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 ”. Hacking target real estate in the latest round.
One might think that the very tech gurus who’s job it is to place these little devices in the hands of every person would have the most tech savvy kids in the world. You would be Wrong . Reader H.L. sent in this article that shows just how leery of this tech they are. While you struggle with your child’s addiction to the little screen, their children don’t even have one. Of those that do allow their older children to have one, you find the same lament that normal parents have. The little screen is bad for your child’s development and they know it. In the words of my own mother: “go play outside!”
Reader G.P. sent in this example of why the vast majority of the U.S. can’t survive even a mild crises without government intervention. Wired magazine ran this article claiming that the science behind preparedness is flawed  and not based on reality. You’ll note a constant drumbeat throughout the article of “The government we’ll get there on time to help.” They just don’t get it. My well recently went out due to a lightning strike. If I hadn’t had a backup source of water, I would have been dependent on the generosity of others just to wash my hands before dinner. When people are struggling to survive, they don’t feel so generous anymore. Preparedness is more than just being ready for an unlikely disaster. It’s a lifestyle of independence and being the one ready to help others.
Vote by Mail from the Grave
In New Jersey, at least, the dead do vote . For several years in a row, residents of New Jersey counties have received ballots via mail despite the fact that many of them have passed away. Families are opening letters intended for their loved ones that explain if they don’t opt out of the mail-in vote system, they won’t be able to show up at a polling place and vote in person. How convenient for a person who is voting from the grave. Perhaps the state should take another look at their voting policies and require those who are dead to at least show up in person to vote.
Hackers Target Real Estate
Reader DSV sent in this article on how hackers are targeting real estate deals to steal money . In one incident, a couple followed the instructions given to them via the real estate agents email to wire a down payment to the agency. Sadly, the account had been hacked and within hours. The money was gone forever and the couple was just out of luck. I guess I struggle a bit with this concept. I understand how it works, but I’ve never bought a house in which I didn’t hand a physical check over to a real person at a title company for the transaction of the house purchase. Even the down payment was handed in person to the real estate broker. Call me old fashioned, I guess.
Michael Moore’s latest big screen lie has tanked at the box office . Fahrenheit 11/9 opened in over 1100 theaters and made a paltry $3 million on its opening weekend. Apparently, only the die-hard liberal/progressives could stomach the nonsense in this latest edition of drivel. perhaps, just perhaps, America is waking up. We’ll see after this next election in a little over a month. Or maybe even the liberals are tired of Moore. Thanks to reader D.B. for the link.
the government is squandering over $1 million dollars on a project to foist social justice warrioring  on high school math teachers. The pilot program is targeted at Philadelphia teachers, but planned for greater implementation. The idea is if you indoctrinate the teachers, they will steep the children in your brainwashed ways. when you look at the details of the program it gets even more disturbing. Ugh! get your children out of public school while you can. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
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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!