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 a U.S. Navy jet crash at Star Wars Canyon.
Some Gun Purchases in N.Y. Now Delayed 30 Days
Reader H.L. sent this: Gun purchases in New York will now take longer, after gov signs new law . JWR’s Comment: This underscores the profoundly arbitrary nature of modern statutory jurisdiction. Why 30 days? Why not 30 months? Our elected “representatives” are just tossing numbers around. Welcome to the era of Feel Good Dart Board Politics.
How Hong Kong Protestors Neutralize Tear Gas Canisters
A hat tip to Karen B. for spotting this: The clever trick pro-democracy protesters use to neutralise tear gas canisters fired by police during Hong Kong riot s.
Jet Crash at Star Wars Canyon
By way of Whatfinger.com , comes this: Navy fighter jet crashes in California’s Death Valley, injuring at least 7 visitors . JWR’s Comment: The low-level fly-bys  there, are legendary.
America’s Anglo Population is Aging
How Civil Asset Forfeiture is Legalized Theft
Reader DSV sent this one: How Civil Asset Forfeiture is Legalized Theft . Here is an excerpt:
“According to author Nora V. Demleitner, Professor of Criminal and Comparative Law at Washington and Lee University, civil asset forfeiture laws “let authorities, such as federal marshals or local sheriffs, seize property – cash, a house, a car, a cellphone – that they suspect is involved in criminal activity.”
Justice Department data highlight that the federal government confiscated a total of $28 billion in assets . Unlike criminal forfeiture, which mandates that a property owner receive a criminal conviction before having their property taken, civil forfeiture “doesn’t require that the suspect be charged with breaking the law.”
According to Demleitner, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are the main agencies that engage in the majority of asset forfeiture cases.”
A $524,600 Kidney Dialysis Bill
Another article sent by DSV: Dialysis Firm Cancels $524,600.17 Medical Bill After Journalists Investigate .
#FREETOMMY Demonstration Protest Planned
A “Free Tommy Robinson” demonstration is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2019 in central London, with a mass gathering on Oxford Street, at noon. Based on the crowds seen at previous events , I expect large attendance.