The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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 announced retrial of Tommy Robinson.

Photobucket Web Site Compromised by Malware

SuvrvivalBlog’s Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson, sent this warning:

“Photobucket has been having ongoing issues with service and security. Quite a few of the “featured” photos link to dangerous malware that can damage your files.

Today, I got hit with an annual charge, only three months after my previous annual charge. Clicking the FAQ button immediately started downloading malware that my system and my wife (an IT security expert) managed to block this and delete it.
We’re not sure if it was an invisible overlay that clicked to the malware site, or if their entire system is compromised.
The Facebook page for Photobucket is full of complaints, with their canned response of, “We are aware of this problem and are working on it.”
I had been slowly porting images elsewhere. I’ve now made it a crash priority to finish moving them today.
I would suggest anyone with an account pull their images at once, host elsewhere, and permanently close your account. Photobucket is increasingly unreliable and malware ridden–and has been for close to a decade.”

Tommy Robinson to Face Trial Again

I just heard that British anti-pedophile grooming gang activist Tommy Robinson will face trial again. His new trial is scheduled to begin on March 22nd, 2019.  If he is convicted, he will almost surely be imprisoned, for up to two years. And given the death threats and physicaI attacks he has already endured whilst in prison, that could very well be a Death Sentence. I believe that his cause is just, that the charges are almost entirely contrived, and that he is being singled out for prosecution for purely political reasons. Just days before the re-trial was announced, Tommy Robinson caught undercover police officers parked in a specially-equipped electronic surveillance van parked near his home. This smacks of Stasi tactics. Freedom of speech in England is in serious peril! Please help Tommy Robinson with his legal defense expenses, if you can.
And a special note for our readers in England all around the world: Order yourselves optic yellow safety vests. You may need them, quite soon! The turmoil caused by a Brexit “no deal” may seem mild, compared to the scale of public protests that will explode in England, if Tommy Robinson is re-sentenced.

American Partisan Advice on BOLs

Here is the latest over at American Partisan: Bug-Out Location: Are You Part of the 5%?, by JohnyMac.

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on Knife Crime Crisis

G.P. suggested this article with accompanying video clip: Defence secretary Gavin Williamson says military ‘ready to respond’ to knife crime crisis G.P.’s Snide Comment: “It’s a good thing that they already got rid of those scary guns.”

And here is related Facebook post from the West Midland Police, spotted by our own British-born Mike Williamson (no relation to Gavin Williamson.) Mike Notes:  “Here we have British police randomly frisking people for pocket knives, no warrant needed, and the commenters cheering it on and begging for more.”

Feds Splurge in Race to Spend ‘Use it or Lose it’ Budget

Long-time content contributor H.L. spotted this at The Washington Times: Feds splurge on lobster, pianos, golf carts in race to spend ‘use it or lose it’ budget

Another Nuke Test in North Korea?

Over at Zero Hedge: “Artificial” Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake Detected In North Korea

A Fake ID Factory Busted in Oregon

D.S. suggested this article: Thousands of fake government IDs made in covert Oregon lab were sold across U.S., prosecutors say.  Woodburn is in the populous Wilamette Valley of western Oregon.  Here is how the article begins:

“A Woodburn man pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy that produced more than 10,000 fraudulent government identification cards, including driver’s licenses from Oregon and more than 25 other states, U.S. Social Security cards, false immigration records, birth certificates, marriage licenses and vehicle titles.

Miguel Merecias-Lopez, 24, and unidentified conspirators worked out of a secret photo lab in Woodburn, using digital cameras, computers, scanners, laminators and a high-resolution printer to produce bogus documents that they sold and distributed in Oregon and mailed across the United States, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Sax.”

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  1. It is nice that you have to read the court documents to find out that he also was caught in a drug sting with over a kilo of meth, was part of an on going Mexican drug gang operation that had been making false documents for 10 years or so, that would have made him 14 when “he” started the operation, and was an illegal alien, could be one of Obama’s “dreamers”? Have we taken “hate” speech to the point that the news no longer dares or wishes to tell us the truth if it doesn’t fit some political criteria? Is that area one of the “sanctuary” areas for our poor unfortunate brothers trying to escape a life of poverty and crime by coming to the USA and bettering themselves?

