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”. The clash of cultures with immigrants continues to be an issue. See the “Immigrant Issues” section below.
What are the most dangerous cities in the world? 247Wallst did a little research and rated them for you. Their criteria was basically the homicide rate per 100,000 population. As expected, Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil and Mexico fill the list. However, the United States also has a couple of spots. At 26 on the list is Baltimore with 51.1 Homicides per 100,000 and St Louis is number 14 with 60.4 homicides per 100,000. Conspicuously missing was Chicago.
Loaded for Bear…Literally
After reading about JWR’s family encounter with the bear, Pat Cascio, SurvivalBlog’s Senior Product Review Editor sent in this link for a bear load in .45ACP. It penetrates deeply, doesn’t deform or fragment and it gets the job done. Buffalo Bore is a good company too. They keep Pat supplied in Ammo for those firearm product reviews. By the way, Pat says he is up and walking around almost normal. He sends his thanks to all those who have been praying for his recovery!
Inability to Think Through Consequences
In an action nearly worthy of the “Here…hold my beer” contest, A Springfield, Oregon woman was arrested and charged with multiple counts of reckless endangerment for towing her children behind her car in a plastic wagon during rush hour traffic. The woman claims she was just showing her 2, 4 and 8 year-old children a good time and was only driving 5 MPH. Witnesses claim she was going closer to 30. Hey, it looks like fun, what could possibly go wrong! Thanks to reader W.W. for the link.
The clash of cultures continues. Pennsylvanian residents are protesting Romanian immigrants because they are defecating and killing chickens in public. The men and children apparently have no issues in dropping their pants and defecating in the street, then pulling their britches up and continuing on. The appropriate response would be to educate the immigrants in the proper cultural etiquette. The government response is to mandate the participation of the town residents in a program about the immigrant’s culture. Thanks to W.W. for the link.
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It gets even weirder than that though. Across the country, A Seattle councilman, Larry Gossett, suggests that it’s racist to wash the excrement off the sidewalks. The preferred plan is to use power sprayers to flush the feces from the sidewalks and clean them of the smell. Gossett claims that is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down.
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Multiple Blood Sucking Parasites Politics
Reader H.L. sent in this article that ranks the least liked and most like senators. There are no real surprises on the top five least liked senators. However, the list of most popular Senators holds some disturbing entries. The liberal-progressive pair from Hawaii (Senator Brian Schatz and Senator Mazie Hirono) hold the number 2 and 3 positions respectively with better than a 67% approval rating. The number one position is occupied by the self-described socialist Senator Bernie Sanders with a whopping 75% approval rating. This, despite the South American debacles of Argentina and Venezuela. It does make you wonder about this next generation of voters.
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Nevada governor, Brian Sandoval, has declared a state of emergency because the state is running low on marijuana. Yes, you read that right. The governor declared the state of emergency to allow state officials to decide on new rules that will allow liquor wholesalers to cash in on marijuana sales. Nevada legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in November and now distributors can’t meet the demand – but a state of emergency? I’m struggling to find the words to describe this insanity!