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 U.S. Army’s “new” Retro Class A Uniform.
The Beehive Thieves
Reader C.B. sent this from National Geographic: Beekeepers hit hard by thefts of hives.
Dennis Prager on College Indoctrination
The recent essay by Dennis Prager is well worth reading: Coming Home From College. JWR’s Comments: Prager has it right. It is very clear that America’s high schools are liberal/statist indoctrination centers, and that our colleges and universities are now advanced indoctrination centers. Unless your kids have tremendous maturity and discernment, after you have home schooled them to a 12th grade level, I recommend that you tell them: “It is better to learn a trade and then start your own business. But if you insist that you need a degree, then work for a few years, and save money so that you can go to college, and come out of it debt free.” By starting college at 23 instead of at 19, they will be far more ready to perceive propaganda when it is pushed at them.
Some Sauna Health Confirmation
A link that ties in to a recent SurvivalBlog article on Scandinavian home saunas was sent by Reader H.L.: Confirmed: Sweating Removes Deadly Chemicals From The Body.
Gray Man Ethics and Gun Culture
Reader Tim J. suggested this essay: Gray Man Ethics and Gun Culture by Bill Buppert
Army Adopts Retro Class A Uniform
To Stand Out, the Army Picks a New Uniform With a World War II Look. JWR’s Comments: No doubt many Texas A&M alums will be thrilled, since the school’s Corp of Cadets never stopped wearing the iconic “Pinks & Greens”. (As shown in this column’s photo.) The new Class A uniform is an improvement, but as a former U.S. Army officer I’m the first to admit that the U.S. Marine Corps still has better looking uniforms.
Red Flag Law Tyranny
Next, there is this by R. Quinn Kennedy, at American Thinker: Red Flag Laws and Individual Rights. Here is a good summary quote:
“There are inherent risks associated with living in a free society. One of those risks is that free people will harm other free people. Is freedom worth the risk? Of course it is! The reason is because the alternative is far worse. In a society where government controls every aspect of life, particularly the ability to own a firearm, dead bodies are piled upon each other at the hands of government elites who hold little regard for freedom of the masses.
Loss of liberty is the central contention against ‘red flag’ laws being enacted state by state. The law chips away at personal freedom. What the left refuses to accept is that liberty as an irrefutable right is foundational to the United States Constitution. The Constitution, so right and moral, has never stopped the left from snubbing their collective nose at yours and my freedoms. In legislative bills around the country every year, the left demonstrates that they prefer subjugation over personal liberty. California is an enduring example of citizens actually embracing subjugation by government. Imagine that.
Nowhere is subjugation more plain than in the Democrat’s efforts to legislatively institute ‘red flag’ laws. The harsh truth is that ‘red flag’ laws are an affront to the United States Constitution.
A citizen’s right to own and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment. The left infringes upon this basic right using the tactic of incrementalism. Each time the tactic is employed, it is accompanied by the deceitful narrative of protecting people’s lives. The left’s goal isn’t protecting lives, it is controlling lives — subjugating them. As long as Americans are armed, subjugating them requires taking the incremental road while leftists prefer the expressway. Owning a firearm is a basic right of a free society the left would prefer to see you without.”
Practicing with .22 Conversion Kits
We’ll close with some wisdom from blogger Commander Zero: Practicing with .22 kits. JWR’s Comments: I concur with his conclusions. If you decide to buy an HK subcalber kit, then be sure that it has two magazines. I once bought a kit that came with just a single magazine, and finding a second one took more than a year, and it cost me a fortune. HK G3 alloy standard magazines: $3 each. HK .22 subcaliber magazines: $80 each!