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 look at YouTube’s Checkmate Move.
YouTube’s Checkmate Move
Back in a March, I warned that we are entering Phase Three of the Internet Censorship War. I’ve now identified the Tech Left’s intended checkmate move in this war: Last week, YouTube announced that they had expanded their definition of “hate speech”. By simply adding the words “immigration status” to their list of prohibited speech, they gave themselves carte blanche to silence, demonetize, and de-platform anyone who advocates having strong borders.
With the 2020 Presidential election approaching, I have no doubt that the other social media giants will emulate YouTube’s policy change. This is essentially a checkmate move, design to demonize Trump supporters. By doing this, the tech moguls clearly intend to throw the 2020 election. Anyone who opposes the Democrat/socialist agenda is now fair game for censorship. They have now effectively declared war on conservatives and traditionalists. And, since smartphones and social media have become ubiquitous, the tech corporation’s leftist leadership now controls the sociopolitical narrative. Unwittingly, their machinations have also set the stage for a Second Civil War.
In a 2013 essay, I pointed out the importance of defending the English language. (See: Incendiary Words: Of Detonations and Denotations.) By redefining the words “hate speech” to match their political agenda, the Tech Left attempting a political masterstroke. Do not let them succeed. We must develop alternative platforms and methods of correspondence, to counter the Tech Left’s censorship. Reversion to forwarded e-mail chains may very well be our new Committees of Correspondence. May God help us.
Working Satellites With Your H/T
Mike in Alaska suggested this video: How to work amateur radio satellites with your handheld (HT) radio.
Subsonic Handloads for Mosin-Nagants
SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large, Michael Z. Williamson recommended this article from a handloading experimenter in Finland: How to Handload Subsonic Rifle Cartridges.
JWR’s Safety Proviso: Be VERY cautious in developing your own handloads, especially with substitute powders and/or powder buffers. And particularly for experimental subsonic loads, BEWARE of “squibs”–where a bullet doesn’t exit the muzzle. Firing a second shot behind a squibbed projectile is very likely to cause catastrophic damage to a rifle. If you ever suspect that you’ve had a squib, then pull the rifle’s bolt out, and take a look down the bore!
Gear By Subscription: Battlbox
Our newest affiliate advertiser is a company in Georgia (USA) called Battlbox. [Update: Link corrected.] They provide a monthly paid subscription service. Each month, subscribers receive a box of assorted survival and tactical gear. The selections change each month, so it is sort of like having Christmas morning delivered, once a month. Everything that they sell is high quality–no cheesy junk. If you are the “gear and gadgets” type, then I’d definitely recommend that you subscribe. I also recommend that all preparedness-minded grandparents subscribe, so that they will be well-stocked with birthday, Christmas, and Hanukkah presents, for their grand-kids. The Battlbox subscriptions come at four levels ranging from “Basic” ($29.99 + S/H per month) to Pro Plus ($149.99 + S/H per month.) They also sell individual gift boxes and “collection” boxes in categories like: “Best Sellers”, “Past Missions”, “Med-Kit Gift Box”, “Hunting Gift Box”, and “EDC Gift Box.” Their warehouse must be a survivalist’s dream locale.
Some Airgun Options
Over at American Partisan: Some Airgun Options For The Survivalist.
China to Rank 1.3 Billion Social Credit Scores
Next, at Zero Hedge: China Issues Guidelines For Ranking 1.3 Billion Social Credit Scores.
California’s Ammo Background Checks are Coming Soon
California Ammo Law Coming in 2019! Get Ready. JWR’s Comment: I recommend that Californians stock up on ammunition heavily, before this draconian law goes into effect!
Lauren Southern’s Farewell Interview
Lauren Southern’s Farewell Interview: “Borderless” and Retirement. JWR Adds: I should mention that her peer Brittany Pettibone (a traditional Catholic who lives in The American Redoubt) is also stepping out of the limelight to “leave and cleave” to be with her verlobte. She plans to become a wife and mother in Austria.
Eric Swalwell Reiterates Pledge to Take AR-15s from Law-Abiding Citizens
Eric Swalwell Reiterates Pledge to Take AR-15s from Law-Abiding Citizens. JWR’s Comment:
If Swalwell were asked to personally go and disarm the citizenry, he would undoubtedly show his pusillanimous side. But when he is posturing is pursuit of votes, he sounds oh-so-brave. What he’s really asking is for police officers to become pawns in this chess game. It will be the police who will be physically at risk, in attempting an unconstitutional gun confiscation–not the smarmy politicians like Swalwell, safely behind their desks.