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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 “HJL”. Today’s feature is on government overreach, coinciding with today’s contest entry article.

Government Overreach

Reader H.L. sent in this article showing how three teenagers were handcuffed and detained for selling bottled water without a permit. She adds: “Please read carefully and understand how you are not free in America! As a child on our Vernon, CT farm Dad raised many great vegetables. I was at the roadside under the huge sign that said “L*******’s Farm”. I had a card table and umbrella, selling vegetables to passing motorists! It was not to make money, but that was not the point. Dad gave the neighbors extra vegetables, and we froze and canned lots and lots, but … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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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 “HJL”. Since today’s focus is on the USS Fitzgerald collision, we’ll start with that.

Politics

The Democratic psychosis continues this week with several prominent Democrats saying the dumbest things. A Nebraska Democratic party official was removed from his job after a recording surfaced of him saying that he was “glad” that Representative Scalise was shot. It wasn’t enough though. He continued on the recording saying “I wish he was [expletive] dead.”

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Reader H.L. sent in this article detailing that at least 30 GOP congressmen have been attacked or threatened since May! Some have only received death threats while others have been accosted in public spaces as well as … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

Survivalist Odds 'n Sods - EMP

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 “HJL”. Since today’s focus is on the USS Fitzgerald collision, we’ll start with that.

USS Fitzgerald Collision

Something Fishy

Reader T.P. sent in this article that explores the concept of the collision being a deliberate act of sabotage or terrorism. The container ship was apparently running without lights and transponder (against maritime rules). The article, however, is based upon an alleged email from a Navy mother whose son was aboard ship. For now, this has to be classified as a rumor, but it’s an interesting angle in today’s world.

Possible Explanation

Reader T.P. also sent in this article from a retired navy destroyer captain with some plausible explanations of just … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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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 “HJL”.

Digital Face Reconstruction

Remember the days when it was important to get the victim or witness of a crime to a sketch artist as quickly as possible so they could remember the facial features? The sketch artist of the future is here now and it’s a bit different. Researchers are now able to use brain scans and direct neuron recording to identify and recreate “faces” with uncanny accuracy. I guess I’m okay with the brain scans, but the “direct neuron recording” is a bit disturbing to me. Nobody is sticking needle probes into my brain. The technology is in its infancy so maybe they’ll fix that. Thanks to B.B. for the link.

Eye-in-the-sky

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on the fall of America.

Fall of America

Kalifornia has often led the way in polices across America. Now, taxpayers in California will be forced to pay bullies on college campuses who will force their agenda on classmates guilty of “thought crimes”. Between 8 and 10 Social Justice Activists (SJAs) will walk around campus. They will indoctrinate whomever they come across of the perils of whiteness, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. You might think that paying students to incite racism, sexism, and heterophobia in the name of social justice is counterproductive and satire. But it’s apparently happening. Thanks to H.L. for the link.

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on liberal-progressive terrorism.

Liberal Terrorism

Reader K. sent in this YouTube video of a confrontation with a woman calling for the death of Alex Jones. She states “Her attitude is scary. She is supposed to be a teacher but I’m not sure how that was determined. I have no respect for the boyfriend/husband that would tolerate this woman’s views. I think people need to see this video so they can make a calculation as to what we are up against.” There is certainly a double standard that the liberal progressives hold.

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A Union County Democrat has called for Republicans to be hunted. James … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on terrorism.

Terrorism

Paul Joseph Watson has posted a YouTube video that lays out the reasons for the Scalise shooting very well. This is clearly a case of “leftist terrorism”. The lamestream media continues to focus on the weapon, but the truth is being revealed. This is a direct result of the leftist’s and the media’s constant drumbeat of Trump and Co. being traitors. Imagine the outrage that would be expressed by the media if this had been a follower of InfoWars.

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Reader P.S. sent in this Wall Street Journal article that details how the Philippines is now a primary target for the … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on survival food.

