Year: 2022

By Stephen Owsinski
Recently, the National Police Association published a piece on how much kids love law enforcement badge stickers gifted by cops they encounter on their travels. Kicking it up a notch, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will now slap those “junior police officer” stickers on handmade wooden patrol cars which their deputies will hand out to youngsters in traumatic situations…or just because.
And it is all made possible thanks to a police supporter who happens to be a retired software engineer spending his golden years crafting wood-carved cruisers for kids.

To those who are celebrating the Advent of our Lord and Savior, the team at SurvivalBlog wishes you a peaceful and meaningful Christmas. And for those who choose to celebrate our Lord through the biblical feasts, stay safe out there. Our prayer is that each and every one of you enjoys the family gathering time and that you stay safe on the roads. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 104 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest.

One of our goals each year is to decrease our dependency on others by increasing our skills and resources. In the city, it was convenient to pay for services and products. Living remotely, we learn to do many things ourselves or do without. I evaluate aspects of our life on a continuum from dependent to independent: Dependent on others Self-reliant Self-sufficient Self-sustaining Given recent news reports of coronavirus and the economy, tornadoes, wildfires, and power outages, perhaps readers are applying this sort of rubric to their situations, too.

The latest meme created by JWR: Meme Text: This Morning, It Was -19 Fahrenheit. I Went to Let The Cat Out, As Usual. So, Now She Agrees With Me About Al Gore’s Global Warming Predictions News Link: Climate Change, Yes; Global Warming, No; Earth Cooling, Yes.
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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:11-14 (KJV)
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A literal “War on Christmas”
One of the most odious aspects of the so-called War on Christmas is Western appeasement of Muslim sensibilities.
Consider recent events in Sweden, where St. Lucia’s Day has been celebrated for centuries. According to Britannica:
St. Lucia’s Day [is a] festival of lights celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and the Swedish-speaking areas of Finland on December 13 in honour of St. Lucia (St. Lucy). …The festival begins with a procession led by the St.