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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at U.S.-produced Russian ammo.
Doug MacKinnon on the Coming EMP Blackout
Reader H.L. suggested this Fox News interview: Doug MacKinnon: Will you survive the coming blackout?
SurvivalBlog Archive USB Stick Sale: Going, Going…
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 supply. This is your chance to order some extras, for gifts. When I last checked, we had only about 65 sticks remaining, and they’ve been selling at a rate of nearly 20 per day. Order yours soon–before they are all sold out!
Free Bible, Shotgun, and Flag with Car Purchase
By way of Whatfinger.com, some news from Alabama: All-American Car Dealership Offers Bible, Shotgun & US Flag With Every Vehicle Purchase.
Is the US on the Path of Balkanization?
Over at American Partisan: Is the US on the path of Balkanization? Here is is how the article begins:
“Many people, the opinions of whom I greatly respect, have written on the state of politics and society in the US in such a way as to suggest the possibility of the US moving into a period of similar to what was seen in the former Republic of Yugoslavia from the mid 1980’s through to the late 1990’s, referred to by many as Balkanization. I’m certainly in agreement with these bloggers and writers, Matt Bracken being just one example.
The political, sociological, religious, ethnic and racial trajectory in the US is eerily similar to that of the former Yugoslavia in many ways. In the coming years, this will only worsen as we import millions and millions more migrants from third world sectors, nearly all of whom share absolutely nothing in common with the average American, if there is such a thing as an average American anymore.
The similarities between the US Yugoslavia begin where Yugoslavia’s downfall began: With the economy. It’s always the economy. Yugoslavia was totally socialist in their economic model. For you on the left, yes, it was indeed “real” socialism, complete with the never-ending litany of financial band-aid’s designed mainly to keep the rigged carnival game going for as long as possible for whomever was sitting at the top getting rich. The US economy may not appear to be socialist in the same way, for whatever reason many Americans maintain the idea of some bastardization of capitalism corrupted by, well, socialists.”
Google E-Mail Leak Proves Youtube Censorship
I often recommend getting the LBRY app. It is a viable un-censored alternative to YouTube. Once you have the app installed, I recommend this video by Tim Pool: Google Email LEAKED, Proves Conservative Censorship At Youtube. Here is the literal address: lbry://google-email-leaked-proves-conservative#61b9d6054d8bfc98d6d2374e0f5ffb2be35215fe I checked, and that video was also at YouTube, but I suspect that it will be spiked by the time that you read this.
Hong Kong Protests Show Historic North-South Split in China
The Army Wants U.S. Companies to Crank Out Ammo for Russian Guns
Reader G.P. sent this: The Army Wants U.S. Companies to Crank Out Ammo for Russian Guns. To explain the need for U.S.-produced Russian ammo, here is a snippet:
“Why does the U.S. Army want American companies to make ammunition for Russian-designed weapons?
For the same reason that U.S. Special Operations Command wants U.S. companies to manufacture Russian-designed rifles and machine guns. Many groups that the U.S. supports, such as in the Middle East, have been accustomed to using Soviet and Russian weapons for years. The theory is that rather than force them to switch to Western arms, it’s easier for the U.S. to send them Russian weapons and ammunition made in America.
The announcement by Army Contracting Command merely says that the Office of the Project Manager, Maneuver Ammunition System, is conducting a market survey to determine which manufacturers can produce ammunition for a shopping list of Russian weapons. But what a shopping list! The Army seems to want to recreate half the Soviet Cold War arsenal. The spreadsheet posted by the Army includes up to ten million AK-47 rifle and PKM and DShK machine gun rounds, 250,000 RPG-7 rockets, and bullets for Russian pistols.”