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 ” — this week with JWR filling in.
More About the Baofeng Dual Ban Transceiver Import Ban
To follow up on a couple of previous posts, here is some recent video commentary from a ham operator: FCC DA 18-980 Chinese BaoFeng Radio Ban Will Regulate Amateur Operators . JWR’s Comment: This is a serious ban, folks! Buy your five-pack box of UV5R handie-talkies  now, while they are still both available and affordable!
More Levi Strauss Anti-Gun Politicking
Reader DSV sent us this: A Month Ago, Levi’s Wanted Your Guns. Now They Want You To Elect People To Take Them .
Terry H. sent us this, over at WND: Professor warns of move to call political opponents ‘crazy’.  Here is a snippet: ”
There, according to Agence France-Presse,  Marine Le Pen, the leader of the right-wing National Rally party, has been ordered to be examined by a psychiatrist “to determine if she “is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions.'” It’s because she posted online a few of the horrific torture images produced by ISIS. They include the beheaded body of a man on the ground and a pilot burned alive in a cage.”
A Future Warrior, No Doubt
Also from Terry: Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake . “”I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said ‘Daddy, I found a sword!’ When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it,””
A Meteoric Investment?
$100,000 meteorite used as doorstop on Michigan farm for decades . The article begins: ” A rock that was used as a doorstop for decades at a Michigan farm has been identified as a meteorite valued at about $100,000.
Central Michigan University says Thursday that the 22.5-pound space rock was recently identified by Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor Dr. Monaliza Sirbescu after the owner “brought it to her out of curiosity.”
The Grand Rapids man was apparently inspired to investigate after seeing news of meteorite hunters finding shards and selling them for thousands of dollars after a meteor sighting in January in the Detroit area.
The chunk of iron and nickel was later valued at $100,000 after the Smithsonian Institution verified the find, CMU said in a release.
The rock, which was initially used as a doorstop in the Edmore area for several decades after a farmer recovered it sometime in the 1930s, turned out to be Michigan’s sixth-largest meteorite, a university spokesperson said. Twelve have been found in the state, the release said.”
South Africa Farm Murders
At Bitchute: Grand Torino: Liar Liar vs Survivor. (South Africa) 
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