The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

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 “JWR”.  Today, we focus on California’s Earthquake Drought. The featured photo is of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

California’s Earthquake Drought

Reader G.P. suggested this: California is having an earthquake drought – beware, experts say.  A quote:

“Seismologists are saying there haven’t been enough powerful earthquakes in the past 100 years along California’s highest slip-rate faults, and a ground-rupturing quake with a magnitude greater than 7.0 is overdue, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

A new study coming out Wednesday in the Seismological Research Letters says California’s current earthquake drought is unlike any other paleoseismic period in the last 1,000 years. The aim of the study, titled, “The Current Unlikely Hiatus at California’s Transform Boundary Paleoseismic Sites,” points to the unlikelihood of the last hundred years of relative seismic silence.”

Midwest Blizzard Predicted

CBS reports: Blockbuster blizzard may impact same areas hit by “bomb cyclone”.  The storm is due to hit on Wednesday, April 10th.  Here is is how the article begins:

“Just three weeks after one of the most intense storms on record pounded the Plains and Midwest, another “bomb cyclone” of similar strength is in the forecast. The spring storm seems poised to dump even heavier snow and could be followed by another round of significant river flooding.

For the past few days, various forecast computer models have shown a blizzard of epic proportions for the north-central Plain States and Upper Midwest. Every time a model is updated, the storm depicted seems to get even more intense. At this point, it seems likely that some of the same areas impacted by devastating flooding just weeks ago are about to get slammed by an historic blizzard Wednesday through Friday.

As of Sunday night, the storm system was located in the eastern Pacific Ocean and was moving onshore along the U.S. West Coast.”

White Phosphor PVS-14s on Sale

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Russia Offers Stealth Fighters to China

At Zero Hedge: Russia Offers Stealth Fighters To China As War Preparations Continue.

A New Colorado Listing at SurvivalRealty

I heard about a new Colorado property listing at It is an off-grid home on 35 acres with views. It has ample solar panels, 16 new batteries, a wind generator, a hard-wired back-up propane generator, and 1,000 gallon tank.

A Mysterious Infection

The New York Times had this report: Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy.  The piece begins:

“Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.

Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe.

Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa .

Recently C. auris reached New York , New Jersey and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”

The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge

H.L. recommended a recent piece by Paul Craig Roberts: The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge.  A key quote:

“In addition to the growing censorship, I have noticed among younger generations the disappearance of the very concept of objective truth. They see truth as the mere expression of some identity interest. There are racial truths, gender truths, sexual preference truths, and apparently also age truths. The younger ages, or many of them, cannot tell the difference between an explanation and a justification. If you explain something to them, they think you are defending it, or endorsing it, and that it is your belief. In other words, communication on the basis of facts and logical explanation becomes impossible.

I think much of the Western world has sunk into this mindframe, which might also be the case in the rest of the world.

This deterioration in the ability to think and reason is even occurring within science itself. In economics, for example, critics of neoliberal economics and globalism are ignored and their arguments left unanswered. In studies of intelligence, there can be no reference to its genetic basis.”

Those Sneaky Democrat Gun Grabbers

House Democrats sneak gun control measures into Violence Against Women Act.

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  1. Travelogue: Awakening
    Posted on April 7, 2019

    This article describes the difficulty in having a political meeting in Finland, about politically incorrect topics.

    “All of these security protocols are due entirely to the fact that even in Finland, lunatics from Antifa are allowed to roam the streets causing mayhem. In fact, it is fair to say they are the unofficial secret police of the global managerial state. They are allowed to commit crimes, intimidate people and harass businesses. The government could shut them down tomorrow, but they don’t, which is an endorsement of Antifa by the state. That’s where things are in the West. We’re ruled by gangsters that employ thugs…”

    Z Blog: A Path Forward
    Posted on April 7, 2019
    Western Rifle Shooters Association

  2. The public schools are the primary source of young people not believing in facts, logic, and truth. This is of course a purposeful strategy of our government. Let government employees raise your kids and that is what happen. Be a real parent (who spends more than a few hours a day with your own children) and Homeschool. If you are a married couple, there is no reason your wife needs to work if you also work, you need to make adjustments and man up.

    1. till the Moment you don´t longer earn any Money, then your Family has Problems.
      Don´t put your eggs in one Basket, it can´ve really bad consequences for your Family.

      1. So screw the kids, just let them rot in a brainwashing facility so you can buy stuff and pretend you have money, yeah makes lots of sense. God intended women to stay at home with their children RAISING them. You don’t raise your kids if they are in public or private school, they spend more of their waking hours with government or private employees than they do you, don’t kid yourself. Plenty of people have raised and homeschooled their kids and lived poorly or with bare necessities and turned out just fine, people used to do that all the time and the kids were far better for it. You’re just excusing the love of money over your kids. If you as a man can’t provide for your family alone then you need to learn more skills and or switch careers. Women need to be at home unless they are single or a single parent. Feminism and the government have ruined traditional families by increasing taxes, causing inflation, starting wars, and encouraging women to get jobs which takes jobs from husbands/Fathers. Break out of the cycle. It’s hard, I had to do so myself, and my wife (who was in the Navy) was overjoyed. It’s scary and hard at first, but God has provided well and my wife can raise our daughter and now I work from home, but man it took a lot of hard work learning new skills and working extra hours to earn respect and trust. Give it a try.

        1. I wrote the words you lay on me where?
          So you say the only god intended Woman were those of Maybe 2 Generations of the american middle class.
          At least till the start of civilasation Woman ´ve worked the farms and herds, Workshops at least since the middle ages.
          Or do you want to tell me that Zipporah and her Sisters or Rahab were ungodly?

          What i warned against was that stay at home Woman don´t earn well in this world, professional working Woman can do.
          So perhaps the less risky choice for your Family is to take over a part Housekeeping and Maybe homeschooling if you´re able.

          Okay that´s not your Problem if you´re no longer there i understand that.

  3. re: Paul Craig Roberts: The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge.

    This isn’t new. The Nazi’s embraced the concept of “racial truth”, meaning something could be “true” for one race but not another.

    They took it to the extreme of dismissing certain atomic research, relativity, quantum mechanics, etc. as “jewish science.”

    Of course this was the official position taken by politicians and propaganda writers . German scientists were trying to build their own atom bomb. Fortunately the Norwegians were able to destroy their heavy water plant.

  4. re: The Growing Opposition To Factual Knowledge

    Francis Schaeffer predicted this in his various books critiquing the path of western civilization in the 60s/70s. His predictions have come true in spades.

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