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 warnings of a second civil war.
Civil War II?
Some pundits are suggesting that a second civil war is ineluctable. For example, there is this piece published a few days ago at Daily Kos: How do we avert the inevitable plutocrat-driven civil war?
Fake Videos of You Using Facebook images
Reader DSV sent this: Samsung can now create fake videos of you using Facebook images
A New Balloon Eye in the Sky
Reader G.P. sent this: A New Surveillance Tool Is Coming to U.S. Skies. A pericope:
“An Arizona company developing a new type of high-altitude, long-range surveillance platform just completed a 16-day mission during which massive balloons floated over four western U.S. states, all part of an effort to someday keep them aloft for months at a time.
World View Enterprises Inc. builds what it calls Stratollites, a system designed to offer the type of coverage satellites afford but without the need to launch incredibly expensive rockets into space. Effectively unmanned balloons, the untethered platforms operate with surveillance equipment payloads of as much as 110 pounds (50 kg) at altitudes of 50,000 feet to 75,000 feet, the company said, far above commercial air traffic.
They will be able to monitor mines, pipelines, transit infrastructure—and perhaps the contents of your fenced-off backyard—in hyper-accurate detail.”
The Victim-Funded Police State
Our Editor at Large, Mike Williamson, recommended this: When the police state comes, people will help pay for it and support it.
Raising Beef Locally
And another from Mike: PRIME Act Reintroduced in Congress. Mike says: “This legislation is good news for in-state meat producers. Everyone should t contact their Congresspeople about this bill.” A snippet:
“On May 23, Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Senator Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced the Processing Revival and Interstate Meat Exemption Act (H.R. 2859 / S. 1820), also known as the PRIME Act. The legislation would return power to the states to determine appropriate regulations for meat processing within their borders. The bills have been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, respectively. “
Illegal Migrants Flying Without ID
DSV sent us this: TSA allowing illegal migrants to fly without proper documents. Here is a quote:
“The federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who have been released from federal custody onto flights despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.
For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released from the custody of other Homeland Security agencies to board flights to other parts of the country despite the passengers lacking any of the 15 documents it states are the only acceptable forms of identification.
Since early December, the agency has avoided temporarily changing federal policy and also not introduced a permanent solution to address this new phenomenon, despite no indication border apprehensions and mass releases are slowing down any time soon.
Since January, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released from custody more than 200,000 migrants who arrived at the border as part of a family. The releases are mandatory under a 2015 court ruling that bars ICE from holding families more than 20 days.”
Survival Expo & Gun Show in Springfield, Missouri
Reader A.E. wrote to mention this event on June 22 & 23: Springfield, MO – Survival Expo & Gun Show.