Survival Food

Canadian Prepper has a video review of the SolSource parabolic Solar Cooker. If you like cooking with solar energy, you might want to take a look at it. This is not an inexpensive device, but its efficiency is very good. It does need full sunlight in order to cook, but it works well. It is also large and primarily plastic (the reflector), which makes it fairly durable but difficult to transport and store. This is something that you would set up in your backyard rather than transporting when traveling.

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on politics.

Politics

In a continuation of the political prisoner drama in the American West, the judge in the Bundy Ranch case wants the defendants in chains for the trial. While I can’t condone the actions of the Bundys, it is clear that this judge is biased from the outset. At this point in the process, the only reason for this demand by the judge is to further humiliate the defendants.  He wants to “set an example” as a warning to others who challenge the Federal government.

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How does a British Primer Minister, who rode to power on the Brexit vote, so quickly lose the advantage? Mike … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on Food Prep.

Food Prep and Storage

Reader T.J. sent in the link to this Canadian Prepper’s video on using the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer to produce long-term food that you can use as currency in SHTF. We’ve reviewed their machine before, and we have an update coming out next week on the long-term use of this machine. When you consider how expensive commercially-made freeze dried food is and the fact that you have to eat what they make rather than what you like, this machine makes a lot of sense.

Yes, it’s a big up-front cost (between $3000 and $4000), so it has to be considered a major … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is again on Islam.

Second Amendment

Reader W.W. sent in his Christmas wish list for the year. St Louis Police are upgrading their hardware and will be selling 27 Thompson Sub machine Guns. These were purchased 100 years ago for $125, but they will be selling them for $22,000 each. One does have to wonder how much of that is due to ATF restrictions and how much is inflation.

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Once again, the liberal progressive media demonstrates that they are above the law. The judge in Katie Couric’s anti-gun documentary debacle has dismissed the case against her even with the evidence showing how … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. It is a collection of news bits and pieces. They are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper.  Today’s column was compiled by  JWR.  This column is posted each Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. (This alternates with our Economics & Investing column. That is posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) Today’s focus is on Qatar.

Qatar

First, Bloomberg reports: Saudi-Led Alliance Cuts Ties With Qatar. JWR’s Comment: This move should have been made five years ago! Oddly, this article hardly even mentions Great Britain. For many years the Brits pulled the strings in Qatar. Many billions in Qatari natural gas money have gone to Britain.  But the revulsion point has clearly been reached.

Czech Republic

Next, Pat Cascio suggested a bit of common sense, as reported by the leftist … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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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”. Today’s focus is on Terrorism.

Terrorism

First, the eyes of the world are on England, which just suffered more Islamic terrorist attacks.  Please pray that the nation will display the same resolve on terrorism that they did in fighting Nazi aggression in World War II. See this article by John Moody, posted over at Fox News: London terror: Saturday attacks a tipping point in campaign to destroy the West

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More terrorism news, from Manila: “In a most bizarre explanation, local police and government officials insist a gunman carrying an assault rifle broke into Resorts World Manila from a parking lot entrance, fired at a TV screen, doused a gaming table with … Continue reading



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This is a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Today’s focus is on EMP.

Prevent Drowning Deaths!

Clark H. sent this important article link: Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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G.G. suggested this at Popular Science: Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that’s silent and deadly



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

Survivalist Odds 'n Sods - EMP

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 “HJL”. Today’s focus is on Islam.

Islam

The Christian world received unwelcome but expected news this week. Pew Research Center released a study that projects the Muslim population in America will double by 2050 and is on track to become the world’s dominant religion by the end of the century. This news comes on the heels of two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim extremists last week. It’s not good at all.

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Trump spent time last week hawking the idea of an “Arab NATO” to opppose the Sunni Islamist terrorists in the Islamic State and al-Qaeda as well as Shi’ite Islamist Iran. Apparently, the concept was well received … Continue reading