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”. America attacks Syria and Russia preps for war in today’s Odds ‘n Sods
Fantasy History and Private Arms
Bill Buppert wrote a follow on to his article on how the government hates your guns titled “Fantasy History and the American Left.” In it, he shows how despite the historical record of all gun confiscations leading eventually leading to government genocide, the left wants to pretend that it is for your protection. He notes that academia and book publishers have rewritten American history with fiction leading one to believe that the firearm was not as important as it truly was. Even the Supreme Court has taken a revisionist view. I love how he states it: “Please remember all the government supremacists who want your guns will see you dead to achieve their goal. Guaranteed.”
Facial Recognition in China
Reader A.E. sent in this article on how China used facial recognition at a pop concert to recognize and capture a man wanted for “economic crimes” from among the 60,000 concert goers. Gone are the days when you could fade into a crowd and become virtually invisible. The technology has become so advanced that individual faces can be picked out of large crowds and facial recognition run on large numbers of these faces in a very short time. While the crowd once offered the ability to hide, those that would use this technology want you to attempt to hide in that very same crowd. It makes their job much easier. While some wonder how much longer before the technology is here, my guess is that it already is here and is actively being used.
Reader T.Z. sent in this article on one more reason to learn Morse code. You never know when it will be useful. The article relates how Morse code was recently used to get messages to hostages held by FARC in Columbia. The targeted receivers were military so they would know Morse code, but their captors were not. The government hid the code in the chorus of a popular song on the radio, knowing that the captors were allowed to listen. Ironically, the song was about someone being held hostage and right before the code starts had the words “Listen to this message, brother” (in Spanish, of course). It’s a very interesting read.
America Attacks Syria
The Trump administration has taken decisive action against Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons used on their own people. Interesting how the Obama administration assured the American populous that Syria had no more chemical weapons, yet here they are actively be used. France and the U.K. also took part in the attacks and targeted the precision strikes on the infrastructure used to make those chemical weapons.
Russia Preps for Nuclear War
Russia’s state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs in preparation for going to war with America. Russia has floated the ludicrous idea that Great Britain was responsible for the chemical attack reporting, even accusing them of creating false reports of bodies. Of note is Russian Ambassador (to Lebanon) that any missiles fired will be downed and the sources of those missiles destroyed. I wonder how that’s working out since the coalition has now taken action. Thanks to G.G. for the report.
Are Hand Dryers Hygienic?
I hate public restrooms. A recent study has found that the hand dryers in many restrooms, which are supposed to be more hygienic, are actually sucking up feces particles and blowing them all over your hands. Apparently, the more the dryer is used, the higher the bacterial counts on the hands that it dries. The bacteria originates from the flushing of toilets (especially the lidless variety), but the air dryers exacerbate the issue rather than fix it. About the only thing they really do is keep the trash to manageable levels. Did I mention how much I hate using public restrooms? Thanks to DSV for the report.
There is a new fascinating property listed on SurvivalRealty in North Caroline. it’s located in the Tipton Creek Community inside the Nantahala National Forest near Murphy NC. The location provides ultimate security and both the Tipton Creek valley and the cabin driveway are gated.
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