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 “HJL”. Tensions ratchet up a notch this week between North Korea and the U.S.
Reason #5045 to Leave Public School
Florida teacher accused of giving 17-year-old student STD – Are these incidents becoming more common place or are people just more willing to report them? I think it’s probably a bit of both.
Millennials are Ditching Religion
I always thought that in a time of emotional upheaval people would return to their roots. It’s easy to be a Christian when things are going well, but we tend to get lazy and just give it lip service. You might say that we talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk when life is easy. When things begin to get tough, we remember who we should be and get ourselves right with God. This generation coming on line seems to break with that though. Millennials are turning from faith to things of the occult like witchcraft and astrology. Perhaps we have failed this generation by not teaching them the things of God like we should have? Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Attack of the Bedbugs
We’ve known for a number of years that bedbugs are making a comeback. Every since we’ve outlawed the most effective deterrents and poisons (because they were used indiscriminately and inappropriately) we’ve had trouble control pests like these. It’s common to hear of hotels fighting these infestations as well. However, an airplane is a new one for me. Apparently, a British Airways flight from London to Vancouver had seats infected with the bugs which began attacking some of the passengers. What’s bad is that the flight was full so the affected passengers could not be relocated and the plane did not divert and land. Thanks to G.L. for the link.
As the next step in the escalation of tensions with North Korea, the U.S. Air Force has been notified to begin preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert. This level of status has not been used since the ending of the cold war in 1991. This step is one step below having the bombers actually in the air on alert. Bases would have some bombers parked at the end of a runway, armed and ready to be manned and flown within a few minutes of notification of launch. This is obviously a warning to Pyongyang, but one that is likely to be seen as a fulfillment of Pyongyang’s claim of U.S. aggression. Somebody better start blinking here. Thanks to P.S. for the link.
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Reader G.P. sent in this link warning that North Korea is mass producing biological weapons. This is Pyongyang’s counter to the threat of a U.S. ground invasion of North Korea. There is not 100% certainty though as the same facilities could be used to manufacture agriculture oriented chemicals. Often the facilities are used for both making external monitoring and verification virtually impossible.
The Value of a Single Rifle? – Priceless.
Around 20 polar bears have invaded a Russian village, forcing locals to shelter indoors. The bears were drawn to a walrus rookery causing many of the walrus to jump from a nearby 125ft cliff to escape the bears. The bears are acting aggressive and basically holding the town hostage. Reader T.P. asks the question: “I wonder what a .45/70 hunting rifle would be worth there right now?” There are some pretty amazing pictures.
Concealed Carry Reciprocity
The Democratic Attorney Generals from states like New York, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and California, have mustered some impressive hyperbole and formulated a letter sent to congressional leaders. In it, they claim that national reciprocity will “lead to the death of police officers and civilians, the proliferation of gun traffickers, and acts of terrorism and other mass violence.” This is, of course, completely contrary to any actual collected data on concealed carry. Reader T.Z thinks that this stupid statement will make people go gung-ho for the legislation. As SurvivalBlog has previously stated, this legislation is a bad idea. Not because national reciprocity is bad, but because any “right” granted by legislation can just as easily be taken away. If you doubt this, read up on DOMA. This legislation clearly belongs at the state level.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!