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 on  societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we further examine the trend of buying second passports.

Wealthy Americans are Buying Second Passports

Several readers sent us this link: Wealthy Americans are buying second passports as a ‘plan B’ for their families, citing the pandemic, climate change, and political turmoil. Her eis a quote:

“The one thing they all have in common: deep-rooted fear about the future of American society, he said.

From a tech founder concerned about the rise in Asian-American hate crimes to young web3 entrepreneurs looking to avoid tax hikes, Jafri said wealthy clients across the political spectrum are planning for the worst.”

Urban Flight Pushing Up Housing Prices

Migration from big cities leading to overvalued housing prices in smaller markets.

Pfizer’s Jab Adverse Reactions Data Released

D.S. sent this, posted by Wendy McElroy: Pfizer Data Dump. Wendy’s comment:

“They knew they killed 1,223 people with their vaccine, that according to their own documents, has a 15% efficacy rate…not the 95% Fauci claimed.”

Dinesh D’Souza 2,000 Mules Movie Downplayed

Reader E.S. sent this, from Martin W. Armstrong: 2000 Mules: Another Banned Movie?  E.S. had this comment:

“I live in Europe and things are changing fast : shortages in shops, reduction in public services, growing poverty, more efforts to push ‘green’ agenda, demonizing alternative channels and poltical parties and social movements that challenge the status quo, etc, etc.

We live again the destruction of a vital generation in Ukraine and Russia to the benefit of  some circles just as we saw 75 years and 100 years ago exsanguinating Europe and pushing for migration from Muslim countries…what a drama to live this. Thanks to keep us informed and to hold your ground.”

Chrome Browser Security Update

If you use Google’s Chrome browser, you will want to make this software update. (Thanks to reader C.B. for the link.)

Avoid the DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Speaking of computer security, Kevin S. forwarded this: Why People Should Never Ever Use DuckDuckGo. Here is a pericope:

  • DDG was caught violating its own privacy policy by issuing tracker cookies.
  • DDG’s app sends every URL you visit to DDG servers. (reaction).
  • DDG is currently collecting users’ operating systems and everything they highlight in the search results. (to verify this, simply hit F12 in your browser and select the “network” tab. Do a search with javascript enabled. Highlight some text on the screen. Mouseover the traffic rows and see that your highlighted text, operating system, and other details relating to geolocation are sent to DDG. Then change the query and submit. Notice that the previous query is being transmitted with the new query to link the queries together)
  • DDG is accused of fingerprinting users’ browsers.”

Unprecedented Steps to Replenish Lake Powell

Reader H.L. sent us this: U.S. takes unprecedented steps to replenish Colorado River’s Lake Powell.

More Uses For Line-Of-Sight Calculator

Reader Tunnel Rabbit sent this:

“The RF Line-of-Sight tool is intended for analyzing RF propagation, yet can also be used for  ‘virtually’ examining potential fields of fire.  One can develop a ‘range card’, discover ‘dead spots’, and how interlocking fields of fire could be improved. It could be used before surveying the site in person to resolve possible issues, such as where to clear the site of trees and obstacles, and to construct barriers to deny access to dead spots,  and micro terrain such as depressions, and ditches that can be used as cover.  One can see how an area can be used to channelized and deny movement with cross fencing, and where it would be best to install fighting positions that support each other…”

Dark Money from Big Tech Funds BLM

Linked over at the news aggregation site: BLM Founder’s ‘Nonprofit’ Secretly Pumped with Dark Money from Big Tech Group.

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