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 censorship.

Google Makes Greenpeace Co-Founder Vanish

The Ministry of Truth is hard at work: Google makes Greenpeace co-founder ‘vanish’. (Thanks to DSV for the link.)

The Evolution of Body Armor

Our own Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson penned this for the Baen Books web site: The Evolution of Body Armor.  Here is a snippet from his fascinating article:

“Moving into the 1990s, though, materials science improved again. We finally enter the era of modern body armor. Aramid fiber—Kevlar or Spectra, tough enough to stop virtually all pistol calibers—backed up with ceramic or steel plates capable of stopping most rifle bullets at least once, and if there isn’t time to swap out during an engagement, usually survivable for about eight hits on the torso plate. The newer plates are rated for a single hit from armor piercing ammo, with good survivability for a second hit.

Compared to the early armor with its mid 50 percentile protection, we actually now get close to 70 percent survivability, against much more powerful threats than our Bronze Age counterparts. Then, of course, we have far better medical technology.”

Commander Zero Warns of Socialism

Over at his Notes From The Bunker blog, Commander Zero warns of socialism and the likelihood of its adherents targeting survivalists: Fifth Columns. By the way, I concur with his assessment of Bernie Sanders and Socialist Barbie. (His clever moniker for her is fitting. Personally, I refer to AOC as She Guevara.)

Internet Censorship in Russia

Vladimir Putin signs sweeping Internet-censorship bills. A brief selection:

“Under one bill, individuals can face fines and jail time if they publish material online that shows a ‘clear disrespect for society, the state, the official state symbols of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, and bodies exercising state power.'”

California’s Big Gun Melts

Tim J. suggested this piece posted back in 2015 at WeaponsMan: “I’m Meltiiinnnnngggg!”

Who is Pushing Censorship?

Reader D.D. recommended this article: The Financial Elite are behind Deplatforming and Censorship on the Internet. Here is aa selection:

“So basically they’re trying to dry up the sources of revenue of the content creators that pose a threat to the establishment, so that they become marginalized and (hopefully) die off. This is also why, for example, Collective Evolution was demonetized just a few days ago on YouTube, and why The Free Thought Project was banned from Facebook a few weeks ago.

As more and more of the slaves start to wake up it’s going to become increasingly more difficult for the international financial elite to enforce their global agenda of enslavement and exploitation. Their response is to try to stifle the spreading of alternative information (especially the truth) and the way they’re doing that in this case is by banning people based on the purposely vague and subjective concept of “hate speech.” If you want to find something to use against someone to shut them down, “hate speech” becomes a very useful tool to use against them, as we’ve recently seen with the banning of Carl Benjamin from Patreon. The exact same strategy is being used on most social media platforms on the Internet.”

An Organic Heirloom Seed Company

I just heard about a veteran-owned, family-operated organic seed company, located in Marysville, Ohio:  Red Fox Organics.  They offer an heirloom (open pollinated) seed assortment would be of interest to most SurvivalBlog readers.

Feds Paying $1,000 to Adopt a Wild Horse

Federal government offering $1,000 to anyone adopting a wild horse. (Thanks to DSV for the link.) A key passage from the article:

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said it will offer up to $1,000 to anyone who adopts a wild horse in an effort to “encourage more adopters to give a wild horse or burro a good home.”
The agency said in a statement that it will be providing the funds under its Adoption Incentive Program for anyone who decides to take in an untrained wild horse or burro from the agency.
The agency said the goal of the program is to reduce the department’s “recurring costs to care for unadopted and untrained wild horses and burros while helping to enable the BLM to confront a growing over-population of wild horses and burros on fragile public rangelands.”
Under the new program, qualified adopters are eligible to receive $500 “within 60 days of adoption of an untrained wild horse and burro” and another $500 “within 60 days of titling the animal.””

Are You Shadowbanned?

At Hacker Noon: Three Simple Steps To Check If You’re Shadowbanned on Instagram – What Shadowbanning Is, What Causes It, And How To Fix The Problem

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12 Comments

    1. If White girl Sandy from Westchester (AOC) has her way, yes.
      Why White girl? She is of Spanish descent, hence she is of European ancestry, basically Caucasian. She’s a bigot and a hypocrite, she needs to be called out every chance we get.

  1. The disadvantage of a shield, of course, is that it leaves you only one hand to fight with.

    Here Mr Williamson is wrong,.
    As most Roman legionares, spanish Rondartschieri or germanic, Celtic, etc Warriors, iranian or european armsman and knights could vote for.
    You fight with a Shield or you do Hollyweird.

    That doesn´t mean you only defend with your Shield but very likely to attack.

  2. California’s gun melt, Symbolism without substance. With their new Governor Gavin Newsom commuting inmates sentences that were given death sentences the voters have reinstated twice in the last 10 years, perhaps they should take a look at his finances just to make sure he is not being influenced by drug cartels, as their members make up a large amount of the felons on death row. I recall a former Ca. governor named Grey Davis who was thrown out of office and who’s political asperations were destroyed by ignoring the voters.

    1. “perhaps they should take a look at his finances just to make sure he is not being influenced by drug cartels”

      Yep, or course the political class takes bribes from the “illegal” drug cartels. Of course the “illegal” drug cartels have lobbyists in Washington and in the States capitols. Have to keep the flow of money coming in. They take bribes from the “legal” drug cartels, now don’t they. So of course they take bribe money (lobbying) from the “illegal” drug cartels.

      Just remember, and never forget, there is no such thing as a war on drugs, there is only a war on people, the American people. Works side by side with the relatively new war on guns. Another war on the American people, declared by the governments of the USA and the States. It’s the same freaking war.

  3. Re: Who is Pushing Censorship?
    Sadly so-called conservative sites (USA Watchdog, FreeZoxee etc.) are also censoring those whose opinions they disagree with. I personally have been banned or harassed by site owners for speaking out against any wars on foreign soil and any military aid to or interference with the affairs of ANY foreign nation. Yes that includes Israel. And there is the rub.

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