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 North Carolina Substations Attacks.
Netherlands to Shut Down 3,000 Farms
First up, SurvivaBlog reader D.S.V. found this piece at Australia’s SkyNews: ‘War against humanity’: Netherlands to shut down 3,000 farms. Here is a quote:
“Webster University assistant professor Ralph Schoellhammer says the Dutch government’s plan to shut down 3,000 farms in a bid to comply with EU emissions standards is a “war against humanity”.
Mr Schoellhammer said these decisions are made due to a “cultish ideology”.
‘We get the promises that ‘oh this is not going to be a problem, we are going to move to alternate modes of production’, be it energy or agriculture,’ he told Sky News Australia.
‘In the end, it never works.'”
What Really Happened in the NC Substations Attack?
Over at The Organic Prepper: What Really Happened in the NC Substations Attack? JWR’s Comment: Yes, perhaps it had suspicious timing. But keep in mind that by itself, time correlation does not prove causation. It is noteworthy that the entire region is famous for its perennial Robin Sage exercises, which often employ local civilians for role-playing.
Blog reader and frequent feature article contributor “3AD Scout” had this comment:
“I think the rush to point blame on drag queen protesters is only going to lead to more attacks if investigators only focus on one theory and that theory turns out to be wrong.
US Agencies Acquiring Tech to Hack Private Autos
Reader D.B. sent us this, from NewsMax: US Government Agencies Acquiring Tech to Hack Private Autos.
Federal Judge Ruling Over Oregon’s Strict Gun Law
Reader C.B. sent us this: Federal judge issues ruling over Oregon’s strict gun law after police ask for more time.
U.S. Army Must Boost 155mm Artillery Shell Production
H.L. sent this: US Army Plans “Dramatic” Increase in Ammunition Production as Ukraine Aid Drains Stockpiles. The article’s intro:
“The US Army is planning a “dramatic” increase in the production of 155mm artillery rounds as the US has sent a staggering amount of ammunition to Ukraine over the past eight months.
According to a Pentagon fact sheet released at the end of November, the US has sent Ukraine 924,000 155mm artillery rounds to Ukraine since February 24. The US currently makes 14,000 155mm rounds each month, but the Army is set to ramp that up.
“Funding is already in place, contracts are underway to basically triple 155mm production,” Doug Bush, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, told Defense News. “There’s funding on the Hill, in the supplemental, to more than double that again. That would take a period of years.”
Bush said that the US wants to increase the amount of ammunition it has to higher than the levels it had before Russia invaded Ukraine. “We want to be able to build our stocks not just where we started the war, but higher. We’re posturing for a pretty ― over a period of three years ― a dramatic increase in conventional artillery ammunition production,” Bush said.
Bush said that the plan will use aid that has already been authorized for Ukraine but will require new funding that’s part of the $37.7 billion aid package the White House has asked Congress to approve.”
Blatant Violations of the First Amendment by Officials
Carl M. was the first of several readers to send this FoxNews segment that outlines some repeated blatant violations of the First Amendment: Fitton: Leftists Angry at Elon Musk for Exposing Corporate & Political Corruption!
ICE Misreporting Number of Illegal Immigrants with GPS Trackers
Over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site was a link to this exclusive piece in The Daily Caller: ICE Is Massively Misreporting How Many Illegal Immigrants Are Being Released With GPS Trackers. A perticope:
“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is underreporting the number of illegal aliens released into the country without any tracking technology by more than 18,000%, according to an internal document exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
ICE disseminated the document to participants, including ICE Director Tae Johnson and other top agency officials as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations, of a Thursday event about ICE’s “Alternatives to Detention” program, which the agency put in place in 2004 to monitor illegal aliens released into the U.S. interior with ankle bracelets and cell phones. ICE disclosed to the attendees that there are 49,459 illegal aliens that aren’t monitored with any tracking equipment as of Nov. 14, while its own website says there are 266 as of Nov. 19. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Here’s How ICE Tried To Spin Their ‘Indefensible’ 2021 Report Showing Massive Drop In Deportations, Arrests)
The figure sent to the program attendees is over 18,000% more than the figure ICE has on its website. ICE didn’t respond to the DCNF’s request for comment.
“The Biden administration is hostile to transparency, and when it does publish data, it refuses to respond to media inquiries regarding significant discrepancies like this,” a former ICE official with knowledge of the Alternatives to Detention program told the DCNF, confirming the figure was underreported. “Likely, ICE communication staffers are having a lot of difficulty defending this administration’s chaotic and lawless policies.””
U.S. Altered Himars to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia
A WSJ link from the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: U.S. Altered Himars Rocket Launchers to Keep Ukraine From Firing Missiles Into Russia.