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 the lateR. Lee Ermey. May he rest in peace.
R. Lee Ermey Snubbed in Oscar Memoriam Montage
Marine Corps veteran and beloved character actor R. Lee Ermey was missing from the “In Memoriam” segment of the 2019 Academy Awards . They may have overlooked Gunny Ermey, but we haven’t!
PayPal CEO Admits Partnership with SPLC to Blacklist Conservatives
This comes as no great surprise: PayPal CEO Admits Partnership with Far-Left SPLC to Blacklist Conservatives 
U.S. Power Grid Vulnerability
Readers K.B. and D.B. both sent us this: Tommy Waller: U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable to Everything from EMP Bombs to Rifle Bullets . Here is an excerpt:
“‘A study done by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that just the right nine substations attacked in the United States – if someone just with rifles attacked the right nine substations – the cascading failures and power outages could put us in a blackout that could last about 18 months,’ he reported.'”
The Universal Phobia: Being Afraid To Kill Despite Training
Reader Tim J. sent this along to us: The Universal Phobia: Being Afraid To Kill Despite Training, Bearing Arms 
Paratus Familia Blog Update
We’ve been delighted to see that our friend “Enola Gay” is back to posting regularly in her fantastic Paratus Famila  blog. In the last year and a half their family moved from one part of the Redoubt to another, up on the Weippe Prairie, perched above the Clearwater River Valley. There, they established a family-run butcher shop where they process both livestock and wild game. Their prices are fair, their meat cutting is excellent, and they’ve earned themselves customers from as far away as eastern Washington. Now that their shop is running like clockwork, Enola Gay has had the time to post to her blog a couple of times a week. Her blog is a delight to read. It has a great mix of their family’s adventures, recipes, helpful advice on country living, scripture, and photography of the region. If you need any meat processing, you can contact them at Boar’s Head Highland Butchery , in Weippe, Idaho. Their shop is often busy, so it is best to schedule butchering well in advance, or off-season. Phone: (208) 435-4900.
American Women Now Military Draft Eligible
Former Federal Prosecutor: “We Are In A Civil War… I Buy Guns”
Peter mentioned this piece over at Zero Hedge: Former Federal Prosecutor: “We Are In A Civil War… I Buy Guns” 
Ted Cruz Introduces Term-Limit Bill
H.L. suggested this, over at WND: Ted Cruz introduces term-limit bill – just two terms for senator s
Firearm Parts Registration in CA? AB-879
California’s lawmakers are now certifiably insane. Any gun owner living in California should watch this video: Firearm Parts Registration in CA? AB-879 . (Thanks to G.P. for the link.)
Your Smartphone and Your Privacy
The latest from Kit Perez, at American Partisan: Your Smartphone and Your Privacy . A quote from her article’s opening:
“As of 2017 , about 77% of American adults have a smartphone. It’s unknown exactly how many kids and teenagers have one, but the numbers are staggeringly high. In other words, if you do NOT have a smartphone, you’re in the minority…but that won’t completely protect you either, as we’ll see.
We generally have our phones with us at all times, and instead of turning them completely off, we typically put them on vibrate or silent. They’re always on, always working and collecting, and as we now know, always listening.”
JWR’s Comment: If you must have a cell phone, then at least buy one with a removable battery! I use an older Tracfone flip phone. I only rarely turn it on. (Only when traveling.) And I often completely remove the phone’s battery. That cannot be easily done with most smartphones. But it just takes a few seconds with my trusty old “dumb phone.” Perhaps it is best that I don’t live inside of cell phone coverage, where I’d probably pine for smart phone features!