

Reckless Associations: New Legal Theory to Stifle Free Speech

Over at the Von Mises site: Reckless Associations: The Ruling Class Creates New Legal Theory to Stifle Free Speech.  Here is an excerpt:

“Progressives and many legal professionals claim that the existing social network environment is inadequate and does not address the real-world harms caused by a small fraction of highly engaged users. This secondary theory of tort liability was drafted to address this perspective and to work around the existing obstacles within the legal system. The First Amendment protects a wide range of speech and association, and section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects platforms from civil liability.”

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Reader Fred B. sent us this: MUSK DID IT! Twitter is sold to him. HOLY COW! Great news for freedom of speech. Democrats suicidal everywhere. JWR’s Comment: It is sad to see that it takes the funding of the richest man in the world to restore freedom of speech to a social media “free speech” platform.

VAERS: Alarming Number of Adverse Reactions

VAERS Summary for COVID-19 Vaccines through 4/15/2022.  Take a close look at the charts.

Arizona’s Dry Future Begins

Arizona’s Dry Future Begins as Colorado River Shrinks.

Dem House Candidate Wants $30 Minimum Wage

Democratic socialist congressional candidate says $15 minimum wage is ‘antiquated’: ‘$30 is the floor’JWR’s Comments:  Small businesses have a limited pool of wage funds. Doubling the minimum wage will likely mean firing half of their employees.

A Replacement for the Stinger Missile?

Reader C.B. flagged this article: US seeks new portable anti-air missile to replace the Stinger.

A Rock-Camouflaged Boat

Linked over at the news aggregation site: This boat camouflages as a rock and blends into Marseille’s coastline.

You Need to Be Thinking Now About Bartering

Over at Organic Prepper: You Need to Be Thinking NOW About Bartering. A quote:

Bartering will come back with a vengeance. The dollar may not be the world’s reserve currency that much longer. Between pumping trillions of dollars into the system over the past two years and trying to use the dollar to isolate the Russians, even CNN admits the dollar is in trouble. Our government is far too interested in centralized digital currencies for my personal comfort.

Our Spanish Civil War?

Over at American Greatness, Victor Davis Hanson posits: Our Spanish Civil War?

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