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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Rhode Island schools who participate in the “1-1” programs, where each student is issued a laptop, have a policy of encouraging the students to use the electronics for more than just schoolwork. Some even go so far as to encourage the parents of students to use the computers as well. The schools insist that they have the right to monitor the computers. They routinely search the laptops for information. Some have been known to install certificates allowing man-in-the-middle interceptions of private sessions.
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Oregon has become the first state to allow nonbinary on drivers licenses. You now lo longer have to identify as a male or female on your legal identification. Apparently, there are 20,000 Oregonians who identify as transgender and have now won the right to identify legally as nonbinary. Not to be outdone, Kalifornia is also considering a bill that would allow this as well. Thanks to D.B. for the link.
Terrorism vs Loss of Freedom
Reader D.B. sent in this article showing that Germany is planning to give authorities the blanket authority to look at private messages on any smart phone and to fingerprint children as young as six years old. Claiming that encrypted messaging services allow militants and criminals to evade surveillance, they are planning to install software that will relay those messages to authorities before the encryption takes place. It’s worth noting that Austria is also considering the same legislation on smart phones.
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Japan has imposed a sweeping pre-crime surveillance law ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Despite opposition from the Japanese people, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to enact American style controversial legislation that gives prosecutors the power to monitor and arrest people in the planning stages of crimes. Did you know that they consider copyright violations as such?
Representative Massie has introduced a bill that would afford reciprocity of firearm carry permits to those of other states working in Washington D.C. While normally, I don’t think this would have any chance of gaining traction, the recent targeted shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others may give the impetus to this bill that is needed. Or, the shooting could have the opposite effect, as the media continues to blame guns and Republicans for the deed.
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Showing why you never trust the mainstream media on information reports on weapons, The Free Market Shooter has this article showing how the media first claimed the D.C. shooter used an M4 assault rifle, then when it became apparent that it was actually an SKS claimed that it was an AK47. The full-auto M4 and AK47 rifles are heavily regulated by the BATF. The SKS was actually designed years before the AK47. It has always been semi-auto. CNN has still not corrected its reporting at this time.
Looking for a tough rifle scope? Leupold has published images of a Weatherby Mark V that was lost in the Idaho wilderness for 11 years. The rifle hasn’t fared well. However, once it had been cleaned up, the scope looked almost as good as new. It was still quite functional. Now that’s a real torture test.