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 upcoming release of the movie Radioflash.
New Survivalist Film: Radioflash
Blog reader William J. wrote to mention that a new post-EMP survivalist film called Radioflash will be released November 15th, 2019. It was made clear by the trailer that this film was not low budget. The lead actress, Brighton Sharbino, played Lizzie Samuels from 2013 to 2015 in The Walking Dead. Folks who live in the American Redoubt will probably recognize some of the locales around Spokane, Washington, Clark Fork, Idaho, and northwestern Montana. Most notably, I quickly recognized Kootenai Falls. I’ve previously dubbed this “best supporting background” scenery for The Revenant and The River Wild.
More About California’s 15 New Anti-Gun Laws
At The Federalist: Gov. Newsom Fiddles With Pointless Gun Restrictions While California Burns. JWR’s Comments: All of these laws are violations of the Second Amendment. The Red Flag laws also violate the 5th and 14th Amendments (the right to due process), the 4th Amendment (search and seizure), and the 6th Amendment (the right to have the representation of an attorney, the right to confront one’s accusers, and the right to cross-examine witnesses.) It is also noteworthy that the ban on the Del Mar gun show is a violation of the Bills of Attainder clause. (Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1). Our federal and state government cannot pass laws singling out just one person or one company for deprivation of property or livelihood. Yet this is precisely what that new law does, because the Del Mar gun show was operated for many years by just one gun show promoter. Shame on Governor Newsom and his minions!
Don’t Use WiFi — Here’s Why
A new piece by Naomi Brockwell: Snowden Says Don’t Use WiFi — Here’s Why.
New Tennessee Law Lets Felons Have Antique Guns
AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns. JWR Adds: Anyone with a felony conviction should take note that possession of ammunition is also restricted for felons, under Federal law. One way around this is to either handload ammunition or to only buy ammunition that is actually manufactured inside your own state. (Thus, not in “interstate commerce.”) Keep your receipts, so that you can document both the origin of ammunition, and where it was purchased. Be sure to consult an attorney licensed in your state for further details
Feckless ABC News Runs Knob Creek Video as a “Syria Attack”
At Snopes: Did ABC Mistakenly Label a Video from a US Gun Range as Syrian War Footage? JWR’s Comment: What Snopes failed to mention is that ABC refused to make an on-air apology, and only apologized in a Facebook post. It is sad that a major national news organization could make such a ‘bush league” blunder.
Amir Tsarfati on Turkey’s Invasion of Syria
Israeli intelligence analyst Amir Tsarfati’s recent Middle East Update (October 17, 2019), is worth watching. In it, he breaks down Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria. In the civilian world, Tsarfati is a tour guide for Christians visiting Israel. He is also an IDF Reserve Intelligence Corps officer with an active clearance. His observations on geopolitics and military strategy are often insightful.
Gun Confiscation and the Last Stand of The Republic
Warrior Poet Society: Gun Confiscation & The Last Stand of The Republic. JWR’s Comment: Francis, The Man Who Would Be Master Beto has torpedoed his own presidential campaign. There is no need to put him in place with a “Lighten Up, Francis” chiding. He’s already managed to destroy his own political career, with just a few words: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47…” Thanks, Francis, for saying out loud what you and all of your fellow Democrafty candidates have been thinking. Watch them now try to back pedal and distance themselves, now that Beto has Touched the Third Rail. By the way, Colion Noir concurs with may assessment.
The Strange DNA of the Octopus
A recent article on octupi DNA in the University of Chicago News is fascinating reading. It is based on a paper published in the scientific journal Nature and titled: Landmark sequencing of octopus genome shows basis for intelligence, camouflage”. The paper begins:
“The genome size of the O. bimaculoides, 2.7 billion base-pairs, originally attributed to a duplication in the genome, was found to be partially the result of a massive expansion in a few gene families, notably in those that regulate neuronal development and in those involved in camouflage, suckers and neural tissue.”