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”. Survivalrealty has a great California location with an Atlas shelter on the property this week.
Public Schools Again
In yet another example of why public schools are a total loss, a West Point High School teacher in Virginia was fired for refusing to use the politically correct gender pronoun that a very troubled and mentally ill student decided that they wanted to use. The student was a biological female, yet decided to identify as a male. While the teacher was agreeable to calling the student by her actual name, it wasn’t good enough and the student along with the administration demanded that the teacher suspend reality and refer to the student by her chosen pronoun.
Other students at the school have staged a walkout in protest, but to no avail. This is a disturbing trend that we have allowed to take hold in these Marxist/Socialist indoctrination centers as up to three percent of ninth and eleventh graders are gender nonconforming at this point. Get out while you can! Thanks to D.S. for the link.
Reader G.P. sent in this article by Patrick Buchanan that gives an interesting global sitrep. As we enter the next two years of Trump’s presidency, the U.S. will basically be paralyzed politically as the Democrats go after Trump with everything they have. Europe’s leaders are also similarly paralyzed due to various political maladies that affect each of their nations. England is consumed with Brexit, France is burning with globalization, Germany is swamped with immigrants, Poland and Hungary are at odds with Brussels and Europe is drowning in Muslim immigrants. It’s not a pretty thing.
World wide debt has reached new heights this year. A record $184 trillion (represented in U.S. dollars) is on the books now. That’s $86,000 per person for the entire world population. Leading the debt are the United States, China and Japan. Overall the combined public and private debt is equivalent to 225% of the entire world’s gross domestic product. This number represents an increase in over $2 trillion since their last estimate in October as it includes countries that had not previously reported. Thanks to P.B. for the link.
A decade after the financial crises, the U.S. economy is supposedly working well with unemployment at a 50 year low. But when you look deeper into the economy, you see some disturbing facts. While some areas are doing well, most regions are barely moving ahead. The bottom third of U.S. counties actually saw their economies shrink. For the ext 20% in the bottom half, the economies grew by only 0.6 percent. So why are the overall numbers so good? Because the relatively few counties that are doing well are doing spectacularly well and the way unemployment numbers work is not truly representative of actual unemployed or under-employed numbers. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Also from H.L. comes this article on the gun ban in Venezuela. True to historical form, the repressive government banned personal ownership of firearms six years ago and now the free citizens have little recourse as the socialist continue to stamp out their freedoms in rigged elections and corrupt politics. With the ban put in place by Hugo Chavez before his death, Maduro has wasted no time in enforcing it. The penalty for a civilian carrying a banned weapon is 20 years behind bars. You know who does have guns though? The government and the criminals (but I repeat myself there.) The citizens didn’t care enough years ago and now they are paying the price.
The symptomatically polio like disease that has plagued America has seen an expansion of cases this year. Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) has struck 158 people across 36 states this year with another 311 cases still being evaluated. Texas had the most cases with a total of 21. Colorado has the next highest at 15. Oddly enough, the disease seems to have a two-year cycle which begins in September and subsides at the end of November.
For the secret squirrel looking for a location in California, there is a 20 acre listing in Kern County, CA (exact location is undisclosed) that has a 10′ x 40′ Atlas fallout shelter on the property. The shelter is gas tight and well built with a master bedroom and a bunkroom. It will sleep six comfortably along with a galley kitchen/living area. There is also a video of the shelter.
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