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 National Anti-EMP Plan.
DJT Orders a National Anti-EMP Plan
Reader Alan B. was the first of several readers to mention this news: Trump orders historic plan to thwart EMP, warns attack would be ‘debilitating’. A brief quote:
“‘It is the policy of the United States to prepare for the effects of EMPs through targeted approaches that coordinate whole-of-government activities and encourage private-sector engagement,’ said the executive order released by the White House.
‘The federal government must provide warning of an impending EMP; protect against, respond to, and recover from the effects of an EMP through public and private engagement, planning, and investment; and prevent adversarial events through deterrence, defense, and nuclear nonproliferation efforts. To achieve these goals, the federal government shall engage in risk-informed planning, prioritize research and development (R&D) to address the needs of critical infrastructure stakeholders, and, for adversarial threats, consult Intelligence Community assessments,’ it added.”
The Special Counsel Nothingburger
Release of the full report will have to be delayed a few weeks for redaction, but the four page summary of the Mueller Special Counsel report showed just most Americans expected: Nothing. A big fat nothingburger. This investigative effort cost the taxpayers $25 million. It lasted two years. They issued 2,800 subpoenas and more than 500 search warrants. There were hundreds of sworn witnesses. A few of them tripped themselves up and now face prison for making false statements to the FBI. (Which is a felony–so never talk to the FBI!) It wasted the time of 40 FBI agents and 19 attorneys. I should mention that the Democrat reaction to the Mueller Report is so ludicrous that folks are already making parody videos.
I hope that this whole charade can be put to rest. If the Special Counsel investigation had instead focused on the many blatant crimes of Hillary Clinton, then it would have been a much better use of time and treasure.
Intense Looting in Venezuela
G.P. sent this: ‘Horror, fear, despair’: Venezuela’s oil capital shattered by ‘tsunami’ of violent looting. An extract from the Guardian article:
“Maracaibo’s “madness” began on the night of 10 March – three days after a catastrophic blackout plunged almost the entire nation into darkness. But it had been long in the making thanks to years of economic and political neglect.
The 1.6 million residents of Maracaibo – an oil capital once celebrated as Latin America’s answer to Houston – complained of shortages of water, electricity and fuel and a worsening public transport system even before Venezuela’s crisis began to accelerate in 2016, with the onset of hyperinflation.
“There are communities here that go days, weeks or even months without water,” said Juan Pablo Guanipa, a local opposition politician. “It is a shattered city.””
The Christchurch Massacre: Acceleration & Collapse
From Idaho vlogger Blonde in the Belly of the Beast: Brenton Tarrant, Acceleration & Collapse.
How Assisted Suicide Creates a Cascade of Death
Courtesy of reader DSV: How Assisted Suicide Creates A Cascade Of Death After It Becomes Legal. Here is a chilling passage:
“Promotion of assisted suicide revolves around autonomy and self-determination. Euthanasia is, as one advocate put it, “the ultimate help” toward that end. Yet in 2016, a Dutch patient, who had previously said she wanted to be euthanized in case of dementia, physically fought back as a doctor attempted to euthanize her. The doctor asked her family to hold her down as he killed her. A legal review found he was acting “in good faith.”
In the Flanders region of Belgium in 2013, more than 1,000 non-consenting patients were killed by doctors. Why keep them alive when killing them is so much cheaper and easier?
Abortion and euthanasia are one and the same in some cases. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legally performed on infants in cases of “unbearable” suffering “with no prospect of improvement,” despite the fact that pain can be treated. If that’s an option, why even bother with an age of consent?
Children as young as 12, deeply impressionable and under the influence of their guardians, can “consent” to be euthanized, given certain conditions. Belgium recently lifted all age restrictions on euthanasia. Its euthanasia committee already approved the euthanization of three minors in the past two years. One was only 9 years old, and another was 11.”
An Earth-Sheltered Home in Oregon
This new listing on 383 acres over at SurvivalRealty.com caught my attention: Hillside Earth Sheltered Home