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 tension between police and rioters.
Poll: Most Reject Defunding Police
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Rasmussen Poll: Most Reject Calls for Defunding Police.
Siri and Alexa “Updated” to Promote Black Lives Matter
Another from Whatfinger: Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant have been updated to express support for Black Lives Matter. JWR’s Comments: While confirming that, ask Alexa its definitions of the words: “Socialism”, “Marriage”, and “Militia”. My advice: Get these spy/propaganda devices out of your home, and use them for target practice.
The Journalists’ Purge of 2020
Peter sent us the link to this troubling piece, in The Wall Street Journal: Cancel Culture Journalism. This article begins:
“The purge of senior editors at progressive newspapers this weekend is no cause for cheering. Their resignations are another milestone in the march of identity politics and cancel culture through our liberal institutions, and American journalism and democracy will be worse for it.
The long-time editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who’d seen the publication through difficult times, was pushed out over a headline, “Buildings Matter, Too.” It was atop a piece by architecture critic Inga Saffron, who worried that buildings damaged by violence could “leave a gaping hole in the heart of Philadelphia.” Staff members deemed the headline an offense to Black Lives Matter. They protested, and no amount of apologizing or changes to the headline were enough. Editor Stan Wischnowski didn’t last the week.”
WHO Says Coronavirus Asymptomatic Spread is Rare
Reader H.L. sent us this: Coronavirus spread by people with no symptoms ‘appears to be rare,’ WHO official says. JWR’s Comment: I wish that these “experts” could get their act together, and stop contradicting themselves with such regularity. I suggest this, as the ultimate headline for the Year 2020: Experts Agree: Experts Cannot Agree.
Seattle Police Surrender East Precinct
This news, reported by Tim Pool, is mind blowing: Seattle Police SURRENDER East Precinct To Armed Far Leftists, 7 Block Radius Declared “Free Zone”. JWR’s Comment: Pool is right. This is a LARP that has led to police demoralization and surrender. Today, we’re all Andy Ngo. Just wait until the LAPD is replaced with the LARP.
Video: Woman’s Viral Meltdown Over Free MAGA Hats
By way of Whatfinger, ideo from The Daily Wire, at YouTube: CRAZY: Woman’s VIRAL MELTDOWN Over “PROOF” Of Trump’s DEADLY PLAN.
Nine Asteroids Passed Earth Last Week
Reader D.N. spotted this: Nine asteroids pass Earth this week, one as big as a skyscraper. Here is how that article leads off:
“A total of nine near-Earth asteroids will travel past Earth this week as things ramp up.
More and more near-earth earthbound objects are being discovered each year numbering in the thousands and there seems to be no shortage of them. We are talking bus-sized, skyscraper-sized, and stadium-sized chunks of rock here which make matters worse.
Some researchers now believe Earth could be entering a debris field in space after the Planetary Defence Coordination Office was placed on high alert in late April. After all, it’s no big secret that international working groups have been established to mitigate such objects if need be and they may have done just that.”
Homes Displaying U.S. Flags Targeted By Arsonists
G.P. sent us this news report about a suburb of Sacramento: Citrus Heights Homes Displaying American Flags Targeted By Arsonists.
Type O Blood May Provide Some CV Protection
Reader C.B. sent this, from Fox News: One blood type may provide some coronavirus protection, study suggests.