Odds ‘n Sods:

A disturbing proposed rule change that would give the POTUS a kill switch on communications in the name of “sending an alert” nationwide. New alert system gives president special code for emergency messages. – E.A.

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A SurvivalBlog reader sent in this amusing note:

“Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30/06 right in my doorway. I left six shells beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.

“While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn’t moved itself outside. It certainly hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn’t even loaded itself.

“Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world. The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom for murders. These four cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States. All four are controlled by Democrats. It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data — right?

“Well, I’m off to check on my spoons. I hear they’re making people fat.” – M.R.

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Facebook ‘Friends’ Its City, Pays for Officer. – T.P.

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New CNN Host: Firearms should have GPS Chips, it’s not big brother. – G.L.

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NO common sense. Families should avoid Ohio. When I was a kid in the 50’s on the CT farm, parents said “don’t go in the woods”, when I went across the rural road to play with a girl friend. I, of course, being a “child of the woods”, ignored them and explored acres and acres, and played in streams way back in the woods. I built forts, ate wintergreen leaves, caught minnows, et cetera. I never got caught and learned a lot, like how to depend on myself! Kids need to be kids-– FREE RANGE! Yes, there are risks, but there are MORE risks growing up with overbearing parents who want to put kids in bubbles! Most children today have a very sanitized, BLAND, BLAAAAA childhood with no risks, no fun, and no rewards! No wonder they grow up scared of most things. There can be too much safety; it is NOT good for the SOUL or the MIND! Son Skips Church, Father Arrested for Child Endangerment. – H.L.