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’s column includes a link to a news story about a successful “trade dress” infringement lawsuit by Jeep.
A New Strain? The New Outbreak in Beijing
ATF is Considering RE-Banning Some Pistol Braces!
The latest news from the District of Criminals (DC): Gaetz Calls on ATF to Cease Plans Restricting Arm Brace Usage. JWR’s Comment: I won’t be surprised to learn that they are considering banning either the SBA4 or the Tailhook, two of the best –and most expensive — AR pistol arm braces. Please contact your congressmember and Donald Trump, Jr., and ask for their intervention with the Trump Administration and the ATF!
Pandemic: A Larger or Smaller Second Wave?
H.L. sent this: Florida Reports Another Record Jump In New Cases As Global COVID-19 Count Nears 8 Million: Live Updates. A snippet:
“Gov Ron DeSantis said that even though there are more cases, fewer people are going to the hospital, including in Miami-Dade. Asked Thursday if the state’s reopening plans could be rolled back because of the numbers, the governor pointed to the increase of testing and blamed it for the majority of the jump.”
AAR: Seattle Security Guard Who Disarmed Two Rioters
Over at the Garand Thumb vlog, there is an interesting after action report: Seattle security guard who disarmed two rioters speaks out.
Steroid Dexamethasone for COVID-19?
Reader H.L. sent us this: Steroid dexamethasone reduces deaths among patients with severe COVID-19 – trial shows. A pericope:
“A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic.
Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis, reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital.”
Jeep Wins in Infringement Case with Mahindra
Reader Tim J. spotted this: Jeep wins copycat case against Indian automaker Mahindra. A brief excerpt:
“The company started selling the vehicles in the U.S. in 2018, prompting Jeep parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to take legal action. The bare-bones vehicle is similar in design to the Willys MB, which Mahindra had previously been allowed to build for sale in Asia under license from Jeep.
Last week, the International Trade Commission ruled that Mahindra violated the “trade dress” of Jeep’s vehicles, and ordered it to stop selling the Roxor in the U.S., Reuters reported.”
JWR’s Comment: If you want one of these, then buy it ASAP. As I often write: The law of supply and demand is inescapable
147 Inexpensive Acres in Nebraska
Here is an affordable new listing at my #1 Son’s SurvivalRealty web site that caught my eye: Pine Ridge Paradise — 147 acres in Nebraska. This is a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) listing. It is just over $1,900 per acre!
Sino-Indian Border Dispute Escalates
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Violent face-off’ on disputed Himalayan border? Soldiers killed – China keeps invading, India says no more. Here is the first paragraph:
“The Indian Army says at least three of its soldiers, including a senior officer, have been killed in a clash with Chinese forces along a disputed border in the Himalayas. China has accused India of a ‘provocation’ and one Chinese news outlet has said China also suffered casualties. The incident occurred high in the Himalayas in the Galwan Valley. The two sides had been massing soldiers in the region for weeks. Although tensions between the two sides have been building over the last month, this is the first incident in which soldiers have been killed in more than four decades.”
The Guy Fawkes Mask Meme
My most recent meme: The Governor Decreed that I must wear a mask. Okay, so I chose Guy Fawkes.