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 recent South American Blackout.
U.S. Put Malware In Russia’s Electrical Grid
G.P. sent this: U.S. Reportedly Planted Offensive Malware In Russia’s Electrical Grid. A quote:
“The New York Times reports that the Cyber Command has been able to infiltrate the electric grid of Russia and plant offensive malware. It’s unclear just how deep it has been able to infiltrate the grid and what this malware is capable of doing. However, it’s evident that this is meant to serve as a weapon should the situation between the United States and Russia reach a point where its use may seem warranted.”
Insider Blows Whistle at Google on 2020 Election Meddling
Reader S.H. sent this bombshell: Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam
Huge South American Blackout
Courtesty of reader Tim J., here is a report from BBC: Argentina and Uruguay reel after massive power outage. This outage left 44 million people in the dark. The grid failure was not attributed to malware, but rather to a physical problem with a grid inter-tie. Here is a pericope:
“Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation.
Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (10:00GMT) on Sunday, causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling.
The blackout was prompted by a failure in an electrical grid that serves both Argentina and Uruguay.
The outage occurred as people in Argentina were preparing to go to the polls for local elections, delaying voting in several regional provinces.
Parts of Paraguay and Chile were also affected, a state energy company said.”
Oregon Senator: “Come Heavily Armed”:
Reader H.L. sent this at Zero Hedge: “Come Heavily Armed”: Oregon Senator Threatens Violence As Governor Hunts Down Lawmakers.
Saudi Arms Leaked to ISIS
Yemen and the global arms trade — DW Documentary (Arms Documentary). JWR’s Comments: The vast majority of weapons used in Yemen are of course ComBloc (AK, PKM, DSHK, etc.), but since this was produced by German journalists, they focused on the leakage of German, Austrian, and Belgian guns. The HK G3 is a now largely obsolete German design, but still produced on HK tooling in Saudi Arabian and Pakistani factories. Overall, the journalists got their gun details right. However, at just past the 2-minute mark they misidentified footage of a Yugo Zastava M53 (an MG-42 clone) as a German MG3. This level of detail on small arms absolutely escapes most American journalists, who seem to identify photos “AK” and M16″ interchangeably. They are firearms ignorant! Parts of this documentary will surely remind folks of the description of End User Certificates in my novel Land of Promise.
NZ Police Bemoan Lack of Gun Registration
By way of Whatfinger.com (my favorite daily news aggregation page), we read this: New Zealand police regret not having a nationwide gun registration because it’s making it too difficult to confiscate guns from everyone. JWR’s Comments: Amidst the rancorous debate over so-called “gun control” in the United States, I am incredibly thankful for the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, and the rest of the Bill of Rights. Such explicit reservation of fundamental rights is something conspicuously absent in the government of most other nations. Parliamentary style governments all seem to proceed from the assumption that The State is paramount, and that “rights” are somehow mere privileges, and that they are granted by the All-Powerful State. But in our Constitutional Republic, the grounding assumption that We The People come first, that our rights are God-given, and that government serves us, at our pleasure. And, most importantly, that we can withdraw The Consent Of The Governed, whenever we see fit. God Bless America!
TGC’s Fourth Anniversary
The Gun Collective (TGC) is celebrating their fourth anniversary. If you haven’t already subscribed to Jon Patton’s TGC News vlog, then I highly recommend it. Definitely both informative and entertaining.
Christian School Raided in California
A hat tip to reader T.W. for spotting this collection of video updates: Christian School Raided By CA Gov’t. David Lynn Arrested. Christian Baker Sued A 3rd Time.
Midwest Farmers Throw Non-Planting Party