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”. it’s that time of year again. The pink hats are out in force for the Women’s March.
Relocation of Illegal Aliens
Reader B.B. sent in this article on how the government is relocating illegal aliens within the borders of the U.S. by using Homeland Security officials in plan clothes as escorts and commercial flights to avoid drawing attention to the program. At least two flights are known (originating from Harlingen, TX and Tucson, AZ) where illegal aliens who appeared to be in their late teens were escorted by Health and Human Services chaperons. Judicial Watch has contacted the agency for comment on the incidents, but so far has not received any answers.
Budget stricken California can’t afford to keep up their overbearing social programs. Rather than curb spending, they have now proposed a surcharge on businesses to fund the programs. Under the bill, companies making more than $1 million have to turn over half of their tax-cut savings to the state. What do you know, Nancy Pelosi was right – The tax cut is bad for business! Thanks to R.K. for the link.
NVIS and the Inverted L
Reader P.S. found this article on using the inverted “L” antenna for NVIS communications on HF frequencies. It’s a pretty good primer on understanding how this form of short distance communications works and how the antenna performs. For those that are totally unfamiliar with it: When communicating in mountainous terrain (or even with man-made mountains like tall buildings) the standard methods of communication don’t work as the terrain blocks the signal. NVIS bounces the signal straight up (or mostly straight up) and then back to earth to overcome this handicap. The article is a bit technical, but a good start.
Reader MCC sent in this Volkswagen Tiguan commercial for fun. The folks at Volkswagen obviously think it’s cute, but it’s a good reminder of how most of your neighbors will “prepare” for a bugout event. He states:
Given the oblivious/sheeple mentality of most, I would not DOUBT, that MANY a person in such circumstance, would be throwing golf clubs, beach ball, and their flat screen in the car, and then drive aimlessly – at top speed – in a random direction.
Review of “Taken”
Reader D.B. pointed us to Breitbart’s review of the NBC’s new series “Taken”. Season one is now available on Netflix and since we liked the original movie so much I thought I’d give it a try. Wow. I sure wish I’d read this review before I wasted my time on it. D.B. comments:
Avoid this like the plague! We tortured ourselves for 4 episodes stifling a barf. It is utter #PCisCancer #FeminismIsCancer #GayMafia poison. Never again going to give CNBC “Constantly Nothing But Communism” a second chance. Almost canceled our Netflix subscription thinking it was one of those new vile “Netflix Originals” they spent $30 billion of debt on. We switched to watching exclusively Korean TV shows. The Korean shows are WAY better acted and more wholesome even when they are about Korea mafia. Try the Korean “My Ghost”
As 1000s of Women’s March protesters gather in cities across America on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, a class taught this spring at Ohio State University will review a parade of reasons why white heterosexual masculinity is allegedly problematic… Reader H.L. comments:
I never felt less than what I am, sometimes a shy child, but I knew what I wanted to do, and when I did, I endeavored to do it! What is wrong with these women, many of whom are middle class and educated? The philosophy in America for decades has turned them into whining wimps that detest men! Oh, they may have husbands, but underneath they feel weak, and perhaps despise men because the All American Male has also been put down by “liberals” for years. Men and women are different – same as all higher functioning animals! They have forgotten how to embrace being women! Being female never stopped me from taking flying lessons and working 3 evenings a week waitressing at a huge restaurant to pay for my flying lessons and then a car to get to my lessons. It never stopped me from going on two long vacations alone in the 1960’s, arranging everything myself – there was no internet then. It never stopped me from progressing in my career, or buying an old house in nowhere West Virginia and writing my own specifications and hiring a contractor. If these women would just realize that they can do what they want and still be femail and stop blaming the other guy. They are lucky they live in the USA and not some Muslim Country where they are considered less than human and genitally mutilated and killed if they even disobey the most horrible rules. They are slaves there, but free here, and yet they march because they have not been taught how to think. Real men want real women who appreciate them being men and vice versa. No wonder some men are not marrying, as they feel put down, even when they are not. My parents were always partners and their love lasted 56 years. They would have died for each other, but both were strong and confident people.
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