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”. 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. Today, we look at the Blackout: Two Million Californians will intermittently be in the dark.
Blackout: Two Million Californians in the Dark
Linked over at the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Millions face power cuts as California fires spread. A brief excerpt:
“The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., said it expected to cut off power to 850,000 customers — a precautionary shutdown that local media say would affect about two million people.
“The weather event could be the most powerful in California in decades,” PG&E said, with dry northeast winds forecast to gust up to 70 miles per hour…”
Without Food, You Are Dead
The latest from our friends and fellow bloggers Frank and Fern: Without Food, You Are Dead. Here is a pericope:
“So, food. What do you have? Is it enough for everyone you need to feed? For a while? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? Can you replenish the supply on your own without any outside assistance?
Food has always been used to control people. Always. Think of Joseph in Egypt. His father and brothers had to come and beg for food. They had the money to pay for it, but that didn’t mean they would receive any. It’s no different today. Look around the world. Look at how interdependent everyone is. Some countries have oil. Some have water. Some have the type of land and soil that will grow food, some don’t. If any one thing goes wrong, one spoke of the wheel breaks, all systems fail. No water, no food. No oil, no fertilizer, no commercial farming apparatus, no food. No transportation, food rots in the field. No workers, no food. “
Facebook and Google Indexing Your Firearm Serial Numbers
Thanks to T.Z. for spotting this item: Notice: Facebook And Google Indexing Your Firearm Serial Numbers. The article begins:
“Google and Facebook have now made it possible to find photos of firearms by simply typing a serial number into the search box. Earlier today, the automotive website Jalopnik published a story showing how license plate numbers are evidently scanned using optical character recognition (OCR) on Google images, allowing them to be searchable using text queries. Using the OCR hypothesis, TFB wondered if this image data mining technique might be able to be used to search for firearm serial numbers. Using images posted previously on TFB with serial numbers displayed on firearms, we tested the serial number search technique.”
Dr. Tim Ball Prevails in Climate Lawsuit
A hat tip to reader A.D., who sent this news: Dr. Tim Ball Defeats Michael Mann’s Climate Lawsuit. JWR’s Comment: Fearing a lawsuit, I don’t dare comment on this news story. For the record, all that I have done here is was link to timely a piece of noteworthy news, with no comment about either of the two parties in the lawsuit.
Can Europe Be Saved From Demographic Doom?
Over at The American Conservative: Can Europe Be Saved From Demographic Doom? Here is a snippet:
“The leader of the Spanish Vox party, Santiago Abascal, argued that immigration is a political euphemism for the trafficking of cheap labor into Europe so that multinational companies and financial interests can increase their profits: “The establishment argues that our system must be maintained in the face of an aging population, but mass immigration renders work increasingly precarious.” According to Abascal, the 2015 refugee crisis was used as a pretext to further the economic ambitions of Brussels bureaucrats at the expense of Europe’s working population, especially its youth.”