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 the Liberty State movement that would partition eastern Washington from the counties west of the Cascades.
Liberty State Movement Ignored by MSM
The mainstream media (MSM) is paying just nugatory attention to the Liberty State Movement. This is the grassroots movement that would partition eastern Washington from the counties west of the Cascades. The new 51st state would be called Liberty. The MSM often soft-pedals the movement’s quiet, growing strength. There are frequent meetings, but these are often ignored or down-played by local ane regional media. And the grievances of those living on “The Dry Side” of Washington are rarely mentioned by the mass media–which is dominated by leftists. I encourage all SurvivalBlog readers living in central and eastern Washington to get involved. The first step is encouraging your County Commissioners to pass pro-Liberty State partition resolutions.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Versus the Surveillance State
Hong Kong’s protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state. Here is a brief quote:
“Protests that expanded over the past week against a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China were marked by something unprecedented: A coordinated effort by demonstrators to leave no trace for authorities and their enhanced tracking systems.
Protesters used only secure digital messaging apps such as Telegram, and otherwise went completely analogue in their movements: buying single ride subway tickets instead of prepaid stored value cards, forgoing credit cards and mobile payments in favor of cash, and taking no selfies or photos of the chaos.
They wore face masks to obscure themselves from CCTVs and in fear of facial recognition software, and bought fresh pay-as-you-go SIM cards.
And, unlike the pro-democracy movement in 2014, the latest demonstrations also have remained intentionally leaderless in another attempt to frustrate police, who have used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds.”
WHO to Declare Ebola International Emergency?
Reader G.P. suggested this Reuters news service article: WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts. A snippet:
“The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
Congo’s epidemic is the second worst worldwide since West Africa’s Ebola outbreak in 2014-16, with 2,084 cases and 1,405 deaths since being declared in August. The WHO said on Thursday that two people had died in Uganda having arrived with the disease from Congo. “
Railbiking in Patagonia
Tim J. sent us the link to this video was fascinating 25-minute video: Railbiking in Retirement, a once in a lifetime adventure. And from the same adventurer, some clips of railbike touring on abandoned and dis-used rail lines in the United States: Extreme Railbiking Part 2, Rail Bikes on Abandoned Railroads.
Toyota Cars: New Nanny Mode
Another from G.P.: New Toyota Vehicles Will Feature Auto-Engine Shut Off And Auto-Park. G.P.’s Comment: “It is not hard to believe imagine remote code being used to stop the vehicle by motivated official or bad actors.”
More Details From the First Whistleblower at Pinterest
Even more details, showing concerted perfidy behind the scenes at Pinterest: Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as P*rn, “Bible Verses” Censored. It is noteworthy that this investigative report was deleted by the censorious YouTube, and now can only be viewed at the Project Veritas web site.