  2. Feds Splurge in Race to Spend ‘Use it or Lose it’ Budget

    Well just be thankful that the newly elected Muslims in the House aren’t ordering lions yet.

    But that will surely come.

  3. Tommy Robinson is a soccer hooligan and a druggie. We share some principles, but he is not a good person. Like Trump, he personifies that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

        1. I stand corrected. In case anyone is wondering: In the UK, Class A drugs include: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and LSD. I assume that the quantity was small, otherwise he would have received a 7 year sentence.

    1. “Like Trump, he personifies that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Hmm. Unlike most Democrats, I suppose, who put patriotism at the bottom of their priority pecking order while advancing their identity politics-driven agenda.

  4. When I was in the Marine Corps, at the end of the fiscal year, we always made sure that we spent any money that remained in the unit’s account before the end of the year in the belief that it was better to spend money that was not needed at that point than to take the chance of coming up short in the future. As long as the government maintains a policy of cutting the budgets of military units that don’t spend all of the allocated funds, the spending at the end of the fiscal year is likely to continue.

    About the lobster, I heard on the radio yesterday that one caller said that while he was in Iraq and Afghanistan, Friday night was Lobster and Crab Night. Does anyone have a problem with that?

  5. “Freedom of speech in England is in serious peril”

    I wasn’t aware that England had constitutionaly protected free speech, did I miss something?

    1. the first 10 amendments to our constitution were made to restrict our government from abridging our rights already held by all people .
      We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are….

  6. Me thinks that all of the guns the Americans sent to England in 1940, and all of the lend-lease weapons, airplanes, tanks, etcetera, America sent to them from 1940 to 1945 was a colossal waste of time, money, and effort.

    We should have let the Germans invade England, because what the Germans wanted to do to them, the English have done to themselves and now have no one else to blame.

    Murica is not coming to save them this time.

  7. Could someone please clarify the Resolution that was just overwhelmingly passed in the House by a 405 to 23 vote that is suppose to stop anti-semitic speech along with other so-called hate speech. If I’m not mistaken this looks like the same thing that gets people jailed in the UK and Canada. Correct me if I’m wrong. Another slippery slope?Trekker Out

    1. It is indeed a slippery slope. I have a real heart for Israel. But to legislate against freedom of speech would be a huge mistake. What the legislators are doing to protect Jews could next be applied to protecting Muslims. The end result might be making it a FEDERAL CRIME to speak out against the injustices and cruelty of Islam. Beware of the law of unintended consequences! I’d much rather live in a world with un-kind speech allowed, than live in a speech-censored dictatorship. Thankfully what was passed (H. Res. 72) was just a House Resolution –not a law with any teeth. See:

      1. To add to blog… This is not a correction to the already Posted…

        Not all speech is protected by the 1st Amendment as the Constitution was written and is actionable in a court of law…
        1) Slander
        2) Defamation
        3) Public safety – (yelling “FIRE!” in a crowed movie theater)
        4) Terrorist speak/Treason
        5) Lying in a court of law

        I’ll throw a few more in according God’s law for us Christians:
        1) Blasphemy
        2) Swearing
        4) Bearing false witness of our brothers/sisters

  8. In regards to the house resolution on anti-Semitic speech. What a shame, the guilty party was not disciplined at all, what a surprise. This type of useless legislation is so typical of liberals exposing good thoughts rather than address real problems. Nero would have been real proud of them if they were in Rome. WE CERTAINLY ARE NOT GETTING OUR MONIES WORTH OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT.

  9. This slippery slope is now getting grease and soap applied. No one ever tries to ban non-offensive speech. I am not a fan of Omar, and I’m not against Israel. I do, however, have a BIG problem with elected officials and bureaucrats maintaining dual citizenship with Israel or any other country.

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