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 spread of COVID in food processing plant workers.
SFPD Stops Responding to Non-Criminal Calls
Over at NBC: San Francisco Police Won’t Respond to Non-Criminal Calls. The article begins:
“San Francisco officers will stop responding to non-criminal activities such as disputes between neighbors, reports about homeless people and school discipline interventions as part of a police reform plan the mayor announced Thursday.
Mayor London Breed said in a news release that on calls that don’t involve a threat to public safety, officers would be replaced by trained, unarmed professionals to limit unnecessary confrontation between the police department and the community.”
Luxury Quarantining in Wyoming
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Luxury quarantining: Inside the Wyoming resort renting for $175,000 a week. A quote from the CNN Travel article:
Patrice Lewis on the Rules of Homesteading
Some hard-earned wisdom, from our friend and bellow blogger Patrice Lewis: Rules of Homesteading
The Warlord Rapper Raz of CHAZ
Another from the Whatfinger.com site: Video: Warlord Raz of Seattle Autonomous Zone Claims Total Control, Says He Speaks With Mayor’s Office Daily. JWR’s Comment: One thing about Power Vacuums: They always get filled by those who are ambitious and often, ruthless.
Some Psychologists Call Anti-Lockdown Activists Mentally Ill
Reader D.S.V. sent us this: Psychologists Demand Anti-lockdown Activists be Classified Mentally Ill.
FBI Warns Hackers are Targeting Mobile Banking Apps
Another from D.S.V.: FBI warns hackers are targeting mobile banking apps. Here is a snippet:
“The FBI specifically pointed to threat of banking trojans, which involve a malicious virus hiding on a user’s mobile device until a legitimate banking app is downloaded. Once the real app is on the device, the banking trojan then overlays the app, tricking the user into clicking on it and inputting their banking login credentials.
Fake banking apps were also cited as a threat, with users in danger of being tricked into downloading malicious apps that also steal sensitive banking information.”
COVID Spreads to 60 Plants: Food Shortages Ahead?
Reader H.L. kindly sent us this news item:COVID Spreads To 60 Plants, Sparks Fear Of US Food Shortages As Second Wave Strikes
Gun Stores Targeted by Looters
W.W. sent us this, from Fox News: Gun stores common target for looters, thieves who work amid protests. An excerpt:
“In Albuquerque earlier this month, looters broke into JCT Firearms in the early hours of the morning and stole some 115 pistols and 35 rifles of “various models and calibers,” prompting the ATF and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to offer a $10,000 joint reward for information pertaining to the crime. ATF marked it as the most significant theft from a southwestern U.S. licensed firearms retailer so far this year.”
And reader D.S.V. sent us this related news: 2020 Walmart pulls Guns, Ammo From Shelves: Excuse? Riots!
Eavesdropping by Watching a Light Bulb’s Variations
I found an interesting piece over at ARS Technica, by way of Whatfinger.com: Spies can eavesdrop by watching a light bulb’s variations
Cultural Revolution: A Rundown of Woke Insanity
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site, there was this, over at The Federalist: Welcome To Your New World Order: A Rundown Of Woke Insanity Amid The Newest Cultural Revolution