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 LBRY app alternative to YouTube.
They’re Piling On: Vimeo Bans Project Veritas
Vimeo–a competitor of YouTube–just closed the account of Project Veritas. This was just a week after the censorious YouTube management removed the Project Veritas video expose of Google’s politically-motivated search results manipulation. Project Veritas has also recently been hit in various ways by by Reddit, Pinterest, and Twitter.
I’ve been closely watching the censorship-free alternative to YouTube and Vimeo, called the LBRY app. There, I noticed that someone has posted a pirated e-book copy of my nonfiction book How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It. That of course bothers me–like all piracy of legitimate intellectual property. However, for the sake of having a platform that is a viable alternative to the censorious YouTube, I’m willing to say: So be it. That is just the way life is, in the 21st Century. If we desire a world with true individual liberty, then we have to watch some distasteful things happen. Piracy happens. Foul language happens. So be it. Rather that vituperate them, I’m willing to ignore it, and press on. Unlike YouTube and Vimeo, LBRY has all sorts of media–not just video. You’ll find files–or links to files–of photo collections, text files, e-books, memes, audio books, music, games, and even its own cryptocurrency. Let freedom ring. Let freedom reign! I’m hoping that the peer-to-peer LBRY app will prevail over the Tech Left’s biased and now heavily censored platforms.
California’s Independence Day Present: Ammo Background Checks
Californians: Last chance to stock up! California will require background checks on ammo starting July 1. Ponder the the irony of celebrating Independence Day and our freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights, just three days later, in Commiefornia…
SurvivalBlog Archive USB Stick Sale Update
Our small remaining supply of waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB sticks is currently on close-out sale, at just $19.95 each. This is just until we exhaust the annual batch. This is your chance to order some extras, for gifts. When I last checked, we had only 130 sticks remaining, and they’ve been selling at a rate of around 20 per day. Order yours soon–before they are all sold out!
The Returned Wallets Ratio
By way of Whatfinger.com (my favorite daily news aggregation page): Surprise: 17,000 lost wallets show humans are nice people (mostly)
Sam Culper on Civil War 2
A 30-minute video by Sam Culper of the great Forward Observer site: CIVIL WAR 2?? Here’s the truth about America’s future…
Bee Colony Collapse is Worsening
Reader G.P. mentioned this news story: More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Number Of Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter
Alabama Granny with 10/22 Arrests Car Thief
Thanks to reader C.H. for sending us this gem: Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive
We Got Cholesterol All Wrong
A hat tip to DSV for this: New Research Confirms We Got Cholesterol All Wrong. Here is a quote:
“A comprehensive new study on cholesterol, based on results from more than a million patients, could help upend decades of government advice about diet, nutrition, health, prevention, and medication. Just don’t hold your breath.
The study, published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, centers on statins, a class of drugs used to lower levels of LDL-C, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, in the human body. According to the study, statins are pointless for most people.
“No evidence exists to prove that having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, leading physicians have claimed” in the study, reports the Daily Mail. The Express likewise says the new study finds “no evidence that high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol cause heart disease.”
The study also reports that “heart attack patients were shown to have lower than normal cholesterol levels of LDL-C” and that older people with higher levels of bad cholesterol tend to live longer than those with lower levels.”
Syrian “Refugee” Plotted Attack in Pittsburgh
Another from DSV: Syrian refugee arrested for allegedly planning terror attack on Pittsburgh church.
NRA Suspends ILA’s Chris Cox
This is worth reading: NRA Suspends NRA-ILA Head Chris Cox.