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 “JWR”. Today, we focus on where your power comes from, all mapped. Pictured is Grand Coulee Dam, in central Washington. It is America’s largest hydroelectric dam. Annually, it produces 20.2 Terawatt-Hours of electricity!
In Maps: Where Your Power Comes From
Peter sent us this fascinating article: Mapped: Every Power Plant in the United States. Do you know where your power comes from? I’d estimate that 95% of today’s Americans have no clue about where and how their local grid power is generated. (But, of course, most SurvivalBlog readers are much better informed.) If you take a look at those maps, you can clearly see one of the reasons why I recommend the American Redoubt region: Very abundant hydroelectric power.
The Yellow Vests Get it Right
Also from Peter, there was this, at Straight Line Logic: The Yellow Vests Get it Right, by Robert Gore. The article begins:
“The mainstream media has degenerated irreparably. Here’s a reliable rule of thumb: if it’s important it’s not covered; if it’s covered it’s not important. Stories in the American mainstream press about Yellow Vest protests have been few. One aspect of the protests, transcendently important, has received scant coverage.
The Yellow Vest protestors have called for a coordinated run on French banks. Whether they realize it or not, they’re playing with nuclear warheads that could annihilate not just the French, but Europe’s and the entire world’s financial system. Because inextricably linked to the ends of contemporary governments―how much they can screw up the lives of those who must live under them—is the question of means―how do they fund their misrule? The short answer is taxes and debt.
More About Dakota Alerts
Over at American Partisan, “NC Scout” posted some confirmation on my long-standing advice: Force Multipliers: The Dakota Alert Motion Detector for Patrols and Rural Security.
Patriot Nurse on Infanticide Bill in Virginia
Please take the time to watch this: “Murder after Birth’ Bill in Virginia – Nurse WILL NOT COMPLY. Watch it. Pray fervently. Take political action. And if this becomes law, then defy it, at all costs!
Deluded By Technology
Over at The Burning Platform, Jim Quinn posted this: Technology: Distracting, Disturbing, Deceiving & Deluding Ourselves to Death. Here is a pericope from Quinn’s essay:
“Technology is wasted on people who haven’t been taught to think critically, have been indoctrinated by government run schools to be subservient cogs in the machine, and believe feelings and emotions are more important than knowledge and understanding. The proliferation of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) has resulted in the dumbing down of human interactions and replacement of discussing issues with virtue signaling, selfies, faux manufactured outrage, and glorifying shallow celebrities. We’re addicted to technology.
It is incomprehensible our society has embraced technology for amusement, trivialities, and superficial displays of diversion, rather than advancement of knowledge, proliferation of ideas, and cultural progress and enrichment. The works of Aristotle, Socrates, Shakespeare, Dickens, Twain, Tolstoy, Steinbeck, Orwell and Huxley are available with one click of your iGadget, but instead the masses choose to play Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and Madden, while worshipping at the altar of Kardashian. So much knowledge and wisdom at your fingertips, guaranteed to make you smarter and 99.9% choose to amuse themselves into a stupor of ignorance.”
Claire Wolfe Announces Her Transition to Weekly Posts
In a Blog post titled “I’m Done“, fellow blogger Claire Wolfe has announced that she is switching to once-per-week posts.
Baltimore School Board Pegs the Stupidity Scale
Veteran content contributor H.L. forwarded this link: Baltimore School Board Votes to Disarm Police in Schools. Ay, ay, ay. There is stupid, and then there is World Class stupid. The Baltimore School Board has now pegged the stupidity scale. H.L. asks: “Will those offices assigned to the schools refuse to go without their service weapon? Putting themselves in even more danger?”
Small Nuclear Reactors for Deployed Troops?
SurvivalBlog reader G,P, suggested this article: U.S. Military Eyes Tiny Nuclear Reactors for Deployed Troops.
Please send your news tips to JWR. (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!