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 contemporary western Oregon — now completely adrift from its conservative pioneer roots.
How Bad Are the Portland Riots? On-the-Ground Footage
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: How Bad Are the Portland Riots? On-the-Ground Footage Provides an Insight. JWR’s Comments: There has been rioting almost every night for nearly two months in Portland, Oregon. These ongoing riots will surely accelerate two societal trends for the state: Outmigration from the cities, and calls for partition of the state.
RIP, Ol’ Remus
It is now official: The surviving kin of Ol’ Remus, the Editor of Yer ‘Ol Woodpile Report have posted confirmation that he passed away. (Along with a quote of his wise admonition: “Stay Away From Crowds.”) They are keeping his identity secret. And they’ve said that they plan to post a full archive of his writings. We will greatly miss the man. Reading his posts every Tuesday was one of the highlights of my week.
Coronavirus Mutations Have Varying Severity
Scientists identify six different types of coronavirus with increasing severity levels. The Telegraph article begins:
“Six distinct types of coronavirus have been identified by scientists in a breakthrough that promises to save lives by flagging the highest-risk patients.
Analysis of thousands of cases by artificial intelligence software has revealed different “clusters” of symptoms and ranked them in order of severity.
Headache and loss of smell are common to all six groupings, but the range of symptoms varies widely after that.
Scientists at King’s College London (KCL) found that patients with the sixth type of Covid-19 are nearly 10 times more likely to end up needing breathing support than patients in the first group.
This is significant because often patients only deteriorate to a critical stage several days after showing symptoms. The new ranking system should flag up the highest-risk cases and give doctors the opportunity to intervene earlier.”
JWR’s Comment: With this many mutations–and surely more to come–there is probably no way to develop an effective vaccine.
Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action: No Cops and No Guns
“Watts equates any criminal activity with all guns. Since cops carry guns, they must be bad, too. This exposes Watts, Moms Demand and her benefactor antigun billionaire Michael Bloomberg for their removed-from-reality views they are forcing on the rest of America.
Watts knows the charade is over. More than 2.5 million Americans stopped listening to her and her gun control cronies and bought a gun between March and May. Firearm sales are through the roof.
The problem isn’t police. The problem isn’t law-abiding gun owners. The problem is crime. But Watts willingly plays along with mob demands to blame crime on the very people who protect us from crime.”
Armored Sheep: A Military Surplus Outfit
I recently heard about this Internet-based outfit operated by a Christian family that lives in Quartzsite, Arizona: Armored Sheep. They stock a variety of preparedness tools and supplies. These include colloidal silver generators, inverters. sleeping bags, bivvy bags, compasses, Genuine U.S.G.I. e-tools, backpacks, and more.
COVID-19 Not Transmitted by Mosquitoes
Reader C.B suggested this article: Study shows SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, not transmitted by mosquitoes
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Listed as COVID-19 Death
Reader H.L. spotted this: FOX 35 INVESTIGATES: Questions raised after fatal motorcycle crash listed as COVID-19 death
Quarantines for Out-of-State Visitors Exceed Governors’ Authority
D.S.V. sent us this: Quarantines for out-of-state visitors exceeds governors’ emergency authority.