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 Venezuela.
A New Ebola Outbreak
The Reuters news service had this: Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever: WHO
US Army Orders 9mm PDWs from B&T
Trader G.P. spotted this: US Army Selects B&T as New Sub Compact Weapon. Wow. $8.1 million divided by 350 is $ 7,359 per weapon. So I assume that B&T got some sort of sweetheart deal to cover their developmental costs.
Many Venezuelans Without Water, Food, Medicine
Over at Sean Hannity’s site a link to a Yahoo News article: CRISIS DEEPENS: ‘Millions’ of Venezuelans Without Water, Food, Medicine. Here is how the article begins:
“A series of crippling blackouts are rapidly escalating Venezuela’s severe humanitarian crisis this week; with local media reporting “millions” are coping with a lack of water, food, and medical supplies across the impoverished country.
“Millions of Venezuelans were left without running water Monday amid a series of massive blackouts, forcing President Nicolas Maduro to announce electricity rationing and school closures as the government struggles to cope with a deepening economic crisis,” writes Yahoo News.”
Welcome To The Resistance
Ol’ Remus recommended a great essay, over at the ZMan blog: Welcome To The Resistance. Here is a pericope, describing the recent two-year blacklisting of Jared Taylor, prohibiting his travel into all of the 26 EU Schengen Zone nations:
“…the West is no longer a world bound by fixed rules objectively enforced. There are plenty of rules, for sure, but those rules are arbitrary and subject to the whims of the administrative state. In this case, someone in the Polish government had him banned from Europe. There has been no reason given, but the reason is obvious. Someone in the administrative state decided to score points with their coreligionists by pushing the right buttons on the screen to have Taylor banned.
That is the pattern we have seen with the de-platforming and doxxing over the last several years. The people responsible are not at the top. It is people in the bureaucracies of government, the tech oligopolies or the banks. For example, we know petty tyrants at Amazon are responsible for the rash of book banning there. It’s not Jeff Bezos or some C-level executive making these decisions. Instead it is people in the labyrinth of cubicles spread around the globe. It’s petty tyrants exercising their tiny bit of arbitrary power.
This is a phenomenon we see all over the West now. The massive bureaucracies that maintain the custodial state, most of which are outside the reach of democratic oversight, are filled with people having the disposition of meter maids. They not only delight in enforcing the smallest of rules, but they take pleasure seeing their victims suffer grave consequences from running afoul of those small rules. It’s this sadism that drives them to seek out new victims and torment them like cats playing with a mouse.”
Signals Intelligence and Radio Scanners
Privacy Tools Site
Reader D.B. recommended the PrivacyTools.io web site, which available in seven languages. If you desire computer and Internet privacy, then this is a great site. They have a lot of privacy-tailored resources including operating systems, browsers, assorted software, and information of a variety of VPNs.
Preventing Keyless Car Hacking
And lastly, from DSV, there is this from Kim Komando: Easy-to-hack keyless cars are driving up thefts. A snippet:
“Whether it’s keyless entry or keyless starting, the wave of the future is keyless automobiles. With those futuristic automobiles comes the ability to hack and steal those vehicles.
For those that drove automobiles prior to the chip in the key methods, or the laser cut factory keys, car theft is nothing new. As technology has expanded, so have digital signal capturing with keyless entry fobs.
Hacks using smartphone apps, Wi-Fi hotspot connection stealing and key-fob relay attacks also continue to grow. So how can you stay informed about the latest easy-to-hack keyless cars? The answer may lie with a new consumer security rating system.”