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 highlight a new SurvivalRealty.com listing for a farm house on 120 Acres in Ohio.
Cops: Burglar Used Drone for Aerial Recon
A hat tip to DSV for spotting this one: Cops: Burglar Used Drone For Aerial Recon.
Farm House on 120 Acres in Ohio
A new listing at SurvivalRealty.com: Contemporary Farm House on 120 Acres. (See the photo at the top of this column.)
Police Confiscate a Man’s Guns for Posting ‘Joker’ Memes
Linked over at the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Red Flag: Police Confiscate Washington Man’s Guns For Posting ‘Joker’ Memes Online. A quote:
“So, this 23-year-old kid does what all 23-year-old young guys do – he posts a meme about the #1 box office move in the country online that mocks the media’s relentless push to prove violent “Joker” represents Trump supporters, and someone online reports him to the authorities, and next thing you know, his guns are taken away.
There’s a very good reason why American patriots rallied against federal red flag laws when President Trump signaled he was open to supporting them after a string of mass shootings.
Red Flag laws are an infringement of our Constitutional rights. There is no due process. Authorities can just come and take your guns away based on an “extreme protection order.” After that is carried out, you have to go through a lengthy and sometimes costly process to get them back.”
Twitter Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising
Wolf Street reports: Twitter “Unintentionally” Used Your Phone Number for Targeted Advertising
Dick’s Anti-Gun Policy Shrank Company by $250 Million
Reader H.L. sent this news item: Dick’s CEO Says Anti-Gun Policy Shrank Company by a ‘Quarter Billion Dollars’. The article begins:
“The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods told CBS News this weekend that his decisions to stop selling certain guns and hire lobbyists to push for new gun bans have cost his company roughly $250 million.
CBS Sunday Morning host Lee Cowan asked Dick’s CEO Ed Stack how much his company lost after the retailer decided to stop selling firearms to anyone under the age of 21.
“About a quarter of a billion,” Stack replied. “Pretty close.”
Stack also said the company destroyed $5 million worth of rifle inventory because Stack believed no one should be allowed to own them.
“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,'” he told CBS.”
JWR’s Comment: Our move as gun owners is simple: Boycott Dick’s Sporting Goods. If they are so opposed to our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, then they deserve to be starved of our purchasing dollars. Let’s put them out of business! We’ll just spend our money at pro-gun retailers, instead.
Active Shooter Drills Used to Push Civilian Disarmament
Supremes Debate a Uniform Right to Trial by Jury
Another from H.L.: SCOTUS Debates Whether the Right to Trial by Jury Should Mean the Same Thing in State and Federal Court. A snippet:
“At issue in Ramos v. Louisiana is an aspect of criminal procedure known as the unanimous jury rule. According to a long line of Supreme Court cases, the Sixth Amendment requires a unanimous jury verdict before an individual may be convicted of a crime in federal court. At the same time, however, in Apodaca v. Oregon (1972), the Supreme Court held that state criminal convictions do not require a unanimous jury. Ramos v. Louisiana centers on whether this two-track approach is constitutional when it comes to criminal juries.”