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 Prep Smartz Emergency Response Planning Software.
New Emergency Response Planning Software
I was recently given a demo copy of the new Prep Smartz Emergency Response Planning Software. This commercial software was developed by a long-time reader of SurvivalBlog. It is ideal for anyone who is preparedness-minded and who wants to develop a formal Threat Matrix method of planning and risk mitigation for their family or retreat group. It is inexpensive and available for both PC and Mac. I’ve tried it, and it works very well. I should also mention: At their web site they also have a small but quite useful library of reference web pages dubbed The Academy. Check it out!
Army Reveals More 6.8mm Carbine and SAW Plans
Thanks to Gregg for spotting this at Zero Hedge: US Army Set To Field “iPhone Of Lethality” Assault Rifle By 2022. JWR’s Note: Still no word on which 6.8mm cartridge they’ve chosen. Or even if it will even use a traditional brass case. (It might be caseless.) Oh, and if they adopt a different magazine body than that used by the current M16 family of rifles, and that comes after the imposition of a Federal magazine ban, then I’ll be quite miffed. That would limit us Mere Mortals to 10-round magazines–for any of us that want to buy a 6.8 Whatitzz.
Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet Shutdown
Also at Zero Hedge: Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet Shutdown. Here is a key quote:
“Across the world, 12 companies oversee the root servers for DNS and none are located in Russia. However, there are copies of Russia’s core internet address book inside the country suggesting its internet could keep operating if the US cut it off.
Ultimately, the Russian government will require all domestic traffic to pass through government-controlled routing points. These hubs will filter traffic so that data sent between Russians internet users work seamlessly, but any data to foreign computers would be rejected.
Besides protecting its internet, Russia is simultaneously building a mass censorship system similar to that seen in China.”
Buppert: Because We Knew Mordor Was Real
Tim. J. suggested this essay penned by Bill Buppert, by way of Western Rifle Shooters: Because We Knew Mordor Was Real. (Warning: Foul language.) Here is a quoteworthy passage:
“Any government beyond self-government is naturally a delimiting affair for liberty as the population increases subject to the coercive nature of its rules. Hence America is too big to succeed at anything but tyranny.
Dunning-Kruger Effect is a serial killer of freedom…it is one of the most vital tools of the government university system, ground zero of the kakocratic mandarins in the faculty lounges.
The present Murder Inc. political combine in DC is nothing more than a gang with colored rags, bad music and really shi**y rationales for mass violence. You’ll notice that the mountains of laws on the books from the Federal to the local level come with a death sentence to any disobedient serf depending on their level of resistance to initial apprehension by the standing army of coproaches that cravenly but obediently carry out every order by their political masters.
After all, they’re only upholding the law. They’re only following orders.
The pathetic Republicans are merely the Menshevik straight men for the Bolshevik comedy troupe prancing about as Democrats. Since the Mango Mussolini has been in the Offal Office, it has been my pleasure to see the mask fall off as the collectivists on the “left’ lose their minds and say what they’re really thinking. From infanticide to private weapons confiscation to wholesale seizure of economic sectors from nominally private hands, the parade of communist caterwauling and virtue signaling has been magnificent to behold.”
Mr. Sociopath Goes to Washington
H.L. alerted us to this piece by Jim Quinn: Mr. Sociopath Goes to Washington. This is a key passage:
“Government holds the monopoly on the legal power to initiate force against the innocent. In other words, government has given itself the legal right to break natural law. Sociopaths live their lives defying natural law. You can see how politics (the control of government) is therefore a safe and attractive home for sociopaths.
Normal people like to control how nature affects them. Normal people fight entropy, keep out the rain, put food in bellies, and by so doing create value in the world for themselves and others. Sociopaths are different. It’s not nature’s effects they try to control. Sociopaths like to control people. Worse, the distorted reward mechanism in their brains cause sociopaths to be neurologically incentivized to cause harm to other people. And how can one cause harm to people and get away with? Again: by gaining political power.
In addition to their magnetic attraction to politics, sociopaths possess a set of strengths that help them be successful politicians. They can be charismatic, and are highly convincing liars. Lie about their political opponent? No problem. Lie about themselves? No problem. Perhaps bribe, extort, blackmail or kill a few people on the way up? No problem.
Sociopaths are great liars who have a desire to control people. Politics is the nexus of both the sociopath’s strength and his desire. Republican or Democrat? Matters not. The sociopath can lie their way through any election.”