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”. The Lone Wolf concept has got to go. Today there are a number of articles showing the absurdness of this philosophy when describing terrorist actions in the U.S.
Reason #5048 to Leave Public School
Fox news is reporting on a 29 year-old High School English teacher in Florida who was arrested for having sex with a 17 year-old student. Apparently the teacher sent a text to a third party claiming she “cheated” on her friend. When the person asked if she meant “sex”, the teacher confirmed it. When authorities met with the student, he confirmed the story. The school district said she was hired in 2014 and had a clean record.
Pets on the Menu
Reader H.L. wrote in:
“Every American who wants Socialism or Communist needs to read and see the photos on the internet of what both forms of government do to the people. Only the free market can provide enough wealth for citizens, and yes, enough extra wealth for people to help others. American schools teach that Capitalism – the free market – is bad, and that sharing and giving to everyone, even those who are lazy and do not want to work, is taught. That is how a free country dies, just as America is dying now! When knowing where prosperity comes from – the free market – is not taught, it rarely ends well.”
Unsurprisingly, while Venezuelans eat their pets to keep from starving, Maduro is caught eating an empanada on live TV, flaunting the fact that he certainly isn’t starving.
Questioning the “Lone Wolf” Talking Point
You’ve seen the press reports. First comes the horrendous carnage of a terrorist attack. Then comes the line “We don’t know why”. Next, witnesses step forward and relate the story of how the offender yells “Alla Akbar” or some other obvious tie. Then the authorities claim it was a “lone wolf”. The only problem is that further investigation almost always shows that they are not a lone wolf and that they have plenty of contacts. They usually have significant links to ISIS, Al-Qaeda, or other jihad organizations.
Vehicular jihad actually has its roots back in 2006 at Chapel Hill. Jihadists took note of the carnage and destruction and ease of use. This won’t be stopped until we quit pretending that these attacks are not related to each other. They are related. There is an entire ideology that is opposed to freedom and works in a concerted effort to attack it. It’s called Islam.
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Reader D.S. sent this link in with a similar philosophy. Common sense seems to be uncannily uncommon in recognizing and dealing with these serious threats. These attacks will not stop unless we first admit that we have been and are under attack and we take strong steps to prevent further attacks.
Reader P.S. sent in this update on the Tor browser. If you use this platform, you need to update it now. There is a critical flaw that has been discovered that leaks users’ real IP address. This flaw is specifically in the Linux and Mac versions of the software. Windows and Tails are not affected. The current fix is a “workaround” to patch the issue until a true fix can be established.
Drug Recognition Experts
Police in five Michigan counties are preparing to launch a one-year drug testing pilot program using Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). What are those? They are police officers that have been trained by fellow officers to look at motorists pupils to determine what drugs they are on. Not even doctors in emergency rooms can diagnose what drugs were used by looking at a patients pupils. There is zero scientific evidence backing their decisions and you can bet that there will be significant abuse (on both sides). Of course, during the trial, any motorists who refuses the interview will be subject to a civil infraction.
Remember Zimbabwe? Before their national currency died as people just flat out refused to take it, they were suffering hyperinflation at 89.7 sextillion percent in November of 2008. They stabilized by simply throwing their national currency out and using the U.S. dollar and the South African Rand. They made the usage of Dollars legal by producing a new national currency that was pegged 1:1 with the dollar. But in 2013, Mugabe’s party (The ZANU-PF) regained power and they are at it again–with a new currency. The monthly rate of inflation went above 50%in September and has stayed above that rate. Some people never learn.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via ourContact 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!