Surprise! Not! Gun Sales Through the Roof as Election Approaches

So how is your prepping going?

There are a few good articles today at Survival Pulse, the news aggregation site for stories on prepping, politics and survival generally.

From Personal Defense World:

Reported Biden Poll Lead Continues to Drive Gun Sales Across US

Though it’s getting little news coverage outside the 2A community, the issue of guns continues to shape the landscape of this presidential election. The specter of an ominous gun control platform hangs over the Biden-Harris ticket. And the Biden promise to clamp down on firearms is driving gun sales in a year where new gun ownership was already exploding like never before.

This past year has already seen gun sales grow in record numbers. First a global pandemic put the country on edge when runs on supplies sent many first-time buyers out to gun stores. Then social unrest exploded into the streets, so more people raced to gun stores in droves. Now the most anti-gun ticket in this country’s history attempts to gain control of the White House. And the American people are talking with gun purchases.

More here.

And, here is a very important story by Bill White about Situational Awareness.

What level are you: White, Yellow, Orange, Red or hopefully not Black?

From Survivopedia

How’s Your Situational Awareness?

A lot of people have been talking about the potential of a second civil war lately, with both sides of the political aisle saying that the other side will be the ones to start it.

Actually, it will be started by extremists, regardless of which side they’re on. Quite possibly, it will be extremists on both sides, dragging the rest of us into a conflict that nobody will win.

Should such a thing happen, the danger factor in all our lives will go up by at least a few notches. Just taking the dog for a walk could become dangerous, as it is in any war-torn nation. That danger will obviously be the highest in the areas where the fighting is fiercest; but due to the nature of war, and especially of this potential war, violence could break out anywhere, anytime.

We will all need to be on our guard, constantly, as none of us will know when a dangerous situation might foment around us. In order to avoid that danger, we’re going to have to be looking ahead, seeing what may be coming. For that to happen, we’re going to have to have a very good idea of what’s going on around us. In other words, we’re going to need to have excellent situational awareness.

Continue reading here.

And this is a good warning from Robert Wheeler at Organic Prepper.  It is not just about China!

Food Shortages Hit China: There Is “not…enough fresh food to go around”

 

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing articles regarding a coming food shortage. I’ve been pointing out that the food shortage is going to hit the United States hard but that it is also going to hit the rest of the world.

Follow that link at Organic Prepper about a coming food shortage for previous recent posts on the food supply chain.

Some past posts of mine on the general topic. There is no downside to being prepared, just don’t let it put you in panic mode!

 

When “It” Comes to Your Neighborhood!

 

How to Prepare for the Upcoming Civil War

 

With Only a Little Over a Month to Go, are You Prepped?

 

Hunter Biden Rides the Dragon

I don’t normally have the ability to sit still for 40 minutes, but for this I did.  Over a million of you have watched already.

Watch Glenn Beck’s documentary investigation into the Biden family’s deals in China and Ukraine.  And, then spread it around because it looks like the mainstream media is going to bury the story about damning evidence found on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

(Hat tip: Jim)

Trump Admin Begins to Get Tough on Communists Immigrating to US

And, apparently there is no need to change a single law.

Here is the story from the Epoch Times (hat tip: Judy):

Trump Administration Signals Tougher Action to Bar Communist Party Members From Immigrating to US

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday published a policy alert about banning members of the communist party or any other totalitarian party from getting an immigrant visa.

“In general, unless otherwise exempt, any intending immigrant who is a member or affiliate of the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible to the United States,” USCIS said in a policy alert (pdf).

This is data from 2013, but the article is very useful because it includes this line: “In 2000, 22,000 visas were issued to Chinese nationals in the US; in 2012, that number jumped to 189,000.” Bush was already permitting a huge flow from China when Obama really threw open the flood gates. https://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2013-09/17/content_16975662.htm

People with membership or affiliation with the communist party or other totalitarian parties are inconsistent and incompatible with the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, which includes pledging to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States,” the agency said in a statement.

The policy alert didn’t announce any new immigration policy but suggests the Trump administration may take tougher action to enforce related policies.

USCIS explained in its Policy Manual that the policy is based on a series of laws passed by Congress between World War I and the 1950s. Those laws state that any alien who is or has been a member or affiliate of a Communist or any other totalitarian party are “inadmissible” for immigration into the United States.

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As the biggest communist party in the world, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members are expected to be affected most by the new policy.

More here.

Of course there are exceptions and people trying to get into the US will lie, but even taking this position signals where this administration is on the spread of communism.

Nebraska: Chinese Teaching Assistant Arrested in Sexual Assault Case

Zhijun Xia, 29, a teaching assistant “originally from China” (and likely still a Chinese national) at the University of Nebraska Omaha, has been charged with sexual assault on a child.

