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 how Seattle’s slow slide continues. The featured photo is of vagrants in Paris, circa 1930. Some things don’t change.
Seattle’s Slow Slide Continues
Reader D.S. sent us this link: Seattle’s homeless, ‘prolific offenders’ responsible for thousands of criminal cases. Here is how the article starts off:
“A report commissioned by Seattle business leaders and written by a member of the previous Mayoral administration concludes that a small number of homeless repeat offenders are involved in thousands of criminal cases in the city. Titled “System Failure” the report looks at 100 offenders and finds they are involved in over 3,500 criminal cases. Most of those offenses involving stealing from area businesses to pay for drug habits. And because the homeless have learned to work the system, they often spend little or no time in jail, and never appear for court.”
Brexit Preppers Stockpiling Supplies
And from the other ABC: Brexit ‘preppers’ stockpiling supplies in case of a doomsday ‘no-deal’. JWR’s Comments: I loved hearing that naive “…tins last forever” statement. The food stockpile that he showed is pitiful, but better than nothing.
Kalashnikov’s Exploding Drone
More Gun Grabbing Planned in New Jersey
Gary in New Jersey sent us this: Governor Murphy Anti-Gun “Roundtable” Reveals More of Lesgislative Agenda. Gary’s Comments: “Things are getting Very bad here. Its becoming almost impossible to possess Firearms in this state, and the state has a history of abusing its gun owners. The courts will not hear cases or give relief from clearly unconstitutional laws. Soon it will be at a point where just by living here you will be treated as a felon. The urban areas control this state and keep the corrupt Democrats in power by people that vote for a living rather than working for a living. I can see this becoming a flash point if pushed toward complete confiscation ( ed flag laws being the wrong religion or political party will get you added scrutiny) . Northern counties are becoming primarily Middle Eastern. Some times I feel if I am living in one of your novels or in Matt Bracken’s novels. Pray for us.”
A Hunker in a Bunker Lifestyle?
I ran across this headline from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) this week: Doomsday preppers head underground as bunker economy enters mainstream society.
Voting With Their Feet
D.S. also suggested this: The Four States of the Apocalypse. A pericope from the article:
“As we predicted, the wealthy are fleeing these five states. The new United Van Lines data were just released that are a good proxy for where Americans are moving to and from. Guess what four states had the highest percentage of leavers in 2018: 1) New Jersey, 2) Illinois, 3) Connecticut and 4) New York. Even California again also had more Americans pack up and leave than enter.
Ironically, liberals like Mr. Cuomo who argued for years that businesses don’t make location decisions based on taxes in their states are now forced to admit that the cap on the state and local tax deduction (which primarily affects the richest 1 percent) is depleting their state coffers. The rich change their residence by moving for at least 183 days of the year to the likes of low taxers Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.”
Arizona Woman With Gun Holds Home Invader at Gunpoint
Michael Snyder on China’s Social Credit System
Michael Snyder had this analysis at his The Economic Collapse Blog: Is China’s Social Credit System A Preview Of The Coming “Beast System”? Here is a key quote:
“Of course any Chinese citizen that dares to criticize the new system could suddenly lose their travel privileges (or worse), and so there is certainly a very strong incentive to say “the right thing” to western reporters.
As China’s system develops, it is inevitable that other nations will want to copy it. If you can get everyone in an entire country to fear that they are constantly being watched and that if they do “the wrong thing” they will be quickly punished, then you suddenly have a very powerful behavioral tool that can radically transform a society. It would basically be a dream come true for control freak politicians everywhere, and this kind of system would open the door for the worst kinds of tyranny.
Solar-Powered Dome on 35 Acres in Colorado
A new listing at SurvivalRealty.com: A solar-powered geodesic dome home on 35 acres, in Colorado. It is priced to sell!