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 the U.S. Army’s deployment of M1 Abrams tanks to Lithuania.
Taliban Sighted with Night Vision and Thermal Equipment
Reader G.P. mentioned this, over at American Partisan: Taliban Sighted with Night Vision and Thermal Equipment.
New York Sends Cease and Desist Orders to 80% Lower Sellers
Reader SOG sent this: NY State Sends Cease and Desist Orders to Sites Selling 80% Lower Receivers.
US Tanks and Troops Headed to Lithuania for Lengthy Deployment
The Stars and Stripes reports: US tanks and troops headed to Lithuania for lengthy deployment. (Thanks to G.P. for the link.) The article begins:
“More than 500 U.S. soldiers and dozens of tanks and heavy fighting vehicles will deploy to Lithuania in the coming days on an extended mission to bulk up NATO’s eastern flank, the Baltic country’s military said Wednesday.
The troops are being dispatched as part of U.S. Army Europe’s Atlantic Resolve campaign, which involves rotating hundreds of troops to locations up and down eastern Europe in an effort to deter Russian aggression in the region.
The looming arrival of U.S. forces was welcomed by Lithuanian officials, who have lobbied for more frequent and longer American troop rotations since Atlantic Resolve began in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.”
So Nobody Needs an AR-15 Against Multiple Home Invaders?
I found this linked over at Claire Wolfe’s blog: So Nobody Needs An AR-15 Against Multiple Home Invaders? JWR’s Comment: These same liberal gun haters try to tell us that we don’t need any magazines that hold more than 10 rounds–but somehow the police do. (Even though in most of their confrontations, it is two or more officers versus one perpetrator.) And if they lived in Ursus horribilis (Grizzly Bear) country like I do, then perhaps these liberal dreamers would feel differently.
China’s New Super Surveillance State Camera
Another from G,P.: China’s new ‘super camera’ can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people. A pericope:
“Scientists have unveiled a 500 megapixel cloud camera system in China that they say is capable of capturing the facial details of each individual in a crowd of tens of thousands of people, raising fears facial recognition monitoring could soon reach a new level.
The camera, which was revealed at China’s International Industry Fair last week, was designed by Fudan University and Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The camera’s resolution is five times more detailed than the human eye, and it is also equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, real-time monitoring and cloud computing technology, designers say.
All this means it can detect and identify human faces or other objects and instantly find specific targets even in a crowded stadium, Xiaoyang Zeng, one of the scientists who worked on the new technology, explained to reporters at the exhibition display.
He said this device — dubbed the “super camera” by local media — can capture both still images and record video.”
Fremont Cop Radios For Help After His Tesla Battery Dies
A hat tip to H.L. for sending this: Listen: Fremont Cop Radios For Help After His Tesla Battery Dies During High Speed Chase.