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 understaffing and reduced production at meat packing plants.
Will Democrats Who Flee Cities Take City Values with Them?
The latest from commentator Bill Whittle: Political Pandemic: Will Democrats Who Flee Cities Take City Values with Them?
New Yorkers Who’ve Fled and Vow to Never Return
Over at The New York Post: Meet the New Yorkers who fled coronavirus in the city – and vow to never return. JWR’s Comment: I suppose that I need to add the term “The Platinum Horde” to my lexicon. 🙂
Meat Packing Plants Suffer Lower Production Rates
As Meat Plants Slow, U.S. to Help Cull Livestock
A.K. sent this: As meat plants slow, U.S. will help growers kill livestock. A snippet:
“The National Pork Board held a webinar on Sunday that discussed step by step “emergency depopulation and disposal” of hogs.
Producers have warned since mid-March of a potentially ruinous backup on the farm of cattle and hogs because of a slowdown at slaughter plants. Hog farmers may be in the worse situation because hogs typically reach slaughter weight of around 250 pounds in five or six months from birth and cannot easily be held from market.”
Your First Test Drive of Socialist America
Reader H.L. sent us this piece by Wayne Allyn Root over at Townhall: Are You Enjoying Your First Test Drive of Socialist America? Here is now his essay begins:
“Are you enjoying your first taste of socialism? Life in America today is a sneak preview of life in Cuba or Venezuela. Democrats love it. This is the future they plan for you. The current economic catastrophe is exactly what America will look like if we institute the Green New Deal.
The goal is to defeat climate change by killing your job, taking away your car, closing your business and turning America into Cuba or Venezuela.”
COVID-19 Contact-Tracing and Abusive Surveillance
Reader Karen B. sent this one: Lawmakers warn coronavirus contact-tracing is ripe for abusive surveillance
Coronavirus Tyranny: Forced Vaccinations and ‘Digital Certificates’
Ron Paul: Next in Coronavirus Tyranny: Forced Vaccinations and ‘Digital Certificates’. Here is an excerpt:
“If government can force individuals to receive medical treatment against their will, then there is no reason why government cannot force individuals to buy medical insurance, prohibit them from owning firearms, dictate their terms of employment, and prevent them from taking arguably harmful actions like smoking marijuana or drinking raw milk. Similarly, if government can override parents’ wishes regarding medical treatment for their children, then there is no reason why government cannot usurp parental authority in other areas, such as education.”
Elon Musk Calls US Shelter-in-Place Orders Fascist
D.S.V. sent us this: Elon Musk bashes US shelter-in-place orders as ‘fascist,’ says they’re ‘forcibly imprisoning’ people in their homes. Here is a pericope from the article:
“In a short rant complete with expletives, Elon Musk doubled down on his stance against the shelter-in-place orders introduced by various US states in recent weeks in an effort to stop the novel coronavirus’ spread.
The Tesla chief executive did not mince words on a Wednesday conference call following the company’s surprise first-quarter profit when he said Tesla’s forced factory shutdowns were a “serious risk” to the electric-car maker’s business.
‘Frankly, I would call it forcible imprisoning of people in their homes against all of, their constitutional rights, in my opinion,'”