fkongSurvivalBlog 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 invasion of Argentine Black and White Tegu lizards.
Coronavirus: More Evidence of Long-Term Lung Damage
Over at Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity: Coronavirus: More Evidence Of Long-Term Lung Damage. (That part of the discussion begins at the 13:15 mark.)
Large Invasive Lizard Gaining Foothold in Georgia
Reader Tim J. sent this: Large invasive lizard gaining foothold in Georgia, officials warn. A snippet:
“The Argentine black and white tegus, which are not native to the U.S., were first spotted in Florida — but now, officials believe the lizards have established themselves in Toombs and Tattnall counties in Georgia…”
Free Speech Is COVID’s Latest Casualty
“Also, the censoring can often feel one-sided since it’s conservative viewpoints that are routinely shut down.
‘Many of these social media organizations are frankly acting as if the American people are children – they are our parents who know better and they should censor what we see and write. I have a lot more faith in the American people, Spakovsky says.”
A Free Big Berkey Raffle
Over at the SurvivalRealty.com web site, they are raffling off a Big Berkey water filter. There is no cost to enter the drawing, and there are ways to place multiple entries.
Hillary Clinton Panics, Seeing Armed Michigan Protestors
Hillary Clinton calls armed Michigan lockdown protests ‘domestic terrorism’. JWR’s Comment: Just because someone is exercising their First Amendment rights, it doesn’t mean that they need to leave their Second Amendment tools locked up at home. Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime. Open Carry is an important reminder, at public events. Just be careful about “brandishing” laws in many states, and therefore do not point a gun directly at anyone. Pistols should be holstered, and long guns should be carried slung and either muzzle up or muzzle down. But definitely carry your guns loaded. Don’t be disarmed by political correctness. Even some concealed carry advocates now complain about open carry. They should get over it. We must all respect each other’s rights, and the way that we do so is properly left up to the choice of each individual. Open carry and concealed are both Constitutionally protected antecedent rights For the record, I’m Pro-Choice: You can choose either concealed carry or open carry.
India’s Bumper Wheat Crop Can’t Get to Market
By way of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor’s Your Daily G2 newsletter comes this Reuter’s news article: India’s farmers gather record wheat crop, but cannot move it. Here is a an excerpt:
“The country-wide lockdown, introduced in late March to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, has led to a labour shortage across rural India, crimping the harvest and preventing the bagging and movement of it.
The largest crop gathered globally during the pandemic, which is worth more than $26 billion, according to traders, may serve as a test case for other harvests coming up around the world, including Brazil’s main sugarcane and coffee harvests and Southeast Asia’s second rice harvests. India is the world’s second-largest producer and consumer of wheat behind China.”
China Hits Hong Kong with New “National Security” Law
China Tightens Grip On Hong Kong With New “National Security” Law. JWR’s Comment: Per the terms of their treaty with England, Hong Kong is not to come under mainland China law until 2047. It seems that those tyrants just can’t wait…
Fired Deputy from Parkland Debacle Will be Reinstated
Another item sent by Tim J.: Deputy fired over Parkland school shooting to be reinstated with back pay: reports. Here is a quote:
“Sgt. Brian Miller, of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, was the first supervisor to respond to the 2018 shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
An arbitration ruling this week found the sheriff’s office “violated” Miller’s “constitutional due process rights and improperly terminated him,” the BSO Deputies Association, a union that represents deputies and sergeants said, according to the Miami Herald.
Miller will also receive full back pay and get back his seniority. He made more than $137,000 in 2018.
An investigation by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission found that although Miller arrived as the first shots were fired, he failed to go into the school and didn’t radio anyone for 10 minutes, The Herald reported.”
Facebook Bans all Brighteon Links
Reader D.S.V. sent us this: After “Plandemic” video goes super viral on Brighteon.com, Facebook bans all Brighteon links, regardless of content.
Surgical Masks Can Reduce CV Transmission By Up to 75 Percent