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”. Now we know how the next pandemic will spread.
The Long Game
Recent news of Nike’s boneheaded decision to make Kaepernick the face of its ads along with Levi Strauss’ idiocy in forming a gun-gontrol group with Bloomberg seems like an episode straight out of The Twilight Zone. Why would these successful companies work so hard at alienating a significant portion of their consumer base – especially after watching the implosion of Dick’s Sporting Goods? Nike’s stock has lost nearly $5 billion and Levi Strauss faces a similar catastrophe. But then maybe it’s not that straight forward. This article links both companies to “made in China” contracts which then subcontracts the work out to North Korea. Taking a stand against Donald Trump and his tariff may be at the heart of the moves. While they may be American companies, their bottom line is closely tied to anti-American contracts. Thanks to readers D.S. and G.P. for the links.
Reader T.J. sent in this video from The Patriot Nurse that gives a level headed argument on why our kids are becoming Killers. While the media wants to play up the fact that they use firearms most of the time to commit mass murders, the root of the problem isn’t easy access to firearms. It’s not even violent video games. The sole responsability is our society’s lack of parenting. Rather than spend time with our children, we plop them down in front of electronic devices. We don’t teach them socialized behavior anymore. These kids are basically growing up feral. Perhaps the media needs to read The Lord of the Flies again.
Reader DSV sent in this interesting article on how our society is slowly criminalizing the normal things that kids do, making it even more dificult to grow up. Remember when you talked back to your teacher and ended up with extra homework for your efforts? or the time you played a prank on a friend and everyone laughed, especially when the friend returned the favor and played a prank on you? Now, those things are likely to end up with your child arrested and booked by the police. You can even be suspended for eating a pop-tart into the rudimentary shape of a gun. Welcome to compliance 101.
Wondering how the next pandemic will start? Look no further than the policies in place at our airports. A plane with 521 passengers on board flying from Dubai declared a medical emergency and landed at JFK. Seven passengers and three crew members had fallen ill enough to require hospitalization. The plane was de-boarded away from the terminal and passengers were met with medical teams that performed rudimentary triage to determine if they were sick enough to be sent to the hospital. If the passengers seemed well and declined medical treatment, they were allowed to leave and clear customs. Only the plane was apparently quarantined. Thanks to reader S.W. for the link.
No Lesson Learned
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Wall Street/Fed/Treasury created financial disaster of 2008 Where trillions of your tax dollars were used to bail out the criminal actions of the banksters who perpetuated the largest fraud in world history. What should have happened was the liquidation of the banks who participated in the fraud along with the prosecution of those responsible. The assets should have been moved to institutions that did not participate. Instead, here we are 10 year later. You now pay record levels of negative interest on your money. Nobody has gone to jail. The guilty institutions still exists, bigger than ever and we are setting up for an even bigger fall. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Levels of Disaster
Reader H.L. sent in this article on the four levels of Disasters and how to prepare for each one. The article breaks disasters down into four basic levels of emergency starting at a personal disaster and ending with a SHTF event. Each type of disaster often requires a different approach due to the varying resources that will be available during the disasters term. If you only prepare for one, you may be in trouble. A well rounded survival plan will take all of the types of possible disaster into account. While you may not be able to predict exactly what each type of disaster will be, knowing what resources are available can go a long way to getting you through.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!