May 24, 2024

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, more about License Plate Surveillance.

License Plate Surveillance, Courtesy of Your HOA

SurvivalBlog’s Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson sent this: License Plate Surveillance, Courtesy of Your Homeowners Association.

America in 2023: Confusion and Pessimism

From left-wing The Hill: The state of America in 2023: confusion and pessimism.

Nearly Half of Louisiana Residents May Be ‘Survivalists’

Are you ready for a disaster? Nearly half of Louisiana residents may be ‘survivalists’.

Traditional American Values are Slipping Away

WSJ Poll Shows Decline in Americans Holding All Traditional US Values. Here is an excerpt:

“Aside from money, all age groups, including seniors, attached far less importance to these priorities and values than when pollsters asked about them in 1998 and 2019. But younger Americans in particular place low importance on these values, many of which were central to the lives of their parents.

Some 23% of adults under age 30 said in the new survey that patriotism was very important to them personally, compared with 59% of seniors ages 65 or older. Some 31% of younger respondents said that religion was very important to them, compared with 55% among seniors.

Only 23% of adults under age 30 said that having children was very important.”

A Cuban Immigrant Shoots Guns in U.S. for the First Time

The latest in a series of videos: Cuban Shoots Guns in America – First Time and Shocked! 

Is the Anti-TikTok Bill a Trojan Horse?

The Restrict Act (TikTok Bill): Another Trojan Horse of Governmental Surveillance. Here is a pericope:

“Dubbed the TikTok bill because of discussion over banning the app because of TikTok’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the bill has very little to do with the Chinese-controlled app. Instead, it lists a number of foreign adversaries who allegedly pose a national security risk. China is one of the named foreign adversaries.

The Commerce Secretary has control over the list of foreign adversaries and does not have to notify Congress when he or she changes the list. The bill allows a 15-day delay in notifying the President of those on the list. The Secretary may also create, keep, and revise “lists of foreign persons.” Anyone who poses a threat to critical infrastructure (like elections) can be deemed an adversary because of how critical infrastructure was defined in section 1016(e) of the Patriot Act. If your name is on that list, due process seems to go out the window.”

Tucker Carlson on Biden’s Lies

An excerpt from an hour-long Fox News video, linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Tucker Carlson on Biden’s Lies.

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