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”.
Reid Henrichs outlines some important things to remember about the Constitution on his September 17th vlog. On the 231st anniversary of the U.S. Constitution he reviewed the reasons the Constitution was put in place in the first place. It is not a document that gives the government power, but instead it limits what the government can do. This is a good review of why we have the constitution, but sadly, it is also a reminder of how far astray we have allowed the government to stray. thanks to reader T.J. for the link.
As we move into what is traditionally called the flu season, reader H.L. sent in this link with an interesting take on the actions of the CDC and the media when it comes to flu vaccines. The vaccines are notorious in the ineffectiveness, yet the drum beat about getting your flu shot beats louder than ever. Only about 45% of the population actually gets one and every year we hear that that the vaccine isn’t really working, but you need to get one anyways. It’s tough for the average person to get through the marketing hype. This article presents some statistics that suggest you may not need one at all.
The world health Organization is now warning that the conditions exists for another large Ebola epidemic. In certain underdeveloped African countries, Ebola makes a year appearance and this year WHO claims that the conditions are right for the Ebola virus to expand. People are refusing the vaccine, armed groups and political chaos are hampering the ability of aid workers and the general hygienic practices of the population have still not changed. Some areas still have problems where the traditions of the people involve digging up the infected bodies and moving them. thanks to G.P. for the link.
As is typically the case with popular movements, the #metoo movement has become a monster that eats is own. While I can not argue with the concept of outing individuals that prey upon the weaknesses of others, especially when it comes to sexual crimes, the #metoo movement has now morphed into a beast that doesn’t even require the accusers to be know or for the victims to provide proof, or even for a victim to name the perpetrator. In its latest rendition, the movement is now going after those who would suggest that “innocent until proven guilty” is an important concept. Sometimes all they want is for careers to be destroyed rather than justice sought. Thanks to DSV for the link.
Reader W.W. sent in this article that is suggesting that the U.S. needs to surge forward on its ability to harden its infrastructure against EMP. the author makes a compelling case that the ability of smaller nations to launch an EMP strike is improving and the damage that could be wrought is significantly greater than what could be obtained with more traditional results. Even the large er nations with more stable governments could be tempted to strike first. Of course, it could all be rhetoric too, but part of prepping is being ready for the unlikely.
The tech giant has been caught with its hand in the cookie jar again. They have begun collecting (stealing) chrome users browsing history and synchronizing it with their identity profiles without the consent of the users. This is a huge breach of trust, though we’re not quite sure why you would trust a company that has proven time and again that they will break that trust as often as they can if they can turn a profit on it. Thanks to G.P. 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!