The story is at the Omaha World Herald (hat tip: Michelle):

UNO instructor charged with sexual assault; police say he also took photos of 15-year-old girl

A graduate assistant teacher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child on allegations that he had sex multiple times with a 15-year-old girl he was tutoring.

Zhijun Xia, $20,000 in cash will spring him. No mention of whether the judge took his passport.

Zhijun Xia, 29, an instructor in UNO’s math department, also has been charged with creating child pornography for taking photos of the girl performing sex acts on him in his UNO office, police say. If convicted, Xia, originally from China, would face a minimum of three years and a maximum of more than 100 years in prison.

According to a warrant for Xia’s arrest, the girl, now 17, went to UNO’s public safety office June 3 and to Omaha police a week later and laid out the following accusations:

The girl went to Xia for tutoring once a month. Xia began texting the girl, then 15, in June 2018.

The two began having sex a month later. The two would meet and engage in sex acts and intercourse in his car at Center Park at 159th and Valley Streets, in the parking lot of a Goodwill retail store near 181st and Q Streets and in Xia’s office on the UNO campus.

Story continues with more details of their encounters.  One wonders what took the girl so long to go to authorities.

Under Nebraska law, it is illegal for anyone 19 or older to have sex with anyone 15 or younger.

 

Chinese Buying Up US Private Schools; Sending Thousands of Students to Study in US

If you hadn’t had enough yet of Chinese efforts to destroy America, here is one more way for them to do it using our lax student visa program.

And, get this:  This isn’t about their students using our colleges as a springboard for the advancement of China, they are sending students from K-12 here!

Thanks to reader ‘Meanymom’ for spotting this story last week at the Center for Immigration Studies (a story surely lost between Chinese Virus crisis stories and the media obsession with orchestrated mayhem going on in major American cities).

I’ve written a lot about the Chinese buying up food processing plants, but schools!

From CIS:

Helpful bullet points!

~In December 2017, two different Chinese investment firms bought primary schools and at least one secondary school in the United States.

~Foreign nationals can obtain F-1 visas to attend U.S. schools beginning in kindergarten and running through graduate and post-graduate education.

~In 2018, 39,904 Chinese F-1 students were attending secondary schools in the United States.

~The strong demand among Chinese nationals for a U.S. secondary education reportedly comes from their families’ belief that attending an American high school will increase the likelihood that those students will be subsequently accepted to U.S. colleges and universities.

 

An almost two-and-a half year-old article in China Daily detailed an interesting phenomenon: Chinese investors purchasing private K-12 schools in the United States “in the hopes of cashing in on Chinese students’ quest for admission into a US college.” That report not only highlights an interesting pathway for foreign students to obtain a student visa to attend U.S. colleges and universities, but it also shines a light on the F-1 nonimmigrant student visa program at the primary and secondary level.

The article explained that in December 2017, “Primavera Capital, a China-based private equity firm, paid about $500 million for the Stratford School system, which operates schools throughout California.” That same month, Newopen Group, a “Chinese education company”, bought Florida Preparatory Academy for an undisclosed amount.

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Florida Prep Academy sold to Chinese. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/education/2017/12/11/florida-prep-sold-chinese-education-company/940622001/

Although we generally think of F-1 student visas in the context of colleges and universities, those visas are also available for foreign nationals to study in the United States at a private K-12 school, or a public high school, as well.

Study at a public high school is limited to 12 months for an F-1, and the foreign student must reimburse the costs of tuition (dependents of F-1s, known as “F-2s”, can study wherever they like, including public school), but there is no limit on the amount of time that a foreign student can attend a private K-12 school.

The first step to obtaining that visa is acceptance by a school approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP, which is administered by ICE), followed by that school’s issuance of a Form I-20 and the filing of an application by the student at a U.S. embassy or consulate for an F-1 visa.

The list of SEVP certified schoolsruns 272 pages, and includes the middle schools run by Stratford Schools in Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Fremont, as well as Florida Preparatory Academy. Tuition at the three Stratford schools runs $23,510 per year, and there is no boarding option, raising the question of where F-1 middle school students live.

I can shed some light on this as a few years ago a private school near me was trying to stay afloat by bringing in Korean middle school students and the school asked me if I would be willing to board a student.  So clearly they tap into a local network of families they see as welcoming.

There are, by my count, at least 200 elementary schools on the list (the level of education offered for many is not entirely clear, and I am basing my count on the number identified as “elementary”) and at least 75 middle schools (again, they are not all identified as such, and there are likely many more).

There is much more here.  Read it and weep.

I’ve posted this news in my ‘Student Visa Fraud’ category, but it isn’t really fraud when our federal government has set up these sweet deals for foreign students and countries that hate us!

Endnote:  I don’t know about you, but in our household we are increasingly vigilant while shopping and steering clear of anything made in China.  Needless to say, it is a challenging project!