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:
Are You Shadowbanned?